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.


OUTDOOR JAZZ PARTY: It's the 33rd Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival Kickoff with free outdoor performances by Brass Magic and Gaucho plus a screening of a classic jazz film all in the Proxy area of Hayes Valley, that shipping container compound that includes Smitten Ice Cream and Ritual Coffee. You'll also find food trucks galore and beer from Fort Point Brewery. Corner of Hayes & Octavia Streets, 5 p.m., Free

CHEESE SCHOOL: Tuition ain't cheap at Cheese School, a lovely Mission spot with outdoor seating and classes of all sorts. But the evening comes with food and wine, so try to eat and drink your money's worth if that's how you justify things. Tonight's lesson is on the the Savoie region which produces cheeses like Beaufort and equally enjoyable regional wines. 2124 Folsom Street, 6:30 p.m., $69


DOCUMENTARY: Over at the Roxie for Doc Fest, the quirkiest film on the bill looks to be Top Spin, a take on three driven teenagers going for Olympic gold in ping pong. 3117 16th Street, 7 p.m., $12

CHAPEL SHOW: The Great Lake Swimmers take the stage at the Chapel with songs from their new album, partially recorded in Tyendinaga Cavern and Caves in Ontario, where a number of the vocal and acoustic guitar tracks include haunting acoustics and circling bats. 777 Valencia Street, 9 p.m., $18 advance, $20 door


BOTTOM OF THE HILL SHOW: Fun fact: Zach Rogue of Rogue Wave lost his job in the dot-com bubble burst. Winnetka and the Heavenly States play, too. Great venue to see a lovely set of performers. 1233 17th Street, 9 p.m., $9 advance, $12 door

NIGHTLIFE: Hot Flash Heat Wave and Hanni El Khatib play a very musical NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences. As usual, expect a happy hour with DJ sets, "craft on draft" cocktails, a photo-booth, and science. 55 Music Concourse Drive, 6 p.m., $10 members, $12 non-members


LOFT PARTY: Come to the Public Works Loft for a night of "Zero Fucks" fun and house and bass music. Testimonials from the listing include "'SF's friendliest crew and most fun free event"'- That person you crush on, and "'I found true love on a House of Bass dancefloor' - You, probably." 161 Erie Street, 9 p.m., Free with RSVP

READING: Urbanist bibliophiles assemble at Green Apple Books where N+1 Magazine presents Dayna Tortorici, Spencer Fleury, Shawn Wen, and Annie Julia Wyman, who will be reading from City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis. Yes, San Francisco is in the mix. 1231 9th Avenue, 7:30 p.m., Free


FESTIVAL: Now in its 61st year, The North Beach Festival is considered one of the country's original outdoor Festivals. Go for over 125 arts and crafts booths, 20 gourmet food booths, two stages of live entertainment, Italian street painting, beverage gardens, kid’s chalk art area and the classic blessing of the animals at The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi. That part's at 2 p.m., and the festival continues on Sunday. North Beach District, 10 a.m., Free

EDIBLE MARIJUANA FAIR: The first annual Get Baked Sale will likely do what it promises. Nibble — and seriously, just nibble — on a variety of (medical) marijuana baked goods if you're a card-carrying MMJ patient, or even partake in the "Wake n Bake Breakfast." Not an MMJ patient? Regular ol' food trucks will do you fine. It's all happening at SoMa StrEat Food Park. 481 11th Street, 10:30 a.m., $20


PLAY PREVIEW: Catch a preview performance of Love and Information from A.C.T at the new Strand Theater. That alone should be reason enough to give it a test run, but also note that the dystopian play — or, as it's billed, set of scenes — is from Caryl Churchill (Cloud Nine, Top Girls). 1127 Market Street ,2 p.m. and 7 p.m., $50 - $95

STERN GROVE: Kick off this summer's Stern Grove festival, the 78th ever, with the Doobie Brothers. It should be a pretty crowded show, as it's free, but hey: Doobie Brothers. Sigmund Stern Grove, 2 p.m., Free