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Thursday, August 15

Chronicle Books Summer Warehouse 80% Off Sale | August 15-17
Thursday, August 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chronicle Books HQ

The 2019 Chronicle Books Warehouse Sale is here again with 80% off everything in the store for three days only, from August 15-17, 2019. Stock up on your winter reading with cookbooks, children’s books, lifestyle and home, arts and crafts, art and design, photography, travel, pop culture, ...

2019 Tacolicious Guest Chef: Prubechu’s Shawn Naputi | Ferry Plaza
Thursday, August 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: $4.95*
*Free event, but bring cash for taco purchases.
| Ferry Building

Taco lovers, rejoice! Tacolicious’s annual Guest Chef Series takes place July 11 through August 29, 2019, every Thursday (10 am-2 pm) at CUESA’s Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. The Bay Area’s best chefs—including Michael Mina and Ayesha Curry (International Smoke, SF) and Nite Yun (Nyum Bai, ...

First Day to RSVP: Smithsonian’s 15th Annual Free Museum Day | 2019
Thursday, August 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
| San Francisco Bay Area

Museum Day brings together museums, zoos & cultural centers from all 50 states to offer free admission to all Museum Day ticket holders for the 15th Annual Free Museum Day. Museum Day represents a national commitment to access, equality and inclusion. 2019 Smithsonian Magazine Museum ...

Free Cup of Chai on Indian Independence Day | Kasa
Thursday, August 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Kasa Indian Eatery (Castro)
Kasa Indian Eatery is celebrating Indian Independence Day by giving away a free Chai from 11 am to 8 pm. Visit any of their locations in San Francisco or Redwood City for a cup of their delicious housemade Chai. Have it iced or hot. Kasa Indian Eatery ...
National Relaxation Day: Free Dance Classes, Meditation & Massage | SF
Thursday, August 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP is required.
| Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
With the shared belief that art​ has​ measurable impacts on individual and community health​, YBCA and Blue Shield of California present Relaxation Day at YBCA​. On August 15, 2019 from 11 am to 7:30 pm, ​enjoy a full-day of activities including free dance classes, guided meditation, ...
$10 Off: Anchor Brewery Tour & Tasting | SF
Thursday, August 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*$15 from August 11-18 with code STEAMWEEK2019 (normally $25)
| Anchor Brewing Company
Your experience will begin in our historic taproom with our flagship beer, Anchor Steam, and an overview of our company history and impact on craft brewing. Navigate your way through the Anchor brewery as our expert tour guides take you on a step-by-step journey through ...
Traditional Korean Music w/ Kim Sora: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, August 15 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Korea’s ancient percussion tradition encompasses rituals, songs and incantations that align with elemental powers. Kim So Ra’s A Sign of Rain offers a rare Bay Area opportunity to experience some of Korea’s most celebrated traditional musicians, artists dedicated to combining old and new, East and ...
Guided Walk: San Francisco’s Historic Theatres | SoMa
Thursday, August 15 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens
aruso, O’Neill, Booth, Lotta, Belasco, Ball, Tetrazzini, and more stars of the stage in San Francisco. Join the guide to learn the fascinating history of theatre in the City by the Bay on August 15, 2019 at 4 pm.
Downtown Streets Team’s Inaugural Demo Day & Reception | SF
Thursday, August 15 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Meet at Embarcadero Plaza walk to 1355 Market St
Join Civic Leaders, Team Members, & your San Francisco Community and celebrate Downtown Street Team’s life-changing movement. Join Downtown Streets Team for the inaugural Demo Day – showcasing the amazing work of the San Francisco Streets Team and the positive impact they are making in the ...
“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, August 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks.
| Main Post Lawn

Presidio Twilight is back for its sixth 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. New for 2019 are ...Every Thursday

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

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

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: By the Sea | Pier 15 Oh buoy! San Francisco has an undeniable connection to the ocean. Our local ocean makes for fascinating ecosystems and special maritime economies. Come down to our historic pier and learn what it means to be in, on, and around the beautiful Pacific.
Analog NightLife | California Academy of Sciences Tune into NightLife and tune out of the digital world: Join us in transforming the museum into a phone-free zone with an experimental night dedicated to life in the analog and featuring computer-free art, music, and film.
Free Pilates Class at KÜHL® | SF
Thursday, August 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kühl Retail
Join KÜHL® and Scarlett Camptelli for a free Pilates class on August 15, 2019 from 6 pm to 7 pm. There will have an in-house Pilates class hosted by Equinox’s very own Scarlett Campitelli. The class will begin at 6 pm, and every attendee will receive ...
Drink Steam Week Bar Crawl | Oakland
Thursday, August 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and open to the public. Bring cash for beer.
| Legionnaire Saloon
Celebrate Anchor Steam Week with an epic Oakland bar crawl. Join for fresh drafts of Anchor Steam Beer at each location. Kick things off at Legionnaire Saloon at 6 pm before heading off to Make Westing, SOMAR Bar, and The Layover. Come #RaiseYourAnchor at some of ...
Let’s Go Salsa: Free Open Air Salsa Dance Party w/ Cabanijazz Project | SF
Thursday, August 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jessie Square
The dynamic Mexican-born conga player Javier Cabanillas has come a long way since he started performing in pop-up flea markets in the streets of Tijuana. A few years ago, the Bay Area resident walked the red carpet in Los Angeles and took home a Grammy ...
CityDance 2019 Kick Off: Salsa, Live Music & Beer Garden | Aug. 15-Oct. 3
Thursday, August 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez

Put on your dancing shoes and join the fun every Thursday evening from Aug. 15 to Oct. 3 for free live music and dance lessons. San Jose CityDance 2019 Thursdays, Aug. 15 – Oct. 3, 2019 | 6 pm to 9 pm Plaza De Cesar ...

Thursday Movie Flashback: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure | San Leandro
Thursday, August 15 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Cleophus Quealy Beer Company

The third Thursday of every month Cleophus Quealy Beer Co. hosts a movie night featuring some of  your favorite flashback flicks. What could be better for going back to school than travelling through time for a school history project. The movie will begin promptly at ...Monthly

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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 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 ...
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 Thursday from October. 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 7. Tickets will ...
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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