Benefit for Oakland fire featuring Diners, all the way from Arizona

The event is called “Re-member,” it’s this Thursday evening, it features a bunch of local bands plus the touring band as headliner, and it’s at a place in Downtown Oakland called E.M. Wolfman’s General Interest Small Bookstore. Check out this hit song:

Here’s the full invite:

NOTE: After the tragic events at Ghost Ship, this event has changed its shape. We’ll be raising money for this fund aimed at immediate support of those affected by the fire (https://www.youcaring.com/ourcommunityaffectedbytheoaklandghostshipfire-715087). But please do bring some extra money if you can to support the touring band. ♥

FEATURING:

Diners (AZ)

https://diners.bandcamp.com/

Dingbat Superminx

https://levee.bandcamp.com/

And a variety of brief and lovely experiences by:
Colin Mutchler and the Benefits

https://www.facebook.com/benefitsmusic/

Steph Nelson
Sagey
Very meaningful snacks
+ more (Reach out if you want in)

Encouraged donation of $5-$10 for Ghost Ship and additional donation very very welcomed for Diners who’s here all the way from Arizona.

RSVP and/or invite your friends!

View from Twin Peaks, 1966

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[via Found Photos]

In these times of trouble, maybe Chris Garcia can make you feel a little better

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Chris “Generation Taint” Garcia has long been a Mission Mission fave, back when his act was all about the Mission and also now that he’s hit the big time. And I think his brand of personal humor might feel real good right about now.

Chris is no longer based in SF, but he’s back in town Tuesday and Wednesday for some sets at the Punch Line, and part of the proceeds are going to the Oakland Fire fund. RSVP and invite your friends and get advance tickets!

Send some love to Oakland by going to a party in Oakland and seeing a bunch of local bands

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It’s this coming Friday at the Night Light, a very very Oakland little club, just a short ferry ride away. Here’s the invite:

A final 2016 bash at NL for Christmas with all the trimmings, eggnog, giveaways and great music.

All proceeds go to the Ghost Ship Fire Relief fund: https://www.youcaring.com/firevictimsofoaklandfiredec232016-706684

lineup:
MALL WALK
B. HAMILTON
SOAR
BRASIL
DISAPPEARING PEOPLE
MARINERO
SANTA YOUTH
THE NORIEGAS
BABE & THE BABETTES

B. Hamilton rules. RSVP and invite your friends!

Rhythm & Booze

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Blues for the Soul and Soul for the Blues. That’s what it’s all about This Thursday at Pops Bar with our new event RHYTHM & BOOZE. DJs Booker D and Slopoke play the records we love to hear: Blues 45’s, deep soul, hard funk and then some. These DJs pride themselves on life long collections of hard to find records. Join us for a night of powerful Soul Sides and Boozey Blues 45’s. Make it a double.

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

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Drama Talk & Drinks: The Golden Girls – “yay, for mindless television”

It’s holiday time again, which means it’s time for Golden Girls the Christmas Episodes! Since this was our 3rd year attending (we saw the 2013 and 2015 shows and loved them too) we thought it would be fun to bring some friends who hadn’t seen it. We were excited to experience this show with fresh eyes, so out we went for a night of drama talk and drinks.

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Rachel: I thought it was great, very entertaining. Dorothy and Blanche were amazing, but as a Golden Girls fan, Sophia and Rose fell short for me. I wanted their delivery to be a little more like the originals. Overall though, really fun and recommend seeing it.

Garrett: Love this show! Best SF drag show I’ve ever seen!

Sam: It was a fun show. It’s all novel to me, I’ve never watched the TV show. They have a lot of rapport. They all seem to like each other. I don’t know the characters they’re trying to embody, so for me it was fun to just watch some good drag performances. I have no idea how true it is to the original. At first thought it was fan fiction, but I guess these are real episodes?

Brittany: Yep, real episodes. I do think it’s interesting, because Rachel comes from knowing the show so well, and she didn’t like Sophia or Rose as well, but you said Sophia was your favorite.

S: Yeah, she was the funniest, she had the best timing.

B: It’s a fun night. If you really like the TV show, you’ll enjoy seeing these fun characters larger than life on stage. If you don’t know the show well, it’s still a funny show with a lot of talent.

S: You don’t need to know anything to enjoy it for sure. It’s got beautiful and talented drag performers, great costumes, a really detailed set, everything you need.  Loved that they went around selling Fireball shots! I would definitely say yes to Fireball again.

Katie: It was fun to see it again, this show is so consistent. You can count on a good time, it just makes you smile. It definitely takes my mind off of the horrifying things that are happening in the world.

B: Yay, for mindless television.

The Verdict: Need to take your mind off of the terrible things happening in the world? Then get to this show ASAP. If you know and love the Golden Girls show from the 80’s or not, this is fun, mindless holiday themed entertainment for all.

The Drama Talk: This is our 3rd year of seeing Golden Girls and it hasn’t disappointed yet. It has been consistently well produced, with extremely talented drag queens year after year. We do advise to get there at least 30 minutes before the show to ensure a decent seat and grab a drink at the bar before the line gets too long. Better yet, get a cocktail nearby before the show (we recommend Bond Bar) and then just get a beer since the cocktails are the theater are expensive and not very good.

The Drinks: We headed up to Valencia street to a bar we had been wanting to try called Holy Mountain. It’s above the thai hipster restaurant Hawker Fare so we didn’t know what to expect. It ended up being a pretty open room with plenty of booths and tables. It was a great place to get a fancy cocktail, sit and talk about the show.

The Golden Girls runs through December 23rd at The Victoria Theatre. Tickets are $30 and available at online at www.goldengirlssf.com.

Save

Roxie Theater marquee enamel pin (proceeds benefit the Roxie)

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A splendid holiday gift for the Missionite cinephile in your life. Available at the Roxie or via their website here.

(Made with help from the folks at PSA Press, makers of many other SF-themed enamel pins including a New Mission Theater marquee, some It’s-Its, the “Electric Skateboarding Is A Crime” pin, a very creepy Zodiac Killer, the classic Jimmy the Cornman, and a Doggie Diner head.)

(Also the “San Francisco Pin & Patch Pop-Up” is this Saturday afternoon at Mission Comics.)

Pauline’s for sale for $150k :(

S/W Ver: 96.B0.0AR

 Capp Street Crap reports:

On Sunday night, an ad popped up on Craigslist that lists a sale price for the restaurant and wine bar of $150,000. Pauline’s, known for thin-crust pizzas and creative toppings that were often dependent on what was good in the restaurant’s organic gardens, has been in business at 260 Valencia St. since 1985. The restaurant has also long had a tradition of stocking their tables with containers of crayons, giving patrons young and old a chance to doodle on paper-covered tablecloths while they waited for their food.

Read on.

[Photo by Honey Jets, 2011]

Oakland Fire benefit party this Wednesday night at El Rio

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It’s called “Yours Truly, A benefit for the victims of the Ghost Ship fire,” it’s got lots of local talent, and it kicks off at 9pm, this Wednesday. Here’s the invite:

“Not everything has to be on the main road, sometimes you find paradise in the smallest places” – Frankie Knuckles

Fellow Dream Makers,
Our community has been struck by a tremendous loss this past weekend. We admire your resilience and honor your commitment to the collective magic. We are strongest together. Like many of you we are at a loss for words. We all find solace, however, in our community.

This Wednesday night Hard French and El Rio invite you to gather, embrace, share, be, dance, sing or just get some air with family while we honor our fallen primos in Oakland.

Featuring
DJs
Hard French with DJ Carnita and Brown Amy
Carlos Souffront
Vin Sol (Club Lonely , Soo Wavey)
Josh Cheon (Honey Soundsystem, Dark Entries)
More TBA

Bands
Thao (Thao +TGDSD)
Tender Forever
Scott Moore (Live Set)
Hot Lunch

RSVP and invite your friends!

And for other ways to help, KQED put together this helpful list of links.

New Years 2017 at Pops Bar

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Wondering what to do this New Years? We’ve got you covered. Stay local this New Years Eve and enjoy a party for the neighborhood with Pops Bar resident DJ Sektor. Take all the drama out of NYE and enjoy great party jams with us all night. Working this New Years Eve? We’ve got happy hour with our bacon bloody marys going for you at 6am on Sunday, January 1st 2017. A special First Responders Party for those of you who served all night. Now we serve you!

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

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