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Saturday, October 8

Litquake 2016: Free Saturday Events | Oct. 8
Saturday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Litquake 2016: Free Saturday Events | Oct. 8

San Francisco’s legendary annual Litquake festival features hundreds of authors, poets and journalists in a myriad of separate events throughout the Bay Area – including the world’s largest literary pub crawl. It’s all meant to foster interest in literature for people of all ages, perpetuate a sense of literary community, ...

97th Annual Columbus Day Bazaar: Saturday | North Beach
Saturday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Saint Peter and Paul Church
97th Annual Columbus Day Bazaar: Saturday | North Beach

The annual Columbus Day Bazaar is a lively and fun North Beach tradition hosted annually during San Francisco’s Fleet Week. The weekend event celebrates the neighborhood’s heritage featuring iconic American, Italian, and Asian foods; an abundance of games and activities; plus great entertainment and community engagement. Head ...

Market Street Prototyping Festival: Saturday | SF
Saturday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Market and 3rd Street
Market Street Prototyping Festival: Saturday | SF

Market Street comes alive with over 40 prototype projects. The wide sidewalks will be filled with temporary installations ranging from performance spaces, relaxation zones, dynamic art pieces, and more. Market Street runs through the heart of our beautiful city, yet it can feel uninviting and ...

History for Half Pints: Family Music & Games | California Historical Society
Saturday, October 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $5 at the door.
| 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 ...

Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, October 8 – 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 ...

2016 “Journey to The End Of The Night” | Fort Mason
Saturday, October 8 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but advanced registration is required.
| Fort Mason Center
2016
For one night, drop your relations, your work, your leisure, and all your usual motives for movement and action, and let yourself be drawn by the chase. Journey to the End of the Night is an annual free street game / scavenger hunt of epic proportions ...
Schroeder’s Oktoberfest Celebration, Live Music & Games | SF
Saturday, October 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but food and drinks are for purchse.
| Schroeder's Restaurant
Schroeder's Oktoberfest Celebration, Live Music & Games | SF

San Francisco’s favorite historic German restaurant, Schroeder’s, celebrates the 183rd Oktoberfest – the largest beer festival in the world – with a grand Oktoberfest celebration. The celebration kicks off with an over-the-top block party on September 16, 2016. The party moves indoors for the next five ...

Classic SF Movie Night in the Park: Pixar’s “Inside Out” | Duboce Park
Saturday, October 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Duboce Park
Classic SF Movie Night in the Park: Pixar's
Outdoor Movie Night returns to Duboce Park on Saturday, October 8, 2016 with the family-friendly and animated “Inside Out” (2015, rated PG). It’s a great Pixar/Disney movie with some fantastic digital scenes of San Francisco. Movies with a San Francisco theme have been shown at all previous Movie ...
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, October 8 – 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 9

Rare Tenderloin Guided Tour: Part II | SF City Guides
Sunday, October 9 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| McAllister & Leavenworth
Rare Tenderloin Guided Tour: Part II | SF City Guides
Explore the Tenderloin’s isolated rural village beginnings and its years as a quiet residential and small business neighborhood. Find out how it morphed into San Francisco’s hotel and silk stocking entertainment and vice district, how it became part of the mean streets in the last half ...
2016 World Veg Festival: Cooking Demos, Talks & Live Entertainment | GG Park
Sunday, October 9 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*$10 regular admission, $5 students and seniors.
| County Fair Building
2016 World Veg Festival: Cooking Demos, Talks & Live Entertainment | GG Park

The San Francisco Veg Society hosts the 17th annual World Veg Festival featuring an exciting lineup of speakers, cooking demos, exhibitors, entertainers and food vendors. SFVS is a non-profit and all-volunteer run organization whose mission is to promote a plant-based lifestyle for healthy, ethical & sustainable living. ...

Free Admission Day For Military | Aquarium of the Bay
Free Admission Day For Military | Aquarium of the Bay

In celebration of Fleet Week, from October 6-9, all past and present military personnel will receive one free Aquarium ticket and $5 off for their family and guests. The discount is only available at the aquarium with a ticket purchase. *Military ID is required for ...

Litquake 2016: Free Sunday Events | Oct. 9
Sunday, October 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Litquake 2016: Free Sunday Events | Oct. 9

San Francisco’s legendary annual Litquake festival features hundreds of authors, poets and journalists in a myriad of separate events throughout the Bay Area – including the world’s largest literary pub crawl. It’s all meant to foster interest in literature for people of all ages, perpetuate a sense of literary community, ...

97th Annual Columbus Day Bazaar: Sunday | North Beach
Sunday, October 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Filbert & Powell St.
97th Annual Columbus Day Bazaar: Sunday | North Beach

The annual Columbus Day Bazaar is a lively and fun North Beach tradition hosted annually during San Francisco’s Fleet Week. The weekend event celebrates the neighborhood’s heritage featuring iconic American, Italian, and Asian foods; an abundance of games and activities; plus great entertainment and community engagement. Head ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, October 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Get ready for yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, a lively atmosphere and ...

148th Annual Italian Heritage Parade | North Beach
Sunday, October 9 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Washington Square Park
148th Annual Italian Heritage Parade | North Beach
Come to one of the city’s oldest celebrations of heritage and the longest-running Italian-American parade in the nation – a bright and colorful San Francisco institution since it was established in 1868. The parade is part of the Columbus Day celebration in North Beach which also includes the ...
“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, October 9 – 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 ...

Saturday, October 1

2016 Film in the Fog: “Pinocchio” Outdoor Movie & Free Kids Activites | Presidio
Saturday, October 1 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post Theatre Lawn
2016 Film in the Fog:
Come to the 14th annual fall outdoor movie night, Film in the Fog, for a screening of “Pinocchio,” organized by the Presidio Trust, featuring free kids activities, and food trucks. 2016 Film in the Fog Saturday, October 1, 2016 | 5:30-10 pm Main Post, Presidio, San Francisco FREE 5:30 pm: Food & Kids Activities Bring a ...

Monday, October 10

Litquake 2016: Free Monday Events | Oct. 10
Monday, October 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Some events require advance registration.
| All Over San Francisco
Litquake 2016: Free Monday Events | Oct. 10

San Francisco’s legendary annual Litquake festival features hundreds of authors, poets and journalists in a myriad of separate events throughout the Bay Area – including the world’s largest literary pub crawl. It’s all meant to foster interest in literature for people of all ages, perpetuate a sense of literary community, ...

Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, October 10 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.

Cyberpunk Cinema, by Thrillhouse Records, presents cyberpunk movie classics at The Knockout in the Mission every second Monday of the month from 6:30-9 pm. They’ll show one episode of Cowboy Bebop at 6:30 pm, followed by the feature film. Use #cyberpunkcinema during the event to share ...

Something Something Shindig: Improv Comedy & Music | SF
Monday, October 10 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Something Something Shindig: Improv Comedy & Music | SF

The Something Something Shindig is a wild show that combines stand up comedy, improv, music, and what they like to call “audience-participation-good-times” typically happening at 8 pm every second Monday. The emcees for the evening are Justin Gomes and Andrew Moore. True fans of debauchery, they’ve ...

Tuesday, October 11

Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden
Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the Garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, and showcasing over 8,000 different kinds ...

Litquake 2016: Free Tuesday Events | Oct. 11
Tuesday, October 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Litquake 2016: Free Tuesday Events | Oct. 11

San Francisco’s legendary annual Litquake festival features hundreds of authors, poets and journalists in a myriad of separate events throughout the Bay Area – including the world’s largest literary pub crawl. It’s all meant to foster interest in literature for people of all ages, perpetuate a sense of literary community, ...

Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library
Tuesday, October 11 – 5:45 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library
This Radar Reading Series welcomes the following artists: Natalia M. Vigil is a queer Chicana writer, multi-media curator, and big sister born and raised in San Francisco. S. Kay zaps tweet-sized tales on future and fun. She is a queer, Canadian author in a long-distance same sex ...
Cookies & Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, October 11 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Brainwash Cafe
Cookies & Comedy Night | SF

Cookies and Comedy is a top notch comedy show highlighted by comics who in addition to having great material also have stage personas with a lot of flavor. This flavor is celebrated by bringing in some oven baked cookies for free. The show takes place at ...

Milkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight
Tuesday, October 11 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Milk Bar
Milkin' It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight

Every second and third Tuesday night of the month, the Milk Bar hosts Milkin’ It, a free night of comedy featuring local and national comics hosted by comedians Andrew Holmgren and Leslie Small. There’s never a cover nor a drink minimum. Doors open at 7:30 pm with comedy ...

Tuesday Night Pub Quiz | Edinburgh Castle Pub
Tuesday, October 11 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Edinburgh Castle Pub
Tuesday Night Pub Quiz | Edinburgh Castle Pub

One of San Francisco’s best pub quizzes takes place every Tuesday at 8:30 pm at Edinburgh Castle Pub. Co-hosted by long-time Trivia King, Carl, and slightly newer quizmaster Stu, this long standing Pub Quiz promises to be more fun, challenging and hilarious than all other trivia nights in ...

Haightian Democracy Free Stand-Up | SF
Tuesday, October 11 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Danny Coyle's
Haightian Democracy Free Stand-Up | SF

The Lower Haight’s free stand-up showcase is in an Irish bar every second Tuesday and is hosted by a guy named Logan Hesse. Entry is free and there will be $2.50 Tecates, $7 PB&J (Shot of Jameson and a PBR), and lots of laughs. Please note, this is ...

Wednesday, October 12

Litquake 2016: Free Wednesday Events | Oct. 12
Wednesday, October 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
Litquake 2016: Free Wednesday Events | Oct. 12

San Francisco’s legendary annual Litquake festival features hundreds of authors, poets and journalists in a myriad of separate events throughout the Bay Area – including the world’s largest literary pub crawl. It’s all meant to foster interest in literature for people of all ages, perpetuate a sense of literary community, ...

Free Slackline Yoga Class: Focus, Balance & Strength | SF
Wednesday, October 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Must register on Eventbrite. Tickets are non-refundable.
| Sports Basement (Bryant St.)
Free Slackline Yoga Class: Focus, Balance & Strength | SF

Join Ariel Mihic of the YogaSlackers for a beginner’s slackline adventure on the first Monday of the month from 6-7 pm on the 5th floor of Sports Basement Bryant. Tickets are $5 and you must register on Eventbrite. Tickets are non-refundable. By bringing balance onto a 1” piece of webbing, ...