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.


PANAMA-PACIFIC PRESENTATION: It being the centennial of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, it's high time to relive our history. There's no better person to do that with than architectural historian and digital visualization expert Laura Ackley. Join her for a crash-course at Books, Inc. 2251 Chestnut Street between Scott and Pierce Streets, 7 p.m., Free

BIG BRASS: An eight-piece ensemble with plenty of horns, Brass Magic is a weekly-but-goodie and it's time to head to the Madrone Art Bar to see them if you haven't already. The group was founded by Berkeley musicians and played in NYC for a while, where they came up with lots of original music that they love to share. 500 Divisadero Street at Fell Street, 10:00 p.m. set and 11:30 p.m. set (with some Blue Grass from the Crow Eaters in the middle), Free


ROCK: Check out local alt-rockers The Bikini Complex as they open for acclaimed southern indie rockers Holy Ghost Tent Revival. And what's not to love about the venue, the Hotel Utah: that is, unless you're actually treating it as a hotel and staying the night there. Tickets are here. 500 4th Street between Perry Street and Welsh Street, 8 p.m., $10

A CAPPELLA: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, whom you might remember from that joke in Mean Girls or from Paul Simon's work with them, are a veritable South African Institution. They're a cappella stylings are funny, full-hearted, and yes, they're performing in an almost-sold-out show at SFJAZZ, so get a ticket here while they last. 201 Franklin Street Linden St & Fell St201 Franklin Street between Linden and Fell Streets, 7:30 p.m., $30-$70


REGRETTABLE READING: In a yearly fundraiser, Litquake and the Writers Grotto gather together writers to read from their most unfortunate, least successful work in an event called Regreturature. Glen David Gold, Matthew Zapruder, Mary Ladd, Manjula Martin, Lizette Wanzer, and others will be there, at the Verdi Club, to laugh at themselves along with you. 2424 Mariposa Street between Hampshire Street and Potrero Avenue, 8 p.m., $15-20

SHUT UP AND DJ THE HITS: James Murphy of the now defunct LCD Soundsystem is doing a DJ set at Public Works and, by the grace of god, there are tickets left. If you want to go, get those right away. Beats listening to that Mission, I love You knock off, if you ask me. 161 Erie Street off Mission Street, 9 p.m., $20-$30


SHOW: Moon Hooch is an insane, wonderful band with a lot of brass (literally) who grew to prominence playing at Bedford Ave station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. There, they earned the praise of passersby and the ire of police. Tickets are here, and the show's at Brick & Mortar. 1710 Mission Street near Duboce Avenue, 9 p.m., $7-12.

DINNER THEATER: Set in San Francisco’s notorious Barbary Coast red-light district, the Vau de Vire Society (of The Edwardian Ball) has prepared a night of circus-inspired fun that comes with food and music. It's called The Soiled Dove, which might say it all. By food, rather, I mean a four-course feast (that, yes, will set you back). It won't be your usual soirée, I hope. 633 Florida Street, 8 p.m., $120


DRUNKEN WRITERS: In this installment of Writers with Drinks, a popular series even featured in one of Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City novels, you can meet the likes of Annie Sprinkle, Ken Liu, Michelle Richmond, Joanne Harris, Aimee Suzara and Michelle Tea. It's at the Make-Out Room, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds, though proceeds go to the Center for Sex and Culture. 3225 22nd Street between Mission and Valencia Streets, 7 p.m., $5-20

BLOCK PARTY: Look, if you're going to do St. Patrick's day, you'd better do it right. I suggest none other than the largest St. Patty's event in San Francisco, what's being billed as the 4th largest in the US. It's at the Irish Bank bar, and the block party festivities include a beer truck and lots of Irish influenced music. 10 Mark Lane, 12 p.m., (registration requested, unconfirmed cover charge, last year was $10)


DAYDANCE: Daytime Realness at El Rio is what it sounds like. At the monthly get-down, expect drag, dancing, and other delights. The emcees are Heklina and Hard French's DJ Carnita. Yes, we know we told you to go to El Rio last Saturday. Now come back! 3158 Mission Street at Precita Avenue, 3 p.m., $6-8