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Friday, August 18

Chronicle Books Summer Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything
Friday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Bring money to buy books.
| Chronicle Books HQ
Chronicle Books Summer Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything

The 2017 Chronicle Books Warehouse Sale is here again with 80% off everything in the store for three days only, from August 17-19, 2017. Stock up on your winter reading with cookbooks, children’s books, lifestyle and home, arts and crafts, art and design, photography, travel, pop culture, ...

“Slurpee” Day: Bring Your Own Cup | 7-Eleven
Friday, August 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: $1.50*
*Bring your own cup
| 7-Eleven (SF)

It’s “Bring Your Own Cup Day” at 7-Eleven from August 18-19 from 11 am to 7 pm. Fill your cup your way for just $1.50. The rules: Cup cannot be larger than 10″ in diameter Cup must be food-safe clean Cup must be watertight One ...

Non Stop Bhangra For Kids: Traditional Punjabi Folk Dance | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, August 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Non Stop Bhangra For Kids: Traditional Punjabi Folk Dance | Yerba Buena Gardens
A passport to Bollywood for kiddies. Non Stop Bhangra celebrates the beautiful and vibrant spirit of Bhangra, a traditional Punjabi folk music and dance. This children’s program repeats at 12:15–12:45pm.
City Skyline Challenge 2017: Rappelling Down SF’s Skyscrapers | Union Square
Friday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch, rappelling requires fundraising.
| Hilton SF (Union Square)
City Skyline Challenge 2017: Rappelling Down SF's Skyscrapers | Union Square

Outward Bound California’s 2017 City Skyline Challenge features two days of Bay Area civic leaders, local celebrities, entrepreneurs, students, educators, and individuals from all walks of life rappelling Spiderman-style from the Hilton San Francisco Union Squares roof, before cheering onlookers and a vast online audience. ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, August 18 – 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 ...

The Final “Friday Nights at the de Young” of the Summer | SF
The Final
Kick-start your weekend with free general admission, live music, art-making, cocktails, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures and exhibition tours, all in the name of art. Join in this Friday, August 18th, for the final Friday Night of the season, in an ongoing commemoration of our special ...
Free Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Night: Anchor Steam & Beer Float Party | SF
Friday, August 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and open to the public. Bring cash for beer
| Kilowatt
Free Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Night: Anchor Steam & Beer Float Party | SF
Anchor Brewing and Humphry Slocombe have a mutual appreciation for one another, being two San Francisco companies working to delight the taste buds with suds and sweets, so they’re joining together to throw a delicious beer float party. Drink Steam with Humphry Slocombe Friday, August 18, 2017 | 6pm Kilowatt, ...
DATE CHANGE ALERT: Free Urban Axe Throwing Weekend (Sept 8-10) | Daly City
Friday, August 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Silver Dragon Kung Fu
DATE CHANGE ALERT: Free Urban Axe Throwing Weekend (Sept 8-10) | Daly City
Please note that the Bad Axe grand opening which was scheduled for July 7-9, and again on August 18-20 has been postponed yet again to September 8-10. We have no idea if or when this will actually happen, so you might not want to waste ...
Free Beach Concert: Gin Blossoms | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 18 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Gin Blossoms | Santa Cruz

Every summer, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk casts its net and drags in a host of Top 40 bands from the ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s to play free concerts right on the beach every Friday night. Friday Night Bands on the Beach  Every Friday, June 16 ...

San Francisco’s Vintage Scooter Rally | SF
San Francisco's Vintage Scooter Rally  | SF

Yes, we see scooters all over the place these days, but we’re talking about vintage scooters like Vespas, Lambrettas and Piaggios… the type of things you saw the Mods riding around on in the late ’60s. In celebration of this two-wheeled heritage, San Francisco’s “Black ...

Noise Pop’s Hotel Concert Series “The Stone Foxes” | SF
Friday, August 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| The Marker
Noise Pop's Hotel Concert Series
This summer, Harken Wines, Joie de Vivre Hotels & Noise Pop are teaming up for a multi-city music tour unlike any other. Take in intimate performances with complimentary wine tastings at Joie de Vivre’s eclectic boutique hotels in New York City, San Francisco, and New ...
San Jose Bike Party: The Steampunk Ride
Friday, August 18 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party: The Steampunk 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 ...

Reverse Happy Hour | Pier 39
Friday, August 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Reverse Happy Hour | Pier 39
Head to The Pier for Reverse Happy Hour* at participating businesses from 8 pm-close. Check out the full list of discounts below: Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant & Market $2.50 Domestic Draft Beer; $3.50 Craft Selections; $2.50 Domestic Bottles; $3.50 Wells; $3.50 Craft & Import Bottles; $3.50 ...
Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, August 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom
Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Be ready for a special chillarious this month. Not only will this be one of the hottest line-ups chillarious has ever had, but it will also be part birthday celebration for your beloved host Mikey. To celebrate, Mikey has put together a line-up of some of his ...

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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