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Tuesday, September 2

Win Tix: Jason Downs (Last Comic Standing) Stand-Up Comedy | The Punch Line
Jason Downs (Last Comic Standing) Stand-Up Comedy | The Punch Line

Jason Downs was featured on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, IFC, a winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Competition, performed at San Francisco Sketchfest and is the face of multiple NFL ad campaigns, including a Super Bowl commercial.
Although known for his stand up, Downs is an accomplished …

Thursday, September 4

Win Tix: Exploratorium After Dark: Piano Parade & Whimsical Exhibits | Pier 15
Thursday, September 4 – 6:00 am | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15
| Exploratorium
Exploratorium After Dark: Piano Parade & Whimsical Exhibits | Pier 15

In September, Exploratorium After Dark invites you to ponder the following: How would you improve our city’s public spaces? Contribute your vision at After Dark. Play in a parade of pianos, design a miniature Market Street, and test whimsical exhibits in preparation for next year’s …

Win Tix: Design Night Gone Good: Social Solutions & Cocktails | Autodesk Gallery
Thursday, September 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular price, $25 each ($20 for students w/ID)
| Autodesk Gallery
Design Night Gone Good: Social Solutions & Cocktails | Autodesk Gallery

Design isn’t just streamlined furniture, shiny gadgets, and sleek cars. It also has the capacity to have a deep and profound impact on peoples’ lives. From cleaner portable stoves in Africa to low-cost housing in rural America, impact design aims to tackle and solve social, environmental, …

Win Tix: Khan Academy Founder Talk & 21st Century Visionary Award | Castro Theatre
Thursday, September 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $25
| Castro Theatre
Khan Academy Founder Talk & 21st Century Visionary Award | Castro Theatre

Sal Khan, author and founder of Khan Academy will be in conversation with Kishore Hari, director of the Bay Area Science Festival.
Khan Academy’s mission to give a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere has breached the educational divide between poor and privileged and pioneered a …

Win Tix: Aries Spears (MADtv) Comedy Night | Cobb’s
Thursday, September 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*All shows are 18 & over and there is a two drink minimum per person.
| Cobb's Comedy Club
Aries Spears (MADtv) Comedy Night | Cobb's

Actor / Comedian Aries Spears brought a fresh, hip style as a principal cast member of Fox’s “MADtv” for eight seasons.
Aries appeared alongside Cedric the Entertainer in the All Star Comedy Jam and his 2011 stand-up comedy special Aries Spears: Hollywood, Look I’m Smiling was …

Win Tix: Popscene 2004: Millenium DJ Dance Party | SF
Thursday, September 4 – 10:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $5 before 10:30 pm / $10 after.
| Rickshaw Stop
Popscene 2004: Millenium DJ Dance Party | SF

Popscene is throwing a resident DJ only dance party featuring indie millennium sounds of Ladytron, Goldfrapp, the Rapture, Hot Hot Heat, Interpol, the Strokes, LCD Soundsystem, MGMT, Fischerspooner, the White Stripes, and other electroclash/2000s indie stuff you may have forgotten.
Aaron Axelsen, Popscene DJ and Live 105 Music …

Friday, September 5

Win Tix: Michael Franti Live Acoustic Set & Eco Film VIP Access | Oakland
Michael Franti Live Acoustic Set & Eco Film VIP Access | Oakland

Come to the Bay Area premiere of “The Future of Energy” film as part of Oakland’s First Friday/Art Murmur Events with a special live acoustic set by Michael Franti.
The evening will be hosted by Pandora Thomas, an environmental educator, who is featured in the film. After …

Win Tix: The Ponies & Luce (KFOG Favorites) Live in Concert | SF
Friday, September 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15
| Great American Music Hall
The Ponies & Luce (KFOG Favorites) Live in Concert | SF

The Ponies (Elliot Randall and Heather Combs), a newly formed acoustic duo on the San Francisco music scene, are ready to ride. After a couple of late night sessions and a some cold beers it was settled, Elliot and Heather have firmly planted their wayward …

Saturday, September 6

Win Tix: CitySolve: Fun Urban Scavenger Hunt | SF
Saturday, September 6 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Win a pair of tickets, or use code FCCSURSF for $20/ person tickets (typically $40-$60)
| Secret Location (SF)
CitySolve: Fun Urban Scavenger Hunt | SF

Like The Amazing Race? You’ll love this unique scavenger hunt where teams of 2-4 people solve clever clues and face fun challenges all while navigating the urban landscape via foot or Muni.
It’s a scavenger hunt mixed in with trivial pursuit, throw in a mini …

Win Tix: The 3rd Annual San Francisco Lawn Party | Marina Green
The 3rd Annual San Francisco Lawn Party | Marina Green

Picnic at San Francisco’s largest one day waterfront party and concert featuring fun lawn games (including a giant cornhole tournament), bocce ball and croquet along with concert by popular cover bands.
Dance to music from Pop Rocks, The Cheeseballs & DJ Ajax. All proceeds benefit The …

Win Tix: Hip Hop & Ping Pong: ’90s Dance Party & Bootie Shake Contest | Rickshaw Stop
Saturday, September 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $6 before 9 pm / $8 after. 21+
| Rickshaw Stop
Hip Hop & Ping Pong: '90s Dance Party & Bootie Shake Contest | Rickshaw Stop

American Tripps is doing the German-style ping pong thing while DJ Beauregard spins ’90s hip hop.
Body Party Dance Crew will be shakin’ booties onstage and you can join in the action during the bootie shakin’ contest.

Tuesday, September 9

Win Tix: Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Lecture: Family & The Modern Economy | Castro Theatre
Tuesday, September 9 – 6:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $29
| Castro Theatre
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Lecture: Family & The Modern Economy | Castro Theatre

In her new book, Cut Adrift, Marianne Cooper, Stanford sociologist and lead researcher for Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In weaves together deep data analysis of our frightening economic condition with real-world stories of families struggling to adjust.
Hear Cooper in conversation with LeanIn.org Founder Sheryl Sandberg, as …

Win Tix: Jacob Sirof (Comedy Central) Stand-Up Comedy: Tuesday | The Punch Line
Jacob Sirof (Comedy Central) Stand-Up Comedy: Tuesday | The Punch Line

Comedian Jacob Sirof, who was raised in San Francisco and now lives in Santa Monica, returns to the Bay Area to headline two shows having performed at the world famous “Just for Laughs” Festival in Montreal followed up by TV appearances on E! and Comedy …

Wednesday, September 10

Win Tix: Jacob Sirof (Comedy Central) Stand-Up Comedy: Wednesday | The Punch Line
Jacob Sirof (Comedy Central) Stand-Up Comedy: Wednesday | The Punch Line

Comedian Jacob Sirof, who was raised in San Francisco and now lives in Santa Monica, returns to the Bay Area to headline two shows having performed at the world famous “Just for Laughs” Festival in Montreal followed up by TV appearances on E! and Comedy …

Thursday, September 11

Win Tix: Ferocious Few: Soul Shaking Roots & Rock ‘n Roll | SF
Thursday, September 11 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $14
| Slim's
Ferocious Few: Soul Shaking Roots & Rock 'n Roll | SF

Francisco Fernandez brings the energy of Bob Dylan, the finesse of Elvis, and the heart of Johnny Cash everywhere he goes, but his soul bleeds James Brown.
With The Ferocious Few he stirs up a fresh blend of rock ‘n roll, based in it’s soul shaking …

Saturday, September 13

Win Tix: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2: Live Broadcast from Vegas | SF
Saturday, September 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets.
| Century San Francisco Centre 9
Mayweather vs. Maidana 2: Live Broadcast from Vegas | SF

Take in the highly anticipated rematch between eleven-time world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather and the dangerous, power-punching Marcos “El Chino” Maidana.
After their thrilling fight earlier this year, the two prizefighters will face each other again when Mayhem: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 is broadcast live from …

Saturday, September 20

New Wave Dance Party | SoMa
Saturday, September 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $7*
*$7 before 10pm / $12 after
| The Cat Club
New Wave Dance Party | SoMa

Every third Saturday, join New Wave City at The Cat Club to dance to the best of New Wave music, videos, lights, and go-go cages with your hosts and DJs since 1992, Skip and Shindog. Expect a cool crowd of knowledgeable New Wave music fans from ...

Win Tix: Soul, Jazz & Spoken Word: Meshell Ndegeocello | SF
Saturday, September 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $26
| Great American Music Hall
Soul, Jazz & Spoken Word: Meshell Ndegeocello | SF

Mercurial and masterful, Meshell Ndegeocello has survived the best and worst of what a career in music has to offer. She has eschewed genre for originality, celebrity for longevity, and musicals trends for musical truths. 
Fans have come to expect the unexpected from Meshell, and faithfully …

Saturday, October 18

Win Tix: Treasure Island Music Festival: Saturday | 2014
Saturday, October 18 – All Day | Cost: WIN | Treasure Island Great Lawn
Treasure Island Music Festival: Saturday | 2014

The Treasure Island Music Festival returns to SF on October 18-19, 2014 with a jam-packed two-day lineup of bands along with an eclectic mix of interactive art installations, roaming performers, and, of course, the spectacular 60 ft. ferris wheel.
Oh, and the music! The star-studded lineup includes Outkast, …

New Wave Dance Party | SoMa
Saturday, October 18 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $7*
*$7 before 10pm / $12 after
| The Cat Club
New Wave Dance Party | SoMa

Every third Saturday, join New Wave City at The Cat Club to dance to the best of New Wave music, videos, lights, and go-go cages with your hosts and DJs since 1992, Skip and Shindog. Expect a cool crowd of knowledgeable New Wave music fans from ...