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.


TOAST TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD: "Be there for the first Planned Parenthood #PinkOut National Day of Action San Francisco event!" It's at Virgil's Sea Room in Bernal on Mission Street. "We're fighting back against extremists who are threatening to shut down the government over Planned Parenthood funding! Join us for happy hour and tell us why Planned Parenthood matters to you so we can get your message to legislators." Need a profile picture? "Take pictures at the #StandwithPP photo booth! A portion of happy hour sales will benefit Planned Parenthood. Remember to WEAR PINK to show your solidarity!" 3152 Mission Street, 6 p.m., Free, but you better buy some drinks or make some donations

SUZAN-LORI PARKS: "Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and MacArthur genius Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog) is one of the most exciting and thought-provoking playwrights in American drama today. She adapted Zora Neale Hurston’s classic novel Their Eyes Were Watching God for television, and her adaptation of the classic opera Porgy and Bess won a Tony for best musical revival in 2012. Her newest play, Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3) is an epic set during the Civil War." She's interviewed at the JCC by Carey Perloff, American Conservatory Theatre Artistic Director. 3200 California Street, 7 p.m., $27


BOOK LAUNCH: "From Robin Petravic and Catherine Bailey of Heath Ceramics, comes a captivating and unprecedented look at great design through the lens of tile. We want to celebrate the official launch of Tile Makes the Room in style with a party at Heath [Ceramics] ... Robin and Cathy will also be available to sign the book during the party, and we'll also be selling a small number of very limited edition Tile Makes the Room-themed bud vases - available that night only - to commemorate the big event." There's a pre-party talk and slideshow at 6:15 p.m. 2900 18th Street, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.,

MEGAN SMITH: "It’s no secret that the U.S. government needs a tech upgrade, says U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith who is committed to shaking things up. President Obama’s tech mandate is far more than just moving on from floppy disks - initiatives of the Office of Science and Technology Policy include getting more women and people of color in tech jobs, pushing regulatory reform that would allow entrepreneurs to advance their ideas more quickly, and delivering better digital services like welfare registration." Smith will be interviewed at the Nourse Theatre for the Commonwealth Club. 275 Hayes Street, 7 p.m., $25 and up


ARCHITECTURE BOOOK TALK: At Book Passage in the Ferry Building John King, the San Francisco Chronicle's urban design critic, will chat about his new book Cityscapes 2. "[With] detailed full-color photographs, [the author] highlights fifty structures that tell the story of San Francisco through architecture. These emblematic buildings include the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, and the Palace of Fine Arts; but King pays just as close attention to less celebrated structures that embody the politics, architectural fads, and cultural values of the eras in which they were conceived." 1 Ferry Building, 6 p.m., Free

COMEDY: Performing at Doc's Lab is the hilarious "Myq Kaplan... a comedian named Mike Kaplan. He has been seen on the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, the Late Show with David Letterman, and in his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents special." He's joined by Karinda Dobbins and Red Scott. 124 Columbus Avenue, 8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show, $10.00 - $12.00


FILM SCREENING AND Q & A: Come out to the Landmark Opera Plaza theaters for a screening with the director of "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution ... the first feature length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. Master documentarian Stanley Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving a treasure trove of rare archival footage with the voices of the people who were there: police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters and detractors, and Black Panthers who remained loyal to the party and those who left it. Featuring Kathleen Cleaver, Jamal Joseph, and many others. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is an essential history and a vibrant chronicle of this pivotal movement that birthed a new revolutionary culture in America." Stanley Nelson will be joined by Panther Emory Douglas and moderated by Cornelius Moore of CA Newsreel with an introduction by Yo Ann Martinez of KQED. 601 Van Ness Avenue, 7 p.m. and 7:50 p.m. (and additional afternoon times), $10

PSYCHADELIC SHOW: Playing self-proclaimed "Psychedelic Fairytale Soul" is Holly Miranda at Bottom of the Hill. She's joined by Gracie And Rachel and Kyle M. Terrizzi. Here's one of Miranda's songs:

1233 17th Street, 8:30 doors, 9:30 show, $10 advance, $12 Door


OAKTOBERFEST: "Oaktoberfest celebrates the history, the flavors, and the people of the Bay Area. Oakland’s Dimond District hosts this one-of-a-kind Fall Festival (combining Oktoberfest with Oakland), welcoming thousands with craft beer & food, entertainment, arts, and ecology. The Dimond continues a tradition as an entertainment destination, begun in the early 1900’s when Beer Gardens and German vacation resorts lined the boulevard. Oaktoberfest will bring world-class beer to the tented beer hall, serving steins of traditional German flavors and regional brew pub favorites." MacArthur Boulevard at Fruitvale Ave, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., $20 donation (comes with stein and four pours)

DJ PARTY: What happens at burning man that everyone is so compressed that they need to decompress after? We'll probably never know, but here's a party for anybody and everyone who might need to do whatever decompressing is. The lineup: Coco Tree, Matt Haze, My Pet Monster, Kool Karlo, Snarkle, Ill Alien, Flytrap, Lobo, and Owen. It's at F8 and all proceeds go to a Burning Man art car/barge! 1192 Folsom, $5 before 10pm, $10 after


LATIN COMBO SHOW: "QUITAPENAS, one word all caps, four syllables all claps, just to give you a taste of their rhythmic contagion. This Tropical Afro Latin combo was born under the warm California sun in 2011. They borrow aesthetics from the radical 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, each song echoes a remix of history and invites one to engage in the liberating evenings of Angola, Peru, Colombia, Brazil and beyond." Check them out as an alternative to all the music in SF this weekend at the wonderful New Parish. 1743 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, 7 p.m., $12 to $20

FILIPINO HISTORY CELEBRATION/FREE ASIAN ART MUSEUM DAY: At the Asian Art Museum, come "learn from longtime Filipino American community leaders, meet rising artists, dance to traditional and contemporary music and enjoy Filipino treats in our Cafe." 200 Larkin Street, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Free