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Saturday, October 1

21st Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival | Berkeley
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
21st Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival | Berkeley
“Stand up for the Earth” at the 21st annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival at Berkeley’s Civic Center Park. 2016 Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival Saturday, October 1, 2016 | Noon to 4:30 pm (10 am: Strawberry Creek Walk) Civic Center Park (MLK Jr. Way at Center Street, Berkeley) FREE 10 am: Strawberry Creek Walk meets ...
2016 PortFest: Free Boat Rides, Live Music & Tiki Bar | Redwood City
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Seaport Court (Redwood City)
2016 PortFest: Free Boat Rides, Live Music & Tiki Bar | Redwood City
PortFest, an all-day waterfront festival, features free boat rides, waterfront tours, live music, food and drinks, arts and crafts, children’s activities, and more. 2016 Redwood City PortFest Saturday, October 1, 2016 | 10 am to 3 pm Port of Redwood City Waterfront FREE PortFest celebrates Redwood City’s working deepwater port and gives ...

14th Annual Art, Jazz & Wine Festival | Pleasant Hill
Saturday, October 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Downtown Pleasant Hill
14th Annual Art, Jazz & Wine Festival | Pleasant Hill
Saturday, October 1, 2016 10am-6pm and Sunday, October 2, 2016 11am-5pm The Pleasant Hill Chamber’s Annual Art, Jazz & Wine Fest is Pleasant Hill’s premier event and takes place the first weekend in October. Presented in partnership with the City of Pleasant Hill and Downtown Pleasant ...
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Saturday | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Saturday | Golden Gate Park

2016 brings San Francisco the 16th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016 Three days, seven stages, over ...

2016 Oaktoberfest Beer Festival | Oakland
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for beer and food, or purchase advance tickets.
| Dimond District (Oakland)
2016 Oaktoberfest Beer Festival | Oakland
Oaktoberfest celebrates the history, the flavors, and the people of the Bay Area with craft beer and food, entertainment, arts, and ecology. Oakland’s Dimond District continues a tradition as an entertainment destination, begun in the early 1900s when Beer Gardens and German vacation resorts lined ...
2016 Oktoberfest: German Beers, Beer Contests & Live Music | Mountain View
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Steins Beer Garden
2016 Oktoberfest: German Beers, Beer Contests & Live Music | Mountain View

Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant, in partnership with Tied House and the Chamber of Commerce, is bringing an authentic German experience to Mountain View’s annual Oktoberfest celebration. The huge 7000 sq. ft. Oktoberfest beer tent will keep you shaded while you enjoy a variety of ...

Lake Merrit Music Festival 2016: Party at the Lake | Oakland
Saturday, October 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Lake Merrit Music Festival 2016: Party at the Lake | Oakland
Nothing says Oakland like a party at the lake. Bay Area legends Chuy Gomez and Mind Motion lead the way for this family friendly day of music, activities and art. Come hang, soak up some sun and enjoy guests sets from some of their favorite Bay ...
19th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival: Opening Night | Vallejo
Saturday, October 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free on Weekend 1. The following events are $10-$15.
| Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve
19th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival: Opening Night | Vallejo

Thingamajigs presents the 2016 edition of the sound-art festival that started it all. A power-pack of musical works of homemade instruments, found objects, and alternate tunings by some of the Bay Area’s most innovative artists. The 19th Annual MFP&T festival is a step further in ...

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, October 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...

Win Tix: Cymbals Eat Guitars: Cacophonic Guitar & Raucous Synth | Swedish American Hall
Saturday, October 1 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Swedish American Hall
An indie rock band from New York City, Cymbals Eat Guitars made their critically acclaimed full-length album debut in 2009. Founded one year prior, the band comprises Joseph D’Agostino (aka Joseph Ferocious; vocals, guitars), Matt Cohen (guitar), Neil Berenholz (bass), Matthew Miller (drums), and Daniel ...
Boomfest: Punk Rock Music on Saturday Night | SF
Saturday, October 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Bender's Bar & Grill
Boomfest: Punk Rock Music on Saturday Night | SF
This year Boomfest  is back with unofficial hardly strictly night show Bender’s Bar & Grill. Performers for the night are: My Name is Joe Plasma Alliance Party Force  
Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Saturday, October 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Underground SF
Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Push The Feeling returns to Underground SF this Saturday  for a vinyl-heavy night of house, disco and boogie featuring residents YR SKULL and Kevin Meenan along with special guests Guillaume, founder of underground dance imprint Spring Theory. October 1 features: Guillaume (DJ Set • Voltaire Records) + Push ...

Sunday, October 2

11th Annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon & Free Rogue Wave Concert | San Jose
Sunday, October 2 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free for spectators
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez
11th Annual Rock 'n' Roll Half-Marathon & Free Rogue Wave Concert | San Jose
Cheer on thousands of runners from all over the world as they tackle the streets of San Jose set to a live soundtrack in the 2016 Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon. Music makes up the heart and “sole” of this event. Runners will enjoy a variety of ...
Last Day to Enjoy The Swings: Interactive Musical Installation | San Jose
Sunday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
Last Day to Enjoy The Swings: Interactive Musical Installation | San Jose

For two months, The Swings installation will be activated in the heart of downtown San José at Plaza de César Chavez. Created by Montréal-based interaction design studio Daily tous les jours, The Swings is a free interactive art installation in which each swing emits the ...

2016 Filipino-American History Celebration | Asian Art Museum
Sunday, October 2 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Asian Art Museum
2016 Filipino-American History Celebration | Asian Art Museum
It’s that time of year again, when the museum gears up for its annual Filipino American History Month Celebration. This year’s theme of “Movement” focuses on the traditions of dance, martial arts, word and art of the Philippines. Celebrate Filipino American history and culture at the ...
2016 Castro Street Fair: Local Artists, Vendors & Live Entertainment | SF
Sunday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Castro & Market
2016 Castro Street Fair: Local Artists, Vendors & Live Entertainment | SF
A huge daytime costume party, the Castro Street Fair is once again filling the streets of the Castro with several stages of entertainment, unique costumes, art and food. Bring a little of your inner freak to the festivities and experience a full day of live music, ...
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Sunday | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Sunday | Golden Gate Park

2016 brings San Francisco the 16th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016 Three days, seven stages, over ...

2016 Oktoberfest: German Beers, Beer Contests & Live Music | Mountain View
Sunday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Steins Beer Garden
2016 Oktoberfest: German Beers, Beer Contests & Live Music | Mountain View

Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant, in partnership with Tied House and the Chamber of Commerce, is bringing an authentic German experience to Mountain View’s annual Oktoberfest celebration. The huge 7000 sq. ft. Oktoberfest beer tent will keep you shaded while you enjoy a variety of ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, October 2 – 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. Get ready for yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, a lively atmosphere and ...

The Final “Golden Gate Park Band” Free Concert of 2016 | SF
Sunday, October 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
The Final

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 134th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm and are free and open to the public. All concerts feature music of specific ...

2nd Annual Cultural Corridor: 8-Block Performance Series | SF
Sunday, October 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Buchanan Street Mall
2nd Annual Cultural Corridor: 8-Block Performance Series | SF

African-American Shakespeare Company hosts the 2nd Annual Cultural Corridor, a performance series along an 8-block pathway stretching from Van Ness and Hayes to Fillmore and Turk. Cultural Corridor 2016 The event combines San Francisco’s most unique and beloved small, mid-sized, and well-established arts organizations towards ...

Win Tix: “Sphinx Virtuosi” Classical Concert | Bayview Opera House
Sunday, October 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Bayview Opera House
The Sphinx Virtuosi, led by the Catalyst Quartet, is one of the nation’s most dynamic professional chamber orchestras and will be performing at the newly renovated Bayview Opera House. > Get Tickets – $5 – Normally $25, get exclusive $5 tickets with code FUNCHEAP Comprised of 18 ...
SoundWaves: Live Blues & Bluegrass at the Waterfront | Jack London Sq.
Sunday, October 2 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
SoundWaves: Live Blues & Bluegrass at the Waterfront | Jack London Sq.

The Soundwaves music series returns to Jack London Square with free live music on the Oakland waterfront. Locals and visitors are invited to bring a blanket or lawn chair for this festive afternoon of fabulous music including high-energy blues and bluegrass from Dirty Cello, Afro-Latin ...

Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley
Sunday, October 2 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley

This free, participatory event has been a staple at La Peña Cultural Center for 12 years due to it’s incredible fun, and recurs every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. Come enjoy the Afro-Cuban folkloric drums, dances, and songs of rumba. Rumba is the ...

Monday, October 3

Haight-Ashbury: A Musical Trip of the ’60s | Wild SF Tour
Haight-Ashbury: A Musical Trip of the '60s | Wild SF Tour

The quirky, hip historians at Wild SF Tours invite you for an unforgettable through the Hippie heyday of the Haight-Ashbury every Monday morning at 11 am. Armed with a mini-guitar, your witty troubadour and historian-guide shares tales of Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, Hell’s Angels, the ...

Rosh Hashanah at the Beach: Celebration w/ Jazz Mafia & Bagpipes | Ocean Beach
Monday, October 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Fulton)
Rosh Hashanah at the Beach: Celebration w/ Jazz Mafia & Bagpipes | Ocean Beach
Reset your system with a modern spin on a 600-year-old Rosh Hashanah ritual called tashlich to get rid of last year’s bad karma and start the new year off fresh. JCCSF and Reboot by the shore invite you to Ocean Beach for a brief, engaging ritual and ...
2016 Christmas Cantata: Festive Theater Production | San Jose
Monday, October 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but ticket registration is required.
| City National Civic of San Jose
2016 Christmas Cantata: Festive Theater Production | San Jose
The Gracias Christmas Cantata U.S. tour is a unique and dynamic music event that offers something special for everyone, from cherished carols and Christmas classics to original pieces composed by Gracias Choir. In the Bay Area, the Christmas Cantata comes to the San Jose Civic with heartfelt ...
Opera on the Spot: Italian Art Songs & Arias | SF
Opera on the Spot: Italian Art Songs & Arias | SF
Travel to Tuscany for an evening of delicious tuscan food, wine and opera. This month they are pairing their monthly Opera night with a special wine tasting event where they will have a tasting of 4 flights of Tuscan wines presented by Italian sommelier, Luca Vannini. To ...
Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room
Monday, October 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make-Out Room
Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room
Set #1: Invisible Guy (all-star bicoastal trio) http://bengoldberg.net/ Ben Goldberg-clarinet Michael Coleman-piano Hamir Atwal-drums w/Kasey Knudsen-sax Set #2: Allen Lowe Ensemble (East Coast new jazz/composition) http://allenlowe.com/ Allen Lowe-saxophone, composer Theo Padouvas-trumpet Karl Evangelista-guitar Max Judelson-bass Jason Levis-drums Set #3: Lazarus Walks (east bay improvised noise jazz) Tom Weeks – alto saxophone Alex Cohen – guitar Tim DeCillis – drums

Tuesday, October 4

Win Tix: Americana Master “Corey Smith” | Great American Music Hall
Tuesday, October 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Great American Music Hall
Are you ready for a healthy dose of Americana? Then you owe it yourself to come see Corey Smith on his West Bound and Down Tour. This singer/songwriter is giving back to his legion of fans with his tenth album While the Gettin’ Is Good. > Get ...