Quick Hits: SF Ballet and Robert Mondavi Winery Announce Upcoming Lineups

The San Francisco Ballet
The San Francisco Ballet

Photo Credit: ©Erik Tomasson

Although there are a few more weeks left in its current repertory season, the San Francisco Ballet has announced it’s lineup for next year and it’s going to be fantastic. Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson will start things off with a family favorite, the Sleeping Beauty, then move to programs featuring New York City Ballet alums Benjamin Millepied and Justin Peck and ballets created specifically for the San Francisco company. Frankenstein, a celebration of Jerome Robbins and Leonard Bernstein, and the National Ballet of Canada’s Nijinsky will also be performed. The highlight of the season will be Unbound, a festival of new works with 12 world premieres created specifically for SF Ballet.

A scene from last summer's concert series
A scene from last summer’s concert series

Robert Mondavi Winery has announced the upcoming lineup for its 48th-annual summer concert series. In association with BottleRock, the Margrit Mondavi concert series beings on July 1 with performances by Allen Stone and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. Patti LaBelle sings on July 8 followed by Jamestown Revival and the Revivalists on July 22, Michael Franti and Spearhead on Jully 22, and Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals on July 29. Tickets are now on sale and they will most likely sell out. The Oxbow Public Market will be serving up food at each of the concerts.

Lululemon offers a wide selection of luxe leggings and athletic clothing

Photo Credit: Lululemon

Athletic leisurewear powerhouse Lululemon is opening up two new stores next week in the Bay Area. Next Tuesday, April 18, the brand’s first California concept store, Lululemon the Local, will debut in Santa Rosa. The fifth of its kind in the nation, the Local will be a community hub with a digital board with running and cycling routes in the area, a hydration station with Define wine on tap, and special programing and events. Think art installations, fitness and yoga sweat sessions, coffee talks, and more. All sorts of festivities are scheduled for the Local’s first week of business including live in-store painting, a group run, and soft tissue muscle work. A new Lululemon will also open in Berkeley’s Fourth Street shopping district on April 25. The new shop is 2,500 square feet with unique tile work by local maker Heath Ceramics.