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Friday, February 8

Shakespeare on Tour: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” | SoMa
Friday, February 8 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Center for Learning in Retirement
Shakespeare on Tour:

Performance is at 1:30 pm. Post-show Q&A with the cast is at 2:30 pm.

Lunar New Year Hand-on Cooking Class: Dumplings | Chinatown
Friday, February 8 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Grant Place Restaurant
Lunar New Year Hand-on Cooking Class: Dumplings | Chinatown

Celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Snake by learning how to make traditional dumplings with Master Chef Bing Bing Xie for the 10th annual Chinese New Year’s Eve event at Grant Place Restaurant in Chinatown. Learn a bit of cultural history while you learn ...

Dolores Park Blanket Drive for the Homeless | SF
Friday, February 8 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donate a blanket to help the homeless
| Dolores Park
Dolores Park Blanket Drive for the Homeless | SF

Get into the giving spirit; help warm the homeless by bringing a blanket to Dolores Park (on the corner of 18th at Dolores) from 4-7 pm on Friday, February 8, 2013.
Gather your clean, gently used or new blankets and sleeping bags and they will be distributed to …

Rockridge Valentine’s Jazz & Wine Stroll | Oakland
Friday, February 8 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rockridge
Rockridge Valentine's Jazz & Wine Stroll | Oakland

Join the Rockridge neighborhood in Oakland for live jazz from Street Brew, plus wine al fresco on February 8, 2013.
Merchants will be open from 5-8pm and restaurants will be open from 5pm until closing (which we’re assuming will be later than 8pm.)
We’re not sure if …

Art & Tech Launch: GG Bridge Photo Exhibit, Free Food & Wine | SF
Friday, February 8 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required. Food & drinks may be for sale.
| Twitter HQ
Art & Tech Launch: GG Bridge Photo Exhibit, Free Food & Wine | SF

Come join an evening of art and tech in one special night at Runway SF, a new startup tech incubator located at 1355 Market Street (in the Twitter building).
Free, but RSVP is required.
There will be complimentary food and wine, and special guest artist John Law, founder …

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland

What to expect on Friday, February 8, 2013:

5-7 pm: DJ from Amoeba Music, Berkeley
5-8 pm: Customizer-in-Residence Nan Eastep of B. Spoke Tailor doing re-garmeting in the we/customize exhibition
5-8 pm: Family-friendly lunch bag puppet-making drop-in workshop
7-9 pm: live band Funky Goods playing soul and funk music
6-8 …

Faze Apparel Art Show, Free Drinks & Music | Mission Dist.
Friday, February 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Snacks may be for sale.
| FAZE Apparel
Faze Apparel Art Show, Free Drinks & Music | Mission Dist.

Come join Faze Apparel for the second artist showcase event at their new store featuring the work of two local artists – Adrian Delgado and Ozi Magana.
There will live painting, art and clothing for sale, free beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), snack foods (may be for …

Poetry of the Underground: East Germany Art Exhibit & Film Night | SF
Friday, February 8 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Goethe-Institut
Poetry of the Underground: East Germany Art Exhibit & Film Night | SF

The exhibit Poetry of the Underground depicts the young and non-established artistic and literary scene of the 1980´s in the German Democratic Republic (former East Germany).
Join the Opening Night reception followed by the film, Gegenbilder (Counter-Images) – GDR Underground Films 1983 – 1989 on February 8, …

Avant Garde Multi-media Dance & Video Installation | Dogpatch
Friday, February 8 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Scrawl Drawing Center
Avant Garde Multi-media Dance & Video Installation | Dogpatch

Join the opening reception of the work of two Bay Area Artists, Sasha Petrenko and Renee Rhodes.
Petrenko will present Animal Projections, a multi-media installation and performance consisting of documentary video, field recordings, biomorphic props made of woven willow as well as a set of instructions …

The Bay Lights Fundraiser Party | SoMa
Friday, February 8 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP required to rsvp@hotstudio.com
| Hot Studio
The Bay Lights Fundraiser Party | SoMa

Party with The Bay Lights team and lead artist Leo Villareal on Friday, February 8. 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at experience design company Hot Studio, 585 Howard St., San Francisco. It’s an evening with complimentary cocktails, light fare and a pre-Valentine’s Day …

2013 Mobile App Olympics: Opening | SoMa
Friday, February 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required
| Sandbox Suites (SoMa)
2013 Mobile App Olympics: Opening | SoMa

7 pm –   Opening
8 pm –   Idea Pitches
9 pm –   Team Creation
10 pm – Brainstorming and First Lines of Code
1 am –   Closing

“Batman On Robin” Homoerotic Art Show | Mission District
Friday, February 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission: Comics & Art

Batman On Robin is a show featuring the contributions of a wide variety of artists to the time-honored tradition of finding homoerotic subtext in the relationships between Batman and the various Robins he’s fond of collecting.
The opening reception for the show will feature readings by …

Free Concert: Psych Rock, Free Drinks & Snacks | SF
Free Concert: Psych Rock, Free Drinks & Snacks | SF

The psych rock performer Shawn Rosenblatt a.k.a. Netherfriends is a one man band machine & will be jamming at Optical Underground Friday night, February 8, 2013.
Optical Underground strives to promote up & coming artists so come join them for this free show including complementary snacks & …

Sexy Slapstick Comedy: Giant Lineup & Steamy Jokes | SF
Friday, February 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 50 Mason Social House
Sexy Slapstick Comedy: Giant Lineup & Steamy Jokes | SF

Do you want hot steamy jokes with a hint of goofy and slapstick… mmm… Yeah you do.
Comedy Lineup: February 8, 2013

Chris Gore (G4 TV)
Ken Townsend
Miles K, Rich Servate
Kasseem Bentley
Butch Escobar
Andrew Holgrem
Jesse Hett
Joe Gorman
Kate Willett
Nick Palm
Bert DiVietri
Hosted by Keon Kobra

Slavic Startup Co-Party Night: Free Drinks & Conversation | SF
Slavic Startup Co-Party Night: Free Drinks & Conversation | SF

Did you know there’s a Slavic Startup House in San Francisco? Part co-living habitat, part co-working space, part co-party venue. Join them for free drinks & conversation about the European & US startup scenes, life in Silicon Valley and potential partnership opportunities on Friday, February 8, …

Win Tix: SF Sketchfest: “Welcome to the Dollhouse” Tribute | Castro Theatre
Friday, February 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Castro Theatre
SF Sketchfest:

SF Sketchfest and Peaches Christ honor Todd Solondz’s 1996 darkly hysterical film, Welcome to the Dollhouse with a special screening at the Castro Theatre.
The Peaches pre-show will feature musical numbers and other surprises and a special onstage conversation with the star of the film, “Dawn …

Ye Olde Bike Partie | East Bay
Friday, February 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland City Center
Ye Olde Bike Partie | East Bay

The Royal Bicycle Court doth decree,
a huge party for all attendees.
Music will drift from the carriages,
fun and friendship, we will marriage.
Gather at City Center Oakland thy BART -
bring thy enthusiasm, merriment and art.
At thy stops, games will be afoot -
cheers, jeers, lances, to boot.
So grab …

Sillly Game Show Night: $25 Pyramid | Mission Dist.
Friday, February 8 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free entry, but bring money for drinks.
| 518 Valencia
Sillly Game Show Night: $25 Pyramid | Mission Dist.

Join SF Indie, an annual movie festival, for a night of wacky low-budget game show fun with $25 Pyramid. It’s like the old-school game show $25,000 Pyramid, except for cheapskates.
Win “sorta decent prizes” as you guess words and phrases based on descriptions from your teammates.
SF Indie’s …

American Tripps: Berlin-Style Ping Pong Party & DJ | Lower Haight
Friday, February 8 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | DSF Clothing Company & Art Gallery
American Tripps: Berlin-Style Ping Pong Party & DJ | Lower Haight

American Tripps Berlin-Style Ping Pong Parties revolve around a really fun social ping pong game where upwards of 20 people can play at the same time in a musical chairs-style knockout competition. It’s super laid back fun (many people play with beer in hand) and is usually ...

Mario Guarneri Jazz Quartet: Free Food | North Beach
Mario Guarneri Jazz Quartet: Free Food | North Beach

On Friday February 8, 2013, join a special jazz evening, featuring the Mario Guarneri Jazz Quartet and enjoy some complimentary food and a donation-based bar (that means it’s free, but please tip like a rockstar).
Trumpeter Mario Guarneri brings to his performances a fresh creative voice, amazing technical …

Win Tix: SF Bluegrass & Old Time Fest: Big Ass Hillbilly Show | Great American
Friday, February 8 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Regular cost, $15
| Great American Music Hall
SF Bluegrass & Old Time Fest: Big Ass Hillbilly Show | Great American

The 14th Annual San Francisco Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival will take place at venues all over the Bay Area and the Big Ass Hillbilly Show will feature the Henhouse Prowlers, Dustbowl Revival, Front Country and Red Dog Ash.

From newgrass, swamp-gospel and hot swing, to classic …

Win Tix: Oakland DIY Pop Quartet: Trails and Ways | The New Parish
Friday, February 8 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$7 adv / $10 door
| The New Parish
Oakland DIY Pop Quartet: Trails and Ways | The New Parish

Oakland-based DIY-pop quartet Trails and Ways deftly combines disparate genres and dozens of instruments to create a sound that’s hard to categorize and equally hard to forget – invoking sounds as disparate as bossanova, afrobeat, calypso, and jazz, often in the same song.

Win Tix: Brick & Mortar Indie-Pop Night: Nova Albion | SF
Friday, February 8 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$7 adv / $10.00 at the door.
| Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Brick & Mortar Indie-Pop Night: Nova Albion | SF

Headlining is San Francisco’s Nova Albion - the newest, big ’80s influenced collaboration made up of members of pop-rock band Music for Animals. DJ Aaron Axelsen (Popscene / Live 105) spins and live sets from Wild Club and Escondido.

Win Tix: Mardi Gras Twerky Dance Party w/ Big Freedia | Mezzanine
Friday, February 8 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Normally $16
| Mezzanine
Mardi Gras Twerky Dance Party w/ Big Freedia | Mezzanine

Lights Down Low and Mezzanine are prepared for sweat to rain down from the ceiling and for ass to pile up like never before. Special reinforcements are being brought in, it’s Mardi Gras. Tons of beads, balloons, and too much confetti, baby.
Live set from Big …

‘Push The Feeling’ Dance Party: La Vampires & Roche | SF
Friday, February 8 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm with RSVP, $5 otherwise
| Underground SF
'Push The Feeling' Dance Party: La Vampires & Roche | SF

Push The Feeling | February 8, 2013

La Vampires (DJ Set) - “A one-woman wave of dazed, lo-fi pop” -The Guardian
Roche (Live) - “constructs tight deep house in the best sense of the word.” -XLR8R
Push The Feeling Residents:

YR SKULL
epicsauce DJs

 Free before 10 pm w/ RSVP; $5 otherwise

Every Friday

Free “Off the Grid” Food Truck Lunch & Blood Drive | February 2014
Free

Be a hero and donate blood and get free gub in return.
Every Friday in February 2014, Off the Grid is partnering with the Blood Centers of the Pacific for a truly “mobile” blood drive. For people who donate blood, you’ll get a delicious free lunch …

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 …

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 …

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 $1.50 tacos?
well… we “think” there are $1.50 tacos… that’s what their Facebook event page says… but we’ve heard rumblings they may have raised the prices to $2 so be forewarned.
Monroe …

Doggy Yappy Hour: Free Sweets & Dog Treats | SF
Every Friday – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Doggy Yappy Hour: Free Sweets & Dog Treats | SF

Break up the weekday rut and get out of the house for an hour with your dog at the K9 Scrub Club weekly social hour, happening every Friday from 6-8 pm.
Indulge in their free refreshments and sweets for humans, while your pup enjoys some complimentary carob …

Free Friday Chicken Wing Buffet & $3 Cocktails | Castro
Free Friday Chicken Wing Buffet & $3 Cocktails | Castro

The Lookout, which provides prime people-watching opportunities over the intersection of Market St. and Noe St. in the Castro, hosts a Friday happy hour with $3 Skyy Vodka cocktails (3:30 pm-9 pm) and a free chicken wing buffet from 6:30-8:30 pm to help soak up …

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 …

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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