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 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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Pops 80th Anniversary Bash!

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Turning 80 has never felt so good! Join us as we celebrate Pops Bar legacy in San Francisco from 1937-2017! Pops scandalous history in San Francisco begins with Carl Joseph Saxsenmeier AKA: POPS who is rumored to have been a bootlegger operating a “clubhouse” during prohibition. The clubhouse would later become the basis for the bar when the 21st Amendment was repealed. While the bar has changed hands and locations over the years, its legacy as “Pops” in San Francisco for the past 80 years is solid. This Wednesday, Pops resident DJs celebrate all night from 6pm-2am with drink specials, bbq, Pops T-Shirts and a raffle to benefit Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund. Join us, we’re looking damn fine at 80!

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Spend your Friday evening helping the homeless

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The event is called Transitioning from Street to Home: A Night with St. Francis Homelessness Challenge, and it’s tomorrow right after work, with food and drink and live entertainment. Here’s the deal:

Come hear experiences from former/current encampment residents, neighborhood volunteers, and Saint Francis Homelessness Challenge (SFHC) about life in street encampments, humane strategies to support transition and community well-being, and our transitional village micro-pilot at Impact Hub.

This event is a sliding scale of donations ($5-$5,000) to our HandUp Campaign (handup.org/campaigns/sfhctransitionalshelters): No one turned away for lack of funds.

Bring cash donations for food/drinks.

Event Line-up:
6:30-7PM – Live music from Sonny Smith (of Sonny & the Sunsets) SOS Sign-making table, videos, Food/drinks (by donation)

7-7:40PM – Panel presentations with current/former encampment residents, SFHC’s Transitional Sleep and Storage Impact Hub Pilot participants

7:40-7:50 – Maowunyo de Asis presentation on The Village in Oakland

7:50-8PM – Tony Sparks (SF State) presentation on Seattle’s successful permitted encampment/village model

8-8:15PM – SOS (Safe Organized Spaces) Campaign Launch

8:15-9:30 – Join us in Impact Hub’s back lot to view SFHC’s Transitional Sleep and Storage Shelters, meet Pilot participants, and learn how to get involved!

Read on for more details.

Case of the Mondays?

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[Editors' note: DJ Nutzeffekt is an employee of Mission Mission, so maybe this is some kind of conflict of interest? No big deal though right?]

Well shake it off! We’re giving you another reason to love Mondays at Pops Bar. Introducing a brand new happy hour, NOT MY PLACE (In the 9 to 5 World), on 4th Mondays from 6-9pm. You’ll probably recognize our resident DJ Nutzeffekt from American Tripps. Tonight he is joined by special guest DJ Lizzy (Tuff Signals, BFF.fm). Expect Rock ‘n’ roll old and new, all vinyl with a special Oh Sees set to prep you for their show later in the week. Remember, when life gives you Monday, treat it to happy hour!

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Guac Off is this Saturday! Better get to work on your guac!!!

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Here’s the deal:

As this weather has surely reminded you, Indian Summer is here, so that means that it’s time again for the Annual Indian Summer Guac-off!

We’d love for you to be able to join us this Saturday, September 9th, as we’ll once again be at Dr. Avocado’s house for our 6th annual celebration of the almighty avocado. This year promises to be even more fun, as we’ll have 10 different prize categories, a restaurant showcase with guacamoles from some of our favorite restaurants, chips provided by Tacolicious, and of course, an even bigger Guacamole Glory Trophy.

The rules this year are simple, your guacamole must use at least 8 avocados and arrive by 2pm. Other than that, let your creativity run wild!

As always, the event is completely free, although guests are obviously encouraged to bring guacamole! You can find all of the other details on our website: guacamole.expert

Can’t wait!

Wildewhere, a months-long festival of free shows at Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park

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That there is Jerry Garcia Amphitheater. Imagine spending an afternoon up there seeing music or theater, eating food from food trucks and enjoying the sunshine. Wildwhere can help you out. Think the Stern Grove Festival, but new and different, and like slightly closer to the Mission (it’s a bit south of Bernal Heights):

A hidden gem in the middle of San Francisco’s second largest park, Jerry Garcia Amphitheater hosts an eclectic group of performers each summer season. These performances surprise and delight neighbors in the know as well as anyone lucky enough to stumble upon the amphitheater while exploring McLaren Park.

(If you wanna read ALL about the event, check out this article by Portola Planet.) (Portola is the cute little neighborhood adjacent to McLaren Park that you’ve also never been to.)

Here’s the lineup:

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And here’s a helpful map of the area, in case you (like most) are unfamiliar. See something at Wildewhere and then explore one (or more) of the surrounding up-and-coming neighborhoods:

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Fan Girls Wanted

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This Wednesday at Pops Bar, Fan Girl & YPR take over the decks at Spin The Night from 9pm-2am. Spin The Night is a fun boozy filled evening showcasing the local heroes working hard to keep the music scene alive and well. Join us in the creative exploration of music, art, and unique experiences in San Francisco. Calling all badass babes and disco chicas for fun times only!

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