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Events for October 9, 2010

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Saturday, October 9

Robert Mondavi’s “Giving Through Growing” Workshop | SF
Saturday, October 9 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE
Robert Mondavi's

Get your hands dirty while learning about the greening movement and the benefits of community gardening. Culinary pioneer and community gardening advocate Katy Ourlser will lead sessions during the workshop to teach gardening 101 basics, how to maintain crops and turn bountiful harvests in to …

Mission Dolores Fiesta 2010 “The World’s Fair” | SF
Saturday, October 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
Mission Dolores Fiesta 2010

Mission Dolores hosts its annual Fiesta on October Mission Dolores Fiesta, “The World’s Fair” with games entertainment, food booths and more. Admission is free, but visitors can buy tickets for food and games.
Saturday, October 9th – 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Games
Entertainment
Silent Auction
International Food Booths
Sports Bar
Sunday, October 10th …

Green Drive Expo for eco-friendly vehicles | Richmond
Green Drive Expo for eco-friendly vehicles | Richmond

Green Drive Expo is the Bay Area’s first consumer expo dedicated to hybrid, plug-in, ev and other high-tech, ecofriendly vehicles. Explore the full range of green alternative transportation from concept cars to purchase-ready vehicles, including electric cars, hybrids, plug-in hybrids, biodiesel, diesel, compressed natural gas …

Free Cooking & Technique Classes | Williams Sonoma
Saturday, October 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RVSP recommended
Free Cooking & Technique Classes | Williams Sonoma

Every Sunday morning participating Williams Sonoma stores offer complimentary Group Cooking, Technique and Product Demonstration classes with their onsite chefs.
Be sure to call beforehand, as class times vary by location. These workshops fill up, so you’ll also want to reserve your spot in advance.
Participating stores …

Downtown Oakland Guided Walking Tours | Oakland
Saturday, October 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP recommended but not required
Downtown Oakland Guided Walking Tours | Oakland

Every Wednesday and Saturday in October enjoy free 90-minute walking tours through Oakland’s downtown districts.
Choose from seven different tour itineraries:
City Center
Turn-of-the-century landmarks alongside modern high-rises are the focus of this tour. Explore the upbeat style of the modern City Center Square and discover a thriving …

Free Test Drives at the Green Drive Expo | Richmond
Free Test Drives at the Green Drive Expo | Richmond

The Green Drive Expo is an opportunity for automotive companies to talk about and show you hands-on what the future of eco-friendly vehicles shows. Here’s a sampling of the day’s speakers:
12:00 – 12:30: Ed LaRocque (Toyota National Manager of Advanced Technology.) In 1997, Toyota introduced …

$5 Mexican Folk Art Class | Museum of Craft and Folk Art
Saturday, October 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: $5*
*$5 includes museum admission and materials
$5 Mexican Folk Art Class | Museum of Craft and Folk Art

In conjunction with the exhibition “Volver: Mexican Folk Art into Play” try your hand at traditional Mexican paper cutting, take a tour, and meet our visiting artist. $5 materials fee includes admission and guided tour at 12pm. All ages welcome.
“Make It at MOCFA” invites all …

Four Short National Geographic Docs | Civic Center
Saturday, October 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
Four Short National Geographic Docs | Civic Center

Condensed minority-culture brush-up! Placate your friends with all the stuff you learned about the Amazon, the women’s rights movement in Iran and more! Come to this free screening of four short documentaries from the National Geographic All Roads Film Festival.

Owners of the Water: Conflict and Collaboration …

$15 Tix: 1st Annual Summersalt Music Festival | Fort Mason
$15 Tix: 1st Annual Summersalt Music Festival | Fort Mason

Eye Heart SF is presenting the first annual Summersalt Music Festival on October 9th at Fort Mason to coincide with the cities annual ‘Fleet Week’ celebration.
The festival features Off The Grid Food Carts, a great view of the Blue Angels and a full lineup of …

2nd Annual El Cerrito Free Folk Festival
Saturday, October 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
2nd Annual El Cerrito Free Folk Festival

Welcome to the El Cerrito Free Folk Festival a daylong arts and music festival that is free of charge and open to the public. This exciting event features performances and workshops from world renowned and local musicians alike, with open microphone, jam sessions, and much, …

Gourmet Mushroom Growing Demo | Oakland
Saturday, October 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Gourmet Mushroom Growing Demo | Oakland

Learn to grow oyster mushrooms on coffee grounds with Alejandro Velez of BTTR (Back to the Roots) of Emeryville. He will also speak about his businees venture BTTR and their social business model of their 100% sustainable urban mushroom farms.

Fleet Week 2010: Saturday Air Show with Blue Angels | SF
Saturday, October 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Fleet Week 2010: Saturday Air Show with Blue Angels | SF

Saturday is the first full official day of the annual Fleet Week airshow. The Blue Angels will perform around 3pm, but there’s much more in store. Prior to the Angles see F-16 Vipers, and F//A-18 Super Hornet, a Patriot Jet demonstration, a 747, free tours …

The Cheap Bastard Show: Old-Time Country Blues | The Music Store
Saturday, October 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE

A bowl of old-time country blues, a serving of rock, a dash of New Orleans, and a teaspoon of pop, all flavored with a unique songwriting sensibility, create the tasty gumbo that is Blind Lemon Pledge.
With influences from Muddy Waters to 20’s jazz to The …

The Frank DeCaro Comedy Show | Castro
Saturday, October 9 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE
The Frank DeCaro Comedy Show | Castro

Join Frank DeCaro as he hosts live interviews with special guest performers from the Out Loud Comedy and Arts Festival. Free and open to the public.

Free BBQ at El Rio’s 32nd Anniversary Party | Mission Dist.
Saturday, October 9 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Free BBQ at El Rio’s 32nd Anniversary Party | Mission Dist.

El Rio celebrates its 32d anniversary with live music, Tasty CockTails, Scrumptious BBQ, Dangerous Dancing and Scantily Dressed Ladies. Happy Hour is 3-5p with all drinks half price and House BBQ dinner later in the evening
Band Lineup

4p JACK O’ THE CLOCK- American Folk/Experimental
4:45 MARIA …

“Brave New Knits” Book Signing & Trunk Show | Berkeley
Saturday, October 9 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE

Join local knitters at the book signing of “Brave New Knits” by Julie Turjoman. Julie has gathered a Who’s Who of the online knitting world–including Knit One One’s very own Cocoknits. In her book, 26 of the knitting lumninaries share their stories and patterns.
There will …

24th Street Mini Movie Night | Mission Dist.
Saturday, October 9 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Event limited to first 50)
24th Street Mini Movie Night | Mission Dist.

The Lower 24th Street Merchants and Neighbors hosts a free family movie night for the neighborhood. The event features Spanish Storytelling a screening of Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin and Finding Nemo. The event says it’s limited to “50″ but we don’t know if …

East Bay Underground Market | Oakland
East Bay Underground Market | Oakland

ForageSF, the people behind the wildly popular “San Francisco Underground Market” are headed to Oakland on Saturday to throw the second East Bay Underground Market. There will be tons of new East Bay vendors, If you’ve never been to an Underground Market, think a farmers …

Lit Crawl: 300 authors at 60+ Venues | Mission District
Saturday, October 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Lit Crawl: 300 authors at 60+ Venues | Mission District

More than 300 authors appearing in three hours through the heart of the Mission District? And all for free? Like a pub crawl, except loaded with author readings instead of beer – trawl up and down Valencia Street to visit bookstores, bars, coffee shops, galleries, …

Green Film Night with Live Mermen Soundtrack | Crissy Field
Saturday, October 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Green Film Night with Live Mermen Soundtrack | Crissy Field

Watch a pre-release outdoor screening at sunset with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background of the new film  “Sanctuary in the Sea: A Gulf of the Farallones Experience” with a live concert by the Mermen performing the original soundtrack (6pm to 10pm). Free and open to …

Zoo Station “The Complete U2 Experience” | Inner Sunset
Saturday, October 9 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Zoo Station

From Boy to No Line On the Horizon, Zoo Station will take you on a musical journey from Dublin to the heart of America and back again. If you’ve ever wondered what it would’ve been like to catch U2 in a bar …

Every Saturday

Free Drop-in Zumba Fitness Class | Potrero Hill
Every Saturday – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Potrero Hill Recreation Center
Free Drop-in Zumba Fitness Class | Potrero Hill

Zumba is a 60-minute cardio workout featuring a playlist full of hot Latin/international/pop songs that will have you twirling, shimmying, and forgetting that you’re working out.
If you’re a non-dancer, you’ll find that there’s enough repetition to make it easy to catch on; if you’re a …

Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Every Saturday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Rec Field: Golden Gate Park
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park

Come and play outdoors, in nature. Enjoy inverting, reverting, and melting into the ground. Join up every Saturday for a rejuvenating morning flow and meditation for body, mind, and spirit.
Purusha yogis teach free yoga on Saturday mornings in Golden Gate Park at 11 am,  as part of …

Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland
Every Saturday – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Vessel Gallery
Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland

Love art, but find the Murmur to be more like a scream? Then the Saturday Stroll might be just what the artist ordered.
The Saturday Stroll is quieter and more focused on the art in the galleries that participate in Oakland’s highly popular Art Murmur, luring in art enthusiasts who prefer …

Free Outdoor BBQ | Lucky 13
Free Outdoor BBQ | Lucky 13

Sure, Lucky 13′s always loaded with free popcorn and goldfish – but, if you’re looking for something more sustainable with your rockabilly and punk on the jukebox, be sure to drop by their free BBQ on the outdoor patio from 4-7 pm every Saturday from June …

Saturday Night Bingo: Jell-O Shots & $50 Bar Tab | The Riptide
Every Saturday – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to play, but bring cash for drinks.
Saturday Night Bingo: Jell-O Shots & $50 Bar Tab | The Riptide

The Riptide hosts a bingo party, every Saturday, which runs from about 6 pm to just after 8 pm. There are 3 rounds; you can win drinks, prizes, and the final blackout round prize is a $50 bar tab.
When O-69 gets called, everyone playing bingo …

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