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Celebrate All Things Mission This Saturday

Updated: Jul 08, 2011 18:48
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Celebrating the melting-pot better known as the Mission

Oh, the Mission….(sigh). Definitely the most colorful, diverse and energetic neighborhood in our city. A smile comes to my face when I think of good times I’ve had searching for the best Chile Verde burrito, relaxing in the sun in Dolores Park, riding bikes down Valencia, shopping in cute botiques and passing time (or passing out) at any of the numerous bars in probably the coolest hood in San Francisco.

This Saturday, Public Works presents an 8-hour event celebrating our melting-pot neighborhood, with music, art, fashion and fun. For just $5 (with RSVP), everyone is invited to come early and enjoy FREE FOOD & DRINK SPECIALS from 8-10pm. FREE tasters from 8-10pm (while supplies last and full portions also available for puchase) courtesy of Gypsy Kitchen (BBQ), Angry Man Eats (Chicken n Waffles), Panguita/wachinango (fish tacos/tostadas), and Saucy Dumplings (asian/fusion dumplings, gourmet buns and noodles).

Dance the night away on the main stage with a live performance by Ghosts on Tape and Afrolicious DJ’s gettin’ funky with live percussionists. Start of Mardi Gras a bit early with a “Masquerade Carnival” upstairs. There will also be fashion installations and trunk shows presented by local designers and vendors.

Even if you’re so broke, you never thought you’d be donating your money to any greater cause than your own liver transplant, your $5 will benefit SF General Hospital, SF General’s Dr. Rick, Psychiatric Department Volunteer & Rehab ServicesRoot Division SFSmiles. Do the right thing this Saturday night – celebrate all things Mission.

Mission United Saturday, March 5th, 8pm-late Public Works 161 Erie St. [Mission]

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Heidi Smith - The Ultimate Scavenger

Heidi Smith - The Ultimate Scavenger

Heidi works for a non-profit cultural exchange organization helping others experience life from a different perspective. She likes magnetizing the obscure and scavenging the city for fun, free things to do. She is a world traveler, a freelance writer and a spontaneous chef. She is also said to be part-mermaid.