It's that time of the year again for San Francisco magazine's Best of the Bay party. The annual bash features lots of eats, drinks and chances to win prizes. Be prepared to fork over nearly a bill for your ticket here -- but as an added bonus it will also get you into the afterparty at Slide. San Francisco Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th St.

Come watch contenders for the Air Guitar championship title shred...air at the US Air Guitar Regionals at The Independent . Killer! 628 Divisadero St, SF.

Movie night at John Colins! Tonight's event features the film Thread, a visual story about surfers and esoteric ocean landscapes from around the world. And part of tonight's proceeds goes to Save the Waves, an environmental group dedicated to preserving world-famous surf spots threatened by coastal development. 7-11pm, 90 Natoma Street.

Vaudevillian comedy, burlesque, puppetry, all set to the music of Tom Waits! It's Inside a Broken Clock, a peepshow performed live by The No Salvation Army Band from Austin. Show starts at 9, tickets are $15. Get them in advance - this show tends to sell out. 12 Galaxies, 2565 Mission Street, SF.

What's summer without a Ferris Wheel and funnel cake? Head over to the Alameda County Fair! Pet Look-Alike and Text messaging contests are on the tip of the iceberg. Live music acts are scheduled nightly until the fair ends on July 8th. 4501 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton.

Photo from the Alameda County Fair site.