I'm a successful, moderately good-looking guy, in great shape, good personality (or so I'm told), single and alone in this city. I am in my early 40s but look 10 years younger and every one of my friends gives me the "how are you still single?" routine. I'm somewhat new to the city, and I think I'm in the wrong venues: Bars/nightclubs just aren't doing it. I don't want a one-night stand, temporary fix, or "hipster life." I want substance, support, conversation, debate, challenges and an honest-to-god connection. If you know the secret spots in the city where I should be going, or things I should be doing, please give me a heads up? I'm trying my best to make the so-called "horrible dating scene" in SF better, but I'm just not having any luck. —SF Bachelor
It begins as a roundabout version of a classic Internet love story, if such a thing can be said to exist. Eight-year-old Abby Pierce, an aspiring artist from small-town Ishpeming, Michigan, contacts Yaniv “Nev” Schulman, a 24-year-old New York photographer, on Facebook, asking permission to paint one of his photos. He gives it, and soon receives a copy of the painting in the mail.
The story doesn’t end there. Intrigued by Abby’s precociousness and her 19-year-old half-sister Megan, a striking blonde singer, Nev pursues a relationship with the Pierces, first online and later on the phone. He gets to know their mother, Angela, who tells him she’s capitalizing on Abby’s talents by opening her own art gallery.
Urban Food Foraging
This Sunday, September 19, lace up your walking shoes and prepare for some urban gleaning. 18 Reasons, together with the AIA, Forage Oakland, Neighborhood Fruit and FARM, is leading a food foraging tour. You'll visit (and harvest from) 3-4 different sites, then return to 18 Reasons for a light lunch and a tasting of (legally) pilfered produce. The tour runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and tickets cost $10 for members of the AIA or 18 Reasons, $20 for the general public.
The New York Times called San Francisco "the land that style forgot" in an article a few weeks ago. The piece, which pointed to our propensity to mix and match high and low, inspired us to do a roundup of our favorite vintage stores as this week's guide. We called up our go-to spots to see what they've got going for fall fashion.
Were you that kid who was always cutting off all of Barbie's hair or melting her limbs with matches? The 8th Annual Altered Barbie Exhibition at Shotwell 50 Art Space is right up your alley. They're putting on a slew of Barbie-centric events until the end of the month to celebrate everyone's love and hatred of the most iconic doll in history.
It's tea time. The tea industry is surging in America, and the experts want to know why. In honor of the nation's new-found appreciation for the brew, several of the world's tea and tech giants are converging in the Bay Area tonight at 5 pm to be featured on Samovar founder Jesse Jacobs' new video series "Tea With. . .", an entrepreneurial, inspirational show with bright businessmen who are trailblazers in their industries.
One glance at our calendar made something very clear, there's much too much happening this week to keep it all to ourselves. So strap on your walking heels and get ready for some serious shopping:
Convert Obey Fall Launch Party, Wed. from 6-9 p.m., 1890B 4th St., Berkeley, Free: Make your way to the Berkeley boutique for free drinks and snacks along with discounts on Obey's fall collection and a chance to win a signed Shepard Fairey print. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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