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Thursday, May 16

National Public Gardens Week: DIY Mini Succulent Garden | East Bay
Thursday, May 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but it's $5 per dish garden
| Ruth Bancroft Garden
National Public Gardens Week: DIY Mini Succulent Garden | East Bay
On Thursday, May 16th you can drop by and make your own mini succulent dish garden. There will be a variety of succulent cuttings and pups to choose from. Bancroft potting soil and potting vessel are also provided. Feel free to bring your own embellishments. Workshop is ...
$1 Contra Costa County Opening Fair | 2019
Thursday, May 16 – All Day | Cost: $1*
*$1 for Admission and carnival rides until 5 pm.
| Contra Costa County Fairgrounds
$1 Contra Costa County Opening Fair | 2019

The Contra Costa County Fair that has hosted hundreds of thousands of guests for over 75 years. The Fairgrounds celebrates all that is best in Contra Costa County while preserving the agricultural heritage of the community. In 2019, the Contra Costa County Fair salutes all ...

Community Music Center Older Adult Choirs: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, May 16 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Community Music Center Older Adult Choirs: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
The Community Music Center’s Older Adult Choir program was conceived in 2011 as a way to reach out to older adults and provide them with the many personal, social, artistic and quality of life benefits that musical activity can bring. This joyful concert features the CMC Aquatic ...
Sacred Places: Walking Tour of Churches & Cathedrals | SF
Thursday, May 16 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size
| St. Mary's Cathedral
Sacred Places: Walking Tour of Churches & Cathedrals | SF
San Francisco’s diversity is reflected in its places of worship. Visit churches, temples, a cathedral, and a synagogue. View the symbols and architecture and hear the history of the city’s religious institutions. This tour is offered in May and October only. Meet at the main plaza entrance ...
2019 Salute to “American Graffiti” Festival Kick Off | Petaluma
Thursday, May 16 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Pre Sale Dinner Ticket: $45 each at Cattlemen’s Steak House
| Accu-Line Brake & Wheel
2019 Salute to "American Graffiti" Festival Kick Off | Petaluma

An annual Salute to American Graffiti honors George Lucas’ timeless, coming-of-age film, American Graffiti, most of which was filmed in Petaluma in the early summer of 1972. Grab your favorite squeeze, jump into your hot rod, candy-colored screamin’ machine or the family car for that ...

Humphry Slocombe’s Free Scoops & OCHO Candy | Berkeley
Thursday, May 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Humphry Slocombe (Berkeley)
Humphry Slocombe's Free Scoops & OCHO Candy | Berkeley
Next Thursday, May 16th , Humphry Slocombe will be serving up free scoops of Brown Butter w/ Peanut Butter Candy (brown butter ice cream with OCHO Peanut Butter Candy Bar) and free OCHO mini candy from 5pm until sold out. This sweet and salty ice cream ...
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

4th Annual New Strands Festival: Staged Readings & DJ Happy Hour | SF
Thursday, May 16 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| The Strand Theater
4th Annual New Strands Festival: Staged Readings & DJ Happy Hour | SF

On May 16 to 19, 2019, join the American Conservatory Theater’s 4th Annual New Strands Festival, where artists and audiences meet for the city’s most unique exploration of new theatrical work. During this free event, you can curate your own creative journey through performance spaces ...

Let’s Go Salsa: Free Open Air Salsa Dance Party w/ Carlitos Medrano | SF
Thursday, May 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jessie Square
Let's Go Salsa: Free Open Air Salsa Dance Party w/ Carlitos Medrano | SF
A protégé of Cuban conga legend Luis “Changuito” Quintana, Havana-born Carlitos Medrano has played an important role on the Bay Area’s Latin music scene over the past decade. After several years as a sought-after sideman, he decided to launch Sabor De Mi Cuba, a band ...
$15 Tix: SF Weekly “Best of SF 2019” Tasting Party & Open Bar | SoMa
Thursday, May 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Use secret code FUNCHEAP for $15 tickets. Normally $20-$25
| City Nights
$15 Tix: SF Weekly "Best of SF 2019" Tasting Party & Open Bar | SoMa
Hosted by SF Weekly, enjoy Best of SF 2019, a unique all-you-can-drink (and eat) tasting celebration at City Nights, a 15,000 sq. foot nightclub with state-of-the-art lighting and sound and a Euro-inspired backlit bar. Get three hours of open bar sampling of beer, spirits, sake wine and more… ...
Exploratorium After Dark: The MAX Festival | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: The MAX Festival | Pier 15
Kick off the inaugural MAX (Media, Arts, Exploration) Festival at the Exploratorium as we celebrate humanity’s modern frontier: space. Illuminating scientific exploration through artistic expression and shared experiences, the MAX Festival has gathered local and international artists who explore the new space age.
NightLife in Space: Cosmos | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, May 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members) / 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
NightLife in Space: Cosmos | California Academy of Sciences
Get trippy as NightLife travels far out to the ends of the observable universe with a dive into some of the greatest cosmic mysteries of our time, from the Fermi paradox to the multiverse and dark matter to dark energy.
Third Thursday Game of Thrones Trivia Night | SF
Thursday, May 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Laughing Monk Brewing
Third Thursday Game of Thrones Trivia Night | SF
Liliana is here to lead the battle for the Iron Throne. Third Thursday is a night when you get up off the bar stools and have some fun. This time it is all about Game of Thrones. There will be trivia questions, Physical Challenges and Costume Contest. ...
Bay Area Tattoo Convention Opening & Gallery Reception | SF
Thursday, May 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| The Midway
Bay Area Tattoo Convention Opening & Gallery Reception | SF
In collaboration with the Bay Area Tattoo Convention of some of the Bay Area’s most iconic tattoo shops, this exhibition focuses on seven major icons in American Traditional Tattooing, their origin stories, early forms and how they’ve evolved in contemporary tattooing. Through historical research, archival works, ...

Every Thursday

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 30-minute lunchtime class. Pair with Core + Stretch Express right after for a full workout. Free Rooftop Express Bootcamp Every Thursday | Noon to 12:30 pm Salesforce Park (Main Plaza), 425 Mission St, San Francisco FREE *no class July 4 or November 28
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 ...
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 3rd Thursday from June to August. 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 ...
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 ...
Free Outdoor Rooftop Yoga After Work | Salesforce Park
Every Thursday – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Outdoor Rooftop Yoga After Work | Salesforce Park
Free outdoor yoga happens every Monday, Thursday, and Sunday. Get fit for free Al Fresco with classes provided by FITNESS SF. No pre-registration or membership required – just show up. Salesforce Park Rooftop Free Outdoor Yoga Thursdays through Oct. 31, 2019 | 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Salesforce ...
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