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Friday, September 1

2017 Architecture and the City Festival Opening Day | SF
Friday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
2017 Architecture and the City Festival Opening Day | SF

The 14th annual month-long celebration features behind the scenes and walking tours, films, exhibitions, lectures and more that address varying aspects of the design and planning process. Over 40 programs throughout the month provide an excellent opportunity for participants to engage with the local architecture community ...

Free Clam Chowder Day | Pier 39
Friday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Free Clam Chowder Day | Pier 39
The first 39 people to present the special coupon at Chowders on Level 1 will receive one (1) free cup of clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl.* > Download coupon *Offer only valid for the first 39 people who present the coupon at Chowders, on a ...

Rotunda Dance Series: Scott Wells & Dancers | SF City Hall
Friday, September 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: Scott Wells & Dancers | SF City Hall
n 1981 Scott discovered the pleasure of contact improvisation shortly after becoming obsessed with the struggles of modern dance. He stuck with both and currently directs a company in San Francisco and tours annually to Europe. Wells has created works for skateboarders, boxers and recently ...
San Francisco Comic Con 2017 | Moscone Center
Friday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: $30*
*Friday ($30), Saturday ($50), Sunday ($40) - Kids 12 and under free
| Moscone Center West
San Francisco Comic Con 2017 | Moscone Center
It ain’t cheap, but it’s pretty fun…. The San Francisco Comic Con will be September 1-3, 2017. Meet your favorite comic creators and celebrity guests. Comic books, toys, cosplay and more. To make this “Funcheap,” the cheapest day to attend is Friday ($30) and kids 12 ...
SF’s $6 Water Park with Indoor Slides | Fillmore Dist.
Friday, September 1 – 2:30 pm | Cost: $6*
*$6 for adults
| Hamilton Recreation Center
SF's $6 Water Park with Indoor Slides | Fillmore Dist.

Hamilton Rec Center is a great place to cool off during a hot week. This public swimming facility features a large, heated pool and is a mini-water park with not one, but two, indoor water slides, the only ones in the city. The water slides ...

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival Kickoff | SF
Friday, September 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| CounterPULSE
CounterPulse’s Block Fest animates the neighborhood with free arts activities for the local residents, workers, and visitors. Kicking off the Block Fest season with Hannah Boles in collaboration with Sylvester Guard for a magical coloring activity. Come collaborate and celebrate the magical spirit, diversity, and community ...
2017 Begonia Festival: Dance Performance | Capitola
Friday, September 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Esplanade Park
2017 Begonia Festival: Dance Performance | Capitola

See some brilliant blooms while boating, baiting and frolicking on the beach over Labor Day weekend at the 65th annual Capitola Begonia Festival. With over 43 acres and 3 million blooms come late summer, the Begonia Festival is a spectacular sight and a fun, family-oriented ...

“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, September 1 – 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 ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, September 1 – 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 ...

Kiosk Fest 2017 Kick-Off Party | SF
Friday, September 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Market St (Embarcadero to 5th St)
Kiosk Fest 2017 Kick-Off Party | SF

The Grand Newsstand, San Francisco’s zine stand, is hosting an open-air festival to celebrate zines, art, and printed media. Kiosk Fest takes place around Market Street in San Francisco between 5th Street and the Embarcadero. Kiosk Fest 2017 September 1-2, 2017 | 10 am to ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, September 1 – 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 ...

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center: Bubble-ology | Oakland Hills
Friday, September 1 – 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: Bubble-ology | Oakland Hills
Learn all about the science behind bubbles. See how a scientist uses the properties of bubbles to create breakthrough technologies. See how bubbles can change form as professional bubble artists Tom Noddy and Sterling Johnson expose the wonders of these remarkable spheres. Get hands on ...
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl: Flower Child Closing Reception | SF
Friday, September 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl: Flower Child Closing Reception | SF
In conjunction with North Beach First Fridays, Modern Eden will host a closing reception for “Flower Child”. Featuring 85 works inspired by San Francisco’s Summer of Love.
Extended Play: Vinyl Classics as Works of Art | SF
Friday, September 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Churchkey
Extended Play: Vinyl Classics as Works of Art | SF
101 music in North Beach donated 100 vinyl records for them to have some fun with, and they figured why not turn these old classics into works of art? And that is where Extended Play: A New Spin on Vinyl Classics was born. Join Art Attack ...
Grammy Award-Winning Fantastic Negrito’s Mini Concert | Amoeba SF
Friday, September 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Grammy Award-Winning Fantastic Negrito's Mini Concert | Amoeba SF
Grammy Award-winning artist Fantastic Negrito performs an exclusive, intimate performance followed by a Q&A at Amoeba SF on Friday, September 1st at 6pm to celebrate the re-release of his critically-applauded debut album, The Last Days of Oakland. Hailed as “among the rawest pieces of music—sonically and ...
“Batch Made Market” Food Festival | SF
Friday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Forage Kitchen
The Open Kitchen Market, this month on First Friday, will feature goodies like: Organic, local flower crowns, botanical jewelry, mixed bouquets, and succulent arrangements from Beauxtanicals. Honey glazed fried chicken, artisan mac n cheese, down home chili with jalapeno cornbread, fried chicken biscuit sliders, mixed salad ...
2017 Architecture and the City Opening Night Party | SF
Friday, September 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15 | Swissnex
2017 Architecture and the City Opening Night Party | SF
Join AIASF and the Center for Architecture + Design in celebration of the opening of their 14th Annual Architecture and the City Festival and the community of individuals and organizations that make the month of learning and exploration possible. Drink, nibble, and network for an inspiring ...
Free Beach Concert: Papa Doo Run Run | Santa Cruz
Friday, September 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Papa Doo Run Run | 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 ...

Every Friday

$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 “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 …

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.
 
Free Burlesque: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies
Every Friday | 8 pm
Skylark Bar, 3089 16th St, SF, CA
FREE
Enjoy drinks, dancing, DJs and more at this free weekly burlesque and …

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.
Pamtastic’s Comedy Clubhouse
Every Friday | 8-11 pm
Mutiny Radio, 2781 21st Street, SF, CA
FREE
Over 25 of San …

“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 …

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.
Night Moves: Stand-up Comedy Showcase
Every Friday | 11:59 pm
PianoFight, 144 Taylor Street, SF, CA
Free, but an RSVP is required.
Poet, Robert Sylvester Kelly once wrote, “After the …

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