{sf} the castro + garfunkel

November 20, 2017

Recently, Art Garfunkel was in San Francisco for a special event. When we had bought tickets on Goldstar, we thought that it was actually for a musical show where he was going to sing. The day before the event, we found out that it was actually a Commonwealth Club interview event with no music at all! It was quite the disappointment, but the event itself turned out to be pretty great and he did hum and sing a tiny bit. Apparently Mr. Art Garfunkel is a very particular man though and is not accepting of photography so nobody was allowed to take pictures, even still, a lovely event and I definitely learned more about Art Garfunkel than I thought I would ever know!


Welcome!


The Castro Theater


Oh to ask a question!


Coming right up – no pictures during the interview, please!

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{sf} something rotten here

September 11, 2017

Two nights ago, I went on an amazing adventure in Downtown San Francisco. I got some special tickets to see Something Rotten at the Orpheum! Something Rotten is a Boardway play that just finished playing in San Francisco, literally last night was the very last night.

I’ve seen a few Broadway shows in my life and many shows off Broadway (even high school versions of them) so seeing a musical about musicals was pretty amusing. The songs were great, the actors amazing, and the story line super funny. If you ever get a chance to see Something Rotten, you should definitely do it. Or, seeing a show at the Orpheum, that’s pretty awesome, too!


Welcome!


It’s here! I’m here!


So amazing!

It’s been a busy month and recently I’ve gotten the chance to visit a number of neat theaters in San Francisco that I’ve never been to before. I’ve always wondered though, why are some places called THEATER while other places are THEATRE? Is there an actual difference and is one more correct than the other? Because with spellcheck, theatre comes up with a red dotted line below it!

San Francisco War Memorial | Herbst Theatre
My church had their Good Friday service at this theatre with all its amazing detail paintings along the wide walls

War Memorial Opera House
My church then had its Eater service next door at the San Francisco Opera House, which I can’t imagine I would have ever had the opportunity to see this view if not for this event.

Curran Theater
Last weekend I saw a super interesting show called The Encounter at the Curran Theater. The show was about an American National Geographic photographer’s encounter with the Mayoruna people of the Amazon River Basin presented as an interactive experience with headphones for each audience member.

The Grand Ole Opry House is one of the most famous places in Nashville and it’s always recommended that you visit this place during your visit. It so happened that nothing was going on during my time in Nashville aside from behind the scenes tours that cost way more than I was willing to pay, but that didn’t mean I make a quick stop over nonetheless.

I especially thought the giant guitars, one electric and the other acoustic, made the outside of the place quite fun and photo-tastic. The inside of the ticket and sales office was quite nice, too … but that’s as far as I could see for free. Maybe next time?

Read about our other Nashville adventures: pinewood socialtennessee-style parthenonconfederateslittle octopus eatseats under the blue skymusic-style homage city hallvegan sunflowers

A grand ole photo adventure:

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