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Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | SF
For the 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of The Winter’s Tale. Luminous and heartbreaking, tragic and gloriously funny, The Winter’s Tale is the crowning achievement of Shakespeare’s late career, a magical tale that swoops across continents, generations, and genres to its ...
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Friday | Golden Gate Park
10:30am Poor Man’s Whiskey & Cirkus Quirkus (Friday Morning Kids’ Program)
2:00pm Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas
3:10pm Dry Branch Fire Squad
4:25pm Hardly Strictly Guy: Terry & Jo Harvey Allen, Joe Ely, Jack Ingram & Steve Earle
5:45pm Dave Alvin’s Tribute to Merle Haggard & California Songwriters
Volunteer at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass | 2016
Want to be involved behind the scenes of one of San Francisco’s most amazing free events?
The 2016 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass music festival is one of the great gifts given to the city each year, and you can give back by choosing to volunteer for ...
Final Day of Free 2016 “People in Plazas” Music Festival | SF
Enjoy live music outdoors on your lunch break on the final day of the 2016 People in Plazas music festival. The final date has free jazz concerts at three different locations in San Francisco.
West Grand Brass Band – 425 Market St.
Bistro Moustache – 101 California ...
Aventine’s 8th Anniversary Block Party | SF
Join Taverna Aventine in celebrating their eighth anniversary with a indoor/outdoor block party (actually it’s an “alley” party).
This indoor and outdoor event will include: beer-garden, music, food and fun games in Hotaling Alley. Enjoy both of our bars inside the Aventine with drinks and music.
Aventine 8th ...
Art Night SF: Mid-Market Art, Live Music & Karaoke | UN Plaza
Art Night SF is a new outdoor event series working to activate the public spaces of UN Plaza and Mid-Market between 7th and Market Streets through accessible installations of contemporary art on Fridays, July 29, September 30, October 14 and October 28 from 5-9 pm. Enjoy local food trucks, a plaza ...
“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
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 ...
Friday Nights at the de Young: 6th Annual Tiara Sensation | de Young Museum
James Turrell’s “Three Gems” open during Friday Nights
Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden
In 2014, artist James Turrell (b. 1943) contacted the Museums to refurbush Three Gems (2005), a site-specific “skyspace” located in a grass-covered hill in the Osher Sculpture Garden. The work was approaching its tenth ...
Free Camp Cook Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF
Start your weekend off right with a grilled cheese and a beer at the best outdoor gear shop around. The Alite Outpost is hosting its first Speak Cheesy Happy Hour which will include free grilled cheese sandwich’s and cold beers for you and your friends.
They’ll be ...
2016 German Oktoberfest “Free Jugs” Beer Party | Cafe Royale
Celebrate Oktoberfest with live music, German food and beers, and a lively ambiance at The Royale.
Royale’s “Free Jugs” Oktoberfest Party
Friday, September 30, 2016 | 6 pm
The Royale | 800 Post Street San Francisco, CA
FREE admission, but for a fee (in 2015 it was $40) you’ll get a keepsake stein and ...
Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Take a free 90-minute narrated harbor tour (July to October) from the Oakland Estuary to the San Francisco Bay on the beautiful Commodore Pinot Noir. Learn about how the Port of Oakland handles more than 2 million cargo containers annually. Boarding will be at the foot ...
Night Games Party | 2016 “Come Out & Play” Festival
The Come Out & Play Festival is back celebrating a sixth year of bringing play to the Bay with new and innovative real-world games happening all over San Francisco. 2016 Come Out & Play Festival September 24 – October 8, 2016 All over San Francisco FREE (festival ...
The Alhambra Project: Exercises on the Screen & Local Tour | SF
On September 30 2016, artists Lynn Marie Kirby and Christoph Steger present a night of video, film and performance at the former Alhambra Theatre (now a Crunch Gym) in San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighborhood.
The project takes over the gym’s video monitors with a cycle of ...
Win Tix: Pop-Up Magazine: The Golden State Record | Greek Theatre
Pop-Up Magazine, Noise Pop, and The California Sunday Magazine bring you The Golden State Record, a one-night-only experience of unforgettable performances and unique collaborations by musicians, writers, filmmakers, radio producers, and artists.
> Get Tickets – Lawn $37, Stands $52
This live on-stage magazine has been called, ...
Win Tix: Smiley’s Saloon Friday: Doobie Decibel System | Bolinas
On any given night, Doobie Decibel System play their original songs and dip into rock ‘n’ roll archives playing a variety of classics from The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead and many more.
> Get Tickets – $5
Their distinctive electric style is heard in every ...
< Thursday, September 29
Saturday, October 1 >
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 Fun: 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
Fridays | 7-9 pm
FREE; class has a 25 person maximum. Please make sure to check-in before 6:45 pm.
Age limits: Everyone age 8 and older is welcome, however, all …
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 …
“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 …
“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
Jazz at The Atlas is a weekly jazz residency with 5 rotating jazz bands. Music is always free, though tipping is encouraged.
1st Friday – Quinoa Co Op – Evolutionary Jazz
2nd Friday – Dan Neville Quartet – Vibraphone!
3rd Friday – Josh Taylor & Friends – Piano …
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 and wine special until 9:30 …
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 …
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 night, Josef Anolin and Andrew Holmgren bring you a raucous party slash stand-up comedy showcase at the new PianoFight theater.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
Poet, Robert Sylvester Kelly once wrote, “After the show, it’s the after party, and after the party it’s the hotel …