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Party Like a VIP at Infusion Lounge's Signature event

Step from the red carpet into the subterranean this Friday at Infusion Lounge's first annual Signature event. Expert mixologists and Executive Chef Joshua Pinsky will be on hand to indulge your palate while internationally renowned DJs Clinton Sparks and Tony Arzadon are sure to keep you on the dance floor. Infusion's sure to pull out all the stops (including surprise celebrity guests) at this world-class event, so reserve your tickets before it's too late at www.infusionlounge.com/signature

Outside Lands: The Best Local Acts

Through the foggy haze of talented musicianship at Outside Lands, there are a few standout highlights that just happen to be from our wonderful Bay Area. We’re not saying that the local talent here is the only thing worth seeing, but we are saying it’s a damn good reason to go. We have an excess of artists in these parts, and we’re thankful for each and every one of them. Here are our picks for the best local bands at Outside Lands.

Link Love: Dress Yourself in Designer Bags, Invest in Gap and Listen to André Leon Talley

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The Frisky critiques W magazine’s take on homelessness. Hint: it involves dressing Sasha Pivovarova in designer bags.

In a ploy to convince Wall Street that Gap is a smart investment, the company sent their new 1969 designer jeans to traders on the floor. Clever marketing tactic, if you ask us. (via The Cut)

Local Artists Showcase Work at Tedda's Boutique

If you haven't paid a visit to Tedda Hughes' eponymous shop on Polk Street, you're missing out. The boutique, gallery and artist space is truly one-of-a-kind.

With avant-garde and designer clothing filling the racks, original local artists' work donning the walls, seamstresses helming the sewing machines in the front of the store, and occasionally buskers like firespinners performing out front, this whimsical shop of curiosities is never devoid of creativity.

Outside Lands: Best Of Sunday

Quite a bit toned down from the extreme energy pulsating on Saturday’s stages, Sunday features a lot more nostalgic favorites than up-and-comers. Nonetheless, there are still plenty of choices in terms of genre options and less time conflicts than the previous days. Just remember to savor your last day of tunes in SF’s gorgeous Golden Gate Park and choose wisely! Here are Sunday’s top picks in hierarchical order.

Geek Out: Outside Lands iPhone App, # Tags and Facebook Scheduler

Music and technology's happy union (see SXSW, Pandora, MySpace) is impressing us once again for Outside Lands, which is shaping up to be quite the tech-fest.

This week’s events: Celebrate Summer With Peaches, Tomatoes and Tacos!

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Ah, summer, with all its fog. Thankfully, somewhere out there in a town near us they’re growing heirloom tomatoes so we can at least pretend. At Millennium’s heirloom tomato dinner on August 26 you can get your fix with a multicourse extravaganza devoted to Brandywines, Green Zebras and Sungolds. Get ‘em while it’s…er…hot.

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M.I.A. Not So Into Opening for Tenacious D

M.I.A is apparently not so much a fan of Jack Black.  Read her recent tweets about Outside Lands' decision to replace the Beatie Boys with Tenacioud D (via The Owl Mag).

"CANT BELIEVE THEY REPLACED BEASTIES WITH TENACIOUS D ?????????????????????? AND IF I PULL OUT THEY SUE! SO REALLY? TENACIOUS D AFTER ME?...YOUR ALL WELCOME ON STAGE FROM THE GET GO, FUCK IT! IM TAKIN BIRD FLU OUT OF THE SET ! JUS TO MAKE A POINT!"

The Perfect San Francisco Shoe? Thank Martha Davis

Hear, ye! Hear, ye! We may very well have found the perfect San Francisco shoe – no easy feat in a town where hills, fierce winds and flirtatious pockets of summer sun are all in a day’s walk.

The hot-stepper we’ve set our sights on is an open-toe, open-heel leather boot courtesy of local footwear designer Martha Davis, whose wedge-heavy debut collection ($270-$750) for spring summer 2009 has garnered much praise since its launch earlier this year.

Barneys New York Offers Exclusive Loomstate "Endangered" Collection

Who would say no to looking good for a good cause? Certainly not the good people at Loomstate and Barneys New York, because they're giving you the opportunity to do your part by dressing well.

The "Loomstate Endangered Program" aims to create awareness and education around all endangered species and habitats by taking an innovative approach toward solutions. Animal prints are hot on the runway, but Loomstate's use of the patterns isn't just chic; it's a wake-up call. Each item will be dedicated to a specific animal's marking, habitat and related threats, and buyers will have the opportunity to learn more about the animals, courtesy of a "call to action" label sewn into each garment.

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