Burning Man is almost upon us, but Bay Area revelers seem in no hurry to hunker down and rest up. Instead, there's energetic activity this week in San Francisco, including not-to-miss dance parties. If you do plan to take it easy, there are a few more mellow options for you, as well as unique food happenings at which to fuel up.


BUMP CITY SOUL & SLOW JAMS: Tuesdays are a thing at Make-Out Room, and if you like the sound of two soul-infused DJ sets at the low, low price of $0, you might want to make this your thing, too. First is Bump City, with DJ Cyndi G who will have you feeling the '70s from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Next up, kick back to the '60s with Slow Jams courtesy of DJ Primo. As someone has thoughtfully written on the Make-Out Room wall, "Dancing on stage at own risk." Be careful up there. Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd Street, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., free

POKEMON GO TO THE CASTRO: Still trying to catch them all, and maybe make some connections in your quest? The popular game may be cooling off (thank god), but community group Strut has set up lures to attract more Pokémon (and players) along 18th Street from the Castro to Dolores Park. They're also inviting members of the queer game enthusiast group SF Gaymers to come out and play. Strut, 470 Castro Street, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., free


SHOWGIRLS! THE MUSICAL!: Grand dame of drag Peaches Christ salutes the cinematic disasterpiece Showgirls with a musical incarnation that SFist's review called "a totally uproarious comic delight" for fans. Expect the excessive, including with regard to nudity. Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th Street, 8 p.m,, $32 to $45

JAZZ, RHYTHM & BLUES WEDNESDAYS AT AMNESIA: If you're looking to see some live music with no cover, you can almost always count on Amnesia, and Wednesdays are no exception. Dave Ricketts of Gaucho curates the shows, and he himself plays with Gaucho from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. That's right after the Amnesiacs bust out Motown and New Orleans classics convincing enough to transform Valencia Street into Bourbon Street. Amnesia, 853 Valencia Street, 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., no cover


OFF THE GRID NATIONAL PARKS BIRTHDAY PARTY: The Presidio Trust and food truck organizers Off the Grid partner with the National Park Service and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy to turn the usual Presidio Twilight food fest into a birthday bash, the occasion being the National Park Services 100th anniversary. All the regular roster of trucks will be there — plus cabanas, music, and fire pits — all with the addition of free hot chocolate and s'mores, discounted cocktails, and storytelling for the kids. Presidio, Main Parade Ground, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., no entrance fee

DRAG DISASTER-MOVIE SEND-UP: If you've been following the saga of Champagne Horowitz Jones Dickerson White, the fictional character created by local drag queen D'Arcy Drollinger, you won't want to miss Disastrous, the latest follow-up to the series that began with Shit & Champagne, and continued with last year's Champagne White and the Temple of Poon. In the newest volume, "Champagne is heading to sunny Acapulco for a much-needed vacation, but things quickly fall apart when a wounded secret agent gives her a mysterious attaché case before dying in her arms." And of course she then goes undercover and "must battle natural disasters, vicious animals and the ruthless henchmen of the pharmaceutical industry; all while searching for the perfect orgasm." Oasis, 298 11th Street, 7 p.m., $25


10-HOUR DANCE PARTY IN THE OLD MINT: The Old Mint, underused and basically languishing save for the occasional event, will be host to an exciting-sounding spectacular being billed as "Once in a Lifetime," in a play on the Talking Heads song. The historic space will be transformed by Modular & The Midway into a dance party for 10 hours straight, with drinks in the courtyard, DJs in vaulted rooms, and techno legend Robert Babicz (Kompakt) in the basement. Sounds like a special occasion to me. The Old Mint, 88 5th Street, 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. $20

AS YOU LIKE IT 6TH ANNIVERSARY: Electronic music tastemakers and party throwers As You Like It (AYLI) have six years under their belt, a fact they'll celebrate in style at Public Works with music upstairs and downstairs including Kerri Chandler, Bicep, Nackt, Gunnar Haslam, and an opening set from Tyrel Williams. Public Works, 151 Erie Street, 9:30 p.m. to 4 a.m., $15-$20


SOUND INSTALLATION IN A THEATER Soundwave, the biennial festival of innovative sound, art, and music, continues this week to explore architecture — both physical, sonic, and digital — with a focus on San Francisco in flux. What better place for these subjects than Gray Area, a historic theater space on Mission Street. Highlighted artists include San Francisco's Surabhi Saraf, Academy of Art University professor Colin Evoy Sebestyen, electronic musician Nonagon (aka John Brian Kirby), and more. Gray Area Art & Technology Theater, 2665 Mission Street, 8 p.m., $20

FOOD FESTIVAL: The annual Golden Gate Restaurant Association bacchanalia, Eat Drink SF, celebrating the finest in dining and drinking returns from Thursday to Sunday. First up is the Taco Knockdown, a celebration of all things taco-esque (expect creative entries in the category) and then follows up with four grand tastings at Fort Mason, a perfect way to sample the best bites that the area's best chefs have to offer. There's one grand tasting on Friday, two on Saturday, and one on Sunday, and though the price might appear steep — general admission tickets are $119 and VIP Grand tasting tickets, which entitle diners to more options and a private area, are $209 — it can be quite the value with the right approach (Consider it a challenge!). Note that the Saturday Evening Grand Tasting is sold out, but general admission tickets remain for all other events (at the time of this writing.) Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Boulevard, 12:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., $119


COMEDY BATTLE: While comedians are the types of people who probably got beat up as children, now they'll turn on one another at Attractive Camp, a "Comedy Battle" that's friendlier than that might sound. Instead, humorists will focus on the real opponent: "wrestling' with "racism, sexism, hypocrisy, bigotry and pseudointellectualism." Hosts are Nicole Calasich (ABC, regular opener for Iliza Shlesinger) Jesse Hett (Cobb's Comedy Club) and Abhay Nadkarni (DesiComedyFest.) Pianofight, 144 Taylor Street, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., $12.

TREASURE ISLAND FLEA MARKET DOG WEDDING: The flea market on Treasure Island is full of great finds (plus food and drinks trucks to help your hunt, of course) It's great for kids (pony rides, petting zoo) and adults too (cocktails, petting zoo), and this weekend in a truly bizarre celebration, on both Saturday and Sunday (the flea is both days) organizers will hold a dog wedding. In fact, if your dog is looking for that special companion, other than you, feel free to enter it. Last, some very cool retrofitted teardrop trailers — the kinds with bars and kitchens and sleeping quarters - will be at the fair. Avenue of the Palms, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., $3 general admission, Kids under 12 free