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Saturday, October 25

2014 El Cerrito Free Folk Festival: 9 Hours of Music & Workshops | East Bay
Saturday, October 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | El Cerrito High School
2014 El Cerrito Free Folk Festival: 9 Hours of Music & Workshops | East Bay

El Cerrito Free Folk Festival a daylong arts and music festival featuring two stages, workshops, a family program and plenty of spaces for spontaneous jams.
Listen, learn, play and enjoy live music from world renowned and local musicians alike, with open mics, jam sessions, and more.
2014 El Cerrito …

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 ...

1920s Silent Movie Halloween Night: “Phantom of the Opera” | East Bay
Saturday, October 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $5 | Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum
1920s Silent Movie Halloween Night:

Take a trip back nearly 100 years and get scared like your great grandparents did at the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum for their 2014 Halloween Movie Night with classic spooky silent films from the 1920s along with live piano accompaniment.
1920′s Halloween Silent Movie Night
Saturday, …

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

26th Annual Fiesta On The Hill | Bernal Heights
Sunday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Cortland & Bocana
26th Annual Fiesta On The Hill | Bernal Heights

Fiesta on the Hill will celebrate its 26th year with live bands, dancing in the street, street artists, pumpkin carving, petting zoos, a wide variety of food and more.
2014 Fiesta on the Hill
Sunday, October 26, 2014 | 10 am to 5 pm
Cortland and Bocana Avenues, …

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

On Sunday October 26th at 11 am at Humanist Hall, the guest speaker will be an opera singer who also has a Phd in Cognitive Neuroscience from UCLA.
Dr. Indre Viskontas is a Professor of Sciences and Humanities at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where …

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 ...

2014 Halloween Hoopla & Costume Parade | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, October 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens
2014 Halloween Hoopla & Costume Parade | Yerba Buena Gardens

The 14th annual Halloween Hoopla features interactive performances and games for kids under 10 and their adults on Sunday, October 26, 2014.
Led by the ever-popular Unique Derique, the Hoopla features:

dancing to music by Chelle & Friends
eco-friendly crafts courtesy of Trash Mash-Up. Make a mask, medallion, or maracas …

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 ...

2014 Family Halloween Folk Concert | The Park Chalet
Sunday, October 26 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Park Chalet
2014 Family Halloween Folk Concert | The Park Chalet

Dress up in costume and enjoy a free family Halloween party and folk concert with live music by Charity and the JAMband at The Park Chalet in Golden Gate park on Sunday, October 26, 2014.
At each concert, Charity and the JAMband present a magical mix of …

Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
Sunday, October 26 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Firehouse Art Collective
Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley

Mixed Media Mixer is a free monthly live music & art event in Berkeley, which aims to bring together artists across many platforms with the intention of collaboration.
Live Music:

2:00 Ariel Wang
2:30 Kyle M. Terrizzi
3:05 Dear Indugu (acoustic set)
3:40 East Bay Special
4:15 Desiree Wattis
4:50 Chonk
5:25 Mister …

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, October 26 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill

Original Famous Twang Sundays is a free, all-ages concert series at Thee Parkside in Potrero Hill. Come by every Sunday; there’s always a fresh traditional or contemporary live act and a surprise special to purchase from the kitchen.

Opera on Tap: Halloween Gender-Swap Opera Night | SF
Sunday, October 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Maggie McGarry's Irish Pub
Opera on Tap: Halloween Gender-Swap Opera Night | SF

Please note, this event will be at Maggie McGarry’s, not The Royale.

Halloween Costume MC Hip-Hop & Beatbox Battle | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, October 26 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room
Halloween Costume MC Hip-Hop & Beatbox Battle | Boom Boom Room

MCs get decked out in their Halloween costumes to compete with their raps and rhymes at “Return of the Cypher” with a $100 prize to the best rap in character.

Win Tix: Sunday Mass: Halloween Disco Bloodbath | SF
Sunday, October 26 – 10:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $20 presale.
| Public Works
Sunday Mass: Halloween Disco Bloodbath | SF

The Sunday Mass crew is back and bloodier than ever, with a special Halloween edition.
For “Slaughter House” they are packing Public Works with creepy and clever art, some of ace music talent (Robert Jeffrey / BLAUS / TRACER / superinto.it) that will have you dancing …

Wednesday, October 29

$10 Off: Spookeasy Halloween Extravaganza & Haunted Theatre | Chinatown
$10 Off: Spookeasy Halloween Extravaganza & Haunted Theatre | Chinatown

The first-ever San Francisco Spookeasy Halloween Extravaganza is a daring, bold and sophisticated multi-evening experiential destination party, with full main stage show, that transforms  Chinatown’s Great Star Theatre into a decadently opulent haunted 1930s Prohibition-era Speakeasy.

This scintillating circus-like, madcap soiree features dancers, musicians, glittery showgirls, …

Thursday, October 30

Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Thursday, October 30 – 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

Looking to discover SF’s best local craft/artisan food vendors and special chef pop-ups? SoMa StrEat Food Park and Funcheap are putting on a Thursday Night Market called “StrEat Bazaar.” The focus is mostly craft food vendors, special pop-up restaurants, food trucks (of course) and some artists ...

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 …

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, ...

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, ...