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Kate Nash
courtesy of  Kate Nash

Here’s 7 not-to-miss A+E happenings this week.

1. Kate Nash at the Fillmore on Tuesday, May 13

Pisoni Vineyards: A Man and His Jeep

I recently had the good fortune of taking my first trip to the famed Pisoni Vineyards of the Santa Lucia Highlands, above the Salinas Valley. Gary Pisoni was the visionary vineyard planter who put the region on the wine map. He's also a legendary wild man, part Dionysus, part Loki, Pan, you name it. Let's just the man knows how to have a good time.

Friends of the Urban Forest Soiree at Greens

On Sunday, April 27 the Friends of the Urban Forest celebrated their tremendous success as local environmental advocates with an eco-centric bash at Greens Restaurant at Fort Mason. The event featured delectable vegetarian faire, courtesy of executive chef Annie Somerville and an acoustic performance by local musician Chris Clouse.

Jason Oronzi, Mireille Schwartz

Damion Matthews, Jason Oronzi

I'm From Barcelona Performs at the Independent

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Eclectic Swedish pop outfit I'm From Barcelona played a high-energy set at the Independent on Tuesday, April 29.


San Francisco Film Society Gala Fundraiser

On Thursday, May 1 the San Francisco Film Society honored guests Mike Leigh, Maria Bello and Robert Towne at the Gala Fundraiser for the SFFS Education Program. The Gala was part of the 51st International SF
International Film Fest and was held at the Westin St. Francis Hotel.

Maria Bello

Scott Owens, Dana Shapiro, Gary Shapiro

Sons and Daughters Perform at the Great American Music Hall

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Glasgow-based indie rockers Sons and Daughters played the Great American Music Hall on Friday, May 2.


Foot Fisted at the Hollywood Roosevelt

Greetings and salutations* film nerds from the “Delirium Tremems Suite” at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel where legend has it, tinsel town rummies like F. Scott Fitzgerald, John “the Profile” Barrymore and Errol “N Like” Flynn once yakked their weight in cocktail onions after beer bonging many martinis through Kong’s top hat at the 1934 Academy Awards.

All those scoundrels (including Kong) died of liver failure and went to hell, but MRF’s gonna live forever! Right? Fock me. I gotta lie down ... What are you still in the hall, make a drink, please. Keeping with tradition, behold the debauched splendor of the present, the infamous DT Suite (i.e. thrashed pool cabana #217) still smoldering from the Cinco de Mayo fiesta Hooker’s Reel threw to celebrate the premier of my friends’ movie the Foot Fist Way

Laura Veirs and Liam Finn at Bottom of the Hill

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Singer/songwriter Laura Veirs played an intimate set at Bottom of the Hill on Monday, May 5. Liam Finn opened the show.


Mojito Kits: A Lovely Idea, But the Reality...

This is how the p.r. query read for this summer's release of the 10 Cane rum mojito kit: "This summer, 10 CANE presents a limited-edition 10 CANE Mojito Kit that allows aspiring mixologists to enjoy fresh notes of mint, sugar cane and lime juice at home without the hassle of muddling, cleanup, and embarrassing mint stuck in their guests’ teeth. Just fill glasses with ice, add contents, stir and ... remove shoes."

Playboy's Rock the Rabbit Presents the Heavy

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

On Saturday, May 3 Playboy's Rock the Rabbit presented a live show with the Heavy and openers the Cataracs at Mezzanine.


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