See and be seen at these select San Francisco shows, parties, and events. You know, because you can't read the Internet all the time.


HISTORICAL REENACTMENT: Time travel for free when the Ferry Building is lit up as it was at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Passersby have already been buzzing about the numerals "1915" installed on the building's tower. The lights get switched on at 6:15 sharp with a civic ceremony leading up to that.1 Ferry building, 5:30 p.m., Free

JAZZ AND POETRY: At the iconic Top of the Mark, San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía or "The voice of the Mission" performs, accompanied by jazz. It's part of a Beat Generation celebration and it's the beginning of a weekly series with other entertainment. No hats or shorts allowed, cause it's classy like that. 999 California Street at Mason Street, 6:30 p.m., Free


SNEAK PEAK: If you're an urban design nerd, head over to SPUR for a free-with-RSVP sneak-peak at the Presidio Parklands project. If you've got a bright idea — for the project or events to be held there — its also an opportunity to share it and, well, generally see the future. The architect, if you'll recall, designed such popular projects as NYC's High Line. 654 Mission Street between 3rd and New Montgomery Streets, 6 p.m., Free

BURLESQUE: With a new home at the Oasis, Red Hots Burlesque is the United States' longest running queer burlesque show. This month kicks off with Sugar Cane Jane, Birthday Babe Dottie Lux, and many more performers. 298 11th Street at Folsom Street, 9 p.m., $10


UNLIGHTING CEREMONY: On the patio behind Waterbar, pick up a free LED tea light, which isn't very exciting, but chat with Leo Villareal, the artist behind the Bay Lights, which is quite exciting, as they're put (briefly) out. The event is hosted by Illuminate the Arts. 399 Embarcadero near Folsom, 7:30 pm, Free

ART WALK: Support the arts in the TL (or in the Lower Polk area, or whatever) with a walk encompassing over 15 galleries as part of the Polk/TL Art Walk. Yep, the area has lots to offer in terms of artwork, and this could make a classy date night. It's a monthly event (first Thursdays) so swing by next month if you miss or love this one. Polk and Sutter Streets, 6 p.m, Free


FOOD TRUCKS: Off the Grid is back at Fort Mason, with a list of vendors and some new cocktails you can check out here. What's officially California's largest weekly evening street food fair is often a free for all, but worth a go, and I'd also recommend the Sunday picnics, which are particularly pleasant. Fort Mason Center, 5 p.m., Free entry

SING ALONG: Oh Snap! is a Roxie-hosted singalong/mass karaoke channeling the '90s. As BuzzFeed might put it, you know you're a '90s kid if you're singing way too loudly to Spice World, so confirm that at the Roxie. Tickets are here. 3117 16th Street between Valencia and Guerrero Streets, $12.


PARADE: This is it: a destination parade the size of which isn't seen outside of Asia. The Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade has been marching since 1958, well, once a year, and delights with a giant, 268-foot long dragon requiring a team of over 100 carriers. Market and 2nd Streets, 5:15 p.m., Free

BIRTHDAY: Everyone's invited to celebrate with the Hard French crew as they turn 5-years old. That's how long they've been entertaining us with hard dancing, cruising, and fun. It's going down/up/in all directions at El Rio, and we'll run into you there. Note the free BBQ for the early crowd. 3158 Mission Street near Precita Avenue, 2 p.m., $8


SHOWTIME: The Seducers are a second-Sunday of the month fixture at The Riptide, and everything that's been said about them is true. Led by Joe Goldmark, part owner of Ameoba Records and known cowboy hat-wearer, they're a treat to see. It's something of an open-secret, so tell your friends to join you, or don't. 3639 Taraval Street between 46th and 47th Avenues, 7:30 p.m., Free