Packed with vivid and tangled history that spans continents and centuries, Alonzo King's latest ballet is set to music of the Sephardic tradition. Arab-Andalusian beats thrum under Hebrew lyrics and Middle-Eastern a capella meets its medieval roots. Expert dancers ply their trade while Turkey, Morocco, Spain, and Yemen represent in the world premiere of Resin.
Also on the dance menu is King’s 1998 work, Who Dressed You Like a Foreigner?, noted by The New York Times for its virtuosity and imaginative duets. Featuring bright, compelling choreography executed by speedy yet graceful dancers, Alonzo King’s Lines is one of those companies where the performances are always worth a ticket.
I really like your book and your posts! I have a problem that you may not have addressed before. I sometimes find myself in parking denial. If I find a parking space, any space, that is available, I will park there. I feed the meter, but I don't look at the signs, ever. I have about $700 in tickets this year so far. To tell you the truth, I'm anxious just talking about it. I think that I just find all of the information and rules to follow so overwhelming. Do you have any tips for how to quickly and easily read all of the signs and figure out if a parking spot is okay to park in?
Queen of Denial
With over six million users, Bay Area upstart Tune-up Media is the rockin’ renovators of the digital sphere - tidying up and spiffing out our befuddled music libraries with their #1 iTunes plug-in. (Read: mislabeled songs, missing cover art, and duplicate tracks made spic-and-span in a jiffy). But lately, Tune-up founder Gabe Adiv has taken his creative fixer-upper skills to the brick-and-mortar space. Working with designer Marc Hinshaw, the duo tapped the company's playful underpinnings to create the ultimate rock-n-roll hipster workspace.
1. Beats for Boobs at The Mezzanine (444 Jessie St.), Friday October 14, 6pm-2am, $35-$75.
In their 8th year of fundraising for breast cancer awareness, Beats for Boobs returns to SF for an evening full of fashion, DJs, culinary delights and live art. The tres sexy, indie fashion show will feature 12 emerging designers, including: Melissa R. Chacon, InLush Wearable Art, Danielle the Dressmaker and more. Don't miss this opportunity to donate, dance, and get your pink on (not required).
The docs are in, and the prognosis is promising. Starting today, SF IndieFest's 10th Documentary Festival, a two-week celebration of the world's most penetrating filmmakers and their latest offerings, takes over the Roxie Theater and the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley. Here's a look at what's on tap.
1. Heavy Metal Picnic
Where: Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., 415-863-1087
When: Oct. 15, 17
As the food editor for 7x7, I eat and drink too much to not share all my discoveries with you. Every Thursday, come here to read about the best things I've consumed this week.
I finally got to the relatively new Taste Tea on Octavia Street in Hayes Valley—a charcoal-grey box of modern serenity opened by Rebecca Cheung and Vincent Fung. The husband-and-wife team have clearly poured their hearts into this. Not only can you get tea served in the traditional fashion, but they have little pork buns and sweet treats made for them by a traditional Chinese baker. The wheat bun with a swirl of red bean paste is a soft, comforting little bite. It's perfect paired with a cup of Iron Goddess oolong. For those of you used to a wincingly strong Four Barrel coffee and a sugary Dynamo donut, this is going to feel like getting a spa treatment.
As New York City prepares for its citywide bike-share program, San Francisco is getting its own taste of bike-sharing. This week, the Recreation and Parks Department, in collaboration with three local bike rental companies, unveiled its newest project: Parkwide, a park to park rental service where you can rent a bike in one place and drop it off in another.
Bike rental is nothing new in San Francisco. Places like Blazing Saddles, Bike and Roll, and Bay City Bike have been outfitting tourists with hybrids and tandems for years. But Parkwide’s flexible drop-off design sets it apart from the ordinary bike rental and puts it more in the realm of bikeshare.
7x7 asks the city's chefs for the recipes to their most loved cocktails, bar snacks, starters, mains, and desserts. If there's a dish you can't stop thinking about and want to make at home, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your wish may end up on the blog, along with the actual recipe from the chef.
On Tuesday, Bi-Rite Market's Sam Mogannam and Dabney Gough are releasing their first cookbook Eat Good Food (Ten Speed Press). In it, they talk about how Brussels sprouts (roasted, sauteed, or raw and thinly sliced) are one of the most popular veggies in the deli case. Their Brussels Sprout Salad with Pistachios and Warm Bacon Vinaigrette gently wilts the leaves and is great solo or accompanied by pork chops, roast chicken, or game meat. When you're at the store or farmers market, avoid the big sprouts, and remember, write Mogannam and Gough, that "the smaller the sprout, the sweeter and more tender it will be."
Argus Lounge, near where Mission meets Valencia, has a serious love affair with portraits of the Last Supper. We've photographed the corner in this dark bar for you to get the full scope of their obsession. I bet if you walked in the bar wanting to donate a depiction of the Last Supper, they'd hang it on their walls...but don't quote us on that.
One thing you can quote us on is that they make great Bloody Mary's on weekends. For $6, you can sip on a pint glass full vodka, spicy Bloody Mary goodness and a ton of their own homemade pickled vegetables. Not to mention their ever-changing seasonal cocktail menu that won't set you back more than $8 a pop.
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