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Thursday, October 23

12th Annual Altered Barbie Art Show: Pre-Opening Evening w/Artists | Mission Dist.
Thursday, October 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are accepted.
| 50 Shotwell
12th Annual Altered Barbie Art Show: Pre-Opening Evening w/Artists | 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. ...

Friday, October 24

2014 “Come Out & Play” Friday: Night Games | SF
Friday, October 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Civic Center (SF)
2014

The Come Out & Play Festival is back celebrating a fifth year of bringing play to the Bay with new and innovative real-world games happening on Fulton Street between Hyde and Larkin at Civic Center in the heart of San Francisco. 2014 Come Out & ...

Win Tix: Mayhem Mansion: Twisted Tours of 1886 Haas-Lilienthal House | SF
Friday, October 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular price: $18 adv / $25 door for adults
| Haas-Lilienthal House
Mayhem Mansion: Twisted Tours of 1886 Haas-Lilienthal House | SF

Scares abound as the historic 1886 Haas-Lilienthal House will be transformed into Mayhem Mansion, a haunted house style attraction.
Set in a Victorian-era house museum, ghoulish guides walk you through dimly lit parlors and passages on a “twisted tour of terror” replete with frightful encounters in unexpected places. …

2014 Rocky Horror Picture Show: Free Movie & Live Cast Performance | Castro
Friday, October 24 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Midnight Sun
2014 Rocky Horror Picture Show: Free Movie & Live Cast Performance | Castro

Midnight Sun’s 4th Annual Rocky Horror Picture Show party is back with a new director and a full live cast making it the biggest spectacle yet on Friday night, October 24, 2014.
The cast will be acting out and lip syncing all of the musical numbers while the …

Saturday, October 25

2014 Halloween Fest: Costume Swap, Fancy Pumpkin Carving & Pup Parade | Marin
Saturday, October 25 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Marin Country Mart
2014 Halloween Fest: Costume Swap, Fancy Pumpkin Carving & Pup Parade | Marin

Come to the Marin Country Mart Farmers’ Market to celebrate the spookiest day of the year with a Halloween Festival on Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Take part in the bring-one-get-one costume swap from 9 am to 1 pm. From 11-11:30 am, dress up your pooch for a Costumed …

The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF
Saturday, October 25 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended.
| Laguna Honda Hospital
The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF

Take a sad song and make it better as The Beatles Choir brings cheer to the residents and staff of Laguna Honda Hospital through music, joy, laughter and the timeless songs of the Fab Four. Laguna Honda Hospital is a long-term, skilled nursing and rehabilitation ...

Wharf Fest 2014 & Saturday Night Fireworks | Fisherman’s Wharf
Saturday, October 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fisherman's Wharf
Wharf Fest 2014 & Saturday Night Fireworks | Fisherman's Wharf

Whart Fest 2014 celebrates the legacy of San Francisco’s historic waterfront district and invites Bay Area locals to visit the district after the tourist season has ended and before San Francisco’s fabulous fall climate fades away. 2014 Wharf Fest Saturday, October 25, 2014 | 11 am to 9 pm ...

2014 Michael Jackson “Thriller” Dance-Off & Costume Contest | Oakland
Saturday, October 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a $10 donation is requested.
| Studio One Art Center
2014 Michael Jackson

Witness the simultaneous dance-off to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” for an annual flashmob called “Thrill the World” that is performed simultaneously along with thousands all over the world.
2014 “Thrill the World” Michael Jackson Flash Mob
Saturday, October 25, 2014 | 3 pm performance
Studio One Art Center, 365 45th St, Oakland
FREE, …

2014 “Come Out & Play” Saturday: All-Day Game Festival | SF
Saturday, October 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP may be required for some games.
| Civic Center (SF)
2014

The Come Out & Play Festival is back celebrating a fifth year of bringing play to the Bay with new and innovative real-world games happening on Fulton Street between Hyde and Larkin at Civic Center in the heart of San Francisco. 2014 Come Out & ...

2014 San Francisco Zombie Walk | Castro
Saturday, October 25 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
2014 San Francisco Zombie Walk | Castro

The zombies will awaken. The spirits of the dead will rise to invade the streets of San Francisco at 2 pm on Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free, but an RSVP is requested.
The undead of all ages will be starting their march at Jane Warner Plaza, dragging their decaying bones …

Come Out & Play 2014: Journey to the End of the Night | SF
Saturday, October 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but advanced registration is required.
| Fulton & Larkin
Come Out & Play 2014: Journey to the End of the Night | SF

For one night, drop your relations, your work, your leisure, and all your usual motives for movement and action, and let yourself be drawn by the chase.
Journey to the End of the Night is a free street game / scavenger hunt of epic proportions with …

Win Tix: 2014 Zombie Vegas Prom: Live Swing & Tartlettes Candy Girls | SF
Saturday, October 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $20.
| Verdi Club
2014 Zombie Vegas Prom: Live Swing & Tartlettes Candy Girls | SF

The Verdi Club hosts the 6th Annual San Francisco Zombie Prom: Vegas, featuring live music from Slim Jenkins & The Rumble Strippers on Saturday October 25, 2014.
Dress in your favorite 1950s-1960s Vegas Zombie theme costume and enter the costume contest at midnight. They’ll have DJ Rockin’ …

Sunday, October 26

2014 Pet Pride Day: Costume Parade, Doggie Dancing & Trick Contest | GG Park
Sunday, October 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
2014 Pet Pride Day: Costume Parade, Doggie Dancing & Trick Contest | GG Park

Dress up your pet and head to the annual Pet Pride Day featuring on site adoptions, rescue partners, parade, food, kids activities, pet costumes and pet tricks in Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park.
2014 Pet Pride Day
Sunday, October 26, 2014 | 11 am to 3 pm
Sharon Meadow, …

2014 Soap Box Derby & Block Party | Sunset Dist.
2014 Soap Box Derby & Block Party | Sunset Dist.

Watch home-made derby cars race down the 400 foot straightaway along 20th Avenue between Wawona and Vicente during the second annual Soapbox Derby & Block Party hosted by The Friends of Larsen Playground from 11 am to 4 pm on Sunday, October 26, 2014.
This is an “open” exhibition. All …

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, October 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio every Sunday through the fall starting on April 6, 2014 (11 am to 4 pm) at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect live music, free games and stands from San Francisco restaurants, food trucks, local ...

Tuesday, October 28

Where Eagles Dare: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Upper Haight
Tuesday, October 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Where Eagles Dare: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Upper Haight

Where Eagles Dare is a punk rock themed stand-up comedy show and podcast where hosts Ryan Papazian, Jeff Anaya, and Matt Lieb invite three guest comedians to do stand-up, do feats of strength, play improv games and mosh. The show takes place on the fourth ...

Wednesday, October 29

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, October 29 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15
| Cyprian’s
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF

Please note, this event was incorrectly listed as occurring on October 22. It is in fact on the last Wednesday of the month, October 29, 2014.

Monday, November 3

“Attack of the Typewriters” Old School Letter-Writing Party | Make Out Room
Monday, November 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make-Out Room

“Vent your political angst with others at Attack of the Typewriters, a free monthly old-school letter-writing party that provides free typewriters, stamps, envelopes, and paper — everything you need to get your voice heard in the halls of power.”   SFIst Grab a drink and tell ...

Wednesday, November 5

Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout
Wednesday, November 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 ...

Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Wednesday, November 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Clayton Valley Bowl
Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay

The first Wednesday of every month brings you a hilarious comedy show to the Lounge at Clayton Valley Bowl in Concord. Mires like Fires presents has become one of best East Bay stand up comedy showcases around. The show features a different lineup of talented ...

Thursday, November 6

Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Thursday, November 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Burlingame Museum of Pez
Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame

The first Thursday of every month is free admission to the Pez Museum in Burlingame, a mini-museum where you can find over 500 pez dispensers from the past 80 years. See the world’s largest pez dispenser and a rare Pez, worth about $5,000, a Mr ...

Friday, November 7

San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Friday, November 7 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays

San Francisco Bike Party (not to be confused with Critical Mass) is a monthly celebration of biking for riders of different ages, types, and skill levels to enjoy. Every month is a different theme and you’re encouraged to dress up. San Francisco Bike Party is held ...

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, November 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday

Oakland Critical Mass is a monthly group bike ride that takes place every first Friday of the month, which starts at 8 pm at the BikeLink bike lockers at 14th and Broadway, and ends at 23rd and Telegraph where Oakland Art Murmur is underway. Critical Mass is argued ...

Saturday, November 8

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, November 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 ...

Monday, November 10

Wheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Make-Out Room
Monday, November 10 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested and donations are accepted
| Make-Out Room
Wheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Make-Out Room

“Wheel of Karaoke” is a fun and engaging karaoke game show judged and MC’d by local up-and-coming performers of comedy and music, taking place on every second Monday at the Make-Out Room Guest comedians, musicians, and vaudeville acts cameo throughout the night to make this ...