MARCH 2018 Events & News

PUB CRAWL LIST St. Paddy's Day is Sat the 17th!Roxie Oscar Party 4th -History at Old Mint 3rd & 4th - Youth Arts Fest 10th - City Streets -11th - March Marsh Madness


As in previous years, the 2018 Oscar® Short Animations program will present all five nominees in one spectacular presentation, along with additional screenings of some highly commended animated shorts that didn’t make the cut. Make your picks and see the winners announced at our annual UP THE AWARDS BENEFIT BASH on March 4th

2018 San Francisco History Days – Saturday, March 3 | 11 am to 5 pm – Sunday, March 4 | 11 am to 4 pm Old Mint, 88 Fifth Street at Mission, SF FREE

Join community historians, archivists, genealogists, archaeologists, researchers, educators, re-enactors and other history enthusiasts for a free Community Open House at this historic site.

First Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm Mission Dolores Park, 19th & Dolores St Totally fine if a cat doesn’t like First Caturday and wants to go straight home. Or it’s completely fine if a cat decides to stay inside the pet carrier and not come out on the leash. Or, if you’re without a cat and just want to come and scope out the chill kitties.

The Marsh’s Marsh Madness

6-10 p.m. Friday, March 9; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, March 10; 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11. $10-$20. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St., S.F. (415) 282-3055.

Over the course of three days at the Marsh San Francisco, up to 32 “teams” of performers (from storytellers to mimes, from improv troupes to musicians) compete for prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250, as well as, for the grand prize winner, the chance for a full main stage run at the Marsh.

Audiences vote for their favorite teams and each team is scored based on votes and attendance. The top scoring teams will advance to the “Final Four Showdown” on Sunday, March 11. Teams will perform in 40 minute slots. For more information about the performances, please visit or call 415-282-3055 (Monday through Friday, 1-4pm).

Mission Youth Arts Festival: Free Outdoor Dance & Arts Celebration

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE Potrero del Sol Park | 25th St. & San Bruno Ave. Presented by Dance Brigade’s Dance Mission Theater, the event, the only one of its kind in the Mission District, features performances by the dancers and taiko players of GRRRL Brigade, the sizzling samba drummers of Loco Bloco, the folkloric dancers of Cuicacalli, the buoyant musicians of Mariachi Juvenil La Misión, the martial artists of Abada Capoeira SF, the hip-hop dancers of ODC Youth Program, the spoken word poets of Youth Speaks, Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts World Music and Dance, and more. Audience members will have a chance to try a few moves during a mini dance classduring the intermission, and local youth groups will be on hand to provide information about their programs and youth services.

SUNDAY MARCH 11th, 2018 | 11:00am – 4:00pm

On March 11, Sunday Streets kicks off its 10th anniversary season in the Mission – from Duboce Ave to 26th St, Valencia Street transforms into to a car-free community space for all to enjoy.

In a neighborhood with a high concentration of children and families, Sunday Streets provides much-needed open space for kids to run, bike and play. The Mission is one of the most transit rich neighborhoods in San Francisco. We strongly encourage biking, walking, or taking public transportation to get to Sunday Streets when possible. Multiple bus lines and two BART stations make the Mission a transit hub, and popular restaurants and clubs draw patrons from across the Bay Area.

DETOURS & LOCAL ACCESS: TOWING: The Sunday Streets route is towed of all vehicles beginning at 8am Streets begin closing to vehicle traffic starting at 10:00am, and will remain closed to vehicle traffic until 4pm.

  • The Mission Sunday Streets route is served by the following MUNI lines:

  • K, L, M, T and F lines on Market St, just 1/2 a block north of the route

  • J line on Church St stops at 18th St, just 2 blocks west of the route.

  • The 22, 33, and 48 provide access to Valencia St, along with the 14 and 49 lines one block away on Mission St.

  • Vehicle traffic will be allowed to cross Valencia St on Duboce Ave, 16th St, 18th St and 24th St.

  • North/southbound traffic should use Guerrero St, Mission St, or Folsom St instead of Valencia St


Part Concert, Part Play, Part Dream, Weightless weaves together ancient myth with evocative indie rock to tell a story of sisterhood, love, betrayal and rebirth. Inspired by the tale of Procne and Philomela from Ovid's Metamorphoses, the Kilbanes have crafted an evening of intimate storytelling infused with the raucous energy of a rock show and the imaginative spirit of raw experimental theatre.

Featuring Lila Blue, Julia Brothers, Dan Harris, Kate Kilbane, Dan Moses and Josh Pollock | Directed by Becca Wolff

For this unique offering, Z Space is transforming itself into a deluxe rock and roll nightclub with the intimacy of a speakeas

San Francisco’s 167th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival

2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - All Day | Cost: FREE Civic Center Plaza | 355 McAllister St

Join in this great San Francisco event, which is the largest St. Patrick’s Day event west of the Mississippi! The Festival is BARTable. Take BART to the San Francisco Civic Center/UN Plaza Station and then join us in the Mission when your done with the daytime portion – Parade: Starts at 11:30 am begins at the corner of Second and Market, – Festival: 10 am to 5 pm | Civic Center Plaza showcase Irish culture through live performances and entertainment, arts and crafts exhibitors, food and beverage concessions, children’s rides and inflatables, and non-profits booths representing the Irish community. FREE

Saturday, March 17 SF Mission Pub Crawl Qualifiers Peruse our list of purveyors of Guinness on Tap or served uniquely & also being within a few blocks of the zippy 94110

The Phoenix · 811 Valencia St. at 19th St. (Mission), 415-695-1811 Irish Pub Irish pub & sports bar Get there

early for corned beef, cabbage and soda bread. Good eats anytime of day.

The Liberties Bar & Grill 998 Guerrero St at 22nd St. (Mission), 415-282-6789 · Gastropub Irish gastropub with outdoor sidewalk seating · Great cocktails · Great beer selection · Great bar food The Napper Tandy Irish pub · 3200 24th St at South Van Ness, 415-550-7510 hefty bar menu sporting shepherd's pie, bangers & mash and Irish breakfasts with Latin flavor Dovre Club 1498 Valencia St at 26th St (415) 285-4169Heavy rotation of Pogues and Dubliners on the jukebox Rosamunde Sausage Grill 2832 Mission St @ 24th St (415) 970-9015 Dr. Teeth & the Electric Mayhem 2323 Mission St @ 19th St (415) 285-2380 Guiness on tap, famous happy hour specials from a great kitchen Shotwell’s 3349 20th St @ Shotwell St (415) 648-4104 B your neighborhood historic. cash only beer/wine bar. Double Dutch 3192 16th St at Albion St (415) 373-1042 Kilowatt 3160 16th St at Albion St (415) 861-2595 Pork Store Cafe 3122 16th St at Valencia St (415) 626-5523 Only have Guiness on tap

The Dubliner 3838 24th St. in Noe Valley Lively neighborhood bar where you can hear Celtic music, as well as choose from thousands of songs from the Internet jukebox

Zeitgeist 199 Valencia St at Duboce Ave (415) 431-6891 Go for the Guinness and Jameson shot special

St. Francis Fountain 2801 24th St (at York St), Guinness Float!! to included in every hangover kit. Dynamo Donut & Coffee 2760 24th St (at Hampshire St), Molasses Guinness donut is delish!


EVERLANE OPENS FLAGSHIP at 461 Valenica /16th

Joins Mission Merchants Association

"We’re all about transparency with our pricing and factories, and we want to tell that story here,” he said. (Product stories and sound scapes live on a wall near the dressing rooms via museum-like stations with headphones.) “The glass front provides little separation from the street, laying the foundation for the people-first experience that’s core to the brand.” CEO Michael Preysman told SF Chronicle fashion reporter Gail Goldberg in advance of the March 3rd opening. The local Mission Folsom Street online operation clearly impressed Goldberg on many fronts including the large returns area, seamless (so to speak) wallet-less transactions and 100% SF T-shirt and totes with $5 from each purchase going to Dolores Street Community Services.


FOUR HOT SPOTS for SF AUTO BREAK-INS Digging deeper on the epidemic scale 31,000 reported auto break-ins in 2017 Each of the window-smashing hot spots has unique characteristics that make them easy quarry and demand a different approach from police and visitors. Yet there are common themes, such as vibrant atmospheres that give visitors a false sense of safety, and parking lots with little to no security where people leave vehicles for hours at a time with visible plunder for the taking.

There’s no one thing you can do to help address this issue, but I think the biggest challenge is people don’t believe there are any consequences to getting caught, I do think it’s important to hit people where it matters and that is in the pocket books.”

London Breed SF Supervisor & Mayoral Candidate

by Heather Knight March 5th

Is Dunky's Death Spiral to Pavement felony violence?

Wakeen Best, the man accused of throwing a Chihuahua to its death from the seven-story Stockton garage is the kind of chronic small-time offender all too familiar to San Franciscans. He has racked up dozens of arrests and numerous convictions over the past 15 years, but has hardly ever served more than a few weeks in jail.

One of his specialties is car-break-ins, police records show. It’s a crime that seems to be as common in San Francisco as jaywalking, and Best’s latest alleged smash-and-grab would never have rated a mention if it didn’t involve a dog named Dunky being hurled from the Sutter-Stockton Garage near Union Square.

The garage is one of Best’s haunts despite being declared off-limits as a parole violation.

"San Francisco saw more than 30,000 auto break-ins last year, or roughly 85 a day, nearly tripling the count from five years earlier." But the case involving Dunky shocked many residents due to the circumstances and revelations about the defendant’s criminal history.

Matier & Ross: March 1st

MUNI Redoing Fares to Reduce Visitor and Daily Pass Fees

A one-day pass valid for $6.25 is closer to what other Bay Area transit agencies charge

New Budget, due May 1st has many fare adjustments. Now $22 for a single-day pass, including cable car rides, $33 for three days and $43 for seven days, the price would drop to $12 for one day, $24 for three and $39 for seven — if purchased electronically. Passports bought in person, with cash or credit cards, would cost $23, $34 and $45 respectively.

In addition to rejiggering fares, the MTA board also will consider raising dozens of fees that are limited to covering costs. They include the annual residential parking permit, which would rise $8 to $136; the boot removal fee, which would increase $40 to $505; and cable-car rental charges, which would rise $107 for two hours to $892.

Yelp’s Alert-box practices, Study methodology, and Outcomes Raise Concerns.

Long period between updates is unfair, inaccurate and anti- restaurant industry

"If you get a bad inspection from the Department of Public Health, anything below 70, (the inspectors) come back in a week. You must have corrected high-risk violations or you would be shut down. If you see that 70, that was fixed within a week. You fix the violations, but live with the score until the next inspection.” Gwyneth Borden Exec. Director Golden Gate Restaurant Association

More disturbingly, Borden told Johnathan Kauffman is that if customers complain to the health department about a violation and the inspectors respond by paying a visit — even shutting the restaurant down — that non-routine inspection doesn’t result in a score.

At the Valencia & Market Streets Gateway Show tunes and strong drinks at Martuni’s, one of San Francisco’s last piano bars for Karoke Go to the nearby Mint By Esther Mobley March 7, 2018

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