Dinner celebrates first look at Picasso masterpieces at San Francisco's de Young Museum 

Picasso opening at the de Young Museum: Pablo Picasso is the focus of a major exhibition that opened Saturday at the de Young Museum. Organizers and museum patrons celebrated “Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris” on June 7 with a dinner for donors and sponsors. Among the VIPs in attendance were Anne Baldassari, director, Musée National Picasso, Paris; Alex Nyerges, director, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Timothy Anglin Burgard, exhibition curator; and Michael Shepherd, chairman and CEO, Bank of the West. The exhibit of 150 paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings is on view through Oct. 9.

SF Opera Guild revels for ‘Ring’ 

“Revelry on The Rhine”: The San Francisco Opera Guild celebrated Saturday at the St. Regis hotel in honor of the San Francisco Opera’s highly anticipated new production of Richard Wagner’s “The Ring of the Nibelung.” Cocktails, auctions and a gourmet dinner called “Fafner’s Feast” made up the fundraiser. Linle J. Froeb and Stephanie Tuttle
co-chaired the gala.

Marin County garden party supports fight against cancer

“A Night in Marin Gardens”: On Saturday, the Marin General Hospital Foundation held a black-tie gala to support the Marin Cancer Institute. Held at the Lagoon at The Village at Corte Madera, the fundraiser featured dinner and cocktails. Event co-chairs were Diane Doodha, Ann Otter, Andrea Schultz and Cathie Bennett Warner.

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