Short film starring Jeff Goldblum, made late last night in the Mission

Happy Easter/4-20, ya’ll!

How about a free punk show up above a bike shop in La Lengua?

Tonight!

(Thanks, Rocky!)

Rice Paper Scissors begins regular brunch (and dim sum) service this weekend

Rice Papers Scissors moved into its new headquarters in the Mission earlier this year, and this weekend they complete the transition with the start of BRUNCH! Their New Year’s Day brunches have *saved my life* several years in a row now, so being able to experience a similar menu every Saturday and Sunday is going to be killer.

They’ve got some dim sum, they’ve got banh mi, they’ve got pho, they’ve got eggs — and they’ve got brunch drinks with alcohol in them! What more do you need??

View the full menu here.

RSVP and invite your friends to Saturday’s kickoff here.

DJ Purple partying hard late last night

During “Careless Whisper” obviously.

[via Corntard]

New York City’s bike share usage, visualized

Man, that’s awesome. I can’t wait for Bay Area Bike Share to start serving the rest of San Francisco!

[via kottke.org]

Map of all the parklets in San Francisco

Curbed SF made it, and it’s interactive, so you must click here to use it. Handy-dandy!

There are 43 in all! Who knew!?

[via Sarah Lane]

A nice short film about Needles and Pens on its 11th birthday

Go see King Parrot tonight

King Parrot are an amazing band from Australia. They are playing at Thee Parkside tonight.

Thursday morning music moment: Luke Sweeney

I can’t stop listening to this haunting melody from our pal Luke Sweeney.  It kind of reminds me of the Kinks, but at the same time establishes its own distinct sound.  I guess I’ll just have to go and check out more of his stuff on May 1 when he’s playing at the Eagle!

DJ Purple celebrates *7 years in the Mission* this Thursday!

Woweeee, 7 whole years! Here’s how DJ Purple puts it on the invite to Thursday night’s celebration:

IT’S HERE! 7 YEARS! Let’s celebrate the history of Dance Karaoke, born in the Mission, raised by Jack’s Club and YOU! And now going strong at Slate Bar!

Read our in-depth interview from back in 2011 for more on the history of DJ Purple’s revolutionary Dance Karaoke party (with photos from back at Jack’s). And if you were a longtime Jack’s regular and still haven’t made it out to the new show at Slate, now’s the time! Purple says it’s gonna be a fabulous reunion! (And you should probably get hip to the new Easy Song Search!)

Also, looks like DJ Purple is calling on all of us to celebrate #ThrowbackThursday by posting vintage pics from back in the Jack’s days all day tomorrow. Here’s one of my faves (by Vic Wong):