November 2017

There are 22 blog entries for November 2017.

There are tons of galleries in San Francisco. If you’re new to purchasing art though, it can be intimidating. You might like something but then be forced to pass when you discover it costs a fortune.

There is a way to ease your toe into these waters, and support local artists at the same time. 7× just profiled four San Francisco galleries that will sell you pieces of art for as little as $5 to $50. At these prices, you can buy what you like and not worry about buyer’s remorse.

  • 3 Fish Studios $5 to $200, 10am – 6pm, 4541 Irving St. (Outer Sunset)
  • Secession Art and Design $30+, 2pm – 7pm, 3235 Mission St. (Bernal Heights)
  • Creativity Explored $20+, 10am – 5pm, 3245 16th St. (Upper Market)
  • Lost Art Salon $50 – $500, 10am –
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There may be more than these, but we’ve spotted four block parties scheduled to take place this Saturday. While it may not snow in San Francisco, there’s no shortage of holiday spirit around town.

  • 27th Annual Union Street Fantasy of Lights  Saturday 3-7PM
  • Hayes Valley Block Party Friday 6-9PM and Saturday 3-6PM
  • Dogpatch Holiday Celebration Saturday 10AM-6PM
  • The Valencia Corridor Holiday Cookie Crawl Saturday 12-8PM

For information on other holiday events taking place this weekend, click here.

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12 Nights of Chocolate is an annual fundraising event presented by Dandelion Chocolate. The chocolate factory invites celebrated chefs from throughout the City and beyond to create a one of a kind experience for guests. There’s only one catch: chefs must incorporate Dandelion’s chocolate in their preparations. As in years past, all proceeds will go to the SF-Marin Food Bank. Last year’s event raised funds for over 65,000 meals.

This year’s lineup of chefs is remarkable — a group that has earned 15 Michelin stars in all.  For 12 successive nights, from December 4th through 15th, every experience will be creative and unique. For example, State Bird Provisions will be cooking from their just-released cookbook.

For more information, and to

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We always love the features where they present content using an interactive map. It enables you to plan your excursions perfectly. This time, they’ve published a guide to 24 places in San Francisco to Take Your Out-of-Town Relatives.

Last year they published a similar feature with 16 spots highlighted. They’ve now updated and expanded upon that previous list, adding some new attractions along the way. This information could definitely come in handy about the third day of any visit, when your relatives or guests are staring at you and asking, “What’s next?” Even if you don’t have visiting relatives, these spots might be worth taking in by yourself or with a fellow local friend or two.

To see the feature, click

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For generations, attending the International Auto Show has been a family tradition for San Franciscans. It’s always held Thanksgiving week, and it’s Northern California’s largest and most spectacular auto exhibition. The event features more than 600 vehicles representing the work of 35 major manufacturers, and it takes place in the  Moscone Center, which has been newly remodeled this year with over one million square feet of exhibit space.

Autos on display include cars from: Acura; Aston Martin; Audi; Bentley; BMW; Buick; Chevrolet; Chrysler; Dodge; Fiat; Ford; Genesis; GMC; Honda; Hyundai; Infiniti; Jaguar; Jeep; KIA; Lamborghini; Land Rover; Lexus; Lincoln; Lotus; Mazda; Mercedes-Benz; Ram; Nissan; Rolls Royce; Smart; Scion; Subaru; Porsche;

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In San Francisco the crab season arrives just in time for the holiday season. In fact, many people serve crab as part of their Thanksgiving tradition.

If you’d rather leave the prep to someone else, just published the perfect guide to 22 restaurants serving up crab in San Francisco. It includes links, addresses  and descriptions, along with a handy interactive map.

There are a bunch of different ways to serve crab, and the side dishes can become almost as important as the crab itself. To see the entire feature, click here.

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Thanksgiving is Thursday, and the holidays officially begin the next day. Some venues of course have already gotten a head start on the season. Nevertheless, leave it to to publish a comprehensive guide to tree lighting ceremonies and events taking place this week and throughout the holidays.

From tonight’s “Snowflakes on Market” lighting ceremony to the grand finale lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square on December 19, the guide is incredibly comprehensive and yet easy to navigate. For details, click here.

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Starting tomorrow, and running successive weekends (and one Friday) through December 17, the Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party will be taking place at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. The immersive event, now in its 35th season, transforms the venue into Victorian London with the help of 800 performers dressed in period costume. Also this weekend, on Sunday Pier 39 offers an afternoon of activities and entertainment culminating with a tree lighting celebration at 6PM.

On the “Homes for Sale in San Francisco” front, here’s our report for this week, 11/12/17 – 11/18/17

It’s Price Reduction Season

Very expensive San Francisco homes tend to sell in greater numbers in October, according to a recent real estate

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Time is running short. Thanksgiving is a week from today. If you haven’t made plans yet, it’s probably time you should! We’ve got some options for you courtesy of that will make this Thanksgiving manageable, whether you prefer to dine in, dine out, or take out.

Dine-In You’re doing the cooking; Here’s where to get your turkeys:

  • Belcampo Meat Co. 998 Polk Street
  • Bi Rite Market 3639 18th Street and 550 Divisadero Street
  • Local Mission Market 2670 Harrison Street
  • Luke’s Local 1750 Cesar Chavez Street Unit E (delivery is also available)
  • Olivier’s Butchery 1074 Illinois Street

To see the entire list with full descriptions, click here.

Dine-Out You’re going to a restaurant; These places are serving

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