“You shower, don’t you? You eat, don’t you? It’s just the same, feeding your creative mind and soul. It’s just something you do.”
That’s what my dear friend (and design god!) Paul Curtin told me. I wanted to know how he finds time to surf, go to the opera, the ballet, baseball games, Commonwealth Club talks, Nicaragua—all while nurturing a booming creative practice.
That inspired DH and I to “just do it”—find some arts and cultural events that call to us, and commit. Just buy the tix and put them on our calendar. An automatic opt-in for the things that matter. We won’t worry about work or travel conflicts till later, if they crop up.
Here’s what we’ve got so far for the first half of 2013—in case any of our friends are inspired to join us!
Music. If “Motown and 1930s torch songs” are more your thing, come listen to our friends Karina Denike and Lily Taylor. At the Red Poppy Art House on Fri Feb 22, 7:30pm. Here’s Karina singing Musée Mécanique:
Talk. Want to know “the hidden factors at the core of great triumphs – and tragic failures?” Come hear what author of “Top Dog,” Po Bronson, has to say about the science of winning and losing. At the Commonwealth Club on Thu Feb 28, 6pm.
Talk. If you’re intrigued by the Big Data Revolution, you’ll want to come to this talk by Oxford Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation, Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, and the Economist Data Editor, Kenneth Cukier. At the Commonwealth Club on Wed, March 13, 6pm.
Dance. Prefer more movement? Come with us to see the Trisha Brown Dance Company.
Talk. If you’re into design, this will be a double treat—Yves Béhar of fuseproject and Tim Brown of IDEO will tell you all about design thinking. At the Commonwealth Club on Thu Mar 21, 6:30pm.
Music. Support our very own Dig Deeper (new band of Aaron Chaiclin, Chris Sommers and Phil Adams)—they will be playing in Alameda on Fri Mar 22. More details to come!
Film. TBD—waiting for the San Francisco Film Festival (April 25 to May 9) to publish their calendar.
Dance. We’re going to the ballet! The U.S. premiere of Cinderella. They say the sets, costumes and puppets will be spectacular.
Theatre. Join us for a performance of Stoppard’s masterwork, Arcadia—which the New York Times claims is “the perfect blend of brains and emotion, wit and heartache.”