Social Events in San Francisco, California This Week

Let’s explore social events in San Francisco, CA happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Are you looking to take a break from your regular ventures, build friendships or develop emotional intelligence? Social events could just be just the thing you are missing. As they always say, one’s company, two’s a crowd, three’s a party. In these events, you will get to meet a whole new range of people, engage other cultures and understand different perspectives. You get opportunities to expand your circle through the interactions and conversations elicited. Whether you are looking to improve your social or work connections, this is it for you.

There are many events held across San Francisco, California. Events range from backyard outings, outdoor activity events, singles events, professional networking, meaningful discussions, and more. They are all varied and interesting covering your lifestyle and preference. If you find it hard to make connections or socialize in these events, here are a few tips to save your situation.

Local Groups’ Events in San Francisco

After work drinks @ Barebottle

After work drinks @ Barebottle

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Barebottle Brewing Company

Join us for the inaugural Glen Park/Bernal/Noe Girlfriends girls night out. Grab a drink, unwind after work and enjoy a great conversation with other women in your community.(…)

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SF Bay Area Ruby Meetup @ New Relic

SF Bay Area Ruby Meetup @ New Relic

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: New Relic

(NOTE: [Please register at this Luma Link](https://lu.ma/sfruby-may24) in addition to RSVPing here on meetup.com.)

​Hey, Bay Area builders and tinkerers!

Our last meetup @ GitHub HQ in March was a success, so we are thrilled to bring everyone together again for more Ruby talks and conversations!

This time we will limit the program, in order to leave more time for connecting with each other, to (…)

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Understand climate change in 3 hours

Understand climate change in 3 hours

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: LANS

**Want to help tackle climate change but don’t have the time to become a climate scientist?**

Climate Fresk is **fun**, **participative** yet **100% science-based serious game** about **climate** 🌍 🌱. In just 3 hours, players will work together to connect causes and effects of climate change, learn about the science from the IPCC: the United Nations panel of scientists that has been studying cl(…)

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Demo Day!

Demo Day!

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: 301 Howard St

Hi all,

We will have a relaxed and casual **Demo Day for super amazing startups** on the **13th of May**!

Come find us the Joe & The Juice off of Howard and network with brilliant minds!

Here’s the agenda:
**5-5:30pm Network**
**5:30-6:30pm Demo and discussions**
**6:30-8pm Food & networking!**

We have 6 pitches for this event 🙌🏻👊🏻

Each founder pitches for 3 mins, and we’ve set aside 2-3m(…)

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Pre-season Beers ‘n Cheers #2

Pre-season Beers ‘n Cheers #2

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Ghost Town Brewing – West Oakland

Our second pre-season meetup! Let’s have a beer and meet some other new B’s fans! Ghost Town is an awesome brewery 0.7 miles from Raimondi Park.

To learn more about the Ballers and Raimondi Park check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23_N-p6VxXg

To see the Ballers schedule and learn about tickets go here: https://www.oaklandballers.com/

\*This is a free-to-join fan group on Meetu(…)

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Bay Area Airflow Meetup at Amazon!

Bay Area Airflow Meetup at Amazon!

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: 525 Market St

**📣📣 Attention Airflow Users and Big Data Professionals 📣📣**

**Join us at Amazon’s offices for an awesome night of networking, presentations, and delicious food and drinks!**

**AGENDA**

* **5:00 PM-5:30:** Arrivals, Eat, Drink and Network!
* **5:30 PM-6:30 PM:** Presentations!
* **6:30 PM- 8:00 PM:** Eat more, drink more, and network!

**PRESENTATIONS**

***Talk #1: Self Healing Pipelines: (…)

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Picnic at Dolores | Social: Meet people, learn about Rotary!

Picnic at Dolores | Social: Meet people, learn about Rotary!

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Dolores Park

Are you interested in:

* **Making a Local & Global Impact**: Join hands with a local team of volunteers with a global network, dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing challenges, from eradicating polio to improving education.
* **Professional Growth and Networking**: Engage with a diverse community of professionals from various fields, fostering opportunities for career growth, mentorship(…)

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Enhancing User Authentication with Passkeys (Tony Dang)

Enhancing User Authentication with Passkeys (Tony Dang)

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: 760 Market St #1150

We are very excited to have this session hosted at Solv. Join us for an awesome talk by Tony Dang, chit-chat about all things web, and enjoy some snacks and drinks.

**The talk will start at 6:00 pm.**

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**Talk:** Enhancing User Authentication with Passkeys

**Description**

Dealing with passwords can be a hassle—from forgotten logins to security vulnerabilities like phishing attacks and (…)

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Giants Game & 20s Social with The Connections Collective

Giants Game & 20s Social with The Connections Collective

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Oracle Park

Join The Connections Collective for a Giants Baseball Game! This will be a day of fun, connections, and meeting new friends in their 20s. 🎉

This event is catered to the unique experiences of individuals in their twenties, with a focus on fostering a supportive environment for those dealing with mental health conditions and having a great time together. We understand that sometimes, reaching out (…)

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FREE Drink & Draw 21+ In San Francisco Every 3rd Thursday!

FREE Drink & Draw 21+ In San Francisco Every 3rd Thursday!

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: 540 club @ 540 Clement Street, San Francisco

Changed to 3rd Thursdays so we can all check out the art walks happening in the city.

You know the drill!

Grab your art supplies and come join us for a community Drink & Draw at 540 Rogues in San Francisco! FREE to join.21+

Celebrate Clement Street Art Walk and draw with us! Sip on your favorite cocktail, or something non boozy, make/bring some friends, and draw the night away.

All levels of s(…)

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SF Startup & Tech Networking Mixer

SF Startup & Tech Networking Mixer

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Asiento

JOIN US FOR THE BEST NETWORKING EVENT IN SAN FRANCISCO!
**As seen in Entrepreneur Magazine.**
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SF Tech Mixer is the fastest growing startup, digital & tech networking organization in the country.

THIS IS A PAID EVENT RSVP HERE ••> [https://bit.ly/sftechapril24](https://bit.ly/sftechapril24) [https://bit.ly/sftechapril24](https://bit.ly/sftechapril24) <••
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Living Life with Purpose – Second Group Session

Living Life with Purpose - Second Group Session

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: 399 Fremont St 5th floor

Join us for our second “Living Life with Purpose” community event, where we’ll delve into the theme of resilience and overcoming challenges on our journey towards purpose. This reflective atmosphere provides a supportive space for sharing experiences, offering guidance, and drawing inspiration from the collective wisdom of our community. Leave feeling empowered and equipped with newfound resilienc(…)

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San Francisco: Akello Open Core Workgroup

San Francisco: Akello Open Core Workgroup

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

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**The meetup is hosted at the Hej!Workshop on the top floor. We will all meet between 6-15 pm at the lobby and head up to the workshop area.**
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**For the virtual session join Discord [here](https://discord.gg/HxzSPW44?event=1233821144163815515):**
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If you’re excited about contributing to open-source and passionate about making a difference in healthcare, this is your chance to get in(…)

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Empowering Women: Mastering Real Estate & Investment

Empowering Women: Mastering Real Estate & Investment

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: 2425 Valdez St

Are you a woman interested in financial education and real estate investing? Join us for an empowering event focused on helping women achieve their financial goals.

Learn valuable strategies to manage debt, improve your credit score, and save effectively towards homeownership and investments. Discover how to invest wisely to build equity and secure your financial future.

Meet your speakers Cherr(…)

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West Bay Men’s Meeting

West Bay Men's Meeting

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Bayview Hunters Point Adult Day Health Center

Join our **Men’s Circle** as we circle up around the fire and discover a brotherhood of great men!

We are an active community of men committed to each other’s success and helping our community. Every week we circle up and get real around a fire with what’s most important in our lives. At our meetings we enjoy brotherhood, fun, support and accountability; practice leadership skills, pursue our goa(…)

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Neurodivergents unite! Meeting 20

Neurodivergents unite! Meeting 20

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Downtown Historic Firehouse Presentation Space

Updates :
Dress code is casual, if you are arriving late, please knock three times on the front door loudly. If you arrive early, please wait outside and we will let you in at 7 PM. 

The basics:
The event will be free for anyone who wants to attend. Donations are welcome.

There are multiple levels to the space and accomodations for different sensory and mobility needs are being considered.

For(…)

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Gnome Alone

Gnome Alone

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: undefined

It was a pleasant winters eve in the town of Spidnydinkle, and most of the little folk are off making trades in the south. A motley gang of criminals has been seen approaching with the intent to rob your workshop and steal all the toys you have crafted.
But NO! Not this house! Not on this night!

Can you construct clever traps to thwart these intruders?(…)

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The Lady With The Dog & The Witch (2 Short Stories), by Anton Chekhov

The Lady With The Dog & The Witch (2 Short Stories), by Anton Chekhov

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Caffe Greco

The Lady With The Dog: An adulterous affair between an unhappily married Moscow banker and a young married woman that begins while both are vacationing alone in Yalta.

The Witch: A superstitious sexton suspects his wife of being a witch, leading to a tense and eerie encounter during a snowstorm.

I will be reading the Constance Garnett translation.(…)

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Make friends & Language Exchange !

Make friends & Language Exchange !

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Iron Horse Cocktails

Make international friends & speak languages (local language included).
The languages spoken may vary based on the participants.

👉🍺🥤 You are asked to order a drink directly upon arrival to participate. 🚫 Outside food and drinks are not allowed.
Thanks in advance for your respect towards the welcoming bars.

🔔📲💬 Follow our events on Telegram: 👉 [https://t.me/+YZXlTz3gKqswMDg0](https://t.me(…)

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Local Games Showcase & Mixer @ Temescal Brewing

Local Games Showcase & Mixer @ Temescal Brewing

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Temescal Brewing

Come play games from local indies, meet other devs, or just hang out!

We’ll have 5 video games from local developers on display for you to check out, plus a big patio for networking. This is an outdoor (but mostly shaded) event, so check the weather and **wear layers!**

Please support Temescal Brewing by ordering a drink. They have non-alcoholic options too!

**There are no speakers or agenda fo(…)

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SF Game Development featuring: J.P. Morgan Payments

SF Game Development featuring: J.P. Morgan Payments

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: DNA Lounge

Are you a developer looking to accept payments and monetize your users effectively? We are excited to announce this unique opportunity to get in on the ground floor and learn about how to monetize your payment flow for your gaming applications at scale. As you may be aware, the Apple App Store and other stores are now allowing outside payment methods within iPhone apps due to “anti-competitive” la(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

You can make more friends at one party by showing interest in them than in a month by trying to meet people online. Meeting new people and making genuine connections in local events can be fun and easy if you go with the right mindset.

When it comes to meeting new people, nothing beats showing up in the real world. But none of the tips will work if you are not coming from the right place. Keep an open mind when attending social events. Reframe strangers as potential friends, it will make it much easier to approach conversations and fully engage in them.

When choosing an event, keep an eye on interesting themes, something you can relate to. Meeting new people in the context of mutual interest increases your chances of being friends.

Research events with the types of people you want to meet. They could be people in your age group, your field of work, or a specific neighborhood. Do not be too strict though, loosen up a little bit from your expectations.

Go where people are intentionally looking to make friends such as networking events where it feels normal and expected to walk up and introduce yourself.

In this digital era, apps and websites are the most convenient solutions for finding out about local events. If you are not sure where to look for events happening in San Francisco, you can try out Vibemap.com, Groupon.com, or Sftourismtips.com.

RELATED: How To Meet People In San Francisco, California

Events for Expats and Locals to meet

Yosemite Camping/Hiking – Flexible Timing

Yosemite Camping/Hiking - Flexible Timing

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

Camping and hiking in Yosemite with options to day hike and explore. Spots are limited and if you are interested, DM me with the following details and I can confirm back by this weekend:

1. When/where was the last time you camped and how many times have you camped in the last 3 years?
2. Have you camped in a bit cold weather? Current weather is in 40s at night and it can certainly get colder
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Yayoi Kusama: Infinite Love

Yayoi Kusama: Infinite Love

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

UPDATE: I’ve 4 extra tickets for 11:45am, on a first pay first serve basis… DM me for your ticket.

Let’s go experience the colorful world of Yayoi Kusama! In the artist’s first solo exhibition in Northern California, we’ll get to explore her multiple imaginative showcases in one space.

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Boogie Music Festival Hangout

Boogie Music Festival Hangout

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

Dear friends,
I am inviting you all to join the streets of Downtown Campbell for the Annual Boogie Music Festival Remixed. There wiil be four stages of live music both days! Country, Rock N Roll, Blues, pop, Top 40, Classic Rock and more will have you dancing in the streets. You can also enjoy variety of food vendors, beer & wine booths, and Wine Central offer an array of mouthwatering dishes and

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