POPS got a Brand New Bag

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We are proud to announce that Pops has a “Brand New Bag.”  A night dedicated to the Funk, the whole Funk and nothing but the Funk. Beginning this Thursday the 18th and every Third Thursday of the month at Pop’s Bar, DJ’s Slopoke & Booker D will play the Funk out of their record collection. This event is *NO COVER* so tell a friend to tell a friend, and we’ll do it again and again.

Check out this week’s entertainment line up at Pops Bar.

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Dear Monday,

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I’m sure you could feel this coming since Sunday, but we’d like to break up with you. We’re seeing Tuesday and dreaming about Friday.  So you can see, it’s just not working out.  Please stop showing up every week, you’re a bummer.  Since Monday can’t seem to take the hint, Pops Bar is here to make it go down a bit smoother.  Hop on Pops and we’ll get you to Tuesday just as fast as we can.

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Happy 2018! Our time is now…

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2017 can suck it.  Let’s move on to better times ahead.  Come stop in your cozy neighborhood bar and become part of the Pops Bar family.  We do our best to keep the booze flowing and the good times rolling.  And just in case you forgot, Pops has THIRTEEN HOUR HAPPY HOURS! Bacon Bloody Mary’s, Irish Coffee, Mexican Coffee, Fresh OJ Mimosa… We get your morning going every day at 6am and keep happy hour going until 7pm.  So Rise N Shine, then kick back and unwind. Pops is your official 2018 starting point in the Mission.

This week’s entertainment line up at Pops Bar:

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The purest form of cycling

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BFF.fm’s New Year’s POPpin’ Eve

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This New Year’s Eve is popping off in the mission at Pops Bar, thanks to BFF.fm and Partida Tequila. We will have a giant piñata shaped like 2017 to beat with sticks as we celebrate the grand finale of this dumpster fire of a year PLUS the final day of BFF.fm’s end of year fundraiser.

DJs:

  • Mario Muse of TQID – A Smiths Night and Hotline: indie dance
  • DJ Gideon: house, techno, and disco, mixed with a healthy dose of classic cuts, deep tracks, and exotic sounds from way out.
  • Cosmic Amanda: disco, funk, and other danceable delights
  • JustStella from Radio Shoe

Hot dogs! (to fuel a night of dancing and drinking)

Shots at midnight!

Donate to BFF.fm today!

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Sensational salsa bar blunder

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Our pal Ticklefight describes a very unique feeling:

Tfw your mostly filled salsa cup somehow slips out of your hand into the salsa bin, becoming 90% submerged, and you look around to see if anyone notices while you fish it out with your filthy hands

Oh dear.

[Photo by Erin]

Patch & Rita

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In their own words, Saturday’s happy hour act at Pops Bar, Patch & Rita, are “Foot-stompin’, good timin’, rafter raisin’, tater munchin’ pickers. Murder ballads, goofy old-time tunes, and songs about whiskey are best!” Patrick’s vocals are at times gritty, often drawling, but velvety when necessary, while Laura’s lead vocals are offered in a frank, matter-of-fact sweetness and her harmonies add just the right touch. The dynamic between these two “just works”, and if you look hard enough you might catch them looking deep into the eyes of one another as their talents swirl together in a sonorous dust devil that floats happily along across the desert.  They will leave you stomping your feet and that’s a promise!

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Trust me, You Can Sing

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It’s that time of the month at Pops Bar where Roger Niner Karaoke will open your mind, shake your ass, shuffle your shizzle, cast you off, reel you in, rent out your heart to a loving couple, make tea in your soul, rake your leaves, find you a puppy, melt your brain, solve your puzzles, get you off The Island, take your temperature, sooth your aching nerves, reach your stars, bend your perception of space/time, AND give you back $0.97 in change, all in the name of Rock and/or Roll BAY AREA KARAOKE! Not bad for a Friday night in the mission.  The event is free, but your drunken rendition of Dpn’t Stop Believin’ is priceless.

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Drama Talk & Drinks: The Secret Garden “Grief and some ghosts’

The holidays make us nostalgic for childhood. So when we saw that 42nd Street Moon was doing a production of The Secret Garden, we thought what better way to spend a fun holiday night out? After-all, what’s more Christmassy than reclusive uncles, invalid children, and ghosts? So we headed down to the Financial District for some drama talk and drinks.

(L to R) Katie Maupin as Mary Lennox, Sharon Rietkerk as Lily, and Brian Watson as Archibald Craven, photo by Ben Krantz Studios

Brittany: I’m always impressed by the voices of the casts in 42nd Street Moon productions. The Secret Garden needs awesome voices. The music is tricky, and really, the pretty songs are most of what this show has going for it. They had the great voices things covered. I also liked the costumes and set. But, while I enjoyed listening to the pretty voices, it’s kind of a weird show.

Katie: The actress who played Lily (Sharon Rietkerk), holy shit, she was incredible. Pretty much spot on to the Broadway recording I listened-to on repeat when I was like 10. Also, the little girl who played Mary (Katie Maupin) killed it. She had the perfect look and voice for that part. Such good casting. Now that I have finally seen this live for the first time, I’ve realized it’s kind of a sleepy musical. Some of the songs are sooo long, and then they reprise them! I would have cut it down a bit. It was a good production though. I liked their use of projections.

B: Overall it was very well done. It’s just a hard play. There isn’t really much conflict to drive the story. I guess there’s the tension between Dr. Uncle who doesn’t think Colin should get out of bed vs. Mary who wants to take him out to the garden. Otherwise it’s just a show about grief and some ghosts. I still enjoyed it, and got misty eyed at the happy ending. It’s not my favorite musical, but 42nd Street Moon did very good production.

K: I feel a young person would like this…it’s just long. If you love the Secret Garden you will like this.

B: If you like the story of the Secret Garden, it’s fun to see it on stage. I feel like this would be a great show to see with your grandparents or the children in your life. It was sweet and entertaining classic childhood story.

The Verdict: Want to see a sweet and classic childhood story told onstage? Love the story of The Secret Garden? Like musicals with pretty songs and singing? Then you’ll probably want to see this show.

The Drama Talk: 42nd Street Moon is decidedly not edgy, but in a way that’s what this company has going for it. They do really lovely and faithful stagings of classic musicals. Their latest production, The Secret Garden, is about as good as this play gets. It was very well cast, well sung, and beautifully rendered on the small Gateway Theater stage. While it’s not a groundbreaking show, it’s a cozy classic that gives you a warm fuzzy ending. Sometimes that’s all you want at the holidays.

The Drinks: After watching a musical that’s set long long ago, it felt appropriate to go to a bar with a theatrical old school feel. Luckily just a few blocks away on Columbus there was the Comstock Saloon. It has that very old timey decor, classic cocktails and all the servers are in black bowties. It definitely adds to the night out feel.

The Secret Garden plays through December 24th at the Gateway Theatre. Tickets range are $15-$55 and can be purchased on their website. Right now there are tickets available on Goldstar.

Dennis Hopper tribute at the Roxie

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Here’s the deal:

Come see the theatrical release of ALONG FOR THE RIDE, the new documentary about Hollywood maverick, Dennis Hopper, accompanied by: BLUE VELVET and TRUE ROMANCE, a pair of classics that feature some of Hopper’s most famous, and perhaps greatest, performances; Michael Almereyda’s short A HERO OF OUR TIME, a rarely screened gem in which Hopper starred during a break in the filming of Blue Velvet; Hopper’s punk masterpiece, OUT OF THE BLUE; and a program of shorts by his longtime friend, collaborator, and influence — artist and experimental filmmaker, BRUCE CONNER. If you don’t fall deeply in love with Hopper throughout this, it is because you were already hooked. Show up early and enjoy a Roxie-produced Hopper-clips show!

Get tix!