The San Francisco Opera Guild recently honored Bay Area philanthropists John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn at the sixth annual “An Evening on the Stage,” one of the highlights of the fall social season.
San Francisco Symphony’s 103rd opening night gala for 2014 was a special tribute to musical director Michael Tilson Thomas, celebrating his 20th anniversary this year.
“Phenomenal” was theme for the 2014 San Francisco Balletâ€™s Opening Night Gala, but also describes the looks put together by gala guests.
With gala chair Tanya Powell starting the evening in an elegant Vera Wang ball gown and ending in a short runway-worthy Dolce & Gabbana, there was a full gamut of looks.
One saw understated elegance with Yurie Pascarella in Andrew Gn and Mary Beth Shimmon in Chanel; a full flowering of colors, shapes and textures from Deepa Pakianathan, Paula Carano, Sonya Molodetskaya, Elizabeth Fullerton and Komal Shah; and striking black dresses on Karen Caldwell, Azadeh Riaz, Stephanie Southerland, Stephanie Ejabat, and SF Ballet’s Principal Dancer Mathilde Froustey.
More than 500 people, who together had already committed more than $1.3 million to Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center, attended the organization’s biennial “Wishes for Wellness” fundraiser in the fall.
A highlight of the holiday season in San Francisco is the annual “Jingle & Mingle Designer Wreath Auction” which features wreaths from some of the West Coast’s top designers. Here are some moments captured from the 2013 event.