Even if you're not a hard-core resolutionist, the new year is the perfect time to get off the couch and get out more. And we've already done the event-hunting legwork for you, thanks to the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco's fab lineup of creative movers and shakers. Seeing these icons live will put your late-night Netflix habit to shame—we promise.
It's time to connect with your inner geeky middle schooler—Bill Nye the Science Guy is coming to our fair city at SF Sketchfest, and we have two tickets to give away! Beginning January 22, the annual comedy showcase commences its fourteenth year, proving that some things truly do get better—and funnier—with age.
With only a few days to go, the New Year's Eve countdown is officially on! Your plans are set, your outfit is picked out, and you have a nice bottle of champagne chilling in the fridge. The only thing left? Finding out how you'll get around town on one of the busiest nights of the year. The last thing you want to do is stand curbside and flail your arm around or waste time praying that surge pricing will stop (yeah, right). But we've got you covered with the best taxi rate in the city come NYE—all rides within SF are only $10 via Flywheel.
Welcome to the Puppy Personals, where eager furry friends put their hearts on the line while seeking their perfect human match. Each month, we'll spotlight a highly adoptable dog or cat that is currently available at the San Francisco SPCA. Read their stories, fall in love, and go adopt! Today, feast your eyes on Sherlock, an older man with a heart of gold.
Avoiding tourists and their go-to spots is practically a precursor for San Francisco residency. But in the process of dodging out-of-towners, we often miss out on some of the beloved cultural gems that bring these tourists to our fair city. Case in point? Alcatraz. The visionaries at For-Site have given us the recently acclaimed @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz, the perfect excuse to hop on a ferry and head to the notorious prison of yesteryear.
Believe it or not, two weeks from now, it'll already by 2015. And if you live in the Bay Area, you know that it's the one night a year that the fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants residents actually make plans ahead of time. Many reservations are booked and events are sold out, but we've got you covered—read on for our top picks for how to ring in the new year.
The Bay Area is home to hundreds of charitable organizations making contributions, both big and small, within our community. To celebrate these efforts, Pacific Gas and Electric Company and 7x7 started an annual tradition (now in its fifth year) to help shine a spotlight on one stand-out organization by naming it "San Francisco's Favorite Charity."
'Tis the season for twinkle lights, festive cocktails and, above all, the spirit of giving. Last week, at hot Union Square lounge Hawthorn, 7x7 teamed up with Maker's Mark and La Cocina for #ItsGoingToGetUgly, an ugly sweater party with a heart—proceeds from the event benefitted beloved local charity La Cocina.
When it comes to celebrating this holiday season, it's time to ditch the store-bought eggnog for something a little more interesting. Every November through mid-January, Anchor Brewing releases its coveted Christmas Ale—a rich, dark, boldly spiced delight with a top-secret recipe of malts, hops, and spices that changes slightly every year. Now, the Anchor team has distilled the ale down to the 2014 Christmas Spirit, a deliciously festive libation that's sure to put a twinkle in your eye, thanks to flavors of bright holiday spices, orange peel, and poached apple.
It’s long been a Marina landmark, but the Metro Theatre building on Union Street now plays host to the perfect combination of mind and body inspiration. Illy Caffè has taken up residence right next to Equinox, the must-join gym for San Francisco’s mover and shakers (and spin class junkies).
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