Arts + Culture
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)!
The Treasure Island Music Festival lineup was announced last week, and—shocker—it's packed with some of our favorite acts around right now. Headliners Outkast and Massive Attack are only a fraction of the draw—Alt-J, Washed Out, Zedd, TV on the Radio, and on and on and on, good lord, (New Pornographers!). If the festival isn’t sold out already, it will be soon, so . . . get on it already. Yeesh.
On Wednesday night, the city's tech and political luminaries gathered at chef Michael Chiarello's Coqueta to fete Crowdtilt's initiative to support the Bay Lights. The evening raised awarness about Leo Villareal and Ben Davis's iconic light display on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, which, unless enough money is raised, will turn off in March 2015.
If this image by Sally Mann—a portrait of her five-year-old daughter—strikes you as more provocative than a kindergartener’s photo should be, you’re not alone. Jessie at 5, 1987 “complicates straightforward notions of beauty,” says Allison Harding, curator of the SFMoMA-Asian Art Museum exhibit, “Gorgeous,” opening this month.
If and when the revolution comes, everyone and everything on Valencia Street will be the first taken out back behind the shed. Until then, we implore you to check out the video for the impending Paresse Café, billed as the first cafe in the U.S. with hammocks. Perfect for San Francisco's aggressively casual lifestyle.
Acclaimed photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto is known for his masterful images of dioramas and portraits of wax figures, which play with our perception of reality. I was already familiar with his work, but nothing prepared me for the brilliant photographic mural of The Last Supper at Fraenkel Gallery, in his show “Hiroshi Sugimoto: Acts of God”.
7x7 and the San Francisco SPCA joined forces to throw a playfully chic bash in honor of the grand re-opening of the SPCA's Potrero Hill location. With vegan food trucks, a bar featuring pet-named cocktails, and a lively music set spun by a local DJ, the event was an energetic (and adorable) start to the weekend.
Since he first picked up a can of spray paint in 1979 and began tagging under the name Shoe, Dutch artist Niels Meulman has been thinking about how to leave his mark on the world—quite literally.
As a teenager, I (along with thousands of other young girls, I'm sure) had a picture of Marilyn Monroe hanging on my wall. Though, to my credit, it wasn't the iconic photo of her skirt blowing up, or even that one where she's pumping iron. Instead, it was a small postcard I bought from the gift store of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York that showed Marilyn looking away from the camera, pensive, and almost sad.
No neighborhood—no, not even the city's precious Mission District—has received as much hand-wringing over the last year than the apex of Mid Market, SoMa, and the Tenderloin. And with good reason.