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.


FREE CONCERT: Come out to play with Bay Area band Culture Abuse, "a wild pack of animals that have been stirring things up along the West Coast since Fall 2013." It's the monthly free show at Brick & Mortar called Wood Shoppe, and you can try on Culture Abuse's music for size here on Bandcamp. Brick & Mortar, 1710 Mission Street, 9 p.m., Free

CULT READING: Green Apple Books on the Park hosts a reading from author and tattoo artist Jonathan Shaw of his book Narcisa, a novel republished by none other than Shaw fan Johnny Depp. Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Avenue, 7:30 p.m., Free


HISTORY LESSON: The fantastical but true history of the Tenderloin neighborhood is told by Peter Field, famed for his walking tours there, with the help of Chris Carlsson. It's part of Shaping San Francisco, a participatory community history project documenting and archiving overlooked stories and memories of the city. Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics, 518 Valencia Street, 7:30 p.m., Free

BIKE TO A PLAY: If you bike to A.C.T, you can enjoy a preshow happy hour from at A.C.T.’s Sky Bar (inside the Geary Theater) for complimentary beer and snacks and also avail yourself of free valet bike parking from the SF Bicycle Coalition. Of course, patrons who bike to the theater receive a special discount on tickets ($35 Orchestra, $25 Mezzanine, and $10 Balcony), using code THEATERSFBC online or by phone. The show is Let There Be Love by Kwame Kwei-Armah, who is among Britain’s most distinguished contemporary playwrights. A.C.T Theater, 405 Geary Street, 7 p.m., $10


STREET FESTIVAL: After a call for creative ways to improve Market Street yielded hundreds of submissions from citizens and organization, fifty were chosen for “prototyping”, Though the 11th, you can see these pieces of dynamic art at the Market Street Prototyping Festival. Come and walk the festival route, check out the installations, and voice your opinions on what ideas should get picked up for real. Market Street from the Embarcadero to Van Ness Avenue, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m, Free

DIRTY DOCUMENTARY: As our colleagues at LAist write: "Cam Girlz is a dreamy, blunt and NSFW look into the lives of a group of women who make a living performing for strangers using a web cam. As the documentary unfolds, the women each take on their own colorful personalities connected only by their vocation." The movie comes from the director of American Juggalo, Sean Dunne. RSVP here for a screening at the Roxie. Roxie Theater, 3117 16th Street, 9:30 p.m., Free with RSVP


LECTURE: Cornel West, nothing short of a public intellectual, presents a lecture titled The Burden Carried by African American Men. West is currently Princeton University’s African American studies professor emeritus. Tickets are available here. The Nourse, 275 Hayes Street, 7 p.m., $15 and up

SHOW: Bright Light Bright Light, an artist so good he was named twice, will play after the appropriate opener Blackout Make Out, at the Independent. Bright Light Bright Light is the moniker of London- and New York- based Rod Thomas, who has gone from Busker on the London underground to beatmaker in the spotlight. The Independent, 628 Divisadero Street, 8:30 p.m., $13


CHERRY BLOSSOMS AND HELLO KITTY: The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival with flowers in bloom and food to eat in celebration of Japanese American culture. The Hello Kitty truck will be there, and San Francisco Taiko Dojo performs a free show at noon. The festival picks up again the following weekend for a parade. Post Street between Laguna and Fillmore Streets, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Free

ALMOST COACHELLA: Well, not quite, but here's the description: "So Coachella sold out before you could get tickets to the big festival? Then come out for the next best thing: Bootchella! Coming up from Bootie LA, DJ ShyBoy joins resident DJs Tripp and Dada on the decks -- as well as Bootie's very own live mashup rock band, Smash-Up Derby -- as they all play music from Coachella artists throughout the night! But there's one big twist -- they'll all be mashed up!" If that sounds good, now you know where to go. DNA Lounge, 11th at Harrison Street, 9 p.m., $10 before 10pm, $20 after, cash only, or buy online before here for $15


BLOCK PARTY: San Francisco’s big, bad block party is in the Dogpatch/Bayview this go round. Expect lots of cool vendors and no cars in sight. Pro-tip: wear roller skates. Mariposa Street and Third Street, 11:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m., Free