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.


GEEK BURLESQUE: "The SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque is unlike any other burlesque act you've seen filled with pop culture references, a high energy indie soundtrack and the sexiest choreographed strip tease to make your inner nerd explode with glee. Join us at The Independent in San Francisco for our geeky burlesque show with striptease performances in tribute to Star Wars, Orange Is The New Black, Donnie Darko, Clockwork Orange and more!" 628 Divisadero Street, 7:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show, $30


IMPROV FESTIVAL: As part of this week's improv festival, at the Eureka Theater you can catch Vagina Jones and Chardonnay. The former is "the first all-female improv team to emerge from San Francisco’s Endgames Improv community" and the latter is "a classic white wine, a stripper at the Condor and a San Francisco based sketch comedy group that's... been winning over audiences with their biting wit and smooth, unapologetic finish since 2009." 215 Jackson Street, 7:00 p.m., $20

VIRTUAL REALITY AND BRA SIZING LECTURES: At the very-SF series Nerd Nite, this week Rickshaw Stop hosts three talks: “The VR Minute,” “Why Klingon, Elvish, and Dothraki Should Be Considered Real Languages” and “The Ridiculously Complex World of Bra Sizing.” So, "When your underwire is pinching, Dothraki hasn’t made it to Duolingo, and reality is getting a little too actual: Don’t despair! Tikh hazze akka tikh square! Guest MC Kishore Hari - director of the Bay Area Science Festival and 3-time NNSF alumnus/pinch-hitter - will preside over a night of untold wonders, unfettered beer taps, undaunted disc jockeyism, and unusually delicious grub." 155 Fell Street, 7 p.m., $8


WOMEN IN TECH PANEL: The Haight's Booksmith hosts Elissa Shevinsky, a "serial entrepreneur, tech veteran, and editor of Lean Out: The Struggle for Gender Equality in Tech and Start-up Culture Lean Out is a collection of 25 essays that illustrate the split between the stated ideals of modern tech companies versus the realities of workplace culture for female employees. This is told from a range of voices—from women who’ve started their own companies, to women who continue to work at some of the most successful corporations in the US, to LGBTQ women, women of color, and transgender people—all of whom are fed up with the tech industry. "Join Elissa Shevinsky, aka #LADYBOSS, and her fellow contributors for a discussion about the past, present, and future of women in tech." 1644 Haight Street, 7:30 p.m., Free

CHEAP BOOKS: At the 51st Annual Big Book Sale from the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, in the Herbst Pavilion you'll find "over 500,000 books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape, vinyl and other forms of media in over 100 categories. EVERYTHING is $3 or less, with a 3-2-1 scale: $3-hard cover books; $2-paperback books; $1-DVDs, CDs, books on tape, vinyl and other forms of media." This goes through Sunday, and, "[t]he best part? All proceeds benefit the San Francisco Public Library’s education programs promoting literacy for children, teens and adults." 2 Marina Boulevard, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Free entry


BOOK LAUNCH: At Rare Device, "join artist, illustrator and author, Lisa Congdon (and Rare Device co-founder) on her book tour to celebrate her latest book release, Fortune Favors the Brave: 100 Courageous Quotations, published by Chronicle Books. Lisa will be signing books from 6-9pm. Drinks and refreshments will be served." 600 Divisadero Street, 6 p.m., Free

OKTOBERFEST: Once again this year, Schroeder's will be "shutting down Front Street for [their] Kick off to Oktoberfest in true Bavarian Style with a Front Street Biergarten! Oh and don't forget the After party inside of Schroeder's with a DJ till 11pm!" We're hearing reports of german dancing and boot steins. 240 Front Street, 3 p.m., Free admission


TRAP: Trap music gets its due with TRAP CITY at F8. Expect the likes of :UltraViolet, Thizz Markie, Le Swndle, DJROMESTALLION, Snafu, LIL SUS, The Trap City Twerk Squad." 1192 Folsom Street, 10 p.m., $20 General Admission, $15 pre-sale

FOOD FESTIVAL: Over in Oakland, the Eat Real Fest goes down from Friday through Sunday. The event "combines a state fair, a street-food festival, and a block party to create a celebration of good food. At the Eat Real Festival, participants learn where food comes from, who grows it, and how to make it." Jack London Square 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Free admission


QUEER DAY PARTY: Daytime Realness is a party on the patio at El Rio every third Sunday. This month's theme: Back To School, when "A young drag queen discovers she has magical powers and must attend Heklina's School of Wigcraft in order to learn her craft and reveal her true destiny." Sneaky's BBQ will be on hand for eats. 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., $10/$8 Early Bird Special from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

CHEESE BIKE CRAWL: "The Tour du Fromage is a blending of San Francisco's cycling community and our cheese community - two passionate and surprisingly connected groups. All cheese and bike lovers welcome. Together we will ride to some of the best independent cheese shops in San Francisco. At each shop expect a sample selected by the cheesemonger and fun facts on topics such as milk varieties, aging process and pairing suggestions. These tastings will reflect each cheesemonger's own tastes as well as those of the surrounding neighborhoods and communities." Meet at McLaren Lodge in Golden Gate Park (near Stanyan), 12:30 p.m. (to 5 p.m.) $25