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.


SHOES: Wine, too. Peruse cultural/historical pieces that happen to be designed for feet at the JCCSF. The event is "Killer Heels, 400 Years of Provocative Shoes, which is "an evening of history, images and film" that's curated by Lisa Small of The Brooklyn Museum. 3200 California Street, 7 p.m., $25

FREE FUNK: Hot 9 are a locally based quintet that will get you in the mood with "upbeat, groove-heavy funk and afro beat." The venue: the Chapel, which might more accurately be described this evening as a funk temple. 777 Valencia Street, 8 p.m., Free


SING FOR SUPPER: Sing karaoke onstage at the Hard Rock Cafe, as if that place isn't hokey enough on its own. If you do, you get a free burger. Get there early to get on the list to sing. Pier 39, 5 p.m., Free

JAM BAND: Berkeley-based Pistachio are a funky trio combining soulful 1970's funk, disco, and rock. Expect an upright bass getting slapped a lot. Check them out here and then at the Madrone. 500 Divisadero Street, 10 p.m., Free


POETRY: SFJAZZ hosts a locals-focused poetry festival through the 19th, but check out some Berkeley luminaries Thursday night. Those include the great Robert Hass, former U.S. Poet Laureate, C.S. Giscombe, U.C. Faculty Poet, and Al Young, former California Poet Laureate. 201 Franklin Street, 7:30 p.m., $20

WEIRD MOVIES: Oddball Film + Video, a kooky and novel place if there ever was one, presents "The Kids are Not Alright," an evening that capture's the place's quirky sense of humor. It's a night of 16mm rarities and oddities about "troubled, twisted and tormented youth from the 1930s through the 1980s, featuring naughty little girls, juvenile delinquents, creepy ventriloquists, murderous moppets, and even Shirley Temple as a toddler prostitute." The kids those days. 275 Capp Street, 8 p.m., $10


FIREWORKS: No tickets to the Giants game? Go drink Anchor Steam and watch the free post-game fireworks anyway at The Yard, a new beer and food garden with views of the stadium. 3rd St & Terry A Francois Blvd, 10:15 p.m., Free

BLUEGRASS: Local bluegrass band Nobody from Nashville wants you to be absolutely certain. As they write, "Full disclosure: none of us is from Nashville, though several of us have visited." See the band as they pick away at The Plough and Stars with opener Beauty Operators. 116 Clement Street, 8 p.m. (Nobody from Nashville at 11 p.m.), Free


PAINTING CEREMONY: During the Earthquake and fires of 1906, one operating fire hydrant in the Mission District helped save the Mission district from destruction. Therefore each year, the SFFD Chief gives it a fresh coast of gold paint in tribute. It happens really freakin' early in the morning, but you can always tell the story about it, which is fun SF history. Bonus points if you go to Lotta's Fountain for a memorial there an hour earlier. Church and 20th, 5:30 a.m., Free

GOATS: Everyone knows goats are the new cats. They've taken the internet by storm, and you're next. Join CUESA for their Seventh Annual Goat Festival at the Saturday Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Ferry Plaza, 8 a.m., Free

MOTOWN: Get together and move around at the HellaMotown Dance Party, held by the Great Star Theater, a bare-bones operation where the shows are cheap (or in this case, free with an RSVP or $10 at the door.) For better or worse, you can smell the character at this 1924-built location. 636 Jackson St, 11:30 p.m., Free


MAD MEN: Novela, the kind of sleek bar where Don Draper might slug an old fashioned these days each Sunday of the final Mad Men episodes with plenty of classic cocktails and even show-inspired drinks. Register here. 662 Mission Street, 7 p.m., Free