Today Only: Win a Handsome Muni Streetcar Poster

Want this beautiful new poster of the F-Market on your wall? We’re giving this poster away today to one lucky Facebook fan on the Muni Diaries facebook page! You don’t have to be a new fan; all our Facebook fans are eligible to win. But if you’re not following us on Facebook already (ahem, what?), today’s the day!

This poster is courtesy of @khayreebutler, who also has other great posters that showcase Muni’s fleet of vintage streetcars. The posters are up on ThirtySecondExposure’s Etsy site.

The contest closes at 11:59 p.m. tonight, so go over to the Muni Diaries Facebook page and join us. We’ll announce the winner on Facebook tomorrow.

Counting Down 100 Days, 100 Muni Stories

Muni turns 100 this year, and we want to celebrate it with your Muni stories in our “100 Days, 100 Muni Stories” project! You might remember the cool prize for this story drive: Submit a Muni story in the next 100 days and a portion of your story can end up on a bus ad.

For 100 days this summer, you can go our 100 Muni Stories page to see new stories in the running for getting their own advertisement inside the bus. We’ve combed through your submissions and tweets, plus some that we think deserve some props. At the end of the 100 days, we’ll be choosing quotes from the best of the best to appear on ads inside all Muni buses.

Today’s “100 Muni Stories” submission comes from David Gray, who remembers the 55-Sacramento and how its passengers had to help the bus get up steep San Francisco hills.

We’re still taking submissions for the centennial birthday celebration, so send your stories our way and remember to tag it #100MuniStories.

Muni Diaries “100 Days, 100 Muni Stories” graphic design is by Lisa Wong Jackson. Check her out at Good on Paper.

Fun Tonight: 10 Years of Being Young, Broke, and Beautiful

Tonight Muni Diaries friend Broke-Ass Stuart is celebrating 10 years of living in San Francisco with a huge blowout party at Public Works. My favorite part of the party invite: “this is a classy affair, so please DRESS UP.” Who doesn’t love an excuse to look fancy?

So here’s what you do:
Step 1. RSVP.
Step 2. Clean up nice.
Step 3. Party your ass off.

The original broke-ass himself is going to be there with tons of great stuff:

  • Sponsored fancy drinks (Negronis) by Campari for the first hour.
  • FREE Oysters by WoodHouse Fish Co. while supplies last.
  • 30 free gourmet dogs by Dojo Dogs (first come first serve)
  • Dojo Dogs + Creme Brulee Cart Outside
  • Photobooth by Snap Fiesta

It’s just $3 to get in, and part of that goes to Slap Cancer. We’ll see you there!

Broke and Classy, Broke-Ass Stuart’s 10 Year Anniversary of Living in SF
Thursday May 17, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Public Works, 161 Erie Street

Reminder: Monthly A Pass Fare Increase in July


Photo by judemorrissey

Update: As reader Rachel pointed out below, the M pass (Muni-only) will also go up by $2 and will be $64 starting July. Thanks, Rachel!

Starting in July, the monthly Muni A pass will cost you $74 instead of $72. We first learned about this last year via the Examiner, who reports that the SFMTA’s board of directors approved the fare increase program in 2010 based on inflation.

For those of you on WageWorks, you should have received an email alert and your order should be automatically adjusted for the new price.

The A pass includes BART rides within city limits. The basic fare per Muni ride is still $2.

Fun Tonight: Drinking/Songs, A Night of Beer and Music That Goes With It

Tonight, Muni Diaries Live alum Chloe Veltman is hosting a night of beer tasting and drinking songs at 50 Mason Social Club. You might remember Chloe from the last Muni Diaries Live show where she and her friends sang a transit-inspired madrigal.

Chloe is the host of public radio’s Voice Box. At tonight’s event, you can sample seven Dogfish Head beers inspired by brewing traditions around the world, and hear music associated with each ale. Also featured is a live discussion with singers Justin Montigne and Jesse Antin, and cicerone Sayre Piotrkowski (The Monk’s Kettle).

Details:
Drinking/Songs, A Night of Beer and Music That Goes With It
Invitation and advanced tickets
Wednesday, May 16, 8 – 10 p.m.
50 Mason Social Club
50 Mason Street (near Powell Street Station)

Muni Diaries Birthday Party Surprise

Last Saturday we celebrated our fourth birthday with a party at the Make-Out Room where we shared margaritas and chicharoones and mugged in front of the Orange Photography photobooth, all to tunes from the golden age of hip hop.

One of the best surprises that evening came from rider Christa, who brought these cool Fast Pass name tags for everybody just for fun!You might remember Christa’s other crafty endeavor, a 22-Fillmore Moleskin notebook.

Here she is wearing one of the fun name tags.

So thoughtful! Reminds me of the time when Rachel brought these cute Muni line mini cupcakes to Muni Diaries Live.

Thanks Christa!

We have more photos from the party courtesy of Orange Photography. Stay tuned!

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