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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.

Nicki Bluhm of the Gramblers Talks Road Trips, Music, and Her Favorite SF Spots

Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers are on the road again this spring and summer with new tour dates. Over-night sensations, they became famous after their “van sessions” went viral. Who could ever forget their cover of Hall & Oates “I Can’t Go For That”? Nicki shared her favorite Bay Area spots for inspiration, unwinding, and taking in a show, plus her tips for the best road trip ever. Buckle up.

Under the Skin + 5 More Films to Watch this Week

Scarlett Johansson is an alien – it would conveniently explain her unwavering allegiance to SodaStream. In the new film from Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast), Under the Skin, however, this revelation provides no explanation or comfort at all. 

Take a Crooks Tour Through San Francisco's Seedy Past

At a time when so much attention is focused on the Bay Area's future, Emma Donoghue's new novel Frog Music, set in San Francisco at the tail end of the Gold Rush, looks far back into the city's early history. The book, Donoghue's first since her bestselling novel Room, is based on a true and curious crime that took place in the Oceanview district on September 14, 1857: the murder of Jeanne Bonnet, a woman who preferred dressing as a man and was repeatedly jailed for her sartorial transgressions.

"Looking" Star Jonathan Groff Spices Things Up at POPera!

The San Francisco Opera Guild celebrated their 75th anniversary Thursday, April 10, with POPera! Departing from the opera's traditional association with foreign languages and a massive stage, POPera! took the form of a chic soiree and a lively cabaret, complete with an appearance by San Francisco golden boy, Jonathan Groff (of HBO's Looking fame).

Smuin Ballet Sparkles with Graff Diamonds for 20th Anniversary Season

On Wednesday, April 9, Robert Atkinson of Graff Diamonds hosted a glittering cocktail reception honoring the benefactors and sponsors of Smuin Ballet's 20th Anniversary Season.

This Week's Hottest Events: Party After Dark, Hunky Jesus, 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)!

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