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This Week's Hottest Events: Michael Douglas and Neil DeGrasse Tyson in SF

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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)!

A Gala Evening with Michael Douglas 

That is not a typo; Michael Douglas is coming to SF. The Oscar- and Emmy-winning actor, director, and board member will be hosting a special gala for the Ploughshares Fund (a public grantmaking foundation that supports initiatives to prevent the spread and use of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons). The evening is centered around conversation exploring common ground to resolve conflict with Iran. Leaders from the Jewish-American and Iranian-American communities will also join the debate to explore prospects for stopping Iran from developing a nuclear weapon short of war. 

Details: Tuesday, June 3. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., $250, 100 Montgomery Street. Get tickets here

Makers Market Launch 

Launching this week, Makers Market is an online marketplace featuring timeless, functional, and well-designed goods made by Bay Area designers. Over 35 local makers will join forces to celebrate the launch, featuring pop-up shops, product debuts, and talks from SF Made and The Crucible. Local wine, beer, and appetizers will be served. 

Details: Thursday, June 5. 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., 2455 Third Street. 

GSummit Conference With Neil DeGrasse Tyson 

This year, GSummit is returning to SF for four days of hands-on workshops and big-name speakers to show off the latest benefits and applications of gamification and user engagement. Luckily, if you're just in it for Neil (it's okay, you can admit it), this is the first year that you can buy single day tickets just to see the three main speakers. Arguably the most famous intellectual in pop culture, Tyson is a frequent guest of The Daily Show, Colbert Report, and The Tonight Show. Plus he's the star of Cosmos, where he regularly blows our mind about the world and beyond. He'll be joined on stage by Jane McGonigal and Gabe Zichermann. 

Details: June 12, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m., 635 8th Street. Get tickets here.

Summer Fashion Show

Produced by Underground Runway, an Oakland non-profit supporting local artists, this summer fashion show showcases the best of the Bay Area's unsigned talent. See all the summer trends, and get up close and personal with the designers and models. 

Details: June 7, 2:00 p.m., 416 26th Street, Oakland  

SF Design Week 2014 

The American Association of Graphic Arts is launching San Francisco Design Week this month – a celebration of Bay Area design and creative professionals, and how their innovations have impacted the design community. From tech inventions to human-centered design, experience the Bay Area's unique design talents, impact, and innovations at various events throughout the week. 

Details: June 13 - 20, Various times and locations. Click here for complete schedule