Artbeats!

This weekend is Artbeats at Pier 70! (When the hell else do you get to go to Pier 70??) Should be fun!

Culture Collide, a 2-day music festival on Valencia Street starring Cloud Nothings and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Culture Collide just announced its schedule, and it looks pretty awesome. Bands from all over the world, playing up and down Valencia Street, and passes are only $20. It’ll be just like Austin: if you don’t like something, you wander a couple doors down and find something else. Plus I don’t think I’ve ever seen bands from Jordan or Poland before.

Check it out:

’90s Simpsons Trivia night at Knockout celebrates its 1-year anniversary with Krusty Burgers, prizes and more

Happy anniversary, all!

The party is 6-9pm. Join the Facebook community for regular updates (and more great art).

Foreign Cinema celebrates its 15th anniversary tonight with a ‘Quintessentially Quixotic Quinceañera’

Here’s the plan:

In honor of Foreign Cinema’s 15th Anniversary, chefs Gayle Pirie, John Clark, and the family of Foreign Cinema invite you to take part in a “Quintessentially Quixotic Quinceañera,” an evening filled with visual delights, sensual bites, sultry libations, and unique burlesque and art performances from the world renowned drag queens of San Francisco’s Tranny Shack and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, along with a few more extraordinary surprises.

Proceeds support LYRIC, a San Francisco LGBTQQ youth organization as well as the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, a local public school whose mission is to empower student learning by teaching awareness, acceptance and non-violence.

Tickets are still available here.

Track Star and Still Flyin’ headline benefit for local musician crushed by boulder in New Mexico

What a lineup! Here’s the deal:

In April, Still Flyin’ percussionist/vocalist/guitarist/bassist/drummer Brendan Lee Mead was hiking in Albuquerque and was crushed by a boulder. Broken pelvis, nerve damage, severed shoulder tendon, broken ribs, helicopter rescue, you name it. The dude almost didn’t make it. And guess what? He’s now walking without assistance, living pretty much like a normal fella. Help us celebrate his total domination of the recovery cycle and alleviate his mountain of medical bills by attending this killer rock show!

RSVP and invite your friends!

3rd annual Guac-off!

What’s better than an afternoon of enjoying guacamole? Nothing. There is none a better social option between the hours of 2pm and 5pm on this particular Saturday in September.

Guacamole. It’s made with avocados, lime, bacon, excitement, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, love, and several dozen other food companions. It’s the tastiest green dish to eat on a Saturday with a beer, and sharing it is a proven way to make good friends, better. This Saturday, we’ll eat as much guac as we possibly can consume. We’ll laugh, listen to festive music, and devour what is assuredly sure to be a outstanding interpretations of the word ‘guacamole.’ The winner to be crowned with the guacamole glory trophy, bragging rights until next Indian summer, the title of official “Guacamole of San Francisco”, and a kickass prize!

So if you think that you’re guacamole has what it takes to be crowned champion, or if you simply enjoy guacamole & good weather, go sign up! We’ll provide the chips!

Details from the competition’s are located at the appropriated titled website guacamole.expert.

Check out these other wonderful guacamole related posts!

ARTCRANK 2014 is this Friday!

ARTCRANK is putting on yet another annual show of handmade, bike-themed posters designed by Bay Area artists, and the opening is this Friday, September 12, 5-10pm, at SOMArts (934 Brannan Street)!

The signed, limited edition prints are available that night for one night only, and proceeds will benefit the San Francisco Bike Coalition. And there will be beer of the craft variety! Go support and party with your local artists, and score a gorgeous poster (or several) for your walls!

(Full disclosure: I have a print in ARTCRANK this year. It’s a dedication to awesome women who ride bikes, it involves wolves (of course), and I would be super stoked if you came by to see it!)

RSVP and invite your friends!

[Photo via ARTCRANK on Instagram]

Karaoke game show tonight at Make-Out Room

Here’s more info:

“Wheel of Karaoke” is a fun and engaging karaoke game show judged and MC’d by local up-and-coming performers of comedy and music. Audience members receive a raffle ticket for the chance to compete, a la “The Price is Right”, and then spin the wheel of fate for an added challenge to be completed during the song such as singing while blindfolded or singing to a slower tempo. After the performance, they’re judged by the panelists on accuracy and creativity. Finally, the two top-scoring singers go head-to-head in a final round where they make use of costumes, audience members, dancing and any other gimmicks to create their best one-song act and receive the first place prize. Guest comedians, musicians, and vaudeville acts cameo throughout the night to make this a spectacle to behold – far above and beyond your granny’s karaoke!

Intense! RSVP here!

The art of Hip Hop & Ping Pong

This Saturday marks the fourth edition of “Hip Hop & Ping Pong” starring DJ Beauregard (formerly DJ Laser Tad) (I think he got a cease-and-desist from the Q-Zar people or something) and I just wanted to take a look back at all the great Hip Hop & Ping Pong art created over the years. (Full disclosure: I created all this art.)

The main thing is, Mission-based DJ Beauregard totally rules. Digs up all this old and undiscovered hip hop and puts together amazing sets that will *blow* *yr* *mind*. (Full disclosure: DJ Beauregard is one of my top 5 best friends ever.)

RSVP and invite your friends!

[via American Tripps]

Celebrate BFF.fm’s 1st birthday!

BFF.fm, the Mission’s own and city’s best underground radio station, just turned one! To celebrate, they’re throwing a big free birthday party at the Chapel tomorrow night, complete with music, DJ sets, tote bags full of party favors, and lots of cake — apparently of both slice and cup varieties! Musical guests include Happy Fangs, Nanosaur, Night Genes, and BFF.fm founder DJ Cosmic Amanda herself. And did I mention that it’s FREE?

Here are some cool facts about BFF.fm and Mission Mission:

So, see you at the party tomorrow? RSVP and invite your friends!