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Thursday, May 15

Win: “I Can’t Afford SF” T-Shirt | DSF Clothing
Enter by: Thursday, May 15 – All Day | Cost: WIN*
*Win an "I Can't Afford SF" t-shirt. Regular cost, $20.
Yup, San Francisco is the most expensive city in the country right now. Not sure if that is something to brag about. If you got pushed out, or you’re working seven jobs to keep up with your $2,000 rent in a 4 bedroom apartment where 8 ...
Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa

Venues (event details below): California Historical Society | 678 Mission St @ 3rd Cartoon Art Museum | 655 Mission @ 3rd (closed for a private event this month) Contemporary Jewish Museum | 736 Mission St @ Yerba Buena Lane Museum of the African Diaspora | 685 Mission St @ ...Monthly

YBCA:ConVerge Art Gathering: Sound & The Body | SoMa
Thursday, May 15 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon: It Only Happens All the Time, May’s YBCA ConVerge investigates sound’s relationship to the body through special performances by 0th and Infrasound. 0th is an all-female group whose performances incorporate dance, sculptural installation-based electronic instruments, multi-channel video ...Monthly

Bay Area Mini Rap Concert: IamSu! | Amoeba Berkeley
Thursday, May 15 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (Berkeley)
Join Bay Area rapper IamSu! in celebration of the release of his debut studio album Sincerely Yours (out May 13th on HBK). Sincerely Yours establishes IamSu! as one the best, most innovative rapper-singers making music. He’ll perform two songs then sign copies of Sincerely Yours for ...
Free Bayonics Concert, $1 Laser Tag & Video Games | Bayview “3rd On Third”
Thursday, May 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 3rd Street (Bayview)
3rd on Third celebrates the spirit of Cinco de Mayo.Live music from Bayonics – an 11-piece powerhouse from San Francisco’s Mission District that defines today’s Bay Area experience, fusing the musical genres of hip-hop, Latin music, funk and reggae with elements of rock and jazz. Also ...
“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, May 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn

Presidio Twilight is back for its sixth season, and it’s better than ever. This year, San Francisco’s largest campfire features a delicious selection of international cuisine from a stellar lineup of local vendors from 5-9 pm every Thursday from mid-May to September. New for 2019 are ...Every Thursday

Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Thursday, May 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food, drinks & shopping
| SoMa StrEat Food Park

SoMa StrEat Food Park and Funcheap host another Thursday night “StrEat Bazaar” with strange glow-in-the-dark fashion, kinky crochet and wooden carved greeting card Streat Bazaar Lineup for May 15, 2014 FOOD TRUCK LINEUP -Me So Hungry -Dusty Buns -J-Shack: Japanese Crepes -Post Street Creamery: Homemade Ice Cream -Firetrail Pizza – Lil Burma POP-UP FOOD ...Every Thursday

Central Market “Microhood” Block Party: Roving Circus Acts & Freebies | SF
Thursday, May 15 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Central Market

On Thursday, May 15, 2014 Central Market Now teams up with The Bold Italic to bring you a Central Market Now Microhood Block Party featuring live street performance, great deals from local merchants, interactive events and surprises. >> FREE –  RSVP From 6-8 pm, there will be professional ...Monthly

Piedmont Ave. Stroll: Oddball & Oddities Tattoo Art Show | Oakland
Thursday, May 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue
This month, they’ll be showcasing an abundance of art from the East Bay’s top tattoo artists. Some truly talented men and women have submitted some amazing work. Rosamunde Sausage Grill will be serving up some artisanal sausages and craft beer, and they will have a live ...
DIY NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, May 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general, $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
Let your inspiration run wild as you DIY throughout the museum with the help of the Bay Area maker community. Make out like a bandit and pick up sweet gifts for friends (or treat yourself) at a pop-up maker shop with vendors from SF Bazaar. Then, meet artists ...
Salsa Party w/ 2014 Grammy Winners Pacific Mambo Orchestra | SoMa
Thursday, May 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jessie Square

Pacific Mambo Orchestra won the 2014 Grammy for Best Tropical Latin Album and takes its style from the classic Latin orchestras of the 1940s, PMO brings together four trumpets, four trombones, five saxophones, piano, bass, timbales, congas, and bongos, to perform classic Latin big band ...Monthly

Renegade Outdoor Piano Party: 12 Pianos on Market Street | SF
Thursday, May 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Central Market
The musical social experiment known as “Sunset Piano” will debut on the streets of SF in force for an event celebrating this unique part of town. 12 grand pianos will adorn Market Street at several locations, as well as in UN Plaza, and will be played by some ...
Playtesting Bash: Games Designed Around A Flea Market | SoMa
Thursday, May 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Freespace 2.0
This month’s theme is games for a flea market. Feel free to bring along a game that captures the atmosphere of a flea market, or games that may take place in them. It is a theme rife with ideas: treasure hunting, haggling, or getting lost. If you’re ...
Taste & Toast of Chile: Wine Tasting & Dance Performance | East Bay
Thursday, May 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 for Danville residents; $6 non-residents; or $8 at the door
| Danville Senior Center
The Town of Danville’s Taste and Toast series heads to South America for its next excursion to experience the culture, cuisine and people of the beautiful country of Chile. A Taste and Toast of Chile is the third in the successful series which takes residents ...
Queer Exhibit & Re-Opening Launch Party at GLBT History Museum | Castro
Thursday, May 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | GLBT Historical Society Museum
The first show in the newly remodeled GLBT History Museum, “Queer Past Becomes Present,” is holding its grand opening on May 15, 2014. The GLBT History Museum is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States. Exhibition topics include: Queer Youth: Out and Active “Queer Youth” traces the ...
Fire Dancing & Spinning Performance Night | SF
Thursday, May 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero Plaza

Come watch a group of fire artists spin and take nighttime photos at a new secret location in San Francisco on the second Thursday of every month. Fire Dancing & Spinning Performance Night Second Thursdays | 7-10 pm Secret Bay Area Location FREE to watch, ...Monthly

Win Tix: Cool Ghouls: Pop Psych & Harmonies | Mission Dist.
Thursday, May 15 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $12
| The Chapel
Formed by Benicia natives Pat Thomas and Pat McDonald just a year-and-a-half ago, the Cool Ghouls have already developed an intriguing sound. Heavily influenced by pop, psych, surf, and folk-rock of the sixties, the Ghouls write catchy melodies, but their tight harmonies sung at the top ...
PayPal Freebies & Deals | May 15 – July 16
Thursday, May 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Freebies are worth $5-$15 each.
| San Francisco Bay Area

PayPal is running a host of local deals with dozens of local merchants and vendors from May 15 through July 16, 2014. Highlights of where you can get a free PayPal credit include American Grilled Cheese Kitchen ($10), Smitten Ice Cream ($5), Cathead’s BBQ ($5), ...

Every Thursday

“Mission Community Market” Night Farmers Market | SF
Every Thursday – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Community Market
"Mission Community Market" Night Farmers Market | SF
Update as of 3/17/20 – Please note the 2020 Market is currently scheduled to open on 3/26 but there likely won’t be any entertainment or activities. Farmers Markets are allowed to stay open during the “shelter in place” order Mission Community Market returns for the 2020 ...
Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights | SF
Asian Art Museum's $10 Thursday Nights | SF
The Asian Art Museum is back for 2020 beginning January 23rd through September 24th. The museum will be open until 9 pm on Thursdays and general admission is just $10. You can spend an evening in their beautiful building enjoying the galleries, fun talks, lively gatherings ...
The Underground: Stand-Up Comedy at Oakstop | Oakland
The Underground: Stand-Up Comedy at Oakstop | Oakland
From the Basement of Oakstop, in the heart of downtown, comes The Underground every Thursday from October. See some of the best comics from the Bay Area and beyond in an intimate setting. Show is From 7:30 till 9, with doors opening at 7. Tickets will ...
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. ’90s DJ Thursday: Party Like It’s 1999 Every Thursday at 9 pm Raven Bar & Lounge, 1151 Folsom St., SF FREE Updated 1/20/2020 – ...
Free Live Salsa & Jazz Music From Local Artists | SF
Every Thursday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cigar Bar & Grill
Free Live Salsa & Jazz Music From Local Artists | SF
Join them every Wednesday & Thursday evening for a free Salsa and Jazz show by local Bay Area musicians. Shows start at 8 pm. Enjoy great food, drinks & live music night. For complete line-up and more information please visit their Facebook page. Free Live Salsa & Jazz ...
Haight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar
Haight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar
Come out to Haight Ashbury Comedy Night every Thursday at Milk Bar located in the heart of the Upper Haight to see some of SF’s best comedians. The lineup changes every week, but expect to see comics that have performed at Cobbs, SF Sketchfest, the Punchline ...
“The Setup” Underground Comedy Show | SF
Every Thursday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Normally $15 use code FUNCHEAP for $5 tickets. 21+
| Ales Unlimited: Beer Basement
"The Setup" Underground Comedy Show | SF
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 ...
Nob Hill Free Comedy Night | SF
Every Thursday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. Bring cash for drink purchase.
| Hops & Barrel
Nob Hill Free Comedy Night | SF
Nob Hill Comedy Night brings you the top local and touring comedians every Thursday at 8 pm in Nob Hill’s newest beer & wine bar, Hops & Barrel. Comedians you’ve seen at Nob Hill Comedy Night have been featured on HBO, Netflix, Conan, The Late Late ...
“Class of ’84” Dance Party & Cheap Drinks | SoMa
Every Thursday – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Cover may change for special events.
| The Cat Club
"Class of '84" Dance Party & Cheap Drinks | SoMa
Every Thursday from 9 pm to 3 am at the Cat Club, it’s the best of the ’80s in two rooms with the coolest music and the best crowd in town. DJs Damon and Mr Washington spin ’80s pop, rock, and one hit wonders in the ...
SF’s Epic Karaoke Dance Party w/ Sax, Lasers + Fog | The Mission
Every Thursday – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Slate Bar
SF's Epic Karaoke Dance Party w/ Sax, Lasers + Fog | The Mission
Most students drop out of Stanford to create tech companies but DJ Purple dropped out to pursue music en route to becoming San Francisco’s DJ of the year in 2011 and one of America’s greatest karaoke KJ’s (Karaoke DJ). Get ready for an upbeat night (no ...
$1 Well Shots on Thursday Nights | SF
Every Thursday – 10:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*$1 Per Well Shot, but no cover charge.
| Would You Believe Cocktails
$1 Well Shots on Thursday Nights | SF
Would you Believe Bar is bringing back $1 Well Shots and College Night Specials on Thursdays from 10 pm to Midnight for a limited time only. Thursdays $1 Shots Every Thursday | 10 pm to Midnight Would You Believe Bar, 652 Geary Blvd., SF $1- Must be 21 and over Must 21 and ...
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