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5 Shows to Open Your Heart and Wallet For This Week

Five Shows to Open Your Heart and Wallet For This Week

May we suggest chasing your Valentine's Day love tonic with a musical back? We've got one V-Day concert on the docket and a bouquet of shows later in the week capturing our hearts, minds and ears:

The 7 Most Unexpectedly Romantic Restaurants

The 7 Most Unexpectedly Romantic Places to Eat

Since it's Valentine's Day Eve and all, it's time to get shmoopy and talk about romantic restaurants. And since the typical Valentine's prix-fixe glass of bubbly-and-a-red rose affair is a tad trite in our book, let's take a moment to honor those restaurants that are romantic all the time, not just on Hallmark holidays. What follows are seven of our favorite San Francisco restaurants that somehow manage to be unexpectly romantic all year long.

SF Street Style: A British Street Artist in Civic Center

SF Street Style: A British Street Artist in Civic Center

British photographer, Robin Maddock, has been in San Francisco for just over a month now. We spotted him, dressed shades of blues and a great fitting denim jacket, as he was conducting a street art project with milk and his precious Leica. Robin's worked as a photographer for about ten years now, capturing social documentary, which he says, "has been a quiet style, but is getting louder now."

In Photos: Chinese New Year Parade

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Old-Fashioned Candy's Back, with an Artisan Twist

Old-Fashioned Candy's Back, with an Artisan Twist

Local chocolatiers are bringing old-fashioned candy back into fashion, with a smattering of artisan ingredients, of course.

A Traditional Wedding in South San Francisco

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Open House Report: 5 Can't Miss Showings This Weekend

Open House Report: 5 Can't Miss Showings This Weekend

Want to spend the weekend touring the best of San Francisco's on-the-market real estate? We recommend these five open houses: two classic San Francisco condominiums on the edge of Nob Hill— from the days when it was the place to live— and three in SOMA, one a suite in the St. Regis that's a short sale plus a pair of lofts in vintage warehouse renovations.

Photos: Reason To Party's Winter Gala at the W Hotel San Francisco

On February 4, the fundraising social group Reason to Party celebrated their annual Winter Gala to benefit Maitri, raising $7,000.00 for the beloved organization providing hospice and 24-hour care to folks in the Bay Area living with HIV/AIDS .

Consumed: The Best Things I've Eaten This Week

Consumed: The Best Things I've Eaten This Week

I just took an Alka-Seltzer. It's been that kind of day.

I started out at Atlas Cafe with a great, tart-sweet apricot pop tart (or rather, a PoP as they call them) made by SF-based Black Jet Baking Company and a strong cup of coffee. You can now find Black Jet in the Ferry Building but they do online sales too. I'm seeing breakfast in bed for someone special on V-day. That, and maybe a bouquet of tulips. This is a hint.

This Week in Local Music News

This Week in Local Music News

SF singer-songwriter Chuck Prophet took his fans and a few select famous guests on a musical bus tour of San Francisco to commemorate the release of his new album Temple Beautiful, followed by an intimate performance at The Catacombs. [via SF Weekly]

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