Friday, March 23
Join a cool crowd at Hangr 16 for the opening of "Recurring Dreams," a solo show by prolific local artist Todd Scalia. In addition to Todd's mind-blowing art, Hangr 16 will be serving up epic beats by DJ Christopherson (El Amigo, SF), tasty beverages, and a fun vibe. Space is limited, so please RSVP. 7-10pm, 3128 16th St @ Valencia, (415) 626-5522.
No matter what type of menu they’re supporting—rustic Italian (Locanda), haute California (AQ), Chinese (Wo Hing General Store)—today’s restaurant bartenders are crafting strong cocktails with the delicate precision of a bomb squad. These drink menus demand as much attention as the rest of dinner, but whether these libations are food-friendly is another matter. (Do you really want to end up still sipping a glass of icy, dry sherry punch when your jook arrives?)
Just before lunch, we tried to stump you with this parking quiz question: You park in a spot with a sign posted that says, 2-Hour Limit, M-F, 9 am to 7 pm. It's 9 am. You move your car at 11am to another block. When are you safe to park on the original block again without fear of getting a ticket?
A) After 1 pm
B) After 4 hours
C) After 7 pm
D) After your odometer has moved one tenth of a mile
E) After Midnight
You know you're lying if you say you've never thought about how you and your best friend or significant other would ace CBS's The Amazing Race. On April 7, you'll finally get the chance you've been waiting for. SF's very own Starr Spangler—winner of The Amazing Race, Season 13—is hosting a fierce competition as a fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man/Woman of the Year Campaign.
Here's a good old-fashioned parking quiz for this sunny Friday. You park in a spot with a sign posted that says, 2-Hour Limit, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 7 pm. It's 9 am. You move your car at 11 am to another block. When are you safe to park on the original block again without fear of getting a ticket?
If you've only got time for one open house this weekend, this almost-untouched little redwood cottage on Ashby Avenue in the Elmwood neighborhood gets our vote.
2821 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, $729K
Built in 1907 and almost untouched since, this Craftsman Style cottage hasn't been on the market in five decades, and yes, it needs some serious updating, but at least you won't have to rip our someone else's misguided attempts. While there's no indication from the realtor who the architect might have been, the carpenters of this 4-bed, 1.5-bath house deserve some credit as well.
Last month, Aether, a LA-based high-tech, high-function apparel company, anchored its striking, 34-foot mobile home-turned-store, in Hayes Valley. The pick-up-and-go operation (known as Aether Stream), features a working fireplace, reclaimed wood flooring and, most importantly the full spring line.
Now that festival season is officially in full swing, every weekend the theaters, halls and parking lots of San Francisco will become a battleground for your filmic attention, until you either attain mystic transcendance, stop caring, or simply drop dead from seeing too many films. For those of us with a fidgety disposition, the Disposable Film Festival, which opens today, is a uniquely appealing option--and probably the best odds most of us will ever have to see our own films shine down on the Castro Theatre's 1,407 seats (that's 2,814 eyeballs).
The de Young museum unveils the much anticipated “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk” on Saturday, March 24. Jean Paul Gaultier has landed in town. First stop: Academy of Art University.
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