Pop-Up Shop at Mercury

The second pop-up shop will be happening Saturday, May 14 — just two days away! Come by Saturday afternoon and check out the wares, enjoy happy hour beer and wine, and just chill outside or in on the beautiful Octavia Boulevard corridor!

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Art Opening: The Divine Feminine


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Another Steve Lafler Book Release Party!

“Death in Oaxaca,” the new Steve Lafler illustrated novel, will be the center of an actual publishing event known as a Book Release Party at Mercury.

When? Thursday, July 23, 7-10 pm.
Where? The Mercury Cafe, 201 Octavia St., San Francisco.
Why? It’s a book party, of course! And it features not just the book, but the Dick Nixon Experience and the Minor Batman Villains live! And plenty of copies of said book.

MERCURY poster

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Taped Metal Canvas Artist’s Reception Friday Night!

Mercury Cafe is hosting an artist’s reception and party celebrating the current exhibition Taped Metal Canvas Friday, 6 to 9 p.m. at the cafe. Beer and cheap-ass wine available.

Taped Metal Canvas Reception

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Yes! Another KPOO Radio Lounge

Join KPOO FM 89.5 and Mercury Cafe for KPOO’s Radio Lounge, with their very first Open Mic, Sunday, May 31, 4pm to 8pm at the Mercury Cafe

Hosted by KPOO’s DJ Marilyn and DJ KK Baby, musicians, poets, story tellers, song writers are all welcome to perform at this Open Mic. Contact DJ Lamont for details, 415-370.3014 or email at djlamont@kpoo.com.


KPOO, poor people’s community radio giving voice to the people.

The Mercury Cafe is located at 201 Octavia Street, at the corner of Page Street, in Hayes Valley.

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KPOO Radio Lounge, April 12, 4pm to 8pm

KPOO Radio Lounge Presents Steven Norman Long

With Hosts DJ Marilyn and DJ Lamont

Sunday, April 12, 4 to 8pm

KPOO presents local singer/songwriter Steven Norman Long performing live at the next KPOO Radio Lounge Sunday April 12 2014 4:00pm to 8:00pm at the Mercury Cafe San Francisco.

This is a benefit for KPOO FM 89.5.



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Mercury Welcomes Quiet Lightning

Quiet Lightning, hardly quiet at all among San Francisco’s literati, will be descending on the Mercury Cafe Monday, April 6. We’re open at 6:30 pm and the show starts at 7:30 pm.

Cheap beer, courtesy of Lagunitas Brewery, will be on hand for the thirsty, and everything else the cafe offers, at least the items we haven’t sold out of, will likely be available as well.

$7-$10 for all ages, but no one turned away for lack of funds. First 100 gets a free copy of sPARKLE & bLINK. (What’s that you ask? Come and find out Monday).

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Cypress String Quartet to Play at the Mercury

Mercury Cafe is very fortunate to have San Francisco’s own Cypress String Quartet perform at the cafe Tuesday, March 31, from 4:15 to 4:45pm.


This is one in a series of outreach performances by the Quartet and is free and open to the public.

Come and enjoy the music!



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Ginger Snap Artist Reception


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Mercury Cafe Presents New Music Tuesdays

Join us EVERY TUESDAY for a delicious line-up of albums curated by a local music lover.

Today’s selections are brought to you by your very own Mercury barista, Jason Wyman.

Confection by Sébastien Tellier
playing at approximately 8am and 1:05pm

Complete Surrender by Slow Club
playing at approximately 8:35am and1:40pm

The Great Pretend by Should
playing at approximately 9:10am and 2:15pm

Paradise Freaks by Seahawks
playing at approximately 9:55am and 3pm

You Haunt Me by Sir Sly.
playing at approximately 10:45am and 3:50pm

The Worry by Seekae
playing at approximately 11:25am and 4:30pm

Silkidrangar by Samaris.
playing at approximately 12:10pm

And… Come back next week for all new music selected by Amoeba Record’s New Music Buyer, John O’Reilly.

*NEW-ish means it was produced in the last three years.

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