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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

Art Opening: World AIDS Day “100 Faces” | Mission
Friday, December 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP on the Facebook event page and bring cash for food and drinks
| Public Works
Art Opening: World AIDS Day

Join Public Works on its opening night of “100 Faces” for an evening of art, drinks, and conversation.
View over 100 portraits from FACEAIDS student’s photographs and a draw your own portrait station while supporting World AIDS Day and FACE AIDS.
Featuring works by:
Steven Brock
Teppei Ando
Ellen Dreibelbis
VITO
Liz …

The Bold Italic’s Oaktown Pop-Up Shop Opening Party | Oakland
Friday, December 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marion and Rose
The Bold Italic's Oaktown Pop-Up Shop Opening Party | Oakland

Celebrate with The Bold Italic as they throw a party to open their pop-up shop. They will be spreading the holiday cheer with drinks, food, and merchandise for sale. The first 50 people also walk away with a free Bold Italic magazine.
This is also part …

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
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 …

A Night with a Maasai Warrior, Photography, and Drinks | Mission
Friday, December 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required
| Wix Lounge
A Night with a Maasai Warrior, Photography, and Drinks | Mission

Bring your curiosity and passion to create a more sustainable world and Blue Planet Network will provide the free beer and wine. Listen as Blue Planet Network photographers, Rudi Dundas and Christine Krieg, speak about their experiences and photos working to build sustainable drinking water …

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 …

Whole Foods Winter Gala: Live Music & Tastings | San Ramon
Friday, December 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Food tastings are probably free, but bring a few bucks just in case.
| Whole Foods (San Ramon)
Whole Foods Winter Gala: Live Music & Tastings | San Ramon

Join Whole Foods in San Ramon for their annual Winter Wonderland Gala on December 7, 2012.
Free, but RSVP is required.
The event will feature live music and over 40 vendors and demonstrations. They will have a chocolate fountain, prizes, beer and wine for those over the age of …

Free Folk Concert: Snow Angel & Red Steppes | Oakland
Friday, December 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free concert. Wine will be for sale.
| Book Zoo
Free Folk Concert: Snow Angel & Red Steppes | Oakland

Join a free all-ages folk concert at the Book Zoo, a great little bookshop off Oakland’s Piedmont Avenue.
Folk bands Snow Angel and The Red Steppes will be featured. Wine will be available for purchase.

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 …

OM House DJ Night “Fred Everything” | North Beach
Friday, December 7 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP at http://monroesf.com/guest-list
| Monroe
OM House DJ Night

Dance ’till 2am as Canadian DJ/producer Fred Everything (Lazy Days, OM Records / San Francisco, Montreal) spins house music along with Jayvi Velasco (AfterAfterHours, SF) and Carol Chang (Monroe, CiccioSF)
Free with RSVP @ monroesf.com/guest-list

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 …

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: New Park Construction | Presidio Gateway
Every Friday – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required to rmenezes@presidiotrust.gov.
| Presidio Trust Headquarters
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: New Park Construction | Presidio Gateway

The Presidio Gateway project will create 13 acres of new parkland in the Presidio, re-connecting Crissy Field with the Main Post. Site tours are available every Friday afternoon from 4-5 pm from May 30 through September 26, 2014.
Free, but an RSVP is required to rmenezes@presidiotrust.gov.
Participants will learn about …

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 …

Fashion Studio Happy Hour Shopping Party | SoMa
Every Friday – 4:40 pm | Cost: FREE | 440 Brannan Studio Showroom
Fashion Studio Happy Hour Shopping Party | SoMa

440 Brannan Studio Showroom hosts a fashion happy hour every Friday from 4:40-7 pm. Sip on wine and beer while browsing their collection of unique styles by local designers.
440 Brannan Studio Showroom is a 5,000 square foot retail store and studio factory where prominent and emerging Bay Area designers …

Taiko Drumming & Japanese Music | SF
Every Friday – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hotel Nikko San Francisco
Taiko Drumming & Japanese Music | SF

Come to Hotel Nikko San Francisco every Friday and Saturday evening at 5 pm as “Maikaze Daiko & Friends” showcase the power and subtlety of Japanese Taiko drumming with other traditional Japanese instruments from Bay Area artists and beyond.
Awaken the senses with flowing melodies and …

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 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 …

The Business: Alternative Comedy Night | Mission Dist.
The Business: Alternative Comedy Night | Mission Dist.

The Business is one of the best alternative comedy shows in SF and features comedians from Comedy Central, SXSW, and the Comedians of Comedy tour.
This edgy comedy gig has moved to Fridays at the Hemlock Tavern, and features a rotating cast of comedians, currently including Nato Green, Bucky …

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 …

Friday Comedy Night | SoMa Streat Food Park
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Friday Comedy Night | SoMa Streat Food Park

Come get your yaks out at the weekly comedy night at SoMa Streat Food Park  every Friday night at 8 pm.
It’s a weird, wiggly, and hilarious party organized by two of the Bay’s most notorious ringmasters, Justin Gomes and Andrew Holmgren of Sylvan Productions. Every week …

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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