Yesterday's devastating loss of two irreplaceable icons and the ensuing buzz that occured left us thinking that sometimes it's best to simply take a look back at the feathered beauty and King of Pop's most memorable looks and let the images speak for themselves:
Hey pretty young things, you've been workin' day and night. This weekend, don't stop 'til you get enough....
While most people seem to have barbeque and sailing on their minds for this fair-weathered weekend, we're thinking bargains and sale-ing, instead. Tops on our list is McGuire Furniture's first sample sale in San Francisco ever. Items are priced to move at up to 70% the retail price, and even though the sale actually started Thursday (dang, apologies for the late notice) new items are being trucked in daily, so you're still bound to find a sweet deal. The sale is open today (Friday) until 5pm and continues on Saturday from 10am until 2pm. McGuire is located at 1201 Brant Street between 8th and 9th in SoMa.
Not far from the hopping cultural crossroads of 16th and Valencia, Intersection for the Arts has been making a name for itself for decades as another kind of meeting place -- and the site of riveting collaborations with literary heavyweights such as Denis Johnson, stage productions like the fierce, hip-hop-laced Angry Black White Boy, and such ambitious interdisciplinary endeavors as the Prison Project.
We finally got to SFMOMA's new Georgia O'Keefe and Ansel Adams exhibit, which focuses on the friendship that sprung up between the two during a stint in New Mexico. It's supposed to display the effects of their mutually beneficial, non-sexual relationship on their respective works. Fair enough, but it's kind of a replay. The show's very similar to one a few years ago, which contrasted O'Keefe's paintings with the portraiture and photography of her husband, Alfred Stieglitz. But that exhibition actually took the plunge and embraced the sexuality of both artists, which was very sexy and risqué. This one just lightly dabbles.
In the city where Critical Mass was born, where cyclists stop rush hour traffic dead in its tracks and fixed-gear hipsters ride colonize Ritual like seals on a sun-splashed rock, it's no surprise that we play host to two Bicycle Film Festivals.
Tomorrow night, pump up your tires, put on your helmet and ride on over to the “Vintage Bicycle Film Fest: Fat Tires, Monkeys and Choppers,” an evening of retro films about bike safety, maintenance, history and hijinks held at Oddball Films (275 Capp at 18th). Not just for biking crowd, these flicks from the late '50s to the 1970s should appeal to cycling mavens and camp enthusiasts alike.
Those who can’t get enough of Sacha Baron Cohen’s colorfully outlandish publicity stunts in support of Brüno’s July 10 release can watch the movie’s red-carpet Hollywood premiere live tonight at 6:45 p.m. PST.
With Oscar nominee David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) reportedly in “advanced talks” to direct, and at least two of Hollywood’s hottest young actors – Superbad’s Michael Cera and the ubiquitous Shia LaBeouf – rumored as contenders to star, the upcoming movie about the creation of Facebook (working title: The Social Network) seems closer to becoming a reality.
Citay began as Ezra Feinberg's songwriting project and, with the help of Tim Green (The Fucking Champs), turned into a recording project. Now, two albums in, Citay has evolved into a fantastic full-fledged band and a favorite on the (((folkYEAH))) circuit. They'll play Tempest on Saturday (8pm) with fellow locals The Dry Spells and experimental group tUnE-YaRdS.
It's official, Pride is in the air. Something about the combination of giant rainbow flags waving down Market Street and the warm summer air is bringing out the best of San Franciscan's wardrobes, which has us perpetually thinking about what on earth we're going to wear to the Pride festivities this weekend. After a bit of deliberation, we opted for an outfit that's a bit more discreet than gold sequins and feather boas, yet still exudes a carefree vibrance that is the nature of such an SF institution.
1. Free People Peacock Romper, $108: Show off your pride in this peacock-printed number that is just as practical as it is pretty.
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