This town knows music. On any given night, you can find whatever genre you're jonesing to hear, sing, or dance along with. Here's a taste of what happened in the San Francisco music scene the past seven days...
Don't miss this epic lineup celebrating a Bay Area institution! Part of the Spring 2012 season of SFJAZZ.
"For this star-studded celebration, Dan Hicks will be joined by the original and current versions of the Hot Licks, with legendary guests including Rickie Lee Jones, Tuck & Patti, Maria Muldaur, actor and musician Harry Shearer, John Hammond, Van Dyke Parks, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Asleep at the Wheel leader Ray Benson, Bruce Forman, Jug Band veteran Jim Kweskin and Roy Rogers of the Delta Rhythm Kings." -- SFJAZZ.org
On February 16, nearly 300 friends and readers dressed to the nines for the debut of 7x7's new look in the March Fashion Issue with a chic soiree on the third floor of Barneys New York. Guests tested their styling skills for a chance to win a spring accessory, compliments of Barneys. Here, we have some of the looks our savvy guests put together.
Tim Cohen of the Fresh & Onlys releases a gorgeous, glittering new track called "Torture" under his side project moniker Magic Trick. We can't wait to hear it as part of his upcoming LP Ruler of the Night (Hardly Art), which features backup vocals from members of the Aisler's Set. [via Pitchfork]
Dogs get dirty. That’s what they do. And that’s eco-friendly pet boutique, pet wash and full service pet salon Green Pawz’ mantra. Located in the Haight and conveniently near dog friendly Golden Gate Park, owner Julianne Morales Walsh keeps things local by formulating her own grooming products in Marin and sourcing homegrown organic pet food and treats.
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.
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:
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!
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
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