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Saks Fifth Avenue and Donna Karan Celebrate Women

Like clockwork, another herd of well-to-do types converged upon a Union Square department store to mingle with other fashionable types while having their beautiful mugs photographed and checking out some designer duds. This week's batch of upper esche comes to you from Saks Fifth Avenue Celebrates Donna Karan's Women Who Inspire. And just who are said women of such inspiration? See for yourself. 

Q&A with Litquake Headliner Paolo Giordano

Litquake, SF’s annual celebration of the literary arts, opens its 15th year with a traditional quinceañera. The weeklong festivities (October 10-18)—which include a reading by Paolo Giordano, author of the award-winning novel, The Solitude of Prime Numbers—conclude with the famous Lit Crawl, in which 100 Mission District bars, galleries, coffeehouses, and shops will host readings from more than 850 participating writers.

The 2014 Hot 20 Community Choice Winner Is...

Chinaka Hodge

This year, 7x7 teamed up with The San Francisco Foundation Community Leadership Awards to present the 2014 TSFF Community Choice Award, which contributes $20,000 to a groundbreaking Bay Area organization and additionally spotlights a rising star.

Ahead In Theater: Pippin, Mr. Burns, A Little Night Music, & More

Here's what you need to know about seven amazing stage shows headed our way.

Editors' Picks: Kale Nail Polish, Express Facials, & More

Here's what 7x7 editors were thinking about this week when they should have been at work.

The 5 Topics Everyone Will Be Discussing Over Brunch

Impress your friends with these conversation-starters. 

Get Lost With This Map of San Francisco

London-based illustrator Jenni Sparks spent a month living in the Mission District combing the city to collect information for her artistic specialty: hand-drawn maps.  Five months later, her newest creation is now available: a painstakingly detailed and personally quirky map of our beloved city, from the Golden Gate Bridge all the way south to Crocker Amazon.

Intimate Portraits of Rock Legends in New Hedi Slimane Exhibition

Showcasing such rock 'n' roll legends as Keith Richards and Lou Reed (photographed shortly before his death), Sonic—a retrospective exhibition of Hedi Slimane's photographs—will be on display in Paris, France starting this month. The show features intimate black-and-white portraits from the music scene shot over the past 15 years in London, New York, and California. 

Weekend Guide: Free Chicken Sandwiches, Oktoberfest, & More

The 5 things you should be doing this weekend. 

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