Friends of Larkin inaugural gala: Some 300 dedicated young philanthropists were at the Fairmont Hotel on Saturday for the group’s first gala benefit. Proceeds will go to Larkin Street Services, a 26-year-old organization that offers 25 programs serving homeless and at-risk youths in San Francisco.
First look at Pacific Asia art
Arts of Pacific Asia Show preview gala: On Thursday, art patrons gathered at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum for the 15th annual event, which kicked off a three-day art show with offerings from more than 60 dealers. Guests at the party, a benefit for the museum’s education department and celebration of the Year of the Rabbit, included pageant participants such as Miss Asia California.
Harmonious baroque bash
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra gala: The acclaimed early music orchestra held its 30th annual Winter Gala at the St. Regis Hotel in downtown San Francisco on Saturday. A silent auction, cocktails and gourmet dinner were part of the program, which featured a presentation by Music Director Nicholas McGegan, who is celebrating his 25th anniversary this season.