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COMPASS COASTAL CALIFORNIA China’s top artists make their mark at SFMOMA famous for his work on the Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Summer Olympics. The museum’s group tour offerings include overviews of its sculpture and painting collections, a focused look at the building’s outstanding architecture and guided tours of its special exhibitions. Tours typically last one hour and are available for groups of 10 or more guests. To learn more, reach out to Lesley Makishima at or go to The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has announced one of the largest exhibitions of contemporary Chinese art presented in North America, scheduled to premiere later this year. Following a successful run at the Guggenheim in New York City, “Art and China After 1989: Theater of the World” will debut at SFMOMA Nov. 10, and the exhibition will run until Feb. 24, 2019. More than 60 artists’ work will be displayed, including pieces by Ai Weiwei, the sculptor and activist most “Whose Utopia” (still) by Cao Fei “To Add One Meter to an Anonymous Mountain” (still) by Zhang Huan See whales, sip cocktails aboard Flagship Cruises Flagship Cruises & Events, formerly called San Diego Harbor Excursion, has operated boats on San Diego’s harbor since 1915. The company’s guests can enjoy several cruise options: The Patriot Jet Boat Thrill Ride takes passengers on a 30-minute, high-speed ride. The open-air jet boat means travelers will have excellent views of San Diego between spins, twists and turns. San Diego Whale Watching Tours run from December through April and get sightseers up close with the whales and marine life of the San Diego coast. Tours are led by a naturalist from the Birch Aquarium. Dining and cocktail cr uises include the Hops on the Harbor cruise every Friday, which features local breweries, the Sunday Prime Rib Dinner cruise, and nightly dinner cruises on San Diego Bay. To learn more about the company’s cruises and charters, contact Scot Rockman at or go to 34 August/September 2018