Events for February 8, 2013
Friday, February 8
Performance is at 1:30 pm. Post-show Q&A with the cast is at 2:30 pm.
Celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Snake by learning how to make traditional dumplings with Master Chef Bing Bing Xie for the 10th annual Chinese New Year’s Eve event at Grant Place Restaurant in Chinatown. Learn a bit of cultural history while you learn ...
Get into the giving spirit; help warm the homeless by bringing a blanket to Dolores Park (on the corner of 18th at Dolores) from 4-7 pm on Friday, February 8, 2013.
Gather your clean, gently used or new blankets and sleeping bags and they will be distributed to …
Join the Rockridge neighborhood in Oakland for live jazz from Street Brew, plus wine al fresco on February 8, 2013.
Merchants will be open from 5-8pm and restaurants will be open from 5pm until closing (which we’re assuming will be later than 8pm.)
We’re not sure if …
Come join an evening of art and tech in one special night at Runway SF, a new startup tech incubator located at 1355 Market Street (in the Twitter building).
Free, but RSVP is required.
There will be complimentary food and wine, and special guest artist John Law, founder …
What to expect on Friday, February 8, 2013:
5-7 pm: DJ from Amoeba Music, Berkeley
5-8 pm: Customizer-in-Residence Nan Eastep of B. Spoke Tailor doing re-garmeting in the we/customize exhibition
5-8 pm: Family-friendly lunch bag puppet-making drop-in workshop
7-9 pm: live band Funky Goods playing soul and funk music
Come join Faze Apparel for the second artist showcase event at their new store featuring the work of two local artists – Adrian Delgado and Ozi Magana.
There will live painting, art and clothing for sale, free beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), snack foods (may be for …
The exhibit Poetry of the Underground depicts the young and non-established artistic and literary scene of the 1980´s in the German Democratic Republic (former East Germany).
Join the Opening Night reception followed by the film, Gegenbilder (Counter-Images) – GDR Underground Films 1983 – 1989 on February 8, …
Join the opening reception of the work of two Bay Area Artists, Sasha Petrenko and Renee Rhodes.
Petrenko will present Animal Projections, a multi-media installation and performance consisting of documentary video, field recordings, biomorphic props made of woven willow as well as a set of instructions …
Party with The Bay Lights team and lead artist Leo Villareal on Friday, February 8. 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at experience design company Hot Studio, 585 Howard St., San Francisco. It’s an evening with complimentary cocktails, light fare and a pre-Valentine’s Day …
7 pm – Opening
8 pm – Idea Pitches
9 pm – Team Creation
10 pm – Brainstorming and First Lines of Code
1 am – Closing
Batman On Robin is a show featuring the contributions of a wide variety of artists to the time-honored tradition of finding homoerotic subtext in the relationships between Batman and the various Robins he’s fond of collecting.
The opening reception for the show will feature readings by …
The psych rock performer Shawn Rosenblatt a.k.a. Netherfriends is a one man band machine & will be jamming at Optical Underground Friday night, February 8, 2013.
Optical Underground strives to promote up & coming artists so come join them for this free show including complementary snacks & …
Do you want hot steamy jokes with a hint of goofy and slapstick… mmm… Yeah you do.
Comedy Lineup: February 8, 2013
Chris Gore (G4 TV)
Miles K, Rich Servate
Hosted by Keon Kobra
Did you know there’s a Slavic Startup House in San Francisco? Part co-living habitat, part co-working space, part co-party venue. Join them for free drinks & conversation about the European & US startup scenes, life in Silicon Valley and potential partnership opportunities on Friday, February 8, …
SF Sketchfest and Peaches Christ honor Todd Solondz’s 1996 darkly hysterical film, Welcome to the Dollhouse with a special screening at the Castro Theatre.
The Peaches pre-show will feature musical numbers and other surprises and a special onstage conversation with the star of the film, “Dawn …
The Royal Bicycle Court doth decree,
a huge party for all attendees.
Music will drift from the carriages,
fun and friendship, we will marriage.
Gather at City Center Oakland thy BART –
bring thy enthusiasm, merriment and art.
At thy stops, games will be afoot –
cheers, jeers, lances, to boot.
So grab …
Join SF Indie, an annual movie festival, for a night of wacky low-budget game show fun with $25 Pyramid. It’s like the old-school game show $25,000 Pyramid, except for cheapskates.
Win “sorta decent prizes” as you guess words and phrases based on descriptions from your teammates.
SF Indie’s …
Take turns returning serves at American Tripps Berlin-Style Ping Pong Party, a sweaty and fun musical chairs-inspired knockout competition. Forget boring one-on-one table tennis – this is Berlin-style. DJs pace up to 20 players at a time rotating around the table holding drinks in one hand and ...
On Friday February 8, 2013, join a special jazz evening, featuring the Mario Guarneri Jazz Quartet and enjoy some complimentary food and a donation-based bar (that means it’s free, but please tip like a rockstar).
Trumpeter Mario Guarneri brings to his performances a fresh creative voice, amazing technical …
Oakland-based DIY-pop quartet Trails and Ways deftly combines disparate genres and dozens of instruments to create a sound that’s hard to categorize and equally hard to forget – invoking sounds as disparate as bossanova, afrobeat, calypso, and jazz, often in the same song.
Headlining is San Francisco’s Nova Albion – the newest, big ’80s influenced collaboration made up of members of pop-rock band Music for Animals. DJ Aaron Axelsen (Popscene / Live 105) spins and live sets from Wild Club and Escondido.
Lights Down Low and Mezzanine are prepared for sweat to rain down from the ceiling and for ass to pile up like never before. Special reinforcements are being brought in, it’s Mardi Gras. Tons of beads, balloons, and too much confetti, baby.
Live set from Big …
Push The Feeling | February 8, 2013
La Vampires (DJ Set) – “A one-woman wave of dazed, lo-fi pop” -The Guardian
Roche (Live) – “constructs tight deep house in the best sense of the word.” -XLR8R
Push The Feeling Residents:
Free before 10 pm w/ RSVP; $5 otherwise
Canadian born Jordan Cook aka ReignWolf has electrified audiences all over the world and will remind you that rock isn’t sleeping with his swaggering blues, honest unrestrained lyrics, towering energy and the multitude of gear aiming to take over the audience with every drop of …
Are you ready to sine your pitty on the runny kine?
Join “Pootie Tang”himself, actor Lance Crouther, who will introduce the film in character and then return for a Q&A as himself. Pootie Tang, a 2001 comedy written by Louis C.K., originally appeared as a …
Follow the L until it ends, on Fridays after work and get rewarded with grubbing on free home cookin’ from Alisha.
Each week, she whips up home-style food that ranges from blushin bunnies, chili con carne, chicken pot pie, and, if you’re lucky, even tater tot …
Learn more about the New Presidio Parklands Project, a new gateway to the visitor experience at the Presidio of San Francisco, a new kind of national park site located at the center of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, one of the largest urban national parks in …
El Rio, a neighborhood dive in the deep Mission, gives away free Oysters on the half shell from local folks in Tomales Bay, every Friday at 5:30 pm. Arrive on time, they go fast.
And get your drink on with happy hour on Friday from 5-8 pm …
Fridays are now a little bit more awesome. Did someone say $1 drinks and $2 tacos?
Monroe in North Beach hosts “Battle of the Decades” DJ party and happy hour every Friday with a DJ spinning progressive tunes. Every hour is a different decade – with …
Come and play with all the fun circus toys that fit under the Circus Center‘s roof every Wednesday and Friday.
Circus Skills Jam Class
Most Wednesdays & Fridays | 7 to 9 pm
Free, but an RSVP is required; class has a 25 person maximum. Please make sure to check-in …
It’s saucy dancing with a sense of humor at the Red Hots Burlesque show on Fridays at El Rio, where you can see some of the bawdiest burlesque babes in the Bay, for a sliding scale price starting at $5.
Come with your sense of humor and get …
Join Hunny Bunny and Her Hot Toddies for Mischief at the Skylark Bar every Friday at 8 pm.
Enjoy drinks, dancing, DJs and more at this free weekly burlesque and variety show. Come early to purchase your beverage and toast to these Barbary Coast Beauties.
Pamtastic’s Comedy Clubhouse on Mutiny Radio is a free comedy show every Friday from 8-11 pm at Mutiny Radio on the corner of 21st and Florida in the deep Mission District.
Over 25 of San Francisco’s underground comics entertain your cheap asses every week until the …
Hotel Durant in Berkeley hosts every “Flash Back Friday” Movie Night every Friday night at 8 pm.
Complimentary sodas and popcorn will be served in the setting of this unique hotel. Opened in 1928, Hotel Durant has undergone a recent renovation and also houses Henry’s Restaurant & …
Meet and compete against locals, travelers, couch surfers, au pairs, and hostelers. Games are free to play (including flip cup, beer pong and relays) and many weeks they have themed events for holidays, or just because.
They have a great 5-for-$10 beer special until 9:30 pm. After …
Strap on your skates and roller disco around the city at the Midnight Rollers Friday Night Skate party.
This weekly skate (as long as it’s not raining or during Burning Man) hits up San Francisco’s main attractions, all while blasting their own beats from two jogging strollers …
Get an earful of live music from queer artists, every Friday night at 10 pm at the free “Friday Live” series at El Rio in San Francisco’s Mission District.
DJ Emotions gets the party started with hip hop, salsa, house and world tunes at 10 pm sharp.
EndGames Improv is bringing something new to the genre, what could turn out to be a very hot affair (in that release of tension, funny kind of way) with “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship.”
“YFUR” is an entirely improvised comedy show inspired by stories of your own …