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Wednesday, October 1

Win Tix: Aquapalooza: Adults-Only Octo-berfest Party & Silent Disco | Aquarium of the Bay
Wednesday, October 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. $15 online; $20 at the door
| Aquarium of the Bay
Aquapalooza: Adults-Only Octo-berfest Party & Silent Disco | Aquarium of the Bay

Raise a glass and toast our mysterious eight-armed friends of the deep as Aquarium of the Bay celebrates Octo-berfest during this adults-only after-hours party.
They’ll be spilling the ink on cephalopods with octopus enrichment presentations, squid dissections, and squid block printing while you delight in sea …

Friday, October 3

Win Tix: “Terminator” Too: Live On Stage | DNA Lounge
Friday, October 3 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $20-$50 each.
| DNA Lounge

Terminator Too: Judgement Play is the hilarious and absurdist live-action, interactive stage production of the seminal 1991 classic science fiction action movie from the creator and cast of the revered Point Break Live, and it’s coming to San Francisco’s DNA Lounge.
Do you have what it takes …

Win Tix: Spirit Family Reunion: Homegrown Americana | The Chapel
Friday, October 3 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15
| The Chapel
Spirit Family Reunion: Homegrown Americana | The Chapel

Spirit Family Reunion play homegrown American music to stomp, clap, shake and holler with. Ever since they started singing together on the street corners, farmer’s markets and subway stations of New York City, their songs have rung-out in a pure and timeless way. When Spirit …

Win Tix: Can You Keanu? “Point Break” Live on Stage | SF
Friday, October 3 – 11:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular price: $25 each.
| DNA Lounge
Can You Keanu?

Jaime Keeling’s “Point Break, Live,” the internationally lauded, absurdist stage adaptation of the 1992 Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze extreme-sports blockbuster, is at DNA Lounge for a limited engagement.
With armed robbery, big-wave surfing, explosions, skydiving and an indoor monsoon, “’Point Break LIVE!’ turns out to be a wild ride,” says SFWeekly.

The best …

Saturday, October 4

Win Tix: Thrive Expo: Green Living Speakers & Chef Demos | Berkeley
Saturday, October 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets, or get ticket at 50% off with our discount code SFFUNCHEAP.
| Finnish Brotherhood Hall
Thrive Expo: Green Living Speakers & Chef Demos | Berkeley

Thrive Expo brings together local businesses, entrepreneurs, visionaries, activists, community leaders and the greater Bay Area community members to share information, celebrate healthy and green living and support the growth of the Bay Area Conscious Food and Lifestyle Movement.
Visit with local vendors, attend workshops, listen …

Win Tix: Penn Masala’s Bollywood A Cappella & Comedian Sammy Obeid | SF
Saturday, October 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $20
| Zellerbach Hall
Penn Masala's Bollywood A Cappella & Comedian Sammy Obeid | SF

Modern Beats aims to bring talented artists to the Bay Area for world-class performances. The first event will feature a capella group Penn Masala and comedian Sammy Obeid.
Penn Masala, the world’s first South Asian a cappella group, was formed in 1996 at the University of …

Win Tix: Cibo Matto: Rich Avant-Pop | The Chapel
Saturday, October 4 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $25
| The Chapel
Cibo Matto: Rich Avant-Pop | The Chapel

Whoever thought when “Know Your Chicken” came out in the mid-90s it would make such a mark on the culture? We’re talking about a surrealist pastiche about magenta chickens set to boom-bap breakbeats and muted trumpet, rapped by a pair of grinning Japanese girls so …

Sunday, October 5

Win Tix: Bishop Allen: Bittersweet Synths & Bass | SF
Sunday, October 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets; regular cost, $12-15
| Rickshaw Stop
Bishop Allen: Bittersweet Synths & Bass | SF

The new Bishop Allen record, Lights Out, is here at last. Here’s what went into it: ten years, three full-lengths, twelve EPs, thousands of shows, a move out of Brooklyn, a new home in the wooly wilds of Kingston, NY, time off to score the …

Monday, October 6

Win Tix: Flour + Water Chef Talks w/ “Mythbuster” Adam Savage | SF
Monday, October 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $30.00
| The Commonwealth Club (SF)
Flour + Water Chef Talks w/

Thomas McNaughton, Chef, Partner and author of flour + water, central kitchen and salumeria, will be in conversation with Adam Savage, host of “Mythbusters.”
In just five short years, flour + water has gained a cult-like local following and an award-driven national reputation, and McNaughton is …

Tuesday, October 7

Win Tix: Pulitzer Prize-Winning NY Times Journalist Talk | Castro Theatre
Tuesday, October 7 – 6:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $27.00
| Castro Theatre
Pulitzer Prize-Winning NY Times Journalist Talk | Castro Theatre

Nicholas Kristof is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, awarded first in 1990 for his coverage of China’s Tiananmen Square democracy movement and later in 2006 for his reporting on genocide in Darfur.
His columns unpack the hidden and often shocking side of …

Wednesday, October 8

Win Tix: NYT Journalist Nick Carr Talks Tech, Automation & Human Joy | SF
Wednesday, October 8 – 6:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $20
| The Commonwealth Club (SF)
NYT Journalist Nick Carr Talks Tech, Automation & Human Joy  | SF

In The Glass Cage, Nicholas Carr suggests that the transition to a technologically dependent and screen-dominated world makes people disengaged and unhappy. Join us and be faced with Carr’s thesis: Silicon Valley’s fascination with wearable technology and augmented reality will only serve to narrow our …

Saturday, October 11

Win Tix: San Francisco Magazine’s 2014 “FallFest” | Justin Herman Plaza
San Francisco Magazine's 2014

San Francisco Magazine transforms Justin Herman Plaza into a European-style marketplace for their annual FallFest. Create signature cocktails, enjoy live chef demos and, of course, taste everything.
Eat your way through 40 restaurants, sip wines from over 30 local wineries, watch the Bay Area’s best chefs and …

Thursday, October 16

Win Tix: Scream: East Bay Express’ Horror Film Festival | Oakland
Thursday, October 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular price: $10 in advance. Show is 18+
| The New Parish
Scream: East Bay Express' Horror Film Festival | Oakland

Each fall the East Bay Express celebrates the darker side of independent cinema in a vibrant display of horror, macabre and exploitation short films with Scream: East Bay Express’ Horror Film Festival.
This wild and exciting event includes a hosted screening, live horror burlesque performances, celeb …

Saturday, October 18

Win Tix: Treasure Island Music Festival: Saturday | 2014
Saturday, October 18 – All Day | Cost: WIN | Treasure Island Great Lawn
Treasure Island Music Festival: Saturday | 2014

The Treasure Island Music Festival returns to SF on October 18-19, 2014 with a jam-packed two-day lineup of bands along with an eclectic mix of interactive art installations, roaming performers, and, of course, the spectacular 60 ft. ferris wheel.
Oh, and the music! The star-studded lineup includes Outkast, …

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 ...

Sunday, October 19

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. …

Saturday, November 15

New Wave Dance Party | SoMa
Saturday, November 15 – 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 ...

Saturday, December 20

New Wave Dance Party | SoMa
Saturday, December 20 – 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 ...