— Ashleyanne Krigbaum (@wambamash) December 12, 2013
This afternoon/evening from 4-7pm Prensa POBRE/POOR Magazine is hosting an event at 2940 16th Street to support locals who have been evicted, displaced or otherwise affected by the ongoing overvaluation of San Francisco property. The event will feature performances by a puppet theater, engaging activist Fly Benzo (a local rapper from Hunters Point, whom I have worked with before) and a reading from Born N’ Raised in Frisco, a book compiled and workshopped in part by Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia and Tony Robles. Art will be available to purchase, and there will be food offered at a sliding scale.
Check it out. Discuss, debate, plan and proceed.
[via The Bay Guardian]
The SF branch of the World Dodgeball Society LOVES Mission Rec Center, so they wanna give a little back:
Get in the spirit of the holidays and don’t be a Scrooge. Join us for holiday themed dodgeball tourney to benefit The Mission Rec Center. Team themes and costumes are highly encouraged. The best team theme wins a prize! We will have some special holiday rules and interjections as well. Please come out to play dodgeball and raise money for the Mission Rec Center on Saturday, December 7th from 2-5pm.
We will be giving a trophy to the team that raises the most $ for the gym.
We will be doing teams of 10 with a minimum of 2 girls. It’s only $100 per team, but you all are encouraged to raise, donate or bit coin more! The link to register your team or donate (if you can’t make it is below).
Power Yourself Up! Each player can purchase up to 2 bracelets at $5 each (will be donated directly to the Mission Recreation Center). Bracelets can be turned in during any match at any time to get you back in the game. Purchase an advantage for your team and give to a good cause. It’s a win-win situation!
We will be going to Dr. Teeth after to celebrate and shower the winning team and the team that raised the most $ with prizes, including a $100 bar tab.
AND it’s also a final farewell party for Mission legend Isaac Fitzgerald:
Yes! We will be here for you Thanksgiving Thursday! All of you who are in town, desperately looking for where to go to escape your families or burn off all the calories you just ate, look no further!
Plus this is your last chance to say goodbye to Isaac Fitzgerald before he gets on the plane to NYC at precisely 2:01 AM!
Dance Karaoke with DJ Purple, fabulous singers, great company, top-notch drinks & the best pool table in the city!
Visit http://djpurple.com/ for more information and the “DJ Purple Dance Karaoke” songbook!
Airs noon-2pm today on BFF.fm!
Listen in, and then meet the entire crew tonight at the BFF.fm Launch Party!
Karaoke and ping pong are my two favorite things, so I’m very excited about the next few days!
First, DJ Purple‘s regular Thursday night Dance Karaoke party at Slate is tonight:
Second, Singin’ & Pingin’, which combines DJ Purple’s thing with Berlin-style ping pong, returns to Verdi Club on Saturday night:
And lastly, the SF Berlin-Style Ping Pong League kicks off its winter season this coming Monday, at a very SECRET location:
Kyle Lesley is a San Francisco audio engineer, social activist, and all-around excellent human being. He is also a person who was recently diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma. Given that he has helped out countless folks in the city’s independent music scene with his know-how, it only makes sense that a bunch of musicians got together and decided to throw him a party this Sunday at El Rio to help pay for his treatment and some other necessities.
From 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. this Sunday, Nov 10, a donation of $5 to $20 gets you five bands and a DJ, plus, you know, everything else good that’s usually at El Rio (alcohol, a patio). If you’re lucky, Kelly McFarling will do some Whitney.
(Original painting — that will likely be part of a raffle — by Eunice San Miguel.) (The photo below is just Kyle being Kyle-like.)