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Hayes Valley Leftovers: Boba Tea, Souls of Society, Noise Pop And More

Hayes Valley Leftovers: Boba Tea, Souls of Society, Noise Pop And More

Photo: Paxtis Fundraiser/Facebook

By Meaghan Clark - Published on February 20, 2015.

And now, a roundup of all the tasty tidbits leftover from the week that was, plus events ahead.

First off, if you've enjoyed our ongoing Souls of Hayes Valley series, consider crossing Market tonight for the official Souls of Society launch party. "Souls of San Francisco is the first chapter and prototype for the global human centric media network we are building," per the invite. "The funds raised at this event will be used to hire a team to scale SOULS. That includes additional content creators and leads throughout the world." Expect music from the likes of Kelly McFarling, Totonoko, and Crashing Hotels, plus plenty of art, beer, kombucha and cider. (230 9th St, 6pm-midnight)

Since Karl the Fog can't decide whether to find permanent residence in our city this winter, cool down with the newest addition to Papabubble's menu: boba tea. The hard candy chain located on Fell Street is now offering a selection of four different tea flavors including jasmine and green, with your choice of milk. Prices range between $3.25 to $4.50. 

Still hungry? On Monday, February 23rd, support WritersCorps,  a joint project of the San Francisco Arts Commission and San Francisco Public Library, by chowing down at Patxi's Hayes Valley. 10 percent of the day's sales will support the San Francisco organization that pairs professional writers with community youth. Mondays event is part of Patxi's 52 Weeks of Giving, which has raised more than $450,000 for local community organizations.   

A new San Francisco Bay Area artists group is paving its way through Hayes Valley. ASH, which launched in January, "partners with clients to craft stories and experiences that inspire people toward greater engagement and community," founder Shun-Luoi Fong told us via email. Catch Fong during the week at Makeshift Society or join the group for weekly happy hours (yesterday's was at Biergarten). This weekend, the group is heading to Big Sur for the collaborative project All Who Wander. Join the group or learn more about ASH online. 

Local music festival Noise Pop kicked off yesterday in the city, and despite general badges being sold out, tickets for Rickshaw Stop's Deafheaven show on March 1st are still available. Check out performances and enjoy this preview of Noise Pop shows not to be missed, including two coming up at Rickshaw Stop.  

If you're interested in fashion, food, culture and style, then this month's hottest activity is FebClubSF. Held throughout the city during the month of February only, events are hand-picked by curators like Natalie Bowen Designs and SoulCycle. This past week, Azalea held a denim event at its Hayes Valley location, and Marine Layer is hosting a style panel with fellow fashionistas on Tuesday. Sign up for the email list to score tickets to their next event—there's always something fun popping up in Hayes Valley. 

Also, don't forget this weekend is the opening of Burn, the new fitness studio on Market Street. Check out the opening celebrations or feel the burn for yourself with one of three Saturday classes taught by founder Lisa Corsello and fitness instructor Rachael Frank

What else is going on in the 'hood this weekend? Let us know in the comments.