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Abstain from obsessively renumbering that Netflix queue—Weeds Season 3 still has a “short wait.” This week and next it is all about getting out to the movies. Putting Sex and the City and Ironman aside, let’s talk festivals—’cause let’s face it: SF loves it some festivals.

Twiga Gallery Grand Reopening

On Thursday, May 15 the Twiga gallery celebrated the opening of its newly designed space with a party and benefit. The gallery, which features African-made art and jewelry, threw a lavish cocktail fete, which showcased the new collection of African jewelry and benefited the Mbinga Children’s Fund.


Daryl Crawford, Christine Rios


May Ramirez, Kate Brockie

Foals Perform at Popscene

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Hailing from Oxford, UK, post-punk outfit Foals played for an enthusiastic audience at Popscene on Thursday, May 22. Quirky pop outfit Maps and Atlases opened the bill.

FOALS

Adele Perfroms at Bimbos

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

British retro soul sensation Adele played an intimate set at Bimbo's 365 Club on Thursday, May 22.

ADELE



M83 Performs at the Great American Music Hall

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Dreamy electronic group M83 played songs off of their latest effort Saturday = Youth at the Great American Music Hall on Wednesday, May 21.

M83

This Month In Music


courtesy of the Tings Tings

Here’s our ultimate live music guide for June. Tune in each month to get the scoop of the Hot List’s picks of the hottest tickets in town.

Or, the Whale at the Independent on Thursday, June 5

The Eat + Drink List: This Week's Top 7



1. Allez Cuisine!
While it’s not quite Iron Chef, food-contest lovers will be flocking to Sacramento on Tuesday, June 10, for the SushiMasters State Finals Competition. Categories include morikomi, also known as “traditional style,” and signature roll.  The cost of admission ($50) covers a reception-style sampling of sushi, sake and other Japanese specialties and a traditional sake barrel-breaking ceremony. Tickets can be purchased at tickets.com or charged by phone at 800-225-2277.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund’s Hope Gala

On Saturday, May 17 the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund threw their tenth annual Hope Gala. The Benefit, which raised over $ 2 million for research, was held at the Fairmont Hotel and featured a silent auction, dinner and dancing.


Betty Kay Coakley, Brian Wilsey


Luke Miller, Amy Miller, Jennifer Jeffries, Sean Jeffries

Best Movie Summers Ever

Greetings and salutations* film snots … Haven’t you heard? The Dude is not in.* Where is he? A privacy clause in his contract prohibits us from asking but we’re laying bets … 

A)    Hooker’s gone shark hunting
B)    Hooker’s finishing the pilot script for his sick and twisted TV show
C)    Hooker’s building a state-of-the-art Iron Suit to battle terrorists
D)    Hooker’s digging through Peruvian tombs in search of Conquistador mummies and the Lost City of Gold

While he’s on hiatus, in honor of 7x7’s Best of issue, MRF left a whole mess of Best of Hookers Reel(s) for all you suckers who don’t have his archives page bookmarked yet so dig in Reel Junkies.

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