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The Knockout 3223 Mission map San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights
First Friday of every month, 10 p.m.
Few things can match the sheer exuberance of a packed house at Oldies Night. The long-standing Mission staple is one of the best places in the city to lose yourself and sweat it out dancing to soul 45s. DJs Primo and Daniel serve up a broad selection of cuts (both More
Elbo Room 647 Valencia map San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights
First Saturday of every month, 10 p.m.
The current surge of early-reggae and R&B club nights in town shows that the '60s are finally back in an authentic, non-Boomer-centric way. For the last few years, the twice-monthly Saturday Night Soul Party has maintained a spot on the top of the heap. DJs Phengren, Paul Paul, and Pink More
Elbo Room 647 Valencia map San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights
Third Saturday of every month, 10 p.m.
The current surge of early-reggae and R&B club nights in town shows that the '60s are finally back in an authentic, non-Boomer-centric way. For the last few years, the twice-monthly Saturday Night Soul Party has maintained a spot on the top of the heap. DJs Phengren, Paul Paul, and Pink More
Fridays, Saturdays, 10 p.m.
This city's theater scene is chock-full of improv. Whether you're new to it or a grizzled veteran, you won't have to hunt too long to find a venue. Each Friday and Saturday night, the Shelton Theatre hosts its own brand of "secret" improv theater. The stage at the Shelton has More
Amnesia 853 Valencia map San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights
Second Saturday of every month, 9 p.m.
In a period of time seemingly dominated by guests from out of town, it's comforting to know that there are still local alternatives. 2 Men Will Move You is a party put together by long-time fixtures on the San Francisco nightlife scene Primo Pitino (of Oldies Night fame) and Jordan More
Madrone Art Bar 500 Divisadero map San Francisco Haight/ Fillmore
Fourth Friday of every month, 9 p.m.
As long as humans feel nostalgia, there shall be nights looking back at decades the kids may or may not have been alive to go through the first time. DJ parties focused on the '90s are popping up all over town: the Western Addition version — I ♥ the '90s More
The Stud 399 Ninth St. map San Francisco South of Market
Fridays
The unGoogleable inheritor of the Trannyshack art-drag scepter is known as Some Thing; each Friday brings a new theme via semi-pun. It could be simple, such as Some Thing Good, or it could be A Li’l Sumptin’ Some Thing, which is funny but what are you going to wear? The More
Tuesdays, 10 p.m.
Weekends are for amateurs — the really good stuff happens during the week. Well, that might be a little hyperbolic, but it's certainly true in the case of High Fantasy. Going on for several years now, the weekly Tuesday night party at Aunt Charlie's is your midweek destination for a More
The Stud 399 Ninth St. map San Francisco South of Market
Tuesdays, 11 p.m.
We like our gay bars like we like our women — rough around the edges and with as little cover as possible. With its bordello-esque atmosphere and cheap drinks, it's no surprise that The Stud, one of the city's oldest gay bars, still reigns supreme. Sure, it can be a More
Revolution Cafe 3248 22nd St. map San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights
Third Friday of every month, 9 p.m.
When Earth was a young, throbbing orb, it consisted of one super-ocean of turbulent water and one supercontinent that later broke apart into the global map we're familiar with today. That continent was dubbed Pangea by paleontologist Alfred Wegener in 1915. The members of the world music band known as More
Make-Out Room 3225 22nd St. map San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights
First and Second Tuesday of every month, 9:30 p.m. and Fourth and Last Tuesday of every month, 9:30 p.m.
While most '60s soul parties are dedicated to uptempo bangers, Slow Jams takes a different tack. Thrown Tuesday nights at the Make-Out Room, it's an evening dedicated to the slower side of soul with a playlist that sounds tailor-made for some hip '60s prom. Veteran DJs Lucky and Primo preside More
Make-Out Room 3225 22nd St. map San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights
Second Friday of every month, 10 p.m.
Ah, nostalgia. A curious thing about nostalgia — the more hyper-connected our society gets, the faster the pace at which we seem to consume it. In other words, it's already time to hark back to the early- and mid-aughts, when DFA Records reigned supreme, LCD Soundsystem was the band to More
Make-Out Room 3225 22nd St. map San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights
Third Friday of every month, 10 p.m.
Since 2007, the DJ trio of Tom Thump, Damon Bell, and DJ Centipede has offered up Loose Joints, the most ass-shakingest weekly survey of African-rooted pop in the city. Step into the Make-Out Room, order a couple of drinks, admire the sparkly ceiling decor, and listen before you dance. Along More
California Academy of Sciences 55 Music Concourse map San Francisco Richmond (Inner)
Thursdays, 6-10 p.m.
It doesn't get more sophisticated than a cocktail in one hand and no children in sight. Add some jellyfish, dim lights, and a second cocktail in the other hand and you've got NightLife at the Academy of Sciences held every Thursday night from 6-10 p.m. The evening caters specifically to More
Skylark Bar 3089 16th St. map San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights
Thursdays, 10 p.m.
Ever since she was a child, Bay Area DJ ThatGirl has been interested in street art and its connection to the hip-hop movement. However, it wasn't until she attended a rave in 1997 that she discovered her desire to channel this creativity into music, most notably turntablism. She soon purchased More
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