‘Massive Urban Change,’ a visual, sculptural, conversational project about the Mission


Eliza tells us it’s “kind of like a temporary, physical incarnation of Mission Mission.” Can’t wait to see what that means. Will Tuffy be there, heckling me right to my face? I hope so.

RSVP and invite your friends!

‘The Kinda Late Show with Broke-Ass Stuart,’ coming soon

It’s gonna be like a late-night talk show from TV, except more San Francisco-oriented, and you get to be right there in the room with all the action. And the first musical guest is Boots Riley!

Here’s that info once again:

Adobe and Smithsfits with more rad things to do for Halloween!

First up tonight, Adobe Books!  Or rather, UNDER THE SEA MACABRE…

Tourists are disappearing from fisherman’s wharf. And no, they’re not in north beach. As more and more tourists vanish from the fog-soaked piers, the seals of the wharf decide to take matters into their own hands. Maybe its the changing of the season; perhaps new zoning laws; perhaps renegade google buses are to blame; any way you look at it, something smells a little… fishy. It is up to the viewer to investigate the recent disappearances. Come get scared at the Adobe Haunted House on All Hallows’ Eve! Please be afraid. Our tourists need you.

Check it all out here.

And on Saturday when you’re finally done nursing your hangover and have gotten over your tummy ache from eating too many bite-size snickers, the 4th incarnation of evilest costume contest in Mission awaits at the Knockout…

All SMITHS, all MISFITS, all night long with a costume contest around midnight. 1st place gets $100 bones. Prizes for 2nd and 3rd as well. Nuff said…

Indeed!  Invite your friends here.


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!