SF's Weirdest Escape Room, Ever
Fun & Games
SF's Weirdest Escape Room, Ever
A high-tech toilet from Japan helps you escape from the bathroom.... Seriously.
Journey to the End of the Night
Halloween
Journey to the End of the Night
SF's massive annual Halloween chase game. Saturday, October 28th - and it's free!
San Francisco Open Studios 2017
Artsy Fartsy
San Francisco Open Studios 2017
Explore the studios of 800+ of SF's most innovative artists. Five weekends thru Nov. 12th

Sunday, October 22

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Bayview-Hunters Point & Mission Residents
Sunday, October 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Bayview-Hunters Point & Mission Residents

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

2017 East Bay Mini Maker Faire | Oakland
Sunday, October 22 – All Day | Cost: $18.84*
*Tickets are for advanced purchase.
| Studio One Art Center
2017 East Bay Mini Maker Faire | Oakland

The East Bay returns for its 8th Year in 2017 on October 22.
Celebrate the DIY spirit at the East Bay Mini Maker Faire where you can meet over 150 inspirational, local makers showing and sharing rockets and robots, digital fabrication, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative …

Music Carnival: Instrument Petting Zoo & Live Music | Berkeley
Sunday, October 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Crowden Music Center
Music Carnival: Instrument Petting Zoo & Live Music | Berkeley

Crowden’s annual musical carnival is a day-long celebration for the entire family.
Visit their popular Instrument Petting Zoo, where young student zookeepers help you touch and play the instruments of the orchestra. They even have special miniature string instruments for tiny hands and fingers. Hear the San Francisco …

2017 Fiesta On The Hill | Bernal Heights
Sunday, October 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Cortland & Bocana
2017 Fiesta On The Hill | Bernal Heights

Fiesta on the Hill will celebrate its 29th year with live bands, dancing in the street, street artists, pumpkin carving, petting zoos, a wide variety of food and more.
This year we will join the San Francisco citywide celebration of the 50th Anniversary of “Summer of …

Exploratorium Free Community Day | SF
Sunday, October 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Community Day | SF

The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker featuring hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits. While they don’t have monthly free days, they do host several special events throughout the year offering free admission for all. ...

Community Music Day: Classic Demos, Musical Performances & Petting Zoo | Berkeley
Sunday, October 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Crowden Music Center
Community Music Day: Classic Demos, Musical Performances & Petting Zoo | Berkeley

Community Music Day is Crowden’s annual free musical carnival for the entire family. Join Crowden, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco Girls Chorus, and East Bay Music Together for a day of musical fun.

What to Do at Community Music Day
Instrument Petting Zoo

Kids and adults alike …

2017 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF
Sunday, October 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; if you take Muni, fare is required
| CIIS - California Institute of Integral Studies
2017 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF

Each year, Epiphany Productions transforms the city’s streets into stages through San Francisco Trolley Dances, a series of free contemporary dance performances along a Muni line. For the price of a Muni ticket, you’ll get a “hop-on, hop-off” Muni tour to experience an extraordinary lineup of ...

“Lumpia Palooza” Food Festival | Soma StrEat Food Park
Sunday, October 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: $5*
*$5 admission fee, food and drink available for purchase.
| SoMa StrEat Food Park

SoMa StrEat Food Park is celebrating our favorite Filipino speciality in style with our first ever Lumpia festival: Lumpia Palooza.
Celebrate all things Lumpia with some of the best Lumpia vendors from all over the Bay Area serving what they do best plus BigBody Cisco from …

SF Open Studios 2017 | Presidio, Richmond, Sunset, West Portal, Ocean View
Sunday, October 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2017 | Presidio, Richmond, Sunset, West Portal, Ocean View

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

“Open Carry” Guitar Rally | Crissy Field
Sunday, October 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Crissy Field

You have the right to wear your guitar proudly and unashamed. Leave the long rifles at home.
During an Open Carry Guitar Rally, they urge citizens to congregate in a public place while displaying your instruments. Well, of course. What else would you do?
Where to Meet: Meet at …

2017 Beat Museum Poetry Festival | North Beach
2017 Beat Museum Poetry Festival | North Beach

You’re invited to the 10th Annual Beat Museum Poetry Festival on October 21-22, 2017 from 1 pm to 6 pm featuring the living poets, poets laureate, former Stegner Fellows, local published poets, as well as brilliant old and new-timers, plus musicians and performance artists from ...

“Old South Park” Rare Guided Walking Tour | SF
Sunday, October 22 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| Shell Gas Station (3rd St.)

A short tour of San Francisco’s first planned community — its ups and downs, fortune, romance, and the infamous ‘2nd Street Cut.’
Meet at the Shell station on 3rd St. between Bryant and Brannan Sts. Public transportation: MUNI lines 12, 15, 30, 45.

Uncovering The Parkside: Rare Walking Tour | SF
Sunday, October 22 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size
| Parkside Branch Library
Uncovering The Parkside: Rare Walking Tour | SF

Find out about the Parkside, the first neighborhood to begin growing on the west side of SF in the early 1900s. You’ll find out how public transportation made the difference and learn to identify the three major periods of development by the houses you see.
This tour is offered in May and October only.
Location:
Meet at …

San Francisco Civic Symphony: Inspirations from Prague | Nourse Theatre
Sunday, October 22 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$10 suggested donation
| Nourse Theatre
San Francisco Civic Symphony: Inspirations from Prague | Nourse Theatre

The oldest community orchestra, San Francisco Civic Symphony cordially invites you to see the 2017-2018 season opening concert, “Inspirations from Prague” on Sunday, October 22, 2017.
Program:

Dvořák – Carnival Overture, Op. 92
Smetana – The Moldau (from Má Vlast)
Dvořák – Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”

Music Director …

Opera On Tap: A Fached Up Halloween | SF
Opera On Tap: A Fached Up Halloween | SF

Please note, the event has been delayed until the 22nd due to poor air quality.
Opera On Tap San Francisco celebrates gender-bending at it’s finest as they take a Fached-Up approach to opera arias.
Sopranos singing Bass, Tenors singing Mezzo… who knows where this night of horrifying …

Monday, October 23

Free Mini Escape Room: “Escape from the Mysterious Bathroom” | SoMa
Monday, October 23 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | TOTO Concept 190
Free Mini Escape Room:

You wake up in a mysterious bathroom, and you have 15 minutes to escape. Can you find the key before time is up? Play this free mini-game and interact with the Washlet, the high tech toilet from Japan. Game makers SCRAP have designed a new ...

“Flush” A Toilet Video Art Installation | SF
Monday, October 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | TOTO Concept 190

“Flush!” is a site-specific video installation by Abraham Chan, Shaghayegh Cyrous, Kathryn Ian, and Ying Zou – explore four private bathrooms (with a futuristic Japanese-styel toilet), each with their own video and sound pieces. While toilets mainly function as sanitation fixtures used for the most ...

“Maverick & Me” Book Reading & Puppies | SF
Monday, October 23 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is encouraged.
| SF SPCA Adoption Center (Mission)

Come to the SF SPCA Mission Adoption Center on Monday, October 23 to hear from “Maverick and Me” author Katherine Schwarzenegger.
Katherine will be reading and signing her new children’s book ‘Maverick and Me,’ a heartwarming tale that raises awareness for animal adoption and encourages young …

Spooky Skeleton Trivia Night | SF
Monday, October 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Shotwell's Bar
Spooky Skeleton Trivia Night | SF

They’re doing five spooky pub quiz themes for every Monday in October. And for this coming Monday, October 23, 2017, the theme is Skeleton Trivia.
They’ll ask you hella questions about bones, skulls, medical oddities, skull cathedrals, dancing skeletons, and so much more.
You have to be …

Tuesday, October 24

2017 Halloween Spooktakular Family Fun Fest | Santana Row
Tuesday, October 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santana Row
2017 Halloween Spooktakular Family Fun Fest | Santana Row

No tricks just treats.
Join the special Halloween Family Fun free event featuring free entertainment, interactive games, hands-on activities and educational activities designed for parents and their pre-school aged children.
Wear your costume and trick or treat “The Row”. Also enjoy arts and crafts, face painting, pumpkin …

American History in Golden Gate Park | October 2017 Walking Tour Month
Tuesday, October 24 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| Conservatory of Flowers
American History in Golden Gate Park | October 2017 Walking Tour Month

Here are statues, plaques, monuments and trees in Golden Gate Park that commemorate events in American history. This two hour walk takes you to sites familiar and unfamiliar to most visitors. Come for a nice walk in the Park as we review American history.
Meet in …

Escape Room Launch Party “The Search for Professor Z” | SF
Escape Room Launch Party

Come to the Launch Party of The Search for Professor Z, a new escape room/scavenger hunt adventure. The Launch Party is free and will have puzzles, clues, codes, games, prizes, and snacks.
The launch party looks like it’s just a fun little party with snacks and …

16mm Movie Night: Vintage Monster & Horror Movies | Nob Hill
Tuesday, October 24 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Gallery Cafe
16mm Movie Night: Vintage Monster & Horror Movies | Nob Hill

Every fourth Tuesday come to the Gallery Cafe to watch classic scary films on a vintage old-timey 16mm projector. The cafe serves beer, wine, coffee and food. The movie is free. Prepare to be scared.

2017 Barbie Mutilation Night | SF
2017 Barbie Mutilation Night | SF

Play out your demented fantasies in the name of charity. Barbara Millicent Roberts, aka Barbie, is looking for a new look this Halloween, so let your inner ‘plastic’ surgeon shine. Doc’s Clock presents Barbie Mutilation Night 2017.
2017 Barbie Mutilation Night
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | 7 pm-10 pm
Doc’s …

North Beach Comedy Thing: Free Capos Pizza, Cheap Beer & Swag Giveaways | SF
Tuesday, October 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free pizza is on a first come, first served basis
| Tope Lounge
North Beach Comedy Thing: Free Capos Pizza, Cheap Beer & Swag Giveaways | SF

So you’re in North Beach, huh? Looking for a good time? Want to party with some beautiful people? Want to feel like a million bucks? You want to devour loads of pizza and champagne? Well, welcome to the North Beach Comedy Thing, a monthly showcase, featuring ...

Jericho On the Road Urban Nerf Gun Spy Game | North Beach
Tuesday, October 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required via Meetup.com
| Secret Location (SF)
Jericho On the Road Urban Nerf Gun Spy Game | North Beach

Time to get your Italian-mafia-sicario groove on as they take Jericho to “little Italy”.
They’ll spend the first 10-15 mins going over rules & dividing up teams. After that, they’ll hit the pasta infused atmosphere of North Beach for a standard 3 mission game.
Afterwards, they’ll hit …

Win Tix: The Wrecks: High Voltage Indie Rock | Bottom of the Hill
Tuesday, October 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Bottom of the Hill

A Los Angeles-based indie rock band The Wrecks root from Thousand Oaks, CA. The group consists of Nick Anderson (vocals/guitar), Nick Schmidt (lead guitar), Westen Weiss (guitar), Aaron Kelley (bass), and Billy Nally (drums).
> Get Tickets – $13 Adv / $15 Door
Heavily influenced by groups …

Pops 80th Anniversary Party | SF
Tuesday, October 24 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pop's Bar
Pops 80th Anniversary Party | SF

Turning 80 has never felt so good. Join them as they celebrate Pops Bar legacy in San Francisco from 1937-2017.

BBQ with Grill Master Harold from 5-8pm
Patron Tequilla Drink Specials all night long
Raffle & Donations for the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund

Performers:

6-6:30pm: Matty Holt from …

Wednesday, October 25

Free de Young Museum Day: See Brand New “Teotihuacan” Exhibit | SF
Wednesday, October 25 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | de Young Museum
Free de Young Museum Day: See Brand New

Each Wednesday during the month of October 2017, admission to the brand new exhibit, ‘Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire” is free at the de Young. Free Wednesdays at the de Young Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire Wednesdays in October 2017 | ...

Halloween Costume Swap | Hayward
Wednesday, October 25 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*1st hour free with costume; 2nd hour free with or without costume.
| Hayward Public Library (Main Library)
Halloween Costume Swap | Hayward

Do you have a lot of Halloween costumes lying around the house because you don’t want to reuse them? Don’t fret, Hayward Public Library has a solution.
Bring your clean, gently-used costumes and accessories for children age 5-16 to their annual Halloween Costume Swap at 4:30 …