Bookmark these events to help give your week some flair.
Monday, September 11th: Run off the Mondays @ New Balance Global Flagship
Where: 856 Market St. (Mid-Market), newbalance.com
Why: Your couch can wait. New Balance's Monday run club is open and free to all, so lace up your favorite running shoes for a jaunt through the city. RSVP at Eventbrite.
Tuesday, September 12th: Laugh With Dave Thomason @ Punch Line Comedy Club
Where: 444 Battery St. (FiDi), punchlinecomedclub.com
Why: Bust a gut as the Comedy Central stand-up star brings his comical take on current events and cultural taboos to the stage at Punch Line. Tickets ($19) can be bought online at Live Nation. Don't forget, there's a two drink minimum. Happy Tuesday!
Wednesday, September 13th: Walk for Free Love @ Haight-Ashbury
Where: Haight-Ashbury, wildsftours.com
Why: More fun than your usual lunch break, Wild SF's guitar-player-lead walking tour of the Haight-Ashbury will take you to some of the most iconic spots from the legendary Summer of Love. The walk is free, but donations are encouraged. Register at wildsftours.com.
Thursday, September 14th: Cookies & Queers @ San Francisco Public Library
Where: 100 Larkin St. (Civic Center), sfpl.org
Why: Celebrate Almost-Friday with free cookies and a hella gay storytime hosted by Foglifter and featuring authors including Vernon Keeve III, a contributing writer to Black Girl Dangerous. RSVP at facebook.com.
Friday, September 15th: Remember Reefer Madness @ Victoria Theater
Where: 2961 16th St. (Mission), vicotriatheatre.org
Why: Inspired by the 1936 propaganda film, Reefer Madness is a new musical comedy that takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the mania catalyzed when otherwise clean-cut kids began indulging in the "green stuff." Expect all manner of evil-doings including casual sex and jazz music. Tickets ( $35-$45) are available at Eventbrite.
Saturday, September 16th: Drink Bottomless Beers @ SoMa StrEat Food Park
When: 11am to 5pm
Where: 428 11th St. (SoMa), somastreetfoodpark.com
Why: Honor the most cherished of German holidays at Bottomless Oktoberfest! German Beer and Food Festival. Local food vendors and trucks will be out in full force to help soak up the brew. Oh, and you can bring your canine companion along too, if you wish. Tickets ($35) are available at Eventbrite, but you can score free admission to the festival if you RSVP in advance on Facebook.
Sunday, September 17th: Hike + See Art @ Headlands Center of the Arts
When: 10am to 5pm
Where: 944 Simmonds Rd. (Sausalito), headlands.org
Why: After a morning hike in the Marin Headlands, and then weave through the art installations at this cultural gem during the grand opening of Headlands Center's new communal art and relaxation space, The Commons. The $1.8 million, 3,000-square-foot project has made the best possible use of an unpaved parking lot and gravel pathway, transforming it into a thoughtfully designed outdoor space for art and everyday use.