Retro POP! Fashion Show & Art Showcase (San Jose)

Got plans this Saturday night? I hope not because if you’re local, you should be at Retro POP! Fashion Show & Art Showcase at the Landmark Ballroom in downtown San Jose.

retroPOP! event San Jose

The event will feature a fashion show highlighting classic looks of the 60’s including go-go, mod, and flowerchild. Styling will be done by local San Jose professionals including Studio Glam, Park Place Vintage, and Time Zone Vintage. Attendees who are inspired by the night’s fashion can purchase their own 60’s threads from local vendors selling throughout the event.

Live musical performances will set the mood with starting with Santa Cruz band The Inciters, followed by 60s reggae band, The Champions. Patrons can sip on champagne and Soju-cocktails through the night while DJ DerekSee spins tunes from the era, and Go Go dancers keep spirits high and people moving.

Eats: Sushi and sweets will be available for purchase
Attire: Hip 60s threads encouraged, all style welcome
Location: Landmark Ballroom, 75 South 11th Street in downtown San Jose
Tickets: $10 at the door, and $8 in advance available now online


So who’s putting on this event? Friends of mine actually! Check out Giant Creative Services — they’re awesome-possum.

Who’s the behind the styling at this event?: Studio Glam is a one-of-a-kind boutique salon that boasts an old school inspired culture with oldies on the radio and Pinups on the walls. Studio Glam is located at 311 Stockton Ave. in San Jose. The salon is proud to be widely involved with the local San Jose community.

I hope to see you there! And don’t forget to RSVP on Facebook.

7×7 Magazine’s “The Big To-Do SF: 100 Things To Do Before You Die”

7x7 magazineThings I’ve done:

2. Walk under the waterfall at Yerba Buena Gardens. (SoMa)

6. Have some watermelon wheat beer at 21st Amendment. (SoMa)

17. Catch a show at Bimbo’s. (Northbeach)

20. Don’t miss the Coit Tower murals. (Northbeach)

21. Use the general password (“books”) to drop into the library at Bourbon & Branch. (Tenderloin)

26. Sing and clap on Sunday morning at Glide Memorial. (Tenderloin)

33. Fly a kite at Crissy Field. (Marina)

39. Have a beer on the back patio of the Tipsy Pig. (Marina)

45. Grab a free poster after a show at the Fillmore. (Pac Heights)

90. Check out the natural wonders at the California Academy of Sciences, or the latest exhibit at the de Young. (Richmond)

93. Build a fire at Ocean Beach. (Sunset)

100. Take a couple of kids to the SF Zoo. (Sunset)


Things I want to do:

4. Be a woman among men and go dancing at the Stud. (SoMa)

12. Remind yourself that Tommaso’s old-school pizzas are still some of the best. (Northbeach)

16. Have pumpkin ravioli at L’Osteria. (Northbeach)

22. Do dinner and view a show from the balcony at the Great American Music Hall. (Tenderloin)

24. Hang out in the smokers’ cage at Rye. (Tenderloin)

36. Find a deal at My Rommate’s Closet. (Marina)

37. Make friends with someone that owns a sailboat. (Marina)

40. Follow up a run through the Presidio with a hearty brunch at Rose’s Café.

41. Reserve a private karaoke room at Doremi Music Studio (and cross your fingers for “Sweet Caroline”). (Pac Heights)

42. Find a drop-dead, Aussie-designed dress at Elizabeth Charles. (Pac Heights)

47. Get naked at Kabuki Springs & Spa. (Pac Heights)

48. Indulge in an almond croissant from the original Boulangerie Bay Bread. (Pac Heights)

49. Check out the adorable puppies and kitties up for adoption at Pets Unlimited. (Pac Heights)

54. Order an old-fashioned at the Alembic. (Haight)

60. Be a tourist and snap a pic of yourself at the convergence of Haight and Ashbury streets. (Haight)

67. Ogle the midcentury chandeliers at Monument. (Mission)

68. Have a breakfast of huevos rancheros at Los Jarritos. (Mission)

74. Spend Sunday trying to keep count of the all-you-can-drink-for-$6 mimosas at Lime. (Castro)

94. Read the Sunday Times and have blueberry pancakes at Park Chow. (Sunset)

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What have you done on this list?