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Show Review: Lily Allen at the Warfield

It’s almost impossible to believe that the Lily Allen of Saturday night’s Warfield show is the same Lily Allen who graced the Great American Music Hall back in ’07. Almost. Only her sheer, “casual” encore ensemble and recurrent pleas for an indoor cigarette conjured up memories of Allen’s previous incarnation. No, Saturday was all about Lily 2.0 – sexy, confident, and pitch-perfect, the singer held nothing back as fans screamed their adoration throughout the hour-long set.

Cavallo Point: A Quick and (Now) Affordable Getaway

Even if you live in San Francisco, Cavallo Point Lodge is the perfect getaway.  It's quick (just across the Golden Gate Bridge) and, thanks to their new date-night package, pretty affordable.

Rain, Rain (Don't) Go Away: The Tonga Room Rally

I can only imagine that the call to action is that classic Hawaiian song, "Mele Kalikimaka."

How-To: Love Second-Day Hair

You washed. You styled. You may have even braided, teased, flat-ironed or piled. But after a night out and the hard-won sleep that followed, that foxy ‘do is sporting a serious hair hangover.

Instead of washing and styling anew, we asked hair experts Ashley Smith and Margaret Lippert of Oxenrose Salon for a quick and easy second-day hair solution to get our slept-on locks back in business in no time. 

Their advice: work hair into a soft, messy bun. All you need is your hands and five large bobby pins.

The "Tiny Houses" Movement

A trend San Franciscans have long been touting, tiny houses (and small space living in general) is truly becoming a bit of a phenomenon across the country. Consider it the polar-opposite to the McMansions of the 90s; tiny house dwellers aim to reduce not only their home's physical footprint, but its carbon one, too. Mimi Zeigler has chronicled the movement and now shares some of the most unique and interesting small homes in the world (all under 1000 square feet, of course) in her new tome, Tiny Houses. Meet the author and get a copy of the book signed this Wednesday, 6 to 8PM at Rare Device.

Put Some Bounce in Your Bathroom for Spring

Have you embarked on your Spring cleaning yet? It seems the time to purge and give a good, deep clean to the home is upon us again. If you're on top of it and already have the house spic and span, may we suggest an area you might have, um, missed? It's the shower curtain. Yeah, we said it. You've had that thing for way too long, and the mildew on the bottom looks like it could be growing roots. Eww! Get rid of that old thing and at the same time inexpensively revitalize your bathroom with one of the myriad options at Aldea.

20x200's Jen Bekman On Collecting Art Without Breaking the Bank

Let’s be honest: Those blacklight posters don’t really carry the same weight they did in your college days. Maybe it’s time to graduate from dorm life and upgrade to some legitimate artwork. But before you blame your apartment’s drab décor on the spiraling economy, check out this amazing site: 20x200. New York gallery owner Jen Bekman is bringing limited edition, covet-worthy originals to the masses through her online endeavor. Named after the project’s first batch of 200, $20 prints (in their own words, “200x20 just didn't sound as good”), the site now offers a variety of editions and sizes.

New Ballpark Grub: Can You Say "Bacon-Wrapped"?

In the past few years I've heard of other ballparks in America serving "gourmet" fare—sushi in Seattle, Cuban sandwiches in Miami, fish tacos in San Diego. At AT&T Park the food has historically been pretty standard—hot dogs, garlic fries, beer. But starting on Monday, opening day, there's a new game in town. Tres Agaves has taken over the three concession stands formerly leased by Compadres, so eating at the game is about to get a lot better. What's in store?

Nachos, made with housemade chips, real cheese sauce (no Whiz), pico de gallo and Tres Agaves' legendary carnitas.

Vegetarian tamales

Taco trios (your choice of chicken or pork)

and ... wait for it ...

Ratatat At The Fillmore Last Night: Consider Our Minds Blown

Ratatat showed up with one of the most elaborate and perfectly timed stage scenes that we’ve ever seen at the Fillmore last night.  Birdseye fractal sequences, beautiful scenery, excessive smoke, confetti bombs, lasers, light shows and musical genius were all in full attendance.

Rasputin Posts in Front of Virgin

"Hope for music and DVD retail in San Francisco! Rasputin is one block away with better prices than Virgin ever had!"

You might have ignored this guy today in front of the abandoned corner of Market and Stockton trying to hand you a flyer. His name is Robert, he works for Rasputin and he's a pretty friendly guy. While people tried not to catch eye contact with him in hopes that he wouldn't hand them a flyer, we took a few minutes to take one and say hello.

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