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2014 Jelly Belly Haunted House Tour | Fairfield
Friday, October 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jelly Belly Candy Company
2014 Jelly Belly Haunted House Tour | Fairfield

The Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield sets up its annual Haunted House, a fun and kid-friendly seasonal addition to their free daily tours from 9 am to 4 pm, Thursday, October 20 through Friday, October 31, 2014. Tours detour through a decorated haven of Halloween delights. Learn ...

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Hayes Valley & SoMa Residents
Friday, October 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Hayes Valley & SoMa 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 ...

Free Classical Chamber Music by the Bay | SF
Friday, October 24 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Aquatic Park
Free Classical Chamber Music by the Bay | SF

Dolci by the Bay are free weekly concerts of chamber music at 1 pm on Fridays from September 12 through November 21, 2014. Viva Knight and Ted Rust regard Dolci, their piano-oboe duo, as their after-careers dessert course (dolci) of their lives. All concerts take place in the ...

The Final “Friday Night Market” of 2014: Summer Evening Festival | UN Plaza
Friday, October 24 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
The Final

Enjoy the final Friday Night Market of the year as this weekly summer evening festival in UN Plaza closes for the winter season. Expect a dozen vendors and a dozen food trucks. Live music from reggae rockers Ire Fuse, plus an outdoor beer garden and …

Captain Morgan & Tapas Tasting Party with Funcheap | Bubble Lounge
Captain Morgan & Tapas Tasting Party with Funcheap | Bubble Lounge

We will have a private “most happiest” hour at The Bubble Lounge from 4-5pm that requires a secret password at the door for entry.
You’ll get early entrance to our private pre-party with a complimentary tasting of  the Hemmingway Daiquiri (make with Captain Morgan White Rum)  and …

Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF
Friday, October 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required by calling Priscilla at 415-406-1367. Space is limited.
| Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Park
Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF

Every fourth Friday, the OMI Family Resource Center in San Francisco invites you to their free monthly dinner and movie night. Free, but an RSVP is required by calling Priscilla at 415.406.1370. Space is limited. Dinner is free, but limited to the first 50 people. The menu varies ...

World Series Game 3: Giants vs. Royals Game Watch Party
Friday, October 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with Facebook RSVP
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
World Series Game 3: Giants vs. Royals Game Watch Party

Our year… Our time!
Come to SoMa StrEat Food Park for a huge game watch – game three of the World Series. Come on out on Friday night to get food truck grub, enjoy the beer garden and be part of the awesome playoff atmosphere at SF’s …

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland

Join the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak café pop-up. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, extended OMCA Store hours, family-friendly ...

Día de los Muertos Celebration: Live Music, Art & Film | Friday Nights at the de Young
Día de los Muertos Celebration: Live Music, Art & Film | Friday Nights at the de Young

Join the de Young for a Día de los Muertos celebration for the whole family, presented in partnership with the Mexican Museum.

Live Music by Cascada de Flores
Wilsey Court

6:30 pm

Cascada de Flores presents music in celebration of life, death, and love, inspired by the troubadours of Mexico, …

Live Indie Folk Concert & Kombucha Party | UC Berkeley
Friday, October 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are suggested.
| Campanile (UC Berkeley)
Live Indie Folk Concert & Kombucha Party | UC Berkeley

The Berkeley Student Food Collective (BSFC) is hosting a Food Day celebration party with live music,  kombucha and appetizers at the Campanile Esplanade on October 24, 2014.
There will be a live performance by local indie-folk band, The New Tenants, kombucha kegs provided by Revive Drinks, appetizers by BSFC, …

2014 “Come Out & Play” Friday: Night Games | SF
Friday, October 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Civic Center (SF)
2014

The Come Out & Play Festival is back celebrating a fifth year of bringing play to the Bay with new and innovative real-world games happening on Fulton Street between Hyde and Larkin at Civic Center in the heart of San Francisco. 2014 Come Out & ...

Funcheap’s “The Happiest Hour”: Drink Specials & $5 Pizza | SF
Funcheap's

Funcheap takes over The Bubble Lounge menu for a night to put together an awesome happy hour.
To help celebrate the city’s newest happy hour, you’re invited to the Bubble Lounge on Friday, October 24th for a special “Happiest Hour.” They will of course have the …

Parol-Marking Workshop: Beautiful Filipino Lanterns | SoMa
Friday, October 24 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Bayanihan Community Center
Parol-Marking Workshop: Beautiful Filipino Lanterns | SoMa

Get ready for the annual San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival and Parade by making beautiful Filipino lanterns with The Bayanihan Community Center (BCC) every Friday, October 24-December 5, 2014 (excluding Friday, November 28). The Parol Lantern Festival & Parade takes place on Saturday, December 13, 2014 and is a memorable evening ...

12th Annual Altered Barbie Art Show: Artist Reception Party | Mission Dist.
Friday, October 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are accepted.
| 50 Shotwell
12th Annual Altered Barbie Art Show: Artist Reception Party | Mission Dist.

The annual Altered Barbie Exhibition is a creative reuse art show where people transform these icons into not-so-everyday art reflecting our current society. Ken and Barbie, modern day icons, permeate every corner of our culture. Making art from Barbie and Ken creates dialog and community where there is none. ...

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Friday, October 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Friday and fourth Friday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye out on ...

Indie Pop Duo Concert: Tennis | Amoeba SF
Friday, October 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Indie Pop Duo Concert: Tennis | Amoeba SF

Tennis is an indie-pop duo from Denver, Colorado made up of husband and wife team Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley. Ritual In Repeat (out now and available on CD & LP) is the duo’s highly-anticipated third full-length release produced by Patrick Carney (The Black Keys), …

1st Ever Nerd Nite “Block Party”: 2014 Bay Area Science Fest | SoMa
Friday, October 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Except for events at Slim's and SoMa StrEat Food Party, all other events are free
| Folsom Street Foundry
1st Ever Nerd Nite “Block Party”: 2014 Bay Area Science Fest | SoMa

Like The Blob, the Bay Area Science Festival keeps growing. Play old school video games at Folsom Street Foundry, attend nerd science lectures at Piston & Chain or take a guided field trip to hidden craftsmen and artisan workshops in SoMa.
Nerd Nite Block Party Free …

Mayhem Mansion: Twisted Tours of 1886 Haas-Lilienthal House | SF
Mayhem Mansion: Twisted Tours of 1886 Haas-Lilienthal House | SF

For only the second time ever, the historic 1886 Haas-Lilienthal House will be transformed into Mayhem Mansion, a haunted house style attraction.
Set in a Victorian-era house museum, ghoulish guides walk you through dimly lit parlors and passages on a “twisted tour of terror” replete with frightful encounters …

“Under the Influence” Reading Performance Series | North Beach
Friday, October 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Suggested donation to support the venue. Nobody turned away for lack of funds
| The Emerald Tablet

The Emerald Tablet in North Beach hosts a homegrown reading performance series, Under the Influence, co-created and hosted with Quiet Lightning‘s Evan Karp. Four artists read works by some of their major influences, followed by original work performances created for the show that channels that ...

Soulful Rock ‘n Roll Show & Free Cocktails | Haight
Soulful Rock 'n Roll Show & Free Cocktails | Haight

Kingsborough and The Dirty Picture will be performing live at the next The City: SF Sounds event happening at Milk Bar (1840 Haight St)
Free, but an RSVP is required and gets you free drink tickets and access to the appetizer hour hosted by Jack Daniels.
Determined to help …

2014 Zombie Walk & Thriller “Dress Rehearsal” | San Jose
Friday, October 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bank of America Parking Lot (SJ)
2014 Zombie Walk & Thriller

In preparation for Thrill the World on October 25, the Adira Dance & Costume in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood will be raising the undead for a zombie walk and a “dress rehearsal” of Thriller through the Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose from 7-9 …

Friday Night Outdoor Movie: “Ghostbusters” | Sunset Dist.
Friday, October 24 – 7:15 pm | Cost: FREE | McCoppin Square
Friday Night Outdoor Movie:

Every Friday in October 2014, the City and County of San Francisco is once again hosting free movies at McCoppin Square in the Sunset District. Movies begin at sunset (7:15 pm), but come early for coupons to local eateries. Visit with POPS (People of Sunset Parkside), ...

2014 Fairfax Irish Music Festival: Opening Night | North Bay
Friday, October 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Sleeping Lady Café
2014 Fairfax Irish Music Festival: Opening Night | North Bay

The small town of Fairfax, situated 22 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, will once again resemble a town in Ireland during the 4th annual Irish Music Festival with jigs, reels and singing voices coming from pubs, restaurants, and cafés including The Sleeping Lady, Iron Springs Brew Pub, 19 ...

Win Tix: 2014 Bay Area Science Fest Opening Party w/ The Phenomenauts | SF
Friday, October 24 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15
| Slim's
2014 Bay Area Science Fest Opening Party w/ The Phenomenauts | SF

Escape Velocity is the speed needed to break free from the gravitational attraction of a massive body, such as the Earth. The Phenomenauts felt it was a fitting title for an album that encourages people to break free of their own limitations, taking off on …

Win Tix: Allo Darlin’: Witty, Heartfelt Indie Sound | Rickshaw Stop
Friday, October 24 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets; regular cost, $12-14
| Rickshaw Stop
Allo Darlin': Witty, Heartfelt Indie Sound | Rickshaw Stop

Allo Darlin’ are a fan’s band, with a DIY ethos. They are close friends who found each other and the music they make in London. Their second album, Europe, was Rough Trade’s best-selling record of 2012 and was highly placed in many best of the …

4th Annual Free Halloween DJ Dance Party | 1015 Folsom
Friday, October 24 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| 1015 Folsom
4th Annual Free Halloween DJ Dance Party | 1015 Folsom

Come get down at the Mad Decent Halloween dance party featuring a full lineup of DJs filling up 1015 Folsom with beats from 10 pm to 3 am on Friday, October 24, 2014.
Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, a print out of your ticket is mandatory …

2014 Rocky Horror Picture Show: Free Movie & Live Cast Performance | Castro
Friday, October 24 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Midnight Sun
2014 Rocky Horror Picture Show: Free Movie & Live Cast Performance | Castro

Midnight Sun’s 4th Annual Rocky Horror Picture Show party is back with a new director and a full live cast making it the biggest spectacle yet on Friday night, October 24, 2014.
The cast will be acting out and lip syncing all of the musical numbers while the …

Every Friday

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 …

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: New Park Construction | Presidio Gateway
Every Friday – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required to rmenezes@presidiotrust.gov.
| Presidio Trust Headquarters
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: New Park Construction | Presidio Gateway

The Presidio Gateway project will create 13 acres of new parkland in the Presidio, re-connecting Crissy Field with the Main Post. Site tours are available every Friday afternoon from 4-5 pm from May 30 through September 26, 2014.
Free, but an RSVP is required to rmenezes@presidiotrust.gov.
Participants will learn about …

New Presidio Parklands Project Site Tour | SF
Every Friday – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Trust Headquarters
New Presidio Parklands Project Site Tour | SF

Learn more about the New Presidio Parklands Project, a new gateway to the visitor experience at the Presidio of San Francisco, a new kind of national park site located at the center of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, one of the largest urban national parks in …

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 …

Taiko Drumming & Japanese Music | SF
Every Friday – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hotel Nikko San Francisco
Taiko Drumming & Japanese Music | SF

Come to Hotel Nikko San Francisco every Friday and Saturday evening at 5 pm as “Maikaze Daiko & Friends” showcase the power and subtlety of Japanese Taiko drumming with other traditional Japanese instruments from Bay Area artists and beyond.
Awaken the senses with flowing melodies and …

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 $2 tacos?
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 …

Free Circus Class Friday: Learn Juggling & Tightrope Walking | SF
Every Friday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Circus Center
Free Circus Class Friday: Learn Juggling & Tightrope Walking | SF

Come and play with all the fun circus toys that fit under the Circus Center‘s roof every Wednesday and Friday.
Circus Skills Jam Class
Most Wednesdays & Fridays | 7 to 9 pm
Free, but an RSVP is required; class has a 25 person maximum. Please make sure to check-in …

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 …

The Business: Alternative Comedy Night | Mission Dist.
The Business: Alternative Comedy Night | Mission Dist.

The Business is one of the best alternative comedy shows in SF and features comedians from Comedy Central, SXSW, and the Comedians of Comedy tour.
This edgy comedy gig has moved to Fridays at the Hemlock Tavern, and features a rotating cast of comedians, currently including Nato Green, Bucky …

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 …

Friday Comedy Night | SoMa Streat Food Park
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Friday Comedy Night | SoMa Streat Food Park

Come get your yaks out at the weekly comedy night at SoMa Streat Food Park  every Friday night at 8 pm.
It’s a weird, wiggly, and hilarious party organized by two of the Bay’s most notorious ringmasters, Justin Gomes and Andrew Holmgren of Sylvan Productions. Every week …

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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