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Meanwhile, On Muni

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

Score Tickets to Music From the Movies With the SF Symphony

Movies are great and all, but sometimes you want to move your culture meter up a notch. This July, the San Francisco Symphony brings music from your favorite movies to life in their performance with the the multi-talented actor, singer, and songwriter Cheyenne Jackson.

This Week's Hottest Events: Nighttime Garden Party, Tableside Tomato Cart, & 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)!

This Week in Live Music: OK Go, The Aquabats, Polyphonic Spree, & More

Apropos of nothing, please check out Soulja Boy’s first wikipedia entry, as told by Soulja Boy. Inspired, right?

Meanwhile, On Muni

Street style in subway form.

Welcome to the first installment of our biweekly vignettes looking at life on San Francisco's second-favorite transportation system.

"Noe So Cute" Sign Offers Small Bits of Wisdom for 5 Cents

As you leave the Castro Farmers Market each Wednesday with a reusable bag stuffed with the freshest seasonal produce (did everyone stock up on stone fruit this week?), you might have noticed a handmade kiosk about yay high reminiscent of Lucy Van Pelt.

Three Books On Our Must-Read List

What would you do if you couldn't look in a mirror for an entire year? Kjerstin Gruys did exactly that, covering every pane of glass in her house, avoiding windows, and learning to put on makeup sans mirror in order to reform her troubled relationship with her body.

We Wanna Be Friends With Bay Lights Visionary Ben Davis

In 2010, Ben Davis had a thought: "What if the Bay Bridge was used as a canvas of light?"

Reason to Party's Penthouse Extravaganza for Dance

San Franciscans are famous for finding any excuse to party, from the opening of a new burrito joint to it simply being Wednesday. But Reason to Party came up with the perfect formula to help partygoers get down in support of a worthy cause.

The Rollicking Roots of Bottom of the Hill

Kitten performing at Bottom of the Hill

The first person to shatter the window behind the stage at Bottom of the Hill was Green Day’s drummer in 1998 during the filming of MTV’s The Ten Spot. Rather than replacing the window with a standard double pane glass, the staff agreed to let a regular patron, dubbed “Paul the Glassblower,” create a custom-made, prismatic stained glass proxy. It has again been broken since, unfortunately (by the singer of the Dillinger Escape Plan), but that idiosyncratic work in situ symbolizes the Potrero Hill staple: colorful, quirky, and vehemently DIY.

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