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LLS's Man & Woman of the Year Winners Get Announced at Saturday's Grand Finale

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.

Shop Your Neighborhood: An Excuse for Weekend Shopping Sprees

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.

Ike's Place Voted As The Bay Area's Favorite Small Business

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.

Franc & Blanc: Wine Country's Party of the Summer

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 & Blanca 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.

The SF Fine Arts Fair's Workshop Gives Advice for New Collectors

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.

Win Tickets to Von Strasser Winery's Spring Art Gala!

For art lovers, what could be better than attending a glitzy art gala tucked away in the Napa hills at Von Strasser Winery?

Ticket Giveaway: Blue Bear School of Music's Youth Music Benefit featuring the funky METERS!

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.

Mix Master Mike DJs A Night of Dancing, Drinking & Gaming In the Name of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Join us at the first-ever annual Decks on Deck party aboard the Cabernet Sauvignon–a swanky, $7 million 125-foot yacht–benefitting the SF chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphona Society on May 20th. This yacht party, full of civic-minded SF citizens and philanthropists, singles out help for and supports one individual per year who is battling a form of leukemia or lymphoma.

Giveaway: Take Your Mom to Napa for Rutherford Passport Weekend

If you've ever wanted a behind-the-scenes experience in Napa, the Rutherford Passport Weekend is your golden ticket. This weekend, from May 7th to 8th, grab yourself a Passport and immerse yourself in country sunshine–you'll get exclusive access and discounts to special pourings, barrel and tank tastings, paired food and wine, and in-depth Q-and-As with the master winemakers in the Rutherford Appellation Winery family. Best of all, proceeds from Passport sales benefit local Napa Valley charities!

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