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"Galaxy Radio": Galaxy Radio

Fourth Saturday of every month, 10 p.m.
The Knockout 3223 Mission, San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights

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It's really hard to beat the corny fun of Italo disco. It's like new wave and synth-pop, only sung in a kind of stunted faux-English that pushes it into the realm of the truly bizarre. (Don't believe us? Just listen closely to Kano's "I'm Ready.") Galaxy Radio is a free party dedicated to the sounds of this era, as well as tangential styles like cosmic disco and '80s funk. 415-550-6994

San Francisco City Guides Walking Tours

Ongoing

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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

Brave New Jokes

Last Saturday of every month, 7 p.m.
Adobe Books 3130 24th St., San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights

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Soma-free comedy with hosts Michael Brandon, Nicole Calasich, and Adrian McNair. 415-864-3936

Saturday Night Special

Last Saturday of every month, 7 p.m.
Nick's Lounge 3218 Adeline, Berkeley South Berkeley

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Monthly literary open mic hosted by Hollie Hardy and Tomas Moniz. 510-652-4166

"Mission Love"

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

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w/ Aspect McCarthy 415-648-7000

Audio Tour of Top Historic Buildings in San Francisco

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

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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

Alemany Farmers' Market

Saturdays, 6 a.m.
Alemany Farmers Market 100 Alemany, San Francisco Potrero Hill/ Dogpatch

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This bustling Saturday produce market has been a city institution for over 75 years. 415-647-9423

A Walk Along the Waterfront

Ongoing, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Historic memorabilia, nautical artifacts, slide presentations, and large-scale decorative installations recreate the sights and sounds of San Francisco's bustling shipping and fishing industries in this free daily exhibit. 415-447-5000

Badass SF Heroes: A FREE Tour

Ongoing, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Union Square Powell and Stockton, San Francisco Union Square/ Financial District


Locals may know the city's best burrito, or that Karl the Fog is for real. But did you know about California's Black founding father from the Gold Rush? How about the history of sex workers just off of Union Square? Or how to find hidden public rooftops in the Financial District? Join Wild SF on our daily free tour through Downtown, the Financial District and Chinatown to learn more about your city's rise as a metropolis, plus architecture, activism, heroes, and issues facing the City today. Wild SF is a local tour company led by artist and activist guides. 415-580-1849

Meet the Animals

Saturdays, 11 a.m.
Randall Museum 199 Museum, San Francisco Castro/ Noe Valley

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Live presentations about the animals who live at the museum. 415-554-9600

Meet the Animals

Saturdays, 11 a.m.

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Though the Randall's regular facilities in Corona Heights are temporarily closed, the animals who live at the museum will make weekly trips down to the Mission for free live presentations. 415-554-9600

The Chinese of America: Toward a More Perfect Union

Tuesdays-Saturdays

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This bilingual exhibit follows the course of Chinese-American immigration from the 19th century to today via photographs, artifacts, and historical narratives. 415-391-1188

Karaoke Lounge

Ongoing

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High-quality singing with no charge for songs or entrance. 415-626-4726

"Bistrotheque"

Saturdays, 8 p.m.
Cafe Flore 2298 Market, San Francisco Castro/ Noe Valley

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w/ DJ Ken Vulsion 415-621-8579

Sing-Along Saturdays

Saturdays, 9 p.m.
Martuni's 4 Valencia, San Francisco South of Market

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Piano bar night with Joe Wicht on the 88 keys. 415-241-0205

Dueling Pianos at Johnny Foley's

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 9 p.m.

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Merry musical sing-alongs. 415-954-0777

"Haute"

Saturdays, 10:30 p.m.

Murals and the Multi-Ethnic Mission

Second Saturday of every month, 1 p.m. and Fourth Sunday of every month, 1 p.m.
Women's Building 3543 18th St., San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights

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In the beginning it was, of course, Ohlone Indian. Then it was Spanish-Ohlone. Were there Russians? It was Italian. Then it was Irish and German. As far as we can tell, the Mission District was never Chinese, but this is San Francisco, so why shouldn't it have been? It was Mexican, and then it was Salvadoran-Guatemalan-Honduran-Peruvian. All of the above contributed lesbians to the Valencia microclimate. Now, some would say, it's restaurant-hipster. So the San Francisco City Guides walking tour of the beloved, embattled, contradictory, and grimily beautiful area, Murals and the Multi-Ethnic Mission, is well-titled. It tromps through alleys, admires Victorian (is that an ethnicity?) homes, and traces the visual traditions of all these groups and more in the famous and numerous wall paintings — perfect for visiting family and friends, no matter where they're from. 415-557-4266

Heart of the City Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, 7 a.m., Fridays, 7 a.m. and Sundays, 7 a.m.

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Thrice-weekly market featuring fruits, vegetables, nuts, eggs, and other forms of sustenance from local growers. 415-674-9701

Picnic at the Presidio

Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Presidio Parade Grounds Lincoln & Montgomery, San Francisco The Presidio

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Off the Grid presents this weekly event featuring food trucks, games, and locally sourced produce.

Marine Science Sundays

Second and Fourth Sunday of every month, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Marine Mammal Center 2000 Bunker Road, Sausalito Sausalito

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Learn about oceans and the wildlife within during classroom presentations and docent-led tours of the MMC.

Sunday Funnies

Last Sunday of every month, 5 p.m.
Kawika's Ocean Beach Deli 734 La Playa, San Francisco Richmond (Outer)

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Comedy hosted by Mike Spiegelman 415-221-2031

"Through Being Cool"

Last Sunday of every month, 6-9 p.m.
Delirium Cocktails 3139 16th St., San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights

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Emo/pop-punk/hardcore/indie/screamo singalongs with Ashley and Noelle 415-552-5525

'90s Simpsons Trivia Night

Fourth Sunday of every month, 6-9 p.m.
The Knockout 3223 Mission, San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights

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Test your knowledge of the Golden Age of Springfield. 415-550-6994

Jazz Sundays Series

Last Sunday of every month, 6-9 p.m.
Press Club Wine Bar & Lounge 20 Yerba Buena, San Francisco South of Market

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Join us every last Sunday of the month from 6PM-9PM to enjoy some live jazz! NO COVER! Be sure to show early for our Happy Hour from 4pm-6pm (1/2 off bottles of wine over $70)! (415) 744-500

Alemany Flea Market

Sundays, 6 a.m.
Alemany Farmers Market 100 Alemany, San Francisco Potrero Hill/ Dogpatch

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On Sundays, the farmers' market stalls transform into a clamorous collection of vendors selling antiques, clothing, and all manner of miscellaneous bric-a-brac. 415-647-9423

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