Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana and a rising-star Democratic hopeful for 2020, will be speaking Thursday evening at the Marine's Memorial Club in downtown San Francisco.

According to a listing on Facebook, Buttigieg (pronounced "boot-edge-edge") will be speaking with moderator Clara Jeffrey, the editor-in-chief of Mother Jones magazine, about "his desire to be the 'fresh start' he feels our country needs."

The event is being presented by the Commonwealth Club's Inforum, and tickets appear sold out, however you can join a waitlist via Eventbrite or just show up and try your luck. (SFist also has word that Buttigieg will be back in town for a fundraiser in the Castro around May 10, TBA.)

It's all happening in the 10th Floor Commandant's Ballroom at the Marine's Memorial Club at 6:30 p.m.

As the New York Times writes today, "the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Ind., drew large, enthusiastic crowds in his first campaign visit" to South Carolina over the weekend, "and a Quinnipiac national poll on Thursday showed him rising to fifth and tied with Senator Elizabeth Warren."