activspace.jpgIt’s the eve of SF Open Studios (see great guides to this weekend’s artsy fun from the Weekly, SFist, and a Very Special Gay Guide from those fun new kids, Homoholic), but you can start your artwalking a little early, tonight, at ActivSpace, the building in which we work.

Ha! You thought we worked at home surrounded by cats! This is also true, at times. But more often than not, we are clacking on the TV with the typewriter from a real live office. Our building is also home to a bunch of artists and artisans, many of whom will be opening their studios tonight for you to walk into, look thoughtful, and walk back out.

According to the postcard they put under our door, in addition to the whole art thing, tonight’s festivities include: “Meet the people of ActivSpace,” “Music and Live Entertainment” (including, apparently, belly dancing), “Drinks and Hors d’oeuvres” (classy!), and “A raffle to win prizes!” (prizes not specified)

Seriously, this place is bustling today, and somebody downstairs hung Christmas lights, so this is gonna be a RAGER. And we’re totally going to be here, doing our best to consume at least a month’s worth of rent in food and drinks, more than likely hanging out in or around our office (#405). Stop by and say hello! We will give you stickers. And, perhaps, a pin!

What: ActivSpace building anniversary party with studio visits, free food and booze, and a chance to mock how janky our office is
When: Tonight (Friday Oct 9) from 7-10:30
Where: 3150 18th Street at Treat. Our office is #405
Cost: Free as hell

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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  • cedichou

    That’s the best post of the day. Free party, free wine, free beer. You won’t top it today, so you can go home now, early week-end and all. But then, …, wait a minute, that won’t work, who’ll man the booth? Stay right where you are, I’m sure something BIG will be breaking out of city hall anytime soon, say, between now and 10:30pm.

  • Eve Batey

    I was contemplating getting hammered and just conscripting people to write content from the hallway. (Who am I, Warren Hellman? Badump CHING!) Watch, the site will blossom with content from random drunk hall guy and dreadlock girl who has never seen the internet.

  • cedichou

    Strange, there’s 0 comments when you look at this post from the sfappeal main home page, which obviously is not true. Did you let the dreadlock girl play with the publishing platform?

  • Eve Batey

    Oh, it’s a homepage rebuild thing. Sometimes there’s a lag, because the HP isn’t constantly rebuilding. Please tell people to buy ads so we can get some more horsepower and have faster updating comments!