Lillie Hitchcock Coit’s 175th birthday

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From Wikipedia:

‘Firebelle Lil’ Coit was considered eccentric, smoking cigars and wearing trousers long before it was socially acceptable for women to do so. She was an avid gambler and often dressed like a man in order to gamble in the male-only establishments that dotted North Beach.[2]

As a young woman, she traveled to Europe with her mother. After her return, she married Howard Coit, the “caller” of the San Francisco Stock Exchange during an economic boom.[1] They separated in 1880, and he died in 1885 at age 47.[2]

At age 15, in 1858, she reportedly witnessed the Knickerbocker Engine Co. No. 5 respond to a fire call on Telegraph Hill when they were shorthanded, and helped them get up the hill ahead of other competing engine companies. Sources differ on whether this happened while she was coming home from school or coming from a rehearsal for a wedding.[1] She was thereafter treated as a “mascot” of the firefighters, and after her return from travel in Europe, in October 1863, she was made an honorary member of the engine company.

There’s a party this Thursday, celebrating her 175th birthday:

Come to Chief Sullivan’s Irish pub for the Celebration! 4 pm to 7 pm – 21+ please

Your $25 ticket gets you into the party, along with a raffle ticket and delicious appetizers! All proceeds benefit Guardians of the City SF, the non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of the City’s First Responders.

Raffle for great prizes! Silent Auction for unique items! Costume contest: Dress like Lillie and win a prize! Socialize with current and former SF First Responders! And don’t forget to try the signature cocktail of the night, the Firebelle!

Get tickets here.

PSA Press‘s commemorative pin (pictured above) will be for sale at the party or on their website on the 23rd.

Backpack Giveaway & Fundraiser for Mission Kids

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Let’s help get neighborhood kids off to school with backpacks full of needed supplies.  What do you have to do to help? Eat, drink and be merry! Dying Breed SF X Mission Skateboards present Mi Vida Local Foundation’s first annual Backpack Giveaway.  200 custom backpacks filled with tons of school supplies will be given out at Balmy Alley & 24th St from 12:00pm to 3:00pm this Saturday.  Pops Bar will be sponsoring a fundraiser to raise funds for supplies with Weenbo’s Pop Up kitchen this Friday.  Hop on Pops at 6pm Friday and get some yummy beef or veggie Sloppy Jose sandwiches and tostadas for only $6.  Do good and feel good, it’s a win win!

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

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The weekend is almost here, what should we do?

Friday: Rodriguez at the Warfield

The legend returns to SF! Perhaps he’ll have a helpful take on the shitshow the world has become of late. Let’s rock out to this song and buy tickets.

Saturday: 20th Street Block Party

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The annual tradition continues! Lots of bands, food and activities — and the above handy map gives you a quick idea of the scale of this year’s party. Read on for the full lineup.

Sunday: Brunch at Foxsister

We gushed about it at length last month, but basically all you need to know is benedict benedict benedict benedict AND the best new burger in town.

What kind of clown are you?

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Pops Pups

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We invite you to take a must deserved break to enjoy some recent photos of our favorite furry drinking companions at Pops Bar.  Come by and bring your pup or make a new friend.  Want more?  Visit @sfbarpups on Instagram.  You can also follow @popsbar on Instagram.

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

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Synth POPS

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Experience the Unknown Pleasures of an amazing New Wave dance party every 2nd Thursday at Pops Bar with HANG THE DJ.  A night of post-punk, new wave, synth-pop, soul and R&B throwbacks to keep you moving on the dance floor.  Love may tear us apart but music brings us together.  Check out Hang The DJ with ZeroOne on local mission radio station BFF.fm Saturdays from 2-4pm.

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Tuesday is better with Tequila

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On Trivia Tuesday, even when you lose, you are a winner.  Team Taco pictured here didn’t come in first but they walked with some badass swag from Partida.  Stop in this Tuesday and test your wits at Pops trivia night “POP’s Quiz” where your brain may get stumped on categories such as Pop’s culture, Sports, Movies, Music and more.  Here’s a little taste to get you in the mood:

  1. How many classifications of Tequila are there?
  2. Are all Tequilas a Mezcal?
  3. Is there a “no hangover” Tequila?

Check your expertise at the bottom and pair your Tuesdays with Trivia & Tequila at Pops Bar!

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Krautrock pioneers faUSt invade the Mission tonight!

Here’s their latest:

8pm tonight at the Chapel! Tix and info here.

….and an oldie:

Need a Vacation?

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We hear you. It’s a little hard to focus on work while your instagram feed fills up with pictures of all the exotic places your friends are visiting.  While we can’t literally whisk you away, we can provide a sanctuary of good people, drinks and music to soothe your tired soul.  This Wednesday, get over the hump with us at VACATION dance party.  DJ Jesse Ro and Company take you away to a R&B // Hip Hop // Remixes // Tropical // House oasis.  And this VACATION won’t bust your wallet. It’s no cover all night long!

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

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Look at this sandwich

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Turner’s of course. Read all about it.