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Saturday, November 1

Win Tix: 2014 San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Festival | Fort Mason
Saturday, November 1 – All Day | Cost: WIN*
*Two VIP admission tickets, plus one Snowbomb Platinum Pass ($300 value).
| Fort Mason Center
2014 San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Festival | Fort Mason

The San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Festival is one of the biggest of its kind on the West Coast with over $1 million dollars in gear from top brands such as Burton, K2, Atomic, Rossignol and many, many more – all discounted up to 70% …

2014 Día de Los Muertos Celebration & Free Admission Day | San Jose Museum of Art
Saturday, November 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but reservations are recommended.
| San Jose Museum of Art
2014 Día de Los Muertos Celebration & Free Admission Day | San Jose Museum of Art

Celebrate El Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with a full day of live entertainment, cultural demonstrations, hands-on family fun, and free admission to the San Jose Museum of Art.
Decorate calaveras de azucar (sugar skulls) and make other traditional and not-so-traditional crafts inspired …

2014 Bay Area Science Festival & Robot Zoo | AT&T Park
2014 Bay Area Science Festival & Robot Zoo | AT&T Park

AT&T Park will become a science wonderland when the Bay Area Science Festival concludes with Discovery Days at AT&T Park – a free science extravaganza from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, November 1, 2014.
In past years, more than 30,000 people enjoyed a non-stop program …

2014 San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Festival: Saturday | Fort Mason
2014 San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Festival: Saturday | Fort Mason

The San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Festival is one of the biggest of its kind on the West Coast with over $1 million dollars in gear from top brands such as Burton, K2, Atomic, Rossignol and many, many more – all discounted up to 70% off. On Saturday and Sunday, ...

Sunday, November 2

2014 Dia De Los Muertos Festival: Live Music, Dance, Altars & Carnival | Oakland
Sunday, November 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fruitvale Transit Village
2014 Dia De Los Muertos Festival: Live Music, Dance, Altars & Carnival | Oakland

Come to Oakland’s colorful Fruitvale neighborhood for the 19th annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival at the Fruitvale Transit Village.
This free, outdoor, family-friendly event invites Bay Area community to experience this cultural holiday with entertainment, food, dance, music and traditional Dia De Los Muertos altars, and …

2014 “Dog Day Afternoon” Pet Party & Costume Contest | Pawtrero Hill
Sunday, November 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Brannan & Delancey
2014

Pawtrero’s 8th annual “Dog Day Afternoon” is a big pet block party with live music and a pet costume contest and lots of free goodies.
2014 Pawtero Dog Day Afternoon
Sunday, November 2, 2014 | 11 am to 3 pm
Brannan Street between Delancey and the Embarcadero, San Francisco
FREE
Grab …

2014 Día de los Muertos: Fire Dancing & Free Face Painting | Berkeley
Sunday, November 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Gourmet Ghetto (North Berkeley)
2014 Día de los Muertos: Fire Dancing & Free Face Painting | Berkeley

Fall is a time of year when the veil between the living and dead is thought to be at its most diaphanous; the North Shattuck Association will host a Dia de los Muertos Celebration in North Berkeley.
2014 Dia de los Muertos in the Gourmet Ghetto
Sunday, …

2014 Dia de los Muertos Procession & Festival of Altars | SF
Sunday, November 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Garfield Square
2014 Dia de los Muertos Procession & Festival of Altars | SF

Honor those who have passed on by creating an altar or taking part in a walking procession at the annual Dia de los Muertos Procession at 7 pm, and Festival of Altars from 6-11 pm.
2014 Dia de los Muertos Procession & Festival of Altars
Sunday, November 2, 2014 | …

2014 San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Festival: Sunday | Fort Mason
2014 San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Festival: Sunday | Fort Mason

The San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Festival is one of the biggest of its kind on the West Coast with over $1 million dollars in gear from top brands such as Burton, K2, Atomic, Rossignol and many, many more – all discounted up to 70% off. On Saturday and Sunday, ...

Saturday, November 8

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, November 8 – 11:00 am | 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. In addition to shopping for one-of-a-kind items, there are food and craft beers ...

Saturday, November 15

Vintage Paper Fair | San Jose
Saturday, November 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Elks Lodge (San Jose)
Vintage Paper Fair | San Jose

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. There are over a million items for sale. Enjoy free admission.

Thursday, November 20

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, November 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue
Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland

At the Piedmont Avenue Stroll you can expect to see a variety of art mediums, enjoy entertainment, and sample refreshments with many businesses showcasing hand-picked local artists and designers. The monthly event was voted Best Art Walk That’s Not Art Murmur in 2012 by the East ...

Friday, November 21

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, November 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 3rd Street (Bayview)

San Francisco’s Bayview Neighborhood comes alive for 3rd on Third, a community-wide arts celebration for the whole family happening from 5-8 pm every third Friday of the month. The monthly event will feature pop-up galleries, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, a special children’s ...

Saturday, December 13

2014 San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival & Parade | SoMa
Saturday, December 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jessie Square
2014 San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival & Parade | SoMa

Celebrate in festive Filipino style at the annual Parol Lantern Festival & Parade, held in Yerba Buena Gardens and Jessie Square, where you can watch traditional, star-shaped Filipino Christmas lanterns called parols march along Yerba Buena Lane, along with live music, art, games and performances.
‎12th Annual …

Thursday, December 18

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, December 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue
Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland

At the Piedmont Avenue Stroll you can expect to see a variety of art mediums, enjoy entertainment, and sample refreshments with many businesses showcasing hand-picked local artists and designers. The monthly event was voted Best Art Walk That’s Not Art Murmur in 2012 by the East ...

Friday, December 19

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, December 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 3rd Street (Bayview)

San Francisco’s Bayview Neighborhood comes alive for 3rd on Third, a community-wide arts celebration for the whole family happening from 5-8 pm every third Friday of the month. The monthly event will feature pop-up galleries, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, a special children’s ...

Saturday, January 17

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, January 17 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. There are over a million items for sale. Enjoy free admission.

Sunday, January 18

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, January 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. There are over a million items for sale. Enjoy free admission.

Saturday, August 1

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. There are over a million items for sale. Enjoy free admission.

Sunday, August 2

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. There are over a million items for sale. Enjoy free admission.