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Bay Area Foodie Agenda: It's All About Mom

If your obsessive foodie gene came from your mama, skip that last minute floral delivery and treat mom to a day (or weekend!) of killer eats around the Bay Area. 

We Wanna Be Friends With Minted CEO & Founder Mariam Naficy

Minted is one of those creative companies we're so proud is based in the Bay Area. Their paper and online stationary, invites, and art is not only chic, but it champions independent artists and designers around the world, an initiative that's been part of the strategy, and ultimately the success, for CEO and founder Mariam Naficy.

5 Best Hot Springs for Skinny Dipping in the West

saline valley hot springs

It’s an age old tradition. From Japan to Iceland to the dusty backcountry of the American west, people have been soaking up the geothermal magic provided by wild hot springs since time immemorial. Interested in taking the ancestral dip? These wild hot springs will be at your service, au natural.

Saline Valley Hot Springs, California

The Big Happy: 50 San Francisco Spots That Make Us Smile

We here at 7x7 want to bring a touch of joy into your lives. It's time you put down the phone, shut down your laptop, and step outside to one of these San Francisco happy places.

Pups Strut Their Stuff for the SPCA Fashion Show

In true SF SPCA fashion, we're throwing a cocktail party that will make heads turn. You are invited to Dogs on the Catwalk, a fashion show for pets and people.

Nightlife Guide 2015: San Francisco's Hottest Gay Bars

The "hottest gay bars" in San Francisco are really just the hottest bars in SF. Half-naked, physically fit males bumpin' and grindin' in places where the drinks are cheap and the drag queens are plentiful? Yes, please. Add these spots to your little black book. There's something for the ladies, too.

"Glee" Star Jane Lynch Brings Her Song + Dance (+ Trademark Wit) to SF

This weekend, actress Jane Lynch is coming to town. Best known to tweens as Sue Sylvester in Glee—and to everyone else as part of the comedic genius of such gems as A Mighty Wind, Best in Show, and The 40-Year-Old Virgin—she’s showing fans another side of herself with her new musical comedy show “See Jane Sing,” a combination of cabaret, comedy, and show tunes, on Saturday, May 9 at the Palace of Fine Arts. We caught up with Lynch about her Broadway run in “Annie,” her trademark humor, and food worthy of the f-bomb.

Cheers to Cinco de Mayo with Mexican Craft Beers in SF

Celebrate the holiday with something more authentic than a sombrero.

Escape From SF: See the World's Largest Trees at Sequoia and Kings Canyon

Established in 1890, Sequoia is California's first National Park, and it, along with its impressive neighbor, King Canyon Park, offer a weekend's worth of exploring, hiking, and taking in the sights.

Live Music This Week: Esperanza Spalding, They Might Be Giants, The Rentals & More

Portland native Esperanza Spalding brings her virtuosic bass skills to the Independent this week, and more.

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