Monday, August 15, 2011
The restaurant had great natural areas. Here members of the Springfield Travel Club pose for a picture. Notice how accidentally color coordinated they are.
The Getty Museum's architecture is outstanding from every angle.
Jan & Nancy at the Getty (there were 4 Nancys on the trip)
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The Wonderettes are back! This seasonal sequel finds the girls returning to their hometown for Betty Jean's company Christmas party. When Santa turns up missing, the girls must use their talent and creative ingenuity, plus some great holiday tunes to save the celebration. The result is, of course, marvelous!! A high energy treat guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages. Enjoy lunch at the Pine Tree Restaurant.
Enjoy one of Northern California's most treasured holiday traditions, Sacramento Capital Christian Center's Singing Christmas Tree.
The first half of the program features favorite Christmas carols performed by the 100-voice Capital Christian Center Choir, a 50 piece symphonic orchestra, the Capital Youth Chorale, and Capital Children's Chorale. The second half of the performance will tell the nativity story. Enjoy a hosted brunch at Brookfields.
Bill Cosby is an American national treasure whose warm, conversational humor transcends age, gender and cultural barriers as he spins side-splitting tales about the joys and struggles of everday life, making the mundane outrageously funny. Lunch at Barnwood Restaurant. http://www.BillCosby.com
A matinee performance of this spectacular fusion of dance, song, and music, woven from ancient Celtic mythology and historic Irish traditions. Riverdance has become one of the most popular dance performances of all time. Lunch at the Barnwood.
Lerner and Loewe's beloved classic follows Eliza Doolittle's transformation from a coarse Cockney flower peddler to elegant lady under the tutorage of Professor Henry Higgins. Lunch at Canal Street Grill. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SV5hs8tY0Y
Marvin Hamlisch has won the Oscar, Grammy, Emmy, Golden Globe, Tony and Pulitzer Prize. He composed Chorus Line, adapted Joplin's music for The Sting, and music for 40 other motion picture including The Way We Were, Sophie's Choice, Ordinary People, The Swimmer, Three Men and a Baby, Take the Money and Run, Bananas, Save the Tiger, and his latest effort "The Informant!", starring Matt Damon, and directed by Steven Soderbergh. Dinner at Barnwood Restaurant. http://tickets.galloarts.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2344
Jonathan Winters is a one-man theatrical troupe. His improvisational genius instantly creates characters, voices, sound effects and stories to entertain his audiences. Jonathan Winters is more than a comedic genius. His wealth of creativity is also expressed through his brilliant work as a fine artist and his talent as a best selling author.
Jonathan's personal quote: "If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it."
It's the Broadway Musical about a lovable ogre who rescues a feisty princess, a motor-mouth donkey, a villain with a temper and a dozen other fairy tale misfits. Shrek's part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun. Lunch at Rio City Cafe. http://www.youtu.be/U78WUvmJQ5o
Direct from Broadway!! "Rain" masters every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome in this multi-media concert of early hits and later classics. Return to a time when all you needed was love. Lunch at McCormick & Schmick's. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHKt3nF__Gw&feature=related
One of the most memorable musical and greatest love stories of all time, it changed Broadway with Jerome Robbins' choreography and Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's score. Lunch at River City Brewing Company.
The hit Broadway Musical, inspired by the Sun Records recording session that brought together rock "n" roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. That legendary night comes to life in a tale of secrets, berayal and celebrations featuring the men's timeless hits. Enjoy a luncheon at 4th Street Grille.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the Land of Oz...one, born with emerald green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. Wicked follows these two unlikely friends as they grow into very different women...The Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch. Come and travel with Setness Tours to see this musical and enjoy a hosted luncheon onboard the Delta King.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP6DX9lxlZ4
July 27th was beautiful in San Francisco as we celebrated floral design at Flora Grubb nursery. Flora Grubb herself (yes that's her real name) spoke to us about garden solutions for small spaces, like the vertical garden at left.
Lunch was at the wonderful Delancy Street Restaurant, part of Delancy Street Foundation, the largest self-help residential organization for people who have hit bottom to completely rebuild their lives. The people there are so passionate and tell their stories so honestly that we were all touched to support such an excellent organization. I highly recommend the restaurant.
Our last stop was at Golden Gate Park's Conservatory of Flowers which was hosting a special exhibit based on the book Wicked Plants: Botanical Rogues & Assassins, a New York Times Bestseller.