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Wednesday, October 22

Win Tix: Sloan: Power Pop Harmonies & Cheeky Charm | SF
Wednesday, October 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets; regular cost, $15-20
| Rickshaw Stop
Sloan: Power Pop Harmonies & Cheeky Charm | SF

The Toronto-based rock quartet Sloan is perhaps the most truly democratic group in the annals of pop, with Jay Ferguson, Chris Murphy, Patrick Pentland, and Andrew Scott all contributing original compositions to each record, equal partners with equal say over every aspect of their work.
Over …

Thursday, October 23

Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Thursday, October 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food, drinks & shopping
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park

An after-work party at the SoMa StrEat food park every Thursday starting in the late afternoon with groovy sunshine house music – getting deeper when the sun goes down.
SoMa StrEat Food Park and Funcheap are putting on a Thursday Night Market called “StrEat Bazaar.” The …

Win Tix: “Love City Horror” Costume Party: 8 Bands, Live Painting & $2 Beers | SF
Thursday, October 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15
| 715 Harrison

The goal is to be the definite San Francisco Underground.  The home for honest art and the people who appreciate it, featuring 8 Bands, 1 Live Painter, $2 dollar beers, and a costume party.
Bands:

Zodiac Death Valley
Hungry Skinny
Down Dirty Shake
Strange Hotel
Down and Outlaws
The Spiral Electric
G R O …

Friday, October 24

Free Classical Chamber Music by the Bay | SF
Friday, October 24 – 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 ...

“Friday Night Market”: Summer Evening Festival | UN Plaza
Friday, October 24 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza

In trying to make United Nations Plaza a comfortable and fun evening destination rather than a public space you walk quickly through, the city is throwing a series of late summer night markets with a beer garden, live music, food trucks, DIY art workshops and ...

Día de los Muertos Celebration: Live Music, Art & Film | Friday Nights at the de Young
Día de los Muertos Celebration: Live Music, Art & Film | Friday Nights at the de Young

Join the de Young for a Día de los Muertos celebration for the whole family, presented in partnership with the Mexican Museum.

Live Music by Cascada de Flores
Wilsey Court

6:30 pm

Cascada de Flores presents music in celebration of life, death, and love, inspired by the troubadours of Mexico, …

Live Indie Folk Concert & Kombucha Party | UC Berkeley
Friday, October 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are suggested.
| Campanile (UC Berkeley)
Live Indie Folk Concert & Kombucha Party | UC Berkeley

The Berkeley Student Food Collective (BSFC) is hosting a Food Day celebration party with live music,  kombucha and appetizers at the Campanile Esplanade on October 24, 2014.
There will be a live performance by local indie-folk band, The New Tenants, kombucha kegs provided by Revive Drinks, appetizers by BSFC, …

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Friday, October 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Friday and fourth Friday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye out on ...

Indie Pop Duo Concert: Tennis | Amoeba SF
Friday, October 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Indie Pop Duo Concert: Tennis | Amoeba SF

Tennis is an indie-pop duo from Denver, Colorado made up of husband and wife team Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley. Ritual In Repeat (out now and available on CD & LP) is the duo’s highly-anticipated third full-length release produced by Patrick Carney (The Black Keys), …

Soulful Rock ‘n Roll Show & Free Cocktails | Haight
Soulful Rock 'n Roll Show & Free Cocktails | Haight

Kingsborough and The Dirty Picture will be performing live at the next The City: SF Sounds event happening at Milk Bar (1840 Haight St)
Free, but an RSVP is required and gets you free drink tickets and access to the appetizer hour hosted by Jack Daniels.
Determined to help …

2014 Fairfax Irish Music Festival: Opening Night | North Bay
Friday, October 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Sleeping Lady Café
2014 Fairfax Irish Music Festival: Opening Night | North Bay

The small town of Fairfax, situated 22 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, will once again resemble a town in Ireland during the 4th annual Irish Music Festival with jigs, reels and singing voices coming from pubs, restaurants, and cafés including The Sleeping Lady, Iron Springs Brew Pub, 19 ...

Win Tix: Allo Darlin’: Witty, Heartfelt Indie Sound | Rickshaw Stop
Friday, October 24 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets; regular cost, $12-14
| Rickshaw Stop
Allo Darlin': Witty, Heartfelt Indie Sound | Rickshaw Stop

Allo Darlin’ are a fan’s band, with a DIY ethos. They are close friends who found each other and the music they make in London. Their second album, Europe, was Rough Trade’s best-selling record of 2012 and was highly placed in many best of the …

Win Tix: 2014 Bay Area Science Fest Opening Party w/ The Phenomenauts | SF
Friday, October 24 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15
| Slim's
2014 Bay Area Science Fest Opening Party w/ The Phenomenauts | SF

Escape Velocity is the speed needed to break free from the gravitational attraction of a massive body, such as the Earth. The Phenomenauts felt it was a fitting title for an album that encourages people to break free of their own limitations, taking off on …

Saturday, October 25

The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF
Saturday, October 25 – 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 ...

2014 Día de Los Muertos at the Cemetary: Aztec Dance, Folklorico & Singing | San José
Saturday, October 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Calvary Catholic Cemetery
2014 Día de Los Muertos at the Cemetary: Aztec Dance, Folklorico & Singing | San José

The 5th Annual Día de Los Muertos celebration at Calvary Catholic Cemetery will take place from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, October 25, 2014.
The celebration will include performances by local entertainers, singer Manuel Romero, Aztec dance group Capulli Tonalehqueh, in addition to Folklorico …

2014 Clarion Alley Block Party: 10 Hours of Live Music & Mural Celebration | SF
Saturday, October 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Clarion Alley
2014 Clarion Alley Block Party: 10 Hours of Live Music & Mural Celebration | SF

The Clarion Alley Mural Project celebrates 22 years of creating and showcasing public art by preserving the amazing murals on Clarion Alley nestled between Mission and Valencia and 17th and 18th.
A DIY block party without corporate sponsorship, the annual Block Party features live and DJ …

2014 Fairfax Irish Music & Dance Festival | North Bay
Saturday, October 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Sleeping Lady Café
2014 Fairfax Irish Music & Dance Festival | North Bay

The small town of Fairfax, situated 22 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, will once again resemble a town in Ireland during the 4th annual Irish Music Festival with jigs, reels and singing voices coming from pubs, restaurants, and cafés including The Sleeping Lady, Iron Springs Brew Pub, 19 ...

2014 Cotopaxi Music Festival: Tumbleweed Wanderers & Pigwar | Crissy Field
Saturday, October 25 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Crissy Field
2014 Cotopaxi Music Festival: Tumbleweed Wanderers & Pigwar | Crissy Field

Come out to the free, public Cotopaxi Music Festival at Crissy Field featuring live performances from the Tumbleweed Wanderers, Pigwar, Berel Alexander and DJ Omar from 3-7 pm on Saturday, October 25, 2014.
There will also be food trucks, drinks and they’ll even have the Giants game streaming …

Win Tix: 2014 Zombie Vegas Prom: Live Swing & Tartlettes Candy Girls | SF
Saturday, October 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $20.
| Verdi Club
2014 Zombie Vegas Prom: Live Swing & Tartlettes Candy Girls | SF

The Verdi Club hosts the 6th Annual San Francisco Zombie Prom: Vegas, featuring live music from Slim Jenkins & The Rumble Strippers on Saturday October 25, 2014.
Dress in your favorite 1950s-1960s Vegas Zombie theme costume and enter the costume contest at midnight. They’ll have DJ Rockin’ …

Win Tix: Bardot A Go Go Anniversary Party: ’60s French Pop & The Devil-ettes | Rickshaw Stop
Saturday, October 25 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets; regular cost, $10
| Rickshaw Stop
Bardot A Go Go Anniversary Party: '60s French Pop & The Devil-ettes | Rickshaw Stop

Called “Best Substitute for a Parisian Disco” by the Bay Guardian and “carbonated, contagious” by SF Weekly, “Bardot a Go Go” celebrates its 16th year of playing swinging ’60s French pop from the likes of Serge Gainsbourg, Jacques Dutronc, and of course Brigitte Bardot. Shagadelic attire encouraged …

Win Tix: Truth & Salvage Co.: Southern Rock & Winning Harmonies | The Chapel
Saturday, October 25 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15
| The Chapel
Truth & Salvage Co.: Southern Rock & Winning Harmonies | The Chapel

Afraid of destruction? Doom got ya down? Flirting with disaster on the dark side of town? Truth & Salvage Co. is just the band to keep the bad times from getting you down. Something resilient and genuinely hopeful reaches out from this West Coast-dappled, Southern-tinged outfit.
They are steadfast …

Sunday, October 26

Sunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Meetup | East Bay
Sunday, October 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Humanist Hall
Sunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Meetup | East Bay

Sunday Assembly is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life. They’ve got the best parts of a church – community, singing, and acts of service – without any of the religious dogma. They typically meet on the fourth Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, October 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio every Sunday through the fall starting on April 6, 2014 (11 am to 4 pm) at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect live music, free games and stands from San Francisco restaurants, food trucks, local ...

Win Tix: “Bay Area Science Festival” Electronic Music Celebration | Stanford
Sunday, October 26 – 1:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Bing Concert Hall
“Bay Area Science Festival” Electronic Music Celebration | Stanford

A one-night-only concert at Bing auditorium celebrating the birth of electronic music (pioneered at Stanford’s acoustical research department). The event also features a science fair showcasing the latest student research and can explore artifacts and hands-on exhibits from the archives of the Center for Computer …

2014 Fairfax Irish Music & Dance Festival: Sunday | North Bay
Sunday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Sleeping Lady Café
2014 Fairfax Irish Music & Dance Festival: Sunday | North Bay

The small town of Fairfax, situated 22 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, will once again resemble a town in Ireland during the 4th annual Irish Music Festival with jigs, reels and singing voices coming from pubs, restaurants, and cafés including The Sleeping Lady, Iron Springs Brew Pub, 19 ...