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Lifting The Craft Bar At Museum Of Craft & Folk Art

Fabric flowers will blossom and plushy robots will belly up to the Craft Bar at Museum of Craft & Folk Art Thursday, June 3.

Yep, it’s that time of the month again -- time to get your craft on. Every first Thursday for the last six, MOCFA SF has hosted a Craft Bar, along with Etsy Labs, and the event appears to be gathering steam among the Bay’s many manic DIY-ers. The event, which began life as a humble Stitch-and-Bitch gathering of around 30, assembled 250 the last time around. “That was our biggest Craft Bar yet,” says MOCFA store associate buyer Amelia Strader, who co-organizes the event with the store’s manager and head buyer Kpoene Kofi-Bruce. “They keep getting bigger each time because word keeps spreading.”

Outside Lands Lineup Announced: My Morning Jacket, Al Green, The Strokes, Phoenix

Although it's lights off at lala today (which we're bemoaning over here at 7x7 HQ), June 1st also brings some good music news in the form of the final Outside Lands lineup. Ranger Dave continues his love affair with videos by announcing the entire Aug 14-15 lineup in video format. For those without the patience to watch the whole montage, here's the lineup in list form.

June 2009 - Best of the City

June 2009 - Best of the City

ON THE COVER
Local illustrator Hugh D'Andrade's work graces concert posters, book jackets, and now, for the first time, the 7x7 cover.

BEST OF
62 Eat + Drink
Loading dock lunches, irresistible caramels and wine lists worth the detour.
Edited by Sara Deseran

66 Fashion + Beauty
Found: The ultimate all-purpose dress, the chicest salon and the city’s best brow master.
Edited by Nerissa Pacio

The Week in Local Music News

Weekend and Young Prisms release their highly anticipated split 7" on London's Transparent Records [via Transparent Blog]

Partial Outside Lands lineup leaked; Kings of Leon, My Morning Jacket, Al Green, Gossip and Phoenix confirmed [San Jose Mercury News]

San Francisco Popfest 2010 briefly takes over area venues [via SF Chronicle]

Caribou and Toro Y Moi wow the crowd at The Independent two nights in a row [via Stranger Dance]

Local garage rock favorite Ty Segall preps new album [via The Bay Bridged]

The artist formerly known as Bye Bye Blackbird changes name; remixes fellow rising chiller Teen Daze [via Blackbird Blackbird blog]

The war on fun continues -- dance-friendly mission hangout The Attic threatened with lawsuit [via SFist]

Local music blog The OCMD claims cassettes are the new vinyl [via The OCMD]

San Francisco's favorite haters Uptown Almanac have some choice words for Live 105's BFD festival [via Uptown Almanac]

SF Weekly sits down with the bros behind local label Wizard Mountain [via SF Weekly All Shoock Down]

Last Night's Photos: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at The Fillmore

Is "Home" the most loved feel-good song of the last year? We think so. Check out photos from Edward Sharpe's performance last night at The Fillmore.

Ambition Eclipses Suspense in ‘Prince of Persia’

Here’s the dilemma. On the one hand, Prince of Persia is everything you’d expect from a sprawling, two-hour fantasy inspired by a video game: frivolous and predictable, a collection of high-wire set pieces loosely strung together in a convoluted story.

On the other, it is handsomely shot and surprisingly ambitious, with an impressive cast led by a bulked-up Jake Gyllenhaal, whose scrappy hero recalls a better-humored Hamlet, and Ben Kingsley as his beguiling mentor. And there’s the rub.

Last Night's Photos: The National at the Fox

Throughout their 11-year career, Brooklyn's The National has continually produced hauntingly beautiful albums that inspire both healthy rock outs and reflective broods. It's that breed of high/low that makes their latest release, High Violet, one of our favorites of the year and an album perfectly suited for this manic depressive weather.

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