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Indie Theater Roundup: 7 Movies to See This Week

After a surprisingly funny cameo in Todd Phillips' smash comedy The Hangover, "Iron" Mike Tyson returns to the big screen this Sunday for a two-night stand at the Red Vic. Catch him if you can. If not, there are plenty of worthwhile alternatives playing this week at an indie theater near you.

What’s the Deal: Light Vision at M.A.C., LF and more….

Because she works hard for her money....

Light Vision at M.A.C.: One of our favorite new online destinations for edgy apparel from independent designers holds a trunk show tonight at one of our favorite shopping destinations in the City. Head to M.A.C. in Hayes Valley between 6 and 8 p.m. today to view Light Vision’s inventory in person, and you’ll enjoy special discounts and sangria.

LF: Everything is 60 percent off this weekend at this Cow Hollow store. That includes the entire spring collection, shoes, accessories and jewelry.

Culture Clash: SF Arts Commission



UPDATE: Another resignation has been tendered to the beleaguered SF Arts Commission by René Bihan, a Managing Principal Architect with SWA Group, a local design firm in San Francisco.

Bihan has served as a volunteer Arts Commissioner since April 2008. His resignation is based upon various business-related reasons and was not spurred on by the below-discussed Daly Debacle.

However because of said-debacle, Bihan has chosen to remain until his replacement is appointed and confirmed in order to maintain the Commission's crucial voting quorum.

Luis Cancel, Director of Cultural Affairs at the SFAC, checks in with the following statement:

Broken Lizard: Shenanigans at Cobb's

Broken Lizard, the five-man comedy troupe that gave us the hilariously stupid classics Super Troopers and Beerfest, are coming to Cobb's. Presented by Sketchfest, Farva (aka Kevin Heffernan) and the gang will play four shows, Friday, September 4 and Saturday, September 5 at 8:00p and 10:15p. The shows will mix improv, new sketches, film clips, stand-up, and Q&A about what it's like to be as deranged as these guys are. Expect special guest appearances by characters from Broken Lizard movies.

Look of the Week: Runway Ready

As stylish as it may be, impractical airport attire (think heavy coat, scarf, dress, huge bag, and high heels) will surely maximize space in your suitcase, but will no doubt leave you longing for the comfort of the dreadful Juicy tracksuit. With a little creativity, however, you can still look runway chic in an outfit that feels like PJs. We promise.

1. Silence & Noise Cropped Striped Tee, $32: Give this wardrobe staple an upgrade with a modern shape and bold stripes.

Nothing Puritanical About Square One Botanical: Pleasure In A Clear Glass Bottle

After enjoying it regularly during the spell of great sunny weather we've been having (at least over here in the Dogpatch), I'm ready to come out and say it--the just-realeased Square One Botanical is bold, original, wonderfully delicious, and absolutely deserving of your attention.

Next Wave Throat-Singing With Tanya Tagaq At Yerba Buena Center

Throat-singing is capable of throwing the most delicious shivers down your spine -- be it from Bulgaria, Tuva, or Nunavut. Tanya Tagaq hails from the latter territory in northern Canada, where a few thousand Inuits live. Still, the aboriginal throat-singer sounds as if she could have easily stepped off a spaceship straight from Planet Post-Punk.

Link Love: Anna Wintour on Letterman, Models Un-retouched and More

Daily reads from our feeds …

Anna wintour live and uncensored on Letterman! The grande dame of fashion is finally stepping out into the limelight. The Cut says she’ll appear on the Late Show on August 24 to promote The September Issue.

Peter Lindbergh continues his au natural streak and captures supermodels on camera without makeup and minimal retouching for September’s Harper’s Bazaar. And they’re still stunning. Ugh. Fashionologie gives us the goods.

To Do: Craft Council Show, Warehouse Sale, Art Opening

Lots going on this weekend! Start with a gallery show at BellJar, wake up early and make the trek down to Tracy for Restoration Hardware's warhouse sale, then spend Sunday combing through the cream of the American crafting crop at Fort Mason. Check out the deets below:

microHabitat at BellJar: As the name suggests, artist Micke Tong's show features tiny living spaces, from miniscule Victorian facades to wee pre-fabs (who knew they could get any smaller?), but you'll also find drawings and candy-colored taxidermy thrown in too, for good measure. Opening Friday, August 14th from 6 to 9 PM and continuing through September 11th. Details available here.

Pooch-Friendly Partying at the Westin

If you're tired of hitting the town sans pooch, here's your chance to paint the town red with Fido in tow. At the Westin St. Francis' "Dogs Days of Summer" on Aug. 26, canines and their owners will be treated like VIPS (Very Important Pets and Persons) in an event benefitting the San Francisco SPCA.

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