2017 San Francisco Trolley Dances
Fairs & Festivals
2017 San Francisco Trolley Dances
Annual event with performances all along the N-Judah.. all for the price of your Muni fare
Free Exploratorium Sunday
Freebies
Free Exploratorium Sunday
It's the last free day of the year at The Exploratorium - October 22nd
SF's
Celebrations
SF's "Fiesta on the Hill"
Bernal Heights 29th annual block party along Cortland is here

Saturday, October 21

2017 Clarion Alley Block Party: 11 Hours of Live Music & Mural Celebration | SF
Saturday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Clarion Alley
2017 Clarion Alley Block Party: 11 Hours of Live Music & Mural Celebration | SF

Come on down to Clarion Alley Mural Project, nestled between Mission and Valencia and 17th and 18th, and check out the murals while listening to some great tunes as well.
In the spirit of Clarion, it’s free for everyone. They are taking donations to help buy …

El Rio’s 39th Anniversary: Live Bands, DJs, Games & Dancing | Mission Dist.
Saturday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: $1*
*Free, but a $1-$5 donation is requested.
| El Rio
El Rio's 39th Anniversary: Live Bands, DJs, Games & Dancing | Mission Dist.

Come out and celebrate El Rio’s 39th birthday with a party with bands, DJs, BBQ, games and dancing.
2017 El Rio Anniversary Party
Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 2 pm to 11 pm
El Rio, 3158 Mission St., San Francisco
$1 to $5 donation requested
Your hosts will be  Leigh Crow, and there …

2017 Annual Alameda Zombie Bar Crawl | Alameda
Saturday, October 21 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | 1400 Bar and Grill
2017 Annual Alameda Zombie Bar Crawl | Alameda

The annual Alameda Zombie Bar Crawl is back with a whopping 8 participating bars, restaurants and breweries and a few other venues featuring drink specials for zombies.
2017 Alameda Zombie Bar Crawl
Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 6:30 pm to 2 am
All Over Alameda
2017 Lists of all the participating bars, …

Haunted Walk-through Maze of Terror | Peninsula
Saturday, October 21 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated to benefit Unicef
| Haunted House of Moss Beach
Haunted Walk-through Maze of Terror | Peninsula

Haunting your souls for nearly two decades, the Haunted House of Moss Beach is a spooky, walk-through maze of terror. Please note, arrive early to avoid long lines. Only two people are allowed per a tour. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. This ...

Renegade Drive-In Movie Night: “An American Werewolf in London” | North Bay
Saturday, October 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Old Hamilton Theater Building
Renegade Drive-In Movie Night:

It’s the last show of the 2017 season and it’s time for the drive-in to do its annual hibernation. Come on out for a howling good time to watch the John Landis classic, An American Werewolf in London.

San Francisco’s 1st Ever “Stoner Comedy Jam” | SF
Saturday, October 21 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Neck Of The Woods
San Francisco's 1st Ever

SF has a rich comedy scene. It’s also got a rich weed scene. Put ’em together and you’ve got the San Francisco Stoner Comedy Jam. It’s SF’s best comedians (from Cobb’s, Viceland, NBC and ABC) sharing their most epic stoner jokes and stories.
Free with RSVP …

Orionids Meteor Shower 2017 | Halley’s Comet’s Debris
Saturday, October 21 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Orionids Meteor Shower 2017 | Halley's Comet's Debris

On a dark, moonless night, the Orionids exhibit as many as 25 meteors per hour. These fast-moving meteors occasionally leave persistent trains. They sometimes produce bright fireballs, so watch for them to flame in the sky. If you trace these meteors backward, they seem to come …

Sunday, October 22

October Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay
Sunday, October 22 – 7:15 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP is required (415)-388-2596. Admission to the park is free before 9am.
| Muir Woods National Monument
October Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay

Attend a sunrise guided tour through Muir Woods National Monument. While the early hour may seem uncivilized, if not down-right obscene, sunrise is a particularly beautiful time to visit an old-growth redwood forest. You’ll learn about the local plant and animal residents which are more ...

Rare Tenderloin Guided Tour: Part I | SF City Guides
Sunday, October 22 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| Powell & Market
Rare Tenderloin Guided Tour: Part I | SF City Guides

Explore the Tenderloin’s isolated rural village beginnings and its years as a quiet residential and small business neighborhood.
Find out how it morphed into San Francisco’s hotel and silk stocking entertainment and vice district, how it became part of the mean streets in the last half …

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 …

2017 SF Open Studios Weekend | Presidio & Ocean View
Sunday, October 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
2017 SF Open Studios Weekend | Presidio & Ocean View

San Francisco comes alive with art this October and November as ArtSpan presents the 42nd Anniversary of SF Open Studios – the oldest and largest event of its kind in the country, featuring 800 artists. It’s an unrivaled opportunity for art patrons, collectors, and admirers ...

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 ...

Off the Grid’s “Presidio Picnic” Sunday Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, October 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid's

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2017. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Held on the seven acre Main ...

Going On a Dance: Roving Party Halloween Edition | SF
Going On a Dance: Roving Party Halloween Edition | SF

Want to feel more confident in your dance moves? Need to release stress after a long day of work? Tired of the same old workouts inside a crowded gym? Then this is the event for you.
“Going On a Dance” is a high energy, fun, positive, and inclusive …

Millennium’s Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Sunday, October 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Millennium's Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square

Join them at CUESA’s Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland for a Market to Table Cooking Demonstration with Eric Tucker of Millennium featuring the seasonal bounty of the Jack London Square Farmers Market.
Eric Tucker is the founding and current Chef and co-owner of Millennium …

“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 ...

“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 …