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Sunday, November 2

Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories | Pier 40
Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories | Pier 40

The tall ship Lady Washington is back in the Bay Area offering free walk-on tours while docked in between their cruises. Crews typically are on hand in period costume to answer questions and tell stories. Pirate Ship Tours | Lady Washington October 21st through November 5th, 2014 Pier 40 (Embarcadero and Townsend), SF ...

Final of 2014: Off the Grid Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, November 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Main Post Lawn
Final of 2014: 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 of 2014 at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect live music, free games and stands from San Francisco restaurants, food trucks, local farms and retailers. Plus ...

Buried Treasures: Jewish Cemetary History Walk | Colma
Sunday, November 2 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Home of Peace Cemetary
Buried Treasures: Jewish Cemetary History Walk | Colma

Come celebrate the 125th anniversary of Jewish cemeteries in Colma and learn about and honor those who planted the seeds and nurtured the San Francisco Jewish community on Sunday, November 2, 2014.
When San Francisco’s booming growth required the relocation of cemeteries to outside the city, …

Free Juggling Club at Circus Center | SF
Sunday, November 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Circus Center
Free Juggling Club at Circus Center | SF

Experienced juggler or a newbie looking to learn? Come hang out at Juggling Club and collaborate in a fun, low-pressure environment with an experienced Circus Center instructor. All levels are welcome in this free club. Free, but an RSVP is required. Bring your friends and play with ...

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, …

Dia de los Muertos: Floral Art, Live Music & Procession | Redwood City
Sunday, November 2 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Dia de los Muertos: Floral Art, Live Music & Procession | Redwood City

Redwood City celebrates the Day of the Dead with a procession, live music, altars, food, crafts and free activities for children in Courthouse Square.
2014 Redwood City Dia de los Muertos
Sunday, November 2, 2014 | 6:30-10 pm
Downtown Redwood City
FREE
The celebration will include music, kids activities, traditional food, …

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, ...

Tuesday, November 4

Cartoon Art Museum: First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day
Tuesday, November 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Pay What You Wish Day
| Cartoon Art Museum
Cartoon Art Museum: First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day

The Cartoon Art Museum is the only museum in the U.S. dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of cartoon art in all its forms. This unique institution houses approximately 6,000 original pieces in its permanent collection; a complete volume research/library facility is located on the ...

Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories | Pier 40
Tuesday, November 4 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Self guided tours are free. Sailing tickets are $43 a head.
| Pier 40
Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories | Pier 40

The tall ship Lady Washington is back in the Bay Area offering free walk-on tours while docked in between their cruises. Crews typically are on hand in period costume to answer questions and tell stories. Pirate Ship Tours | Lady Washington October 21st through November 5th, 2014 Pier 40 (Embarcadero and Townsend), SF ...

Wednesday, November 5

Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day
Wednesday, November 5 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Bay Area Discovery Museum (Fort Baker)
Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor children’s museum at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Museum is the only children’s museum in the U.S. to be located in a national park and is known for its emphasis on creativity through ...

Final Day: Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours | Pier 40
Wednesday, November 5 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Self guided tours are free. Sailing tickets are $43 a head.
| Pier 40
Final Day: Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours | Pier 40

The tall ship Lady Washington is back in the Bay Area offering free walk-on tours while docked in between their cruises. Crews typically are on hand in period costume to answer questions and tell stories. Pirate Ship Tours | Lady Washington October 21st through November 5th, 2014 Pier 40 (Embarcadero and Townsend), SF ...

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

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, November 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, exploration and building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...

History Museum: Free First Fridays | San Mateo
Friday, November 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum
History Museum: Free First Fridays | San Mateo

Enjoy free admission from 10 am to 4 pm, every first Friday of the month, at the San Mateo History Museum. Explore the museum housed in the 1910 County Courthouse; listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it features a stained glass dome and mosaic tile floor. 2 pm General Tour: ...

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 ...

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

$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, November 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
| SF Library Treat Ave. Donation Center
$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.

The San Francisco Public Library hosts $1 book sales at the Treat Avenue Donation Center every second Saturday of the month. All books are just $1 or less each and all proceeds benefit the San Francisco Public Library.

History for Half Pints: Family Music & Games | California Historical Society
Saturday, November 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| California Historical Society
History for Half Pints: Family Music & Games | California Historical Society

History for Half Pints (the kid kind, not the drinking kind) is a monthly family day at the California Historical Society in San Francisco, featuring music, games and of course, history. The family day takes place every second Saturday of the month and is free ...

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, November 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.

Second Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland’s Golden Gate Dist.
Saturday, November 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate (North Oakland)
Second Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland's Golden Gate Dist.

The Golden Gate Neighborhood of North Oakland is hosting a monthly Second Saturdays event with art, music, food, classes and family-friendly activities. They’re focusing on the DIY character of the neighborhood, so come out and see what you can add to the mix.

Sunday, November 9

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, November 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marine Mammal Center
Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito

Join the Marine Mammal Center for Marine Science Sunday – a free engaging ocean-inspired classroom series for kids and adults from the center’s education experts taking place from 10 am to 5 pm on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. The center offers educational programs ...

Tuesday, November 11

Free National Parks Day | Veterans Day 2014
Free National Parks Day | Veterans Day 2014

Sometimes you’ve just got get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance to all national parks including Muir Woods and Yosemite Park. Yosemite park waves their usual $20 per car ...

Friday, November 14

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 ...

Saturday, November 15

Give & Take: Monthly Kid Stuff Swap | Oakland
Saturday, November 15 – 11:15 am | Cost: FREE | Lakeview Branch Library
Give & Take: Monthly Kid Stuff Swap | Oakland

Come swap out your kids’ gently-used clothing, books, and toys for others that are new to you. Please bring only items that are clean, in good condition, and appropriate for children. The swap takes place from 11:15 am to noon every third Saturday of the ...

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 ...