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Friday, May 4

Build-A-Bear Workshop: Furry Friend Giveaway | Pier 39
Friday, May 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Giveaway subject to full Official Rules. First 39 guests
| Pier 39
Build-A-Bear Workshop: Furry Friend Giveaway | Pier 39
Build-A-Bear Workshop is celebrating the opening of its new family-fun destination at PIER 39 by offering one free Lil’ Brownie Cub teddy bear to the first 39 Guests present at the new store on 5/4. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet Bearemy, the Build-A-Bear ...
Star Wars Scavenger Hunt, $2 Movies & Cantina Crawl | Danville
Star Wars Scavenger Hunt, $2 Movies & Cantina Crawl | Danville
All Star Wars fans who are strong in the Force are invited to join the town of Danville on Friday, May 4, 2018 to celebrate the third annual May the 4th Be With You event with a Star Wars scavenger hunt, Jedi Training for kids, an ...

2018 “HeART of Market” Outdoor Dance Festival | SoMa
Friday, May 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mint Plaza
2018 "HeART of Market" Outdoor Dance Festival | SoMa
Alonzo King LINES Ballet returns to Mint Plaza for its HeART of Market: Dance, Create, Connect, a free, participatory and family friendly event. Two Free Lunchtime Performances by LINES Dance Center students and LINES Education Programs. 2018 Heart of Market Dance Fest Friday, May 4, 2018 | Noon to ...
2018 Hillside Festival: Wildlife Bingo, Nature Hikes & History | First Day
Friday, May 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hillside Natural Area
2018 Hillside Festival: Wildlife Bingo, Nature Hikes & History | First Day

El Cerrito Trail Trekkers is holding the 5th Annual Hillside Festival. The festival will take place over three days this year. Friday to Sunday with individual hikes and other activities through the Hillside Natural Area. Free, as always, and very family friendly. 2018 Hillside Festival May 4 ...

Rotunda Dance Series: “Lines” Performance Workshop | SF
Friday, May 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: "Lines" Performance Workshop | SF
Feature performances created by four of LINES’ nationally-renowned faculty, in collaboration with Dance Center students from LINES’ Performance Workshop program. These four pieces culminate an 8-week process of creativity, artistry and collaboration between professional teaching artists and non-professional dancers. Presenting work by Byb Bibene (African ...
“Bake Cheese Tart” Grand Opening: Free Gift Cards & Tote Bags | SF
Friday, May 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Freebies are first come, first served
| BAKE (Westfield Centre)
"Bake Cheese Tart" Grand Opening: Free Gift Cards & Tote Bags | SF
Join Japan’s “Bake Cheese Tart” on Friday, May 4 at noon and Saturday, May 5 at 10 am to celebrate Bake’s very first store in the USA. The brand new store is located in the Westfield SF Centre on the concourse level (LL1) near the food ...
“May the Fourth Be With You”: Star Wars Food & Giveaways | SF
Friday, May 4 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food & drinks.
| BuzzWorks
"May the Fourth Be With You": Star Wars Food & Giveaways | SF
Its the one time of year where everyone gets to celebrate the greatest movie franchise of all time. Join in this May the 4th as we pay homage to the mighty Star Wars franchise. Are you part of the rebellion? Do you lean towards the dark ...
2018 Aventine Cinco de Mayo Block Party | Financial Dist.
Friday, May 4 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Taverna Aventine
2018 Aventine Cinco de Mayo Block Party | Financial Dist.
Taverna Aventine is once again closing off Hotaling Alley and packing it with outdoor bars, live DJs, and food trucks for their annual Cinco de Mayo Block Party. 2018 Cinco de Mayo Block Party Friday, May 4, 2018 | 4 to 10:30 pm Taverna Aventine, 582 Washington St, San Francisco FREE ...
Win Tix: VIP Entrance “Cuatro de Mayo” Alley Party | Taverna Aventine Alley Party Excitement, Tequila & Mezcal, Tacos, and Live Music from DJ Zhaldee… Taverna Aventine will have loads of tequila and mezcal lubricated adult fun as they shut down their alley once again in celebration of Cinco de Mayo… this year a day early. RSVP for ...
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta: Mariachi, Tequila and Salsa Dancing | Cadillac Bar & Grill
Friday, May 4 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks. No cover charge.
| Cadillac Bar & Grill
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta: Mariachi, Tequila and Salsa Dancing | Cadillac Bar & Grill

Come enjoy food, drinks, music and dancing to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at The Cadillac Bar & Grill. 2018 Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Friday-Saturday, May 4 to 5, 2018 | 5 pm Cadillac Bar & Grill, 44 9th St, San Francisco FREE Stay tuned for the ...

“Off the Grid” Star Wars Party, Cantina & Stormtroopers | Fort Mason
Friday, May 4 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center
"Off the Grid" Star Wars Party, Cantina & Stormtroopers | Fort Mason
May the Fourth Be With You. On May 4th, Off the Grid Fort Mason hosts a very special Star Wars-themed food truck party featuring a stormtrooper takeover from The 501st Golden Gate Garrison as well as a special appearance from The Cantina Party Band. Come hungry; there will ...
“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, May 4 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th
"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 galleries, artist collectives, street artists, local ...

Cinco de Mayo Celebration w/ Mariachi, & Margaritas | The Mexican Museum
Cinco de Mayo Celebration w/ Mariachi, & Margaritas | The Mexican Museum
Did you know that on May 5th of 1862, the Mexican Army defeated the French at the Battle of Puebla? This unlikely defeat became a symbol of hope and resistance. Although not a major holiday in Mexico, it gained popularity in the United States during ...
“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, May 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forage Kitchen
"Batch Made Market" Artisan Food | SF

This is your monthly chance  to come see and taste what’s cooking at Forage Kitchen. Your favorite chefs in the kitchen, and you can walk through and taste their favorite new recipes. Plus there’s beer. What could be better? The monthly Batch Made Market highlights ...

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, May 4 – 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 ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, May 4 – 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. Oakland Art Murmur presents a free monthly evening art walk, known as the ‘Art Murmur’, when visual arts venues are collectively open to ...

$5 1st Friday: National Space Day & Star Wars Day | Chabot Space & Science Center
Friday, May 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
$5 1st Friday: National Space Day & Star Wars Day | Chabot Space & Science Center
In celebration of National Space Day join and celebrate the past, present and future of space exploration. Experts in space sciences will be on hand to answer your questions and showcase how the next generation can prepare for space-related careers. Family fun hands-on activities will guide you ...
“Playa to Paseo” New Burning Man Art Unveiling | San Jose
Friday, May 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
"Playa to Paseo" New Burning Man Art Unveiling | San Jose
Celebrate the Newest Artworks in the “Playa to Paseo” Partnership The City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs and Burning Man Project invite you to celebrate the newest artworks in the “Playa to Paseo” partnership, “Tara Mechani” by Dana Albany and “Ursa Mater” by Mr. ...
20th Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration | San Leandro
Friday, May 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marina Community Center
20th Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration | San Leandro
Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter and the San Leandro City Council invite the community to the City’s 20th Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration, which will take place on Friday, May 4th at 6:00 p.m. at a new location: the Marina Community Center, 15301 Wicks Boulevard in ...
Star Wars Trivia & Comedy Night | Haight Street
Friday, May 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP. $5 suggested donation
| Milk Bar
Star Wars Trivia & Comedy Night | Haight Street
Celebrate International Star Wars day by joining the Star Wars Theme trivia night at Milk Bar. Along with dozens of challenging questions, laugh it up with hilarious stand up comedy in between each round. Star Wars Trivia & Comedy Night Friday, May 4, 2018 | 7:30 pm to ...

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 …

$1 Drink Fridays: “Battle of the Decades” DJ Party | North Beach
$1 Drink Fridays: "Battle of the Decades" DJ Party | North Beach

Fridays are now a little bit more awesome. Did someone say $1 drinks?
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 drink prices to …

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 …

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 weekly burlesque and …

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.
Pamtastic’s Comedy Clubhouse
Every Friday | 8-11 pm
Mutiny Radio, 2781 21st Street, SF, CA
FREE
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

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
"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
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.
Jazz at The Atlas Cafe
(This is a typical lineup and is subject to change – hey, it’s jazz baby)

1st Friday – Eli Maliwan Jazz Party …

“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.
They have a great 5-for-$10 beer and wine special until 9:20 …

F!#&ing Free Fridays: Improv Comedy | SF
Every Friday – 10:30 pm | Cost: FREE | 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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