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Lake Merritt US Rowing National Championships | August 16-19
Thursday, August 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch
| Lake Merritt
Lake Merritt US Rowing National Championships | August 16-19

The city of Oakland and USRowing are excited to host the 2018 USRowing Masters National Championships at Lake Merritt this week, from August 16-19, 2018 (Thursday to Sunday, racing each day from 8 am to 6 pm). USRowing has announced that this event has the ...

Free Express Bootcamp on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Thursday, August 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Express Bootcamp on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF

Squeeze in a workout with this express lunchtime class. No excuses. Get fit for free Al Fresco with classes provided by FITNESS SF. No pre-registration or membership required – just show up. This event is year-round.  Free Rooftop Express Bootcamp | Noon to ...Every Thursday

Kids’ Improv & Movement Class on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Thursday, August 16 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Kids' Improv & Movement Class on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF

An energetic hour of on-your-feet movement and theater games. Geared toward ages 7-10. Led by Epiphany Dance Theater. Kids’ Improv & Movement Class at 3:30 pm | August 16 – October 25 Salesforce Park (Amphitheater Stage), 425 Mission St., SF FREE For all programs, ...Every Thursday

Ambiance Summer Store Party: 20% Off + Goody Bags | Marina
Thursday, August 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ambiance (Marina)
Ambiance Summer Store Party: 20% Off + Goody Bags | Marina

Stop by Ambiance’s four San Francisco locations for awesome discounts from 5-9 pm on August 9 and 16, 2018. This year, there will be Customer Appreciation Parties at all 4 locations. 2 on August 9 and 2 on August 16. You’ll enjoy 10% off regular items and take ...

Ambiance Summer Store Party: 20% Off + Goody Bags | Haight
Thursday, August 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ambiance (Haight-Ashbury)
Ambiance Summer Store Party: 20% Off + Goody Bags | Haight

Stop by Ambiance’s four San Francisco locations for awesome discounts from 5-9 pm on August 9 and 16, 2018. This year, there will be Customer Appreciation Parties at all 4 locations. 2 on August 9 and 2 on August 16. You’ll enjoy 10% off regular items and take ...

Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...Monthly

“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, August 16 – 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 ...Every Thursday

Civic Center’s 2018 Third Thursday “Commons Block Party” | SF
Thursday, August 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
Civic Center's 2018 Third Thursday "Commons Block Party" | SF

The Commons on Third Thursdays will activate UN Plaza, Fulton Street and Civic Center Plaza with three stages of music, food trucks, bars, bocce ball and other activities held on four nights, once a month through October, from 5 to 9 pm. “The Commons” is the ...Monthly

Summer Block Party: Live Music & Outdoor Family Fun | Menlo Park
Thursday, August 16 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Menlo Park
Summer Block Party: Live Music & Outdoor Family Fun | Menlo Park
Join the Menlo Park’s 12th Annual Downtown Block Party, sponsored by the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce. Once again, Santa Cruz Avenue will be closed to traffic to create ample pedestrian space as we enjoy food and fun.
Summer Street Party: Live Music, 100+ Hot Rods & Family Fun | Downtown Hayward
Thursday, August 16 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Hayward
Summer Street Party: Live Music, 100+ Hot Rods & Family Fun | Downtown Hayward

The 2018 downtown Hayward 3rd Thursday Street Party goes into its 19th season from 5:30-8:30 pm on June 21, July 19, and August 16 with bands, the first of three summer car shows, street entertainers, food, and family fun. Fun will be provided by street entertainers, face-painters ...

Free After Work Outdoor Yoga on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | Salesforce Park
Thursday, August 16 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free After Work Outdoor Yoga on SF's Newest Rooftop Park | Salesforce Park
Every Thursday A limited number of mats will be available to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that Thursday’s yoga in the park is in the afternoon (5:30pm) not in the morning as was previously listed. 
“Pet-A-Llama” Free Night Comedy Festival | Petaluma
Thursday, August 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Pay what you can donations.
| The Big Easy
"Pet-A-Llama" Free Night Comedy Festival | Petaluma
Come and enjoy one out of three days’ worth of world-class comedy: stand-up, themed shows, live podcasts and crowd-working shows as well as special events in the heart of downtown Petaluma. Sadly, there aren’t any llamas at this event. “Pet-a-llama” is just a pun on “Petaluma.” ...
CityDance 2018 Kick Off: Latin Jazz, Live Music & Beer Garden | San Jose
Thursday, August 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
CityDance 2018 Kick Off: Latin Jazz, Live Music & Beer Garden | San Jose
Every Thursday This Thursday, Sandy & John from Mambo Groovin’ Latin Dance Theatre will teach you how to spice things up. The evening will also heat up with Latin HEAT, a new salsa band based in San Jose featuring a strong rhythm section, authentic Latin percussion, and ...
BBTV Cribs: Betabrand Open House | SF
Thursday, August 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Betabrand
BBTV Cribs: Betabrand Open House | SF
Join in on August 16, discover “where the magic happens.” They’re staying open late, welcoming friends, family, and fans for an exclusive look at Betabrand’s Intergalactic HQ. Presented by the newest employees, you’ll have a chance to debate the existence of Sasquatch, munch on small bites ...
Animal Behavior NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, August 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Animal Behavior NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Change up your own animal behavior and get off your phone to watch the internet’s funniest, most dramatic, and awww-worthy cat videos with friends. Enjoy CatVideoFest, the offline celebration of online cat videos, curated by filmmaker Will Braden, the creator of Henri, Le Chat Noir. Listen ...
Free Queer Comedy Movie Screening: “Chedeng & Apple” | Oakland
Thursday, August 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Theatre
Free Queer Comedy Movie Screening: "Chedeng & Apple" | Oakland
Join Frameline for a free encore of a film that sold out at the Frameline42 Film Festival. Two veteran Filipina beauty queen/actresses reunite to star in this black comedy about wacky women on the run. Get ready for a bawdy Thelma and Louise-style road movie that ...
Free Silent Disco Party On SF’s Newest Rooftop | Salesforce Park
Thursday, August 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Silent Disco Party On SF's Newest Rooftop | Salesforce Park

You’re invited to free silent dance parties on the rooftop of Salesforce Park powered by HUSHconcerts. No pre registration or ticket required. Salesforce Park Free Silent Disco Thursday at 7 pm | Aug. 16, 2018 Wednesday at 7 pm | Oct. 31, 2018 Salesforce Park (Main ...

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Free Express Lunchtime Rooftop Bootcamp | Salesforce Park
Every Thursday – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Express Lunchtime Rooftop Bootcamp | Salesforce Park

Squeeze in a workout with this express lunchtime class. No excuses. Get fit for free Al Fresco with classes provided by FITNESS SF. No pre-registration or membership required – just show up. This event is year-round.
 Free Rooftop Express Bootcamp
Every Thursday | Noon to 12:30 pm
Salesforce …

Kids’ Improv & Movement Class at SF’s Rooftop Park | Saleseforce Park
Every Thursday – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Kids' Improv & Movement Class at SF’s Rooftop Park | Saleseforce Park

An energetic hour of on-your-feet movement and theater games. Geared toward ages 7-10. Led by Epiphany Dance Theater.
Kids’ Improv & Movement Class
Every Thursday at 3:30 pm | August 16 – October 25
Salesforce Park (Amphitheater Stage), 425 Mission St., SF
FREE
For all programs, children must be supervised by …

“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 …

Free Weekly Therapy Yoga Sessions | SF
Every Thursday – 5:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are suggested, but not necessary.
| International Art Museum of America
Free Weekly Therapy Yoga Sessions | SF

The International Art Museum of America holds weekly yoga classes in the upstairs museum gallery every Thursday from 5:45 pm-6:30 pm.
With rotating yoga instructors, participants can experience different styles of yoga and take refuge in the beautiful art gallery with other members of the community …

Thursday Trivia Night & Food Trucks | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Every Thursday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food & drinks
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Thursday Trivia Night & Food Trucks | SoMa StrEat Food Park

Join every Thursday Night at SoMa StrEat Food Park hosts Trivia Night in collaboration with Sporcle Live Trivia.
Each week will feature all new questions from a variety of mind-boggling categories.
Thursday Trivia Night & Food Trucks
Every Thursday at 7 pm
SoMa StrEat Food Park, 428 11th Street, SF, …

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 …

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 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 $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 …

“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 …

$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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