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Friday, September 29

$3 Day at California Academy of Sciences in GG Park (SF)
Friday, September 29 – 9:30 am - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: $3*
*Pay what you can - $3 minimum ticket price per guest; buy online or at the door while supplies last
| California Academy of Sciences
To expand access to all and enable guests to show their support for the centennial of the beloved Steinhart Aquarium, the California Academy of Sciences will offer special pay-what-you-can pricing starting at $3 for guests visiting on Friday, September 29, 2023, while supplies last. Advance purchase ...
“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 29 – 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

4:00 pmPets Lifeline Adoption Fair (Sonoma)  FREE*
*The Adoption Fair is free to attend and family friendly. Special rates for adoptions are offered during the Adoption Fair: $75/dogs and $50/kittens.
Fillmore’s Friday Night Market (SF)
Friday, September 29 – 4:00 pm - Ends at 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | O’Farrell Street

Thanks to the SF Standard for letting us know that the Fillmore District in San Francisco now has its own Friday Night Market, running through December 8, 2023, every Friday between 4 pm and 9 pm on O’Farrell Street between Fillmore St and Steiner St. ...Every Friday

Merylthon: SF’s 3-Day “Meryl Streep” Film Marathon (Sept. 29 – Oct. 1)
Friday, September 29 – 5:00 pm - Ends at 8:00 pm | Cost: $30*
*Double-Feature Screening (2 Films): $ 30.00, Weekend Pass (All 8 Films): $ 120.00
| 4 Star Theater

The inaugural Merylthon – to be held at the 4 Star Theater in the heart of San Francisco’s Richmond District – is anticipated to draw a sell-out crowd of film enthusiasts, local residents, Meryl Streep aficionados, and allies of the LGBTQIA+ community. All proceeds from ...

5:00 pm“Refusés of the Bay” Group Exhibition Opening Reception (SF)  FREE
“Planktoberfest” German Festival at Jack London Square (Oakland)
Friday, September 29 – 5:00 pm - Ends at 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Plank
Get ready to raise your beer steins and kick up your heels at Plank in Jack London Square as we present a special Oktoberfest extravaganza with a live band performance by Polkagiest West! Join us for a rollicking good time as we celebrate this traditional ...
“Alameda Point” Filipino Night Market
Friday, September 29 – 5:00 pm - Ends at 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Malaya Botanicals
Join us on Friday, September 29th to kick off a month-long celebration of Filipino American History Month at the Alameda Point Night Market! We’re honoring the rich heritage and contributions of Filipino Americans to our community throughout October. Indulge in mouthwatering Filipino dishes, from adobo to lumpia, ...
Caltrain’s “Bring-Your-Own-Booze” Happy Hour Train Ride (Palo Alto to SF)
Friday, September 29 – 5:00 pm - Ends at 6:03 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Cost is free, but Caltrain fare required
| Palo Alto Caltrain Station/Transit Center
In celebration of Transit Month 2023, the Bay Area transit agencies and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) are hosting a third “All Aboard with Transit CEOs,” a ride-along and social event giving the public a chance to ride with and meet regional transit leaders. The event is ...
$1 Drink Fridays: “Battle of the Decades” DJ Party (North Beach)
Friday, September 29 – 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

2023 Mid-Autumn Moon Festival: “Off the Grid” Fort Mason Night Market
Friday, September 29 – 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

Redwood City’s St. Pius Festival “Fiesta” (Sept. 29-Oct. 1)
Friday, September 29 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Entry | Free Parking | Free Entertainment
| St. Pius Church
Come join us for an epic weekend of fun, food, and festivities at the St. Pius Festival FIESTA. This exciting event will be held at the St. Pius Catholic Church. Get ready to indulge in mouthwatering treats, dance to lively music, and enjoy thrilling games and rides. Bring ...
SF’s Free Fall 2023 Outdoor Film Fest at Proxy (Sept. 29-Oct. 27)

As Fall approaches, it’s time to return to the FREE films at PROXY! This Fall season’s films examine different and diverse topics and are sure to make you laugh, cry, and ponder some of today’s most challenging issues. The five films share a mix of ...Every Friday

6:00 pm7th Annual “Scumdance” Film Festival in SF (Sept. 29-30)  $12*
*$3 off each ticket when you use the code earlybird14 at checkout. Offer ends September 24. Promo Codes are not applicable at the door. Codes are not case sensitive, but must be typed as one word.
6:00 pmPitch-it Up Workshop (Palo Alto)  FREE*
*RSVP registration is required
SF’s Chinatown Lantern Block Party 2023
Friday, September 29 – 6:00 pm - Ends at 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to participate in activities, food purchased separately.
| 500 block of Grant Avenue
Join us for a night of fun and excitement at the Chinatown Lantern Block Party! Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of San Francisco’s Chinatown, located at Grant Avenue & Pine Street, San Francisco, CA, USA. Friday September 29, 6pm-9pm  500 Block of Grant ...
6:30 pmSoups in the Sukkah (Petaluma)  FREE
6:30 pmOnSean Zion: A Soulful Celebration at Tenderloin Museum (SF)  FREE*
*$10 suggested donation
SF’s Free Outdoor Movie Night “Legally Blonde” (Ferry Building)
Friday, September 29 – 6:55 pm - Ends at 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building

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 ...

Laugh GPT: SF’s First AI-Powered Stand-up Comedy Show (2023)
Friday, September 29 – 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 Friday

7:00 pm5th Annual SF Pride Golf Award Reception at Fairmont Hotel  $125*
*$125 but Free for first 10 who sign up using this link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-sf-pride-golf-award-reception-registration-717409439947?discount=P41D3G0LF
7:00 pmFlower with Oakland Ballet at Paramount Theater  $44
7:00 pmSo Stoked Cyber Storm at DNA Lounge (SF)  $15*
*$15 limited advance; $20 after; $25 &lt; 9pm; $30 after.
7:00 pmSan Jose’s 2023 “Bernal Scream” Haunted House (Sept. 29 – Oct. 31)  $25*
*Kids 5 and under are free / Military discount / Senior discount
7:00 pm“Deep Cut Comedy” Live Stand Up at Fish & Farm (SF)  FREE
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 ...

“Crazy Funny Asians” Friday Night Comedy Show (SF)
Friday, September 29 – 7:00 pm - Ends at 10:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free tickets, but RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated.
| Speakeasy Brewery

This event no longer takes place at Speakeasy. We’ve moved all of our comedy shows to The Function (1414 Market St., SF) starting June 2024! Inspired by the blockbuster movie, see some of the Bay Area’s top comedians at San Francisco’s Crazy Funny Asians comedy ...

SF’s Summer Beer & Comedy Festival 2023 (Speakeasy Brewery)
Friday, September 29 – 7:00 pm - Ends at 10:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with secret code FUNCHEAPGUEST. Normally $5-15.
| Speakeasy Brewery

This event no longer takes place at Speakeasy. We’ve moved all of our comedy shows to The Function (1414 Market St., SF) starting June 2024! Speakeasy Ales & Lagers has been defiantly brewing small batches of beer in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood since 1997. ...

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