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Thursday, April 18

1906 Earthquake & Fire Anniversary Ceremony | SF
Thursday, April 18 – 4:45 am | Cost: FREE | Lotta's Fountain
1906 Earthquake & Fire Anniversary Ceremony  | SF
When the earthquake hit on April 18, 1906, it did so in the wee hours at 5:12 am. The cast iron Lotta’s Fountain on Market Street became a crucial meeting point and is now known as SF’s oldest surviving monument. Every year since, city officials (and in past ...
Golden Fire Hydrant Painting Ceremony | Dolores Park
Thursday, April 18 – 5:30 am | Cost: FREE | Golden Fire Hydrant
Golden Fire Hydrant Painting Ceremony | Dolores Park
One lonely working fire hydrant in the Mission District helped saved the city’s churches after the 1906 Earthquake. Every year on the anniversary of the quake, the hydrant receives a fresh coat of gold paint in tribute. This annual celebration takes place on Thursday, April 18, ...

National Poetry Month: Poem in Your Pocket Day | SF
Thursday, April 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Western Addition Branch Library
National Poetry Month: Poem in Your Pocket Day | SF
April 18 is Poem-in-Your-Pocket Day. Drop by the Reference Desk to pick up a poem to carry in your pocket all day. Feel free to bring printouts of your favorite poems to share with others as well.
Thursday Movement Classes w/ LINES Dance Center | SF
Thursday, April 18 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza (McAllister)
Thursday Movement Classes w/ LINES Dance Center | SF

Bring your co-workers and friends to the free movement and dance classes from LINES Dance Center instructors at UN Plaza. The energizing 30-minute classes will help slough off the mid-day slump and re-energize the rest of the afternoon. Following class on Feb 21, March 21, ...Every Thursday

The Budos Band Mini In-store Concert | Amoeba SF
Thursday, April 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
The Budos Band Mini In-store Concert | Amoeba SF
Join us in welcoming The Budos Band to the Amoeba SF stage on Thursday, April 18th at 2pm for a live set and signing of their new album, Budos Band V (out April 12th on Daptone). Get the album at Amoeba SF to get into the ...
Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights | SF
Asian Art Museum's $10 Thursday Nights | SF

The Asian Art Museum is back on Valentine’s Day February 14 through August 29, 2019. 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, ...Every Thursday

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

2019 Poems Under The Dome | SF City Hall
Thursday, April 18 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
2019 Poems Under The Dome | SF City Hall
The 14th Annual Poems Under the Dome invites you to celebrate National Poetry Month at San Francisco’s largest open mic poetry event inside City Hall from 5:30-8 pm on Thursday, April 18, 2019. 2019 Poems Under The Dome Thursday, April 18, 2019 – 5:30 pm to 8 pm San Francisco ...
Free Spring Drive-In Movie Night | East Bay
Thursday, April 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Arrive early; the drive-in fills up quickly on free nights
| Solano 2 Drive In
Free Spring 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. Gates open at 6 pm. Films start at dusk. Arrive early. Free Drive-In Movie ...

Free Spring Drive-In Movie Night | San Jose
Thursday, April 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Arrive early; the drive-in fills up quickly on free nights
| Capitol 6 Drive-In (San Jose)
Free Spring 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. Gates open at 6 pm. Films start at dusk. Arrive early. Free Drive-In Movie ...

GOAT NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, April 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members) / 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
GOAT NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
We asked, and you wanted goats. Join us for a very special “viewers’ choice” GOAT NightLife, celebrating the farm-favorite animal and some of science’s GOAT (Greatest of All Time) discoveries. Head outside to the West Garden to meet some grazing goats repping organizations that focus ...
MAKE: Design15 Launch Party w/ Ceramic & Self Portrait Making | SF
Thursday, April 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*Free with admission.
| Museum of Craft and Design
MAKE: Design15 Launch Party w/ Ceramic & Self Portrait Making | SF

On the third Thursday of each month, collaborate with artists and makers, explore unique themes and re-think materials through creative design projects. sfmcd MAKE: Design15 Launch Party January 17, 2019 | 6 pm – 9:30 pm Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 3rd St, SF ...

Exploratorium After Dark: Cannabis | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Cannabis | Pier 15
Cannabis: Is it legal, or not? Cannabis became legal for recreational use in California in January 2018, but it remains a federally controlled substance. Dive into the social, judicial, economic, and environmental impacts of legalization, find out what has shifted in the legal and cultural ...
10th Annual Poetry Reading | San Jose
Thursday, April 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 5 pm. Otherwise $5. Free to members and Content subscribers.
| San Jose Museum of Art
10th Annual Poetry Reading | San Jose
Every spring, SJMA and Poetry Center San José invite Bay Area poets to create new work inspired by the art on view at the Museum. On this special evening, hear them read their poems amidst the art in the galleries. 10th Annual Poetry Reading Thursday, April 18, 2019 ...
Free Monthly Outdoor Movie Night: Third Thursdays | Oakland
Thursday, April 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE with RSVP or $6 at the door
| Forage Kitchen
Free Monthly Outdoor Movie Night: Third Thursdays | Oakland

Hang out under the stars, watch a movie, have a drink, and eat some snacks. You can’t ask for much more on a weeknight. Third Thursdays Outdoor Movie Nights Every 3rd Thursday | 7 to 10:30 pm Forage Kitchen, 478 25th St., Oakland FREE with ...Monthly

“Tindervention” Stand Up Comedy & Tinder Horror Stories | Cobbs
Thursday, April 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP. $17 without RSVP
| Cobb's Comedy Club
"Tindervention" Stand Up Comedy & Tinder Horror Stories | Cobbs

Everyone has been on a Tinder or Bumble Date and by the end of the date thought “I Should’ve Swiped Left!” Come to Tindervention to hear some of the funniest Tinder Horror Stories and some Bumble Crumble tales from SF’s Top Comedians. Not to mention ...

The Monster Show: Drag Night w/ Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence | Castro
Thursday, April 18 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $5 | The Edge
The Monster Show: Drag Night w/ Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence | Castro
Easter weekend is coming up and that means this Thursday at The Edge The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are coming to take over. The Sisters are celebrating 40 years of service to the community and, indeed, the world and we are here for it. Come ...

Every Thursday

LINES Ballet Fitness Free 30 min Dance Class | UN Plaza
Every Thursday – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | United Nations Plaza
LINES Ballet Fitness Free 30 min Dance Class | UN Plaza
For 12 weeks, starting August 22, LINES Dance Center is hosting free, 30-minute dance fitness classes in UN Plaza every Thursday at 1 pm. These outdoor classes — weather permitting — are for everyone, novice and professional alike. With fun beats and talented instructors, these energizing ...
5-Course Tasting Menu w/ Vegan Option, 2-for-1 Cocktails | SF
5-Course Tasting Menu w/ Vegan Option, 2-for-1 Cocktails | SF
Francisca’s Venezuelan Food and Punch Bar is a unique farm-to-table Italian-Venezuelan restaurant in the Mission that has a special 5-Course Tasting Menu with 2-for-1 fresh-fruit tropical drinks on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Read the awesome review of this $39 tasting menu in the Chronicle. Francesca’s has tons ...
Donation Based Weekly Therapy Yoga Sessions | SF
Every Thursday – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are suggested, but not necessary.
| International Art Museum of America
Donation Based Weekly Therapy Yoga Sessions | SF
The International Art Museum of America holds weekly yoga classes in the upstairs museum gallery every Thursday from 6 pm to 6:45 pm. With rotating yoga instructors, participants can experience different styles of yoga and take refuge in the beautiful art gallery with other members of ...
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 3/6/19 – ...
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 ...
“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 ...
$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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