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Thursday, August 15

YBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering & Experimental Music | SoMa
Thursday, August 15 | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
YBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering & Experimental Music | SoMa

Gold Wood, made up of band members Maurcio and Christine Ancalmo and Aaron Terry, will create soundscapes for both cerebral and physical interactions through the use of digital sound and instruments. Medved, a project by Ceci Moss and Paul Haney, is inspired by the early …

Unbuilt San Francisco: Exhibition Opening | SF
Thursday, August 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | AIA San Francisco
Unbuilt San Francisco: Exhibition Opening | SF

If San Franciscans like to describe their city as “49 square miles surrounded by reality,” the visionary ideas that were too grandiose for even San Franciscans to consider remain some of the most fantastic designs for any city in the world.
Imagine the Ferry Building …

Free CCSF Adobe, QuickBooks, & Microsoft Computer Classes | SoMa
Thursday, August 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*All classes are tuition free. Students need to register for classes
| City College of San Francisco (Downtown Campus)
Free CCSF Adobe, QuickBooks, & Microsoft Computer Classes | SoMa

City College of San Francisco offers over 70 Tuition Free Courses in MS Office, Intuit QuickBooks, Business English, Business Communication, and Accounting.
In addition, you can take classes in Adobe Flash, Photoshop, and Google Apps.
All classes are free and take place at CCSF’s downtown campus near …

French Gypsy Jazz: Le Jazz Hot Quartet | Mint Plaza
Thursday, August 15 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mint Plaza
French Gypsy Jazz: Le Jazz Hot Quartet | Mint Plaza

Le Jazz Hot of San Francisco continues the tradition of fine French Gypsy Jazz performed on string instruments.

Free CCSF Google Apps Computer Class | Downtown SF
Thursday, August 15 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, though pre-registration may be required.
| City College of San Francisco (Downtown Campus)
Free CCSF Google Apps Computer Class | Downtown SF

Google Apps for Business I & II is a free hands-on lecture and lab course that introduces students to free web-based email, time management, web page creator, and file collaborative tools.
Learn to use Google’s core communication and publishing tools (email, calendar, docs, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, …

Sounds of San Francisco: Breakaway Patriot: Pop Rock | America’s Cup Park
Thursday, August 15 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | America's Cup Pavilion
Sounds of San Francisco: Breakaway Patriot: Pop Rock | America's Cup Park

Breakaway Patriot, which consists of Brad Tyner, Tyler Gomez, Rob Gillette, and Mike Miller, are a San Francisco band that blend an amazing taste of emotions and feelings that transcends the usual musical expectations.
The pop rock group‘s newest single ‘Flying on the Water’ is the …

Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa
Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...

Twilight by the Lake: Hip Hop Opera & Free Snacks | Oakland
Thursday, August 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cathedral of Christ the Light
Twilight by the Lake: Hip Hop Opera & Free Snacks | Oakland

On Thursday, August 15, 2013, enjoy the music of Ensemble Mik Nawooj, an 8-piece chamber orchestra that consists of flute, cello, clarinet, violin, bass, and deep funk drums with two MCs, an opera singer and composer Kim on piano.
They will be performing selections from their …

Third Thursdays at the SF Design Center: Free Music, Wine & Bites | SF
Thursday, August 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Design Center
Third Thursdays at the SF Design Center: Free Music, Wine & Bites | SF

Every third Thursday evening, you are invited to shop and sip at the San Francisco Design Center from 5-8pm with live performances, free wine tasting and bites. Admission is free, so come by to wander around, exploring contemporary design, with a glass of wine in ...

Asian Art Museum’s $5 Thursday Nights: The Cyrus Cylinder | SF
Thursday, August 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$5 for admission after 5pm - admission to special galleries may be extra.
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum's $5 Thursday Nights: The Cyrus Cylinder | SF

Want to see the Asian Art Museum’s latest exhibits without the weekend crowds and for less than half of the price? Try Thursday nights. The Asian Art Museum is open late on Thursday nights (5-9 pm) and tickets are just $5 (normally it’s $12) to see the ...

Win Tix: Asian Art Museum: $5 Thursday Nights | SF
Thursday, August 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$5 for admission after 5pm
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum: $5 Thursday Nights | SF

Want to see the brand new Cyrus Cylinder exhibit at the Asian Art Museum without the weekend crowds and for less than half the price?
Try Thursday nights – The Asian Art Museum is open late on Thursday nights (5-9p) and tickets are just $5 (normally they’re …

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Thursday, August 15 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | 3rd Street (Bayview)

San Francisco’s Bayview Neighborhood comes alive for 3rd on Third, a community-wide arts celebration for the whole family happening from 5-8 pm every third Friday of the month, at Bayview Town Center (3rd Street from McKinnon to Palou & Mendell Plaza). The monthly event will feature ...

Mambo Concert & Free Zumba Lesson | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, August 15 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens
Mambo Concert & Free Zumba Lesson | Yerba Buena Gardens

There are horn sections, and then there is the Pacific Mambo Orchestra.
Taking its style from the classic Latin orchestras of the 1940s, P.M.O. brings together 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 5 saxophones, piano, bass, timbales, congas, and bongos to perform classic Latin big band mambo from …

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, August 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue
Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland

At the Piedmont Avenue Stroll you can expect to see a variety of art mediums, enjoy entertainment, and sample refreshments with many businesses showcasing hand-picked local artists and designers. The monthly event was voted Best Art Walk That’s Not Art Murmur in 2012 by the East ...

SFJAZZ Summerfest 2013: Falso Baiano’s Brazilian Choro | Stanford
Thursday, August 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stanford Shopping Center
SFJAZZ Summerfest 2013: Falso Baiano's Brazilian Choro | Stanford

Grupo Falso Baiano is a choro group that offers a window into the history and diverse culture of Brazil.
Choro is one of Brazil’s earliest popular musics, dating back to the late 1800s, and, similar to jazz, it reflects the melding of African rhythms with a melodic and harmonic structure …

Seaworthy NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, August 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general, $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
Seaworthy NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

Celebrate the ocean’s recreational riches, from sailing to surfing, with athletes and organizations who make it their business to enjoy and protect the salty body of water which covers 71% of our planet.
Schedule of Events on August 15, 2013:
Science Love Stories at the Project Lab, …

Point Richmond Art Walk | East Bay
Thursday, August 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Point Richmond
Point Richmond Art Walk | East Bay

Historic Point Richmond comes alive every third Thursday from 6-9 pm when artists rule. Enjoy free refreshments at most participating galleries and boutiques, plus special events and prices at restaurants including live music, karaoke, art exhibits and drink specials. The Point Richmond Farmers Market happens ...

SFJAZZ Summerfest 2013: Afro-Cuban Orchestra | Union Square
Thursday, August 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
SFJAZZ Summerfest 2013: Afro-Cuban Orchestra | Union Square

Orquesta La Moderna Tradición bursts with the sweet, yet powerful sound of the Afro-Cuban charanga orchestra, which features violins and woodwinds interlocking with driving afro-Cuban rhythms.
Since 1996, the 11-piece group has thrilled audiences across the country with a mix of contemporary timba-infused arrangements guaranteed to …

Sex Toy Donation Party, Free Drinks & Snacks | Oakland
Thursday, August 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Feelmore510
Sex Toy Donation Party, Free Drinks & Snacks | Oakland

Do you have a sex toy collection with some older items that you could part with?  Join Feelmore510 for schmoozing, music, complimentary beverages and snacks, and bring a sex toy to donate.
They are asking for dildos, vibrators, and harnesses of all shapes, colors, and sizes. Toys should …

Saito Excito Party: Free Japanese Beer, Snacks & Beats | SF
Thursday, August 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Betabrand
Saito Excito Party: Free Japanese Beer, Snacks & Beats | SF

Betabrand makes nudity-shielding devices they call “clothes” and they’ve teamed up with friend/artist/designer Tomo Saito to celebrate Tomo’s latest collaboration with Betabrand: the Saito Shirt.
Come by the Saito Excito Party to enjoy complimentary Japanese beer, snacks, and beats — plus a multimedia exhibition of Tomo’s …

European Block Party: ’80s Euro-Pop & Happy Hour | Cafe Prague
Thursday, August 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cafe Prague
European Block Party: '80s Euro-Pop & Happy Hour | Cafe Prague

Join a few Euro expats at Cafe Prague for an informal get-together, dancing to Euro-pop from the ’80s with $5 pints of European beer including Spaten, Octoberfest, Staropramen, Pilsner, and Czecvar.
They’ll have happy hour specials on yummy European food staples like grilled brats, sauerkraut, Polish sausage, authentic …

Free Ice Cream Social: TCHO Chocolate & Waffles | Pier 17
Thursday, August 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| TCHO Chocolate Factory
Free Ice Cream Social: TCHO Chocolate & Waffles | Pier 17

The ‘TCHOscream Social’ celebrates all things sweet, frozen, and of course, chocolate, at the TCHO factory at Pier 17 from 6-8 pm on Thursday, August 15, 2013.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
Complimentary ice cream will be brought to you by the folks of Ben & Jerry’s and …

Storking Comedy: Free Standup & Intrusive Interviews | Oakland
Thursday, August 15 – 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 ...

Poetry Thursdays at Readers Bookstore | Fort Mason
Thursday, August 15 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Readers Bookstore
Poetry Thursdays at Readers Bookstore | Fort Mason

Readers Bookstore is the place to be to hear lots of poetry for free. The 2013 Poetry Series is curated and hosted by Jack Hirschman, San Francisco Poet Laureate emeritus, San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) Poet-In-Residence, and SF International Poetry Festival collaborator. Each Thursday evening features ...

Win: Season Passes: San Francisco Bocce League | Fort Mason Green
Enter by: Thursday, August 15 – 6:45 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of season registrations. Regular price, $45 per person.
Season Passes: San Francisco Bocce League | Fort Mason Green

Grab a friend and sign up for the San Francisco Bocce League beginning on Thursday, April 15, 2013 going through October 3, 2013 including playoffs (which every team makes).
Build a team or join as a free agent and be placed on a team. This happy …

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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