The SFist To-Do List: 12 Cool Things To Check Out This Week

February 3, 2015 - Picnic Time

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See and be seen during these name San Francisco shows, parties, and events. You know, since we can’t review a Internet all a time.


READING: Joyce Carol Oates, a acclaimed author of some-more than 40 novels, is appearing during City Lights. She’ll be reading from The Sacrifice. If you’re one of many who is annoyed by her on Twitter, let her stir we IRL. 261 Columbus Ave. between Broadway St. and Pacific Ave., 7 p.m., Free

DANCING AND WAFFLES:The club’s going adult on a Tuesday. Over during SoMa’s Monarch, that we highlighted in SFist’s 13 Coolest Dance Parties In The Bay Area, Waffle Hou$e is holding over to offer their signature vegan waffles and some giveaway drink (while reserve last… so get there early). DJ’s embody Meow and InSpKt-HeR-GaDgts. 101 6th St between Minna and Mission Streets, 10 p.m., $5-10


DRINK AND DRAW: Every initial Wednesday, dipsomaniac artists, that is to contend artists, accumulate during The Knockout. Patrons pull on a sold theme, afterwards contention their work into a raffle for cocktails and other prizes. Be forewarned: a design afterwards gets scanned and put on a interwebs. 3223 Mission St. between Fair and Virginia Avenues, 6:30 p.m., Free

HISTORY: Learn all about a story of San Francisco’s furious life, past and present, with an importance on a “wild menu,” or a things we used to and still do eat. Part of Shaping San Francisco, a array of giveaway lectures, It’s with Mark Heath, Kirk Lombard, and Chris Carlsson and it’s co-hosted by Wild Equity Institute and Nature in a City. Hosted in a Eric Quezada Center for Culture Politics. 518 Valencia St. between 16th and 17th Streets, 7:30 p.m., Free


INDIE FLICK: Kick of SF Indiefest (February 5-19) during Brava! for Women in a Arts! with a screening of David Cross’s Hits . The uncover starts off with an all masculine Leonard Cohen Tribute Choir called Conspiracy Of Beards. 24th St. between York and Hampshire Streets, 7:30 p.m., $10-20

COMEDY: Mystery Science Theater 3000 alums Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett have returned with RiffTrax, and they’re holding a jokes to a Castro Theatre. In fact, it’s RiffTrax’s fifth module of shorts for SF Sketchfest, that yes, is still happening! The core organisation will be assimilated by visit players Cole Stratton and Janet Varney, as good as guest John Hodgman, Todd Barry (Louie), and Paul F. Tompkins (Best Week Ever). Tickets are here. 429 Castro St. between 17th and 18th Streets, 8 p.m., $30


DANCING AND MORE DANCING: Grammy nominated Paul outpost Dyk is bringing his German DJ skills to Public Works. The “After Dark” celebration goes until 4 a.m. and tickets are here. 161 Erie St. between 14th St. and Duboce Ave., 10 p.m., $25

ART MURMUR: First fridays of a month means everyone’s in Oakland during Art Murmur. Participating venues embody Classic Cars West, Manna Gallery, Mercury 20, Vessel Gallery, and more. And apparently we won’t skip a crafts and food vendors. 25th Street between Telegraph and Broadway Avenues, 6 p.m., Free


BEER PICNIC: It being drink week, conduct over to SoMa Streatfood for a best in food trucks and some good drink from Magnolia, Headlands, and more. Bacon Bacon will be in attendance. It’s a fixed cost ticket for all a drink we want. 428 11th St. during Harrison St., 11 a.m., $35

CULT CLASSIC: Get in your component and into your excellent Dude dress with a 12th annual Big Lebowski Party, celebration of SF Indiefest. This year’s celebration is in a newly reopened Grand Theater on Missio, and it facilities a dress contest, a beach bonfire trampoline, mini bowling, and White Russians, all while a Coen Brothers’ classical plays along. 2665 Mission St. between 22nd and 23rd Streets, 8 p.m., $10


NOIR FILM: Another Indiefest jam, this one a new noir film set in a Mission. The film, destined by Dante Betteo and starying Richard Montoya, is removing a lot of hype and includes evictions, murder, SROs, institutional corruption, and internal landmarks. Popularity was such that they’ve combined a second screening during Brava! for Women In The Arts. 24th St. between York and Hampshire Streets, 3 p.m., $15

ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR: If we adore books — a earthy objects and all about them — this is a satisfactory you’ve been watchful for or substantially already knew about. The 48th installment of a California International Antiquarian Book Fair during Oakland Marriott City Center is a singular and smashing event to peruse books from over 200 sellers. 1001 Broadway during 11th St., 11 a.m., $13

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