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A.C.T.'s "Illuminate the Night, A Spotlight on Our Shining Stars"

On Sunday, April 6, 2008, the Four Seasons Hotel played host to A.C.T. students, alumnus and friends, including the current cast members of the hit TV show Heroes, for Illuminate the Night, A Spotlight on Our Shining Stars. The event benefited A.C.T.’s actor training programs by raising more than $725,000 to support the future of American theater.

photography by Drew Altizer, Vasna Wilson & Aubrie Pick for Drew Altizer


Carey Perloff

Jason Mraz at the Fillmore

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Quirky singer/songwriter Jason Mraz brought his pop-meets-folk sound to the Fillmore on Friday, April 5.

JASON MRAZ



Domo Arigato


Welcome inside Hayes Valley's newest restaurant.
photo courtesy of Domo

Into the Wild

Discarded to Divine Fashion Fundraiser

This year’s St. Vincent de Paul Society’s recycled couture fashion show & auction, taking place on April 26, has attracted the likes of such local fashion faves as Colleen Quen, Nice Collective and Jessica McClintock. Stitching throwaway fabrics into their own creative designs that were inspired by artwork from the de Young’s permanent collection, these artists, among others, will join students from around San Francisco for a fashionably green runway show under the tents at the Academy of Art’s Brannan Street building. Here, a preview of our picks that you’ll be seeing at the upcoming 7x7-sponsored event (all available for purchase at the event with proceeds benefiting St.

Starn Brothers Special: Buy Art Online


Structure of Thought 6-b, by Doug & Mike Starn

What Wine Goes with Indian Food?

This question came up while I was lucky enough to be having dinner with Rajat Parr at his house. Rajat is the wine director for the metastasizing Michael Mina Group, which seems to have a new restaurant going up somewhere in the world about every 15 seconds. Known as a miraculous blind taster and to have a deeply knowledgeable mind about wine, Rajat--and this is unknown to many--is also a world-class chef who graduated from the CIA in Hyde Park before deciding to devote his life to pairing food with wine instead of cooking it.

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


Bar Bambino's stellar cheese selection.

1. Ciao, Bambino!

SF Symphonix Event at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music

To celebrate the second installment of the SF Symphonix Trilogy concert series, guests and Symphonix members were treated to appetizers courtesy of Ana Mandara, decadent chocolates from Schoggi and wines from the Pellegrini Family Vineyard at a pre-show soiree held at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.


Princess Fati Farmanfarmaian, Justin Fichelson



Joey Altman's Matzo Ball Soup

Just in time for Passover (which begins this Saturday at sundown), we bring you a simple and trustworthy recipe for matzo ball soup from SF's own Joey Altman, from his new cookbook Without Reservations: How to Make Bold, Creative, Flavorful Food at Home (Wiley).

Note: Schmaltz is rendered chicken fat. You can get it from some kosher grocers, from Boulettes Larder in the Ferry Building, or you can render it yourself by simply making homemade chicken soup and scooping the solid fat off the top after refrigerating it. The broth and shredded chicken would both come in handy for this recipe too. But if it's all too much trouble, Altman recommends vegetable oil as a substitute.
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