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Places To Go Thanksgiving Night

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In any year, Thanksgiving with the family can be anxiety inducing, but considering most of us are still reeling from the election, sitting across the table from your racist,Trump-voting uncle is seeming particularly daunting. A lot of families also have this weird tradition of eating Thanksgiving dinner at an absurdly early hour so most of us are freed from the table by 7 or 8 and a desperation to immerse ourselves back in a bubble of liberalism, friends and booze will kick in.  I’ll probably end up at the Mint singing karaoke with my friends but here are a few more options to get your groove back on Thanksgiving night

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Flower Power dab bar SF. Photo: Andrew Elsayid

Flower Power Thanksgiving Happy Hour.  70 2nd St, 4:20pm, $3. You know what will make that Thanksgiving meal feel like you’re on a gravy boat in turkey heaven?  Some amazing medical grade Marijuana.  Flower Power SF is staying open on Thanksgiving just for you and the dab bar is on Happy hour 4:20pm to 7:10pm ($3-$5 dabs).  They are also doing buy one get one free the 25th (Black Friday), 26th & 27th.  Poof! Now you’ve got half your Christmas shopping done and you found a way to make your Uncle Chester’s jokes funny.

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Hella Funny Comedy Show, Milk Bar 1840 Haight St, 8pm, free with code That’s right. After you get your gobble on come to Milk Bar on Haight Street to laugh it up with some local DOPE comedians. Make sure to bring your dancing shoes because DJ Josef with an F will be spinning your favorite 90s hit ALL NIGHT LONG. Use code “hellafunny” for free tickets.

 

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Airstuffer Pie-By, Monarch 101 6th St, 9pm, $10 or donation of new items for homeless care package Served up post desert, please join us for “Airstuffer Pie-By”: a heaping plate of drama-free dance music and a night where we give thanks for YOU: our chosen family and inspiring community of freaks, makers, ravers, artists, movers, shakers, activists, and builders of a beautiful, just, and compassionate world that can never be lost in an election.

The Monster Show The Edge, 4149 18th St 9pm, $5 We are getting all the Muppets together to come and play with our queens, and let me tell you that is something you have to see!We are kicking things off at 9 with DJ MC2 serving up the hottest beats, while the boys of the bar, Erick, Jeff, and Dominic keep you in cool cocktails all night long! Get a seat early! Show starts at 10:15, and you do not want to miss a minute of this!

DJ Lady Ryan Tribe, 3303 San Pablo Ave Oakland, $7 Put down the stuffing, grab your homies and the cousins you just met and come soothe your soul and dance to the sounds of DJ Lady Ryan.

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Class of 1984 Cat Club, 1190 Folsom St, free before 10 $7 after DJ’s Dangerous Dan & Damon
play all your favorite 80’s music, from the darkly delightful to the New Wave to the 1 hit wonders you crave like a Turkey sandwich with stuffing and Cranberry sauce!

Glam Night Makeout Room, 3225 22nd St, free DJs Omar Perez & Medium Rare! 70s Glam, Protopunk, Bubblegum & Rock n’ Roll

Turkeytopia Bingo Game Hullaballoo The Knockout, 3223 Mission St, 9pm, free Get rid of the Thanksgiving Day family blooze & join us for a cool cocktail & a cornucopia of twisted holiday fun! You’ll be happy you did!

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Amiee Kushner

Amiee Kushner

Amiee is SF's favorite ginger Jewess, a native of the Bay Area, and in charge of the money stuff at Broke-Ass Stuart. Unless you are a writer who hasn't got paid yet, then she is just a contributor. She was also the campaign manager for Stuart's quixotic quest to be mayor in 2015. She travels, hikes, stays up way too late and occasional cooks more food than anyone should eat. You can check out some of her super not-kosher recipes at www.JewishHeathens.com