The 34th Mill Valley Film Festival comes to a close tonight with The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius' Palme d'Or-nominated romance about a silent-movie star (Jean Dujardin, of last year's Little White Lies) whose burgeoning love affair with an up-and-coming young dancer (Bérénice Bejo) coincides with the rise of talking pictures.
Incanto executive chef Chris Cosentino, a Food Network regular (as the co-host of Chefs vs. City) and the latest culinary master (after Anthony Bourdain and season-six Top Chef wannabe Eli Kirshtein, among others) to wield his knives as a comic-book superhero sidekick – adding just a pinch more bite to Wolverine's bark – expands his TV repertoire this week as a guest on the Cooking Channel's Easy Chinese: San Francisco, a 14-episode guide to creating the great Chinese dishes made famous in the city.
On September 23, the Associates of Saint Francis Memorial Hospital hosted the third annual White Caps and Night Caps charity event to benefit the hospital’s Intensive Care and Critical Care Units.
The popular event was a resounding success, raising $20,000 to support the hospital’s purchase of an essential piece of new equipment, an MRI Infusion Pump, which safely delivers medications and sedatives during MRI scans. It will benefit over 1,200 patients annually who receive treatment at Saint Francis. More than 325 supporters enjoyed a sensational evening of dancing, cocktails, a gourmet buffet dinner and a stellar silent auction while overlooking the starlit water of the San Francisco Bay.
We open with a helicopter soaring across the Antarctic plain, chasing down a terrified husky. A sharpshooter rains bullets on the snowy terrain, every one missing its target. The scene is almost comical, these hapless predators devoting such effort to a frivolous hunt. But the question remains: How did the dog set them off?
Alas, we’ll never know. Before long, the hunters are dead and the husky is settled in the arms of a new master. But that initial hint of unrest throws all that follows into uncertainty. Something is amiss, and we know it’s just a matter of time before the movie’s darkness comes to light.
Foster the People’s buoyant pop sound is addictive, to tweens, teens, and Millennials alike. Apparently, even senior citizens love them.
The band’s sound is one that shines best in a small, intimate venue. Considering they have an album that is manageable from start to finish without getting annoying, their Outside Lands show a couple of months back was disappointing.
Not so at the Fillmore last night.
Foster the People evinces emo undertones without the cheese factor that plagues so many other indie rock bands, an advantage that makes them appealing rather than irritating.
Two words: beer cocktail. It might sound counter-intuitive, but you've probably had your fair share. Take, for example, the classic "shandy," equal parts beer and ginger beer, or the Mexican michelada made with beer, lime juice, hot sauce, and sometimes tequila. Bartenders love to take classic combinations like these and add their own epicurean spins. At Rye, co-owners Jon Gasparini and Greg Lindgren came up with Michelada rendition called the Tijuana Brass made with a can of Tecate, a splash of mezcal, fresh-squeezed lime and jalapeño syrup. "This is a great warm weather drink," says Lindgren. "So it goes up on our chalkboard as a special when we get some reliably warmer days like right now."
There are few undiscovered wine regions left, especially in a country as well-traveled and famous for wine as Italy. But Collio, a stunning, low production wine region near Trieste and on the Italian-Slovenian border, remains hidden, despite making some of the best white wines in the world.
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: Why do dogs eat poop? Is it true dogs eat poop because they have a vitamin deficiency?
After the spending two days being barraged non-stop by the some of the best electronic and indie rock acts around, you're going to need an afterparty to keep things going after this weekend's Treasure Island Music Festival shuts down each night. Mix up these rum drinks (we're really getting Treasure Island themed here), courtesy of Liquor.com.
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