Jonni Knox is a collection of artists whose vision is to educate, inspire and connect people through fashion while celebrating all that we are as individuals through nightlife. Their Truly Beautiful: A Fashion Show and Shopping Event highlights the eco-friendly and ethical alternatives available in fashion, cosmetics and design. The event is from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. (The fashiion show starts at 2:30 p.m.) at Public Works in the Mission.
To get your tickets, visit
In case you missed it last weekend, the annual Cherry Blossom Festival is back again this weekend, April 21 and 22 in San Francisco’s Japantown (Post Street between Laguna and Fillmore Streets). The event is free and open to the public. There will be food booths, cultural performances, martial arts, live bands, the annual Queen Program, and more. The Grand Parade will be held on April 22, beginning at City Hall and concluding in Japantown.
Pop-up food vendors are the newest craze in this city.
So, what’s a “pop-up” you ask? A pop-up is a food vendor, who may have a food truck, that is using another restaurant or shop’s space to prepare and/or sell their own eats.
Last month, Coffee Bar‘s third location in SoMa (Howard and 12th St) announced that while they are several months away from opening, they want to open up their kitchen for use by San Francisco pop-up vendors who want to sell food out of a service window on the side of the building they’ve dubbed “The Window.”
Starting next Wednesday, Mar. 19, The Window will be hosting nine different vendors that include Soup Junkie, Good Foods Catering, Seoul Patch, Jablow’s Meats, Sweet Jo’s Chile and Biscuits and Maite Catering.
To see the March pop-up calendar, visit the Coffee Bar’s The Window webpage.
Looking for something new to do in San Francisco?
Why not add bowling to the list? And not just any bowling alley…Lucky Strike! Famous for its hip, blacklight bowling complete with plenty of music, a gastropub, ugly bowling shoes and a game room.
Opening tomorrow, Friday, Mar. 9, this bowling mecca opens right across from AT&T Park and is co-0wned by none other than “The Beard” himself, Giants closer Brian Wilson.
Grab a martini or IPA (they’ve got a few more craft beers than your average alley) and some sushi, and get ready for some 10-pin action. If you can, try to get one of the two lanes in the Green Room, an intimate, well-appointed lair with tobacco-hued sofas, emerald velvet chairs and a century-old Italian harvest table. And if bowling isn’t enough for you, you can also go to Lucky Strike for a game of chess, pool or trivia in a game room.
Check out the complete menu:
I’ve got my bowling shoes ready! I’ll see you there!
200 King St., (at 4th St)
San Francisco, CA 94107
Lucky Strike Website
He was Captain Kirk. You’ve seen him on countless Priceline.com commercials. Now you can see William Shatner and all his wackiness in his very own show called “Shatner’s World (We Just Live In It).”
The show’s Broadway run has ended, but when has something like that ever stopped William Shatner. Now he’s touring the country and for one night only (Sunday, March 11), William Shatner bring “Shatner’s World” to San Francisco’s Orpheum Theatre.
I’m sure the show is nothing more that William Shatner being William Shatner on stage, but here’s how the “About” section of the Shatner’s World website describes it:
Who am I, really?
I haven’t saved the universe countless times (or even once), but a part of me is Captain Kirk.
I’m not a hard-bitten, L.A. cop, but a part of me is T.J. Hooker.
I’m not an addled (well, maybe), high-powered attorney, but a part of me is Denny Crane.
I’ve had many other roles, on-screen and off…Husband, father, friend. Horseman, Singer, Philanthropist, NEGOTIATOR.
All of the parts contribute to the whole, AND IT MAKES FOR ONE HELL OF A STORY!
To get your tickets, visit the SHN website.
If you love chocolate like I do, you won’t want to miss the 6th Annual San Francisco International Chocolate Salon this Sunday, Mar. 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Fort Mason’s Herbst Pavillion.
The SF International Chocolate Salon is the premier chocolate show on the West Coast where chocolate aficionados, fanatics, buyers and journalists can experience the finest in artisan, gourmet and premium chocolate in one of the world’s great culinary metropolitan areas.
I went with some friends a few years ago and had a blast. We tasted so many kinds of chocolate and even got to see Elizabeth Faulkner of Orson, Citizen Cake, and most recently, Iron Chef America fame. If you’ve never been and love chocolate, I definitely recommend checking it out. But I have to warn you, you’ll definitely be on a sugar kick after this event!
Photo: Kaiser Permanente
An annual tradition and a great way to stick to your new year’s resolution to get in shape, the 2012 Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon and 5K Fun Run takes place on February 5 at Golden Gate Park.
Zinfindel Advocates and Producers (ZAP) produces numerous events, tours, cruises and partners with many of the wine industry’s leading organizations and from Jan. 26 through Jan. 28, they are bringing to San Francisco the world’s largest Zinfindel Festival with up to 300 wineries pouring the latest Zinfandel releases.
In mid-December, the newest bar/restaurant to hit the Financial District, Per Diem, opened it’s doors. Opened by the same folks who brought us The Brick Yard in Cow Hollow, Per Diem feels like you’re stepping back into time to an old Southern bar. Lots of brick, crystal chandeliers and exposed beams make this a cozy place to meet friends for a drink after a busy day of work in the FiDi. It reminded me very much of another FiDi hotspot, Tyler Florence’s Wayfare Tavern.