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Friday, October 19

Free Coffee Day: 1850 Coffee Pop-Up Patio & Free WiFi | SF
Friday, October 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 2166 Market St.

You’re invited to three days of free coffee and wifi from 1850 Coffee. They’ve converted a Castro storefront (2166 Market St.) into a pop-up coffee experience. Expect free coffee, free wifi, an outdoor cafe, photo booth and instagramable promotions. 1850 is the new brand by Folgers in an ...

PaddleSplash Festival in Alameda | Oct 19-21
Friday, October 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to join and demo a paddleboard. Other activities require paid tickets
| Encinal Yacht Club

PaddleSplash is a 3 day festival held in Alameda on October 19-21, 2018. The first day are a set of clinics to get beginners on the water and help those that have paddled before the basics about racing. Day two is the festival at the ...

Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Bayview-Hunters Point + Bernal Heights
Friday, October 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
| California Academy of Sciences
For the weekend of October 19-21 residents of Bayview-Hunters Point, Bernal Heights, Dogpatch, Excelsior, Ingleside, Mission, Outer Mission, Portola, Potrero Hill, Visitacion Valley get free admission to the California Academy of Sciences thanks to the “Neighborhood Free Days” promotion. Zip Codes: 94107, 94110, 94112, 94124, 94134
Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza Opening Celebration | Oct 18-21
Friday, October 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Berkeley BART

The new BART Plaza will be having its grand opening celebration at 4 pm on Thursday, October 18. Kick off the weekend with a celebration and ongoing programming in at the new plaza. Mayor Jesse Arreguín will lead the ribbon cutting on opening day, followed ...

Voteside Lands ft. CupcakKe w/ Girlpool | Berkeley
Friday, October 19 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley - Lower Sproul
It’s midterm season. No, not school midterms- Election Midterms. SUPERB and the Office of the EAVP are stoked to present: Voteside Lands. Come get down to some tunes from CupkakKe featuring Girlpool and Berkeley’s own Mariachi Luz de Oro while exercising your right to vote.
“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason
Friday, October 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

San Francisco’s biggest Friday night street food party is back for its 10th season running every week from 5–10 pm. Lounge around communal firepits and discover 30+ mobile food creators, serving everything from Birria tacos and churros to fried chicken, Neapolitan pizza, and wood-fired bone ...Every Friday

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

Free Outdoor Movie Night: “Hocus Pocus” in Central Park | Millbrae
Friday, October 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Popcorn, movie, games, and activities are free
| Millbrae Central Park
Looking for something to do tonight? Head to Central Park at 5 pm to snag a bite from one of the food trucks before you head home for the evening. Or grab your family and bring them to the park for mask making, a costume ...
2018 Proxy Fall Film Festival: “Skate Kitchen” | Hayes Valley
Friday, October 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Proxy
“Skate Kitchen” In the first narrative feature from The Wolfpack director Crystal Moselle, Camille, an introverted teenage skateboarder (newcomer Rachelle Vinberg) from Long Island, meets and befriends an all-girl, New York City-based skateboarding crew called Skate Kitchen. She falls in with the in-crowd, has a falling-out ...
Friday Movie in the Park: “Wonder Woman” | McCoppin Sq.
Friday, October 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | McCoppin Square

Enjoy free movies at McCoppin Square in the Sunset District happening on the first four Fridays in October 2019. Movies begin at sunset, approximately 7 pm, but come early as the fun starts at 6 pm. Grab your family and friends, and don’t forget to bring some ...

Tesla’s Laboratory Exhibit & Live Demo Night | Oakland
Friday, October 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Please register in advance on website.
| OK Stereo
Presented by Tesla’s Laboratory, join for a series of exhibits, talks, film and art illuminating the life and works of Nikola Tesla. Explore genius. Get hands-on with electrifying exhibits that bring Tesla’s work to life. Tesla’s Laboratory Exhibit & Live Demo Night Friday, October 19, 2018 | 6 pm ...
“Lit by the Lake” Festival | Oakland
Friday, October 19 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
Celebrate this variety of literary talent in the East Bay in a special after-hours event at Oakland’s Main Library. Enjoy a glass of wine and meet six top local authors as they examine the connections that exist between us—ones we nurture and cultivate, unexpected ones, ...
Zumba in the Park: Halloween Fitness Dance Party | SF
Friday, October 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hall of Flowers
Come party yourself into shape with free Zumba® classes, Halloween Edition. Zumba® is a latin-inspired, easy-to-follow calorie-burning dance-fitness party on Friday, October 19, 2018. You will get a great workout while enjoying San Francisco’s wonderful weather, Parks, and Recreation Centers. Proudly brought to you by the ...
Litquake with Paul Madonna & Glen David Gold | SF
Friday, October 19 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Bindery

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 ...

San Jose Bike Party: Dia De Los Muertos Ride
Friday, October 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location

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

Cardi Spelling Bee | SF
Friday, October 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; $10 to compete
| Bootleg Bar & Kitchen (Ho's Tavern)
What’s the language of origin for Bodak Yellow? Can you use okuuuuuuurt in a sentence? Come and join this special event at Bootleg Bar and Kitchen for an adult spelling bee that’s dripping in finesse. It’s $10 to compete, and your entry fee goes towards a $100 ...
$5 Classic Movie Night: “North by Northwest” | Paramount Theatre
Friday, October 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Paramount Theatre

Experience the great films of Hollywood’s Golden Era in one of America’s finest Art Deco movie palaces. With over 3,000 seats and a meticulously-restored interior, the Paramount offers a true “Movie Palace” experience straight out of the 1930s – with period newsreels, cartoons, previews, live music from the ...

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 ...
CANCELLED: Friday Farmers Market & Bazaar | UN Plaza
Every Friday – All Day | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
CANCELLED: Friday Farmers Market & Bazaar | UN Plaza
UPDATE: Due to Coronavirus concerns, this event has been cancelled temporarily. Every Friday from 7am to 4pm, UN Plaza will feature the best of San Francisco. Grab fresh fruits and veggies, buy gifts from local vendors, and grab lunch at delicious food stalls representing cuisine from ...
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 ...
Big Mood Comedy: Free Stand-Up Comedy Show | Oakland
Every Friday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Legionnaire Saloon
Big Mood Comedy: Free Stand-Up Comedy Show | Oakland
Big Mood Comedy is an intimate standup comedy show featuring the best local and touring comics every Friday upstairs at Oakland’s very own Legionnaire Saloon. Hosted by Hayley Beacon, Jordan Thewlis, and Jeff Dean. Free cookies. Please note that from February 7th, the shows happens every Friday ...
“HellaFunny Fridays” 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" 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 & 9:30pm Trademark and Copyright, 1123 Folsom Stree (and 7th St.), SF FREE ...
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 ...
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 | 8-10 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
Check out a fresh line-up of SF’s comics every Friday at 8 pm at the beautiful Variety Preview Theater in downtown SF’s iconic Hobart Building. Funcheap Deal: Get tickets for $5 with promo code FUNCHEAP. Otherwise, tickets are $15. Located in the iconic Hobart Building, right next ...
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. Closed for Thanksgiving holiday. Updated 1/20/2020 – Event info last checked via website.
“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. Get 6 drink coupons for $1 each. Use coupons before ...
“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy, Free Wine & Popcorn | Oakland
"Comedy Soup": Music, Comedy, Free Wine & Popcorn | Oakland
Comedy Soup is Oakland’s very own little Stand-Up house show that features top local and touring comics, complimentary Wine and popcorn and musical guests from a variety of styles. Past guests have appeared on Comedy Central, Netflix, Viceland, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Conan, Colbert & Corden. In November ...
“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*
*RSVP via Eventbrite
| 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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