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Friday, May 31

SFMOMA Countdown Celebration: Free Day & KQED Kitchen Sisters | Friday
Friday, May 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| SFMOMA
SFMOMA Countdown Celebration: Free Day & KQED Kitchen Sisters | Friday

Friday, May 31, 2013
10 am to 5:45 pm

10 am to 5:30 pm: The Kitchen Sisters Present The Making Of…
Meet Bay Area makers and artists featured in The Making Of…, a community collaboration by award-winning radio producers The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva) and …

Free Macaron Day | La Boulange
Friday, May 31 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE | La Boulange (The Dome)
Free Macaron Day | La Boulange

Nab a free macaron, courtesy of La Boulange, for National Macaron Day on Friday, May 31, 2013.
Be one of the first 100 people to stop by any of the La Boulange locations throughout the Bay Area for a free macaron de Paris. Starting at 2:30 pm, …

Acoustic Latin Concert: Santos Peridos | Westfield Centre
Friday, May 31 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Westfield San Francisco Centre
Acoustic Latin Concert: Santos Peridos | Westfield Centre

Santos Peridos is an acoustic Latin band based in the heart of the Mission in San Francisco, playing an eclectic mix of Son Cubano, Rumba Espanola, Bolero and Afro-Peruvian.
Santos Peridos has been leaving their mark wherever they play, whether it’s a local benefit, a …

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, May 31 – 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: San Francisco & Amsterdam | Golden Gate Park
Friday Nights at the de Young: San Francisco & Amsterdam | Golden Gate Park

Amsterdam and San Francisco have a lot in common beyond being named the world’s top two destinations by Lonely Planet. Celebrate diversity, multiculturalism, and creative expression while exploring the themes these cities share.
Orange Nights at the de Young | May 31, 2013
6-8:30 pm: Live Performance, …

Friday Nights at OMCA: California Natural Sciences Gallery Reopening | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: California Natural Sciences Gallery Reopening | Oakland

What to expect on May 31, 2013:
11 am to Midnight:

Galleries of California Art, Gallery of California History, and special exhibitions open all day, including we/customize’s final weekend (Level 2 and Level 3)
The OMCA Store, open all day with unique, local, and artisan gifts (Level 2)
The …

Bites Off Broadway: Friday Night Food Truck Block Party & Picnic | Oakland
Friday, May 31 – 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 ...

Savor Meditation Practice | SF
Friday, May 31 – 6:00 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 ...

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 ...

Summer Cinema & Food Trucks: “Matilda” | Temescal
Friday, May 31 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Food available for purchase.
| Studio One Art Center
Summer Cinema & Food Trucks:

Matilda, a 1996 American fantasy film, tells the story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.

Indian Classical Dance Night & Variety Show | Stanford
Friday, May 31 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Clubhouse Ballroom
Indian Classical Dance Night & Variety Show | Stanford

Enjoy an evening of Indian Classical Dance and a Music Student Showcase for Harmony In Motion 2013 on Friday, May 31, 2013.
The classical and classical-fusion dance and music performances will be performed by members of the Stanford community. Performers have trained extensively in their respective styles.
This is …

SF Beer Olympics: Drinking Games & $2 Beers | North Beach
Friday, May 31 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP on Facebook and your first shot 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. ...

Win Tix: Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express | Great American Music Hall
Friday, May 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular price, $20
| Great American Music Hall
Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express | Great American Music Hall

For most of his life, San Francisco has been roots rocker Chuck Prophet’s muse…or more accurately, his drug of choice. “It can suck you under. That first hit. It really does a whammy to you. And if you’re like me you can find yourself chasing the San …

World Goth Day 2013 | Cat Club
Friday, May 31 – 9:30 pm | Cost: $3*
*$3 before 10 pm; $7 after
| The Cat Club
World Goth Day 2013 | Cat Club

On Friday, May 16, 2014, join Dancing Ghosts, San Francisco’s Darkwave dance party, for their third annual World Goth Day party – an evening celebrating gothic music, fashion, and community.
What is World Goth Day? It is a day where the goth scene gets to celebrate its …

Free Imagine Dragons DJ Set: “We Rock Fridays” 1 Year Anniversary | SoMa
Friday, May 31 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE Guest List Before 10:30pm with RSVP
| The Grand
Free Imagine Dragons DJ Set:

Imagine Dragons are headlining the America’s Cup Pavilion for a full concert on May 31, 2013 – but if you can hang out later and like to dance, you’ll be treated to a free DJ set by their lead singer Dan Reynolds along with confetti …

F!#&ing Free Fridays: Improv Comedy | SF
Friday, May 31 – 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 ...

Oakland Internet Cat Video Festival: Free Outdoor Screening | Oakland
Oakland Internet Cat Video Festival: Free Outdoor Screening | Oakland

Bring out your inner party animal and join cat lovers and feline fans for the Oakland Internet Cat Video Festival making its return during a special Friday Nights at OMCA celebrating the reopening of the newly transformed Gallery of California Natural Sciences on May 31, 2013.
Your favorite silly cat videos will be projected larger-than-life, …

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 | 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 …

The Business: Alternative Comedy Night | Mission Dist.
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | The Dark Room Theater
The Business: Alternative Comedy Night | Mission Dist.

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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