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Thursday, October 30

Win: VIP Tix “Houghton Hall”: Downton Abbey Art & Treasures | Legion of Honor
VIP Tix

Step into the history and grandeur of Houghton Hall, the English country house reminiscent of Highclere Castle seen on the popular PBS drama, Downton Abbey.
With stunning displays of its spectacular interiors, rarely exhibited treasures, and exquisite furniture that have survived through the centuries, Houghton Hall: …

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 ...

San Francisco Soda Tax Showdown | SF
Thursday, October 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required
| The Commonwealth Club (SF)
San Francisco Soda Tax Showdown | SF

To tax or not to tax? That is the question posed to San Francisco residents this November as Proposition E, also known as the Soda Tax, appears on the ballots.
At this special free Commonwealth Club event, learn how Proposition E seeks to impose a 2-cents-per-ounce …

2014 Bay Area Science Festival | Thursday, Oct. 30
Thursday, October 30 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Some events may require an RSVP or have other restrictions.
| San Francisco Bay Area
2014 Bay Area Science Festival | Thursday, Oct. 30

Free events on Thursday, October 30, 2014

3 pm: Southeast Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour - San Francisco
6:30 pm: GMOs in Sustainable Food - Berkeley
7 pm: Faster, Higher, and Stronger: Sports Science and Super-Athletes – Oakland
7 pm: Stem Cell Awareness Day: Research and Applications – San Jose

Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories | Pier 40
Thursday, October 30 – 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 ...

Wizard of Oz Halloween Puppy Party: Free Drinks & Dog Celebrity, Tuna | SF SPCA
Thursday, October 30 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco SPCA (Mission)
Wizard of Oz Halloween Puppy Party: Free Drinks & Dog Celebrity, Tuna | SF SPCA

Bring Toto and your ruby slippers as the San Francisco SPCA and 7×7 throw a fun Wizard of Oz-themed Halloween party at the new Mission Campus adoption center with free drinks and adoptions because everyone can agree, “There’s no place like home.”
Free, but an RSVP …

Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Thursday, October 30 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food, drinks & shopping
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park

An after-work party at the SOMA StrEat food park every Thursday starting in the late afternoon with groovy sunshine house music – getting deeper when the sun goes down.
SoMa StrEat Food Park and Funcheap are putting on a Thursday Night Market called “StrEat Bazaar.” The …

Bay Area Science Festival: Creatures of the NightLife | Academy of Sciences
Thursday, October 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
Bay Area Science Festival: Creatures of the NightLife | Academy of Sciences

The creatures come out at night as NightLife joins forces with the Bay Area Science Festival for an evening of delightful disgust. Discover the science and spectacle behind vampires, zombies and other creatures that go bump in the night.
Creature Feature Drag Show in the West …

Rainbow Crosswalk “Coming Out” Block Party | Castro
Thursday, October 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Castro & 18th
Rainbow Crosswalk

The rainbow crosswalks in the Castro are almost done, so they’ll be closing down Castro and 18th Streets for a block party from 6-8 pm on October 30, 2014.
The Sister’s of Perpetual Indulgence will open the event with a blessing of the new project, Mayor Ed …

Knife Skills & Traditional Cookery Workshop: 2014 Day of the Dead | East Bay
Knife Skills & Traditional Cookery Workshop: 2014 Day of the Dead | East Bay

Celebrate your beloved dead and the autumn time when the veil grows thin by creating altars and an earth mandala, joining in on a procession and dinner, and enjoying live music in North Oakland’s Dover Park. 2014 North Oakland Day of the Dead Saturday, November 1, ...

Scary Neighborhood House Haunt | San Jose
Thursday, October 30 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but canned food donations for Second Harvest are appreciated
| Spaich House
Scary Neighborhood House Haunt | San Jose

The Spaich House in San Jose hosts a home haunt that offers up scares for the neighborhood. The haunt will be fully opened from 6:30-9 pm on Oct. 30-31, 2014 at 1188 Spaich Dr., San Jose. Admission is free, but please bring canned food to donate ...

Mobile App Beta Launch: Free Pizza | Berkeley
Thursday, October 30 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free pizza (while supplies last) w/ Relcy mobile app download
| Sliver Pizzeria
Mobile App Beta Launch: Free Pizza | Berkeley

Relcy is offering free pizza, first come, first serve, for those who sign up to be included in their beta launch program.
To be eligible, you must be an iPhone or Android user and provide your name, email and phone number at the event or sign …

2014 Spooky & Elaborate Halloween Haunted House Crawl | Alameda
Thursday, October 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Neumansky's
2014 Spooky & Elaborate Halloween Haunted House Crawl | Alameda

Enjoy nearly 20 spooky Halloween yard intallations, haunted pumpkin patches and graveyards all over Alameda during the 8th annual Alameda Haunt Your House competition from 7-9:30 pm on October 30, 2014.
Bike, walk, skateboard, crawl – just remember to bring some canned goods to donate to all your favorite …

Bike-In Movie Night: Classic Horror & Free Snacks | East Bay
Thursday, October 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Revolights HQ
 Bike-In Movie Night: Classic Horror & Free Snacks | East Bay

Get ready to get scared because Helios and Revolights are screening a terrifying horror movie in the traditional fashion of a drive-in movie theater—but with bicycles.
Throw on your costume and ride your bike to the Revolights HQ where they’ll have plenty of snacks and space …

Taste Lab: Miracle Berries & Super Tasters | Mountain View
Thursday, October 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Taste Lab: Miracle Berries & Super Tasters | Mountain View

Are your taste buds ready for all that Halloween candy? The Mountain View Public Library’s resident mad scientist has curated a number of experiments that require human test subjects.
Are you brave enough to explore the darkest depths of your own taste buds? Find out if you’re …

Win Tix: Late Night at the San Francisco Dungeon | Embarcadero
Thursday, October 30 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $40.
| The San Francisco Dungeon
Late Night at the San Francisco Dungeon | Embarcadero

The Home of Halloween, The San Francisco Dungeon, dares you to visit during our 21+ adult only Lates on October 30, 2014.
Join the Trickster as you experience 200 years of history through nine live actor shows and a thrilling after party at The Gold Dust Lounge. Tickets …

Friday, October 31

Free Scary Face Kids’ Pancake | IHOP
Friday, October 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for kids 12 and under
| IHOP (Marina District)
Free Scary Face Kids' Pancake | IHOP

Trick or treat, IHOP gives kids something free to eat this Halloween – all kids 12 and under receive a free Scary Face Pancake from 7 am to 10 pm on Friday, October 31, 2014.
One per child. Dine in only. Participation may vary location to location.
Bay …

Starve A Vampire Day: 2014 Halloween Blood Drive | SF
Starve A Vampire Day: 2014 Halloween Blood Drive | SF

8 billion mosquito’s can’t be wrong, so it’s time to start starving some vampires. 
The Blood Centers of the Pacific are hosting their annual Halloween Blood Drive in their donor coach parked at Two Embarcadero Center on Front Street from 8 am to 4 pm on 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 ...

Giants World Series Parade 2014 | Route, Date, Time
Friday, October 31 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center (SF)
Giants World Series Parade 2014 | Route, Date, Time

Get down to Market Street on Halloween for the city’s parade and celebration for the 2014 World Champion Giants!
The victory parade will take place Friday, October 31, 2014 starting at Noon. And beware, there’s a chance of rain which may affect the start time.
The parade …

Hallo-chiweenie Yappy Hour w/ Internet Dog Sensation Tuna | SF
Friday, October 31 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| W San Francsico
Hallo-chiweenie Yappy Hour w/ Internet Dog Sensation Tuna | SF

Bring your hound to the W San Francisco on Hallo-chiweenie for a meet-and-bark event with the internet’s most beloved dog, Tuna of #tunameltsmyheart. 
Free, but an RSVP is required.
Fans and four-legged friends are encouraged to dress spooky – winning costumes will have the opportunity to score …

2014 “Ghost Ship Halloween” Art Sneak Peak & Halloween Carnival | SF
Friday, October 31 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 70
2014

Ghost Ship Halloween will once again host a free preview party for an afternoon of all-ages Halloween games, rides, treats or tricks. San Francisco friends and neighbors are welcome to explore the haunted asylum, test out the dance floors and looky loo at the art cars …

Sneak Peek: 2014 San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Festival | Fort Mason
Sneak Peek: 2014 San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Festival | Fort Mason

The San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Festival is one of the biggest of its kind on the West Coast with over $1 million dollars in gear from top brands such as Burton, K2, Atomic, Rossignol and many, many more – all discounted up to 70% off. On Saturday and Sunday, ...

Halloween Michael Jackson Extravaganza & Festival | Bayview
Friday, October 31 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bayview Opera House
Halloween Michael Jackson Extravaganza & Festival | Bayview

Bayview Town Center are honoring Michael Jackson 5 years after his death by playing, dancing, and getting scared to his music.
Mendell Plaza will host the annual Halloween celebration featuring a petting zoo, a haunted house, a costume contest, arts activities for kids, pumpkin carving and more. And, …

Doggie Halloween Parade on Bay Street | Emeryville
Friday, October 31 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Street Emeryville
Doggie Halloween Parade on Bay Street | Emeryville

Bay Street Emeryville will host a Doggie Halloween Parade on the Plaza from 4-5 pm on Friday, October 31, 2014.
Best pet costume wins $50 certificate. Also, doggies that have photo taken will be entered into the social media challenge.