Okay, now what should we do for Halloween?

I’ve got two recommendations…

1. Go to Oakland and see Shannon and the Clams perform as Metallica:


2. Stay in the Mission and go to Singin’ & Pingin’ at Verdi Club:

I guess Savanna Jazz Club is still open, and there’s a comedy show there tonight

I’ve been meaning to check this place out for, let’s see… 100 years or so.

Start training now for Wing Wings’ 3rd Annual Wing Eating Contest

I witnessed this spectacle last year at El Rio — and it was truly a spectacle I will never forget. And it’s for a good cause. Get ready.

And now, a word from our sponsor: Questival!

Getting a little tired of the same scene? It’s time to get out and do something different! On October 24th and 25th, the Cotopaxi Questival, a 24-hour adventure race, is coming to San Francisco. “What the hell is that?” you say. It’s basically a giant, interactive scavenger hunt across the city.

Gather your friends into a team of two to five folks and get ready tackle up to 200 challenges. From urban bouldering to picking up trash in your favorite park to camping out under the stars, each team navigates their own unique experience. Posting proof of your achievements on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram is essential if you want to win one of the event’s epic prizes. Your team will compete to win an international humanitarian trip, a ski trip to the Rockies, and tons of other prizes. And even if you aren’t a finalist everyone will even get to enjoy a free concert at Crissy Field with local bands, food trucks, drinks and more!

What’s included:

  • Entry for one to the Cotopaxi Questival, a 24-hour outdoor adventure race.
  • Each team member receives a Cotopaxi Luzon backpack.
  • Up to 200 challenges themed with either fitness or a humanitarian focus.
  • Post-race benefit concert with local bands, food trucks, drinks and more.
  • Prizes for winning teams include a humanitarian trip to Mt. Cotopaxi & the Amazon in Ecuador, ski trips to the Rockies, guided adventures in California, cash prizes, free gear and much more.

Cotopaxi Questival isn’t just an adventure race, it’s a movement dedicated to getting people to get outside and do some good while they are at it. How to prepare is up to you, but with this spirited race, creativity, stamina and, maybe a little caffeine, will be essential.

For a look at what you’re in for, check out the highlight reel from the last Questival in Salt Lake City.

Are you in? Get your team signed up now and use the code MISSIONQUESTIVAL and you’ll get 30% off the ticket price!

For more information: http://questival.cotopaxi.com/

To register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/cotopaxi-questival-san-francisco-bay-

Fight domestic violence by drinking booze and watching the Giants tonight at Dr. Teeth

The event benefits APA Family Support Services, and here’s what to expect:

  • The Giants game
  • Beer pong
  • Raffle (includes gift certificates to Mikkeller, Dr. Teeth, Maven, and a boat ride)
  • Miss Asian America Pageant Queens hanging out (hopefully)
  • Free food when you buy raffle tickets

RSVP and invite your friends!

Tattoos and the stories behind them (and also partying hard on a Friday night)

As we mentioned briefly earlier in the week, there’s a party for Pen & Ink tonight at the Make-Out Room! Here’s the full rundown:

Tumblr and Tattly Present: A Night of Pen & Ink at the Make-Out Room

Cassy Fritzen
Caroline Paul
Chris Colin
Alexis C. Madrigal & Sarah C. Rich
Michelle Tea
Daniel Handler(!!!)

Hosted by: Isaac Fitzgerald and Wendy MacNaughton

Invite your friends! Buy some books! Come party with us!

I bet there will also be plenty of temporary tattoos and Tumblr pins too. RSVP and invite your friends here.


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.