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This Weekend at Lotus Bleu: glassybaby Votives to Benefit Orphaned Children in Asia

Seattle-based glassybaby will be accessorizing Hayes Valley design and home decor boutique Lotus Bleu this weekend with their dazzling assortment of handblown jewel-toned votives. The event is a fundraiser for the local Bay Area foundation East Meets West and their Village of Hope orphanage in Vietnam — 10% of all proceeds from the event will benefit the organizations.

Fog & Laser's Second Party Hits the Rickshaw Stop Saturday: Free Playlist!

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Know what's awesome? Lasers. Know what's even more awesome? Lasers in the fog with indie/electric beats. On April 23rd, Fog & Laser kicked off their inaugural event, filling the Rickshaw Stop with a laser/fog-infused dance party to kick off summer. This Saturday (July 23rd) marks their second iteration, featuring indie-rock legend Kyle Field (aka 'Little Wings').

Pop Quiz! An SF Pop Culture Pop Quiz from popchips

Every Tuesday this summer (in July, August and September), in partnership with our friends over at popchips (which is headquartered over on Montgomery and Clay), we'll be testing your local knowledge with SF Pop Culture Pop Quizzes from popchips. Follow and tweet to @popchips and @popchipsSF for your chance to win a...wait for it...month's supply of popchips. Your party-snack shopping for the rest of the summer? Done.

Ticket Giveaway: Join M7 in Celebrating 7 Up-and-Comers in the Food & Drink Industries This August

We take any chance to celebrate the Bay Area's entrepreneurs that we can get, which is why we're excited for M7's event at Union Square's Cantina on August 11 that honors seven (a number we really like) up-and-coming "Revolucionarios" in the food & drink startup industries. It's an awesome chance to network, mingle, eat and party–all for a good cause, because 15% of door sales will go to benefit Habitat for Humanity.

Pop Quiz! An SF Pop Culture Pop Quiz from popchips

Every Tuesday this summer (in July, August and September), in partnership with our friends over at popchips (which is headquartered over on Montgomery and Clay), we'll be testing your local knowledge with SF Pop Culture Pop Quizzes from popchips. Follow and tweet to @popchipsSF for your chance to win a...wait for it...month's supply of popchips. Your party-snack shopping for the rest of the summer? Done.

Here's this week's question:

Trumer Pils' Your City, Your Chef 2011: And the Winner Is...

More than 1,200 of you voted for San Francisco's favorite rising culinary star in our Your City, Your Chef poll in partnership with Trumer Pils. We're excited to reveal that this year's winner is...

CHEF ARTHUR WALL OF GARÇON

Arthur Wall will prepare a special dinner for one of his lucky voters, and 7x7 will publish the photos in our October issue as well as here on 7x7.com.

Until then, congratulations to Chef Arthur Wall of Garçon!

To see all the very-worthy 2011 nominees, click here.

Pop Quiz! An SF Pop Culture Pop Quiz from popchips

PopChips

Every Tuesday this summer (in July, August and September), in partnership with our friends over at popchips (which is headquartered over on Montgomery and Clay), we'll be testing your local knowledge with SF Pop Culture Pop Quizzes from popchips. Follow and tweet to @popchipsSF for your chance to win a...wait for it...month's supply of popchips. Your party-snack shopping for the rest of the summer? Done.

Celebrate the Beauty of Horses at Gump's Equine-Inspired Art Show, July 7

Horses have inspired artisans and designers for centuries. One step into Gump's, Union Square's home and design templeand you'll see them everywhere — their grace, beauty and seductive power cast in media like glass, bronze, metal, wood, fine oil paintings, leather and clay.

Get Down at Hard French's Epic Los Homos Pride Party at Public Works This Sunday

For last night's 7x7 Pride Happier Hour at the Lookout, we got down to the classic, funky soul tunes spun by the geniuses DJs Carnita and Brown Amy of Hard French. But that was just their warm-up session. This Pride Sunday, they're throwing one of the biggest parties in town sprawling two stages and 8 hours of dancing and cruising at Public Works. It's called Hard French Hearts Los Homos, an explosion of live bands, hot DJs from all over the country, and drinks.

Free Entry to Treasure Island Flea Market

Treasure Island Flea is the newest vintage, handmade and antique-hunting hotspot to hit the Bay Area, and it's also one of the coolest. Every last Saturday and Sunday of the month, you can find bargains on beautiful things, gorge on delicious grub from food trucks, hear live music and drink in the breathtaking views of the Bay. And this weekend, it's bigger than ever with even more vendors (and port-a-potties).

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