The days are beginning to shorten and nightfall arrives more quickly, but it’s still a great time to visit the Conservatory and grounds.
Historic Chilean wine, Canary Island date, and Chinese windmill palms grace the exquisite Conservatory Garden. Jason Dewees of the Palm Broker @ Flora Grubb wrote a wonderful blog post about the Conservatory’s historic palm grove.
We’re thrilled with our Menagerie in the Conservatory garden. When the Friends asked for “inventive delights” and “wonder, whimsy, and the stubbornly quirky and daring,” Wowhaus understood us. It was a joy to work with Scott + Ene during the process. Visitors always comment on the “fabulous,” “wonderfully odd,” “weird and groovy” sculptures, and the “elegant” design choices.
Sunnyside Menagerie is a collection of 23 fantastical bronze creatures designed by the artist team of Wowhaus. Commissioned by the SFAC’s Public
Thanks to Russ and his group for a dynamite concert. The brass instruments and drums sounded superb in the space and Russ’s introductions to each song made for a delightful evening on Thursday, October 25, 2012.
Horns A Plenty, a 5 piece brass ensemble, is re-defining what it is to be a brass quintet. They play swing, jazz, Dixieland, classical music, fanfares, 19th century Americana, wedding favorites, love songs and ballads. They have one foot in JS Bach and the other … Read More
Last fall, Eliyahu Sills and Jason Ranjit Parmar, appearing as a duo, brought their inspiring musical talents for an intimate evening of the ney, (reed flute of the Middle East), Bansuri (bamboo flute from India), oud, Indian tablas and various percussion, for a contemplative evening of Indian Ragas along with Jewish & Sufi music from The Middle East and North Africa.
Travis Wernet, aka Outlaw Dervish, opened with an energetic, meditative solo didgeridoo set, drawing on Australian Aboriginal musical traditions in a contemporary … Read More
This past February, we invited guests to “show your sweetie(s) some love.” Saturday afternoon, February 11, 2012.
Note New Time this Year: 2-4 pm. Rain or Shine
The Valentine Card Party–the first community event held in the restored Conservatory–is now in its 3rd year. Like the Upcycled Holiday Card Party, we will have lots of examples and inspiration for making handmade cards using recycled, found, salvage, and everyday materials, along with some cardstock, punches, and other materials. Check out … Read More
Friday March 9, 2012
8 pm. Doors open at 7.
$20 suggested donation. At the door or Brown Paper Tickets. Complimentary snacks and drinks available during intermission.
Legendary Rock violinist David LaFlamme, and vocalist wife, Linda, from the iconic 1960’s San Francisco group, It’s a Beautiful Day, join up with mandolin virtuoso Phil Lawrence and his accomplished sidemen, and fly on the wings of a White Bird into the Sunnyside Conservatory. They are playing a rare San Francisco … Read More