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Design District Dwellers Raise a Cup to San Francisco Art

One warm, clear Friday afternoon, Illy drew worker bees out of their Design District buildings and into the parking lot outside The NWBLK for Art in the Streets, a relaxed day of creativity, espresso, food trucks, and cocktails.

Lions and Tigers and Bears at the SF SPCA's Halloween Bash

The eve before Halloween, Bay Area animal lovers and their furry friends gathered at the San Francisco SPCA’s Mission Campus for “There’s No Place Like Home,” a costume party for two-legged and four-legged (and even some three-legged) guests. Many families coordinated costumes with their pets (a la Princess Leia and Chewbacca), while others let their pet bask alone in the fancy-dress limelight.

The Provoke Era: War and the Art of Photography

Shomei Tomatsu

"Grainy, blurry, and out-of-focus" photography (also called "are, bure, boke") doesn't immediately conjure up images of fine work. But, a new exhibition at the Crocker Art Museum explores the intentionally gritty style of photography that originated in post-WWII Japan, upon dramatic social and political changes due to the American Occupation, modernization, and rapid economic development.

Bon Appétit Grub Crawl: Here's Your Way Into the Party

Calling all foodies! Now’s your chance to get up close and personal with the best restaurants and bars in town: Bon Appétit Grub Crawl is coming to San Francisco on November 8.

Canine Seeking Human: Old Doc, New Tricks


Welcome to the Puppy Personals, where eager furry friends put their hearts on the line while they seek their perfect human match. Each month, we'll spotlight a highly adoptable dog or cat that is currently available at the San Francisco SPCA. Read their stories, fall in love, and go adopt! Meet our next eligible and furry bachelor, Doc!

7x7 Sonoma Guide 2014: Indulge in Wine Country

Every October and November, the grape harvest transforms Sonoma County into a paradise, complete with al fresco wine tasting, luxury lodging, and an endless view of sun-soaked vines. With the harvest in full swing, it’s the ideal time to experience Wine Country for the weekend. This is your guide to the best places to taste and relax in Sonoma. 

There's No Place Like Home: Kittens, Costumes & Cocktails Thursday at the SF SPCA


Join the San Francisco SPCA on October 30 for "There's No Place Like Home," a festive bash in honor of the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz.

Win a VIP Experience at 2014's SF Social Benefit

On Saturday, November 8, The San Francisco Social will storm the W Hotel for the second year in a row. An annual fête that brings together young philanthropists to support and become involved with important Bay Area causes, last year’s event brought in more than $75,000 for Larkin Street Youth Services. 

Black Mambas, Drinking in Italy, and the Great Midwest: 7x7 at Lit Crawl

Pages and pints flew during the 10th annual Lit Crawl, the grand finale to the nine-day reading frenzy that is Litquake. This year, flocks of bibliophiles gathered at The Chapel in the Mission. The space soon overflowed with bon vivants, bookworms, and unsuspecting (but totally down) bar guests.

Art in the Streets: October 24th at The NWBLK

illy Art in the Streets

San Francisco was built by artists. Sure, LA's no slouch, and NYC has style to spare, but SF is the heart of free-wheeling artistic expression and creative experimentation. We make music, write plays, direct films, dance in the streets—all on a tiny, seven-mile by seven-mile fog-shrouded peninsula at the edge of the Western world. SF invented American café culture—we just called them coffee houses.

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