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Thursday, November 8

Outlet Mall Grand Opening: Champagne, DJs, & Giveaways | Livermore
Thursday, November 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Some events require an RSVP
| Livermore Premium Outlets
Outlet Mall Grand Opening: Champagne, DJs, & Giveaways | Livermore

Shop until your heart’s content at the brand new outlet mall, Paragon Outlets, in Livermore. The grand opening celebration will kick off at 10 am with champagne, confetti and a ribbon cutting ceremony.
In addition to live entertainment throughout the day, there will also be in-store …

Outdoor Fitness Boot Camp & Jerry Rice | Pier 39
Thursday, November 8 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Outdoor Fitness Boot Camp & Jerry Rice | Pier 39

Take your workout outdoors and learn how to use urban landscapes in your fitness routine from certified trainers at the My City is My Gym pop-up fitness site at Pier 39 in San Francisco.
Legendary San Francisco 49er Jerry Rice will be unveiling the site on Thursday, November 8, 2012.
The …

$5 Week: Ripley’s Believe It or Not “Odditorium” | Fisherman’s Wharf
Thursday, November 8 – All Day | Cost: $5*
*$5 admission when you bring in 5 cans of non-perishable food to donate.
| Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium
$5 Week: Ripley's Believe It or Not

Want to see some oddities for five bucks? Bring in five cans of food to donate and get into Ripley’s Believe It or Not “Odditorium” for just $5 between November 4-8, 2012. While you’re there, get lost in the weird, the creepy, and unusual world of ...

Planetarium Party NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, November 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12 | California Academy of Sciences
Planetarium Party NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

In honor of its 60th anniversary, Morrison Planetarium will screen a mini-marathon of its three recent productions: Fragile Planet, Life: A Cosmic Story, and Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet, preceded by a Tour of the Night Sky at 6:30.

Planetarium Director Ryan Wyatt and his …

Win Tix: Built in the Bay: Discussion & Expo of Local Merchant Culture | SF
Built in the Bay: Discussion & Expo of Local Merchant Culture | SF

Join KQED’s Cy Musiker and a panel of San Francisco entrepreneurs and community leaders (SF Made, Rickshaw Bagworks, La Cocina and others) as they explore the local marketplace, the benefits of buying local, and the distinct procurement culture that makes the SF Bay Area so …

Google’s Self-Driving Cars Talk | Stanford
Thursday, November 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required
| Stanford Law School
Google's Self-Driving Cars Talk | Stanford

Learn about how self-driving vehicles became reality with a talk on how Nevada’s groundbreaking autonomous driving law was passed at Stanford Law School on Thursday, November 8, 2012.
How an (Autonomous Driving) Bill Becomes a Law Schedule:

6 pm: Reception – First Floor Law School Lobby – Stanford Law School
7 pm: Panel …

Real Food Fermentation: Mini Workshop Night | Omnivore Books on Food
Thursday, November 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Real Food Fermentation: Mini Workshop Night | Omnivore Books on Food

Learn about real food fermentation by preserving whole fresh food with live cultures in your home kitchen at a mini-workshop at Omnivore Books on Food from 6-7 pm on Thursday, November 8, 2012.
Preserve your favorite foods through every season with Real Food Fermentation. Control your …

BrokeAss Gourmet Mini Food & Wine Tasting | North Beach
Thursday, November 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Park and Pond
BrokeAss Gourmet Mini Food & Wine Tasting | North Beach

Meet San Francisco chef and cookbook author Gabi Moskowitz, alternatively known as the BrokeAss Gourmet, at her book signing at Park and Pond in San Francisco from 6-8 pm on Thursday, November 8, 2012.

She’ll be dishing out samples from the recipes in the book for you …

Valencia Street Block Party | Mission
Thursday, November 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Valencia Street Block Party | Mission

Joshu+Vela is celebrating the launch of their pop-up shop with a block party on Valencia Street from 6-10 pm on November 8, 2012.
The following shops will be open late for the occasion:

Accident & Artifact
Taylor Stitch
Four Barrel Coffee
Noo Works
No Shop

For one night only, Joshu+Vela will be offering a 15% …

Knocking on Heaven’s Door: 1906 Earthquake Photos | SF
Thursday, November 8 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Knocking on Heaven’s Door: 1906 Earthquake Photos | SF

Knocking on Heaven’s Door is a lecture on post-1906 San Francisco Earthquake photography with Dr. Rodger C. Birt.

Pottery Barn Paired Wine Tasting with Small Bites | Palo Alto
Thursday, November 8 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required
| Pottery Barn (Palo Alto)
Pottery Barn Paired Wine Tasting with Small Bites | Palo Alto

Start your holiday shopping off right with a holiday wine tasting party.
Enjoy complimentary tastings of La Crema Chardonnay and Pinot Noir perfectly paired with small bites while you relax into an evening of holiday shopping.
Free, but an RSVP is required.

West Coast Launch of ‘Best American Poetry 2012′ | Mill Valley
West Coast Launch of 'Best American Poetry 2012' | Mill Valley

The Mill Valley Public Library is proud to sponsor the West Coast launch of “Best American Poetry 2012″ on November 8, 2012.
Started in 1988 by writer and poet David Lehman, this annual anthology has become one of the mainstays of the poetry publication world.
RSVP is recommended …

Homefrys Game Night: Giant Jenga & 75+ Board Games | North Beach
Thursday, November 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kennedy's Irish Pub & Curry House
Homefrys Game Night: Giant Jenga & 75+ Board Games | North Beach

Homefrys takes over Kennedy’s Irish Pub and Curry House with giant games (like a huge Jenga that people crowd around) plus Super Nintendo on a Projector, 75+ Board Games, Air Hockey, Pool, Foosball (pay to play). Win tokens and the top three token holders  and redeem them for prizes. ...

Hot & Heavy Launch Party: Cupcakes & Champagne | Haight
Thursday, November 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Booksmith
Hot & Heavy Launch Party: Cupcakes & Champagne | Haight

Celebrate fat activist and sex educator Virgie Tovar’s new anthology Hot & Heavy at her launch party at The Booksmith on Thursday, November 8, 2012.
Enjoy complimentary cupcakes and champagne.  Virgie will talk about her latest book and will be joined by fellow contributors.

Classical Concert & Broadway Show Tunes: Thursday | Presidio
Thursday, November 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post Lawn
Classical Concert & Broadway Show Tunes: Thursday | Presidio

Some of San Francisco’s talented young musicians from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music are on display on November 8-9, 2012 at 7:30pm in the popular Concerts at the Presidio series, now in its seventh season. This performance will feature sopranos Kristin Clayton and Shawnette ...

SF Documentary Fest Opening Night Film “Working Class” & Party | SF
Thursday, November 8 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 with promo code FUNCHEAP. Otherwise, $10/adv $12/door
| Brava Theater
SF Documentary Fest Opening Night Film

Join the opening night of SF Indie’s Documentary Festival at Brava Theater with a screening of “Working Class” and a after-party with complimentary beer and wine, music and art show.
Get tickets for $5 with our promo code “FUNCHEAP”
“Working Class” is a neat juxtaposition of two …

Win Tix: Ben Sollee: Genre-Bending Cellist | Swedish American Hall
Thursday, November 8 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Regular price, $18
| Swedish American Hall
Ben Sollee: Genre-Bending Cellist | Swedish American Hall

Ben Sollee is an American cellist, singer-songwriter, and composer known for his innovative playing style, genre-bending songwriting, electrifying performances, political activism, and wide appeal.
Opening is Brooklyn based Grammy nominated writer and multi instrumentalis Luke Reynolds.

Win Tix: 007-Themed Nail Polish Set
Thursday, November 8 – All Day | Cost: WIN
007-Themed Nail Polish Set

The same week as Skyfall hits theaters, one winner gets a 007-themed nail polish set – OPI James Bond Bond-ettes Mini Set (Golden Eye, The Spy Who Loved Me, The World Is Not Enough, Live and Let Die).

Britney Spears Flash Mob Dance Class: Baby One More Time | SF
Thursday, November 8 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | LEVYstudio
Britney Spears Flash Mob Dance Class: Baby One More Time | SF

Join the Bay Area Flash Mob for the “It’s Britney, B*tch!” Flash Mob. Yep, you’ll be learning beaucoup Britney from Baby Hit Me One More Time to Toxic, so get ready to shake it to a bad-ass medley that will culminate into an epic flash mob ...

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

Nov. 8th guests include:

Jason Wheeler – One of the best comics on the West Coast. Extremely Pretty.
Sal Calanni – NBC’s Trauma, The Sal & Angelo podcast, feature film Lucifer’s Crewcut
Kevin O’Shea – Independent Film Channel, SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival
Cara Tramantano – Creator of Monday …

SF Ladies Arm Wrestling Bar Battle | Thee Parkside
Thursday, November 8 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
SF Ladies Arm Wrestling Bar Battle | Thee Parkside

Cheer on your favorite ladies from behind the bar as they rival each other in a wicked battle of arm wrestling at 9 pm on Thursday, November 8, 2012.
SF Ladies Arm Wrestling Bar Battle
Thursday, November 8, 2012 (9p)
Thee Parkside,  1600 17th St. @ Wisconsin
FREE
Half a dozen …

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 …

Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Every Thursday – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food, drinks & shopping
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park

Looking to discover SF’s best local craft/artisan food vendors and special chef pop-ups?
SoMa StrEat Food Park and Funcheap are putting on a Thursday Night Market called “StrEat Bazaar.” The focus is mostly craft food vendors, special pop-up restaurants, food trucks (of course) and some artists …

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 …

’90s DJ Thursday: Party Like It’s 1999 | SF
Every Thursday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE
'90s DJ Thursday: Party Like It's 1999 | SF

Every Thursday night, Raven Bar & Lounge is partying like it’s 1999 with DJ Mark Andrus bringing you back in time, but not too far back.
There is no cover charge and the fun starts at 9 pm.

“Rock and Roll Comedy Jam” Night | Milk Bar
Every Thursday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Milk Bar

Music and standup comedy collide every Thursday at Milk Bar on Haight Street.
Hilarious comedians from all over the country are joined on stage by the band Medicine Bug who provide an improvised musical accompaniment.

The Mission Position Comedy Showcase | SF
The Mission Position Comedy Showcase | SF

The Mission Position is an independent comedy showcase, hosted by four of San Francisco’s most acclaimed comedians – Matt Lieb, Kate Willett, Trevor Hill and Jessica Sele.
Get $5 tickets with Eventbrite discount code: FUNCHEAP. Otherwise, tickets are $10.
Every Thursday, audiences fill Lost Weekend Video’s famous CineCave …

“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

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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