This Week's Hottest Events: A Pink Party, Bruno Mars, and More


7x7 editors reveal the hottest events going on this week and give you a head's up on tickets to grab in advance (before they sell out)!

Pink Party!

If you want to party for a good cause, and need an excuse to don those hot pink heels, CLIFT will be holding their annual Pink Party! tomorrow. Featuring high end raffle prizes, pink drinks, and beats by DJ Tamo and shOOey of the Space Cowboys, 100% of proceeds from drinks and raffle tickets will go to the Breast Cancer Emergency Fund benefiting low-income breast cancer patients. Pink attire is encouraged, duh. 

Tuesday, May 6: 6:00 - 8:30 pm, 495 Geary Street 

The Michael J. Fox Festival 

This week is all about charitable happenings. The SF-based affiliate of the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) is throwing a party at 111 Minna. Team Fox Bay Area Young Professionals is a local group of young folks who have a personal commitment to finding a cure for Parkinson’s Disease; and the Fox Festival will be a fun night of music, dancing, and purpose. All proceeds from the event will go to MJFF and finding a cure for PD. Tickets include appetizers from Osha Thai, a variety of cheeses and charcuterie from La Boulangerie and Hook’s Cheese Company in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, Macarons from L’Artisan Macarons, a silent auction featuring items like club level Giants tickets, Rickshaw bags, membership packages to Polk Street Boxing, and winery packages and dinner at Barbacco. 

Friday, May 9: 7:00 p.m., $30, 111 Minna. Get tickets here

The Alphabet Show 

You'll never see your ABCs the same way again after this show. The Alphabet Show: Every Letter Counts, is a group exhibition featuring works by local Bay Area artists who personify, remake, and reinterpret the seemingly mundane letters of the alphabet into works of art. 

Opens Saturday, May 10: 7:00 - 11:00 p.m., White Walls, 886 Geary Street. Runs through June 7. 

Jason Campbell Pop-Up 

Renowned global stylist Jason Campbell – by way of Los Angeles and New York  – brings his unique approach to creating hyper-organized, fashion-forward closets and a worldwide curated collection of luxury clothing, handbags, and accessories, to a Silicon Valley pop-up this week. Campbell's Closet HQ is a private platform for digitizing closets for styling, and his clients include Vanity Fair's best dressed A-listers, and women executives like Wendi Murdock and Luxy Page. 

Open daily Monday, May 5 - Sunday, May 11: 12:00 - 7:00 p.m. 242 State Street, Los Altos 

La Cocina: The Culinary Treasures of Rosa Covarrubias

The Mexican Museum is opening a new exhibition that is sure to tantalize your culinary senses. La Cocina: The Culinary Treasures of Rosa Covarrubias will feature vintage photographs and an extraordinary array of Rosa’s personal ceramics and cooking utensils from la cocina. Dating to the mid-20th century, these objects come from Rosa and Miguel Covarrubias’ immense collection of over 2,500 paintings, ceramics, folk art, and personal photos. 

Opens Friday, May 16: 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Boulevard, Building D. Runs through January. 

Bruno Mars at Oracle Arena 

When pint-sized crooner Bruno Mars, who is currently on his 2014 Moonshine Jungle Tour, rolls into the Bay Area this month, die-hard “hooligans”—each willing, no doubt, to catch a grenade for tickets to the fast-selling show—will see the two-time Grammy winner take the stage with rising talent and Orange County native Aloe Blacc. (Who, incidentally, provided the soundtrack for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in his television commercial for Beats by Dre.) Oracle Arena is stop number four on the pair’s six-month tour across North America. —Hayley Besecker

Wednesday, May 28; 8:00 p.m., Oracle Arena, Oakland. Get tickets here

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