Take in some wine and jazz to help an awesome SF human rights organization this Thursday!

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Did you know there was a rad organization in San Francisco dedicated to tracking down war criminals and bringing them to justice?  You didn’t???  Well, here’s your chance to get involved and help them out, all while drinking wine and listening to some jazzy melodies from our own Vic Wong!

CJA is an international human rights organization dedicated to deterring torture, war crimes, crimes against humanity and other severe human rights abuses around the world through litigation, policy advocacy and outreach in pursuit of truth, justice and redress for victims and survivors. 

In addition to our quarterly free speaker series events, the YPCHR puts on an annual fundraiser for our peers.  This year our event is called A Toast to Justice and will be held on December 3 at SomArts (934 Brannan St.)Guests will enjoy wine tasting from several local and international wineries and live music from jazz guitarist Vic Wong, plus remarks from renowned artist Richard Kamler.  The exhibition in the gallery is a group show called A Place of Her Own featuring all female artists.

Tickets available here!

Peaches at Pop’s

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This Friday at Pops Bar, experience the supergroup of all female, bay area, hip-hop DJs: Peaches! DeeJay Andre & Pony P from the Peaches Lady DJ Crew are holding down a Tag Team DJ Set All Night – Dropping hip hop classics, club bangers and bay area rap. Guaranteed to keep the dance floor jumping so hop on pops!

Check out the rest of this week’s entertainment line up at Pops Bar:

 

11/30/15 MONDAY

Metal Mondays

Hosted by BFF.fm & Cult of Riffs

9pm-2AM

Keepin’ it real and playing all things heavy! If you’re false, do not enter! Classic 60′s, 70′s, 80′s deep cuts, black metal, death metal, thrash metal, NWOBHM, proto-metal, psychedelic, heavy blues rock, hardcore punk, d-beat, noise. ANYTHING WITH RIFFS!

No Cover

 

12/1/15 TUESDAY

Trivia Tuesdays

Pops Quiz

$2 to play

8:30-10:30PM

Join us every Tuesday of the month and test your wits at Pops trivia night “POP’s Quiz” where your brain may get stump on categories such as Pop’s culture, Sports, Movies, Music and more, with little snippets of audio and visual effects too! It starts at 7:00pm ends at 10:00pm. So come on in for some good ole fashion competition and a night of drinking with the crew! It is a 2 dollar cover and winner gets the pot!! so tell friends and family because the more peeps the steeper the cash prize is!!

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Instead of trekking downtown to shop on Friday, trek to the Lower Haight and party and help local youths

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The event is at Wing Wings. Here’s all the info:

One of the organizations that we will be collecting items for is the Huckleberry House, a program that provides many different services to Youth in the City, including a runaway shelter, counseling & health services.

They do amazing & important work 24 hours a day with a constant flow of kids in & out of their programs dealing with every type of situation.

Here is a list of specific items that they need:
PAJAMAS
NEW BRAS
NEW UNDERWEAR
SOCKS
HOODIES S-XXL
BOARDGAMES
LOVESEAT FOR THERAPY ROOM
2 OFFICE CHAIRS FOR INTERVIEW ROOM
PERSONAL HYGIENE PRODUCTS
GRAPHING CALCULATORS
GIFTCARDS

Please holler and let us know if you can help with these specific items
& we can arrange for a pickup if needed.
Thank You!

Also accepting EXTRA WARM CLOTHES, BLANKETS,SHOES,SOCKS,HATS,RAINGEAR,SLEEPING BAGS, ETC THAT YOU DON’T USE ANYMORE & DONATE THEM TO PEOPLE IN NEED.
NEED ADIULT MEN & WOMENS CLOTHING
AS WELL AS KIDS.

NO NEED TO GO SHOPPING ON FRIDAY, COME DOWN AND KICK IT WITH US.

ANY & ALL SUPPORT, COOLLABORATION IS WELCOME.

STARTS AT 10AM AND GOES ALL DAY.

WE WILL HAVE HOT COFFEE, HOT TODDIES,
MIMOSAS & FOOD SPECIALS ALL DAY LONG

RSVP and invite your friends!

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

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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!

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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

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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!

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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).
$5
9pm doors

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

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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:

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 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:

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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:

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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.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

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 sfcurran.com 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).