Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Catching up with Block Report, my new weekly feature for the San Francisco Chronicle: Coit Tower and environs, S.F.

All content and photographs by Stephanie Wright Hession. If you share, include a link to my blog.

Washington Square Park in nearby North Beach

Mama's-A great breakfast spot. 

3-D video mapping display, “Dia de los Muertos” by artist Bart Kresa through November 24 at the San Mateo County History Museum

A new and wonderful 3-D video projection display,“Dia de los Muertos,” by light show artist Bart Kresa will turn the front of the San Mateo County History Museum into an amazing visual space for celebrating  the Day of the Dead and Halloween.

Free and open to the public, it's part of the Magic Lantern 3-D series presented by the nonprofit Redwood City Improvement Association. the 15 minute show takes place at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on the following Tuesdays:

October 6, 20 and 27
November 3, 10, 17 and 24 

San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. (650) 299-0104,

The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus host gala fundraiser "Crescendo Turns 10!" on Sunday October 11

The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus opens its 38th season with “Crescendo Turns 10!” the organization’s annual fundraiser gala, noon-3 p.m., Sunday, October 11.

Held at the Ritz-Carlton hotel, the soiree includes an open bar reception, superb fare by executive chef Luis Lujan and his culinary team at the Ritz-Carlton as well as live and silent auctions. Performances include two medleys by Cher impersonator Chad Michaels and the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus vocal ensembles: The Lollipop Guild, The HomoPhonics, SWAG and Vocal Minority.

The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus will also present the Human Rights Champion award to Congresswoman and house democratic leader Nancy Pelosi.

Tickets: $150-$200 per person.

Ritz-Carlton hotel, 600 Stockton St., S.F.

Chad Michaels. Photo by Jose Guzman. Courtesy of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus.