Weekend Roundup: Revels & Revelations; Marie Claire’s Power Trip

On Thursday night, Wayne Brady hosted Revels and Revelations, a sold-out fundraiser for Bring Change to Mind. The nonprofit was cofounded by Glenn Close to tend the stigma of discrimination surrounding mental illnesses. The event took place at Bimbo’s 365 Club and included performances by Tony winner Idina Menzel, Irish singer Rooty, and comedian Greg Behrendt. The inaugural Robin Williams Legacy of Laughter Award was presented to Billy Crystal.

Last week Marie Claire hosted their second annual Power Trip event at the W San Francisco. A select group of females took a Jet Blue flight from New York and flew to San Francisco for a 36-hour pop-up conference. There were a series of panels and discussions. A talk entitled Build Your Empire was a conversation between Natalie Morales and Taraji P. Henson. Henson shared why she tells empowered stories and how she navigates adversity. Break the Internet featured the COO of Instagram, Marne Levine, actress Emily Ratajkowski, and Marie Claire’s digital director Jessica Pels in a discussion of how to engage communities, defy stereotypes, and inspire activism. Other notable attendees include Mila Kunis and Priyanka Chopa.

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, one of fewer than 20 paintings by the great master known to exist, was on view at the Minnesota Street Project. Dating back to 1500, it is the only Da Vinci painting that is privately owned. The oil painting, which depicts Jesus Christ was long believed to have existed, but it was lost for some time and presumed to have been destroyed. It was rediscovered in 2005. The painting will be offered in Christie’s Evening Sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art on November 15 and the estimate is in the region of $100 million US. At the SF exhibit last week, art lovers like Dede Wilsey, Max Hollein, and Mimi Haas.