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South Lake Tahoe Celebrates a Belated Earth Day

South Lake Tahoe

Earth Day may have come and gone, but South Lake Tahoe is still celebrating on Saturday, April 28, when the annual help-the-planet party sets up camp from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bijou Community Park.

Enter to Win: SF International Film Festival's Centerpiece Film & Party

Enter to Win: SF International Film Festival's Centerpiece Film & Party

You could win tickets to this Saturday's screening of the buzzed-about film, Your Sister's Sister, starring Mark Duplass, Emily Blunt and Rosemarie Dewitt, at the swanky Sundance Kabuki theatre, followed by a splashy after-party at the sleek Clift Hotel!

See details below, deadline to enter is 3pm, Thursday, April 26, 2012.

Threadflip: Flip Your Fashion Online

Threadflip: Flip Your Fashion Online

On the heels of Crossroads’ opening of higher end consignment shop Fillmore & 5th, comes Threadflip, an online equivalent.

Seven Kid-Friendly Activities in San Jose

San Jose:  A Great Place to Play with the Kids

Bet you didn’t know San Jose boasts an average of more than 300 sunny days per year. That fact alone makes San Jose a great weekend getaway for many Bay Area families. Just an hour south of San Francisco, a short car ride has all the makings for a great long weekend.

Winchester Mystery House

Opening: Graphic Novelist Daniel Clowes Gets Real in Oakland

Opening: Graphic Novelist Daniel Clowes Gets Real in Oakland

Oakland-based Daniel Clowes is one of the world’s most acclaimed and respected graphic novelists. Now, you can check out some of his most famous characters and works at the Oakland Museum of California’s newest exhibit.

Come Enjoy Seasons Bar and Lounge's New Violet Hour

Come Enjoy Seasons Bar and Lounge's New Violet Hour

Tucked inside the Four Seasons Hotel is their luxurious and mellow Seasons Bar and Lounge, which boasts great views of all the downtown action, a cozy fireplace, and amazing cocktails to boot.

Market Watch: Fifth Floor's Chef David Bazirgan Hunts for Asparagus and more

Market Watch: Fifth Floor's Chef David Bazirgan Hunts for Asparagus and more

At the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, chefs and shoppers have been enjoying the height of asparagus season, but it looks like we may only have about six more weeks of it, according to farmer Roscoe Zuckerman. While it’s rare to see a chef at the market without a flat or two of asparagus on their carts, it is toward the last half of the season that they start to load up on the exotic purple variety called Viola, grown at Zuckerman’s Farm.

What's On Tap for Gordon Biersch After Its Closure?

What's On Tap for Gordon Biersch After Its Closure?

Twenty years after opening their 10,000 square foot brewpub at the site of the old Hills Brothers Coffee Building, Gordon Biersch is set to lock the doors of this popular San Francisco location on April 28. There’s still no official word about where the new site will be, only that they are scouting spots in the same area as the current location. But although we may be without a local branch of the brewpub for the foreseeable future, Gordon Biersch cofounder and master brewer Dan Gordon is in the final stages of prepping first of a series of limited
release craft brews which may be on the shelves starting next month.

Goose & Gander Brings Classic Cocktails, Seasonal Fare to St. Helena

Goose & Gander Brings Classic Cocktails, Seasonal Fare to St. Helena

When the Martini House, a beloved restaurant in St. Helena, closed its doors in 2010, there was much weeping to be heard in the northern Napa Valley. Rumors last year that Paul Fleming of Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse would be moving into the 90-year-old building were met with mixed feelings. Thankfully, that deal fell through and Chicago restaurateur turned Napa Valley native Andy Florsheim bought it instead.

Reading Roundup: This Week's Top Literary Events

Each week, we offer a roundup of the best literary events in the city. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Want to submit an upcoming event for consideration? Go here.

David Rees (How to Sharpen Pencils: A Practical and Theoretical Treatise on the Artisanal Craft of Pencil Sharpening)

Tuesday, April 24, 7 pm, at Books Inc. Berkeley (1760 4th St.)

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