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Friday, May 5

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta: Mariachi, Flamenco and Salsa Dancing | Cadillac Bar & Grill
Friday, May 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*seating is first come, first served after 4 pm. Cover charge starting 8 pm.
| Cadillac Bar & Grill
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta: Mariachi, Flamenco and Salsa Dancing | Cadillac Bar & Grill
Come enjoy food, drinks, music and dancing to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at The Cadillac Bar & Grill inside the Twitter building. Seating is first come, first served after 4 pm. Cover charge starting at 8 pm. Cinco de Mayo 2017 Lineup 5 pm to 7 pm: Flamenco Dancers 5 ...
Rotunda Dance Series: Ruth Asawa | SF City Hall
Friday, May 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: Ruth Asawa | SF City Hall
Come and watch a dazzling performance from the students of San Francisco School of the Arts World Music and Dance Programs. Rotunda Dance Series: Ruth Asawa Friday, May 5, 2017 | 12 pm San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Pl., SF FREE

2017 Aventine Cinco de Mayo Block Party | Financial Dist.
Friday, May 5 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Taverna Aventine
2017 Aventine Cinco de Mayo Block Party | Financial Dist.
Taverna Aventine is once again closing off Hotaling Alley and packing it with outdoor bars, live DJs, and food trucks for their annual Cinco de Mayo Block Party. 2017 Cinco de Mayo Block Party Friday, May 5, 2017 | 4 pm to 10:30 pm Taverna Aventine, 582 Washington St, San ...
Urban Putt’s 3rd Anniversary Party: 1/2 Price Mini Golf | SF
Friday, May 5 – 4:00 pm | Cost: $6*
*$6 to golf for adults (regularly $12).
| Urban Putt
Urban Putt's 3rd Anniversary Party: 1/2 Price Mini Golf | SF

Urban Putt, SF’s fantastical, high-tech 14-hole indoor mini-golf course, is throwing a birthday party. Urban Putt 3rd Anniversary Party May 5, 2017 | 4pm to close 1096 South Van Ness Ave. @ 22nd St., SF 1/2-price rounds of mini golf (Normally $12 for adults, it’s $6 today) Free ...

Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour: Outdoor Patio, Live Salsa & DJs | SF
Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour: Outdoor Patio, Live Salsa & DJs | SF
Come out to a Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour at the Cigar Bar & Grill in San Francisco on Friday, May 5, 2017. Free before 6:30 pm, but an RSVP is required. All-day VIP entry is $10 in advance. The party features a live salsa band, DJs and a heated outdoor ...
“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, May 5 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Nearly 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 of ...

“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, May 5 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Every First Friday from 5–9:30 pm, Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown Northgate) springs to life with galleries, artist collectives, street artists, local ...

“Cinco de Mayo” Street Fest & Art Walk | Oakland
Friday, May 5 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Uptown Oakland
Enjoy free cultural events featuring Latin American art, music and food on a walk from KONO through Uptown, Downtown and all the way to the waterfront in Jack London. Highlights include: Oakland First Friday Street Festival Oakland Art Murmur First Friday Art Walk Latin American Music at The Hive Dancing ...
“Bites Off Broadway” Season Opening: Oakland’s First Mobile Food Pod | East Bay
Friday, May 5 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring cash for food purchasing.
| Studio One Art Center

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, ...

Union Square Live Season Opening | SF
Friday, May 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Union Square Live Season Opening | SF

The 2017 Union Square Live festival presents dozens of free events like live music, swing and tango dance lessons, film nights, circus arts, and more in Union Square Park starting from May to October. Union Square Live | 2017 May 5-October 7, 2017 Union Square ...

7×7’s Cinco Tequila Party | SF
7x7's Cinco Tequila Party | SF
Get ready for Cinco de Mayo with a hosted bar, free bites, tequila tasting stations, and more Friday, May 5, 2017 from 6-8 PM. There will be: Fun Cinco De Mayo Activations Hosted Bar Hosted Bites Hornitos Tequila Education (Tasting Station) Free, but an RSVP is required, though a $10 donation is requested ...
Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland
Friday, May 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.
| Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland

Come out for a night of fun and creativity as the Oakland Asian Cultural Center hosts First Fridays, an evening of art, performance, workshops and games every first Friday of the month. The OACC builds vibrant communities through Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) arts and culture programs ...

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, May 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Save Nature – Insect Petting Zoo Time: 6:45-9:15pm Location: Gruener Astronomy Hall Project Create – Build a Bug Time: 6-9pm Location: Gruener Astronomy Hall Wonderful Idea Co. – Art Bugs Time: 6-10pm Location: Gruener Astronomy Hall Insect Sciences Museum of California – Thermometer Cricket Activity Time: 6-10pm Location: Rotunda Insect Demos Time: 6-10pm Location: Rotunda Creatures of the Dark Time: 6-10pm Location: ...
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, May 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF

On the first Friday of every month, over a dozen North Beach galleries, museums, bars, and restaurants stay open late for a self-guided First Fridays Art Crawl with special events to showcase the ever-growing collections of art and entertainment that diversify North Beach. First Fridays Art Crawl ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, May 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Oakland Art Murmur is a group of nearly 30 galleries in Oakland that have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Oakland Art Murmur presents a free monthly evening art walk, known as the ‘Art Murmur’, when visual arts venues are collectively open to ...

“The Peep Show” Artists Reception | SF
Friday, May 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mule Gallery
Mule Gallery is excited to present The Peep Show, featuring sixteen artists curated by Western Editions. The show opens on May 5, 2017 and closes on May 26, 2017. A reception will be held on Friday, May 5 from 6-9pm. With the current climate of women’s ...

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 Night: Learn Juggling & Tightwire Walking | SF
Every Friday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Circus Center
Free Circus Class Night: Learn Juggling & Tightwire 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
Most Fridays | 7-9 pm
Circus Center, 755 Frederick St., SF
FREE; RSVP Required. Please make sure to check-in before 6:45 pm.
Age limits: Everyone age 8 and older is welcome, …

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 …

“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 …

SF Beer Olympics: Beer Pong, Flip Cup & $2 Beers | North Beach
SF Beer Olympics: Beer Pong, Flip Cup & $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 9:20 …

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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