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Friday, September 4
2015 Art Break Day | SF Bay Area
Take a break from your day to be creative and make your own art using free art supplies in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, San Jose, San Rafael and communities nationwide on Friday, September 4, 2015.
Art Break Day is a free community art event where the public is provided ...
Sandcastle Building 101 Class | RSVP Deadline
September 4, 2015 is your last chance to RSVP for the Sandcastle Building 101 Class taking place from 10 am to 1 pm on Saturday, September 12, 2015.
Free class on September 12, but an RSVP is required by September 4, 2015.
Presented by the AIA and Leap, Sandcastle 101 ...
Finale Fashion Show w/ Project Runway Special Guest | SF
Come to Bespoke at Westfield San Francisco Centre each Friday throughout the month of August to meet Project Runway Season 14 designer Jake Wall of JAKE beginning Aug. 7 through Sept 4, for an exclusive Q&A interview following the airing of each new Project Runway episode. ...
Ozumo’s Free Japanese Happy Hour Tasting | SoMa
Kick off your Labor Day Weekend at Ozumo SF this Friday. Join them for a complimentary tasting of their new Happy Hour menu items including Lobster Kakiage, Kurobuta and Spider Sliders, Tsukune Corn Dogs, and Sake Steamed Blue Acadia Mussels.
DJ Hrmonik will be providing the tunes, and they will ...
“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Over 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 ...
“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
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 for this event, with galleries, artist ...
Friday Nights at the de Young: Abstract Expressionism & Musica Expressionista | SF
Friday Nights at the de Young are after-hours art happenings that include a mix of live music, dance and theater performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demonstrations, hands-on art activities, and exhibition tours. Local artists conduct drop-in workshops, debut new commissions, display their art ...
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 ...
Dystopian SciFi Video & Performance Artist Reception | Oakland
2 x 2 Solos is a series of solo exhibitions featuring new work commissioned from four accomplished emerging artists based in the Oakland/Bay Area.
Sofía Córdova’s work in Bilongo Esmeralda is an extension of her operatic video and performance series that imagines a dystopian future; the ...
First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
You had us at “burlesque” and “creepy puppets.” As Oakland Art Murmur winds down on your Friday night, find your way to the Stork Club on 23rd and Telegraph around 9 pm for the perfectly strange after-party, The First Friday Follies burlesque show, a monthly free ...
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. Every first Friday of the month, member galleries are open to the public from 6-9 pm. Additionally Telegraph above Grand and below 27th is closed ...
Papa Doo Run Run: Free Beach Concert | Santa Cruz
Papa Doo Run Run
September 4, 2015
Papa Doo Run Run returns to the Boardwalk to perform tunes from the Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, and other beach party favorites.
Formed in Cupertino in 1965, the group has toured and recorded with the Beach Boys, and from 1975 ...
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...
ICA Live: Experimental Performance Art Series | San Jose
On Friday, September 4, ICA Live! will present two showings of Niki Ulehla’s marionette performance piece George Travels to the Afterlife. Presented with minimal staging to experimental music, the performance follows the story of America’s Founding Father as he crosses the River Styx and confronts ...
Free Taiko Drumming Class: Beat a Giant Loud Drum | Oakland
On the First Fridays of September, October, November and December 2015, Emeryville Taiko will be hosting free, hands-on taiko drumming classes at 7 pm and 8 pm at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. Taiko drumming is an exciting modern art form with ancient roots in the religious ceremonies ...
“Put a Bird On It” Ride | San Francisco Bike Party
Just when you thought San Francisco Bike Party couldn’t get any better, SF Bike Party putting a bird on it.
That’s right—pull out all the feathers you could never bring to Burning Man and fly away with us. Whether you are a murder of crows, a parliament ...
Live Comedy Show: “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship” | SF
EndGames Improv brings you Your F!#&ed Up Relationship, a funny improv show happening every Friday night at 10:30 pm. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your real, honest relationship stories will be the grist for the comedy mill. That sounds awful. But it’s basically true. It’s ...
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Free Classical Chamber Music by the Bay | SF
Dolci by the Bay are free weekly concerts of chamber music at 1 pm on select Fridays.
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 Bay View Room at San Francisco’s Aquatic Park …
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 …
Cool Cars, Music & Farmers Market | Downtown Martinez
Every Friday from May 15 through September 11, 2015 is Fridays on the Main & Market in Downtown Martinez featuring:
Farmers Market on the 800 block of Main St. 4-8 pm
Cool Cars & Music on the 600 & 700 blocks of Main St. 6-8 pm
Free Wine & Beer Tasting | Pleasanton
New Leaf Community Market in Pleasanton invites you to start your weekend off right with free weekly wine and beer tastings happening every Friday from 5-7 pm.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
A different vendor is featured each week. Must be 21+ to sample alcohol.
Free “Oysters on the Half Shell” Fridays | El Rio
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 Day: Learn Juggling & Tightrope 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
Summer 2015: Fridays | 7-9 pm
Free first time, and $5 after that, with an RSVP is required; class has a 25 person maximum. Please make sure to check-in …
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 Friday and Wednesday.
Wednesday Class Summer 2015 Hiatus: Wednesday classes are on hold during Summer 2015. Wednesday classes will be back on September 9, 2015.
Circus Skills Jam Class
Most Fridays …
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.
Enjoy drinks, dancing, DJs and more at this free weekly burlesque and variety show. Come early to purchase your beverage and toast to these Barbary Coast Beauties.
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 Movie Night | Berkeley
Hotel Durant in Berkeley hosts a Movie Night every Friday night at 8 pm.
Complimentary sodas and popcorn will be served in the setting of this unique hotel. Opened in 1928, Hotel Durant has undergone a recent renovation and also houses Henry’s Restaurant & Bar.
“Best of SF” Stand-Up Comedy Night | SF
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 …
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
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
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.
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 …