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Drinkers with a Running Problem: My First Hash with the San Francisco Hash House Harriers

“Remember when we were kids, all of us ran. We ran in the playground, in the halls at school, at home, in the grocery store, and everywhere else we went…and we loved every minute of it. As adults, running has become something different. The fun part seems to have gone away, and running is something we have to do, either to stay in shape or get back into shape. Hashing puts the fun back into running.”

-From the San Francisco Hash House Harrier’s Guide to Hashing

Former San Francisco Film Society Director Graham Leggat Dead at 51

Former executive director of the San Francisco Film Society Graham Leggat, who stepped down in July citing health concerns, died at his San Francisco home on Thursday, Aug. 25, after an 18-month battle with cancer. He was 51.

"For nearly six exciting and transformative years, Graham Leggat led the San Francisco Film Society with irrepressible determination, dash and design," said Pat McBaine, president of the Film Society's board of directors. "His vision, leadership, passion, work ethic, tenacity, imagination and daring, along with his colorful language and wicked Scottish sense of humor, have indelibly marked our organization with a valuable legacy and left it in the best shape – artistically, organizationally and financially – in its 54-year history.

Indie Theater Roundup: 7 Movies to See This Week

Need a hot shower to rinse off the filth of this weekend's Peaches Christ-produced Showgirls extravaganza at the Castro? Not a problem. Return to the theater Wednesday for a weeklong tribute to the great Cary Grant, with nightly double-features highlighting classics including The Philadelphia Story, North by Northwest, Bringing Up Baby and His Girl Friday. But first things first:

1. Showgirls

Where: Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., 415-621-6120
When: Aug. 27

This Week in Local Music News

Girls premiere a second track from their upcoming album Father, Son, Holy Ghost called "Honey Bunny", containing reflections about Christopher Owens' mom. [via NPR]

What's New: Bushi-Tei Debuts Chef Michael Hung

The first time I walked off the street into Japantown's Bushi-tei, it was just to take a closer look at the majestic, live-edge communal table that almost fills up the entire street-level dining room. A glance upstairs revealed irregular, Hobbit-like slabs of wood lining the walls. Another look down popped with pairs of whittled wood spindles, serving as the most delicate of chopsticks on each table. I had to come back.

Scenes Of the City: San Francisco's Old-School Neon Signs

We love the way our city glitters at night. What are your favorite neon signs?

Ask A Vet: How To Relieve Anxiety in Pets During the Work Day

Welcome to our weekly 'Ask a Vet from the SF SPCA' feature on 7x7.com. They've enlisted their Co-President, Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, to answer your questions every week. Got a question for Dr. Scarlett? Ask away in the comments!

Q: What is a good way to relieve anxiety in pets during the work day, and good products that will help with this?

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