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Thursday, August 17

Small Business Expo 2017: Workshops, Trade Show & Networking | San Mateo
Thursday, August 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Bronze badge is free, but an RSVP is required. Dress Code: Business Casual
| San Mateo County Event Center
Small Business Expo 2017: Workshops, Trade Show & Networking | San Mateo
Small Business Expo is the nation’s largest business-to-business trade show and networking event, drawing entrepreneurs from all over the state who are looking to connect with people from 9 am to 5 pm on August 17, 2017. Free Bronze Badge, but an RSVP is required. During the ...
Chronicle Books Summer Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything
Thursday, August 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chronicle Books HQ
Chronicle Books Summer Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything

The 2017 Chronicle Books Warehouse Sale is here again with 80% off everything in the store for three days only, from August 17-19, 2017. Stock up on your winter reading with cookbooks, children’s books, lifestyle and home, arts and crafts, art and design, photography, travel, pop culture, ...

Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa
Thursday, August 17 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Market & New Montgomery St
Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa

Hidden stories and surprises abound in a free 90-minute walking tour in the Yerba Buena neighborhood of San Francisco’s history, art, poetry, architecture and activism, including live performances of characters that gave the city its unique reputation. Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours Every 3rd Thursdays ...

2017 Tacolicious Guest Chef: Sujan Sarkar, Rooh | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Thursday, August 17 – 10:00 am | Cost: $4.95*
*Tacolicious tacos are typically $4.95, but prices may vary.
| Ferry Building
2017 Tacolicious Guest Chef: Sujan Sarkar, Rooh | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Taco lovers, rejoice – Tacolicious’s annual Guest Chef Series is back at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Visit the Tacolicious stand on Thursdays (10 am to 2 pm) to taste some of the most delicious and creative tacos around, made by the Bay Area’s hottest ...

Jazz Herstory Collective | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, August 17 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Jazz Herstory Collective | Yerba Buena Gardens
The Bay Area has a long and deep history of extraordinary women playing jazz, funk, rock and soul, and the Jazz Herstory Collective is a project that celebrates that legacy. Featuring some of the most prodigious young musicians on the Bay Area scene, the JHC has ...
Ambiance Customer Appreciation Party & Sale Discounts | Noe Valley
Thursday, August 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ambiance (Noe Valley)
Ambiance Customer Appreciation Party & Sale Discounts | Noe Valley

Stop by Ambiance’s four San Francisco locations for awesome discounts from 5-9 pm on August 10 and 17, 2017. This year, there will be Customer Appreciation Parties at all 4 locations. 2 on August 10 and 2 on August 17. You’ll enjoy 10% off regular items and take ...

Ambiance Customer Appreciation Party & Sale Discounts | Haight
Thursday, August 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ambiance (Haight-Ashbury)
Ambiance Customer Appreciation Party & Sale Discounts | Haight

Stop by Ambiance’s four San Francisco locations for awesome discounts from 5-9 pm on August 10 and 17, 2017. This year, there will be Customer Appreciation Parties at all 4 locations. 2 on August 10 and 2 on August 17. You’ll enjoy 10% off regular items and take ...

“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, August 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn

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 ...

Civic Center’s “Third Thursday” Free Caribbean All Stars-Reggae Music & Food Festival | SF
Thursday, August 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
Civic Center's
People in Plazas will bring The Caribbean All Stars and DJ Funklor to the Civic Center stage during the August 17 edition of The Commons on Third Thursdays. There will be Reggae music from 4-8, food trucks and bar service at the Civic Center Park. Please ...
Summer Street Party: Live Music, 100+ Hot Rods & Family Fun | Downtown Hayward
Thursday, August 17 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Hayward
Summer Street Party: Live Music, 100+ Hot Rods & Family Fun | Downtown Hayward

The 2017 downtown Hayward 3rd Thursday Street Party goes into its 17th season from 5:30-8:30 pm on June 15, July 20 and August 17 with bands, a classic car show, street entertainers, food, and family fun. Fun will be provided by street entertainers, face-painters and rides ...

Westland Distillery x Charlitos Cocina: Free Whiskey & Charcuterie Tasting | SF
Thursday, August 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| The Epicurean Trader
Westland Distillery x Charlitos Cocina: Free Whiskey & Charcuterie Tasting | SF
Drop by San Francisco’s top craft spirits and specialty food store, The Epicurean Trader, for an very unique and exciting opportunity to taste whiskies from one of America’s most respected craft distilleries and try some amazing charcuterie from Brooklyn, NY on Thursday, August 17, 2017. Westland ...
Afro-Cuban Roots Music with Bobi Cespedes | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, August 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Jessie Square)
Afro-Cuban Roots Music with Bobi Cespedes | Yerba Buena Gardens
Since settling in the Bay Area in 1969, Cuban-born vocalist Bobi Céspedes has been an essential cultural conduit, providing authentic Afro-Cuban roots music to a region with a passionate hunger for clave. She made an enduring impression in the 1980s with the celebrated band Conjunto Céspedes, ...
Feline NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, August 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Feline NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Cat lovers unite for NightLife’s tribute to your four-pawed friends.
Exploratorium After Dark: Tactile Dome & Explainer Demonstrations | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Tactile Dome & Explainer Demonstrations | Pier 15
Crawl through their pitch-black Tactile Dome. Also, play with hundreds of hands-on exhibits and experience an array of Explainer-led demonstrations: Drawing Board, Speaker Dissection, Cow Eye or Flower Dissection, and Magic. And grab dinner and drinks by the Bay.
Quick Draw SF: ISSUU x PPC Official Zine Release Party | SoMa
Thursday, August 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP on Facebook is appreciated.
| F8
Quick Draw SF: ISSUU x PPC Official Zine Release Party | SoMa
“One Page at a Time” is here. To celebrate Paint Pens Collective’s first print & digital zine, created with ISSUU, they are throwing an official release party. Artists featured in the zine will be on site and they will have copies of the zine available. Everyone ...

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 …

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

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 the crowd, mixing a signature blend of House, Disco, Funk, Boogie and beyond. MC Feel Woods will be …

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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