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"Slow Jams": Slow Jams

First and Second Tuesday of every month, 9:30 p.m. and Fourth and Last Tuesday of every month, 9:30 p.m.
Make-Out Room 3225 22nd St., San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights

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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 over the event with their extensive (and expensive) collections of rare vinyl. Grab a partner and sway to songs like Joe Bataan's "Under the Streetlamp," Malo's "Suavecito," and Wendy Rene's "After Laughter." Lose yourself enough, and the club's nostalgic decorations might give you the impression of being in a lost era. Snap out of it, and you'll soon realize you can have this much fun every week. (415) 647-2888

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

MarketingProfs B2B Marketing Forum

Tue., Nov. 13, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Wed., Nov. 14, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Thu., Nov. 15, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Fri., Nov. 16, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
San Francisco Marriott Marquis 780 Mission St., San Francisco South of Market

Buy Tickets$1,895-$2,795

MarketingProfs B2B Marketing Forum is more than just a quirky (not-so-little) conference. It’s the place where leaders, innovators, and people who make things happen gather to learn about the latest in B2B marketing and share the secrets to success. (Plus belly laughs, creative networking, shenanigans, and marketers-off-the-clock antics.) 415-896-1600

Live Music at Comstock Saloon (no cover, no minimum) - Tuesday Nights

Tue., July 31, 5-11 p.m., Tue., Aug. 7, 5-11 p.m., Tue., Aug. 14, 5-11 p.m., Tue., Aug. 21, 5-11 p.m., Tue., Aug. 28, 5-11 p.m., Tue., Sept. 4, 5-11 p.m., Tue., Sept. 11, 5-11 p.m., Tue., Sept. 18, 5-11 p.m., Tue., Sept. 25, 5-11 p.m., Tue., Oct. 2, 5-11 p.m., Tue., Oct. 9, 5-11 p.m., Tue., Oct. 16, 5-11 p.m., Tue., Oct. 23, 5-11 p.m., Tue., Oct. 30, 5-11 p.m., Tue., Nov. 6, 5-11 p.m., Tue., Nov. 13, 5-11 p.m., Tue., Nov. 20, 5-11 p.m., Tue., Nov. 27, 5-11 p.m., Tue., Dec. 4, 5-11 p.m., Tue., Dec. 11, 5-11 p.m., Tue., Dec. 18, 5-11 p.m. and Tue., Dec. 25, 5-11 p.m.
Comstock Saloon 155 Columbus, San Francisco North Beach/ Chinatown

Enjoy live music at Comstock Saloon (no cover or minimum) and listen to Hal Bigler Band every Tuesday night! 415-617-0071

Jared Freid

Mon., Nov. 12, 8 p.m., Tue., Nov. 13, 8 p.m. and Wed., Nov. 14, 8 p.m.
Punch Line 444 Battery, San Francisco Embarcadero

Jared Freid is a comedian based out of New York City and originally from the Boston suburb of Needham, Massachusetts. His comedy is current and reflects the ordinary daily thoughts of everyone you know, especially if everyone you know is a millennial, obsessed with dating apps, trying to be a real adult and worried about their body. (For the record, Jared’s mom thinks his body is “just fine.”) He’s a regular at the Comedy Cellar, Caroline’s on Broadway, Gotham, Stand Up New York and Comix at Mohegan Sun. He also had the honor of performing for the 2017 “New Faces” showcase at the 35th annual Just For Laughs festival in Montréal. 415-397-7573

Marin Green Drinks

Second Tuesday of every month, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

@ Lotus Cuisine of India, 704 Fourth Street San Rafael, CA 94901
Marin Green Drinks is a green business networking with monthly speakers, every 2nd Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30. Marin Green Drinks is hosted by Lotus Cuisine of India which is a certified green business and one of the best restaurants in downtown San Rafael that offers excellent organic food and drinks and a great event location. For your inquiries, you may call us at (415) 456-5808. Come and join our business mixers! 415-456-5808

All-Star Jam with Los Train Wreck

Second Tuesday of every month, 8 p.m.
El Rio 3158 Mission, San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights

Drew Southern Band

Second Tuesday of every month, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Boom Boom Room 1601 Fillmore, San Francisco Japantown/Pacific Heights

Buy TicketsFree


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

Bombshell Betty & Her Burlesqueteers: Fromagique

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

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Get bawdy at this monthly burlesque performance with music provided by Fromagique. 415-552-7788

"Tutu Tuesday": Tutu Tuesday

Second Tuesday of every month, 9 p.m.
Harlot 46 Minna, San Francisco South of Market

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w/ resident DJ Atish 415-777-1077

2nd Tuesday's

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

Deep house music 415-278-9474

Military Appreciation at San Francisco Premium Outlets

May 28-Dec. 31, 12 a.m.

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@ San Francisco Premium Outlets, 2774 Livermore Outlets Drive, Livermore, CA 94551-4204
To show appreciation and support for the servicemen and women of its community, San Francisco Premium Outlets is celebrating military appreciation with special discounts! Guests to the center with a valid military ID can enjoy additional discounts on top of the enormous savings of up to 65 percent off a variety of the center’s sought-after brands, such as Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Cole Haan and Wilsons Leather. San Francisco Premium Outlets proudly supports those that serve, their families and our veterans. To receive special discount offers, show your valid military ID at participating retailers. Just look for the patriotic star! 925-292-2868

Audio Tour of Top Historic Buildings in San Francisco

Aug. 18-Dec. 29, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Download the free Geotourist app on your smartphone and take an audio tour of San Francisco's top historic buildings. The tour is created by the American Institute of Architects San Francisco Chapter and features the City's most important structures built before 1950. The tour includes City Hall, visual and performing arts venues, religious temples around the city and in Golden Gate Park. 415-362-7397

No Time

Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 19

'No Time' explores human relationships to the natural world in the past, present, and future. The artworks show how artists reimagine the landscape. 415-580-7605

Rina Banerjee: Human Likeness

Sat., Jan. 28, 4-6 p.m., Thursdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 31
Hosfelt Gallery 260 Utah, San Francisco South of Market

Rina Banerjee fills the gallery with fantastical sculptures & paintings in an exhibition describing the human experience in an era of migration. 415-495-5454

Scott Fraser: Earthly Delights

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through Dec. 22

Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco is excited to present Earthly Delights, a solo exhibition of Scott Fraser’s ambitiously witty and highly detailed paintings. This will be the third solo exhibition of one of America’s leading contemporary realist still life painters at Jenkins Johnson Gallery. Earthly Delights reveals the culmination of the artist’s recent investigations into objects in various states of stillness, suspension, and animation. 415-677-0770

Patti Oleon: Somewhere Else

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 22
Modernism 724 Ellis, San Francisco Downtown

The oil paintings of Patti OLEON are highly representational depictions of period interiors, gathered during recent travels to Budapest, Prague, Venice, Berlin, and Istanbul, yet, like a stage set before the opening of a play, these interiors are resolutely devoid of human habitation. Highly detailed, yet unfamiliar and unplaceable, her depictions of interiors incorporate the distortions resulting from photo-documentation with a hand-held camera, using available light, and shallow depth of field. She composes structures and intersections of light and form from sections of these spaces, and then faithfully paints, using old master techniques, what the camera records, including any oddities of reflected light, seeking the edge between realism and illusion, the tension between the known and the unidentifiable. Pervasive warm light creates an ambiguous, sensuous skin that contradicts the motionless, powerful void. The entire room becomes a still life, with a relationship between time and image echoing a Proustian sensibility. 415-541-0461

Take Only Memories/Leave Only Footprints

Sept. 25-Jan. 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

'Take Only Memories, Leave Only Footprints' is a daily program of videos presented in conjunction with MFA's fall exhibition, 'No Time.' 415-580-7605

An Oasis of Taste @ Matanzas Creek Winery

Feb. 27-20, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

@ Matanzas Creek Winery, 6097 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, CA, 95404
Like our wines, the Matanzas Creek Estate is a natural reflection of our philosophy. We've got the food, wine, and environment covered. The rest is up to you. Wine Tasting Experiences: Wine Tasting at the Tasting Bar $10 to $20 per person Daily from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm No appointment needed for up to eight people. Food and Wine Experiences: Artisan Cheese & Wine Pairing $25 per person Daily from 11:00 am 3:30 pm No reservation needed for up to four people This culinary journey pairs some of our limited-production wines with local artisan cheeses. 707-528-6464

Phil Sims: COLOR / exploration in painting and ceramics

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through Dec. 22

Brian Gross Fine Art is pleased to present Phil Sims: COLOR / exploration in painting and ceramics, an exhibition of new works, opening Saturday, November 3, 2018, with a reception from 4-6pm and artist talk at 4:30pm. On view will be a selection of new paintings and ceramic sculptures exploring the “perceptual/emotional nature of color”, the defining motivation behind all of Sims’ work. 415-788-1050

Mills College Art Museum | Catherine Wagner: Archæology in Reverse

Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Dec. 9
Mills College Art Museum 5000 MacArthur, Oakland East Oakland

Mills College Art Museum is pleased to announce Archæology in Reverse, a series of new, immersive site-specific installations and photographs developed by Catherine Wagner, Nancy Cook Chair of Photography at Mills College. Working with architecture practice modem (Nicholas de Monchaux and Kathryn Moll) Archæology in Reverse highlights the extraordinary architectural space of the Museum through sculptural installations, site-specific interventions, photographs and documentation of site-specific choreography by Molissa Fenley realized on video by Michael Mersereau. Mills College Art Museum 5000 Macarthur Blvd Oakland CA, 94613 Museum hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11:00 am-4:00 pm and Wednesday 11:00 am-7: 30 pm. 510-430-2164

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