I'm working at the San Francisco International Film Festival this year, which means that by the well-tread 'rules of journalism' it wouldn't really be proper for me to cover it. Nonetheless, it's definitely the biggest event of the year for Bay Area film buffs, and 7x7 wouldn't want to leave you in the dark without a flashlight–especially with over 170 films on the docket. I've recruited a friend of mine, Hell on Frisco Bay's Brian Darr, to give you his picks for the first week of the fest:
Farewell, My Queen
It doesn’t do justice to The Eatery, a free iPhone app from Massive Health, to describe it as just another app, because it doubles as a giant crowd-sourced study of how people actually eat.
As an app, it is very easy to use, and can help you eat in a healthier way going forward. To use it, you simply pull out your phone, establish where you are, take a photo of the food you are currently eating, give it a name (burger) and rate it along a sliding scale as to how healthy you think it to be.
“Who would have thought you could take a little closet and turn it into such a cute juice shop?” an old lady asked me as we stood in front of Juice Shop, the new shop on Union Street recently opened by the Ben, Charlie, and Lina Gulick.
She makes a good point. The space is tiny. Like, 4-feet-by-10-feet-tiny. But don’t let the small size fool you. Tucked inside Juice Shop’s wooden doors are some of the healthiest refreshments you'll find in the city.
The beloved Bay to Breakers is fast approaching on Sunday, May 20. The 12km race is a little under 7½ miles, and whether you plan to run, walk, or be dragged in a shopping cart (oh wait, you can’t do that anymore) you’ll need the proper kicks to power you through and complement your killer costume.
7x7 is once again proudly sponsoring the annual cinephilic celebration, featuring a world-class program that will include new work from acclaimed filmmakers Francis Ford Coppola and Hirokazu Kore-eda.
Discarded to Divine is an innovative fundraiser for the St. Vincent De Paul Society of San Francisco that challenges designers to use discarded clothes, textiles, accessories, furniture—anything they can get their hands on—to make reclaimed, one-of-a-kind creations. More than 100 unique items, including 10 jury-selected winners, were just previewed at the de Young Museum. The April 26th Gala features both a silent auction and a live runway presentation and auction of this wearable art.
While all winery-hopping events are not created equal, they do all mean VIP treatment including frills, discounts, and the opportunity to get to know the wines of a particular region. These passport-style weekends are your chance to explore a manageable territory, for a set price, while each winery showcases it's skills.
April 27-29 is Stags Leap District’s turn to show you what they've got. Just to the north of Napa, it will be a unique show because they're known as much for exclusivity and hospitality as they are for Cabernet and history.
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