Fiddler on the Roof Plays in San Jose
May 21 through May 26, 2019
A beloved theatrical classic from Tony Award winner Joseph Stein, and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, Fiddler on the Roof is on its way to San Jose. Directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, choreographed by the acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, and inspired by the original choreography of Jerome Robbins. Fiddler on the Roof is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love, and laughter. This classic musical is rich with Broadway hits, including “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition.”
The original Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof, which opened in 1964, was the first musical in history to surpass 3,000 performances. The show won the 1965 Tony Award for Best Musical in addition to eight other Tony Awards that year. The cast is led by Israeli theatre, film, and TV star Yehezkel Lazarov, who will take on the lead role of Tevye. Broadway San Jose is a partnership between the Nederlander organization of New York and Team San Jose.
Tickets and Information
Prices range from $43 to $153
The Center for the Performing Arts
150 West San Carlos Street in San Jose
Photos courtesy of Joan Marcus
Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World
May 16, 2019 through January 2, 2020
The Walt Disney Family Museum presents Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World, celebrating Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney’s most iconic, beloved, and recognizable character, and his global impact on popular culture, art, and entertainment over the past nine decades. The exhibit tells the story of his origin, rise to fame, and enduring world-wide appeal, juxtaposed with Walt Disney’s inspiring and parallel story. Presented in conjunction with the museum’s tenth anniversary, the exhibition will be displayed in the Diane Disney Miller Exhibition Hall.
If you visit this exhibit on a Thursday, The Presidio Trust and Off the Grid announce the return of San Francisco’s celebrated community campfire – Presidio Twilight – for a sixth season, on Thursday evenings beginning May 16, 2019. Presidio Twilight runs every Thursday from 5 pm to 9 pm, featuring a diverse menu of mobile food options from local creators, live music, lawn games, and communal fire pits. New this year are lantern-lit communal lawn domes that offer park visitors a place to step in from the weather to enjoy a meal, and bring added comfort to the “picnic at dusk” atmosphere. Located in the heart of the Presidio at the historic Main Parade Ground, Presidio Twilight provides a perfect meet up place on a Thursday evening. I hope Mickey joins you.
Tickets and Information
$25 for adults: $15 for youth ages 6 to 12; free admission for children under 5
The Walt Disney Family Museum
The Presidio of SF
104 Montgomery Street in San Francisco
Photo courtesy of The Walt Disney Family Museum
Andy Warhol’s Spectacular Exhibition at SFMOMA
May 19 Through September 2, 2019
“Andy Warhol – From A to B and Back Again,” the critically acclaimed exhibition marks the first retrospective of the artist’s work in 25 years and it opens its exclusive West Coast presentation at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA.) Spanning the artist’s 40-year career and featuring more than 300 works on three different floors of the museum, the exhibition includes paintings, drawings, graphics, photographs, films, and television shows as well as a personal time capsule of ephemera.
The retrospective features examples of the artist’s most iconic pieces in addition to lesser-known abstract paintings from later in his career. SFMOMA’s architecturally-stunning design is a perfect venue to showcase Warhol’s innovative and unique artwork. “Andy Warhol — From A to B and Back Again” provides new insight into Andy Warhol himself by examining the complexities of this enigmatic artist more than 30 years after his death in 1987. The show’s title is taken from Warhol’s 1975 book, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again), a memoir featuring the artist’s musings on fame, love, beauty, class, money, and other key themes that frequently appear in his work. Always fascinating, mentally stimulating, and definitely inspiring: and that’s what Warhol’s art is all about.
Tickets and Information
SF Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street in San Francisco
Photo courtesy of SFMOMA
Robots Are Making $6 Burgers in San Francisco
The Bay Area’s foodie and tech worlds meet at Creator, where humans take a back seat and where the gourmet burgers are made to order by robots. Diners can watch the entire process of a sleek robotized assembly line while the toppings are being sliced, cheese is being grated, and condiments are dispensed by the command device which assembles your special orders. The meaty sandwiches are created by a number of well-known chefs who are the creative culinary team behind Creator. Best of all, these futuristic burgers cost $6 each. The robot, which has deliberately not been given a human name by its makers, is a 14-foot all-in-one burger machine that uses 350 sensors and 20 computers to do its work. It can create a burger in five minutes, and with two of the machines on display at this first location, can create 130 burgers in an hour. Amazing! What’s next: A cooking school for robots?
680 Folsom Street
Photo courtesy of Creator Company
Lina Broydo immigrated from Russia, then the Soviet Union, to Israel where she was educated and got married. After working at the University in Birmingham, England, she and her husband immigrated to the United States. She lives in Los Altos Hills, CA and writes about travel, art, style, entertainment, and sports. She hardly cooks or bakes, with no borsch or piroshky on her home cooking menu. Therefore, she makes reservations and enjoys dining out, mostly sushi.