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Thursday, January 19

Sketchfest NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, January 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Sketchfest NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Laugh your face off as SF Sketchfest takes over the Academy for a knee-slapping night of creatures, cocktails, and comedy, part of the annual SF Sketchfest Comedy Festival. Taking over the Forum for some live riffing are twisted “Mystery Science Theater 3000” scientists Frank Beaulieu and ...
2016 In Memorium Drag Spectacular “The Monster Show” | Castro
Thursday, January 19 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $5 | The Edge
2016 In Memorium Drag Spectacular
The Monster Show presents 2016 in Memomorium. Like the Oscars in Memorium reel, but live on-stage with drag queens. Join your hosts Sugah Betes for a night remembering our famous friends with love, respect and complete irreverence. It’s a secret as to who they’ll pay tribute ...

“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 ...

Friday, January 20

2017 Opening Night of Friday Nights at OMCA | Oakland
2017 Opening Night of Friday Nights at OMCA | Oakland
Oakland’s popular weekly night market is back for a fifth season of fun and festivities. Join OMCA and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday starting January 20 for a taste of local music, food, art, and culture. Savor California beer, wine, and non-alcoholic ...

Saturday, January 21

6th Anniv. “The Queen is Dead”: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF
Saturday, January 21 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 with RSVP; $8 at the door
| Milk Bar
6th Anniv.
The Queen is Dead is proud to announce and celebrate 6 years of honoring the music of Morrissey and The Smiths as well as all your favorite Brit Pop, Post Punk, Indie and more. For the first 2 hours, they will be playing nothing but The Smiths ...
Win Tix: “Non Stop Bhangra” 2017 Kick Off Indian Dance Party | Public Works
Saturday, January 21 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Public Works
Non Stop Bhangra dance floor returns on January 21st, celebrating 5 years at Public Works and kicking off their 13th year of productions in SF. Voted as one of the best dance parties in SF, it’s a treat for the eyes and ears. > Get Tickets – ...
“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | Madrone Art Bar
Saturday, January 21 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm with RSVP on Facebook; otherwise, it's $5. 21+
| Madrone Art Bar

Fringe, the indie music video dance party, happens every third Saturday at Madrone Art Bar. Free before 10 pm with an RSVP; otherwise, it’s $5. DJs Blondie K and subOctave will spin your favorite indie music videos plus the latest remixes to create a buzz on the dance floor. “In ...

Thursday, January 26

NightLife In The Greenest Museum In The Planet | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, January 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
NightLife In The Greenest Museum In The Planet | California Academy of Sciences
This week, NightLife celebrates the best of the Academy with an evening of after hours science inside the greenest museum on the planet. In the aquarium, enjoy nighttime dive shows in their Philippine Coral Reef tank, learn about Claude the albino alligator during a special Swamp ...
“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 ...

Friday, January 27

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland

Join the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak café pop-up. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, extended OMCA Store hours, family-friendly ...

Monday, January 30

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, January 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door
| Club 21
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland

Nerd Nite East Bay is a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They get smart and interesting people, give them lots of free drinks, and put them on stage in front of a couple hundred tipsy nerds. Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s salacious, and it’s always nerdy. Nerd ...

Friday, February 3

First Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF
Friday, February 3 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Il Pirata
First Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF

Enjoy free comedy night at Il Pirata and stay after the show for a DJ dance party. This comedy and dancing duo takes place every first Friday of the month and you’ll save some dough for drinks because there’s no cover.

Saturday, February 4

Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa
Saturday, February 4 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Madrone Art Bar
Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa

Pay tribute to both the King of Pop and the Purple One every first Saturday of the month at the Madrone Art Bar’s “The Prince and Michael Experience,” which celebrates their work with a healthy dose of competition as fans go head-to-head on the dance ...

Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Saturday, February 4 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
| Underground SF
Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight

Push The Feeling is monthly dance party happening every first Saturday at Underground SF (424 Haight St.) in the Lower Haight. Resident DJs YR Skull and epicsauce invite local and out-of-town guest DJs to their decks every month. The party is typically free before 10 pm with an RSVP, ...

Friday, February 10

Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays
Friday, February 10 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ashby BART
Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays

Berkeley Critical Mass is group bike ride that begins at the Ashby BART Station, where riders meet at 6 pm on the 2nd Friday of each month. A local rider frequently brings a powerful bicycle sound system to the rides making this into a rolling bike ...

Last Nite: A 2000’s Indie Dance Party | SF
Friday, February 10 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, before 10 pm. $10 after.
| Make-Out Room
Last Nite: A 2000's Indie Dance Party | SF

Well, folks, the snake has officially reached its tail. The crew behind the ’90s-themed Debaser party has gotten together to create “Last Nite,” a brand new event that, much like its parent, is dedicated to reviving a specific moment in time. In this case, it’s ...

Saturday, February 11

Sadderday: An Emo/Pop-Punk/Screamo Dance Party | SF
Saturday, February 11 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Pop's Bar
Sadderday: An Emo/Pop-Punk/Screamo Dance Party | SF

A night to relive the days of white belts, myspace, and bangs. Lots of them. Emo, pop punk, post-hardcore, screamo, indie, electro, 90s and 2000s all night long. The party gets down at 9:30 pm on the Second Saturday of each month at Pop’s Bar.

Monday, February 13

“GrooveWell” Super Funky Mondaze Dance Party | Milk Bar
Monday, February 13 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar

Who else is feeling a Monday dance party ? Come dance like a freak to start your week. Get down to the energetic eclectic sounds of the GrooveWell DJs around 10pm that will get your rump shaking with the best funk, disco, hip-hop and everything in ...

Saturday, February 18

The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF
The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF

It’s the death of a disco dancer with Milk Bar’s “The Queen is Dead” dance party featuring the music of The Smiths, Morrissey, and other brit pop, new wave, and post punk heavy-hitters. “The Queen is Dead” Dance Party Third Saturday of the month  | 9 pm-2 ...

“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | Madrone Art Bar
Saturday, February 18 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm with RSVP on Facebook; otherwise, it's $5. 21+
| Madrone Art Bar

Fringe, the indie music video dance party, happens every third Saturday at Madrone Art Bar. Free before 10 pm with an RSVP; otherwise, it’s $5. DJs Blondie K and subOctave will spin your favorite indie music videos plus the latest remixes to create a buzz on the dance floor. “In ...

Monday, February 27

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, February 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door
| Club 21
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland

Nerd Nite East Bay is a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They get smart and interesting people, give them lots of free drinks, and put them on stage in front of a couple hundred tipsy nerds. Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s salacious, and it’s always nerdy. Nerd ...

Friday, March 3

First Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF
Friday, March 3 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Il Pirata
First Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF

Enjoy free comedy night at Il Pirata and stay after the show for a DJ dance party. This comedy and dancing duo takes place every first Friday of the month and you’ll save some dough for drinks because there’s no cover.

Friday, March 10

Last Nite: A 2000’s Indie Dance Party | SF
Friday, March 10 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, before 10 pm. $10 after.
| Make-Out Room
Last Nite: A 2000's Indie Dance Party | SF

Well, folks, the snake has officially reached its tail. The crew behind the ’90s-themed Debaser party has gotten together to create “Last Nite,” a brand new event that, much like its parent, is dedicated to reviving a specific moment in time. In this case, it’s ...

Monday, March 13

“GrooveWell” Super Funky Mondaze Dance Party | Milk Bar
Monday, March 13 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar

Who else is feeling a Monday dance party ? Come dance like a freak to start your week. Get down to the energetic eclectic sounds of the GrooveWell DJs around 10pm that will get your rump shaking with the best funk, disco, hip-hop and everything in ...

Saturday, March 18

The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF
The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF

It’s the death of a disco dancer with Milk Bar’s “The Queen is Dead” dance party featuring the music of The Smiths, Morrissey, and other brit pop, new wave, and post punk heavy-hitters. “The Queen is Dead” Dance Party Third Saturday of the month  | 9 pm-2 ...

Friday, April 7

First Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF
Friday, April 7 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Il Pirata
First Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF

Enjoy free comedy night at Il Pirata and stay after the show for a DJ dance party. This comedy and dancing duo takes place every first Friday of the month and you’ll save some dough for drinks because there’s no cover.

Monday, April 10

“GrooveWell” Super Funky Mondaze Dance Party | Milk Bar
Monday, April 10 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar

Who else is feeling a Monday dance party ? Come dance like a freak to start your week. Get down to the energetic eclectic sounds of the GrooveWell DJs around 10pm that will get your rump shaking with the best funk, disco, hip-hop and everything in ...

Sunday, May 7

2017 How Weird Street Faire | SoMa
2017 How Weird Street Faire | SoMa
For the 18th annual How Weird Street Faire, SoMa will be filled with art and performances, vendors, tasty food and drinks, and all of the colorful weirdness that San Francisco is famous for. All ages are welcome. 2017 How Weird Street Faire Sunday, May 7, 2017 | Noon to ...

Sunday, June 25

2017 San Francisco Pride Festival: Sunday | Civic Center
Sunday, June 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a $5-10 donation is requested.
| Civic Center Plaza
2017 San Francisco Pride Festival: Sunday | Civic Center

The whole city comes alive in a rainbow burst of excitement at the 2017 San Francisco Pride Celebration. 47th Annual San Francisco Pride Celebration – Saturday, June 24, 2017 | Noon to 6 pm – Sunday, June 25, 2017 | 11 am to 6 pm – ...

Sunday, July 30

2017 Kinky “Up Your Alley” Fair | SoMa
Sunday, July 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a donations are requested.
| Dore Alley
2017 Kinky
This is no indie hipster fair with hand-knit scarves and folk music… If rubber, sportswear, biker gear, skinheads, punks, or any variety of built, hairy men turns you on, then they’ve got it. In their own words, you won’t find a filthier event in the States. 2017 ...