If the gray skies and cold temperatures at this time of year are reminding you more of foggy London than sunny California, embrace your inner beer-loving Brit and order a properly pulled pint of cask ale on your next pub visit.
Today is a very special day at Barney's New York. It's the first day the whimsical world of Lady Gaga comes to life for Barney's very special holiday project called Gaga's Workshop. Their online store has been transformed into an interactive fashion carnival bursting with limited-edition, exclusive products created by Gaga herself, Nicola Formichetti, and the artists Eli Sudbrack and Hamaide Pierson of assume vivid astro focus.
Black and Plaid Friday Sales:
440 Brannan (440 Brannan St.): Stop by, enjoy complimentary drinks and bites, and mingle with designers from 3pm-10pm. New garments for men and women will be available for purchase.
Cary.Lane (560 Laguna St.): With loads of new merch for men and women, enjoy an extra 40% off the already discounted prices.
If you’re traveling by plane this holiday season, SFO’s Terminal 2 has a rockin’ new exhibit worth checking out. As you head to your gate (or deal with crazy flight delays), snag a glimpse of "Revolutions per Minute: The Evolution of the Record” and “The Art of the Album Cover.”
When we get past the pomp and circumstance, pageantry and omnipotence and media ubiquity and 12 million Twitter followers of Katy Perry, when we dig deeper than the 30-second sound bytes and three-minute music videos, when we’re confronted with the actual person, rather than the image bestowed, what are we left with? What is this thing underneath the guise of Katy Perryness?
Each week, we offer a roundup of the best literary events in the city. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Want to submit an upcoming event for consideration? Go here.
Brad Thomas Parsons (Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All)
Tuesday, November 29, 6-7 pm, at Omnivore Books on Food (3885a Cesar Chavez St.)
It’s 10:30 p.m. on a Monday, and SoMa’s TechShop is buzzing with activity. Sparks are flying, the band saw is kicking up dust, and nerdy hipsters are in the conference room plotting prototypes. The creative energy filling the raw industrial space is palpable, and the brainpower is suffocating. The vision of former MythBusters science adviser and serial entrepreneur Jim Newton, TechShop is a membership-based workshop and fabrication studio filled with the kind of equipment you haven’t seen since high school shop class—only much more sophisticated and high tech. An avid maker himself, Newton wanted to build a space for fellow do-it-yourself buffs.
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