There's no shortage of excuses to party these next few weeks, but if you're looking for another one, it might behoove you to check out the Curiosity Shoppe this Thursday. They'll be celebrating the opening of Jason Munn's (aka the artist behind Chronicle Books' The Small Stakes) latest show in their gallery, featuring his pleasantly minimal limited-edition rock posters.
Round Three of our Exquisite Corpse game commences today! Feast your eyes on the painting above, an arresting portrait of a bison with rainbow lasers shooting out of its eyes, by SF-based fine artist Lisa Congdon. Submissions by all you local artists out there just keep getting better and better, but we still want to see what you've got! Stakes are high in this second-to-final round of the game.
The holidays continue to gallop towards us at an alarming pace. You've got to get a tree, decorate, attend countless parties (tough life!), and somewhere in there buy presents for all your nearest and dearest. So far I've got one gift down, countless to go. It seems every time I sit down to find the perfect gift, I wind up with 20 things for my own wish list, and not a dang thing for anybody else. Read more. . . .
Champagne and Oysters at Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant!
One of the greatest pleasures of the winter season (or any season, really) is the classic pairing of ice-cold briny oysters and ice-cold bubbly Champagne. If you want to get your fix before New Year's Eve, head to the Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant on December 15, for their second annual Champagne and Oyster fête. Choose from a flight of Grande Marques and Grower-Producer bubbles ($46 for 5 pours) or opt for the Non-vintage rosé flight ($18 for 3 pours). The Hog Island oyster cart will be rolling down the hall to serve you—$15 for a half-dozen, $27 for a dozen. The event runs from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Cheers!
Paul Einbund is the wine director of the Slanted Door restaurant group including Out the Door Bush Street and Westfield Centre as well as Heaven's Dog. He also runs the beverage program at Frances, and has worked at Coi and more. Look for him here every Tuesday. Follow him on Twitter @pauleinbund.
In case you hadn't already heard, Tina Fey is coming to the Bay Area on April 20 for a City Arts & Lectures discussion. Unfortunately, tickets to the night of film clips and conversation are already sold out and people are already reselling the $33 golden tickets for a whopping $165!
So, you could either pay way too much to guarantee your seat, or sit tight until April and brave the crowds at the Orpheum for returned tickets. Stay tuned.
If there’s one time of year when you can let the fond memories of Disneyland Christmas parades, Fantasia, and Swiss Family Robinson tug at your heartstrings, it’s now. Starting Nov. 26, the Walt Disney Family Museum presents Christmas With Walt Disney, a film that brings the iconic founder back to life alongside your favorite Disney faces. Directed by veteran filmmaker Don Hahn (known for his work on The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast), the film intersperses rare family footage of Disney himself with clips from the studio’s movies and television specials.
Welcome to our weekly 'Stuff We Like' blog, where 7x7 editors talk about...stuff we like. (Check out past week's 'Stuff We Like' posts here).
1. Fried chicken sandwich at Showdogs
I’m digesting this as I write, having just scarfed down the perfect fried chicken sandwich ($7.50) from Showdogs (brought to us by the Foreign Cinema folks). Foreign Cinema’s fried chicken has received deserved accolades, but set between two soft buns, topped with cole slaw touched with fresh chilies to give it some heat, and slathered in lemon-cayenne aioli, this sandwich has that soft/hot/crunchy/just a little bit spicy thing going on that is hard to put down. Diet be damned.--Sara Deseran
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