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.


POETRY SLAM: Well, not exactly a slam, more of a classy affair with a view. Poetry and jazz as part of the Top Of The Mark's series this week feature poets and musicians from The Word Party series and the Nova Jazz Band, including Jennifer Barone, who will read and host, Daniel Heffez (on saxophone), and Ingrid Keir, Cara Vida, and Natash Dennerstein. It's all in honor of the Beatnik poets, a term coined by the Chronicle's Herb Caen, who also came up with the iconic nickname of the bar where the event is to be held. Top of the Mark, InterContinental Mark Hopkins, 999 California Street, 6:30 p.m., Free

FOOD AND FUNK: At The Hall, the temporary food forum on Market Street, come for the food and stay for a performance from Big Blu Soul Revue with their signature blend of '60s and '70s soul, funk, and jazz. The Hall, 1028 Market Street, 5:30 p.m., Free


RAVE OF THRONES: HODOR HODOR HODOR. Presumably in town for the Game of Thrones season 5 premiere, Northern Irish actor and musician Kristian Nairn, also known to fans of the HBO show as Hodor, has made a name for himself as a DJ with high energy sets and, yes, his huge stature. 1015 Folsom, 1015 Folsom Street, 9 p.m., $20


MICROHOOD: From The Bold Italic - the website and events hub — I'm partial to (and full disclosure, have helped work at) the Microhoods series. Those are just discounts at participating bars and retailers in the area of the Microhood. Basically it's a way to showcase any given neighborhood with a few nice deals, so swing on by for discounts at the Divisadero Bi-Rite, Everlasting Tattoo, and more. Hayes and Divisadero Streets, 6 p.m., Free

MAD MEN FASHION SHOW: In anticipation of the final season — or half season, I guess — meet at Macy’s Union Square for a fashion show hosted by award-winning Mad Men costume designeJanie Bryant. Ask her how her spot-on fashion choices shaped the show and about her book, The Fashion File. Macy's, 170 O'Farrell Street, 6 p.m., Free


DANCE: If "Shooting Star" is among your favorite songs, head over to Mezzanine to check out the act behind it — Bag Raiders — when the take the stage on Friday night. It should be a great gig from an Australian artist whose star is still on the rise. Mezzanine, 444 Jessie Street, 9 p.m., $20-25

DANCE HARDER: Rubblebucket shows are intense, knock-down-drag-out shindigs. This band is wild and awesome and will keep you moving all evening. Vacationer opens to start things off. The Independent, 628 Divisadero Street, 8:30 p.m., $18


BASIC BALL: Or, per the spelling from the squad, the Bay-sic Ball. Hella Saucey presents the night with DJs Andre & Jibbz, hosted by Jocquese of Vogue & Tone. Expect go-go dancers and more, my basic friends. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia Street, 10 p.m., $5

EASTER FOR DOGS: Dogs are natural hunting creatures and it's time for an Easter egg hunt for them. The idea is to let dogs sniff out the eggs while you enjoy food and take Easter Bunny photos. It's free to observe from the sidelines but $15 for admission with all proceeds benefitting Muttville Senior Dog Rescue. Speedway Meadow, JFK Drive and Marx Meadow Drive, 12 p.m., $15


FLEA MARKET: The Treasure Island Flea comes but once a month, so make it count and bring lots of bag or trunkspace for your goodies. Yes, there are cocktails and snacks to be bought along with finds to be found. Treasure Island Flea Market, Avenue of the Palms, 10 a.m., $3 entry