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Thursday, October 23

Cow Hollow “Microhood” Block Party | Free Drinks, Food & Discounts
Thursday, October 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
| Cow Hollow
Cow Hollow

The Bold Italic is bringing their Microhood party to Cow Hollow to celebrate this charming neighborhood with discounts, free drinks, food, prizes, and more from 6-8 pm on October 23, 2014.
Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
And don’t forget to join them for the Official After Party …

Saturday, October 25

Visitacion Valley Part I: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Saturday, October 25 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| 45 Leland Ave.
Visitacion Valley Part I: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides

Explore Visitacion Valley, named by 18th-century Spaniards lost in the fog and part of the only local land grant deeded to an Anglo.
The morning’s focus is on the valley’s commerce, transportation, and development, including a foray through Little Hollywood and ending at Silvestri’s showroom.
This tour …

Jack London Square Waterfront: Free Guided Walking Tours | Summer 2014
Jack London Square Waterfront: Free Guided Walking Tours | Summer 2014

Free 90-minute walking tours of downtown Oakland will be offered every Wednesday and Saturday from May through October for 2014. The twice weekly guided tours showcase the city’s changing skyline, landmarks, churches and high-rises. Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour ...

SF Open Studios 2014 | SoMa, Tenderloin, Potrero Hill, Dogpatch & Bayview
Saturday, October 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2014 | SoMa, Tenderloin, Potrero Hill, Dogpatch & Bayview

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios on Saturdays and Sundays, from October 11 to November 9, 2014. Each weekend, art patrons, ...

Visitacion Valley Part II: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Saturday, October 25 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| 45 Leland Ave.
Visitacion Valley Part II: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides

Explore Visitacion Valley, named by 18th-century Spaniards lost in the fog and part of the only local land grant deeded to an Anglo.
The afternoon tour concentrates on community life – including Eichler housing, a Julia Morgan church, landscaped greenways, and more – in the “Valley …

2014 San Francisco Zombie Walk | Castro
Saturday, October 25 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
2014 San Francisco Zombie Walk | Castro

The zombies awaken. The spirits of the dead rise to invade the streets of San Francisco at 2 pm on Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free, but an RSVP is requested.
The undead of all ages will be starting their march at Jane Warner Plaza, dragging their decaying bones through the …

Sunday, October 26

SF Open Studios 2014 | SoMa, Tenderloin, Potrero Hill, Dogpatch & Bayview
Sunday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2014 | SoMa, Tenderloin, Potrero Hill, Dogpatch & Bayview

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios on Saturdays and Sundays, from October 11 to November 9, 2014. Each weekend, art patrons, ...

Wednesday, October 29

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland

Free 90-minute walking tours of downtown Oakland will be offered every Wednesday and Saturday from May through October. The twice weekly guided tours showcase the city’s changing skyline, landmarks, churches and high-rises. Old Oakland Tour: This tour explores the 1870s business district where carefully restored ...

2014 Halloween Ghost Walk at City Hall | SF
Wednesday, October 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted.
| San Francisco City Hall
2014 Halloween Ghost Walk at City Hall | SF

Disinterred remains, assassinations and other ghostly lore form the focus of this tour, plus little-known facts such as the cemetery that once covered Civic Center. Hear snippets from interviews with city employees that detail chilling paranormal activity. 
2014 Halloween Ghost Walk at City Hall
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 …

Friday, October 31

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, ...

Saturday, November 1

SF Open Studios 2014 | Mission, Noe Valley, Bernal Heights & Castro
Saturday, November 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2014 | Mission, Noe Valley, Bernal Heights & Castro

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios on Saturdays and Sundays, from October 11 to November 9, 2014. Each weekend, art patrons, ...

Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands
Saturday, November 1 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Nike Missile Site
Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands

Get an upclose look at a restored Cold War anti-aircraft missile site and hear intriguing stories from Nike veterans, park rangers, and volunteers from 12:30-3:30 pm, every first Saturday of the month. This valuable historical resource is the only restored Nike missile site in the entire country. It’s a ...

Sunday, November 2

SF Open Studios 2014 | Mission, Noe Valley, Bernal Heights & Castro
Sunday, November 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2014 | Mission, Noe Valley, Bernal Heights & Castro

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios on Saturdays and Sundays, from October 11 to November 9, 2014. Each weekend, art patrons, ...

Wednesday, November 5

Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio
Wednesday, November 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio

Hop on the Presidio Trust’s monthly free guided shuttle tour which introduces visitors to the park’s historic areas, wild open spaces, and hidden nooks with an emphasis on projects that are shaping the Presidio today. Free, but an RSVP is required. Call (415) 561-5418 or email presidio@presidiotrust.gov. ...

Thursday, November 6

Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, November 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk / Gulch Corridor
Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin

The Upper TL Art Walk makes 15-20 galleries available late night to the public for an art walk every first Thursday from 6-10 pm. This is not a bar crawl. Each location is either a traditional gallery or a retail space with room dedicated to ...

Saturday, November 8

SF Open Studios 2014 | Fort Mason, North Beach & Haight
Saturday, November 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2014 | Fort Mason, North Beach & Haight

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios on Saturdays and Sundays, from October 11 to November 9, 2014. Each weekend, art patrons, ...

Second Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland’s Golden Gate Dist.
Saturday, November 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate (North Oakland)
Second Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland's Golden Gate Dist.

The Golden Gate Neighborhood of North Oakland is hosting a monthly Second Saturdays event with art, music, food, classes and family-friendly activities. They’re focusing on the DIY character of the neighborhood, so come out and see what you can add to the mix.

Sunday, November 9

SF Open Studios 2014 | Fort Mason, North Beach & Haight
Sunday, November 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2014 | Fort Mason, North Beach & Haight

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios on Saturdays and Sundays, from October 11 to November 9, 2014. Each weekend, art patrons, ...

Wednesday, November 12

Architecture Walk: Stanford University Medical Center | Palo Alto
Wednesday, November 12 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Stanford Hospital Fountain
Architecture Walk: Stanford University Medical Center | Palo Alto

Take an architectural history walking tour of the School of Medicine. The tour traces the school’s history from 1850s San Francisco to present-day Palo Alto, and highlights some of the artistic and design choices that have resulted in the school’s current built environment. Free, but ...

Friday, November 14

Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays
Friday, November 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Vallejo
Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays

The monthly Vallejo Art Walk showcases a variety of nationally accomplished and upcoming local creatives in the historic downtown Vallejo arts district from 5-10 pm on the second Friday of every month, on Georgia, Marin, and Virginia streets. Explore over 25 participating galleries and shops, and ...

Sunday, November 16

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, November 16 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...

Thursday, November 20

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, November 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue
Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland

At the Piedmont Avenue Stroll you can expect to see a variety of art mediums, enjoy entertainment, and sample refreshments with many businesses showcasing hand-picked local artists and designers. The monthly event was voted Best Art Walk That’s Not Art Murmur in 2012 by the East ...

Friday, November 21

Westin St. Francis 110th Anniversary Free Historic Tour | SF
Friday, November 21 – 1:10 pm | Cost: FREE | The Westin St. Francis
Westin St. Francis 110th Anniversary Free Historic Tour | SF

Throughout 2014, guests and locals will have the opportunity to learn about the Westin St. Francis’s rich history during complimentary tours held on the 21st of each month at 1:10 pm. From 1:10-2:10 pm guests will also enjoy complimentary historic bites from the “The Hotel ...

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, November 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...

Friday, November 28

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, November 28 – 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, ...