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Get Flossy For SF Opera's 2011-12 Season Opening Gala, Featuring Puccini's "Turandot"

Operaphiles, get ready for the SF Opera's 2011-12 Season BRAVO! Club Opening Gala next week on September 9. Get your hair done, don your fanciest attire and indulge yourself in a glittering night starting at 5pm with cocktail receptions and an elegant seated dinner accompanied by a performance of Puccini's classic, Turandot.

Photos: 7x7's Fall 2011 Nightlife Guide Launch Celebration at OSHA Lounge Embarcadero

On August 31st, 7x7 and cover-model venue OSHA Lounge Embarcadero joined forces to host San Francisco's most prominent figures in the nightlife and entertainment circles, celebrating the newest edition of our must-have guide to the city's bars, clubs, lounges and more!

VIP guests enjoyed complimentary specialty cocktails made with Pisco Porton; ice cold Sapporo beer; and delicious selections from Osha Thai's newly revised catering menu of exotic tastes.

Off The Grid Brings Its Biggest Food Truck Gathering Ever to Golden Gate Fields This Saturday

We've just stumbled upon an awesome new power couple: Off The Grid's food truck army and horse racing at Golden Gate Fields this Saturday, September 3. Time to dust off your Kentucky Derby hat and get ready for a day of throwing down bets with a cocktail in hand! They've partnered up for four entire Saturdays, so you can hustle over to the race tracks (if you've never been to GG Fields, you're seriously missing out) to get your fill of 30 of the Bay Area's finest food trucks–Hapa SF, Curry Up Now, 3-Sum Eats and more–while celebrating a classic American tradition.

Escape to South Lake This Fall with Embassy Suites Lake Tahoe

With Tahoe just a breath away from the Bay Area, it's easy to pop over for a long weekend of relaxation. The icing on the cake? A luxurious place to stay tucked in the mountains bathed in gorgeous fall colors on the shores of South Lake and minutes away from all the action. You can get that at Embassy Suites Lake Tahoe, which offers a ton of travel packages so visitors can immerse themselves in the beauty of Tahoe and tailor their stays to their moods.

Pop Quiz! An SF Pop Culture Pop Quiz from popchips

Our sister magazine SPIN and popchips have teamed up to support local bands through an initiative called popup live, a fan-driven competition designed to expose new music. Beginning this morning, they've published over 250 free tracks from bands in five cities (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle and San Francisco) that popchips and Spin think are poised to make it big. Check out which bands made the San Francisco cut on popchips' SF facebook page, and vote for your favorite tracks.

SF Design Center's Paw Parade: A Doggie Runway Show

Think your dog is a beauty queen trapped in a canine's body? Let your pup unleash her inner fabulosity at the SF Design Center's first annual Paw Parade on September 8th. It's a doggie fashion runway show in which all eyes will be on pets strutting their stuff in outfits and accessories made with the amazing fabrics and textiles from SFDC's world-class showrooms.

Alanis Morissette, Jay Leno to Perform at The Concert for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

Admit it, you've pumped up the volume and belted out Alanis Morissette's "Ironic" behind rolled-up car windows at least once. On September 1st, you can see the seven-time Grammy Award winner live at Davies Hall — for a good cause. She'll join Jay Leno on stage to raise funds for a new home for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, one of the nation's best children's medical facilities. When it's completed in 2014, the new 183-bed medical complex will set a new world-class standard for patient and family centered health care, safety, sustainability and translational medicine. 

Lombardi Sports Offers Free Summer Rooftop Party

Summer Rooftop Party at Lombardi Sports

Just in time to celebrate our approaching Indian summer, Lombardi Sports is inviting everyone up to their roof for a free summer rooftop party this Saturday, offering a free Costa Rica surf vacation raffle prize donated by the Outdoor Adventure Club!

Giveaway: Score Two Natural Memory Foam Pillows from Essentia

If you've ever laid your head on a memory foam pillow, you've probably become an instant convert thanks to how heavenly they feel. That's why we're excited to be giving away two natural memory foam pillows from Essentia to honor the store's new locale in Berkeley.

7 Treasures at the Treasure Island Flea This Weekend

Treasure hunting? Gems await at the Treasure Island Flea this weekend (August 27th & 28th from 9 am to 4 pm). Here are seven items to look forward to (edible and nonedible!), hand-picked by the flea market organizers. New 7x7 newsletter subscribers (sign up on our homepage) get free access, so make sure you're signed up! Happy hunting. 

1. Up-cycled, Re-salvaged Furniture from Planks 10 (above)

2. A Build-Your-Own Donut Sunday from Harvey's Mini Gourmet Donuts

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