Pie Art

There is a new mural up outside Mission Pie. Whenever I walk by these signs, they remind me of some sort of prospective student college brochure where current students and kindly professors try to charm me into sending in an application. These posters are convincing, “Yes, now that you suggest it, I will attend Pie University.” All freshman would enroll in either taste testing or pie baking. Exams would probe my understanding of the subtle differences between Reddi-wip, Cool Whip (which now comes in a can!) and actual whipped cream. School uniforms would be aprons; pie tins would fly whimsically through the air, tossed by the ultimate frisbee team; and although old, our teachers would be “crusty” in a good way.

The murals were created by Anne Hamersky who details her art here. Here’s to desperately hoping that her last name rhymes with “pie.”

DJ Katie at Beauty Bar: Now Every First Thursday

That’s right, DJ Katie has a regular gig now. And it kicks off tomorrow! See the official event page on Facebook here. I had the following chat with Mission Mission pal Dyan M. the day after Katie’s last performance:

Dyanimal: Beauty Bar was so much fun
thanks for inviting me
me: oh i’m so glad
thanks for coming!
Dyanimal: yea tell me next time too!
ps im so hungover
wanna cry

So if that (+ great music and lots of dancing) sounds like a good time, stop by Beauty Bar tomorrow from 7-10pm.

More Mission Mission mentions of DJ Katie here.

More Mission Mission mentions of Beauty Bar here.

Women's Building Architecture, Murals Celebrated

The second installment in the San Francisco architecture series on Imsooconfused features a touching tribute to the Women’s Building‘s beloved murals.

Previously on Mission Mission: Vertical Earthquake Could Hit the Mission District, Destroying View of Mural

Cucumber Mystery Still Unsolved

Since we get a lot more traffic now than we did when this first ran, we thought we’d give it another go. A while back, Lael had an unsettling experience at a neighborhood corner grocer:

I saw a woman squeeze a cucumber, shake her head, and examine the mushrooms approvingly. Curious, I drew closer. Another woman glanced at the cucumbers, said something in Spanish to another woman who then molested the cucumber with her hand, and drew back in disgust. All three women had now moved onto different vegetables.

Link to the full story. Or tell us what’s wrong with those cucumbers.

(Photo by reelgeek)

Puppy Pals Reunite at 16th and Mission (Video)

This post was published last week by Lola over at Disenchanted Princess, but there was some kind of malfunction with the video. Now it’s up and running. Cute puppies!

Link to video.

Tonight: Free Comedy Bloodbath at Delirium

Jeff from SFstandup hips us to a new Wednesday night option:

Just thought you’d like to know, there’s a new stand-up comedy night right in the heart of the Mission at the Delirium on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30. The two guys running it, Joey Divine and Joe Gorman, have only done it 3 times so far, so it’s still ramping up. But on April 30th, they’re having their most ambitious show, “Kevin’s vs. Joe’s” featuring upper-level local comics who have performed at the Punchline and all over the Bay Area.

Link to further deets at SFstandup, including video.

Link to coverage at SFstandup’s San Francisco Comedy Blog.

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Gas Tank Street Art

I’d seen tiny stencils of this hybrid tank/gas pump on curbs in the Lower Haight a couple years back or so, but now it’s back in full effect: giant-size posters in the Mission. Note the blood droplet dripping from the spout. If anybody has any info on the artist, drop us a line.

Complete Mission Mission graffiti/street art archive here.

Mission Open Studios Success

Jess over at my specialty is living: mk II had a good time at Mission Open Studios over the weekend. She lucked upon some discounted works by an artist she admires:

Ever since the last open studios weekend I’ve been thinking about these awesome bird paintings by a woman named Summer Lee, and as luck would have it, she had a few of her older bird paintings in a super-clearance pile. WOO!


Event Pick (Happening Right Now): M. Lamar, Floating Corpses

Mission Mission reader Travin M. recommends An Intimate Evening of Devilish Aural Delights

an event at community music center by some mission artists, and local band, the floating corpses and m. lamar. they be cool and it’ll be a good show. cheap sliding scale at that.

Update: Okay this is over now, but skooter livecommented the following via BlackBerry:

this is an incredible show!

Valencia Construction Post Climbs to #61 on WordPress.com's Top Posts

Just this morning I saw Matt Mullenweg at the Web 2.0 Expo talking about recent exponential growth at WordPress, and then look, just this morning Mission Mission makes it onto WordPress.com’s Blogs of the Day Top Posts for the first time. Exponential growth all around! Good work, Becca.

Original post: Construction Camp on V-Street