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The Eater Wrap: A Fire At Chow, A Demotion At Oliveto And The Spruce Takeover Of Aqua

It's Friday, which means time for the Eater Wrap, the weekly recap from Eater SF on all the happenings from the local restaurant scene.

1) On the corner of Market and Church, an early morning fire took out Chow this morning. According to the restaurant, the initial estimate on the forced vacation has been set at "at least a few weeks."

Link Love: Marc Jacobs To Dress Miss Piggy, JPG To Leave Hermès and NUDE Goes To Court

Interesting sound bites to start your weekend …

Are times getting so desperate that designers are taking to dressing puppets? People reports that Marc Jacobs may be creating a couture look for Miss Piggy. Really?

Our favorite outlandish French designer is rumored to be leaving Hermès. Fashion Week Daily has the word on Jean Paul Gaultier’s resignation.

It Can Be Done! Affordable Summer Lodging in Yosemite

Usually from the months of June through September, if you're heading to Yosemite and on a budget, camping is the only option. Simply put, park lodging is not cheap.

However, beginning Aug. 23 and running through Sept. 30, the rustic and charming Evergreen Lodge is now offering 25 percent off its cabins on weeknights.

Shawn Barber Makes Us Want To Cover Ourselves in Tattoos

Painter, illustrator, and tattoo artist Shawn Barber's latest show, "Tattooed Portraits: Snapshots," opened last weekend at the Shooting Gallery. Shawn took some time to talk to us about his work, his inspiration, and his plans for the future.

iPhone Artist Jorge Colombo Planning to Draw As Much of SF as He Can

Jorge Colombo’s cover for the June 1 issue of The New Yorker stands on its very own merits, regardless of whether you know the backstory: It's economical, evocative, and haunting, an unexpected shadow view of an urban street-food scene. Here's the twist: Colombo painted it using a finger-painting app for the iPhone called Brushes. The NYC artist is visiting S.F. soon (“I'm planning to draw as much of San Francisco as I can”), and the time seemed right to check in with Colombo, born in Lisbon, Portugal, and once the art director at San Francisco magazine.

Q: How did The New Yorker cover come about?

What's the Deal: Heart's Desire Jewelry, Spa Deals and more...

So, like, what's your deal, anyway? Here are ours:

Spa Radiance: You’ll save 50 percent on all nail appointments booked with this Cow Hollow day spa’s newest nail technician through Sept. 15. Ask for Kim when you make your appointment.

Notes from a Darkened Theater: The Return of Michael Jackson, a New Trailer from Michael Moore

Sony Pictures announced yesterday that Michael Jackson’s This Is It would be released exclusively for a limited two-week engagement worldwide on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Tickets will go on sale in San Francisco beginning Sunday, Sept. 27.

Separately, the film’s producers have announced that Kenny Ortega has been tapped to direct.  The Emmy Award-winning director was previously responsible for visualizing Disney’s High School Musical movies, as well as directing the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. He will begin work on the long-rumored remake of Footloose this fall.

Indie Theater Roundup: 7 Movies to See This Week

Quentin Tarantino's reimagining of World War II arrives this weekend, along with a host of compelling documentaries and another gripping (and significantly more fact-based) tale of Resistance heroism, Flame & Citron. Here as always are some of the finest films now playing at an indie theater near you.

Tarantino Goes to War, with Rousing Results, in 'Inglourious Basterds'

For almost any other filmmaker, Inglourious Basterds – yes, it’s really spelled that way – would represent a career-defining achievement, an audacious spaghetti western-style World War II fantasy that dares to rewrite history and give the Nazis their due. For Quentin Tarantino, it’s just par for an elevated course.

To the Glory That Is Litquake!

 

 

Entertainment choices were painful last Friday for San Francisco Goths: The Bowie Ball at the Great American Music Hall? Or a Litquake sponsored celebration of Edgar Allan Poe at the Goth Hop?

Not only that, lit lovers were torn, too, as they tarried between the Litquake event at the Verdi Club and the sorta nearby Elbo Room for the latest installment of Opium Magazine’s Literary Death Match.

Oh, decisions. Such dark, difficult decisions. Nevermore!

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