Support your local elementary school by watching a Mexican wrestling match on Sunday afternoon


Here’s how it works:

Come support the 260 students of Marshall Elementary School, a public elementary school located in the heart of the Mission District in San Francisco. The school has many Latino families, and we are always trying to provide events to bring some of that Latino flair to our fundraisers!

Lucha Libre Mexicana is our annual Mexican wrestling event. Promo Lucha Azteca provides the ring and the wrestlers, and Marshall provides the space, manages the tickets, and sells concessions (such as hot dogs and popcorn).

The money raised helps the PTA support the many programs it provides for the students, specifically programs in science, technology, physical education, community building, and teamwork. As a PTA, we typically have to raise between $50,000 and $60,000 each year to fill in the gaps in the public school budget. Many of our families are lower income families, so we are looking for events that allow the community to help, while having some fun at the same time.

Get tickets!

KJ Paul returns to the Mission with karaoke at the Chapel this Wednesday!


Here’s the deal:

First ever Karaoke Night in The Vestry at The Chapel with San Francisco’s best KJ (Karaoke Jockey if you don’t know), KJ Paul! Formerly at El Rio every Wednesday, catch him here right on Valencia St and sing your head off with us.

RSVP and invite your friends!

Watch a live broadcast of a video game (Starcraft 2) championship in a bar (Pop’s) this weekend


I just got invited to an event called “Starcraft 2 WCS Finals Live” at Pop’s on Saturday afternoon. Here is the description:

Live Broadcast of WCS Finals from Blizzcon, with big screens, audio and fun people hanging out hard.

I don’t understand what basically any of those words mean, but my pal Nick Pal is hosting this thing I think, and the things he does (like his old booze column here on Mission Mission, Eighty-Five Song Happy Hour which also takes place at Pop’s, or his super fun radio show on BFF) are always pretty cool.

And I know from experience that Pop’s is a great place for watching televised competitions.

RSVP and invite your friends!

SMITHSFITS Halloween Saturday!


Oh shit, Halloween is on a Saturday this year, so you know what that means . . . SMITHSFITS!!!

All SMITHS, All Misfits, ALL NIGHT
Costume contest at midnight, (all entries must be in by 11:45).
9pm doors

And get there early for to buy one of these shirts!


Check out all the details here.

What are we doing for Halloween???

Honestly I think we’re just gonna stay in on the 31st. The 30th is where the party’s at. The way I see it there are three options, all involving punk and/or disco…

There’s the punk option:


 Teenage Dance Craze welcomes Halloween with a super spectacular celebration of wild teenage rock & roll and crazy mixed up tricks & treats featuring THE BEAT OFFS as THE B 52s + SLICK as TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS + DIRTY DENIM as THE DEAD GIRLS + POW! as X RAY SPEX & THE TDC DJs RUSSELL QUAN, OKIE ORAN & dX THE FUNKY GRANPAW spinning insanely delicious rock & roll racket on vinyl in between sets and after the show dance party!

There’s the disco option:


DJs Jamie Jams and Emdee return with a spooky Halloween cover set of all Daft Punk! And in the back room, a classic early 2000′s set by Rocky as Mira Aroyo of Ladytron! Plus fog, lasers and a screening of electroclash cult classic, Liquid Sky. *FREE in 2000′s themed costume all night.

And finally there’s the punk vs. disco option:

NY '77

>>>>>> NY ’77 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>
a CBGB ***PUNK*** vs. Studio 54 ***DISCO*** dance party!

• Live set (of punk and disco) by NORTH AMERICAN SCUM
• DJ sets (of more punk and disco) by BEAUREGARD & NUTZEFFEKT
• BERLIN-STYLE ping pong partyin’
• COSTUME CONTEST with prizes and stuff
• Lots and lots of DANCE FLOOR
• Rickshaw Stop’s special DRINK SPECIALS

Decisions, decisions.

Drama Talk & Drinks: Curran – Under Construction

We had no idea that the Curran Theater was under construction. We were also pleasantly surprised that they are using this time as an opportunity to give audiences a unique experience. While the theater is going through a face lift, they are inviting audiences to gather on stage, and witness their performance pieces up close. We were fortunate to be able to catch the first piece of the series Object Lesson created and performed by Geoff Sobelle:

Katie: I can’t think of the last time I saw something that interesting and refreshing. It was fucking delightful.

Brittany: It was such a cool use of space. It was awesome to be on the stage of the Curran amidst all the boxes that you get to look around and play in and all of the sudden a show starts. It was like a magic show meets really cool art installation meets really cool performance piece.  I think he did a great job of capturing that moment of nostalgia that unites the way that people experience their lives.

* Unfortunately Object Lesson only runs this weekend and is sold out (wow this post is such a tease) but if this show is any indication of how innovative this series will be, then this will be some of the most interesting pieces of theater you will ever see.


October 14-18 / Object Lesson

October 19th / Ground Breakers with Kevin Sessums

October 23-25, 28-31 / Ghost Quartet

November 19-21 / Steve Cuiffo is Lenny Bruce

December 3-5 / Notes of a Native Song

December 12-13, 19-20 / Story Pirates’ Greatest Hits Show

January 17-27 / A 24 – Decade History of Popular Music

Go to to get the full run down.


Tonight they’re celebrating the 2-year anniversary of Last Nite, the dance party celebrating ’00s nostalgia

This is the official poster art:

And this is the official tagline:

It’s like we ate Pitchfork, stole your iPod and rode off with your track bike.

RSVP and invite your friends (and get half-price presale tickets).

It’s a big week for “Berlin-style” ping pong partying

On Friday night it’s the official 4th anniversary party for American Tripps, the club night that originally imported this style of party from Germany. The musical entertainment at this particular party comes courtesy of Beauregard Testarossa and is something called “true-school” hip hop. RSVP and invite your friends!

And then on Monday, the SF Berlin-Style Ping Pong League kicks off its fall season, at a secret location in the Mission. Sign up!

Third annual 20th Street Block Party is this weekend!

This year’s 20th Street Block Party is looking bigger and better than ever:

Noise Pop and Ne Timeas Restaurant Group are proud to present the third annual 20th Street Block Party on Saturday, September 12, 2015.

The 20th Street corridor will be transformed into a free party to showcase and celebrate a diverse neighborhood that blends modern ideas with community traditions to create a new San Francisco experience. This free, delicious summer feast and dance party will feature some of the city’s best restaurants, local businesses and artisans as well as a variety of indie bands and DJs.

As we mentioned earlier this week, the newly reunited Dominant Legs are playing (at 4:20pm, don’t be tardy), but there’s also headliner Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, plus Nick Waterhouse and a bunch of other acts. See the lineup and schedule here.

As for food, they’ve got workshops and specials and enough food-related stuff to pack your afternoon. Full (really long) list of food vendors and programming here.

And if all that music and food isn’t enough, there are some art installations and some DIY activities and live radio! Read all about it here.

Lastly, if you wanna really live it up, get yourself a VIP ticket (which includes private viewing areas and restrooms, free drinks and food, limited edition merch, AND a mixtape).

Reminder: Guac-Off is coming soon!

Saturday, September 12, 2015, Guac-Off is gonna be wiiiiild.