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Sunday, October 22

Opera On Tap: A Fached Up Halloween | SF
Opera On Tap: A Fached Up Halloween | SF
Please note, the event has been delayed until the 22nd due to poor air quality. Opera On Tap San Francisco celebrates gender-bending at it’s finest as they take a Fached-Up approach to opera arias. Sopranos singing Bass, Tenors singing Mezzo… who knows where this night of horrifying ...
Win Tix: Indie Rock Supergroup “Mister Heavenly” | Swedish American Hall
Sunday, October 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Swedish American Hall
“Supergroup” is a title that gets thrown around a lot, but in the case of Mister Heavenly, it’s well-deserved. > Get Tickets – $15 – 21+ The trio consists of Ryan Kattner (aka Honus Honus of Man Man), Nicholas Thorburn (Unicorns, Islands) and Joe Plummer (The Shins, ...

Win Tix: Top 50 Spotify Viral Chart Artist “Michael Nau” | Cafe Du Nord
Sunday, October 22 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Cafe Du Nord
Michael Nau returns with his new album, Some Twist, out June 16th on Suicide Squeeze. Some Twist is the follow up to 2016’s Mowing and its announcement comes amidst a flurry of recent activity. Two weeks ago, Nau debuted songs from Some Twist on KCRW’s ...

Monday, October 23

Win Tix: Acoustic Sonic Delight “Trashcan Sinatras” | The Chapel
Monday, October 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Chapel
The story of the Trashcan Sinatras is one of perseverance—that of the band, and that of its fans. The group originally formed as a covers band in 1987 in Irvine, Scotland. Their debut, Cake, was released to critical acclaim in 1990, and spawned alternative and ...

Tuesday, October 24

Win Tix: The Wrecks: High Voltage Indie Rock | Bottom of the Hill
Tuesday, October 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Bottom of the Hill
A Los Angeles-based indie rock band The Wrecks root from Thousand Oaks, CA. The group consists of Nick Anderson (vocals/guitar), Nick Schmidt (lead guitar), Westen Weiss (guitar), Aaron Kelley (bass), and Billy Nally (drums). > Get Tickets – $13 Adv / $15 Door Heavily influenced by groups ...

Thursday, October 26

Punk Rock Mini Concert: “The Used” | Amoeba Berkeley
Thursday, October 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend if you purchase their album in-store
| Amoeba Music (Berkeley)
Punk Rock Mini Concert:
The Used celebrate the release of their new album, The Canyon (Hopeless Records) with a live stripped-down performance and signing at Amoeba Berkeley. The Used return with The Canyon, their seventh and most ambitious album to date. Lead by MJ inspired single “Over and Over Again”. ...
Post Punk Disturbia Mini Concert: “Everyone Is Dirty” | Amoeba SF
Thursday, October 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Post Punk Disturbia Mini Concert:
Everyone Is Dirty celebrate the release of their new LP, My Neon’s Dead, with a live set and signing at Amoeba San Francisco Thursday, October 26 at 6pm. Everyone is Dirty began shocking audiences with the raw power of their music in 2013. Formed in Oakland, ...
Win Tix: Viral YouTube Star “Poppy” | Slim’s
Thursday, October 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Slim's
You might be very familiar with Poppy, if you’re one of the millions of folks who watched her viral YouTube video “I’m Poppy.” > Get Tickets – $21 Adv / $26 Door Since that little vid went viral, Poppy has been making a name for herself. Poppy’s ...

Friday, October 27

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Friday, October 27 – 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. Is it taking place this month? Always check the Facebook ...

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, October 27 – 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. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, piano and voice, will play songs from many world religions that inspire ...

SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Strings Attached” | SF
Friday, October 27 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Herbst Theatre
SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Strings Attached” | SF
The heart of every orchestra is the string section: the largest and most prominently displayed. Exploring the vast array of expressive possibilities of these instruments, they open their season with J.S. Bach’s effervescent Violin Concerto in E Major, performed by concertmaster Robin Sharp. This concerto displays ...
See the Castro’s Brand New LED Light Sculpture Garden | SF
Friday, October 27 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
See the Castro's Brand New LED Light Sculpture Garden | SF
On October 27th you're invited to the unveiling of "The Seed," a new art light installation with changing colors at Castro and Market.
Thriller Flash Mob & Michael Jackson Live Tribute Night | Albany
Friday, October 27 – 8:30 pm | Cost: $10 | Ivy Room
Thriller Flash Mob & Michael Jackson Live Tribute Night | Albany
Dress up in your favorite Michael Jackson ensemble or spooky inspired costume for a “Thriller” themed night. Watch three bands each play one of MJ’s hit tunes from the Thriller album with a grand finale of all 3 bands playing Thriller while you join in the Thriller flash ...

Saturday, October 28

Tricycle Music Festival 2017: Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band | SF
Saturday, October 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ingleside Branch Library
Tricycle Music Festival 2017: Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band | SF

Kids and families, Tricycle Music Fest at the library returns for a ninth year on October 6 to 29, 2017. Join the San Francisco Public Library for the kickoff event on Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Potrero Branch. At the end of every show, one ...

El Cerrito Free Folk Festival | 2017
Saturday, October 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | El Cerrito High School
El Cerrito Free Folk Festival | 2017
The El Cerrito Free Folk Festival is a day-long arts and music festival, free of charge and open to the public. The Festival offers two stages of music performances, music and dance workshops, a family program and spaces for spontaneous jams. Join them to listen, learn, ...
Live in the Castro: Dirty Cello | Jane Warner Plaza
Saturday, October 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Live in the Castro: Dirty Cello | Jane Warner Plaza
Get down & dirty with the down home blues of Dirty Cello. Starting with a bang and never stopping, Dirty Cello features the virtuosic cello stylings of Rebecca Roudman, one of the San Francisco bay area’s most exciting cross-over cellists. Dirty Cello takes you on ...
SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Strings Attached” | Palo Alto
Saturday, October 28 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | First Palo Alto United Methodist Church
SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Strings Attached” | Palo Alto
The heart of every orchestra is the string section: the largest and most prominently displayed. Exploring the vast array of expressive possibilities of these instruments, they open their season with J.S. Bach’s effervescent Violin Concerto in E Major, performed by concertmaster Robin Sharp. This concerto displays ...

Sunday, October 29

22nd Annual Dia De Los Muertos Fest: Altars, Dance & Traditional Artisans | Oakland
Sunday, October 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fruitvale Transit Village
22nd Annual Dia De Los Muertos Fest: Altars, Dance & Traditional Artisans | Oakland
Come to Oakland’s colorful Fruitvale neighborhood for the 22nd annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival at the Fruitvale Transit Village. 2017 Fruitvale Dia De Los Muertos Festival Sunday, October 29, 2017 | 10 am to 5 pm Fruitvale Transit Village, E. 12th St. at 33rd Ave. Oakland FREE Now in its 22nd year, ...
Tricycle Music Festival 2017: Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band | Final Day
Sunday, October 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Tricycle Music Festival 2017: Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band | Final Day

Kids and families, Tricycle Music Fest at the library returns for a ninth year on October 6 to 29, 2017. Join the San Francisco Public Library for the kickoff event on Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Potrero Branch. At the end of every show, one ...

17th Annual “Halloween Hoopla” Festival & Costume Parade | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, October 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
17th Annual “Halloween Hoopla” Festival & Costume Parade | Yerba Buena Gardens
The 17th annual Halloween Hoopla features interactive performances and games for kids under 10 and their adults happening on Sunday, October 29, 2017. Led by the ever-popular Unique Derique, the program features: live music from Chelle & Friends roaming shenanigans from the Pi Clowns mysterious palm reader Madam Z eco-conscious craft ...
SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Strings Attached” | Berkeley
Sunday, October 29 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John’s Presbyterian Church
SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Strings Attached” | Berkeley
The heart of every orchestra is the string section: the largest and most prominently displayed. Exploring the vast array of expressive possibilities of these instruments, they open their season with J.S. Bach’s effervescent Violin Concerto in E Major, performed by concertmaster Robin Sharp. This concerto displays ...
Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, October 29 – 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.

Monday, October 30

Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley
Monday, October 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | La Peña Cultural Center
Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley

Every last Monday of the month, the Josh Jones and the La Peña Salsa Orchestra brings the raw power of salsa dura to La Peña’s stage. They will perform songs from your favorite salsa artists including Eddie Palmieri, Beny Moré, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, El ...

Tuesday, October 31

Win Tix: “Boograss” Hillbilly Halloween Party | Slim’s
Tuesday, October 31 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Slim's
The monsters of Bay Area Bluegrass will be throwing the Hillbilly party to end them all. This Halloween, don’t bother with loud clubs or mosh pits. Enjoy the rollicking sounds of The Good Bad as they blast All Hallow’s Eve with the best knee-slapping Americana ...
2017 Hulaween: Creepy Tiki Halloween Party | Alameda
Tuesday, October 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge
2017 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, 2017 in Alameda. Featuring live “spooky music” on the theremin by Robert Silverman ...

Friday, November 3

Indie Pop Mini Concert: “Cults” | Amoeba SF
Friday, November 3 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Indie Pop Mini Concert:
Cults visit Amoeba for a live set and signing of their new album, Offering (out now on Omnian Music Group). Purchase your copy at Amoeba, San Francisco to get it signed after the in-store performance. Cults made their name in black and white. A pair of film ...
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, November 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, November 3 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale

Wrapped in Plastic provides fresh sounds of old and new jazz to the Bay Area. In addition to an ever-expanding repertoire of jazz originals, the group reinterprets old favorites and lesser-known gems in new and modern ways – passing from Miles Davis to the music ...

Saturday, November 4

How to Get Free Tickets to the San Francisco Symphony | SF
Saturday, November 4 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Subject to availability
| Davies Symphony Hall
How to Get Free Tickets to the San Francisco Symphony | SF
A new season of the San Francisco Symphony has begun. Complimentary tickets for the following November Symphony show are now available through the San Francisco Arts Commission. Join in as at Davies Symphony Hall for the 10th anniversary of the Symphony’s Day of the Dead celebration, ...
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, November 4 – 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 ...