Mission Chinese Food, the clothing line

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Your Vote Counts


It’s Best of the Bay time! Don’t forget to vote for your Mission District favorites. We’ve been lucky to take home wins in categories such as Best Bloody Mary, Best Dive Bar and Best Trivia Night. Some of our favorite performers have taken home first prize like BFF.fm winning Best Radio Station. So take a minute out of your day and do it for your Pops and all your favorite SF people, places and things.

Vote Today: http://48hills.org/bob2017/

This week’s entertainment line up at Pops Bar:


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Photo of the Mission in 2017

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[via Kayla]

Photo of the Mission in 2010


Now, as we all know, it looks more like this (minus Balançoire which seems to be gone now):

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[Old photo by Honey Jets; new photo by Google Maps]



[Editor's note: Surprise! It's Pop's!! We went to a dry run a couple weeks ago and the drinks and surf rock soundtrack were LEGIT.]

Catch the Mahalo vibes! Experience Pops Bar turning into a Tiki Bar every Monday Night from 8pm to close. With $10 Tiki inspired cocktails such as Mai Tais, Blue Hawaiians and Lava Flows you’ll soon be saying Aloha to Mondays. After all, time flies when you’re having rum!

Check out this week’s full entertainment line up at Pops Bar:


Wildewhere, a months-long festival of free shows at Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park


That there is Jerry Garcia Amphitheater. Imagine spending an afternoon up there seeing music or theater, eating food from food trucks and enjoying the sunshine. Wildwhere can help you out. Think the Stern Grove Festival, but new and different, and like slightly closer to the Mission (it’s a bit south of Bernal Heights):

A hidden gem in the middle of San Francisco’s second largest park, Jerry Garcia Amphitheater hosts an eclectic group of performers each summer season. These performances surprise and delight neighbors in the know as well as anyone lucky enough to stumble upon the amphitheater while exploring McLaren Park.

(If you wanna read ALL about the event, check out this article by Portola Planet.) (Portola is the cute little neighborhood adjacent to McLaren Park that you’ve also never been to.)

Here’s the lineup:

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And here’s a helpful map of the area, in case you (like most) are unfamiliar. See something at Wildewhere and then explore one (or more) of the surrounding up-and-coming neighborhoods:

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20th Street Block Party set times announced!


This Saturday! Plan accordingly!

Activities schedule after the jump (if you’re into arts and crafts and stuff):


Shattered glass bike lane conspiracy?

Neighbor Brett inquires:

Lately I’ve been noticing these piles of mixed-color jagged glass in the Valencia bike lanes. It’s possible these come from trash cans or trucks or something, but at the risk of sounding conspiratorial, I find myself wondering if someone with a beef for bicyclists is doing it. There’s something kind of purposeful about how they are right in the middle of the lanes, and other people in my office have seen them as well. This was between 15th and 16th this morning. Wondering if you guys have heard anything about it?


Fan Girls Wanted


This Wednesday at Pops Bar, Fan Girl & YPR take over the decks at Spin The Night from 9pm-2am. Spin The Night is a fun boozy filled evening showcasing the local heroes working hard to keep the music scene alive and well. Join us in the creative exploration of music, art, and unique experiences in San Francisco. Calling all badass babes and disco chicas for fun times only!

Check out this week’s full entertainment line up at Pops Bar: