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Friday, October 31

2014 Jelly Belly Halloween Haunted House Tour | Fairfield
Friday, October 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jelly Belly Candy Company
2014 Jelly Belly Halloween Haunted House Tour | Fairfield

The Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield sets up its annual Haunted House, a fun and kid-friendly seasonal addition to their free daily tours from 9 am to 4 pm, Thursday, October 20 through Friday, October 31, 2014. Tours detour through a decorated haven of Halloween delights. Learn ...

8th Annual Scraper Bike Day Halloween Night Ride | Oakland
Friday, October 31 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Arroyo Viejo Recreation Center
8th Annual Scraper Bike Day Halloween Night Ride | Oakland

It’s Halloween Time–which means Scraper Bike Day. On October 31, 2014, meet at 3:30 pm at Arroyo Viejo Rec Center in Oakland to some food, prizes for the best bikes, and of course – the ride.
Food will be served at 5 pm. Ride out at 6-6:30 …

Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories | Pier 40
Friday, October 31 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Self guided tours are free. Sailing tickets are $43 a head.
| Pier 40
Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories | Pier 40

The tall ship Lady Washington is back in the Bay Area offering free walk-on tours while docked in between their cruises. Crews typically are on hand in period costume to answer questions and tell stories. Pirate Ship Tours | Lady Washington October 21st through November 5th, 2014 Pier 40 (Embarcadero and Townsend), SF ...

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, ...

“Flask Mob” Halloween: Secret Drinking & Photo Walk | SF
Friday, October 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sutro Baths

Flask Mob will be having a Halloween themed rager party at The Sutro Baths from 6-10 pm-ish on October 31, 2014. So make sure y’all costume game is right. Grab a camera and all your friends and join the mob.

Zombie Crawl & Bar Hop | Embarcadero to Pier 39
Friday, October 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
Zombie Crawl & Bar Hop | Embarcadero to Pier 39

Zombies will be taking over the Embarcadero to Pier 39 on Halloween and you’re welcome to join the undead droves; they’ll even do your makeup beforehand.
At 6 pm on Halloween night, meet at the Fountain of Embarcadero (next to Justin Herman Plaza) for a dress and …

Halloween Bike Stroll | La Misión
Friday, October 31 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | 24th Street BART
Halloween Bike Stroll | La Misión

A few like-minded folks will be cruising through the Mission neighborhood on their bikes and in their costumes to assert their place in the hood.
Here’s what they had to say:
We want to roll HELLA deep to let these folks know they they ain’t the first …

Saturday, November 1

Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories | Pier 40
Saturday, November 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Self guided tours are free. Sailing tickets are $43 a head.
| Pier 40
Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories | Pier 40

The tall ship Lady Washington is back in the Bay Area offering free walk-on tours while docked in between their cruises. Crews typically are on hand in period costume to answer questions and tell stories. Pirate Ship Tours | Lady Washington October 21st through November 5th, 2014 Pier 40 (Embarcadero and Townsend), SF ...

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 ...

2014 Creepy Guided Cemetery Tour | Colma
Saturday, November 1 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Call 650-550-8810 for information about tours
| Cypress Lawn Memorial Park
2014 Creepy Guided Cemetery Tour | Colma

In honor of Halloween (and the Day of the Dead), take a guided tour of some of the tombs of the Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in San Francisco with docent Michael Svanevik on Saturday, November 2, 2013.
The tours change every year, and the 2014 focus is on Northern California’s …

Sunday, November 2

Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories | Pier 40
Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories | Pier 40

The tall ship Lady Washington is back in the Bay Area offering free walk-on tours while docked in between their cruises. Crews typically are on hand in period costume to answer questions and tell stories. Pirate Ship Tours | Lady Washington October 21st through November 5th, 2014 Pier 40 (Embarcadero and Townsend), SF ...

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, ...

Tuesday, November 4

Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories | Pier 40
Tuesday, November 4 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Self guided tours are free. Sailing tickets are $43 a head.
| Pier 40
Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories | Pier 40

The tall ship Lady Washington is back in the Bay Area offering free walk-on tours while docked in between their cruises. Crews typically are on hand in period costume to answer questions and tell stories. Pirate Ship Tours | Lady Washington October 21st through November 5th, 2014 Pier 40 (Embarcadero and Townsend), SF ...

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. ...

Final Day: Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours | Pier 40
Wednesday, November 5 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Self guided tours are free. Sailing tickets are $43 a head.
| Pier 40
Final Day: Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours | Pier 40

The tall ship Lady Washington is back in the Bay Area offering free walk-on tours while docked in between their cruises. Crews typically are on hand in period costume to answer questions and tell stories. Pirate Ship Tours | Lady Washington October 21st through November 5th, 2014 Pier 40 (Embarcadero and Townsend), SF ...

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 ...