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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 & ...

Mayhem Mansion: Twisted Tours of 1886 Haas-Lilienthal House | SF
Mayhem Mansion: Twisted Tours of 1886 Haas-Lilienthal House | SF

For only the second time ever, 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 …

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 Dog-O-Ween: Canine Costume Contest | Palo Alto
Saturday, October 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rinconada Park
2014 Dog-O-Ween: Canine Costume Contest | Palo Alto

The Palo Alto Animal Shelter presents its Second Annual Dog-O-Ween with an even bigger and more hilarious group of costumed dogs and their owners gathering on Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Make sure to meet the special guest Palo Alto Police Department K-9 Eddie and his handler Officer …

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. So if you see a zombie, rather than letting him eat your brains, bring some canned food to donate to …

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 ...

2014 Berkeley School Fall Festival | East Bay
Sunday, October 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Berkeley School
2014 Berkeley School Fall Festival | East Bay

For the 2014 Fall Festival, the Berkeley School Family Association celebrates its annual Fall Festival from 11 am to 3 pm on Sunday, October 26, 2014.
The festival takes place at the University Avenue campus of The Berkeley School.

2014 Spooktacular Halloween Block Party | Japantown
Sunday, October 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2014 Spooktacular Halloween Block Party | Japantown

Dress up in costume and enjoy some good old-fashioned free fun when the Japan Center Malls hosts a Spooktacular Halloween Party from noon to 4 pm on Sunday, October 26, 2014.
The party features mall-wide trick for treating and games, decorations, bouncy house, arts and crafts, face …

2014 Halloween Extravaganza: Circus & Haunted House | North Beach
Sunday, October 26 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Joe DiMaggio Playground
2014 Halloween Extravaganza: Circus & Haunted House | North Beach

The Friends of Joe DiMaggio Playground invite you to their 7th annual Halloween Extravaganza on Sunday, October 26, 2014.
In 2014 they plan to have Trick or Trunk for all the kids and back by popular demand – a real circus. And for the first time, a …

Humans vs. Zombies: Halloween Editon w/ Snacks & Scary Makeup | UC Berkeley
Humans vs. Zombies: Halloween Editon w/ Snacks & Scary Makeup | UC Berkeley

Just in time for Halloween, Humans vs. Zombies is coming to the UC Berkeley campus. This fun game pits teams of humans against teams of ‘zombies’ in a cross between tag, scavenger hunt, and assassins.
Free, but pre-registration is required. Sign up as a team of 5 or …

Tuesday, October 28

2014 Halloween Spooktakular Trick-or-Treating Party | Santana Row
Tuesday, October 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santana Row
2014 Halloween Spooktakular Trick-or-Treating Party | Santana Row

Dress up your children in their cutest Halloween costumes for pumpkin decorating, Halloween photos and trick or treating at Santana Row in San Jose from 10 am to noon on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.
Families will also enjoy arts and crafts, face painting, music, balloon art, story time and …

2014 Day of the Dead Party: Aztec Dance, Altar & Costume Making | Berkeley
Tuesday, October 28 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Farmers' Market
2014 Day of the Dead Party: Aztec Dance, Altar & Costume Making | Berkeley

Honor passed loved ones and ancestors at the annual Dia de los Muertos celebration featuring a number of hands-on activities for the whole family on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.
In addition, a community altar by artist and youth activist Emma Gomez will pay tribute to community members …

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.

Saturday, November 1

Bay Area Science Fest 2014: Experiments, Games & Robot Zoo | AT&T Park
Saturday, November 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Limited parking available for $10
| AT&T Park
Bay Area Science Fest 2014: Experiments, Games & Robot Zoo | AT&T Park

AT&T Park will become a science wonderland when the Bay Area Science Festival concludes again with this 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 chock-full of interactive exhibits, …

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 ...