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Write Club

Third Tuesday of every month, 8 p.m.
Make-Out Room 3225 22nd St., San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights

Write Club is literature-as-bloodsport: Two writers rep opposing ideas over three rounds of seven minutes each. Started in Chicago, this high-energy series now has posts in Atlanta, Athens, Los Angeles, Toronto, and here. On the third Tuesday of every month, hosts Casey Childers and Steven Westdahl ("the cornermen") host an array of writers tackling polar opposites. Crowd response determines the winners (and the winners decide to which charity a-goes the door funds).


Stand-Up Paddleboarding Lessons

Boardsports 1200 Clay, San Francisco North Beach/ Chinatown

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When the ancient Polynesians invented surfing, they often used a paddle to help them navigate. Fast-forward a few millennia, and Stand-Up Paddleboarding, or SUP, finds itself trendy again. Part of its increasing popularity is that standing upright allows surfers to spot waves more easily and thus catch more of them, multiplying the fun factor. Paddling back to the wave becomes less of a strain as well. The ability to cruise along on flat inland water, surveying the sights, is another advantage. Finally, it’s a good core workout. If you’re sold on the idea, schedule an intro SUP lesson, free with board and paddle rental, and you may find yourself riding the waves like a Polynesian king. 415-385-1224

All You Can Eat Free Buffet at the Gold Club

Mondays-Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Gold Club World Class Gentlemen’s Club and Restaurant present the All You Can Eat FREE BUFFET! This lunch featuring country fried chicken, crumb crusted mac and cheese, homemade lasagna and more has won Best of San Francisco four years in a row. Enjoy an award-winning lunch Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. ’til 2:00 p.m.

The Salon Doré

Legion of Honor 100 34th Ave., San Francisco Richmond (Outer)


The Legion of Honor today reopens its incredible French period room, The Salon Doré. The type of room, particular to pre-revolutionary France, was called the salon de compagnie, or salon for conversation. "There was no eating," explains the Legion's curator of European decorative arts and sculpture, Martin Chapman. "They just sat and made conversation and it was the [woman of the house's] ability to hold the conversation. It was a bit like being an actor." Although fake conversations were perfectly acceptable in 1780s France, there's nothing fake about this room — its paint, furniture, paneling, upholstery, and gold gilding have been completely refurbished over the past 18 months. The museum's painstaking efforts have fully restored the room to its original splendor. "When used," Chapman says, "there is a whole orchestration — there's a sort of ballet that plays out in these salons."


Hiking Yoga


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Eric Kipp may be brilliant. Without a doubt, the spirit of San Francisco itself pulses quickly in his veins, because he is the creator of Hiking Yoga. It's exactly what it sounds like; you follow the charge up one of our butt-bustin' hills, and once you're up there, the organizer/sherpas hand out mats and water, and you do some yoga. The courses are chosen for their vistas as well as for their challenges: City-proud fitness nuts, prepare to fall in painful workout love.

San Francisco City Guides Walking Tours


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As a self-described "logical extension of a free public library," our local free walking-tour company is, like most libraries, a fascinating mash of nerdy and white-hot rad. The San Francisco City Guides walking tours happen every day (except major holidays), are free, and follow in the footsteps of hypereducated history nuts who hand out copies of secret, illuminating documents while pointing out the beauty all around us. What's more, in the best-weather months of May and October, the Guides offer extra tours, bringing the weekly count up to 114. Among the tours offered: Palace Hotel, Russian Hill Stairways, Castro: Tales of the Village, Pacific Heights Mansions, Ferry Building, and Market Street: Path of Gold. The Diego Rivera tour, offered Mondays, is one of our favorites — the City Club (formerly the Stock Exchange building) at 155 Sansome is normally closed to the public; the mural, Allegory of California, is pure weird radiant Rivera sorcery. 415-557-4266

Animal Attraction

California Academy of Sciences 55 Music Concourse, San Francisco Richmond (Inner)

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In ancient Rome, the god of fertility was honored in February, with ceremonial love lotteries and mock-floggings with a bloody goatskin. Even those are a pale reflection of truly bizarre courtships that unfold in the natural world. For example, the common garden snail is a hermaphrodite that carries both sets of genitals near its head. Once a week, it engages a new companion in an orgy of sensual caresses until the moment of genital penetration, when the “top” suddenly stabs its partner with a very sharp barb. (The snail’s “love dart” is tipped with a chemical compound that acts as an antidote for the critters’ natural birth control.) Taking a page from Isabella Rossellini’s award-winning Green Porno, the much-anticipated exhibit “Animal Attraction” explores all kinds of strange reproductive rituals. One is the creepy anglerfish, the male of which sinks his teeth into his mate and dissolves until nothing is left but gonads. Another is the exquisite bower bird, which attracts a partner through song, dance, and flamboyant architectural feats. Daily programs include dives in the world’s deepest living coral exhibit to shed light on reef reproduction; somewhat awkward demonstrations of bee dancing, which is crucial to pollination; and regular feedings of the African penguins, which we know form long-lasting same-sex couples in captivity. 415-379-8000

Harvey's Funny Tuesdays

Tuesdays, 9 p.m.
Harvey's 500 Castro, San Francisco Castro/ Noe Valley

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Comedy shows in bars can be an odd mix, especially when a birthday or bachelorette party means lots of stiff drinks and dildos strapped to the heads of the women tearing it up in their final hours before marriage. These giggling “dickheads” can be a comedian’s worst nightmare, as the rest of the audience tends to be tangentially aware that someone else is also performing laughable acts. The clown onstage tries to eke out a living, meanwhile, begging you to take his (or her) wife. But Ronn Vigh, the host and producer of Harvey's Funny Tuesdays, wouldn't stand for that. He says his brash demeanor has brought comparisons to a young Joan Rivers, adding, “well, if she was male, gay and didn't start shooting up Botox by the bucket.” Also, Vigh has had a birthday party at this venue, in which a cadre of his favorite funny gals celebrated his special day from the stage. Regardless, Vigh's lineups always include San Francisco comics of many stripes. The stiff drinks and celebration are a guarantee, but the headgear is up to you. 415-431-4278

"High Fantasy": High Fantasy

Tuesdays, 10 p.m.

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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 dose of high-concept gender-bending insanity. Madcap promoters Myles Cooper and Vivian Baron host an evening of cheap drinking, dancing, and drag to an impeccably selected soundtrack of underground house and disco classics. Its Facebook page declares, "It's everything you want...." And, for the low price of $5 (or less), it probably is. 415-441-2922

Meow Mix

Tuesdays, 11 p.m.
The Stud 399 Ninth St., San Francisco South of Market

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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 little cramped, and there are corners so dark you need to feel your way out, but where The Stud lacks in ambience, it makes up for it with its no-holds-barred drag performances, amazing local DJs, and innovative performances such as the weekly Meow Mix. Billed as a night of “glamorous and not so glamorous avant garde performance art,” Meow Mix is a cabaret show where anything goes. Expect a little raunch, elaborate costuming, and acerbic wit from host Ferosha Titties. 415-863-6623

Steve Glaveski - Employee to Entrepreneur (SF Store)

Tue., Jan. 15, 6-7:30 p.m.
Book Passage 1 Ferry Building Ste. 42, San Francisco Embarcadero

In Employee to Entrepreneur, Collective Campus CEO Steve Glaveski combines storytelling with a step-by-step framework to teach you how to effectively explore and leverage entrepreneurship to gain freedom, fulfillment and financial security. 415-927-0960

Neighborhood Neon Icons and How to Save Them

Tue., Jan. 15, 6-8 p.m.

Buy Tickets$10

Historic neon signs serve as a bridge between past and present. They have become iconic community landmarks with more than 100 surviving signs in the Tenderloin. Join Randall Ann Homan and Al Barna of San Francisco Neon and Katie Conry, Executive Director of the Tenderloin Museum as they take a look at iconic neon in California, learn the fascinating stories behind them, discuss best practices for restoration and preservation, and see film clips of the lost neon of San Francisco from Market Street to Playland. Part of The Match Book: Tenderloin Historical Ephemera Project, presented by the Tenderloin Museum. 415-351-1912

Author Joel Blackwell Presents: You Can Influence Public Policy

Tue., Jan. 15, 7-8 p.m.

@ Corte Madera Library, 707 Meadowsweet Dr Corte Madera CA 94925
Learn specific methods to influence elected officials, from city council to Congress, in this non-partisan presentation. Blackwell interviewed lobbyists, legislative staff, academic researchers and elected officials to understand which communication techniques get the best results. 415-924-3515

SF Sketchfest Presents: Oh No, Ross and Carrie!

Tue., Jan. 15, 8 p.m.
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus, San Francisco North Beach/ Chinatown

"Oh No, Ross and Carrie" has been delighting audiences since 2011 with their unique blend of investigative reporting, critical thinking, and humor. Hosts Ross Blocher and Carrie Poppy go undercover in fringe religions, receive alternative medicine treatments, and investigate offbeat claims. They have been ear candled, fire cupped, exorcised, and energetically re-aligned. They've learned to dowse, firewalk, and speed read. They've been certified in Dianetics and Reiki. And they've gone undercover in Scientology, Mormonism, the Raelian UFO religion, Ordo Templi Orientis, and more. They are regularly in the top-100 spirituality podcasts, and were nominated for a journalism award by the LA Press Club. In 2014, they joined the Maximum Fun network, alongside shows like "My Brother My Brother and Me," "Judge John Hodgman," "Adam Ruins Everything," and "Sawbones." 415-928-4320

New On1 Salsa Dance Series starts 1/15/2019 with World Champions John & Liz

Tue., Jan. 15, 8-10 p.m.

Buy Tickets300

@ Trillant Dance Studios, 130 Linden Street
Our On 1 Training Team has been a proven success for learning the principles of salsa dancing, partnering technique, styling, footwork, spinning, and turn patterns. The program provides a dancer with intense rehearsals, yet offers a supportive atmosphere to facilitate faster progress. We are committed to bringing out the best in you as a dancer by sharing our love of salsa/mambo dancing! Location Trilliant Dance Studios 130 Linden Street, Oakland, CA Schedule Tuesdays 8pm-10:00pm This is a three-month series of classes totaling 24 hours of instruction: January 15, 22, 29 February 5, 12, 19, 26 March 5, 12, 19, 26

Daedalus Quartet in a Russian Inspired Concert

Tue., Jan. 15, 8-10 p.m.
Berkeley City Club 2315 Durant, Berkeley Downtown Berkeley

This Russian-inspired program features Borodin's String Quartet No.2; Weinberg's String Quartet, Op. 66 No.8; and Beethoven's Quartet Op. 59, No. 2. 510-525-5211

Tomorrows Tulips

Tue., Jan. 15, 8 p.m.
The Chapel 777 Valencia, San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights



Tue., Jan. 15, 8 p.m.
The Independent 628 Divisadero, San Francisco Haight/ Fillmore

w/ Matthew Thiessen 415-771-1420

SF Sketchfest Presents: Real Live Comedians

Tue., Jan. 15, 8 p.m.
Punch Line 444 Battery, San Francisco Embarcadero

Since 2013, Real Live Comedians has brought the country's best comics to San Francisco for a thrilling 90 minutes of hot, live stand-up comedian action that will BLOW. YOUR. MIND. Jason Mack hosts the best comics from TV, the biggest comedy festivals, radio, and the best local clubs and crummy dive bars. Real Live Comedians guarantees that if you don't laugh, you are an idiot. 415-397-7573

Toro y Moi

Tue., Jan. 15, 8 p.m. and Wed., Jan. 16, 8 p.m.
The Fillmore 1805 Geary, San Francisco Japantown/Pacific Heights

w/ Tanukichan 415-346-6000

Vesper Sails

Tue., Jan. 15, 9 p.m.
Bottom of the Hill 1233 17th St., San Francisco Potrero Hill/ Dogpatch

Buy Tickets$10

w/ Louiza, Sistersound 415-621-4455

Economic Development, Transportation, and Technology

Third Tuesday of every month, 10 a.m.
City Hall 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett, San Francisco Hayes Valley/ Tenderloin

Board of Supervisors meeting. 415-554-5184

The Stinky Cheese Club

Third Tuesday of every month, 5-7 p.m.
Bender's 806 S. Van Ness, San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights

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Pony up some cheese and they'll give you a free PBR or well drink. Bon appetit! 415-824-1800

Milkin It: Haight Ashbury Comedy

Second and Third Tuesday of every month, 8 p.m.
Milk Bar 1840 Haight, San Francisco Haight/ Fillmore

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Every second and third Tuesday night of the month, the Milk Bar hosts Milkin’ It, a free night of comedy featuring local and national comics hosted by comedians Andrew Holmgren and Leslie Small. 415-387-6455

"Computer Rock"

Third Tuesday of every month, 9 p.m.
Laszlo 2532 Mission, San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights

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w/ DJ Commodore 69 415-648-7000

"Porreta!": Porreta!

Third Tuesday of every month, 9 p.m.
Elbo Room 647 Valencia, San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights

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all night forró party with DJs Carioca & Lucio K 415-552-7788

Lisa Kindred

Third Tuesday of every month, 9:30 p.m.
The Saloon 1232 Grant, San Francisco North Beach/ Chinatown

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"Cumbia Jams": Cumbia Jams

Third Tuesday of every month, 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
Make-Out Room 3225 22nd St., San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights

w/ DJs Lizzy Primo + friends 415-647-2888

Third Tuesday's

Third Tuesday of every month, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Wish 1539 Folsom, San Francisco South of Market


Les Colombes by Michael Pendry

Nov. 25-Jan. 31, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

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In the U.S. for the first time after global acclaim, German artist Michael Pendry’s “Les Colombes: The Doves” will be presented in the cathedral. Two thousand paper doves, symbols of spirit and peace, will soar in a 45-foot long aerial sculpture. Volunteers from Grace Cathedral’s congregation and the community will fold the doves, whose wings will bear messages of hope and inspiration. In addition, there will be three special events where the visual spectacle of Les Colombes is accompanied by a sound and light performance including a sound cloud by Munich electro-pop collective Digital Haze. 415-749-6300

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