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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 ...
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 ...
“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 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 ...

Win Tix: 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 ...
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 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, ...
The Jungle Ride | San Jose Bike Party
Friday, August 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
The Jungle Ride | San Jose Bike Party
In August 2013, San Jose Bike Party takes you on a wild ride through the urban jungle that we call home as bike party presents the Jungle Ride (not to be confused with Disney’s Jungle Cruise). Get out all your animal prints and check their page ...
Pay-What-You-Wish: “All’s Well that Ends Well” | Marin Shakespeare
Friday, August 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*Pay what you can.
| Forest Meadows Amphitheatre
Pay-What-You-Wish:
Helena loves Bertram, but Bertram is infatuated with Diana, who is looking for a wedding ring, but that’s not what Bertram is offering. This witty, complex Shakespearean comedy ends with everyone getting what they really want – or does it? Pay what you wish at the 8 ...
SF Beer Olympics: Drinking Games & $2 Beers | North Beach
Friday, August 16 – 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. ...

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 …

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 …

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 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 & …

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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