Recess: The Free Lunchtime Dance Party ( & Free Food) | SoMa
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Monarch | 101 6th St., San Francisco, CA
SunsetSF launches “Recess”, a Monthly lunchtime dance-off at Monarch. Take in some calories, then work them off in one hump day session.
The first installment of Recess takes place on hump day, Wednesday, July 11, from 12-2pm. Resident DJ Matt Haze and guest Professor Bang will provide the beats.
No cover will be charged for this inaugural edition and free vegetarian sandwiches (sf.eater says they will be from Ike’s Place!) will be provided so revelers don’t have to forgo nourishment to get their boogie and make it back to their desks on time.
Why dance at lunchtime?
SoMa’s Twitter/Zynga/Facebook era pushes a bleeding-edge movement of bits, bytes and tweets but stifles the physical movement of its hardworking purveyors. The local vanguards of Tech Bubble 2.0 are tethered to ergonomic workstations in a kinder, gentler version of Apple’s “1984” ad. Catered meals are consumed at desks, spouses and children corralled into onsite lifepods and programmers’ muscles atrophy below the waist as their monitors and business briefs get bigger and bulkier. Clearly, these poor enslaved automatons need some Recess.
Recess, the new midday dance party brought to you by the merry pranksters at SunsetSF (Sea of Dreams, Silent Frisco, SF Funk Fest), aims squarely at the lethargic routines of round-bellied office workers and delirious dot-commers, prompting them to get ready to get sweaty…during the lunch hour.
Recess eschews treadmills in favor of tech house and lunch meetings in favor of DJ-dancefloor freedom at new club on the block, Monarch (Mission @ 6th St), which boasts the Void sound system recently rated best in the city (SF Chronicle).
Recess follows the lead of Swedish forebearer, Lunchbeat, which places the urgency of movement and freedom from the workplace as top provisions for its dedicated dancers.