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This Week’s Hottest Events: MAC Parties on Powell, The Blind Café Returns, and More

Photo courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

7x7 editors reveal the hottest events going on this week and give you a head's up on tickets to grab in advance (before they sell out)!

MAC Rocks Colour

MAC introduces its fourth and largest San Francisco store this week. DJs by day and local bands by night set the stage for a weekend full of some of the best artistry in the cosmetic world. Be sure to book an appointment ahead of time!

Friday through Sunday, 3/21-3/23 at MAC Cosmetics PRO + Flagship (Downtown)

Fred Minnick Whiskey Women Book Signing

This Wall Street Journal-bestselling author makes a stop in San Francisco to tell the story of how women impacted the whiskey world. From the prohibition bootleggers to the owners and marketing gurus that built some of the most well-known brands, Minnick offers a great deal of insight (and a few autographs) at this week’s book signing event.

Thursday, 3/20 at Elixir (Mission) 

Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply Festival Styling Event

Festival season has music lovers throughout the city seeking the hottest outfits this spring, so Ralph Lauren and Nylon have collaborated to produce an evening full of festival fashion favorites. Sip refreshments while being styled by Denim & Supply personnel, and don’t miss out on the chance to win VIP tickets to the festival of your dreams.

Thursday, 3/20 at Macy’s (Union Square)

Disposable Film Festival

This festival celebrates the democratization of cinema thanks to low cost technology like cellphones, digital cameras, and DSLRs. Watch, learn, and compete at this year’s event via workshops and screenings, starting Thursday and running through the weekend.

Thursday through Sunday, 3/20-3/23 at the Castro Theatre (Castro) 

The Blind Café

Dine in complete darkness and have your senses heightened at the second SF Blind Café pop-up event. A locally farmed vegetarian menu grounds the evening as guests connect with one another on an intimate level experienced sans sight. Tickets are donation-based, with proceeds benefiting blind research and guide dog organizations. Ironically, his might be the most eye-opening evening you’ll ever have.

Friday through Sunday, 3/21-3/23 at 953 De Haro Street (Potrero Hill)

Taste of the Nation

Next week's event brings together local chefs, winemakers, brewers, and moixologists in the spirit of ending child hunger. Sample the amazing food and drink offerings, peruse the silent auction, and mingle with fellow city philanthropists.

Thursday, 3/27 at City View at The Metreon (SoMA)