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Friday, October 8

Marin Arts & Crafts Show w/ 100+ Artists (Oct. 8-10)
Friday, October 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Embassy Suites (San Rafael)
Marin Arts & Crafts Show returns to the San Rafael Embassy Suites Ballrooms from October 8 through 10. Inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement of the late 19th century, the show brings together over 100 artists, artisans, and purveyors in a celebration of handcraft. Show ...
“Parade of Ships” Under Golden Gate Bridge (Fleet Week 2021)
Friday, October 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Crissy Field
Come see the Fleet enter the Bay under the Golden Gate Bridge as the visiting ships steam towards their ports, and Liberty Call for our honored Sailors and Marines. San Francisco Fleet Week hosts the largest Parade of Ships on the West Coast. The procession of ...

“Pay-What-You-Can” Taco Day at SF’s Tato (Every Friday)

While many restaurants are struggling, San Francisco Mexican restaurant TATO wants to give back. They’re bringing back their “Taco Love” special which features a two taco plate with sides, and pay-what-you-can pricing. Pay-What-You-Can Taco Day Tato 4608 3rd St. (@ McKinnon) San Francisco (Bayview) Every ...Every Friday

Win Tix: Mutiny Radio Comedy Festival 2021 (Oct. 10-16)
Friday, October 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
The Mutiny Radio Comedy Festival brings 75 Comics from all over the US to six SF Venues over 7 Days including headliner Scott Capurro at El Rio on October 14 for early and late shows. Mutiny Radio Comedy Festival 2021 October 10-16, 2021 – Most tickets just $10 At venues and parklets all over San Francisco ...
4 Free Outdoor Concerts for Fleet Week 2021 (SF)
Friday, October 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco

Fleet Week’s Neighborhood Free Concerts – October 4-11, 2021 We are incredibly grateful for the participation of the Navy and Marine Corps bands each year as part of San Francisco Fleet Week! We are also incredibly proud of Fleet Week’s Neighborhood Concert Program, which gives ...

Museum of Craft and DesignMobile MakeArt at Tenderloin SPark
Friday, October 8 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 200 Turk Street
The Museum of Craft and Design joins the launch of the Tenderloin SPark! On the 2nd Friday of each month, The Mobile MakeArt van can be found on location, providing new, exciting hands-on projects. SPark is an 1800 square foot community space that runs along the ...
Glass Pumpkin Festival at Santana Row (Oct. 8-10)
Friday, October 8 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Santana Row
Stroll through thousands of hand-blown glass pumpkins crafted by BAGI (Bay Area Glass Institute) artists and renowned glass artisans from around the country. The Glass Pumpkin Festival will take place in the 700 Plaza, near the CineArts Theater and Meso Mediterranean. This event is free ...
3:00 pm“New Living Expo” in San Mateo (Oct. 8-10)  $20*
*Single Day General Admission: USD 20.00, Two Day General Admission: USD 30.00, Three Day General Admission: USD 35.00
FoodieLand Night Market – Berkeley (October 8-10)
Friday, October 8 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $7*
*General Admission: USD 7.0
| Golden Gate Fields

A SUMMER TO REMEMBER. There is something for everyone at FoodieLand. Event Hours Friday – 3 PM to 11 PM Saturday – 1 PM to 11 PM Sunday – 1 PM to 10 PM FoodieLand is the perfect outdoor food event for everyone. A must-attend ...

Cupertino’s “Free Shakespeare in the Park” 2021 Festival (Oct. 8-10)
Friday, October 8 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cupertino Memorial Park (Stevens Creek)

The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival is a non-profit organization that began in 1983 with Free Shakespeare in the Park’s debut production of The Tempest in Golden Gate Park. Produced every late summer in San Francisco, Cupertino and other cities, Free Shakespeare in the Park provides ...

Golden Gate Park’s Free Soul/Jazz Friday Concert
Friday, October 8 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music (Golden Gate Park Bandshell)

Golden Gate Bandshell welcomes back live performances with a diverse lineup of musicians to play free concerts at historic landmark. Live music has returned to the Golden Gate Bandshell’s iconic stage with a series of free outdoor concerts in Golden Gate Park, the San Francisco ...

$1 Drink Fridays: “Battle of the Decades” DJ Party (North Beach)
Friday, October 8 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission with RSVP on Eventbrite
| Monroe

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 ...Every Friday

Litquake 2021: San Francisco’s Literature Festival (October 7-23)
Friday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Many events free
| San Francisco

San Francisco’s literary festival with author events, poets, activists and performers – 300+ authors at 80+ online and in-person events, with many of the events being free. Litquake, San Francisco’s annual literary festival, was founded by Bay Area writers in order to put on a ...

5:00 pmCartooning Basics: Fantastical Creature Design – ONLINE  $20*
*Tickets can be purchased from this link (with 15% off for Cartoon Art Museum Members): https://guestlist.co/events/679782
6:00 pmVIP Preview Sickboy Solo Exhibition “Dreamworlds (POV)”  FREE
6:00 pm9th Ave: Lilly Dancyger and Nina Renata Aron  FREE
2021 Hayes Valley’s Free PROXY Outdoor Movie Night (SF)
Friday, October 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Proxy SF

The Proxy Fall Film Festival is back for 2021 with free Friday night screenings at the Proxy Walk-in Movie Theater in Hayes Valley. Presented by HERE FOR NOW, the FREE, Friday evening film screenings at the PROXY Walk-In Theater begin at sundown (7:15) with ‘doors’ opening at 6:00pm. Come early to claim ...

6:00 pmThe Five Senses of Community  $5*
*SF FunCheap readers can get tickets for $5 donation, and will have gallery fees (20%) waived for any purchases of Tyler Atura Bushnell's art -- including prints.
SF’s Washington Square Park Italian Lighting Ceremony (SF)
Friday, October 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Watching the lighting is free. There is an optional block party that's $65
| Washington Square Park
Although there is a $65 block party, anyone who wants to come watch the lighting ceremony around Washington Square Park can view the lights for free easily from the public areas. BLOCK PARTY DETAILS – $65 INCLUDES OPEN BAR The Italian Heritage Parade welcomes you to join ...
6:30 pmChabot Space & Science Center’s Sunset Science  $15*
*Free tickets for Chabot Space & Science Center members
7:00 pmRichard Chassler at the Alameda Comedy Club  $25*
*General Admission: USD 25.00
Oakland HellaSecret Comedy Night (Friday 7p + 9p)

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up (and socially distant) live comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. This HellaSecret comedy show ...

Friday “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (SF)

Get ready for SF’s first fully-dedicated outdoor comedy club – part of our pop-up comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a new venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. Get $5 off Tickets – Early bird tickets $15 ...

SF’s Friday Secret Speakeasy Comedy Night (7p + 8:45p Shows)

Discover SF’s secret speakeasy comedy night! This is part of Funcheap’s pop-up comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a new venue and you’ll get notified of the secret location. Get $5 off Tickets – Early bird tickets $10 adv w/ code ...

Free Pop-Up “Drunken Film Fest” Oakland 2021 (Classic Cars West)
Friday, October 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Some venues require proof of vaccination.
| All Over Downtown Oakland

~ Voted Best New Cultural Event by East Bay Express readers! ~ Drunken Film Fest is back for round four. Join us October 3-10, 2021 for eight nights of independent films including local productions, documentaries, animation, world and US narratives, and music videos all in ...

7:30 pm“Noises Off” Live in Rohnert Park (Oct. 8-24)  $26*
*$26 General, $24 Senior, $22 Student, $12 Youth 18 & under
“Misfit Cabaret Asylum” Drag/Circus/Music/Halloween Show (Oct. 8-16)
Friday, October 8 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*25% off with code funcheapasylum
| Alcazar Theater

The Darling Misfits are back and crazier than ever in this comedy-horror musical variety show. Get 25% off tickets with code FUNCHEAPASYLUM Join the Darling Misfits this October for our post-pandemic debut. We have all gone a little mad over the last year and a ...Every Friday

8:00 pm“Once Upon A Time In San Francisco” A Musical Comedy (Oct. 8-16)  $20
8:00 pmComedy Oakland Live  $20*
*General Admission: USD 20.00, Private Table for 2: USD 50.00
SF’s Floating Outdoor Movie Night & Twilight Cruise of The Bay
Friday, October 8 – 8:15 pm | Cost: $50*
*includes 2-hour twilight cruise with free popcorn and hot drinks
| Pier 43

It’s a little spendy, but you can sit back, relax and watch a movie aboard a twilight cruise of The Bay. Floating Features is back. Red and White and The Roxie are partnering once again to turn our hybrid vessel Enhydra into a floating cinema for ...

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