January 27-29 2017 Weekend Roundup in San Francisco


Weekend Roundup in San Francisco

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Over the weekend, everyone from the Warrior’s head coach, Steve Kerr, to Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, voiced concern about Donald Trump’s latest acts as POTUS. Stephen Curry scored an epic half-court 3-point shot to help the Warriors beat the Clippers 144-98. The Oakland A’s geared up for baseball season with their annual Fan Fest in Jack London Square, joking over Twitter that more people attended the event than the inauguration. Wondering what else went down? Here is what you may have missed.

Gavin Newsom on stage at the new Curran Theatre
Gavin Newsom on stage at the new Curran Theatre

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

After a two-year renovation, the Curran Theatre reopened on Thursday night with a groundbreaking performance of Tony-award-winning musical, Fun Home. Notable attendees included Gavin Newsom, Willie Brown, and Charlotte Shultz.

Actress Candace Cameron-Bure is interviewed at the iHeart80s Party
Actress Candace Cameron-Bure is interviewed at the iHeart80s Party

Photo Credit: Kimberly White/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

The second-annual IHeart80s Party took place in San Jose on Saturday night and featured performances by New Kids on the Block, UB40, Colin Hay of Men At Work, Rick Astley, Starship, Eddie Money, and Night Ranger. Special presenters included Ricky Schroder, Bellamy Young, Candace Cameron Bure, Robyn Lively, Cheryl Burke, Wendi McLendon Covey, and Witney Carson.

Helen Diaz after winning Speed Rack
Helen Diaz after winning Speed Rack

Photo Credit: Victor Cobian Photography

The Bay Area cocktail community came together last night for Speed Rack, a female bartending competition that raises money for breast cancer charities. 25 of the region’s top lady mixologists took the stage at Grand Theater to make rounds of cocktails. Bloodhound and Churchill’s Helen Diaz took home the top prize and will go on to compete in the national finals in New York in May.

Finally, if you’ve been wondering what local football star, Marshawn Lynch, has been doing since he retired from his role as running back for the Seattle Seahawks, we have the answer. Lynch has been touring the world and recently went to Scotland as a brand ambassador for Skittles. Check out the video of Lynch above—which also has a tie in to this weekend’s Super Bowl—riding a bike around the Scottish countryside.

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