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SF Symphony 2008 Opening Night Gala

Music enthusiasts of all ages joined in celebrating the opening of the SF Symphony’s 2008–2009 season on Wednesday, September 3. The evening’s performances included Bernstein's Symphonix dances from West Side Story and pieces by pianist Yefim Bronfman.


Anna Alioto


Holly Grochmal, Sarah Lewis, Roberta Economidis

The Eat + Drink List: This week's top 7



1. Chocolate Coma

SF Fashion and Beauty events


Courtesy of Fresh.com


What: Fresh Mini-Facial Event

When: 5 to 7 p.m., Sept. 10

Where: Fresh boutique, 301 Sutter St., 415-248-0210

Why: Come meet the ebullient local Fresh boutique team and Fresh’s cofounder, Alina Roytberg, who will be in town demonstrating color application. Bonus: complimentary champagne, makeovers and mini-facials.


Courtesy of Spa Week 2008

City Bites at Macy's

As we assemble our weekly eat + drink events e-newsletter (Sent to your inbox every Wednesday! Chock-a-block full of useful information! To sign up, enter your email address on our homepage!) there is always an event or two that we can’t squeeze in but that you certainly shouldn’t miss. This fall, there’s a whole series of events, called City Bites, happening in the Cellar at Macy’s, and the series kicks off this Wednesday with an event all about honey.


Who are you calling honey, sweetheart? Scott, Mayclem and Werner together at Macy's

!!! (Chk Chk Chk) at the Independent

Photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

As usual, Nic Offer of !!! (Chk Chk Chk) brought a packed audience with his wild dance moves on Wednesday, August 27, at the Independent. The eight-member ensemble had the crowd singing and shaking right along with them. Sugar and Gold opened the show.

Friends Without Benefits

By: The 4-Way Panel

Dear 4-Way
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Humphry Slocombe: Ice Cream for Adults

If just for the name, I’ll be stopping by Humphry Slocombe, the latest ice cream shop to hit the Mission, slated to open a few weeks from now. (If this weather continues I’d advise lining up starting right now at 2790 Harrison at 24th Street.) The brainchild of Jake Godby, the opening pastry chef at Coi (who also spent time in the kitchens of Boulevard, Fifth Floor and the defunct Tartare), Humphry has no designs on being the ice cream-for-everyone shop (witness flavors such as salted licorice, salt-and-pepper and sweet corn-and-blackberry). Godby gave us the scoop.

How did you come up with the name?

James Curd

To those of you in the electronic music scene James Curd is nothing new with multiple projects including The Greenskeepers, songs on TV and in video games including Grand Theft Auto and even an upcoming single on DFA entitled "We Just Won't Stop" he is a man of many talents and here is one more.... http://www.jamescurd.com/lugodjmix.mp3.

Branch Out With Your Sauvignon Blanc

When it comes to Sauvignon Blanc, people think of New Zealand, the Loire Valley and even California. But few remember to think of Bordeaux, whose white wines are not seen in big numbers. Yet they are composed in part of Sauvignon Blanc and often have a tinge of that bracing green herbalness that fans of the grape love. The other part of the wine, often the majority, is made up of Semillon, a grape with a bigger, rounder body and texture than SB and less-green, more-honeyed notes.
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