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Friday, October 31

Halloween at the Museum: Thriller Dance Lesson, Live Music & Food Trucks | Oakland
Halloween at the Museum: Thriller Dance Lesson, Live Music & Food Trucks | Oakland

Join OMCA and Off the Grid on 10th Street for a truly Thriller-esque Halloween celebration, including local music, food, art, science, and culture. Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak beer garden. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, …

Parol-Marking Workshop: Beautiful Filipino Lanterns | SoMa
Friday, October 31 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*One free parol per person. Additional parol materials are $6-8 each.
| Bayanihan Community Center
Parol-Marking Workshop: Beautiful Filipino Lanterns | SoMa

Get ready for the annual San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival and Parade by making beautiful Filipino lanterns with The Bayanihan Community Center (BCC) every Friday, October 24-December 5, 2014 (excluding Friday, November 28). The Parol Lantern Festival & Parade takes place on Saturday, December 13, 2014 and is a memorable evening ...

Lindy Hop Lessons, Dancing & Halloween Costume Contest | Berkeley
Friday, October 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley - Sproul Plaza
Lindy Hop Lessons, Dancing & Halloween Costume Contest | Berkeley

Calling all dancing ghosts, ghouls, spirits, specters, witches, warlocks, and fiendish folks of all sorts – Hallow’s Eve draws near, and so too does this month’s Lindy at Night.
As per usual, free dancing lessons will be from 8-9 pm, followed by social dancing until midnight. …

Saturday, November 1

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, November 1 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
| UC Botanical Garden
Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Find out which diseases ail your plants at the free monthly Sick Plant Clinic at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden happening from 9 am to noon on the first Saturday of the month. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants. Please cover plants ...

Free Gardening Class: Composting | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, November 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required to rpd.urbanag@sfgov.org.
| Golden Gate Park CommUNITY Garden
Free Gardening Class: Composting | Golden Gate Park

SF Parks & Rec will host free fall gardening classes at the city’s largest community garden, the Golden Gate Park CommUNITY Garden. Free, but an RSVP is required to rpd.urbanag@sfgov.org. Fall 2014 Gardening Classes All classes are 10-11:30 am Location: 780 Fredrick St at Arguello, ...

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 …

Bay Area Science Fest 2014: Exhibits, Experiments & Games | North Bay
Saturday, November 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Bay Area Science Fest 2014: Exhibits, Experiments & Games | North Bay

Discovery Day – North Bay at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa will be a hands-on science extravaganza full of fun activities for all ages from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, November 1, 2014.
Over 10,000 people are expected to attend this North …

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF
Saturday, November 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF

November 1, 2014 Schedule

11 – 11:45 am: Eric Ehler & Nick Rappoport, Luke’s Local
12 – 12:45 pm: Sascha Weiss, The Plant Cafe Organic

Chef Bios:
Eric Ehler started his cooking career at the ripe age of 17 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. After a brief internship in Italy learning about …

City Star Party & Telescope Night | SF
Saturday, November 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Point Lobos
City Star Party & Telescope Night | SF

Take in the view from San Francisco’s picturesque Land’s End or other fantastic view points like the Randall Museum, socialize with more experienced amateur astronomers, and get some tips about the night sky. Join the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers for their next City Star Party, preceded by ...

Celebrity Chef Mario Batali in Conversation: “America – Farm to Table” | SF
Saturday, November 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for first 20 people to RSVP via Eventbrite with FUNCHEAP code
| The Nourse Theatre
Celebrity Chef Mario Batali in Conversation:

Mario Batali, Celebrity Chef and Co-Host of “The Chew” will discuss his latest cook book, America – Farm to Table, featuring delicious recipes celebrating local farmers.
He’ll be in conversation with Michael Chiarello, award-winning chef and owner of Bottega and Coqueta.
The Commonwealth Club presents
Chef Mario Batali in Conversation
Saturday, …

Sunday, November 2

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, …

Ninja Rolling & Falling Workshop for Cyclists | Mission Dist.
Sunday, November 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Yoga
Ninja Rolling & Falling Workshop for Cyclists | Mission Dist.

Learn how to dive, survive, and return quickly to your feet (like the ninja you are) if you are ever unlucky enough to eat it while biking around town. This free two-hour workshop will teach you to do just that every first Sunday of the month at ...

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 ...

Tuesday, November 4

Nerd Nite: Crazy Cats, Mascot Life & Cthulhu Horror | Novato
Tuesday, November 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Hopmonk Tavern (Novato)
Nerd Nite: Crazy Cats, Mascot Life & Cthulhu Horror | Novato

Nerd Nite North Bay’s second event might be happening several days after Halloween, but it’s never too late for some sweet, spooky goodness. Learn about using science and behavior to tame the world’s most untameable beast (pet cats), the inspiration behind an entire century of …

Wednesday, November 5

Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio
Wednesday, November 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio

Hop on the Presidio Trust’s monthly free guided shuttle tour which introduces visitors to the park’s historic areas, wild open spaces, and hidden nooks with an emphasis on projects that are shaping the Presidio today. Free, but an RSVP is required. Call (415) 561-5418 or email presidio@presidiotrust.gov. ...

East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, November 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cafe Valparaiso
East Bay Science Cafe | Albany

The East Bay Science Cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues and is held on the first Wednesday of every month at Cafe Valparaiso in Albany. Join a casual evening of conversation with members of the scientific community presenting different ...

Thursday, November 6

The Sum: 2-Day Creative Conference VIP Package | SFJAZZ Center
Thursday, November 6 – All Day | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of all inclusive packages valued at $1000.
| SFJAZZ Center
The Sum: 2-Day Creative Conference VIP Package | SFJAZZ Center

The Sum is The Bold Italic and General Assembly’s two-day creative conference, happening November 6-7, 2014 at SFJAZZ Center. The Bold Italic inspires people to think differently about San Francisco, and with their first design conference, they’re encouraging people to think differently about creativity.
> View the Schedule …

Free Rock Wall Climbing Class | Lombardi Sports
Thursday, November 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required to climb@outdooradventureclub.com
| Lombardi Sports
Free Rock Wall Climbing Class | Lombardi Sports

Come to Lombardi Sports on any first Thursday of the month for a free intro to rock climbing, taught by the professional guides of the Outdoor Adventure Club. Free, but RSVP is required. Lombardi Sports has a 25′ high indoor climbing wall inside their store. The Outdoor ...

NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, November 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

At NightLife, smart revelers receive special discounted evening admission to the California Academy of Sciences on Thursday evenings with unique special events each week. Thursdays from 6-10 pm Tickets are $12 ($10 for Academy members). Last entry is 9 pm. 21+ with valid ID.

Friday, November 7

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 ...

Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park
Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park

Friday Nights at the de Young is a free weekly after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces. The event has a new theme every week, but typically includes an eclectic mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demos, hands-on art activities, ...

Parol-Marking Workshop: Beautiful Filipino Lanterns | SoMa
Friday, November 7 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*One free parol per person. Additional parol materials are $6-8 each.
| Bayanihan Community Center
Parol-Marking Workshop: Beautiful Filipino Lanterns | SoMa

Get ready for the annual San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival and Parade by making beautiful Filipino lanterns with The Bayanihan Community Center (BCC) every Friday, October 24-December 5, 2014 (excluding Friday, November 28). The Parol Lantern Festival & Parade takes place on Saturday, December 13, 2014 and is a memorable evening ...

Saturday, November 8

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF
Saturday, November 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF

This waterfront market, run by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), has over 120 food, fruit, and vegetable vendors on Saturdays and the entire Bay as its beautiful backdrop. The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market operates year-round from 8 am to 2 pm. On ...

Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, November 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The School Farm
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF

Come join a volunteer work party at The School Farm every second Saturday from noon to 4 pm to lend a hand and learn about farm work. All skill levels and abilities are welcome, even for moral support and comic relief. They will provide some ...

Free Beginner Parkour “Urban Ninja” Class
Saturday, November 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location
Free Beginner Parkour

SF Parkour hosts a free Beginner’s Parkour Class at noon on the second Saturday of each month. It is geared towards first timers and lasts 1.5 hours. Location: Each month the location rotates through Sunnyvale, UC Berkeley and the Embarcadero in SF. Please check the ...