‘Unusual’ and possibly illegal Immigration and Customs Enforcement activity in the Mission

Governor Brown says California won’t stand for this kind of thing. But we’ll see what happens.

The Examiner reports:

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents may have sought to detain an undocumented immigrant on Thursday morning at a building that houses a preschool in San Francisco, the San Francisco Examiner has learned.

The action, which sources familiar with immigration called “unusual,” comes only a day after President Donald Trump signed two executive orders that — among other actions — called for 10,000 new ICE agents to perform deportations across the country.

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Visiting a preschool and other sites containing children is prohibited for ICE officers under a 2011 Department of Homeland Security “sensitive locations” memorandum, save for exceptional circumstances.

“They had batons, they had walkie talkies, they had police belts and vests on top of their black uniforms. I didn’t notice if they had guns,” said Jaime Aragon, services coordination manager at Good Samaritan.

Read on.

How does Once and Future Band make you feel?

You’ll definitely feel some feelings:

Once and Future Band, from Oakland, headlines their own record release show tonight at the Chapel on Valencia Street. Get tickets here.

And you can get the new album at the show or order it directly from Castle Face.

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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]

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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.

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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