Arts + Culture
Take something of San Francisco’s old-world elegance, sprinkle in a few local celebrities (you choose: an actor, a speaker of the House, a Fortune 500 CEO), add a quiet suburban hush, and you get Pacific Heights in all its grandeur.
Commissioned just three months after the Stock Market crash of 1929, the Paramount Theatre was designed by San Francisco’s Timothy L. Pflueger, who also designed the Castro Theatre, Top of the Mark, Bimbo’s, and most of the important architectural landmarks of the Bay Area. The theater's history is just as storied as those intricately designed walls might suggest.
Impress your friends with these conversation-starters.
Here's what the 7x7 editors were thinking about this week when they should have been at work.
The 7 things you should be doing this weekend.
KQED "Newsroom" host Thuy Vu is responsible for keeping Bay Area residents abreast of global affairs every Friday night. The three-time Emmy award-winning journalist, who has covered everything from the devastating legacy of Agent Orange sprayed during the Vietnam War to the impact of Burning Man on the Bay Area arts scene, let us in on some of her favorite places in the City.
Napa's recent quake occurred at 3:20 am, less than an hour before BART trains were set to start running again. For those of us who spend a fair amount of time shuttling between Bay Area cities, there's a good chance we could be caught in the transbay tube or (even worse) high above ground on an aerial trackway when the next big one hits.