The summer may be winding down, but there is still time to celebrate the fruits of the season at Yacht Rock: Summer Cocktails of the Farmers Market on
Wednesday night. Thirteen members of the local chapter of the United States
Bartenders Guild will whip up seasonally inspired sips with a nautical flair,
taking cues from the America’s Cup World Series races. The evening’s full-sized signature cocktails, created by Christina Cabrera of Bourbon Steak and Keli Rivers of Hotsy Totsy Club, will feature pirate-worthy rum from Mount Gay and Sailor Jerry.
For our column Jams We Love, we're turning you onto the songs that keep us going every day. Today, we're celebrating the 20th birthday of one of the best indie record labels around, Thrill Jockey. They've nurtured many SF bands over the years, as well as championed risk-taking groups and given musicians of all stripes a happy home. Don't miss their birthday party show at the Independent on December 13!
Surrounded by grapes and vineyards, soaking up the warm ambience of Calistoga is easy. Sitting at the northern end of Napa Valley, it’s further from San Francisco than many of its well-known Wine Country neighbors, but thanks to geothermal hot springs, this laid-back spa city’s warm welcome will make you forget about the extra minutes in the car.
If you have the impression that information overload may be becoming a problem for you in this digital age, listen to Robby Walker, co-founder and CTO of Cue.
“Is there is too much information out there? Yes there is,” says Walker. “We sampled how much digital information enters the average person’s life each day, and we found that it averages 63,000 words per day.”
This Week's Hottest Events: Barry McGee, Architecture and the City Festival, and Self Edge Anniversary Party
For decades, artist Barry McGee has used the city of San Francisco as his personal canvas under the tag name "Twist." Now his work has found a temporary home at the Berkeley Art Museum. Don't be surprised to find rarely seen etchings and letterpress printing trays on display. The renowned graffiti artist and SF Art Institute alum still has a few tricks up his sleeve.
When: Exhibit through Sun. 12/9
Where: Berkeley Art Museum, 2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Move over, food trucks. Christina Ruiz is rolling into your territory with SF's first-ever fashion truck. The TopShelf Boutique founder first launched her "pop-up" store at Hayes Valley's Urban Air Market in May with much aplomb. If the food truck phenomenon could make such a big splash, there's no reason why the concept couldn't also take off with fashion.
The super adorable beanie-clad gal above would be Lindsey Hanka, the shop manager of Steven Alan on Fillmore St.
Born in SF and raised in NoPa, Lindsey went to school in Chicago and fell in love in Minneapolis before returning to our fine city by the Bay (with her hubby) three years ago. She now calls the TenderNob home, happily wears Steven Alan daily, and roams the city in flats.
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