Venues around the city have announced special events for Fat Tuesday, but the Mission in particular is bursting with activity:
Carnaval San Francisco is hosting live samba drummers and dancers, as well as salsa, soca, cumbia and rumba at five different venues in the neighborhood. Balancoire, the Make out Room, the Latin American Club, Bissap Baobab, and Cha Cha Cha will all participate. Pangea Futbol Club will play latin fusion from 7-9 p.m. at Bissap Baobab and Carragua’o will play Cuban usic from 8:30-10:00 pm at Cha Cha Cha less than a block away.
Pangea Futbol Club’s frontman Damian Nunez will lead a parade along Mission Street starting at about 6 p.m. at Bissap Baobab and heading to Balancoire, then returning.
Over at The Vestry and The Chapel, Brass Band Mission will provide the tunes for a Mardi Gras party starting at 7 p.m., with a performance by Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste of The Meters fame, featuring DJ Harry Duncan, to follow.
Down on 24th Street, enjoy some muffulettas, gumbo, and New Orleans music with a special Fat Tuesday edition of the recurring Music for Ghosts event at Pop’s Bar.
Where it’s at:
Balancoire: 2565 Mission St
Make Out Room: 3225 22nd St
Latin American Club: 3286 22nd St
Bissap Baobab: 3372 19th St
Cha Cha Cha: 2327 Mission St
Pop’s Bar: 2800 24th St.
The Chapel: 777 Valencia St
Let us know if we’ve missed anything!