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Drew Altizer

Guess Store Opening

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

GUESS and Vogue, with special hosts such as actress Brittany Snow, held a cocktail reception to showcase the American brand's fall fashions at its new store in the Westfield SF Centre.

Symphonix at Harlot

Symphonix hosted "An Evening with Michael Tilson Thomas" at Harlot, where cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a conversation with the six-time Grammy award winner, composer, pianist and conductor flowed freely.

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Farallon Blue Ball

photography by Heather Wiley & Drew Altizer

PRBO Conservation Science (formerly the Point Reyes Bird Observatory) hosted the first annual "Blue Ball: An Evening Tribute to the Farallon Islands,” at the Bently Reserve, raising more than $150,000 for the organization.

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Community Leadership Awards

The San Francisco Foundation celebrated its 2007 Community Leadership Award winners—Alonzo King, Arnold Perkins, Eva Paterson, Jane Garcia and Swords to Ploughshares—at the Herbst Theatre, War Memorial Building. The four individual winners each received $10,000 and Swords to Ploughshares was awarded $20,000.

Spinsters' Luxe Fundraiser

The Spinsters of SF threw its big fall charity event, Luxe, at newly renovated 1015 Folsom. More than 400 attendees descended on the party and raised more than $13,000 for for Real Options for City Kids (ROCK).

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Macy's Silver Anniversary

Macy's 25th Passport fashion show and HIV/AIDS fundraiser, which took place at Fort Mason's Festival Pavilion, included a titillating striptease by burlesque performer Dita Von Teese, appearances by Cirque du Soleil's "Mystere" dancers and acrobats, and the crème de la crème of SF society.

SF Symphony Opening Gala

The SF Symphony kicked off the 2007-08 season with an opening gala where soprano Renée Fleming performed with Michael Tilson Thomas at Davies Symphony Hall. The black-tie affair included a cocktail reception and lavish dinner.

Junior League Home Tour Kick-Off

The Junior League of San Francicso gathered at The City Club to celebrate the kick-off of its 13th annual home tour "Left My Heart in San Francisco," taking place on October 13, Saturday, in Russian Hill.

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Paris Hits SF

Celebrity heiress Paris Hilton dropped in at Macy's in SF to promote her new clothing line.

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Opera Ball 2007

The SF Opera Guild launched the 85th opera season with a black-tie opening ball co-chaired by Cheryl Baxter and Marybeth La Motte and held at City Hall. Mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina and tenor Clifton Forbis, with Patric Summers conducting, are starring in Camille Saint-Saëns's biblical epic, Samson and Delilah.
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