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Catch a Show at One of These Quirky Indie Music Joints

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The Bay Area is home to some seriously iconic music venues: the Greek, the Fillmore, Golden Gate Park. But sometimes the best shows go down in the most unexpected places. Here are seven unique music joints with stories all their own. 

Neighborhood Guide: What to Do in Cow Hollow

Sandwiched between the Marina and Pacific Heights, Cow Hollow is a stroll down shopping lane for yoga pant-wearing ladies with strollers and small dogs. The main drag, Union Street between Divisadero and Laguna, is great for a walk, with plenty of restaurants, bars, coffee and juice shops to stop and refuel.

4 Local Beauty Brands Empower Women to Create + Customize Products

For those of us who are a little bit Goldilocks about our skincare products—too greasy, too drying, just right—now is the moment we've been waiting for: Check out four Bay Area start-ups that are democratizing the beauty industry by customizing skincare regimens and even giving consumers a chance to co-create products ranging face masks, body lotions, and the ever-elusive perfect eye cream. 

Sneak Peek: Goldenvoice to Open Underground Music Venue Social Hall SF

An underground venue, long home to quieter private events, is emerging from the shadows as Social Hall SF. Look for public concerts and big events this fall.

Special Event: 7x7 Big Eat Supper Series (Come and Get It!)

Each year, Bay Area foodies voraciously chow their way through 7x7's Big Eat: 100 Things to Eat in San Francisco Before You Die. This September, join us for The 7x7 Big Eat Cocktail Supper Series, a weeklong tasting event where you can sample from our list of SF's must-eats, plus meet and mingle with top chefs from the city's most buzzed-about restaurants.

Neighborhood Guide: What to Do in Mid-Market

Over the past few years, a slew of developments along San Francisco’s grandest thoroughfare has led to the recent minting of a shiny new Mid-Market neighborhood. The seven-block stretch of Market Street, between Van Ness and 5th Street, is relishing renewed vitality, with the openings of killer markets, restaurants, bars, culture and more. Here's your Mid-Market to-do list.

Property Porn: Rich Hippies Will Love This $4.5M Ashbury Heights Home

Modern hippies, marijuana smoke, and fabulous historic homes comingle in Ashbury Heights, where this 1908 Mission Revival home, priced just under $5 million, is a little bit Grateful Dead and little bit royal court. 

Neighborhood Guide: What to Do in Russian Hill

With the same stunning views as its ritzier neighbor Nob Hill, Russian Hill has a pace and vibe all its own: still posh, but the kind of place where everyone knows your name and where the cable car still has some seats available.

Shop Talk: Timbuk2's Femme Collection + Makers Market Opens at Westfield

If it's a fashionable way to spend, and happening in the Bay Area, we're talking about it on Shop Talk.

Weekend Guide: Power Yoga + Mouthwatering Brunches

Lace up your tennis shoes, because these must-do events will definitely help you pass your walking goal.

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