TheWeekIntrovember

Get out and go do stuff in this great city! Here are some leads.

RSVP NOW for a free Black Lips and Thee Oh Sees show on Sat, Dec 11! Simplified: driving = NO MORE CHOCOLATE. (Climate change may affect cocoa production) Books to read over the winter. Cleaning products aren't clean. Go with these 5 and save $, health, and the environment. Good article on local food foraging and such. Wowser photos about activism around the world. So many good shows at the Independent this month! Check out George Bernard Shaw's Arms & The Man various performances Nov 12th-21st. Free, donations encouraged.

Tues, Nov 23:
  • African Queen screens 7.30pm aboard Eureka, a big ol' boat Hyde Street Pier $5 benefits Maritime Associaton
Wed, Nov 24:
  • Salsa dance night + lessons + pizza 7pm-late Cafe Cocomo 650 Indiana/18th freeeee. Shimmy off the pepperoni
  • Roller Disco 9pm Mighty 119 Utah/15th $5 and $5 skate rental. Pre-work off that food tomorrow
Thurs, Nov 25: Fri, Nov 26: Sat, Nov 27: Sun, Nov 28: Mon, Nov 29:
  • INFORUM presents..."Reza Aslan and others: Bridging Middle East and America Through Culture" 6.30pm Commonwealth Club 595 Market/2nd members free/students $7/$20
  • Porchlight presents: "Cringe: Moments You Wish You Could Forget" storytelling 6.30pm Hemlock Tavern 1131 Polk/Post $5
Tues, Nov 30:
  • Mark Twain 175th birthday celebration 7-8.30pm Bernal Library 500 Cortland/Moultrie
  • SeaweedSway presents: Sonya Cotton + Red River + Ayla Nereo soothing songstresses 8pm Viracocha 998 Valencia/21st $7-15 suggested donation
Wed, Dec 1:
  • Fillmore cocktail crawl 6.30-9pm Yoshi's 1330 Fillmore/Ellis $5 advance/$10 door benefits African American Art & Culture Complex. Cinco Tres Agaves bebidas!
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  • 826 Volunteer 5 minute reading series Amnesia 953 Valencia/20th free
  • Amy Sedaris speaks 8pm Herbst Theater 401 Van Ness/McAllister. Sold out, but scalp some tix or volunteer
  • Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin 9pm show Bottom of the Hill 17th/Missouri $10
Tues, Nov 18:
  • Darwin Awards 6.30pm Commonwealth Club 595 Market/2nd $7/$12/$20. So a guy decides to test his first parachute prototype off the Eiffel Tower.....
Wed, Nov 17:
  • Dine-Shop-Drink Around to benefit AIDS Emergency Fund and Breast Cancer Emergency Fund various locations
  • Muni Diaries + I Live Here SF shindig 5-8pm SomArts 8th/Brannan. Plus pop-up shop from Secession
  • Nerd Nite with Mars, penguins and gonorrhea 8pm Rickshaw Stop 155 Fell/Van Ness $8. "Discovery Channel...with beer"
  • Broke as F party with Broke Ass Stuart 9.30pm-2am Doc's Clock Mission/22nd. Giant connect four, cheap beer, free PB&J
Thurs, Nov 18:
  • "33 and 1/3" opening 7-10pm The Summit 780 Valencia/19th
  • Switchback: USF graduate school's literary journal issue 12 launch party 7.30-9pm Books & Bookshelves 99 Sanchez/14th
  • SeaweedSway and SongBird present....Razor Skyline + FuzzPod + Conspiracy of Venus 8.30pm show Milk 1840 Haight/Stanyan $10
  • BASS of the Pyramid global music DJ benefit for Global Initiatives and Haas for Students 8.30pm Bollywood Cafe 3372 19th/Mission $5
Fri, Nov 19:
  • Singapore 60s happy hour dance party 5.30-10pm Knockout 3223 Mission/Valencia
  • Art for the House auction 6-10pm Shooting Gallery 839 Larkin/Geary. Enjoy/buy art made by folks in Tenderloin community programs
  • Pancake fest + concert + benefit 7pm-2am Coda 1710 Mission/Duboce $10. Food + Sila performs + $ goes to Doctors Without Borders
  • Arty happy hour 6.30-930pm Secession Art & Design 3361 Mission/30th. Design and jam-tasting and wine. Bring a jar
Sat, Nov 20:
  • Rally to support farmworkers/Immokalee and tell Traitor Joe's what's up 10.30am Civic Center Park MLK Jr Way/Center Berkeley
  • Pancake fest + concert + benefit 11am-4pm Coda 1710 Mission/Duboce $10. Food + Sila performs + $ goes to Doctors Without Borders
  • Veggie thanksgiving cooking demo 2pm Macy's 170 O'Farrell/Powell
  • "Biosynthesis" opening reception 6pm Gallery Hijinks 2309 Bryant/21st
  • Celebrate People's History book release party 7pm Center for Political Education 522 Valencia/16th
Sun, Nov 21:
  • SeaweedSway Showcase and Chasing the Moon present Steve Taylor, Ever Isles, and DaMaDa 8pm show Makeout Room 3225 22nd/Mission $7. Plus premiere of Devotionals' podcast
Mon, Nov 22:
  • Cat's Pajamas presents: Bali or Bust 8-11pm Makeout Room 3225 22nd/Mission $5
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  • Solidarity sit-in against Sit/Lie 12-6.30pm City Hall Polk/Grove
  • Lots of live music 8pm Heart Wine Bar 1270 Valencia/24th free
Tues, Nov 9:
  • Dine Out for Meals on Wheels at participating restaurants. Part of your bill goes to this great org
  • Kurt Vile + The Violators, Soft Pack 8pm Rickshaw Stop 155 Fell/Van Ness $12/14
Wed, Nov 10:
  • Eat out again for Mission Graduate's benefit Food For Thought at participating restaurants. Raffle!
  • Delorean 8pm show Great American Music Hall O'Farrell/Polk $14/16
  • Guardian's 22nd Annual Goldies afterparty 9pm 111 Minna/2nd. Performances and DJs to honor the best in SF arts
Thurs, Nov 11:
  • Ski Film 6pm! Bike ride 6.30pm! Bikes Rock Concert 9pm! Sports Basement 1590 Bryant/15th. Drinks and snacks afterwards
  • Wits'N'Ass 8pm Dark Room 2263 Mission/19th $10. All female comedy line-up
  • Thee Oh Sees + Intelligence 8pm Eagle Tavern 12th/Harrison $cover? Predicted $9 maybe
Fri, Nov 12:
  • Big old $2 sale at Goodwill around town
  • On Point: Art + Graffiti opening 6-9pm Art 94124 3900B 3rd St/Fairfax
  • Big Things grand opening 6pm 3265 17th/Capp. New website party with art, music, etc
  • Happy Town Menagerie opening 6-9pm Curiosity Shoppe 855 Valencia/20th
  • SeaweedSway presents Lazarus + Benoit Pioulard 7.30-9.30pm Amnesia 953 Valencia/20th $5
Sat, Nov 13 - Sun, Nov 14: Sat, Nov 13:
  • KivaWalk perambulates around the city Ferry Bldg 9am Ocean Beach 12pm Sports Basement Presidio 3pm for celebration
  • SFAQ symposium 5-10pm Arts Institute 800 Chestnut/Jones. Bands, art talk, drinks, food, view
  • Paws&Play 6-8pm Women's Bldg 18th/Valencia. Lots of free goodies, lots of vendors, lots of animals you can adopt. 8.30pm = bingo: $40 for cards, chili pie, and great prizes. Benefit for Rocket Dog Rescue
  • Bollywood classic Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi screens 7pm Japan Peace Plaza Post/Buchanan
  • Slavic Soul Party midnight dance soiree Amnesia 853 Valencia/20th. Freeeee
Sun, Nov 14:
  • Free yoga all day 9am-5pm Sports Basement 1590 Bryant/15th. Sales, snacks, savasana
  • Diary of a Lost Girl discussion and screening 1pm Main Library Larkin/Grove. Faux or legit premise? Still a mystery
Mon, Nov 15:
  • Amy Sedaris speaks 8pm Herbst Theater 401 Van Ness/McAllister. Sold out, but scalp some tix or volunteer
  • Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin 9pm show Bottom of the Hill 17th/Missouri $10
Wed, Nov 17:
  • Muni Diaries + I Live Here SF shindig 5-8pm SomArts 8th/Brannan. Plus pop-up shop from Secession
Sat, Nov 20:
  • Veggie thanksgiving cooking demo 2pm Macy's 170 O'Farrell/Powell
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tues, Nov 2 VOTEVOTEVOTEVOTE:
  • SFBC's Bike the Vote energizer station 8-10am 12th/Market. Coffee and snacks for democracy!
  • Hella museums be free today
  • Bring in your voting stub and get a 50 cent drink at participating bars. Your reward for participating in democracy
  • SF Green Drinks 5.30-9.30pm 111 Minna/2nd. Network with other greenies and compare how you voted
  • Best of Bernal films from Bernal Heights Film Fest 7-9pm Bernal Library 500 Cortland/Andover
  • Dia de los Muertos procession 7pm 22nd/Bryant snaking to Mission/24th and all around
Wed, Nov 3:
  • Exploratorium be free
  • Graze the Roof garden opening celebration 4-6pm Glide Church 333 Taylor/Jones
  • SFBC volunteer night 5-8pm 833 Market/5th. Bike advocacy admin work, plus grub
  • The Rumble: RSVP and get into this rock show for free 8.30pm Milk Bar 1840 Haight/Stanyan. Haven't checked out the bands yet, but think rock-shoegaze-indiepop
Thurs, Nov 4:
  • INFORUM presents Alice Walker 6.30pm Commonwealth Club 595 Market/2nd $7/12/20
  • Free Rogue Wave show 9pm Great American Music Hall Polk/O'Farrell. Pick up your gratis tix beforehand at various locations
Fri, Nov 5:
  • I Live Here: SF opening reception 6-9pm SomArts 8th/Brannan
  • Unveiled: Women & Power in the Middle East opening reception 7-10pm Femina Potens 2199 Market/Sanchez
  • Oldies Night! Knockout 3223 Mission/Valencia $2<11pm>$4
Sat, Nov 6 - Sun, Nov 7:
  • Green Festival Concourse Center 8th/Brannan $15 but lots of discounts online. Speakers, samples, salutations
Sat, Nov 6:
  • Hands on winemaking 1-5pm The Winery SF 200 California/Fremont Bldg 180. Squish some grapes! RSVP to get in free
  • Why not get tipsy and look at fancy watches and headphones on a Saturday afternoon? 3-5pm Bloomingdale's 845 Market/5th. Nylon mag and Nixon enable you to do this
  • ARTasting 5th annual party 5-9pm SubMission 2183 Mission/18th $20 advance/$25 door. Music, appetizers, wine tasting, plus benefit raffle and other food for sale
  • "Fuck You All" opening reception 6-9pm 941 Geary/Larkin. Big name skater artists
  • "Pieces of Youtopia" opening 6-9pm Soap Gallery 3180 Mission/Valencia
  • Time Standing Still opening reception 6-10pm Watermelon Sugar Salon 1201a Guerrero/24th. Sips and nibbles and music
  • Set your clock back an hour/party another hour/sleep in/do something regrettable in the magical hour that disappears. Daylight Savings Time ends
Sun, Nov 7:
  • Sleep in another hour. It's really 1oam, not 11am. Daylight Savings Time ends
  • Afghanistan Summit 9am-5pm UC Berkeley MLK Center. Free, and please register
  • While you're in East Bay....Wonderfest! Science! Free!
  • Asian Art Museum be free 10am-5pm Larkin/McAllister
  • Day in the Dogpatch craft fair 11am-4pm Acupuncture Kitchen 2339 3rd/2oth. Local artists, baked goods contest!
  • IndieMart 12-6pm Thee Parkside 16th/Wisconsin $3 donation. Great bands! Designers, workshops, DJ, cool peeps. After-party inside 6-9pm with good music
  • Hands on winemaking 1-5pm The Winery SF 200 California/Fremont Bldg 180. Squish some grapes! RSVP to get in free
  • Conspiracy of Beards croon 9pm Rite Spot 17th/Folsom. Dozones of handsome gents sing Leonard Cohen songs a capella
  • Megan Keely + Emperor Norton's Jazz Band 9pm Amnesia 953 Valencia/20th $5
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