The Tenderloin was the first gay neighborhood in San Francisco


And this Thursday night, the Tenderloin Museum is hosting a double feature at the Roxie (in the Mission) all about it:

On March 9th, 2017, Tenderloin Museum will host a double feature screening of Gay San Francisco (1965-1970, 30 mins) by Jonathan Raymond, and Meat Rack by Michael Thomas (1970, 70 mins) at the Roxie Theater. Gay San Francisco is a previously lost documentary, and Meat Rack is an underground film with a modern arthouse cult following. Both films depict the early queer movements in the Tenderloin, unveiling the district as the first gay neighborhood in San Francisco. Meat Rack director Michael Thomas in attendance!

More info plus invite your friends and get tickets here!

Seeking local music producers!

Are you producing soul/funk/rap or hip hop? Join DJ Sonny Phono at Friendly Fire this Thursday at Pops Bar as he curates a night of new and classic Independent/Underground California music. Contact to submit your music for his set or to set up a live performance.   Friendly Fire is a new concept where the DJ plays music made by friends/acquaintances keeping the basis in Hip Hop/Rap/Funk, he’ll throw in some remixes of his own and some of the best DJ’s he’s built with over the years. Come by this Thursday, you might just hear your original music in the mix!

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


Big news on 24th Street — Rocko’s Tacos opens this weekend inside Discolandia!

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UPDATE: This event now starts at 6pm due to “unforseen developments,” don’t be late!

Not a whole lot of info yet, but our boy Rocky (of Rocky’s Frybread fame) is doing something new and he’s calling it Rocko’s Tacos, and there’s a grand opening party this Saturday!!! Here’s everything we know:


Oh and we also heard something about “PUNK GUAC” can’t wait!!!!

[Photo by Google Maps]

How ya feelin?

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Danny Bowien chef chic


Fashion site Coveteur takes a look inside Danny’s closet. Click on each photo for a snippet of an interview with the acclaimed chef. Here’s how it starts:

I grew up in Oklahoma, I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch, had blue contacts and, like, N’Sync hair. I really tried to fit in, and then realized that wasn’t me. Now I really try to wear what I want and what inspires me.

Read on.

And please enjoy all our old Danny Bowien coverage too…

After all these years, perennial popup Rice Paper Scissors is finally opening its own restaurant — in the Mission!!!!!!


It’s on the corner of 22nd and Folsom! So close to home! Here’s the plan:

We want to open a casual neighborhood restaurant that brings the look, feel and food of Saigon to San Francisco. Think bright colors, tropical plants, pyramids of fresh fruit and playful plateware! We want it to feel cozy yet as if you’ve just stepped into another country. After all, vacation is a state of mind.

How about hours?

We’ll be open for lunch, brunch and dinner.

And the menu?

The menu will feature noodle soups and rice plates that keep you warm on those cold San Francisco nights, plus street food and dim sum bites.


…Bun Bo Hue (spicy lemongrass beef noodle soup), Chicken Pho, Pork Garlic Noodles, Fried Egg Sandwiches, Yellow Curry with Udon Noodles, and Handmade Lamb Dumplings. We’ll continue to make everything from scratch, like our shrimp chips and oyster sauce, to offer Vietnamese food that is soulful and exciting.

Will there be booze???

And of course, beer and wine to enjoy it with!

Yesssssssssssss! Okay everything sounds perfect. Here’s another photo:


The place is totally bare bones at the moment, so they’ve got a lot of work to do, and there’s a Kickstarter campaign with some killer rewards if you’d like to help them out!

Congrats, RPS!

[Photos by Andria Lo]

Fat Tuesday! A “Music For Ghosts” special event


This Tuesday is Fat Tuesday! Pops Bar is celebrating with a Music For Ghosts special event. Lester T. Raww will be delving into his vast collection of New Orleans music, playing everything from early jazz to contemporary NOLA funk and brass bands – Louis (both Armstrong and Prima), New Orleans Rhythm Kings, Funky Meters, Wild Magnolias, Dr. John, and more. There will be muffulettas, gumbo, and – of course – BEADS! Enjoy the excesses of Fat Tuesday. You can give it up for Lent later.

This week’s entertainment line up at Pops Bar:


Another good movie called “Moonlight” (It’s by Hanni El Khatib who plays the Chapel tonight as part of Noise Pop!)


That song’s from a couple years back, but this current tour is in support of Hanni El Khatib‘s just-released “Savage Times” album.

Tonight’s show is sold out, but maybe you can still get in if you have a Noise Pop festival pass or you work for a blog or you manage to connect with someone on the Facebook invite.

All-vinyl emo night this Thursday at the Knockout


Here’s the plan:

Spinning all the sounds from your youth on VINYL including The Promise Ring, Weezer, Cap’n Jazz, Saves The Day, The Get Up Kids, Alkaline Trio and more!

Post your requests! #emonightsf #makemeamixtape

Drink specials + photo booth + tacos next door.

FREE! 21+

RSVP and invite your friends!

Public service announcement regarding sex workers

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