I’ve tried forgiving my live-in boyfriend for cheating on me (during a business trip) last year. He came home and promptly confessed, and after several weeks of shock, tears, fights, and a few therapy appointments, I thought I had let it go. Of course he’s sworn it’ll never happen again. I actually believe him, but here’s the problem: Deep down I just don’t think I’ll totally get over it until I pay him back. I want to be honest with him about this, get a free pass for the next time I’m out of town, and finally be done with it. I think, at bottom, I believe in an eye for an eye. But I know that doesn’t sound very evolved or trustworthy, and I don’t want to make more drama with him. I don't just want closure. Closure with consequences is what I want.
This is not a Disney sing-along. Choreographer John Neumeier’s interpretation of Danish author Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid is much deeper, darker, and creepier than the animated movie. Andersen experienced the pain of unrequited love with both men and women, and this fable is considered the most autobiographical of his works. Neumeier pays tribute to the author with the addition of a new character, a poet, who also falls in love with the prince. A tale of sacrifice and psychological transformation, complete with exquisite costume and set design all done by Neumeier himself, the performance is a journey into spiraling desperation.
If tequila makes your tastebuds dance, you'll want to take your tongue over to Tres (formerly known as Tres Agaves) this Saturday, April 30 from 4-7 pm for an exclusive tequila tasting featuring a couple dozen brands (from Don Julio to Partida to Mescal and beyond), just in time for Cinco de Mayo. They'll also be serving bites inspired by the street cuisine of Jalisco, Mexico to complement this spirit of the season.
Fashion for a good cause is even better when it’s a) practical and b) gives us the opportunity to use rubber in a headline. But on to the point. You’ve probably seen the Tretorn Wellie Wagon in one of its many stops throughout the City this spring, and you may have even picked up a new pair of rainboots or canvas sneakers from the 120-year-old Swedish footwear brand’s mobile retail unit.
In honor of Earth Month and the Wellie Wagon’s last week in San Francisco, Tretorn is upping the ante with 25 percent off all purchases and donating $10 from every pair of newly-available white Skerry boots it sells through May 1 to the San Francisco Neighborhood Parks Council.
You wouldn't know it from Taco Bell commercials and perezhilton.com, but California chihuahuas have hit some rough times. The Golden State has a massive overpopulation of chihuahuas, so much so that Virgin America has chartered flights of them out of California to New York for adoptions, where they're apparently in higher demand.
With Cinco de Mayo around the corner, 7x7 and the SF SPCA are doing what we can for the little guys by throwing them a party in Dolores Park this Sunday, May 1. We're calling it The Whole Enchihuahua because it's big time. We're talking a chihuahua meet-up and adoption booth, a Cinco de Mayo-themed doggie costume contest, SF mariachi band Trio Sol de America and all your favorite Off the Grid food trucks.
Tennessee Williams - who brought us Blanche DuBois, and therefore Marlon Brando yelling about Blanche DuBois in a rain-soaked t-shirt (thank you, silver screen) - is celebrating his 100th birthday. Or would be, if he was still alive. Since he's not, Aurora Theatre in Berkeley is doing it for him, by staging a production of The Eccentricities of a Nightingale, a haunting and rarely-produced play about a lonely woman living in pre-World War I Mississippi.
Yesterday, Mozilla, the developer of the popular Firefox browser, became the latest tech sector star to announce that it will soon be opening an office in San Francisco.
So it's probably time to state the obvious, and that is that around here, the rush is on. Yep, we've got another full-fledged tech boom on our hands.
Over at CNET headquarters in Soma yesterday, I was marveling at the array of top-notch correspondents and bloggers they employ, which easily rivals Bloomberg TV's growing team down on The Embarcadero, which I profiled here recently.
The journalists at CNET, Bloomberg, and elsewhere I've spoken with all say that the pace of innovation occurring here in the city easily matches what they witnessed in the mid-90s during the original Internet boom, and that it may well soon surpass it.
Discarded to Divine, the annual event where San Francisco designers play Cinderella with discarded clothing and materials and transform them into fabulous creations, happens this Thursday at St. Mary's Cathedral. This is a must-attend event for Project Runway fanatics, not to mention it's for a good cause -- proceeds benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society's mission to battle poverty, homelessness and domestic violence.
For the past few weeks, we've been highlighting a few of the designers who will be showing this Thursday, asking you to vote on their creations. We're pleased to announce that the winners of the popular vote are Jill Giordano and Brian Scheyer, the design duo behind San Francisco label gr.dano.
I've been frequenting Public Works, when my schedule allows, since it's opening party in September of last year. A few weeks later I asked Tyrone Tramner and manager Jeff Whitmore for a look into the design ideas behind Public Works. Started and designed by the main shareholders and former owners of the San Francisco venue Mighty, the motive of Public Works was to offer a community space reflective of the real needs and desires of the surrounding creative commonwealth.
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