The Exploratorium in SF puts on tons of great events for adults. Nov 7th is the After Dark: The Art of Tinkering event. Basically mix together those awesome field trips to the science center from when you were a kid with some killer cocktails and lively conversationalists. It sounds like a good mix of activity and the ability to just chat and meet group members.
To quote the website:
"Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events. Not a theater, cabaret, or gallery, After Dark contains aspects of all three. Each evening showcases a different topic—from music to sex to electricity— but all include a cash bar and film screenings, plus an opportunity to play with our hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Join us and mingle with inventive scientists, artists, musicians, programmers, and designers. Enjoy live performances, provocative films, interesting music, cutting-edge technology, unexpected extravaganzas, and more, depending on each evening's lineup. Leave the kids at home and meet friends or take a date. Where else can you find an intellectually stimulating playground for adults?"
Tickets are $15 for non museum members and can be purchased at: http://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/calendar/after-dark/november-2013
I have not been here so I don't exactly know the layout, but let's meet near the entrance. I'll bring some name tags, merely because it is a good way to id the group. Feel free to call/text me if you can't find us (702)[masked] or are in the area a little early and want to grab a drink. -Nikki