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IRC Dinner and Humanitarian Awards

International Rescue Committee held its fifth annual Bay Area dinner and presentation of the Sarlo Foundation Distinguished Humanitarian Service awards at the St. Regis Hotel. Featured speakers at the event included author Dave Eggers and Sudanese refugee Valentino Achak Deng, who was the subject of Eggers’ book What Is the What.

Ear to the Underground

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Politically conscious rap duo Dead Prez (also known as Dead Presidents) brought their underground sound to Mezzanine on Sunday, September 30. Washington D.C. rapper Wale opened the show with his sharp lyrical skills and funk-infused beats.

Dead Prez

Brownie Troop

The ballot for the brownie contest.

High School Sex

Have you had those experiences—in your adulthood—when you’ve felt like you were having high school sex all over again?

Guy gropes breasts for two minutes, sticks his hand down pants for three-and-a-half, and next thing you know, you’re doing it (clothes on floor, panties at your ankles, etc.)

Seems we all get stuck in these sex ruts—like we studied what to do with the breasts, penis, vagina and mouth, and we stopped learning and adding to our repertoire after we graduated from sex ed.

High School Sex
photography by Bill Grove

Drinking Class

For Christmas last year, I got Wine for Dummies, but I’ve yet to crack that sucker open. Now, I’m more inspired to dust it off as last week I attended two classes—Wine Tasting Deconstructed, beginner and intermediate—both offered through the Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant.

Hand Claps and Toe Taps

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Brooklyn-based MP3 blog darlings Clap Your Hands Say Yeah charmed audience members with tracks from their latest album Some Loud Thunder at the Independent on Tuesday, September 25. Singer/songwriter Elvis Perkins (son of actor Anthony Perkins, known best for his role in Hitchcock's classic horror flick Psycho) opened the bill.


Poppa H's Film Picks

Joe Strummer
The Future is Unwritten: Joe Strummer; courtesy of IFC Films

Hey film nerds, here's my weekly installment of film picks to check out around your 'hood. Until next time, be bad and get into trouble baby.

Happenings Round Town

SF Performances Gala

SF Performances' 28th season gala, "La Dolce Vita," successfully raised more than $100,000 for its education and outreach programs. Soprano Heidi Grant Murphy along with composer/pianist Jake Heggie and Quartetto Gelato performed at the event, which was held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
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