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2018 National Public Gardens Day | Bay Area
Friday, May 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Coupon is required for free admission.
| UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
2018 National Public Gardens Day | Bay Area
The annual National Public Gardens Day takes place each year on the Friday before Mother’s Day when 590+ gardens, including some Bay Area gardens, offer free admission or special deals. Enjoy the beauty of the gardens while learning about each garden’s commitment to education, research and environmental stewardship. 2018 National ...
Queer Migrants: A Free Street Performance | SF
Friday, May 11 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Washington & Battery
Queer Migrants: A Free Street Performance | SF
A free street performance by actor J Jha in collaboration with dancer Keith Hennessy. Jha (India) and Hennessy (Canada), combine movement, ritual, and storytelling to reflect on the differences and similarities of their queer migration to the Bay Area. Hennessy, who is a white gay cis-male, ...

47th Annual Stanford Powwow & Camping Weekend: Opening Night | Dance & Music Festival
Friday, May 11 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are requested.
| Eucalyptus Grove (Stanford)
47th Annual Stanford Powwow & Camping Weekend: Opening Night | Dance & Music Festival

Celebrate Native American cultures through traditional songs, dances and events during the three-day Stanford Powwow, held rain or shine, every Mother’s Day Weekend, in the Eucalyptus Grove on Stanford campus. The event is open to the public and overnight camping spaces are available. There is no pre-registration, ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason
Friday, May 11 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center
"Off the Grid" Friday Night Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason

More than 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands and DJs 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 ...

Speakeasy Brewery Artist Pop-Up Party | SFMade Week 2018
Friday, May 11 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for purchases, food and drink
| Speakeasy Brewery
Speakeasy Brewery Artist Pop-Up Party | SFMade Week 2018
Grab a beer and shop our pop-ups throughout the evening. You’ll find food as well as artisanal goods, all made right here in San Francisco: – jewelry by Slate & Stone – art by Sophia Ackelbein – art by Carmen McNall – home wares & accessories by Made By ...
“Westward” All-Female Photography Opening Reception | SF City Hall
Friday, May 11 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Open to the public.
| San Francisco City Hall
"Westward" All-Female Photography Opening Reception | SF City Hall
Join the San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries (SFAC Galleries) for the opening reception of Westward, an exhibition that features Ten female photographers documenting and depicting the West. Curated by independent curator Ann Jastrab. “Westward” All-Female Photography Opening Reception Friday, May 11, 2018 | Curator Walkthrough is at 5 ...
Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, May 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| Grace Cathedral
Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral

One evening a month (usually the second Friday, but not always), Grace Cathedral invites you to walk the labyrinth by candlelight and music and pray for peace in our hearts and peace in the world. The walk is hosted by the Labyrinth Guild. Always check the Labyrinth website for ...

“Rhythms Rhymes” Annual Youth Showcase | Brava Theater
Friday, May 11 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Brava Theater
"Rhythms Rhymes" Annual Youth Showcase | Brava Theater
Performing Arts Workshop is proud to announce that its annual student showcase, Rhythms & Rhymes, will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018, at the historic Brava Theater in San Francisco’s Mission District. This year’s showcase, Rhythms & Rhymes, is very special, as it marks the ...
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018
Friday, May 11 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018

The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services invites you to the first San José Neighbor Nights. The event will take place every second Friday of the month at community centers throughout the entire city of San José. SJ Neighbor Nights ...

Neighbor Nights: Kite Making, Tattoos & Raffle | San Jose
Friday, May 11 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Open to the public.
| Seven Trees Community Center
Neighbor Nights: Kite Making, Tattoos & Raffle | San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights is coming to Seven Trees Community Center. Neighbor Nights is a series of free community events offered by local community centers. Everyone is welcome for a neighborly fun night. Neighbor Nights Friday, April 13, 2018 | 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Seven Trees Community ...
2018 Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes Kick Off | Oakland
Friday, May 11 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Jack London Square
2018 Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes Kick Off | Oakland

Take a free 90-minute narrated harbor tour (May to October). Visitors will learn about the Port, its operations and economic impact on the region. Harbor tours provide a unique vantage point because marine terminals are closed to the public. The excursions are a great way to ...

2018 Art Explosion Spring Open Studios: Opening Gala | SF
Friday, May 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Arts Gallery
2018 Art Explosion Spring Open Studios: Opening Gala | SF

Art Explosion Studios, the city’s largest artist collective, is holding its annual Spring Open Studios in the Mission District. Come see over 100 artists as they open their studios to exhibit their work. Painters, sculptures, photographers, fashion designers and jewelers will be showing, so there will ...

SFAI Masters of Fine Art Exhibition: Opening Reception | Fort Mason
Friday, May 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SFAI Fort Mason
SFAI Masters of Fine Art Exhibition: Opening Reception | Fort Mason
As the culminating event of its inaugural year at Fort Mason, SFAI gives the Bay Area public a chance to discover the next Kehinde Wiley or Annie Leibovitz at its annual graduate exhibition. More than 60 MFA artists will transform SFAI’s new Fort Mason Campus ...
$12 Tix: SF’s Misfit Cabaret “Grimm” Twisted Variety Show | SF
$12 Tix: SF's Misfit Cabaret "Grimm" Twisted Variety Show | SF

Kat Robichaud presents her Misfit Cabaret: Grimm – a night of decadence, bawdiness, and damsels (not) in distress. It’s the perfect type of twisted fairy tale that could only come from San Francisco. Misfit Cabaret (May 10-12) is a splendiferous variety show centered around magical music with ...

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 …

Acoustic Lunchtime Concert in the Rooftop Park | Salesforce Park
Every Friday – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Acoustic Lunchtime Concert in the Rooftop Park | Salesforce Park

Enjoy some free mellow, acoustic music with your brown bag lunch at Salesforce Park, SF’s new 5.4 acre rooftop park on top of the new Transit Center.
Free Lunchbox Music on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park
Every Friday at noon | Aug. 17 – Oct. 26, 2018
Salesforce Park …

$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 …

“HellaFunny Fridays” San Francisco 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" San Francisco 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
Trademark and Copyright, 1123 Folsom Stree (and 7th St.), SF
FREE with RSVP …

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 line-up …

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 …

“HellaSingle” Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | SF
Every Friday – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door
| Trademark and Copyright
"HellaSingle" Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | SF

Tired of swiping right? Bumble making you humble? On an unsuccessful Hinge binge? Or tired of your dating life not Happn’n?
Come to HellaSingle… SF’s only comedy show and dating mixer for singles ready to mingle. Laugh at world-class comedians and maybe meet the love of your …

“Y2K Fridays” Early 2000s Pop & RnB Dance Party | SF
Every Friday – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 11pm
| Milk Bar
"Y2K Fridays" Early 2000s Pop & RnB Dance Party | SF

Come party at Milk Bar located in the heart of the Haight for a night of dancing and singing along to some nostalgic pop slappers from the early 2000s.
DJ Beats Me plays everything from the Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Shaggy, Nsync, Ke$ha, Mariah Carrey, Genuine, …

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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