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"Rock N Roll" Opens at ACT: A User's Guide

Summer Serafin in the opening scene of Rock 'N' Roll (photo by Kevin Berne, courtesy of ACT)

Surf/Shark Report

As many of those who don wet suits know, it's shark season. They start to lurk in the waters with arrival of NFL preseason, and don't leave till the Super Bowl.

Since August 24th, when Stintson Beach was closed after a sighting, there have been 4 sightings at Ocean Beach, most recently September 14th, when a man surfing 2-3 foot waves around Sloat Ave watched a shark rip into a seal. Upon sharing this info with other surfers, most chose to stay in the water. They must have figured he was full.

Amy Tan's Bone-tingling Opera

Run! Don't walk, to purchase ducats for the San Francisco Opera production of The Bonesetter's Daughter, based on the best-selling book by beloved local author Amy Tan. That is, if any tickets (through Oct. 3) remain.

"I'm liking this a lot," enthused SF Opera patron Robert Mailer Anderson, with a slice of wry. "Imagine, a modern work. Here, in San Francisco."

Didier Dagueneau, 52, Dies in Plane Accident

New York, September 18, 2008 --Didier Dagueneau, 52, the maverick producer of Pouilly-Fumé, died yesterday in France in a small plane accident. A perfectionist, Dagueneau was known for the purity of his wines, and his philosophy of working hard in the vineyards in order to do as little as possible in the cellar. His Pouilly Fumé Cuvée Silex and Pur Sang are known the world over. His total dedication to making authentic wines has inspired many winemakers in the Loire Valley, and his formidable passion for life extended to other areas such as art.

Treasure Island is Back

With the last gasps of summer upon us, the Treasure Island Music Festival promises to close out the season with a bang.   The festival's sure to draw out hipsters near and far with its legendary ferris wheel (the tallest in California), breathtaking bay views and out-of-this world lineup.  And the weatherman says no fog.

We’ve got an office debate raging about which day is better.  Help us settle the score.  And check back over the weekend for our live video coverage of the festival.

photo by Stefanie Michejda

Cavallo Point: The Cooking School Gets Cracking

You're in good hands with Kelsie Kerr.

There is cooking school and there is cooking school. The former is characterized by students in an auditorium wearing white coats intent on learning about brunoising, mother sauces, sanitation, hotel pans and ice sculpture. The latter comes in the form of an intimate class situated in a beautiful setting filled with a small group of people who just want to learn how to make a good dinner, all lead by a sweet Sissy Spacek-alike who coauthored the recent cookbook The Art of Simple Cooking with Alice Waters.

Socks in the City

Here at 7x7, we’ve noticed a subtle yet daring trend has emerged onto the runways, into the streets and onto the feet of fashionable ladies everywhere: socks worn with heels

To the surprise of many, this look isn’t as new as it seems.  Besides the fact that it was the norm for American housewives and teenage girls in the ’40s, pairing thigh-baring hosiery with heels has been popular amongst Harajuku girls in Japan for years.  In recent seasons, the trend has been spotted all over the runways of such designers as Miu Miu, Wunderkind and Peter Jensen.               

SF's Native Elements

San Francisco is home to one of the most noted bands in the Bay Area reggae scene. Native Elements is a talented collective of both musicians and vocalists blending together R&B, soul, and dub, creating a cohesive unique sound. You might have seen them at SF's Reggae in the Park, Humbolt's Reggae on the River, or at the Monterey Bay ReggaeFest - you can catch them in full force monthly at Pier 23.

Check out Native Elements live at Pier 23 Saturday, September 27th at 10 pm.

The Eat + Drink List

1. Design and dine

Make this Bruschetta Tonight

Bruschetta with Sweet Peppers and Ricotta

Each year at the farmers’ market seems to bring bell peppers in ever more stunning colors. By mid-September, Bay Area markets are ablaze with red, yellow, green and orange peppers and multicolored combinations thereof. I can’t resist them. To show off their colors, I’ll braise them together, then spoon them over ricotta-topped bruschetta (oiled toast).
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