A shopper at Valencia Street's Dijital Fix checks out the old-school photo booth. Photo by Greta Mart.

It is 7:00 a.m. and currently 56°. Today’s forecast calls for a few clouds in the morning and sunshine in the afternoon, with a high of 69° and zero chance of rain. Details for the next ten days are here.

Twitter goes public today, and now you too can buy a share in the microblogging company for $26 (up to $45 or beyond depending on today’s trading).  Wall Street Journal and ABC News analysts warn against snapping up Twitter stock, calling it a “fool’s game,” yet if the Twitter feed on USA Today is any indication, it looks like there will be plenty of buyers. It will be the first IPO event at the New York Stock Exchange to be streamed live.

Protesters have already gathered this morning at the company’s Market Street headquarters and at noon (and 5:45 p.m. at City Hall) they will rally to bring attention to “the tech industry’s role in an ongoing housing affordability crisis that is rapidly changing the cultural feel of San Francisco,” as the San Francisco Bay Guardian‘s Rebecca Bowe writes. The protest is being organized by San Francisco Rising and a coalition of several community groups, going by the Twitter handle of “#ThrownOutByTwitter.”

The  creative folks at 20 Mission (2415 Mission Street) are hosting an open house party  from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. It’s free but RSVP is required. Here’s your chance to check out the co-op space that serves as a “start-up living community where programmers, designers, artists, & entrepreneurs live, work and play.” Tonight’s party will feature dancing and a limited amount of free drinks.

While the Mission’s techie crowd is still all a twitter, there will be a free screening tonight at the Roxie, part of the theater’s Free Queer Film Series. At 7 p.m., catch “Call Me Kuchu,” a documentary about the first openly gay many in Uganda.

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Greta Mart is a Bay Area-based newspaper reporter and freelance writer, and currently a student at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. From 2005 to 2012 she was a staff reporter at two community newspapers in WA and CA, and has contributed to several Bay Area and Seattle area newspapers, as well as Pacific Yachting and Italy's Gulliver and La Republicca's D magazines. Greta holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and studied history at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. She lives aboard her sailboat at the Berkeley Marina.

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