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Tuesday, October 7

Comedy & Karaoke Night | SF
Tuesday, October 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Silver Clouds Karaoke Lounge
Comedy & Karaoke Night | SF

Some of the Bay Area’s talented comedians perform for you every first Tuesday of the month at the Silver Clouds Restaurant, hosted by Anthony Sandoval (Rooster T. Feathers, The S.H.I.T.S and Giggles Comedy Festival 2012, & Creepy KOFY Movie Time). The show runs from 8-9:30 pm, but the ...

Wednesday, October 8

Free Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF
Wednesday, October 8 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | UCSF Osher Center
Free Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF

Laughter is contagious and has a powerful and immediate effect on our mind, body and spirit. Laughter Yoga involves deep breathing, stretching, clapping and laughter exercises and takes place on two Wednesdays each month. Free, but an RSVP is required. The laughter exercises in this class ...

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 …

“Haters Gonna Hate” Free Comedy Show | SF
Wednesday, October 8 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale

Haters Gonna Hate is a niche comedy showcase created by Josef Anolin where comedians give you a piece of the darkest corners of their minds while simultaneously being kept on their toes by the antics of the show’s co-hosts, Josef Anolin and Chris Riggins, with Kaseem ...

Dream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin
Wednesday, October 8 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Aunt Charlie's Lounge
Dream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin

The Dream Queens Revue is San Francisco’s fabulicious drag show taking over Aunt Charlie’s Lounge every second and fourth Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 pm. Free, but come early for the best seats. “This unforgettable cabaret show is a must — sequined spectacle that’s not to be missed.” – ...

Thursday, October 9

Final Day: “Lights Out at the ‘Stick” Candlestick Park History Exhibit | SF
Thursday, October 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Final Day:

Candlestick Park Stadium, the city’s baseball and football stadium for over 50 years, will be torn down in late 2014 or early 2015. Lights Out at the ‘Stick is a newly opened exhibit located in the Grove Street lobby of the Main Library featuring a ...

Cup ‘o Comedy with Danny Dechi | SF
Thursday, October 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Emma's Coffee House
Cup 'o Comedy with Danny Dechi | SF

Join Danny Dechi – comedian and world’s only pencil musician – and his funny friends for a Cup ‘o Comedy at Emma’s Coffee House. Come by every second and fourth Thursdays for your cup o’ comedy.

Friday, October 10

Free Classical Chamber Music by the Bay | SF
Friday, October 10 – 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 ...

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, ...

Central Market Now: Monthly Arts Showcase | SF
Friday, October 10 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Freespace 2.0
Central Market Now: Monthly Arts Showcase | SF

Central Market Now activates, promotes & celebrates the local Arts and businesses in the Central Market neighborhood – every second Friday. The event features open houses, free performances, exhibits, and merchant promotions monthly.

Grotto Free Comedy Night: Free Drinks & Snacks | Sports Basement Bryant
Friday, October 10 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Bryant St.)
Grotto Free Comedy Night: Free Drinks & Snacks | Sports Basement Bryant

The Sports Basement Bryant Street store hosts the Good Times in the Grotto comedy night on (most) second Fridays of the month from 6:30-8:30 pm. In addition to some free laughs, they also serve up free drinks and free snacks. Host and local comedian Anthony ...

Free Burlesque: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies | Skylark Bar
Friday, October 10 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Skylark Bar
Free Burlesque: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies | Skylark Bar

Join Hunny Bunny and Her Hot Toddies for Mischief at the Skylark Bar every second Friday of the month at 8 pm. Enjoy drinks, dancing, DJs and more at this free monthly burlesque and variety show. Come early to purchase your beverage and toast to ...

Saturday, October 11

Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour | Outer Sunset
Saturday, October 11 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant
Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour | Outer Sunset

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission invites you to take a free tour of the city’s Wastewater Treatment Plant to find out how your sewer system works. Free, but an RSVP is required at least two days in advance. You’ll learn about the history of wastewater treatment ...

$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, October 11 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
| SF Library Treat Ave. Donation Center
$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.

The San Francisco Public Library hosts $1 book sales at the Treat Avenue Donation Center every second Saturday of the month. All books are just $1 or less each and all proceeds benefit the San Francisco Public Library.

Destiny’s Child, Spice Girls, TLC & Pussycat Dolls Flash Mob | SF
Saturday, October 11 – 12:00 pm | | All Over San Francisco
Destiny's Child, Spice Girls, TLC & Pussycat Dolls Flash Mob | SF

Flash Mob times and locations are yet to be announced, but typically they start at noon and include stops at locations all around San Francisco including Union Square, Dolores Park, and the Castro.

Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, October 11 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The School Farm
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF

Come join a volunteer work party at The School Farm every second Saturday from noon to 4 pm to lend a hand and learn about farm work. All skill levels and abilities are welcome, even for moral support and comic relief. They will provide some ...

History for Half Pints: Family Music & Games | California Historical Society
Saturday, October 11 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| California Historical Society
History for Half Pints: Family Music & Games | California Historical Society

History for Half Pints (the kid kind, not the drinking kind) is a monthly family day at the California Historical Society in San Francisco, featuring music, games and of course, history. The family day takes place every second Saturday of the month and is free ...

Butterflies 101: Butterflies of Mountain Lake & Beyond | Presidio
Saturday, October 11 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mountain Lake (Presidio)
Butterflies 101: Butterflies of Mountain Lake & Beyond | Presidio

October 11th – Butterflies 101: Butterflies of Mountain Lake and beyond: Liam O’Brien, Lepidopterist
Join Liam O’Brien at Mountain Lake for a talk on the fascinating world of local butterflies. Liam will give a beginner’s overview of these beautiful invertebrates, and discuss the rich history of …

Free Sexy Comedy & Pizza Night | SF
Saturday, October 11 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 50 Mason Social House
Free Sexy Comedy & Pizza Night | SF

You want some hot comic after comic action? Yeah, you do. Do you like your comics to put out… jokes? Mmm, sounds hot. Do you like it so hard you can’t take it anymore… from laughter? Yes, yes, yes you do. Not only that, but there is ...

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, October 11 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, San Francisco Theater Pub invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join them at the Exit Theatre for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 ...

Sunday, October 12

Exploratorium Free Day: Founder’s Day 2014 | SF
Sunday, October 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Day: Founder's Day 2014 | SF

The Exploratorium will celebrate their Founder’s Day on October 12, 2014 by offering free admission to the museum for all visitors.
This is the final free day for 2014.

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, October 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio every Sunday through the fall starting on April 6, 2014 (11 am to 4 pm) at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect live music, free games and stands from San Francisco restaurants, food trucks, local ...

7×7 Mile Art Project & Walk: “Lines Made By Walking” | SF
Sunday, October 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| StoreFrontLab
7x7 Mile Art Project & Walk:

Lines Made By Walking is comprised of five excursions departing from StoreFrontLab (337 Shotwell St) and ending on the water, going counter-clockwise around the perimeter of the city: North, Northwest, Southwest, Southeast, Northeast. Free, but an RSVP is required for each walk. On each walk, the group ...

Final Golden Gate Park Band Concert: All Requests | GG Park
Sunday, October 12 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Final Golden Gate Park Band Concert: All Requests | GG Park

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 132nd season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm and are free and open to the public. All concerts feature music of specific ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, October 12 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...