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Friday, August 25

Win Tix: Aries Spears from “MADtv” Comedy Night | Cobb’s Comedy Club
Friday, August 25 – 10:15 pm | Cost: WIN | Cobb's Comedy Club

As a principal cast member on Mad TV, Arie Spears brought a fresh, hip style to the already-edgy program from the third through the tenth season.  He’s also appeared on Russell Simmons’s Def Comedy Jam on HBO and Showtime at the Apollo.
> Get Tickets – $25.00
Some …

Saturday, August 26

Film Night in the Park: “La La Land” | Washington Square Park
Saturday, August 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Washington Square Park
Film Night in the Park:

The San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation (SFNTF) produces the popular Film Night in the Park Outdoor Film Series. The 2017 season includes three films in Dolores Park, two in Union Square and one in Washington Square Park. Films are free of charge in beautiful park settings ...

Wednesday, August 30

Attractive Camp: Stand-Up Comedy Show | SF
Attractive Camp: Stand-Up Comedy Show | SF

Attractive Camp is a stand-up comedy throwdown happening monthly at Doc’s Lab. Tickets: $6 when you use promo code “funcheapbaby”. Otherwise, it’s $12 online or $15 at the door. They pit comedians from Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, and Conan against sensational local performers who frequent Cobb’s Comedy Club and The ...

Thursday, August 31

Win Tix: Really Funny Comedians Who Happen To Be Women | Cobb’s Comedy Club
Thursday, August 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Cobb's Comedy Club

If you know anyone who has ever said women aren’t funny, sneak up behind them with a cast iron skillet, a mallet, or some other cartoon weapon, and drag their unconscious body to Really Funny Comedians (Who Happen to Be Women), a comedy show at …

Friday, September 1

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, September 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF

On the first Friday of every month, over a dozen North Beach galleries, museums, bars, and restaurants stay open late for a self-guided First Fridays Art Crawl with special events to showcase the ever-growing collections of art and entertainment that diversify North Beach. First Fridays Art Crawl ...

Extended Play: Vinyl Classics as Works of Art | SF
Friday, September 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Churchkey
Extended Play: Vinyl Classics as Works of Art | SF

101 music in North Beach donated 100 vinyl records for them to have some fun with, and they figured why not turn these old classics into works of art? And that is where Extended Play: A New Spin on Vinyl Classics was born.
Join Art Attack …

Wednesday, September 6

“Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse” Book Reading & Discussion | City Lights
Wednesday, September 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books

Join John Nichols as he discuss his book that is an essential examination of the the dirty dealers and defenders of the indefensible who are “making America great again”
Donald Trump has assembled a rogue’s gallery of white nationalists, alt-right hatemongers, voter-suppression schemers, immigrant bashers, and …

Thursday, September 7

“Life in Code” Book Reading & Discussion | City Lights
Thursday, September 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books

The last twenty years have brought the rise of the internet, the development of artificial intelligence, the ubiquity of once unimaginably powerful computers, and the thorough transformation of the economy and society. Through it all, Ellen Ullman lived and worked inside that rising culture of …

Tuesday, September 12

“Safe” Book Reading | City Lights
Tuesday, September 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books

Join Ryan Gattis as he reads from his gritty, fast-paced thriller, Safe, that hurtles readers toward a shocking conclusion that asks the toughest question of all: how far would you go to protect the ones you love?
Ricky ‘Ghost’ Mendoza, Jr. is trying to be good. …

Wednesday, September 13

“Do You Have a Band?: Poetry & Punk Rock” Book Discussion | City Lights
Wednesday, September 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books

During the late 1960s, throughout the 1970s, and into the 1980s, New York City poets and musicians played together, published each other, and inspired one another to create groundbreaking art. In “Do You Have a Band?”, Daniel Kane reads deeply across poetry and punk music …

Tuesday, September 19

“Letters To Memory” Book Release | City Lights
Tuesday, September 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books

Join Karen Yamashita as she dives into the Yamashita family archive and Japanese internment runs a documentary impulse through filters that shimmer with imagination.
Letters to Memory is an excursion through the Japanese internment using archival materials from the Yamashita family as well as a series …

Wednesday, September 20

Free Cobb’s Summer Comedy Night: September 2017 | SF
Free Cobb's Summer Comedy Night: September 2017 | SF

Funcheap and Stroy Moyd of #HellaFunny take over Cobb’s Comedy Club for an awesome two nights of comedy at SF’s biggest comedy club. Every month we handpick some of SF’s top local comedians to showcase for you – often with credits like SF Sketchfest, NBC, Comedy Central ...

Thursday, September 21

“Live Cinema and Its Techniques” Book Signing & Reception | City Lights
Thursday, September 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books

From one of the masters of twentieth-century cinema, learn an indispensable and entertaining guide to a visionary new form of moviemaking that can be appreciated by the avid film buff and general movie lover alike.
Keenly aware that advancements in digital tools have literally revolutionised every …

Free Cobb’s Summer Comedy Night: September 2017 | SF
Free Cobb's Summer Comedy Night: September 2017 | SF

Funcheap and Stroy Moyd of #HellaFunny take over Cobb’s Comedy Club for an awesome two nights of comedy at SF’s biggest comedy club. Every month we handpick some of SF’s top local comedians to showcase for you – often with credits like SF Sketchfest, NBC, Comedy Central ...

Tuesday, September 26

“Why Poetry” Book Release | City Lights
Tuesday, September 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books

Join poet Matthew Zapruderas he discusses his book, an impassioned call for a return to reading poetry and an incisive argument for poetry’s accessibility to all readers.
In Why Poetry, award-winning poet Matthew Zapruder takes on what it is that poetry—and poetry alone—can do. Zapruder argues …

North Beach Comedy Thing: Free Capos Pizza, Cheap Beer & Swag Giveaways | SF
Tuesday, September 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free pizza is on a first come, first served basis
| Tope Lounge
North Beach Comedy Thing: Free Capos Pizza, Cheap Beer & Swag Giveaways | SF

So you’re in North Beach, huh? Looking for a good time? Want to party with some beautiful people? Want to feel like a million bucks? You want to devour loads of pizza and champagne? Well, welcome to the North Beach Comedy Thing, a monthly showcase, featuring ...

Wednesday, September 27

“The Age of Perpetual Light” Book Reading | City Lights
Wednesday, September 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books

Join Josh Weil as he discusses his book, a dazzling new work that spans a century and eight tales of light, human progress, and the search for a better life.
Following his debut Dayton Literary Peace Prize-winning novel, The Great Glass Sea, Josh Weil brings together …

Attractive Camp: Stand-Up Comedy Show | SF
Attractive Camp: Stand-Up Comedy Show | SF

Attractive Camp is a stand-up comedy throwdown happening monthly at Doc’s Lab. Tickets: $6 when you use promo code “funcheapbaby”. Otherwise, it’s $12 online or $15 at the door. They pit comedians from Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, and Conan against sensational local performers who frequent Cobb’s Comedy Club and The ...

Thursday, September 28

“Crash Override” Book Discussion | City Lights
Thursday, September 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books

You’ve heard the stories about the dark side of the internet–hackers, #gamergate, anonymous mobs attacking an unlucky victim, and revenge porn–but they remain just that: stories. Surely these things would never happen to you.
Zoe Quinn used to feel the same way. She is a video …

Friday, October 6

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, October 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF

On the first Friday of every month, over a dozen North Beach galleries, museums, bars, and restaurants stay open late for a self-guided First Fridays Art Crawl with special events to showcase the ever-growing collections of art and entertainment that diversify North Beach. First Fridays Art Crawl ...