When you just want to party at a bar

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If that’s not enough to convince you, here’s a little more info:

FACE is trying out a new spot for our more ‘intimate’ of nights. You know, when you feel like partying at the club, but really just want to party at a bar?
Long, dark, mirror ball dreams, mini dance floor, cozy bar in the back to do your thing… there could be a future in this.

We welcome back our favorite viking MÅNS ERICSON (Rollerboys / Sweden), and local swede Johan aka PLAZA (Galaxy Radio / Sweaterfunk),
to join us in our trademark journey through the cosmic corners of discerning dance music. Here’s a quick lil interview w/ Mans:

http://officemagazine.net/interview/måns-ericson

$5 all night, 9:30pm – 2am … entrance is under the marquee “TONIGHT”! 2379 Mission St / SF CA

See you there!

Clare’s Deli is now Turner’s Kitchen and the sandwiches are still awesome

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Yum! Check out the full Turner’s Kitchen menu (which includes a lot of old Clare’s faves) here. And do note that there are a bunch of special sandwiches on the specials board every day.

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Yum!

Wise Sons closed this week; returning soon with ‘a more enjoyable guest experience’

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Wise Sons explains:

After almost 5 years in business, serving the Mission District 7 days a week, the restaurant is in need of a spiff. Although most of the improvements will be behind the scenes, upon re-opening the 24th Street Deli will be able to provide a more enjoyable guest experience with updated outdoor seating and slight changes to the main dining room. In addition to the cosmetic changes to the space, the deli will reopen with some new menu items, drinks specials and some shifts in management – more on that later!

They should be open again in “about a week.”

Young adults in San Francisco in 2004

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Longtime resident David Enos remembers the old days:

Everyone was unbelievably poor, too poor to drink or even have more than one meal some days. We worked like dogs for minimum wage. I think it was 6.25 back then. It was imperative to hold more than one job. Almost no one you knew owned a cell phone or had internet at their house. Sometimes there was communal internet, downstairs on a massive Dell with a thousandfold viruses and mouse covered in the black film of human hands. It was cause for laughter when you’d see a businessman with furrowed brow storming down the street, absorbed in the Blackberry pressed to his ear, getting surprised by car horns. A different time of the world.

Read on for more photos and more story.

Cool photo of the Golden Gate Bridge

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[via Stain Gang]

Now please enjoy all these other great posts about the Golden Gate Bridge…

The San Francisco Berlin-Style Ping Pong League, now at Pop’s!

Hey Berlin-style ping pong fans! We’re kicking off a new season of the SF Berlin-Style Ping Pong League tonight at Pops Bar in the Mission. The league will meet every Monday night for 6 weeks, from 7pm-10pm or so. The table stays up all night long, and our DJs stay up all night long too, so be ready to PARTY!

Tonight’s special guest DJ btw is DJ JustStella from BFF.fm, just back from Japan — soooo expect some freaky tunes!!!!

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Keep reading for a complete list of everything happenin’ at Pop’s Bar this week…

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Here’s a pretty cool view

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[via Melissa]

Now please enjoy all this other pretty cool stuff…

A public service announcement

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[via Alejandro]

San Francisco in 2016

Drama Talk & Drinks: Low Hanging Fruit “it was depressing…it was supposed to be”

After seeing Victoria Beckham’s feminist revamp of Wannabe, our girl-power was feeling particularly…powerful. So when we heard local women-led company, 3Girls Theatre Company,  had a new show, written by a woman, about a very important women’s issue (homeless female war vets), starring women, it really was a no brainer, we had to see it for Drama Talk & Drinks.

Cheri Vanden Heuvel, Heather Gordon. Photo by: Mario Parnell Photography

Katie: Gosh, it had some strong elements to it, some good performances, and important subject matter, but there was just something about the play itself that felt off to me. Post war trauma that leads to homelessness is a complicated issue. This play does a good job highlighting elements of it and portraying the feeling of  helplessness, but the end just seemed too simplified. For one character it felt overly dramatic, and for two of the others is felt almost too easy (spoiler alert: they had a home to go live in with one of their families). It felt like the playwright needed an end, so she just tied it up a bit too tidily.

Brittany:  I agree having the show be resolved so easily felt weird. But there were some really strong female characters, which I appreciated. I thought the girl who played Cory (Heather Gordon, pictured above) was really good, she was a fantastic actress. There were some very moving stories, and important themes that each of the vets brought to the play. It was depressing… it was supposed to be, but at times it felt too heavy.

K: I didn’t love Maya’s asides where she was preaching in the church. They took me out of the story, it felt clunky.

B: Yeah, they didn’t move the story forward, although some of them had very powerful imagery. I don’t think they needed the extra drama that the Canyon character brought to the piece though. I understand her arrival was the catalyst for the conflict, but there was plenty of deep stuff to deal with without her making the end even more tragic. Right now is a hard time to see this show. There is just so much fucked up stuff going on in the world right now. This reminds you of something else to be depressed about.

The Verdict: An important but depressing play with some very strong actors. If you feel like you can handle an (almost overly) tragic play, it’s worth a watch.

The Drama Talk: Homelessness by itself is sad, as is PTSD, drug abuse, sexual abuse, war, and any number of issues that this play tries to tackle. While the show is very well acted, the script at times feels like it’s just piling on too much tragedy. Particularly the end (which we won’t totally spoil, but DAMN really…you had to go there?) Still supporting local theater, by, for and about women is totally something you should do.

The Drinks: We headed into the Mission from Potrero Hill to check out Wild Hawk, which is the bar that took over the Lexington, but it was too full of people. So we headed down Mission Street to Gashead Tavern, mainly because it wasn’t busy. Since this show put us in a dark place, we both ordered Dark and Stormy’s.

Low Hanging Fruit runs until July 30th at the Z Below. Tickets are available for $30 through the 3Girls Theatre website. Right now there are tickets available on Goldstar for $17.50.

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