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Your Future BART Ride: New Train Tours | West Oakland
Friday, April 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | West Oakland BART
Your Future BART Ride: New Train Tours | West Oakland

BART is inviting everyone to come check out the new life-size train model during 10 events when you can walk through the new trains and give your feedback between April 16 and May 9, 2014. It’s the final chance to say what you want before the ...

Annual Good Friday Concert: Grammy-Nominated String Quartet | Stanford
Friday, April 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stanford University - Memorial Church
Annual Good Friday Concert: Grammy-Nominated String Quartet | Stanford

In its 4th annual free Good Friday performance, the St. Lawrence String Quartet will play Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross.
In this seven-section work, lasting just over an hour, Haydn is at his most reflective. Evoking the last hours of Christ’s life, …

“SuperAwesome” Friday Night & Vinyl Record Swap Party | Oakland Museum of California

Join OMCA and Off the Grid on 10th Street in Oakland for a SuperAwesome sneak peek of two spring exhibitions that explore what happens when communities come together around a shared love of culture, Vinyl: The Sound and Culture of Records, and SuperAwesome: Art and …

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, April 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food from food trucks.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 32 food trucks and street food carts in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party. Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-11 pm at the historic waterfront campus of Fort Mason ...

“The Bay Lights” Talk & Marcus Shelby Jazz Ensemble | Friday Nights at the de Young

Celebrate the best of bridges and celebrate The Bay Bridge: A Work in Progress, 1933–1936 with the Marcus Shelby Ensemble, curator lecture and Bay Lights presentation.
Friday, April 18, 2014 Schedule
6 pm Presentation: “The Bay Lights,” Ben Davis, Illuminate the Arts - Piazzoni Murals Room
The Bay Lights is …

Win Tix: “The Bay Bridge: A Work in Progress (1933–1936)” Photography | de Young Museum

Celebrating the completion of the new eastern span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, this exhibition presents a newly acquired group of photographs by Peter Stackpole (1913–1997) documenting the bridge’s original construction in the 1930s, juxtaposed with prints and drawings by his contemporaries.
Scaling the dizzying heights …

Startup T-Shirt Exchange & Mixer | SoMa
Friday, April 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring along at least 10 Tshirts to giveaway
| Freespace 2.0
Startup T-Shirt Exchange & Mixer | SoMa

All are welcomed to come out to the first annual T-shirt exchange at [Freespace].
Calling all entrepreneurs, T-shirt makers, artist, and brand advocates, come and join up to snack, mingle and exchange T-shirts with other entrepreneurs in and around the Bay Area.
It’s a good opportunity to …

UK’s The 1975 Acoustic Indie Performance | Rasputin SF
Friday, April 18 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Rasputin San Francisco
UK's The 1975 Acoustic Indie Performance | Rasputin SF

The 1975 will be performing at Rasputin in Union Square. Purchase their Self Titled album and get a wristband to meet the band.
The 1975 are an English alternative/indie rock band. Their “mellow” stripped down style was praised for its lack of “attention-grabbing production theatrics” – Paste …

Win Tix: Sing-Along “Jesus Christ Superstar” & Chunky Jesus Contest | SF
Sing-Along

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Bad Flower Productions proudly present “Sing-Along Jesus Christ Superstar” which kicks off the Sisters’ Easter weekend with this long-awaited, musical and cinematic event, back by popular demand on Good Friday.
This year, they will have a “Chunky Jesus Contest” before …

Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland
Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland

The Bicycle Art Salon is a discussion group on the subject(s) of art, film, music, bicycles and more, at the home and studio of Slimm Buick every third Friday, except for July and November. Free, but an RSVP is required by contacting the organizers via email to bicycleartsalon@gmail.com ...

“Smoky’s Boutique: A Menagerie of Insanity” Art Party | SF
Friday, April 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Blackball Universe

Blackball Universe proudly presents “Smoky’s Boutique,” an experimental art party where you will get to experience multimedia art, hear live music and enjoy drinks and food on Friday, April 18, 2014.
The show features work by six young Bay Area artists: Kate Klingbeil, Anna McNeary, Whitney Sharpe, …

Free Blacklight Art Party | Oakland
Friday, April 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are accepted
| The Grease Diner
Free Blacklight Art Party | Oakland

Neon Palace is a fun-raiser party for the Grease Diner’s black light events. Two electronic bands will play in a world of glow in the dark, 3D, and black light art, where viewers will be given 3D glasses and blacklight flash lights at the door …

Burning Man 2014 Art Sneak Peek | Oakland
Friday, April 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Radiance Oak
Burning Man 2014 Art Sneak Peek | Oakland

Curious about what art projects are coming to Burning Man? On April 18, 2014, East Bay Burners will have several artists present their planned works, while on the big screen behind them slides and movies of their art will appear.
Free, but an RSVP is requested.
There’ll …

Roller Derby Demo & Flower Power Ride | San Jose Bike Party
Friday, April 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
Roller Derby Demo & Flower Power Ride | San Jose Bike Party

Silicon Valley Roller Girls will be giving a demo of the fast paced sport of roller derby this Friday during the Flower Power Ride. As you may know, San Jose Skate, their current practice space and bouting venue, is closing permanently on June 1, 2014. …

Seduction Feroce: Burlesque Variety Show & Free Retro Hairstyling | Oakland
Seduction Feroce: Burlesque Variety Show & Free Retro Hairstyling | Oakland

April 18, 2014 features comedy by Baruch Porras-Hernandez, and burlesque by Kitty Von Quim, Raphaele Daubois, Rasa Vitalia, Bombshell Betty, Sheba Queen of the Night, Willard Cron, and Fella-Fem. Tunes with DJ Lady Ryan before and after the show.
Wait to style your hair. Ileath Bridges and …

Win Tix: Hot For Teacher: The Van Halen Experience | Slim’s
Friday, April 18 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $14. All ages 6+.
| Slim's
Hot For Teacher: The Van Halen Experience | Slim's

Hot For Teacher features four explosive performers that are not only among the most talented musicians on the West Coast, but are also dedicated scholars of the Van Halen musical legacy.
These rock and roll ninjas bring to the stage everything fans of the world’s …

Every Friday

Free “Off the Grid” Food Truck Lunch & Blood Drive | February 2014
Free

Be a hero and donate blood and get free gub in return.
Every Friday in February 2014, Off the Grid is partnering with the Blood Centers of the Pacific for a truly “mobile” blood drive. For people who donate blood, you’ll get a delicious free lunch …

Alisha’s Free Home Cookin’ Fridays | The Riptide
Alisha's Free Home Cookin' Fridays | The Riptide

Follow the L until it ends, on Fridays after work and get rewarded with grubbing on free home cookin’ from Alisha.
Each week, she whips up home-style food that ranges from blushin bunnies, chili con carne, chicken pot pie, and, if you’re lucky, even tater tot …

Fashion Studio Happy Hour Shopping Party | SoMa
Every Friday – 4:40 pm | Cost: FREE | 440 Brannan Studio Showroom
Fashion Studio Happy Hour Shopping Party | SoMa

440 Brannan Studio Showroom hosts a fashion happy hour every Friday from 4:40-7 pm. Sip on wine and beer while browsing their collection of unique styles by local designers.
440 Brannan Studio Showroom is a 5,000 square foot retail store and studio factory where prominent and emerging Bay Area designers …

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 …

$1 Drink Fridays: “Battle of the Decades” DJ Party | North Beach
Every Friday – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission with Facebook RSVP
| Monroe
$1 Drink Fridays:

Fridays are now a little bit more awesome. Did someone say $1 drinks and $1.50 tacos?
well… we “think” there are $1.50 tacos… that’s what their Facebook event page says… but we’ve heard rumblings they may have raised the prices to $2 so be forewarned.
Monroe …

Doggy Yappy Hour: Free Sweets & Dog Treats | SF
Every Friday – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Doggy Yappy Hour: Free Sweets & Dog Treats | SF

Break up the weekday rut and get out of the house for an hour with your dog at the K9 Scrub Club weekly social hour, happening every Friday from 6-8 pm.
Indulge in their free refreshments and sweets for humans, while your pup enjoys some complimentary carob …

Free Friday Chicken Wing Buffet & $3 Cocktails | Castro
Free Friday Chicken Wing Buffet & $3 Cocktails | Castro

The Lookout, which provides prime people-watching opportunities over the intersection of Market St. and Noe St. in the Castro, hosts a Friday happy hour with $3 Skyy Vodka cocktails (3:30 pm-9 pm) and a free chicken wing buffet from 6:30-8:30 pm to help soak up …

Red Hots $5 Friday Night Burlesque Show | Mission Dist.
Every Friday – 7:30 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5-10 sliding scale
| El Rio
Red Hots $5 Friday Night Burlesque Show | Mission Dist.

It’s saucy dancing with a sense of humor at the Red Hots Burlesque show on Fridays at El Rio, where you can see some of the bawdiest burlesque babes in the Bay,  for a sliding scale price starting at $5.
Come with your sense of humor and get …

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 …

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 special until 9:30 pm. After …

Friday Night Outdoor Roller Skate DJ Party: “Midnight Rollers” | SF
Every Friday – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Plaza
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 …

Queer Fridays Live Music Series | El Rio
Every Friday – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | El Rio
Queer Fridays Live Music Series | El Rio

Get an earful of live music from queer artists, every Friday night at 10 pm at the free “Friday Live” series at El Rio in San Francisco’s Mission District.
DJ Emotions gets the party started with hip hop, salsa, house and world tunes at 10 pm sharp.
Begin …

F!#&ing Free Fridays: Improv Comedy | SF
Every Friday – 10:30 pm | Cost: FREE
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 …

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