Everything’s coming up orchids

More than 150,000 flowers from nurseries, hybrid cultivators and growers located around the Bay and around the world are on view at the San Francisco Orchid Society’s 56th annual exposition, which opens Friday after a gala preview event Thursday evening. “Orchids Gone Wild” is the theme of the show, which also features tours and demonstrations.

Among the more notable displays are sculptor Clark Sorensen’s one-of-a-kind high-fire porcelain urinals, which are crafted in the shape of flowers and shells.

The Pacific Orchid Exposition’s hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The gala runs from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday. All activities are in the Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Buchanan Street and Marina Boulevard, San Francisco.

Tickets are $8 to $14 general and $30 to $35 for the preview. Call (415) 665-2468 or visit www.orchidsanfrancisco.org for details.

artsentertainmentOther Arts

Just Posted

The music director Eun Sun Kim at the San Francisco Opera, Oct. 7, 2021. Kim is the first woman to serve as music director of one of America’s largest opera companies. She aims to broaden the art form’s appeal in the digital age. (Kelsey McClellan/The New York Times)
San Francisco Opera’s music director is making history. Can She Help Ensure Its Future?

Eun Sun Kim is the first woman to hold the position at a major company

Badly needed rain cooled off pedestrians on Market Street in The City on Wednesday. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Storm door opens in San Francisco — what will the rains bring?

‘Come Monday, fire season in Northern California should be done’

49ers' quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo hopes to return to the field this weekend to lead San Francisco against the Colts. (Photo courtesy of 49ers)
NFL Week 7 picks: Niners face crucial matchup against the Colts

San Francisco could join Seattle on the brink of irrelevancy in the NFC West with another loss

Newly appointed City Attorney David Chiu will play a key role in an upcoming legal battle between gig economy companies and The City. (Sheila Fitzgerald/Shutterstock)
City Attorney David Chiu faces immediate test in major gig economy lawsuit

DoorDash and Grubhub are suing San Francisco over price controls

FILE — In-N-Out Burger, the popular California fast-food chain, is resisting San Francisco's public health rules that require indoor diners to show proof of vaccination. (J. Emilio Flores/The New York Times)
When it comes to San Francisco vaccine rules, In-N-Out should heed Biblical advice

Burger chain’s vaccine fight distracts from its tasty burgers and French fries controversy

Most Read