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.


MINI GOLF: Play a few holes at the whimsical indoor course Urban Putt, who are celebrating their one year anniversary with half-price golf, arcade games, $1 ice cream cones, special drinks, and free appetizers.
1096 South Van Ness Avenue, 4 p.m., Golf $6

PAJAMA KARAOKE: This might be a nightmare for some, but a dream for a few. KJ (Karaoke Junkie) Paul hosts "Costume Karaoke" at Balancoire every Tuesday until 2 a.m., but every 1st Tuesday of the month it's time to don your pajamas and sing your heart out. If you're feeling particularly brazen, KJ Paul will bring some extra PJs you could put on.
2565 Mission Street, 8 p.m., Free


READING: Ann Packer has published two collections of short fiction, Swim Back to Me and Mendocino and Other Stories and two bestselling novels, Songs Without Words and The Dive from Clausen’s Pier, which received the prestigious Kate Chopin Literary Award. Her new novel, The Children’s Crusade follows a family and their four children for five decades. Packer will be in conversation with Tom Barbash, who wrote The Last Good Chance, at The Booksmith.
1644 Haight Street, 7:30 p.m., Free

SWING DANCING: Jump and jive through the 1930s, '40s, and '50s in Union Square. Your musical hosts are Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums featuring Miss Carmen Getit with R & B, blues, swing, vintage jazz, and original songs.
Geary and Powell, 6 p.m., Free


SF WEEKLY PARTY: Support San Francisco's alt weekly and all of its honorees with this year's Best of San Francisco party. Expect tastings from TAP 415, 25 Lusk, Chabba Thai, Vero Water, Belly Burger, Doughbies, Larceny, Woodford Reserve, and Herradura all at Public Works.
161 Erie Street, 6 p.m., $20

GRAND OPENING: We briefed you on the Empire Room's opening recently, and now it's happening. Refresher: the new bar and lounge of many chandeliers arrives in the once upon a time Trader Vic's space, brought to us by the team behind Oddjob/SRO and Jones. Dress nicely for the occasion and expect to form an opinion on this "newest Creative Social Space & Nightlife Environment," in their words.
555 Golden Gate Ave, 8 p.m., Free with RSVP


COOL DJ: Erykah Badu, the queen of neo-soul herself, is descirbed as an "artist, dj, teacher, community activist, holistic healer, vegan, recycler, and conscious spirit." The evening's emphasis will be on that DJ part — she goes by DJ Low Down Loretta Brown — and the action happens at 1015 Folsom.
1015 Folsom Street, 10 p.m., $25

GERMAN PARTY: Schroeder's is quite an institution at 122 years old, and so they're celebrating their birthday with this weekend with polka dancing, a stein holding strength competition, and yes, liter chugging. The place was recently revamped and looks good in my opinion, so stop by for a relatively classy but possibly slightly rowdy beerfest. 240 Front Street, 6 p.m., Free


BIG BAND: The Bay Area’s big band scene is in full swing with Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, who are based at Doc’s Lab in NorthBeach. Berkeley-reared trumpeter Erik Jekabson leads the ensemble with his experience from New York and New Orleans. It's part of the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival which is now in its 15th season. 760 Howard Street, 1 p.m., Free

JANE LYNCH SINGING: Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jane Lynch comes to the Palace of Fine Arts for her San Francisco solo concert debut, and I'm betting it's going to be awesome. Sure, she's Sue Sylvester on “Glee," but she is about a million times more than that. 3301 Lyon Street, 7:30 p.m., $60


ELECTRIC MOTORBIKE DEMO: The Bolt M-1 fully-electric motorbike looks cool, and you can try it in Golden Gate Park. "Bring your Mother!" they say. No license required. They're an SFMade member, and it's SFMade week, so that's why this is all going on.
Rose Garden, Golden Gate Park, 1 p.m., Free

SUNDAY STREETS: It's all happening on Valencia, which will be closed to traffic from 26th Street to McCoppin Hub Plaza. So go ahead, play in the street! Count on food, discounts, bikes, and dogs galore.
Valencia Street, 11 a.m., Free