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Friday, October 20

Sound Sculpture & Candlelight Tunnel Ritual: 2017 Finale | Golden Gate Park
Friday, October 20 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers
Sound Sculpture & Candlelight Tunnel Ritual: 2017 Finale | Golden Gate Park
This is your final chance to experience “B.” You’re invited to Golden Gate Park in the tunnel across from the Conservatory of flowers for the final evening of this interactive sound sculpture with creators and composers of Harmonic Series Gamelan and Pet The Tiger. Join these masters ...
Win Tix: “Fear Overload” Scream Park: Two Jaw-Dropping Haunted Houses | East Bay
Friday, October 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Bayfair Center
Welcome to one of the most outrageous haunted house events in the Bay Area. As seen on CBS, ABC, Fox, and Forbes, Fear Overload Scream Park offers two “absolutely sickening” haunted houses (including one in total blackout with flashlights only) live entertainment throughout the month of October. Mature ...

Win Tix: 71st Grand National Rodeo & Horse Show | Cow Palace
Friday, October 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Cow Palace
Here in the big ole’ city we don’t get to see much rodeo-ing. Heck, the closest we get is in Golden Gate Park with some police on horseback by the bison paddock. But bison watching is no bull riding. > Get Tickets – $10+ At the 71st ...
Haunted Walk-through Maze of Terror | Peninsula
Friday, October 20 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated to benefit Unicef
| Haunted House of Moss Beach
Haunted Walk-through Maze of Terror | Peninsula

Haunting your souls for nearly two decades, the Haunted House of Moss Beach is a spooky, walk-through maze of terror. Please note, arrive early to avoid long lines. Only two people are allowed per a tour. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. This ...

Proxy Fall 2017 Outdoor Film Series: “Patti Cake$” | Hayes Valley
Friday, October 20 – 7:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Proxy SF
Proxy Fall 2017 Outdoor Film Series:
“The Sundance and Cannes sensation” —Deadline In a coming-of-age story straight out of Jersey, an unlikely rapper finds her voice as a one-of-a-kind hip-hop legend in the making in Patti Cake$, the first feature film from acclaimed commercial and music-video director Geremy Jasper. Set in gritty strip-mall ...
10th Anniversary Ride | San Jose Bike Party
Friday, October 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
10th Anniversary Ride | 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 ...

Win Tix: “Mayhem Mansion” Haunted Tours of 1886 Victorian | SF
Friday, October 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Regular price: $20 adv for adults - Use code FUNCHEAP for $2 off tickets
| Haas-Lilienthal House
San Francisco’s historic 1886 Haas-Lilienthal House will be transformed into Mayhem Mansion, a haunted house style attraction. Set in a Victorian-era house museum, ghoulish guides walk you through dimly lit parlors and passages on a “twisted tour of terror” replete with frightful encounters in unexpected places. 2017 is ...
Win Tix: Kat Robichaud’s Misfit Cabaret “Horror Show” | The Great Star Theater
Friday, October 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Great Star Theater
Singer Kat Robichaud (NBC’s The Voice) brings her band, The Darling Misfits, to San Francisco’s Great Star Theater for Misfit Cabaret’s spooky Halloween extravaganza. This pop culture variety show blends rock ‘n’ roll, vaudeville and all your favorite horror films, rolled into one sexy, funny, musical show ...
Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, October 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom
Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
This month’s line up: Justin Lockwood Allison Mick John Gallagher Marcus Williams Julie Ash Headliner: Nato Green (Rooftop Comedy, San Francisco Examiner, KALW)
Tricks & Treats: Halloween Glow Party | SF
Friday, October 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 9 PM. $5 cover afterward
| Lone Star Saloon
Tricks & Treats: Halloween Glow Party | SF
Join hostess Saul Sugarman and his merry band of misfits for an early Halloween black light and glow paint party. Expect all of their typical fun treats at the Lone Star Saloon: dancers, lasers, black light, glow paint and the deadly punch. Want to know what ...
Win Tix: “Top Gun” Live | DNA Lounge
Friday, October 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$25 to $45
| DNA Lounge
A Maverick’s Homage, Los Angeles’ lauded, full-immersion, interactive, smash hit, absurdist stage adaptation of the 1986 Tom Cruise cinematic masterpiece Top Gun, is coming to the storied DNA Lounge for an autumn 2017 limited run. > Get Tickets – $25 – GA Tom Gun Live. A Maverick’s ...
Win Tix: Legendary Australia Troubadour “Paul Kelly” | Slim’s
Friday, October 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Slim's
Paul Kelly is an Australian rock musician, singer-songwriter, guitarist, and harmonica player. And I hear he can play a mean set of spoons. His lively, infectious sound harkens back to a time when rock and roll were something fun. It’s the kind of driving rock ...
Win Tix: Global Soul: Motown on Mondays vs. Non-Stop Bhangra | SF
Friday, October 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Great Northern
Three legendary SF soulful parties coming together under one roof as Global Soul. > Get Tickets – $12 Adv / $15 Door – 21+ Featuring DJs, live musicians and dancers, this one will definitely be for those who enjoy quintessential Bay Area vibes. Punjab meets Brazil meets ...
The Upside Down: Stranger Things Party | SF
Friday, October 20 – 9:30 pm | Cost: $20*
*At the door
| Rickshaw Stop
The Upside Down: Stranger Things Party | SF
The Upside Down San Francisco’s own homage to Stranger Things is here. Join them at the Rickshaw Stop and get down to the best new wave, synth wave, 80’s pop, and punk this side of Hawkins, Indiana. This is Halloween after all, so don your favorite ...
Win Tix: Comedy Night: Sarah Tiana (Comedy Central) | The Punch Line
Friday, October 20 – 10:15 pm | Cost: WIN | The Punch Line
You may have seen comedian Sarah Tiana on @Midnight on Comedy Central, Chelsea Lately, as host of the Roast Of Justin Bieber Red Carpet, or host of the CMA’s Red Carpet. > Get Tickets – $22.50 – 18+ Or maybe you’ve seen her as possible murderess Carmen ...

Saturday, October 21

29th Annual San Francisco “Old Car Picnic” | Golden Gate Park
29th Annual San Francisco
Celebrate the 29 years of San Francisco Old Car Picnic (formerly Jimmy’s Old Car Picnic) showing off cars from 1987 or older at Hellman Hollow (Speedway Meadow) in Golden Gate Park. 2017 San Francisco Old Car Picnic Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 7 am to 4 pm Hellman Hollow (formerly Speedway Meadow), 50 Overlook Dr, GG ...
4th Annual Library To Library Bike Tour Loop | San Jose
Saturday, October 21 – 8:45 am | Cost: FREE | Calabazas Branch Library
4th Annual Library To Library Bike Tour Loop | San Jose
Please join them to celebrate bikes and libraries. Bicycling librarians will lead a 25 mile loop, visiting 6 Silicon Valley libraries. The Library 2 Library Bicycle Loop Tour is a fun tour for library lovers and bicycle riders. They bring people of all ages together and highlight the ...
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Bernal Heights & Potrero Hill Residents
Saturday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Bernal Heights & Potrero Hill 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 ...

Corgi Con Fall 2017: Massive Dogo Beach Paw-ty | Ocean Beach
Saturday, October 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Below Cliff House)
Corgi Con Fall 2017: Massive Dogo Beach Paw-ty | Ocean Beach
The NorCal Corgi Con is a wonderfully bizarre beach day bash for dogs (and their pawrents) that brings together hundreds of enthusiastic Corgis, their owners and wannabes too on Ocean Beach in San FranCorgsco, between Stairwell 2 and 5 near the Cliff House, from 10 am to 2 ...
2017 Potrero Hill Festival & Street Fair: 100+ Vendors & Live Music | SF
Saturday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Potrero Hill Neighborhood House
2017 Potrero Hill Festival & Street Fair: 100+ Vendors & Live Music | SF
Potrero Hill, iconic neighborhood extraordinaire, is hosting the 27th annual festival – an exciting street fair on 20th Street. They’ll have music, food, crafts, rides and activities for young and old alike. 2017 Potrero Hill Festival Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 11 am to 4 pm 20th Street ...
SF Open Studios 2017 | Presidio, Richmond, Sunset, West Portal, Ocean View
Saturday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2017 | Presidio, Richmond, Sunset, West Portal, Ocean View

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 ...

2017 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF
Saturday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; if you take Muni, fare is required
| CIIS - California Institute of Integral Studies
2017 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF

Each year, Epiphany Productions transforms the city’s streets into stages through San Francisco Trolley Dances, a series of free contemporary dance performances along a Muni line. For the price of a Muni ticket, you’ll get a “hop-on, hop-off” Muni tour to experience an extraordinary lineup of ...

12th Annual Children’s Halloween Hootenanny: “Nightmares & Fears” | Haight
Saturday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Kezar Stadium
12th Annual Children's Halloween Hootenanny:
Come out and celebrate the Haight-Ashbury Street Fair’s 12th year of providing a fun, free and safe place for the children and families to come out for Halloween fun in the Haight from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The 2017 theme ...
2017 Día de los Muertos Festival: Live Mariachi, Dancing, Sugar Skulls & Lucha Libre | San José
Saturday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | St. James Park (San Jose)
2017 Día de los Muertos Festival: Live Mariachi, Dancing, Sugar Skulls & Lucha Libre | San José
Come enjoy 8th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival filled with live music, food, local artists, vendors, and even Lucha Libre wrestling. 2017 Día de los Muertes Festival Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 11 am to 6 pm St. James Park, San Jose FREE Día San José is steeped in tradition, culture and featuring an ...
2017 Wharf Fest | Fisherman’s Wharf
Saturday, October 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*FREE festival, but tickets required for annual chowder tasting.
| Fisherman's Wharf
2017 Wharf Fest | Fisherman’s Wharf

Wharf Fest returns to San Francisco’s iconic waterfront neighborhood. For the fifth year in a row, Fisherman’s Wharf invites Bay Area locals to come enjoy the neighborhood after the crowds of visitors have subsided but before the fabulous fall weather fades away. 2017 Wharf Fest ...

2017 Clarion Alley Block Party: 11 Hours of Live Music & Mural Celebration | SF
Saturday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Clarion Alley
2017 Clarion Alley Block Party: 11 Hours of Live Music & Mural Celebration | SF
Come on down to Clarion Alley Mural Project, nestled between Mission and Valencia and 17th and 18th, and check out the murals while listening to some great tunes as well. In the spirit of Clarion, it’s free for everyone. They are taking donations to help buy ...
2017 Cowboy Hootenanny Folk Festival | East Bay
Saturday, October 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but parking is $5 (cash only)
| Sunol-Ohlone Regional Wilderness
2017 Cowboy Hootenanny Folk Festival | East Bay
Come celebrate the cowboy and ranching heritage and learn how to square dance to some good old-fashioned foot stompin’, hand clappin’ blue grass music in the grassy meadow at the Sunol-Ohlone Regional Wilderness. 2017 Cowboy Hootenanny Folk Festival Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 11 am to 4 pm Sunol-Ohlone Regional ...
International Archaeology Day at the Presidio | SF
Saturday, October 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Archaeology Field Station ( Presidio Officers)
International Archaeology Day at the Presidio | SF
Experience events that capture the spirit and vitality of the Presidio… past and present. Activities for this event begin at the Archaeology Field Station across from the Presidio Officers’ Club Come join Presidio archaeologists at International Archaeology Day. The team will host activities for all ages. See ...
2017 SF Open Studios Weekend | Presidio & Ocean View
Saturday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
2017 SF Open Studios Weekend | Presidio & Ocean View

San Francisco comes alive with art this October and November as ArtSpan presents the 42nd Anniversary of SF Open Studios – the oldest and largest event of its kind in the country, featuring 800 artists. It’s an unrivaled opportunity for art patrons, collectors, and admirers ...

International Archaeology Day | The Presidio
Saturday, October 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is encouraged.
| Presidio Officers' Club
International Archaeology Day | The Presidio
Have you ever wondered what an archaeologist actually does? Did you know that there are archaeologists working and studying right here in San Francisco? To find out more, come join Presidio archaeologists at International Archaeology Day. See archaeology in action as Presidio Trust archaeologists uncover the ...