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Free Storytime & Free Admission to Contemporary Jewish Museum | SF
Thursday, November 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free only with a sticker you receive at a storytime event.
| Contemporary Jewish Museum
Free Storytime & Free Admission to Contemporary Jewish Museum | SF

Celebrate the opening of The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats with the San Francisco Public Library special Ezra Jack Keats storytime events at four SF Library locations.
Get a special Ezra Jack Keats sticker at a storytime event, then get free admission …

Holiday Boutique: Craft Activities, Raffle Giveaways, & Food Trucks | San Ramon
Thursday, November 15 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations of non-perishable or canned foods are appreciated.
| Quail Run Elementary School
Holiday Boutique: Craft Activities, Raffle Giveaways, & Food Trucks | San Ramon

Get your holiday day shopping done early and have some fun with the whole family at the Dougherty Valley Holiday Boutique at Quail Run Elementary School in San Ramon from 2:30-7 pm on Thursday, November 12, 2012.
In addition to shopping from 30+ specialty item vendors, there will …

Free Third Thursday: Vintage Movie “Hello, Frisco, Hello” | SF
Thursday, November 15 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Society of California Pioneers
Free Third Thursday: Vintage Movie

Hello, Frisco? Are you there? Come join The Society of California Pioneers for a vintage movie night, featuring the classic flick “Hello, Frisco, Hello” from the year 1943.
Set in turn-of-the-century San Francisco, Alice Faye and John Payne star in the story of an ambitious …

Free After-Work Pizza Giveaway: Annie’s Homegrown | Marina Green
Thursday, November 15 – 4:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*while supplies last
| Marina Green
Free After-Work Pizza Giveaway: Annie's Homegrown | Marina Green

Want a little free pizza action after work on Thursday? Make sure you check twitter for the exact location on Marina Green starting at 4:45pm and grab yourself a free slice.
Annie’s Homegrown says…
Hello, Bay Area! We’re dishing out free slices of pizza, playing games and …

Analog Happy Hour: Massages, Typewriters, Hand-drawn Portraits, & Live Music | Tenderloin
Thursday, November 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required
| Jones
Analog Happy Hour: Massages, Typewriters, Hand-drawn Portraits, & Live Music | Tenderloin

Drop the phone and disconnect from technology for a night of Device Free Drinks with an analog zone with typewriters, games, free hand-drawn portraits, communal art, live music, and donation-based massages from 5-9 pm at Jones in San Francisco.
Device Free Drinks II Activities:

The Digital Detox phone-check at the door …

Free Wine for Moustaches | Grand Cafe
Free Wine for Moustaches | Grand Cafe

On Thursday, November 15 the Grand Cafe is asking guests to “Show Us Your ‘Stach” – come bearing a mustache (real or otherwise), and get a free glass of Beaujolais Nouveau, the newly arrived French red wine.
Chef Alicia Jenish will also have two dinner specials …

Braniac NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, November 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12 | California Academy of Sciences
Braniac NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

Test the limits of your cerebral cortex on a night dedicated to brain power.

Gather up a team and compete in a pub-style trivia showdown hosted by Brainstormers, or outsmart your friends in a game of oversized chess or checkers provided by homefrys.
Explore the big questions …

Sole Therapy Shoe Happy Hour & DJ | Milipitas
Thursday, November 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP. The champagne is probably free, but bring a few bucks just in case.
| Off Broadway Shoes (Milpitas)
Sole Therapy Shoe Happy Hour & DJ | Milipitas

If you love shoes, join Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse for Sole Therapy Happy Hour to celebrate the Grand Opening of the newest Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse location at The Great Mall of the Bay Area.
Free, but RSVP to attend
Enjoy a live DJ, champagne toast (the champagne is …

Film Screening & Q+A: The Start-up Kids w/ Free Drinks & Snacks | Mission
Thursday, November 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required
| Wix Lounge
Film Screening & Q+A: The Start-up Kids w/ Free Drinks & Snacks | Mission

Head to Wix Lounge in the Mission for a free film screening of The Startup Kids from 6-9 pm on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. Catch the flick and enjoy free beer, wine and popcorn.
There will be a post-screening Q+A with Hermione Way, who is featured in …

Win Tix: SF Beta Startup Mixer: Cloud & Infrastructure Edition | 111 Minna
Thursday, November 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Regular admission price, $25
| 111 Minna Gallery
SF Beta Startup Mixer: Cloud & Infrastructure Edition | 111 Minna

November 15, 2012: Cloud & Infrastructure Edition
The last SF Beta of the year focuses on two of the hottest topics in tech: Cloud & Infrastructure. We’re focusing on the future of the web — and the backbone that powers it — with a theme that’s …

Win Tix: Rick Prelinger’s SF Lost Landscapes Retrospective | SoMa
Thursday, November 15 – 6:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Regular cost, $10 General (includes Museum admission)
| Contemporary Jewish Museum
Rick Prelinger's SF Lost Landscapes Retrospective | SoMa

Take a look back at first six years of Rick Prelinger’s Lost Landscapes, with home movies and footage of San Francisco’s social and political struggles, spanning 1910–1970.
Prelinger searches out archival film, home movies, political reels, and other celluloid remnants to splice together long-unseen film footage of …

Free Screening: Short Films & Live Music | Oakland
Thursday, November 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Peralta Junction Pop-Up
Free Screening: Short Films & Live Music | Oakland

Peralta Junction will be screening a bunch of short films from (mainly) local filmmakers.
The Picnic is an Oakland-made silent movie directed by Allen White and produced by Bree Hylkema. (25 min.)
The cast includes many local artists and performers and features an original score by Dan Cantrell.
“This …

La Maison Cointreau: Free Cocktails, Food, History & Music | SF
Thursday, November 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Big Daddy's Antiques
La Maison Cointreau: Free Cocktails, Food, History & Music | SF

Taste Cointreau cocktails, nosh on complimentary hors d’oeuvres and get to know the history of the delicious orange liqueur with Alfred Cointreau, sixth generation family member at Big Daddy’s Antiques in San Francisco. RSVP required for 30 minutes slots from 7-10pm on November 14 or 15, 2012. Taste ...

Sway Holiday Mixer: Free Food, Drinks & Goodie Bags | Alameda
Thursday, November 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sway (Alameda)
Sway Holiday Mixer: Free Food, Drinks & Goodie Bags | Alameda

Get ready for holiday party season at Sway on Park Street in Alameda and join them for a holiday mixer on Thursday, November 15, 2012.
There will be free food, drinks, goodie bags, and a 10% discount off the entire store to make for a night …

Whole Foods Holiday Gala: Tasting Fair & Music | Los Altos
Thursday, November 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| Whole Foods (Los Altos)
Whole Foods Holiday Gala: Tasting Fair & Music | Los Altos

Join Whole Foods for a Holiday Gala with music, lots of food demos and tastings on November 15, 2012.
Free, but RSVP is required.
They’ll also have a $5 beer and wine tasting to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.

Poetry Flash Readings: Aby Kaupang & Matthew Cooperman | East Bay
Thursday, November 15 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Moe's Books
Poetry Flash Readings: Aby Kaupang & Matthew Cooperman | East Bay

Aby Kaupang‘s new book of poems is Absence is such a Transparent House. Elizabeth Robinson says, “Aby Kaupang’s poetry demonstrates the effects of passion and will as they collide with the brutalities of the world.…Brave, uncanny, and deeply felt, this book balances the delicacies of …

Free Sneak Preview: Silver Linings Playbook
Thursday, November 15 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Code required, arrive early as admission not guaranteed
| Secret Movie Theater (SF)
Free Sneak Preview: Silver Linings Playbook

Attend an exclusive free sneak preview advanced screening of “Silver Linings Playbook”, Life doesn’t always go according to plan….
Free Film Screening: Silver Linings Playbook
Thursday, November 15, 2012 (7:30p)
Secret Movie Theater Location in San Francisco
- RSVP Code: FUNSFYC07

Tickets available through GoFoBo.com/rsvp
Tickets are free, but subject to …

Rebel Film Night: Incite/Insight: Alcatraz Is Not An Island | SoMa
Thursday, November 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | New Nothing Cinema
Rebel Film Night: Incite/Insight: Alcatraz Is Not An Island | SoMa

“Alcatraz Is Not An Island” (2001), 69 min, dir. James M. Fortier
November 15
In November 1969 a small group of Native American students and urban Indians began the occupation of Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay. Eventually joined by thousands of Native Americans, they reclaimed …

Britney Spears Flash Mob Dance Class: Medley | SF
Thursday, November 15 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | LEVYstudio
Britney Spears Flash Mob Dance Class: Medley | 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: Mike Drucker | SF
Thursday, November 15 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Murphy's Pub

Guests for the 11/15 show include:

Mike Drucker is a stand-up comedian and writer living in San Francisco, California. He is a contributing writer to The Onion and Saturday Night Live. He also regularly writes humor pieces for McSweeney’s and Black20. During his time as an intern …

Free Comet Club Comedy: Kate Willett | SF
Thursday, November 15 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Comet Club
Free Comet Club Comedy: Kate Willett | SF

November 15 features:

Kate Willett
Dave Thomason
Hilary Schwartz
Kevin O’Shea
Nicole Carlisch
Johan Miranda

Win Tix: 2012 Future Sound Music Fest & Dance Party | SF
2012 Future Sound Music Fest & Dance Party | SF

Feel the music and get down while helping out your city at Future Sound Music Fest 2012 and Benefit for the SF Food Bank at Mighty on November 15, 2012.
The event features 15 acts in two areas  of house, hip hop and electro with headlining …

Free Gypsy Swing Jazz Concert: Gaucho | Yoshi’s Oakland
Thursday, November 15 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yoshi's Jazz Club (Oakland)
Free Gypsy Swing Jazz Concert: Gaucho | Yoshi's Oakland

Check out a free jazz concert by Gaucho, SF Weekly’s “Best Jazz/Blues Band of 2009″ in the Lounge at Yoshi’s Jazz Club in Oakland’s Jack London Square.
“Gaucho has its own feel,” group’s founder Dave Ricketts says. “It has a Gypsy jazz sound, but we don’t …

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 …

’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.

“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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