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Cheap Date: Take Your Honey to the San Francisco Ballet for as Little as $15 Bucks a Ticket on Valentine’s Day!

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

This is it: 2012 is the year to impress your Valentine’s Day date by attending a showing of the vaunted, world-class San Francisco Ballet for less than what it cost you to see Transformers III: Dark of the Moon at the AMC.

Check it:

“Our gift to you: we’re offering 2-for-1 ballet tickets for Valentine’s Day! Be quick as these WILL sell out!”

So there you go. Type in the secret code and then all the available seats you can see will be marked down – for example Balcony
Center tickets will cost you just $30 a pair.


Maria Kochetkova and Gennadi Nedvigin in Wheeldon’s Number Nine© Erik Tomasson

You’re going to be seeing Program 2, which is contemporary ballet so there’s no need to study up on the plot first – just get you ticks and go.

“Join San Francisco Ballet for the return of Wayne McGregor’s stunning Chroma, an award-winning contemporary work proclaimed “ravishing on all fronts” by theSunday Times (UK), set to music compositions by Joby Talbot and arrangements by Jack White III. The evening also features Beaux, a world premiere work by acclaimed choreographer Mark Morris, and an encore presentation of Christopher Wheeldon’s breathtaking Number Nine, featuring a large ensemble of 24 dancers and set to an exhilarating score by Michael Torke.

Read the program notes.

The 2011 world premiere of Number Nine was made possible by Lead Sponsors Shelby and Frederick Gans, David and Kelsey Lamond, and Mr. and Mrs. James N. Sullivan, and by Major Sponsors Rosemary B. Baker, and Jennifer Caldwell and John H. N. Fisher, and by Sponsors Courtney Benoist and Jason M. Fish. The 2012 world premiere of Beaux is made possible by Lead Sponsors Mrs. Suzy Kellems Dominik and The Bernard Osher Foundation.”

See you there! 

PROGRAM 2: OPENING NIGHT – Tuesday, February 14 – 8:00PM

Choreographer: Wayne McGregor
Composer: Joby Talbot, Jack White III
Conductor: Martin West

Maria Kochetkova, Jaime Garcia Castilla
Frances Chung, Pascal Molat
Yuan Yuan Tan, Taras Domitro
Dana Genshaft, Anthony Spaulding
Isaac Hernandez, Garen Scribner


World Premiere
Choreographer: Mark Morris
Composer: Bohuslav Martinů
Conductor: Martin West
Harpsichord: Bradley Moore

Jeremy Rucker*, Pascal Molat*, Benjamin Stewart*
Vito Mazzeo*, Ruben Martin Cintas*, Gennadi Nedvigin*
Sean Bennett*, Jaime Garcia Castilla*, Diego Cruz*


Number Nine©
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon
Composer: Michael Torke
Conductor: Charles Barker

Dores Andre, Daniel Deivison-Oliveira
Vanessa Zahorian, Garen Scribner
Sarah Van Patten, Ruben Martin Cintas,
Sofiane Sylve*, Vito Mazzeo*

*Denotes premiere in role

In the event of injury or illness, casting is subject to change

The Presidio is for Lovers This Valentine’s – Come Visit Lover’s Lane

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Boy, it looks like somebody at the Presidio Trust has been working overtime. “Bureau of Urban Secrets” indeed. You might need your brolly, but check it out:

Lovers’ Lane Valentine’s Day Walk

Valentine’s Day “Stroll through Time” on Lovers’ Lane Saturday, February 14, 2009 (continuously from 1 to 3 pm) Meet at the Presidio Officers’ Club for a shuttle ride to Lovers’ Lane OR hit the trail on your own for a self-guided experience.

PLEASE NOTE: There is a 30% chance of rain on Saturday, February 14. In the event of rain, activities will take place inside the Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue. If you have questions on the day of the event, please call (415) 561-5095.

The rustic part of Lover’s Lane:

via sbfisher

For a century, Lovers’ Lane has been the most direct route from the Presidio to just about anywhere your heart desires. On Valentine’s Day, the San Francisco Bureau of Urban Secrets brings the past into the present with a self-guided story-telling experience along the park’s oldest footpath. Meet artist Jeannene Przyblyski and stroll the one-mile trail while listening to audio tales and encountering costumed representatives from many different Presidio eras. Download the Lovers’ Line podcast to your portable device, or listen on the trail. No RSVP.
Visit for complete details.