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Friday, December 7

Rock the Square Bell Ringing | Union Square
Friday, December 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Rock the Square Bell Ringing | Union Square
In 2012 the square will rock with festive sounds of the season from some of our favorites: the Eyewitness Blues Band, Bud E. Luv, Pure Ecstasy, Billy Philadelphia with the Convent of the Sacred Heart High School & Stuart Hall High School Choirs, guest choirs ...
Rotunda Dance Series: Choreographer Chris Black | City Hall
Friday, December 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: Choreographer Chris Black | City Hall
Choreographer Chris Black has been making dance in San Francisco since 1993. Chris recently was a resident artist at the California Academy of Sciences, where she developed Extinction Burst, a site dance bringing a kinetic memory of extinct animals into the present. She has also choreographed ...

La Cocina 4th Annual Gift Bazaar | Crocker Galleria
Friday, December 7 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission with vendors selling goods.
| Crocker Galleria
La Cocina 4th Annual Gift Bazaar | Crocker Galleria
Whether you’re craving cake truffles, chocolates or Christmas tamales, satisfy all of your holiday hunger pangs at La Cocina’s 4th Annual Gift Bazaar on Friday, December 7, 2012, from 1 till 7 p.m. Featuring over 20 local vendors offering seasonally-inspired artisan and handcrafted foods products. There ...
“Aloha on Ice” Hawaiian Fest & Free Pop-Up Luau | Justin Herman Plaza
Friday, December 7 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*The promoters have told us that everything (even the luau and lei making) is free
| Justin Herman Plaza
Share the warm aloha spirit and come to a free pop-up luau at the “Aloha on Ice” Hawaiian Festival at the Holiday Ice Rink at Embarcadero Center presented by Hawaiian Airlines on December 7, 2012. And while not a full-on luau (we don’t expect to see a giant pig ...
Hangr 16 Art Opening, Trunk Show, Free Drinks & Dancing | Mission
Friday, December 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | HANGR 16
Hangr 16 Art Opening, Trunk Show, Free Drinks & Dancing | Mission
Please join Hangr 16 on Friday, December 7 for the triple-header shindig – Jeny Smith Art Show + Cat Makes Things Trunk Show + The Mission Holiday Block Party. There will be complimentary, curiously strong drinks and dancing thanks to DJ Justime playing 45’s. Jeny Smith / ...
Dish Boutique Trunk Show, Free Bites & Wine | Hayes Valley
Friday, December 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Dish Boutique
Dish Boutique Trunk Show, Free Bites & Wine | Hayes Valley
Join Dish Boutique during the Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party for a local designer showcase: The Podolls, Kathryn Mc Carron and Giovanna Torric. Enjoy complimentary Rose wine sips, snacks and 20% off (with some exclusions) in celebration of the Hayes Valley holiday block party.
Art Beat First Friday Outdoor Concert | Oakland
Friday, December 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 25th Street Collective
Art Beat First Friday Outdoor Concert | Oakland
Music will run from 5pm-10pm. In between the two stages on 25th Street, Art Beat will also have host a mid-block beer garden as the kick off to its Winter Fundraising Drive. Unicorn Stage (Telegraph at 25th) 5:30 Hooded Youth 6:30 Rin Tin Tiger 7:30 The Rabbles 8:30 Field Trips ...
Around the World on a Vespa: Spoken Word, Photos & Free Bites | SF
Friday, December 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Emerald Tablet
Around the World on a Vespa: Spoken Word, Photos & Free Bites | SF
Terra e Asfalto (“earth and asphalt”): Around the World on a Vespa is an exhibit of travel photography by Giorgio Serafino and Giuliana Foresi and tells the incredible story of an Italian couple who found their souls by getting lost, told in images and words, with in-person ...
Art Explosion Holiday Art Show 2012: Opening Reception | Mission
Friday, December 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Art Explosion Studios
Art Explosion Holiday Art Show 2012: Opening Reception | Mission
Art Explosion Studios, San Francisco’s largest artists collective is holding its annual Holiday Open Studios Show from 6-11 pm on Friday, December 7, 2012. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and browse art from over 75 artists. Art Explosion Studios is decking the walls of their galleries with paintings, ceramics, drawings and ...
Timbuk2 Grand Reopening Party & Free Beer | Hayes Valley
Friday, December 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*21+
| Timbuk2 (Hayes Valley)
Timbuk2 Grand Reopening Party & Free Beer | Hayes Valley
Join in commemorating Timbuk2’s new look with a festive evening of shopping, complimentary beer, and a photo booth to capture the night in conjunction with the Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party. With the holidays in mind, Timbuk2 is offering 25% off any classic messenger bag during ...
End of 2012 French Soirée: Free Beer & French Music | SF
Friday, December 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free entry, one free beer when you show this page at the door. Food & drinks are for sale.
| Alliance Française of San Francisco
End of 2012 French Soirée: Free Beer & French Music | SF
Join the Alliance Française (French Alliance) for a fun, relaxed semi-formal evening of eating, drinking, music listening and celebrating the nearing end of 2012 with your fellow Francophiles and Francophones on December 7, 2012. There is no cover and there will be three bands, the Gil ...
NASA & Nat Geo’s “American Idol” for Scientists | SoMa
Friday, December 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with registration on Eventbrite
| San Francisco Mariott Marquis
NASA & Nat Geo's
Think “American Idol” for the next generation of scientists presented by FameLab, NASA, and National Geographic. Come listen to ten young scientists spin tall-but-true tales of climate change, black holes, and life on other planets. Immerse yourself in the red planet as NASA’s Lead Scientist for ...
First Friday Free Concert: Maus Haus | Oakland
Friday, December 7 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
First Friday Free Concert: Maus Haus | Oakland
San Francisco’s Maus Haus sounds like a confection of Kraftwerk, the Beach Boys, and Sonic Youth, ground up and re-formed into a filet of raw cool. Amid bursts of glitchy noise, dirty drums, and buzzy synthesizers, the band keeps the whole thing fun–with catchy vocals and hypnotic rhythms. The ...

Every Friday

Alisha’s Free Home Cookin’ Fridays | The Riptide
Alisha's Free Home Cookin' Fridays | The Riptide

Follow the L until it ends, on Fridays after work and get rewarded with grubbing on free home cookin’ from Alisha.
Each week, she whips up home-style food that ranges from blushin bunnies, chili con carne, chicken pot pie, and, if you’re lucky, even tater tot …

New Presidio Parklands Project Site Tour | SF
Every Friday – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Trust Headquarters
New Presidio Parklands Project Site Tour | SF

Learn more about the New Presidio Parklands Project, a new gateway to the visitor experience at the Presidio of San Francisco, a new kind of national park site located at the center of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, one of the largest urban national parks in …

Cool Cars, Music & Farmers Market | Downtown Martinez
Every Friday – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Street Martinez
Cool Cars, Music & Farmers Market | Downtown Martinez

Every Friday from May 15 through September 11, 2015 is Fridays on the Main & Market in Downtown Martinez featuring:

Farmers Market on the 800 block of Main St. 4-8 pm
Cool Cars & Music on the 600 & 700 blocks of Main St. 6-8 pm

Every …

Computer History Museum Geeky Block Party | 1/2 Off Admission & Off The Grid
Every Friday – 5:00 pm | Cost: $7.50*
*Museum admission is $7.50. Meals from food trucks varies.
| Computer History Museum
Computer History Museum Geeky Block Party | 1/2 Off Admission & Off The Grid

Every Friday night the Computer History Museum will be extending its hours so you can enjoy a fun block party offering 50% off museum admission price, a variety of food trucks and special museum programs.
The museum has partnered with Off the Grid, the Bay Area’s network of street food …

Free Wine & Beer Tasting | Pleasanton
Every Friday – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | New Leaf Market (Pleasanton)
Free Wine & Beer Tasting | Pleasanton

New Leaf Community Market in Pleasanton invites you to start your weekend off right with free weekly wine and beer tastings happening every Friday from 5-7 pm.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
A different vendor is featured each week. Must be 21+ to sample alcohol.

Bites Off Broadway: Friday Night Food Truck Block Party & Picnic | Oakland
Every Friday – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Bites Off Broadway
Bites Off Broadway: Friday Night Food Truck Block Party & Picnic | Oakland

Bites Off Broadway will again bring the vibe of a neighborhood block party and picnic to the front of Studio One Art Center (465 45th Street) on Friday nights from 5:30-8:30 pm from May to October.
Neighbors in The Temescal meet and greet on blankets and folks from …

Free “Oysters on the Half Shell” Fridays | El Rio
Free

El Rio, a neighborhood dive in the deep Mission, gives away free Oysters on the half shell from local folks in Tomales Bay, every Friday at 5:30 pm. Arrive on time, they go fast.
And get your drink on with happy hour on Friday from 5-8 pm …

$1 Drink Fridays: “Battle of the Decades” DJ Party | North Beach
Every Friday – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission with Facebook RSVP
| Monroe
$1 Drink Fridays:

Fridays are now a little bit more awesome. Did someone say $1 drinks and $2 tacos?
Monroe in North Beach hosts “Battle of the Decades” DJ party and happy hour every Friday with a DJ spinning progressive tunes. Every hour is a different decade – with …

Free Circus Class Day: Learn Juggling & Tightrope Walking | SF
Every Friday – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Free for first time, and $5 charge regularly. RSVP Required
| Circus Center
Free Circus Class Day: Learn Juggling & Tightrope Walking | SF

Come and play with all the fun circus toys that fit under the Circus Center‘s roof every Friday.
Circus Skills Jam Class
Summer 2015: Fridays | 7-9 pm
Free first time, and $5 after that, with an RSVP is required; class has a 25 person maximum. Please make sure to check-in …

Free Circus Class Friday: Learn Juggling & Tightrope Walking | SF
Every Friday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Circus Center
Free Circus Class Friday: Learn Juggling & Tightrope Walking | SF

Come and play with all the fun circus toys that fit under the Circus Center‘s roof every Wednesday and Friday.
Circus Skills Jam Class
Most Wednesdays & Fridays | 7 to 9 pm
Free, but an RSVP is required; class has a 25 person maximum. Please make sure to check-in …

Red Hots $5 Friday Night Burlesque Show | Mission Dist.
Every Friday – 7:30 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5-10 sliding scale
| El Rio
Red Hots $5 Friday Night Burlesque Show | Mission Dist.

It’s saucy dancing with a sense of humor at the Red Hots Burlesque show on Fridays at El Rio, where you can see some of the bawdiest burlesque babes in the Bay,  for a sliding scale price starting at $5.
Come with your sense of humor and get …

Free Burlesque: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies | Skylark Bar
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Skylark Bar
Free Burlesque: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies | Skylark Bar

Join Hunny Bunny and Her Hot Toddies for Mischief at the Skylark Bar every Friday at 8 pm.
Enjoy drinks, dancing, DJs and more at this free weekly burlesque and variety show. Come early to purchase your beverage and toast to these Barbary Coast Beauties.

Pamtastic’s Comedy Clubhouse | Mutiny Radio
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mutiny Radio
Pamtastic's Comedy Clubhouse | Mutiny Radio

Pamtastic’s Comedy Clubhouse on Mutiny Radio is a free comedy show every Friday from 8-11 pm at Mutiny Radio on the corner of 21st and Florida in the deep Mission District.
Over 25 of San Francisco’s underground comics entertain your cheap asses every week until the …

“Flash Back Friday” Movie Night | Berkeley
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hotel Durant

Hotel Durant in Berkeley hosts every “Flash Back Friday” Movie Night every Friday night at 8 pm.
Complimentary sodas and popcorn will be served in the setting of this unique hotel. Opened in 1928, Hotel Durant has undergone a recent renovation and also houses Henry’s Restaurant & …

“Best of SF” Stand-Up Comedy Night | SF

San Francisco has long been home to an electric comedy scene and has spawned some of the biggest names in stand-up from Margaret Cho to Patton Oswalt, in addition to current up and coming stars like Vahé Hove and Chris Schiappacasse. Check out a fresh …

SF Beer Olympics: Drinking Games & $2 Beers | North Beach
SF Beer Olympics: Drinking Games & $2 Beers | North Beach

Meet and compete against locals, travelers, couch surfers, au pairs, and hostelers. Games are free to play (including flip cup, beer pong and relays) and many weeks they have themed events for holidays, or just because.
They have a great 5-for-$10 beer special until 9:30 pm. After …

Friday Night Outdoor Roller Skate DJ Party: “Midnight Rollers” | SF
Every Friday – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Plaza
Friday Night Outdoor Roller Skate DJ Party:

Strap on your skates and roller disco around the city at the Midnight Rollers Friday Night Skate party.
This weekly skate (as long as it’s not raining or during Burning Man) hits up San Francisco’s main attractions, all while blasting their own beats from two jogging strollers …

Queer Fridays Live Music Series | El Rio
Every Friday – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | El Rio
Queer Fridays Live Music Series | El Rio

Get an earful of live music from queer artists, every Friday night at 10 pm at the free “Friday Live” series at El Rio in San Francisco’s Mission District.
DJ Emotions gets the party started with hip hop, salsa, house and world tunes at 10 pm sharp.
Begin …

F!#&ing Free Fridays: Improv Comedy | SF
Every Friday – 10:30 pm | Cost: FREE
F!#&ing Free Fridays: Improv Comedy | SF

EndGames Improv is bringing something new to the genre, what could turn out to be a very hot affair (in that release of tension, funny kind of way) with “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship.”
“YFUR” is an entirely improvised comedy show inspired by stories of your own …

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