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Thursday, May 18

“Tom Rigney & Flambeau” Free Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Concert
Thursday, May 18 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

The 2023 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival hosts a full lineup of free outdoor music, theater, circus, dance, poetry, and children’s programs. The Festival opens on Saturday, May 6 at 1:00pm with John Santos Sextet + The Afro-Peruvian Coalition. Now in its 23rd year, the Festival will ...

1:00 pmFree Thursdays at Letterform Archive  FREE*
*Free entry every Thursday
Stern Grove RSVPs Opens at 2p: Snarky Puppy (6/18)
Thursday, May 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated. Advanced Tickets required
| Stern Grove

The 2023 lineup for the Stern Grove Festival just got released for free summer concerts in the park and it’s another stellar lineup. Free RSVPs open for the first concert on May 18th and 2pm – you can reserve up to 4 spots. RSVPs open ...

Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights (SF)

Looking for a great date night on the cheap? The Asian Art Museum is open until 8 pm on Thursdays and general admission is just $10 (that’s half-off). Plus Special exhibitions are now included with general admission tickets! You can spend an evening in their ...Every Thursday

International Museum Day: Free Admission to Haas-Lilienthal House (SF)
Thursday, May 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Haas-Lilienthal House
The Haas-Lilienthal House is proud to join the celebration of International Museum Day by hosting a special Self-Guided Audio Tour on Thursday, May 18 from 5 pm – 8 pm. Admission is Free. The audio tour allows visitors to walk through this historic house at their ...
FREE: Oakland Comedy Night at “Golden State Lounge” (6pm Show)

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up (and socially distant) live comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. This HellaSecret comedy show ...

6:00 pmAfter Dark: “Plants and Place” at The Exploratorium (SF)  $19.95*
*After Dark 18+: USD 19.95
“Puff Puff Laugh” SF’s Cannabis Lounge Comedy Show

Barbary Coast upholds a tradition of “higher” quality in San Francisco. For the first time ever, HellaFunny is taking over SF’s premier cannabis lounge, Barbary Coast, for a night of “Puff Puff Laugh.” That’s right… it’s the first comedy show in San Francisco where you can (legally ...Every Thursday

7:00 pmElectrify Your Home and Save Money (Pacifica)  FREE
7:00 pm“A Soy Story” + Tastings at KQED Live (SF)  *
“Throwback Thursday” at Del Mar: ’90s to ’00s Party (SF)
Thursday, May 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No cover all night
| Del Mar

One of SF’s most fun tropical bar/nightclub invites you every Thursday as some of the best DJs in SF take you back in time for the hottest 90’s to 2000’s music that once hit the dance floor. DJ starts at 9 pm and is FREE ...Every Thursday

7:00 pmKaraoke by Mixterious at Bay Break Thursdays (Emeryville)  FREE
7:30 pmWho’s Your Mami Comedy (SF)  $15
40% off Tix: Acclaimed Camp Comedy “The Confession of Lily Dare” in SF

Infamous madame Lily Dare is on her road to ruin – paved with good intentions – in this campy and captivating comedy by Charles Busch. Playing at New Conservatory Theatre Center May 12-June 11. “The Confession of Lily Dare” Regional Premiere by Charles Busch May ...

8:00 pmOrbit Room Trivia  FREE*
*First come first served limited seating.
8:00 pmViva Thursdays Latin Music Night at Faith & Spirits (San Carlos)  FREE*
*Free all night!
9:00 pm16th & Mission Open Mic (w/out a mic)  FREE*
*Absolutely free for all!
9:30 pmEmo Vs. Pop-Punk: A Myspace Tribute Night at Madrone (SF)  FREE*
*First 50 people free then $5 at the door
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