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Wednesday, October 22

Win Tix: Sloan: Power Pop Harmonies & Cheeky Charm | SF
Wednesday, October 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets; regular cost, $15-20
| Rickshaw Stop
Sloan: Power Pop Harmonies & Cheeky Charm | SF

The Toronto-based rock quartet Sloan is perhaps the most truly democratic group in the annals of pop, with Jay Ferguson, Chris Murphy, Patrick Pentland, and Andrew Scott all contributing original compositions to each record, equal partners with equal say over every aspect of their work.
Over …

Win Tix: Emo Philips Comedy Night (Conan / Comedy Central / Letterman) | Punch Line
Wednesday, October 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*All shows are 18 & over and there is a two drink minimum per person.
| The Punch Line
Emo Philips Comedy Night (Conan / Comedy Central / Letterman) | Punch Line

Described by Jay Leno as “the best joke writer in America,” watch this bowl-cut man-child squeak out devastatingly clever one-liners all night.

“Hilariously funny… a breathtaking performance.” -New York Post
“Brilliantly sick, but also brilliantly brilliant.” -San Francisco Chronicle

Thursday, October 23

Win: Legion of Honor VIP “Houghton Hall” Tix: Downton Abbey-esque Art & Treasures | SF
Legion of Honor VIP

Step into the history and grandeur of Houghton Hall, the English country house reminiscent of Highclere Castle seen on the popular PBS drama, Downton Abbey.
With stunning displays of its spectacular interiors, rarely exhibited treasures, and exquisite furniture that have survived through the centuries, Houghton Hall: …

Win Tix: “Love City Horror” Costume Party: 8 Bands, Live Painting & $2 Beers | SF
Thursday, October 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15
| 715 Harrison

The goal is to be the definite San Francisco Underground.  The home for honest art and the people who appreciate it, featuring 8 Bands, 1 Live Painter, $2 dollar beers, and a costume party.
Bands:

Zodiac Death Valley
Hungry Skinny
Down Dirty Shake
Strange Hotel
Down and Outlaws
The Spiral Electric
G R O …

Win: Trapped in a Room with a Zombie | SF
Enter by: Thursday, October 23 – All Day | Cost: WIN
Trapped in a Room with a Zombie | SF

Prepare yourself for a heart-pounding experience with a Zombie chained to the wall of a locked room. Solve mental challenges with 11 other people to escape.
During this live interactive theater experience, you have 60 minutes to the find clues, solve the puzzles, unlock the door …

Win Tix: Late Night at the San Francisco Dungeon | SF
Thursday, October 23 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $40.
| The San Francisco Dungeon
Late Night at the San Francisco Dungeon | SF

The Home of Halloween, The San Francisco Dungeon, dares you to visit during our 21+ adult only Lates on October 23, 2014.
Join the Trickster as you experience 200 years of history through nine live actor shows and a thrilling after party at The Gold Dust Lounge. Tickets …

Friday, October 24

Win Tix: Mayhem Mansion: Twisted Tours of 1886 Haas-Lilienthal House | SF
Friday, October 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular price: $18 adv / $25 door for adults
| Haas-Lilienthal House
Mayhem Mansion: Twisted Tours of 1886 Haas-Lilienthal House | SF

Scares abound as the historic 1886 Haas-Lilienthal House will be transformed into Mayhem Mansion, a haunted house style attraction.
Set in a Victorian-era house museum, ghoulish guides walk you through dimly lit parlors and passages on a “twisted tour of terror” replete with frightful encounters in unexpected places. …

Win Tix: Allo Darlin’: Witty, Heartfelt Indie Sound | Rickshaw Stop
Friday, October 24 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets; regular cost, $12-14
| Rickshaw Stop
Allo Darlin': Witty, Heartfelt Indie Sound | Rickshaw Stop

Allo Darlin’ are a fan’s band, with a DIY ethos. They are close friends who found each other and the music they make in London. Their second album, Europe, was Rough Trade’s best-selling record of 2012 and was highly placed in many best of the …

Win Tix: 2014 Bay Area Science Fest Opening Party w/ The Phenomenauts | SF
Friday, October 24 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15
| Slim's
2014 Bay Area Science Fest Opening Party w/ The Phenomenauts | SF

Escape Velocity is the speed needed to break free from the gravitational attraction of a massive body, such as the Earth. The Phenomenauts felt it was a fitting title for an album that encourages people to break free of their own limitations, taking off on …

Saturday, October 25

Win Tix: Artisan Wine Tasting & Pairing Market | Treasure Island
Artisan Wine Tasting & Pairing Market | Treasure Island

Enjoy a flight of wine and sampling of local artisan delectables to for pairing.
Explore local craft vendors including the likes of chocolatier Coco Tutti, the dangerously delicious caramels of Kindred Cooks, the delectable Jade Chocolates, the delicious Monterey Chocolate Company, the savory creations of Olive …

Win Tix: “Tested” Live on Stage with Mythbusters’ Jamie and Adam | Castro Theater
Saturday, October 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Get 50% off balcony tickets with code RUSHTIX
| Castro Theatre
“Tested” Live on Stage with Mythbusters’ Jamie and Adam | Castro Theater

Join Mythbusters’ favorite science nerds, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, as they showcase maker projects, geek out about technology, 3D printing, and more.
The show, which is part of the Bay Area Science Festival, will include geeky buddies Will Smith, Norman Chang, and also a live …

Win Tix: 2014 Zombie Vegas Prom: Live Swing & Tartlettes Candy Girls | SF
Saturday, October 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $20.
| Verdi Club
2014 Zombie Vegas Prom: Live Swing & Tartlettes Candy Girls | SF

The Verdi Club hosts the 6th Annual San Francisco Zombie Prom: Vegas, featuring live music from Slim Jenkins & The Rumble Strippers on Saturday October 25, 2014.
Dress in your favorite 1950s-1960s Vegas Zombie theme costume and enter the costume contest at midnight. They’ll have DJ Rockin’ …

Win Tix: The Tempest: Futuristic African-American Shakespeare Theatre | SF
Saturday, October 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets.
| Buriel Clay Theatre
The Tempest: Futuristic African-American Shakespeare Theatre | SF

The African-American Shakespeare Company continues its tradition of “enhancing the classics with color” and celebrates its 20th anniversary with a production of The Tempest set in the year 2020.
SYCORAX, the mother of all multi-product industrial conglomerates, based in Milan, is under investigation for dumping tons …

Win Tix: Saturday Night Fireworks Cruise with Blue & Gold Fleet | SF
Saturday, October 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Tickets are $45 for adults, $25 for children 5-11
| Pier 39
Saturday Night Fireworks Cruise with Blue & Gold Fleet | SF

See the spectacular October fireworks from the sea.
Join Blue & Gold Fleet on the last Saturday in October from 8-9:30pm for a 90-minute cruise on the Bay to view the fireworks plus a stop at the Bay Bridge to view the Bay Lights. Tickets include …

Win Tix: Bardot A Go Go Anniversary Party: ’60s French Pop & The Devil-ettes | Rickshaw Stop
Saturday, October 25 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets; regular cost, $10
| Rickshaw Stop
Bardot A Go Go Anniversary Party: '60s French Pop & The Devil-ettes | Rickshaw Stop

Called “Best Substitute for a Parisian Disco” by the Bay Guardian and “carbonated, contagious” by SF Weekly, “Bardot a Go Go” celebrates its 16th year of playing swinging ’60s French pop from the likes of Serge Gainsbourg, Jacques Dutronc, and of course Brigitte Bardot. Shagadelic attire encouraged …

Win Tix: Truth & Salvage Co.: Southern Rock & Winning Harmonies | The Chapel
Saturday, October 25 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15
| The Chapel
Truth & Salvage Co.: Southern Rock & Winning Harmonies | The Chapel

Afraid of destruction? Doom got ya down? Flirting with disaster on the dark side of town? Truth & Salvage Co. is just the band to keep the bad times from getting you down. Something resilient and genuinely hopeful reaches out from this West Coast-dappled, Southern-tinged outfit.
They are steadfast …

Win Tix: “Quiz-o-Tron” Comedy vs. Science Quiz Show | SF
Saturday, October 25 – 9:45 pm | Cost: WIN | Castro Theatre

Watch as talented comedians compete against learned scientists to answer questions pertaining to the latest discoveries in astrophysics.
Quiz-o-Tron, part of the Bay Area Science Festival, is the world’s greatest comedic science-themed panel quiz show, hosted by Rebecca Watson and starring Bad Astronomer Phil Plait, Star …

Sunday, October 26

Win Tix: “Bay Area Science Festival” Electronic Music Celebration | Stanford
Sunday, October 26 – 1:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Bing Concert Hall
“Bay Area Science Festival” Electronic Music Celebration | Stanford

A one-night-only concert at Bing auditorium celebrating the birth of electronic music (pioneered at Stanford’s acoustical research department). The event also features a science fair showcasing the latest student research and can explore artifacts and hands-on exhibits from the archives of the Center for Computer …

Win Tix: Sunday Mass: Halloween Disco Bloodbath | SF
Sunday, October 26 – 10:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $20 presale.
| Public Works
Sunday Mass: Halloween Disco Bloodbath | SF

The Sunday Mass crew is back and bloodier than ever, with a special Halloween edition.
For “Slaughter House” they are packing Public Works with creepy and clever art, some of ace music talent (Robert Jeffrey / BLAUS / TRACER / superinto.it) that will have you dancing …

Saturday, November 1

Win Tix: 2014 San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Festival | Fort Mason
Saturday, November 1 – All Day | Cost: WIN*
*Two VIP admission tickets, plus one Snowbomb Platinum Pass ($300 value).
| Fort Mason Center
2014 San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Festival | Fort Mason

The San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Festival is one of the biggest of its kind on the West Coast with over $1 million dollars in gear from top brands such as Burton, K2, Atomic, Rossignol and many, many more – all discounted up to 70% …

Sunday, November 9

Win Tix: Britney Spears Dance Classes “Work Bitch” | SF
Sunday, November 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: WIN | LEVYstudio
Britney Spears Dance Classes

You want a hot body? You want a Bugatti? You want a Maserati? You better Work Bitch.
And that’s just what you’re going to do in this fierce, fun and fiesty Britney Spears music video re-creation dance class. You’ll use the exact steps from the music …

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 ...