At glamorous SF legend Juanita MORE!'s 2014 Pride Party last Sunday, guests flaunted their style as they enjoyed pulsing entertainment by a variety of artists. We're talking the whole shebang: music, pen-and-paper, and performance, from the ranks of Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters, Jason Kendig, Lady Bunny, and more. The day-long party benefited the AIDS Housing Alliance, raising a staggering $75,000 to provide resources for the first-ever permanent rental subsidy program for the burgeoning queer homeless population.
SFMOMA and the Asian Art Museum joined forces to present "Gorgeous," a diverse artistic collection that explores the gamut of what society considers to be beautiful, from conventionally attractive starlets to images that, at the same time, are both disturbing and appealing.
Last week, La Mar played host to a vibrant evening, kicking off the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Fútbol fans and newbies alike noshed on South American fare, including a variety of chef-selected empanadas, platos frîos, and fried chicken thights with anticuchera sauce. As the sun set over the Bay, partygoers enjoyed a spectacular view from the restaurant's deck overlooking the water.
On Wednesday night, the city's tech and political luminaries gathered at chef Michael Chiarello's Coqueta to fete Crowdtilt's initiative to support the Bay Lights. The evening raised awarness about Leo Villareal and Ben Davis's iconic light display on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, which, unless enough money is raised, will turn off in March 2015.
7x7 and the San Francisco SPCA joined forces to throw a playfully chic bash in honor of the grand re-opening of the SPCA's Potrero Hill location. With vegan food trucks, a bar featuring pet-named cocktails, and a lively music set spun by a local DJ, the event was an energetic (and adorable) start to the weekend.
In a city in love with its ever-moving food trucks and renegade musical performances, limited-time pop-up shops are a timely way for cutting-edge fashion to burst onto the scene.