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“From Tiki to Toe Shoes” at the Tongo Room

On Wednesday, April 16 the Tongo Room at the Fairmont Hotel celebrated its newly renovated space with the spectacular “From Tiki to Toe Shoes” party honoring the 15th anniversary of San Francisco Ballet ENCORE!. Guests were treated to a lavish luau feast and lively Polynesian dancers.


Gregg Mattner, Paula Elmore


Sheri Relerford , Cristina Robinson

Cherries and Lunch at Bushi-Tei

In our Luxury issue, due to hit newsstands any minute now, we celebrate the long-lost art of lunch. You remember lunch—that mid-day break that civilized people used to take to eat, drink and refresh their minds before heading into the afternoon. Just in time for its return, Japantown's Bushi-Tei began serving lunch two weeks ago.

The Glow in the Dark Tour Featuring Rihanna

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

On Saturday, April 19 Rihanna, Lupe Fiasco and N.E.R.D took over the HP Pavilion for a night of great live music and outrageous stage shows.

RIHANNA


Maker Faire: On the Make


The Guitar Zeros' equipment

Hats Off!

Famed SF hat makers, Goorin Brothers, are at it again. Hitting shelves for spring is the latest iteration of their 1333 Minna collection, designed this season by the well-known street artisans from the Seventh Letter Crew of Mad Society Kings. We loved the cool, original artwork that dresses up these basic men’s styles. Here, our top picks:

 
Morning Glory

Murphy's Film Picks

Brick Lane
Brick Lane; courtesy of the San Francisco International Film Festival

Film nerds and nerdettes, why don't you check out some of these groovy film picks happening in your 'hood. Don't forget to tune in next week for another installment of the Reel. Until next time, be bad and get into trouble baby.

Film Happenings Around Town 

•    There Will Be Blood (2007) Dir. Anderson – Red Vic

Top 7 A+E Picks

The Last Mistress
The Last Mistress; courtesy of IFC Films

Here’s 7 not-to-miss A+E happenings this week.

1. Third Tuesdays/Sketch Tuesdays at 111 Minna
See the creative process unfold before your eyes at 111 Minna this Tuesday, April 22, for Third Tuesdays/Sketch Tuesdays. Up for grabs: the work of local artists like 7x7 faves Amanda Lynch and Matt Furie who will be making art live and in person.

Earth Day with the Hot List

Yoshitomo Saito
"When the Wind Stopped" by Yoshitomo Saito; courtesy of Haines Gallery

Looking for some earth-friendly fun? Check out these 7 Hot List-approved eco-centric events for Earth Day and beyond.

1.  Waste Wise Market Celebration at the Ferry Building

Green is Good

In this age of rampant greenwashing, it’s hard to know what to believe. Everywhere you turn someone has an eco, organic, sustainable party line—how can you tell the fakers from the real deal? But there’s one business in San Francisco that setting the standard for green business, and proving that it’s possible to be both successful and conscientious: Mixt Greens.


Dear Mixt Greens,
Thanks for not trashing the planet while
making us lunch. Love, us.
Courtesy of Mixt Greens.
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