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'Twilight Saga: New Moon' Stars to Appear at Stonestown Galleria Mall

Almost a year to the day after an appearance by Twilight star Robert Pattinson, 23, sparked a virtual riot at the Stonestown Galleria mall, leaving at least one of the nearly 3,000 in attendance – mostly teenage girls – injured, Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz (TV's 90210) of the upcoming Twilight Saga: New Moon will participate in a special question-and-answer session there on Monday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m.

By the Book: 50 Cover Designs that Rocked 2008

The Catcher in the Rye. A Clockwork Orange. The Great Gatsby. Some book covers are almost as iconic as the words printed between them. To evoke the essence of a story while maintaining the mystery of the unread words within is an artform, indeed – and quite often an unsung one. That's why we're so excited for the 50 Books/50 Covers exhibit going on now at the Chronicle Books on 2nd Street. The event features selections from the American Institute for Graphic Arts' juried picks of the 50 best-designed books and book covers for 2008.

My Breakfast with Willie



In my book, the concept of “breakfast” consists of a weekend day, an hour with double digits and beverages which contain both tomato juice and vodka.

There are very few people for whom I will break my fast -- fully showered and dressed -- at the ungodly hour of 8 a.m. Except for my mother; Daniel Lurie’s Tipping Point Breakfast and, of course, former Mayor Willie Brown.

Bright and early Tuesday morning, I managed to make it to Moscone West (on time) for Brown’s annual Election Day Breakfast Club which benefited the Willie L. Brown, Jr. Institute on Politics and Public Service.

Market Watch: Yuzu, Olive-o-Rama, Carrots and More

Welcome to our Saturday Ferry Plaza Farmers Market update. Get shopping!

This Saturday at the market we celebrate the recent olive harvest with Olive-o-Rama. In the south driveway the “Olive Booth” will be home to a tasting of newly pressed oils, information about how oils are graded and what the best uses for the various varieties, as well as tips on growing and curing your own olives at home. Chefs David Bazirgan of Chez Papa Resto and James Stolich of CookWithJames will demonstrate olive-centric recipes in the CUESA teaching kitchen. All events are free and open to the public.

Fly With The Raveonettes at Bimbo's Tonight

Let the dreamtime vocals and metallic synths wash over you. Wallow in Ray Orbison romanticism and Link Wray guitar-tough cool. NYC-by-way-of-Copenhagen duo the Raveonettes have strayed a bit as of late, away from the eerily claustrophic shoegaze bubblegum of the Jesus and Mary Chain, though the psychotic melodies remain on the twosome’s latest, In and Out of Control (Vice).

We caught up with Sharin Foo and Sune Rose Wagner via e-mail on the cusp of their SF show Monday, Nov. 9, at Bimbo’s 365 Club.

Look of the Week: Aprés Ski (In Honor of Snowbomb Ski and Snowboard Festival)

Though it might not particularly feel like ski season in SF this week, the impending ice rinks and Snowbomb Ski and Snowboard Festival have been making us dream of (not so) far away lands with four seasons and ski lodges. It's not so much the winter sports that have us wishing for snow, it's the fireplaces and hot toddies, the luxe yet cozy ensembles that come along with the lesiurely apres ski life. So here's looking at you Tahoe...

Lowering the Bar: 5 Places to Drink For Cheap (or Free) This Week

Each week, former editor Allie Pape brings you her picks for the best places to booze on the cheap in SF. This week: A beautiful anniversary, a spicy cocktail, and a short but sweet happy hour. Have an event coming up? Want to share a tip? E-mail her.

Belgian Style Meets SF Beer at Magnolia and 21st Amendment

There may be an awesome beer dinner going on this Saturday at Ana Mandara, but it's worth pointing out that there's some beyond-the-ordinary awesomness also happening at two of our city's finest breweries.

Bring It: Downtown Ice Skating Rinks Open This Week

Exciting news for people (like us) who may or may not have dreams of ice-rink domination: the downtown holiday rinks are starting to take shape!

Photos From the Facebook Movie Set

Valleyway has procured some photos from the set of the Facebook movie (The Social Network), which is being shot at Johns Hopkins University (which kinda looks like Harvard). Check out shots of actor Jesse Eisenberg (playing Mark Zuckerberg) planning social media domination.

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