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Vote for San Francisco's Favorite Charity: Top 7 Finalists!

It's the most wonderful time of the year—time to select San Francisco's favorite charity, as part of our annual contest. We asked readers to vote for their most beloved nonprofits, and this year's numbers were record breaking. But seven charities rose to the top. Each of the finalist organizations work tirelessly to make the Bay Area a better, brighter place, from striving to end gender violence to providing mental health support to the underserved.

San Francisco Social Raises $85K for the SF Child Abuse Prevention Center

San Francisco's twenty-somethings gathered at the W Hotel this past Saturday to party for the greater good at the 2014 San Francisco Social. Nearly 600 attendees slipped into their finest and danced the night away, pausing to bid on a myriad of silent auction packages, sip on a cocktail, and take in the risqué-chic performance by Epic Entertainment.

Curiouser and Curiouser: Hendrick's Takes Guests for a Steampunk Ride

From merely curious to downright odd, guests were treated to a bevy of sights, tastes, and sounds at Hendrick’s Gin "Emporium of the Unusual" Cocktails and Oddities event. Held at the historical Old Mint building in San Francisco, the three-day event allowed partiers to experience Hendrick's cocktails alongside a modern sideshow of magicians, illusionists, and curiousity shop-esque trinkets that would make the Mad Hatter’s head spin.

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

SF SFPCA

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

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.

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