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Indie Theater Picks with Cocktail Pairings

Suzy Ray Alembic

Dinner and a movie might be the most hackneyed date idea since parking up on Twin Peaks for some necking and heavy petting, but a drink (or drinks) and a movie is a criminally underexplored combo that comes highly recommended by many discerning cinephiles. With the Roxie’s new beer-and-wine license and the opening of a full bar at The Alamo Draft House on the horizon, now is as good a time as any to start practicing your pairings. 

What Would You Do in SF if you Won the $640 Million Lottery Jackpot?

What Woukd You Do in SF If You Won the $640 Million Lottery Jackpot?

If you haven't been fantasizing about what you'd do with the record-breaking Mega Millions jackpot (ahem, now up to $640 million), you get an F in daydreaming class. There are so many things we'd use the extra cash for in San Francisco alone, so we decided ask our office mates their wild ideas about what they'd use the jackpot on in our fair city. Here's what we discovered:

Enter to win: SF Ballet Thursdays: See the Fantastic New Production of Don Quixote

Join 7x7 and San Francisco Ballet on Thursday, May 3 for our final “Thursdays at the Ballet” event of the season! The evening will include SF Ballet’s sparkling new production of Don Quixote, now featuring spectacular all-new scenery and costumes by Tony Award winning designer Martin Pakledinaz (whose design credentials also include SF Ballet’s iconic Nutcracker), plus an exclusive post-performance party in the Dress Circle Bar.

Your ticket includes a full evening of entertainment!

Warning: SFMTA Budget Balancing Ahead

Warning: SFMTA Budget Balancing Ahead

Muni's budget was reported as being balanced last Thursday.  The question now is what will happen with all of the surplus money. No, just kidding. That's just an early April Fool's Day warm-up joke. Muni's budget has as much chance of being balanced, or running at a surplus as do most of our own personal budgets. Muni is facing a $53.2 million budget deficit over the next 2 years ($19.6 million in 2013 and $33.6 million in 2014), and in order to try to slow down the bleeding, SFMTA Director Ed Reiskin has proposed some changes.  Here are some of the highlights:
 
12 SFMTA Managerial Positions Cut

Party in the Powder at Tahoe Ski Resorts This Spring

pond skimming heavenly

With spring officially here -- although a quick check outside the window might indicate otherwise -- it's time for the Tahoe-area skiers and snowboarder to get into their vernal vibes and party hearty until the bull wheels stop spinning.

Ask A Vet: What's with Catnip?

Ask A Vet: What's with Catnip?

Welcome to our weekly 'Ask a Vet from the SF SPCA' feature on 7x7.com. Dr. Jeannine Berger, DVM, DACVB is a board certified veterinary behaviorist who counsels guardians whose pets’ issues are beyond the scope of training. Think of her as a pet shrink…at your service. Ask your own questions in the comments!

Seven Favorite Things: Ali Golden

With a name like her's, how could Bay Area designer Ali Golden's work not be as good as gold?

Childhood Friends Wed at the Pelican Inn

Nicole and Doug met when they were little kids, growing up in Sebastopol and West Marin. Then, they went their separate ways.

Style Radar: This Week's Fashion Events

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Tonight! Thursday, March 29

San Franpsycho celebrates its new store opening in the Divisadero corridor. Stop by for complimentary tastes from local restaurants, adult beverages, and music by The Sam Chase and The Functional Alcoholics as well as DJ Meddling Kid. The first 25 people who show will get a small gift bag. 6 - 10 p.m., 505 Divisadero @ Fell.

Come to the Grand Opening of Samitra Salon!

Come to the Grand Opening of Samitra Salon!

Ladies and gents, are you looking for a new salon to explore, because your old one just isn't what it used to be anymore? Enter the upscale Samitra Salon, a fresh, boutique hair styling and skin care emporium opening downtown run by a pair of sisters, Samera and Meetra, who boast over 20 years in the beauty industry. They're throwing a grand opening party on Thursday, April 5th from 5-9 pm for everyone to check out their new digs, enjoy champagne, chocolates, DJ beats, and a chance to meet the ladies behind Samitra.

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