de Young Museum
February 15–May 11
|Georgia O'Keeffe, American (1887-1986), Starlight Night, Lake George, 1922. Oil on canvas.|
Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George, organized by The Hyde Collection in association with the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. The exhibition, which begins its exclusive West Coast presentation at the de Young on February 15, 2014, is the first major exhibition to examine the body of work that Georgia O'Keeffe (1887‒1986) created based on her experiences at Lake George.
From 1918 until 1934, O'Keeffe lived for part of each year at the family estate of Alfred Stieglitz (1864‒1946) on Lake George in New York's Adirondack Park. The 36-acre property, situated near Lake George Village along the western shoreline, served as a rural retreat for the artist, providing the subject matter for much of her art, and inspiring the spirit of place that she continually evoked in her works from this era, an essential aspect to her evolving modern approach to depicting the natural world. During this highly productive period she created more than 200 paintings on canvas and paper in addition to sketches and pastels, making her Lake George years among the most prolific and transformative of her seven-decade career. This period coincided with O'Keeffe's first critical and popular acclaim as a professional artist, helped define her personal style, and affirmed her passion for natural subject matter prior to her well-known move to the Southwest.
EVERY SUNDAY • FARMERS MARKET
Farmers Market | Every Sun | 9 am–1 pm | Stonestown back parking lot: at Stonestown Galleria (19th Ave @ Winston).
Every Mon & Tue • Job Seekers Lab
Mon 11 am– 2pm & Tue 10 am–1 pm | Computers with Internet connection are available for independent work creating or updating your resume, preparing job applications and/or searching online for jobs. Some staff assistance. Bring a flash drive. Main Library, 100 Larkin, 5th Fl.
EVERY TUES • QUE SYRAH HAPPY HOUR
Every Tue Happy Hour | 4–8 pm | Que Syrah Wine Bar. Take $1 off each glass, 10% off each bottle (consumed on site). 230 West Portal Ave 731-7000
Every Wed • Fear of public speaking?
Every Wed | 7-8 am | Toastmasters helps you become a confidant public speaker. Tennessee Grill, 1128 Taraval. RSVP 564-6069
EVERY THURS – NIGHTLIFE
Thu | 6–10 pm | The Academy of Sciences is transformed with live music, provocative science, mingling and coctails. GG Park $12 ($10 Members). calademy.org/nightlife
JAZZ FRIDAYS @ THE CLIFF HOUSE
Fri | 7–11 pm | The Balcony Lounge at the Cliff House hosts jazz performances every Friday night. 1 Seal Rock. Performers: cliffhouse.com/home/jazz.html
FRIDAY NIGHTS @ THE DEYOUNG
5–8:45 pm | Music, poetry, films, dance, tours and lectures. Cafe: special dinner, no-host bar. Art-making children/adults. deYoung Museum, GG Park. deyoung.famsf.org/deyoung/fridays
WED • GWPNA
Wed Feb 2 | 7-9 pm | Greater West Portal Neighborhood Assn, West Portal Playground Clubhouse, 131 Lenox Way, 1st Wed each month.
Wed • Cure for Aging?
Wed Feb 5 | 8 pm | Renowned aging experts Dr. Brian Kennedy and Dr. Dean Ornish will offer their take on the impact of nutrition and lifestyle on the aging process. Dr. Brian Kennedy currently serves as the president and CEO of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. Dr. Dean Ornish is the president of the Preventive Research Institute and Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF. Commonwealth Club, The Outdoor Art Club, One West Blithedale Ave. Mill Valley$45 non-members, $35 members. Tickets 597-6705 or www.commonwealthclub.org
Thu • People of Parkside/Sunset
Thu Feb 6 | 7 pm | Formerly Taraval Parkside Merchants Assn. Taraval Station, 2345 24th Ave. 1st Thu each month, 945 Taraval St. #350 Phone: (415) 269-7080 www.sf-pops.com/
Tue • Learn Computer skills
Tue Feb 11, 18 & 25 | 10 am-1 pm |Come get help with setting up email accounts, word processing and other basic computer related tasks. Most Tuesdays at this time. Ask questions and learn the basics of using a computer! Main Library, 100 Larkin St.
Thu-Mon • SF Writers Conference
Thu Feb 13-Mon Feb 16 | 6:30 pm | Four days of 60+ sessions with over 100 bestselling authors, literary agents, editors and publishers from major publishing houses! Presenters include Dan Millman, Chitra Divakaruni, Rhys Bowen, and Barry Eisler. Info, times, costs: sfwriters.org.
Thu • Dist Coalition meeting
Thu Feb 13 | 7-9 pm |Meets 2nd Thu each month. Info: 586.8103 or firstname.lastname@example.org Taraval Station, 2345 24th Ave.
Fri • Oversized Vehicle Hearing
Fri Feb 14 | 10 am |SFMTA Public Hearing. The oversize vehicle overnight parking restriction has been effective in pilot locations this hearing is to determine new locations. City Hall, Rm. 416
Sat • Tai Chi Classes
Sat Feb 15 | 10-12 pm | The Taoist Tai Chi Society will be starting beginner Tai Chi classes. DSG Studios, 564 Monterey Blvd, Studio A: far right.
Sun • Partner Yoga Workshop
Sun Feb 16 | 4-5:30 pm | Instructor Barbie Levasseur teaches you to strengthen a relationship by fostering trust and communication. Sign-up at thriveabilitysf.com. Pre-Reg $25 each - walk-in $30 per person. 300-B West Portal Ave., 566.0888.
Tue • Community Safety Meeting
Tue Feb 17 | 7 pm |Meet with Captain Curtis Lum. 3rd Tue of the month. Taraval Community Room, located at 2345 - 24th Ave. 759-3100.
Tue • Learn to Use Linkedin
Tue Feb 18 | 6-7:30 pm |Business and media experts will take you step by step through the process of creating a LinkedIn account and profile, how to connect with people on LinkedIn and use it for your professional development. Bring your own laptop —due to renovation the Computer Training Room does not include computers. Main Library, 100 Larkin St.
Sat • Supe. Yee Community Meeting
Sat Feb 22 | 10:30 am - 12 pm | The process of Participative Budgeting for Projects West Portal Playground Clubhouse, 131 Lenox Way.
Mon • Central Council
Mon Feb 24 | 7:30 pm | West of Twin Peaks Central Council meets to discuss topics of interest to Westside residents. Last Monday each month. Forest Hills Clubhouse, 381 Magellan Ave.
Mon • SHARP
Mon Feb 24 | 7 pm | Sunset Heights Assoc. of Responsible People. Last Mon each month - sharpsf.com for details. 1736 9th Ave. @Moraga.
Tue • Sutro Library History
Tue Feb 25 | 7:30 pm | Gary Kurutz, previously the head librarian at Sutro Library, will describe the history of this extraordinary rare book and manuscript library, from its inception by Adolph Sutro to its relocation SF State University. That it survives today serves as a tribute to all who believe in the importance of a publicly financed research library. $5, SFHA members FREE. St. Philip's Church, 725 Diamond St ( 24th St.)Limited parking MUNI: 24-Divisadero, 48-Quintara and 35-Eureka
Thu • OMI Neighbors in Action
Thu Feb 27 | 7 pm | Meets last Thu each month. SF State Warriors and Recology are invited. This meeting is at Temple UMC 65 Beverly/Sheilds Street.
Thu-Sat • Spamalot
Feb 27, 28, Mar 1,6, 7 & 8 | 7:30 pm | Mar 1 & 8 | 2 pm | Lovingly ripped off from the classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the legend of King Arthur and his Knights features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. The Technical Department team brought you Ragtime, The Producers, and 42nd Street. Ruth Asawa School of Arts. Tickets: sfsota.org. 555 Portola.
Fri-Sun • Free/Academy of Sciences
Fri - Sun Feb 28, Mar 1 & 2 | 9:30 (11 Sun) am-5pm |Free Day for St. Francis Wood, Lake Merced residents. California Academy of Sciences, GGP. Info: 379-8000.
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