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Friday, May 19

2017 Oakland Greek Festival: Food, Dance & Music | Friday
2017 Oakland Greek Festival: Food, Dance & Music | Friday

Enjoy a mini-vacation spent in the midst of authentic Greek culture at the Oakland Greek Festival taking place at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in the Oakland Hills. Find a plethora of Greek foods like Glyko pastries and warm lamb sandwiches, stroll through the marketplace (Agora), and ...

“American Graffiti” Cruise-In Social | Petaluma
Friday, May 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Plaza North Shopping Center

An annual Salute to American Graffiti honors George Lucas’ timeless, coming-of-age film, American Graffiti, most of which was filmed in Petaluma in the early summer of 1972. Grab your favorite squeeze, jump into your hot rod, candy-colored screamin’ machine or the family car for that ...

Watermelon Bowling & Summer Beer Kick-Off Party | 21st Amendment
Friday, May 19 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for BBQ and beer.
| 21st Amendment Brewery & Restaurant
Watermelon Bowling & Summer Beer Kick-Off Party | 21st Amendment
Kick off the season at 21st Amendment’s Annual Summer Launch Party at their San Francisco Pub. They will once again signify the changing of the seasons with their signature watermelon drop from the rooftop, plus there will be watermelon bowling, live music, BBQ, fresh draft Hell or High ...
Spring Wine Pour: Live Music & Wine Tastings | Pier 39
Friday, May 19 – 4:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*Early bird tickets are $20, otherwise it's $25 onsite.
| Pier 39
Spring Wine Pour: Live Music & Wine Tastings | Pier 39
Grab your friends and head to the Pier for an evening of wine, music and fun at the Pier 39 Spring Wine Pour on Friday, May 19th. Stroll The Pier and stop by participating businesses to enjoy wine tastings, light bites, exclusive discounts, and live music ...
“3rd On Third” Latin Explosion Celebration | Bayview
Friday, May 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring cash for food and drink specials.
| Bayview Opera House
Cultural event filled with dancing, live performances by Bayonics, La Gente, La Clandestina. Free fresh smoothies made using human powered blenders. Traditional Arts activities for the kids and Delicious Tacos. Plus storytellers, traditional Colombian dancing, live mural painting, Latin arts activities and a Bayview Underground Pop-up Market  
“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, May 19 – 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 ...

Free Cake at Chuck E. Cheese’s Biggest Birthday Ever | San Bruno
Free Cake at Chuck E. Cheese's Biggest Birthday Ever | San Bruno
In honor of Chuck E. Cheese’s 40th birthday, the family dining and entertainment favorite is hosting the Biggest Birthday Party ever. On May 19, Chuck E. Cheese’s locations across the country will join together to celebrate by giving out free cake while supplies last, 40 tickets ...
“Rhythms Rhymes” Annual Youth Showcase | Brava Theater
Friday, May 19 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Brava Theater
Performing Arts Workshop is proud to announce that its annual student showcase, Rhythms & Rhymes, will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017, at the historic Brava Theater in San Francisco’s Mission District. This year’s showcase, Rhythms & Rhymes, is very special, as it marks the ...
Presidio Free Movie Night “Moana”: Free Popcorn & Glow Sticks | SF
Friday, May 19 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is requested but not required.
| Presidio Community YMCA
Presidio Free Movie Night
Bring a blanket and enjoy a movie night in the great outdoors. Sponsored by Supervisor Mark Farrell, in partnership with the Presidio Trust and the Presidio Y. Free, but an RSVP is requested but not required. Free movie night with free popcorn, face painting, bubbles, glow sticks and ...
Oakland Veg Week 2017: Potluck in the Park | De Fremery Park
Friday, May 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | deFremery Park
Oakland Veg Week 2017: Potluck in the Park | De Fremery Park

Celebrate the fourth annual Oakland Veg Week and pledge to be vegetarian for the week of May 14-20, 2017. Oakland Veg Week’s mission is to introduce the Oakland community to the many benefits of a plant-based diet for your health, the animals, and the environment. Oakland Veg Week takes ...

Redwood Tango Ensemble | The Presidio
Friday, May 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Redwood Tango Ensemble | The Presidio
Redwood Tango Ensemble is a sextet dedicated to both traditional Argentine tango music and original tango compositions by leader and bandoneonist Charles Gorczynski. The ensemble’s arrangements are inspired by the styles of Anibal Troilo, Juan D’Arienzo, Carlos DiSarli, Osvaldo Pugliese and other master orchestras in tango, ...
Friday Happy Hour: 10% off Art & Free Summer Drinks | Wonderland SF
Friday, May 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Wonderland SF
Friday Happy Hour: 10% off Art & Free Summer Drinks | Wonderland SF
Wonderland SF host their first Summer Friday Happy Hour of 2017 on Friday, May 19th from 6-10pm Our dear friend and super talented DJ (Bozho) Bozho Lasich will be spinning records We will be grilling some food and have some tasty complimentary summer drinks Live painting and the whole store and ...
SFAI Masters of Fine Art Exhibition: Opening Reception | SF
Friday, May 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Mint
SFAI Masters of Fine Art Exhibition: Opening Reception | SF
Join the celebration of this year’s Graduate Exhibition. Graduating MFA artists transform The San Francisco Mint into a dynamic, large-scale gallery of contemporary installations, painting, sound, video, sculpture, photography, printmaking, performance, and more. Opening Reception: 7-9 pm, Friday, May 19, 2017 Free, but an RSVP is requested.
Oakland Veg Week 2017: Vegan Bar Crawl | Downtown Oakland
Friday, May 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Hella Vegan Eats
Oakland Veg Week 2017: Vegan Bar Crawl | Downtown Oakland
Join fellow Oakland Veg community members for a festive evening full of drinks (alcoholic or non), dancing, and delicious food. Starting out the evening with Hella Vegan Eats beer garden at Classic Cars West. From there you’ll head to Blind Tiger for handcrafted cocktails and drafts. End the ...
Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, May 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom
Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
This month’s line-up includes: Josh Argyle (Savage Henry Magazine) Feel Woods (Hellafunny) Kristee Ono (SF Sketchfest) Adam Pearlstein (The Uptown) Zack Chapaloni (MTV, Punchline SF)
San Jose Bike Party: The Rainbow Bright Ride
Friday, May 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party: The Rainbow Bright 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 ...

Sex Worker Fest 2017 Opening Night Party | Oakland
Friday, May 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for first 10 people with code FUNCHEAPSEXY - otherwise $15
| Geoffery's Inner Circle
Sex Worker Fest 2017 Opening Night Party | Oakland

Get ready for Sex Worker Fest 2017 – 10 days of sex worker art, parties, movies, and politics.   Join in for the whores-eye-view at the 10th Biennial San Francisco Bay Area Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival May 19th to 28th at the Center ...

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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