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Friday, November 16

Free Muni Day for All: Due to Bad Air Conditions | SF
Friday, November 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for all rides. Do not tag your clipper card
| All Over San Francisco
San Francisco’s air quality has moved from red or “unhealthy” to purple or “very unhealthy” due to local wildfires and weather patterns. The Department of Public Health highly recommends that everyone stay indoors and avoid exposure to the outside air. As a result Mayor London Breed ...
2018 Gifts ‘n Tyme Holiday Faire: 85+ Artisans & Food Sampling | Napa
Friday, November 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Napa Valley Expo

Come be part of a longstanding Napa holiday tradition at the 46th ‘Gifts ‘n Tyme’ Holiday Faire featuring 85 local and regional artists of fine crafts, artwork, holiday pieces, and gourmet foods to sample. 2018 Gifts n Tyme Holiday Craft Fair November 16-18, 2018 – Friday & ...

2018 “Santa’s Village” Holiday Window Displays | Palo Alto
Friday, November 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stanford Shopping Center
Shreve & Co. has installed their annual magical holiday windows in the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto. Palo Alto, Shreve & Co. will be doing 8 window displays with the theme “Santa’s Village” on November 16, 2018 until January 2, 2019. The windows will reflect various ...
Working Girls: An American Brothel Circa 1892 Photography Exhibit | SF
Friday, November 16 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Serge Sorokko Gallery
An exhibit showcasing 25 earliest known photographs in a 19th century American brothel, including 20 never-before-seen images and five images featured in Robert Flynn Johnson’s Working Girls. Working Girls will be available to the public at Serge Sorokko Gallery November 16 to December 9, 2018.
“Wizarding World of Paris 1927”: Fantastic Beasts Experience | AT&T Store SF
Friday, November 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | AT&T (Union Square)

The Flagship AT&T Store in San Francisco is hosting an interactive experience based on the movie “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.”  With a wave of your “wand,” you’ll be able to go through character photo experiences, discover which Fantastic Beasts you’re most suited for, ...

POSTPONED: SF’s New “Frida Kahlo Way” Street Signs Unveiled | CCSF
Friday, November 16 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | 11 Frida Kahlo Way
EVENT UPDATE – Due to air quality concern, the press conference has been postponed – updated as of 2:45pm on 11/15/18 This Friday, Supervisor Yee and the City College of San Francisco will host a Frida Kahlo Way unveiling with faculty and students and community members to ...
Free N95 Particle Masks | Kelly-Moore Paint
Friday, November 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*While Supplies Last
| All Over the Bay Area
To help those impacted by the smoke from the Northern California fires, Kelly-Moore Paints is giving away 3M particle masks at select Northern California Kelly-Moore Paint stores, while supplies last. Please note, there’s a limit of 5 masks per family. Free N95 Particle Masks Select Northern California ...
SnowFest 2018: Gear Raffles, Vendors & Beer | San Ramon
Friday, November 16 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP is required.
| Sports Basement (San Ramon)

The snow may not be here (yet) but Snowfest is just around the corner. The 13th annual SnowFest kicks off November 2nd at their newest store in Novato and will be hosted at all Sports Basement locations this year. When you spend $100 or more ...

2018 Macy’s Holiday Windows Unveiling: Adorable Puppies & Kittens | Union Square
Friday, November 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Join Macy’s and host—San Francisco Giants In-Game reporter on NBC Sports Bay Area and best-selling children’s book author, Amy Gutierrez—unveiling the Holiday Windows starring adoptable animals from the San Francisco SPCA. Kicking off the celebrations with a special performance by the De Marillac Academy Choir and ...
Volunteer at 2018 Macy’s Holiday Windows & Pet Adoptions | Union Square
Friday, November 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Volunteer with the SPCA to help spread the holiday cheer at Macy’s Holiday Windows by greeting the public, collecting donations, and directing visitors to the SF SPCA pop-up adoption center inside Macy’s. Sign up online to volunteer at Holiday Windows. Please note that many shifts are already ...
4 Hours of Free Holiday Parking in Downtown SF | Nov. 16 – Dec. 24

During the holidays, park for free at Embarcadero Center when you shop or dine at any Embarcadero Center shop or restaurant, or skate at the Holiday Ice Rink, and receive free parking. Embarcadero Center is offering free parking for up to four hours for shoppers and skaters ...

2018 Opera House Tree Lighting & Holiday Market | Bayview
Friday, November 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, and an RSVP is appreciated.
| Bayview Opera House
Come out to the annual Community Tree Lighting event featuring music, holiday cheer, arts and crafts activities, s’mores roasting, local food and craft vendors. This year they are excited to partner with Mercadito del Encanto as well as the Bayview Underground Pop Up Market to bring even ...
2018 Holidays on 4th Street Opening: Twinkling Lights & Free Hot Drinks | Berkeley
Friday, November 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fourth Street (Berkeley)
Fourth Street kicks off the holiday season as the dazzling holiday street lights shines on Friday, November 16, 2018. You are invited to stroll the street from 5 to 7 pm with family and friends. Shops open until at least 7 pm. Live music by PJay Smik Smak ...
Downtown Ice Skating Opening Ceremony & $5 Ice Skating | San Jose
Friday, November 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Share Promo Code #DTSJ to receive $5 admission per person.
| Circle of Palms Plaza
Join the 23rd season of Downtown Ice kick off – and the 15th year at Circle of Palms – where you can ice skate under vibrant lights, stars and among 32 swaying palm trees. Get an early start making holiday memories at this iconic rink. Share ...
Friday Nights at the de Young w/ Leah Vernon & Hijab Style Tips | GG 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

Wildcard Brewing Grand Opening: Free Pint Glasses & Drink Specials | Albany
Friday, November 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Wildcard Brewing Co.
Wildcard celebrates the Grand Opening of their new East Bay tasting room in Albany, CA. Come out and raise a glass. They will have specialty ales on tap, custom glass for the first 100 people, discounted pint specials, small bites and more. The location features 10 rotating ...
Pop Levi Free Pop Art Show Party | SF
Friday, November 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The East Cut Pop-Up Gallery
The East Cut and Adam Swig present the first-ever Pop Levi Art Show in San Francisco. Pop Levi is an a critically acclaimed English singer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer (The Weeknd, Childish Gambino, Ladytron, Ariel Pink) and artist. The art show on November 16th will be ...
Friday Food Truck Throwdown: Luchador Wrestling + Food Trucks | Fremont
Friday, November 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Town Fair Plaza - Fremont

Kick off an entertaining weekend at Town Fair Plaza – Fremont. Join for dinner with delicious food trucks, plenty of craft beer options, & luchador wrestling from Pro Wrestling Revolution. Friday Food Truck Throwdown | 5 pm to 9 pm Town Fair Plaza ...Every Friday

32-ft. Xmas Tree Lighting: Dickens Carolers, Santa & Free Jingle Bells | San Mateo
Friday, November 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hillsdale Shopping Center
Come celebrate the season with your family at Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo where children are invited to see the arrival of Santa with their annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 16th at 6 pm. Enjoy entertainment by Broadway by the Bay and Great Dickens Christmas ...
“Mole to Die For” 2018 Mole Tasting & Contest | Mission Dist.
Friday, November 16 – 6:30 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 General Admission
| Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
“Mole” is a Mexican sauce made from chili peppers, other spices and, most importantly, chocolate. Mole lovers are invited to participate in the “Mole Para Morirse” (Mole To Die For) contest, where the audience will get a chance to taste a variety of regional mole entries and ...
2018 SF Urban Film Festival: Warm Souls, Cold World | SF
Friday, November 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Doors Open at 6:30 pm.
| City Hope SF
Be sure to bring your bus fare as our journey will begin with “Hotel 22”, a short film about bus line 22, a frequent destination for the homeless population of Silicon Valley. The “Snow Mountain” film tells the story of a mother and her son dreaming ...
“Is this Meta” Film Premiere & Reception | SF
Friday, November 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Pay what you can. $10 suggested donation.
| Brava Theatre
Following his mother’s death, Kelly discovers he is adopted. At 30-years-old with a family of his own, he struggles to face his shattered sense of identity. Set in 1990’s Texas. Based on a true story. Doors open at 7 pm with musical entertainment by Maxwell Tomaszewski ...
Tiny Garage Concerts Night: Boonation Custom Cycles | Emeryville
Friday, November 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 Donation. BYOB, snacks and fun provided
| Boonation Custom Cycles

Boonation Custom Cycles hosts a monthly Tiny Garage Concert. This is a community event, catered towards lovers of neighborhood fun. Music from 7:30 pm-10 pm. Different types of performers and different themes at every show:) Full of wonderful people, great music, food, fire, and more. Sometimes ...Monthly

The Chocolate & Art Show: Live Music, Body Painting & Free Chocolate | SoMa
Friday, November 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*$15 in advance; otherwise it's $20.
| SOMArts Cultural Center

The Chocolate and Art Show takes over SOMArts Cultural Center for two days of live body painting, face-painting, live music, vendors, and most importantly, free chocolate. Indulge yourself in some of SF’s finest up-and-coming artists, photographers and creators. Chocolate and Art Show November 15-16, 2018 | 8 pm ...

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 ...
Friday Farmers Market & Bazaar | UN Plaza
Every Friday – All Day | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
Friday Farmers Market & Bazaar | UN Plaza
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 diverse communities throughout the City. This Friday market will feature local ...
85th East Bay Regional Parks Anniversary: Free Parks & Concerts | 2019
Every Friday – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over East Bay
85th East Bay Regional Parks Anniversary: Free Parks & Concerts | 2019
Celebrate the East Bay Regional Park District’s 85th Anniversary. There are 73 regional parks planning special events and programs, including Free Park Fridays, Free Concerts In The Parks, and a Free Multicultural Festival. 85th East Bay Regional Parks Anniversary Every Friday from April – December | All ...
Free Swimming Fridays | East Bay Regional Parks
Free Swimming Fridays | East Bay Regional Parks
Celebrate the East Bay Regional Park District’s 85th Anniversary. The Park District has planned a number of special events and programs including free swimming at all of their regional parks. Please click below for each area’s seasonal opening hours – not every area is open year-round Park ...
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 mellow, acoustic music with your brown bag lunch. Curated by Trixie Rasputin Presents. Free Lunchbox Music in the Rooftop Park Every Friday at noon to 1 pm | July 5-October 25, 2019 Salesforce Park (Main Plaza), 425 Mission St., San Francisco FREE
$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 ...
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland
Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music. This is a great community gathering that is most vibrant during March-November when the garden and terraces are open as well as during certain weeks ...
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 9:30pm 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 ...
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. 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. 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. The show is free with RSVP on Eventbrite or you may email soupcomedyrsvp@gmail.com, there is a suggested ...
“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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