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Local Fashion Contests: Azalea boutique and Art Institutes of California

Be on your way to becoming America's next top model or the next fashion design star by entering these local competitions.


Courtesy of Azalea boutique

What: The Azalea anniversary party fashion show model contest

When: Entry deadline is Sept. 1; five winners will be announced Sept. 5 for their spot to model in the Sept. 19 show at Mezzanine, styled by Brandon Scott, designer of B. Son SF.

Wine Report from Outside Lands

The big surprise for me after attending the Outside Lands Music festival was not that Radiohead puts on a good show, that Cake still has it or that Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings is the best act going in the US these days. What was most shocking was how thoroughly packed the wine tent was.



All these rockers--young and old--were buying wine. And thanks to Peter Eastlake of Vintage Berkeley wine shop, who organized the whole wine pavilion, they were sipping on some unusually good vino.

Tacos in the Fog: Let the Good Times Roll


A picture from the original (and still going strong) Nick's Crispy
Tacos, which is currently owned by Howard Schindler.

The Metal Master Tour



Showcasing Judas Priest, Heaven & Hell, Motorhead and Bay Area's Testament.

Sunday, August 31st
Shoreline Amphitheatre
On sale now at livenation.com

Gallery 645 and BRAVO! Club Host a Party for the Art of Opera Exhibit

On Thursday, August 14, guests celebrated the photography of John F. Martin. The sneak preview showcased a series of the artist's work with the San Francisco Opera. The exhibit is a glimpse backstage where you can see the performers’ onstage makeup, costumes and facial expressions up close and personal.

 
Sarah Grotta, Frank Alizaga, Jr.


Richard Habib, Michael Thompson

Cerro Pampa Polo Club Hosts 4th Annual Oyster Cup

On Saturday, August 9, Cerro Pampa Polo Club in Petaluma, California, celebrated its 4th Annual Oyster Cup tournament. The event drew over 200 guests to watch the polo match and enjoy the scene. Proceeds for the evening benefited the Marin Nature Conservancy


Tully Forester, Amy Coleman, Monica Coakley


Melissa LaBauve, Suzanne Holzman, Pete Scott, Luci Scott

Outside Lands Videos: Part 2

Wilco / Video by Jason Jurgens

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

The monumental Slow Food Nation affair is finally here! Time may have felt like it slowed down since you first heard that the largest Slow Food event in America was coming to San Francisco for Labor Day weekend, but with all the events quickly selling out it’s time to pick up the pace and make plans.  You can slow down again once you get there. Here are our picks for the best of show.


photo by John Olmstead

1. Urban farm excursion

The Man Behind Slow Food Rocks: Tom Shepard, CEO of Festival Network

Meet Tom Shepard, a man with a plan.  Under his leadership, Festival Network, the events company responsible for the legendary Newport Jazz Festivals—which helped to propel Bob Dylan into the national spotlight in 1963—has continued a legacy of what he calls “premium eclectic” music events nationwide.  Now the San Francisco-based businessman is bringing Slow Food Rocks to life—the event he sees as the perfect union between cause and venue for his Bay Area audience.  We caught up with him in between his preparations for this weekend's festivities. 

Radiohead at Outside Lands

Photography by Stefanie Michejda













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