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Friday, October 13

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, October 13 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (East Bay)
East Bay Bike Party

The East Bay Bike Party is a monthly mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and bike types, to meet, ride, and play together in the streets on the second Friday of the month with upwards of 400 riders usually meeting at an East ...

Proxy Fall 2017 Outdoor Film Series: “A Ghost Story” | Hayes Valley
Friday, October 13 – 7:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Proxy SF
Proxy Fall 2017 Outdoor Film Series:
“Like nothing you’ve ever seen.” —Vanity Fair With A Ghost Story, director David Lowery returns with a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection. Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Rooney Mara), only ...

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, October 13 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Jack London Square
Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland

Take a free 90-minute narrated harbor tour (May to October). Visitors will learn about the Port, its operations and economic impact on the region. Harbor tours provide a unique vantage point because marine terminals are closed to the public. The excursions are a great way to ...

Saturday, October 14

Rihanna VMA Performance Flash Mob | SF
Saturday, October 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch
| All Over San Francisco
Rihanna VMA Performance Flash Mob | SF
On October 14th, be on the lookout San Francisco as Bay Area Flash Mob perform Rihanna’s 2016 VMA awards show performance. If you want to learn the medley as well, check out their website.
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Outer Mission & Glen Park Residents
Saturday, October 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Outer Mission & Glen Park Residents

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

“Trees, Ferns & Rhododendrons” Plant Sale | SF Botanical Garden
Saturday, October 14 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Botanical Garden

Come by for a unique opportunity to admire and acquire an outstanding selection of plants seldom found in commercial nurseries or garden centers. Enjoy a wide variety of plants at each monthly Saturday sale, in addition to featured selections, based on the season. All monthly ...

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting with Innovative Cuisine | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, October 14 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting with Innovative Cuisine | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Laura Stec is a chef, author, public speaker and green-cuisine consultant. Currently, she is Corporate Chef for Pescadero Foods, Inc., sustainably farming their Wattle & Comb® 100% ...
SF Open Studios 2017 | Hunters Point Shipyard & Islais Creek Studios
Saturday, October 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2017 | Hunters Point Shipyard & Islais Creek Studios

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 over four weekends in October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

“Pier 39” Birthday Bash & Fireworks | SF
Saturday, October 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Pier 39’s 39-week celebration culminates on Saturday, October 14 with the 39th Birthday Bash. Join for an evening of fun, music, discounts and more. The night will be topped off with a dazzling fireworks display over San Francisco Bay. This is a party you won’t want ...
Pizzafest 2017: Fresh Pizza Samples & Local Beer | Berkeley
Saturday, October 14 – All Day | Cost: $20*
*$1.69 service fee; free for children under 12.
| The Companion Group
Pizzafest 2017: Fresh Pizza Samples & Local Beer | Berkeley
Celebrating all things pizza. 2017 marks the fourth year for this popular northern California event. Come and sample fresh pizzas cooked on site from over 13 competing teams and vote for your favorite on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Complete the meal with beer from Lagunitas Brewery ...
Mission District “Calle 24” Latino Art Stroll & Mural Tour | SF
Saturday, October 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 24th Street (Mission)
Mission District

Calle 24 hosts an all-day Paseo Artistico / Art Stroll, a joint effort between several noted Calle 24 arts organizations, Paseo Artistico will bring music, poetry, book readings film and cultural tours to the 24th Street corridor every second Saturday. “Calle 24” spans 14 city blocks, the section ...

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, October 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Brought to you by the same people who produce the Treasure Island Flea, the Jack of All Trades Market features a curated mix of nearly 100 local makers, indie designers, antiquers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more. Jack of All Trades Market Every Second Saturday | 11 am to 5 ...

OurTownSF LGBTQ Nonprofit Expo | Eureka Valley
Saturday, October 14 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eureka Valley Recreation Center
OurTownSF LGBTQ Nonprofit Expo | Eureka Valley
Come and participate at the largest SF LGBTQ Nonprofit Expo ever. They’re taking over the entire Eureka Valley Recreation Center at 18th and Collingwood plus their playing field for their 2nd annual OurTownSF Nonprofit Expo. Connect in English or Spanish. They will feature over 100 SF ...
Lit Crawl 2017 | Mission District
Lit Crawl 2017 | Mission District
The 13th annual Lit Crawl will span over three hours in the Mission District’s Valencia Street corridor, featuring dozens of literary readings and events, including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, comedy and more, in bookstores, bars, galleries, restaurants, stores, cafés, community spaces, a bookmobile, a vibrator store, and ...
“Ignite!” Innovation: Lighted Drones, Digital Paintings & Robot Demos | Pleasanton
Saturday, October 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Firehouse Arts Center (Pleasanton)
The inaugural “Ignite!” is a free family event slated to fill the Firehouse Arts Center and the surrounding streets between Division and Railroad. The evening event will feature: Jeremy Sutton, Digital Artist (Performed live digital painting for Cirque du Soleil) Hot Club of San Francisco Innovative Illuminated Decor Ignite! Talks Illuminated Drones Eden ...

Sunday, October 15

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Parkside & Sunset Residents
Sunday, October 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Parkside & Sunset Residents

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

2017 San Francisco Street Food Festival
Sunday, October 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Food admission, but bring money to buy food and drinks.
| 420 23rd Street
2017 San Francisco Street Food Festival

Come join them on October 15th to enjoy the delicious dishes of 20+ talented chefs born out of La Cocina, and a few others who had to jump in on the party. You won’t want to miss out on what these incredible chefs will be ...

The Final “Inner Sunset Flea” of 2017 | Block Party & Street Fair
Sunday, October 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 9th and Irving
The Final

The Inner Sunset Flea is a cross between a block party, a festival, and a street fair. The whole neighborhood is invited to create a public space where everyone can all enjoy their community, food, family fun and more. 2017 Inner Sunset Flea Second Sundays May to Sept ...

SF Open Studios 2017 | Hunters Point Shipyard & Islais Creek Studios
Sunday, October 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2017 | Hunters Point Shipyard & Islais Creek Studios

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 over four weekends in October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

Salsa Sunday Block Party, Live Music & Dancing | Berkeley
Sunday, October 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Berkeley
Salsa Sunday Block Party, Live Music & Dancing | Berkeley

Salsa Sundays is back for summer 2017 with a series of five block parties held every third Sunday of the month from June through October in the heart of Downtown Berkeley. Come and join in the fun at the best block party around. Expect free live ...

San Francisco Bluegrass and Old-Time Festival | McLaren Park
Sunday, October 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
San Francisco Bluegrass and Old-Time Festival | McLaren Park
The San Francisco Bluegrass and Old-Time Festival.showcases several of our local troubadours at a non-stop afternoon of new and traditional tunes sung and played by The Beauty Operators String Band, and several well-known bluegrass bands.

Tuesday, October 17

“All the Dirty Parts” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books
Tuesday, October 17 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
Daniel Handler discusses his new novel, All the Dirty Parts, with Matthew Zapruder. About All the Dirty Parts: Cole is a boy in high school. He runs cross country, he sketches, he jokes around with friends. But none of this quite matters next to the allure of ...
Astrolecture Series: How the First Things in the Universe Came About | The Presidio
Tuesday, October 17 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and an RSVP is encouraged.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Astrolecture Series: How the First Things in the Universe Came About | The Presidio
Journey through the early universe using the latest computer animations of early star formation, supernova explosions and the build-up of the first galaxies with Tom Abel, the director of the Kavli Institute, and physics professor at Stanford. Dr. Abel’s work has shown that the first ...

Wednesday, October 18

SF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | Mission
Wednesday, October 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| Southpaw BBQ & Southern Cooking
SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | Mission

The San Francisco Brewers Guild has created the city’s first free, hop-on-hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries as a permanent companion to its monthly Meet the Brewers nights. The fun kicks off with a “Meet the Brewers” event at 6pm typically featuring special release ...

Thursday, October 19

The Economic Security Project: CASH Conference & Evening Party | SF
Thursday, October 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco Mint
The Economic Security Project: CASH Conference & Evening Party | SF
The Economic Security Project invites you to their first ever CASH Conference this fall in San Francisco. You will meet at the historic Old Mint, a building that once housed a third of the nation’s wealth, to reimagine what an economy built on the well-being ...
Art Trax: Free Monthly Pop-Up Art Galleries | Pittsburg
Thursday, October 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money if you want to take home awesome local art.
| Old Town Pittsburg
Art Trax: Free Monthly Pop-Up Art Galleries | Pittsburg

Pittsburg’s creative community brings artisans and Old Town merchants together via free monthly pop-up art galleries. Pittsburg and neighboring community residents are invited to attend the monthly ArtTrax event, and walk historic charming Old Town Pittsburg to view artisan works in pop-up displays at over ...

Civic Center’s “Third Thursday” Music & Food Festival: 2017 Finale | SF
Thursday, October 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
Civic Center's

The Commons on Third Thursdays will activate UN Plaza, Fulton Street and Civic Center Plaza with three stages of music, food trucks, bars, bocce ball and other activities held on four nights, one each month until October from 5 to 9 pm. “The Commons” is the ...

Extraterrestrial NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, October 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Extraterrestrial NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Explore the mysteries beyond the solar system with a night dedicated to the search for extraterrestrials.
Free Russian Dance Lessons & Vodka Tasting | The Presidio
Thursday, October 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is encouraged.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Free Russian Dance Lessons & Vodka Tasting | The Presidio
Explore the legacy of Russian culture in the Old World and the new. The evening will include a folk dance lesson and performances by Dolina Folk, and a historical overview of Russian colonial presence in California from Fort Ross interpreter Hank Birnbaum. Plus a vodka ...
Exploratorium After Dark: Collisions & Everything Matters | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Collisions & Everything Matters | Pier 15
Reinvent your Thursday nights at After Dark. Come be in your elements with Exploratorium host and scientific raconteur Ron Hipschman at Everything Matters: Chromium. Experience a fascinating array of unique, adult-only programs and events that change each week. Grab dinner by the Bay, play with hundreds ...