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Saturday, October 15

2016 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF
Saturday, October 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; if you take Muni, fare is required ($2.25 adults, $1 seniors & youth)
| Eureka Valley Branch Library
2016 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 ...

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | SF County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair 2016 – January 16 & 17 ...

2016 Bacon Festival of America | San Jose
Saturday, October 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*Single day tickets are $10 adv, $15 door. Bring cash for food purchase.
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2016 Bacon Festival of America | San Jose

Celebrate Labor Day weekend and your right to eat lots and lots of bacon at the San Jose Bacon Festival of America on October 15-16, 2016. Previously taking place on July 4th, the festival is now rebooted for Labor Day Weekend with thousands of people enjoying bacon on ...

“The Bluegrass Festival” in the Park | McLaren Park
Saturday, October 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
The Bluegrass Festival showcases several of our local troubadours at a non-stop afternoon of new and traditional tunes sung and played by The Back Porch Band, The Beauty Operators String Band, Canyon Johnson and The Windy Hill Bluegrass Band.
“Swap-O-Rama-Rama” DIY Workshop & Clothing Swap | Oakland
Saturday, October 15 – 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 ...

Renegade Drive-In Movie Night: “The Birds (1963)” | North Bay
Saturday, October 15 – 7:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Old Hamilton Theater Building
Renegade Drive-In Movie Night:
Watch how a joke about lovebirds can change a pranksters life.
“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, October 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Admission is $5, and you'll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy
| It's Your Move Game Store

The boys of Critical Hit bring stand-up comedy to Oakland’s It’s Your Move game store for monthly shows happening every first Saturday and third of the month. Admission is $5, and you’ll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy from some of ...

12th Annual Lit Crawl SF: Naughty, Good Magic | SF
Saturday, October 15 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Red Poppy Art House
12th Annual Lit Crawl SF: Naughty, Good Magic | SF
Four literary burlesque readers tease you with each story, taking it all off, one word at a time. The 12th annual Lit Crawl will span over three hours in San Francisco’s Mission District, featuring 99 events and over 400 performers. From fiction to nonfiction and poetry ...

Sunday, October 16

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for North Beach & Marina Residents
Sunday, October 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for North Beach & Marina 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 ...

2016 Bay Area Pet Fair & Adoptathon: Sunday | San Rafael
Sunday, October 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marin Center Fairgrounds
2016 Bay Area Pet Fair & Adoptathon: Sunday | San Rafael

The Pet Food Express Bay Area Pet Fair features more than 70 California pet rescues and shelters in attendance, with over 1,000 adoptable dogs, cats & small animals. It is the largest pet adoption fair in the state. 2016 Bay Area Pet Fair & Adoptathon ...

14th Annual Arts & Music Festival | Excelsior
Sunday, October 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mission & Ocean
14th Annual Arts & Music Festival | Excelsior
The outskirts of the city will share their ethnic flare at the 14th annual Excelsior Arts & Music Festival coinciding with Excelsior Sunday Streets on October 16, 2016. The streets will be filled with live music, delicious multi-cultural food and a vast selection of entertainment for all ages. ...
2016 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF
Sunday, October 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; if you take Muni, fare is required ($2.25 adults, $1 seniors & youth)
| Eureka Valley Branch Library
2016 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 ...

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Excelsior
Sunday, October 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Excelsior Sunday Streets

Sunday Streets (April – November 2016) 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, yogis, and everyone except for cars can take over the streets for an ...

2016 Bacon Festival of America | San Jose
Sunday, October 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*Single day tickets are $10 adv, $15 door. Bring cash for food purchase.
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2016 Bacon Festival of America | San Jose

Celebrate Labor Day weekend and your right to eat lots and lots of bacon at the San Jose Bacon Festival of America on October 15-16, 2016. Previously taking place on July 4th, the festival is now rebooted for Labor Day Weekend with thousands of people enjoying bacon on ...

“Eats, Beats & Brews” Block Party: Salsa Dancing, Games & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Sunday, October 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Shattuck & Center (Berkeley)

Downtown Berkeley’s Eats, Beats & Brews block party is back with Salsa Sundays featuring live salsa music, along with a Drake’s Brewing outdoor beer garden every third Sunday from 12 noon to 6 pm from June through October. Also, Games of Berkeley will be taking over part ...

Folio Books’ Pop-up Zine Fest | SF
Sunday, October 16 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Folio Books
Folio Books’ Pop-up Zine Fest | SF
Join Folio Books in celebrating their first ever, pop-up Zine Fest. Come meet and greet amazing local zinesters who will be tabling their wares and fielding questions about the fundamentals of zinemaking, and what makes handcrafted zines an enduring phenomenon even in this increasingly digital ...

Tuesday, October 18

17th Annual Brower Youth Awards Ceremony | SF
Tuesday, October 18 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Herbst Theatre
17th Annual Brower Youth Awards Ceremony | SF
Earth Island Institute’s New Leaders Initiative presents their 17th Annual Brower Youth Awards – the top prize for young environmental leaders in North America – on Tuesday, October 18th, at the San Francisco War Memorial, in the historic Herbst Theatre & Green Room. You’re invited to ...
Adult Coloring & Wine Night | SF
Tuesday, October 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Folio Books
Adult Coloring & Wine Night | SF
They’re thrilled to welcome back neighborhood coloring book artist Kristin Henry for another all-adult coloring night. You bring the creative juices, they’ll provide the wine and the coloring books. Whether you’re a doodling dilettante or a serious shader come join this casual midweek social and tap ...

Wednesday, October 19

2016 Final Presidential Debate Watch Party | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Wednesday, October 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
2016 Final Presidential Debate Watch Party | SoMa StrEat Food Park

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have blasted away at each other for months now in campaign events. Attacks at both conventions have heightened public interest for a clash at the 2016 Presidential Debates. Unless Trump bails out, they are scheduled to square off three times ...

SF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Shuttle | Haight/Sunset
Wednesday, October 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| All Over San Francisco
SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Shuttle | Haight/Sunset

The San Francisco Brewers Guild , an organization made up of 26 breweries in the area, has created the city’s first free, hop-on-hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries as a permanent companion to its monthly Meet the Brewers nights. The fun kicks off with ...

Thursday, October 20

YBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering | SoMa
Thursday, October 20 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
YBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering | SoMa

The YBCA:ConVerge series is a free monthly public gathering featuring creative and generative social art practices. Community and innovative multi- and inter-disciplinary arts practices come together in the YBCA’s Grand Lobby and Room for Big Ideas with art, live music and curated performances in an interactive, ...

Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...

#HellaSingle: SF’s Only Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | Milk Bar
#HellaSingle: SF's Only Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | Milk Bar

Tired of swiping right? Welcome to #HellaSingle –SF’s only comedy show and dating mixer for singles ready to mingle. Every Thursday at Milk Bar with a ’90s dance party to follow. #HellaSingle Comedy Show Every Thursday at 8pm Milk Bar, 1840 Haight St., SF FREE ...

Heavy Breathing: Guided Dance Meditation | Oakland
Thursday, October 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Starline Social Club
Heavy Breathing: Guided Dance Meditation | Oakland
Heavy Breathing is a monthly series of events combining physical exercise and critical discourse. Sofía Córdova’s guided dance meditation explores the possibilities for transcendence that the dance floor offers the colored, marginalized body. Live set by Xuxa Santamaria (with Matthew Kirkland) to follow.

Friday, October 21

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Hayes Valley & SoMa Residents
Friday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Hayes Valley & SoMa 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 ...

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, October 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bayview Opera House

San Francisco’s Bayview Neighborhood comes alive for 3rd on Third, a community-wide arts celebration for the whole family happening from 5-8 pm every third Friday of the month, at Bayview Town Center (Mendell Plaza at 3rd Street & Oakdale Ave). The monthly event features pop-up galleries, ...

Friday Nights at the de Young: Live Music from the Musical Art Quintet | de Young Museum
Friday Nights at the de Young: Live Music from the Musical Art Quintet | de Young Museum
There will be live music by The Musical Art Quintet performing “The Cool Grey City of Love” composed by Sascha Jacobsen and commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission, along with other new pieces from their upcoming album “Chamber con Alma.” Tonight’s performance features a ...
Friday Nights at the de Young: Live Classical Music | de Young Museum
Friday Nights at the de Young: Live Classical Music | de Young Museum
Tonight, there will be live music by The Musical Art Quintet performing “The Cool Grey City of Love” composed by Sascha Jacobsen and commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission, along with other new pieces from their upcoming album “Chamber con Alma.” Tonight’s performance features ...
East Bay Burner Social | Oakland
Friday, October 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | American Steel Studios
East Bay Burner Social | Oakland

East Bay Burners are a group of Burning Man devotees who all live around the East Bay and get together monthly to talk, exchange ideas, teach, learn and have fun. The East Bay Burner Social takes place monthly in the run-up to the festival and ...

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, October 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
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 ...