“Feminism is an f-word at this point,” says Krissy Keefer, the activist, choreographer and artistic director celebrating 35 years of dancemaking with a retrospective celebration in The City nextweekend. Read More
Diana Fuller is on the board of directors for the Roxie Theater, which will host the International Bowwow Doggie Film Festival on Saturday. Dogs and their owners are invited to attend a full-day program including a family-friendly matinee, a dog parade and judged show, prizes, question-and-answer session, live adoption and an evening screening. Ticket proceeds benefit Muttville, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of senior dogs. Call (415) 431-3611 or visit roxie.com. Read More
With Indian Summer drawing to a close, it’s time to bundle up. The City’s multiple microclimates mean full-length coats are rarely necessary, and smart, short coats have the advantage. Less bulk often means more style, both in the cut and how the coat shows off the outfit worn underneath. This season boasts military inspiration, classic revivals and vintage styles.
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The “colorist to the stars” creates a natural appearance favored by A-listers such as Jennifer Aniston. He will soon take bookings at Elevation Salon, 451 Bush St. Call (310) 273-8080.What was the beginning of your career in hair? I started out as a chemist, designing new permanent waves and coloring techniques. People were not taking care of their hair. In the ’80s, perms were getting damaged, so I created techniques to minimize damage, moving on from over-bleached looks to more natural looks. Read More
On Friday, Bravo TV producer Andy Cohen will host Violet Eyes in the Red City, a fundraising event for the American Foundation for AIDS Research. Cohen will host a Gary Danko dinner with entertainment from Alan Cumming, followed by a cocktail party with a performance by Chaka Khan. Call (415) 402-0303 or visit www.amfar.org for tickets.
How did you get involved with amfAR?
I got involved through Natasha Richardson. Read More
“Mad Men’s” significant influence on style — from fashion to retro revivals in lifestyle and home décor — shows no signs of stopping. Banana Republic has released a “Mad Men” clothing line this season, and the BBC’s new retro drama “The Hour” reinforces the trend. Click on the photo to the right to see some of the many ways to hearken back to the classic style of 1960.
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The Castro Valley resident is a mother and the founder of Great-Kids-Parks.com, a website created to inform parents about the kid-friendliness of local parks. Municipal, state and even amusement parks are included. Visit www.great-kids-parks.com.Why did you start the website? I started it 2½ years ago to provide parents with a catalog of parks that includes photos, maps, and park features so that they can easily find great parks to take their kids to. Currently, there are over 300 parks on the website. Read More
The Emmy Award-winning composer and multi-instrumentalist Mark Izu is a member of Kabuki Jazz Cabaret, which will perform at Yoshi’s on Sunday at 5 p.m. The group combines music from East and West, including taiko drumming and jazz along with Noh Theatre storytelling. Call (415) 655-5600 or visit www.yoshis.com for tickets. Read More
Platforms are not new, although they are reincarnated nearly every season. Originally designed to keep feet above the filth of a city, they were also a sign of social and economic status: The higher the heel, the swankier your lifestyle. While Lady Gaga’s extreme looks may raise eyebrows, the heel-less platform shoes she favors are a centuries-old design. Click the picture for picks from this season’s crop.
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The radio host brings the whipsmart live comedy show “Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour” to the Orpheum Theatre on Friday and Saturday, performing alongside fellow comedians John Fugelsang and Hal Sparks. Call (888) 746-1799 or visit www.shnsf.com for tickets. Read More
Taara Hoffman, the executive director of GirlVentures, a San Francisco nonprofit offering diverse outdoor activity programming for girls with a focus on leadership and self-discovery, will hold a breakfast fundraiser Thursday at the Palace Hotel. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com.
How did you come to be involved in GirlVentures? I was looking to work on behalf of youth and loved the GirlVentures mission. The idea of girl empowerment and helping girls find their voices and inner strength really spoke to me. Read More
Sarah Burton’s Spring 2012 collection for Alexander McQueen is packed with many of McQueen’s aesthetic trademarks: headgear, magnificent detailing and surreal femininity. When McQueen died in 2010, he left a unique legacy that only could have been continued by Burton, who began working closely with McQueen in the 1990s. McQueen’s exceptional tailoring capabilities, which Burton shares, made him a master at using unconventional materials in his work, including shells, feathers and bones. Read More
Art doesn’t stay in one place for long. It moves from trend to trend, easel to frame, private homes to public spaces, and in the case of a participatory art project called Papergirl SF, from artist to gallery to doorsteps across San Francisco.On Oct. 29, volunteers — in a process similar to that of a newspaper route — will cycle around The City, delivering rolled-up works of art to doorsteps.“I really like the whole concept of collecting art and giving it to the community,” says Papergirl SF co-founder Heather Tompkins. Read More
Clancy McKenzie, the doctor and author of “Babies Need Mothers: How Mothers Can Prevent Mental Illness in Children,” will speak at “Beyond Pandora’s Box: Integrative Approaches to Treating Psychosis” at Fort Mason on Saturday. The conference is from Friday through Sunday, and is hosted by the International Society for the Psychological Treatments of the Schizophrenias and Other Psychoses. Read More
The owner and chef of Bubba’s Diner in San Anselmo and Kitchen 39 in the Presidio has created Le Dîner à San Francisco, a picnic dinner for 3,500 people on Friday. The location will be announced on the day of the event, pop-up style. Attendees bring their own food and booze, and should wear white. For more information, visit ledinerasanfrancisco.info. Read More