Cool guerrilla marketing campaign for new Ghostbusters movie hits downtown SF

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Who are you going to call, am I right?

[via Evan]

Now please enjoy all these other Ghostbusters-related posts…

Gather ’round, check out this bullet hole

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[via Shotwells on Twitter] [more info]

Ice Cube is headlining the final Treasure Island Music Festival on Treasure Island!

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Featuring MC Ren and DJ Yella! Announced this morning! Here’s the rest of the lineup:

Sigur Rós
James Blake
Purity Ring
ZHU
Glass Animals
Tycho
Duke Dumont
Mac DeMarco
Young Thug
Flight Facilities
Sylvan Esso
Christine And The Queens
Stormzy
Neon Indian
Wild Nothing
Mura Masa
Deafheaven
Kelela
How To Dress Well
HONNE
Hinds
Car Seat Headrest
Day Wave
Kamaiyah

RSVP and invite your friends!

[Photo by Laura]

Firefly Restaurant’s legendary fried chicken available to go, tonight only!

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They did this last Wednesday for Game 3 too and it was awesome! Highly recommended! (Firefly is in Noe Valley, up 24th Street aways from the Mission, so maybe get some friends who live up there to shuttle down to a bar for you or something? That’s what I did last week.)

Here’s the deal:

Firefly’s legendary fried chicken dinner available TOGO for ‪#‎Warriors‬ game 5 Monday. Comes with 2 pieces of fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, horseradish slaw and a buttermilk biscuit (or cornbread)! $20 bucks a person, multiple order discounts available. Strength in numbers! Place your order anytime after noon for pickup after 5pm. 415-821-7652 ‪#‎glutenfree‬

[via Firefly on Facebook]

Casa Sanchez ‘Jimmy the Cornman’ enamel pin

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Local pin purveyors PSA Press explain their product:

Casa Sanchez is a chip/salsa company based in San Francisco, CA that was founded in the 1920′s. Their mascot “Jimmy the Cornman” has become a local icon. In 1999, Casa Sanchez attracted national attention when it unveiled its new marketing campaign: get a tattoo of “Jimmy the Cornman” and get free lunch for life. Because of this over 200 people have Jimmy on their bodies forever. The Taqueria is now closed but Casa Sanchez remains the highest selling salsa in California, a true staple of the Golden State.

Limited Edition enamel pin

1.5 inches

Soft enamel black dye metal with 3 color fill and two butterfly clutches on the back to prevent spinning.

Get yours here.

Spin the Night

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Make no mistake, the music scene is alive and well in San Francisco. Pops Bar is committed to shining a light on those local heroes working hard to keep it going strong. With that, we bring you Spin the Night this Wednesday. Enjoy a DJ set from local band Hot Flash Heat Wave. Hot Flash Heat Wave create melodically upbeat, hook-filled garage rock, referencing a range of influences from Girls and the Beach Boys, to Santo & Johnny and Weezer. Their style is partially a tongue and cheek nod to the dreamy, lo-fi vibes of the “chill-wave” movement, as contrasted by the more sunny, sweltering sound of their own jams (“heat-wave”). So join us for a boozy fun filled night with jams from musicians who inspire San Franciscans to PARTY ON!

Check out this week’s full music line up at Pop’s Bar:

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Drama Talk & Drinks: West Side Story “Nothing says gang violence like grand jetés”

We’re suckers for the Stern Grove Festival (which, PSA starts next weekend). Epic picnics, redwoods, and culture all in one place. A trip to Stern Grove also means layers though. No matter how warm it may be when you start, you’ll end up shivering and cocooned in your dusty picnic blanket by the end. So when Brittany learned that a similar phenomenon, Mountain Play, existed just across the Bay on Mt. Tam, high out of Karl’s reach, she was intrigued. This summer’s production is the classic, West Side Story, so she asked her boyfriend (and frequent DT&D contributor Sam) on a Sunday date. They packed a picnic, rented a car, and drove up the mountain for a day of Drama Talk & Drinks.

West Side Story

Sam: I think this is the widest set I’ve ever seen. This theater is insane, I can’t believe that view! Did you get a good picture of the set?

Brittany: Yeah, I took it before the fog took over when you could still see the City.

S: Oooo, it looks cold down there. We should stay up here, above the clouds, there’s a place for us.

B: So did you like the show?

S: Yeah, I thought it was great. Great set, good costumes, this space is amazing.

B: They had great voices too. The dancing was the only thing fell a bit short for me. West Side Story is part ballet. Nothing says gang violence like grand jetés, and only some of the dancers were up to the task, although the fight choreography was on-point

S: They’re baking under the hot sun, at 2000 feet. I was impressed.

B: True, the audience was dropping like flies. I saw at least 3 people near us need to get medical help during the first act because of the heat.

S: I felt bad for the orchestra, they were outstanding, but they were stuffed into that little black box on stage. It must have been boiling.

B: I think it’s hard when seeing a play in a venue like this to fully appreciate the show. There’s so many distractions, the view, the wine, the picnic, kids walking around, audience members fainting. I think they did a good production of West Side Story, but with so much else going on you lose some of the emotional impact. You’re never fully immersed into the world of the play.

S: You don’t get the same punch, that’s for sure. It’s nice that outdoor theater doesn’t have to be as buttoned up though. The whole experience of spending a day on top of Mt. Tam, listening to the pre-show music, having a picnic, hiking up from the car to get here and then there’s a great show on top of it all. It’s a great way to spend a Sunday.

The Verdict: There’s a reason people are more likely to call this production by its company name, Mountain Play, than the name of the show they’re seeing. West Side Story was good, but it’s the whole experience that makes this day-trip worthwhile.

The Drama Talk: The actors had fantastic voices, the set and costumes were great, and although the dancers fell a bit short of Broadway-quality, it was still a well-choreographed show. West Side Story is a classic for a reason, and this is a solid production. Mountain Play is all about the experience. It’s a whole day affair. Music starts at 12:30 so if you get your act together you can arrive around noon, eat your picnic, kids can get their face painted, and hang out before the show starts. There’s even a picnic judging competition, which is just too intimidating, but it gives you an idea of how serious there people are about enjoying Sunday. Get there early for parking on-mountain and a place to sit in the shade.

The Drinks: Lots of people bring wine with their picnics, and there’s also wine and beer for sale on the Mountain. Just be careful to hydrate, it is hot and you’re at altitude. After the show we reluctantly rolled down the mountain back into the fog and Mill Valley, picking up a stranded fellow audience member on the way whose car was parked at the bottom. She told us that she grew up in Mill Valley and hadn’t been back to a Mountain Play since she was a kid. For her, this defined Marin summer. Jonesing for Puerto Rican food, we went to the closest thing we could find nearby, Joe’s Taco Lounge and Salsaria. We got some margaritas and toasted to a successful day of Drama Talk & Drinks.

West Side Story runs through June 19th, shows are on Sunday’s at 2:00pm, but pre-show music starts at 12:30 so get there early to picnic and enjoy the view. General admission tickets are $40 and available on the Mountain Play website.

“As if I go to North Beach”

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From Missed Connections:

You were hungover on the 21 – 8:00 am – w4m (hayes valley)

I was standing on the 21 this morning (got on at Buchanan, heading downtown), you were sitting down directly in front of me. You kind of nudged me with your foot and when I looked at you, you were waving as if you knew me. I couldn’t really see your face because you were wearing a Warriors hat and sunglasses, so I just rolled with it and pretended I knew who the hell you were, mostly because it was amusing to me, and also because I didn’t want to ask “um who are you?” on a full bus first thing in the morning. I said “oh hey, what’s up, how are you” and you replied that you went to “a few bars last night”, then gestured at your coffee, implying a hangover. You said something else about a friend asking you to go to North Beach and scoffed “as if I go to North Beach”. I gave you a courtesy laugh, pretended to look at something on my phone, then moved to the back of the bus.

I’m not sure if you mistook me for someone else or if I actually know you. If you are reading this, please tell me who you are, it’s driving me nuts not knowing.

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[Photo by Google Maps]

(Thanks, Aero!)

View of Sutro Tower from space

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[via The great Ariel Dovas on Twitter]

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