Avoid monotony by plugging these events into your schedule this week.
Monday, September 25th: Learn to Salsa @ Neck of the Woods
When: 7pm to 1am (Come and go as you please)
Where: 406 Clement St. (Inner Richmond), neckofthewoods.com
Why: Shake off Monday woes with a free salsa dance class at Neck of the Woods. Tickets ($15) are available on Eventbrite.
Tuesday, September 26th: See Art @ Hotel Adagio
Where: 550 Geary St. (Union Square), hoteladagiosf.com
Why: Stop by the urban-chic downtown hotel for the opening of ArtSpan's Art-in-Neighborhoods exhibition, featuring works by local artists including Ming-Jen Chang and Julie Hang. Admission is free with an RSVP on Eventbrite, but a $10 donation is recommended; drinks and snacks are provided.
Wednesday, September 27th: Puff, Pass & Pottery @ Oakland Cannabis Creative
Where: 2607 Mandela Pkwy. (Oakland), facebook.com
When: THC is known to help get the creative juices flowing. So, pass the pot and try your hand at pottery with this class at Oakland Cannabis Creative. Tickets ($39-$53) are available at Eventbrite; price includes clay, firing, and shipping if need be.
Thursday, September 28th: Find a Shooting Star @ Presidio Parade Grounds
Where: Montgomery St. and Lincoln Blvd., Main Post (Presidio), sfaa-astronomy.org
Why: Would-be astronomers can bring their own telescopes and join the pros at SFAA's City Star Party in the Presidio, where low light promises stellar views of the heavens. Event is free to attend.
Friday, September 29th: See The Big Sick @ Proxy
Where: 432 Octavia St. (Hayes Valley), proxysf.net
Why: BYOP (Bring Your Own Popcorn) to the Here For Now Fall Film Festival showing of The Big Sick, based on the IRL courtship between the screenplay's co-authors, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. The screening is free, but space is limited—get there early!
Saturday, September 30th: Experience Quiet Clubbing @ Monroe
When: 10pm to 2am
Where: 473 Broadway (North Beach), monoroe.com
Why: Not a fan of what the DJ's spinning? Don't worry, you'll be able to choose between two other sets at Monroe this Saturday night. Quiet clubbing is the new silent disco. Tickets ($10-$20) can be bought on Eventbrite.
Sunday, October 1st: Shop Fabulous @ Castro Street Fair
When: 8am to 10pm
Where: Castro Street, between 16th and 19th (Castro), castrostreetfair.org
Why: On the leather-wrapped heels of Folsom Street Fair, here's another all-inclusive Sunday outing. But with more of a focus on arts and crafts, this one is family friendly. $10 donation is suggested.