If Michael Jackson's sudden, tragic passing yesterday left you too bummed to plan any upcoming outings, don't fret. MJ fans throughout the city are uniting on the dancefloor to pay tribute to the legendary entertainer. Here's a quick guide on where to moonwalk for some MJ love:
With the Fourth of July just around the corner, how will you celebrate our country's Independence Day? With so much on tap around the Bay Area, we'd wager you won't have any trouble finding something to do.
Groove alongside 100,000 of your closest friends to the tunes of some of the area's greatest jazz performers on three main stages. Arts, crafts and food vendors will occupy 10 blocks should you get restless and need to exercise your legs. July 4-5, 10am-6pm, free.
San Francisco is certainly wine-soaked. And, since the days of the Gold Rush, it's always been a place that loves its hard stuff. But what about beer? Though there is still a lot of improvements to be made on the beer scene here, as several brewers have voiced to me, there's no question that beer's fortunes are changing. Look at the fact that last year we got not one, but two new beer joints: Monk's Kettle and La Trappe. The Bay Area got a new brewery, Napa Smith.
That means it's time for our weekly recap from Eater SF, where Eater editor Paolo Lucchesi gives his report on all the restaurant news from the last seven days. Hold on.
1) The big news of the week broke on Monday morning, when the secret location of Smuggler's Cove was ceremoniously revealed. Martin Cate's super-tiki bar isn't due until November, but it's already causing all kinds of buzz among the cocktail sect. And it's going to be in Hayes Valley.
Yesterday's devastating loss of two irreplaceable icons and the ensuing buzz that occured left us thinking that sometimes it's best to simply take a look back at the feathered beauty and King of Pop's most memorable looks and let the images speak for themselves:
Hey pretty young things, you've been workin' day and night. This weekend, don't stop 'til you get enough....
While most people seem to have barbeque and sailing on their minds for this fair-weathered weekend, we're thinking bargains and sale-ing, instead. Tops on our list is McGuire Furniture's first sample sale in San Francisco ever. Items are priced to move at up to 70% the retail price, and even though the sale actually started Thursday (dang, apologies for the late notice) new items are being trucked in daily, so you're still bound to find a sweet deal. The sale is open today (Friday) until 5pm and continues on Saturday from 10am until 2pm. McGuire is located at 1201 Brant Street between 8th and 9th in SoMa.
Not far from the hopping cultural crossroads of 16th and Valencia, Intersection for the Arts has been making a name for itself for decades as another kind of meeting place -- and the site of riveting collaborations with literary heavyweights such as Denis Johnson, stage productions like the fierce, hip-hop-laced Angry Black White Boy, and such ambitious interdisciplinary endeavors as the Prison Project.
We finally got to SFMOMA's new Georgia O'Keefe and Ansel Adams exhibit, which focuses on the friendship that sprung up between the two during a stint in New Mexico. It's supposed to display the effects of their mutually beneficial, non-sexual relationship on their respective works. Fair enough, but it's kind of a replay. The show's very similar to one a few years ago, which contrasted O'Keefe's paintings with the portraiture and photography of her husband, Alfred Stieglitz. But that exhibition actually took the plunge and embraced the sexuality of both artists, which was very sexy and risqué. This one just lightly dabbles.
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