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Friday, October 18

Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Bayview & Bernal Heights
Friday, October 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
| California Academy of Sciences

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

2019 “Red Bull Heavy Water” Epic SUP Challenge | Under Golden Gate Bridge
Friday, October 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch from the shore.
| Aquatic Park
The world’s best male and female SUP athletes will be back in San Francisco to take on a 12 km course from Aquatic Park under the iconic Golden Gate bridge concluding with a surf battle and finish at Ocean Beach. The preliminary race date is ...

2019 LGBTQ Career Fair: Diverse Networking & LinkedIn Profile Makeovers | SF
Friday, October 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco LGBT Community Center
The San Francisco LGBT Center and the Trans Employment Program invite you to participate in one of the largest LGBTQ Career Fairs in the Country. Fall LGBTQ Career Fair Friday, October 18, 2019 | 11 am – 5 pm The SF LGBTQ Community Center, 1800 Market Street, SF FREE, ...
SF State’s Astronomy Festival & Telescope Viewing Party | 2019
Friday, October 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco State University (Main)
Join astronomy enthusiasts from around the Bay to celebrate the 130th year of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), and the outreach work of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at SF State University, during an astronomy festival. Enjoy panels, talks, telescope observing, and shows ...
8th Ohlone Annual Big Time Gathering “8 Generations” | The Presidio
Friday, October 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rob Hill Campground

Come out and join in celebrating 8th Annual Ohlone Big Time. The Legacy with traditional dances, games, exhibitors, and of course food. 8th Ohlone Annual Big Time Gathering Friday & Saturday, October 18 & 19, 2019 | 2 pm Rob Hill Campground (Presidio), Central Magazine Rd, ...

“Sundown Cinema” Halloween Outdoor Movie Night: Hocus Pocus | Dolores Park
Friday, October 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park

Film Night in the Park and Sundown Cinema have combined forces to create a brand new summer outdoor movie series at parks all over SF. Expect food, drinks, music, neighborhood fun, and film selections that both cinephiles and casual moviegoers will love. Sundown Cinema will ...

Free Filipino Urban Dance Workshop | SoMa
Friday, October 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| UNDSCVRD Court
Learn some new dance moves at the UNDSCVRD Court. We’re teaming up with Emerson Aquino of Full Out Studios for a series of dance workshops in SOMA Pilipinas. Featuring a dance workshop taught by Mix’d Ingrdnts plus a chance to scope out a happy hour with the crew at nearby Executive Order or Covo.  All ...
“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF
Friday, October 18 – 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 Movie in the Park: “Ant Man & The Wasp” | McCoppin Sq.
Friday, October 18 – 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 ...

Hayes Valley’s Free Outdoor Movie Night: “Booksmart” | SF
Friday, October 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Proxy SF

UPDATE: Due to coronavirus concerns, the entire 2020 PROXY Spring Series of free outdoor film screenings, scheduled for March 20 through April 17, has been canceled. The Proxy Spring Film Festival is a five-week series of free Friday night screenings at the Proxy Walk-in Movie ...

Free Halloween Outdoor Movie Night in a Pumpkin Patch | SF
Friday, October 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center
Want to see a movie about a pumpkin patch IN a pumpkin patch? Now’s your chance. The Pomeroy Center hosts a free outdoor movie night with lawn seating in their pumpkin patch. It’s a double feature with Nightmare Before Christmas. Bring low-slung chairs and blankets. Free Movie Night ...
3rd Friday: Free Outdoor Movie & Free Popcorn “Hotel Transylvania” | Final Day
Friday, October 18 – 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

Haunted Railroad 2019 | Ardenwood Historic Farm
Friday, October 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 for aged 3 and up (2 and under free)
| Ardenwood Historic Farm
The Haunted Railroad takes your family on a fun, spooky (not scary) train ride through the haunted forest at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont. Your entire family will have fun on the haunted rails of the ghost train. This ride is designed for families with ...
Free Author Talk: Ed Hardy’s “Deeper Than Skin” | Green Apple Books
Friday, October 18 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
Legendary American tattoo artist Ed Hardy discusses his groundbreaking tattoos, flash, drawings, and artworks with Jeff Gunderson, contributor to Ed Hardy: Deeper than Skin:Art of the New Tattoo. About Ed Hardy: Deeper than Skin Ed Hardy’s (b. 1945) unique vision spans decades, creating an indelible mark on ...
Haunted Walk-through Maze of Terror | Peninsula
Friday, October 18 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Haunted House of Moss Beach

Haunting your souls for over two decades, the Haunted House of Moss Beach is a spooky, walk-through maze of terror. Please note, arrive early to avoid long lines. Only two people are allowed per a tour. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. This ...

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, October 18 – 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

$15 Off: VIP Package “Terror Vault” 1874 Haunted House | San Francisco Mint
Friday, October 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $15 Off*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for $15 off tickets - limited to 50 uses per night
| San Francisco Mint
Part theatre, part haunted maze, and part escape room, Terror Vault is back for 2019 and all-new – a 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 explore the dark ...

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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