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Would You Like This Truck At Your Party?

First things first. We made a visit to the Tonayense truck today, and you can see in addition to the kickass new paint job they unraveled a few months ago, they’re now certified delicious, quality and healthy. Guaranteed. There are a couple of days left till New Year’s Eve, and we’ve compiled this handy list of ways to not have...

This Weekend in the Mission: June 9-10, 2012

Wondering what to do this weekend? There’s plenty going on in the Mission, including art openings at Root Division, and ArtZone and the free Kengarden Roots tour in Dolores Park. ART OPENING: Nicholas Coley & Diana Lee June 9, 2012 5-8 p.m. Venue: ArtZone 461 Gallery Address: 461 Valencia Street NICHOLAS COLEY: “Changes in the Landscape,” new and recent paintings...
photo of interior of SOM

16th Street SOM Becomes Slate

Grub Street San Francisco has the scoop about identity-confused SOM bar, formerly called Pink and before that Liquid. Now it’s once again getting a new owner, manager and name. Less dance space and more seating, plus a pool table, will be part of the revamp. Slate (2925 16th St.) will come into loungey being Sept. 28.

Free String Quartet Concert in the Mission Tonight

The Community Music Center will host the Ebene Quartet tonight. This French ensemble plays classical music and covers of rock songs. They have played all over the world, even making a stop at New York’s Carnegie Hall, but you can check them out for free at 6 tonight. In the meantime, here is a recording of the quartet playing “Come Together” by the...

Anarchist Book Lovers Converge on the Armory

Anarchists from around the Bay Area and beyond converged on the Mission District this weekend for the annual Anarchist Book Fair, trading their previous garden venue for the bondage ambiance of the Armory Community Center. In recent years the two-day fair has been held at the Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, but this year it moved to the...

‘Foodopoly’ Author Talks Policy at Mission Pie

Mission Local sat down recently at Mission Pie with author Wenonah Hauter, executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group Food and Water Watch, to talk about her new book investigating agribusiness, Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America (The New Press). Mission Local: Can you tell me about your book and why you decided to...

Art Explosion Spring Open Studios Kicks Off

Art Explosion, an arts collective that provides artists with affordable studio space and exhibition opportunities, is ready to burst forth with creativity for its annual Spring Open Studios this weekend. A free opening gala takes place Friday evening from 7 to 10 p.m. More than 100 painters, sculptors, fashion designers, jewelers and other artists will open their studios to the public...

Gears, Goodies and Golf: Urban Putt Turns 1

  Inside the building on 22nd and South Van Ness Streets that used to be a mortuary, Urban Putt now offers a San-Francisco themed minigolf course complete with earthquake-shaken houses, a Dia de los Muertos corner, a boiler room and “underwater” corner, and piano-playing robots. There’s also a bar and an upstairs restaurant, which help sustain the business. Owner Steve...

Volunteer Radio BFF.fm Ready to Build Studio B

You might know them from their music. You might know them from their tipsy Thursday nights at Pop’s. Or you might know local online radio station  BFF.fm from Listen Local, our very own biweekly (fortnightly?) webcast bringing you Mission stories live every other Thursday morning. However you know BFF, you should also know that the intrepid little radio station is growing....

Local Gay Bar Truck To Close (SFist)

Shortly after throwing its eight-year-anniversary party, local gay bar Truck will be shutting down on an as-yet unclear, but near, date. According to SFist, the unabashedly raunchy bar in the Northeastern corner of the Mission is already planning the first of several farewell parties, called Moving Truck, which takes place Friday June 5 at 9 p.m. Sought out in part for its bar...

Weekend To Do List: Staff Picks

Dolores Park’s northern half has reopened, yes, and there may or may not be a dancing robot tomorrow, but what else is there to do in the Mission this weekend? Here are our recommendations: Lydia I want to laugh and be inspired and the Yes Men Are Revolting tonight at 7 at the Roxie sounds like it will do both. Must at...

Staff Picks for Things To Do This Weekend

It’s Pride, Pride, Pride, but in breaks from Pride, here’s what we’re up to this weekend: Cristiano – Pride is like Christmas for me, and since watching men square-dancing has the same effect on me as staring for hours at the fireplace [awesome!], I think I’ll be busy on Saturday. But on Sunday the ’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party...

Mission Eyes: Dancing For The Rent at Red Poppy

What do you do if you’re having trouble paying the rent? If you’re the Red Poppy Art House, you throw a dance party! Last Saturday night, the Red Poppy threw a “Make the Money” party, where they invited supporters to celebrate and fundraise at the same time. Mission Eyes went to check it out and talk to supporters about what the Red...