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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 4th ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
Mambo Concert & Free Zumba Lesson | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, August 15 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Skateboarder Art Show: Free Wine, Piñata & Candy | SF
Thursday, August 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Submission Art Space
Skateboarder Art Show: Free Wine, Piñata & Candy | SF
California Bonzing Skateboards is hosting a skateboarder art show at the Sub-Mission Gallery starting at 8 pm on August 15, 2013. Get there early to get some free wine and candy and take a whack at the art piñata filled with the skateboarders’ favorite candy. The group art show ...

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 …

Storking Comedy: Stand-Up at a Dive Bar | Oakland
Every Thursday – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Storking Comedy: Stand-Up at a Dive Bar | Oakland

Storking Comedy showcases the funniest up and coming Bay Area comedians. Taking place at infamous Oakland dive bar, The Stork Club, the show also features hilarious interviews with each performer.
Need other reasons to come out? How do free pizza and cheap booze sound? Live music often follows the …

The North Face: Mountain Athletics Free Training | SF
Every Thursday – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
The North Face: Mountain Athletics Free Training | SF

Join Mountain Athletics: A free, goal oriented workout program training in the outdoors to prepare you for your outdoor pursuits like skiing, snowboarding, camping and hiking. They’re a fun community helping each other achieve #itrainfor goals.
Check them out every Thursday at The Yard at Mission Rock …

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 …

’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.

The Outlaw Order: Country DJs & Line Dancing | SF
Every Thursday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fiddler's Green
The Outlaw Order: Country DJs & Line Dancing | SF

The Outlaw Order: Dirty Roots & Dirty Boots is your San Francisco HQ for country music disk jockeys, line dancing lessons, beer guzzlin’, boot scootin’, shit kickin’, 2 steppin’, whiskey sippin’, rump shakin’ and hell raisin’. A nothing-fancy, fun and casual place to hang out with fellow …

Night School: Laugh Harder, Get Smarter | SF
Every Thursday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Stagewerx Theatre
Night School: Laugh Harder, Get Smarter | SF

EndGames Improv brings you Night School, an improv show happening every Thursday night at 8 pm.
Nerd out with a special guest lecturer as they distill a master’s degree worth of material into a mini-Ted talk that inspires improvised comedy. Previous guests include an Oscar nominated filmmaker, Mega-Robot …

Free Live Jazz Music From Local Artists | SF
Every Thursday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cigar Bar & Grill
Free Live Jazz Music From Local Artists | SF

Join them every Wednesday & Thursday evening for a free Jazz show by local Bay Area musicians.
Shows start at 8pm. Enjoy great food, drinks & Jazz. For complete line-up and more information please visit their website.

FUNgeon: Stand Up Comedy at the Armory Club | Mission
Every Thursday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission - Donations via tip jar appreciated
| Armory Club
FUNgeon: Stand Up Comedy at the Armory Club | Mission

Every Thursday, the Kink.com owned Armory Club hosts FUNgeon, a night of stand up comedy from comedians Andrew Holmgren (Viceland), Connor Marshall (Dr. Fart Comic) and also staring Andrew Holmgren’s beard (Hopefully Washed Recently).
Each week they are joined by a fresh line up of top local …

Eclectic Comedy Showcase at Hyde St. | SF
Every Thursday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Ales Unlimited: Beer Basement
Eclectic Comedy Showcase at Hyde St. | SF

The Beer Basement on Hyde St. the best of San Francisco Comedy drops into their favorite underground club for a free show.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
From local favorites to Comedy Central veterans an eclectic show in a family room basement environment is guaranteed. This …

HellaFunny on Haight Street | Milk Bar
HellaFunny on Haight Street | Milk Bar

Come out to #HellaFunny at Milk Bar located in the heart of the Upper Haight to see some of SF’s best rising comedic talent.
The lineup changes every week, but expect to see comics that have performed at Cobbs, SF Sketchfest, the Punchline and featured on …

“Class of ’84” Dance Party & Cheap Drinks | SoMa
Every Thursday – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 9:30 pm. $7 after
| The Cat Club

Every Thursday at the Cat Club it’s the best of the ’80s in two rooms. The coolest music and the best crowd in town with DJs Damon and Mr Washington spin ’80s pop, rock, and one hit wonders in the front room:, along with DJ …

Free Laughs On Thursday Nights | San Carlos
Every Thursday – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Carlos Club
Free Laughs On Thursday Nights | San Carlos

Join Kevin Wong, host and Bay Area comic, for Comedians at Rail every Thursday at 9 pm for free comedy at the Rail Club in San Carlos, CA.
Featured performers have appeared at The Punch Line, Cobbs, San Jose Improv, Tommy T’s, and all around the Bay Area.
Stop …

“The Best of ’80s” Thursday Dance Nights | Cat Club
Every Thursday – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Sign-up for free entry before 10 pm and $7 after.
| The Cat Club

Come and indulge yourself and be around other fans and see and listen to all the great music.
The event happens every Thursday. Sign-up for free entry before 10 pm and $7 after.

“Throwback Thursdays”: Music Video Dance Party & Free Pizza | Milk Bar

TLC had some of the best music videos. The ’90s era of music was amazing. Come to Milk Bar to watch some throw backs.
Do you remember when MTV used to play music videos? Remember getting out of school or work and heading home to watch …

Craiglist Missed Connections: Improv & Original Jokes | PianoFight
Every Thursday – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | PianoFight
Craiglist Missed Connections: Improv & Original Jokes | PianoFight

PianoFight’s house team, Original Jokes takes the stage to improvise based off a Craigslist missed connection that is picked by the audience. Combine that with a PianoFight selected improv team opening the show for double the hilarity and you have one hilarious show.
This show is …

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