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Tuesday, November 4

Free Grilled Cheese Day: Grilled Cheez Guy Pop-Up Opening | Rickshaw Stop
Free Grilled Cheese Day: Grilled Cheez Guy Pop-Up Opening | Rickshaw Stop

The Grilled Cheez Guy is officially kicking off its lunch service pop-up at the Rickshaw Shop with a Free Grilled Cheese Day on November 4, 2014.
They’ll give out free sandwiches to the first 300 people who come in from 11 am to 3 pm on Tuesday, …

Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories | Pier 40
Tuesday, November 4 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Self guided tours are free. Sailing tickets are $43 a head.
| Pier 40
Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories | Pier 40

The tall ship Lady Washington is back in the Bay Area offering free walk-on tours while docked in between their cruises. Crews typically are on hand in period costume to answer questions and tell stories. Pirate Ship Tours | Lady Washington October 21st through November 5th, 2014 Pier 40 (Embarcadero and Townsend), SF ...

Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library
Tuesday, November 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library

The RADAR Reading Series is a periodic series of independent and underground writers, emerging voices and bona fide superstars at the San Francisco Public Library. Local author Michelle Tea (Valencia, Sister Spit tour) hosts this showcase of underground heroes. Each RADAR Reading features four dynamic performers and is followed ...

Hendrick’s Gin “Emporium Of The Unusual” Cocktails & Oddities | The Old Mint
Tuesday, November 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. One time slot only, with an optional guest.
| The Old Mint
Hendrick's Gin

In cheery defiance of the mundane, Hendrick’s Gin will curate an assemblage of curiosities for the mind and palate. Might they inadvertently shift the world’s balance of the normal to the odd? One can only hope. Free, but an RSVP is required. One time slot ...

Wood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar
Tuesday, November 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Wood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar

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 and national emerging artists without the pressure of a cover charge. $3 Trumer Pils and $5 Sailor Jerry cocktails ...

Wednesday, November 5

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday: White-Chocolate Cranberry | SF
Wednesday, November 5 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One 360 Café
Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday: White-Chocolate Cranberry | SF

On November 5, 2014, they will be serving up White-Chocolate Cranberry Waffles from 9-11 am.

Final Day: Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours | Pier 40
Wednesday, November 5 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Self guided tours are free. Sailing tickets are $43 a head.
| Pier 40
Final Day: Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours | Pier 40

The tall ship Lady Washington is back in the Bay Area offering free walk-on tours while docked in between their cruises. Crews typically are on hand in period costume to answer questions and tell stories. Pirate Ship Tours | Lady Washington October 21st through November 5th, 2014 Pier 40 (Embarcadero and Townsend), SF ...

Hendrick’s Gin “Emporium Of The Unusual” Cocktails & Oddities | The Old Mint
Wednesday, November 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. One time slot only, with an optional guest.
| The Old Mint
Hendrick's Gin

In cheery defiance of the mundane, Hendrick’s Gin will curate an assemblage of curiosities for the mind and palate. Might they inadvertently shift the world’s balance of the normal to the odd? One can only hope. Free, but an RSVP is required. One time slot ...

Thursday, November 6

The Sum: 2-Day Creative Conference VIP Package | SFJAZZ Center
Thursday, November 6 – All Day | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of all inclusive packages valued at $1000.
| SFJAZZ Center
The Sum: 2-Day Creative Conference VIP Package | SFJAZZ Center

The Sum is The Bold Italic and General Assembly’s two-day creative conference, happening November 6-7, 2014 at SFJAZZ Center. The Bold Italic inspires people to think differently about San Francisco, and with their first design conference, they’re encouraging people to think differently about creativity.
> View the Schedule …

Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Thursday, November 6 – 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 ...

Free Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | SF
Thursday, November 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cyprian’s
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 first Thursday of every month at 6 pm at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church and is ...

NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, November 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

At NightLife, smart revelers receive special discounted evening admission to the California Academy of Sciences on Thursday evenings with unique special events each week. Thursdays from 6-10 pm Tickets are $12 ($10 for Academy members). Last entry is 9 pm. 21+ with valid ID.

Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, November 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk / Gulch Corridor
Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin

The Upper TL Art Walk makes 15-20 galleries available late night to the public for an art walk every first Thursday from 6-10 pm. This is not a bar crawl. Each location is either a traditional gallery or a retail space with room dedicated to ...

Hendrick’s Gin “Emporium Of The Unusual” Cocktails & Oddities | The Old Mint
Thursday, November 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. One time slot only, with an optional guest.
| The Old Mint
Hendrick's Gin

In cheery defiance of the mundane, Hendrick’s Gin will curate an assemblage of curiosities for the mind and palate. Might they inadvertently shift the world’s balance of the normal to the odd? One can only hope. Free, but an RSVP is required. One time slot ...

12th Annual Altered Barbie Art Show: Poetry & Alt Music Night | Mission
Thursday, November 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are accepted.
| 50 Shotwell
12th Annual Altered Barbie Art Show: Poetry & Alt Music Night | Mission

The annual Altered Barbie Exhibition is a creative reuse art show where people transform these icons into not-so-everyday art reflecting our current society. Ken and Barbie, modern day icons, permeate every corner of our culture. Making art from Barbie and Ken creates dialog and community where there is none. ...

Free “Barber’s Choice” Haircut Night | Lower Polk
Free

On the first Thursday of each month, in conjunction with the Lower Polk / TL Art Walk, Salana Salon offers free haircuts to gentlemen, as long as they are okay with it being Barber’s Choice. They’re planning on having a different theme cut every month, ...

Friday, November 7

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, ...

First Friday Follies: Burlesque & Creepy Puppet Show | Oakland
Friday, November 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
| Stork Club
First Friday Follies: Burlesque & Creepy Puppet Show | Oakland

You had us at “burlesque” and “creepy puppets.” As Oakland Art Murmur winds down on your Friday night, find your way to the Stork Club on 23rd and Telegraph around 9 pm for the perfectly strange after-party, The First Friday Follies burlesque show, a monthly free ...

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, November 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF

On the first Friday of every month, over a dozen North Beach galleries, museums, bars, and restaurants stay open late for a self-guided First Fridays Art Crawl with special events to showcase the ever-growing collections of art and entertainment that diversify North Beach. First Fridays Art Crawl ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, November 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Oakland Art Murmur is a group of nearly 30 galleries in Oakland that have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Every first Friday of the month, member galleries are open to the public from 6-9 pm. Additionally Telegraph above Grand and below 27th is closed ...

100 Foot Tall Film Night | The Great Wall of Oakland
Friday, November 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Great Wall of Oakland
100 Foot Tall Film Night | The Great Wall of Oakland

For special events, and on every first Friday during Oakland Art Murmur, the Great Wall of Oakland, a 100 ′x 100′ projection installation, illuminates the Uptown District with cutting-edge motion art from around the world. The Great Wall of Oakland is located at the corner ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, November 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...

San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Friday, November 7 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays

San Francisco Bike Party (not to be confused with Critical Mass) is a monthly celebration of biking for riders of different ages, types, and skill levels to enjoy. Every month is a different theme and you’re encouraged to dress up. San Francisco Bike Party is held ...

Saturday, November 8

SF Open Studios 2014 | Fort Mason, North Beach & Haight
Saturday, November 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2014 | Fort Mason, North Beach & Haight

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, ...

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, November 8 – 11:00 am | 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. In addition to shopping for one-of-a-kind items, there are food and craft beers ...