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Friday, October 24

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Friday, October 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Friday and fourth Friday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye out on ...

Indie Pop Duo Concert: Tennis | Amoeba SF
Friday, October 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Indie Pop Duo Concert: Tennis | Amoeba SF

Tennis is an indie-pop duo from Denver, Colorado made up of husband and wife team Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley. Ritual In Repeat (out now and available on CD & LP) is the duo’s highly-anticipated third full-length release produced by Patrick Carney (The Black Keys), …

1st Ever Nerd Nite “Block Party”: 2014 Bay Area Science Fest | SoMa
Friday, October 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Except for events at Slim's and SoMa StrEat Food Party, all other events are free
| Folsom Street Foundry
1st Ever Nerd Nite “Block Party”: 2014 Bay Area Science Fest | SoMa

Like The Blob, the Bay Area Science Festival keeps growing. Play old school video games at Folsom Street Foundry, attend nerd science lectures at Piston & Chain or take a guided field trip to hidden craftsmen and artisan workshops in SoMa.
Nerd Nite Block Party Free …

Win Tix: Mayhem Mansion: Twisted Tours of 1886 Haas-Lilienthal House | SF
Friday, October 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular price: $18 adv / $25 door for adults
| Haas-Lilienthal House
Mayhem Mansion: Twisted Tours of 1886 Haas-Lilienthal House | SF

Scares abound as the 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. …

Soulful Rock ‘n Roll Show & Free Cocktails | Haight
Soulful Rock 'n Roll Show & Free Cocktails | Haight

Kingsborough and The Dirty Picture will be performing live at the next The City: SF Sounds event happening at Milk Bar (1840 Haight St)
Free, but an RSVP is required and gets you free drink tickets and access to the appetizer hour hosted by Jack Daniels.
Determined to help …

2014 Zombie Walk & Thriller “Dress Rehearsal” | San Jose
Friday, October 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bank of America Parking Lot (SJ)
2014 Zombie Walk & Thriller

In preparation for Thrill the World on October 25, the Adira Dance & Costume in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood will be raising the undead for a zombie walk and a “dress rehearsal” of Thriller through the Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose from 7-9 …

Friday Night Outdoor Movie: “Ghostbusters” | Sunset Dist.
Friday, October 24 – 7:15 pm | Cost: FREE | McCoppin Square
Friday Night Outdoor Movie:

Every Friday in October 2014, the City and County of San Francisco is once again hosting free movies at McCoppin Square in the Sunset District. Movies begin at sunset (7:15 pm), but come early for coupons to local eateries. Visit with POPS (People of Sunset Parkside), ...

Win Tix: 2014 Bay Area Science Fest Opening Party w/ The Phenomenauts | SF
Friday, October 24 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15
| Slim's
2014 Bay Area Science Fest Opening Party w/ The Phenomenauts | SF

Escape Velocity is the speed needed to break free from the gravitational attraction of a massive body, such as the Earth. The Phenomenauts felt it was a fitting title for an album that encourages people to break free of their own limitations, taking off on …

4th Annual Free Halloween DJ Dance Party | 1015 Folsom
Friday, October 24 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| 1015 Folsom
4th Annual Free Halloween DJ Dance Party | 1015 Folsom

Come get down at the Mad Decent Halloween dance party featuring a full lineup of DJs filling up 1015 Folsom with beats from 10 pm to 3 am on Friday, October 24, 2014.
Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, a print out of your ticket is mandatory …

2014 Rocky Horror Picture Show: Free Movie & Live Cast Performance | Castro
Friday, October 24 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Midnight Sun
2014 Rocky Horror Picture Show: Free Movie & Live Cast Performance | Castro

Midnight Sun’s 4th Annual Rocky Horror Picture Show party is back with a new director and a full live cast making it the biggest spectacle yet on Friday night, October 24, 2014.
The cast will be acting out and lip syncing all of the musical numbers while the …

Saturday, October 25

2014 Halloween Fest: Costume Swap, Fancy Pumpkin Carving & Pup Parade | Marin
Saturday, October 25 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Marin Country Mart
2014 Halloween Fest: Costume Swap, Fancy Pumpkin Carving & Pup Parade | Marin

Come to the Marin Country Mart Farmers’ Market to celebrate the spookiest day of the year with a Halloween Festival on Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Take part in the bring-one-get-one costume swap from 9 am to 1 pm. From 11-11:30 am, dress up your pooch for a Costumed …

Free Live DJ Bootcamp Workout & Top Trainer Competition | Marina
Saturday, October 25 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Marina Green
Free Live DJ Bootcamp Workout & Top Trainer Competition | Marina

The National Fitness Campaign and SF Parks & Rec are hosting an NFC Fitness Court Challenge at the Marina Green from 9 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
Unleash your inner bad ass with our Tribesports Fitness Court Boot Camp. …

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Tenderloin & Potrero Hill Residents
Saturday, October 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Tenderloin & 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 ...

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 …

Southeast Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour | Bayview
Saturday, October 25 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Southeast Wastewater Treatment Plant
Southeast Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour | Bayview

Please Note: This tour will take place at the Southeast Wastewater Treatment Plant in Bayview, and not at Oceanside in the Outer Sunset, as was originally posted.

Costume Party, Pumpkin Patch & 2-for-1 Cocktails | Treasure Island Flea
Saturday, October 25 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Great Lawn
Costume Party, Pumpkin Patch & 2-for-1 Cocktails | Treasure Island Flea

It’s Howl-o-ween at the Flea, so get your costume on and bring your buckets and bags because all 400+ Treasure Island Flea vendors are bringing specials treats for trick-or-treaters. 
You’ll also enjoy:

a petting zoo, pony rides and a pumpkin patch
a creepy clown making balloon animals for …

2014 Halloween ComicFest | Free Comic Book Day
Saturday, October 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2014 Halloween ComicFest | Free Comic Book Day

Halloween ComicFest is an annual celebration of Halloween and comics that takes place at participating comic shops around the country and the Bay Area on October 25, 2014. Comic book stores host Halloween comic book giveaways, costume contests, artist events and other activities. Find your closest destination ...

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, ...

Wharf Fest 2014 & Saturday Night Fireworks | Fisherman’s Wharf
Saturday, October 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fisherman's Wharf
Wharf Fest 2014 & Saturday Night Fireworks | Fisherman's Wharf

Whart Fest 2014 celebrates the legacy of San Francisco’s historic waterfront district and invites Bay Area locals to visit the district after the tourist season has ended and before San Francisco’s fabulous fall climate fades away. 2014 Wharf Fest Saturday, October 25, 2014 | 11 am to 9 pm ...

2014 Día de los Muertes Festival, Lucha & Taco Eating Contest | San José
Saturday, October 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | St. James Park (San Jose)
2014 Día de los Muertes Festival, Lucha & Taco Eating Contest | San José

Come enjoy 5th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival filled with live music, food, local artists and vendors, Lucha Libre wrestling, and a Taco Eating Contest.
2014 Día de los Muertes Festival
Saturday, October 25, 2014 | 11 am to 6 pm
St. James Park, San Jose
FREE
2014 Dia The festival is steeped …

Win Tix: Artisan Wine Tasting & Pairing Market | Treasure Island
Artisan Wine Tasting & Pairing Market | Treasure Island

Enjoy a flight of wine and sampling of local artisan delectables to for pairing.
Explore local craft vendors including the likes of chocolatier Coco Tutti, the dangerously delicious caramels of Kindred Cooks, the delectable Jade Chocolates, the delicious Monterey Chocolate Company, the savory creations of Olive …

2014 Día de Los Muertos at the Cemetary: Aztec Dance, Folklorico & Singing | San José
Saturday, October 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Calvary Catholic Cemetery
2014 Día de Los Muertos at the Cemetary: Aztec Dance, Folklorico & Singing | San José

The 5th Annual Día de Los Muertos celebration at Calvary Catholic Cemetery will take place from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, October 25, 2014.
The celebration will include performances by local entertainers, singer Manuel Romero, Aztec dance group Capulli Tonalehqueh, in addition to Folklorico …

San Francisco Pumpkin Carving Festival | Presidio
Saturday, October 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP requested
| Pershing Square
San Francisco Pumpkin Carving Festival | Presidio

Join us at this free family-friendly event to create your own Halloween decor Basic tools will be provided. Bring your own stickers and stencils. Free pumpkins from Farmer John’s Pumpkin Farm in Half Moon Bay will be available on site.
Face painting by the Presidio YMCA will be available from …

2014 Michael Jackson “Thriller” Dance-Off & Costume Contest | Oakland
Saturday, October 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a $10 donation is requested.
| Studio One Art Center
2014 Michael Jackson

Witness the simultaneous dance-off to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” for an annual flashmob called “Thrill the World” that is performed simultaneously along with thousands all over the world.
2014 “Thrill the World” Michael Jackson Flash Mob
Saturday, October 25, 2014 | 3 pm performance
Studio One Art Center, 365 45th St, Oakland
FREE, …

2014 “Come Out & Play” Saturday: All-Day Game Festival | SF
Saturday, October 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP may be required for some games.
| Civic Center (SF)
2014

The Come Out & Play Festival is back celebrating a fifth year of bringing play to the Bay with new and innovative real-world games happening on Fulton Street between Hyde and Larkin at Civic Center in the heart of San Francisco. 2014 Come Out & ...