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Thursday, May 23

Discovering Ike’s Gay Mystery Man Talk | SF
Thursday, May 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Commonwealth Club (SF)
Discovering Ike's Gay Mystery Man Talk | SF
In 1953, Robert Cutler—the first person appointed to be national security advisor to the president, and one of the closest aides to new President Dwight Eisenhower—helped put into effect an executive order that destroyed the lives of thousands of federal employees just because they were ...
Afro-Cuban Ensemble of SFSU | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, May 23 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Afro-Cuban Ensemble of SFSU | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Founded and directed by renowned flutist, arranger and composer John Calloway in 1999, the Afro-Cuban Ensemble of SF State has served as an important platform for generations of excellent musicians. Dedicated to preserving and performing dance and concert music from Cuba and other Latin American ...

Oakland’s Free Carnival: Free Games, Popcorn & Churros | 2019
Oakland's Free Carnival: Free Games, Popcorn & Churros | 2019
Come one, come all to this free carnival event for kids and adults on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 13th and Broadway. Enjoy crafts, carnival games, popcorn, cotton candy, churros, fun house mirrors and a balloon artist. Don’t miss this free afternoon of fun for all ages. The Carnival ...
2019 Opening Night: “Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party | SF
Thursday, May 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn
2019 Opening Night: "Presidio Twilight" Campfire Party | SF

Welcome to the kick-off of Presidio Twilight for 2019. Originally scheduled for May 16th, the first event of the season has been moved to May 23rd due to weather. Every Thursday

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

Downtown San Leandro’s Summer “Truth Thursdays” | May 23-Aug 22
Thursday, May 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Leandro Tech Campus
Downtown San Leandro’s Summer “Truth Thursdays” | May 23-Aug 22

The San Leandro Improvement Association presents “Truth Thursdays,” returning for the summer on Thursday, May 23 from 5 to 8:30 pm, occurring every fourth Thursday of the month through August at the San Leandro Tech Campus in Downtown San Leandro. Surrounding the 55-foot tall Truth ...

Towel Day: A Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Celebration | SF
Towel Day: A Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy Celebration | SF
DON’T PANIC. Whitechapel’s 3rd Annual Towel Day is Thursday, May 23rd. Join us as we honor the life and works of writer Douglas Adams, Author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. We will be featuring special frood & smashing cocktails from the book crafted with ...
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 ...Every Thursday

Exploratorium After Dark: Self, Made | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Self, Made | Pier 15
Explore the many converging facets of identity on this journey to the center of the self. Question your assumptions, weigh your psychic baggage, and dare yourself to try on a new persona as you explore both self and society. Come as you are—and let’s take ...
Tiny NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, May 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members) / 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
Tiny NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
This week, we’re shrinking NightLife down to size with a celebration of all things tiny, miniature, and microscopic.
Win Tix: SF’s Hilarious New Web Series: Private Premiere Party | Roxie Theater
Thursday, May 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Roxie Theater
Shaky Ground is the brand new comedy web series from the insane mind of Broke-Ass Stuart lampooning the modern day Bay Area. Whether highlighting the process of interviewing crazy new roommates, or making fun of clueless tech executives looking to “disrupt” industries, Shaky Ground hilariously takes ...
Free Author Talk: 40 Classic Indian Breads & Sides | Omnivore Books
Thursday, May 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Free Author Talk: 40 Classic Indian Breads & Sides | Omnivore Books
Steeped in an oral culture, the Indian cuisine offers many culinary gems from its numerous gastronomic regions, all responding to season, region, and reason, with individual flair. Representing an essential part of a meal, Roti and its many variations are individual, handcrafted creations that sustain ...
Free Monthly Outdoor Movie Night: The Never Ending Story | Oakland
Thursday, May 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE with RSVP or $6 at the door
| Forage Kitchen
Free Monthly Outdoor Movie Night: The Never Ending Story | Oakland

Please note this movie night has been changed from May 16 to May 23 due to rain. We’ll have: The classic 1984 mystical fantasy film: The Never Ending Story Food by Samara Southern Creations: Southern style specially crafted for movie time (think: Chicken & Waffles, Mac & Cheese, popcorn). At our ...Monthly

“Tindervention” Free Comedy Night at Cobbs | SF
Thursday, May 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP. $17 without RSVP. Two Drink Minimum
| Cobb's Comedy Club
"Tindervention" Free Comedy Night at Cobbs | SF

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 ...

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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 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: 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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