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.


BOOK LAUNCH: "Adam Johnson presents his newest short story collection Fortune Smiles, his first book since winning the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Orphan Master’s Son," at the Booksmith. 1644 Haight Street, 7:30 p.m., Free

CHEESE: Over at Bender's, "Bring in some cheese, crackers, fruit, veggies, etc… (make it something impressive, not just the cheapest thing you got at Safeway) and get a free ice cold can of PBR or a well drink." 806 South Van Ness Avenue, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Free


COFFEE DISCOUNT: In what is sure to amuse those who like to pay just $1 for coffee, Four Barrel is reducing its prices to celebrate their birthday over there. Yep, It's $1 for all their drinks which do not, as you know, cost that little normally. 375 Valencia St, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., $1


SPRINGSTEEN CELEBRATION: "This year marks the fortieth anniversary of Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen's 1975 masterpiece album, included in the Library of Congress’ roster of historic recordings...To celebrate this seminal album’s fortieth anniversary, Litquake and The CJM are presenting a one-of-a-kind celebration, including personal reminiscences and dramatic and musical interpretations. With rock critic and author Ben Fong-Torres, musician Tom Heyman, author/humorist Beth Lisick, San Francisco poet laureate Alejandro Murguia, poet Daphne Gottlieb, rock critic Joel Selvin, and music biographer and musician Sylvie Simmons." 736 Mission Street, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., $20 includes museum entry

SHOW: Noise Pop is bringing SALES, No Vacation, and Plush to the stage at Rickshaw Stop. "SALES is the collaboration between ultimate buddies Lauren Morgan (guitar/vocals) and Jordan Shih (guitar/programming). Depending on who you are talking to — it sounds like rock pop/soft rock/electro folk." Form your own opinion at the show. 155 Fell Street, 8 p.m., $12-14

RECORD RELEASE: "The Sandwitches are a band straight out of a David Lynch film," says Emily Rose from the Ty Segall Band. "Wide eyed beauties, hardened against the cold San Francisco air, voices bellowing like the capricious winds, sometimes low and meandering, sometimes high and haunting." They're launching their album, so (((folkYEAH!))) presents that at the Chapel. 777 Valencia Street, 8 p.m. Doors, 9 p.m. show, $15


COVER BAND: "The world’s ONLY all-female tribute to Queen, The Killer Queens evoke all the glam, sparkle, power, and soaring melodies of Freddie, Brian, John, Roger, and Spike (Queen’s unofficial 5th member) performing onstage in the ’70s and ’80s, while at the height of their musical and commercial dominance." Oh yeah, it's at Slim's, and they're preceded by a David Bowie tribute band, the Jean Genies. 333 11th Street, 8 p.m. Doors, 9 p.m. show, $15

R&B PARTY The first installment of a new party at The Endup,Flashback Friday, implores you to "Come enjoy your Friday night with us at this beautiful indoor and outdoor venue playing all your favorite flashbacks, Top 40, R&B / Soul and Classic Hip-Hop." 401 6th Street, 9:30 p.m., Free before 11 p.m. with RSVP


SIMPSONS TRIVIA: "Featuring Krusty Burgers by Off the Beaten Path, Flaming Moes, t-shirts, and more," it's a special edition of Simpson's trivia over at Knockout as they celebrate their 2 year anniversary. 3223 Mission Street, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Free

VOLUNTEER TO SING THE BEATLES: "Take a sad song and make it better! The Beatles Choir loves the residents and staff of Laguna Honda Hospital through music, joy, and laughter. Laguna Honda Hospital is a long-term, skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, committed to serving seniors and adults with disabilities living in San Francisco. Beatles Choir members of all ages are welcome to come join in song and be a part of the story of God at work with our friends at Laguna Honda Hospital." This event is monthly, and more info is on their site. 375 Laguna Honda Boulevard, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Free


FESTIVAL: "Typically at this annual interactive parade," known as the “Ratha Yatra” in India and held in Golden Gate Park, "festival people pull three large chariots by ropes throughout... ending at Sharon Meadow on the corner of JFK Dr. and Stanyan Street." JFK & Transverse, GG Park to Sharon Meadow, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Free

SAUSAGE FEST: Not really, but as has happened in the past, an annual "Go Topless In Dolores Day" listed online is likely to be attended solely by horny dudes. Have fun, guys! Dolores Park, 2-5 p.m., Free