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Friday, May 17

SF’s Epic 15,000 Sq. Foot Movie Prop Estate Sale | May 17-26

Everything must go (even the shelves) at this final round of SF’s epic 15,000 sq.foot movie prop estate sale with a ton of new items that were unreachable during previous weeks. What happens when two well-known San Francisco Area scenery and movie prop businesses lose ...

2019 Oakland Greek Festival | May 17-19

Come join and enjoy the best view in the Bay Area for a three day celebration of fabulous Greek food, drink, music, dance, and heritage. 47th Annual Oakland Greek Festival May 17-19, 2019 – Friday: 10 am-11 pm – Saturday: 11 am-11 pm – Sunday: ...

26th Annual Carmel Art Festival | May 17-19
Friday, May 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Devendorf Park
Combining plein-air painting and live sculpting with exhibits and sales, and lots of live music, the Carmel Art Festival takes over Devendorf Park and nearby side streets for three days of artistic creativity and consumption. 26th Annual Carmel Art Festival May 17-19, 2019 | Noon to 9 ...
National Pizza Day at the Capital One Cafe | Walnut Creek
Friday, May 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to the public until supplies last
| Capital One Cafe (Walnut Creek)
Because, Pizza. It’s National Pizza day on May 17th and slices of pie will be served for free. Nom nom. So come on in, eat up and celebrate the taste of gooey savings. Limit one per customer. While supplies last. No purchase necessary. Please note that this event ...
Maker Faire Bay Area: Volunteer to Earn Free Tickets | May 17-19
Friday, May 17 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for volunteer plus one, $25-50 otherwise
| San Mateo County Event Center

Are you looking for a fun, playful community service opportunity teaching people to love to make things – one that comes with two free tickets to Maker Faire, the Greatest Show & Tell on Earth? Helpful people from across the Bay Area have been invited ...

1st Annual Spring Harvest Fair: Non-Profit Food & Beverage Fair | Twitter HQ
Friday, May 17 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Market
The Spring Harvest Fair is a celebration of all things food and beverage. Over 70 producers converge on the building that is famous for housing Twitter’s headquarters on May 17th from 4-9 pm. The entire ground floor lobby and Market expansion spaces will be taken over ...
2019 “American Graffiti” Cruise-In Social | Petaluma
Friday, May 17 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Historic Downtown 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 ...

$5 Off: 2019 Spring Wine Pour | Pier 39 Head to PIER 39 for nearly four hours of wine tastings, music and fun at the PIER 39 Spring Wine Pour. Attendees will receive wine tastings, discounts at participating businesses, a commemorative wine glass and more. Spring Wine Pour Friday, May 17, 2019 | 4 pm-8 pm Pier ...
SF’s Newest Indoor Beer Garden “Willkommen” Grand Opening | Castro
Friday, May 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring money for food and drinks
| Willkommen
Join us for the official grand opening celebration of Willkommen on Friday, May 17th from 5 to 11pm. We’ll celebrate into the evening with Black Hammer Brewing beers along side authentic sausages from Rosamunde Sausage Grill and other amazing craft beverages. Our entire Willkommen team looks ...
Windows for Harvey 2019: The Castro’s Harvey Milk Art Tribute | May 17-26
Friday, May 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Castro

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 ...

“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF
Friday, May 17 – 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

4th Annual New Strands Festival: Staged Readings & DJ Happy Hour | SF
Friday, May 17 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| The Strand Theater

On May 16 to 19, 2019, join the American Conservatory Theater’s 4th Annual New Strands Festival, where artists and audiences meet for the city’s most unique exploration of new theatrical work. During this free event, you can curate your own creative journey through performance spaces ...

Skywatchers’ “At The Table: Visions” Festival | May 17-19
Friday, May 17 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Kelly Cullen Community Auditorium

3-day community festival presents “At The Table: Visions” with performances by Skywatchers Ensemble and new interactive art installation. This three-day festival will take place in San Francisco’s Tenderloin and blend performance, visual arts, community dining, and dialogue to highlight the challenges facing the Tenderloin neighborhood. ...

Free Craft Brewery Crawl on a Tuk Tuk: Onboard Karaoke & Prizes | SF
Friday, May 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Anchor Public Taps
Take a free brewery tour on a tuk tuk. Visit three local San Francisco breweries in a modern-day rickshaw with karaoke on board and fun craft beer prizes. Tuk Tuk shuttle will be running continuously from 6 to 9 pm. Visit all three breweries in 3 hours. Participating ...
3rd Friday: Free Outdoor Movie & Free Popcorn “Incredibles 2” | Millbrae
Friday, May 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Popcorn
| Millbrae Central Park

Join every 3rd Friday of the month from April to October for games, food trucks,  and a free moving screening. There will have FREE warm and buttery popcorn for all attendees. Bring a chair or blanket to sit in. Free Movie Lineup: 4/19- Christopher Robin ...Monthly

2019 Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes Kick Off | Oakland
Friday, May 17 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Jack London Square

Take a free 90-minute narrated harbor tour (May to October). Visitors will learn about the Port, its operations and economic impact on the region. Harbor tours provide a unique vantage point because marine terminals are closed to the public. The excursions are a great way to ...

SFAI Masters of Fine Art Exhibition: Opening Reception | Fort Mason
Friday, May 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SFAI Fort Mason
As the culminating event of its inaugural year at Fort Mason, SFAI gives the Bay Area public a chance to discover the next Kehinde Wiley or Annie Leibovitz at its annual graduate exhibition. 50+ MFA artists will transform the campus into a dynamic, large-scale gallery of ...
Tiny Garage Concert Night | Emeryville
Friday, May 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 Suggested Donation
| Boonation Custom Cycles

Boonation Custom Cycles hosts a monthly Tiny Garage Concert Series. This is a community event, catered towards lovers of neighborhood fun. Tiny Garage Concerts Every 3rd Friday | 7 pm to 10 pm Boonation Custom Cycles, 5656 Genoa St, Emeryville FREE with a $5 suggested ...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 ...
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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