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55th SF International Film Festival Opens Thursday

The 55th SF International Film Festival Opens Tomorrow

7x7 is once again proudly sponsoring the annual cinephilic celebration, featuring a world-class program that will include new work from acclaimed filmmakers Francis Ford Coppola and Hirokazu Kore-eda.

Photos: Live in the Vineyard

On April 12th, Raymond Vineyards hosted the Napa Valley's hottest party, benefitting VH1's Save the Music Foundation. The first ever Live in the Vineyard concert open to the public featured star performer Eric Hutchinson in the stunning Crystal Cellar for a sold-out, intimate crowd of 100 people.

Raymond Vineyards, 849 Zinfandel Lane, St. Helena, raymondvineyards.com

Photos: San Francisco Symphony Black & White Ball Launch Party

On April 3rd, the SF Symphony kicked off Ball season in only-in-San Francisco style with a cocktail party at AT&T Park’s Club Level Lounge.

Photos: Samitra Salon Grand Opening Event

On April 5th, San Francisco's saaviest young beauty mavens toasted the city's newest boutique salon! Samitra is owned by sisters Samera and Meetra Habib, whose combined 20+ years in the beauty industry were made evident by the warm and lively crowd. More than 200 guests enjoyed glasses of bubbly, hip catering by Adam's Grub Truck, and yummy chocolates from Little John's Candies.

Saturday: The Fifth Annual Dogfest in Duboce Park

Saturday: The Fifth Annual Dogfest in Duboce Park

The rain is reportedly tapering off on Saturday, just in time for a fun frolic with your four-legged friends at Dogfest, the annual benefit for McKinley Elementary School!

Head over to the lovely Duboce Park for a free event that includes face painting, games, yummy bites, an extensive auction, and a trove of vendors.

Photos: "Ensuring the Future of Innovation" Benefit for the UC Berkeley Startup Competition (Bplan)

On April 12th, UM San Francisco and the Walter A. Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley hosted an annual networking event to benefit Bplan, one of the foremost competitive events for student entrepreneurs—a forum providing the best possible resources including education, networking, team creation, mentorship and new venture financing—to help turn innovative ideas into real businesses. Past winners have included TubeMogul, a media buying platform for video advertising.

Enter to win: The Mission's Aldea Home Celebrates Earth Day

Aldea Home invites you to their new location on the Valencia Street corridor during Earth Day weekend to meet British-born San Francisco writer Billee Sharp! Her new book, Lemons and Lavender: The Eco Guide to Better Homekeeping, is an invaluable resource for anyone looking to shift their lives to a more planet-honoring paradigm with "tools to reclaim a purer, tastier, healthier and less expensive way of life."

Photos: The Seventh Annual SF Mid-Winter Bar Workers Ball at Café du Nord

On February 27, ambassadors from San Francisco's gin mills and dance halls came in from the cold frosty night to celebrate the 2012 edition of the Mid-Winter Bar Workers Ball, basking in the red glow of swank speakeasy Café du Nord (2170 Market St.)

Enter to Win: The Legendary Dan Hicks Celebrates His 70th Birthday

Don't miss this epic lineup celebrating a Bay Area institution! Part of the Spring 2012 season of SFJAZZ.

"For this star-studded celebration, Dan Hicks will be joined by the original and current versions of the Hot Licks, with legendary guests including Rickie Lee Jones, Tuck & Patti, Maria Muldaur, actor and musician Harry Shearer, John Hammond, Van Dyke Parks, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Asleep at the Wheel leader Ray Benson, Bruce Forman, Jug Band veteran Jim Kweskin and Roy Rogers of the Delta Rhythm Kings." -- SFJAZZ.org

Enter to win: SF Ballet Thursdays: See the Fantastic New Production of Don Quixote

Join 7x7 and San Francisco Ballet on Thursday, May 3 for our final “Thursdays at the Ballet” event of the season! The evening will include SF Ballet’s sparkling new production of Don Quixote, now featuring spectacular all-new scenery and costumes by Tony Award winning designer Martin Pakledinaz (whose design credentials also include SF Ballet’s iconic Nutcracker), plus an exclusive post-performance party in the Dress Circle Bar.

Your ticket includes a full evening of entertainment!

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