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Friday, September 8

The Great Reno Balloon Race (Sept. 8-10)
Friday, September 8 – 4:30 am - Ends at 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Rancho San Rafael Regional Park

The Great Reno Balloon Race is the world’s largest free hot-air ballooning event. During three days in early September, you can look up into the Reno skies and see a rainbow of hot air balloons soaring about. From its humble beginnings in 1982 with just ...

“Save the Bay” Bay Day Challenge on the SF Bay Trail (Sept. 8 – Oct. 7)
Friday, September 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Trail
Join the Bay Day Challenge from September 8 to October 7, presented by Save The Bay, in partnership with San Francisco Bay Trail. This free, region-wide event lets you create the experience that’s right for you with 30 days of trail recommendations, events, and activities. ...

Flower Piano 2023 (Sept. 8-12)
Friday, September 8 – 10:00 am - Ends at 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for San Francisco Residents with proof of ID. $13-15 for regular adult entry.
| San Francisco Botanical Garden

Flower Piano is back! Find the 12 hidden pianos in SF’s Botanical Garden! Flower Piano returns to the SF Botanical Garden, September 8-12, 2023 with one of the most unique, creative, and innovative events in the Bay Area. The San Francisco Botanical Garden is once again ...

ON SALE AT 10AM: An Evening with Ellie Goulding and the SF Symphony (Nov. 20)
Friday, September 8 – All Day | Cost: $50*
*Rear terrace starts at $50. 2nd Tier starts at $69. Side Terrace starts at $89
| Davies Symphony Hall

Join the San Francisco Symphony for an evening with Ellie Goulding. Goulding performs reimagined versions of hits and fan favorites from her wildly popular career-spanning catalogue, all arranged for orchestra. This intimate show gives fans a rare one-night-only opportunity to catch the global superstar in ...

SF’s Newest Mural Restoration 11am Unveiling (24th St. BART Plaza)
Friday, September 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | 24th Street BART

BART Mural Restoration Celebration – Ribbon Ceremony at 11am with Mariachi Band, Refreshments at 24th Street BART Station Plaza. At 5pm there is an evening celebrations with live music from local band Caliot Franco Latin Jazz all-stars, small art piece display and fun for the ...

“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

“Pier Party” at SF’s Fisherman’s Wharf: Free Summer Concert Series (July 14 – Sept. 30)
Friday, September 8 – 2:00 pm - Ends at 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fisherman’s Wharf Crab Wheel Plaza

Are You Ready to Come Rock the Dock? Fisherman’s Wharf Presents “Pier Party at the Wharf” Summer Concert Series Running on Saturdays from 3-7 PM until the end of October, this concert series kicks off Memorial Day Weekend on May 25, 2024. Get ready to ...Every Saturday

SF’s Final Friday Night Market “Bhangra & Beats” Block Party (2023)

A bi-monthly night market & block party is back to Downtown San Francisco in the spring and summer of 2024 with up to 15,000 expected to attend! Enjoy 3 city blocks of Downtown full of music, dancing, delicious street food cuisine, cocktails and shopping from ...

SF’s Newest Mural Restoration 5pm Celebration (24th St. BART Plaza)
Friday, September 8 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 24th Street BART

BART Mural Restoration Celebration – Ribbon Ceremony at 11am with Mariachi Band, Refreshments at 24th Street BART Station Plaza. At 5pm there is an evening celebrations with live music from local band Caliot Franco Latin Jazz all-stars, small art piece display and fun for the ...

Gilroy Gardens’ Amusement Park Slumber Party & Campout

Family amusement park, Gilroy Gardens, is hosting the ultimate summer campout: Gil & Roy’s Slumber Party. Gilroy Gardens’ mascots Gil & Roy have a big backyard and are hosting the biggest backyard party ever. Come on Friday nights (through September 22) from 5-10 pm to ...

$1 Drink Fridays: “Battle of the Decades” DJ Party (North Beach)
Friday, September 8 – 5:00 pm - Ends at 11:00 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

“Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid” Block Party + DJs (Oakland)

Reconnect with family, friends, and community during Friday Nights at OMCA. These free events provide a gathering place each week, including live music, hands-on activities, Off the Grid (OTG) food trucks, and late-night access to our galleries and special exhibitions with a Museum ticket. Limited ...Every Friday

SF’s Me Llaman Calle: “Dreaming in Color” Symposium (Sept. 8-9)
Friday, September 8 – 5:30 pm - Ends at 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and open to the public.
| Latinx Research Center

SFAC Galleries is thrilled to present Me Llaman Calle: The Monumental Art of Juana Alicia! A solo exhibition celebrating the work of iconic muralist and multidisciplinary artist Juana Alicia Araiza.The exhibition centers on a few of Alicia’s renowned mural works around the San Francisco Bay ...

SF’s Lowrider Cruise of the Mission (Every 2nd Friday)
Friday, September 8 – 6:00 pm - Ends at 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Mission District

Get ready to check out the Bay’s most polished and decked out lowriders cruising Down Mission Street every 2nd Friday of the month. FREE to watch The San Francisco LowRider Council was founded in 1981 to unite all LowRider clubs & solo riders to promote ...Monthly

6:30 pmSausalito “Jazz and Blues by the Bay” Festival (2023)  FREE
6:30 pmStand Up Comedy Night at East Cut Crossing  FREE*
*RSVP in advance for free tickets
FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktails (2023)

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up 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 takes place in a ...

Laugh GPT: SF’s First AI-Powered Stand-up Comedy Show (FRIDAY SHOW)
Friday, September 8 – 7:00 pm - Ends at 10:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Use secret code HUMAN for comp tickets, otherwise, $10 off with secret code FUNCHEAP
| Mayes Oyster House

The robot revolution is upon us, and they’ve infiltrated the world of comedy! Join us for “Laugh GPT,” the AI-powered comedy show that might just be humanity’s last stand-up hurrah. Laugh GPT was recently featured in the Washington Post! As artificial intelligence advances, who knows how ...Every Saturday

Stand Up Comedy Night at East Cut Crossing (SF)
Friday, September 8 – 7:00 pm - Ends at 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No cover, RSVPs encouraged
| The Crossing at East Cut

Join us at The Crossing at East Cut on 2nd Fridays in 2023 for a night filled with laughs, drinks, bites, and more. Hosted by Max Rosenblum, featuring top rising comedians from the Bay Area, Comedy at The Crossing is the perfect date night activity ...Monthly

Bernal Heights Outdoors Cinema’s Film Crawl on Cortland Ave. (2023)
Friday, September 8 – 7:00 pm - Ends at 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, no RSVP required
| 6 pop up locations on Cortland Avenue between Bocana & Anderson Streets
Celebrating our 20th Season with the beloved Film Crawl on Cortland Avenue — in six pop-up screenings held in cafes, art and photography studios and the neighborhood library located along the Cortland commercial corridor. Stop by local venues for light bites and refreshments. FEATURING Independent films ...
7:00 pm“Deep Cut Comedy” Live Stand Up at Fish & Farm (SF)  FREE
SF’s Summer Beer & Comedy Festival 2023 (Speakeasy Brewery)
Friday, September 8 – 7:00 pm - Ends at 10:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with secret code FUNCHEAPGUEST. Normally $5-15.
| Speakeasy Brewery

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers has been defiantly brewing small batches of beer in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood since 1997. Come celebrate this legacy with a special pop-up comedy festival every Friday night. It’s a fun night with comedy, food trucks, and exclusive and rare lineup ...Every Friday

“Crazy Funny Asians” Friday Night Comedy Show (SF)
Friday, September 8 – 7:00 pm - Ends at 10:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free tickets, but RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated.
| Speakeasy Brewery

Inspired by the blockbuster movie, see some of the Bay Area’s top comedians at San Francisco’s Crazy Funny Asians comedy showcase, presented by Funcheap and HellaFunny. Let’s celebrate the Bay’s Asian-American culture and heritage with laughs. Free tickets for the first 100 people to RSVP ...Every Friday

SF’s Free Outdoor Movie Night “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (India Basin Shoreline Park)
Friday, September 8 – 7:28 pm - Ends at 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | India Basin Shoreline Park

Sundown Cinema returns for 2024 just in time for another summer in San Francisco. This free outdoor movie series, the only one of its kind in the Bay Area, will feature seven films in seven parks across San Francisco, beginning on Friday, May 17, at ...

7:30 pmEast Bay Bike Party (Every Second Friday)  FREE
Berkeley’s Summer Outdoor Movie Night: “Vivo”
Friday, September 8 – 7:30 pm - Ends at 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Glendale La Loma Park

Free movies in Berkeley parks return this summer. Berkeley’s Friday night outdoor movie series kicks off June 16, 2023, with From the Rough at Live Oak Park. The series continues through September 30, 2023 with 9 evenings of beloved family films, new and old, in ...

8:00 pm“Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical” Live in SF (Sept. 8 – Oct. 1)  $18*
*DISCOUNT CODE FUNCHEAP10 for 10% off all tickets
8:00 pmReg Thomas (Comedy Central) at Faction Brewing (Alameda)  $10*
*limited 50% off tickets - promo code COMEDY
“The Stoner Comedy Jam” Friday Nights (SF)
Friday, September 8 – 8:00 pm - Ends at 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP (21+ with Valid ID) - One item minimum purchase per person required
| Moe Greens

You know what makes stand-up comedy funnier? Smoking while watching it live! Come to San Francisco’s premiere cannabis club Moe Greens every Friday night for a night of laughter and, well, getting stoned. HellaFunny is taking over the cannabis lounge at Moe Greens for the ...Every Friday

9:00 pmFree Movies in the Park: Monsters University | Mill Valley  FREE*
*Please bring your blankets, low beach chairs, flashlights and picnics.
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