Hayes Valley will come alive this Sunday, October 10th from 10 am to 4 pm, with the SF Arts Commission's Passport 2010 event, one of the best ways to experience art in the city. Guests can purchase $25 "passports" (which are gorgeous, custom-designed Moleskine notebooks donated by Chronicle Books), and follow a map to receive artist-designed stamps at various Hayes Valley locations.
Tonight is 7x7's Eat + Drink Awards, an event a bit like the Academy Awards of the SF restaurant industry (minus Botoxed actresses choked with tears). Unlike most events—where chefs are asked to cook very small bites of food on a bunson burner, plate it on paper and serve it to a herd of tipsy people—this is a night that chefs get to actually relax and celebrate themselves. As they well should.