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Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings Open the 2011 Stern Grove Free Concert Season

For those who couldn't make it to Stern Grove yesterday, here's a photo recap of Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings' stellar performance. 80 degree temps + free world class music = a great day.

How to Drink on New Year's to Avoid a Hangover

Ah New Year's Day, a time for resolutions, bowl games and... hangovers. For those who want to feel on top of the world on 1/1/11, try these drink recipes from the Trader Vic's Bartenders Guide to keep a slow buzz going all night.


The San Francisco
Adapted from Trader Vic’s Bartender’s Guide, Revised

.75 oz The Bitter Truth Sloeberry Gin
.75 oz Italian vermouth
.75 oz French vermouth
1 dash The Bitter Truth Old Time Aromatic Bitters
1 dash The Bitter Truth Orange Bitters
Shake ingredients with ice cubes. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.

7 Local Musicians & Bands to Watch In 2011

A lot went on musically in the Bay Area this past year--just take a gander at our favorite fresh albums to drop in 2010. That said, it's time to move onto 2011. Here are 7 bands we think are going to make waves in the very near future:

Moon Duo

New Years Eve: The Best Parties, Music and Food Events

You're going to need somewhere to go to celebrate the new decade, right? Our picks for the best ways to throw down.

Get Ready for 2011, San Francisco: What's In Store Next Year

1. Ghirardelli Square
Though the businesses in the Square are in foreclosure, Gary Danko asserts he’s still going to open his long-awaited American brasserie.

2. Pier 35
Get ready for the tourists: San Francisco port officials predict a 39 percent increase in the number of cruise ships docking in the city this year.

3. Golden Gate Park/
Ocean Beach
For the first time in history, Bay to Breakers will ban alcohol from the race, making it much harder to lower your inhibitions and run naked.

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