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Thursday, May 4

SFUSD Student Arts Festival: Community Day | Asian Art Museum
SFUSD Student Arts Festival: Community Day | Asian Art Museum

The 2017 SFUSD Arts Festival is running from April 29th to May 7th, hosted at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco with music and dance performances most of the day At the Asian Art Museum hundreds of artworks created by students in San Francisco ...

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, May 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay

The UC Berkeley Art Museum is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. Through art and film programs, collections, and research resources, the University aspires to be locally connected and globally relevant, engaging audiences from the campus, community, and beyond. Through art and ...

The Arthur Menzies Garden of California Native Plants Guided Tour | SF
Thursday, May 4 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with valid IDs, and SF Botanical Garden members. Otherwise it's $8.
| San Francisco County Fair Building
The Arthur Menzies Garden of California Native Plants Guided Tour | SF
Every couple of years members of the SF Botanical Garden try to arrange for one of their programs to be an after-hours stroll and picnic in San Francisco Botanical Garden’s award-winning Arthur Menzies Garden of California Native Plants. This year’s visit will be led by two expert ...
How-To: Maker NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, May 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
How-To: Maker NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
How-To NightLife gets crafty with a night of tools, tinkers, tech and art from some of SF’s top makers. Plus, celebrate May the Fourth with Star Wars with roaming droids, 3D replicas and more.
Exploratorium After Dark: Star Wars Day “May the Fourth Be with You” | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Star Wars Day
Celebrate Star Wars Day with them and learn about the forces that shape the universe. Celebrate this intergalactic holiday with physics, inventions, artworks, and encounters with the force. Also, grab dinner and drinks by the Bay, enjoy hands-on exhibits and demonstrations, and our pitch-black Tactile Dome.
Free Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | USF
Thursday, May 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations encouraged
| St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Free Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | USF

Do you love fresh, organic, homemade food? Please come out and celebrate with other veggie lovers and enjoy some great food with amazing company. All are welcome to a free community-created dinner gleaned from the USF Garden and neighborhood farmers’ markets. Eat with others in ...

Star Wars Day “May the Fourth” Celebration | The Great Northern
Thursday, May 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $4*
*$4 early bird tickets otherwise, it's $10 at the door.
| The Great Northern
Star Wars Day
Help SFIndiefest and CyberiaVR race to the Great Northern with plans to save the rebel alliance and restore freedom to the San Francisco on Thursday, May 4th 2017. This May the fourth (Be With You) features a dance party, Star Wars-themed Film Fest, costume contest, virtual ...
20 Years of the Art of Rex Ray | Gallery 16
Thursday, May 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Gallery 16
20 Years of the Art of Rex Ray | Gallery 16
Opening Thursday, May 4th, Rex Ray at Gallery 16 marks the seventh solo exhibition of the artist’s work at Gallery 16 since 1995. As proud representatives of the Estate of Rex Ray, this is the first presentation since the artist’s untimely death in 2015. This retrospective ...
“May the Fourth” Secret Star Wars Film Night & Cosplay Party | SF
Thursday, May 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Secret Location (SF)
Come and celebrate Star Wars Day. Feel the force at a special screening of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens on May the 4th. You are highly encouraged (but not required) to dress in your best costume to celebrate the most popular sci-fi series of all ...
“The Mission” Cinco de Mayo Book Reception | SF
Thursday, May 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Consulate General of Mexico
In the framework of the festivities of 5 de Mayo, The Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco cordially invites you to a special presentation and reception for the new book, “The Mission” by Dick Evans, with comments and a slideshow by the author and ...
Spring Game Expo: Play 50 Free Games & Free Pizza | Google Launchpad
Spring Game Expo: Play 50 Free Games & Free Pizza | Google Launchpad
50 games, 300 players, 1 night. Join them for their Spring Expo on May 4th at The Google Launchpad. Over seventy game developers will be showing off their latest games one-on-one to a crowd of 500 people. For developers, this is a great opportunity to show off their ...
$29 Tix: Tony-Winning “The Encounter” at Curran | SF
Thursday, May 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: 50% Off*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for 50% off most tickets
| Curran
$29 Tix: Tony-Winning

From London to Broadway and now SF, The Encounter is “one of the most immersive theater pieces ever created.” (New York Times). Plus it just won a special 2017 Tony for Sound Design. Simon McBurney’s solo performance traces a journey into the depths of the Amazon ...

“The Science of Star Wars” on Astro Night | Berkeley
Thursday, May 4 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Campbell Hall (UC Berkeley)
This May the Fourth, join them for a very special Astro Night at UC Berkeley This month, graduate student Chelsea Harris will be giving a talk all about Star Wars. She’ll answer questions like: What are your odds of successfully navigating an asteroid field? What’s the wattage ...
“The Monster Show” Star Wars: The Drag Show with “Suebacca” | Castro
Thursday, May 4 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $5 | The Edge
Long ago in a galaxy far far away… The Rebel Alliance lead by the heroic Laundra Skywalker, Princess Sugah, Dean Solo, C3-POtter, R2- MC2, and that hairy beast Suebacca set out in The Monster Show Falcon to save the people of The Edge from a ...

Every Thursday

The North Face: Mountain Athletics Free Training | SF
Every Thursday – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| The Yard at Mission Rock
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 | Raven Bar
'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 | McTeague's Saloon
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.

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 …

“The Setup” Underground Comedy Show | SF
Every Thursday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Normally $10 use code FUNCHEAP for $5 tickets. 21+
| Ales Unlimited: Beer Basement

The Setup is an underground stand-up comedy show in the heart of San Francisco. This venue used to be the green room for the legendary Blackhawk jazz venue where Miles Davis used to play. Now, it’s a comedy show that features established comedians from around the …

“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 | The Rail Bar
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.

“GrooveWell” Thursdays | Milk Bar
Every Thursday – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar

Kick off your weekend early… The GrooveWell squad specializes in creating a genuinely fun, eclectic atmosphere for those who like to dance and meet cool like-minded people. Their sound is as diverse as their crowd, mixing a signature blend of House, Disco, Funk and Boogie.
GrooveWell …

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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