Muni Diaries Live: Back on August 11!

Photo by Kevin Wong

Just when you think you’ve seen and heard it all in San Francisco, a Muni story can always prove you wrong! Join us at the Elbo Room for Muni Diaries Live, where we bring you true and hilarious Muni (and BART!) stories live on stage.

This time you’ll hear stories from the king of stylish brokeitude, Broke-Ass Stuart, audience favorite Jesse James, and spoken word wonderwoman Joyce Lee. We’ll reveal the rest of the lineup in a few days (hint: mime. Seriously). In meantime, get your tickets now!

If you’ve never been to Muni Diaries Live before, check out our event recap page. Don’t forget, we will have great prizes from our sponsors for audience storytellers, so start dusting off your doozies.


Muni Diaries Live
Elbo Room
647 Valencia Street
San Francisco
Take Muni there: J-Church, 12, 14, 22, 33, 49, or BART: 16th or 24th St stations

Sat., Aug. 11, doors: 6:30, show: 7 p.m. Tickets: $12.
Buy advance tickets

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Your Weekend Transit Advisory

This weekend’s transit advisory is short and sweet.

L Taraval Track Switch Replacement Project
From 8 p.m., Friday, to 5 a.m., Monday, the SFMTA will install new track switches on the L Taraval Line between 22nd and 23rd avenues and at 35th Avenue. The inbound (eastbound) stops on Ulloa Street at both 15th and Forest Side avenues will be missed.

On Sunday the annual AIDS Walk will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Golden Gate Park. Please visit AIDS Walk San Francisco website for more details.

The 44-O’Shaughnessy Muni route will be affected.

Your Weekend Transit Advisory

Well, compared with recent weekends, this one is light and breezy.

Fillmore Street Jazz Festival
On Saturday and Sunday the Fillmore Street Jazz Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day on Fillmore Street between Jackson and Eddy streets.  Please visit for more details.

The following Muni routes will be affected:

  • 1 California
  • 2 Clement
  • 3 Jackson
  • 22 Fillmore
  • 24 Divisadero
  • 31 Balboa
  • 38 Geary

SFMTA Reminds San Francisco Residents and Visitors that Construction Continues on N Judah, J Church Lines Tomorrow

The construction hours will be from 8 p.m., Friday to 5 a.m., Monday on each weekend. Muni service adjustments and traffic detours will need to start an hour earlier at 7 p.m. on Friday and will continue through construction hours. As with the previous construction weekends for these projects, which began in February, the construction dates have been coordinated between both the Church & Duboce and Carl Street projects to minimize inconvenience to residents, businesses, Muni customers, motorists and bicyclists.

During the July 6 weekend and upcoming construction weekends, the N Line will be shut down with substitute service provided by bus shuttles from Ocean Beach to Church Street. No N Line service will be operated in the Metro subway; however, supplemental rail service will be in place between Castro Station and the Caltrain Station at 4th and King streets. The J Church Line will operate between the Balboa Park Station and Market Street. J Line customers will need to transfer between the Church Street Metro Station and the Church Street stop between Market and 15th streets.

Muni Service Impacts

N Judah Bus Shuttles

  • N Judah bus shuttles will operate all weekend between Ocean Beach and Church Street.
  • From La Playa to Arguello the N buses will follow the regular N Line route.
  • East of Arguello the N service will re-route around the construction and street closure.
  • The service will run as an express between Cole and Frederick and Castro and Duboce.

J Church

  • Rail service on the J Church Line will only operate between Balboa Park Muni Metro/BART Station and Church and Market streets.
  • J Church customers can transfer at Church and Market streets between regular J Line service on the street and Metro subway service provided by the K, L, M and T lines between Church Station and Embarcadero Station.

22 Fillmore

  • The 22 Fillmore Route will need to detour around Church and Duboce streets.
  • No service will operate via Castro and 18th streets.

N Owl

  • The N Owl will run between Ocean Beach and Caltrain (4th & King) with a detour on Frederick Street instead of Carl Street and a detour around Church and Duboce streets. N Owl bus service will be re-routed from Carl Street onto Frederick Street.

Gettin’ Around: A Muni-Themed Photo Workshop by Lomography SF

Photo: sixsixty

Back in the old days, we didn’t have Instagram and the Hefe filter to jazz up our photos! We shot with film and we loved it, god dammit!

Anyway, we thought it was about time we paid homage to the old-school way of shooting one of the world’s most photogenic urban landscapes.

Join Muni Diaries and Lomography SF for a Muni-themed photo workshop. First, we’ll go over beginners’ tips and tricks for analog street and transportation photography. We’ll focus on how to shoot on Muni — one of our fair city’s best photography muses — and outside of it. Then, we’ll turn you loose with a fine camera — La Sardina or Diana Mini — so you can put those tips into practice ASAP. If you’ve got your own 35mm Lomography camera, you’re more than welcome to bring it and shoot with that!

1 p.m., Sunday, July 22
Start to finish should be roughly three hours.
Workshop starts at the Lomography Gallery Store in Union Square:
309 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA
(415) 248-0096

$10 per person or $7 for students, plus up to an additional $16 for various developing/digitizing/printing options.

But wait, there’s more:
Heads up, sharpest shooters: the best photo shot at the workshop wins a prize.

How to sign up:
RSVP as “Going” right on the Facebook invite if you’re interested. Or you can call, email, or RSVP in person to the Lomography store to secure your spot. Space is limited so get on it!

Your Weekend Muni Transit Advisory

Another busy weekend is in store for San Francisco. Tomorrow, temperatures are forecast to reach 80 degrees. Stay hydrated and keep applying that sun screen, folks!

Here are SFMTA’s weekend transit advisories:

U.S. Open Championship
The US Open at The Olympic Club began Monday, June 11 and will continue through Sunday, June 17. U.S. Open shuttles operate from the Colma BART Station and Candlestick Park to the event. For more details about the event and transportation, please visit

While the 18 46th Avenue is affected by the event, it is also the best Muni service to use to get to the U.S. Open. Please visit the U.S. Open page on for more details.

North Beach Festival
On Saturday and Sunday the North Beach Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

The following Muni routes will be affected:

· 30 Stockton
· 39 Coit
· 45 Union/Stockton
· 8X Bayshore Express

Juneteenth Celebration
On Saturday and Sunday the Juneteenth Celebration will take place on Fillmore Street between Post and Turk streets from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Please visit San Francisco Juneteenth for more details.

The following Muni routes will be affected on Saturday and Sunday:

· 5 Fulton
· 22 Fillmore
· 31 Balboa
· 38 Geary

Juneteenth Parade
The Juneteenth Parade will begin on Saturday at 11 a.m. starting from the African American Art and Cultural Complex on Fulton Street. It will proceed north on Polk Street, west on McAllister Street, north on Webster Street, west on Turk Street, north on Scott Street and east on O’Farrell Street to the Burl L. Toler Campus.

The following Muni routes will be affected on Saturday:

· 5 Fulton
· 22 Fillmore
· 31 Balboa

Your Weekend Muni Transit Advisory — Busy, Busy

Lots going on. Here are some weekend transit advisories, courtesy SFMTA:

Giants Homestand
Friday, Saturday and Sunday the Giants will host home games at AT&T Park. More details about Muni service to AT&T Park, including connections from other Bay Area transit systems, can be found at

Haight Ashbury Street Fair
On Sunday the annual Haight Ashbury Street Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The following Muni line and routes will be affected:

· N Judah
· 33 Stanyan
· 43 Masonic
· 37 Corbett
· 71 Noriega

Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon
The annual “Escape from Alcatraz” Triathlon will begin at 7:30 a.m., Sunday with a swim from Alcatraz to the St. Francis Yacht Club. Participants will then bike through the Presidio to Great Highway, through Golden Gate Park, back to the Marina for the run to Baker Beach and back to the Marina Green for the finish. The following Muni routes will be affected by the triathlon:

· 18 46th Avenue
· 29 Sunset
· 38 Geary (outbound only)

Temporary Street Closure
From 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, there will be a temporary street closure on Mission Street between Beale and Main streets. The following Muni routes will be affected:

· 14 Mission
· 14L Mission Limited
· 38 Geary
· 71 Haight-Noriega

U.S. Open Championship
The US Open (the national championship of golf in the United States) will take place at The Olympic Club in San Francisco starting Monday, June 11 through Sunday, June 17. The U.S. Open will offer free shuttles from the Colma BART Station and Candlestick Park. For more details about the event and transportation, please visit

The 18 46th Avenue Route will be affected.

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