This Week's Hottest Events: Party After Dark, Hunky Jesus, and More
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)!
Brace your wallets. Starting Wednesday, the 4,000-square-foot luxury emporium and women's boutique Carrots is taking 60 percent off all collections including apparel and accessories. That means items from Maison Martin, BLK DNM, and Zero Maria Cornejo will all be on sale. Plus, reduced apothecary lines like, Cire Trudon and Santa Maria Novella. And don't forget shoes, sunglasses, and jewlery. You're gonna want to get there early for this one.
Spring Fashion and Technology at Runway
San Francisco's hottest incubator space, Runway is hosting a fashion event for women in technology. This will be an evening of style and lively discussion hosted by writer, entrepreneur, and all around badass Rachel Sklar. Local brands Betabrand, Blu Kicks, and Saako will be featured along with a fashion show styled by MDP. You'll also get the chance to meet FashionFinder – SF's newest and most innovative fashion app – and shop at special discounted prices. Complimentary gift bags feature The Balm Cosmetics and a $20 coupon towards each of the participating brands. And if all that isn't enough, there'll also be an open bar. All proceeds benefit She's The First, which sponsors girls' education in developing countries.
The Search For Hunky Jesus and Foxy Mary
The season's most blasphemous event is back for another year, but this time around the search for the sexiest savior will be held in Golden Gate Park. The usual family-friendly Easter fun will take place from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., but the real party starts with a burlesque show, the Hunky Jesus contest and (for the first time ever!) a Foxy Mary contest. That's right ladies; you'll also get your chance to sexy don sheets and halos.
Party After Dark at the Academy of Science
Cal Academy is throwing one of the biggest parties of the year featuring booze, dancing, and science. Party After Dark takes over the museum's indoor and outdoor space and features a live DJ set from indie-rockers Ra Ra Riot and Youngblood Hawke. Photo booths, complimentary bites, open bars, light projections, and food trucks will abound. Plus there'll be a Silent Disco. Seriously, what more could you want?
Erica Tanov Studio Sale
Sale alert! Bay Area clothing and lifestyle designer Erica Tanov is hosting a massive studio sale with can't miss bargains. Just go ahead and say goodbye to your paycheck as you browse through the bold prints and flowy dresses of past seasons. Quilts are up to 75 percent off and vintage clothing will be flying off the racks for $10 - $25!
CollegeHumor at Rickshaw Stop
Much-loved comedy website CollegeHumor is sending some of its biggest stars on a 3-city tour, and of course San Francisco is among the stops. You're in for a hilarious night of sketch and stand up comedy featuring Jake Hurwitz, Amir Blumenfeld, and Streeter Seidell. Let the beer pong and sex jokes run wild.
Acis and Galatea with Isaac Mizrahi
For the world premiere of his production of Handel's Acis and Galatea – an epic love story between a nymph and a shepherd based on Ovid's Metamorphoses – Brooklyn choreographer Mark Morris commissioned San Francisco's Philharmonic Baroque Orchestra and Corale to perform the score and legendary fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi to dream up costumes benefitting modern-day forest sprites. - Allison McCarthy