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Cruise Down Mission with Why I Ride: Low and Slow

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From the plate glass windows and penny arcades to the small plate restaurants and stylish swill holes, Mission Street changes her gown to accommodate her guests as often as the seasons change elsewhere.

Somewhere in between the women in the picture hats and the latest bumper crop of flannel and hair, there was a time when the action centered on chrome, gasoline, high-gloss paint, impeccable coiffure and pride.

The weekend ritual of cruising Mission Street, is documented in Why I Ride: Low and Slow, presented by the Conscious Youth Media Crew, Debra Koffler, and Vero Majano this  Friday at the Koret Auditorium at the De Young as part of the Mission Muralismo Series.

It will profile lowriding in the Mission as a weekly ritual where you got to show off your ride and see old friends as well as being a  form of solidarity even in the face of law enforcement and mainstream stigmatization.

Reflect again in the glow of headlights and the neon theatre marquees.

Why I Ride: Low and Slow
World Premiere
Friday, September 3, 2010
6:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Koret Auditorium
De Young Fine Art Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
[Golden Gate Park]

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Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco)

Stephen's early years were spent in a boxcar overlooking downtown Los Angeles. From there he moved around the state with his family before settling under the warm blanket of smog that covers suburban Southern California. Moving around led to his inability to stay in one place for very long, but San Francisco has been reeling him back in with its siren song since 1999.
By trade he pours booze, but likes to think he can write and does so occasionally for the SF Bay Guardian, Bold Italic and 7x7. He also likes to enjoy time spent in old eateries, bars and businesses that, by most standards, would have been condemned a long time ago.