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Friday, August 16

Drugs, Thugs, Crimps & Pimps: Historic Walking Tour | SF
Friday, August 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required by August 15 by email to: kevin@foottours.com
| Secret Location (SF)
Drugs, Thugs, Crimps & Pimps: Historic Walking Tour | SF

Join Foot Fun walking tours for a trip through the dark underbelly of San Francisco’s past. Free, but an RSVP is required by email to: kevin@foottours.com to receive the meet-up location. Space is limited. This fun and fact-filled walking tour explores sin-tillating tales from the Barbary Coast era, ...

Free Spanish Guitar Concert: David Correa | Oakland
Friday, August 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Free Spanish Guitar Concert: David Correa | Oakland

Keeping true to Latin and Spanish guitar techniques David Correa & Cascada‘s music continues to be an original new sound. Correa’s Spanish Guitar music combines Latin folk and Rumba rhythms fused with middle eastern melodies, creating a distinctive style.
The rich experience of the band’s members give …

Pop-Up Plaza Celebration: Live Music & Free Food | Oakland
Friday, August 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Latham Square
Pop-Up Plaza Celebration: Live Music & Free Food | Oakland

With all of the new hustle and bustle in Oakland’s emerging Uptown entertainment district and downtown Oakland, the timing is perfect to give some love to Latham Square and transform the space into a temporary pop-up plaza -  an exciting walkway for people to stroll.
The …

ABSOLUT Daytime DJ Dance Party: Free Lunch + Free Drink w/ DJ Mark Farina | SF
ABSOLUT Daytime DJ Dance Party: Free Lunch + Free Drink w/ DJ Mark Farina | SF

Get your weekend started a little early with legendary DJ Mark Farina plus a complimentary cocktail and a free lunch.
This house music and acid jazz mainstay has taken his beats around the globe, but on the afternoon of August 16, 2013, he’s rocking Absolut Lunch …

Alite Camping Summer Sample Sale: 65% Off | SF
Friday, August 16 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free event, but bring cash or credit for your purchases.
| Alite Design Showroom
Alite Camping Summer Sample Sale: 65% Off | SF

The Alite Outpost 2013 Back to School sample sale is happening on Friday (8/16) and Saturday (8/17) and offers discounts of up to 65% on items such as backpacks, dog products, sleeping bags, tents, and Monarch chairs.
Location:
ALITE Outpost
2505 Mariposa Street,
San Francisco, CA 94110
Date/Time:
Friday, August 16, …

“Battle of the Year” One Minute Dance Contest: $500 Cash Prize | San Bruno
Friday, August 16 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to enter, but advanced registration is required
| The Shops at Tanforan

Calling all dancers and dance crews, to celebrate the opening of the new film Battle of the Year, Sony Pictures and DanceOn are looking for the best dancers or dance crews in the Bay Area to battle it out in a dance competition.
Come watch the …

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 ...

Fashion Studio Happy Hour: Shopping & Free Drinks | SoMa
Friday, August 16 – 4:40 pm | Cost: FREE | 440 Brannan Studio Showroom
Fashion Studio Happy Hour: Shopping & Free Drinks | 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 ...

Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF
Friday, August 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required by calling Priscilla at 415-406-1367. Space is limited.
| Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Park
Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF

Every fourth Friday, the OMI Family Resource Center in San Francisco invites you to their free monthly dinner and movie night. Free, but an RSVP is required by calling Priscilla at 415.406.1370. Space is limited. Dinner is free, but limited to the first 50 people. The menu varies ...

Friday Nights at OMCA: Off the Grid & Rockin’ Musical Chairs | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Off the Grid & Rockin' Musical Chairs | Oakland

What to expect on August 16, 2013:

Gourmet food trucks from Off the Grid featuring the best in local cuisine
Local beer and wine specials in the Blue Oak beer garden
DJ from Amoeba Music spinning hits from 5 to 6:30 pm
Family-friendly drop-in workshop with nature rock painting from 5 to 8 pm
Makers …

Friday Nights at the de Young: Letterpress Demo & Modernist Jazz | Golden Gate Park
Friday Nights at the de Young: Letterpress Demo & Modernist Jazz | Golden Gate Park

Schedule of Events | August 16, 2013
6-8:30 pm: Letterpress Demonstration – Piazzoni Murals Room
San Francisco Center for the Book presents abstract prints
 with Lisa Rappoport, Donna Seager, and Adam Ewing.

 Print a letterpress keepsake on one of SFCB’s vintage tabletop platen presses.
6-8:30 pm: The Art of …

Beats & Eats: Mr. December’s Funky Soul | SoMa
Friday, August 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for wine and food.
| Bluxome Street Winery
Beats & Eats: Mr. December's Funky Soul | SoMa

Come get funky with the rock and soul vibes of Mr. December, while daintily gorging yourself silly with Del Popolo’s epic wood-fired pizza (for purchase) on August 16, 2013.

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, August 16 – 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 ...

Bites Off Broadway: Friday Night Food Truck Block Party & Picnic | Oakland
Friday, August 16 – 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 ...

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 ...

Win Tix: 2013 SF Street Food Fest Night Market & VIP Open Bar | SF
2013 SF Street Food Fest Night Market & VIP Open Bar | SF

The second annual San Francisco Night Market will be the kick-off for the festivities of the San Francisco Street Food Festival with music, dancing, drinks, twinkling lights, cultural activities, and the enjoyment of exciting and varied flavors from 6-10 pm on August 16, 2013.
This event …

Music on the Square: Love Fool | Redwood City
Friday, August 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Music on the Square: Love Fool | Redwood City

Lovefool is fantastic and fun live show performing the very best party hits from the 80′s, 90′s and Now.
Packed out live shows, weddings and private parties are our specialty. Lovefool combines the tried and trusted pop hits of the 80’s, with the mega dance hits …

Savor Meditation Practice | SF
Friday, August 16 – 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 ...

Concert in the Park: Rolling Stones Tribute | Foster City
Friday, August 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Leo J. Ryan Park
Concert in the Park: Rolling Stones Tribute | Foster City

The Unauthorized Rolling Stones look like the original, strut like the original and rock like the original.
Formed by Rudy Colombini who embodies Mick, he has created a true phenomenon with Dave Garcia as Keith Richards, Mark Banning as Ron Wood, Jeff Irving as Charlie Watts …

49ers Trivia Night & Game Watch Party | SoMa
Friday, August 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Pete's Tavern
49ers Trivia Night & Game Watch Party | SoMa

Know your 49ers trivia? Test your skills at Pete’s Tavern as you watch the 49ers battle the Chiefs (Alex Smith vs. Colin Kaepernick) and play a fun game of trivia.
Free, but an RSVP is reqired.
Learn more about the organizers, Frisco All-Star Network and what they are …

Dog Treat Baking Class, Free Wine & Snacks | SF
Friday, August 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | K9 Scrub Club
Dog Treat Baking Class, Free Wine & Snacks | SF

Join K9 Scrub Club and John Rutherford, a Registered Vet Technician, for complimentary wine and (human) treats, plus helpful hints on pet nutrition and a few recipes that are sure to have your pup drooling.
John the Baker also teaches canine cooking classes at the Noe …

’70s Rock Beach Party: Foghat | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Friday, August 16 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
'70s Rock Beach Party: Foghat  | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Foghat has earned seven Gold records, one Platinum record, and one Double-Platinum record during their hit-filled career.
Their first platinum album “Fool For The City” featured Foghat’s trademark hit “Slow Ride” and cemented their place as one of the world’s top rock acts. Hits like “Fool …

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 ...

Free Range Friday Concert: Belle Monroe & Maurice Tani | Richmond Dist.
Friday, August 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Velo Rouge Cafe
Free Range Friday Concert: Belle Monroe & Maurice Tani | Richmond Dist.

On August 16, 2013, Jeanie and Chuck welcome Pam Brandon and Maurice Tani, plus the Terry Brothers to the Velo Rouge stage.
Pam is well-known to local bluegrass fans as Belle Monroe, and Maurice is the frontman for the acclaimed alt-country band 77 El Deora. They’ve done, …

Black to the Future: Afro-Futurist Art & Free Drinks | Oakland
Friday, August 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Blackball Universe
Black to the Future: Afro-Futurist Art & Free Drinks | Oakland

Join the artists for the reception of “Black to the Future” at Blackball Universe Gallery, re-introducing their inaugural artist Norman Maxwell along with Deadeyes and Nelson Enriquez on August 16, 2013.
This collaboration comments on Afro-Futurism and diverse cultural influences. Come join them for free drinks, snacks, …

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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