The 2011 San Francisco Social—which benefitted the KIPP Bay Area Schools, a network of free college-preparatory schools for underprivileged children—raised more than $55,000, exceeding goals and delighting a sold-out crowd. Approximately 450 young adults from San Francisco and surrounding areas came together to show their support and commitment to education for local students in-need.
Where has Alexander Payne been? The Stanford graduate and critically adored director of Election, About Schmidt and Sideways used to churn out a movie every “two, two-and-a-half” years, a pace he plans to resume after Friday’s release of The Descendants, his poignantly funny adaptation of Kaui Hart Hemmings’ 2007 novel.
Martin Scorsese's Public Speaking, a revealing portrait of Fran Lebowitz in which the outspoken author and social critic shares her thoughts on gender, celebrity culture, gay rights, smoking bans and strollers, continues its run through Thanksgiving at the Roxie Theater. Elsewhere:
1. The Harry Potter Marathon
Where: Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., 415-621-6120
When: Nov. 19-20
This evening, we went behind the scenes, thanks to the SF SPCA, of the unveiling of the Macy's holiday windows featuring adorable, adoptable kittens and puppies. Last year, over 300 dogs and cats were adopted during the holiday season thanks to this collaboration, and over $70,000 was raised to support the efforts of San Francisco's SPCA. Let's rally together to make it even more successful this year!
The beauties you see above here, dotted with apples and rolled in sugar, are the kugelhopf (is this one of those singular/plural words, like deer?) made by pastry chef Belinda Leong. I'm a tad late to the Leong worship. Everyone's been going nuts for her pastries since she started selling them at Four Barrel. I took a bite of this lovely pastry and it tasted suspiciously similar to a morning bun. It turns out that this is no coincidence.
Who says music can’t be both intellectually stimulating and shamelessly fun?
With Thanksgiving only a week away, there’s no time like the present to start planning a menu based on what’s available at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Supporting local farmers and artisan food producers by serving the fruits of their labor (literally!) is one of the best ways you can embrace the spirit of the holiday and offer thanks.
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