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Mother’s Day



Has Mother’s Day been sneaking up on you and all you have is a measly card to show for it? Instead of doing the usual, why not try something new and fun this year. Did I mention it won’t cost you a dime?

Make Aroma Tea Shop your Mother’s Day destination. They’ll be having free tea tastings all day, from 11AM to 7PM. You’ll need to utilize that time if you want to try all of their teas (they carry over 100 different kinds!).

Not only will your mom love the experience, you can pack up her favorite tea as a bonus gift!

Aroma Tea Shop
302 6th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94118
415-668-3788
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Happy Hour, Free Drink to Boot

Marina dancing hot spot HiFi is having Happy Hour Tuesday-Friday (with special events) starting at 5PM. About that free drink? If you mention the ad to the bartender, you get a drink on the house!

Now, about those special events… here is a run down of the rest of the weeks events:

Tuesday:
Trivia Night with $2 bud/bud lights and $3 well drinks along with prizes galore. Win up to a $60 bar tab.

Wednesday:
Women’s only wine tasting for $15 on the last Wednesday of every month!
Every Wednesday: DJ Kool Karlo (same DJ as Saturday night).

Thursday:
DJ Chris Fox.

Any other questions, call 415-3345-8663!

HiFi
2125 Lombard Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Free Karaoke Wednesday Night

Every Wednesday night is like a free-for-all at The Dirty Martini! With no cover charge, and no additional cost for both karaoke and pool, it’s definitely the mid-week destination for anyone who wants their weekend to start early.

They have over not just a thousand, but over 30,000 songs, dating as far back as the 1950s. This ensures there’ll be more than enough material to (drunkenly attempt to) sing your heart out to. If karaoke isn’t your weapon of choice, don’t worry. DJ Allier is always there mixing song favorites and music videos on huge screens for you to watch while you dance.

The alcohol will be flowing for cheap with drink specials all night, and the pool will be as free as you’re feeling (thanks to all those cheap beverages).

So any Wednesday, or every Wednesday, if you’re feeling bored you know you can always head on down to The Dirty Martini for a good time at a barely-there price.

The Dirty Martini
2801 Leavenworth St. SF
inside The Historic Cannery Building
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Triclops! at Amoeba Records Friday Night!

Bay area natives Triclops! recently released a new record on March 25.

If that just wasn’t enough Triclops! for you, you can see them play their newest songs to you in Oakland with PIGS and Crystal Antlers this Saturday, April 26. Or, in lieu of that warehouse show, you can see them live from the stage at Amoeba Records on Haight St. this Friday night at 6PM, free as always.

Amoeba Records
1855 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
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Record Store Day

This Saturday, April 19, is Record Store Day, meaning independently owned record stores across the country will be coming together to celebrate what culture they bring to their surrounding communities, as well as their collective impact on the nation as a whole.

I’m not sure what most stores will be doing to celebrate, or if they’ll even be too cool to celebrate, but Amoeba Records is certainly not that cool going all out: from 12pm-6pm they will be having guest DJ’s, contests, giveaways, and more… because they know how much we love more.

If I’ve learned anything from these two posts, I’d have to say that money can’t buy you love, but free things can get you customers… and that customers love free things.

Now if my facts here are correct, San Francisco was established on free love in the 60s and 70s… so we should all stop by Haight St. for these events, and thank them for keeping it real with the free love.

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Yoga in the park on Sunday

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Yoga in the confines of your own home, a private studio or a gym is simply not enough public humiliation for the people of 24 Hour Fitness. No, instead they decided to offer free yoga classes in Golden Gate Park on Sunday mornings. When you finally weigh your options (and yourself) it actually seems like a brilliant idea. Yoga is meant to be a spiritual experience, and aims to help you get in tune with nature… so really, where better to do that than IN nature?
Once you get past the initial idea that a good chunk of people could possibly be watching you bend yourself silly (while wearing spandex, mind you) it will make for a really enjoyable, relaxing and fulfilling experience. You’re not just getting a professionally trained yoga session in the park… you’re getting a professionally trained yoga session in the park for free.

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