Movie enthusiasts have a ton to look forward to with all the excellent film fests that hit our city every year, and the SF Silent Film Fest is certainly in the top echelon. This time around, however, their lineup is extra special. Silent film aficionados can look forward to a super rare screening of Abel Gance's 1927 holy grail masterpiece, Napoléon.
Turn-of-the-last-century Paris in the spring, who wouldn't want to be there? This weekend, you can pretend you are.
It's not often a real red carpet comes to San Francisco, so here's your chance to get right next to all the action. The Al Pacino-directed Oscar Wilde documentary Wilde Salome (about the life of famous playwright and philosopher Oscar Wilde) makes its US debut next week after five yeards in production on Wednesday at the glorious Castro Theatre. Pacino himself will come to town to present his film, along with the Wilde Salome cast and producer.
Special occasions aren't the only time to treat yourself to flowers. Why not as often as you like? Freshen up your life and celebrate your loved ones with luxury flowers by subscription, from local company H.Bloom. Their hand-designed bouquets are not typical floral arrangements–the flowers are fresher, colors brighter, scents more nuanced, and the designs are more moving.
Live in the Vineyards and the VH1 Save the Music Foundation Kick Off a Special Charity Event Featuring Eric Hutchinson
Every year, Live in the Vineyard brings one of the best parties to Napa. It's an intimate weekend that combines, tastemakers from around the country, exquisite music, wine and food. This year, we're excited to help announce that they're kicking things off with a special charity night benefiting the 15th Anniversary of the VH1 Save the Music Foundation at Raymond Vineyards in St. Helena.
To help quality music education for both kids and adults alive in this city, put your hand together for the Blue Bear School of Music's 40th Anniversary Benefit Concert, featuring a very special performance by the inimitable Jackie Greene at Bimbo's 365 Club on Thursday, March 22. As always, accomplished, upstart Blue Bear School bands will open the night with their own performances to show the world how far they've come.
You can enter to win a pair of general admission tickets!
At the San Francisco Symphony's Davies After Hours party, you can have the best of both worlds. On March 16, after refining your palate with the American Mavericks performance of Mason Bates’ new SFS commission, Mass Transmission, give a nod to SF's thriving electronic scene as Bates transforms the night into a bumping party as DJ Masonic, with his pals David Arend on upright bass, Aaron Kahn on trumpet and Gloria Justen on electric violin.
Back in the fall, Christina Cabrera took home the biggest honor in her career - capturing First Place with her Autumn Rose Cocktail in the Four Roses Bourbon Cocktail Competition in conjunction with the San Francisco Chapter of the USBG. The way she tells it: "To win against nine boys is incredible and I felt like I proved the ladies can do it".
Drambuie, the spicy Scottish liqueur that's been tickling tongues since 1745, is on the hunt for the bartender with the brains and the skills to work cocktail magic. What kind of cocktail magic, you ask? The kind that demands your expert judgment this March 19 and 20 during their Nail Or Fail Bartender Showdown.
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