If you're a slave to the grind, you likely look high and low in all corners of this city for a way to cure those nefarious hump day blues. Justin Champlin, better known as the masked, pantsless marauder Nobunny, is the perfect nightcap on your neverending Wednesday, when he'll grace the floor of the Knockout (he doesn't like to stick to stages).
As part of SF Beer Week, Anchor Brewing is opening its doors February 16th for an invite-only 140th anniversary party and unveiling of their newest brew, Brekle's Brown Ale. Wanna go? 7x7 would like to invite 5 newsletter subscribers chosen at random to join us at Anchor (we'll pick 5 people who are signed up at random).
Take a cross-dressing 18th century French spy, a famous French dancer, a boundary-pushing director, a celebrated choreographer, stuff them all on a stage, and you get Eonnagata, a powerfully original alchemy of theater and dance.
Inspired by the kabuki theater tradition where men portray super-stylized women, Eonnagata explores the life of Charles de Beaumont, an elusive public figure - soldier, diplomat, Sidney Bristow-esque secret agent - who turned gender-switching into such a long-lived career strategy that eventually people no longer remembered if he was really a man or a woman.
Party-starting veteran DJ Woolfy came, he saw, and he conquered SOM Bar in the Mission a few weeks ago as part of FACE's second bona fide bash of 2011, following the all-night Public Works party featuring house legend Juan MacLean on January 22nd. This time around, FACE was co-hosted by 7x7 and Karlsson's Vodka, who served up vodka drink specials for thirsty weekend warriors.
Strained eyes from online shopping? Oh, we've been there. Thankfully, the local fashion mavens at Tobi miraculously found the cure for too-much-squinting-strained-eye syndrome by -- get this -- enlarging the photos. So simple. So brilliant.
With their website revamp, Tobi decided to put the customer experience first. As the customer, we're loving it. No more need to press the enlarge button, and no more zoom necessary. When browsing, you get a row of large photos, that allow you to actually see the clothing before clicking to get the juicy details.
The Basics: A three-bedroom, three bath plus a powder room condominium in San Francisco's Pacific Heights neighborhood, with two-car parking and north bay views from the living room and terrace. asking $2.1M with HOA dues of $894 a month.
With the Super Bowl and its accompanying media hype behind us – sorry, Steelers – there is no better time to turn our attention to San Francisco's ongoing IndieFest, running now through Feb. 17 at the Roxie. The following is a list of the festival's most intriguing first-week options.
1. The Happy Poet
Where: Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., 415-863-1087
When: Feb. 10
If you've ever felt curious about the inner workings of a film festival, particularly local institutions like IndieFest, the Frozen Film Festival and Another Hole in the Head's annual celebration of horror, science fiction and fantasy, make your way to the Roxie this Saturday at noon for a rare glimpse behind the scenes.
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