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Friday, September 15

PARK(ing) Day 2017: From Parking Spots to Pop-up Public Spaces | Oakland
Friday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Walk Oakland Bike Oakland
Celebrate International Park(ing) Day in Oakland on September 15. Park(ing) Day is an annual worldwide day where artists, businesses, and citizens transform parking spots into temporary public parks, art galleries, libraries and other interesting destinations. Use this map to find the many pop-up public spaces throughout the ...
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Richmond Dist. Residents
Friday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences

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 ...

SF’s 30-Foot Mobile Barbershop: Free Beard & ‘Stache Trims | Pier 39
Friday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
San Francisco is among the Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities in America. To celebrate, a 30-foot mobile barbershop will be parked at Pier 39 on Sept. 15, 2017, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Guys can stop by to get a free facial hair trim. ...
Pop-Up Outdoor City Picnic on (PARK)ing Day | SoMa
Friday, September 15 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | SPUR Urban Center (SF)
Celebrate the fall season in the city by joining up in SoMa for a unique free city picnic in a converted parking space on Park(ing) Day 2017. Bring your lunch, bring a colleague or a friend, and enjoy a meal in a reimagined place. Drop-in and ...
Adobe Books Poetry Festival | SF
Friday, September 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Adobe Books
Adobe Books Poetry Festival is an all-day poetry reading of both original works or inspired interpretations. Come join them in a festive celebration of all things poetic. Sign up for an open-mic slot, recite your favorite poem, and generally hobnob with your fellow lovers of poetry. ...
“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, September 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

More than 30 food vendors, with a full bar and bands and DJs? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market. Discover everything from Beijing-style crispy-fried crepes (Jianbing) and Filipino desserts, to handmade pasta, Neapolitan pizza, and Haitian pork griot – along with ...Every Friday

Oakland Endangered Species Mural Celebration | Degrees Plato
Friday, September 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Degrees Plato Tap Room Bottle Shop & Kitchen
Join the Center for Biological Diversity and Laurel Village Association to celebrate a new mural in the Endangered Species Mural Project. The California grizzly bear mural by Roger Peet and Fernando Santos will be the fourteenth in their national project connecting communities with imperiled wildlife. Come ...
Indoor Dog Park Grand Opening with Free Beer | Oakland
Friday, September 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Furball Fitness Dog Camp & Daycare
Bring your pups to test out Oakland’s new indoor dog park, while also celebrating the grand opening of Furball Fitness Dog Camp & Daycare. The dogs can run, romp, and rumble in the 2000 sq. ft. warehouse, in addition to an extra 700 sq. ft. of ...
The Mexican Museum “Mexico in San Francisco” Opening Reception | SF
Friday, September 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Mexican Museum
Mexican Masters’ works on paper, on loan from Bay Area collectors, will be exhibited for a limited time at The Mexican Museum on Fort Mason Bldg. D. The Friday night reception runs from 6-9pm and is free and open to the public.
Park(ing) Day Bandaloop Performance | Oakland
Friday, September 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Great Wall of Oakland
On Friday September 15th, Bandaloop and Luka’s Taproom & Lounge are working together to offer a free public art performance on The Great Wall of Oakland for the community. A portion of Luka’s parking lot will be set up with seating and space for blankets. They ...
“Close Enough for the Angels” Book & Gallery Showing | SF
Friday, September 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is appreciated but not required.
| The Bindery
The Bindery is excited to present a special evening with Paul Madonna as he introduces his latest work Close Enough for the Angels, along with a gallery showing of his iconic work. Please join them at The Bindery. Emit Hopper was a one-hit wonder—twice. First as a rock and roller in ...
Free Friday Night at the Art Center: Mini Golf, Pinball & Ice Cream | Palo Alto
Friday, September 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Palo Alto Art Center
Join them for a free Friday Night at the Palo Alto Art Center on September 15, 7-10 p.m., to celebrate the opening of their new exhibition, “Play.” This lively event will feature mini golf, a pinball machine, Mister Softee ice cream, balloon art, a fairy, free ...
“San Jose Bike Party: The Rave Ride”
Friday, September 15 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...Monthly

Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, September 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom

> EVENT UPDATE: This event is no longer taking place. Chillarious is the only comedy showcase where you can enjoy the Bay Area’s best comedic talent while lounging luxuriously on the Bay Area’s most comfortable organic mattresses and pillows. Admission is free and some free ...

$5 Classic Movie Night: “Moscow On The Hudson” | Paramount Theatre
Friday, September 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Paramount Theatre
Director Paul Mazursky’s empathetic tale delivers a hilarious and touching portrait of a shy Russian circus musician who defects to the U.S. and discovers that life in the Free World just might not live up to his expectations. Far from a dated Cold War period piece, ...

Every Friday

Free Bad-Ass Morning Workout: Conquer SF’s Hills | Every Friday
Every Friday – 6:30 am | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Free Bad-Ass Morning Workout: Conquer SF's Hills | Every Friday
Every Friday morning at 6:30 am, gather at a different San Francisco hill for a free badass workout and a chance to meet fellow fitness enthusiasts in your city. The hills change each week (it might be Alamo Square, Moraga Steps, Twin Peaks, Lombard…), but expect ...
Friday Farmers Market & Bazaar | UN Plaza
Every Friday – All Day | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
Friday Farmers Market & Bazaar | UN Plaza
Every Friday from 7am to 4pm, UN Plaza will feature the best of San Francisco. Grab fresh fruits and veggies, buy gifts from local vendors, and grab lunch at delicious food stalls representing cuisine from diverse communities throughout the City. This Friday market will feature local ...
Free “Oysters on the Half Shell” Fridays | El Rio
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 ...
Big Mood Comedy: Free Stand-Up Comedy Show | Oakland
Every Friday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Legionnaire Saloon
Big Mood Comedy: Free Stand-Up Comedy Show | Oakland
Big Mood Comedy is an intimate standup comedy show featuring the best local and touring comics every Friday upstairs at Oakland’s very own Legionnaire Saloon. Hosted by Hayley Beacon, Jordan Thewlis, and Jeff Dean. Free cookies. Please note that from February 7th, the shows happens every Friday ...
“HellaFunny Fridays” Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa
Every Friday – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door
| Trademark and Copyright
"HellaFunny Fridays" Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa
San Francisco has one of the best underground comedy scenes in America. Come check out some of the Bay’s best rising comics at HellaFunny’s weekly stand-up comedy show “HellaFunny Fridays.” HellaFunny Fridays Every Friday at 7:30pm & 9:30pm Trademark and Copyright, 1123 Folsom Stree (and 7th St.), SF FREE ...
Free Burlesque: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies | Skylark Bar
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Skylark Bar
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. Free Burlesque: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies Every Friday | 8 pm Skylark Bar, 3089 16th St, SF, CA FREE Enjoy drinks, dancing, DJs and more at this free ...
Pamtastic’s Comedy Clubhouse | Mutiny Radio
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $10 | 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. Pamtastic’s Comedy Clubhouse Every Friday | 8-10 pm Mutiny Radio, 2781 21st Street, SF, CA $10 Over 25 of San ...
“Best of SF” Stand-Up Comedy Night | SF
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Get tickets for $5 with promo code FUNCHEAP. Otherwise, tickets are $15.
| The Variety Preview Room / The Hobart Building
"Best of SF" Stand-Up Comedy Night | SF
Check out a fresh line-up of SF’s comics every Friday at 8 pm at the beautiful Variety Preview Theater in downtown SF’s iconic Hobart Building. Funcheap Deal: Get tickets for $5 with promo code FUNCHEAP. Otherwise, tickets are $15. Located in the iconic Hobart Building, right next ...
Jazz at The Atlas Cafe | SF
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Just tip the musicians.
| Atlas Cafe
Jazz at The Atlas Cafe | SF
Jazz at The Atlas is a weekly jazz residency with five rotating jazz bands. Music is always free, though tipping is encouraged. Closed for Thanksgiving holiday. Updated 1/20/2020 – Event info last checked via website.
“The Setup” Underground Comedy Show | SF
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 online with discount code FUNCHEAP; otherwise, it's $10.
| The Basement
"The Setup" Underground Comedy Show | SF
The Setup is an underground stand-up comedy show in the heart of San Francisco. This venue used to be the green room for the legendary Blackhawk jazz venue where Miles Davis used to play. Now, it’s a comedy show that features established comedians from around the ...
Friday Night Outdoor Roller Skate DJ Party: “Midnight Rollers” | SF
Every Friday – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
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 ...
SF Beer Olympics: Beer Pong, Flip Cup & $2 Beers | North Beach
SF Beer Olympics: Beer Pong, Flip Cup & $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. Get 6 drink coupons for $1 each. Use coupons before ...
“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy, Free Wine & Popcorn | Oakland
"Comedy Soup": Music, Comedy, Free Wine & Popcorn | Oakland
Comedy Soup is Oakland’s very own little Stand-Up house show that features top local and touring comics, complimentary Wine and popcorn and musical guests from a variety of styles. Past guests have appeared on Comedy Central, Netflix, Viceland, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Conan, Colbert & Corden. In November ...
“The Function” SF’s Newest Hip-Hop Dance Party | Milk Bar
Every Friday – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 11pm
| Milk Bar
"The Function" SF's Newest Hip-Hop Dance Party | Milk Bar
Come party at Milk Bar located in the heart of the Haight for a early 2000s hip-hop and R&B club bangers. DJ Beats Me plays everything from Missy Elliot, Aaliyah, Lil Jon, Mac Dre, Black Eyed Peas, Outkast, Notorious B.I.G., Rihanna, SOB X RBE, Usher, Robin ...
F!#&ing Free Fridays: Improv Comedy | SF
Every Friday – 10:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP via Eventbrite
| Stagewerx Theatre
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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