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Thursday, October 2

Site-Specific Lunchtime Dance Installation | UN Plaza
Thursday, October 2 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
Site-Specific Lunchtime Dance Installation | UN Plaza

Legendary San Francisco dancer and choreographer Joanna Haigood will create a site-specific dance installation in collaboration with students from the Alonzo King Lines Ballet in San Francisco. The installation is intended to reflect and build upon United Nations Plaza’s unique architectural aesthetic and position in ...

Friday, October 3

Rotunda Dance Series: Dimensions Dance Theater | City Hall
Friday, October 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: Dimensions Dance Theater | City Hall

Blending African, Jazz and Modern dance styles, Oakland’s Dimensions Dance Theater will perform in the free Rotunda Dance Series at noon on Friday, October 3.
Dimensions will showcase excerpts from their recent 40th anniversary season, including the acclaimed Down the Congo Line, a South African Gumboot …

Friday Nights at de Young: Live Music & Art Making | Golden Gate Park
Friday Nights at de Young: Live Music & Art Making | Golden Gate Park

Friday Nights at the de Young presents new work in partnership with Asian Improv Arts.

Artist Demonstration by Kelvin Ming Young
Piazzoni Murals Room

6:00 pm

Kelvin Ming Young will demonstrate his painting process, starting with raw canvas, and applying paint with various staining, dripping, and other techniques.

Mixed-Media Art-Making Stations and …

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, October 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Oakland Art Murmur is a group of nearly 30 galleries in Oakland that have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Every first Friday of the month, member galleries are open to the public from 6-9 pm. Additionally Telegraph above Grand and below 27th is closed ...

Vespertine Circus Performance, Silent Disco & Creative Mixer | Menlo Park
Friday, October 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bernhardt Studio
Vespertine Circus Performance, Silent Disco & Creative Mixer | Menlo Park

Come mix and mingle with photo and video industry professionals including models, photographers, designers, videographers, game-developers, marketing-teams and artists, and check out the brand newly renovated Bernhardt Studios in Menlo Park.
Bring your friends, enjoy some antics from The Vespertine Circus, an Oakland based alt-circus collective, and …

Win Tix: “Terminator” Too: Live On Stage | DNA Lounge
Friday, October 3 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $20-$50 each.
| DNA Lounge

Terminator Too: Judgement Play is the hilarious and absurdist live-action, interactive stage production of the seminal 1991 classic science fiction action movie from the creator and cast of the revered Point Break Live, and it’s coming to San Francisco’s DNA Lounge.
Do you have what it takes …

Win Tix: Can You Keanu? “Point Break” Live on Stage | SF
Friday, October 3 – 11:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular price: $25 each.
| DNA Lounge
Can You Keanu?

Jaime Keeling’s “Point Break, Live,” the internationally lauded, absurdist stage adaptation of the 1992 Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze extreme-sports blockbuster, is at DNA Lounge for a limited engagement.
With armed robbery, big-wave surfing, explosions, skydiving and an indoor monsoon, “’Point Break LIVE!’ turns out to be a wild ride,” says SFWeekly.

The best …

Saturday, October 4

2014 “HeART of Market” Outdoor Dance Festival | SoMa
Saturday, October 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mint Plaza
2014

Alonzo King LINES Ballet returns to Mint Plaza for its HeART of Market: Dance, Create, Connect, a free, participatory and family friendly event, from 11 am to 2 pm on Saturday, October 4, 2014.
Learn some Bollywood dance moves, take a West African funk class, or …

2014 Oaktoberfest Beer Festival | Oakland
Saturday, October 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for beer and food, or purchase advance tickets.
| Dimond District (Oakland)
2014 Oaktoberfest Beer Festival | Oakland

“Oaktoberfest in the Dimond” is Oakland’s family-friendly Oktoberfest craft beer festival featuring live music, a DJ battle, dance performances, a skate jam and contests, kids’ activities, and of course, a biergarten.
2014 Oaktoberfest in the Dimond
Saturday, October 4, 2014 | 11 am to 6 pm
MacArthur Blvd. and …

2014 India Day: Bollywood Dance, Music, Fashion Show & Chef Demos | Santana Row
Saturday, October 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santana Row
2014 India Day: Bollywood Dance, Music, Fashion Show & Chef Demos | Santana Row

Santana Row celebrates India Day and Diwali, the ancient Hindu festival that 
signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil and hope over despair, from noon to 7 pm on October 4, 2014.
The entertainment program includes chef demonstrations, Bollywood dances …

Win Tix: Bay Area Circus Arts Festival: 2014 Showcase | Alameda
Bay Area Circus Arts Festival: 2014 Showcase | Alameda

The Bay Area Circus Arts Festival presents “Art In Motion,” a celebration of circus arts.
Emceed by Rick Rubenstein (Stanford Juggling Research Institute), the show brings together some of the Bay’s top jugglers, unicyclists, aerialists, and other amazing acts.
Performers have been featured in Cirque du Soleil, …

Sunday, October 5

2014 Castro Street Fair: Live Music, DJs & Magical Art Worlds | SF
Sunday, October 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Castro & Market
2014 Castro Street Fair: Live Music, DJs & Magical Art Worlds | SF

A huge daytime costume party, the Castro Street Fair is in its 41st year 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 …

Sumo Wrestling Festival & Expo 2014 | Japantown
Sunday, October 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
Sumo Wrestling Festival & Expo 2014 | Japantown

Sumo is an ancient Japanese tradition and martial art and it’s coming to San Francisco at this one-of-a-kind annual event in Japantown.
Watch demonstrations, meet real sumo wrestlers, learn about sumo wrestling and watch actual matches from Sumo champions, weighing up to 600 lbs, outdoors in the Japantown Peace Plaza.
Photo Credit: Joseph …

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, October 5 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

On October 5, 2014, they have special guest Sound Earth; Bored Stiff emcee Big Shawn teams up with vocalist Heddy Fur raising the level on beats and lryics in this unique expression of Bay Area Hip Hop and Soul.
Also DJ Kevvy Kev celebrates his 33 1/3rd …

Tuesday, October 7

Comedy & Karaoke Night | SF
Tuesday, October 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Silver Clouds Karaoke Lounge
Comedy & Karaoke Night | SF

Some of the Bay Area’s talented comedians perform for you every first Tuesday of the month at the Silver Clouds Restaurant, hosted by Anthony Sandoval (Rooster T. Feathers, The S.H.I.T.S and Giggles Comedy Festival 2012, & Creepy KOFY Movie Time). The show runs from 8-9:30 pm, but the ...

Wednesday, October 8

Site-Specific Lunchtime Dance Installation | UN Plaza
Wednesday, October 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
Site-Specific Lunchtime Dance Installation | UN Plaza

Legendary San Francisco dancer and choreographer Joanna Haigood will create a site-specific dance installation in collaboration with students from the Alonzo King Lines Ballet in San Francisco. The installation is intended to reflect and build upon United Nations Plaza’s unique architectural aesthetic and position in ...

Dream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin
Wednesday, October 8 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Aunt Charlie's Lounge
Dream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin

The Dream Queens Revue is San Francisco’s fabulicious drag show taking over Aunt Charlie’s Lounge every second and fourth Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 pm. Free, but come early for the best seats. “This unforgettable cabaret show is a must — sequined spectacle that’s not to be missed.” – ...

Friday, October 10

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, ...

Free Burlesque: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies | Skylark Bar
Friday, October 10 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Skylark Bar
Free Burlesque: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies | Skylark Bar

Join Hunny Bunny and Her Hot Toddies for Mischief at the Skylark Bar every second Friday of the month at 8 pm. Enjoy drinks, dancing, DJs and more at this free monthly burlesque and variety show. Come early to purchase your beverage and toast to ...

Saturday, October 11

Destiny’s Child, Spice Girls, TLC & Pussycat Dolls Flash Mob | SF
Saturday, October 11 – 12:00 pm | | All Over San Francisco
Destiny's Child, Spice Girls, TLC & Pussycat Dolls Flash Mob | SF

Flash Mob times and locations are yet to be announced, but typically they start at noon and include stops at locations all around San Francisco including Union Square, Dolores Park, and the Castro.

“Oakland Nights…Live” Late Night Talk Show | Oakland
Saturday, October 11 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is first come, first served; they often fill up and have to turn away people.
| Secret Location (Oakland)

What is “Oakland Nights…Live“? Why it is Oakland’s very own low-budget monthly late night talk show. It’s half Johnny Carson, half Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, and all Oakland. They’ve had marine biologists, talks with Oakland public school teachers, Star Trek: TNG re-rnactments, call-in relationship advice, live interviews with astrophysicist ...

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, October 11 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, San Francisco Theater Pub invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join them at the Exit Theatre for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 ...

Sunday, October 12

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, October 12 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...

Wednesday, October 15

Site-Specific Lunchtime Dance Installation | UN Plaza
Wednesday, October 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
Site-Specific Lunchtime Dance Installation | UN Plaza

Legendary San Francisco dancer and choreographer Joanna Haigood will create a site-specific dance installation in collaboration with students from the Alonzo King Lines Ballet in San Francisco. The installation is intended to reflect and build upon United Nations Plaza’s unique architectural aesthetic and position in ...

Thursday, October 16

Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa
Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...