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Friday, February 8

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 ...

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 ...
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 ...
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 & ...
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 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

Take turns returning serves at American Tripps Berlin-Style Ping Pong Party, a sweaty and fun musical chairs-inspired knockout competition. Forget boring one-on-one table tennis – this is Berlin-style. DJs pace up to 20 players at a time rotating around the table holding drinks in one hand and ...

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

“Pause Play Connect” Fridays: Hang-Out Space & Free-Play Pianos | UN Plaza
Every Friday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza

Relaxing, fun, and free every Friday, Pause Play Connect brings the tables, chairs, free wi-fi and free-play pianos. You bring a smile.
This fun event happens at the UN Plaza every Friday from 11 am to 2 pm until September 4, 2015.
Pause Play Connect is brought …

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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