Dusty Stax Formal, Roxie Mixtape, And More Not-To-Be-Missed Mission Events

Dusty Stax Formal, Roxie Mixtape, And More Not-To-Be-Missed Mission Events
Photo: Dusty Stax Presents/Facebook
By V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi - Published on November 30, 2016.

There's never a shortage of cool events in the Mission—the challenge is whittling down the options to a comprehensive, doable list. Luckily, we have you covered. 

Given the current climate, you may want to go back in time—all the way back—to days when life was a little simpler. Dusty Stax Presents: The Last Dance gives you the opportunity to relive the mid-century prom you missed at Verdi Club (2424 Mariposa St.) this Saturday night. It's a revival, and the last installment, of the Verdi Club's formal parties, so don't miss out: dress in your vintage finest and dance to '60s soul music by the Gold Star Revue Band and DJ Sama. As always, there's be a photo booth to document the dress-up fun, and your $35 ticket includes a complimentary cocktail. Tickets will sell out, so get yours here

If you're not yet in the mood to party, float back down to 2016 with some ways to feel empowered about the election results. There is an informative panel today at the Women's Building (3543 18th St.), featuring a mashup of political analysis and comedy, as well as a happy hour this Thursday at Cease and Desist that will raise awareness—and money—for women's participation in politics worldwide.

In the arts department, there is a photography show, not in the Mission, but rather dedicated to it. Behind the Scenes: Mission Live at City College's Front Page Gallery (50 Phelan Ave.) features an array of artists paying homage to the neighborhood with their lenses.

That same evening, you can watch 12 hand-selected short films over at the Roxie Theatre (3117 16th St.) in just two hours, which is perfect for today's short attention span.

On Saturday, the art vibes continue with a full-on performance and art crawl by MAPP, taking place in a variety of venues around 24th and Mission. 

Peppered in between all these events is a vintage shopping party at Wallflower (1176 Valencia St.), complete with two designer pop ups and free-flowing wine, and the opportunity to try Georgian khacahpuri at Eristavi Winery (Potrero Ave.)—with more wine. 

Perhaps to burn off all that wine, but most importantly to help protect your life, you'll want to try out the free one-hour Self Defense class on Monday, taught by Impact Bay Area at Sports Basement (1590 Bryant St.). Added bonus: it will also help you relieve any lingering election stress. 

Know of a cool event coming up in the Mission? Don't forget to submit it here so we can feature it in our next roundup!

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