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Saturday, November 9

“Comet of the Century” ISON Observation | Lawrence Hall of Science
Saturday, November 9 – 4:30 am | Cost: $5*
*$5/non-members. $3/members.
| Lawrence Hall of Science
Join Lawrence Hall of Science in the early morning to look through telescopes and see if we can witness Comet ISON, and see sunrise from the Hall from 4:30–6:30 am on Saturday, November 9, 2013. Comets are a beautiful sight to see in the sky, and ...
Free National Parks Weekend | November 9-11
Free National Parks Weekend | November 9-11
For Veteran’s Day Weekend 2013 (November 9-11), get free admission and all vehicle fees waved for all 398 National Parks in the country including Yosemite and Muir Woods

Greenpeace “Rainbow Warrior” Ship Tours | Pier 15
Saturday, November 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Photo ID required to get on board.
| Pier 15
Greenpeace
Get a rare look behind the scenes at how the ship works and how it’s helping protect oceans, forests, communities and climate.  Tours take place from 10 am to 5 pm on Sundays and Saturdays, November 9-10 and 16-17, 2013. Photo ID is required to get on board.
San Francisco Opera’s 2013 Free Day & Open House | Civic Center
Saturday, November 9 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | War Memorial Opera House
San Francisco Opera's 2013 Free Day & Open House | Civic Center
Celebrate San Francisco Opera‘s 2013 Season with a day of free performances, activities and giveaways at the War Memorial Opera House during their annual free community open house on Saturday, November 9, 2013. Free, but an RSVP will enter you in a drawing for free opera tickets. – Family session ...
2013 Family Art Day: Burning Man Spaceship, Robots & Workshops | Hunters Point
Saturday, November 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | HPS Sustainability Center
2013 Family Art Day: Burning Man Spaceship, Robots & Workshops | Hunters Point
Bring the kids to the Second Annual Family Art Day at Hunters Point Shipyard to visit the  Youth Educational Spaceship (YES) Project, take a mosaic workshop and watch robotics demos from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, November 9, 2013. They will be hosting tours and ...
Snowbomb Ski & Snowboard Festival | AT&T Park
Saturday, November 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to the festival, but no free lift tickets are included
| AT&T Park
Snowbomb Ski & Snowboard Festival | AT&T Park
There is also a way to get free tickets to the festival, but you will not get any lift tickets with this offer. It’s still a great festival to attend with tons of winter vendors, free concerts, ski and snowboard films on the jumbotron and ...
“Jack of All Trades” Indie Holiday Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, November 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Shop local and shop unique this holiday season with over 150 locally curated vendors selling antiques, vintage apparel, handmade items and up-cycled furniture – plus there’s food trucks, holiday drinks, craft beer and live music. RSVP on Facebook and you’ll be entered to win a $100 ...
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, November 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The School Farm
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF

Come join a volunteer work party at The School Farm every second Saturday from noon to 4 pm to lend a hand and learn about farm work. All skill levels and abilities are welcome, even for moral support and comic relief. They will provide some ...

DIY Workshop: Bling Your Terrarium | SF
Saturday, November 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Space is limited. RSVP required.
| Carmel Blue
DIY Workshop: Bling Your Terrarium | SF
SixDoors and Carmel Blue invite you to a special Sunday Funday event with lifestyle blogger and DIY expert, Jeanne Chan (Shop Sweet Things) who will teach you how to take a few basic materials and build your own  terrarium. Free, but an RSVP is required. Decorate and “bling” it ...
Free Photo Class with SF Chronicle’s Frederic Larson | Richmond District
Saturday, November 9 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is reuired.
| Richmond Branch Library
Free Photo Class with SF Chronicle's Frederic Larson | Richmond District
Award-winning San Francisco Chronicle photojournalist Frederic Larson leads a rare free three-session intensive photo documentary class and study of the Richmond neighborhood. If you’re passionate about photography and passionate about San Francisco, this will be the perfect class for you. You’ll learn how to create a visual story ...
Ice Cream Making & Art Workshops | Potrero Hill
Saturday, November 9 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Potrero Branch Library
Ice Cream Making & Art Workshops | Potrero Hill
Celebrate science month at Potrero Branch Library with a delicious afternoon of science and art featuring a drop-in workshop exploring polymers by mixing white glue and liquid starch. To make the day extra special, Potrero Branch Library will teach you how to make plastic bag ice cream. Free ...
City Star Party & Telescope Night | Lands End
Saturday, November 9 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Lands End (Pt. Lobos)
City Star Party & Telescope Night | Lands End

The San Francisco Amateur Astronomers invite you to their next City Star Party, where you can take a gander at our universe through telescopes, socialize with more experienced amateur astronomers, and get some tips about the night sky. Take in the view from San Francisco’s picturesque Land’s End or other ...

Star Party: Jazz & Telescopes | San Mateo
Saturday, November 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | College of San Mateo
Star Party: Jazz & Telescopes | San Mateo
Set the mood and listen to jazz under the stars. Visit the rooftop observatory and see the moon and stars through the College of San Mateo’s telescopes while listening to KCSM Jazz 91 FM. Dress warmly and come by anytime between 7 and 10 pm. Jazz Under The Stars takes ...
Humans v. Zombies Nerf War: 2nd Anniversary | SF
Saturday, November 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required. Bring your own Nerf gun and clothing.
| Lafayette Park
Humans v. Zombies Nerf War: 2nd Anniversary | SF
The Zombie organizers say… “Nothing can kill a birthday party like a pack of Zombies, but in this very special HVz game, I, your gracious organizer, have a bit more on my plate as well. A virus, with a 30 year incubation period, has just begun ...
Win Tix: Muni Diaries Live: Nato Green, Haikus & The Muni Song | SF
Saturday, November 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $12.
| Elbo Room
Muni stories are best enjoyed over a drink or two with your fellow riders, so come on down to the Elbo Room on Saturday, November 9, 2013, for an evening of hilarity and commuter-bonding. Muni Diaries’ 10th show features: The righteous and hilarious comedian Nato Green Filmmaker and maestro of ...
“Oakland Nights…Live”: Interactive Art Stations & Cake Bake-Off | Oakland
Oakland Nights Live is breaking with traditional; instead of a proper show, they’re having two dozen interactive stations, experiments, and zones around the room to delight your reality and alter your senses. You’ll have two hours to pack them all in and do things that you’ll never ...
“Casa Indio” Closing Night: Free Beer, Live Art & DJs | SoMa
See live art being created by Precita Eyes, plus music by J. Klopowitz, Gary Paradise and The Tin Types.
“The Sh*t Show”: DJs, Free Beer, Hot Dogs & Tacos | The Showdown
Saturday, November 9 – 10:00 pm | Cost: $2.50*
*Admission for two for $5 (that comes out to $2.50 each).
| The Showdown

“The Sh*t Show” is a monthly event at Showdown with DJs, a free hot dog and taco bar (while supplies last), and everyone will get a token for a free beer. They promise $1 beers afterwards, but as with any good sh*t show, the specifics are ...

Movember Mustache DJ Party & Live Pop Concert | The EndUp
Movember Mustache DJ Party & Live Pop Concert | The EndUp
Celebrate Movember: Mustache November at The EndUp with DJ Christopher B a live midnight performance by alt-popstar Colette Carr and your fabulous hosts, Khmera Rouge (Miss GAPA 2013) and Jezebel Patel (Miss Gay San Francisco 2013) on November 7, 2013. Free before midnight with an RSVP. Otherwise, free before 11 ...

Every Saturday

Free Community Yoga Class | Berkeley
Every Saturday – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Free Community Yoga Class | Berkeley

Grab your yoga mat and come to Sports Basement Berkeley for some relaxing weekend yoga. Community classes take place every Saturday.
Free Community Yoga Class
Every Saturday | 10 am
Sports Basement, 2727 Milvia St, Berkeley, CA
FREE
Please BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and water bottle. All levels are welcome.

Historic Ferry Building Tour | SF
Historic Ferry Building Tour | SF

Enjoy an hour-long walk on the rise, tragic fall, and modern rebirth of one of San Francisco’s most renowned historic landmarks.
Visit a contemporary swirl of shops and learn the history of ferries, freeways, and quakes. Meet at the foot of the stairs at the front …

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 …

“The Setup” Underground Comedy Show | SF
Every Saturday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 online with discount code FUNCHEAP; otherwise, it's $10.
| The Basement

The Setup is an underground stand-up comedy show in the heart of San Francisco. This venue used to be the green room for the legendary Blackhawk jazz venue where Miles Davis used to play. Now, it’s a comedy show that features established comedians from around the …

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show | Oakland
Every Saturday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Admission is $5, and you'll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy
| It's Your Move Game Store

The boys of Critical Hit bring stand-up comedy to Oakland’s It’s Your Move game store for weekly shows happening every Saturday.
“Critical Hit” Comedy Show
Every Saturday | 8 pm
It’s Your Move Game Store, 4920 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA
$5
Admission is $5, and you’ll enjoy comedy from some of the …

Saturday Night Jazz Show | Fillmore
Saturday Night Jazz Show | Fillmore

Come relax in the Heritage Lounge of 1300 on Fillmore and listen a free jazz performance during Saturday Night Live Music.
The band lineup will change weekly and they do take some Saturdays off so make sure to check the schedule to see who’s performing.
There is no cover …

Free Award Winning Improvised Comedy Show | Fremont
Every Saturday – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Made Up Theatre
Free Award Winning Improvised Comedy Show | Fremont

Come out for a night of big laughs as The 5 Play cast explores the fun, exciting, and silly nature of human relationships in an unforgettable show of completely improvised scenes and stories every Saturday at 10 pm.
5 Play will perform a fully improvised 45 …

The God Damn Jam: Watch or Take Part in Improv on Stage | SF
Every Saturday – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | PianoFight
The God Damn Jam: Watch or Take Part in Improv on Stage | SF

Sid Singh hosts the craziest show in the city where you get to see standup, improv, and then you get on stage to do improv.
If you want, you can also just sit and laugh at the other people doing improv. No one is here to make …

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