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Dining, SFoodie Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival: Hot Fudge Sundaes, Crepes & Cupcakes

Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival: Hot Fudge Sundaes, Crepes & Cupcakes

A weekend centered around chocolate returns with the 20th Annual Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival September 12 and 13. Sweet treats abound, with sundaes, chocolate crepes, cupcakes, and more from 50 vendors. There’s also wine, music and chef demos (Delfina, Waterbar,…
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Music, All Shook Down Go Do This Thing: Benefit Tuesday in Support of Local DJ Risk One, Diagnosed With Cancer

Go Do This Thing: Benefit Tuesday in Support of Local DJ Risk One, Diagnosed With Cancer

San Francisco’s nightlife community was hit with sobering news in February, when DJ Marques Lewis, aka Risk One, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of bladder cancer. Affecting less than 2 percent of bladder cancer patients in…
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Music, All Shook Down S.F. Rapper-Producer Gold Chains Among Those Who Lost Everything in Mission Fire — Here's How To Help

S.F. Rapper-Producer Gold Chains Among Those Who Lost Everything in Mission Fire — Here's How To Help

As details trickle out about the possible cause and aftermath of the four-alarm Mission District fire that tragically took the life of one resident and injured six others Wednesday night, we get word that Gold Chains, an electro-rap artist and…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Support the Future at the Youth Arts Summit

Support the Future at the Youth Arts Summit

Come out and show some love for the youngest and brightest up-and-coming artists and performers at the Second Annual San Francisco Youth Arts Summit. Youth leaders from prominent San Francisco advocacy groups have joined forces to showcase young artists'…
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News, The Snitch Hurricane Sandy: S.F. to Host "A Very Jersey Christmas" to Benefit Storm Survivors

Hurricane Sandy: S.F. to Host "A Very Jersey Christmas" to Benefit Storm Survivors

Black Friday is over, the Christmas tree is up in Union Square, and San Franciscans are busy making holiday plans -- sans the snow. So while you are out shopping for your loved ones, don't forget about the less…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video(s) of the Day: Schmooze and Booze with Dan Savage

Video(s) of the Day: Schmooze and Booze with Dan Savage

Say what you will about activism in San Francisco, but at least our politics are never boring. We stage puke-ins; we canvass in the buff; we even voted on a proposition a few years back that tried to rename a…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Never Say Die! The Punk Rock Museum Benefit Show

Never Say Die! The Punk Rock Museum Benefit Show

Three decades ago, Darby Crash stood outside LA's legendary Starwood Night Club for a Germs reunion show, and asked Taquila Mockingbird to make a promise: Keep punk alive. Unlike Crash, who OD'd four days later, Mockingbird has kept her pledge.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Drag Contest: Vote on the Best Marilyn Monroe

Drag Contest: Vote on the Best Marilyn Monroe

We don't think Jimmy James will be there, but he sets a high standard for those who will.When Michelle Williams was cast as Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn, the blogosphere lit up with outrage and petulant assertions that…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Skin for Sale: Auction and Fundraiser Lead to Two New Tattoos for SPCA's Laura Gretch

Skin for Sale: Auction and Fundraiser Lead to Two New Tattoos for SPCA's Laura Gretch

Last week we told you about Laura Gretch of the San Francisco SPCA: She agreed to let the highest bidder in an eBay auction choose her next tattoo, and then get the winning design permanently applied at a fundraising event.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Project Runway</i> Alum Mondo Guerra Mentors SF State Design Students for AIDS Fundraiser

Project Runway Alum Mondo Guerra Mentors SF State Design Students for AIDS Fundraiser

Project Runway alum Mondo Guerra, who will be seen in January's upcoming Project Runway All Stars, is in San Francisco this week, working with design students from SF State to design an elaborate table for a fundraiser. The two-day event,…
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Dining, SFoodie Ichi Sushi Holds Benefit for Drowned Swim Coach

Ichi Sushi Holds Benefit for Drowned Swim Coach

Tonight Ichi Sushi in the Mission will donate 20 percent of its proceeds to the family of Stafone Jackson, a former star athlete at Mission High School who drowned on a camping trip last month. Jackson was a former student…
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Music, All Shook Down World Music Lovers Rally to Support Cheb i Sabbah in Two Health-Care Benefits

World Music Lovers Rally to Support Cheb i Sabbah in Two Health-Care Benefits

World music DJ Cheb i Sabbah, known for his multicultural, multispiritual trance-dance blends and belly dancer-accompanied shows, is in need of help. Sabbah was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 stomach cancer and, like too many American musicians, he does not…
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See San Francisco Landmarks Made from Canned Food at the Metreon

While you're checking out various queer pride events this weekend, stop by the Metreon to see S.F. Canstruction. It's a competition. It's a sculpture race. It's a benefit. And it's all made from canned food. In the time-lapse video…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Regreturature: Hear Authors Read What They Should've Destroyed

Regreturature: Hear Authors Read What They Should've Destroyed

Some of us, in the heat of a break-up in our 20s, may have deleted the electronic folder that held all of our writing during a hysterical, bleary-eyed dive into self-destructive behavior. We thus crafted much bigger regrets than a…
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Dining, SFoodie Casino Night Fundraiser at Cafe des Amis

Casino Night Fundraiser at Cafe des Amis

Benefit for Josha Baker Where: Café Des Amis, 2000 Union (at Buchanan), 563-7700 When: Sun., Mar. 20, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Cost: $75 buy-in for the casino games [Ed. note: This is not real gambling, and there are no cash winnings…
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Dining, SFoodie eVe Goes Back to the Garden

eVe Goes Back to the Garden

Down and Dirty Dinner Where: eVe, 1960 University (at Bonita), Berkeley, 510-868-0735 When: Sun., Mar. 20, 6 p.m. Cost: $40 ($10 goes to Kenney Cottage Garden) The rundown: Picture the farmer, gazing out on acres of ripe vegetables as a…
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Friday: Castro Booze Crawl for the Trevor Project

You'd like to help kids struggling with their LGBT identity, right? And we know you like to drink. You can do both in the Castro this Friday, Mar. 4, when a group of neighborhood bars hosts a booze crawl…
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Dining, SFoodie Eating Haitian for Haitians

Eating Haitian for Haitians

Dinner to Benefit Grassroots Haiti Groups Where: Station 40, 330B 16th St. (at Mission) When: Sun., Feb. 20, 8 p.m. Cost: $50, cash or check at the door The rundown: Underground chef Leif Hedendal is fixing what he calls a…
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Dining, SFoodie One Love Bake Sale Yields Big Haul for City Clinic

One Love Bake Sale Yields Big Haul for City Clinic

Sunday's One Love bake sale at La Victoria is now no more than a memory, a cake box or two we forgot to compost (sorry, Jaime!), and a huge pile of cash. That's right: Thanks to the generosity of the…
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Dining, SFoodie About City Clinic, Beneficiary of SFoodie's One Love Bake Sale

About City Clinic, Beneficiary of SFoodie's One Love Bake Sale

If you're planning to come down to the Mission this Sunday, Feb. 13, to buy boxes and boxes of pastries from some of SFoodie's favorite bakeries, we figured you should know a little more about the agency you're going to…
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