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We Wanna Be Friends With Ex-Giant and Local Philanthropist, JT Snow

When intereviewing professional athletes, the conversation tends to focus on the player's best/worst sports moments, personal struggles, and life-defining achievements. In this particular case, JT Snow is talking philanthropy (and SF, of course). 

Dede Wilsey’s Pink Insanity Steals Show at Beach Blanket Babylon 40th Anniversary

Some gifts come in square velvet boxes. Some come in the form of a $20 Target gift card. Others come to you right on the steps of San Francisco City Hall. Take, for example, Dede Wilsey, who poured herself into this fabulous/terrifying Glinda the Good Witch costume, ruffles and all, at Friday’s 40th anniversary celebration of Beach Blanket Babylon.

This Week's Hottest Events: Smokey Robinson, The Gay Essay, 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)!

Local Author Laurel Braitman Talks Animal Insanity, Her New Book, and SF

Bay Area local and author of the new book, Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves, Laurel Braitman spills about her research, odd animals, and her go-to San Francisco haunts.

The Most Disturbingly Awesome Part of Cal Academy's Skull Exhibit

The California Academy of Sciences has found a way to make our skin crawl, very literally in this case.

This Week in Live Music: Guided by Voices, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Notwist, and More

A quick but important note for San Francisco jazz and hip-hop fans: The San Francisco edition of Yoshi’s has been sold to a group called Fillmore Live Entertainment, which will shift curatorial focus from jazz to hip-hop and R&B. But worry not, jazzheads. The new SFJazz center in Hayes Valley has already asserted itself as a world-class destination for world-class jazz. 

Equal Writes Kickstarter Campaign Promotes Books By Women, For Women

Even today, in San Francisco, women writers are not getting published — or paid —at nearly the same rate as men. A new electronic publishing company Shebooks is hoping to change that with their Kickstarter, the Equal Writes Campaign

We Wanna Be Friends With Melted Toys Bassist, Brian Wakefield

Three years after their acclaimed Washed & Dried EP first unveiled the band’s distinct blend of hazy plaintive pop and psychedelic electronica, SF-based Melted Toys' self-titled debut album is set to release next month. 

Music Gods and Festival Fashion From Napa's BottleRock

We hung out at Napa's BottleRock Festival over the weekend, taking in all of the sights and sounds of the raucous event.

Editors Pick Their Must-Have Items for June

7x7 editors pick their favorites from the latest shops, goods, and happenings in the Bay Area and beyond.

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