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Friday, January 11

Art Reception & Free Beer: Mid-Winter Hardware | North Beach
Friday, January 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make Hang Gallery
Art Reception & Free Beer: Mid-Winter Hardware | North Beach

Come to Make Hang gallery in North Beach for lots of art and free beer at the artist reception of Mid-Winter Hardware, a show by New United Media, on January 11, 2013 at 6pm. 
There will be paintings, books, audio recordings and photos, and did we …

CrowdFunding Launch Party, Startup Tips & Networking | 111 Minna
Friday, January 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Please RSVP on Eventbrite
| 111 Minna Gallery
CrowdFunding Launch Party, Startup Tips & Networking | 111 Minna

The San Francisco Startup Movement is hosting their first launch party featuring an incredible combination of local product designers, artists and entrepreneurs that are using crowd-funding and internet technologies to start-up on shoestring budgets.
Free, but RSVP is required.
Included in the free event is a hands-on …

Art Show, Live Painting & Free Drinks | Mission Dist.
Friday, January 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Drinks are free, but snacks may be for sale.
| FAZE Apparel
Art Show, Live Painting & Free Drinks | Mission Dist.

Come join an artist showcase event at the new Faze Apparel store with live painting, art and clothing for sale, free beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), finger foods (not sure if the food is free or these may be for sale), and music.
Featured local artists are Alexander Suelto …

Jimi Hendrix Live Music Jam & History Talk | SF
Friday, January 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Books Inc. (Opera Plaza)
Jimi Hendrix Live Music Jam & History Talk | SF

Who better to give you insight on the greatest electric guitarist of all time than the man himself?
Respected Jimi Hendrix historian Steven Roby discusses his new book Hendrix on Hendrix, a sprawling collection of Jimi Hendrix interviews that comprise the closest thing to a Hendrix …

Live Long and Laugh: Free Nerd Comedy Show | SF
Friday, January 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*One drink minimum
| 50 Mason Social House
Live Long and Laugh: Free Nerd Comedy Show | SF

Pocket protectors, broken glasses, and high waisted flannel pants will be the attire for the comics at Bert D’s Comedy Showcase.
Nerdy comics from all over the city are coming to 50 Mason Social House to put on a gut-busting and tear inducing show that can only be …

Gas Station Reading Room: Storytelling by a Fake Fire | SF
Friday, January 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Frankenart Mart
Gas Station Reading Room: Storytelling by a Fake Fire | SF

Got a short story featuring a gas station? Come read it aloud to Leslie of Frankenart Mart, the cats, and frankenpassersby.
Leslie will be reading the Stephen King short story, Trucks – all about a rather gory truck stop, in front of a fake fire. Don’t …

Win Tix: Literary Clown Foolery: Open Bar & New Year’s Resolutions | SF
Friday, January 11 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Regular cost, $10 (includes open bar live performances)
| The Booksmith
Literary Clown Foolery: Open Bar & New Year’s Resolutions | SF

Literary Clown Foolery, happening every 2nd Friday of the month, features an open bar and live performances from Booksmith’s own Clownfoolery Players.
For the New Year, the clowns have resolved to spend more time on Facebook, switch to filtered cigarettes, and finally fit into those size 13 …

Win Tix: You Ain’t Nothin’ But A Diamond Dog: A Bowie Presley Soiree | Rickshaw Stop
Friday, January 11 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Regular price, $10-13
| Rickshaw Stop
You Ain't Nothin' But A Diamond Dog: A Bowie Presley Soiree | Rickshaw Stop

The musical, theatrical, sparkly spectacle of a show, First Church of the Sacred Silversexual will celebrate David Bowie’s birthday, and the Hubba Hubba Revue will honor Elvis Presley’s birth with a mix of irreverent comedy, classic striptease and circus and variety acts.

Free Jazz Fridays | Cafe Royale
Friday, January 11 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
Free Jazz Fridays | Cafe Royale

Get your Friday night jazz fix at the trendyloin’s Cafe Royale with a free set from Jazz Quartet led by Tristan Norton. 

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 …

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 …

Bites Off Broadway: Friday Night Food Truck Block Party & Picnic | Oakland
Every Friday – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food.
| 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, May 9 – October 10, 2014.
Neighbors in The Temescal meet and greet on blankets and folks …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

#Hashtag Comedy Night | SoMa Streat Food Park
Every Friday – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoMa StrEat Food Park
#Hashtag Comedy Night | SoMa Streat Food Park

Come get your yaks out at the weekly #Hashtag comedy night at SoMa Streat Food Park hosted by Andrew Holmgren and Justin Gomes and featuring nationally touring and local comedians.
The show takes place every Friday night at 9 pm, and is brought to you by Sylvan …

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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