If you're looking for San Francisco's next rising fahions stars, the best view will be from The Summit. The Mission's buzziest new community space is being taken over by the local design community tomorrow night for Project San Francisco, an annual fashion event spotlighting the newest talent on the fashion scene.
Damp days like today naturally lead one's thoughts to lusher, more tropical climes—a leisurely jaunt to the islands, let's say, or across the equator. But instead of following the herds to the usual, overtrafficked stalwarts (we're lookin' at you, Costa Rica), we invite you to consider the sun-dappled secrets of El Salvador.
The more populous areas feature numerous festivals celebrating El Salvador's art, music and culinary delights. But more adventurous, sporty travelers will be drawn to the country's awesome vistas from atop highly-accessible volcanic mountain ranges, and the legendary Punta Roca surf break offers the best boarding in Central America.
Fellas, this Friday night ain't another day at the rodeo: Mark Rhoades is staging "Cupid's Back," his yearly Valentine's Day Party, full of high-end antics for us hopeful romantics, all in the heart of the Castro!
And besides wigs and button-flys, if there's anything else we know how to pull off, it's a theme: so please come dressed in shades of pink or red. Are you single and looking to share your rosy outlook? Your name will go on a red heart pinned to your shirt. Couples get pink hearts. And everyone gets to enjoy the open bar featuring vodka and tequila delights!
Cinematic pioneer, detached voyeur, master of suspense. Alfred Hitchcock's singular vision -- which earned him much respect and accolades, yet never an Oscar for best director -- was in full effect in such classics like Psycho, The Birds, and North by Northwest. But other films that displayed a knack for experiment and playfulness often get overlooked by the casual moviegoer. To remedy that, The Castro Theatre is presenting six days of the master's undersung gems, starting tomorrow, which will include the "one-take" wonder Rope, the often-mimicked The Lady Vanishes (we're looking at you, Flightplan), and the witty Lifeboat, which was set entirely on... um, a lifeboat...
There was a parade of cuteness on display as Valencia Street's "small village" celebrated the grand opening of their new baby-centric location, Aldea Niños, at 1017 Valencia! Tasty treats were on offer, as well as special prizes for the costume contest run by the Mission District Family Committee.
Photos: Jessica Skloven
Flight of the Conchords' Kristen Schaal Signs Her 'Sexy Book of Sexy Sex' This Friday @ Chronicle Books
You may recognize indie comic bombshell Kristen Schaal from her turn on HBO's Flight of the Conchords as Brooklyn's most endearing stalker, or from contributions to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. You may even recognize her distinctive elocutions from a role in Toy Story 3.
Well, get ready for toy stories of a decidedly more adult persuasion when the comedienne reveals a more sultry side during a lunchtime signing of her book The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex at Chronicle Books this Friday.
On September 16, 2010, Brian Barneclo, the famed muralist whose cubist-inspired works adorn the walls of many a SF hot spot (Nopa, Rye, District, to name a few) presented new works in a show titled "Looped" at the W Hotel to benefit his Systems Mural Project, a community-funded 600 foot mural at 7th and Townsend in SOMA.
On Thursday, September 16, 2010, the Associates of Saint Francis Memorial Hospital hosted the Second Annual “White Caps and Night Caps” Charity Event to benefit the hospital’s Bothin Burn Center. The Center is the only acute care burn facility in the Bay Area – servicing North Bay, South Bay and East Bay counties - and now in need of funds more than ever as they service the severe burn victims of the San Bruno fires.
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