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Friday, October 31

Free Classical Chamber Music by the Bay | SF
Friday, October 31 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Aquatic Park
Free Classical Chamber Music by the Bay | SF

Dolci by the Bay are free weekly concerts of chamber music at 1 pm on Fridays from September 12 through November 21, 2014. Viva Knight and Ted Rust regard Dolci, their piano-oboe duo, as their after-careers dessert course (dolci) of their lives. All concerts take place in the ...

Halloween at the Brewery: Costume Contest, Live Music & Food Trucks | San Carlos
Friday, October 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Halloween at the Brewery: Costume Contest, Live Music & Food Trucks | San Carlos

Enjoy October Boo Friday from 4-11 pm on Halloween with a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks provided by Off The Grid, and an award winning selection of sustainably handcrafted beer and root beer.
Dress up in costume and bring the little ones for the Children’s …

Final 2014 “Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party & Costume Contest | Fort Mason
Friday, October 31 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food from food trucks.
| Fort Mason Center
Final 2014

Off the Grid will be partying on Halloween for the last night of the 2014 season at the Fort Mason Center – California’s largest weekly evening Street Food market.
Come dressed up for the Costume Contest:

Four Categories: Best food costume, Best SF costume, Scariest costume, Best …

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, October 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley

Walk the free labyrinth at Grace North Church in Berkeley with 97 candles lighting the path. while listening to music every last Friday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group playing guitar, violin, ...

Halloween Melt-Your-Face-Off Piano Happy Hour | Madrone Art Bar
Friday, October 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Madrone Art Bar
Halloween Melt-Your-Face-Off Piano Happy Hour | Madrone Art Bar

On Halloween 2014, Madrone Art Bar is hosting a Melt Your Face Off Happy Hour with D.J. Lebowitz live on the piano – that’s right, he’s not a DJ, he’s just “The world’s rockinest piano player.”
Prepare to have your face melt off from 6-9 …

Demon Rock-Off: Guitar Contest w/ The Devil | San Jose
Friday, October 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | RockBar Theater
Demon Rock-Off: Guitar Contest w/ The Devil | San Jose

Watch as some of the best shredders in the Bay gamble with the Devil for Rock ‘n Roll Glory as RockBar brings to you the “Crossroads” story live on stage.
Each performer involved will have a chance to showcase their talents, but also promote their current projects …

Econo Jam Records Halloween Show: Guided By Voices Tribute | Oakland
Friday, October 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Econo Jam Records
Econo Jam Records Halloween Show: Guided By Voices Tribute | Oakland

Econo Jam Records is celebrating their one year anniversary on Halloween, October 31, 2014.
There will be some prizes (random grab bag) and costume discounts; wear a costume and save 15%.
2014 Anniversary Halloween Show:

Janitor X - Guided By Voices cover band with members of Ruby Pins & Spaceburn
The …

2014 Halloween Rock ‘n’ Roll Costume Bash | Great American Music Hall
Friday, October 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Costumes Mandatory
| Great American Music Hall
2014 Halloween Rock 'n' Roll Costume Bash | Great American Music Hall

Wear your costume and rock out at the 40th Annual Halloween Party thrown by Pier 5 Law with live bands from 8 pm to 1 am on October 31, 2014 at Great American Music Hall.
Live Music by:

Sopwith Camel
Danny Brant Band
The Del Mars

Please Note: Costumes are mandatory.

Pamtastic’s Comedy Clubhouse of Horror | SF
Friday, October 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mutiny Radio
Pamtastic's Comedy Clubhouse of Horror | SF

Can this Open mic on a Friday get better? On Halloween? Yes. It’s Pamtastic’s Comedy Clubhouse on Mutiny Radio of Horror. With special comedy backing by the always costumed Medicine Bug comedy and music group.
Audience is free (as always), but they encourage costumes.
With the comic …

Yeast Nation: Crazy Rock Musical Comedy & Lightshow | SF
Yeast Nation: Crazy Rock Musical Comedy & Lightshow | SF

Come see this West Coast Premiere of the new show written by the Tony-winning writers of the Broadway smash hit “Urinetown”. With heartpounding melodies, crazy lighting effects, and a hilarious plot you’ll be laughing and talking about for hours, this is a truly memorable and …

Win Tix: 2014 Haunted Hoedown: Post-Folk, Grunge & Surf Rock | Bottom of the Hill
Friday, October 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $10 in advance / $12 at the door
| Bottom of the Hill
2014 Haunted Hoedown: Post-Folk, Grunge & Surf Rock | Bottom of the Hill

Haunted Hoedown 2014 Lineup:

Rin Tin Tiger is an alternative folk rock trio from SF. High energy, lyric heavy, acoustic guitar lead songs about life in contemporary society.
Oakland’s grungy, violin-wielding Everyone Is Dirty has been favorited by Noise-Pop & KQED’s top 10 bands of the Bay.
Surf …

Win Tix: 2014 BooGrass Halloween: Supermule Rootsy Jazzy Americana | Slim’s
Friday, October 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Regular cost, $15
| Slim's
2014 BooGrass Halloween: Supermule Rootsy Jazzy Americana | Slim's

Supermule raids America’s musical pantry to concoct a tasty blend of fresh, rootsy ingredients. Liberal amounts of jazz, bluegrass, classical, and rock are used in varying proportions. Mixing traditional bluegrass instruments like banjo, guitar, and fiddle with keyboards, drums, and horns, Supermule focuses on those areas …

2014 Hulaween: Creepy Tiki Halloween Party | Alameda
Friday, October 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge
2014 Hulaween: Creepy Tiki Halloween Party | Alameda

Come in costume and spend your Halloween at a spooky tiki-themed Halloween bash with live theremin, creepy tunes, a costume contest, and scary movies for Forbidden Island’s annual Hulaween at 9 pm on October 31, 2014 in Alameda.
2014 Hulaween
Friday, October 31, 2014 | 9 pm – 1 …

Saturday, November 1

“Bazaar-Stock VII” Music Fest: 12 Hours & 36 Artists | SF
Saturday, November 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bazaar Cafe

Come out and support your independent artists at a locally-owned business at a 12 hour acoustic music-a-thon put together by local music mini impresario KC Turner.
36 musicians will play sets from 10 am to 10 pm from a variety of genres. Did we mention there’s no cover charge? That’s music …

2014 Day of the Dead: Procession, Dinner & Live Music | Oakland
Saturday, November 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Dover Street Park
2014 Day of the Dead: Procession, Dinner & Live Music | Oakland

Celebrate your beloved dead and the autumn time when the veil grows thin by creating altars and an earth mandala, joining in on a procession and dinner, and enjoying live music in North Oakland’s Dover Park. 2014 North Oakland Day of the Dead Saturday, November 1, ...

2014 Dia de los Muertos Celebration & Performances | San Rafael
Saturday, November 1 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Albert J. Boro Community Center
2014 Dia de los Muertos Celebration & Performances | San Rafael

Celebrate life at the 26th Annual San Rafael Dia de los Muertos celebration featuring music, dancers, traditional food, as well as arts and crafts activities, altars and more.
2014 San Rafael Dia de los Muertos
Saturday, November 1, 2014 | 4-9 pm
Albert J. Boro Community Center, 50 Canal …

$2.62 Drink Night, Live Jazz & “Pay Your Bar Tab” Raffle | EvenKeel Lounge
Saturday, November 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP requested. Drink specials start at $2.62
| EvenKeel Lounge
$2.62 Drink Night, Live Jazz &

The EvenKeel Lounge celebrates their first full year operating as Pier 2620 Hotel with $2.62 drink specials (draft beers, sangria and nonalcoholic options), a live jazz trio, a photo booth and hourly raffles for gift certificates to help you pay for your bar tab.
All food …

Devilish Delights: Contemporary Opera Marin’s 2014 Fall Season | North Bay
Saturday, November 1 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Lefort Recital Hall
Devilish Delights: Contemporary Opera Marin's 2014 Fall Season | North Bay

Contemporary Opera Marin’s fall offering is a presentation of Devilish Delights, eight micro and mini operas appropriate for Halloween and Día de los Muertos, including Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin’s Three Choral Scenes, Stephen Oliver’s Cinderella, or the Vindication of Sloth, Jonathan Dove’s Greed and others. ...

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

Push The Feeling DJ Night: Roche’s Smoked-Out Techno | Lower Haight
Saturday, November 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
| Underground SF
Push The Feeling DJ Night: Roche's Smoked-Out Techno | Lower Haight

November 1, 2014 Lineup:

Roche (Live • 100% Silk/Icee Hot)
Push The Feeling Residents:

YR SKULL
epicsauce

“Though he may be a relatively new name for most, Roche’s sound comes off as mature and developed as a veteran’s. “A Night at the Haç” is a perfect example of his crisp …

Sunday, November 2

2014 Dia De Los Muertos Festival: Live Music, Dance, Altars & Carnival | Oakland
Sunday, November 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fruitvale Transit Village
2014 Dia De Los Muertos Festival: Live Music, Dance, Altars & Carnival | Oakland

Come to Oakland’s colorful Fruitvale neighborhood for the 19th annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival at the Fruitvale Transit Village.
This free, outdoor, family-friendly event invites Bay Area community to experience this cultural holiday with entertainment, food, dance, music and traditional Dia De Los Muertos altars, and …

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 ...

Devilish Delights: Contemporary Opera Marin’s 2014 Fall Season | North Bay
Sunday, November 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lefort Recital Hall
Devilish Delights: Contemporary Opera Marin's 2014 Fall Season | North Bay

Contemporary Opera Marin’s fall offering is a presentation of Devilish Delights, eight micro and mini operas appropriate for Halloween and Día de los Muertos, including Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin’s Three Choral Scenes, Stephen Oliver’s Cinderella, or the Vindication of Sloth, Jonathan Dove’s Greed and others. ...

Original Famous Twang Sunday: Rambling Folk & Bluegrass | Potrero Hill
Sunday, November 2 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
Original Famous Twang Sunday: Rambling Folk & Bluegrass | Potrero Hill

On Sunday, ​November ​2nd,​ Original Famous Twang Sundays welcomes ​Them Travelin’ Birds and ​Pacific Grass & Electric to Thee Parkside.
Them Travelin’ Birds is a rambling acoustic folk duo from Oakland, California who have been on the road for the past 8 months, traveling from town …

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, …