Backpack Giveaway & Fundraiser for Mission Kids

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Let’s help get neighborhood kids off to school with backpacks full of needed supplies.  What do you have to do to help? Eat, drink and be merry! Dying Breed SF X Mission Skateboards present Mi Vida Local Foundation’s first annual Backpack Giveaway.  200 custom backpacks filled with tons of school supplies will be given out at Balmy Alley & 24th St from 12:00pm to 3:00pm this Saturday.  Pops Bar will be sponsoring a fundraiser to raise funds for supplies with Weenbo’s Pop Up kitchen this Friday.  Hop on Pops at 6pm Friday and get some yummy beef or veggie Sloppy Jose sandwiches and tostadas for only $6.  Do good and feel good, it’s a win win!

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The weekend is almost here, what should we do?

Friday: Rodriguez at the Warfield

The legend returns to SF! Perhaps he’ll have a helpful take on the shitshow the world has become of late. Let’s rock out to this song and buy tickets.

Saturday: 20th Street Block Party

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The annual tradition continues! Lots of bands, food and activities — and the above handy map gives you a quick idea of the scale of this year’s party. Read on for the full lineup.

Sunday: Brunch at Foxsister

We gushed about it at length last month, but basically all you need to know is benedict benedict benedict benedict AND the best new burger in town.

Happy 4th of July from your friends at Pops Bar!

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Join us on and watch the “unsanctioned” but no less fun fireworks going off in and around the neighborhood at Pops Bar this 4th of July. Unlike at the waterfront, you might even see some fireworks past the fog in the mission district.  Enjoy the neighborhood vibes and celebrate your independence with our 13 hour happy hour from 6am-7pm! Stick around for DJ Squatch and Groovin’ High Trio Jazz Night. The fun goes down this Wednesday.

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Camp Catmandu

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It’s time for a slice of burning man right here in the mission with Camp Catmandu.  Catmandu are veteran burners including an eclectic herd of artists, musicians, DJs, computer nerds, climbers, bike riders, and whiskey enthusiasts. Come out to Pops Bar on Saturday for a Camp Catmandu dance party takeover featuring DJ Matt Haze, DJ Charmin, dj.DYSN and DJ Surprise Guest TBA (Could it really be Tiesto?).  This way to the playa…

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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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