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I’ve been thinking a lot about noisy sex lately. Not because I can hear my neighbors having sex, but because the volume of noise during sex can send some friends, lovers and certainly neighbors over the edge. Then I read this Yahoo news story about the effects of grunting during exercise, and it got me even more curious about the correlation between noise and good sex. 

22 Shoes Anniversary Party

22 Shoes

If you’re in the mood to hang out in the East Bay tonight, stop by 22 Shoes in Oakland for their 5th anniversary party from 6 to 9 p.m. You’ll not only get 10% off your purchase of any of their beautiful and simple hand-cobbled leather shoes, but you can snag a $25 limited edition organic-cotton bag designed by local illustrator Louise Bonnet. All proceeds from the bag sales go toward the SF environmental charity Save the Bay. The 10% off goes on throughout the weekend, also at the SF store.

Oakland store: 5856 College Ave.
San Francisco store: 2277 Union St.

Starry Eyed



Sara checking out the guide, fresh off the press.

Super Spooky Film Picks

Shaun of the Dead
Shaun of the Dead; courtesy of Paramount Pictures UK

Greetings and salutations
film nerds, here are some Halloween movies to get you in the mood for tricks and treats. Until next time, be bad and get into trouble baby.*

Film Happenings Around Town
The Good, the Bad and the Sick The ‘80s Stephen King Weekend (Castro Theatre)

The V Lady

It wasn’t until The Vagina Monologues that the word became popular in mainstream media. Sure, at first it was uncomfortable. Newspapers wouldn’t print ads for the show and the evening news talked about the “V monologues,” but not the vagina in its full glory.

Eventually, however, there was a turning point, and the word started rolling off tongues.

“Thank god for Eve Ensler (creator of The Vagina Monologues),” VL exclaimed.

Maybe you’ve seen the Vagina Lady at events around town, from Gay Pride to Bay to Breakers, though not at the Folsom Street Festival (way too many penises in play, I've surmised).

This Old Bag at the W Hotel

This Old Bag: The Power of the Purse, which was held at the W San Francisco, raised more than $135,000 for the Breast Cancer Emergency Fund. Sharon Stone’s donated Versace bag brought in the most money; it was auctioned off for a tidy sum of $8,000.

D.A.N.C.E for Justice

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Uber-hip French electro duo Justice played a monumental set in support of their highly acclaimed debut album at Mezzanine on Wednesday, October 10. Complete with cross-shaped glowsticks and a sound system decorated by a gigantic illuminated crucifix, Justice played a remarkable show that lasted until early morning. The dance-ready crowd warmed up to the electronic-infused rock sounds of Australian outfit Midnight Juggernauts.

EcoMom Alliance with Robin Wright Penn

Actress and Marin resident Robin Wright Penn hosted an event honoring nonprofit EcoMom Alliance, an organization that "inspires and empowers mothers to help create an environmentally, socially and economically prosperous and healthy future for all." Held in the green living showroom of Green Fusion Design Center, this was a pre-party for another event to be held in SF on Nov. 29 at Flora Grubb Nursery.

The Dark Crystal

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Toronto, Canada-based thrash-electro duo Crystal Castles brought their punk-meets-Atari sound to Mezzanine on Saturday, October 6. SF experimental dance outfit Lemonade, Parisian electro group Toxic Avenger and Oakland's Off Campus started off the night.

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