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photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

Fry Me a River (of Smelts)

Here are the things I dig about the new Bossa Nova on Eighth Street in SoMa.

1.    The supercool website, which will make you want to book a flight to Rio in about two minutes flat.
2.    The live music every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, courtesy of Brazilian hottie Antonio Guedes.
3.    The $7 caipirinhas, especially the classic.

Bossa Nova's fried smelts + caipirinhas.

A Hip-Hop Haunting

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah played an off-the-hook solo show at Mezzanine on Friday, November 2. Legendary rapper Rakim and up-and-comer Brother Ali opened the show.

Ghostface Killah

Building Bridges

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

At the star-studded 21st annual Bridge School Benefit—a non-profit concert founded by Neil Young that helps fund the Bridge School for handicapped children—established musicians like Jerry Lee Lewis and Tom Waits shared the stage with rockers Metallica, heartthrob John Mayer and quirky songwriter Regina Spektor at Shoreline Amphitheatre on Saturday, October 27.


Feeling Crabby

Photograph by Stefanie Michejda

Poppa H's Weekly Film Picks

Blame it on Fidel
Blame It On Fidel; courtesy of Koch Lorber Films

Hey fabulous film friends, here are some groovy film picks happening around your neighborhood. Check in next week for another exciting installment of the Reel. Until next time kids, be bad and get into trouble baby.*

Film Happenings Around Town

•  Blame It On Fidel (2007) Dir. Gavras -  Roxie
•  Poor White Trash II Red State Cinema: Rural Auteurs - YBCA

Performers for Choice 2007

Performers for Choice, a benefit for NARAL Pro-Choice California and the NARAL Pro-Choice California Foundation, took over Bimbo’s 365 Club for a night of comic relief, remarks from Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America and the presentation of the Champion of Choice award to Dr. Madelyn Kahn, an abortion provider.

Sydney Mintz_Fay Zenoff Megan Porter_Laura Hahn Renuka Kher_Sandeep Solanki

San Francisco Women

The “typical” San Francisco woman?

I’ve heard them described as independent, snobby, sophisticated, comfortable, smart, flaky, athletic, not as cute but super cool (please don’t not kill the messenger here).

Sure, you’ll find these types in any major metropolis, but in SF they are abundant (especially the independent, cool, smart ones.)

There’s certainly an allure to living in San Francisco, especially when I’ve been traveling to other locales. Lately, I’ve been curious to see what kind of reputation our city has for those living elsewhere.
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