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Hidden in Plain Sight: 7 Films to Watch this Week

What do the World Trade Center site, the American Airlines logo, bespoke fishing lures and the sweeping La Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona have in common? Outside of their heritage as the labor of talented designers – sometimes to the point of tears – they're all willing subjects in YBCA's tightly focused upcoming showcase, the modestly titled Design & Architecture Film Series.

Reading Roundup: This Week's Top Literary Events

Each week, we offer a roundup of the best literary events in the city. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

The Weeknighter: Strong Margaritas and Drunk Dancing at Pier 23 Cafe

Weekends are for amateurs. Weeknights are for pros. That's why each week Stuart Schuffman will be exploring a different San Francisco bar, giving you the lowdown on how and where to do your weeknight right. From the most creative cocktails to the best happy hours, Stuart's taking you along on his weeknight adventures into the heart of the City's nightlife. So, who wants a drink?

Art Openings: Photorealism, Female Bodies, and More Intriguing Works

This month, Eleanor Harwood Gallery takes a new approach, hosting two solo shows at once, while Brian Gross Fine Art showcases a series of paintings never seen in America. And, Catharine Clark Gallery exhibits a local artists’ reflection on the past. Enjoy.

You're Invited to the 7x7 Sunday Market at Noise Pop HQ!

Sunday is made for perusing your favorite shops, so why not do it with a drink in hand, listening to great beats? 7x7 is teaming up with Square Market to bring you the 7x7 Sunday Market at Noise Pop HQ, happening this Sunday, 3/2, from 11am-4pm @ The NWBLK . It'll be a fashionable afternoon full of hand-selected vendors selling fabulous men's and women's clothing, jewelry, and accessories, along with hair and nail love. 

13 Ways to Laugh Your Ass Off: David Alan Grier, Dana Gould, and More!

From '90s comedians who blazed the trail for sketch comedy in In Living Color  to the godfathers of alternative comedy, the next couple of weeks is a great mix of the trendsetters of funny.

Design Icon Shows Her Full Range of Talent at New SF Showroom

Gypset glamazons are already well versed in the textiles of Madeline Weinrib: She’s known for bringing Indonesian ikat back into vogue with her lacquered trays for Barneys New York and boho-fabulous fabric heels for Manolo Blahnik. Starting in April, the design icon will show off her full range of talent with the opening of her first West Coast showroom in the San Francisco Design Center.

Your Ultimate Guide to Noise Pop 2014

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for Bay Area underground music junkies. Noise Pop, San Francisco’s pared-down version of SXSW, returns for its 22nd installment with its most ambitious program of under-to-slightly-over the radar bands to date. The list of next-best-thing bands and multimedia options is expansive and increasingly intriguing each year.

Be a Part of Noisepop 2014 With Free Tickets to See Bleached!

Every year Noisepop brings some of the best underground, up and coming, and slightly over the radar bands together to perform on the stages of San Francisco's most iconic venues. Here's your chance to get in on the magic for free: Myspace is giving away two tickets to see Bleached perform on Friday, 2/28 at the Rickshaw Stop

San Francisco Barworkers Ball 2014

Bartenders, barbacks, bussers, bouncers, servers, DJs, dancers, doormen, coat check, hat check, clothes check, greeters, promoters, hosts, hostesses, sound guys, and other service industry workers enjoyed a special night of their own at acclaimed bar Churchill on the Church Street Corridor.

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