— Chuck Barney. Visual arts. Remembering Bucky. Iconoclast, inventor, architect and author R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) was decades ahead of the rest of us. He coined the term “spaceship Earth” and popularized the concept of synergy when few people could conceive of “thinking globally.” He created the geodesic dome, proposed pollution reduction and argued that existing resources could supply enough food and shelter for everyone on the planet. Since his ideas are now largely forgotten, I’m really excited about “The Utopian Impulse: Buckminster Fuller and the Bay Area,” at SFMOMA March 31-July 29. It will include some 65 works — models, drawings, photographs, videos and more — on his achievements. It will also feature work from Bay Area designers inspired by Fuller, including Ant Farm architecture collective; North Face and Shelter Systems designer Bob Gillis; Plastiki sailboard builder David de Rothschild; the Whole Earth Catalog’s Stewart Brand; architect/urbanist Nicholas de Monchaux; and documentary filmmaker Sam Green. More information is www.sfmoma.org.
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“The music helped keep her centered to keep alive,” Barmby said. “Music and dance and arts were things that just helped her to get through the rough points of her life.”. That’s likely what drew Mendiola to the Ghost Ship on Friday night, Barmby said. Best friend Zora Burden met Mendiola on the day she moved to San Francisco about 20 years ago, when Mendiola was 18. The two bonded over their love of goth culture and their mutual interests in music, art and literature, eventually moving in together and becoming like sisters, according to Burden.
“Pretty Little Liars” (8 p.m., Freeform): As Detective Furey closes in on uncovering what happened to Archer Dunhill, the Liars team up to protect one of their own, Hanna continues to struggle with the idea that Lucas might be connected to A.D, even in the face of more evidence, Emily surprises Ali with a heartfelt gesture that is undone by A.D, machinations; and the Liars gain insight into where the idea for the game originated, “Chopped Junior: Champions” (8 p.m., Food Network): Sixteen former “Chopped Junior” winners return to prove that they have what it takes to beat the odds and emerge victorious in this five-part tournament, To start things off, the embellished ballet pointe shoes, fantasy ballet shoes, altered ballet shoes, pink shabby ballet shoe, gift for dancer, ballet de contestants have to whip up a French delicacy and a crunchy snack for the appetizer round, The ultimate winner takes home $25,000..
Saratoga Village Marketplace: The Saratoga Chamber of Commerce and Saratoga-Monte Sereno Community Foundation present the weekly Wednesday certified farmers market in Blaney Plaza. The market features certified local farmers with fresh berries, fruits and produce, as well as fresh fish, other food specialties and handmade crafts from local artisans. Wednesdays, 2:30-6:30 p.m. saratogachamber.org or 408 867-0753. Westhope Senior Activities Center: Come for family-style lunch, Mondays, noon, small donation. Other activities include line dancing, Mondays, 9:30 a.m. All seniors are welcome. Westhope Presbyterian Church, 12850 Saratoga Ave., cross street Cox Avenue.
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