Mission Street between 21st and 22nd, 6 years ago

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It’s a bit different now.

[via The Tens]

David Bowie and Prince (cover bands) co-headline Rickshaw Stop this Saturday night!

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Here’s the deal:

A CELEBRATION OF DAVID BOWIE AND PRINCE
w/ live sets by Controversy and Queen Bitch
9 pm
$10 w/ costume, $12 w/o
All Ages

The year 2016 took two amazing artists from us. Let’s start 2017 with a celebration of their music at Rickshaw Stop. Featuring members of North American Scum, Debased, Super Diamond, Bang On, Suburban Robots, King Crow and more bringing you your favorite Prince and David Bowie songs live!

Only $10 if you come dressed as Bowie or Prince!

Can’t wait! RSVP and invite your friends and get advance tickets!

“WORLDS GREATEST TACO TUESDAY EVER”

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And it’s at the legendary Verdi Club right here in the Mission! RSVP and invite your friends!

New Mission Theater enamel pin now available in “Nighttime” colors

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Designed by PSA Press and available only at Alamo Drafthouse (at the New Mission Theater) where today you can see La La Land, Rogue One, or Wayne’s World!

[via PSA Press on Instagram]

It’s windy fam

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[Photo and title by Alex Lane]

Local street photographer Troy Holden’s first solo exhibition opens this Friday

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Mule Gallery is the place. Reception is Friday, January 6th, 6-9pm. Here’s the deal:

Colorful Streets is an exhibition of color photographs taken in the streets of San Francisco. The show features candid snapshots of everyday life and its absurdities in the downtown neighborhoods.

Troy Holden is a photographer who focuses his camera on the Mid-Market area of San Francisco. Since 2011, he’s been taking daily walks looking for interesting faces and interactions in the crowded streets. His work has been featured in Juxtapoz, American Photo, and Hamburger Eyes.

RSVP and invite your friends. Show runs through February 24th.

Bowie Birthday Bash!

First Church Bowie Flyer 1.6 & 1.7

Two nights, TONS of Bowie, at the Chapel right here in the Mission. And it sounds epic. Here are the specifics on Friday night:

The world’s only Bowie Worship Band will perform the seminal 1972 concept album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars! Reverent Father Lysol Tony-Romeo and some of San Francisco’s most eclectic drag artists will tell the Parable of Ziggy with a theatrical Silversexual Spectacular performed to live music!

Doors open at 8:30pm with a DJ spinning glam rock gold!
With mirrors and a place for you to get in fabulous face! Confess your most sinful stories to a real Bowie Reverend in the Silversexual Confession Booth!

At 10:30 the First Church performs the complete Ziggy Stardust album with interpretive drag and theatrical performance!

Then at midnight, a special Blasphemous Mass bringing you Silversexual rites and rituals to live music! Get Blessed by Bowie!

Friday tickets here; Saturday tickets here.

A $61 slice of pizza????? Only in the Mission, am i right? 🍕😵

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Our pal Ticklefight explains:

Add all toppings, add extra for all

Can do! And you thought a $10 slice was expensive! Serrano’s rules! Happy New Year!

Now please enjoy this amazing Serrano’s commercial

What’s for brunch tomorrow?

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Well there’s Rice Paper Scissors’s annual New Years Day Brunch, which I’ve raved about many times before. (But it’s not in the Mission this time.) Just check out part of the menu:

Parker House Pork Buns
cultured butter, char siu, and quince in a naturally leavened Parker rolls (made by baker K. Bayle)

Turkey Potstickers
napa cabbage kraut, ginger, and cilantro, served with red vinegar and tamari.

Fried Imperial rolls
fried rice paper rolls with taro and woodear mushrooms. served with mint, cilantro and fermented chili dipping sauce. vegan, gluten-free.

Daikon Cakes
crispy rice cakes made with daikon, Chinese sausage and dried shrimp.

Breakfast Banh Mi
two fried eggs and housemade sausage patties with housemade pate, mayo, daikon pickles, cucumbers and cilantro

Check out the rest of the menu (and RSVP and invite your friends) here.

And then also, there’s a new Mission tradition (hopefully) happening for the first time… it’s the WesBurger n’ More New Years Day Hangover Helper! Here’s a portion of the menu:

Beverages (all brought to the table)
Tex Mex Micheladas (2)
Dolores Greyhounds – Lo-Fi Gentian Amaro and Fresh Grapefruit Juice (2)
XL Bottle of Topo Chico
Personal French press coffees (2)

Course 1
Chips, Queso, & Salsa
Cevichaladas – ceviche+michelada

Wowee! How 2 decide?????? Maybe can do both??? More info on Wes’s party here.

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Merry Christmas from the Mission 5 years ago

I clicked the “Do a Random” button on my tumblr a few times last night and it gave me nothing but pics from December 2011:

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Looking good, everybody!

(My latest album “Party Dungeon” btw also owes a lot to Motorola RAZR-tinted memories from the Mission in 2011 — and from now on until forever, when you buy it, 100% of what you pay goes to Oakland fire funds — and part of what you get is a PDF zine of RAZR pics like this from 2011.)

Allan Hough

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Website: http://allanhough.bandcamp.com

Biographical Info:

"I joked that living in the Mission would be the end of me. And there were nights where it felt like the case.

One night I went out with my friend Allan to the bar that no one goes to on 16th Street, where I lost half my drink and money on the dance floor. Later we skated down 16th to Evelyn Lee, where I fell off my board and landed on my head as the 22 bus sped past behind me. A sobering moment. At the bar, I sulked and nursed my wounds until Allan put on Amy Winehouse’s 'Valerie.' We danced, he dipped me, and I felt better."

— My pal Valerie, writing about life in the Mission