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Friday, April 5

First Friday Art Opening: Free Wine & Beer | Mission
Friday, April 5 | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Wix Lounge
First Friday Art Opening: Free Wine & Beer | Mission

Join Wix as they celebrate three local artists and Wix users: Francesco Rosato (painter), Dana Akashi (photography) and Andrew Danielson (painter).
Free, but RSVP is required.

Rotunda Dance Series: SF Ballet School | City Hall
Friday, April 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: SF Ballet School | City Hall

Trainees of the San Francisco Ballet School will perform in the Rotunda of the City Hall.

SF Giants’ Opening Day Game Watch: $2 Beer & Hot Dogs | SF
Friday, April 5 – 1:35 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No cover charge, but bring cash for dogs & beer
| Taverna Aventine
SF Giants' Opening Day Game Watch: $2 Beer & Hot Dogs | SF

Come to Taverna Aventine this Friday, April 5, 2013, to watch the Giant’s home opener game vs. the Cardinals.
Chow down on $2 hot dogs and $2 Harp drafts during the game. Starting at 1:35pm on three TVs with sound. Arrive early to get seating.

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, April 5, 2013:

Local beer and wine specials in the Blue Oak beer garden
Reggae-themed DJ and live band in the 10th Street ampitheater with a dance lesson from 6:30-7 pm
Customizer-in-Residence open studio in the we/customize exhibition with Slimm Buick’s art bikes …

Savor Meditation Practice | SF
Friday, April 5 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations welcome.
| Calvin Klein Performance Loft
Savor Meditation Practice | SF

Please note, this class is no longer taking place. Take a strategic pause and savor the moment with this guided practice. Savor Meditation blends seated and reclining postures with gentle movement to reconnect you to your body, breath, and heart. Meditation is a potent way ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, April 5 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food from food trucks.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 30 food trucks and street food carts in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party. And it’s California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-11 pm ...

Friday Nights at the de Young: Make Drag, Not War | GG Park
Friday Nights at the de Young: Make Drag, Not War | GG Park

The San Francisco Bay Guardian presents Make Drag, Not War featuring with a drag show on the main stage, plus veteran artists, Combat Paper, and Iraq Veterans Against the War.
Special Panel Discussion: Susan Tonkin Riegel: Personal Letters
Koret Auditorium
7pm
Panel discussion with photo journalists Kael Alford and Thorne Anderson, …

Mother Denim Fall Fashion Preview & Free Drinks | Hayes Valley
Friday, April 5 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Dish Boutique
Mother Denim Fall Fashion Preview & Free Drinks | Hayes Valley

Dish Boutique hosts a fall fashion preview party with Mother Denim bringing their clothes to show and sell.
Blackbird is sponsoring complimentary drinks at the party and they will have some free goodie bags and raffles too.

Back to the Roots Grand Opening: Free Johnny Walker Tasting, Food & DJ | Oakland
Friday, April 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| Back to the Roots
Back to the Roots Grand Opening: Free Johnny Walker Tasting, Food & DJ | Oakland

Back to the Roots (the grow-your-own mushrooms folks) have moved into a gorgeous new space in the middle of the Oakland produce area in Jack London Square and they want to celebrate.
Free, but RSVP is required.
Join them on Friday, April 5, 2013 at their new space …

Art Opening: “The EleFUNk Gallery” Tribute to NYC’s Historical FUN Gallery | Oakland
Friday, April 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Loakal Art Gallery & Boutique
Art Opening:

The huge group show “The EleFUNk Gallery” opens on First Friday, April 5, 2013 from 6-10pm during Oakland Art Murmur, and the fun continues with special events through the month of April.
DJs and many of the artists will be in attendance at the opening reception.

Odd Art Party: Strange Ray Guns & Upcycled Dreamcatchers | North Beach
Friday, April 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make Hang Gallery
Odd Art Party: Strange Ray Guns & Upcycled Dreamcatchers | North Beach

Come check out some interesting Ray Gun sculptures and hear creative and casual live music by Zephaniah Stringfield, plus see upcycled bicycle Dreamcatchers hanging from the ceiling by Indiana Blue Nelson.
Stringfield’s music has a hint of Rufus Wainwright’s tones with the singer’s own pragmatic poetry.
This is also a chance …

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 ...

Uptown ArtPark Grand Opening | Oakland
Friday, April 5 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Uptown Art Park
Uptown ArtPark Grand Opening | Oakland

Join Mayor Jean Quan on Friday, April 5, 2013 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm for the Grand Opening of the Uptown ArtPark, Oakland’s First Outdoor Sculpture Park.
Come out to 19th and Telegraph and see the nine sculptural art pieces created by local artists, while enjoying art, …

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, April 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Scheduled happenings for South First Friday on April 5, 2013
Anno Domini - 366 South First Street

Artist’s Reception: Death Will Tear Us Apart - Mike Egan (Pittsburgh, PA) solo exhibition

galleryTWO: Deciphering the Ash of Effigies - Joseph Loughborough (UK) solo exhibition
Higher Fire Clayspace & Gallery – 499 South Market …

$5 Rom-Com Musical Night: Guys & Dolls | Berkeley
Friday, April 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Pay-What-You-Can (at least $5) and RSVP is required.
| Julia Morgan Theatre
$5 Rom-Com Musical Night: Guys & Dolls | Berkeley

In Guys & Dolls, the slickest big-time gamblers, Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit, can’t resist making or taking a bet on anything, so when a beautiful missionary sets up shop in the neighborhood, Nathan stakes a grand that Sky can’t seduce her.
RSVP is required for …

San Francisco Bike Party #27: Beatniks & Bridges | First Friday
Friday, April 5 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
San Francisco Bike Party #27: Beatniks & Bridges | First Friday

Wear your beret and join the San Francisco Bike Party on the road for a festival of Bay Lights celebrating the 55th anniversary of Beatnik culture. Betcha didn’t you know the term was coined here in San Francisco on April 2nd, 1958.
They’ll be testing out your …

SF Indie’s First Friday Roller Disco Party | Mission Dist.
Friday, April 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*All proceeds benefit SF IndieFest, a 501c3 non profit arts organization.
| Women's Building
SF Indie's First Friday Roller Disco Party | Mission Dist.

SF IndieFest presents a fun, monthly roller disco party, the last Friday of every month with skate rentals and groovy disco tunes courtesy of Black Rock Roller Disco. Costumes are encouraged and IndieFest not responsible for alcohol influenced roller skating wipe outs. SF Indie’s Roller Disco ...

SF Bulls 2013 Playoff Game Watch: Drink Specials & Prizes | SF
Friday, April 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for drinks
| Park 77 Bar
SF Bulls 2013 Playoff Game Watch: Drink Specials & Prizes | SF

The San Francisco Bulls Professional Hockey Team, affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, have made the 2013 Kelly Cup Playoffs in their very first year of existence. Join fellow Bulls fans at Park 77 Bar – the official host of SF Bulls road game watch parties ...

First Friday Art Show: Cafe Racers’ “Never Fast Enough” | Lower Haight
Friday, April 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | DSF Clothing Company & Art Gallery
First Friday Art Show: Cafe Racers'

DSF hosts next First Friday Art Show ” Never Fast Enough” by fine art photographer, Dylan Ozanich. A new photography exhibit highlighting the culture of cafe racers. Dylan’s uncommon renditions of city life and style along with his alluring view of different cultures provide us with …

SF Beer Olympics: Drinking Games & $2 Beers | North Beach
Friday, April 5 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP on Facebook and your first beer is $1.
| Horizon
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. ...

First Friday Concert: Punk Rockers “The Mallard” | Oakland
Friday, April 5 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
First Friday Concert: Punk Rockers

Band Lineup: April 5, 2013

The Mallard
“The Mallard are from San Francisco… Their stage presences has been called “arrogant,” and “startling.” The songs harness the naked abandon of late 70’s punk but inject the form with a deranged spirit all their own.” – Sound on the …

Win Tix: Bayonics: 11-Piece Hip-Hop Jazz | Great American Music Hall
Friday, April 5 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Regular cost, $15. All ages.
| Great American Music Hall
Bayonics: 11-Piece Hip-Hop Jazz | Great American Music Hall

Bayonics are an 11-piece powerhouse from San Francisco’s Mission District that defines today’s Bay Area experience. Fusing the musical genres of hip-hop, Latin music, funk and reggae with elements of rock and jazz, they continuously expand to match the evolving cultural landscape.
My Peoples, Sean Tabor and Shawn Megofna …

Free Comedy & DJ Party: Brendan Lynch Headlines | SF
Friday, April 5 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Il Pirata
Free Comedy & DJ Party: Brendan Lynch Headlines | SF

Join this monthly free comedy night at Il Pirata with Brendan Lynch headlining, along with special guest Bradley Lum (Cocky Asians), Justin Lucas, G.King and your host Kevin Munroe.
Stay after the show for a dance party with DJ Myke One.

F!#&ing Free Fridays: Improv Comedy | SF
Friday, April 5 – 10:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Stage Werx Theatre
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 ...

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 …

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 …

$5 Tix for “The Business” Alt-Comedy Night | Mission Dist.
$5 Tix for

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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