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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 …

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: …

Solar Eclipse Telescope Viewing Party w/ Astronomy Professors | SF
Thursday, October 23 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Ram Plaza (CCSF Phelan Campus)
Solar Eclipse Telescope Viewing Party w/ Astronomy Professors | SF

When the partial Solar Eclipse hits this Thursday, where will you be? Probably bummed that you didn’t prepare your proper solar eyewear to get a good look.
Here’s a better idea: swing by City College of San Francisco’s Phelan Campus, where our Astronomy Department faculty will …

12th Annual Altered Barbie Art Show: Pre-Opening Evening w/Artists | Mission Dist.
Thursday, October 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are accepted.
| 50 Shotwell
12th Annual Altered Barbie Art Show: Pre-Opening Evening w/Artists | Mission Dist.

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. ...

2014 “One City One Book” Author Talk: Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City | SF
Thursday, October 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
2014

Armistead Maupin, author of the 2014 One City One Book selection Tales of the City will be joined in conversation by K.M. Soehnlein.
Maupin is the author of nine novels, including the nine-volume Tales of the City series, Maybe the Moon, The Night Listener and, most …

Cow Hollow “Microhood” Block Party | Free Drinks, Food & Discounts
Thursday, October 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
| Cow Hollow
Cow Hollow

The Bold Italic is bringing their Microhood party to Cow Hollow to celebrate this charming neighborhood with discounts, free drinks, food, prizes, and more from 6-8 pm on October 23, 2014.
Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
And don’t forget to join them for the Official After Party …

40% Off: “Vintners in the Vaults” 50+ Vintners Wine Tasting Party | The Old Mint
40% Off:

Take a sip into the past in the historic vaults below the Old Mint. Constructed in 1874, this San Francisco landmark will open for “Grapes of Past: Vintners in the Vaults” -  a night of unlimited wine tasting, music, and learn about SF’s fascinating history of …

Bergerac 1 Year Anniversary Party & Open Bourbon Bar | SF
Thursday, October 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bergerac
Bergerac 1 Year Anniversary Party & Open Bourbon Bar | SF

Celebrate Bergerac San Francisco’s One Year Anniversary as they release their hand-selected barrel of Old Forrester bourbon on Thursday, October 23, 2014.
Their team was flown out by the distillery to Kentucky to select a custom blend made just for Bergerac. It has finally come in, …

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 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

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Hayes Valley & SoMa Residents
Friday, October 24 – 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 ...

Free Classical Chamber Music by the Bay | SF
Friday, October 24 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Aquatic Park
Free Classical Chamber Music by the Bay | SF

Dolci by the Bay are free weekly concerts of chamber music at 1 pm on Fridays from September 12 through November 21, 2014. Viva Knight and Ted Rust regard Dolci, their piano-oboe duo, as their after-careers dessert course (dolci) of their lives. All concerts take place in the ...

Captain Morgan & Tapas Tasting Party with Funcheap | Bubble Lounge
Captain Morgan & Tapas Tasting Party with Funcheap | Bubble Lounge

We will have a private “most happiest” hour at The Bubble Lounge from 4-5pm that requires a secret password at the door for entry.
You’ll get early entrance to our private pre-party with a tasting of a Captain Morgan White Rum cocktail  and passed Hors d’oeuvres showcasing the …

Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF
Friday, October 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required by calling Priscilla at 415-406-1367. Space is limited.
| Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Park
Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF

Every fourth Friday, the OMI Family Resource Center in San Francisco invites you to their free monthly dinner and movie night. Free, but an RSVP is required by calling Priscilla at 415.406.1370. Space is limited. Dinner is free, but limited to the first 50 people. The menu varies ...

Día de los Muertos Celebration: Live Music, Art & Film | Friday Nights at the de Young
Día de los Muertos Celebration: Live Music, Art & Film | Friday Nights at the de Young

Join the de Young for a Día de los Muertos celebration for the whole family, presented in partnership with the Mexican Museum.

Live Music by Cascada de Flores
Wilsey Court

6:30 pm

Cascada de Flores presents music in celebration of life, death, and love, inspired by the troubadours of Mexico, …

2014 “Come Out & Play” Friday: Night Games | SF
Friday, October 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Civic Center (SF)
2014

The Come Out & Play Festival is back celebrating a fifth year of bringing play to the Bay with new and innovative real-world games happening on Fulton Street between Hyde and Larkin at Civic Center in the heart of San Francisco. 2014 Come Out & ...

Funcheap’s “The Happiest Hour”: Drink Specials & $5 Pizza | SF
Funcheap's

Funcheap takes over The Bubble Lounge menu for a night to put together an awesome happy hour.
To help celebrate the city’s newest happy hour, you’re invited to the Bubble Lounge on Friday, October 24th for a special “Happiest Hour.” They will of course have the …

Parol-Marking Workshop: Beautiful Filipino Lanterns | SoMa
Friday, October 24 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Bayanihan Community Center
Parol-Marking Workshop: Beautiful Filipino Lanterns | SoMa

Get ready for the annual San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival and Parade by making beautiful Filipino lanterns with The Bayanihan Community Center (BCC) every Friday, October 24-December 5, 2014 (excluding Friday, November 28). The Parol Lantern Festival & Parade takes place on Saturday, December 13, 2014 and is a memorable evening ...

12th Annual Altered Barbie Art Show: Artist Reception Party | Mission Dist.
Friday, October 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are accepted.
| 50 Shotwell
12th Annual Altered Barbie Art Show: Artist Reception Party | Mission Dist.

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. ...

1st Ever Nerd Nite “Block Party”: 2014 Bay Area Science Fest | SoMa
Friday, October 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Except for events at Slim's and SoMa StrEat Food Party, all other events are free
| Folsom Street Foundry
1st Ever Nerd Nite “Block Party”: 2014 Bay Area Science Fest | SoMa

Like The Blob, the Bay Area Science Festival keeps growing. Play old school video games at Folsom Street Foundry, attend nerd science lectures at Piston & Chain or take a guided field trip to hidden craftsmen and artisan workshops in SoMa.
Nerd Nite Block Party Free …

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. …

Soulful Rock ‘n Roll Show & Free Cocktails | Haight
Soulful Rock 'n Roll Show & Free Cocktails | Haight

Kingsborough and The Dirty Picture will be performing live at the next The City: SF Sounds event happening at Milk Bar (1840 Haight St)
Free, but an RSVP is required and gets you free drink tickets and access to the appetizer hour hosted by Jack Daniels.
Determined to help …

Friday Night Outdoor Movie: “Ghostbusters” | Sunset Dist.
Friday, October 24 – 7:15 pm | Cost: FREE | McCoppin Square
Friday Night Outdoor Movie:

Every Friday in October 2014, the City and County of San Francisco is once again hosting free movies at McCoppin Square in the Sunset District. Movies begin at sunset (7:15 pm), but come early for coupons to local eateries. Visit with POPS (People of Sunset Parkside), ...

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 …