A trio of events deserve your attention and attendance around town this evening: One celebrating the arts on a rooftop sculpture garden, another celebrating an underrated neighborhood in the Dogpatch and a third celebrating local comedians yukking it up in the Mission. All will cost you less than ten bucks. All will get you somewhat intoxicated.
Frequency and Volume on SFMOMA's Rooftop
Tonight, to celebrate Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's exhibition "Frequency and Volume" at SFMOMA, the museum and Juxtapoz magazine will fete the artist with a party featuring live music and free booze on their rooftop sculpture garden. Booze is by Speakeasy Brewery and Hobo Wine Company, music is by DJ Roofeeo (another roof connection) of TV on the Radio, and admission to the museum is half off on Thursdays after 6 p.m. So, you'll only spend a meager $9 to get in. [Event Details]
Third Base in the Dogpatch
Meanwhile, down on Third Street local Internet website The Bold Italic is throwing the latest microhood event to party on an under-appreciated thoroughfare in the Dogpatch. In the tradition of "Valencia Bottoms" and "Bernal Flats" we're calling this one 3rd Base now and the event is something of an open house for businesses in the neighborhood including Rickshaw Bags, DODOcase, Triple Aught Design and more. Naturally, free food and drinks abound, but we hear there's a $10 afterparty at Om Records' headquarters that includes even more free beverages. [3rd Base Event Details] [Om Records Afterparty Tickets]
Uptown Almanac's Locally-Sourced, Pop-Up Comedy Night
If rooftops or the Dogpatch aren't your thing, you can stick to the Mission where our pals at Uptown Almanac are hosting another edition of their Locally-Sourced Pop-Up Comedy Night. Your $7 cover charge gets you six sets of comedy from local funnyguys and gals, plus all the PBR you can pour down your throat, naturally. It's a special one because it also happens to be Uptown Almanac's third birthday. Happy birthday, blog! [Event Details] [Tickets]