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Friday, April 5

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.

“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 vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic waterfront campus ...

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, ...
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.
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 ...

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 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 ...

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 …

Free Classical Chamber Music by the Bay | SF
Every Friday – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay View Room, San Francisco Aquatic Park Center
Free Classical Chamber Music by the Bay | SF

Dolci by the Bay are free weekly concerts of chamber music at 1 pm on select Fridays.
Viva Knight and Ted Rust regard Dolci, their piano-oboe duo, as their after-careers dessert course (dolci) of their lives.
All concerts take place in the Bay View Room at San Francisco’s Aquatic Park …

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 Friday and Wednesday.
Wednesday Class Summer 2015 Hiatus: Wednesday classes are on hold during Summer 2015. Wednesday classes will be back on September 9, 2015.
Circus Skills Jam Class
Most Fridays …

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 …

Friday Movie Night | Berkeley
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hotel Durant
Friday Movie Night | Berkeley

Hotel Durant in Berkeley hosts a 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 & Bar.

“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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