Celebrate 1960s French Pop At 'Bardot A Go Go' Dance Party In Hayes Valley

By Nuala Sawyer - Published on July 12, 2016.

Each week, we'll feature an especially interesting event in the neighborhood based on the event submissions we get, and what we hear about while we're out on the beat. If you want to be considered for next week, please submit your event here.

This Friday night, swing by the Rickshaw Stop for Bardot A Go Go, a post-Bastille Day event featuring "music by French people for everybody."

Bastille Day honors the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789, when Parisian crowds launched the French Revolution. Here in the U.S., it's become a day to celebrate all things French—be it the cuisine, the wine, or in Bardot A Go Go's case, the joys of 1960s French pop music.

DJs Brother Grimm, Pink Frankenstein, and the Cali Kid founded Bardot A Go Go 18 years ago, and the event is still going strong today. Expect to hear the crooning tunes of Brigitte Bardot, Serge Gainsbourg, Jacques Dutronc, Francoise Hardy and more at Friday's all-ages party at the Rickshaw Stop. 

As with any themed event in San Francisco, "shagadelic" costumes are strongly encouraged. If you're not quite sure how to get that bouffant hairstyle, here's a how-to; you can also sign up for free '60s hairstyling by Peter Thomas Hair Design at the event, from 9-11 pm. 

The whole shebang kicks off at 9pm, with a $10 cover. Advance tickets can be purchased here.

Here are some other events taking place around the neighborhood this week:

To check out more local events around the city, visit hoodline.com/events

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