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Wednesday, October 5

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, October 5 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One 360 Café
Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF

Join b.street waffles for their monthly Free Waffle Wednesday at the Capital One 360 Café in the Financial District and enjoy a complimentary waffle from 9-11 am, or while they last. These Belgian-style street waffles come in tasty flavors like TCHO chocolate, maple-bacon, salted caramel and many ...

Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout
Wednesday, October 5 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout

At Drink and Draw, artsy bar patrons draw to a theme and submit their artwork into a raffle for cocktails and other prizes at The Knockout in the Mission District. The artwork gets scanned online for all to admire. Drink and Draw happens every first Wednesday of the ...

Thursday, October 6

“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, October 6 – 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 ...

Adventure Run, Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Thursday, October 6 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (Berkeley)
Adventure Run, Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley

Adventure Run is a free, 60-minute scavenger-like fun run filled with hundreds of friends, giveaways, raffle prizes, music and even a beer garden happening on the 1st Thursday of the month at the Berkeley Road Runner store. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your Adventure ...

Free Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | SF
Thursday, October 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Free Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | SF

All are welcome to a free community-created dinner gleaned from the USF Garden and neighborhood farmers’ markets. Eat with others in a communal setting at this free vegetarian dinner gathering. The dinner takes place the at 6 pm at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church and is sponsored by the University of ...

Friday, October 7

“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, October 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Every First Friday from 5–9:30 pm, Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown Northgate) springs to life with for this event, with galleries, artist ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, October 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Nearly 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic waterfront campus of ...

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 ...

Saturday, October 8

2016 Indigenous Peoples Day Pow Wow | Berkeley
Saturday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
2016 Indigenous Peoples Day Pow Wow | Berkeley
Honor the ancestors, the present spirit, and future generations, at the 24th annual Indigenous Peoples Day featuring Native Californian dancing, an inter-tribal dance contest, foods, arts, crafts, all day raffles, drumming and singing. 2016 Indigenous Peoples Day Pow Wow Saturday, October 8, 2016 | 10 am to 6 pm Civic Center Park, 2151 Martin Luther King Jr ...
2016 World Veg Festival: Cooking Demos, Talks & Live Entertainment | GG Park
Saturday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*$10 regular admission, $5 students and seniors.
| County Fair Building
2016 World Veg Festival: Cooking Demos, Talks & Live Entertainment | GG Park

The San Francisco Veg Society hosts the 17th annual World Veg Festival featuring an exciting lineup of speakers, cooking demos, exhibitors, entertainers and food vendors. SFVS is a non-profit and all-volunteer run organization whose mission is to promote a plant-based lifestyle for healthy, ethical & sustainable living. ...

97th Annual Columbus Day Bazaar: Saturday | North Beach
Saturday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Saint Peter and Paul Church
97th Annual Columbus Day Bazaar: Saturday | North Beach

The annual Columbus Day Bazaar is a lively and fun North Beach tradition hosted annually during San Francisco’s Fleet Week. The weekend event celebrates the neighborhood’s heritage featuring iconic American, Italian, and Asian foods; an abundance of games and activities; plus great entertainment and community engagement. Head ...

“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 ...

Urban Indie Experience: Local Artisans, Craft Beer & Live Music | Emeryville
Saturday, October 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Street Emeryville
Urban Indie Experience: Local Artisans, Craft Beer & Live Music | Emeryville
The Urban Indie Experience takes over Bay Street Emeryville with a special day of festivities. Free to attend, this eclectic urban extravaganza will feature a vibrant mix of 30 local artisans, delicious craft beers, three live bands, and more.
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.

Schroeder’s Oktoberfest Celebration, Live Music & Games | SF
Saturday, October 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but food and drinks are for purchse.
| Schroeder's Restaurant
Schroeder's Oktoberfest Celebration, Live Music & Games | SF

San Francisco’s favorite historic German restaurant, Schroeder’s, celebrates the 183rd Oktoberfest – the largest beer festival in the world – with a grand Oktoberfest celebration. The celebration kicks off with an over-the-top block party on September 16, 2016. The party moves indoors for the next five ...

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, October 8 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, San Francisco Theater Pub invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join them at the Exit Theatre for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 ...

Sunday, October 9

2016 World Veg Festival: Cooking Demos, Talks & Live Entertainment | GG Park
Sunday, October 9 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*$10 regular admission, $5 students and seniors.
| County Fair Building
2016 World Veg Festival: Cooking Demos, Talks & Live Entertainment | GG Park

The San Francisco Veg Society hosts the 17th annual World Veg Festival featuring an exciting lineup of speakers, cooking demos, exhibitors, entertainers and food vendors. SFVS is a non-profit and all-volunteer run organization whose mission is to promote a plant-based lifestyle for healthy, ethical & sustainable living. ...

97th Annual Columbus Day Bazaar: Sunday | North Beach
Sunday, October 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Filbert & Powell St.
97th Annual Columbus Day Bazaar: Sunday | North Beach

The annual Columbus Day Bazaar is a lively and fun North Beach tradition hosted annually during San Francisco’s Fleet Week. The weekend event celebrates the neighborhood’s heritage featuring iconic American, Italian, and Asian foods; an abundance of games and activities; plus great entertainment and community engagement. Head ...

Very Vegan Sundays | SoMa
Sunday, October 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Very Vegan Sundays | SoMa

Continuing a tradition and back by popular demand, Funcheap and SoMa StrEat Food Park bring you Very Vegan Sundays. We’ll have lots food trucks, popup vendors, vegan beer, vegan Mimosas, and lots of vegan specials. Join up with hundreds of fellow vegans at a monthly series at SoMa StrEat ...

Poetry in Parks 2016 & Mountain Top Literature Festival | Mt. Tam
Sunday, October 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*A shuttle service is free but an RSVP is required.
| Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre
Poetry in Parks 2016 & Mountain Top Literature Festival | Mt. Tam
Poetry in Parks 2016 is a free, daylong festival in the historic Cushing Memorial-Mountain Theater in Mt. Tamalpais State Park, on the occasion of Quiet Lightning’s 100th show and as part of the Art in the Parks initiative celebrating the centennial of the National Parks ...
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 ...
148th Annual Italian Heritage Parade | North Beach
Sunday, October 9 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Washington Square Park
148th Annual Italian Heritage Parade | North Beach
Come to one of the city’s oldest celebrations of heritage and the longest-running Italian-American parade in the nation – a bright and colorful San Francisco institution since it was established in 1868. The parade is part of the Columbus Day celebration in North Beach which also includes the ...
2016 Presidential Debates Watch Party | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Sunday, October 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
2016 Presidential Debates Watch Party | SoMa StrEat Food Park

Trump and Clinton have blasted away at each other for months… and now they are scheduled to square off three times in prime-time debates leading up to the presidential election in November. Join us at SoMa StrEat Food Park for a debate watch party and ...

Saturday, October 1

2016 Film in the Fog: “Pinocchio” Outdoor Movie & Free Kids Activites | Presidio
Saturday, October 1 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post Theatre Lawn
2016 Film in the Fog:
Come to the 14th annual fall outdoor movie night, Film in the Fog, for a screening of “Pinocchio,” organized by the Presidio Trust, featuring free kids activities, and food trucks. 2016 Film in the Fog Saturday, October 1, 2016 | 5:30-10 pm Main Post, Presidio, San Francisco FREE 5:30 pm: Food & Kids Activities Bring a ...

Monday, October 10

Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, October 10 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.

Cyberpunk Cinema, by Thrillhouse Records, presents cyberpunk movie classics at The Knockout in the Mission every second Monday of the month from 6:30-9 pm. They’ll show one episode of Cowboy Bebop at 6:30 pm, followed by the feature film. Use #cyberpunkcinema during the event to share ...

Tuesday, October 11

Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
Tuesday, October 11 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Lotus Cuisine of India
Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael

At Marin Green Drinks, green is the reason, and drinks are the excuse. Relax, mingle and network with local sustainability enthusiasts who are living and working as green as they can. Every second Tuesday of the month from 5:30-7:30 pm, Marin Green Drinks meet for conversation and complimentary ...

Trivia Tuesday With Free Popcorn | Oakland
Tuesday, October 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rosenblum Cellars
Trivia Tuesday With Free Popcorn | Oakland

Join the hostess, Nicole for a fun free trivia night every Tuesday, 6 pm at the Rosenblum Cellars. Drink, play, win. It’s free and it now comes with free popcorn. The event happens every Tuesday night of the month. Check out their Facebook page for the weekly topics and ...

Tuesday Trivia Night & Free Popcorn | Oakland
Tuesday, October 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rosenblum Cellars
Tuesday Trivia Night & Free Popcorn | Oakland

Join the hostess, Nicole for a fun free trivia night every Tuesday, 6 pm at the Rosenblum Cellars. Drink, play, win. It’s free and it now comes with free popcorn. The event happens every Tuesday night of the month. Check out their Facebook page for the weekly topics and ...

Cookies & Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, October 11 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Brainwash Cafe
Cookies & Comedy Night | SF

Cookies and Comedy is a top notch comedy show highlighted by comics who in addition to having great material also have stage personas with a lot of flavor. This flavor is celebrated by bringing in some oven baked cookies for free. The show takes place at ...