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You're Invited: 7x7's Lit Crawl 2012 Program at The Lone Palm, Oct. 13

7x7 is proud to sponsor this year's highly-anticipated Litquake (Oct. 5–13) and especially excited about our very own Lit Crawl program—Post-Century Moderns—at the Mission's snazziest white-tablecloth bar, The Lone Palm.

"Memoir-driven readings from writers with a story to tell. Gays, hippies, cooks, parents, teachers, and sex club safety monitors find common ground and get personal, sharing first-person tales. Featuring Carolyn Cooke, K.M. Soehnlein, Mike Adamick, Robin Rinaldi, John Vlahides, and Hiya Swanhuyser."

Photos: Maiden Lane Presents Fall Springs Forward

On September 27, one of San Francisco's most-famed streets became the venue for a lively street fair celebrating the fall fashion season.

The event's presenting partners included Macy's and Recology, and was hosted by the Union Square Business Improvement District, as well as the Fashion Incubator—an integral part of a growing movement to revitalize San Francisco's fashion industry, providing workshop space at Macy's downtown offices, as well as training and mentorship from our fashion and economic development communities.

Photos: Lookout's Five Year Anniversary Celebration

On September 28, Lookout celebrated a milestone anniversary with a warm and lively party welcoming staunch regulars and enthusiastic visitors—a fitting crowd, given its well-earned reputation as a premier destination in San Francisco's historic Castro neighborhood.

A steady stream of friendly faces filled the bar from open until close to show their appreciation and raise a congratulatory glass. The bar was festively decorated for the occasion and the staff gave out custom anniversary tank tops all night to guests.

Photos: Maker's Mark Cocktail Party at Pier 23

On September 26, 7x7 continued the late summer event series—The Cocktail Party 2012 with Maker's Mark—with a warm happy hour at the historic waterside restaurant and bar Pier 23 on San Francisco's Embarcadero.

Guests brought high spirits under the space-heaters on the covered back deck while enjoying the evening's signature cocktail, The Running Mate, presented by mixologist Aaron Minor—a deceptively simple yet powerful libation made with Maker's Mark, a splash of orange liqueur, a muddled orange wedge and a splash of ginger ale. Pier 23's kitchen also provided delicious bites for the happy crowd.

Passport 2012: Featured Artist Jeremy Fish

For the third year in a row, the San Francisco Arts Commission is presenting one of the city's most unique art events: a DIY art collecting event bringing together celebrated Bay Area artists, and inviting the public to create a limited-edition artist's book by collecting original, artist-designed stamps in a custom edition Moleskine "passport" notebook.

Photos: The Second Annual Decks on Deck 2012

On September 22, hundreds of partiers boarded the beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon—the $7 million dollar, 4.5 story flagship vessel of the Commodore Fleet—for Decks on Deck, a sold-out benefit supporting the Patrick Landers Foundation and the San Francisco Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Guests cruised the Bay while enjoying a bevy of bites and beverages, and rocked to to a surprise DJ set with Thievery Corporation featuring Rob Garza. The vessel even passed by McCovey Cove so guests could shout out support for our San Francisco Giants battling the Padres.

Photos: MAVEA H20 Infusions at San Francisco Cocktail Week 2012

Water in cocktails? Yes please! On September 19th, guests at the MAVEA H20 Infusions event at 15 Romolofor San Francisco Cocktail Week—sipped inspired cocktails that used H20 infusions for added flavor and less sugar.

Photos: SF Entertainment Commission's Ninth Anniversary Celebration

The San Francisco Entertainment Commission celebrated its 9th birthday at Qi Lounge.

The Commission is integral to the City's thriving nightlife. Established in 2003, it has the powers to accept, review, gather information regarding and conduct hearings for entertainment-related permit applications. It also coordinates City services for major events for which there is no formal organizer, promoter, or sponsor.

7x7 will sponsor the San Francisco Nightlife Awards in February 2013. 

Photos: Wine Country Welcomes the Andaz Napa Hotel

On Friday, September 7, the Andaz hotel group debuted their first property in Northern California—Andaz Napa. A fabulous cocktail party was attended by the who's who of Napa Valley, to welcome the reflagged downtown Napa hotel.

Guests enjoyed delicious bites from Napa-to-Table Executive Chef Sarah Linkenheil, with wine pairings from local producer John Anthony and signature sips from Andaz’s resident Cocktail Maven, Caitlin Laman.

The event also featured an impressive art exhibition from local artist Richard Von Saal.

Andaz Napa is located at 1450 First Street, Napa, CA. For more info, visit

Photos: San Francisco Opera Ball 2012

On September 7, San Francisco Opera opened it's 90th anniversary season with an exuberant, elegant celebration at the War Memorial Opera House. The evening's theme—Notte di Spendore—telegraphed the gala's highlight: a performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s brilliant and dramatic Rigoletto conducted by Music Director Nicola Luisotti.

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