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A Glitzy, Glamorous Opening for the Asian Art Museum's "Gorgeous"

SFMOMA and the Asian Art Museum joined forces to present "Gorgeous," a diverse artistic collection that explores the gamut of what society considers to be beautiful, from conventionally attractive starlets to images that, at the same time, are both disturbing and appealing.

This Week's Hottest Events: Opera at AT&T Park, Jews for Dim Sum, & More

7x7 editors reveal the best events going on this week, giving you a heads-up on tickets to grab before they sell out!

Scenes from San Francisco's Unbridled Pride Weekend

This year's San Francisco Pride weekend was a record-breaker. Not only in terms of numbers (1.7 million people, according to officials), but also the sundry of assorted corporations and tech companies using the annual queer freedom day parade to their advantage.

This Week in Live Music: Future, EMA, Pink Martini, and More

Need to escape this heat? To the music halls!

Woodworker Aleksandra Zee Transforms Scraps Into Intricate Sculptures

Nature has always been a key element in artist Aleksandra Zee’s life. The Laguna Beach native spent her childhood oceanside, of course (it shows in her permanently sun-kissed mane), not just surfing and swimming, but also drawing and painting.

Hunter Pence Introduces AT&T Park's New Edible Garden

At Chase Field in Phoenix, the Diamondbacks have a swimming pool. At Kauffmann Stadium in Kansas City, the Royals get a series of glorious fountains. And Boston Red Sox's Fenway Park has its nefarious yet iconic Green Monster. Now, at AT&T Park, we’ve got…chard.

"Let There Be" Display Lights Up Market Street

Amidst the major civic revamp and influx of new tech companies flooding Mid-Market, is a new public works project that hopes to bring a little illumination to the once-shady 'hood. 

Fans Kick Off the World Cup at La Mar

Last week, La Mar played host to a vibrant evening, kicking off the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Fútbol fans and newbies alike noshed on South American fare, including a variety of chef-selected empanadas, platos frîos, and fried chicken thights with anticuchera sauceAs the sun set over the Bay, partygoers enjoyed a spectacular view from the restaurant's deck overlooking the water.

The Big Gay To Do: 50 Ways to Do PRIDE Right

Just in time for Pride weekend, we give you our annual Pride Big Gay To Do, brimming with queer-related merriment sure to keep you entertained, enthralled, and inebriated until the cold light of Monday morning comes. Enjoy. 

Song of the Shank, Redeeming the Dream, and More on Our Must-Read List

Talk to the animals.

In dealing with a difficult dog that suffered extreme separation anxiety, local writer Laurel Braitman became intrigued by the idea that animals can suffer from mental illness every bit as varied and complex as ours.

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