JOYRIDE, San Francisco’s newest live storytelling adventure, is taking over the Orchid Pavilion at the Conservatory of Flowers. The theme of the moonlit night is storytelling itself and the tradition of warning young children and adults alike through the sharing of proverbs and fairy tales. From Aesop to Confucius, Shakespeare to Silverstein, stories threaded with morality have helped shape the human experience. Each gripping tale of personal experience told this florid evening will mirror a proverb or a warning tale, reminding us that they who burn witches love their coals, and that those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
A special treat awaits guests at intermission when artists Mark Taylor and Thad Povey play the “Octoplayer,” an eight-armed copper and plexiglass sculpture that plays music, sings songs and tells stories.
Come early and enjoy rousing libations as you stroll amidst the lush greenery of the Conservatory’s tropical galleries. Enjoy provisions from local food trucks, and snap souvenir selfies at our Victorian fable vignette as harpist Garyan Wong sets the mood for a night of storied enchantment and thrilling tales.
Door Opens at 6:30pm
Show starts at 8:00pm