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Sunday, October 2

Family Play Day | 2016 “Come Out & Play” Festival
Sunday, October 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Chapel
Family Play Day | 2016

The Come Out & Play Festival is back celebrating a sixth year of bringing play to the Bay with new and innovative real-world games happening all over San Francisco. 2016 Come Out & Play Festival September 24 – October 8, 2016 All over San Francisco FREE (festival ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | McLaren Park
Sunday, October 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter's Tale | McLaren Park

For the 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of The Winter’s Tale. Luminous and heartbreaking, tragic and gloriously funny, The Winter’s Tale is the crowning achievement of Shakespeare’s late career, a magical tale that swoops across continents, generations, and genres to ...

Win Tix: “Sphinx Virtuosi” Classical Concert | Bayview Opera House
Sunday, October 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Bayview Opera House
The Sphinx Virtuosi, led by the Catalyst Quartet, is one of the nation’s most dynamic professional chamber orchestras and will be performing at the newly renovated Bayview Opera House. > Get Tickets – $5 – Normally $25, get exclusive $5 tickets with code FUNCHEAP Comprised of 18 ...
Writing Workshop: Writing in the Woods | Mill Valley
Sunday, October 2 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required
| Muir Woods National Monument
Writing Workshop: Writing in the Woods | Mill Valley
Join Ranger Amy Kaplan for a writing workshop at Muir Woods that explores the relationship between place and you and you and place. The workshop includes a short tour of Muir Woods. This event is recommended for ages 16-adult. Free but an RSVP is required. ...
Win Tix: Kabir Singh (The Family Guy) Comedy Show | Cobb’s
Sunday, October 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Cobb's Comedy Club
When it comes to comedy, Kabir Singh is no slouch. He’s won numerous awards for his funny chops, including the Bay Area Stand Up Comedy Competition. He’s opened for such acts as Russell Peters, Dave Chappelle, and Dane Cook. > Get Tickets – $16.00 And that’s not to ...

Monday, October 3

The Sound of Silence at the Japanese Tea Garden | SF
Monday, October 3 – 9:45 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 am.
| Japanese Tea Garden
The Sound of Silence at the Japanese Tea Garden | SF
The Japanese Tea Garden welcomes local author Katrina Goldsaito and illustrator Julia Kuo for an interactive reading of The Sound of Silence. Featured in Brain Pickings, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe and many others, the story tells of a little boy who goes ...
AT&T Customer Appreciation Day: Free Gelato, Espresso Art & Cupcake | SF
Monday, October 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | AT&T (Union Square)
AT&T Customer Appreciation Day: Free Gelato, Espresso Art & Cupcake | SF
To celebrate AT&T’s west coast flagship store opening, AT&T will be handing out servings of gelato from 12:00PM-2:00PM to the first 100 customers. Coffee artists from Melaquino will be creating espresso foam art work from 2:00PM-5:00PM and AT&T branded cupcakes will also be provided from local ...
Rosh Hashanah at the Beach: Celebration w/ Jazz Mafia & Bagpipes | Ocean Beach
Monday, October 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Fulton)
Rosh Hashanah at the Beach: Celebration w/ Jazz Mafia & Bagpipes | Ocean Beach
Reset your system with a modern spin on a 600-year-old Rosh Hashanah ritual called tashlich to get rid of last year’s bad karma and start the new year off fresh. JCCSF and Reboot by the shore invite you to Ocean Beach for a brief, engaging ritual and ...
Bonfire of Reflection | SF
Monday, October 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Fulton)
Bonfire of Reflection | SF
Join them at the San Francisco Bonfire of Reflection® on Monday, October 3, 2015, at Ocean Beach near Fulton. They will start gathering at 5 p.m.  The Bonfire of Reflection will begin at 7:00 pm, right after Tashlique concludes.   Please bring food and drinks for yourself and some to ...
Word Party Poetry & Jazz Open Mic | PianoFight
Monday, October 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | PianoFight
Word Party Poetry & Jazz Open Mic | PianoFight
The Word Party Poetry and Jazz Open mic makes its triumphant return after a year hiatus. Poetry open mic with jazz accompaniment from the Nova Jazz band. Poets have 3 minutes. Come early for sign up. Food and drinks are available at the bar.

Tuesday, October 4

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, October 4 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| de Young Museum
de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

Founded in 1895 in Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum to showcase the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, and art of the native Americas, Africa, and the Pacific. Free Admission Day: ...

Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, October 4 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| Legion of Honor
Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts building in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Normally admission is $10 for adults, but on the first Tuesday of each month admission is free (special ...

Conservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day | GG Park
Tuesday, October 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Conservatory of Flowers
Conservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day | GG Park

Whether you’re a native San Franciscan, a visitor from the other side of the world, or a budding botanist, the Conservatory of Flowers offers an intimate, up-close experience with over 1,700 species of rare, exotic and endangered plants from more than 50 different countries. Opened ...

Lecture On Year-Round Vegetable Gardening | SF
Tuesday, October 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Public Library
Lecture On Year-Round Vegetable Gardening | SF
It’s not too late to squeeze in some vegetables for a winter harvest. Peas, radishes, Swiss chard, fava beans, and lettuce can all go into the ground in October. Join Meghan Stobbe-Buelow to learn how to grow food all year long in San Francisco’s unique environment. ...
Win Tix: Americana Master “Corey Smith” | Great American Music Hall
Tuesday, October 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Great American Music Hall
Are you ready for a healthy dose of Americana? Then you owe it yourself to come see Corey Smith on his West Bound and Down Tour. This singer/songwriter is giving back to his legion of fans with his tenth album While the Gettin’ Is Good. > Get ...
Wood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar
Tuesday, October 4 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Wood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar

We’re sad to announce that the very last Wood Shoppe music showcase will take place on October 4, 2016. Wood Shoppe is a free monthly music series at Brick & Mortar Music Hall taking place every first Tuesday of the month. Get exposed to local ...

Wednesday, October 5

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, October 5 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One 360 Café
Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF

Join b.street waffles for their monthly Free Waffle Wednesday at the Capital One 360 Café in the Financial District and enjoy a complimentary waffle from 9-11 am, or while they last. These Belgian-style street waffles come in tasty flavors like TCHO chocolate, maple-bacon, salted caramel and many ...

“Women in Entrepreneurship” Documentary Screening | SF
Wednesday, October 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | General Assembly (Bush Street)
Go Against the Flow is a movement to inspire women to take intelligent risks, trust their vision, and develop leadership skills. The documentary, listed by Hackbright Academy as one of “5 Films for Girls and Women in Tech and Entrepreneurship,” shares the success stories of women ...
Win Tix: “ScreamGate” Zombie Apocalypse Haunted House & Outdoor Maze | SF
Wednesday, October 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost $20
| Stonestown Galleria
Zombies will be taking over the parking lot behind Macy’s at Stonestown Galleria as part of their imminent takeover of the world from Oct. 5-31, 2016. Inspired by AMC’s popular series, “The Walking Dead,” this haunted attraction seeks to recreate the world of survivors facing a ...
Integrating Cultural Thinking Into Technology | SF
Wednesday, October 5 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Minnesota Street Project
Integrating Cultural Thinking Into Technology | SF
Since 2010, Rhizome’s Seven on Seven has paired visionary artists and technologists, and challenged them to make something – an app, an artwork, whatever provokes their creativity. Through creation, this initiative explores how art and innovation can complement, sustain, and enhance one another. Join Peter Rojas, ...
19th Century California Indian Slavery & Genocide Lecture | SF
Wednesday, October 5 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
19th Century California Indian Slavery & Genocide Lecture | SF
After more than 150 years, finally historians—and perhaps Californians—are facing up to the horrifying truth that the Indians of California were subjected to a vicious and genocidal campaign of extermination from the beginning of U.S. control in 1846 until after the Civil War. Explore complicated stories ...
Win Tix: Edinburgh Fringe Fest Comedy “Daughter of a Garbage Man” | The Marsh
Wednesday, October 5 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN | The Marsh (San Francisco)
What is the American dream in 2016? Can the child of immigrants go from humble beginnings to international fame and fortune? KGO’s Maureen Langan, celebrated standup comic and radio host, is here to answer those questions at this performance that was recently featured at the ...
“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night & Free Pizza | SF
Wednesday, October 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kozy Kar Bar

Produced by two of San Francisco’s fastest rising stars: Zack Chapaloni and Joe Gorman, Kozy Kar Bar presents The Dirty Show w/ Zack & Joe. This standup comedy show features a wide variety of all types of humor, combining local and television talent at 8 pm ...

World Class Comedy Opening Night | Marina
Wednesday, October 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for free tickets. Otherwise $15.
| Eastside West
World Class Comedy Opening Night | Marina
Come to the opening night of World Class Comedy. Because you are a Funcheaper you get in for free! Headliner? Stroy Moyd, aka Dave Chappelle’s Bay Area opener who just got back from performing in South Korea.

Thursday, October 6

Market Street Prototyping Festival: Opening Day | SF
Thursday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Market and 3rd Street
Market Street Prototyping Festival: Opening Day | SF

Market Street comes alive with over 40 prototype projects. The wide sidewalks will be filled with temporary installations ranging from performance spaces, relaxation zones, dynamic art pieces, and more. Market Street runs through the heart of our beautiful city, yet it can feel uninviting and ...

Win: Lonely Planet’s Guide to Traveler Freebies | “The Best Things In Life Are Free”
Enter by: Thursday, October 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a copy of the book.
Yes, it’s possible to explore the world on any kind of budget. You just need to know where to look. In The Best Things in Life are Free: The Ultimate Money-Saving Travel Guide, the travel experts at Lonely Planet collected the most priceless experiences they’ve discovered ...
19th Annual “Music for People & Thingamajigs” Festival Exhibit | SF
Thursday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 55 Taylor
19th Annual
Collaborate musically with friends and strangers in an invented, hands-on orchestra space on Market Street corridor. Play Hear is an exhibit that will take place from October 6-8, 2016 at 12 pm and 5 pm at 55 Taylor Street at the Market Street Prototyping Festival.
Fleet Week 2016 | Blue Angels Arrival & Practice
Thursday, October 6 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2016 | Blue Angels Arrival & Practice
Although it’s not the full airshow later in the week, you should be able to look up into the sky on Thursday and see the Blue Angels buzzing the city and over the waterfront doing their annual Survey Flights of San Francisco. Blue Angels Survey Flights: 1-5 pm
“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, October 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn

Cozy up with Off the Grid at “Twilight at the Presidio” – a free weekly evening event on the Main Post Lawn from 5-9 pm every Thursday from mid-May to October. Off the Grid street food vendors will serve up dishes tapas-style while you relax ...

Free Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | SF
Thursday, October 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Free Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | SF

All are welcome to a free community-created dinner gleaned from the USF Garden and neighborhood farmers’ markets. Eat with others in a communal setting at this free vegetarian dinner gathering. The dinner takes place the at 6 pm at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church and is sponsored by the University of ...