SF’s Cinco De Mayo Festival

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The mission district will be alive in celebration for Cinco De Mayo this Saturday! Cinco de Mayo is a celebration held annually on May 5th to commemorate the Mexican army‘s victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.  In the mission, the 2018 SF Cinco de Mayo Festival will take place on Saturday 10 A.M – 6 P.M., May 5th, 2018, occupying Valencia Street between 21st and 24th Streets.  The celebration will showcase the very best of Mexican and Latin American cultures with a diverse array of Mexican and Latino foods, music, dance and artistry for the entire family to enjoy.  On your way to and from the festival, hop on Pops to get your Cerveza or Margarita on with our Brunch Mob!

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Help a Neighbor Out

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Mission:Comics and Arts has been reaching out to the community in an effort to keep their doors open.  This Thursday Pops Bar & BFF.fm lend a hand by hosting a benefit show at 8pm with a suggestion donation at the door of $5-10.  Enjoy a night of music by Doc Pop, Silverware, Space Toilet & Schlub.

Mission: Comics & Art is a junction point for the worlds of comic books, popular culture and fine art. Known for strong community involvement in the mission, the space is often used for art-related happenings, including lectures, monthly gallery shows and storytelling events.

Be sure to Hop on Pops this Thursday to support their effort to stay in business, all the while having a great time in the process.

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Go Green

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6000 miles to Ireland or bust… That’s right, it’s the wind up week to your favorite drinking holiday: St. Patrick’s Day! There’s no better day to cozy up in your favorite neighborhood bar for a pint of Guinness with friends. This Saturday at Pops Bar, dig out your green attire and experience the luck of the Irish.

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Combat ICE raids, by dancing and singing tonight at El Rio

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The party is called ICE Breaker, here’s the deal:

Astounding Soul Music by Paul Costuros and Ashleyanne Krigbaum. Crowd Karaoke. Mix with Cool People Who Give a Frick, Socialize like crazy OR enjoy yourself in our Introvert Corner of Dreams. Snap the ICE raid busting info.

$5 at the door goes to SFILEN – San Francisco Immigrant Legal and Education Network who kicks ICE raid butts.

RSVP and invite your friends!

Longtime SF concertgoer remembers SF’s long lost concert venues

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Our pal Dan Strachota, longtime big cheese at Rickshaw Stop, tonight gives a talk about the rich history of SF’s bygone concert venues:

“Bring the Noise, Bring Defunct: A Personal History of SF’s Deceased Music Venues” by Dan Strachota

You’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times: The San Francisco music scene is dead! All the cool venues are getting shut down! Everything used to be so much better here! Is it all really true? Dan will attempt to answer these questions by taking a walk down memory lane, uncovering the amazing and wild music venues of the past—and finding out just what happened to them.

Dan has written about music for SF Weekly, San Francisco magazine, SPIN.com, and the East Bay Express. He’s also the talent buyer at Rickshaw Stop and Phono Del Sol.

I think he’s on on the early side, so don’t be tardy! RSVP and invite your friends!

And now, a couple personal remembrances of long lost concert venues, to whet your whistle:

Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday benefitting Carnaval

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This Tuesday, come meet your neighbors and make new friends at the 40th Anniversary Carnaval San Francisco Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Party in TWENTY-ONE (21) venues in the Mission District including Pops Bar! Come enjoy live samba drummers, dancers winding their way through the party, and lively music from salsa and soca to cumbia and rumba, so don’t miss out on the fun. Wear your costumes, masks & beads and join us in celebrating Fat Tuesday in true Carnaval San Francisco style!  Pops Bar will feature DJ Bobby A from 6-10pm.

Visit the website for all details of the annual Carnaval San Francisco season!

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BFF.fm’s New Year’s POPpin’ Eve

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This New Year’s Eve is popping off in the mission at Pops Bar, thanks to BFF.fm and Partida Tequila. We will have a giant piñata shaped like 2017 to beat with sticks as we celebrate the grand finale of this dumpster fire of a year PLUS the final day of BFF.fm’s end of year fundraiser.

DJs:

  • Mario Muse of TQID – A Smiths Night and Hotline: indie dance
  • DJ Gideon: house, techno, and disco, mixed with a healthy dose of classic cuts, deep tracks, and exotic sounds from way out.
  • Cosmic Amanda: disco, funk, and other danceable delights
  • JustStella from Radio Shoe

Hot dogs! (to fuel a night of dancing and drinking)

Shots at midnight!

Donate to BFF.fm today!

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Trust me, You Can Sing

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It’s that time of the month at Pops Bar where Roger Niner Karaoke will open your mind, shake your ass, shuffle your shizzle, cast you off, reel you in, rent out your heart to a Inflatable water slide for sale Canada loving couple, make tea in your soul, rake your leaves, find you a puppy, melt your brain, solve your puzzles, get you off The Island, take your temperature, sooth your aching nerves, reach your stars, bend your perception of space/time, AND give you back $0.97 in change, all in the name of Rock and/or Roll BAY AREA KARAOKE! Not bad for a Friday night in the mission.  The event is free, but your drunken rendition of Dpn’t Stop Believin’ is priceless.

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Mission Mission 10th Anniversary Party!!!!!!!!!!

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Here’s the official invite:

Can u even believe it’s been 10 years????

MISSION MISSION 10th ANNIVERSARY PARTY!!!
• It’s at Rock Bar mostly because 90% of our former editors and contributors live in Bernal now!
• Special guest DJ Jay Beaman!
• Bartender Nicky Tulipz!
• Some chicken buckets from across the street?
• Cool SURPRISES!!!
• No cover!

“Even if you’re like us and don’t read blogs anymore, it might still be fun to party on a Tuesday night with old friends” -Abraham Lincoln

RSVP and invite your friends!

This week at Pop’s

UPDATE (Tuesday, 11am): EVENT CANCELED

We are in the hospitality business, and try everyday to make as many people as possible; comfortable and welcome. Recently we were asked to participate and made the decision to join a Cazadores Tequila sponsored Dia de los Muertos pub crawl. After receiving feedback that participating in this event is uninformed and in poor taste, we have decided to remove ourselves from the event.

We aspire to be a warm and welcoming place for all to to congregate and enjoy the 24th street community.

We are disappointed in ourselves that it took the feedback from others to realize this could be offensive. We will strive to do better in the future.

We promise to continue to try to operate a neighborhood bar that all are welcome, in an neighborhood we cherish and that continues to teach us things every day.

Tom and Mike
Pops Bar

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