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Thursday, September 29

Depeche Mode Night: Listening to Great Music Together | SF
Thursday, September 29 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*It's free before 9:30pm and $7 after.
| The Cat Club
Depeche Mode Night: Listening to Great Music Together | SF

Come and indulge yourself and be around other fans and see and listen to all the great music. The event happens every Thursday. Sign-up for free entry before 10 pm and $7 after.

Friday, September 30

Aventine’s 8th Anniversary Block Party | SF
Friday, September 30 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
| Taverna Aventine
Aventine's 8th Anniversary Block Party | SF
Join Taverna Aventine in celebrating their eighth anniversary with a indoor/outdoor block party (actually it’s an “alley” party). This indoor and outdoor event will include: beer-garden, music, food and fun games in Hotaling Alley. Enjoy both of our bars inside the Aventine with drinks and music.  Aventine 8th ...

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
11 am–10 pm: OMCA Store Flash Sale with discounts from 25% to 50% off, open to Members only on Friday 5–10 pm: Half-off gallery admission for adults, free for ages 18 and under 5–10 pm: All Museum galleries open late 5–10 pm: Gourmet food trucks from Off the Grid featuring the best in local cuisine: get ...

Saturday, October 1

Prince Exhibit Closing Bash: Fashion Show, Karaoke & Dance Party | SF
Saturday, October 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Minnesota Street Project
Prince Exhibit Closing Bash: Fashion Show, Karaoke & Dance Party | SF
Join in for the glamorous conclusion of the Prince-inspired exhibition and event series curated by Glen Helfand, After Pop Life, for an evening of opulent visuals, Prince-inspired fashion, karaoke, and dancing in the atrium of the fittingly titled Minnesota Street Project. In addition to the final viewing ...
Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa
Saturday, October 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Madrone Art Bar
Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa

Pay tribute to both the King of Pop and the Purple One every first Saturday of the month at the Madrone Art Bar’s “The Prince and Michael Experience,” which celebrates their work with a healthy dose of competition as fans go head-to-head on the dance ...

Sunday, October 2

2016 Castro Street Fair: Local Artists, Vendors & Live Entertainment | SF
Sunday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Castro & Market
2016 Castro Street Fair: Local Artists, Vendors & Live Entertainment | SF
A huge daytime costume party, the Castro Street Fair is once again filling the streets of the Castro with several stages of entertainment, unique costumes, art and food. Bring a little of your inner freak to the festivities and experience a full day of live music, ...
Massive Outdoor DJ Dance Party: “Sunset vs. Honey Soundsystem” Season Closer | North Bay
Massive Outdoor DJ Dance Party:
Drawing from the spirit of the Jamaican sound system culture, Sunset Sound System has produced over 150 free outdoor dance parties from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, and this Sunday, they’re celebrating 22 years of epic parties at the annual Season Closer at ...
“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, October 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...

Thursday, October 6

“The Best of 80s” Thursday Dance Nights | Cat Club
Thursday, October 6 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Sign-up for free entry before 10 pm and $7 after.
| The Cat Club

Come and indulge yourself and be around other fans and see and listen to all the great music. The event happens every Thursday. Sign-up for free entry before 10 pm and $7 after.

Friday, October 7

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 ...

Uppers For Downers: A Comedy Show | Oakland
Friday, October 7 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 Suggested Donation
| Bicycle Coffee Co
Uppers For Downers: A Comedy Show | Oakland

What are you doing on First Friday? Pretending you appreciate local art in order to get free airplane cups of Charles Shaw? They call bullsh*t. Join your favorite newborn babies, The Marys (Mary Baker and Mary Goss), at their inaugural comedy showcase this First Friday ...

First Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF
Friday, October 7 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Il Pirata
First Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF

Enjoy free comedy night at Il Pirata and stay after the show for a DJ dance party. This comedy and dancing duo takes place every first Friday of the month and you’ll save some dough for drinks because there’s no cover.

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
Sadderday: An Emo/Pop-Punk/Screamo Dance Party | SF
Saturday, October 8 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Pop's Bar
Sadderday: An Emo/Pop-Punk/Screamo Dance Party | SF

A night to relive the days of white belts, myspace, and bangs. Lots of them. Emo, pop punk, post-hardcore, screamo, indie, electro, 90s and 2000s all night long. The party gets down at 9:30 pm on the Second Saturday of each month at Pop’s Bar.

Sunday, October 9

17th Annual Burning Man “Decompression” Street Faire | SF
Sunday, October 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*$15 donation before 3 pm. $20 after
| Esprit Park
17th Annual Burning Man
The annual Decompression Heat the Street Fair is a reunion of sorts for Burning Man and a chance for newcomers to get a small taste of the Playa, but without all the dust.Come at Noon sharp to enjoy all the installations, performances, fire, dance, theme ...
“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, October 9 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...

Monday, October 10

“GrooveWell” Super Funky Mondaze Dance Party | Milk Bar
Monday, October 10 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar

Who else is feeling a Monday dance party ? Come dance like a freak to start your week. Get down to the energetic eclectic sounds of the GrooveWell DJs around 10pm that will get your rump shaking with the best funk, disco, hip-hop and everything in ...

Thursday, October 13

“The Best of 80s” Thursday Dance Nights | Cat Club
Thursday, October 13 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Sign-up for free entry before 10 pm and $7 after.
| The Cat Club

Come and indulge yourself and be around other fans and see and listen to all the great music. The event happens every Thursday. Sign-up for free entry before 10 pm and $7 after.

Friday, October 14

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 ...

Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays
Friday, October 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ashby BART
Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays

Berkeley Critical Mass is group bike ride that begins at the Ashby BART Station, where riders meet at 6 pm on the 2nd Friday of each month. A local rider frequently brings a powerful bicycle sound system to the rides making this into a rolling bike ...

Hip Hop Concert: TimBo FlyLane | Oakland
Friday, October 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Independent Brewing Company
Hip Hop Concert: TimBo FlyLane | Oakland

Kick start your week with the freshest local hip hop beats by TimBo Flylane, a local rap artist out of Concord, CA. This event occurs the 2nd Friday of every month.

Saturday, October 15

New Wave Dance Party | SoMa
Saturday, October 15 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $7*
*$7 before 10pm / $12 after
| The Cat Club
New Wave Dance Party | SoMa

Every third Saturday, join New Wave City at The Cat Club to dance to the best of New Wave music, videos, lights, and go-go cages with your hosts and DJs since 1992, Skip and Shindog. Expect a cool crowd of knowledgeable New Wave music fans from ...

“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | Madrone Art Bar
Saturday, October 15 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm with RSVP on Facebook; otherwise, it's $5. 21+
| Madrone Art Bar

Fringe, the indie music video dance party, happens every third Saturday at Madrone Art Bar. Free before 10 pm with an RSVP; otherwise, it’s $5. DJs Blondie K and subOctave will spin your favorite indie music videos plus the latest remixes to create a buzz on the dance floor. “In ...

The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF
The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF

It’s the death of a disco dancer with Milk Bar’s “The Queen is Dead” dance party featuring the music of The Smiths, Morrissey, and other brit pop, new wave, and post punk heavy-hitters. “The Queen is Dead” Dance Party Third Saturday of the month  | 9 pm-2 ...

Sunday, October 16

2016 Sunday Streets Berkeley | 17-Block-Long Street Party
Sunday, October 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Shattuck Avenue
2016 Sunday Streets Berkeley | 17-Block-Long Street Party
Inspired by San Francisco, Berkeley will once again throw a giant street party as Shattuck Avenue will be car-free for 17 blocks from Rose Street to Haste Street for more than a mile-long street party with dancing, skating, musical jam sessions, chess games, soccer, pedal-powered music, and more on the ...

Thursday, October 20

Yoga NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, October 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members).
| California Academy of Sciences
Yoga NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Feed your brain and body this week as NightLife hosts an evening of yoga inside the greenest museum on the planet. Stretch it out in front of a Philippine coral reef, get centered under a cheetah and next to zebras as a colony of African penguins ...
“The Best of 80s” Thursday Dance Nights | Cat Club
Thursday, October 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Sign-up for free entry before 10 pm and $7 after.
| The Cat Club

Come and indulge yourself and be around other fans and see and listen to all the great music. The event happens every Thursday. Sign-up for free entry before 10 pm and $7 after.

Friday, October 21

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 ...

Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland
Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland

Séduction Féroce is bringing its sexy, diverse, boundary-pushing and inclusive monthly variety show to Club BnB in Oakland, taking over the stage every third Friday of the month. Get in for $7 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, it’s $10. Every month you can ...

That ’80s Show: The Ultimate ’80s Dance Party | SF
Friday, October 21 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, $5 after. 21+
| Neck Of The Woods
That '80s Show: The Ultimate '80s Dance Party | SF

That ’80s Show is the ultimate ’80s party. Every 3rd Friday of the month DJ Dave Paul breaks down the ’80s and reconstructs the decade at Neck of the Woods. Bust out your retro gear be it new wave, punk or hip-hop and come have some ...