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Monday, October 23

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 …

The Komedy Kiki: Comics That’ll Tickle Your Funny Bone | SF
Monday, October 23 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE
The Komedy Kiki: Comics That'll Tickle Your Funny Bone | SF

This month’s featured comedians are:

Morgan
Mark Smalls
Chey Bell

Tuesday, October 24

San Francisco Chronicle Newsroom Tour | SoMa
Tuesday, October 24 – 8:40 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle Newsroom Tour | SoMa

Please note, the newsroom tour is open for SF Chronicle subscribers only. Event registration for subscribers has been sold out.
Spend a morning behind the scenes inside the largest newsroom in Northern California. After the tour, you’ll get a chance to sit in on a newsroom meeting …

Anti-Trump Impeachment Rally | SF City Hall
Tuesday, October 24 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Anti-Trump Impeachment Rally | SF City Hall

On Tuesday, October 24, SF Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer will introduce a resolution calling on Congress to initiate impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump. Please join Indivisible SF and Brightline Defense in a rally supporting the resolution.
The rally begins at 12pm on the steps of City …

Masquerade Murder Mystery Party | SF Main Library
Tuesday, October 24 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Masquerade Murder Mystery Party | SF Main Library

Come and discover your inner detective for a fun and interactive Masquerade Murder Mystery Party.  They will gather in the Reading Room of St. Marks’ Library in Venice, Italy (actually, Latino Rooms A & B) for a night of mystique and intrigue, and unfortunately, a …

American History in Golden Gate Park | October 2017 Walking Tour Month 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 …

Pops 80th Anniversary Party | SF
Tuesday, October 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE
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 …

“Meeting Snowden” Exclusive Screening with Q&A | SF
Tuesday, October 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Parisoma

Join them for an exclusive screening of Meeting Snowden followed by a Q&A with director Flore Vasseur.
“Meeting Snowden” will premiere in the US at the UNAFF Film Festival on October 19-29th.

Three activists agreed to be filmed during an extraordinary conversation about their ongoing struggles the last bastions of democracy …

Sketch Tuesdays: Artwork Exhibit & Sale | SF
Tuesday, October 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 111 Minna Gallery
Sketch Tuesdays: Artwork Exhibit & Sale | SF

Each month the gallery hosts an evening of live art making featuring both established and emerging Bay Area artists.
October:

Robert Bowen
Margaret Timbrell
Bo Heimlich
Emily Fromm
Sean Hipkin
Rachel Beck
Rob Reger
Melanie Alves
Emily Binder
Micah LeBrun
Orlie Kapitulnik
& more.

Hosted by Brad K. Alder & Jen Peterson.

“Baco: Vivid Recipes from the Heart of Los Angeles” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Tuesday, October 24 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE

Josef Centeno is the chef and owner of Bäco Mercat, Bar Amá, Orsa & Winston, Ledlow, and P.Y.T. In Bäco, he draws on his multicultural heritage, formal training in top-notch restaurants such as Manresa and Daniel, a lifelong obsession with cookbooks, and his insatiable curiosity. …

“The Cuban Club: Stories” Book Release | City Lights
Tuesday, October 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE

A masterpiece of mood and setting, character and remembrance, The Cuban Club is Barry Gifford’s ultimate coming-of-age story told as sixty-four linked tales, a creation myth of the Fall as seen through the eyes of an innocent child on the cusp of becoming an innocent …

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
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 …

Astronomy On Tap: Drinks & The Stars | San Jose
Tuesday, October 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No RSVP required. Free and open to all ages. Food and drink are available for purchase.
| Uproar Brewing Company
Astronomy On Tap: Drinks & The Stars | San Jose

Join them at Uproar Brewing Company for astronomy talks, trivia and answers to all of your astronomy questions, well, most of them.  There will also be amazing food and drinks for purchase.

Understanding The Unconscious Mind & Making Better Decisions | SF
Tuesday, October 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
Understanding The Unconscious Mind & Making Better Decisions | SF

Psychologists are discovering that unconscious motivators dominate human behavior. The pervasive influence of the unconscious mind affects every aspect of your lives: from where you scratch (of course) … to whom you love, what you buy, and how you vote. Nevertheless, your fates are not …

“A Mountaineer’s Life” Book Reading | Berkeley
Tuesday, October 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| REI Berkeley

Come hear tales from Allen Steck and his new book, A Mountaineer’s Life.
Sixteen-year-old Allen Steck made his initial climb, a first ascent of Mount Maclure in the Sierras, with no hardware, no ropes, no experience. But the event turned his into a mountaineer’s life. His …

Bobby G’s Free Comedy & Raffle at a Pizza Place | Berkeley
Tuesday, October 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Bobby G's Pizzeria
Bobby G's Free Comedy & Raffle at a Pizza Place | Berkeley

Come down to Bobby G’s Pizzeria for a night full of laughter, pizza and a free raffle with great prizes. As always Los Tristes presents the Bay Area’s best comedians. This month they have Mary Bushee, Tony Zavala, Hayden Grief Neil, Ahmed Abdelrahman, Jordan Cerminara …

Tuesday Boozeday Free Comedy Show | SF
Tuesday, October 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | BuzzWorks
Tuesday Boozeday Free Comedy Show | SF

Enjoy some beers and bites at Buzzworks while watching the Bay’s best comics. Buzzworks has 40 beers on tap and over 120 bottled and canned beers. And the comics have plenty of jokes to keep you laughing till the last drop.

Wednesday, October 25

Spooky Greeting Cards & Halloween Prints Workshop | South SF
Wednesday, October 25 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Grand Avenue Library
Spooky Greeting Cards & Halloween Prints Workshop | South SF

Create Halloween art with linocuts. Prepared designs will be ready for your creative ideas.  Make a spooky greeting card for friends and family, create an art piece, or learn basic hand printing.  All skill levels are welcome.

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 …

Secrets to Keep Moving: Foot Care Tips | SF Main Library
Wednesday, October 25 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Secrets to Keep Moving: Foot Care Tips | SF Main Library

Dr. Richard Blake will talk about his new book, Secrets to Keep Moving: A Guide from a Podiatrist. He will talk about non-surgical approaches to foot injuries, how to treat pain in different parts of your foot, gait evaluation, general rehabilitation and more.
Dr. Blake works …

“Intro to Urban Biking with Ford GoBike” Workshop | SF
Wednesday, October 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

Come learn the basics of biking in San Francisco at their Intro to Urban Bicycling Workshop. In partnership with Ford GoBikes, they are offering their 1-hour course covering bicycling for everyday riding in SF, the rules of the road, route planning, how to use Ford GoBikes, and …

“CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap” Diversity Film Series Free Screening | Piedmont
Wednesday, October 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE

CODE uncovers the history that led to today’s male-dominated tech world and highlights the efforts of women computer coders to open this field to girls and young people of color, focusing on expanding STEAM education for all.

“Wine Revolution” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Wednesday, October 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE

Organic, biodynamic, and natural wines have seen a huge surge in popularity in recent years, with many high-end, commercially successful producers converting to organic and biodynamic practices to supply the increasing demand for wines that are good for both the drinkers and the environment and …