If there's any organization that tries to value the lives of women around the world, I.M.O.W. does just that. Standing for "International Museum of Women," this social change museum inspires global action by amplifying the voices of women worldwide through online exhibitions, history, arts, and cultural programs that make the community.
The chic and sophisticated flocked to W San Francisco’s New Year’s Eve soiree for a chance to disappear from the everyday and ring in 2011 with some WOW. Revelers swayed to beats by DJ Scotty Boy and others nestled into private booths with bottle service to play voyeur to the stylish set. Whatever your pleasure, W San Francisco offered it in spades for a spectacular NYE.
Photo credit: Moanalani Jeffrey
On December 18-19, over 200 of the nation’s finest indie-craft talents set up shop in the Concourse Pavilion to serve the Bay Area's holiday shopping needs with a free craft, art, design and DIY spectacular! Eager shoppers found all sorts of incredible handmade goods—everything from jewelry and clothing, ceramics and stationery, bath products and posters, housewares and comics, plush objects and more—plus eased the holiday stress with sips of ice-cold Magners Cider!
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On November 20th, in partnership with the San Francisco Fire Fighters Toy Program, Broadway Showgirls helped launch a month-long charitable event running from Thanksgiving through Christmas that gathered toys and money for families in need. Patrons earned entry by donating an unwrapped new toy instead of paying a cover charge. Over 11 clubs throughout San Francisco participated in the program by offering nightly benefit dances at prime business hours as well as providing toy donation receptacles for patrons and employees. The month-long promotion concluded with a check and toy presentation on Tuesday December 21st at San Francisco Fire Station #1, just in time for Christmas!
On December 2nd, Union Square's beautiful, 1920's salon inspired Hotel Rex hosted a modern-day salon for an evening celebrating local, hand-crafted art, workmanship, and cocktails! The jovial guests enjoyed live music, short films from the Disposable Film Festival, artisan cocktails by Hendrick's Gin, and vendor tables from local artists. A portion of the evening's proceeds benefitted 826 Valencia, the acclaimed community non-profit program supporting the education of thousands of students in the literary arts.
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