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.


KARAOKE: DJ Purple. Karaoke legend. Plays the sax solo while you sing your lungs out. This goes down every week at Tupelo, so if you don't know, now you know. 1337 Grant Avenue, 9:30 p.m., Free

LGBT ROLLER DISCO: LGBT roller disco fanatics head to worship at the "Church of 8 Wheels," a converted roller rink in the Alamo Square area. Another every week event, keep it on your radar. 554 Fillmore Street, 7 p.m., $15 (admission and rental)


GIRL ROCK: Bikes. Bands. Booze. Babes. Over at Thee Parkside, Dirty Denim is "combining obscure sixties garage with 50’s/60’s girl rock and neo-garage punk." 1600 17th Street , 6 p.m., Free

WHISKEY 'N SOUL: Get $2 off all scotch, rye and bourbon at Oakland's The Layover. Properly lubricated, stick around for DJs and Oakadelic Wednesdays, a signature Layover event with soul, funk, and more. 1517 Franklin Street Oakland, 5 p.m., Free


GINGER PRIDE: Redheads gather to celebrate their fiery good looks with a photobooth and silent disco. Members of the community are encouraged to wear orange or red. Gawkers will likeley gawk. Dolores Park, 6 p.m., Free

BEER PROTOTYPE: It's Christmas in July with an anchor beer tasting at The Yard. You can try their piney, seasonal Christmas beer ahead of time — or rather, a prototype as they're still figuring out this year's recipe — and compare it to years past with a tasting of those too. 3rd St & Terry A Francois Boulevard, 2 p.m., Free entry


MUSICAL COMEDY: The wonderful, surprising Garfunkel and Oates perform their bizarre brand of sparse, nerdy musical comedy at Cobb's Club. There are two shows, and you can look out for two more the following night. 915 Columbus Avenue, 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m., $35

CARRIBEAN JAMS: Cover-free Kali Tropics at 24th Street's Pop's means Pan Carribean, electro, funk & dub with DJ Mobando, E.Live, Seneca & Jah Mikey (plus Trapsettaz Dance Group & Celebrity Horns). 2800 24th Street, 9 p.m., Free


HARD FRENCH: El Rio is gathering spot for the usual Hard French festivities. With the dance-athon now officially huge on the queer party circuit, you can expect free barbecue while supplies last, a kooky photo booth, and of course lots of soul jams. Arrive early if you want to avoid a long line. 3158 Mission Street, 2 p.m., $10

BOOTIE: The name is infamous. The location is DNA Lounge. Originally dedicated solely to the then-burgeoning artform of the bootleg mashup, it's now dedicated to you being real dance crazy. This time the Truth or Dare Dance Troupe is in attendance to show you the moves. 375 Eleventh Street, 9 p.m., $10 before $10, $20 after, $15 advance


JERRY DAY: Just as Christmas is dedicated to Santa Claus (don't correct me on that one), so August 2nd is dedicated to Jerry Garcia, another mythical, jolly giver of gifts. In his native Excelsior District, celebrate Jerry's life and music in McLaren Park at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater. The lineup is here. 45 John F. Shelley Drive, 11 a.m., Free

STREET FAIR: On Saturday and Sunday in Japantown it's the 42nd annual Nihonmachi Street Fair, a "melting pot... with many aspects of Asian-Pacific American life—and San Francisco’s cultural life—expressed through performance, tradition, art, music, food, and community outreach and service." 1610 Geary Boulevard, 11 a.m., Free