The Google I/O Party Train [05.17.10 – 05.23.10]

Date: Monday, 5/17
Event: SF Mobile: Mobile Productivity with Xobni, LinkedIn, Lookout, Expensify
Host: Xobni, LinkedIn, Lookout, Expensify
Tag Line: Mobile event on “Mobile Productivity”
Time: 6PM
Venue: Xobni Office
Address: 539 Bryant St, Suite 402
Cost: Free
Link: http://sfmobile0510-efbnen.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: the sponsor line-up sounds like an action-hero squad. Speaking of which – are there any comic books featuring folks who are start-up hopefuls by day and caped-crusaders by night?

Date: Tuesday & Wednesday, 5/18 & 5/19
Event: Motobowl 2010
Host: Motodev
Tag Line: Prizes will be awarded based upon your score and a raffle
Time: does not say
Venue: Yerba Buena Bowling Center
Address: 750 Folsom Street
Cost: Free
Link: http://motobowl2010.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: android + bowling shirt = adorable logo

Date: Tuesday, 5/18
Event: Android Mixer in San Francisco
Host: GeoGad
Tag Line: open to all people interested in Android
Time: 6:30
Venue: Twilio
Address: 501 Folsom, 3rd Floor
Cost: Free
Link: http://androidmixerdemomay182010.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: geo gag

Date: Tuesday, 5/18
Event: OnePercent SF Launch Party
Host: OnePercent
Tag Line: Come meet like-minded young professionals that are eager to achieve social impact through collaborative giving.
Time: 6-8:30
Venue: Sugar Cafe
Address: 679 Sutter
Cost: Free, or $10 at door
Link: http://onepercentsflaunch.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: No

Date: Tuesday, 5/18
Event: Jolicloud HTML5 Developer Party
Host: Jolicloud
Tag Line: Passionate about this new chapter of web dev?
Time: 7:30
Venue: Manor West
Address: 750 Harrison
Cost: Free
Link: http://joliparty.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: Did you know that Bobby Jindal’s wife’s name is Jolly? I’m humming Jai Ho as i’m typing up this event.

Date: Tuesday, 5/18
Event: Networking Event Hosted by Spiral Universe
Host: Spiral Universe
Tag Line: an opportunity for fellow technology and business leaders to meet, connect and share ideas with others working on technologies and products featured at I/O
Time: 8-10pm
Venue: Thirsty Bear
Address: 661 Howard
Cost: Free
Link: http://spiraluniverseio.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: Maybe?
Comments: lame event name

Date: Tuesday, 5/18
Event: Open Social – State of the Union
Host: OpenSocial Foundation
Tag Line: Celebrate
Time: 1-6pm
Venue: MySpace
Address: 625 2nd Street
Cost: Free
Link: http://opensocial.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: Happy hour portion of this event is only from 5-6.

Date: Tuesday, 5/18
Event: SF Beta 4.0.2
Host: Room Full of People
Tag Line: SF’s largest and longest-running mixer for the startup and emerging technology community
Time: 5-9
Venue: 111 Minna
Address: 111 Minna
Cost: $15 to $25@Door
Link: http://sfbeta4p02.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: No
Comments: Closer and Cheaper than SF New Tech

Date: Tuesday, 5/18
Event: SF New Tech
Host: SF New Teh
Tag Line: SF’s largest and longest running regular tech event and community group
Time: 5:30 – 11
Venue: Mighty
Address: 119 Utah
Cost: http://belgiansareback.eventbrite.com/
Link: $24, or $25 at door
Free Drinks: No
Comments: You save $1 by registering online. really?! what’s the incentive to pre-register? I can’t even do a load of laundry for $1.

Date: Wednesday, 5/19
Event: Microfinance USA Kickoff Party
Host: Microfinance USA
Tag Line: network with the best and brightest practitioners, investors, and microfinance enthusiasts
Time: 5:30 – 8:30
Venue: Pete’s Tavern
Address: 128 King Street
Cost: $1- $5
Link: http://mfusakickoff05192010.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: No, drink proceeds goes to charity
Comments: Kick-off party should mean free drinks – what’s this paying for drinks BS?

Date: Thursday, 5/20
Event: All-Ivy League “Across the Continents”
Host: INSEAD
Tag Line: bring together people, cultures and ideas from around the world
Time: 6:30-9
Venue: Sugar Cafe
Address: 679 Sutter
Cost: Free with RSVP, $5 at door
Link: bring together people, cultures and ideas from around the world
Free Drinks: No
Comments: Feeling plebian lately? Attend this

Date: Thursday, 5/20
Event: Mashable MashMeet San Francisco
Tag Line: Come hang with the Mashable SF team
Time: 8-11
Venue: Roe
Address: 651 Howard
Cost: Free
Link: http://mashmeetsf.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: When will they turn Roe into a rollerblading rink?

Date: Thursday, 5/20
Event: GIT Spring Fling
Host: Girls in Tech
Tag Line: mingle with other Girls in Tech
Time: 6-8
Venue: Taverna Aventine
Address: 582 Washington
Cost: Free
Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=120512511307753&index=1
Free Drinks: No
Comments: Schedule an event to clash with Pete Cashmore’s Mashable Party, genius.

Date: Friday, 5/21
Event: HELIX @4Fourteen/Ruby Skye
Host: HELIX
Tag Line: taking it to the next level with 4Fourteen’s envy-inducing sound system
Time: 9:30 – 2
Venue: 4Fourteen @ Ruby Skye
Address: 420 Mason
Cost: Free with RSVP
Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=118796841469029
Free Drinks: No
Comments: Go Meet DJ Lahbug and Means+Function. They’re so hot right now…

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Waiting for Bay2Breakers 2010 [05.10.10 – 05.16.10]

Date: Monday, 05.10
Event: Developing for the Enterprise
Host: Mobile Monday Silicon Valley
Tag Line: look into Enterprise Apps and the other side of the lucrative Mobile industry
Time: 6-9
Venue: Mighty
Address: 119 Utah St
Cost: Free
Link: http://momosvmay2010.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: Yes

Date: Monday, 05.10
Event: Re-evaluating Government’s Role in the Economy
Host: Global Town Hall
Tag Line: something about “too big to fail”
Time: 6:30 – 8
Venue: World Affairs Council Auditorium
Address: 312 Sutter St. 2nd Floor
Cost: Free
Link: http://www.itsyourworld.org/assnfe/ev.asp?ID=2748
Free Drinks: No, and how do you think we got into this mess in the first place?
Comments: get ready to talk about greece

Date: Monday, 05.10
Event: SF Music Tech Pre-Summit Mixer
Host: SF Music Tech Summit
Tag Line: mix and mingle over drinks in an incredible deal-making environment
Time: 7:30 – 9:30
Venue: Roe Lounge
Address: 651 Howard St
Cost: $15 – $20
Link: http://sfmts6mixer.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: Yes. or so I assume since it’ll be a “deal making environment…

Date: Tuesday, 05.11
Event: When Innovation and Necessity Meet
Host: Technology for Society/blueEnergy
Tag Line: learn more about technology for social impact
Time: 7-9
Venue: Blanc et Rouge
Address: 2 Embarcadero
Cost: Free
Link: http://technology4society.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: Do the times make the technology or does the technology make the times? #NapoleonRobots

Date: Tuesday, 05.11
Event: FailChat #2: Startup Power & Control
Host: Webwallflower Events
Tag Line: ins and outs of business failure, and how to prepare
Time: 6:30 – 9:30
Venue: PariSoma
Address: 1436 Howard
Cost: $25-$30
Link: http://startupcontrol.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: if you can pay $30 to have someone to tell you what not to do, you’d do it, right?

Date: Tuesday, 05.10
Event: Finovate Afterparty
Host: Finovate or Finovate affiliate?
Time: 9-11
Venue: Pete’s Tavern
Address: 128 King St
Cost: Free, or registration for Finovate
Link: http://plancast.com/a/2a87
Free Drinks: Not sure, I have sketchy deets

Date: Wednesday, 05.12
Event: Homefrys Classic Game Night
Host: Homefrys
Tag Line: Take a mid-week break
Time: 6-10
Venue: Aventine
Address: 582 Washington
Cost: $10
Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=119449764745749
Free Drinks: No
Comments: Vote for your fav game here: http://gamenightpoll.homefrys.com/

Date: Wednesday, 05.12
Event: Mobile Meets Entertainment Summit Cocktail Party
Host: Mobile Meets Entertainment
Tag Line: conference focused on the emerging market opportunities for mobile content producers, aggregators, and application developers.
Time: 6 – ??
Venue: Infusion Lounge
Address: 124 Ellis Street
Cost: Free
Link: http://mmesummit.net/info/?page_id=65
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: Probably a good idea to sign up for an Exhibit Pass as well: http://mme2010.eventbrite.com/ – it’s free

Date: Wednesday, 05.12
Event: SMASH Summit
Host: SMASH Summit
Tag Line: Most online marketing today SUCKS, including yours.
Comments: I have no details on whether or not this conference has a kick-off or an afterparty – but will keep my ears peeled. 🙂

Date: Thursday, 05.12
Event: GitHub Drinkup SF
Host: GitHub
Link: http://plancast.com/a/2sf6
Free Drinks: Maybe
Comments: Also short on details

Date: Thursday, 05.12
Event: HomeRun.com Launch Party
Host: HomeRun.com
Time: 7
Venue: Mr. Smith’s
Address: 34 7th Street
Cost: Free
Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=104749779569869&index=1
Free Drinks: Probably
Comments: RSVP to be placed on the guest list.

Date: Tursday, 05.13
Event: Vator Splash Afterparty
Host: Vator Splash
Tag Line: Meet up-and-comming entrepreneurs with innovative ideas that could change the world
Time: 9-midnight
Venue: TBD
Address: TBD
Cost: TBD
Link: http://vatorsplashmay.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: Probably
Comments: follow @rajil, @pud, and @timechange for more clues.

Date: Saturday and Sunday, 05.15 – 05.16
Event: Music Hackday
Host: Echonest/WordPress/BandCamp
Tag Line: explore and build the next generation of music applications
Time: Sat:10am-10pm/SlumberHackParty/Sun: 9am – 5pm,
Venue: Automattic
Address: Pier 38
Cost: Free
Link: http://sf.musichackday.org/
Free Drinks: Yes and Food.
Comments: Maybe they’ll hand out complimentary cowboy pj’s

Date: Saturday, 05.15
Event: Networking and Cocktails with Ted Rubin
Host: OpenSky/Tangelo
Tag Line: Join us for a delightful Saturday afternoon Meetup at La Mar Cebicheria
Time: 4-6pm
Venue: La Mar
Address: Embarcadero Pier 1 1/2
Cost: Free
Link: http://openskytweetup.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: Free

Date: Friday, 05.14
Event: Happy Hour at RN74
Host: You, old friends and new friends
Tag Line: Why not??
Time: 6:30 – 9:30
Venue: RN74
Address: 301 Mission
Cost: Free
Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=121303327889171
Free Drinks: No

A Guest Curated Web 2.0 Expo to You [05.03.10 – 05.09.10]

Our legendary event curator Lynn Tao is swamped this week, so she asked yours truly to give you some insight on what to do this week.  Bad idea.  Since it’s Web 2.0, I suggest you stay at home.  Seriously.  There is nothing going on this week.  No parties.  No tweetups.  No karaoke.  Nothing.  All events are figments of my imagination.

Lots of love,
Chris Hermanowicz

Info below comes with a lengthy disclaimer (available upon request) and EULA.  I take no responsibility for your misuse of this information.

Date: Monday, May 3, 2010
Event: Ignite Web 2.0 Expo SF
Host: Ignite and .CO
Tag Line: If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? See what happens…
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Mezzanine
Address: 444 Jessie Street
Cost: Free if you sneak in
Link: http://www.web2expo.com/webexsf2010/public/schedule/detail/14577
Free Drinks: Yup.
Comments: The Official kick of party.  Apparently.

Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Event: Lean Coffee SF
Host: Gregarious & Lean Coffee
Tag Line: Lean Startups drink Coffee
Time: 8:30AM – 10:00AM (Yes, AM)
Venue: Whole Foods SOMA
Address: 399 4th Street
Cost: Free, but you must be cool
Link: http://www.meetup.com/Lean-Coffee/
Free Drinks: Free knowledge is better than free drinks (but only in the morning)
Comments: Go to this.  See above.

Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Event: Networking Event: Germany – Driving the Digital Future
Host: Ze Germans
Tag Line: The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Germany Trade & Invest, and the German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., California Branch cordially invite you to an evening reception on the occasion of the Web 2.0 Expo.
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Intercontinental Hotel
Address: 888 Howard Street
Cost: Free, registration required (and closed — you’ll need to just crash it)
Link: http://bit.ly/dsUMiW
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute…. Ehhhh….

Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Event: Bing | TechKaraokeSF – May Edition
Host: Bing & TechKaraoke
Tag Line: “… brush up on your Pat Benatar or maybe bust out that Lady Gaga outfit you wanted to break in and join us at TKSF May Edition!!”
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Venue: Jillians (across the street from Moscone West)
Address: 101 4th Street #1070
Cost: Free, but sign up asap
Link: http://techkaraoke.eventbrite.com
Free Drinks: Yes, and free food, and free gifts from your favorite search engine
Comments: “An epic event is not complete with an even more epic(er?) KJ and we’ve got ROGERNINER helping us to ensure we have an awesome night of singing, dancing, and all around good times!”  KJ?  God I am getting so old.

Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Event: Drinks & Demo [Mobile Apps] / SFentrepreneur Event
Host: Dave McClure, Dan the man Martell, some guys from Barcelona
Tag Line: Do you like cool drinks? Do you like to check out cool mobile app demos?   If you answered yes to both of those questions, then come hang out with us plus other uber cool designers, developers, product managers, entrepreneurs, VCs, marketers, business strategists and everyone who are embracing the opportunities created by Mobile technologies, plus the [Startup Digest] co-founders, BizTechDay founder, everyone from SFentrepreneur and Web 2.0 Expo.
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Venue: Citizen Space
Address: 425 2nd Street
Cost: $10 or $20 depending on how quick you are
Link: http://drinksanddemo.eventbrite.com/event/596814087
Free Drinks: yeah
Comments: This will be good but I’m probably singing my heart out at karaoke.

Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Event: Napa Valley Tweetup Numero Dos
Host: Ralf and a bunch of other twits
Tag Line: Amazing wines, great food, great people, and kites! What more could you ask for?
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Venue: William Hill Estate (in NAPA, duh)
Address: 1761 Atlas Peak Road, Napa, CA
Cost: Not sure, they’re soooo mysterious, but you need to RSVP one way or another.
Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=110931728930895
Free Drinks: All signs point to… no?
Comments: As guests of the Napa Valley Tweetup you are going to have access to a VIP bloggers lounge, some 1 on 1 time with the wine maker, Ralf Holdenried and a host of other very cool activities.There will be an array of local, gourmet food from Napa Valley purveyors:The Hog Island Traveling Oyster Bar, Sunshine Foods Market, Villa Corona, Knickerbockers Catering and Kara’s Cupcakes.

Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Event: Zoosk Makin’ Waves Party
Host: Zoosk
Tag Line: Cast your professional net(work). Dip into rare delicacies from the deep…curious? And if the mood grabs ya, you can drink like a fish at our open bar!
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Venue: ROE
Address: 651 Howard St.
Cost: Free
Link: http://zooskwave.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: Yes, at 5pm
Comments: Come Celebrate With Us! Cast your professional net(work), catch a private screening of our first TV commercial and rock your boat to the hot new Zoosk Girl single from T-Pain and Flo Rida.  Yayahhhhh – Flo Rida and T-Pain!

Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Event: be Berlin Night
Host: More Germans!
Tag Line: The Web 2.0 Berlin Night is a great place to meet and mingle with international folks in the industry who will gather at ROE from 7-9pm for food, fun and drinks. Please be sure to arrive early as entrance is based on a first-come, first-serve basis!
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: ROE  (really? back to back events at ROE on Wed.?!)
Address: 651 Howard St.
Cost: Free
Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=111869855493634
Free Drinks: Maybe
Comments: “Please be sure to arrive early as entrance is based on a first-come, first-serve basis!!”  That’s what she said!

Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Event: Fusicology Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour
Host: Fusicology, Rock Sake, Eve Lounge & Social Butterfly Consulting
Tag Line: Web 2.0 Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Eve lounge
Address: 575 Howard Street @ 2nd
Cost: Free, RSVP req.
Link: http://fusicology.com/event/web2-0
Free Drinks: Open bar w/ sake drinks
Comments: “Guests will enjoy complimentary admission with Rock Sake hosted bar to enjoy a post-expo/after-work Cinco de Mayo event, just blocks from the Web 2.0 expo at Moscone Center.

Music provided by Eve SF DJ’s  (House, Latin-Afro, Salsa, Classics)”     How fast can you say…. Sake bombs??

FYI The BoozeLetter Is Live! [04.26.10 – 05.02.10]

Date: Monday, 04.26.10
Event: The Future of Money and Technology Summit
Host: Future of Money
Tag Line: Join over 450 industry leaders to discuss the Future of Money and Technology
Time: 5:45-8
Venue: Hotel Kabuki,Imperial Ballroom
Address: 1625 Post Street
Cost: $495 to register for the summit.
Link: http://futureofmoney.com/moneyconference/schedule
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: ugh. hotel Kabuki?!!! snoooorrreeee….

Date: Tuesday, 04.27.10
Event: The Startup Mixer
Host: Storytelling Media
Tag Line: Join pariSoma and Storytelling Media – SouthBeachMissionBay.com as we host “60 second spots” mixer.
Time: 6:30 – 8:30
Venue: pariSoma Innovation Loft
Address: 1436 Howard St
Cost: $10.50
Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=108987992469331&index=1
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: Not sure what to name your next kitty? Check out the startup roster for inspiration. I’m partial to Pebb.ly

Date: Tuesday, 04.27.10
Event: App Showcase
Host: SF App Studio
Tag Line: See newsworthy new apps, get insight from app developers, find unrecognized app gems.
Time: 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Venue: 111 Minna
Address: 111 Minna
Cost: $20 to $30
Link: http://appshowcaseapril27.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: Ben Parr co-hosts in 111 Minna, should beentertaining.

Date: Wednesday, 04.28.10
Event: Party to celebrate Social Enterprise
Host: SEA-SF Bay
Tag Line: Come party with students and young professionals à la Social Enterprise
Time: 7-1am
Venue: Temple
Address: 540 Howard
Cost: Free
Link: http://socialenterpriseparty.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: Does not mention, but I can’t imagine there being none…
Comments: Another day, another party with the movers and shakers of social enterprise.

Date: Wednesday, 04.28.10
Event: SF Media Drinkup
Host: SF New Media
Tag Line: We are a group of marketing, advertising and entertainment professionals in San Francisco that meet monthly for casual mingling
Time: 6-9pm
Venue: Azul
Address: 1 Tillman Place
Cost: Free
Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=109812982391940
Free Drinks: No
Comments: Go there to practice how to talk to strangers.

Date: Wednesday, 04.28.10
Event: Wild Pockets Workshop
Host: Dogpatch Labs
Tag Line: The Wild Pockets Bay Area Game Jam is fast approaching and we wanted to give you the opportunity to learn about Wild Pockets and ask the Wild Pockets staff members questions.
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Venue: Dogpatch Labs
Address: 38 Pier
Cost: Free
Link: http://wildpocketsworkshop.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: Go, learn how to earn your level 20 programming badge.

Date: Wednesday, 04.28.10
Event: MW004 – featuring Telephoned
Host: Metrowize
Tag Line: As always, this is a guest list only events, get you and your friends on the list now.
Time: 7-1am
Venue: Harlot
Address: 46 Minna
Cost: Free
Link: http://www.metrowize.com/004
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: Winner of this week’s drinks for drinks’ sake award.

Date: Thursday, 04.29.10
Event: Meltwater Mashup
Host: Meltwater Group/VentureBeat/Tweetshare/Bulldog Reporter
Tag Line: Mix and mingle with social media/marketing experts and representatives from VentureBeat, PRSA, Bulldog Reporter and Tweetshare, among other industry professionals for a casual evening of drinking, chatting, and last but definitely not least, a taco truck!
Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm
Venue: Mighty
Address: 119 Utah St
Cost: Free
Link: http://meltwatermashup.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: Social Media is going to send you to the liver wait-list

Date: Thursday, 04.29.10
Event: Flux Summit 003
Host: Flux
Tag Line: Creativity in Electronic Music – How Do Your Beats Flow?
Time: 6-11pm
Venue: Pyramid
Address: 823 Folsom
Cost: Free
Link: http://fluxsummit003.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: No, But yes on Free Food
Comments:

Date: Thursday, 04.29.10
Event: Fashion Meets Tech: Starting your Own Brand
Host: Fashion Meets Tech
Tag Line: Fashion Meets Tech, Cordarounds and SF Made are joining forces for Fashion Meets Tech’s second event
Time: 7-9pm
Venue: Cordarounds World HQ
Address: 3435 Cesar Chavez #224
Cost: Free
Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=114390185252749
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: Totally unrelated to this event, but did everyone get a chance to check out the Norwegian Curling Team Pants? They’re so awesome. http://bit.ly/9f9q8H

Date: Thursday, 04.29.10
Event: Panel Discussion: Can Fairness & Accuracy Survive in a Page-View World
Host: Waggener Edstrom
Tag Line: Does the rush for page-views and click-thrus to be first allow time to fully and accurately cover the story?
Time: 6-8:30
Venue: 111 Minna Zappa Room
Address: 111 Minna
Cost: Free
Link: http://waggeneredstrom.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: No Mentions
Comments: I think the real question is “does anyone have the time and attention span to read a fully accurate story?”

Date: Thursday, 04.29.10
Event: Todd’s Happy Hour @ District
Host: Todd
Tag Line: if I haven’t met you yet, please do introduce yourself
Time: 5:30-9:30
Venue: District
Address: 216 Townsend
Cost: Free
Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=111182778909360
Free Drinks: No
Comments: I’ve never met this guy Todd….

Date: Friday, 04.30.10
Event: MongoSF Party
Host: MongoSF
Time: 6-9pm
Venue: Osha
Address: 4 Embarcadero Center
Cost: $95 for Registration
Link: http://mongosf.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: Osha has an Embarcadero location?

Date: Friday, 04.30.10
Event: USF BioBusiness Association Networking Event
Host: USF BioBusiness Association
Tag Line: Bridging the Gap Between Biotechnology Professionals and MBA/Graduate Candidate
Time: 5:30-8pm
Venue: Press Club
Address: 20 Yerba Buena
Cost: Free
Link: http://usfbba.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: No, but yes on Appetizers
Comments: “Business attire suggested” what?! Are they aware that this is San Francisco???

Date: Friday, 04.30.10
Event: Yelp’s Cabaret Benefit Party
Host: Yelp
Tag Line: Asia SF’s famous “dames” will perform for us through the night…
Time: 6-9pm
Venue: Asia SF
Address: 201 9th Street
Cost: $20 in advance, $30 at the door
Link: http://yelpbenefitpartyasiasf.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: Asia SF on a Friday night, invited by Yelp, it doesn’t get much classier.

Date: Friday, 04.30.10
Event: Nature, Love, and Fantasy
Host: One Art Ensemble
Tag Line: Come meet the beautiful feminine giants of chamber music
Time: 8-10:30pm
Venue: Old First Church
Address: 1751 Sacramento St at Van Ness
Cost: $17 Regular, $14 for seniors/students
Link: http://www.oldfirstconcerts.org/performances/
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: Go, get some culture, support some musicians. You’ll feel more fulfilled.

Date: Sunday, 05.02.10
Event: Remake Camp: Unconference about the future of journalism and online media
Host: media Remake
Tag Line: an unconference about online media
Time: 1-6pm
Venue: Maier Hall, From Building, USF
Address: 2130 Fulton Street
Cost: Free
Link: http://remakecamp.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: No Mentions
Comments: A whole afternoon talking about new media. Be still my heart!!

Ad:Tech San Francisco, One Day At A Time [04.19.10 – 04.25.10]

Happy ad:Tech Week! I’ll cut to the chase – I haven’t had a lot of time this weekend to do a complete mixer/party list, but I did compile all the party that I know about tonight. I hope it’s enough to get you guys started. I will get around to finish compiling the events for this week later….so expect a spam part-deux from moi, and also be sure to check my tweets/blog for additional party deets as they trickle in…

Date: Monday, 04.19.10
Event: AdTech San Fran Opening Night Party
Host: Brian Solis, Murray Newlands, Steve Hall, Ben Parr, Marissa Louie
Tag Line: Come kick off Ad:tech San Francisco in style with the best web celebs in the business.
Time: 7:30 – 10:30
Venue: Roe SF
Address: 651 Howard
Cost: $20
Link: http://adtechsfopeningnight.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: (this is sold out so I hope your friend bought you tickets)

Date: Monday, 04.19.10
Event: iPads, Tablets, & Mobile Computing: What it means to you
Host: NetShelter Technology Media
Tag Line: Get the lowdown on the first wave of iPad apps and gear
Time: 7- 10
Venue: pariSoma Innovation Loft
Address: 1436 Howard
Cost: $15.50 – $20
Link: https://secure.parisoma.com/civicrm/event/info?id=4&reset=1
Free Drinks: No
Comments: even if you’re an iPad hater, this would still be interesting.

Date: Monday, 04.19.10
Event: Rock On! Ad:Tech SF Party
Host: Ad:Tech San Fran; Partner Weekly; Rocket Media; EDP; zaazoom
Tag Line:
Time:
Venue: Great American Music Hall
Address: 859 O’Farrell
Cost: um, i don’t see a cost partner weekly….
Link: http://www.partnerweekly.com/RockPW/
Free Drinks: i don’t see any info on the invite about this
Comments: officially worst invite/rsvp ever

Date: Monday, 04.19.10
Event: AdMeld Party
Host: AdMeld
Tag Line: N/A
Time: 7ish, my source says. Thanks source.
Venue: Spanish Apartment, Clift Hotel
Address: 495 Geary Street, 15th Floor
Comments: Ping your AdMeld insider for the other deets. I just got the address

Date: Monday, 04.19.10
Event: After ad:tech Wine Mixer
Host: PubMatic/Turn
Tag Line: join us for a world class wine tasting complete with savory Hors d’Oeuvres
Time: 7-10
Venue: Press Club
Address: 20 Yerba Buena
Cost: Free
Link: N/A
Free Drinks: Yes

Date: Monday. 04.19.10
Event: DrupalCon SF Kickoff Party
Host: DrupalCon
Tag Line: get to know the folks you see on IRC all day and forge relationships that push our community to grow and thrive.
Time: 8pm
Venue: 111 Minna
Address: 111 Minna
Cost: ??
Link: http://sf2010.drupal.org/conference/scene
Free Drinks: Probably
Comments: Ah yes, get to know your IRC friends….

Date: Tuesday, 04.20.10
Event: Advertising.com & ADTECH Cocktail Party
Host: Advertising.com/ADTECH
Tag Line: Jumpstart your night
Time: 6-9
Venue: W Hotel, Rooftop Terrace, 4th Floor
Address: 181 3rd Street
Cost: Free
Link: N/A, email events@corp.aol.com
Free Drinks: yes
Comments: Disclaimer: my company’s party. They know how to throw a party.

Date: Tuesday, 04.20.10
Event: Blumberg Capital & Double Verify Cocktail Party
Host: Blumberg Capital
Tag Line: Please join Blumberg Capital & DoubleVerify for cocktails
Time: 6-9
Venue: Temple Night Club
Address: 540 Howard
Cost: Free
Link: http://blumbergcapital.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: If the cocktails are anything like the invites, i say pass

Date: Tuesday, 04.20.10
Event: Internet Oldtimers Gathering at ad:tech SF
Host: oldtimers 45
Tag Line: Mix & mingle with the Internet Oldtimers @ XYZ bar in the W Hotel
Time: 6:30 – 7:30
Venue: XYZ
Address: 3rd and Howard
Cost: Free
Link: http://whoscoming.com/oldtimers45/OTadtechSF.html
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: Don’t tweet in front of your elders

Date: Tuesday, 04.20.10
Event: EWA/Circa Direct PPC.bz Party
Host: EWA, CircaDirect, PPC.bz
Tag Line: GetMoney+GetPaid
Time: 9-11-Private guest list; 11-2 remnant guest list
Venue: Mezzainine
Address: 444 Jessie Street
Cost: Free
Link: http://www.nickycakes.com/have-fun-at-adtech-san-fran/
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: apparently last year they had strippers wrestling in a pool of acai jello.

Date: Tuesday, 04.20.10
Event: Moss Networks VIP Mix+Mingle
Host: Moss Networks
Tag Line: Live DJ, GoGo Dancers, Premium Open Bar
Time: 10-Midnight
Venue: Manor West
Address: 750 Harrison
Cost: Free
Link: http://www.mossnetworks.com/mix/
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: Invite Only, they’re on twitter. and come back and tell me about the “30 ft backdrop designed by Yelena Yemchuk, former Creative Director for the Smashing Pumpkins.”

Date: Tuesday, 04.20.10
Event: Affiliate Summit’s Cocktail for a Cure
Host: Affiliate Summit
Tag Line: network with some fascinating people and an opportunity to raise awareness for a cause that has touched so many.
Time: 7:30 – 10
Venue: House of Shield’s
Address: 39 New Montgomery
Cost: $11.54
Link: http://affiliatesummitcocktailsforacure.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: Complimentary survivor’s guilt included

Date: Tuesday, 04.20.10
Event: ad:tech Digital Drinks
Host: Digital LA & engage:BDR
Tag Line: we invite you to “reLAx” with networking, cocktails – and world-class DJs from LA will spin
Time: 6-10
Venue: Ambassador
Address: 673 Geary
Cost: $12
Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=108887295807270&index=1
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: I hope to see break-dance fighting there…

Date: Tuesday, 04.20.10
Event: Social Media Club Presents: Is Privacy Dead?
Host: Social Media Club
Tag Line: Is Privacy Dead?
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Venue: CNET/CBS Interactive
Address: 235 2nd Street
Cost: $10 in advance, $20 at door.
Link: http://smcsfsv42010.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: No Mention
Comments: trust me, doesn’t matter how much you drink, it’s not going to make this talk entertaining.

Date: Tuesday, 04.20.10
Event: ad:tech SF After Party
Host: AdRoll + Girls in Tech
Tag Line: Girls in Tech has teamed up with online marketing company AdRoll to bring you the best ad:tech after party south of Market
Time: 6 – 11
Venue: John Colins
Address: 138 Minna St
Cost: Free
Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=113019715392903
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: I don’t think it’s possible to have a bad party at John Colins

Date: Tuesday. 04.20.10
Event: comScore West Cost CockTail
Host: comScore
Tag Line: win an iPad
Time: 6-9
Venue: RoeSF
Address: 651 Howard Street
Cost: Free
Link: Na, RSVP fquattrocki@comscore.com
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: Roe SF is going to have to redo that upstairs rollerskating rink after this week…

Date: Tuesday, 04.20.10
Event: homefrys game night @330 Rich III
Host: Homefrys
Tag Line: Over 60 pounds of games!!!
Time: 7-11
Venue: 330 Rich
Address: 330 Rich
Cost: $10
Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=111930625501018
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: I feel sad for events that happens during ad:tech.

Date: Tuesday. 04.20.10
Event: Clickbooth Party
Host: Clickbooth
Tag Line: Clickbooth to Bring Apocalyspe to ad:tech
Time: 10-Midnight
Venue: 1015 Folsom
Address: 1015 Folsom
Cost: Free
Link: http://bit.ly/cp3JAS
Free Drinks: Yes

Date: Wednesday, 04.21.10
Event: Post ad:tech Party
Host: Lefora.com
Tag Line: we’re expecting 80+ publishers from all over the world
Time: 6:30
Venue: Lefora.com Offices
Address: 78 1st St
Cost: Free
Link: http://www.meetup.com/sfadpub/calendar/12835896/
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: So many publishers, so little time.

Date: Wedneday, 04.21.10
Event: SF New Tech 4th Year Anniversary
Host: SF New Tech
Tag Line: 5000+ strong and we don’t bite
Time: 5:30 – 11PM
Venue: Mighty
Address: 111 Utah
Cost: $24.05
Link: http://april21sfnewtech.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: No
Comments: Mighty, a damn good reason to live in Portrero Hill

Date: Wednesday, 04.21.10
Event: After8
Host: f8
Tag Line: celebrate with the Facebook team and your fellow attendees
Time: 8-midnight
Venue: Terra
Address: 511 Harrison
Cost: F8 registration
Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=109646412407727
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: time to butter up your fav f8 wristband guy

Date: Wednesday, 04.21.10
Event: WAW following ad:tech at EVE Lounge
Host: Geary Interactives
Tag Line: Geary Interactive is sponsoring a round of light drinks
Time: 5:30 – 7:30
Venue: EVE
Address: 575 Howard Street
Cost: Free
Link: http://bit.ly/d0oSl
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: WAW is like the gateway mixer event…

Date: Wednesday, 04.21.10
Event: State of the Feeds
Host: RedBricks Media
Tag Line: a discussion of the social media landscape
Time: 6-9
Venue: Roe
Address: 651 Howard Street
Cost: Free
Link: http://www.redbricksmedia.com/party/
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: social media discussion…how original!

Date: Wednesday, 04.21.10
Event: Transpond f8 Afterparty
Host: f8
Tag Line: What to do after Facebook’s f8 conference but before After8?
Time: 6-9
Venue: Project One
Address: 251 Rhode Island
Cost: Free
Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=108931165804973&index=1
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: Punch and Pie

Date: Thursday, 04.22.10
Event: Post-F8 Open House & Hackathon
Host: Context Optional
Tag Line: Hack away at Facebook technologies new and old
Time: 4-8
Venue: Context Optional Office
Address: 625 Market St, 14th Floor
Cost: Free
Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=116366168379458&index=1
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: I’ll show you my app if you show yours

Date: Thursday, 04.22.10
Event: Pre-Startup Weekend Party @freshout.us
Host: freshout.us
Tag Line: Startup Weekend is Back
Time: 7-1
Venue: Freshout
Address: 444 Townsend Street #3
Cost: Free
Link: http://swpartysf.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments:

Date: Friday, 04.23.10
Event: Up for Stuff Kickoff
Host: David Weekly & Company
Tag Line: We’re so excited all of you are up for…stuff!
Time: 8-11
Venue: i/o ventures
Address: 780 Valencia
Cost: Free
Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=110986138919580
Free Drinks: no mention
Comments:

Date: Friday, 04.23.10
Event: Ivy League Mixer and Haiti Fundraiser
Host: University Club of San Fran
Tag Line: vy League college and grad school alums are invited to join us for a night of drinks and networking at the elegant University Club of San Francisco.
Time: 6-11
Venue: University Club
Address: 800 Powell St, San Francisco
Cost: $15
Link: http://www.harvardclubsf.org/article.html?aid=187
Free Drinks: mmmmaybe

April Showers Bring Chirp Parties [04.12.10 – 04.18.10]

To address last week’s MIA-status, and other general questions, I’ve drafted up an FAQ for your reading pleasure. Also appended is this week’s events list.  As usual additional details will be added here, and tweeted about throughout the week. Enjoy!

FAQ
1. Hey, how come you didn’t send out an email last week? Um, I was sick. Then I was lazy. Then I was still sick. so i said fuck it.
2. Why don’t you include any events outside the city? Because anything south of caesar chavez feels contrived (from my perspective, at least)
3. I never RSVP’ed to the Tipsy Pig – I think it’s “sold out”. Ping me I have two tickets that I won’t be using.
4. I see that the Title of the blog changed to Mixer Mob – really? Yeah really. I’m playing around with the name
5. How come no “comment line” this week? I’m not feeling that witty this week.

Date: Monday, 04.12.10
Event: Dropping ACID with MongoDB
Host: MongoDB
Tag Line: Mongo occupies a sweet spot for powering web apps, and is in use at SourceForge, Justin.tv, Github, the New York Times, The Business Insider, and many other companies.
Time: 6:30
Venue: CBS Interactive
Address: 235 2nd St
Cost: Free
Link: http://bit.ly/ck9rdM
Free Drinks: No

Date: Monday, 04.12.10
Event: East Meets West at The Tipsy Pig
Host: New Marketing Experience conference
Tag Line: we want to see YOU on the outdoor patio of The Tipsy Pig on Monday, April 12th for a tipsy good time.
Time: 6-11
Venue: The Tipsy Pig
Address: 2231 Chestnut Street
Cost: Free
Link: http://oink.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: No.

Date: Tuesday, 04.13.10
Event: Pre-Chirp Party for Twitter App Developers
Host: oneforty, 140proof, Klout, Live Intent, awe.sm, The Ellerdale Project, Plancast
Tag Line: Meet the creators of some of the coolest Twitter tools and Twitter developers from all over the world to talk about xAuth, the Streaming API, whitelisting, and Cassandra. Also: pizza and beer.
Time: 6-8
Venue: Porter Novelli offices
Address: 550 3rd St
Cost: Free
Link: http://tweetvite.com/event/prechirp
Free Drinks: Beer and Pizza

Date: Tuesday, 04.13.10
Event: 140 Proof’s Friends + Family Chirp Night Party
Host: 140proof
Tag Line: SECRET SECOND PARTY! CEO-approved margaritas, delicious hookah delights, and homemade guacamole.
Time: 8-11
Venue: 140 Proof Headquarters
Address: 77 De Boom
Cost: Free
Link: N/A
Free Drinks: Yes

Date: Tuesday, 04.13.10
Event: Friends of Twilio Pre-Chirp Party
Host: Twilio
Tag Line: Join us for beer, pizza, and a couple games of Rock Band.
Time: 7:30
Venue: TwilioHeadquarters
Address: 501 Folsom 3rd Floor
Cost: Free
Link: http://prechirptwilio.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: Yes

Date: Tuesday, 04.13.10
Event: Thread.com April Mixer
Host: Thread.com
Tag Line: We know lots of you got dates out of our last mixer, so we’re doing it again. Just as a favor to you.
Time: 6-9
Venue: Mr. Smith’s
Address: 34 7th Street
Cost: Free
Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=352740904563
Free Drinks: Yes

Date: Wednesday, 04.14.10
Event: peHub Shindig
Host: peHUB.com
Tag Line: peHUB returns to San Francisco on Wednesday, April 14 for an evening of drinks, bites and networking with the Bay Area’s top VCs, PE pros, bankers, entrepreneurs, attorneys and assorted hangers-on.
Time: 5:30-8:30
Venue: Mighty
Address: 119 Utah Street
Cost: $10
Link: http://sfshindig.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: sold out, but can be added to the waitlist

Date: Wednesday, 04.14.10
Event: 2010 Berkeley EA Entrepreneurs Round Table
Host: HAAS
Tag Line: The Entrepreneurs Roundtable is an event designed to build bridges between the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and the entrepreneurial community.
Time: 6-9
Venue: Marine’s Memorial
Address: 665 Sutter St
Cost: Free
Link: http://ert2010.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: Yes

Date: Thursday, 04.15.10
Event: TEDxMission
Host: TEDxMission
Tag Line: thought leaders will gather to discuss new ways for using real-time technology.
Time: 7-9:30
Venue: Langton Labs
Address: 9 Langton St
Cost: Free
Link: http://tedxmission.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: “light refreshment”

Date: Thursday, 04.15.10
Event: Google Tech for Everyday Use
Host: Google
Tag Line: Come to Google to learn about tools to use everyday.
Time: 7:30 – 9:30
Venue: Google
Address: 345 Spear St
Cost: Free
Link: http://bit.ly/aGIYoR
Free Drinks: No Mentions
Comments: RSVP by Monday April 12th at 5:00pm to Allison Bransfield: Allison Bransfield Online Help Team | Strategic Operations abransfield@Google.com | (650)253-1432

Date: Thursday, 04.15.10
Event: Pre-Chirp Closing Party-Dinner
Host: Twilio
Tag Line: Join your friends for dinner before the Chirp closing party at Twitter HQ.
Time: 7:30
Venue: Restaurant Lulu816 Folsom Street
Address: 816 Folsom Street
Cost: $40-$55
Link: http://chirplulu.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: No
Comments: I love this: “Why the Heck is it $40? That’s how much it costs to have a nice grown up dinner :)” (do you like the use of passive agressive smilie? i ❤ it. Newsflash, dinner cost $$!)

Date: Thursday, 04.15.10
Event: Chirp Closing Party
Host: Twitter
Tag Line: N/A
Time: 10
Venue: 1015 Folsom
Address: 1015 Folsom
Cost: No Mention
Link: http://plancast.com/a/2o7q
Free Drinks: No Mention.

Date: Friday, 04.16.10
Event: Foursquare Day Celebration
Host: i stopped caring.
Tag Line: Help us all earn the much coveted Foursquare Swarm Badge, Flashmob Style.
Time: 7:30 – 9:30
Venue: Pacific Catch
Address: 1200 9th Ave
Cost: Free
Link: http://www.4sqday.com/event/san-francisco-foursquare-day-swarm
Free Drinks: No Mentions

Date: Friday, 04.16.10
Event: Foursquare Day Celebration at Dolores Park
Host: TechTarts
Tag Line: Sunny San Francisco Swarm at Dolores Park
Time: 3:00 PM — 6:00 PM0
Venue: Dolores Park
Address: 18th and Dolores
Cost: Free
Link: http://bit.ly/dgTc2G
Free Drinks: No Mentions

Sick :(

Hi guys I’m really sick this week so I’m going to delay putting together this newsletter until later today – hopefully i’ll feel better by then! Sorry!

March Event Madness [03.29.10 – 04.04.10]

Happy Monday – from the sight of it we’re in for one of those “spring showers” kind of week. Lucky for us, with Zombie Prom coming up this weekend, and iron cupcake Bacon contest today after work, this is shaping up to be a ridiculously zany week. I hope you have as much fun reading this event list as I had writing it up!

As usual, updates are made via twitter and here – I’m playing around with theme and title, so it looks a bit more “customized”– oooo…ahhh…:) Anyway, have a fantastic week and hope to sync up soon!

Date: Monday, 03.29.10
Event: Iron Cupcake SF March Challenge: Bacon
Host: Iron Cupcake SF Committee
Tag Line: Hello cupcake Engineers! This month’s ingredient is Bacon!
Time: 6pm
Venue: Leland Tea Company
Address: 1416 Bush St
Cost: $5
Link: http://www.meetup.com/Iron-Cupcake-San-Francisco-Challenge/calendar/12796847/?value=Iron+Cupcake+SF+March+Challenge:+Bacon
Free Drinks: Free House Tea
Comments: Perfect alternative to an evening of DnD.

Date: Tuesday, 03.30.10
Event: App Showcase
Host: SF App Studio, hosted by Robert Scoble
Tag Line: Fast, Fun, Fabulous
Time: 5:30 – 9:30
Venue: 111 Minna
Address: 111 Minna
Cost: $20
Link: http://appshowcasemarch2010.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: Of course
Comments: Go meet that national trasure of a man robert scoble.

Date: Tuesday, 03.30.10
Event: Noisebridge Cleaning Party
Host: Noisebridge
Tag Line: Help us harvest beer bottles and round up dust bunnies for the slaughter!
Time: 6pm
Venue: Noisebridge
Address: 2169 Mission Street
Cost: Free
Link: https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Noisebridge
Free Drinks: BYOB
Comments: Which came first, Beer or Beer Bottles?

Date: Tuesday, 03.30.10
Event: LiveBar SF
Host: LiveWorld
Tag Line: Appetizer, first hour of drinks, Rachel Makool re: online communities and social media, businesses and brands.
Time: 6-8
Venue: Bubble Lounge
Address: 714 Montgomery St
Cost: Free
Link: http://livebarsf2.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: check out that buzz-word studded tagline. good lord.

Date: Wednesday, 03.31.10
Event: SF Media Drinkup
Host: SF Media
Tag Line: group of marketing, advertising and entertainment professionals in San Francisco that meets monthly for casual mingling.
Time: 6-9:30
Venue: Harlot
Address: 46 Minna
Cost: Free
Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=381345455961
Free Drinks: No, but raffle is sponsored by Microsoft and FreshGuide
Comments: Freshguide is LITERALLY giving away $20 credit to every attendee. No reason to not go.

Date: Wednesday, 03.31.10
Event: SFAMA Spring Mixer
Host: American Marketing Association
Tag Line: Network with colleagues, friends and nemeses
Time: 6-8:30
Venue: Eva Lounge
Address: 575 Howard
Cost: $5 online, $10 @ door
Link: http://march2010mixer.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: No
Comments: Stock photo from 90’s on invite, no host bar, pay-to-network. yeah, perfect.

Date: Wednesday, 03.31.10
Event: Cobblestone Happy Hour/ Launch Party
Host: Cobblestone Solutions
Tag Line: Amie Vaccaro: “I’m starting a company (and I’m now my own boss!)”
Time: 6-8
Venue: Bollyhood Cafe
Address: 3372 19th (@Mission st)
Cost: Free
Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=106512939377690
Free Drinks: No Mention
Comments: Going to Launch Parties should be counted as a patriotic duty.

Date: Thursday, 04.01.10
Event: MI6 Conference 2010 Afterparty
Host: MI6
Tag Line: maximizing the effectiveness and supporting the success of marketing, promotion and advertising professionals involved in the video gaming and interactive entertainment community.
Time: 10:30 PM – 12:30
Venue: The Barrel House
Address: 80 Tehama St
Cost: included with MI6 Conference registration
Link: http://prod.promaxbda.org/mi6/2010/schedule.aspx
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: Sadly, this is not the MI6 after party where you get to meet Daniel Craig.

Date: Thursday, 04.01.10
Event: Greystripe Developer Meet-up
Host: Greystripe
Tag Line: Now that you have a successful app, every wondered when and if you should become incorporated?
Time: 1pm
Venue: Thirsty Bear
Address: 661 Howard
Cost: Free
Link: http://www.meetup.com/GreystripeDeveloper/calendar/12689853/?value=Greystripe+Developer+Meet-up
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: Day-time Drinking FTW

Date: Friday, 04.02.10
Event: Swing Goth: The Ball of Justice
Host: Swing Goth
Tag Line: Surf-rockin’ Luchadores, intrepid space explorers, superheros and dancing!
Time: 7:30pm – 3am
Venue: DNA Lounge
Address: 375 Eleventh Street
Cost: $16-$20
Link: http://www.dnalounge.com/calendar/2010/04.html#02
Free Drinks: No
Comments: tronsuit up!

Date: Friday, 04.02.10
Event: SimpleGeo Launch Drinkup
Host: SimpleGeo
Tag Line: Come Celebrate SimpleGeo’s Launch at Zeitgeist
Time: 6:30 – Midnight
Venue: Zeitgeist
Address: 199 Valencia
Cost: Free
Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=110857285600518
Free Drinks: No Mention
Comments: Hope the rain doesn’t wash out the party.

Date: Friday, 04.02.10
Event: Bolt | Peters + Exygy Happy Hour
Host: B|P, Exygy
Tag Line: It’s time for a Happy Hour. Come by after work for a beverage and some snacks. Check out the new space. Feel great.
Time: 5-9
Venue: B|P
Address: 576 Natoma
Cost: Free
Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=411178465648
Free Drinks: Probably
Comments: Go share the happy.

Date: Friday, 04.02.10
Event: Samona Date Launch Party
Host: Samona Date
Tag Line: This is the biggest event I’ve ever hosted because of the beautiful venue and the celebration of my 2nd business!
Time: 8-2am
Venue: Julia Morgan Ballroom
Address: 465 California St
Cost: Free
Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=341156640665
Free Drinks: Probably
Comments: They demand cocktail attire.

Date: Saturday, 04.03.10
Event: SF Public Press Print-Raising Party
Host: SF Public Press
Tag Line: Join the leading grassroots campaign to advance local, ad-free, public-interest journalism in San Francisco.
Time: 6-9
Venue: Tonic
Address: 2360 Polk st
Cost: Free
Link: http://sfpublicpressattonic.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: No
Comments: another paper based paper, just what we need.

Date: Saturday, 04.03.10
Event: Reason to Party: Spring Kickoff Event Benefiting Samasource
Host: Reason to Party
Tag Line: Reason to Party brings together Bay Area communities and businesses to raise funds and awareness for local charity organizations
Time: 7-11pm
Venue: Green Room
Address: 401 Van Ness Ave
Cost: $22.09
Link: http://rtpspringkickoff.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: I think Samasource needs to extend their coverage to Nigeria, find those spammers some real legit jobs.

Date: Saturday, 04.03.10
Event: San Francisco Zombie Party
Host: Terror Enterprises
Tag Line: The SF Zombie Prom promises to be everything your proms weren’t.
Time: 8pm – 1am
Venue: San Fran LGBT Community Center
Address: 1800 Market Street
Cost: $10
Link: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/615628361
Free Drinks: Not advertised
Comments: where do zombie babies come from?

Date: Sunday, 04.04.10
Event: 19th Annual Union Street Spring Celebratrion & Easter Parade
Host: SF Bidnesses
Tag Line: celebrates and showcases the diverse community of San Francisco
Time: 10AM – 5PM
Venue: Union Street
Address: Union Street between Gough and Steiner
Cost: Varies
Link: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/544903822
Free Drinks: No
Comments: with enough liquid courage, this could turn into a rehearsal for bay to breakers!

Date: Sunday, 04.04.10
Event: Bring Your Own Big Wheel
Host: SF
Tag Line: yes .. Easter Sunday!
Time: 4PM
Address: 20th & Vermont Street
Cost: Varies
Link: http://www.jonbrumit.com/byobw.html
Free Drinks: No
Comments: zomg!

Post SxSW Event Therapy [03.22.10 – 03.28.10]

Date: Monday, March 22, 2010
Event: March Quora Bay Area Meetup
Host: Quora/Keith Rabois
Tag Line: It’s time for the 2nd Quora Bay Area meetup — this time in SF
Time: 7:00pm – 10:30pm
Venue: Keith Rabois’ House
Address: 19th & Eureka (RSVP for actual address)
Cost: Free
Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=340411798058
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: Quora is like Aardvark that doesn’t interrupt your IM Gossip session. RSVP is REQUIRED as there will be a guest list.

Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Event: Starbucks Free Pastry Day
Host: Starbucks
Tag Line: Get a free pastry on the morning of March 23 with the purchase of a handcrafted beverage.
Time: 5am – 10:30am
Venue: Participating Starbucks
Address: Really?
Cost: Free
Link: http://www.starbucks.com/blog/4983/free-pastry-day
Free Drinks: No
Comments: Dont be a cheapass and forget to tip.

Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Event: Lecture: Jason Lopatecki from TubeMogul
Host: AD2SF
Tag Line: Jason will discuss social media advertising and web video.
Time: 6:30 – 8:30
Venue: Art Insititue of California – Bistro 10 UN
Address: 1130 Market/ 10 United Nations Building/ 6th floor
Cost: Free
Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=314751917506&index=1
Free Drinks: No
Comments: “Hulu vs Youtube,” ooo the suspense.

Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Event: Meet the Change – Launch!
Host: Meet the Change
Tag Line: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=342029024669&index=1
Time: 6:30 – 9:30
Venue: Zebulon Restaurant
Address: 83 Natoma
Cost: $5-$15
Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=342029024669&index=1 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/103821
Free Drinks: Probably
Comments: Meet the Change? i hope change is good looking.

Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Event: SF Beta 4.0
Host: SF Beta
Tag Line: Four years and going strong
Time: 5-9
Venue: 111 Minna
Address: 111 Minna
Cost: $15-25
Link: http://sfbeta4p0.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: No
Comments: Four years and going strong, maybe should go see a doctor about that

Date: Tuesday, 03.23.10
Event: Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day!
Host: Your fav Haight Hippies
Tag Line: Welcome to Free Cone Day 2010
Time: Noon – 8pm
Venue: Ben and Jerry’s
Address: http://www.benjerry.com/scoop-shops/scoop-shop-locator/
Cost: Free
Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=272404657314
Free Drinks: NO.
Comments: Life really doesn’t get better than free ice cream

Date: Wednesday, 03.24.10
Event: Social, Drinks & Pitches [Finding Business Partners]
Host: SFEntrepreneur
Tag Line: You will have 30 seconds.
Time: 6-10
Venue: Citizen Space
Address: 425 2nd Street 1st Floor
Cost: $10 – $20
Link: http://drinksandpitches.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: Open-Mic night for Entrepreneurs

Date: Thursday, 03.25.2010
Event: San Francisco C0de Mingle
Host: Riviera Partners
Tag Line: a mixer for the Bay Area’s top developers to meet each other
Time: 5
Venue: Pete’s Tavern
Address: 128 King
Cost: Free
Link: http://c0deminglesf.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: No

Date: Thursday, March 25, 2010
Event: Twestival San Francisco
Host: Twestival
Tag Line: Join us for the Social Media event of the year!
Time: 6-11
Venue: Horizon Lounge
Address: 498 Broadway
Cost: $15
Link: http://www.amiando.com/Twestival2010_Sanfrancisco.html
Free Drinks: Comes with tickets
Comments: Proceeds benefit OperationSmile.org, speaking of which, I recently learned the term “tic-tac teeth” ::shudder::

Date: Thursday, 03.25.10
Event: Fashion Meets Tech Kick-off Mixer
Host: Fashion Meets Tech
Tag Line: inaugural mixer event for Fashion Meets Tech
Time: 7-9
Venue: Cantina SF
Address: 580 Sutter St
Cost: Free
Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=345883879315
Free Drinks: Yes (With Facebook RSVP)
Comments: hmmmm Engineering + Fashion….sounds wonderful in theory.

Date: Thursday, 03.25.10
Event: AC34 in SFCA Mixer
Host: AC34
Tag Line: A fun mixer for people interested in bringing the America’s Cup 34 to San Francisco Bay
Time: 4:30 – 7
Venue: The Plant Cafe
Address: Pier 3
Cost: Free, Need to RSVP on Facebook (limit 100)
Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=358932192983&index=1
Free Drinks: No
Comments: Time to beef up your innuendo vocab bank, Master Bates.

Date: Thursday, 03.25.10
Event: Freemium Summit 2010 Pre-party
Host: Freemium Summit producer Charles Hudson
Tag Line: To bring about greater community among media professionals, and because it’s fun!
Time: 6:30 – 8:30
Venue: Circa
Address: 2100 Chestnut Street
Cost: Free
Link: https://secure2.ersvp.com/secure2/ersvp/rsvp/reply.htm?evtr=beeeh&cacheid=1269216427.3669&cobrandid=ersvp
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: The only part of the Freemium Summit that’s Free. Take advantage

San Fran sans the SxSW Crowd (03.15.10 – 03.21.10)

Added 03.17.10: Get Lucky with PickV.com Open Bar

Date: Wednesday, 03.17.10
Event: Get Lucky With PickV.com
Host: PickV
Tag Line: Come Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Cellar
Time: 6-9
Venue: The Cellar
Address: 685 Sutter Street
Cost: Free
Link: http://pickv.com/party
Free Drinks: Yes
Comment: MUST RSVP

Date: Wednesday, 03.17.10
Event: Android Makers Meetup
Host: Android Makers
Tag Line: Upgrade Your G1 and MyTouch to Android 2.1
Time: 6:30 – 8:30
Venue: pariSoma
Address: 1436 Howard
Cost: Free
Link: http://www.meetup.com/AndroidMakers/calendar/12378600/?action=detail&eventId=12378600
Free Drinks: No

Date: Wednesday, 03.17.10
Event: SF IABC Mixer
Host: SF International Association of Business Communication
Tag Line: Mingle at our monthly cocktail mixer
Time: 5:30 – 7:30
Venue: Sens Restaurant
Address: 4 Embarcadero Center/ Promenade Level
Cost: Free
Link: http://sf.iabc.com/2010/sf-mixer/
Free Drinks: No

Date: Wednesday, 03.17.10
Event: SF New Tech
Host: SF New Tech
Tag Line: SF’s Largest and longest running regular tech event and community group
Time: 5:30 – 11:00
Venue: Mighty
Address: 119 Utah
Cost: $20
Link: http://march17sfnewtech.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: No

Date: Wednesday, 03.17.10
Event: St. Patrick’s @ Harlot
Host: Trendy Lime
Tag Line: Please join us at St Patrick’s Day celebration in a classy location
Time: 6 – 12
Venue: Harlot
Address: 46 Minna
Cost: $1 pre-register; $5 at door
Link: http://stpatty.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: No

Date: Thursday, 03.18.10
Event: SF New Tech: All French Tech!
Host: SF New Tech
Tag Line: All Frech, All Tech!
Time: 5:30 – 11
Venue: Mighty
Address: 119 Utah St
Cost: $20
Link: http://march18sfnewtech.eventbrite.com/
Free Drinks: No
Comments: Most definite Oui, Zut Alors!

Date: Thursday, 03.18.10
Event: Saas Networking Event at Thirsty Bear Brewing Company
Host: PivotLink
Tag Line: Come and meet thought leaders in the coud computing space
Time: 6:30 – 8:30
Venue: Thirsty Bear Brewing Company
Address: 661 Howard St
Cost: Free
Link: http://bit.ly/9mtUPt
Free Drinks: Mmmmaybe?

Date: Friday, 03.19.10
Event: The Alite Launch Party
Host: Alite Designs
Tag Line: ALITE Designs is launching its Spring ’10 line.
Time: 6-11
Venue: Alite Design Studio
Address: 2505 Mariposa
Cost: Free
Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=360342855621
Free Drinks: Yes
Comments: First 25 people gets free teeshirt.