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Events for August 16, 2019

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Friday, August 16

50% Off: Daybreaker’s Epic “Pirates on the Bay” Boat Party | SF All aboarrrd! You ready for a pirate-themed boat party, matey? On Friday, August 16th, Daybreaker is throwing a morning boat bash with pirates, party animals, and more. DJs from Pink Mammoth will be at the musical helm, and we’ll sprinkle in some sea-prises, plenty of ...
Chronicle Books Summer Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything
Friday, August 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Bring money to buy books.
| Chronicle Books HQ

The 2019 Chronicle Books Warehouse Sale is here again with 80% off everything in the store for three days only, from August 15-17, 2019. Stock up on your winter reading with cookbooks, children’s books, lifestyle and home, arts and crafts, art and design, photography, travel, pop culture, ...

Summer Fridays at SPIN: Free Ping Pong Day | SF
Friday, August 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, free ping pong with happy hour drinks until 5 pm
| SPiN Ping Pong Social Club

What’s better than leaving work early on a Friday to play ping pong and get happy hour drink speicals? Celebrate summer in August with SPIN. Leave work early on Fridays, and from noon to 5pm, come play ping pong for free and get happy hour ...Every Friday

“The San Francisco’s Classic” Vintage Scooter Rally | Aug. 16-18

Yes, we see scooters all over the place these days, but we’re talking about vintage scooters like Vespas, Lambrettas and Piaggios… the type of things you saw the Mods riding around on in the late ’60s. Get your vintage scooters ready for another great weekend ...

“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF
Friday, August 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

More than 30 food vendors, with a full bar and bands and DJs? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market. Discover everything from Beijing-style crispy-fried crepes (Jianbing) and Filipino desserts, to handmade pasta, Neapolitan pizza, and Haitian pork griot – along with ...Every Friday

$10 Unlimited Pinball Party & DJs at Pacific Pinball Museum | Alameda
Friday, August 16 – All Day | Cost: $10 | Pacific Pinball Museum

For just $10, enjoy all-you-can-play pinball with 90+ games set on free play (no coins needed) with 5,500+ square feet and five rooms of pinball from every decade (1940s to present) on this special third Friday event for Summer 2019. Admission includes in-and-out privileges all ...

Free Outdoor Movie Night: Incredibles 2 | Castro Valley
Friday, August 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Event begins at 6 pm. Movie begins after dark between 8-8:15 pm.
| Adobe Park

Come out early and join for an Outdoor Movie Night after 6 pm at the Hayward Area Recreation & Park District. Enjoy some music, visit local vendors, and play with the mobile recreation prior to the evening movie. Bring the entire family, picnic dinner, low-back ...

3rd Friday: Free Outdoor Movie, Playstreets & Classic Cars on Display | Millbrae
Friday, August 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Popcorn
| Millbrae Central Park

The August movie is Grease: Sing-A-Long. There will have cool cars on display in preparation for the Millbrae Machines Car Show the next day too. The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Activities League will also be hosting Playstreets the same night at the park with carnival games ...Monthly

Free Beach Concert: 10,000 Maniacs | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 16 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

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 14 ...

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, August 16 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| 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 ...

Outdoor Wine Party: “Urban Night Market” | Rock Wall Wine Company
Friday, August 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*Wine by the glass and food will be available for purchase.
| Rock Wall Wine Company
Spend a beautiful evening in a vibrant outdoor market full of wine, live music, 30+ local artists/crafters, good eats, fun performances, and interactive art. This unique event celebrates the amazing art, music and food culture of the Bay Area. Enjoy panoramic views of the SF ...
Tiny Garage Concert Night | Emeryville
Friday, August 16 – 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

San Jose Bike Party: The Stranger Things (from the 80s) Ride
Friday, August 16 – 7:30 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

Live On The Square: Swing | Jack London Square
Friday, August 16 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Jack London Square announced that after a successful 10 years, its popular Dancing Under the Stars summer dance series will expand to Live on the Square, a free festival featuring offering additional entertainment, food, and fun in addition to the weekly dance lessons. Live on the Square will ...

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 ...
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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