Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm
Two Fridays: Mar. 15 & 22 • 10:00-12:00 pm • $70 This class looks at eighty major figure paintings by artists like Renoir, Monet, Morisot and Manet in concert with fashion photographs, period costumes, accessories and popular prints. This highlights the relationship between painting and fashion from the 1860s to the 1880s when Paris emerged as the fashion capital of the world. At the same time, writers like Mallarme, Baudelaire and Zola turned an eye to la Mode as a harbinger of la Modernite. The Impressionists seemed to capture the spirit of their time.
Start: 6:00 pm
3 Minute Readsfrom San Francisco Grotto Writers50+ Writers, 3 Minutes Each! Joins us for a fast-paced and irreverent evening, showcasing new work from the students of the San Francisco Writer's Grotto writing classes. On this Friday evening, both fiction and nonfiction writers will read their work — but only for 3 minutes each! Their instructors (Grotto authors) will enforce the time limit. Join us for wine, fun, and fresh new writing.
Start: 7:00 pm
Co-Sponsored by Hospice of Marin Decisions made in the chaotic 30 days after a loved one dies can have a profound and lasting consequence, but navigating financial bureaucracy in a state of grief can feel impossible. Out of his own agonizing experience, Scott Smith was inspired to create When Someone Dies: The Practical Guide to the Logistics of Death ($16.00), the first complete and essential resource for dealing with the concrete details that surround the death of a loved one. This remarkably comprehensive and informative guide that educates readers quickly and compassionately, allowing them to spend more time on healing and less on navigating logistics. Scott Smith is a partner in Viant Capital, a San Francisco-based boutique investment bank and tech business incubator committed to providing emerging growth and small to mid-market companies with high quality strategic advisory and capital-raising services. When Someone Dies is his first book.