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Saturday, October 8

Life is Living 2016: Hip Hop, DJs, Theatre & Graffiti Battle | Oakland
Saturday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | deFremery Park
Life is Living 2016: Hip Hop, DJs, Theatre & Graffiti Battle | Oakland
Life is Living is a free celebration of urban life through hip hop, intergenerational health and environmental action presented by Youth Speaks. 2016 Life is Living Saturday, October 8, 2016 | 10 am to 7 pm Lil’ Bobby Hutton Park (DeFremery Park), 1651 Adeline Street, Oakland FREE
2016 Park Street Classic Show: 400+ Cars & Oldies DJ | Alameda
Saturday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Park Street (Alameda)
2016 Park Street Classic Show: 400+ Cars & Oldies DJ | Alameda
More than 400 cars of every description will be on display in Alameda’s historic downtown district — Roadsters, Coupes, Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, and more. 2016 Park Streeet Classic Car Show Saturday, October 8, 2016 | 10 am to 4 pm Park Street, Alameda FREE Most of the cars come from ...

Market Street Prototyping Festival: Saturday | SF
Saturday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Market and 3rd Street
Market Street Prototyping Festival: Saturday | SF

Market Street comes alive with over 40 prototype projects. The wide sidewalks will be filled with temporary installations ranging from performance spaces, relaxation zones, dynamic art pieces, and more. Market Street runs through the heart of our beautiful city, yet it can feel uninviting and ...

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Brought to you by the same people who produce the Treasure Island Flea, the Jack of All Trades Market features a curated mix of nearly 100 local makers, indie designers, antiquers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more. Jack of All Trades Market Every Second Saturday | 11 am to 5 ...

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, October 8 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Campbell
Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays feature live entertainment, art and artists, shopping, and food from 2-6 pm on the second Saturday of every month. Come down to East Campbell Avenue and Central for an afternoon of live music and entertainment for the whole family.

Opening Reception: Glow-in-the-Dark Black Light Art Show | Alameda
Saturday, October 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| Studio 23
Opening Reception: Glow-in-the-Dark Black Light Art Show | Alameda

Alameda’s Studio 23 presents their annual BlackLight Art Show in October 2016 with glowing artworks and body painting by East Bay Artists. There will be no lights. All of the artwork glows under a black light with the use of UV reactive fluorescent color paints. Get free glow-in-the-dark stuff, enjoy ...

Sunday, October 9

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, October 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marine Mammal Center
Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito

Join the Marine Mammal Center for Marine Science Sunday – a free engaging ocean-inspired classroom series for kids and adults from the center’s education experts taking place from 10 am to 5 pm on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. The center offers educational programs ...

2016 Rockridge “Out & About” Street Festival | Oakland
Sunday, October 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Rockridge
2016 Rockridge
From a business district to a festival, nearly a mile of College Avenue in Oakland will be transformed into the Rockridge Out & About Festival featuring gourmet food and drinks from local restaurants and food trucks, live music, wellness activities, kids’ activities, and a chef stage. 2016 ...
Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, October 9 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Temescal Art Center
Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland

Shapeshifters Cinema is a monthly series featuring experimental filmmakers and video artists presenting moving image work live with accompaniment from musicians and sound artists. Shapeshifters takes place the second Sunday of every month, from 8 to 9 pm (unless otherwise noted) at Temescal Art Center ...

Monday, October 10

“The Golden Age Of Baseball” Two-Day Live Auction Event | SF
Monday, October 10 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jules Maeght Gallery
Christie’s is honored to present one of the most important and comprehensive collections of baseball memorabilia and photography ever offered at auction with The Golden Age of Baseball, Selections from the National Pastime Museum, a two-day auction on October 19-20 in New York. The sale is ...

Tuesday, October 11

Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden
Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the Garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, and showcasing over 8,000 different kinds ...

Friday, October 14

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Richmond Dist. Residents
Friday, October 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Richmond Dist. 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 ...

Sketching in the Galleries: Draw Your Own Art | SF
Friday, October 14 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | International Art Museum of America
Sketching in the Galleries: Draw Your Own Art | SF

Every second weekend of the month, visitors can explore their collection by putting pencil to paper. IAMA will provide paper and colored pencils for artists to use in the galleries on Friday through Sunday of the event weekend. (11-5 pm Fri-Sun)­­ This event takes place ...

“Pursuit” Opening Reception | Vallejo
Friday, October 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | El Comalito Collective
  Pursuit is about the determination the individuals wake up with each morning to move forward as well as a glorification of the men and women the artist encounters every morning and evening on the commute to work – men and women like the artist’s father, who use whatever ...
Art Night SF: Mid-Market Art, Live Music & Karaoke | UN Plaza
Friday, October 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
Art Night SF: Mid-Market Art, Live Music & Karaoke | UN Plaza

Art Night SF is a new outdoor event series working to activate the public spaces of UN Plaza and Mid-Market between 7th and Market Streets through accessible installations of contemporary art on Fridays, July 29, September 30, October 14 and October 28 from 5-9 pm. Enjoy local food trucks, a plaza ...

Second Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael
Friday, October 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown San Rafael
Second Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael

Discover art, wine, entertainment, and more every second Friday of the month on Fourth Street in downtown San Rafael. From 5-8 pm (with some venues open later), the Second Fridays Art Walk connects dozens of venues in downtown San Rafael with the public, who can enjoy different ...

Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays
Friday, October 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Vallejo
Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays

The monthly Vallejo Art Walk showcases a variety of nationally accomplished and upcoming local creatives in the historic downtown Vallejo arts district from 5-10 pm on the second Friday of every month, on Georgia, Marin, and Virginia streets. Explore over 25 participating galleries and shops, and ...

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: “Labyrinth” Film Screening | Golden Gate Park
Friday Nights at the de Young:
Friday Nights at the de Young hosts “Artistic Revolution is Everywhere”  with live music from Classical Revolution, a film screening of the movie Labyrinth. Labyrinth (1986, 101 minutes) is a fantasy film directed by Jim Henson, executive produced by George Lucas, and based upon conceptual designs by ...
2nd Friday Art Walk: “Estuary Art Attack” | Oakland & Alameda
Friday, October 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jingletown
2nd Friday Art Walk:

Join Estuary Art Attack for their monthly art walk that spans the Park Street Bridge between Oakland and Alameda. Estuary Art Attack takes place every second Friday from 6-9 pm. Participating venues vary each week, but the community includes 21 venues in the Jingletown neighborhood ...

Glow-in-the-Dark Black Light Art Show | Alameda
Friday, October 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| Studio 23
Glow-in-the-Dark Black Light Art Show | Alameda

Alameda’s Studio 23 presents their annual BlackLight Art Show in October 2016 with glowing artworks and body painting by East Bay Artists. There will be no lights. All of the artwork glows under a black light with the use of UV reactive fluorescent color paints. Get free glow-in-the-dark stuff, enjoy ...

Saturday, October 15

28th Annual San Francisco “Old Car Picnic” | Golden Gate Park
28th Annual San Francisco
Celebrate the 28 years of San Francisco Old Car Picnic (formerly Jimmy’s Old Car Picnic) showing off cars from 1987 or older at Hellman Hollow (Speedway Meadow) in Golden Gate Park. 2016 San Francisco Old Car Picnic Saturday, October 15, 2016 | 7 am to 4 pm Hellman Hollow (formerly Speedway Meadow), 50 Overlook Dr, GG ...
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Russian Hill & Nob Hill Residents
Saturday, October 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Russian Hill & Nob 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 ...

“Swap-O-Rama-Rama” DIY Workshop & Clothing Swap | Oakland
Saturday, October 15 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | American Steel Studios

Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a nonprofit community clothing swap with a do-it-yourself workshop in which attendees explore the process of reuse and collective creativity together. Every third Saturday of the month (except for May when they’re at the Maker Faire), they host a meetup where they encourage beginners to experts alike to ...

“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | The Haight
Saturday, October 15 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
| The Red Victorian

Join in at the Red Victorian, an elegant 2000sq ft events space, for figure drawing accompanied by live musicians, bringing the art scene back to the Upper Haight one creative community event at a time. There will be easels provided and some materials for drop-ins. ...

3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, October 15 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (Oakland)
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland

Every third Saturday, the Oakland Art Murmur presents a free guided walking tour based on a different theme each tour. Tours take place on the third Saturday of each month and are led by prominent Oakland gallery directors, curators, writers, and artists.

Yerba Buena Night 2016: Art, Music, Video & Dance Block Party | SoMa
Saturday, October 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena District
Yerba Buena Night 2016: Art, Music, Video & Dance Block Party | SoMa
Come out and see, hear, and experience the Yerba Buena district come alive with music, video, art and dance at the annual Yerba Buena Night. 2016 Yerba Buena Night Saturday, October 15, 2016 | 6-10 pm Jessie Square, Yerba Buena Lane, the Yerba Buena Center of the Arts, San ...

Sunday, October 16

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for North Beach & Marina Residents
Sunday, October 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for North Beach & Marina 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 ...

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, October 16 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...

Monday, October 17

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, October 17 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
| Secret Location (SF)
Tour of Diego Rivera's 1st US Mural | Union Square

The mural “Allegory of California” graces the stairwell of the City Club (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange Club). Normally closed the public, this is an opportunity to see the first mural painted in the US by the great Mexican artist Diego Rivera. Free, but an ...