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Friday, October 12

Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Castro + Forest Hill
Friday, October 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
| California Academy of Sciences
Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Castro + Forest Hill
For the weekend of October 12-14 residents of Castro, Forest Hill, Glen Park, Noe Valley, Parkmerced, Parkside, St. Francis Wood, Sunset get free admission to the California Academy of Sciences thanks to the “Neighborhood Free Days” promotion. Zip Codes: 94114, 94116, 94122, 94127, 94131, 94132
The Very Very Rare Affordable Art Fair | Oct 11-14
Friday, October 12 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | JCO'S Art Haus
The Very Very Rare Affordable Art Fair | Oct 11-14

Jenkins presents art in a casual, comfortable, inviting space that represents 30 to 40 contemporary artists. As an extension of “Got Art?”, JCO’s Art Haus hosts biannual affordable art fairs and partners with local businesses to create unique opening receptions and unexpected art experiences. The Very ...

Fort Point Oktoberfest Beer Garden | SF
Friday, October 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Food & beer available for purchase.
| San Francisco Ferry Building
Fort Point Oktoberfest Beer Garden | SF

Fort Point is celebrating Oktoberfest with an extended Ferry Building beer garden for four Fridays this fall. Come hang out in the sun and taste some of the special limited releases alongside the classics. The beer garden will be popping up on the Embarcadero promenade in ...

Linden Alley Grand Opening & Block Party | SF
Friday, October 12 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Linden Alley
Linden Alley Grand Opening & Block Party | SF
Join neighbors and merchants for food, drink, and activities at the new and improved Linden Alley in celebration of the Community Grant-funded improvements on the block. Linden Alley Grand Opening & Block Party Friday, October 12, 2018 | 4 pm – 7 pm Linden Alley (Bet. Octavia and Gough), 315 Linden ...
BiteUnite Grand Opening + Milkshake Happy Hour & Donut Flights | SF
Friday, October 12 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | BiteUnite SF
BiteUnite Grand Opening + Milkshake Happy Hour & Donut Flights | SF

The co-working kitchen, café and premium event space extends a warm welcome to San Francisco’s chefs, foodies and curious locals alike with a mouthwatering Grand Opening to celebrate their new food entrepreneurs. Guests can stop by and get a taste of BiteUnite’s authentic cook, create ...

Litquake 2018: SF’s Literary Festival Free Events | Oct. 11-20
Friday, October 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
Litquake 2018: SF's Literary Festival Free Events | Oct. 11-20

San Francisco’s legendary annual Litquake festival features hundreds of authors, poets and journalists in a myriad of separate events throughout the Bay Area. It’s all meant to foster interest in literature for people of all ages, perpetuate a sense of literary community, and provide a vibrant forum for Bay Area ...

“Off the Grid” Cantoberfest Celebration | Fort Mason
Friday, October 12 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center
"Off the Grid" Cantoberfest Celebration | Fort Mason

Hops aficionados: join the inaugural Cantoberfest celebration at Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center in partnership with SF’s own Magnolia Brewing Co. Official release of the OTG x Magnolia Brut Saison-style ale available exclusively at the bar at OTG•FMC this season, along with favorites Proving Ground ...Every Friday

Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park
Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park

One of San Francisco’s most celebrated after-hours museum events returns for a fall season of 2018. These nine Friday Nights feature free admission to the main-level galleries highlighted by a reinterpretation of contemporary art in their permanent collection and new acquisitions called Specters of Disruption. ...Every Friday

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, October 12 – 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 ...Monthly

2018 Proxy Fall Film Festival: “The King” | Hayes Valley
Friday, October 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Proxy
2018 Proxy Fall Film Festival: "The King" | Hayes Valley
“The King” Forty years after the death of Elvis Presley, two-time Sundance Grand Jury winner Eugene Jarecki’s new film takes the King’s 1963 Rolls-Royce on a musical road trip across America. From Memphis to New York, Las Vegas, and beyond, the journey traces the rise and ...
2018 Dia De Los Muertos Performing Arts & Exhibit | South SF
Friday, October 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SSF Municipal Services Building
2018 Dia De Los Muertos Performing Arts & Exhibit  | South SF

The South San Francisco Cultural Arts Commission presents a multi-media, juried art show featuring work inspired by the traditions of Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a joyful celebration honoring the life of deceased family members and friends. 2018 Dia De Los Muertos ...

2018 Concord Oktoberfest: 20+ Craft Breweries Beer Garden | Todos Santos Plaza
2018 Concord Oktoberfest: 20+ Craft Breweries Beer Garden | Todos Santos Plaza

When it comes to fall festivals, this one is it. Bring on autumn and pull out the lederhosen and get your squad together for the Concord Oktoberfest. This is a fun, family-friendly, free community event with food, drink, and activities available for purchase. Limited free ...

Friday Movie in the Park: “Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi” | McCoppin Sq.
Friday, October 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | McCoppin Square
Friday Movie in the Park: "Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi" | McCoppin Sq.

Enjoy free movies at McCoppin Square in the Sunset District happening on the first four Fridays in October 2018. Movies begin at sunset, approximately 7:15 pm, but come early as the fun starts at 6 pm. Grab your family and friends, and don’t forget to bring some popcorn and ...

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018
Friday, October 12 – 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 ...Monthly

“Terror Vault” SF’s Insane New Halloween Haunt | $20 Off
"Terror Vault" SF's Insane New Halloween Haunt | $20 Off

Part theatre, part haunted maze, and part escape room, Terror Vault is a brand new fully-immersive Halloween haunted attraction from the insane mind of Peaches Christ. Filled with top performers and screamers, this epic haunt invites to you to descend down a dark, narrow back ...

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 ...
Water Sleigh Rides & Caroling on Lake Merritt | Oakland
Every Friday – 6:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8/person for the 6 pm tour
| Lake Merritt Boating Center
Water Sleigh Rides & Caroling on Lake Merritt | Oakland
Bring your friends and families to Lake Merritt Boating Center, aboard their Pontoon Water Sleigh and enjoy hot cider, cookies, and caroling. Experience a unique view of Oakland as your Water Sleigh glides past the 18th Street Fountain & Holiday Cove before returning to the Boating ...
“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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