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Thursday, May 18

Art Museum Day Free Admission | San Jose
Thursday, May 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is encouraged.
| San Jose Museum of Art
Art Museum Day Free Admission | San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art announced today that it will again offer free admission on Thursday, May 18, 2017 as part of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) Art Museum Day. Last year, San Jose Museum of Art—along with more than 175 other AAMD member ...
CMC Older Adult Choir: Street Chorus | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, May 18 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
CMC Older Adult Choir: Street Chorus | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
The CMC 30th Street Chorus is a choir of older adults from the 30th Street Senior Center directed by award-winning Mexican-born, Mills College-educated flutist and mezzosoprano Martha Rodriguez-Salazar. Singing in Tagalog, English, and Spanish, the chorus celebrates its diverse members with songs from the Philippines, the ...

Cathedral Hill: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Thursday, May 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| St. Mary's Cathedral
Cathedral Hill: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
San Francisco’s diversity is reflected in its places of worship. Visit churches, temples, a cathedral, and a synagogue. View the symbols and architecture and hear the history of the city’s religious institutions. Meet at the main plaza entrance of St. Mary’s Cathedral, Gough & Geary. Public ...
Opening Night: “Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party | SF
Thursday, May 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn
Opening Night:

Cozy up with Off the Grid at “Presidio Twilight” – a free weekly evening event on the Main Post Lawn from 5-9 pm every Thursday from mid-May to October. Off the Grid street food vendors will serve up dishes tapas-style while you relax under the ...

Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
May, 18, 2017 highlights: Third Thursday: Arash Fayez https://www.facebook.com/events/1950680395164150/ Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) https://www.facebook.com/moadsanfrancisco/
Art Trax: 24 Artists In Free Monthly Pop-Up Art Galleries | Pittsburg
Thursday, May 18 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money if you want to take home awesome local art.
| Old Town Pittsburg
Art Trax: 24 Artists In Free Monthly Pop-Up Art Galleries | Pittsburg

Pittsburg’s creative community brings artisans and Old Town merchants together via free monthly pop-up art galleries beginning April 20th, 5-8pm. Pittsburg and neighboring community residents are invited to attend the monthly ArtTrax event, and walk historic charming Old Town Pittsburg to view artisan works in ...

SF Weekly “Best of SF 2017” Tasting Party & Open Bar | SoMa
SF Weekly
Hosted by SF Weekly, enjoy Best of SF 2017, a unique all-you-can-drink (and eat) tasting celebration at City Nights, a 15,000 sq. foot nighclub with state-of-the-art lighting and sound and a Euro-inspired backlit bar. Get three hours of open bar sampling of beer, wine, spirits plus complimentary sampling ...
Exploratorium After Dark: Bringing Science To Justice | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Bringing Science To Justice | Pier 15
Reinvent your Thursday nights at After Dark. Experience a fascinating array of unique, adult-only programs and events that change each week. Grab dinner by the Bay, play with hundreds of hands-on exhibits, crawl through our pitch-black Tactile Dome, sip cocktails, and explore. Learn how science is ...
Changüí Majadero’s Afro-Cuban Musical Performance | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, May 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Jessie Square)
Changüí Majadero's Afro-Cuban Musical Performance | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Playing Cuban roots music straight outta East LA, Changüí Majadero is a blazing five-piece band that has honed a deeply informed and highly personal take on changüí, a surging Afro-Cuban musical tradition that took shape in the late 19th century on the eastern side of ...
Prehistoric NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, May 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Prehistoric NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
NightLife is throwing a party of prehistoric proportions guaranteed to bring out the paleontologist in everyone.
Home Sharers Democratic Club Trade Fair & Free Snacks | SF
Thursday, May 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Verdi Club
Home Sharers Democratic Club Trade Fair & Free Snacks | SF
The ecosystem of products and services for short-term rental hosts has grown tremendously in recent years and San Francisco is at the center of it all. Join them for their first ever trade show showcasing businesses that help home sharing hosts be better at what they do, ...
Quick Draw SF: Guest Curated by Rat King Art Club | SF
Thursday, May 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP on Facebook is appreciated.
| F8
Quick Draw SF: Guest Curated by Rat King Art Club | SF
This month they’ve teamed with Rat King Art Club because Bay Area artists need to stick together and do what they do. Rat King Art Club will be filling the featured table this month drawing live showcasing their amazing super powers. This month’s Featured RKAC Artists: Christine ...
Pantsuit Nation Meetup & Book Release | SF
Thursday, May 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bookshop West Portal
Pantsuit Nation Meetup & Book Release | SF
In celebration of the release of the Pantsuit Nation book, Bookshop West Portal will be hosting an evening with Pantsuit Nation. Featuring readings from book contributors, a behind-the-scenes look at Pantsuit Nation from a group of local admins and moderators, resource sharing, and strategizing about how ...

Every Thursday

Asian Art Museum: $10 Thursday Nights | SF
Asian Art Museum: $10 Thursday Nights | SF

Spring and summer mean later sunsets and later hours at the Asian Art Museum.
From February 23 through September 28, 2017, they’ll be open ’til 9pm on Thursdays. You can spend an evening in their beautiful building enjoying the galleries, fun talks, lively gatherings and intimate …

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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