Quick Hits: Meals on Wheels Raises Over $3 Million; SF Ballet Student Showcase Next Week

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The scene at the gala
The scene at the gala

Photo Credit: Devlin Shand for Drew Altizer Photography

Last weekend at the Meals on Wheels 30th anniversary gala, an unprecedented $3.2 million was raised to support the charity, which provides meals to Bay Area senior citizens. The income generated at the gala will allow 640,000 meals to be prepped and delivered to seniors in San Francisco. 200 of the region’s best chefs and vintners participated in creating a three-course meal for 1,000 guests. It was a phenomenal night with top auction lots including a dinner for six prepared by Nancy Oakes and Gerald Hirigoyen at a luxury villa in Napa and a dinner for eight in Sonoma at Hamel Family Wines prepared by Stuart Brioza, Ravi Kapur, and Staffan Terje.

Although the San Francisco Ballet company ended its season in early May, there is still a chance to enjoy the ballet in action. Next week is the school’s student showcase performance series. There are three shows to choose from, all which take place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater: Wednesday, Mary 31 at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 1 at 6 p.m., and Friday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m. Thursday’s earlier performance is followed with a special dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel. It’s a wonderful way to experience the ballet’s emerging young talents.

Students from the San Francisco Ballet School perform
Students from the San Francisco Ballet School perform

Photo Credit: Susana Bates for Drew Altizer Photography

Rolex was recently in town touring its new timepieces that were unveiled at Baselworld 2017 in Switzerland. The new watches were on display at a private lunch at Quince and at a special event at Shreve and Co. The exclusive preview was of the Oyster and Cellini watch collection, which feature Rolex’s superlative chronometer certification and a five year guarantee for exceptional watch-making technique including precision, power reserve, waterproofness, and self-winding. There are seven beautiful watches in the collection.

Rolex watches on display at Shreve & Co.
Rolex watches on display at Shreve & Co.

Photo Credit: Ando Caulfield for Drew Altizer Photography

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