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Sunday, September 25

2016 SFMusic Day: Epic All-day Free Classical & Jazz Concert | SF
Sunday, September 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | War Memorial Veterans Building
2016 SFMusic Day: Epic All-day Free Classical & Jazz Concert | SF

SFMusic Day champions a diverse cross-section of the Bay Area’s vibrant musical community in a free, accessible and rewarding atmosphere. More than 30 established and emerging ensembles of various genres—including early music, chamber music, new music, jazz and creative music—will perform concurrently throughout the day in ...

Tuesday, September 27

Guitar Center’s 28th Annual “Drum Off” Competition | SF
Tuesday, September 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch
| Guitar Center (SF)
Guitar Center's 28th Annual
Guitar Center Drum-Off is their annual search for the top undiscovered drummer. Now in its 28th year, the Drum-Off competition was developed to inspire and support drummers in the pursuit of their musical aspirations. Drum-Off is committed to rewarding and recognizing talent by providing a launching pad ...

Wednesday, September 28

Volunteer at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass | 2016
Wednesday, September 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Registration required
| Speedway Meadow
Volunteer at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass | 2016
Want to be involved behind the scenes of one of San Francisco’s most amazing free events? The 2016 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass music festival is one of the great gifts given to the city each year, and you can give back by choosing to volunteer for ...

Thursday, September 29

“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, September 29 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn

Cozy up with Off the Grid at “Twilight at the Presidio” – a free weekly evening event on the Main Post Lawn from 5-9 pm every Thursday from mid-May to October. Off the Grid street food vendors will serve up dishes tapas-style while you relax ...

2016 “Best of Bernal” Film Night | SF
Thursday, September 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bernal Heights Branch Library
2016
7:00–8:00 pm Films & Awards Encore screening of the three award-winning films Best of Bernal, Spirit of Bernal & Good Life Audience awards. Join with filmmakers and fellow film lovers in a Q&A and reception following the screening. 8:00–9:00 pm Reception & Music with Sandy Cressman/Homenagem Brasileira Sandy Cressman ...
“Temescal Street Flicks” Green Day: Heart like a Grenade | Oakland
Thursday, September 29 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Kasper's Plaza

Temescal Street Flicks, an engaging outdoor film series every Thursday evening runs September 15 – October 13, 2016 in the heart of Temescal at the weekly pop-up pedestrian plaza (Telegraph and 46th) in Oakland along with food and craft beer for purchase from Off the Grid. Rather than showing boring ...

Friday, September 30

California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Sunset & Parkside Residents
Friday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Sunset & Parkside 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 ...

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Friday | Golden Gate Park
Friday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Friday | Golden Gate Park

2016 brings San Francisco the 16th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016 Three days, seven stages, over ...

2016 German Oktoberfest “Free Jugs” Beer Party | Cafe Royale
2016 German Oktoberfest
Celebrate Oktoberfest with live music, German food and beers, and a lively ambiance at The Royale. Royale’s “Free Jugs” Oktoberfest Party Friday, September 30, 2016 | 6 pm The Royale | 800 Post Street San Francisco, CA FREE admission, but for a fee (in 2015 it was $40) you’ll get a keepsake stein and ...
Screen on the Green: Outdoor “Inside Out” Movie Night | Los Gatos
Friday, September 30 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Oak Meadow Park
Screen on the Green: Outdoor
Join the Los Gatos community at Oak Meadow Park for an evening of family fun and movie time on a giant 25′ inflatable movie screen featuring Inside Out. The Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad snack bar will be open from 6:30-8:30 pm selling snacks, beverages and BBQ favorites ...

Saturday, October 1

California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Sunset & Parkside Residents
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Sunset & Parkside 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 ...

21st Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival | Berkeley
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
21st Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival | Berkeley
“Stand up for the Earth” at the 21st annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival at Berkeley’s Civic Center Park. 2016 Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival Saturday, October 1, 2016 | Noon to 4:30 pm (10 am: Strawberry Creek Walk) Civic Center Park (MLK Jr. Way at Center Street, Berkeley) FREE 10 am: Strawberry Creek Walk meets ...
2016 PortFest: Free Boat Rides, Live Music & Tiki Bar | Redwood City
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Seaport Court (Redwood City)
2016 PortFest: Free Boat Rides, Live Music & Tiki Bar | Redwood City
PortFest, an all-day waterfront festival, features free boat rides, waterfront tours, live music, food and drinks, arts and crafts, children’s activities, and more. 2016 Redwood City PortFest Saturday, October 1, 2016 | 10 am to 3 pm Port of Redwood City Waterfront FREE PortFest celebrates Redwood City’s working deepwater port and gives ...
Re:Make 2016: 100+ Artisans, Free DIY Projects, DJ & Food Trucks | Fort Mason
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Fort Mason Center
Re:Make 2016: 100+ Artisans, Free DIY Projects, DJ & Food Trucks | Fort Mason
Ready for a creative day like no other? Join them (and thousands of others) at the Re:Make Festival 2016 to tap into your own creativity. Grab a bite to eat at the food trucks, snap a pic in one of our many photo booths, eat ...
Annie’s Annuals Fall Party: Funky Tunes, Free Munchies & Gardening Talks | East Bay
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Annie's Annuals & Perennials
Annie's Annuals Fall Party: Funky Tunes, Free Munchies & Gardening Talks | East Bay

The amazing Richmond nursery Annie’s Annuals is once again hosting their Fall Planting Party, so break out those dancing shoes and your garden party attire and get revved up for funky tunes, free munchies, free raffles, awesome face painting, garden talks, enlightening demos and more. ...

14th Annual Art, Jazz & Wine Festival | Pleasant Hill
Saturday, October 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Downtown Pleasant Hill
14th Annual Art, Jazz & Wine Festival | Pleasant Hill
Saturday, October 1, 2016 10am-6pm and Sunday, October 2, 2016 11am-5pm The Pleasant Hill Chamber’s Annual Art, Jazz & Wine Fest is Pleasant Hill’s premier event and takes place the first weekend in October. Presented in partnership with the City of Pleasant Hill and Downtown Pleasant ...
Last of 2016: Free Oakland Summer Walking Tour | Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens
Last of 2016: Free Oakland Summer Walking Tour | Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens

Uptown to the Lake: Nestled among the many new restaurants and clubs, Oakland’s vibrant art deco-era landmarks, including the Fox Oakland Theater, the Paramount Theatre and the jazzy blue and silver Floral Depot Building, are the focus of this tour. The tour also features the ...

Day in the Park/Derby | City of Brisbane
Saturday, October 1 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Brisbane Community Park
Day in the Park/Derby | City of Brisbane
Taking place on the first Saturday in October every year, the Day in the Park/Brisbane Derby is, together, probably the most widely-attended annual Community event.  The day starts at approximately 8:00am with the Derby races down a hay bale-lined San Francisco Ave. alongside the Community ...
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Saturday | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Saturday | Golden Gate Park

2016 brings San Francisco the 16th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016 Three days, seven stages, over ...

2016 Oaktoberfest Beer Festival | Oakland
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for beer and food, or purchase advance tickets.
| Dimond District (Oakland)
2016 Oaktoberfest Beer Festival | Oakland
Oaktoberfest celebrates the history, the flavors, and the people of the Bay Area with craft beer and food, entertainment, arts, and ecology. Oakland’s Dimond District continues a tradition as an entertainment destination, begun in the early 1900’s when Beer Gardens and German vacation resorts lined ...
24 Hour Comics Day: Watch Artists Create a Brand New Comic | Mission Dist.
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*It's free to come watch the comic artists at work. Registration for the event is $10
| Mission: Comics & Art
24 Hour Comics Day: Watch Artists Create a Brand New Comic | Mission Dist.
Once again it’s time for 24 Hour Comic Book Day at Mission: Comics & Art where they will be hosting artists on Saturday, October 1, 2016 as they attempt to create their own 24 page comic book in just 24 hours. Participating artists will attempt to create ...
2016 Oktoberfest: German Beers, Beer Contests & Live Music | Mountain View
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Steins Beer Garden
2016 Oktoberfest: German Beers, Beer Contests & Live Music | Mountain View

Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant, in partnership with Tied House and the Chamber of Commerce, is bringing an authentic German experience to Mountain View’s annual Oktoberfest celebration. The huge 7000 sq. ft. Oktoberfest beer tent will keep you shaded while you enjoy a variety of ...

Middle Eastern Food Festival | SF
Saturday, October 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
Middle Eastern Food Festival | SF
For the past 20 years Saint Nicholas Church has provided the San Francisco Bay Area at large entertainment during their two day annual Middle Eastern Food Festival. Their Middle Eastern Food festival showcases the different flavors of the Middle East. All food prepared is home made, fresh ...
MAPP: October Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
MAPP: October Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.
Stay tuned for a list of artists and performers participating in October 2016, or check MAPP’s Facebook for the latest info.
Renegade Drive-In Movie Night: Addams Family | North Bay
Saturday, October 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP on Meetup and donations are accepted.
| Old Hamilton Theater Building
Renegade Drive-In Movie Night: Addams Family | North Bay
They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky. They’re altogether ooky, come and meet the Addams Family.

Sunday, October 2

Blessing of the Animals & St. Francis Day Celebration | Grace Cathedral
Sunday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral
Blessing of the Animals & St. Francis Day Celebration | Grace Cathedral
Bring your pet to be blessed on the plaza of the magnificent Grace Cathedral in honor of St. Francis, patron saint of San Francisco. This isn’t just for dogs – people bring all sorts of pets and it is a great family event. For the safety and comfort of ...
California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Sunset & Parkside Residents
Sunday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Sunset & Parkside 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 ...

Annie’s Annuals Fall Party: Funky Tunes, Free Munchies & Gardening Talks | East Bay
Sunday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Annie's Annuals & Perennials
Annie's Annuals Fall Party: Funky Tunes, Free Munchies & Gardening Talks | East Bay

The amazing Richmond nursery Annie’s Annuals is once again hosting their Fall Planting Party, so break out those dancing shoes and your garden party attire and get revved up for funky tunes, free munchies, free raffles, awesome face painting, garden talks, enlightening demos and more. ...

Gamble Garden Free Community Day | Palo Alto
Sunday, October 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Gamble Garden
Gamble Garden Free Community Day | Palo Alto
Join in for a fall day filled with fun children’s activities, a gorgeous plant sale, horticultural resources, displays, garden demonstrations, food, entertainment, and of course…digging for worms. This event is free of charge and is open to the community. Everyone is welcome. Throughout the day, neighbors, ...
2016 Filipino American History Celebration | Asian Art Museum
Sunday, October 2 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Asian Art Museum
2016 Filipino American History Celebration | Asian Art Museum
It’s that time of year again, when the museum gears up for its annual Filipino American History Month Celebration. This year’s theme of “Movement” focuses on the traditions of dance, martial arts, word and art of the Philippines. Celebrate Filipino American history and culture at the ...