DJ JustStella is headlining this week’s NightLife at the Cal Academy

DJ JustStella lives upstairs from me and is an awesome DJ and dedicated San Francisco party historian. (You can hear her DJ regularly on BFF and occasionally at American Tripps.) This Thursday night she’s doing a summer-themed set on the main stage for the “Summer Camp” edition of NightLife and I bet it’s going to rock.

Get tickets and invite your pals here.

Cool ad for DJ Primo’s Slow Jams party

Every Tuesday night at the Make-Out Room.


Just got a note from Doc Pop:

Our new iPad game, SquirrelWarz, launched today for iPads everywhere! See it on iTunes.

To celebrate, the team and I are getting together for the $10 burger and a beer night at Dr. Teeth. Come hang out and play SquirrelWarz with us from 7pm-9! We’ll probably be in the back patio. If we reach #1 in the app store, drinks are on us.. in other words it’s buy your own beer, but DT is amazing and cheap.

The trailer (starring Dr. and Mrs. Pop) is pretty good:

DJ Purple brings Dance Karaoke to SoMa StrEat Food Park this Saturday night!

Food trucks and karaoke!!! (And a beer/wine truck, duh.) What could be better??? Here’s the deal:

We’ll be covering 5 Saturdays for Karaoke KJPaul! Mark your calendars for July 26th, August 2nd, 16th, 23rd and 30th (we’ll miss August 9th)!

Karaoke will be 7pm-midnight! Get there early to enjoy the fabulous food! Food trucks start closing between 9 and 10! The bar truck stays open until midnight!

Food and Dance Karaoke! Who knew? Join us for fabulous singers, fancy pyrotechnics, great company, and FOOOD!

If you haven’t been, you should know SoMa StrEat Food Park is actually just right across the street from the Mission — very accessible. Their soundsystem is loud, and their beer/wine/sangria menu is pretty damn good.

And I promise, whether you really love karaoke or you only kind of love karaoke, this will be awesome!

RSVP and invite your friends!

Friday night partytime

First there’s the 3-year anniversary of American Tripps. I’m DJing!

But that’ll be over somewhat early, and then it’ll be time to go to the return of Haçeteria, which goes til 4am (and features real DJs):

Come celebrate Adobe Books’ 1st Birthday Party and 25th Anniversary this Friday!

Has it been one whole year already???

Andrew McKinley founded Adobe Books on 16th Street 25 years ago this year. A year ago this month Andrew and a group of dedicated volunteers moved the store to 24th Street and formed the Adobe Books and Arts Cooperative. We are now a sustainable worker-owned cooperative dedicated to Andrew’s vision of community, art, books, and good times. Come celebrate our 1 year milestone, and raise a glass to the next 25 years.

Join us for an evening of celebration with the requisite food, drinks and jams. Sponsored by our friends at Bi-Rite Market and Tartine. Music provided by Wam Bam Ashleyanne, Tylawave & Andy Pastalaniec.

Don’t miss the Adobe Books Backroom Gallery fantastic current show, Survival Adaptations, featuring Bill Drips by Merav Tzur (performance).

Please dress in Silver for our Silver Anniversary!

Check it all out here.

Survival Adaptations art opening at Adobe!

When you’re on your way back from hearing some of the Bay Area’s finest rockers doing their thing Phono del Sol today, stop on by at Adobe Books on 24th for a rad art opening focusing on what the recent changes to the city mean to artists:

Survival Adaptations at Adobe Books Backroom Gallery will highlight artistic preservation and strategies for maintaining an artistic presence in San Francisco. The works in this exhibition take an innovative and tenacious approach to adapting to the restrictions and challenges of remaining in the city.

Adobe Books recently faced an eviction due to rising real estate prices, but weathered the storm and relocated with the support of book lovers and artists. Similarly Root Division is currently transitioning to a new location this summer, and sees the renovation of a new facility as the opportunity to be an anchor for artists and educators in the city. One survival tool we have found to be of utmost importance for our organizations is the ability to collaborate and work together in crisis.

Check out all the details here.


Maybe you’re looking for a chill way to party tonight, so as not to get too worn out before the weekend? Here you go:

[via Tanya]

Singin’ & Pingin’ returns to the Mission tonight at Verdi Club!

It’s been too long! Here’s all the info:

It’s been more than *half a year* since SINGIN’ & PINGIN’ made an appearance in the Mission — where it all started! We’ve been doing the festival thing and venturing to other neighborhoods and cities, but now we’re back!!!

• Singin’ & Pingin’ = DJ PURPLE + AMERICAN TRIPPS
• American Tripps = BERLIN-STYLE PING PONG
• Summer Solstice = TIME TO GET CRRRAZY
• The Mission = THE PLACE TO BE

The Verdi Club, in the heart of the Mission District, is seriously the place you want to be as spring turns into summer: expert bartenders, chill lighting, all the dance floor we could possibly need… We cannot wait!

And there will be homemade tacos! RSVP and invite your friends! DJ Purple’s songbook can be found here. (Get to work!)

Joey the Cat wants you to come party at his new warehouse is full of arcade games!

Joey the Cat isn’t content to just go around being the GREATEST SKEEBALL PLAYER IN THE WORLD, no. He wants to share the joy, with all of us, so he’s put together a warehouse space in the Dogpatch full of ALL MANNER OF ARCADE AMUSEMENTS. And there’s a party:

Joey the Cat Skeeball Rentals have partnered with HemHaus to bring you the most epic afternoon of your recent memory. We’ve secured 2000 sq ft of warehouse space and installed 13 classic arcade games. The arcade games include Skeeball, Basketball, Bubble Hockey and hometown favorite, Whac-a-Mole. If that wasn’t enough, we’ll also have beer pong and cornhole. While it’s pretty amazing to have all of these games in one place….we’re also going to put on a World Cup style tournament with all of these games!

There will be booze. More info and ticketing here.