Oakland: Friday is a first Friday, which means not only is it an Art Murmur night in Uptown and Downtown Oakland, it's also a night for Jack's Night Market, the monthly event at Jack London Square. You can expect local farmers selling fruits and vegetables, as well as local foodstuffs, beer, and other libations too. It runs from 6 to 10 p.m.
San Francisco: And let this serve as a reminder that the SF Street Food Fest this year features a new night market the night before the actual festival. As La Cocina tells us, "This event will partner well-known chefs from chefs across the country with La Cocina program participants to create one-of-a-kind dishes in an environment reminiscent of the nighttime markets in Bangkok." The fun runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, August 17, and will include entertainment and dancing. We suggest getting tickets in advance. They're $25. [Earlier]