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Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, exploration and building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...

Free Tix Registration: Smithsonian’s 10th Annual Free Museum Day | 2014
Friday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
| San Francisco Bay Area
Free Tix Registration: Smithsonian's 10th Annual Free Museum Day | 2014

Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th annual Museum Day takes place Saturday, September 28, 2013 as participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors who register for free Museum Day Tickets starting on August 1, 2014. San Francisco highlights include the de ...

Grand Opening: Green Apple Books on the Park | Inner Sunset
Friday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
Grand Opening: Green Apple Books on the Park | Inner Sunset

On August 1, 2014, Green Apple Books plans to open a brand new store at 1231 9th Ave. in the Inner Sunset.
They’ll be sharing space with Le Video, who will be moving to the 2nd floor of the building they currently occupy.
In an age when good ol’ …

NOLA Jazz & Mardi Gras Parade w/ Chelle & Friends | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, August 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens
NOLA Jazz & Mardi Gras Parade w/ Chelle & Friends | Yerba Buena Gardens

Chelle & Friends bring a family friendly taste of New Orleans, the city where jazz was born.
Join the party, move your feet, sing-along, and join a Mardi Gras parade.

Rotunda Dance Series: Dohee Lee | City Hall
Friday, August 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: Dohee Lee | City Hall

On Friday, August 1, the Rotunda Dance Series will present sound artist and performer Dohee Lee in ARA Gut (Ritual of Ocean), as part of a series of seasonal performance installations in San Francisco.
Aiming to bring ritual into city life, ARA honors the waterways that …

Rooftop Garden Gypsy Jazz Concert: Americano Social Club | Oakland
Friday, August 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Gypsy Jazz Concert: Americano Social Club | Oakland

Pack your lunch and come listen to local jazz, salsa, rock, and hip hop musicians at the Kaiser Center’s Roof Garden free concert series from noon to 1 pm, every Friday from June 13 – September 12, 2014. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s Kaiser Center was conceived as a semi-public ...

Final Intergalactic Adventure Planning Day | SoMa
Friday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Freespace 2.0
Final Intergalactic Adventure Planning Day | SoMa

The Intergalactic Travel Bureau brings together space scientists, astronomers, science educators, actors and the general public for unique, personalised space vacation planning experiences. The Intergalactic Travel Bureau is a live, interactive experience that explores the incredible possibilities of space tourism. It’s a little bit like Virgin Galactic ...

Indie Rock Concert: Real Estate | Amoeba SF
Friday, August 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Indie Rock Concert: Real Estate | Amoeba SF

Join New Jersey indie rockers Real Estate for a live in-store performance and signing of their third album, Atlas (out now on Domino and available on LP & CD).
Atlas is a triumph of highly evocative, perceptive songwriting and graceful, precise musicianship. Atlas carefully refines, and …

B-I-G Board Game Day | Bayview
Friday, August 1 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bayview Branch Library
B-I-G Board Game Day | Bayview

Blue Orange Games, an award-winning San Francisco family game company, is coming to the library with their most popular board games. But get this — the games are oversized.
This event is suitable for the whole family, for ages 5 and up. Families encouraged to attend …

Violinjazz, Monsters & Robots | Friday Nights at the de Young
Violinjazz, Monsters & Robots | Friday Nights at the de Young

Schedule for Friday, August 1, 2014
6 pm Closing Reception: “Monsters and Robots”, by Artist-in-Residence Joshua Margolis - Kimball Education Gallery
Celebrate the residency of July Artist-in-Residence Joshua Margolis and his installation Monsters and Robots. Light refreshments served.
6 pm - Mixed-Media Art-Making Stations - Buchanan Court
Create a mixed-media project inspired by …

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, August 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food from food trucks.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 30 food trucks and street food carts in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party. And it’s California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-11 pm ...

Friday Nights at OMCA: Live Funk & Rock Painting | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Live Funk & Rock Painting | Oakland

What to expect on August 1:

5–9 pm: Half-off gallery admission for adults, free for ages 18 and under
5–9 pm: Local beer and wine specials in the Blue Oak beer garden
5–9 pm: All Museum galleries open late
5–9 pm: Gourmet food trucks from Off the Grid featuring …

Friday Night Bites: Live Swing & Food Trucks | SoMa
Friday, August 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for wine and food.
| Bluxome Street Winery
Friday Night Bites: Live Swing & Food Trucks | SoMa

Join Bluxome Street Winery on Friday Nights for their Friday Night Bites Summer Series, where they feature a different food truck each week paired with their wines and live music from 5-8 pm, every Friday from July 11 to August 29, 2014. Bluxome Street Winery is both ...

Flaming Lotus Girls LED Sculpture Opening & Brass Tax DJ Party | Pier 14
Friday, August 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 14
Flaming Lotus Girls LED Sculpture Opening & Brass Tax DJ Party | Pier 14

The Flaming Lotus Girls are hosting A Cerebral Ceremony, an opening ceremony to celebrate the installation of their sculpture, SOMA at Pier 14 in San Francisco.
The evening will start at 5 pm with speeches from Flaming Lotus Girls artists. Then their friends at Brass Tax …

Jack’s Night Market: Art, Crafts & Performance | Oakland
Friday, August 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Jack's Night Market: Art, Crafts & Performance | Oakland

Celebrating Oakland First Fridays, Jack’s Night Market lights up the square with an eclectic mix of artisans, music, food and fun. Stroll the plaza for an evening outdoor market and shopping bazaar on the beautiful Jack London Square waterfront showcasing the best of the region ...

2014 SF Comedy Crawl: 20+ Comedians, Free Snacks & DJ Party | SoMa
Friday, August 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Bryant St.)
2014 SF Comedy Crawl: 20+ Comedians, Free Snacks & DJ Party | SoMa

Jump on the Second Annual San Francisco Comedy Crawl featuring over 20 of the Bay Area’s stand-up comedians performing at three different locations in one night on Friday, August 1, 2014.
See over 20 comedians rocking three comedy rooms along that sweet strip of San Francisco fun that is …

“First Friday Follies” Burlesque Show | Oakland
Friday, August 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
| Stork Club

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 ...

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, August 1 – 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 ...

First Friday Shorts | The New Parkway
Friday, August 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
First Friday Shorts | The New Parkway

First Friday Shorts screens short films by Bay Area filmmakers and media arts organizations using film and video to tell stories not usually seen or heard. Join The New Parkway and discover local filmmaker talent and learn something new about your Bay Area community.

Temescal First Fridays | Oakland
Friday, August 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring cash for shopping, food, and drinks.
| Alleys at Temescal Square
Temescal First Fridays | Oakland

Voted “Best Art Murmur Offshoot” in the East Bay Express Readers’ Poll, Temescal First Friday takes place from 6-9 pm every first Friday of the month. Galleries, cafes, bars, and retailers in Oakland’s Temescal district have teamed up to bring you art, music, food, drinks, and strolling ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, August 1 – 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. 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 ...

2014 Summer Concert Series | Foster City
Friday, August 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Leo J. Ryan Park
2014 Summer Concert Series | Foster City

Join the Foster City community for free summer concerts overlooking the water in Leo Ryan Park from 6-8 pm, every Friday from July 11-August 15, 2014. Don’t forget to bring your friends, a picnic, and your dancing shoes.  2014 Foster City Summer Concert Schedule July ...

Music on the Square | Redwood City
Friday, August 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Music on the Square | Redwood City

Enjoy free Friday concerts all summer long on Courthouse Square in Redwood City from 6-8 pm from June 6 – August 29, 2014. There is a host of tribute bands on the schedule, along with blues, soul and salsa.  Summer 2014 Schedule June 6: Peter Michael ...

Free Moonlight Movie: “The Goonies” | Danville
Friday, August 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Danville Town Green
Free Moonlight Movie:

The Goonies tells the story of a group of kids that set out on an adventure in search of pirate treasure that could save their homes from foreclosure.

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, August 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
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 ...

2014 Summer Pops Outdoor Concert: Mariachi Sol de Mexico | San Jose
Friday, August 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Jose State University Campus Green
2014 Summer Pops Outdoor Concert: Mariachi Sol de Mexico | San Jose

Target Summer Pops is Symphony Silicon Valley‘s annual free music festival featuring a week of pop and classical music under the palm trees on the San Jose State University Green from July 26 – August 3, 2014. The 2014 festival features the Classical Mystery Tour with music ...

Win Tix: “Terminator” Too: Live On Stage | DNA Lounge
Friday, August 1 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $20-$50 each.
| DNA Lounge

Terminator Too: Judgement Play is the hilarious and absurdist live-action, interactive stage production of the seminal 1991 classic science fiction action movie from the creator and cast of the revered Point Break Live, and it’s coming to San Francisco’s DNA Lounge.
Do you have what it takes …

Gold Rush Night Ride | San Francisco Bike Party
Friday, August 1 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
Gold Rush Night Ride | San Francisco Bike Party

Whether you’re a prospector, cowboy, saloon girl or Gold Rush millionaire, put on some gold duds or period wear and come along as the SF Bike Party rolls deep through this boom town on Friday, August 1, 2014.

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Cupertino
Friday, August 1 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Cupertino

For the 32nd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present The Taming of the Shrew, a feast of wit, outrageous clowning, and crazy plot twists in Renaissance-era Padua, Italy, as Kate and Petruchio meet, fight (a lot), and eventually negotiate their way through a “subversive and ...

Film Night in the Park: “Moneyball” | Fairfax
Friday, August 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Central Baseball Field - Fairfax
Film Night in the Park:

Every summer Film Night in the Park puts on free outdoor movies in parks throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area. Films are free of charge in beautiful park settings and projected on a giant outdoor screen. Arrive early, spread out a blanket, and picnic ...

The New Parkway Facade Unveiling Party & Concert | Oakland
Friday, August 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
The New Parkway Facade Unveiling Party & Concert | Oakland

Remember last spring when The New Parkway launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a flashy new facade? Thanks to generous backers who helped them raise just over our goal of $30K, it’s finally here.
This Friday, August 1, 2014 during the First Friday festivities, …

Dancing Under the Stars: Free Electric Slide Lesson & Party | Oakland
Friday, August 1 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Dancing Under the Stars: Free Electric Slide Lesson & Party | Oakland

Dance under the stars and the moon on the Jack London Square waterfront and enjoy an evening of free dance lessons followed by a dance party, every Friday during Summer 2014. 2014 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, June – August, 2014 | 8:30 pm Jack London Square, ...

Virgil’s Sea Room 1 Year Anniversary: DJ Party & Giveaways | Mission Dist.
Friday, August 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food & drinks.
| Virgil's Sea Room
Virgil’s Sea Room 1 Year Anniversary: DJ Party & Giveaways | Mission Dist.

Virgil’s Sea Room, the neighborhood bar at Mission and Precita, is celebrating their one year anniversary with a DJ party, free t-shirts giveaways, drink specials and burgers on Friday, August 1, 2014.
The first 100 folks who arrive will get an exclusive Virgil’s t-shirt designed by Kelly Malone of Workshop …

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, August 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale

Wrapped in Plastic provides fresh sounds of old and new jazz to the Bay Area. In addition to an ever-expanding repertoire of jazz originals, the group reinterprets old favorites and lesser-known gems in new and modern ways – passing from Miles Davis to the music ...

First Friday Concert Series | Oakland
Friday, August 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
First Friday Concert Series | Oakland

Every First Friday after Art Murmur in Oakland, The Uptown holds a free concert featuring local musicians and beyond covering indie rock, electronica, hip hop and everything in between. There is no cover, doors open at 6 pm and the show starts at 9 pm.

First Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF
Friday, August 1 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Il Pirata
First Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF

Enjoy free comedy night at Il Pirata and stay after the show for a DJ dance party. This comedy and dancing duo takes place every first Friday of the month and you’ll save some dough for drinks because there’s no cover.

Free A’s Post-Game Superhero Fireworks Show | Oakland
Friday, August 1 – 9:35 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.
| Oakland Coliseum
Free A's Post-Game Superhero Fireworks Show | Oakland

As soon as the A’s game is over, make sure you’re near the Coliseum to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the stadium following the game outside the ballpark approximately three hours after the game ends, whether the A’s win or lose. There’s no need to pay ...

Win Tix: Can You Keanu? “Point Break” Live on Stage | SF
Friday, August 1 – 11:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular price: $25 each.
| DNA Lounge
Can You Keanu?

Jaime Keeling’s “Point Break, Live,” the internationally lauded, absurdist stage adaptation of the 1992 Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze extreme-sports blockbuster, is at DNA Lounge for a limited engagement.
With armed robbery, big-wave surfing, explosions, skydiving and an indoor monsoon, “’Point Break LIVE!’ turns out to be a wild ride,” says SFWeekly.

The best …

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 …

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 …

Bites Off Broadway: Friday Night Food Truck Block Party & Picnic | Oakland
Every Friday – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food.
| Bites Off Broadway
Bites Off Broadway: Friday Night Food Truck Block Party & Picnic | Oakland

Bites Off Broadway will again bring the vibe of a neighborhood block party and picnic to the front of Studio One Art Center (465 45th Street) on Friday nights from 5:30-8:30 pm, May 9 – October 10, 2014.
Neighbors in The Temescal meet and greet on blankets and folks …

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 …

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 …

#Hashtag Comedy Night | SoMa Streat Food Park
Every Friday – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoMa StrEat Food Park
#Hashtag Comedy Night | SoMa Streat Food Park

Come get your yaks out at the weekly #Hashtag comedy night at SoMa Streat Food Park hosted by Andrew Holmgren and Justin Gomes and featuring nationally touring and local comedians.
The show takes place every Friday night at 9 pm, and is brought to you by Sylvan …

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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