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Robert Townsend, Jason Segel, and More Ways to Laugh Your Ass Off

One female singing duo with an album titled Slippery When Moist, pimps, and Jason Segel reading his book about childhood nightmares make up this week's roundup of comedy shows.

Hot 20 Look Back: Where Are They Now?

In preparation for this year's annual Hot 20 list — you might remember me as "The Funny Girl" in the 2011 issue — I decided to check in with a handful of my fellow Hot 20 classmates and see what they're up to now.

SF’s Arts and Social Sets Fête at the Bravo! Club Gala

On Friday, September 5th, the San Francisco Opera celebrated its 92nd season with a grand black-tie soirée welcoming Bravo! Club members to the storied War Memorial Opera house for the opening night performance of Bellini’s masterpiece Norma.

Salon Gatherings Make a Comeback

In small, intimate settings, often in private homes throughout San Francisco, groups of people are turning off their digital devices to listen to speakers and join in spirited conversation. Welcome to the rebirth of the salon.

Nominate San Francisco's Favorite Charity

San Francisco's Favorite Charity 2014

The holidays are still several months away, but it's never too early to acknowledge the gifts that many local charities bestow upon our community throughout the year. The fifth annual San Francisco's Favorite Charities Contest presents the perfect opportunity to shine a spotlight on the top do-gooders who make the Bay Area a better place to live.

This Week In Live Music: Interpol, Lykke Li, Macy Gray, and More

Summer is almost over, folks. Time to head out for a night of aural revelry.

Neighborhood Guide: What to Do In Pac Heights

Take something of San Francisco’s old-world elegance, sprinkle in a few local celebrities (you choose: an actor, a speaker of the House, a Fortune 500 CEO), add a quiet suburban hush, and you get Pacific Heights in all its grandeur.

The Gilded Glitz of The Paramount Theatre

Stage at the Paramount Theatre

Commissioned just three months after the Stock Market crash of 1929, the Paramount Theatre was designed by San Francisco’s Timothy L. Pflueger, who also designed the Castro Theatre, Top of the Mark, Bimbo’s, and most of the important architectural landmarks of the Bay Area. The theater's history is just as storied as those intricately designed walls might suggest. 

The 5 Topics Everyone Will Be Discussing Over Brunch

Impress your friends with these conversation-starters. 

Editors' Picks: 50 Shades, a Mirrored House, & More

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

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