On February 10th, the lunar calendar rings in a new year which is the year of the snake for 2013. Since San Francisco is home to not only the first Chinatown in the United States, but also a large Asian-heritage population, we can expect fabulous evenst throughout the weekend. Here is Haute Living’s list of top notch events.
For those who love art:
Conceptual artist Gu Wenda recently held a stimulating talk at SFMOMA about his inspiration, direction and thought process behind his work and specifically united nations — babel of the millennium(1999), asite-specific installation created for SFMOMA. Start the lunar new year right with some proper perspective. 151 Third Street; 415.538.2693
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco just finished holding their launch party for the Terracotta Warriors exhibit but you can be the first to view these beautiful historical pieces at the Black Tie Gala on February 20th. Cocktail Reception and Exhibition Viewing at 6:30PM with dinner starting at 8PM. Along with over 100 rare artifacts unearthed from the tomb of China’s First Emperor, the Asian Art Museum presents some of the finest generals, archers and infantrymen from the life-size terracotta army. Tickets sold start at $3,000 and are sold via phone. 200 Larkin Street; 415.581.3788
For those who love haute dining: