There are entirely too many lawyers in my life. When you have this exchange: "Did you talk to the lawyer today?" "Which one?" Well, that's a good indication that your life has taken a wrong turn.

(And no, we don't have the damned permit yet. I keep hitting reload on the ABC site waiting for that "48" to turn into a "47" and no matter how many times I click, it keeps not changing.)

I've finally gotten around to reading (ok, skimming) the Eastern SoMa and Western SoMa Redevelopment Plans (big PDFs: East, West.) Mostly it sounds pretty reasonable. Lots of high-minded Civic Planning with a capital P. It all seems very pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly, which I think is great. If this goes through, it sounds like we'll be getting wider sidewalks in front of DNA Lounge, which would be awesome. It's not clear to me if this means that all the street parking on 11th St. would disappear, though. I've got mixed feelings about that. The plan also includes better transit service down Folsom and 11th.

I think it's funny that both documents, when they wanted a photo to illustrate the concept of "mixed use neighborhood", both used a photo taken directly in front of DNA Lounge, of the condos and tire shop, even though they painted over that awesome tire in 2006.

Come to Hubba Hubba's Creepshow Peepshow tomorrow!

Ladies and Gentlemen, customers of ALL AGES,

IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION FOR SAID LICENSE Under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. [...] the Department having approved issuing of the license; the license is issued immediately. CERTIFICATE. It is hereby certified that on August 14, 2008, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control adopted the foregoing as its order in the proceeding therein described.

We just got the certified letter today, so now it's real. How about that!

Our first all ages show is now on sale: Sun, Sep 7: Rebelution.

Here are the answers to the flood of questions that has already begun:

  • No, this does not mean that all of our events will be all ages. In general, live shows will be all ages, and dance nights will be 21+. There may be exceptions, but they will be just that, exceptions.

  • Yes, we have the permit now, and would legally be allowed to admit people under 21 today. But we're not going to do that before Sep 7 for a number of reasons, most importantly, that half our staff is about to leave for Burning Man and we need to have some meetings and do some training first to make this happen right.

  • No, we're not going to make an exception for your friend who's turning 21 in a week. Until further notice, DNA Lounge is still 21+. Be patient. It won't be long now.

This weekend? Zany. Photos are up of Hubba Hubba Revue: Creepshow Peepshow and of the SF Drag King Contest.