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Thursday, March 8

Peet’s Founder’s Day 2012 | 2-for-1 Coffee & Free Tastings
Thursday, March 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*With a coupon get 2 drinks for the price of 1.
| Peet's Coffee and Tea
Peet's Founder's Day 2012 | 2-for-1 Coffee & Free Tastings

On Thursday, March 8 and Saturday, March 10, 2012 Peet’s Coffee and Tea locations in the Bay Area will honor the birthday and legacy of their founder and source of inspiration since 1966, Alfred Peet. 
Print out the coupon below and bring a friend to get …

Free Lecture: The History of Marinship | Sausalito
Thursday, March 8 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Model Visitor Center
Free Lecture: The History of Marinship | Sausalito

Join Ranger Bill as he facilitates an in-depth discussion on the history of the Marinship Shipyard at the Bay Model built by the Bechtel Corporation at the request of President Franklin Roosevelt in March of 1942. Learn about the 93 ships built there during WWII.

Allison Weiss and Rachael Cantu Live at Amoeba | Berkeley
Thursday, March 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (Berkeley)
Allison Weiss and Rachael Cantu Live at Amoeba | Berkeley

Amoeba Music is sponsoring the Allison Weiss and Rachael Cantu West Coast tour in March and you can catch them at Amoeba Berkeley for their only show in the Bay Area.
Rachael Cantu:
Best known for her evocative blend of indie folk rock delicately infused with distinctly …

Opening Reception: I Am Crime: Art on the Edge of the Law | SOMA
Thursday, March 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SOMArts Cultural Center
Opening Reception: I Am Crime: Art on the Edge of the Law | SOMA

I Am Crime: Art on the Edge of Law (March 9–April 19) is an exhibition of more than 30 artists and collectives that challenge, question or circumvent the law through their work.
Curated by Justin Hoover, I Am Crime touches on issues of equity— who …

Free Commonwealth Club Talk: Patient Care and Advocacy | SF
Thursday, March 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Commonwealth Club (SF)
Free Commonwealth Club Talk: Patient Care and Advocacy | SF

Join a talk that will bring together healthcare innovators and experts to share their first-hand perspectives to address the issue of patient-oriented health care.
Many Americans today are dealing with chronic illnesses, trying to navigate through insurance, to decide what treatments are best or most affordable, …

Shoot Like a Girl: A Celebration of Female Photographers | SF
Thursday, March 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lomography Gallery Store (SF)
Shoot Like a Girl: A Celebration of Female Photographers | SF

In celebration of International Women’s Day, let’s honor some of the most prominent and influential female film photographers including Diane Arbus, Annie Leibovitz and Cindy Sherman.
The Lomography Gallery Store is dedicating their Thursday night Blue Hour to all the lovely lady Lomographers out there with …

The Bold Italic NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, March 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general, $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
The Bold Italic NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

Celebrate the best of San Francisco by touring a series of “meta-hoods” throughout the Academy, organized by the crew at The Bold Italic.
In Twin Steeps, local coffee and tea purveyors will reveal the secrets to steeping success. In Makers Point, meet local makers, designers and …

Chronicle Books Opening Day and 20% Off | Metreon
Thursday, March 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Chronicle Books Metreon
Chronicle Books Opening Day and 20% Off | Metreon

Chronicle Books are re-opening in the Metreon, and they’ve got a weekend full of events and discounts planned.
From 6-9pm on March 8, customers can mingle and enjoy delicious treats in store. Stop by all day to see the new space and browse our variety of art, …

Rock Art Poster Show, Concert & Beer | SF
Thursday, March 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Original Firehouse
Rock Art Poster Show, Concert & Beer | SF

Love rock poster art? Then you’ll want to come by this free show exhibiting rare and formerly unavailable posters and prints for this very special evening.
Art on display will be presented by:

Firehouse Kustom Rockart Company,
Jacknife Posters (UK),
Jorge Gamboa (paintings),
Chase Marshall (handmade lamps and art).

Rock bands Burnt …

Free Meditation Workshop | East Bay
Thursday, March 8 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | El Cerrito Library
Free Meditation Workshop | East Bay

Join Dr. Marshall Zaslove for an evening meditation workshop.
He will provide techniques to still the mind and meditate on the inner light to access the joy and peace that lie within each of us. He will base his presentation on the book, “Inner and …

Nerdy Blogger Party: Drinks, Bites & Music | SoMa
Thursday, March 8 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| VigLink
Nerdy Blogger Party: Drinks, Bites & Music | SoMa

In March of 2009 VigLink hit the ground running with the goal of making content monetization easier for online publishers of all kinds.
On March 8th, they’ll be celebrating our third year building and delivering awesome content monetization technology with an evening of Join friends, colleagues, publishers, …

Elixir’s Cocktail Club: Vodka Tasting | Mission Dist.
Thursday, March 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Elixir
Elixir's Cocktail Club: Vodka Tasting | Mission Dist.

One of the oldest bars in San Francisco, the Mission District’s Elixir aims to keep you discovering new cocktails to enjoy by hosting a weekly “cocktail club” with a free educational guided tasting and the chance to learn about all the spirits that go into …

International Women’s Day Readings from Ireland and the U.S. | Berkeley
Thursday, March 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Books Inc. (Berkeley)
International Women's Day Readings from Ireland and the U.S. | Berkeley

On international Women’s Day an American writer from Detroit and an Irish writer from Dublin, discuss their books which share themes of managing personal loss, loyalty to family, and joy in life.
In his book, A Prayer for the Departed, Bill Broder honors the elders of …

Thursday Night Belly Dance Class | SF Free School
Thursday, March 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted - RSVP Required.
| The Happiness Institute
Thursday Night Belly Dance Class | SF Free School

Learn the basics of the art of belly dance with movements that are core fundamentals of all styles of belly dance around the world. This class is geared for beginners to intermediate students who want to learn and have fun. Music in the class is a wide …

World Dodgeball Society: Open Gym | Oakland
Thursday, March 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $5 | Bushrod Recreation Center
World Dodgeball Society: Open Gym | Oakland

World Dodgeball Society (WDS), the premier co-ed adult sports and social organization based on nostalgia and camp of the 80s, kicks off their first East Bay season with an open gym play time Thursday March 8th; the official league will start the week after on …

Free Subterranean Comedy Show | Financial District
Thursday, March 8 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted
| Murphy's Pub
Free Subterranean Comedy Show | Financial District

On March 8th The Free Show Downstairs at Murphy’s Pub presents the greatest subterranean comedy show to ever take place in the financial district.
Headliner Brendan Lynch is a favorite at Cobb’s, the Punch Line, the Improv, and every other club or room in the Bay Area. His …

Free House & Moombahton Dance Party | Public Works
Thursday, March 8 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10:30pm, $5 after
| Public Works
Free House & Moombahton Dance Party | Public Works

This month The INTL is going hard in the House music and making sure y’all get yer Moombahton fix too.
Enjoy $3 beers and Passport Cocktails till 10:30pm. Free entry before 10:30pm. $5 after.
DJ Lineup

Sticky K (Mad Decent / SF)
Daims & ChriSupreme (MoomBAYton / Sacramento)
MPHD (Bad …

Win Tix: Popscene: Scotland’s Twin Atlantic & The Soft White Sixties
Thursday, March 8 – 9:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Regular cover price, $8/21+ and $10/18+
| Rickshaw Stop
Popscene: Scotland's Twin Atlantic & The Soft White Sixties

Scotland’s alt rock outfit Twin Atlantic is paying San Francisco a visit and they will be joined by local favorites The Soft White Sixties.
Twin Atlantic new album is built on intricate songwriting aimed at the emotional core of its listeners. In each track, in each guitar …

Every Thursday

Mission Community Market | SF
Every Thursday – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Community Market
Mission Community Market | SF

The Mission Community Market is a weekly, outdoor marketplace that celebrates the Mission’s diversity with fresh fruits and vegetables, street food, live music, arts, local businesses, and after-school activities.
They promote family health and are creating a fun, beautiful public space for the Mission District: the …

Flask Mob Happy Hour: Free Shots & Food | SF
Every Thursday – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Harlot
Flask Mob Happy Hour: Free Shots & Food | SF

Every Thursday from 5-10 pm is Flask Mob Happy Hour at Harlot where you’ll get a free shot if you mention Flask Mob at the door.
Please note, the flaskmob happy hour is on hiatus as of June 5, 2014.
They also feature free food and a live DJ.  These Happy …

Doggy Yappy Hour: Free Sweets & Dog Treats | SF
Every Thursday – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Doggy Yappy Hour: Free Sweets & Dog Treats | SF

Break up the weekday rut and get out of the house for an hour with your dog at the K9 Scrub Club weekly social hour, happening every Thursday from 6-7 pm.
K9 Scrub Club
1734 Church Street, SF (Noe Valley)
Indulge in their free refreshments and sweets for humans, …

Storking Comedy: Free Standup & Intrusive Interviews | Oakland
Every Thursday – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Storking Comedy: Free Standup & Intrusive Interviews | Oakland

Storking Comedy is a weekly comedy showcase with a twist; the show features some of the Bay’s best comedians whom are subsequently interviewed after their performance.
The results are akin to an irreverent Inside the Actor’s Studio as host, OJ Patterson, alternates between goofy rapport and intrusive investigation. Additional questions are fielded from …

Twang Honky Tonk: Country DJs & Line Dancing | SF
Every Thursday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fiddler's Green
Twang Honky Tonk: Country DJs & Line Dancing | SF

Twang Honky Tonk & Country Jamboree is your San Francisco HQ for The PBR, Stagecoach and NASCAR. A nothing-fancy, fun and casual place to hang out with fellow country music fans, dancin’ to contemporary country music all night with classic, outlaw and swing thrown in.
Expect to get your Twang …

Trivia Thursday: Pub Quiz in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway
Trivia Thursday: Pub Quiz in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway

Thursday Night at The New Parkway is Trivia Night.  
This is a chance for you and your friends to compete and win prizes (like free beer and movie passes) if you can answer questions correctly about a range of topics that often include movie history, famous …

Barbary Coast Comedy Night | Oakland
Every Thursday – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Legionnaire Saloon
Barbary Coast Comedy Night | Oakland

Laugh your booty off at the Barbary Coast Comedy night at the Legionnaire Saloon (2272 Telegraph Avenue) in uptown Oakland every Thursday at 7 pm. 
The show is produced by Barry Katzman (Comedy Day) and often features performers who’ve appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Showtime, Comedy …

Free Classic Movie Night at The Magick Lantern | East Bay
Every Thursday – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Magik Lantern
Free Classic Movie Night at The Magick Lantern | East Bay

The Magick Lantern is a small movie theater is the cute little town of Point Richmond in the East Bay. They show many independent new movies, as well as some vintage picks hand-chosen by its proprietor.
Thursday is Classics Night when they show quirky old movies …

“Nightlife on Mars” Underground Comedy Night | SF
Every Thursday – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Murphy's Pub

Nightlife on Mars is an underground comedy club at Murphy’s Pub produced and hosted by Ryan Cronin. It’s a free weekly showcase of local (and sometimes national) comedy talent right in the heart of downtown San Francisco.

Drink Special: $1 off draft beers during the show
Nightlife …

Free Comet Club Comedy | SF
Every Thursday – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Comet Club
Free Comet Club Comedy | SF

Comet Club Comedy is a weekly free comedy showcase at the Comet Club in the Marina district of San Francisco, featuring local Bay Area comedians and special guests hosted by Ben Feldman.
Comet Club Comedy
Every Thursday | 8:30-10 pm
Comet Club, 3111 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
FREE

Free “Deep East” House DJ Night | Oakland
Every Thursday – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Free

Deep East is a weekly dance party held on Thursday nights at Lounge 3411 in Oakland. Each crew member is an accomplished DJ in their own right, and all are East Bay residents.
They came together out of mutual respect, love of deep beats, and a …

Bear Country Funk: Live Soul, Hip Hop & Latin Dance Party | Berkeley
Every Thursday – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Bear Country Funk: Live Soul, Hip Hop & Latin Dance Party | Berkeley

Every Thursday night, The Starry Plough in Berkeley hosts a live funk, soul, hip hop and Latin dance party from 9 pm to midnight.
Come on down to shake it to some funky live music with Anthony Ant and his house band, plus great food and drinks available …

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