Castro District News

WHAT CASTRO LOCALES ARE GETTING THEIR 90s ON

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Brown lipstick, cross earrings and chokers oh my!

The 90s are back in a big big way--well, you know, except for us hipsters that never really let the grunge-fueled first half of the decade go to begin with. And since the Castro can't resist itself a reason to theme a happy hour or club night after something, the age of midriff tops and Doc Martens is taking over some of the

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CASTRO FAV LADY GAGA RETURNS TO THE BAY WITH TONY BENNETT

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Hold onto your hats, little monsters! Lady Gaga--aka she whose songs echo from every speaker in every bar and club and clothing store in the Castro--is returning to the Bay Area next spring. And she's performing the most old school San Francisco treat on the planet.

Gaga and the legendary Tony Bennett have announced a very few North American

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HOW BIG A THREAT IS BURGLARY &THEFT IN THE CASTRO?

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Stolen purses and home robberies are, sadly, a bit commonplace in the city of San Francisco. And the Castro District is, sadly, no exception.

When we look at instances of violent crimes in the 415 and see that they aren’t quite as prevalent in the neighborhood—a far cry from the neighboring Mission and Tenderloin—thievery seems to be an ongoing problem.

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MYCASTRO GUIDE TO THE AMAZING MEZCAL COCKTAILS AT HECHO

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Mezcal is a little like the old man drink of the agave world: It a bit more sophisticated than the rest and makes you think of some hoity-toity aristocrat sipping it from a short glass while reclining cross-legged in a four-post chair.

But this distilled beverage is more accessible and drinkable than you might think. And one of the Castro’s newest—and most

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NOVEMBER: EXHIBITS AND EVENTS TO CHECK OUT IN THE CASTRO

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The latter half of November tends to be the times that all of our family and friends decide that they are going to come into the city and expect you to entertain them. Which can add to your holiday season stress because: how do you keep the different members of your family entertained all at the same time without dropping money at a pricey restaurant or leaving the kids at home that can’t go to the bars?

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THE MYCASTRO GUIDE TO FOOD SHOPPING FOR FRIENDSGIVING

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In addition to being one of the few times of year that you are encouraged to overeat, Thanksgiving is traditionally viewed as a “family gathering.” It’s all about getting together with the extensions of your kin and catching up on the latest life events before gorging yourselves on pumpkin pie and the like.

Of course, in the modern age of hustle

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MYCASTRO GUIDE TO GOING LAST-MINUTE HALLOWEEN SHOPPING

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So you’ve had a Halloween costume planned since mid-July and you’ve been bragging about how you are going to win every pre-drag-show costume contest the Castro has to offer.

And then what did you do? You let your imagination get away from you and wanted to do too much and then you started second-guessing your original costume choice and the

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