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Friday, September 30

Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | SF
Friday, September 30 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter's Tale | SF
For the 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of The Winter’s Tale. Luminous and heartbreaking, tragic and gloriously funny, The Winter’s Tale is the crowning achievement of Shakespeare’s late career, a magical tale that swoops across continents, generations, and genres to its ...
2nd Annual Cultural Corridor: 8-Block Performance Series | SF
Friday, September 30 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fillmore Mini Park
2nd Annual Cultural Corridor: 8-Block Performance Series | SF

African-American Shakespeare Company hosts the 2nd Annual Cultural Corridor, a performance series along an 8-block pathway stretching from Van Ness and Hayes to Fillmore and Turk. Cultural Corridor 2016 The event combines San Francisco’s most unique and beloved small, mid-sized, and well-established arts organizations towards ...

The Alhambra Project: Exercises on the Screen & Local Tour | SF
Friday, September 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Crunch Gym
The Alhambra Project: Exercises on the Screen & Local Tour | SF
On September 30 2016, artists Lynn Marie Kirby and Christoph Steger present a night of video, film and performance at the former Alhambra Theatre (now a Crunch Gym) in San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighborhood. The project takes over the gym’s video monitors with a cycle of ...
Win Tix: Pop-Up Magazine: The Golden State Record | Greek Theatre
Friday, September 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Greek Theatre
Pop-Up Magazine, Noise Pop, and The California Sunday Magazine bring you The Golden State Record, a one-night-only experience of unforgettable performances and unique collaborations by musicians, writers, filmmakers, radio producers, and artists. > Get Tickets – Lawn $37, Stands $52 This live on-stage magazine has been called, ...

Saturday, October 1

Annie’s Annuals Fall Party: Funky Tunes, Free Munchies & Gardening Talks | East Bay
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Annie's Annuals & Perennials
Annie's Annuals Fall Party: Funky Tunes, Free Munchies & Gardening Talks | East Bay

The amazing Richmond nursery Annie’s Annuals is once again hosting their Fall Planting Party, so break out those dancing shoes and your garden party attire and get revved up for funky tunes, free munchies, free raffles, awesome face painting, garden talks, enlightening demos and more. ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | SF
Saturday, October 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter's Tale | SF

For the 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of The Winter’s Tale. Luminous and heartbreaking, tragic and gloriously funny, The Winter’s Tale is the crowning achievement of Shakespeare’s late career, a magical tale that swoops across continents, generations, and genres to ...

2016 Oaktoberfest Beer Festival | Oakland
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for beer and food, or purchase advance tickets.
| Dimond District (Oakland)
2016 Oaktoberfest Beer Festival | Oakland
Oaktoberfest celebrates the history, the flavors, and the people of the Bay Area with craft beer and food, entertainment, arts, and ecology. Oakland’s Dimond District continues a tradition as an entertainment destination, begun in the early 1900s when Beer Gardens and German vacation resorts lined ...
Win Tix: Smuin Contemporary American Ballet | Palace of Fine Arts
Saturday, October 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Palace of Fine Arts
Smuin’s season opener offers a mixed repertory program introducing the work of Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch with his acclaimed Indigo; presenting a world premiere contemporary ballet by Garrett Ammon, Artistic Director of Wonderbound. > Get Tickets – Use code FUNCHEAP for exclusive $20 tickets in ...

Sunday, October 2

Annie’s Annuals Fall Party: Funky Tunes, Free Munchies & Gardening Talks | East Bay
Sunday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Annie's Annuals & Perennials
Annie's Annuals Fall Party: Funky Tunes, Free Munchies & Gardening Talks | East Bay

The amazing Richmond nursery Annie’s Annuals is once again hosting their Fall Planting Party, so break out those dancing shoes and your garden party attire and get revved up for funky tunes, free munchies, free raffles, awesome face painting, garden talks, enlightening demos and more. ...

2016 Filipino-American History Celebration | Asian Art Museum
Sunday, October 2 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Asian Art Museum
2016 Filipino-American History Celebration | Asian Art Museum
It’s that time of year again, when the museum gears up for its annual Filipino American History Month Celebration. This year’s theme of “Movement” focuses on the traditions of dance, martial arts, word and art of the Philippines. Celebrate Filipino American history and culture at the ...
2016 Castro Street Fair: Local Artists, Vendors & Live Entertainment | SF
Sunday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Castro & Market
2016 Castro Street Fair: Local Artists, Vendors & Live Entertainment | SF
A huge daytime costume party, the Castro Street Fair is once again 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 live music, ...
2nd Annual Cultural Corridor: 8-Block Performance Series | SF
Sunday, October 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Buchanan Street Mall
2nd Annual Cultural Corridor: 8-Block Performance Series | SF

African-American Shakespeare Company hosts the 2nd Annual Cultural Corridor, a performance series along an 8-block pathway stretching from Van Ness and Hayes to Fillmore and Turk. Cultural Corridor 2016 The event combines San Francisco’s most unique and beloved small, mid-sized, and well-established arts organizations towards ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | McLaren Park
Sunday, October 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter's Tale | McLaren Park

For the 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of The Winter’s Tale. Luminous and heartbreaking, tragic and gloriously funny, The Winter’s Tale is the crowning achievement of Shakespeare’s late career, a magical tale that swoops across continents, generations, and genres to ...

$20 Tix: Smuin Contemporary American Ballet | Palace of Fine Arts
$20 Tix: Smuin Contemporary American Ballet | Palace of Fine Arts
Smuin’s season opener offers a mixed repertory program introducing the work of Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch with his acclaimed Indigo; presenting a world premiere contemporary ballet by Garrett Ammon, Artistic Director of Wonderbound. > Get Tickets – Use code FUNCHEAP for exclusive $20 tickets in ...

Monday, October 3

Opera on the Spot: Italian Art Songs & Arias | SF
Opera on the Spot: Italian Art Songs & Arias | SF
Travel to Tuscany for an evening of delicious tuscan food, wine and opera. This month they are pairing their monthly Opera night with a special wine tasting event where they will have a tasting of 4 flights of Tuscan wines presented by Italian sommelier, Luca Vannini. To ...

Tuesday, October 4

Evening Cabaret: New Queer Work by Bay-Area Artists | SF
Tuesday, October 4 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | SOMArts Cultural Center
Evening Cabaret: New Queer Work by Bay-Area Artists | SF

On the first Tuesday of each month The News, presented by SOMArts Cultural Center, features new, queer work by Bay Area artists. The News is a monthly cabaret evening that spotlights 10-minute or less performance pieces, experiments, and works in progress by pre-selected solo artists, ...

Wednesday, October 5

Win Tix: “ScreamGate” Zombie Apocalypse Haunted House & Outdoor Maze | SF
Wednesday, October 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost $20
| Stonestown Galleria
Zombies will be taking over the parking lot behind Macy’s at Stonestown Galleria as part of their imminent takeover of the world from Oct. 5-31, 2016. Inspired by AMC’s popular series, “The Walking Dead,” this haunted attraction seeks to recreate the world of survivors facing a ...
Win Tix: Edinburgh Fringe Fest Comedy “Daughter of a Garbage Man” | The Marsh
Wednesday, October 5 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN | The Marsh (San Francisco)
What is the American dream in 2016? Can the child of immigrants go from humble beginnings to international fame and fortune? KGO’s Maureen Langan, celebrated standup comic and radio host, is here to answer those questions at this performance that was recently featured at the ...
“The Brothers Size” LGBT Musical Drama | The Eureka Theatre
Wednesday, October 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, if you use the discount code "BROTHERSCAST" on BrownPaperTickets.
| Eureka Theatre

Join Theatre Rhinoceros for its 39th Anniversary Season. A whole new season of LGBT plays all-performed at their new home The Eureka Theatre in beautiful Downtown San Francisco. The Brothers Size is a hot-blooded, music-filled drama from one of the country’s most exciting new voices. Free, if ...

Thursday, October 6

Market Street Prototyping Festival: Opening Day | SF
Thursday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Market and 3rd Street
Market Street Prototyping Festival: Opening Day | SF

Market Street comes alive with over 40 prototype projects. The wide sidewalks will be filled with temporary installations ranging from performance spaces, relaxation zones, dynamic art pieces, and more. Market Street runs through the heart of our beautiful city, yet it can feel uninviting and ...

19th Annual “Music for People & Thingamajigs” Festival Exhibit | SF
Thursday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 55 Taylor
19th Annual
Collaborate musically with friends and strangers in an invented, hands-on orchestra space on Market Street corridor. Play Hear is an exhibit that will take place from October 6-8, 2016 at 12 pm and 5 pm at 55 Taylor Street at the Market Street Prototyping Festival.

Friday, October 7

Market Street Prototyping Festival: Friday | SF
Friday, October 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Market and 3rd Street
Market Street Prototyping Festival: Friday | SF

Market Street comes alive with over 40 prototype projects. The wide sidewalks will be filled with temporary installations ranging from performance spaces, relaxation zones, dynamic art pieces, and more. Market Street runs through the heart of our beautiful city, yet it can feel uninviting and ...

Rotunda Dance Series: AXIS Dance Company | SF City Hall
Friday, October 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: AXIS Dance Company | SF City Hall
AXIS Dance Company has become one of the world’s most acclaimed and innovative ensembles of performers with and without disabilities. Their performances have won numerous awards and the Company has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad.
2nd Annual Cultural Corridor: 8-Block Performance Series | SF
Friday, October 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fillmore Mini Park
2nd Annual Cultural Corridor: 8-Block Performance Series | SF

African-American Shakespeare Company hosts the 2nd Annual Cultural Corridor, a performance series along an 8-block pathway stretching from Van Ness and Hayes to Fillmore and Turk. Cultural Corridor 2016 The event combines San Francisco’s most unique and beloved small, mid-sized, and well-established arts organizations towards ...

Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland
Friday, October 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.
| Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland

Come out for a night of fun and creativity as the Oakland Asian Cultural Center hosts First Fridays, an evening of art, performance, workshops and games every first Friday of the month. The OACC builds vibrant communities through Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) arts and culture programs ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, October 7 – 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 ...

First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, October 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
| Stork Club
First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland

As Oakland Art Murmur winds down on your Friday night, find your way to the Stork Club on 23rd and Telegraph around 9 pm for the perfectly strange after-party, The First Friday Follies burlesque show, a monthly free event featuring dancing girls, sometimes a creepy little ...

Saturday, October 8

2016 Indigenous Peoples Day Pow Wow | Berkeley
Saturday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
2016 Indigenous Peoples Day Pow Wow | Berkeley
Honor the ancestors, the present spirit, and future generations, at the 24th annual Indigenous Peoples Day featuring Native Californian dancing, an inter-tribal dance contest, foods, arts, crafts, all day raffles, drumming and singing. 2016 Indigenous Peoples Day Pow Wow Saturday, October 8, 2016 | 10 am to 6 pm Civic Center Park, 2151 Martin Luther King Jr ...
Market Street Prototyping Festival: Saturday | SF
Saturday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Market and 3rd Street
Market Street Prototyping Festival: Saturday | SF

Market Street comes alive with over 40 prototype projects. The wide sidewalks will be filled with temporary installations ranging from performance spaces, relaxation zones, dynamic art pieces, and more. Market Street runs through the heart of our beautiful city, yet it can feel uninviting and ...

19th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival | Berkeley
Saturday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Arts Festival Gallery