Happy Hour DJs & Pop-Up Dinners

Thursday, May 16Friday, May 17Saturday, May 18Sunday, May 19

 

Thursday, May 16

5:30 p.m.

@ekokitchensf | ekokitchensf.wixsite.com/nomnom

Unique Lagos-inspired cuisine, bringing Nigerian comfort food to the Bay Area.

Menu options:
• White rice and beans with beef ofada sauce (sweet and spicy bell pepper, tomato, and onion sauce cooked with palm oil and locust beans) and fried plantains
• White rice and beans with mushroom ofada sauce (sweet and spicy bell pepper, tomato, and onion sauce cooked with palm oil and locust beans) and fried plantains

 

Elyssa Pon / DJ China G

@djchinag | www.rebelgirlsf.com

DJ China G is a native to California and has been a long time resident of San Francisco. In the last 19 years DJ China G has been an international DJ and club promoter in the LGBTQ community. Starting in 2010 to the present, DJ China G spins for multiple parties for Vancouver Pride, SF Pride, and Bay Area LGBTQ club scene like Vice Tuesdays, UHAUL SF, Kool-Aid, Bad Habits, Hot Toddy, Swagger Like Us, The Port Bar, Sugar at the Cafe, and White Horse Bar.

DJ China G has also been featured in the San Francisco Bay Guardian and SF Weekly magazines for her musical achievements. She likes to challenge herself and the crowd by creating unconventional mixes with a large variety of musical genres. She continues to live her dream by playing music and being surrounded by other talented artists that share her dream.

 

Friday, May 17

5:30 p.m.


@mestizasf | www.mestizasf.com

A cultural mash-up rooted in the Mexican tradition of a taqueria, with the flavor profiles of other vibrant street-food fare, including the Philippines, Thailand, and Cambodia.

Menu options:
• Braised Pork Adobo Crispy Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa and Green Papaya Slaw
• Grilled Mushroom and Roasted Corn Empanadas, Garlic Mojo, and Crema

 

MelissaRae / DJ HeyLove

@djheylove | www.djheylove.com

DJ heyLove* grew up in the Bay Area surrounded by different cultures, ethnicities, and art. Influenced by this diversity she developed a love for variety, which is reflected in her taste for music, which includes jazz, R&B, downtempo, broken beat, house, bossa nova, afro beat & hip-hop.

Her client list includes the Twitter, Human Rights Watch, Girls Inc., Global Fund for Women, SalesForce, Google, GreenPeace and the Sierra Club. DJ heyLove* is also a part of a trio called the "B" Sessions with upright bassist David Arend & Jack Perla on keys fusing an eclectic sound with a live instrument and two turntables.

DJ heyLove* has weekly residencies at Charmaine's Rooftop Bar & Lounge (SF), the Battery (SF), Press Club (SF), Bardo Supper Club & Lounge (Oakland), Constellations at Starline Social Club (Oakland), and ThePeople at the New Parish (Oakland).

 

Saturday, May 18

5:30 p.m.

@colibrimexicanbistro | www.colibrimexicanbistro.com

Classic Mexican cuisine, blending rich flavors from ancient Aztec and Mayan cultures with Spanish and French influences

Menu options:
• Chicken Panuchos: axiote seed-marinated roasted chicken, shredded over handmade corn shells stuffed with refried black beans, served with habanero pico de gallo and pickled red onions
• Al pastor Soy meat Tacos: with onion,cilantro, pico de gallo and guacamole

 

Marcella Thomas / DJ Lady Lu

@ladylu

DJ Lady Lu has been a prominent DJ in the San Francisco Bay-Area music scene since 2002.  She has become known for her proficiency in many genres, including Hip Hop, Top 40 Rap, EDM, Soul & Funk, Moombahton, Reggaeton, Dancehall and many more. Not just a DJ, Lady Lu promoted and hosted Bay Area events and served as a resident for many local parties such as Mango SF, one of the longest running queer parties in the Bay Area. With her high-energy sets, seamless blends and quick mixing, Lady Lu has toured in U.S. cities and her career spans across the globe. She has shared the turntables with many influential artists. She continues to make her mark on the DJ scene among the many talented female artists today.

 

Sunday, May 19

4:30 p.m.


@3bottledfish | www.3bottledfish.wordpress.com

Authentic food, true to form but unique with a personal style, that highlights the vibrant flavors of Vietnam.

Menu options:
• At The Beach Noodles (Bun Tam Chay) tofu + taro, coconut milk, fresh herbs, pickled veg, cukes, lettuce, scallion oil, rice vermicelli, 3bf sauce
• Farmers Porridge (Chao Bo) beef rice soup, scallions, ginger, fried garlic, mint, sprouts, lemon, chili

 

Olga Texidor / DJ Olga T

@djolgat | www.djolgat.net

DJ Olga T is the premiere female DJ of the northern California women’s and queer club scene and is known for never disappointing when she takes control of the decks. Raised and based in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, her ability to play nearly any genre of music, from Hip Hop, Dancehall/Reggae, 80s, 90s & Y2K Throwbacks, Funk, Old School, Latin, R&B, to Top 40, Electro, Trap and Dance Anthems allows her to satisfy any kind of audience.  A loyal vinyl head and always true to the original art form of DJing, using digital tools solely to enhance her free flowing spontaneous sets, Olga T is masterfully explosive in each and every performance. In addition to holding down numerous residencies in SF and Oakland, Olga T stays busy remixing tracks, creating party slapping mixtapes and teaching new DJs proper form and technique in her one on one private lessons.

 

The Strand Cafe

1127 Market Street

New Strands Festival Opening Hours:

Wednesday–Friday
8 a.m.–4 p.m., 6–7 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
Sunday noon–7 p.m.

Conveniently located in the theater lobby, The Strand Cafe features complimentary Wi-Fi, breakfast scones, light bites, and Artis coffee during the day and cocktails and light bites at night. 

 

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