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Thursday, August 31

Last of the Dramatic 2017 Bloom of Weird & Wild Flowers | SF Botanical Garden
Last of the Dramatic 2017 Bloom of Weird & Wild Flowers | SF Botanical Garden

It’s been a wet winter and that means spring is going to be crazy good at the San Francisco Botanical Garden … the curators tell us that everything is budding up and looking very bountiful and beautiful. After four dry years, this winter has brought much needed rain ...

Final Day: Summer of Love “Trading Cards” on Market Street | SF
Thursday, August 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Market Street
Final Day: Summer of Love "Trading Cards" on Market Street | SF

Long before Instagram and SnapChat made pocket-sized images of your favorite celebrity or sports hero a hot commodity, there was the trading card. Local artist Kate Haug was inspired by this vintage collector’s item for her Summer of Love-themed Art on Market Street Poster Series, ...

Original Folk Music with Evie Ladin Band | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, August 31 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Original Folk Music with Evie Ladin Band | Yerba Buena Gardens
Grounded in Appalachian old-time repertoire, seasoned in African-diaspora roots, and composing original music inspired by life in Oakland and globe-spanning tours, the kinetic Evie Ladin Band erases the lines between music and movement. A trio of tenaciously innovative string musicians and dancers, the combo features Ladin’s ...
“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, August 31 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn
"Presidio Twilight" Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF

Presidio Twilight is back for its fifth 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. Off the Grid ...

Speak Cheesy: Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF
Thursday, August 31 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alite Outpost
Speak Cheesy: Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF
Start your weekend off right with a grilled cheese and a beer at the best outdoor gear shop around. The Alite Outpost is hosting its Speak Cheesy Happy Hour which will include free grilled cheese sandwiches and cold beers for you and your friends. They’ll be ...
Free Summer Drive-In Movie Night | San Jose
Thursday, August 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but arrive early as the drive-in fills up quickly on free nights
| Capitol 6 Drive-In (San Jose)
Free Summer Drive-In Movie Night | San Jose

The West Wind Drive-in movie theaters in Concord and San Jose host a free Drive-in movie night twice a year including a festival with live music and of course, best of all, free movies. All movies are double features. Admission is free. Gates open at 6 pm. Films start ...

Free Summer Drive-In Movie Night | East Bay
Thursday, August 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but arrive early as the drive-in fills up quickly on free nights
| Solano 2 Drive In
Free Summer Drive-In Movie Night | East Bay

The West Wind Drive-in movie theaters in Concord and San Jose host a free Drive-in movie night twice a year including a festival with live music and of course, best of all, free movies. All movies are double features. Admission is free. Gates open at 6 pm. Films start ...

Free Zine and Comics Reading | 2017 SF Zine Fest
Thursday, August 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Free Zine and Comics Reading | 2017 SF Zine Fest

The San Francisco Zine Fest is a free, annual celebration of small-press publishing from zines and comics to art books and beyond. Over 200 small-press and DIY creators will be selling, trading, and otherwise sharing their work at the San Francisco County Fair Building in Golden ...

Spotlight NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, August 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Spotlight NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
NightLife celebrates the best of the Academy with an evening of after hours science inside the greenest museum on the planet. Enjoy a nighttime dive show in their Philippine Coral Reef tank and set a collision course for Earth in the planetarium with two screenings of ...
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.
Sunset Cinema: Outdoor Movie Night 2017 Kick-Off | Emeryville
Thursday, August 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Greenway 31
Sunset Cinema: Outdoor Movie Night 2017 Kick-Off | Emeryville

Come and enjoy Sunset Cinema at Greenway 31, starting on Thursday, August 31 until October 26. Come early to enjoy a pre-movie happy hour with Novel Brewing plus the Bay Area Roller Derby team will be providing skate up beer service starting at 6 pm. Movies begin ...

Bayview “Third on 3rd” Festival with SF Mime Troupe | Bayview Opera House
Thursday, August 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bayview Opera House
Bayview "Third on 3rd" Festival with SF Mime Troupe | Bayview Opera House
Bayview Opera House presents: San Francisco Mime Troupe’s 2017 production of “Walls.” It’s an indoor show on the historic Bayview Opera House stage. Arrive early and enjoy the Bayview ambiance and a bite to eat from local youth-run supper club Old Skool Cafe and reserve ...

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

The Mission Community Market will be operated by CUESA on Thursday evenings, 4 to 8 pm, rain or shine. Founded in 2010, the market is made up of farmers, small local businesses, and community programs, promoting family health and creating a fun, beautiful public space …

Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights | SF
Asian Art Museum's $10 Thursday Nights | SF

From February 8 through September 27, 2018, the Asian Art Museum will be open until 9pm on Thursdays and general admission is just $10.
You can spend an evening in their beautiful building enjoying the galleries, fun talks, lively gatherings and intimate hangs with artists.  Except for …

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, CA
FREE

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.

Haight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar
Haight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar

Come out to Haight Ashbury Comedy Night 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 …

“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" 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 …

“Class of ’84” Dance Party & Cheap Drinks | SoMa
Every Thursday – 9:00 pm | Cost: $4*
*$4 before 9:30 pm. $7 after
| 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 …

CANCELED – “GrooveWell” Thursdays | Milk Bar
Every Thursday – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
CANCELED - "GrooveWell" Thursdays | 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.
Craiglist Missed Connections: …

$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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