So the holiday weekend is over, Pride is long over, and now you're begrudgingly back at work. And, if that wasn't enough to get you down, it's also foggy and cold out in that classic San Francisco July style. But, fear not! There's always plenty to do in this great city, and this chilly week is no exception. Here are some suggestions to get you out of the house.
TUESDAY, JULY 5
BEATLES KARAOKE: This recurring event at the Rite Spot may very well be the best karaoke night in the city. J. Raoule Brody and Friends play pretty much any Beatles song you want, live, while you sing along. Oh, and they can take requests as to the key — ensuring you sound as amazing as possible.
Rite Spot Cafe, 2099 Folsom Street, 9 p.m., Free (Donations Accepted)
TRUMP DOCUMENTARY: Sick of hearing about presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump? No? OK, then this 2011 documentary at the Roxie is for you. It follows Scottish landowners as they battle the Donald to prevent the construction of a golf course. If you follow the news closely, you already know how this one turned out. Regardless, the story is a fascinating look into the dealings of man who has a non-zero chance of being our next president. The Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th Street, 9:00 p.m., $10
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6
SCIENTIST CHAT: Scientists are pretty cool. Scientists using remotely-operated vehicles to explore the ocean floor near southern California's Channel Islands are even cooler. This is your chance to listen to them explain their work, in real time, via a livestream from the Exploration Vessel Nautilus.Exploratorium, Pier 15, 1:30 p.m., Free With Admission
APP COMEDY: With so many smart-phone apps taking themselves so seriously, the lightheartedness offered by "Whose App Is It Anyway?" is greatly appreciated. Bringing apps to life on stage (partially using audience suggestions), this short-form comedic show is just want you need if you're having trouble weaning yourself off Tinder or Instagram. PianoFight, 144 Taylor Street, 9:00 p.m., $15
THURSDAY, JULY 7
DOG HAPPY HOUR: Feel like sipping a cocktail but don't want to leave your fuzzy friend at home? The W is hosting "Yappy Hour," an outdoor, dog-friendly party complete with "specialty cocktails and bites for both dogs and owners, a step-and-repeat photo station, and star-studded puppies." The event is free (RSVP required, though), and there are free snacks for both you and your pup. Hunt Lane (next to the W), 181 3rd Street, 5:30 p.m., Free
ART WALK: Every first Thursday of the month a bunch of Polk Street and Tenderloin galleries get together to host the Lower Polk Art Walk. With 19 galleries participating (check the handy map) you're sure to find a wide and weird collection of art being made right here in San Francisco. Also, with some of the galleries offering live music and DJ sets, as the night progress the vibe turns to party. Various locations, 6:00 p.m., Free
FRIDAY, JULY 8
CLASSIC MARTIAL ARTS FILM: It's hard to pass up a chance to see cult classics shown on the big screen, and SF IndieFest's presentation of The Legend of Drunken Master is no exception. This 1994 film features a young Jackie Chan as a master of a fighting style known as drunken boxing, and plays as part of IndieFest's month-long run of Hong Kong action flicks. Great Star Theater, 636 Jackson Street, 7:00 p.m., $10
HOMELESSNESS AND THEATER: Following on last week's SF Homeless Project comes an artistic exploration of what it means to live on the streets. 3Girls Theatre presents Low Hanging Fruit at Z Below, a play that follows four homeless vets living on the streets of LA. Examining the interplay of PTSD, military service, and homelessness, this play asks its audience to ponder "what happens after we say 'thank you for your service.' "
Z Below, 470 Florida Street, 8:00 p.m., $50
SATURDAY, JULY 9
MAKING MUSIC AT SFMOMA: Want your art to be in the SFMOMA? Here's your chance — sort of. A Choir of Bells gives you the opportunity to join a temporary choir "dedicated to reckless noisemaking" all the while wearing a sweet choir robe. You and a bunch of strangers get to come together in the museum to make music as part of Chris Kallmyer's work "A Paradise Choir." Oh, and don't worry, it's a no-skills-required kind of thing. SFMOMA, 151 3rd Street, 11:30 a.m., Free With Admission (RSVP Required)
SURF ROCK DANCE PARTY: If you ever want to sweat it out on the dance floor, then the surf-rock stylings of PFMD have you covered. Playing both original jams and throwback hits, this band knows how to rock hard. Also, there's a full bar. PianoFight, 144 Taylor Street, 10:00 p.m., Free
SUNDAY, JULY 10
SYMPHONY IN THE PARK: The world-famous San Francisco symphony makes itself a little more accessible this Sunday with a free performance in Stern Grove. Get there early to lay out a blanket, nibble on your packed picnic, and enjoy work by John Williams, Ferde Grofé, and Antonín Dvořák. Stern Grove, Sloat Boulevard, 2:00 p.m., Free
TENDERLOIN SUNDAY STREETS: Sunday Streets — when a neighborhood's streets are opened up to pedestrians and closed to traffic — is always a blast, and this Sunday's in the Tenderloin should be no exception. So get outside and enjoy your car-free afternoon.
Throughout the Tenderloin, 11:00 a.m., Free