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Wine, Women and Shoes Kicks Up Its Heels in Napa This Summer

Wine, Women and Shoes Kicks Up Its Heels in Napa This Summer

Imagine spending a gorgeous afternoon sipping delightful wines, savoring delectable bites, and shopping to your heart’s content – all while being charmed by some of the most beloved men in the Napa Valley. What makes this afternoon even more sensational? The cause.

Now Playing: The Artist is Present

Now Playing: The Artist is Present

"[The] body was always naked… because of 70s. In 70s all artists was (sic) all naked--all of us dress in dirty white or dirty black; that was it." Humorously minimalising one of the more serious aspects of her earlier work in a speech at The Smithsonian, transgressive Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic seems so entrancing and well calibrated that it's nearly impossible to tell whether she's performing a character or not. Part cypher and part siren, for almost 50 years Abramovic has been building a body of work that is nearly impossible to look away from. Matthew Ackers and Jeff Dupre's new doc The Artist is Present, built around Abramovic's 2010 MoMA retrospective of the same name, is, like its subject, too compelling to ignore.

First Bite: Dixie Brings Southern Flair To The Presidio

First Bite: Dixie Brings Southern Flair To The Presidio

After earning Michelin stars for his food at The Restaurant at Meadowood and Cavallo Point's Murray Circle, chef Joseph Humphrey ventured off on his own to launch a very personal project: a Southern-inspired restaurant in the Presidio called Dixie. It was years in the making, and now that the restaurant is about to wrap up month two, the San Francisco foodoscenti are beginning to understand the food of the South, translated into Humphrey's very particular, very refined style.

Photos: popchips Game Changers: Athletes Hungry for Change

Hungry for change? Tim Lincecum is. That’s why he teamed up with popchips to “chip in” for charity. As a part of the popchips game changers program, fans were encouraged to submit ideas on how Tim could give back to the San Francisco community. After nominations were submitted, the community voted on the local causes and event ideas that they wanted to see popchips and Tim Lincecum bring to life. The top 5 ideas were shared with Tim and the cause that hit a home run, was the Muttville Senior Dog Rescue program.

This Week's Hottest Events: Cindy Sherman, Man Ray, and Bastille Day

Cindy Sherman

Theater
Les Misérables
Victor Hugo's classic about the survival of the human spirit returns to the stage in a new 25th anniversary production, complete with scenery inspired by paintings by the writer himself. Whether you've seen it once or twenty times, Les Mis is one of those stories that never gets old.
When: Tues. 7/10–Sun. 8/26
Where: Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St.

The Weeknighter: The Tunnel Top

The Weeknighter: The Tunnel Top

Weekends are for amateurs. Weeknights are for pros. That's why each week Stuart Schuffman will be exploring a different San Francisco bar, giving you the lowdown on how and where to do your weeknight right.  From the most creative cocktails to the best happy hours, Stuart's taking you along on his weeknight adventures into the heart of the City's nightlife. So, who wants a drink?

Street Style Report: Cary of Cary Lane Shows Us Two SF Summer Looks, in Hayes Valley

This week, super legit drummer and local boutique owner, Cary LaScala, showed us two looks featuring his made-in-SF, private label mens shirting and bow-tie lineWe caught up with him at his boutique, Cary Lane, after he wrapped up a drumming session for Blondie, with Jeff Saltzman (who produced "Hot Fuss" by The Killers and "Dying to Say This to You" by The Sounds) -- no big deal.

A Different Kind of Winery Tucked in the Hills of Alexander Valley

A Different Kind of Winery Tucked in the Hills of Alexander Valley

With hundreds of wineries scattered throughout Northern California, I never cease to be surprised by how each features unique characteristics that make them stand out from one another. Whether it’s the wine, winemaker, grapes, tasting room, vineyards, or location, they all have distinctions that make them different from one another. Medlock Ames in Healdsburg’s Alexander Valley is no different. 

While typical visitors to Healdsburg and Medlock Ames are most interested in the tasting room, and for good reason, it’s important to know about the vineyards and winery, which few have the chance to see.

What's the Big Deal About America's Cup?

What's the Big Deal About America's Cup?

A stiff afternoon breeze tousles Tom Ehman’s light, dapper hair as he strolls from a chauffeured car to the water’s edge at the Marina Green. Whitecaps 
bristle as a swift current gushes east toward Alcatraz. This same famous stretch of san francisco’s windblown waterfront will be transformed this 
summer and next into a racetrack for some of the most exciting sailing the world has ever seen—the 34th America’s Cup, held on the home turf of defending champion and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.

Three Reasons to Cross the Golden Gate Bridge

Three Reasons to Cross the Golden Gate Bride

Enjoy your Independence Day weekend by packing up the car and heading north. Here are three fantastic reasons to leave the city behind and head over the Golden Gate Bridge this weekend.

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