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.
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).
There's definitely never been a shortage of bustling, creative minds here in the Bay Area. The region has boasted some of the most groundbreaking work in music, literature and technology the world has ever seen. So to celebrate, KALW 91.7 FM, the Bay Area's longest-running non-commercial radio station for 70 years, has put together a fascinating video series called Creatives on KALW, which profiles six eccentric creative minds making waves in the Bay Area today, and how KALW has nurtured their work.
Here's something that may pique your interest: Thursday marks the 7th anniversary of the Gold Club, the creme de la creme of SF's strip clubs. There will be drinks (open well bar from 6 to 7 pm), there will be Hors d'oeuvres, and perhaps most notably, there will be Playmates (Sara Underwood, Playmate of the Year, will be in the house). If ever there was a night to sneak a peak at what goes down at a "businessman's strip club," this is it.
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.
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