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This Week in Live Music: Franz Ferdinand, GZA, Manchester Orchestra, and More

Apropos of nothing, we give you this absolutely surreal 1983 video of Prince & The Revolution performing various signature tracks before Prince had shown up on national radars. That's gotta be near the top of the Internet treasure trove list. OK, back to our regularly scheduled programming:

City Youth Now Spring Gala: A Night of Promise

Join some of San Francisco's most influential power players on May 9th at the Bently Reserve, when City Youth Now honors Supervisor Mark Farrell for his dedication to the lives of the city's youth.

We Wanna Be Friends With "Everything But the News" Star Steve Goldbloom

Our city is chock-full of interesting people and wild personalities. Overwhelmed by the coolness? Every week we'll pick one standout local we'd love to be friends with to answer seven essential questions about their life in San Francisco.

Celebrate The Golden State at the Oakland Museum of California

Everyone loves living in California – eternal sunshine, gourmet food, quick access to nature, and intriguing art are just some of the perks. Celebrate all the things that make California great this weekend at the Oakland Museum of California

The Jewish Contribution to Modernism and More Intriguing Art Openings

From never-before-seen Native American artifacts to raw, 19th century photos of Yosemite, here are the three art openings you must add to your cultural calendar.  

11 Must-See Movies at the 57th San Francisco International Film Festival

The San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF) kicks off its 57th year tomorrow, and the lineup of quality films and attending celebrities is staggering—and sure to leave you star-struck (Parker Posey, Don Johnson, Jeremy Irons). We combed through the list of 200 films—a majority of which you may never see on the big screen again—over the next 15 days to bring you a list of must-see movies, according to us. It’s showtime, people.

Al Madrigal, Dat Phan, and Nine More Ways to Laugh Your Ass Off

Do you have an Easter or 4/20 hangover? The best cure for that is a good laugh. Here are 11 ways you can accomplish that.

15 Reasons San Francisco is the Best Place on Earth in Photos

Today is Earth Day, a day when you're supposed to revel in all the things that make the world wonderful (and maybe go out and hug a tree or two). But we decided to take it one step further, because our hearts really only belong to a small, 7x7 square-mile section of the globe. So, in honor of Earth day, here are 15 reasons that San Francisco is actually the best place on Earth. Enjoy. 

This Week's Hottest Events: Spring Makeovers, Free Burgers, 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)!

Artist Jonathan Matas Takes Over the Stairwell at Hotel Zetta

Earlier this week, Hotel Zetta partnered with Seattle-transplant artist Jonathan Matas – whose work can be seen everywhere from graffitied walls in the Mission to inside the Facebook headquarters – to create an incredible mural throughuot the guest stairway.

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