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Friday, May 18

2018 Oakland Greek Festival: Free Day | Friday
2018 Oakland Greek Festival: Free Day | Friday

Enjoy a mini-vacation spent in the midst of authentic Greek culture at the Oakland Greek Festival taking place at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in the Oakland Hills. Find a plethora of Greek foods like Glyko pastries and warm lamb sandwiches, stroll through the marketplace (Agora), and ...

International Museum Day: Free Admission Day | San Jose Museum of Art
Friday, May 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Jose Museum of Art
International Museum Day: Free Admission Day | San Jose Museum of Art
San Jose Museum of Art is joining in for International Museum Day on Friday, May 18, 2018 as part of an international day of a celebration that’s held every year on or around May 18, coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). International Museum Day Friday, May ...

2018 “American Graffiti” Cruise-In Social | Petaluma
Friday, May 18 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Historic Downtown Petaluma
2018 "American Graffiti" Cruise-In Social | Petaluma

An annual Salute to American Graffiti honors George Lucas’ timeless, coming-of-age film, American Graffiti, most of which was filmed in Petaluma in the early summer of 1972. Grab your favorite squeeze, jump into your hot rod, candy-colored screamin’ machine or the family car for that ...

$7 Off: “Spring Wine Pour” with 19 Wine Tasting Stations | Pier 39
$7 Off: "Spring Wine Pour" with 19 Wine Tasting Stations | Pier 39
Head to PIER 39 for nearly four hours of wine tastings, music and fun at the PIER 39 Spring Wine Pour. Spring Wine Pour Friday, May 18, 2018 | 4-8p Pier 39, San Francisco $18 Funcheap Price / $25 Adv / $30 Door Buy early because $18 tickets ($7 off) ...
Art At The Dump: Recology’s Recycled Materials Art Exhibition | SF
Friday, May 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free and open to the public, all ages welcome, wheelchair accessible.
| Recology San Francisco
Art At The Dump: Recology's Recycled Materials Art Exhibition | SF

San Francisco, CA–The Artist in Residence Program at Recology San Francisco will host an exhibition and reception for current artist-in-residence Neil Mendoza, and CCA student artist Emily Budd on Friday and Saturday. 2018 Recology Exhibit The art exhibition will take place on Friday, May 18, from ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason
Friday, May 18 – 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 ...

Windows for Harvey 2018: The Castro’s Harvey Milk Art Tribute | May 18-27
Friday, May 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Castro
Windows for Harvey 2018: The Castro's Harvey Milk Art Tribute | May 18-27

Windows for Harvey, present by Castro Merchants, the neighborhood merchant organization founded by Harvey Milk in 1973, puts on the annual “Windows for Harvey” with artists and business owners throughout the Castro who wanted to honor Harvey Milk (whose birthday is May 22)and his legacy by ...

2018 SF SPCA’s “Bay to BARKers” Cocktail Pawty | SF
2018 SF SPCA's "Bay to BARKers" Cocktail Pawty | SF
The SF SPCA is excited to announce the Annual Spring Cocktail Pawty. They will kick off the weekend with a party that includes cuddles, cocktails and the Companion Chronicles – the recently launched storytelling project. SF SPCA’s Bay BARKers Cocktail Pawty Friday, May 18, 2018 | ...
Speakeasy Circus: Anniversary Gala & Aerial Performance | SF
Friday, May 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $25*
*$25 general admission
| Acrosports
Speakeasy Circus: Anniversary Gala & Aerial Performance | SF
A Roaring 20s Extravaganza is AcroSports 25th year celebration circus show. This anniversary Gala is filled with a variety of breathtaking acts including aerial extraordinaire and AcroSports alumni Brett Womack performing on tissu, a jaw dropping Contortion Tap Duet, and their amazing, very own, AcroSports Tumblers. ...
Burning Man Playa Arts Sneak Peek | Oakland
Friday, May 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| Classic Cars West
Burning Man Playa Arts Sneak Peek | Oakland
Get a peek at all the amazing 2018 Burning Man Arts without getting hot and dusty in the desert from 7-10 pm on Friday, May 18, 2018. Burning Man Arts Sneak Peek Friday, May 18, 2018 | 7 to 10 pm Classic Cars West, 411 26th Street, Oakland FREE, but an RSVP is required Curious ...
5th Annual Retro-Inspired Black Light Art Party | 111 Minna
Friday, May 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with $10 suggested donation.
| 111 Minna Gallery
5th Annual Retro-Inspired Black Light Art Party | 111 Minna

Art in a Different Light is a one-night, retro-inspired black light art and music event hosted by the de Young Museum College Night, and Nexus ArtReach at 111 Minna Gallery on Friday, May 18, 2018. 5th Annual Retro-Inspired Black Light Art Party Friday, May 18, 2018 ...

San Jose Bike Party : Sci-Fi Fantasy Ride
Friday, May 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party : Sci-Fi Fantasy Ride
San Jose Bike Party presents the Sci-Fi Fantasy Ride Date: Friday, May 18, 2018. Gathering typically is in full swing by 7:30. Wheels hit the street at 8pm. Our starting location and route information will be posted here within 48 hours of the event.
2018 Walking Distance Dance Festival | SF
Friday, May 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*$15 per performance or $60 for 4 performances
| ODC Theater
2018 Walking Distance Dance Festival | SF

This year’s Walking Distance Dance Festival traces performing artists and creative habitats within and beyond the Bay to share a powerful harvest from a Euripides-inspired Latin disco-pop variety show to free improvisers and fierce solo acts. On creating, writer Rebecca Solnit asks, “What are your ...

Win Tix: “Habitat for Humanity” Havana Nights Gala | SF Design Center
Friday, May 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Discounted tickets available for $65 at Gilt
| San Francisco Design Center
High Stakes guests will enjoy an open bar with beer, wine, and our signature event cocktail, as well as hors-d’oeuvres, while playing charity casino games, taking part in the silent auction, photo booth and a fantastic raffle. Get Tickets – $65 $100 – Save $35 on Gilt With ...
Win Tix: Washed Out: Woozily Evocative Synth Pop (Sold Out) | August Hall
Friday, May 18 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | August Hall
Washed Out is Ernest Greene, a young guy from Georgia (via South Carolina). > Get Tickets – $35 He makes bedroom synthpop that sounds blurred and woozily evocative, like someone smeared Vaseline all over an early OMD demo tape, then stayed up all night trying to recreate ...
Win Tix: VHS Collection: Alt-Rock & Electro Disco Party | Rickshaw Stop
Friday, May 18 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Rickshaw Stop
VHS Collection is a New York-based electronic rock band formed by three longtime friends: Conor Cook, James Bohannon, Nils Vanderlip. > Get Tickets – $13 Adv / $15 Door (18+) Known for powerful songwriting and high-energy live performances, the band has released two EP’s to date and ...
Win Tix: Petty Theft: Tribute to American Icon Tom Petty | Slim’s
Friday, May 18 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Slim's
At the forefront of classic and contemporary American Rock and Roll, you are sure to find Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. If you’re a fan of Tom Petty’s amazing song catalog then you’re sure to like Petty Theft. > Get Tickets – $19.50 Petty Theft is comprised of ...
Win Tix: World Class Funk, Soul, Rock & Roll: Sweet Plot | The Independent
Friday, May 18 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Independent
Sweet Plot is a band cultivated from San Francisco’s storied roots of rock and soul, bringing a fresh flavor of love and positivity with funky beats sure to get the dance floor popping. > Get Tickets – $17 Adv / $20 Door Deep vocals, heavy drums, mean ...

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 …

“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 …

“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 …

“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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