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3 Books On Our Must-Read List This Week

Somehow, I had never heard of Diana Gabaldon's bestselling Outlander series until the Starz debut of its recent TV adaptation. A friend who's a longtime fan of the books encouraged me to read the first one, and it's a pretty ripping yarn, full of adventure, and with a relatable heroine who's neither a Katniss Everdeen-style badass nor an underwritten pushover.

Race Cars and Poolside Drinks at 7x7 and Audi's Concours d'Elegance Fete

The annual Concours d'Elegance weekend in Carmel and Pebble Beach always draws crowds of car collectors and fans alike to ogle beautiful and rare vehicles from afar. This year, 7x7 and the Audi sportscar experience (ASCE) invited attendees to get inside the action and become a racecar driver for a day.

Sasheer Zamata, Bill Bellamy, & More Ways to Laugh Your Ass Off

For the next two weeks, SF will be treated to great "No Filter" comedy, "booty calls," comedy royalty, and the great Sasheer Zamata — which is probably the fanciest comedian name ever.

This Week in Live Music: Jack White, Boris, Sylvan Esso, and More

Much like Fauxchella season, LA’s increasingly institutional and influential FYF Music Festival acts as a westerly magnet for the most compelling acts in pop and independent music. The two-day festival goes down this weekend, and the Bay Area gets a few sneak peaks this week:

Jesse Fuente Has Been Driving San Francisco’s Streets for 41 Years

Jesse Fuente is a worldly gentleman and what my mama would call a “city jewel”—he’s been driving a limousine in San Francisco since 1973. That’s a 41-year career. Before that, he drove professionally in Italy, Switzerland, and France.

5 Topical Tidbits to Discuss Over Brunch

Sound bites from this week's viral stories, so you can impress your friends over breakfast. 

Editors' Picks: A "Mean" Shirt, Remembering Robin Williams, MAC, & More

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

Beyoncé Dance Lessons Coming to San Francisco

Beyoncé dance lessons? Sign me up. After all, I can't be the only one who left her ultra-sexy On the Run tour (let's be real — that show was all about Bey) wishing that I could be a little more like Queen Bey, and maybe even pull off that leather contraption she looked flawless in, can I? 

Meanwhile, On Muni

Weekly vignettes looking at life on San Francisco's second-favorite transportation system.

Aziz Ansari Announces Secret Shows in SF This Weekend

Aziz Ansari started his Thursday morning with a call-to-action tweet: "SAN FRANCISCO: Doing small secret shows tomorrow, Sat and Sun."

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