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SF Conservatory of Music is Classy and Brassy

  When was the last time you heard The Beatles’ “Penny Lane” played on piccolo trumpet? If you had attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Gala, you could answer that question with enthusiasm. The annual black-tie event was filled with unexpected melodies, joyous collaborations, sumptuous surroundings, and a shared love of music that bound…

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Mid-Winter Gala Invites a Legion to Honor

  “It doesn’t feel like mid-winter or any winter here in San Francisco, but it’s definitely a super-chic party…” affirmed Neiman Marcus Creative Director Ken Downing, who spent some early winters at I. Magnins once upon a time. Downing donned his tux and signature neck scarf for the Fine Arts Museum’s Mid-Winter Gala at the…

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W Hotel Beijing Invites Dita Von Teese Out of Her Gilded Cage

  Calling attention to the opening of the W Hotel Beijing Chang ‘an by inviting Dita Von Teese to do a little burlesque in San Francisco may be a non-sequitur, but it definitely gets our attention. Anything the Divine Miss VonT does is pretty much of a showstopper, and watching her tastefully taking it down…

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The Soiled Dove

  The Soiled Dove Coos With Barbary Coast Burlesque San Francisco socials like to mix it up, so when we were asked to basque in burlesque (get it?) with the pop-up dinner performance The Soiled Dove at Inner Mission in SF, we cooed with affirmation. Produced by the Vau de Vire Society which brings out…

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When Kingdoms Meet: SF & Game of Thrones

  San Francisco experienced a dash of Hollywood magic when the stars of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” swooped in for the official U.S. season five premiere at the War Opera House. “It has an incredibly passionate fan base in the Bay Area,” HBO spokesperson Janine McGoldrick shared. “After previous season premieres in Los Angeles, New…