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Radar Live: Our Picks for What's Hot This Week

 

 

 

Online calendar editor Allison McCarthy gives her picks for must-attend events of the week.

 

Tommy Guerrero Jams at Mollusk Surf Shop to Promote Surf Flick, The Present

It's rare that San Franciscans make the trek to the Outer Sunset on a Friday evening.  But last Friday night, legendary skateboarder and artist Tommy Guerrero drew out the crowds to Mollusk Surf Shop for a concert to promote Thomas Campbell's latest surf flick, The Present.  The film premiered earlier this month and features some of the best surfers in the world, including Dane Reynolds, Joel Tudor, Ry Craike and Rob Machado.

 

Shopping for Small Feet

Footwear is, perhaps, the only realm of women’s fashion where those seeking the smallest sizes perpetually come up short-handed. In any other category, the woman seeking the smaller size will – in most stores, at least – have more options than her larger counterparts. But when it comes to shoes, the tiniest toes face the toughest challenge. And according to Suzette Standring of The Huffington Post, the problem is only getting worse.

The Dirtiest Word in the Restaurant Industry

The other day I was talking to a restaurant owner. He was complaining about the no-show—the person that ditches a reservation without bothering to cancel. I’d like to think that this is just a matter of ignorance, more than downright rude behavior. Diners just assume the restaurant will give your table away to someone else—no big deal, right?

Not exactly.

Here’s are what a couple industry insiders have to say:

Bhi Bhiman at Hotel Utah: God is a Warriors Fan and Satan Loves the Lakers

Bhi Bhiman strummed out a perfectly executed set to a packed crowd at the quaint Hotel Utah. His set included a couple previews from his forthcoming album, quite a few from The Cookbook, and our favorite, a track about how “God is a Warriors fan and Satan loves the Lakers.” There's some hometown pride for you.

Despite the fuzzy sound quality, Bhiman rose above it to deliver a solid set, keeping fans entranced by his voice for an entire hour. Overall, it was a great opening to a great evening and with strong vocals and lyrical originality, we predict Bhi Bhiman will soon be toppling over venues this size. He's definitely someone to keep your eyes on.

Sidewalk Chic: Well-Balanced in SoMa

Name: Janna Rose White

Age: 23

Occupation: Marketing and Development Manager at International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)

Spotted: Opening Night party for Nick Cave at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 9:05 p.m.

Martine Saunier: Rock Star of the Wine World

This is a picture of Martine Saunier, San Francisco's premier wine maven. Last week she held her annual portfolio tasting at the Presidio's Golden Gate Club. In a time when restaurants aren't buying much wine, the shoulder-to-shoulder crowd of wine professionals in attendance was testament to the quality of her lineup of wines and her rock star status. Martine, who just turned 75 a few months ago, just keeps going and, if anything, getting better. (You think Mick Jagger has energy, just try keeping up with Martine.)

Well-Armed: How to Get Toned Like Michelle Obama

For the last month, the First Lady’s upper arms have been in the media spotlight almost as much as her husband’s economic stimulus plan. Somewhere between seeing the angles of her bare limbs gracing the March cover of Vogue and Maureen Dowd’s conclusion that Michelle Obama’s arms constitute “the only bracing symbol of American strength right now,” we started to get a tad envious.

Elaine Badgley Arnoux Displays "The People of San Francisco" at the Old Mint Building

You don't have to be famous to be recognized in this city. Acclaimed local artist Elaine Badgley Arnoux has memorialized a hodgepodge of San Franciscans--from cab drivers, firemen, postal workers and cultural leaders to politicians like Mayor Gavin Newsom and Dianne Feinstein--in her portrait series, "The People of San Francisco," comprising more than 140 works. For the first time ever, the Old Mint will open its doors to display the exhibit in the historic Counting Rooms.

Indie Theater Roundup: What to See This Week

Spring has arrived, splashing the city with invigorating rays of glorious sunshine. Where better to celebrate than a dark, air-conditioned theater? As always, here's a list of some of the finest films currently in rotation at a San Francisco indie theater near you.

1. Labyrinth
Where: Red Vic Movie House, 1727 Haight St., 415-668-3994
When: April 1-2

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