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Friday, August 17

Lake Merritt Hosts US Rowing National Championships | Oakland
Friday, August 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch
| Lake Merritt
Lake Merritt Hosts US Rowing National Championships | Oakland

The city of Oakland and USRowing are excited to host the 2018 USRowing Masters National Championships at Lake Merritt this week, from August 16-19, 2018 (Thursday to Sunday, racing each day from 8 am to 6 pm). USRowing has announced that this event has the ...

Acoustic Lunchtime Concert on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | Salesforce Park
Friday, August 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park Main Plaza
Acoustic Lunchtime Concert on SF's Newest 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 at noon | Aug. 17 – Oct. 26, ...Every Friday

2018 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay
Friday, August 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church
2018 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay

Even though you can’t afford the plane ticket, you can still enjoy the authenticity and flavors of Greece when the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church transforms itself into Mini-Greece for the 47th annual Greek Festival. Opa! Serving the most authentic Greek meals outside of Athens. The recipes ...

“The San Francisco’s Classic” Vintage Scooter Rally | SF
"The San Francisco's Classic" Vintage Scooter Rally  | SF
On Friday evening at 5:30 pm, meet at Cafe Trieste grab an espresso & biscotti or even a beer at this staple of The Classic, followed by a fun rip through Little Italy and surrounding neighborhoods. Ride ends at Henry’s Hunan for dinner and drinks at ...
“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason
Friday, August 17 – 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 ...Every Friday

2018 Free “Teen Science Night” | California Academy of Sciences
Friday, August 17 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. The event may fill up, so make sure to RSVP as soon as possible.
| California Academy of Sciences
2018 Free "Teen Science Night" | California Academy of Sciences
End summer with science: Immerse yourself in the natural world at the California Academy of Sciences’ sixth annual Teen Science Night, a teen takeover night at the museum. Bay Area youth (ages 13 – 18) are invited to come relax and explore the world of ...
Free Beach Boardwalk Concert: The English Beat | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 17 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Boardwalk Concert: The English Beat | Santa Cruz

Every summer, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk casts its net and drags in a host of Top 40 bands from the ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s to play free concerts right on the beach every Friday night. Friday Night Bands on the Beach  Every Friday, June 15 ...

Free Swing Dance Class on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Friday, August 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Swing Dance Class on SF's Newest Rooftop Park | SF

Salesforce Park, SF’s brand new 5.4-acre park on top of the new Transit Center, opens on August 11, 2018, with a grand opening block party. Free Swing Dance Class on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park Friday, Aug. 17 & Sept. 21 | 7 pm to 9 ...

“Dancing Under the Stars” Block Party & Free Dance Lessons | Jack London Square
Friday, August 17 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
“Dancing Under the Stars” Block Party & Free Dance Lessons | Jack London Square

From experienced dancers to newbies, everyone is invited to an evening of rhythm, grooving and dancing under the stars. Dancers will kick-up their heels and pack Jack London Square for free dance lessons. 2018 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer 2018 | 7:30 pm Jack ...

San Jose Bike Party: The Donut Disco Dance Ride
Friday, August 17 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party: The Donut Disco Dance Ride

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, August 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom
Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley

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 drinks will be provided, but you can also BYOB. Please, ...Monthly

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: $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 | 8-11 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
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 ...
“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 | 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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