‘Gorgeous & Green’: Global Green, a group dedicated to creating a secure and sustainable future, presented its seventh annual San Francisco gala Dec. 6 at Bently Reserve. Singer Michelle Branch performed, a gourmet organic dinner prepared by Michael Mina and Joseph Humphrey was served and an eco-fashion show was on the program. Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Zem Joaquin, Nadine Weil and Amber Marie and Christopher Bently were among the notable hosts.
Grammy-winning pop stylist Michelle Branch hadn’t planned on composing a pure country solo album, initially. But — inspired by her love of California twangsmiths such as Gram Parsons and Dwight Yoakam, plus her stint in a one-off folk duo with Jessica Harp called The Wreckers — she wound up living in Nashville, Tenn., where she tracked a banjo-and-pedal-steel-girdered recording for Warner Bros. Read More
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Michelle Branch: The Grammy-winning pop singer-songwriter performs at the Haus of Hipstamatic. [7 p.m., 74 Langton St., S.F.]
Salma Arastu: The India-born Muslim artist discusses the contemporary relation of religion to art. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.] Read More