The revamped Burritt Room, the new Prohibition-style bar hidden away in the Crescent Hotel, is also proving itself to be quite the fine music venue.
All shows are on weekends and are FREE, which means you've got more cash to spend on their tasty seasonal and classic drinks and punches. This past weekend, freewheeling rock bohemians Leopold & His Fiction riled up the slinky, seductive speakeasy's atmosphere.
Play: Ice Rinks
Starting Wednesday, you can get your skate on at the annual Safeway Union Square ice rink. Go for a midday run on your lunch break or wait for dark and take in the holiday lights afterhours. Come Thanksgiving, you'll also have a decorative tree to admire. If you're trying to steer clear of tourist-crazy Union Square, opt for the Embarcadero Center Ice Rink, which opens on November 19. Either way, you have plenty of time. Both rinks stay open through the first week of January. unionsquareicerink.com, embarcaderocenter.com
Writers often find themselves on unconventional career paths, thanks to the tentative fiscal prospect of writing the next great novel. Thus, Kieran McGrath finds himself staring at the meandering rear end of a horse as it clops through Central Park and straight toward his next resume bullet point: accidental gigolo. Trading his attractive and literary self to wealthy women for financial gain, McGrath thinks he’s found his plot.
While you were going about your business last month, Michael Mina opened two—that's right—two new restaurants in San Francisco. To put this in perspective, these are his 17 and 18th properties—Mina opens restaurants the way some people change hair-dos.
Who says you need a mansion (or even a house) to show off design sensibility? Not these city dwellers, who've made their apartments, all less than 900 square feet, into showcases of urban style.
It’s no secret that SF’s cityslickers love animation, but the Fifth Annual San Francisco International Animation Festival takes its urban cred to a new level by combining the imaginative works of the animation industry with alterna-pop lyrics and videos. At this four-day event, you’ll see the Gorillaz video for “Stylo” (the first single off Plastic Beach), in which the band will jam onscreen in CGI for the first time. And The Decemberists’ latest, The Hazards of Love, is no longer just for the ears—the entire album will be presented with coinciding animated films. From CGI to Claymation and cutout, it all comes to life on the big screen this Thursday.
'Tis the season to be skiing, snowboarding, and sledding. But before you head out to enjoy the new powder, we suggest you stop by Lombardi Sports to check out its winter "Avalanche" fashion show happening this Thursday at 1600 Jackson Street. After all, don't you want to be the cutest snow bunny in the cabin?
There's a lot of color in San Francisco's Mission District. Sometimes it comes courtesy of the profanity-laced ramblings you might be subjected to on a typical walk up the street, but mostly it's in the form of brightly hued murals and welcoming storefronts that dot the neighborhood. Either way, it adds up to the character of the area that, bless it, we've come to love.
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