Elizabeth Khuri Chandler, Arts + Culture Editor.
THE EIFMAN BALLET OF ST. PETERSBURG With its heightened sense of the theatrical and fabulous stagecraft, Boris Eifman’s Rodin, a re-enactment of the sculptor’s life, work and love affair with his muse, Camille Claudel, should be epic. June 12-14; 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A., 213-972-7211; musiccenter.org. OUTERLANDS This restaurant’s delicious homemade levain flatbread, salted-caramel forbidden rice dessert and roasted barley tea make you feel like you’re in a redwood cabin a million miles from civilization. 4001 Judah St., S.F.; 415-661-6140; outerlandssf.com. OPENING DAY AT DEL MAR A feast for the eyes: I love the finicky horses prancing in the paddock, the jockeys in their racing colors, the breathless bettors crowding the windows, and ladies looking like tropical birds in their hats. July 16; dmtc.com. INDIAN SPRINGS CALISTOGA This old-school spa tops my list of favorites for its divine geyser-fueled pools, low-key atmosphere and skilled masseuses. 1712 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga, 707-942-4913; indianspringscalistoga.com.