Love Is A Mixtape: SF Mixtape Society at Make-Out Room


Valentine’s Day is approaching all too quickly, spewing red roses and boxes of chocolates in its wake, and what better way to show you care than to put together a mixtape for your nearest and dearest?

Spend an afternoon perusing the music collection, trying out different tracks, making it flow, working in secret in-jokes, and finding the joy in turning the sweetheart onto a new band. Then you just might be ready to try your hand at making mixtapes for like-minded strangers devoted to the art and exchange of the mix. Meet ‘em at the new free mixtape-exchange event series, launching Sunday, Jan. 31, and organized by the San Francisco Mixtape Society at the Make-Out Room.

The quarterly gathering’s inaugural theme: cities vs. towns. You don’t need to be a city slick or a tony townie to put together a mix based on that notion -- be it on cassette, CD, or USB -- and offer it up for judging (your peers and a panel of judges will look for the best track listings and artwork) and possible prizes. A raffle, eclectic tune-age spun by DJ Diego Baptista, and video art by local artists are also slated. And organizers promise you: Everyone who brings a mix will leave with an mix made by someone else.

San Francisco Mixtape Society happens Sunday, Jan. 31, 4-6 p.m., at the Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St., SF. Free. (415) 647-2888.

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