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Merola Opera Program Announces "A Royal Affair," Annual Benefit and Silent Auction

The Merola Opera Program’s spring benefit gala, affectionately named "A Royal Affair," promises to be one of the best parties for a good cause all year.

Al Pacino’s Film ‘Wilde Salome’ Makes U.S. Debut Screening in SF

Al Pacino’s Film ‘Wilde Salome’ Makes U.S. Debut Screening in SF

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.

Get H.Bloom's Gorgeous, Affordable Flower Arrangements Delivered to Your Door, for Free

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

Live in the Vineyards and VH1 Kick Off 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.

Win Tickets: Blue Bear 40th Anniversary Benefit Concert featuring Jackie Greene

Win tickets: Blue Bear 40th Anniversary Benefit Concert featuring Jackie Greene

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!

Giveaway: The Best of Multiple Music Worlds at SF Symphony's Davies After Hours Party

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.

The Four Roses Bourbon Cocktail Competition Finds Its Winner

The Four Roses Bourbon Cocktail Competition Finds Its Winner

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".  

The Quest for the Perfect Drambuie Cocktail Begins with 2012's Nail or Fail Showdown

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.

SF Giftcenter & Jewelrymart's Guide to Selecting the Perfect Diamond

SF Giftcenter and Jewelrymart's Guide to Diamonds

Out of all the things that come together for a marriage, the most enduring and iconic symbols of the love you share with someone else are the wedding and engagement rings you slip on each others' fingers. But with so many options out there, it's difficult choosing the perfect one. With over 125 vendors, The San Francisco Giftcenter & Jewelrymart has the low-down on how to select the best high-quality diamonds from the largest selection in the Bay Area.

The Ritz-Carlton's Revamped Lounge Reopens After a Six-Week Renovation

The Ritz-Carlton's Revamped Lounge Reopens After a Six-Week Renovation

Along with the revamped Parallel 37 inside The Ritz-Carlton, the hotel has also painstakingly remodeled the Lounge, which just opened after a six-week renovation. Its former traditional antique furnishings have been transformed into a much more modern ambiance, making it a perfect space to kick back and relax, with a drink in hand.

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