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Sunday, October 26

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 …

2014 Dia de Los Muertos, Folklórico Dancing & Free Admission | Mexican Museum
Sunday, October 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Mexican Museum
2014 Dia de Los Muertos, Folklórico Dancing & Free Admission | Mexican Museum

Celebrate Día de los Muertos at The Mexican Museum’s Family Sunday and learn about the rich cultural traditions of this holiday which is celebrated throughout Mexico, Central and South America from noon to 3:30 pm on Sunday, October 26, 2014.
Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco …

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.

Monday, October 27

Free Middle Eastern Theatre Performance | SF
Free Middle Eastern Theatre Performance | SF

Golden Thread Production’s staged reading series returns, introducing five new plays from and about the Middle East to Bay Area audiences. Free, but an RSVP is recommended. Please email information@goldenthread.org with the performance you’d like to attend and the number of tickets you’re requesting. The ...

Wednesday, October 29

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, October 29 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15
| Cyprian’s
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF

Please note, this event was incorrectly listed as occurring on October 22. It is in fact on the last Wednesday of the month, October 29, 2014.

$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

Final Site-Specific Lunchtime Dance Installation | UN Plaza
Thursday, October 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
Final 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 31

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, ...

Sunday, November 2

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, November 2 – 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 ...

Tuesday, November 4

Comedy & Karaoke Night | SF
Tuesday, November 4 – 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 ...

Friday, November 7

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, November 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 ...

Saturday, November 8

“Oakland Nights…Live” Late Night Talk Show | Oakland
Saturday, November 8 – 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, November 8 – 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, November 9

Win Tix: Britney Spears Dance Classes “Work Bitch” | SF
Sunday, November 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: WIN | LEVYstudio
Britney Spears Dance Classes

You want a hot body? You want a Bugatti? You want a Maserati? You better Work Bitch.
And that’s just what you’re going to do in this fierce, fun and fiesty Britney Spears music video re-creation dance class. You’ll use the exact steps from the music …

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, November 9 – 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, November 12

Dream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin
Wednesday, November 12 – 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, November 14

Free Burlesque: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies | Skylark Bar
Friday, November 14 – 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 ...

Sunday, November 16

Opera on Tap: Non-stuffy Opera Sung Live in a Bar | SF
Sunday, November 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
Opera on Tap: Non-stuffy Opera Sung Live in a Bar | SF

Opera on Tap is a non-profit organization whose mission is to break down the stereo-type that opera is a stuffy or an elitist art form, by bringing it to bars. Local singers let their hair down and bring you into what feels like an after ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, November 16 – 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 ...

Thursday, November 20

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 ...

Friday, November 21

Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland
Friday, November 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, tickets are $10. 21+
| Bench And Bar
Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland

Séduction Féroce is bringing its sexy, diverse, boundary-pushing and inclusive monthly variety show to Bench & Bar in Oakland, taking over the stage every third Friday of the month. Get in for $5 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, it’s $10. Every month, you ...

Saturday, November 22

The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF
Saturday, November 22 – 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 ...

Sunday, November 23

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, November 23 – 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, November 26

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, November 26 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15
| Cyprian’s
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF

Come have fun and exercise your imagination and creativity at a monthly improv class happening on the last Wednesday of the month at the Turk and Lyon Community Center inside St. Cyprian’s. Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15 Whether you are a veteran or ...