San Francisco celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge with the Golden Gate Festival on Sunday May 27.
Gear up for the festival with a quick review of the history, legend and trivia that have made the Golden Gate Bridge one of the modern manmade wonders of the world. The Corte Madera Library on Wednesday at 7 p.m. hosts an illustrated lecture of how this beloved, iconic landmark was conceived and built, presented by a docent from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Or, check out some of these events:
• The Lark Theater continues its celebration of Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle on Wednesday with part three of the epic, Siegfried. The story, presented by the Metropolitan Opera, focuses on the hero’s early conquests, starring Jay Hunter Morris in the title role and Deborah Voigt’s Brünnhilde is his prize. The show starts at 1 p.m. — it has to since the opera is nearly 4 1/2 hours long.
• Isha Judd talks about Love Has Wings: Free Yourself from Limiting Beliefs and Fall in Love with Life. Judd arrives at Book Passage in Corte Madera on Wednesday at 7 p.m. to share her philosophy of “love-consciousness,” in which every moment of life can be filled with love, peace, and self-acceptance.
• Join Peter Orner's class, Love, War, and Loneliness: Looking Closely at Three Masterful Short Stories. The class meets at Book Passage in Corte Madera on Wednesday, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., to read three unforgettable classics: Bartebly (Herman Melville), Guests of the Nation (Frank O’Connor), and Carried Away (Alice Munro). Learn the art and craft of the short story, then go out and write your own tale. The fee is $45.
• Taste the strawberry harvest at the Corte Madera farmers market in the Town Center. The market is held every Wednesday, noon to 5 p.m. If you're looking for something to do with all those delicious fresh strawberries, try this recipe for strawberry scones.