Cutting edge is something Public Works does very well, whether the Juan MacLean's blasting house sets until 4 am, up-and-coming local artists have taken over the walls with their work, or garage rock upstarts like Thee Oh Sees or the Black Lips are tearing up their stage. And this Sunday, June 12, they show no signs of stopping this small-time tradition when they host WIRE, presented by Elevation Salon.
Mendocino is known for its chill vibes, artsy, liberal denizens and of course, its delectable wine and beer. So we're glad that the folks from up north are bringing their goodies down to Fort Mason Center for the first time on Monday, June 13 for all of us to enjoy.
Several weeks ago, we presented the esteemed candidates in the friendly race to become the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's 2011 Man of the Year & Woman of the Year winners. Now it's time for the winner to be unveiled in the competition's epic Grand Finale Gala, taking place this Saturday, June 4. It's a chance for friends of the organization to party for a night in support of a great cause.
Everywhere you turn in San Francisco, there are shops and restaurants you'll never find anywhere else: Cliff's Variety, Paxton Gate, Mr. S Leather...even the hippie stores on Haight Street. This Saturday, May 21, you won't need an excuse to go hit up your favorite spots around the city. In honor of Wells Fargo's Small Business Week, the Shop Your Neighborhood event is taking over SF's best and most quirky stores and restaurants with sales, discounts, and free stuff galore.
You'll be hard-pressed to find a San Franciscan who doesn't enjoy an Ike's sandwich. Last year, they secured a spot on 7x7's Big Eat, and now they've garnered the distinction of The Bay Area's Favorite Small Business. That's right! You've voted those sandwiches right up to the top. Ike's Place was unveiled as the winner of our Favorite Small Business poll on Monday at the opening night of SF Small Business Week at the Metreon.
Chateau Montelena helped put Napa on the map back in 70s. And this June 25th, they're throwing what's being billed as the Valley's party of the summer with Franc & Blanc, a chance to indulge in the Chateaus's delicious wines (made famous by the movie Bottle Shock). Come up to mingle with winemakers Bo Barrett (played by Chris Pine in the film), Cam Parry and Matt Crafton for an up-close and personal glimpse at the way a hot-ticket vineyard like this one operates.
And there's a lot more to do that just drink wine. Look forward to tons of music, food, a photo booth, wine classes, barrel tastings, games and prizes.
Every year the SF Fine Arts Fair brings its astoundingly huge collection of world-class art from venerable galleries around the globe to Fort Mason. This year heralds its largest round-up yet, and collectors and art enthusiasts will be there en masse the weekend of May 20th to ogle all the beauty. The Fine Arts Fair has young art enthusiasts in mind too, and invites green collectors to a special reception and workshop this Saturday evening, May 21st.
San Francisco has long been a breeding ground for talented musicians, and thankfully for veteran organizations like the Blue Bear School of Music–which nurtures beginners and helps get seasoned players off their butts and on stage where they belong–that fact isn't likely to fade anytime soon.
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