Three dozen 5- and 6-year-olds sat around the pitcher’s mound on a baseball diamond behind Bessie Carmichael School on Thursday as Mayor Ed Lee read them “Curious George at the Baseball Game,” surrounded by cameras and microphones.Some children picked flowers; others stared nervously at the adults visiting their South of Market school. But they listened politely, clapping, cheering and raising their hands when prompted. Read More
Friday nightEating Food: Mr. Pollo, a funky Mission eatery, serves delicious arepas — Venezuelan/Colombian sandwich-like snacks made of meat and masa — as well as four-course prix fixe lunches and dinners for just $15. DrinkingMeet your Mixologist: Shanti Deluca, who tends bar at One Market, a cosmopolitan Financial District spot, entered her ginger- and marjoram-infused Bees in a Pram cocktail in the Cocktail World Cup competition. Read More
Who would have thought Curious George could be even more curious — from the outside, looking in?
In a thought-provoking exhibit “Curious George Saves the Day: The Art of Margret and H.A. Rey” on view at the Jewish Contemporary Museum in The City, curator Claudia Nahson illuminates more than just the artistic prowess of the Reys, a husband-and-wife team who created a character that has withstood the fickle fate of pop culture in the latter part of the 20th century. Read More