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Paxton Gate's 20th Anniversary and Holiday Party


Saturday Dec 1, 2012 (8–10pm)


Paxton Gate

824 Valencia St





Twenty years ago, Paxton Gate opened as a modest local gardening store. It's since become a favorite gardening-slash-curiosity shop and Mission District destination, full of fascinating and macabre finds from the natural — and sometimes mythical — world. Paxton Gate is the place to go if you haven't yet seen a unicorn taxidermy, or if you've ever wanted to own a raccoon penis bone or a taxidermied mouse dressed in Renaissance garb, or if you'd like to learn how to mount an insect. Help Paxton Gate ring in 20 years at a party that's guaranteed to offer a twist or two. From 3-6pm, Paxton Gate's Curiosities for Kids (766 Valencia St) celebrates with kid-friendly activities and refreshments. Then, from 8-10pm, the main Paxton Gate store (824 Valencia St) overflows with contortionists, stilt-walkers, door prizes, discounts, and an open bar. Here's your chance to drink gin with a unicorn.

Bonnie Chan, Flavorpill

Paxton Gate says…

You'll find contortionists, stilt walkers, the mysterious musical styling of "Shovelman," and so much more. We'll also feature special discounts and door prizes, refreshments, as well as an open bar courtesy of Hendrick's Gin.