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Thursday, September 19

First Day for Tix to SFMOMA’s “Soft Power” Artist Talk | Oct. 24
Thursday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | SFMOMA

Timely and provocative, Soft Power is an exhibition about the ways in which artists deploy art to explore their roles as citizens and social actors. Appropriated from the Reagan-era term used to describe how a country’s “soft” assets such as culture, political values, and foreign policies can ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | SF
Thursday, September 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)

For the 37th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of “As You Like It.” Having produced “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to wide acclaim in 2018, this summer the company turns to a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic comedy “As ...

2019 Fort Mason Big Book Sale | SF
Thursday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. On Sunday the 22nd, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center

Every year Friends of the San Francisco Public Library fills up the Festival Pavilion Pier at Fort Mason for the Big Book Sale, an iconic San Francisco tradition. This family-friendly event features over 500,000 books, CDs, DVDs and vinyl. Children’s books, board books, music books, ...

SF Zoo Free Day: East Bay Residents | Alameda & Contra Costa Counties
Thursday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Visitors must bring a valid I.D.; each adult must provide proof of residency.
| San Francisco Zoo

In celebration of its 90th anniversary this year, San Francisco Zoo & Gardens is opening its doors Thursdays in September to Bay Area communities with extended hours, special activities and free admission. The event is SF Zoo’s way of being a “good neighbor” and thanking ...

2019 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention: Panel Discussion | UC Berkeley
Thursday, September 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Hertz Hall (UC Berkeley)

The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention is a five day music festival featuring performances by local and national acts, several rollicking square dances, the illustrious stringband contest, workshops, and plenty of jamming, in venues throughout Berkeley. The convention is organized by folks who love old ...

International Talk Like a Pirate Day 2019
Thursday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Everywhere
Scallywags and sailors alike unite every year on September 19 to don their seafaring finest and to lend their conversation some swagger in honor of International “Talk Like a Pirate Day.”  2019 Bay Area Pirate Day Events To be announced for 2019. Although there are no “official” events ...
Free Puerto Rican Outdoor Lunchtime Concert | SF
Thursday, September 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 303 Second Street

This free annual outdoor music festival puts on over 130 free lunchtime concerts featuring an array of different styles from July to October in over 15 different public plazas near Market Street. “People in Plazas” 2019 Market Street Music Festival July 9 to October 30, 2019 | ...

Folk Music w/ The Anita Lofton Project | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, September 19 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
About a decade ago Anita Lofton was known as one of the hardest rockin’ guitarists around, a gonzo player whose punk power trio Sistas In the Pit opened for Iggy and the Stooges on their 2007 reunion tour, including a near-legendary show at the Warfield ...
SF Hispanic Heritage Festival: Free Mask Making w/ The Mexican Museum | Marina
Thursday, September 19 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marina Childrens' Area
On September 19, 2019 at 4 pm, learn about the significance and social purpose of masks from different regions of Mexico and construct your own 2D/3D masks with The Mexican Museum. For ages 5 and older.
Sports Basement “The Grotto” Open House & Happy Hour | SF
Thursday, September 19 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Bryant St.)
Join us at Sports Basement Bryant St on September 19th from 4 – 6pm for a Happy Hour reception in our newly remodeled event space, The Grotto! Most of us have been in The Grotto through one community event or the other, but have you seen ...
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

Oakland Cocktail Week 2019 Kick-Off Party | $7 Craft Cocktails
Thursday, September 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Cocktails for purchase Must be 21+
| Latham Square

Oakland Cocktail Week, September 20-29, 2019, celebrates Oakland’s unique cocktail heritage and community from its loyal patrons to business owners to bartenders and newcomers alike. Over 50 bars and restaurants in Oakland, Alameda and Emeryville will craft a love letter to Oakland through special craft ...

Final of 2019: “Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, September 19 – 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

Diamonds & Delights: Jewelry Experts, Sips & Snacks | San Mateo Get ready to propose (or be proposed to) by learning about diamonds, trying on bling, and entering to win a $1,000 Shane Co. gift card! Bring a friend and learn all you’ve ever wanted to know about diamonds while trying on all the styles that catch ...
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

Let’s Go Salsa: Free Open Air Salsa Dance Party w/ Ricardo Lemvo | SF
Thursday, September 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jessie Square
Raised by Angolan parents in Congo’s capital Kinshasa (when the country was known as Zaire), charismatic Los Angeles vocalist Ricardo Lemvo has honed an irresistibly grooving Afro-salsa sound, blending Congolese rumba and soukous with Cuban charanga and son. Belting out his original songs in Spanish, ...
‘90s NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF Grab your high-waisted mom jeans and your flannel and get yourself to ‘90s NightLife for a celebration of iconic pop culture. Step into the garden for an epic medley of ‘90s movie soundtracks (think The Lion King, Titanic, The Fifth Element) by the Awesöme Orchestra Collective. Chat ...
Humphry Slocombe: The Glenlivet Cocktail Party | Oakland
Thursday, September 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Humphry Slocombe (Oakland)
Back by popular demand, The Glenlivet is hosting a cocktail ice cream party at Humphry Slocombe’s Oakland shop on Thursday, September 19th from 6 pm-10 pm to celebrate the partnership flavor, The Glenlivet, made with Glenlivet 12-year, single malt whiskey. Very boozy (and delightful). Come enjoy ...
The Glenlivet & Humphry Slocombe Cocktail Ice Cream Party | Mission
Thursday, September 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP via Eventbrite, must be 21+
| Humphry Slocombe (Mission)
Back by popular demand, Glenlivet is hosting a cocktail ice cream party at Humphry Slocombe’s San Francisco Mission shop on Thursday, September 19th from 6pm-10pm to celebrate their partnership flavor, The Glenlivet. It is made with Glenlivet 12-year, single malt whiskey. Very boozy and delightful. Come ...
Exploratorium After Dark: Transportation Revolution | Pier 15 How has transportation evolved over time, and how does this evolution move toward generating a sustainable transportation ecology? Join us to learn more about how transit technology has advanced to respond to both current and anticipated future needs. From insight into the mechanics of self-driving ...
Free Monthly Outdoor Movie Night: “The Room” | Oakland
Thursday, September 19 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE with RSVP or $6 at the door
| Forage Kitchen

This month’S show is “The Room.” A 2003 American romantic drama written, directed, produced by and starring Tommy Wiseau. Best known for it’s comically bad acting and unresolved sub plots, The Room is an absolute must see, especially on the big screen. Come find out why ...Monthly

Every Thursday

“Mission Community Market” Night Farmers Market | SF
Every Thursday – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Community Market
"Mission Community Market" Night Farmers Market | SF
Update as of 3/17/20 – Please note the 2020 Market is currently scheduled to open on 3/26 but there likely won’t be any entertainment or activities. Farmers Markets are allowed to stay open during the “shelter in place” order Mission Community Market returns for the 2020 ...
Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights | SF
Asian Art Museum's $10 Thursday Nights | SF
The Asian Art Museum is back for 2020 beginning January 23rd through September 24th. 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, lively gatherings ...
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 1/20/2020 – ...
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 ...
Nob Hill Free Comedy Night | SF
Every Thursday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. Bring cash for drink purchase.
| Hops & Barrel
Nob Hill Free Comedy Night | SF
Nob Hill Comedy Night brings you the top local and touring comedians every Thursday at 8 pm in Nob Hill’s newest beer & wine bar, Hops & Barrel. Comedians you’ve seen at Nob Hill Comedy Night have been featured on HBO, Netflix, Conan, The Late Late ...
“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 ...
SF’s Epic Karaoke Dance Party w/ Sax, Lasers + Fog | The Mission
Every Thursday – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Slate Bar
SF's Epic Karaoke Dance Party w/ Sax, Lasers + Fog | The Mission
Most students drop out of Stanford to create tech companies but DJ Purple dropped out to pursue music en route to becoming San Francisco’s DJ of the year in 2011 and one of America’s greatest karaoke KJ’s (Karaoke DJ). Get ready for an upbeat night (no ...
$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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