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Sunday, September 20

“Eats, Beats & Brews” Block Party: Salsa Dancing, Games & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Sunday, September 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Shattuck & Center (Berkeley)

Downtown Berkeley’s Eats, Beats & Brews block party is back for 2015 – with Salsa Sundays featuring live salsa music, along with a Drake’s Brewing outdoor beer garden, delicious food for sale, outdoor seating and Games of Berkeley game pavilion every third Sunday from 12 noon to 6 ...

Tuesday, September 22

Where Eagles Dare: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Upper Haight
Tuesday, September 22 – 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 ...

Thursday, September 24

Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Thursday, September 24 – 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. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your Adventure starts when you arrive early to collect your supplies (check-in) and try cool new ...

Friday, September 25

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, September 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
| Alley Cat Books
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF

Don’t spend yer Friday sittin’ at home, chewin’ tobacco all on yer lonesome. C’mon down to the ole book place; bring yer dancin’ legs. Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery will be hosting the Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance from 7-9 pm every 4th Friday night. All dances are ...

Saturday, September 26

The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF
Saturday, September 26 – 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 ...

Sunday, September 27

Exploratorium Free Day: Engineering Day 2015 | Pier 15
Sunday, September 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Day: Engineering Day 2015 | Pier 15
Exploratorium invites you to a rare free community day (there’s only five a year) as they collaborate with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) to celebrate Engineering Day/ Día de la Ingeniería from 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday, September 27, 2015.
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, September 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, ...

Tuesday, September 29

The Great Cable Car Chase: Run, Refreshments & Music | SF
Tuesday, September 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| A Runner's Mind
The Great Cable Car Chase: Run, Refreshments & Music | SF

Lace up your sneakers and get ready to join A Runner’s Mind for a challenge truly unique to San Francisco, The Great Cable Car Chase. The last Tuesday of every month they will hit the streets of SF at 7 pm for a race against ...

Wednesday, September 30

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, September 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15
| St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF

Come have fun and exercise your imagination and creativity at a monthly improv class happening on the last Wednesday of the month at the Turk and Lyon Community Center inside St. Cyprian’s. Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15 Whether you are a veteran or ...

Thursday, October 1

Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Thursday, October 1 – 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 ...

Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | San Carlos
Thursday, October 1 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (San Carlos)
Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | San Carlos

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. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your Adventure starts when you arrive early to collect your supplies (check-in) and try cool new ...

1st & 3rd Thursday “Hub CAP” Community Art Party | Vallejo
Thursday, October 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are always welcome.
| The Hub Vallejo
1st & 3rd Thursday

Every first and third Thursday evening, The Hub Vallejo hosts Hub CAP Community Art Party, a creative community gathering where anything goes  – painting, singing, sewing, knitting, music, mosaics, sculpture…whatever. It’s informal and a chance to hang as a community and create. Bring a project, a ...

Friday, October 2

San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Friday, October 2 – 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, October 2 – 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 ...

Monday, October 5

Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF
Monday, October 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Soda Popinski's
Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF

One part nerd, one part slurred, Super Trashed Bros brings together comedy, video games and alcohol every first Monday at a super rad bar in San Francisco, Soda Popinski’s. Audience participation is essential as a live crowd and online viewers—from the streaming platform Twitch—suggest new ...

Wednesday, October 7

Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout
Wednesday, October 7 – 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, October 7 – 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, October 8

Playtesting Bash: Try Out Brand New Games
Thursday, October 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
Playtesting Bash: Try Out Brand New Games

Sandbox is a monthly designing and playtesting event from Come Out and Play SF that takes place every second Thursday of the month. It’s like a mix between an open mic and a game jam, specifically for real world games and participatory experiences. There is a ...

Friday, October 9

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, October 9 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (East Bay)
East Bay Bike Party

The East Bay Bike Party is a monthly mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and bike types, to meet, ride, and play together in the streets on the second Friday of the month with upwards of 400 riders usually meeting at an East ...

Saturday, October 10

Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland
Saturday, October 10 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Layover
Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland

Finally, a storytelling event where the point is to meet each other. At this brand-new, participatory event, you’ll have a chance to get to know each other as well as listen to real-life stories without notes or scripts. Tell your friends, bring a girlfriend or a ...

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, October 10 – 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, October 12

Wheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Make-Out Room
Monday, October 12 – 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 ...

Wednesday, October 14

Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Campbell
Wednesday, October 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (Campbell)
Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Campbell

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. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your Adventure starts when you arrive early to collect your supplies (check-in) and try cool new ...

Thursday, October 15

Grown-Up Lego Day | Mountain View
Thursday, October 15 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Grown-Up Lego Day | Mountain View

Build awesome things with Legos. Drop-in, no registration required. The Library provides the Legos, you provide the imagination. Lego Day Schedule 12:30-1:30 pm: Adults Only. Spend your lunchtime relaxing with other adults and the joy of Lego. 1:30-3 pm: All ages welcome. It’s a Lego free ...

Friday, October 16

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, October 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...

Sunday, October 18

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party: Final of 2015 | Mission District
Sunday, October 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mission District
The final Sunday Streets of 2015 will take place on Valencia St from 26th St to McCoppin Hub Plaza. Sunday Streets is a pet friendly event. Stay tuned for activities and details closer to the event.
“Eats, Beats & Brews” Block Party: Salsa Dancing, Games & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Sunday, October 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Shattuck & Center (Berkeley)

Downtown Berkeley’s Eats, Beats & Brews block party is back for 2015 – with Salsa Sundays featuring live salsa music, along with a Drake’s Brewing outdoor beer garden, delicious food for sale, outdoor seating and Games of Berkeley game pavilion every third Sunday from 12 noon to 6 ...

Local Game Sunday: 100+ Free-to-Play Tabletop Games | Berkeley
Sunday, October 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Games of Berkeley
Local Game Sunday: 100+ Free-to-Play Tabletop Games | Berkeley

Come play board games designed by locals for free, or try one of Games of Berkeley’s 100+ free-to-play tabletop games while you kick back with a drink from the beer garden at the Eats, Beats & Brews festival next to the game arena. Designers and ...

Tuesday, October 27

The Great Cable Car Chase: Run, Refreshments & Music | SF
Tuesday, October 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| A Runner's Mind
The Great Cable Car Chase: Run, Refreshments & Music | SF

Lace up your sneakers and get ready to join A Runner’s Mind for a challenge truly unique to San Francisco, The Great Cable Car Chase. The last Tuesday of every month they will hit the streets of SF at 7 pm for a race against ...

Where Eagles Dare: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Upper Haight
Tuesday, October 27 – 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 ...