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A Book Party with Belly Dancers! The Launch of Burning Man: Art on Fire

Surrounded by a harem of belly dancers, glittering ladies, and men of velvet and furs, you'd be forgiven should you mistake the woman with hennaed hands and jeweled hair as some mysterious monarch from the other side of the planet.

Silicon Valley Eats: Beaujolais Nouveau and Indian Food

Happy Friday, South Bay! It's relatively quiet week on the food news front, but there are still a couple noteworthy tidbits to discuss: specifically, a Beaujolais Nouveau celebration and a new hotspot for Indian food. 

Vote for San Francisco's Favorite Charity: Top 7 Finalists!

It's the most wonderful time of the year—time to select San Francisco's favorite charity, as part of our annual contest. We asked readers to vote for their most beloved nonprofits, and this year's numbers were record breaking. But seven charities rose to the top. Each of the finalist organizations work tirelessly to make the Bay Area a better, brighter place, from striving to end gender violence to providing mental health support to the underserved.

Editors' Picks: November on Valencia, Smart Umbrellas, & More

Here's what the 7x7 scribe tribe couldn't stop thinking about this week.

Where to Ice Skate in the Bay Area

In a city where feeling the effects of Karl the Fog is the closest we get to a winter wonderland, these seven ice skating rinks are guaranteed to make your holiday season a little more chill. Break the ice on a first date, go solo and practice your Olympic figure skating moves, or rally family and friends to what are literally the coolest spots around.

Order Curbside Takeout From These Local Eateries

It takes a special kind of person to order takeout and then be too lazy to leave your car. We salute you. 

Ferragamo Launches New Sneaker Line for Every Occasion

Sneakers. They're having a moment. From the Union Square Chanel boutique windows to style hurricane Sonya Molodetskaya (who rocked a personalized pair at the On Aura Tout Vu show in October), they're major right now. In honor of casual classic footwear made chic, Ferragamo has released a series of new sneakers this fall. For your convienence, we've provided you the best places to show them off. 

Local Company Could Prevent Ebola with Oral Vaccine

If you’ve ever read The Hot Zone, news of the ebola crisis has probably sent you into a tailspin of hoarding nonperishables and prepping your bug-out bag—in a word, it’s terrifying. But all is not lost, thanks at least to one local company that’s tinkering with an oral ebola vaccine.

Andy Cohen and Rashida Jones Coming to the Castro Theatre

Bravo’s Andy Cohen does a lot more than just produce the entertaining yet family-eroding Housewives franchise. (Beverly Hills, for what it's worth, arguably remains the best in the series.) He's also a talk show host and a best-selling scribe. And he's coming to SF to talk all about it on November 19.

San Francisco Social Raises $85K for the SF Child Abuse Prevention Center

San Francisco's twenty-somethings gathered at the W Hotel this past Saturday to party for the greater good at the 2014 San Francisco Social. Nearly 600 attendees slipped into their finest and danced the night away, pausing to bid on a myriad of silent auction packages, sip on a cocktail, and take in the risqué-chic performance by Epic Entertainment.

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