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Thursday, May 23

Walgreens Fresh Samples Tour: Free Fro Yo, Smoothie & Juice | SF
Thursday, May 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Walgreens (Market St)
Walgreens Fresh Samples Tour: Free Fro Yo, Smoothie & Juice | SF

The Walgreens “Up Market: Fresh” bus will be serving free samples of a variety of items to celebrate the fresh food offerings available at Walgreens stores. The samples will be given from a custom-made, 40 foot bus that will be visiting select locations and special events ...

Old South Park: Rare Neighborhood Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Thursday, May 23 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| 3rd St and S. Park St.
Old South Park: Rare Neighborhood Walking Tour | SF City Guides

Join a short tour of San Francisco’s first planned community — its ups and downs, fortune, romance, and the infamous ’2nd Street Cut.’
2013 May Tour

Thursday, May 23 at 1:30 pm

This tour is offered in May and October only.
Location:
Meet at the Shell station on 3rd St. …

Win Tix: North Beach Food & Wine Tasting Tour | SF
Thursday, May 23 – 4:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular price, $86 per person.
| Secret Location (SF)
North Beach Food & Wine Tasting Tour | SF

Go behind-the-scenes in Little Italy on the three hour North Beach Food and Wine tour to explore its great restaurant scene.
Meet chefs, restaurant owners and industry experts at five restaurants with tastings in each including cannoli, wine, cheese, pizza, Bolivian beef and some caramel popcorn.

Asian Art Museum: $10 Thursday Nights | SF
Thursday, May 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$10 for admission after 5pm - includes admission to special galleries
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum: $10 Thursday Nights | SF

Want to see the Terracotta Warriors exhibit at the Asian Art Museum without the weekend crowds and for about half the price?
Try Thursday nights – The Asian Art Museum is open late on Thursday nights (5-9p) and tickets are just $10 (normally they’re $20 on …

Free Belgian Chocolate Waffle Day | TCHO Chocolate Factory
Thursday, May 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*While supplies last
| TCHO Chocolate Factory
Free Belgian Chocolate Waffle Day | TCHO Chocolate Factory

Yep, you read that right. b.street waffles and TCHO Chocolate join forces to let you have a taste of both – for free.
Come by TCHO Chocolate Factory at Pier 17 from 5-7 pm on Thursday, May 23, 2013 and receive complimentary b.street Belgian waffles with …

Thursday Night Fever NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, May 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general, $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
Thursday Night Fever NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

On May 23, 2013, NightLife is bringing the groovy back with some of San Francisco’s hottest disco fiends.
Join the DJ crew from Go BANG for a Silent Disco in African Hall, and shake your funky best alongside zebras, lions, and live African penguins. In the …

Backyard Roots: Urban Farming | Omnivore Books
Thursday, May 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Backyard Roots: Urban Farming | Omnivore Books

Join Lori Eanes to celebrate Backyard Roots: Lessons on Living Local from 35 Urban Farmers from 6-7 pm on Thursday, May 23, 2013.
Backyard Roots is a unique project by California-based photographer Lori Eanes that evocatively and intimately explores the lives of 35 urban farmers in Northern …

Free Acoustic Funk Rock Concert: Curt Yagi | Annie Alley
Thursday, May 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Annie Alley
Free Acoustic Funk Rock Concert: Curt Yagi | Annie Alley

Join SPUR and community partner the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District for a highly anticipated installment of Arts and Dialogue with Curt Yagi & the People Standing Behind Me.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
Annie Alley, reimagined as a pedestrian plaza, will act as the …

Storking Comedy: Free Standup & Intrusive Interviews | Oakland
Thursday, May 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Stork Club
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 ...

Win Tix: SF Beer History Night: Unlimited Craft Beer Tastings | The Old Mint
Thursday, May 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular price, $30 each.
| The Old Mint
SF Beer History Night: Unlimited Craft Beer Tastings | The Old Mint

Explore 150 years of San Francisco’s beer & brewing culture at the San Francisco Mint (built in 1874) with unlimited craft beer tasting from 10 different breweries, plus historical talks brewer presentations, and rarely-seen historic brewing memorabilia.
Tastings include 21st Amendment, Speakeasy, Anchor, Triple Voodoo and more.

Vaudeville Night: $5 Comedy & Music Variety Show | Red Devil Lounge
Thursday, May 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Red Devil Lounge
Vaudeville Night: $5 Comedy & Music Variety Show | Red Devil Lounge

W*A*S*H* is an experimental weekly variety show at the Red Devil Lounge which promises to blur the line between performers and audience. W*A*S*H* will happen most Thursdays from 7-8:45 pm with guest stars, stand-up comedians, music, and audience members performing with the East Bay 3 as ...

Free Concert, Beer & Snacks: Roem Baur’s Folk Blues | SF
Thursday, May 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Optical Underground
Free Concert, Beer & Snacks: Roem Baur's Folk Blues | SF

Roem Baur‘s song work draws inspiration from ‘60s folk music, his early operatic training and touring internationally in choirs.
Baur has begun to distinguish himself in the San Francisco scene with his unconventional takes on blues, soul and folk music, coupled with the wit and energy …

Twang: Honky Tonk & Country Jamboree | North Beach
Thursday, May 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fiddler's Green
Twang: Honky Tonk & Country Jamboree | North Beach

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 ...

San Francisco Magazine’s “Authors Issue” Release Party | Ferry Building
Thursday, May 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Book Passage (SF)
San Francisco Magazine's

San Francisco Magazine celebrates its June “Authors Issue” with a mega-reading featuring some of the Bay Area’s most exciting writing talent.
Authors contributing to the issue include Dave Eggers, Daniel Handler, Michelle Tea, John Lescroart, Yiyun Lee, Andrew Sean Greer, Helene Wecker, Robin Sloan, Chinaka Hodge, …

Free “Tickled Pink” Comedy Night | SF
Thursday, May 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free - tips accepted at the end of the evening.
| The Royale
Free

From the co-producer of Comikaze Lounge, Stefani Silverman, comes the Tickled Pink monthly comedy night at Cafe Royale. Every last Thursday of the month, Tickle Pink is dedicated to giving your favorite comedians longer sets to stretch out and explore the comic horizon.

Pay-What-You-Can Theater Night: “Birds of a Feather” | SF
Thursday, May 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*Pay what you can.
| New Conservatory Theatre Center
Pay-What-You-Can Theater Night: “Birds of a Feather” | SF

See the play “Birds of a Feather” for pay-what-you-can admission on Thursday, May 23, 2013.
Birds of a Feather is a heart-warming, smart comedy about two bird families: Roy and Silo, a pair of male penguins that adopt and raise a chick at the Central Park Zoo and Pale Male …

Free “Comedy Bodega” Showcase | Mission Dist.
Free

Esta Noche has presented the Bay Area’s best progressive comedians free of charge in the heart of the Mission. Now, new hosts are continuing the fun. Every Thursday, straight and gay comedians tell jokes on a stage that was built for drag queens. 1st Thursday of the ...

Win Tix: He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister: Songwriting, Costumes & Tap Dance | Oakland
Thursday, May 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15 in advance, $18 at the door.
| The New Parish
He's My Brother, She's My Sister: Songwriting, Costumes & Tap Dance | Oakland

He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister are dueling lead singers and songwriters, Rob Kolar and Rachel Kolar, and tap-dancer Lauren Brown, will be joined on this special evening by an extended family of musical accompanists including the brilliant lap-slide player Aaron Robinson (Sea Wolf), Oliver Newell …

UNIQLO Designer Party: Open Bar & Motown DJs | SF
UNIQLO Designer Party: Open Bar & Motown DJs | SF

Celebrate the launch of UNIQLO’s Designers Invitation Project (DIP) with collaborative designs by Michael Bastian, SUNO NY, Leur Logette, Plumpynuts and Double Standard Clothing.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
There will be free libations and live Motown on Mondays (MOM) DJs at this lively event hosted by Annabel …

Free Comet Club Comedy | SF
Thursday, May 23 – 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, ...

“Nightlife on Mars” Underground Comedy Night with Jesse Hett | SF
Thursday, May 23 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Murphy's Pub

Comedy Lineup | May 23, 2013
Jesse Hett – Jesse Hett is a comedian and all-around cool guy. Born in Kansas and currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area, he has performed at The San Jose Improv, The San Francisco Punchline, Rooster T. Feathers, Stanford …

Win Tix: Detroit Cobras: Leather, Heels & Ass-Shaking Anthems | Slim’s
Thursday, May 23 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $16
| Slim's
Detroit Cobras: Leather, Heels & Ass-Shaking Anthems | Slim's

Crawling out from the weed-choked lots of the once proud town, The Detroit Cobras whip out ass-shaking anthems to good times, wild times, and the high and lows of L-U-V-E.
Singer Rachel Nagy and guitarist Mary Ramirez are the bad girls by the exit doors at …

Battle of the Bluegrass Bands: Rolling Stones Night w/ Chick Jagger | SF
Thursday, May 23 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but they'll pass the hat, so maybe bring a couple of bucks for the bands.
| The Connecticut Yankee
Battle of the Bluegrass Bands: Rolling Stones Night w/ Chick Jagger | SF

Come watch a bluegrass Battle of the Bands with local bands performing their best bluegrass renditions of The Rolling Stones.
Judging the battle will be special celebrity guest judges Chick Jagger, a San Francisco chick-fronted, Rolling Stones tribute band.
Competing bands include:

Rusty Stringfield
The Beauty Operators String Band
Outbound
Red Hill …

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 …

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 …

Free Esta Noche Comedy Thursdays | Mission Dist.
Free Esta Noche Comedy Thursdays | Mission Dist.

Esta Noche has presented the Bay Area’s best progressive comedians free of charge in the heart of the Mission.
Now, new hosts are continuing the fun. Every Thursday, straight and gay comedians tell jokes on a stage that was built for drag queens.

1st Thursday of the month: Yuri …

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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