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Pop Rocks

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Flamboyant chamber-pop artist and multi-instrumentalist Patrick Wolf performed songs off  his latest effort The Magic Position at Mezzanine on Monday, October 15. Glam-folk performer and sitar virtuoso Bishi opened the show.


Patrick Wolf

Patrick Wolf

ADA Gala

The American Diabetes Association threw its Champions Gala last weekend to raise funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy. Dr. Julie Gerberding, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the first woman to hold the position, was the guest speaker for the event.

Sue Wyatt_Stacie Delo Vera Inper_Harold Van Wart Tanya Powell_Jodie Thelander

Five & Diamond's Opening

Photography courtesy of Arrow One

The Halloween Report

photography by Rick Camargo

Greetings blog peepers,

Yes, I survived Halloween.

The place not to be last night was the Castro, where dressing as a cop or a news reporter was the costume of the night.

KIPP Spelling Bee

KIPP (the Knowledge Is Power Program) had 10 student finalists face off in its second annual spelling bee championship, which was hosted at the Gap offices by the KIPP Bay Area Trustees—Gap, Inc. cofounders Doris and Donald Fisher are trustees. Attendees included SF District Attorney Kamala Harris, Oakland A's VP/GM Billy Beane and SF 49er Vernon Davis.

Don Fisher_Richard Barth Jason Singer_Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz

US Ski and Snowboard House Party

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

Susan Swig Watkins hosted a party at her home for the U.S. Ski and Snowboarding teams, welcoming in particular USSA President and CEO Bill Marolt and US Olympian Daron Ralves. Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind gave a special acoustic performance while invitees enjoyed tasty bites and beverages.

Boo Boo Boulange

Yes, it's a chain.

Post-Halloween Film Picks

Latino Film Fest
The Year My Parents Went On Vacation; courtesy of Castro Theatre

Greetings and salutations film friends, here's some film picks to check out while I recover from my Halloween hangover. Oh, and don't forget to be bad and get into trouble, baby.*

Film Happenings Around Town
• 11/1 SF Cinematique Presents: Dia De los Muertos - avant garde cinema at the Roxie
• 11/2-11/8: Corn (2007) Dir Woolf - Red Vic

7 Questions with Comedian Jerry Seinfeld

photo courtesy of Rick Camargo

Greetings chums,

There’s a buzz in the air this week. Could it be about Bee Movie? The Bee flick was directed, produced and written by Jerry Seinfeld—and he starred in the movie too.
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