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Friday, February 17

SFWC 2017 Free Class: Walking Photography Workshop | Nob Hill
Friday, February 17 – 1:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Mark Hopkins Hotel
SFWC 2017 Free Class: Walking Photography Workshop | Nob Hill

Writers, poets, and readers — mark your calendar for the free events during the 13th annual San Francisco Writers Conference. A full conference pass is pricey, but there are free events happening all weekend long. 2017 San Francisco Writers Conference February 16-19, 2017 Mark Hopkins ...

Bay Area’s Newest Brewery “Hop on Hop Off” Brewery Tour | 47 Hills Brewing Co.
Bay Area's Newest Brewery
Come meet the newest brewery in town, 47 Hills Brewing Company. Former head brewer of Gordon Biersch Restaurant Group for 16 years has partnered with Drew Barrington to open a beautiful taproom with amazing beers on tap. The place just opened on February 11th. Currently pouring ...

20th Anniv. & Grand Reopening of California Welcome Center | Pier 39
Friday, February 17 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
20th Anniv. & Grand Reopening of California Welcome Center | Pier 39
The California Welcome Center is celebrating their 20th Anniversary at PIER 39 with a special reception on Friday, February 17. Stop by their new location on Level 2 from 4-6pm to enjoy complimentary refreshments, and learn what’s new and happening in San Francisco and throughout ...
Mardi Gras Festival & Black History Celebration | Bayview Opera House
Friday, February 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bayview Opera House
Mardi Gras Festival & Black History Celebration | Bayview Opera House
Come and enjoy a fun, free Mardi Gras celebration and the commemoration of Black History at the Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre with poetry, floats, live music, food and circus acts. Mardi Gras Festival & Black History Celebration Friday, February 17, 2017 – 5:00 pm ...
2017 Russian Festival: Friday | Pacific Heights
Friday, February 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 adults; $8 Seniors/Students; free for kids 12 and under
| Russian Center
2017 Russian Festival: Friday | Pacific Heights

Say “Da” and take a trip to Russia without leaving the Bay Area at the annual Russian Festival, a celebration of Russian food, dance, music and art. 28th Annual Russian Festival February 17, 18 and 19, 2017 – Friday: 6-9:45 pm; Dance Party: 9:45 pm ...

SF Beer Week 2017: Super Beast Oakland Circus | Ale Industries
Friday, February 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*The event is free to attend, but you have to pay for the beer that you order.
| Ale Industries
SF Beer Week 2017: Super Beast Oakland Circus | Ale Industries
Step into the brewery as the crew from Ale Industries transform the 6,000-square foot industrial space into an incredible nightlife experience. Watch as aerialists perform death-defying feats of flexibility and grace, hanging 30 feet in the air from silks. They are brewing a special version of their Beast Oakland beer just ...
“Games & Politics” Interactive Exhibition Opening Reception | SF
Friday, February 17 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Goethe-Institut San Francisco
Join the Goethe Institut San Francisco for their unique interactive exhibition “Games and Politics” and experience refreshing new insights into the various entanglements between video games and politics. Games and Politics – two words rarely mentioned in the same breath. Unlike at the Goethe Institut, where ...
San Jose Bike Party: The BikeLove Ride
Friday, February 17 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party: The BikeLove Ride

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...

Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, February 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom
Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
The line-up for this month is: Mark Smalls (Punchline) Samantha Gilweit (SF Sketchfest) Dro (SF Sketchfest) Gabby Poccia (SF Sketchfest) and headliner, Matt Leib ( AJ+, Viceland, Sketchfest)
Two for $45: “Fun Home” Musical at the Curran: Final Week | SF
Two for $45:

Following a just completed, extensive 2-year renovation, San Francisco’s Curran theater opened with the groundbreaking Tony Award-winning Best Musical Fun Home. Get exclusive “two for” advanced tickets for the final week of Fun Home which include a free year of Curran Club membership that gets you ...

2017 “Dre Day” DJ Bash | Oakland
Friday, February 17 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*$15 early bird tickets / $20 general admission
| The Uptown Nightclub
2017
It’s “Dre Day” (aka Dr. Dre’s birthday), so come party at The Uptown Nightclub for the official Bay Area Dre Day celebration with a selection of DJs to keep the party bumping. 2017 Dre Day Friday, February 17, 2017 | 9 pm to 2 am The Uptown Nightclub, 1928 Telegraph ...

Every Friday

“Pier 39 is 39” Anniversary: 39-Week Celebration
Every Friday – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39

Pier 39 is turning 39 and they’re celebrating with a bang. Beginning in January 2017, join in every Friday for 39 weeks to celebrate 39 years of amazing views, fresh seafood, unique local shopping and their famous sea lions.
Each week, they’ll be serving up something …

$1 Drink Fridays: “Battle of the Decades” DJ Party | North Beach
$1 Drink Fridays:

Fridays are now a little bit more awesome. Did someone say $1 drinks?
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 drink prices to …

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 | Studio One Art Center
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 May to October.
2016 Bites off Broadway
Fridays | May – October | 5:30-8:30 pm
In front of Studio One Art …

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 …

Bites Off Broadway: Friday Night Food Truck Block Party & Picnic | Oakland
Every Friday – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring cash for food purchasing.
| Studio One Art Center
Bites Off Broadway: Friday Night Food Truck Block Party & Picnic | Oakland

Join the Oakland’s most family friendly food truck event as well their first mobile food pod every Friday, 5:30-8 pm, from May 5 through September 29, 2017.
Bites Off Broadway
Every Friday | 5:30 to 8 pm
Studio One Art Center, 365 45th Street, Oakland
FREE, but bring money for …

Free Circus Class Fun: Learn Juggling & Tightrope Walking | SF
Every Friday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Circus Center
Free Circus Class Fun: 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
Fridays | 7-9 pm
FREE; class has a 25 person maximum. Please make sure to check-in before 6:45 pm.
Age limits: Everyone age 8 and older is welcome, however, all …

Free Juggling Club at Circus Center | SF
Every Friday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Circus Center
Free Juggling Club at Circus Center | SF

Experienced juggler or a newbie looking to learn? Come hang out at Juggling Club from 7 pm to 9 pm and collaborate in a fun, low-pressure environment with an experienced Circus Center instructor. All levels are welcome in this free club.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
Bring your friends and play …

Hella Funny Friday Comedy Night | Chug Pub
Every Friday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required with secret code FUNCHEAP
| Chug Pub
Hella Funny Friday Comedy Night | Chug Pub

Come to the Chug Pub every Friday to witness some of San Francisco’s top comics perform live. Each show will feature five hilarious comedians. Hosted by #HellaFunny crew members Julie Ash and Feel Woods.
Hella Funny Comedy Night
Every Friday | 7 to 9:30 pm
Chug Pub, 1849 Lincoln …

Free Burlesque: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies | Skylark Bar
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 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 …

“Best of SF” Stand-Up Comedy Night | SF
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Get tickets for $5 with promo code FUNCHEAP. Otherwise, tickets are $15.
| The Variety Preview Room / The Hobart Building

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 …

“Ain’t Mama’s Drag” Weekly Variety Show | SF

San Francisco’s only drag variety show has Queens, Kings and live performers of every type imaginable. Expect the unexpected here. The audience cannot predict what hostess Cruzin d’Loo has dug up for their entertainment every Friday night at a respectable 8 pm… that’s the only thing respectable about …

Jazz at The Atlas Cafe | SF
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Just tip the musicians.
| Atlas Cafe
Jazz at The Atlas Cafe | SF

Jazz at The Atlas is a weekly jazz residency with five rotating jazz bands. Music is always free, though tipping is encouraged.
Jazz at The Atlas Cafe
(This is a typical lineup and is subject to change – hey, it’s jazz baby)

1st Friday – Eli Maliwan Jazz Party …

“The Setup” Underground Comedy Show | SF
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 online with discount code FUNCHEAP; otherwise, it's $10.
| The Basement

The Setup is an underground stand-up comedy show in the heart of San Francisco. This venue used to be the green room for the legendary Blackhawk jazz venue where Miles Davis used to play. Now, it’s a comedy show that features established comedians from around the …

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 and wine special until 9:30 …

“This Week’s Show” Fresh Stand-Up Comedy | SF
Every Friday – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | City Segway

This Week’s Show features fresh standup from the best comics in the Bay Area and beyond – all for less than the price of a movie ticket and from the inside of a Segway office.
This event occurs every Friday.

Friday Night Outdoor Roller Skate DJ Party: “Midnight Rollers” | SF
Every Friday – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
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 …

F!#&ing Free Fridays: Improv Comedy | SF
Every Friday – 10:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Stagewerx 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 own …

Night Moves: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | PianoFight
Every Friday – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP required.
| PianoFight
Night Moves: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | PianoFight

Every Friday night, Josef Anolin and Andrew Holmgren bring you a raucous party slash stand-up comedy showcase at the new PianoFight theater.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
Poet, Robert Sylvester Kelly once wrote, “After the show, it’s the after party, and after the party it’s the hotel …

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