Arts + Culture
Chelsea Peretti is not only a Bay Area treasure (Oakland to be exact), but as the name of her stand-up tour indicates, she's an "American Treasure" as well.
Any teenager who feels connected to The Catcher in the Rye (which is a lot) can certainly identify with the impulse to write a letter to its author, J.D. Salinger. But anyone who's studied Salinger knows that he was famously reclusive, in his correspondence as well as his life.
From his studio thousands of miles away in Beijing, renowned artist and human-rights activist Ai Weiwei, kept captive by the Chinese government, is masterminding a large-scale exhibition, @Large, on San Francisco’s very own deserted penitentiary of an island, Alcatraz.
When Lily Tomlin comes to the city, things instantly become happier and funnier.
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).
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.
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)!
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.