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PARK(ing) Day 2017: From Parking Spots to Pop-up Public Spaces | Oakland
Friday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Walk Oakland Bike Oakland
PARK(ing) Day 2017: From Parking Spots to Pop-up Public Spaces | Oakland
Celebrate International Park(ing) Day in Oakland on September 15. Park(ing) Day is an annual worldwide day where artists, businesses, and citizens transform parking spots into temporary public parks, art galleries, libraries and other interesting destinations. Use this map to find the many pop-up public spaces throughout the ...
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Richmond Dist. Residents
Friday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Richmond Dist. Residents

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

PARK(ing) Day 2017
Friday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
PARK(ing) Day 2017
An annual worldwide event that inspires city dwellers everywhere to transform metered parking spots into temporary parks for the public good, PARK(ing) Day happens every year on the 3rd Friday in September. These city-wide pop-up mini-parks can be used as performance spaces, reading lounges or just resting places by ...
SF’s 30-Foot Mobile Barbershop: Free Beard & ‘Stache Trims | Pier 39
Friday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
SF's 30-Foot Mobile Barbershop: Free Beard & 'Stache Trims | Pier 39
San Francisco is among the Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities in America. To celebrate, a 30-foot mobile barbershop will be parked at Pier 39 on Sept. 15, 2017, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Guys can stop by to get a free facial hair trim. ...
Pop-Up Outdoor City Picnic on (PARK)ing Day | SoMa
Friday, September 15 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | SPUR
Pop-Up Outdoor City Picnic on (PARK)ing Day | SoMa
Celebrate the fall season in the city by joining up in SoMa for a unique free city picnic in a converted parking space on Park(ing) Day 2017. Bring your lunch, bring a colleague or a friend, and enjoy a meal in a reimagined place. Drop-in and ...
2017 Rolex Big Boat Yacht Racing | SF
Friday, September 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free for spectators.
| St. Francis Yacht Club
2017 Rolex Big Boat Yacht Racing | SF

Come watch the St. Francis Yacht Club’s Rolex Big Boat Series, an annual September event celebrating its 513th year on the San Francisco Bay from September 14-17, 2017. 2017 Rolex Big Boat Series September 14-17, 2017 | 11 am St. Francis Yacht Club FREE This ...

Adobe Books Poetry Festival | SF
Friday, September 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Adobe Books
Adobe Books Poetry Festival | SF
Adobe Books Poetry Festival is an all-day poetry reading of both original works or inspired interpretations. Come join them in a festive celebration of all things poetic. Sign up for an open-mic slot, recite your favorite poem, and generally hobnob with your fellow lovers of poetry. ...
Schroeder’s 124th Oktoberfest Block Party | SF
Friday, September 15 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but food and drinks are for purchase.
| Schroeder's Restaurant
Schroeder's 124th Oktoberfest Block Party | SF
Schroeder’s is kicking off Oktoberfest in true Bavarian Style with their annual Block Party.  It’ll be a lively bash with live music by WonderBread 5, lots of Hofbrau beer, Jager shots, sausages, pretzels, prizes, beer games, and of course the chicken dance. Wear your Oktoberfest best; ...
2017 Mariachi Festival & Taco Eating Contest | East Bay
Friday, September 15 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Hayward City Hall
2017 Mariachi Festival & Taco Eating Contest | East Bay
The annual Mariachi Festival features mariachi bands, ballet folkórico dancers, a taco eating contest, and an outdoor market celebrating Mexican food and art at Hayward City Hall Plaza. 2017 Mariachi Festival Friday, September 15, 2017 | 4:30-9:30 pm Hayward City Hall Plaza, 777 B St, Hayward FREE This free, family-friendly event is hosted by ...
“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, September 15 – 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 Endangered Species Mural Celebration | Degrees Plato
Friday, September 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Degrees Plato Tap Room Bottle Shop & Kitchen
Oakland Endangered Species Mural Celebration | Degrees Plato
Join the Center for Biological Diversity and Laurel Village Association to celebrate a new mural in the Endangered Species Mural Project. The California grizzly bear mural by Roger Peet and Fernando Santos will be the fourteenth in their national project connecting communities with imperiled wildlife. Come ...
Indoor Dog Park Grand Opening with Free Beer | Oakland
Friday, September 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Furball Fitness Dog Camp & Daycare
Indoor Dog Park Grand Opening with Free Beer | Oakland
Bring your pups to test out Oakland’s new indoor dog park, while also celebrating the grand opening of Furball Fitness Dog Camp & Daycare. The dogs can run, romp, and rumble in the 2000 sq. ft. warehouse, in addition to an extra 700 sq. ft. of ...
The Mexican Museum “Mexico in San Francisco” Opening Reception | SF
Friday, September 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Mexican Museum
The Mexican Museum
Mexican Masters’ works on paper, on loan from Bay Area collectors, will be exhibited for a limited time at The Mexican Museum on Fort Mason Bldg. D. The Friday night reception runs from 6-9pm and is free and open to the public.
Park(ing) Day Bandaloop Performance | Oakland
Friday, September 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Great Wall of Oakland
Park(ing) Day Bandaloop Performance | Oakland
On Friday September 15th, Bandaloop and Luka’s Taproom & Lounge are working together to offer a free public art performance on The Great Wall of Oakland for the community. A portion of Luka’s parking lot will be set up with seating and space for blankets. They ...
“Close Enough for the Angels” Book & Gallery Showing | SF
Friday, September 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is appreciated but not required.
| The Bindery
The Bindery is excited to present a special evening with Paul Madonna as he introduces his latest work Close Enough for the Angels, along with a gallery showing of his iconic work. Please join them at The Bindery. Emit Hopper was a one-hit wonder—twice. First as a rock and roller in ...
Palou Phelps 2nd Annual Movie Night “Sing” & Free Pizza | Bayview
Friday, September 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Palou and Phelps Mini Park
Palou Phelps 2nd Annual Movie Night
Friends of Palou Phelps’ 2nd Annual Movie Night is happening on Friday, September 15, 2017. This is in collaboration with BVHP Parks Collective, and a great way to raise awareness about Friends of Palou Phelps. Schedule: 7 pm start time to serve pizza and salad. 7:30 pm or when ...
Free Friday Night at the Art Center: Mini Golf, Pinball & Ice Cream | Palo Alto
Friday, September 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Palo Alto Art Center
Free Friday Night at the Art Center: Mini Golf, Pinball & Ice Cream | Palo Alto
Join them for a free Friday Night at the Palo Alto Art Center on September 15, 7-10 p.m., to celebrate the opening of their new exhibition, “Play.” This lively event will feature mini golf, a pinball machine, Mister Softee ice cream, balloon art, a fairy, free ...

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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