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There will be one-on-one mini dates for seven minutes each, as well as light snacks and complimentary tea sourced directly from Japan.
The buttery sweet Genmaicha or the Happy Tails herbal blend with notes of hibiscus, lavender, and orange are perfect ice breakers.
Wednesday, October 25: Hump Day @ Anina Brass Tacks When: 2-11pm (come and go as you please)Where: Anina: 482 Hayes St. #A (Hayes Valley) Why: Bring Wednesday's Happy Hour to Hayes Valley, where Anina and Brass Tacks are teaming up to raise funds (their goal is k) for the Redwood Credit Union North Bay Fire Relief Fund.
A portion of proceeds from every drink (and all food) you order will go to the cause, so grab a couple of friends and take down one of Anina's punch bowls—get the Southern Hospitality with bourbon, black tea peach, lemon, and soda.
More than 30 vintners will be pouring exclusive, limited-release wines—you can't find these in stores—from the Russian River Valley, best known for exceptional pinot and chardonnay.
Pair wines with passed bites and street tacos, and bid in the silent auction.
"I moved to San Francisco a year ago, and I'd see these small groups of women friends in cafes laughing together, and I was jealous, I wanted to ask if I could be their friend, but there really isn't a way for adult women to approach one another like that," she said.
// Friday, November 10: Open Bar @ Oddjob When: 9pm-12am Where: 1337 Mission St. Sip wine, champagne, or Oddjob's specialty cocktails like When Harry Met Harry (cucumber vodka, horseradish, heirloom tomatoes, yellow bell peppers, lime, and sriracha salt), and dance all night to music from wait what and DJ Petros.Bay Area women, from left to right, Liz Agnew, of San Francisco, Maci Little, of Walnut Creek, and Rainbow Chen, of San Francisco, participate in a speed friending event organized by Shasta Nelson of Girlfriendcircles.com, at Roe Restaurant in San Francisco Thursday night, November 12, 2009.less Bay Area women, from left to right, Liz Agnew, of San Francisco, Maci Little, of Walnut Creek, and Rainbow Chen, of San Francisco, participate in a speed friending event organized by Shasta Nelson of ..."I met someone I liked, and just last weekend we got together with our kids," she said.Ciana Wilson of Berkeley, 26, tried speed-friending after tiring of "textual friendships." She estimated she spends 90 percent of her friend time either texting, IM-ing, reading about buddies on Facebook or e-mailing - but not actually with them.The wineries need all the support they can get right now.// Where: 1 Fort Mason, General's Residence (Marina)Why: No, Single Vineyard Night is not speed dating for wine drinkers.The lights were dimmed and there were candles, but it wasn't speed-dating. In a social networking age when it's effortless to claim hundreds of friends, the 30 women gathered after work at Roe lounge in San Francisco were looking to start authentic friendships by meeting face to face.Ordained pastor and life coach Shasta Nelson, 33, launched Girlfriend this summer, after realizing that it's possible for women to find jobs, dates or apartments online but that there wasn't a way to find simple friendship.With a goal to raise ,000, your donation (suggested ) will be given to members of the hospitality industry that have lost jobs or been displaced due to the fires.November 4-5: SF's Biggest Wine Market @ Fort Mason Center When: 1-5pm Where: 2 Marina Blvd.