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Friday, September 15

Tix on Sale at 8am: The Bay Area’s “Haunted Railroad” 2023 (Oct. 20-29)
Friday, September 15 – 8:00 am | Cost: $15*
*$15 for aged 3 and up (2 and under free)
| Ardenwood Historic Farm

The 2023 Haunted Train is a fun ride through the dark forest of Ardenwood. Climb aboard our historic narrow gauge train for a fun, spooky (not scary) ride through the dark forest at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont. Your family will enjoy the fun, round-trip ...

9:30 amMorning Hike at Rancho Cañada del Oro (Morgan Hill)  FREE*
New Pop-Culture Art Show “Murakami: Monsterized” at Asian Art Museum (SF)
Friday, September 15 – 10:00 am - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: $35 | Asian Art Museum

In spectacular fashion, a luminary of art and popular culture imagines the monsters that pervade our real and virtual worlds. Coming soon at Asian Arts Museum, Murakami: Monsterized!  Takashi Murakami: Unfamiliar People — Swelling of Monsterized Human Ego is the first solo exhibition in San ...

“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

2023 San Francisco Greek Festival (Sept. 15-17)
Friday, September 15 – 12:00 pm - Ends at 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Tickets are free. Food/Drink for purcahse
| Annunciation Cathedral

San Francisco’s original Greek Festival, “A Journey of Greek Culture”, returns for its 71st year in 2023 with aromas of fresh made Spanakopita, Moussaka, Gyros and other Greek specialties filling the Mission. Enjoy live Greek music and dancing, delectable Greek treats, wine tasting, shopping, and ...

2023 Concord Taco Trail Competition (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15)
Friday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Food for purchase
| All Over Concord
TAKE THE 2023 CONCORD TACO TRAIL CHALLENGE SEPTEMBER 15TH THROUGH OCTOBER 15TH! Fire up your taste for adventure and let the Concord Taco Trail be your guide! Eat Tacos, Earn Prizes!  Begin by following Visit Concord on Facebook and Instagram. Visit any of the participating Concord Taco Trail taquerias and restaurants listed ...
2:00 pm“Pier Party” at SF’s Fisherman’s Wharf: Free Summer Concert Series (July 14 – Sept. 30)  FREE
SF’s “El Grito” Mexican Festival + Free Tacos & Churros (Civic Center)
Friday, September 15 – 2:00 pm - Ends at 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza ca
Official El Grito Vendors! Come to the Civic Center Plaza on Friday, September 15th and explore some of our favorite Mexican-inspired vendors! Remember, the first 100 people will receive a free taco and churro! Vengan a celebrar El Grito con nuestros vendedores el 15 de septiembre en frente ...
2023 “Positive Future Fair” at Lake Merritt w/ Free Food + Swag (Oakland)
Friday, September 15 – 3:00 pm - Ends at 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free food will only be from 3pm-4:30pm
| Eastshore Park (Oakland)- Lake Merritt
Join us for a day of inspiration, fun, resources and community outreach at the Positive Futures Fair. This event is a collaboration between the Alameda County Probation Department, the city of Oakland’s Department of Violence Prevention and Alameda County Public Health. This exciting gathering is ...
Schroeder’s Annual Oktoberfest Block Party 2023 (SF)
Friday, September 15 – 3:00 pm - Ends at 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Food/drink for purchase
| Schroeder's Restaurant
Join Schroeder’s, the oldest Bavarian beer hall on the West Coast, for the Oktoberfest Block Party on Friday, September 15 starting at 3:00 p.m. Celebrating its 130th anniversary this year, the historic and beloved German restaurant will feature live music, specials on beverages and bar ...
The Re-Cycle Project: Bandaloop Aerial Dance Rehearsals (Sept. 15-16)
Friday, September 15 – 4:00 pm - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hanger 25

Sept. 15 & 16, 4pm-5pm both days Oakland-based BANDALOOP is one of the Bay Area’s greatest artistic exports drawing crowds all over the world to their awe-inspiring vertical dance performances. Seamlessly blending contemporary dance with climbing and rope access techniques, BANDALOOP has performed in over ...

2023 Worldwide Protests to End Fossil Fuels (Nor Cal / Bay Area)
Friday, September 15 – 4:00 pm - Ends at 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Great Highway & Judah

Here are some SF Bay Area events happening as part of the Global Climate Strike weekend happening worldwide ahead of the UN Climate Ambition Summit 2023.  Climate Strikes are happening globally on 9/15, spearheaded by Fridays For Future. The huge international march is in NYC 9/17.  ...

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 ...

5:00 pm“The Mustache Bash” Funky ’70s Disco (The Phoenix Hotel)  $69*
*Dress '70s and grow your staches. This is the funkiest disco day on earth!
Menlo Park’s Jazz Night: An Outdoor Jazz Showcase (Springline Grand Opening)
Friday, September 15 – 5:00 pm - Ends at 10:00 pm | Cost: $25.50*
*Tickets normally $30, but the first 25 people get 15% off w/ discount code SPRINGLINEFRIEND
| Springline Menlo Park
On September 15th, Springline’s Plaza will transform into an intimate jazz club complete with private tables, velvet ropes & swanky lights. Two world-class acts, The Mattson 2 and The Nicolas Bearde Quartet will provide guests with the best of what jazz has to offer. Cheese ...
Noodle Night Night 2023: “Off the Grid” Fort Mason
Friday, September 15 – 5:00 pm - Ends at 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but food/drink for purchase
| Fort Mason Center

With Fogust behind us and beautiful Bay Area fall coming quick, Off the Grid is making its return to Fort Mason Center with 8 themed Friday night food fests between September 1 – October 27. Theme nights include a celebration of San Francisco, Asian holiday ...Every Friday

“Ride to End Fossil Fuels” on SF’s Great Highway
Friday, September 15 – 5:00 pm - Ends at 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Great Highway & Judah
Join the Ride to End Fossil Fuels to demand that Governor Newsom phase out fossil fuel production in California and ensure an equitable, just transition to renewable energy. Connect with like-minded climate and bicycle activists. Please wear blue or green and decorate your bike with climate action messaging. Bring your ...
$1 Drink Fridays: “Battle of the Decades” DJ Party (North Beach)
Friday, September 15 – 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 New “Sunset” Night Market (Sept. 15)
Friday, September 15 – 5:00 pm - Ends at 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Irving btwn 20th and 23rd
By Olivia Wynkoop Bay City News Bustling, open-air night markets seen in places like China and Taiwan may be coming to California after San Francisco Assemblymember Matt Haney, D-San Francisco, introduced a new state bill Monday. Alongside San Francisco Supervisor Joel Engardio, Haney announced the introduction of ...
“Mr. S” Pre-Folsom Leather Customer Appreciation Party (SF)
Friday, September 15 – 5:00 pm - Ends at 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mr-S-Leather
Join us Friday September 15th for our pre-Folsom Customer Appreciation Party. DJ Dive will be on the decks. Trust us, you won’t want to miss this. See you soon! About Mr. S Leather Mr. S Leather has been bringing you the ‘good stuff’ since 1979. We produce some of ...
“A Taste of Irving” Sunset District Food Tour + Tasting
Friday, September 15 – 5:00 pm - Ends at 6:30 pm | Cost: $30*
*Ticket includes food tasting.
| Irving Street
Go on a journey through the heart of the Sunset Night Market, where every bite supports local dreams. Sunset night market: a taste of irving food tour friday, september 15th from 5-6:30pm irving street between 20th-23rd avenue san francisco, ca $30 ticket includes food tasting NOTE: You will not be ...
SF’s 66th Annual Armenian Food Festival (Sept. 15-17)
Friday, September 15 – 6:00 pm - Ends at 12:00 am | Cost: $5*
*No RSVP required, free for children under 5 years of age. Food for purchase
| Armenian Community Center

Craving something truly off the beaten path? Come to the 66th Annual Armenian Food Festival located at 825 Brotherhood Way in San Francisco! Sure, it’s a celebration of delicious food… But there is also much more! Widely recognized as one of the best ethnic food ...

6:30 pmStarlight Movie Night: “Top Gun: Maverick” | Alameda  FREE
6:30 pmSausalito “Jazz and Blues by the Bay” Festival (2023)  FREE
Paul Madonna Book Launch Party (SF)
Friday, September 15 – 7:00 pm - Ends at 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Ritual Cafe

Paul Madonna is an award-winning artist and best-selling author whose unique blend of drawing and storytelling has been heralded as an “all new art form.” Paul is the creator of the series All Over Coffee, which ran in the San Francisco Chronicle for twelve years, ...

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 15 – 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

Art Explosion Fall Open Studios 2023 (Sept. 15-17)
Friday, September 15 – 7:00 pm - Ends at 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
| Art Explosion Studios - 2425 17th Street and 744 Alabama Street

Sept 15th, 7pm-10pm Sept 16-17, 12-5pm Art Explosion Studios, one of SF’s largest artist collectives is holding its annual Fall Open Studios Sept 15-17. Come and meet artists as they open their studios to exhibit their work. Painters, sculptures, photographers, fashion designers and jewelers will ...

Laugh GPT: SF’s First AI-Powered Stand-up Comedy Show (2023)
Friday, September 15 – 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

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