DJ Purple celebrates *7 years in the Mission* this Thursday!

Woweeee, 7 whole years! Here’s how DJ Purple puts it on the invite to Thursday night’s celebration:

IT’S HERE! 7 YEARS! Let’s celebrate the history of Dance Karaoke, born in the Mission, raised by Jack’s Club and YOU! And now going strong at Slate Bar!

Read our in-depth interview from back in 2011 for more on the history of DJ Purple’s revolutionary Dance Karaoke party (with photos from back at Jack’s). And if you were a longtime Jack’s regular and still haven’t made it out to the new show at Slate, now’s the time! Purple says it’s gonna be a fabulous reunion! (And you should probably get hip to the new Easy Song Search!)

Also, looks like DJ Purple is calling on all of us to celebrate #ThrowbackThursday by posting vintage pics from back in the Jack’s days all day tomorrow. Here’s one of my faves (by Vic Wong):

5,000 new songs added to the Nap’s Karaoke songbook

Good work, Shannon!

Nap’s Karaoke is tonight and every Thursday at Virgil’s.

DJ Purple to debut innovative new song submission system tonight

At his larger events, he says, DJ Purple‘s been running into the problem of having too many song submissions, too many unprepared singers, and too many people who put in five or ten requests and then bounce. And consequently too many people waiting long waits to sing. So tonight at Folsom Street Foundry he’s trying out a new system, one that promises to eliminate factors that lead to frustrating waits. I can’t wait to see how it works!

Also, the venue will have half a dozen movie projectors blasting DJ Purple’s lyrics onto every available surface, which should be awesome. Folsom Street Foundry is located just a short distance outside the Mission:

RSVP and invite your friends!

For more info on the DJ Purple experience, read our in-depth interview with the man himself from back in 2011 :)

And if you’re most into the pingin’ part, the SF Berlin-Style Ping Pong League kicks off its spring season this coming Monday at the same venue.

A special night of hip house, new jack, and more

Haçeteria is always a rager, but this one’s special:

This month Haç is back with smooth club grooves from Nu Jack (Living Single/Jock Jams) and Grzegorz (Right Here). Expect four-to-the-floor RnB tracks, hip house, soulful acid house, early 90s hot 100 remixes, and even a few more recent inspired surprises.

RSVP and invite your friends!

Burrito Justice live in person, and on the radio!

Today’s a big day for our boy Burrito Justice! Tonight there’s an in-person event at Bender’s:

Bikes to Books Beer Social!

Wednesday, March 5, 7-9 pm

Benders Bar and Grill
806 S. Van Ness, SF

Join Nicole Gluckstern and Burrito Justice, the creators of literary bicycle tour “Bikes to Books,” for an evening of socializing, beer drinking, and map chat at awesome local watering hole Benders on Wednesday, March 5, from 7-9 pm. We’ll be talking up our collaborative map project including new developments, fielding questions, and enjoying some tasty adult beverages in the first of a series of “Bikes to Books” events and meetups planned for 2014. [link]

Awesome! And before that, like RIGHT NOW, Burrito and Nicole Gluckstern are live on BFF.fm for this week’s edition of Burrito Justice Radio. Tune in: http://BFF.fm

CONTEST: Win tickets to SF Weekly’s DRINK

Here’s the deal, via the official invite:

Join SF Weekly for our Fourth Annual DRINK Event! Enjoy tastings from local and international beers, spirits, and wines!

Guests can expect to sample beer, wine, and spirits while being educated about the characteristics that make each brand unique. There will be a sampling from a number of products/cocktails, small bites, live entertainment, including DJ Cosmic Amanda of BFF.fm- Best Frequencies Forever, and a cocktail competition.

Participants Include:

Lagunitas Brewing Co
ThirstyBear Brewing Company
Plus many more to come!

To win a pair of tickets, tell us your best drinking- and/or SF Weekly-related anecdote in the comments section below. Winner will be picked based on merit. Contest ends at 5pm this coming Friday.

More quiz with Caryn and Kristin, this time with Billy Joel and grilled cheese

From the invite:

Caryn and Kristin are back for another quiz night at Shotwell’s! There will be questions about rappers, Billy Joel lyrics, and many more!

Justin, from the Galley, will be serving some awesome grilled cheese options while Taylor and Paul sling your beers.

RSVP and invite your quiz pals!

Things to do tonight: Forlorn Candy Corn returns; SFist happy hour w/ Wes Burger; Ping Pong Nite

I know it’s raining, but hear me out…..

1.) Back in 2009 we wrote about Forlorn Candy Corn on an almost daily basis. Some of you may recall. Today, the artist behind the phenomenon, Briar Bonifacio, debuts a show at Adobe Books. It’s called “Mostly True” and features a couple other artists as well. Know this: Forlorn Candy Corn makes multiple appearances! 6-9pm. RSVP and invite your friends!

2.) SFist is having a big happy hour party at Virgil’s Sea Room. Hang out with the best bloggers in town, score a tote bag, cash in on drink specials, and eat a Wes Burger for dinner! 5:30-7:30pm. RSVP and invite your friends!

3.) Finally, since you’re down in that part of the ‘hood anyway, Ping Pong Nite at El Rio (just like every Thursday)! 9-midnight.

A Very LCD SOUNDSYSTEM Valentine’s Day!

It’s no secret that we at Mission Mission love LCD Soundsystem more than almost anything. And also, February 14th, in addition to being Valentine’s Day, is also the anniversary of our first ever post (!), so we are very excited about this party and will be partying HARD:

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ It’s Valentine’s Day! And what better way to spend it than with LCD SOUNDSYSTEM??? (Sort of) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Here’s the lineup:

• NORTH AMERICAN SCUM performing the songs of LCD Soundsystem
• CANDY’S CRUSH performing a bunch of other songs
• DJ WESLEY FRAZEE spinning danceable jams all night long

Plus we’ll have Berlin-style ping pong, romantic lighting, romantic drinks, romantic vibes, possibly a photo booth of some kind, and more! Bring your boo, look sharp, and let’s party like LCD Soundsystem still existed!!!

$10 in advance, $15 at the door; 21+. (Our last party with North American Scum was sold out by 9pm, so don’t dilly dally!)

Also, Candy’s Crush frontwoman Candy Winters was named “Best Rapper in the Mission” back in 2011!

RSVP and invite your friends, and get $10 advance tickets!

Planet ping pong

I saw this variation on the Ping Pong Nite poster just now and I immediately thought of Planet Hillary. Right?

Planet Hillary:

Regular Hillary:

Regular Ping Pong Nite:

[via Ping Pong Nite]

UPDATE:

Thanks, Helen!