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Big Bang, Pt. 2

On the 700th-plus day, following years of fundraising, underground garage battles, tons of earth moved for construction and the construction itself, the relocation of a gazillion species, hours and overtime in preparation, 30-plus welcoming events, three major galas and a mile-long line of anxious visitors on opening day, California Academy of Sciences Director Gregory Farrington surveyed this verdant kingdom and declared it was good.

And then, hopefully, went home and took a nap.

Especially as the Big Bang gala on Thursday at The Academy was a humdinger of a party.

One Is the Most Annoying Number

By: The 4-Way Panel

Dear 4-Way

The Slanted Peruvian Docks: Pisco Sours all around!

Pisco Sour: The  new margarita? Photo courtesy of David Fukuda

Between Piqueo’s and Limòn, I thought SF had had its Peruvian moment, but apparently, it’s just begun. La Mar Cebicheria Peruana is set to open today; and Pisco, a bar and lounge by Destino chef-owner James Shenk, opens the first week of October. (Oh, yeah, and there’s Limon’s new rotisserie.)

Rumble It Up with 2 AM Club

We knew we were on to something when we elected The Rumble the "Best Place to Hang with the Tastemakers" in SF in our Best Of issue. The monthly indie dance party at Harlot—created by local music zine publisher Jason Jurgens (The Owl Mag) and music-industry golden ear Larry Little (Future Sounds)—celebrates it's one year anniversary Wednesday, October 1. It's their first on the first.

Happy Hour! Presidential Debates! Drama! Where to Watch in SF

Every so often, a monumental event takes place on television that we ALL must tune in and watch. A civic duty of sorts for the voyeuristic set. Will Tom Brady live up to expectations and bring a Superbowl victory to the Patriots? Negative, Ghostrider. Will Britney's performance of "Gimme More" at the VMA's launch her career comeback? Not so much. And can we really stand an entire hour of home videos comprised of dads getting sacked in the nuts by their kids? The answer: yes we can!

Clean and Green

A book party celebrates Sloan Barnett's Green Goes with Everything

Spoon Brings Some "Rhythm and Soul" to the Fillmore

Photography by Misha Vladimirskiy





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