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A Night at the Museum: Artist Tucker Nichols Challenges the Norm


"Thanks for Understanding" by Tucker Nichols; courtesy of the de Young

7 Sexy Things

As we head into the end of May and the beginning of summer, keep these (mostly) local events on your radar should you feel the need to turn up the heat.



1. Masturbate-a-thon
Sunday, May 25, at the Center for Sex & Culture downtown
Just think: Sex with someone you love, and for a great cause.
 
2. Ask the Doctors: Masturbation

Beer for Dogs? No, It's Not a Joke



A friend alerted me to this astonishing development in the world of beer: Happy Tail Ale, the first beer for dogs. It's nonalcoholic, fortified with glucosamine (for the joints) and Vitamin E, and it's beef-flavored. Hell, if it weren't for the nonalcoholic part, I'd probably drink it myself.

Hukilau Restaurant: A Little Bit of Hawaii on Geary

So the other day I went to check out Hukilau, that rather nondescript yet somehow noticeable little restaurant on the corner at the big intersection of Masonic and Geary. I'd been wondering about it for a long time and, as one of its bartenders, Kimmie, has come into Cantina (where I sometimes tend bar), I decided to see what it was all about.

Tony Abou-Ganim's Cable Car: A Signature SF Drink

Last night was the kick-off event for cocktail week. It took place at the Starlight Room, where many of SF's best and brightest (like Marco Dionysus, pictured here) got behind the bar, making drinks for the masses.

Shop Your Closet


Courtesy of HarperCollins

Truth be told, I am a complete organizational freak. I color coordinate my closet, tape Polaroids of each pair of shoes to the outside of my Container Store shoe boxes, and fold every sweater uniformly. I’m the first to admit that it’s a bit obsessive, but damn my closet looks good!

Green Your Life



Ever since GreenYour.com launched on Earth Day (in Beta), I can't seem to tear myself away. If you have ever wondered how to green pretty much anything, now there is an exceedingly useful resource. Everything is arranged in easy to find categories and subcategories, making this one of the most comprehensive, navigable go-green sites. Start out with the facts, move through to the tips and then end with products. GreenYour.com will lead you all the way to the water. Then all you have to do is drink—and they'll even show you how to do that, should you need it.

Top 7 A+E Picks

Kate Nash
courtesy of  Kate Nash

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

1. Kate Nash at the Fillmore on Tuesday, May 13

Pisoni Vineyards: A Man and His Jeep

I recently had the good fortune of taking my first trip to the famed Pisoni Vineyards of the Santa Lucia Highlands, above the Salinas Valley. Gary Pisoni was the visionary vineyard planter who put the region on the wine map. He's also a legendary wild man, part Dionysus, part Loki, Pan, you name it. Let's just the man knows how to have a good time.


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