Entertainment

Top Choice Jazz in The Haight & Hayes Valley

SFJAZZ Center

Jazz legends and singular talents from Argentina to Yemen are showcased at North America's newest, largest jazz center. Hear fresh takes on classic jazz albums and poets riffing with jazz combos in the downstairs Jo…
Top Choice Live Performance in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Booksmith

Throw a stone in SF and you'll probably hit a writer (ouch) or reader (ouch again) headed to/from Booksmith. Literary figures organize Booksmith book signings, mass giveaways of George Orwell's 1984, boozy book swap…
Top Choice Live Music in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Independent

Bragging rights are earned with breakthrough shows at the small but mighty Independent, featuring indie dreamers (Magnetic Fields, Death Cab for Cutie), music legends (Steel Pulse, Guided by Voices), alt-pop (the Ki…
Jazz in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Club Deluxe

Blame it on the bossa nova or the Deluxe Spa Collins (gin, cucumber, ginger, mint, lemon and soda) – you'll be swinging before the night is through. Nightly jazz combos bring the zoot suits and lindy-hoppers to the …
Karaoke in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Mint

Big voices at this mixed straight-gay karaoke bar could rattle pennies in the US mint uphill. If you can't decide what to sing from the 30,000-plus playlist, know this: George Michael never fails, and the two-drink …