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Friday, October 24

Mural Unvieling, Zumba Class, Live Music & Food Trucks | Oakland Museum of CA
Mural Unvieling, Zumba Class, Live Music & Food Trucks | Oakland Museum of CA

What to expect on October 24:

4 pm: DJ Rhino_FX
4–8 pm: Reflections of Healing Celebration and Mural Unveiling welcoming OMCA’s newest public art project on Lake Merritt Boulevard
5 pm: Portrait art-making activity
5:45 pm: Zumba dance class
5–9 pm: Half-off gallery admission for adults, free for ages 18 and …

Día de los Muertos Celebration: Live Music, Art & Film | Friday Nights at the de Young
Día de los Muertos Celebration: Live Music, Art & Film | Friday Nights at the de Young

Join the de Young for a Día de los Muertos celebration for the whole family, presented in partnership with the Mexican Museum.

Live Music by Cascada de Flores
Wilsey Court

6:30 pm

Cascada de Flores presents music in celebration of life, death, and love, inspired by the troubadours of Mexico, …

12th Annual Altered Barbie Art Show: Artist Reception Party | Mission Dist.
Friday, October 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are accepted.
| 50 Shotwell
12th Annual Altered Barbie Art Show: Artist Reception Party | Mission Dist.

The annual Altered Barbie Exhibition is a creative reuse art show where people transform these icons into not-so-everyday art reflecting our current society. Ken and Barbie, modern day icons, permeate every corner of our culture. Making art from Barbie and Ken creates dialog and community where there is none. ...

Saturday, October 25

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Tenderloin & Potrero Hill Residents
Saturday, October 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Tenderloin & Potrero Hill 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 ...

2014 Danville Fall Crafts Festival: Saturday | East Bay
Saturday, October 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Danville
2014 Danville Fall Crafts Festival: Saturday | East Bay

Celebrate the 23rd annual Danville Fall Crafts Festival on tree-lined Hartz Avenue in downtown Danville from 10 am to 5 pm on October 25-26, 2014. Hosted by the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce this event features over 200 high quality artisans, entertainment, costume parade, fall-themed ...

SF Open Studios 2014 | SoMa, Tenderloin, Potrero Hill, Dogpatch & Bayview
Saturday, October 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2014 | SoMa, Tenderloin, Potrero Hill, Dogpatch & Bayview

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 on Saturdays and Sundays, from October 11 to November 9, 2014. Each weekend, art patrons, ...

2014 Día de Los Muertos at the Cemetary: Aztec Dance, Folklorico & Singing | San José
Saturday, October 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Calvary Catholic Cemetery
2014 Día de Los Muertos at the Cemetary: Aztec Dance, Folklorico & Singing | San José

The 5th Annual Día de Los Muertos celebration at Calvary Catholic Cemetery will take place from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, October 25, 2014.
The celebration will include performances by local entertainers, singer Manuel Romero, Aztec dance group Capulli Tonalehqueh, in addition to Folklorico …

2014 Skeletonfest: Sugar Skull Making & Screenprinting | East Bay
Saturday, October 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Please bring a t-shirt to screenprint and something yummy to share.
| Richmond Art Center
2014 Skeletonfest: Sugar Skull Making & Screenprinting | East Bay

Families, grab your costumes and join the Richmond Art Center for Halloween and Day of the Dead art festivities on Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Come in costume and create masks and funny, movable skeletons, sugar skulls or a screen-printed skeleton t-shirt. Please bring a t-shirt to …

2014 Festival of Rock Posters & Bill Graham Celebration | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 25 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission from 3-6 pm. Otherwise it's $10 from 11 am to 3 pm, and $20 from 10-11 am
| County Fair Building
2014 Festival of Rock Posters & Bill Graham Celebration | Golden Gate Park

San Francisco will be forever known worldwide for the “Summer of Love,” which was a defining moment of the 1960’s. Come re-live this era and celebrate the psychedelic art of the 60’s, as well as contemporary rock art, at the Festival of Rock Posters, sponsored …

Sunday, October 26

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission Bay & Vistacion Valley Residents
Sunday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission Bay & Vistacion Valley 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 ...

2014 Danville Fall Crafts Festival: Sunday | East Bay
Sunday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Danville
2014 Danville Fall Crafts Festival: Sunday | East Bay

Celebrate the 23rd annual Danville Fall Crafts Festival on tree-lined Hartz Avenue in downtown Danville from 10 am to 5 pm on October 25-26, 2014. Hosted by the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce this event features over 200 high quality artisans, entertainment, costume parade, fall-themed ...

Final Day: 2014 Glass Pumpkin Patch & Glassblowing Demos | East Bay
Sunday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Cohn-Stone Studios
Final Day: 2014 Glass Pumpkin Patch & Glassblowing Demos | East Bay

The unique art and garden events returns with Cohn-Stone Studio’s 24th and final annual Glass Pumpkin Garden installation, demonstrations and sale during four weekends in October 2014 at the studios’ home in Richmond. Thousands of new, one-of-a kind, handmade works of glass art will fill ...

SF Open Studios 2014 | SoMa, Tenderloin, Potrero Hill, Dogpatch & Bayview
Sunday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2014 | SoMa, Tenderloin, Potrero Hill, Dogpatch & Bayview

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 on Saturdays and Sundays, from October 11 to November 9, 2014. Each weekend, art patrons, ...

2014 Dia de Los Muertos, Folklórico Dancing & Free Admission | Mexican Museum
Sunday, October 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Mexican Museum
2014 Dia de Los Muertos, Folklórico Dancing & Free Admission | Mexican Museum

Celebrate Día de los Muertos at The Mexican Museum’s Family Sunday and learn about the rich cultural traditions of this holiday which is celebrated throughout Mexico, Central and South America from noon to 3:30 pm on Sunday, October 26, 2014.
Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco …

2014 Pumpkin Carving Party, Free Cider & Cookies | SF
Sunday, October 26 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring your own pumpkin.
| Sunnyside Conservatory
2014 Pumpkin Carving Party, Free Cider & Cookies | SF

The Sunnyside Conservatory invites you to their annual Pumpkin Carving Party from 2-4 pm on Sunday, October 26, 2014.
Carve, chat, and enjoy complimentary hot cider and Halloween cookies. Bring your own pumpkin. Pumpkin carving kits and tools will be provided, including tools for older children.
San Francisco’s Sunnyside Conservatory …

Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
Sunday, October 26 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Firehouse Art Collective
Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley

Mixed Media Mixer is a free monthly live music & art event in Berkeley, which aims to bring together artists across many platforms with the intention of collaboration.
Live Music:

2:00 Ariel Wang
2:30 Kyle M. Terrizzi
3:05 Dear Indugu (acoustic set)
3:40 East Bay Special
4:15 Desiree Wattis
4:50 Chonk
5:25 Mister …

Win Tix: Sunday Mass: Halloween Disco Bloodbath | SF
Sunday, October 26 – 10:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $20 presale.
| Public Works
Sunday Mass: Halloween Disco Bloodbath | SF

The Sunday Mass crew is back and bloodier than ever, with a special Halloween edition.
For “Slaughter House” they are packing Public Works with creepy and clever art, some of ace music talent (Robert Jeffrey / BLAUS / TRACER / superinto.it) that will have you dancing …

Thursday, October 30

Win: VIP Tix “Houghton Hall”: Downton Abbey Art & Treasures | Legion of Honor
VIP Tix

Step into the history and grandeur of Houghton Hall, the English country house reminiscent of Highclere Castle seen on the popular PBS drama, Downton Abbey.
With stunning displays of its spectacular interiors, rarely exhibited treasures, and exquisite furniture that have survived through the centuries, Houghton Hall: …

Halloween-themed Quick Draw SF: Live Art Party | SoMa
Thursday, October 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP on Facebook is appreciated.
| F8
Halloween-themed Quick Draw SF: Live Art Party | SoMa

The monthly Quick Draw SF, hosted by Paint Pens Collective and Never Ending Radical Dude, is usually every third Thursday of the month, but for this month is will be Thursday, October 30, 2014.
They are gonna Halloween the heck out of it. There will be …

NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, October 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

At NightLife, smart revelers receive special discounted evening admission to the California Academy of Sciences on Thursday evenings with unique special events each week. Thursdays from 6-10 pm Tickets are $12 ($10 for Academy members). Last entry is 9 pm. 21+ with valid ID.

Friday, October 31

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland

Join the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak café pop-up. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, extended OMCA Store hours, family-friendly ...

Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park
Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park

Friday Nights at the de Young is a free weekly after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces. The event has a new theme every week, but typically includes an eclectic mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demos, hands-on art activities, ...

Parol-Marking Workshop: Beautiful Filipino Lanterns | SoMa
Friday, October 31 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*One free parol per person. Additional parol materials are $6-8 each.
| Bayanihan Community Center
Parol-Marking Workshop: Beautiful Filipino Lanterns | SoMa

Get ready for the annual San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival and Parade by making beautiful Filipino lanterns with The Bayanihan Community Center (BCC) every Friday, October 24-December 5, 2014 (excluding Friday, November 28). The Parol Lantern Festival & Parade takes place on Saturday, December 13, 2014 and is a memorable evening ...

Halloween Black Light Art Show | Alameda
Friday, October 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| Studio 23
Halloween Black Light Art Show | Alameda

Come for some ultra violent… ultraviolet fun.
Have a spooky, glow-in-the-dark night with a black light art ahow combined with a Halloween party. There will be plenty of fluorescent activities, music, and lots and lots of artists.

Saturday, November 1

“Cars and Coffee”: Exotic & Muscle Car Meetup | SF

Come and view some really special cars and interact with other car lovers at Cars and Coffee. Unlike other car shows, their fantastic turn out allows them to limit the cars to truly rare, unique, or exotic vehicles. Spectator parking is at the lot next door for ...