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Friday, October 20

2023 “Halloween Jam” at Children’s Fairyland (Oct. 20-29)
Friday, October 20 – 10:00 am - Ends at 4:00 pm | Cost: $18*
*Fairyland members: $9 / Guests age 1 to 100: $18 / Guests under age 1: FREE
| Children's Fairyland

Halloween Jam is back in a big way! This year we’ve conjured up a cauldron of 6 magically themed days to make sure your family has maximum fun at our most famous, most festive fall affair! Join us October 20-22 and October 27-29, 10 a.m. ...

2023 “Friends of the Oakland Public Library” Fall Book Sale (Oct. 20-22)
Friday, October 20 – 10:30 am - Ends at 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for all! Discounts for Friends of the OPL Members only on Friday. Discounts for ALL the remaining days.
| The Bookmark Bookstore

The Friends of the Oakland Public Library will host its annual Fall Book Sale at The Bookmark Bookstore on Friday, October 20 – Sunday, October 22, 2023. Members of the Friends of the OPL save 50% on all purchases on the first day of the ...

Bay Area Maker Faire Returns for 2023 (Oct. 20-22)
Friday, October 20 – 11:00 am - Ends at 6:00 pm | Cost: $34.99*
*Early bird single day adult tickets are $34.99 (kids are $19.99), but prices go up August 31st.
| 850 Nimitz Ave

Make your way over to beautiful Mare Island for two weekends of crazy fun and unbelievable sightseeing. Explore the world of 3D printing, robotics, drones, cosplay and art in a family-friendly atmosphere that will leave you marveling at these breathtaking inventions! Experience the innovative future ...

“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

Wear Pink at SF’s “Restore Drag” Mural Painting Party (The Mission)
Friday, October 20 – 11:00 am - Ends at 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Galería de la Raza
San Francisco Artist Juan Manuel Carmona encountered a violent attack on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023 that targeted a public art project depicting our beloved drag queen Juanita MORE! This public art project went through the proper city vetting and permitting and the perpetrator ignored Carmona’s ...
Fillmore’s Friday Night Market (SF)
Friday, October 20 – 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

“Avalance Sale” San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Swap at Fort Mason (Oct. 20-22)
Friday, October 20 – 5:00 pm - Ends at 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason (Festival Pavilion)

The Avalanche Sale San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Swap is back at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion! Join us this October 20 – October 22. Friday 10/20 5 pm – 9 pm Saturday 10/21 11 am – 6 pm Sunday 10/22 11 am – 3 ...

“Avalance Sale” San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Swap at Fort Mason (Oct. 20-22)
Friday, October 20 – 5:00 pm - Ends at 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason (Festival Pavilion)

The Avalanche Sale San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Swap is back at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion! Join us this October 20 – October 22. Friday 10/20 5 pm – 9 pm Saturday 10/21 11 am – 6 pm Sunday 10/22 11 am – 3 ...

$1 Drink Fridays: “Battle of the Decades” DJ Party (North Beach)
Friday, October 20 – 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

Off the Grid’s “Seemingly Ranch” Night Market at Fort Mason
Friday, October 20 – 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

“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 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

SF’s Free Outdoor Halloween Movie Night “Ghostbusters” (McLaren Park)
Friday, October 20 – 6:25 pm - Ends at 8:25 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheater (McLaren 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 ...

The Bay Area’s “Haunted Railroad” 2023 (Oct. 20-29)
Friday, October 20 – 7:00 pm - Ends at 9:30 pm | 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 ...

$5 Off: “Mayhem Mansion” Haunted Tours of 1886 Victorian (Oct 20-28)
Friday, October 20 – 7:00 pm - Ends at 11:00 pm | Cost: $25*
*Regular price: $30 adv for adults - Use code FUNCHEAP for $5 off tickets
| Haas-Lilienthal House

Now in its 11th year, San Francisco’s historic 1886 Haas-Lilienthal House will once again be transformed into Mayhem Mansion, a haunted house style attraction. Set in a spooktacular Queen Anne style Victorian-era house museum, enter the dimly lit halls of Mayhem Mansion, where the inhabitants ...

Laugh GPT: SF’s First AI-Powered Stand-up Comedy Show (2023)
Friday, October 20 – 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

SF LGBT Center’s Halloween “Oogie Boogie Ball” (2023)
Friday, October 20 – 7:00 pm - Ends at 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 1800 Market St
Drag performances, a DJ, costume contests, food, and more! Hosted by youth services! (This event is for ages 16-24). Join us for a spooktacular night of fun at 1800 Market St! Get ready to dance the night away with ghouls, goblins, and all things creepy. ...
SF’s Summer Beer & Comedy Festival 2023 (Speakeasy Brewery)
Friday, October 20 – 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

7:00 pm“Deep Cut Comedy” Live Stand Up at Fish & Farm (SF)  FREE
“Crazy Funny Asians” Friday Night Comedy Show (SF)
Friday, October 20 – 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

Adassa Sings Disney (Oakland)
Friday, October 20 – 7:00 pm - Ends at 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Limited free tickets for Fun cheap for first 20 to reserve tickets per night. Use promo code “funcheap”
| Oakland Temple Hill Auditorium
“We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” but we do talk about ADASSA, the voice behind the character Dolores in Disney’s 2021 feature film Encanto. Temple Hill is beyond excited to welcome the multi-talented Adassa to an all-Disney concert on October 20th and 21st, 2023. She will ...
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 ...

$39 Tix: Anthony Rapp’s (RENT) “Without You” Live in SF (Oct. 20-22)

Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out NYC run, Anthony Rapp’s WITHOUT YOU comes to the Curran stage for one weekend only — and you have $45 tickets to opening night on October 19th. In WITHOUT YOU, Anthony Rapp, known for originating the role of Mark Cohen ...

40% Off Tix to Harrison David Rivers’ “we are continuous” in SF (Oct. 20-Nov. 26)

Critically-acclaimed playwright Harrison David Rivers returns to New Conservatory Theatre Center with “a tremendous theatrical experience” (Broadway World). Running Oct. 20 – Nov. 26, “we are continuous” explores how people change and how love evolves. “we are continuous” West Coast Premiere by Harrison David Rivers ...

“The Stoner Comedy Jam” Friday Nights (SF)
Friday, October 20 – 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

8:15 pm“Salsa at Mars” Every Third Friday (SF)  $5*
*Sliding scale donation of $5-$15
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