Drink mescal in a butterfly rainforest
The city’s museum of natural history and earth sciences, located inside Golden Gate Park, is cool (in a super-family-friendly way) during the day: the California Academy of Sciences is home to the Steinhart Aquarium, a butterfly rainforest, and a planetarium. But you can also enjoy those delights with a drink in hand and good music in your ears every Thursday at 6pm, when Cal Academy NightLife offers adults-only, discounted admission for themed nights, usually corresponding with a local event or holiday. Learn about the history of mescal at NightLife’s Cinco de Mayo celebration, go to '90s throwback night, or check out the summer live music series. NightLife is a popular even,t but because each Thursday is themed, there’s something new to check out each week.
Right in the heart of the Mission, Endgames Improv offers drop-in classes and inexpensive comedy shows six nights a week at Stage Werx Theatre. It’s the perfect spot to catch up-and-coming, community-oriented comedy, with a variety of themed nights to suit your tastes. Try SF Tonight for improv taken from the local news, or check out the THUNDERDOME improv competition.