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Win a VIP Experience at 2014's SF Social Benefit

On Saturday, November 8, The San Francisco Social will storm the W Hotel for the second year in a row. An annual fête that brings together young philanthropists to support and become involved with important Bay Area causes, last year’s event brought in more than $75,000 for Larkin Street Youth Services. 

The Lexington, One of SF's Last Lesbian Bars, Closing

San Francisco's dwindling LGBT community took another hit this week. Lila Thirkield, owner of The Lexington Club, announced that her popular lesbian bar in the heart of the egregiously-changing Mission District will close

Black Mambas, Drinking in Italy, and the Great Midwest: 7x7 at Lit Crawl

Pages and pints flew during the 10th annual Lit Crawl, the grand finale to the nine-day reading frenzy that is Litquake. This year, flocks of bibliophiles gathered at The Chapel in the Mission. The space soon overflowed with bon vivants, bookworms, and unsuspecting (but totally down) bar guests.

Weekend Guide: Armistead Maupin, Haunted Victorians, & More

Armistead Maupin and other local ghosts are revived in this weekend's agenda. 

'80s Icon and Art World Darling Keith Haring on Display at the De Young Museum

When pondering the meteoric career of pop artist Keith Haring, the phrase “flash in the pan” is often uttered, but its relevance is up for debate. Dr. Timothy Leary, late psychologist and LSD poster boy, appreciated this description of his friend, despite its anticlimactic connotations, saying that it was a “good place to start.” A mere decade in the making, Haring’s skyrocketing trajectory, tragically cut short by AIDS in 1990 when he was 31 years old, surely qualifies as fleeting, but then again, his work—easily recognizable by its strong lines and kinetic nature—still makes an impact. 

Art in the Streets: October 24th at The NWBLK

illy Art in the Streets

San Francisco was built by artists. Sure, LA's no slouch, and NYC has style to spare, but SF is the heart of free-wheeling artistic expression and creative experimentation. We make music, write plays, direct films, dance in the streets—all on a tiny, seven-mile by seven-mile fog-shrouded peninsula at the edge of the Western world. SF invented American café culture—we just called them coffee houses.

Neighborhood Guide: What to Do in Dogpatch

Located on the waterfront and once home to large warehouses, canning factories, industrial buildings, shipyards, and wild fennel fields, Dogpatch has turned into a hub of local makers, artists, designers, and entrepreneurs. Just hop on the T-Third to enjoy the assorted retail shop and restaurants, or simply enojy soaking up some sun on the waterfront. 

Grown-Up Lessons from YA Novels: The Giver

7x7 interns create hipster book reports for your life-improvement pleasure.

7 Lesser-Known Movies Filmed in San Francisco

From San Francisco classic Bullitt to the depiction of a 1970s Castro district in Milk, seeing a movie that takes place in San Francisco really makes us burst with City pride. Here are 7 San Francisco-based movies you might not have heard of yet, but are sure to make you love SF even more. 

This Week In Live Music: Nas, Charli XCX, & Perfume Genius

After the Treasure Island Music Festival has—at last—come to an end, we at least have a the following primo gigs to look forward to. 

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