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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017: Friday | Golden Gate Park
Friday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017: Friday | Golden Gate Park

2017 brings San Francisco the 17th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. The full 2017 lineup has been released, and it’s ...

Parade of Ships Under Golden Gate Bridge | Fleet Week 2017
Friday, October 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Crissy Field
Parade of Ships Under Golden Gate Bridge | Fleet Week 2017
The annual San Francisco Fleet Week Parade of Ships will take place on Friday, October 6, 2017 with the SFFD Fireboat “St. Francis” being the first ship under the Golden Gate Bridge at 11:00am.

Litquake 2017: San Francisco’s Literary Festival | Oct. 6-14
Friday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
Litquake 2017: San Francisco's Literary Festival | Oct. 6-14

San Francisco’s legendary annual Litquake festival features hundreds of authors, poets and journalists in a myriad of separate events throughout the Bay Area. It’s all meant to foster interest in literature for people of all ages, perpetuate a sense of literary community, and provide a vibrant forum for Bay Area ...

Fleet Week 2017 | Full Airshow Friday & Blue Angels
Friday, October 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2017 | Full Airshow Friday & Blue Angels

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. 36th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 2 – 9, 2017 San Francisco FREE ...

2017 Día de los Muertos Exhibit Opening Day: 25+ Altars & 50+ Artists | SOMArts
2017 Día de los Muertos Exhibit Opening Day: 25+ Altars & 50+ Artists | SOMArts

Now in its 18th year, the annual Day of the Dead exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center, October 6–November 9, 2017, merges traditional Mexican altars with contemporary art installations to present a visually stimulating array of perspectives remembering, honoring, and celebrating the dead. Inspired by cherished ...

Rotunda Dance Series: Madhuri Kishore School of Kuchipudi | SF City Hall
Friday, October 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: Madhuri Kishore School of Kuchipudi | SF City Hall
Madhuri Kishore started the dance school in 2005 to spread our indian culture and heritage through dance. This school has now turned out to be a leading kuchipudi dance school in Bay area. She is well known for her patience and being extremely student-friendly. She ...
Archives Talk: 50 Years of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics | SF
Friday, October 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | UCSF LIbrary (Parnassus)
Archives Talk: 50 Years of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics | SF
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Born in the Summer of Love, the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic, founded by UCSF alumni David E. Smith, MD, and staffed by volunteer medical providers from UCSF, celebrated its 50th anniversary on June 7, 2017. Join ...
“Off the Grid” Friday Night & Mechanical Shark Rides | Fort Mason
Friday, October 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center
Fleet Week celebrations at Off the Grid Fort Mason Center will include a performance by the USF Dons marching band, mechanical shark rides, sailor hats for the kids, and more. Vendor specials will include: 50% off |Jeepney Guy and Smokes Poutinerie 30% off | Tai Chi Jianbing and ...
Free Navy Ship Tours | Fleet Week 2017
Friday, October 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 30
Free Navy Ship Tours | Fleet Week 2017

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. 36th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 2 – 9, 2017 San Francisco FREE ...

“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, October 6 – 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 ...

Jon Langford’s Rock & Roll Mini Concert | Amoeba SF
Friday, October 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Jon Langford's Rock & Roll Mini Concert | Amoeba SF
Jon and fellow Chicagoans Jon, guitarist John Szymanski, and the electrifying singers Bethany Thomas and now-LA-based Tawny Newsome play live at Amoeba and sign copies of the new album, Four Lost Souls (out 9/22 on Bloodshot Records). Purchase your copy at Amoeba to get it ...
One Mountain OneTam: 100 Paintings for Mt. Tamalpais Reception | Ross
Friday, October 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marin Art & Garden Center
One Mountain OneTam: 100 Paintings for Mt. Tamalpais Reception | Ross

The BayWood Artists are excited to be celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. They’re delighted to be partnering with One Tam for the second year in a row, exhibiting over 100 original oil and water color paintings by 10 artists. This year they will have ...

Friday Movie in the Park: “Moana” | McCoppin Sq.
Friday, October 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | McCoppin Square
Friday Movie in the Park:

Enjoy free movies at McCoppin Square in the Sunset District happening on the first four Fridays in October 2017. Movies begin at sunset, approximately 7:15 pm, but come early as the fun starts at 6 pm. Grab your family and friends, and don’t forget to bring some popcorn and ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, October 6 – 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 ...

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, October 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF

On the first Friday of every month, over a dozen North Beach galleries, museums, bars, and restaurants stay open late for a self-guided First Fridays Art Crawl with special events to showcase the ever-growing collections of art and entertainment that diversify North Beach. First Fridays Art Crawl ...

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, October 6 – 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 | Oakland Hills

Enjoy $5 admission to the Chabot Space & Science Center in the Oakland Hills every First Friday of the month from 6-10 pm. $5 admission includes unlimited access to everything from laser and planetarium shows to Night Hikes and Star Stories. Regularly admission is $18 ...

Korean Culture Fest 2017: Traditional Dance & Martial Arts Demo | Oakland
Friday, October 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland First Fridays
Korean Culture Fest 2017: Traditional Dance & Martial Arts Demo | Oakland
The KONO (Koreatown Northgate) Community Benefit District and Oakland First Fridays Street Festival invite you to the 2017 Korean Culture Fest which will be held on October 6, 2017, at the Oakland First Fridays event from 6 in the evening to 8 in the evening ...
“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, October 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forage Kitchen

This is your monthly chance  to come see and taste what’s cooking at Forage Kitchen. Your favorite chefs in the kitchen, and you can walk through and taste their favorite new recipes. Plus there’s beer. What could be better? The monthly Batch Made Market highlights ...

Ruby’s Garden 11th Anniversary Fiesta & Bunny Party | Oakland
Friday, October 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Ruby's Garden Kidwear & Gift
Ruby's Garden 11th Anniversary Fiesta & Bunny Party | Oakland
It’s been 11 years since they opened in the tiny spot on Shattuck where they sold locally made onesies and fresh flowers. They are so grateful to have been part of creating a place where parents and children can find treasured gifts and a place ...

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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