The New York Times called San Francisco "the land that style forgot" in an article a few weeks ago. The piece, which pointed to our propensity to mix and match high and low, inspired us to do a roundup of our favorite vintage stores as this week's guide. We called up our go-to spots to see what they've got going for fall fashion.
Were you that kid who was always cutting off all of Barbie's hair or melting her limbs with matches? The 8th Annual Altered Barbie Exhibition at Shotwell 50 Art Space is right up your alley. They're putting on a slew of Barbie-centric events until the end of the month to celebrate everyone's love and hatred of the most iconic doll in history.
It's tea time. The tea industry is surging in America, and the experts want to know why. In honor of the nation's new-found appreciation for the brew, several of the world's tea and tech giants are converging in the Bay Area tonight at 5 pm to be featured on Samovar founder Jesse Jacobs' new video series "Tea With. . .", an entrepreneurial, inspirational show with bright businessmen who are trailblazers in their industries.
We posted a back-to-school guide to this fall's best lectures and classes the other week. Here's another one to add to the mix if you're feeling particularly wild and crazy: monthly toy modification classes at SOMA's 1AM Gallery. Their September classes have sold out, but their next class is coming up quickly on October 23rd, just in time to get in the spirit of Halloween! Sign up here now, because spaces go fast. Customize toys provided by KidRobot any which way your mood dictates. You can paint, hack and glue your way to a cute (or totally creepy, your preference) toy of your very own. Sign up for the 1-session beginners' class here, which is taught by Lily Black.
Ike's Place, your candle burned bright, but the end has come. The eviction of one of the city's brightest sandwich gems takes effect tomorrow, but not before a late night street shindig and thousands of sandwiches served to dirty sauce fiends. Ike's will be open until the stroke of midnight tonight, so head down to the 16th Street outpost for one final wait in line.
Brian Barneclo, famed muralist whose cubist-inspired works adorn the walls of many a SF hot spot (Nopa, Rye, District, to name a few) is showing new works in a show titled "Looped" at the W Hotel this Thursday to benefit his Systems Mural Project, a community-funded 600 foot mural at 7th and Townsend in SOMA. Drop by the swanky W after work to check it out from 6 to 9 pm.
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