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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Broke-Ass Stuart Throws His Own Bar Mitzvah

Posted By on Thu, May 21, 2015 at 4:15 PM

click to enlarge This had to be like, what, 1993 or '94? - BROKE-ASS STUART
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  • This had to be like, what, 1993 or '94?

While we know for a fact that Stuart Schuffman (aka Broke-Ass Stuart) laid awkward, ill-fitting tefillin and got up and read some Hebrew in a cracking, pubescent voice some 20 years ago, it’s not stopping him from throwing his own Bar Mitzvah this Sunday, May 24 at Rickshaw Stop.
It’s not because he’s trying to pull a fast one, or because he finally tracked down Zoltar Speaks and morphed back into the 13-year-old self he was all along. It’s because he’s been getting drunk and raising hell in San Francisco for 13 years now. As a party and also a fundraiser to help get some Accutane and maybe a big notebook to hide its morning wood, there will be a lineup of performances that’s kind of a hipster who’s who: the Sam Chase, Travis Hayes & the Young Daze, Conspiracy of Beards, Hard French’s DJ Carnita, circus performances from the Golden Gate Dolls, surprise guests and more.

To dispel rumors that he couldn’t be elected dog-catcher in this town, Schuffman just might be announcing his formal candidacy for mayor against Ed Lee — something that will no doubt irritate some of San Francisco’s gadfly perennial office-seekers. There will also be cookies from Doughbies and sandwiches from Ike’s. Ike Shehadeh told SF Weekly that he’s part of the “Love party,” which makes the event bipartisan.

Perhaps not coincidentally, DJ Carnita (aka Tom Temprano) is also running for office, specifically the City College Board of Trustees. Might this be like the time that an obscure state senator from Illinois joined forces with a grinning glad-hander who commutes from Delaware? Maybe! You could say you know them when, but only if you go to the Bar Mitzvah.

Broke-Ass Stuart’s Bar Mitzvah Party, Sunday, May 24, 8 p.m., at Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell.

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Peter Lawrence Kane

Peter Lawrence Kane is SF Weekly's Arts Editor. He has lived in San Francisco since 2008 and is two-thirds the way toward his goal of visiting all 59 national parks.


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