We celebrated with a busy weekend of events. Friday night we caught up with friends at an “ICU Friday LGBTQ” happy hour at a local bar/restaurant. Then we went to new gay play called “The Second Weekend in September” in San Jose at City Lights Theater Company. It is a variation of the play/film "Same Time Next Year" with a younger out gay man and a married man on the "down-low" that meet once a year for 25 years. It was surprisingly good.
Saturday was a full day in San Francisco. We started at the Legion of Honor Museum to see “Impressionist Paris: City of Light”. It is a companion exhibit to the Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d'Orsay” at the deYoung Museum (see the men of d’Orsay). This exhibit explores various aspects of Parisian society and the French art world from roughly 1850 to the turn of the 20th century. We stayed for a lecture about the history of Paris and the European art scene.
At 4pm, we hustled over to The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence’s longest running alternative bingo in the San Francisco: Sisters' Bingo. This was our first time attending and we were marked as “virgins”. We had a great time and definitely would do it again. E even won a door prize for a 2-night stay at a resort in Guernville, CA.
After bingo we walked several blocks and met friends for dinner at Paul K’s, a modern Mediterranean restaurant in Hayes Valley area of SF.
We capped off the evening by attending the Pride month edition of “The Golden Girls”. The show mixes four well-known drag queens (Heklina, Cookie Dough, Matthew Martin, and Pollo Del Mar), and two scripts of a campy TV show. You end up with some wild and wacky theater to laugh your ass off.
Sunday found us at the coast. We picked up the two youngest kids and took them the see “Toy Story 3” in Capitola. The movie was amazing. It was adventuresome, slapstick and funny. It was also a meditation on love, loss, impermanence, and mortality.Later that evening we met our second oldest son for pizza.