With Memorial Day ahead, it's easy to daydream the day away thinking about all the cool stuff you're about to get up to. However, there's plenty of cool stuff to do before then as well. Here are just a few suggestions.


URBAN CYCLING CLASS: Biking in San Francisco is a great way to get around, but it can be a bit tricky (check out our guide). What with the bike thieves, seemingly crazy drivers, and sketchy bikes lanes, getting on a bike for your first round of urban cycling can be daunting. And that's where the SF Bike Coalition comes in. Offering a free, one-hour course on how to ride in the city, the helpful folks will help you feel conformable on the mean streets of SF. First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin Street, 6:30 p.m., Free

ROMANTIC DANCE PARTY: A chill dance party is just the thing to get the week moving in the right direction, and that's exactly what you'll get with Slow Jams. Hosted by DJ Primo, the opportunity to press cheeks with your special someone while 60s soul spins on the record players is always a blast. And, as an added bonus, it's free. Make Out Room, 3225 22nd Street, 10:00 p.m., Free


BAD MOVIE RIFFING: Laughing at classic bad movies is a seriously wonderful thing, and these three comedians somehow manage to make it even more enjoyable. Kaseem Bentley, Nato Green, and Natasha Muse make fun of a film for a recurring event called "Riffers delight" (think Mystery Science 3000). This time around Bull Durham is in their crosshairs, so sit back, sip your beer (or non-alcoholic drink) and laugh it up. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 2550 Mission Street, 8:00 p.m., $15.00

ADULTS-ONLY THEATER: Good theater is a ton of fun, but unfortunately the form often gets a bad rap as something stuffy. Well, The Village Bike doesn't have that problem. A "mature audiences only" play tackling issues of sex, marriage, and how everything gets thrown out the window when you're expecting, this funny play will leave you anything but bored. Shotgun Players, 1901 Ashby Avenue, 8:00 p.m., $8.00 - $40.00


MODERN DANCE: The 10th Anniversary Home Season from Little Seismic Dance Company provides you the opportunity to see both solo work and an ensemble piece. The venue is intimate, and the two world premieres mean you're seeing new work. The evening also revisits a 2014 duet from the company, which allows you see how the company's work has evolved. CounterPULSE, 80 Turk Street, 8:00 p.m., $24.99

JAZZ: Club Waziema is a bit of an oddball place, but don't let that throw you off. The restaurant and bar is a lot of fun. And starting last week, the Divisidero Street spot now offers free jazz every Thursday night. The Greer Rockett Quintet is starting as the house band, and they're following in the building's history as a jazz spot. Club Waziema, 543 Divisadero Street, 9:00 p.m., Free


HUMOROUS MONOLOGUES: The San Francisco International Arts Festival has a lot to offer both this week and next, and if you're unfamiliar, start with The Very Perry Show. Performer Kate Perry performs a wide range of roles (it's a solo show) ranging from Amish woman to digital vigilante, and slips between them all with startling ease. Southside Theater, 2 Marina Boulevard (Building D), 8:30 p.m., $20.00 in advance

POLITICAL COMEDY: In these somewhat troubled political times, it can really help to laugh. And laughing at a bizarre version of ourselves is especially therapeutic. Enter Idiocracy, the comedy that shows a future in which everyone is really (extremely) dumb. It's a cult classic, and the Castro Theatre is playing it for you so you can laugh at today's political realities (instead of cry). Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, 9:30 p.m., $11.00


DRAG SHOW: Hosted by an amazing collection of nine queens, the Drag Queens of Comedy extravaganza promises a wild night of comedy and booze (there's a special table service offer). Featuring nationally and locally famous performers Bob the Drag Queen, Trixxie Mattel, Alyssa Edwards, Peaches Christ, Heklina, Varla Jean Merman, Coco Peru, Lady Bunny and Sasha Soprano, it's going to be raucous. Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, $45.00 - $400.00, 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

QUEER HISTORY ON STAGE: A group of drag queens perform key moments from the LGBTQ struggle for civil rights, but make it a fun affair with singing, video, and the ever-fun audience participation. Focusing on the moments of resistance, Daughters of a Riot is itself a riotous affair. Brava Theater, 2781 24th Street, 8:00 p.m., $15 - $20


COMEDY ANNIVERSARY: Celebrate the one-year anniversary of Tenderloin comedy venue PianoFight. With drink specials, free snacks, and a chance to mingle with a bunch of artists, it's sure to be a fun way to recognize the creators that help to make this city what it is. PianoFight, 144 Taylor Street, 4:00 p.m., Free

80s DANCE PARTY: Although long past the glory days of Li Po Lounge's basement, Sweater Funk at the Knockout is still very much a party. It's a soul dance party with a focus on 80s jams, and while not too many people actually wear sweaters, it definitely gets sweaty. The Knockout, 3223 Mission Street, 10:00 p.m., Free