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From Venice Beach to Valencia Street: The Detox Market

From Venice Beach to Valencia Street: The Detox Market (DRAFT)

The Detox Market began with Valerie Grandury, a breast cancer survivor looking to wipe her health slate clean with a vegan diet and non-toxic skincare. She found a partner in fellow toxin-free advocate, Romain Gaillard, who helped Valerie source additional natural products for her clientele. A pop-up shop of detox-inspired products on Abbot Kinney in Venice Beach was born, a Beverly Hills outpost followed, and now San Franciscans in search of a “dream team of organic and natural products” can be found on Valencia Street.

This Week's Hottest Events: SNL's Seth Meyers, NoisePop, and Fat Tuesday Festivities

SNL's Seth Meyers, NoisePop, and Fat Tuesday Festivities

Theater
Mamma Mia!
ABBA fans, rejoice. The hit musical, where singing and dancing to favorites like "S.O.S" is encouraged, is back in town for a short two-week run. Time to let that inner dancing queen loose.
When: Tues. 2/21 - Sun. 3/4
Where: Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St.

Comedy  
SNL's Seth Meyers
"Weekend Update" anchor Seth Meyers sets down his SNL news reporter hat for an evening of his signature wit and humor at Cal Performances.    
When: 8 p.m., Tues. 2/21
Where: Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way and Telegraph Ave., Berkeley

Photos: Warren Hellman Memorial Concert

This past weekend, thousands gathered along the Great Highway to thank the late Warren Hellman, who funded the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, one of the city's most beloved treasures.

Three Presidents Day Drinks to Celebrate Your Day Off

Three Presidents Day Drinks to Celebrate Your Day Off

Officially, today is George Washington's birthday, and an extra day off for many of us. Thanks, forefathers! However you're choosing to spend this rather gloomy Monday, perhaps mixing up a cocktail will make things a little bit sweeter? Try one of these Presidential-themed cocktails from our savvy pals at Liquor.com.

Photos: Matcha at Asian Art Musuem Celebrates Sensuality

On February 16, obsession, sex, and lust filled the air at the Asian Art Musuem, when guests enjoyed  a unique nightlife experience and embellished their senses with an array of titillating exhibits throughout the museum.

First Bite: U-Sushi, DIY Speed Sushi in the FiDi

First Bite: U-Sushi, DIY Speed Sushi in the FiDi

When I heard about U-Sushi, a new quick-service sushi spot on Market Street that uses "state-of-the-art robot automation" to make sushi-rolls to-order, I'd be lying if I said visions of R2-D2 squirting wasabi out of a tube didn't come to mind. Sadly, when I arrived for lunch on Friday, no Star Wars cast members were there to streamline my sushi experience, but the speed sushi operation was defininitely drawing a crowd. 

Get Your Hands Dirty at SF's Best Cooking Classes

Get Your Hands Dirty at SF's Best Cooking Classes

Don an apron and take your food obsession to the next level with three classes from around the world.

SF Street Style: Two Layered-Up French Designers in The Mission

SF Street Style:

Sebastien Cadot (left) and Aldric Trouabal (right), layered-up and kicking it on Valencia. Both men are originally from Lille, France, and now work in SF as industrial designers -- Sebastien at Ammunition Group and Aldric at One & Co. With their European heritage and product design talent, when it comes to dress, these boys are naturals. 

Six Shows You Mustn't Miss, Noise Pop Edition

Six Shows You Mustn't Miss, Noise Pop Edition

Sing it with me: ”It’s the most / wonderful time / of the year…” Yes, Noise Pop is here to rescue San Francisco music fans from their winter hibernation (well, semi-hibernation). There are way too many shows to list here, and many are sold out, so we tried to focus on the shows that somehow haven’t sold out yet. For all of you who don’t have tickets to Flaming Lips, Sleigh Bells, Bob Mould, Wye Oak, Budos Band, et al, try appeasing your FOMO with these Noise Poppers:

Craig Finn, Tuesday, 7 pm, Bottom of the Hill

Anza-Borrego Desert Starts to Burst with Buds

desert flowers borrego springs

California's deserts are definitely arid, but, beneath the soil? All sorts of sweet-smelling secrets ready to burst. We have several stretches around the Golden State that get their share of flowers come late winter. Beautiful Anza-Borrego is one such place.

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