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Saturday, October 18

Exploratorium Market Days: Free Art & Science Festival | Pier 15
Saturday, October 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free festival at Pier 15, but admission charge required to enter the museum.
| Exploratorium
Exploratorium Market Days: Free Art & Science Festival | Pier 15

Exploratorium Market Days is a series of free, open-air, mini-festivals that bring together scientists, artists, and educators to present an abundant bazaar of new ideas and activities to the Exploratorium’s public plaza at Pier 15 from 11 am to 3 pm on the third Saturday of each month from ...

7×7 Mile Art Project & Walk: “Lines Made By Walking” | SF
Saturday, October 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| StoreFrontLab
7x7 Mile Art Project & Walk:

Lines Made By Walking is comprised of five excursions departing from StoreFrontLab (337 Shotwell St) and ending on the water, going counter-clockwise around the perimeter of the city: North, Northwest, Southwest, Southeast, Northeast. Free, but an RSVP is required for each walk. On each walk, the group ...

“Swap-O-Rama-Rama” DIY Workshop & Clothing Swap | Oakland
Saturday, October 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | American Steel Studios

Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a nonprofit community clothing swap with a do-it-yourself workshop in which attendees explore the process of reuse and collective creativity together. Every third Saturday of the month (except for May when they’re at the Maker Faire), they host a meetup where they encourage beginners to experts alike to ...

October Fireworks, DJs & Shopping | Pier 39
Saturday, October 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
October Fireworks, DJs & Shopping | Pier 39

Take advantage of the San Francisco’s amazing, autumn weather by joining Pier 39 for fireworks, music and more every Saturday night in October - October 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2014. Each night unfolds at 6 pm with DJs playing the latest dance tunes at the ...

New Wave Dance Party | SoMa
Saturday, October 18 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $7*
*$7 before 10pm / $12 after
| The Cat Club
New Wave Dance Party | SoMa

Every third Saturday, join New Wave City at The Cat Club to dance to the best of New Wave music, videos, lights, and go-go cages with your hosts and DJs since 1992, Skip and Shindog. Expect a cool crowd of knowledgeable New Wave music fans from ...

The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF
Saturday, October 18 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with an RSVP, or $5 at the door.
| Milk Bar
The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF

It’s the death of a disco dancer with Milk Bar’s “The Queen is Dead” dance party featuring the music of The Smiths, Morrissey, and other brit pop, new wave, and post punk heavy-hitters. “The Queen is Dead” Dance Party Third Saturday of the month  | 9 pm-2 ...

San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF
Saturday, October 18 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF

Every third Saturday, you are invited to bicycle with the San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride as they set out to a new mystery location in SF. Where to meet? They’ll post ride start locations on their website and Facebook page, the day of the ride only; there’s ...

Sunday, October 19

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party: Final of 2014 | Mission District
Sunday, October 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mission District

Sunday Streets (March – October 2014) is San Francisco’s official block party – a sorta-monthly roving neighborhood celebration and five hour street party where the streets are closed to vehicles, so pedestrians, roller skaters, bicyclists, yoga classes, and everyone except for cars can take over the streets ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, October 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio every Sunday through the fall starting on April 6, 2014 (11 am to 4 pm) at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect live music, free games and stands from San Francisco restaurants, food trucks, local ...

Win Tix: Beyoncé Dance Classes “Run the World (Girls) | SF
Sunday, October 19 – 3:00 pm | Cost: WIN | LEVYstudio
Beyoncé Dance Classes

Who Run the World? You will, once you have mastered this women-empowering, sexy and fierce routine.
Come join up for Queen Bey’s anthem of Girl Power and after you come to grips with how amazing y’all are, you’ll perform this dance in a San Francisco nightclub. …

Monday, October 20

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, October 20 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
| Secret Location (SF)
Tour of Diego Rivera's 1st US Mural | Union Square

The mural “Allegory of California” graces the stairwell of the City Club (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange Club). Normally closed the public, this is an opportunity to see the first mural painted in the US by the great Mexican artist Diego Rivera. Free, but an ...

Tuesday, October 21

Westin St. Francis 110th Anniversary Free Historic Tour | SF
Tuesday, October 21 – 1:10 pm | Cost: FREE | The Westin St. Francis
Westin St. Francis 110th Anniversary Free Historic Tour | SF

Throughout 2014, guests and locals will have the opportunity to learn about the Westin St. Francis’s rich history during complimentary tours held on the 21st of each month at 1:10 pm. From 1:10-2:10 pm guests will also enjoy complimentary historic bites from the “The Hotel ...

The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s
Tuesday, October 21 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
| Bender's Bar & Grill
The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender's

Mmm… tasty, smelly, stinky cheese. Bender’s hosts their monthly meeting of The Stinky Cheese Club. Bring in some cheese, crackers, fruit, veggies, etc…  (make it something impressive, not just the cheapest thing you got at Safeway) and get a free ice cold can of PBR ...

Yoga on the Labyrinth: Meditation & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Tuesday, October 21 – 6:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations accepted.
| Grace Cathedral
Yoga on the Labyrinth: Meditation & Live Music | Grace Cathedral

Work your core with a cat or crane pose at an all-levels hatha yoga session on Grace Cathedral’s  indoor labyrinth with live music which changes every week, but is likely to be either Indian chanting, singing bowls, harp music, tribal instruments or acoustic guitar. Yoga on the Labyrinth ...

Playtesting Bash: Try Out Brand New Games | Mission Dist.
Tuesday, October 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
Playtesting Bash: Try Out Brand New Games | Mission Dist.

The Sandbox playtesting bash will now take place on the third Tuesday night of the month, rather than Thursdays.

Big Hair Bingo: Free PB&J Sandwich Bar & Prizes | SF
Tuesday, October 21 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you must have big hair or wear a wig.
| The Showdown
Big Hair Bingo: Free PB&J Sandwich Bar & Prizes | SF

Bring that big hair and those big laughs down to Showdown every third Tuesday for a few rounds of bingo, guest bands, hosts, and bartenders every month with your resident DJ Mike Apocalypse. Partake in complimentary PB&J sandwiches, $5 PBR tall boys, and $6 shlitz and Jamesons. ...

Thursday, October 23

Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Thursday, October 23 – 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

Looking to discover SF’s best local craft/artisan food vendors and special chef pop-ups? SoMa StrEat Food Park and Funcheap are putting on a Thursday Night Market called “StrEat Bazaar.” The focus is mostly craft food vendors, special pop-up restaurants, food trucks (of course) and some artists ...

Friday, October 24

“Friday Night Market”: Summer Evening Festival | UN Plaza
Friday, October 24 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza

In trying to make United Nations Plaza a comfortable and fun evening destination rather than a public space you walk quickly through, the city is throwing a series of late summer night markets with a beer garden, live music, food trucks, DIY art workshops and ...

Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park
Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park

Friday Nights at the de Young is a free weekly after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces. The event has a new theme every week, but typically includes an eclectic mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demos, hands-on art activities, ...

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 ...

Saturday, October 25

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.

2014 Skeletonfest: Sugar Skull Making & Screenprinting | East Bay
Saturday, October 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Please bring a t-shirt to screenprint and something yummy to share.
| Richmond Art Center
2014 Skeletonfest: Sugar Skull Making & Screenprinting | East Bay

Families, grab your costumes and join the Richmond Art Center for Halloween and Day of the Dead art festivities on Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Come in costume and create masks and funny, movable skeletons, sugar skulls or a screen-printed skeleton t-shirt. Please bring a t-shirt to …

October Fireworks, DJs & Shopping | Pier 39
Saturday, October 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
October Fireworks, DJs & Shopping | Pier 39

Take advantage of the San Francisco’s amazing, autumn weather by joining Pier 39 for fireworks, music and more every Saturday night in October - October 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2014. Each night unfolds at 6 pm with DJs playing the latest dance tunes at the ...

Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay
Saturday, October 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Halley Hill Observatory
Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay

Sunset is at 6:18 pm and the gates close at 10 pm.

Sunday, October 26

Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Great Lawn
Treasure Island Flea

The Treasure Island Flea is a monthly open-air flea market showcasing hundreds of local vendors ranging from indie designers, up-cyclers, collectors, handmakers, makers, bakers, and more plus outdoor exhibits, scavenger hunts, and gourmet food trucks. The two-day flea market, which takes place the last weekend of every ...