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Friday, May 12

Golden Road Brewing’s “Beerland” Screening Tour: Detox/Retox | SF
Golden Road Brewing's

Los Angeles’ Golden Road Brewing is setting out on tour to celebrate “Beerland”, a new vice docu-series hosted by your very own founder Meg Gill that explores the world of homebrewing. Free, but an RSVP is required.  The San Francisco “Beerland” Tour stop boasts two days of free ...

2017 National Public Gardens Day | Bay Area
Friday, May 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Coupon is required for free admission.
| UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
2017 National Public Gardens Day | Bay Area
The annual National Public Gardens Day takes place each year on the Friday before Mother’s Day when 590+ gardens, including some Bay Area gardens, offer free admission or special deals. Enjoy the beauty of the gardens while learning about each garden’s commitment to education, research and environmental stewardship. 2017 National ...

Mother’s Day Special Shopping Treat | Pier 39
Friday, May 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Mother's Day Special Shopping Treat | Pier 39
In honor of Mother’s Day, moms can eat, play and shop for free* at participating PIER 39 businesses on Friday, May 12. > Download Coupon Check out the list of participating businesses below: > See full list of participants Aquarium of the Bay Aunt Fanny’s Hot Pretzels Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals ...
Peet’s Free Coffee Day & “Cold Brew” Kickoff
Peet's Free Coffee Day &
To launch its summer beverage lineup, Cold Brew Fog, Cold Brew Fog Latte, and Mojito Black Tie, Peet’s is hosting a “Cold Brew Kickoff” on May 12, 2017 from 1 to 3 pm. Everyone can enjoy a free complimentary handcrafted beverage (coffee or espresso) including those tasty-sounding new ...
Conor Oberst’s Acoustic Mini Concert | Amoeba Berkeley
Friday, May 12 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (Berkeley)
Conor Oberst's Acoustic Mini Concert | Amoeba Berkeley
Conor Oberst joins you at Amoeba Berkeley on Friday, May 12th at 3pm for a live acoustic mini-set in honor of his latest album Salutations (out now on Nonesuch, available on CD & LP). Purchase Salutations at the in-store and receive a poster pre-signed by ...
Frappuccino Happy Hour: 50% Off | Starbucks
Friday, May 12 – 3:00 pm | Cost: 50% Off | Starbucks
Frappuccino Happy Hour: 50% Off | Starbucks

Gather your friends and celebrate your summer selves. Happy Hour is here—from May 5 to 14, all Frappuccino blended beverages are half off from 3–6 pm at participating stores. Frappuccino Happy Hour Participating Starbucks locations May 5-14, 2017 | 3-6 pm 50% Off Frappuccinos

46th Annual Stanford Powwow & Camping Weekend: Opening Night | Dance & Music Festival
Friday, May 12 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are requested.
| Eucalyptus Grove (Stanford)
46th Annual Stanford Powwow & Camping Weekend: Opening Night | Dance & Music Festival

Celebrate Native American cultures through traditional songs, dances and events during the three-day Stanford Powwow, held rain or shine, every Mother’s Day Weekend, in the Eucalyptus Grove on Stanford campus. The event is open to the public and overnight camping spaces are available. There is no pre-registration, ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, May 12 – 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 ...

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, May 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| Grace Cathedral
Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral

One evening a month (usually the second Friday, but not always), Grace Cathedral invites you to walk the labyrinth by candlelight and music and pray for peace in our hearts and peace in the world. The walk is hosted by the Labyrinth Guild. Always check the Labyrinth website for ...

Full Moon Celebration at Ocean Beach | SF
Friday, May 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (N Judah Muni Stop)
Full Moon Celebration at Ocean Beach | SF
Bring your friends at Holistic Underground for an evening where the water meets the land. Join the fun outside and honor the full moon’s light while the sun is setting behind you. Full Moon Beach Party: Songs, Stories & New Friends  Friday, May 12, 2017 | 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Ocean ...
East Bay Bike Party: Big Poppa Wheelie
Friday, May 12 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (East Bay)
East Bay Bike Party: Big Poppa Wheelie
In the spirit of radical inclusion, they welcome all bicycle riders. Love, Peace, and Pedals.
Prague to London: Mozart to Mendelssohn Free Concert | SF
Friday, May 12 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with $10 suggested donation.
| St. Mark's Lutheran Church (SF)
Prague to London: Mozart to Mendelssohn Free Concert | SF
Join them for “Prague to London: A Mozart to Mendelssohn Concert” on Friday, May 12th, 2017. Admission is free and RSVPs are appreciated but not required. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 7:30 PM; please arrive early to ensure your spot. Donations ...
Fort Nights “Magic”: Free Film & Light Art Festival | Final Day
Friday, May 12 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture
Fort Nights

Spanning four weeks, Fort Nights: Magic features films and performances through the different lenses of light, water, sky, the heart, and the unseen — all of which have a great influence on the art of magic. What’s going to happen: April 21, Gallery 308 The ...

Musical Game Show & Comedy Night | SF
Friday, May 12 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Neck Of The Woods
Musical Game Show & Comedy Night | SF
It’s Guinevere Q’s 3rd Annual 29th Birthday Party and she’s celebrating with music, comedy, art, poetry, dance, games, and prizes. A whole free show. The show is from 9 pm-2 am with comedians Annette Mullaney, Brandon Stokes, Chad Opitz, and Tony Sparks to rock the house. Guinevere Q’s Birthday ...

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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