Arts + Culture
To say that the national media has become a bit obsessed with San Francisco could be the understatement of the year. The Bay Area has found itself at the core of the modern zeitgeist. From the size of one’s hedge (hello, Danielle Steel!) to the magnitude of an incubated idea (we’re looking at you, Glass), these are just some of the most captivating and compelling stories that swelled to national proportions—and became the stuff of cocktail banter and serious conversation.
From Saturday Night Live alums to Bay Area natives, San Francisco will be a funny place for the next two weeks.
Keep up the Memorial weekend good vibes with these hot happenings around town.
In the late 1960s, there was another kind of bus war being waged in San Francisco. Each weekday, the working women who lived on the Westside boarded Muni to travel to the Financial District for their jobs as bank tellers, secretaries, and salesclerks. When they looked out the windows of the 6 Parnassus bus as it drove along Haight Street, what they saw put their conservative pantyhose in an intractable twist.
Jonathan Groff, the fresh-faced 29-year-old actor from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, first made his mark as Melchior in Duncan Sheik’s sexually frank rock musical Spring Awakening—a role that nabbed him a Tony nomination for featured actor and sealed his BFF status with co-star Lea Michele.
7x7 Magazine's annual Best of SF showcases all you could ever hope to eat, drink, see, buy, know, and do in the city. Here is the Best of Culture:
When you think about all the players and the lofty ideas packed into San Francisco and Silicon Valley, it’s no wonder the world is talking about us. But the real question is: Are we talking to each other?
Last week, the city’s contemporary and modern art scene was abuzz about ArtMRKT San Francisco. Now, art aficionados can revel at the scores of talented artists taking the stage at San Francisco’s galleries. Don't miss the works by DJ/musician/photographer Reuben Wu, husband and wife duo Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam, award-winning Christine Elfman, and the budding Yuh-Shioh Wong in the coming weeks.
Last Thursday, design icon Carolina Herrera and Elle magazine's (and soon-to-editor-in-chief and executive creative officer at Yahoo Fashion) Joe Zee brought the city's well-heeled denizens out in the summer heat—donning more bare legs than we've seen in ages—to celebrate the CH Carolina Hererra's new store on Grant Avenue.