Events and Appearances

Armistead Maupin at the Crown & Anchor @ Crown & Anchor
Jul 15 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
“Tales” on Broadway @ Music Box Theater
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm

Jointly benefits the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and The Trevor Project.

The New York City premiere of the musical Tales of the City. With music by the Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears and John Garden, and a book by Tony Award-winner Jeff Whitty, this vibrant new musical is a celebration of inclusivity, love, discovery, equality, and chosen family. The iconic story will be presented for one night only at Broadway’s Music Box Theatre March 27, 2017, in a benefit for the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and The Trevor Project.

Based on the beloved series of novels by Armistead Maupin, Tales of the City follows a community of friends, lovers, and others who reside at the mythical address of 28 Barbary Lane in 1976 San Francisco. Mary Ann Singleton, a fresh arrival from Ohio, falls into a diverse band of Bohemians and blue-bloods, as families are created and rediscovered under the watchful eye of mystical landlady Anna Madrigal.

Tales of the City was first developed at the O’Neill’s 2009 National Music Theater Conference, and had a subsequent run at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco in 2011. The concert will feature many returning cast members from both productions as well as support from the original creative team, including director Jason Moore and music director/vocal arranger Stephen Oremus. The concert is directed by Travis Geisler and music directed by Cian McCarthy.

San Mateo Library Foundation @ San Mateo Marriott
Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm

The Literary Society of the San Mateo Public Library Foundation

proudly presents the

6th Annual Author’s Gala
Featuring the Best-Selling Author of Tales of the City
Armistead Maupin

and Celebrating the 10th Anniversary

of the New Main Library

Saturday, April 29, 2017
5:00 – 6:00 pm Cocktails * 6:00 – 10:00 pm Dinner
San Mateo Marriott
1770 South Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo, CA

Early Bird Price $195 * $225 After April 12
RSVP by April 21, 2017

Get your tickets now by clicking here,

or call us at 650-558-9100.

Can’t attend? Call 650-558-9100 to enter the raffle…
our Grand Prize is a $2,500 Steiners Jewelry Shopping Spree!

Tickets are $20 each or $100 for six. Need not be present to win.

You can also donate to our Fund-A-Need!
This year’s fundraising efforts will support the purchase of
an exciting new Library outreach vehicle.

As our signature fundraising event, the Author’s Gala has provided nearly $1 million dollars of essential support to the Library over the past 5 years. We are particularly excited about this year’s Gala, as we will also be celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the renovation of the Main Library and the Branches!

Your evening also includes a Reception, Catered Dinner,
Silent/ Live Auction & Fund-A-Need, and chances to learn more about
our wonderful Library.