Goonies in the park this Saturday night!

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Film Night in the Park 2016 presents Goonies in Dolores Park this Saturday night right after the sun goes down! Here’s a blurb about Film Night:

Film Night in the Park is San Francisco’s premiere outdoor film series. Over 125,000 people have attended Film Night in San Francisco since 2003. Films are presented free of charge on a giant outdoor screen in beautiful park settings. Attendees are encouraged to picnic before screenings and are discouraged from bringing chairs.

Check the rest of the schedule here.

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Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party announces food lineup and more!

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Among this year’s featured food vendors are Mission favorite Flour + Water, serving up savory Pork Trotter Meatballs; FOB Kitchen, the lauded Filipino pop-up that recently found a permanent home in Mission gastropub Gashead Tavern [and was named BEST RESTAURANT IN THE MISSION by lauded local blog Mission Mission]; Salt Pt., a collective of butchers passionate about bringing meats from humane and environmentally-conscious farms to the mouths of Bay Area carnivores; Farmhouse Kitchen Thai, offering the flavors of Thailand with everything from street food to comfort country cooking; Universal Cafe, specializing in richly organic American and continental cuisine; and many more.

Noise Pop is also excited to welcome an a fantastic lineup of nonprofits and businesses to the Block Party this year, including nonprofit arts organization and alternative art space Southern Exposure (SoEx); ArtSpan, a nonprofit seeking to build community by connecting the public to visual arts in the city through SF Open Studios & Art for City Youth; Bay Area Record Fair (BARF) celebrating local music; and media arts and technology center nonprofit Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC). Craft vendors including San Franpsycho// indosole, Jennifer Clifford Art + Design, Alite Designs, Spiral Jewelry & Artisery, and more will also be on-location. Many of this year’s vendors are listed below, but for a complete list of all participants, visit

Now please check out these earlier sponsored posts about Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party 2016…

Mission-based Berlin-style ping pong party celebrates 5th anniversary this Friday night!



Here’s what I wrote in my blog post about the first one ever, way back in August 2011:

Well, this has been a dream of mine for a couple years now. The first time I played ping pong in Berlin, my mind was blown and I chanted for weeks and months, “WHY DO WE NOT HAVE THIS IN SAN FRANCISCO???”

Now we do. It’s a party called American Tripps and it debuts the first two Fridays in August.


It starts mellow, everybody strolling around the table, drinks in hand, possibly movin’ to the music, getting to know the people next to you in the circle. And as people mess up and the ranks dwindle, the action gets serious. But not too serious. It’s all in good fun. It’s fun to watch, it’s fun to hang out. It’s fun. It’s the best!

And it still is! I’m still hungover from last night at Pop’s (where we do American Tripps each and every Monday now) thanks to lots of ping pong and lots of beers and shots and lots of bangers by DJ Beauregard.

Friday is gonna be wild.

Here’s the official invite:

It’s been FIVE YEARS! Let’s party!!!

AMERICAN TRIPPS: The “Berlin-Style” Ping Pong Party
**********5th Anniversary Party*************

• Berlin-style ping pong action ALL NIGHT
• Resident DJs Beauregard & Nutzeffekt (aka Malcolm + Allan) spinning vinyl fresh from Berlin (and elsewhere)
• Birthday cake!
• Party favors!
• Dancefloor up on stage!
• Drink specials!
• Birthday surprises!
• Special appearances by Kramer and Newman (possibly)

Also, we’re sort of filling in for Popscene, so this is an 18+ party! Tell your kids!

Only $5 (because 5 years) at the door (plus an extra $2 if you’re under 21).

As always, please RSVP and invite your friends!!!

Historical Preservation Committee lends support to Doc’s Clock

It might not completely save the day, but every little bit helps… Capp Street Crap reports:

Last week, the city’s Historical Preservation Committee voted to approve the bar for the city’s legacy business program, which offers financial incentives to protect the city’s older vulnerable businesses. Doc’s Clock will cement its new status if the Small Business Commission votes in its favor at a meeting later this month.

Doc’s Clock has about a year and two months remaining on its lease at 2575 Mission St., which changed hands in July of last year. The new owner has decided not to renew the bar’s lease.

Read on for the details of the program and some thoughts from Doc’s owner Carey Suckow.

And then also, if you want, read my emo poem about Doc’s from a couple months ago.

[Photo of Doc's Clock's bathroom ceilings in 2010 by Fred M.]

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Highpoint Lowlife

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This Thursday, It’s the Highpoint Lowlife Radio Show’s turn to host the weekly night at Pops Bar. Highpoint Lowlife originally started out as a weekly DJ night at POW! on 6th and Mission, circa 1999, so it’s gonna be a fun one playing the same blend of weirdo electronics, hip hop, and noise! With DJ’s Thor, Bill Shitski and Mel taking you on a musical adventure all night.

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


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The 20th Street Block Party Headliner Experience


Want your own green room experience?

Presenting, the 20th Street Block Party Headliner Experience: Ticket holders will be treated to a private indoor lounge located above Trick Dog with the best views of the festival and private restrooms. Get better than VIP treatment with this Green Room experience! Guests will rub elbows with the bands* and will also be treated to complimentary bites from Salumeria. Free wine and beer will be available at the indoor lounge and in an exclusive outdoor viewing area. This experience also includes a vintage Noise Pop t-shirt of your choice, and other fun takeaways!

This $95 ticket includes:

  •  Private viewing area in front of the 20th Street Stage
  •  Preferred views of the stage and private restrooms
  •  Complimentary bites from Salumeria
  • Free beer and wine in exclusive indoor and outdoor viewing areas
  • Vintage Noise Pop merch item of your choice

Read all about the event here.

Yakitori Tuesdays at Namu featuring the BEST SANDWICH IN SAN FRANCISCO, starts tonight!


Here’s Namu Gaji‘s official announcement:

We will be launching the Crokune for a limited time at Namu Gaji with our new chicken skewer focused Yakitori Tuesdays!

What’s a crokune? Crispy, buttery everything croissant from Neighbor Bakehouse stuffed with soft and rich tsukune meatballs that have been caramelized by the kiss of binchotan charcoal and finished with beet mayo and an umami-rich tare glaze. calls it the best sandwich in SF right now.

The crokune will be amongst a number of specialty items available from the Pink Zebra himself Chef Jesse Koide in collaboration with Chef Dennis Lee.

Expect a rotating seasonal selection of skewers ($4 – $5.75) in addition to the crokune ($9.50), including:
- aged hen + scallion

- chicken tsukune

- crispy chicken skin skewers

- spicy chicken hearts

- boneless wing

- chicken thigh

- seasonal vegetables from the namu farm

Read our original review of the Crokune here — and then c u tonight!Q!!!!