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Wednesday, October 12

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, ...

Real Live Comedians Showcase | Piano Fight
Real Live Comedians Showcase | Piano Fight

Are you ready for some hot, live stand-up comedian action? Producer and performer Jason Mack brings you Real Live Comedians, a monthly showcase with some of the funniest talent in the Bay Area, every second Wednesday of the month. > Get Free Tickets just for Funcheapers ...

Dream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin
Wednesday, October 12 – 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 13

“Sandbox”: Live Games Open Mic | SF
Thursday, October 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
| Secret Location (SF)

Sandbox is a monthly open mic, held every second Thursday, for playtesting live games and participatory experiences. Work presented is generally embodied play–unlike video games or board games, the experiences at Sandbox generally involve players moving around and exploring space and interacting with other players. ...

Friday, October 14

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Richmond Dist. Residents
Friday, October 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Richmond Dist. 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 Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa
Friday, October 14 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
| Sightglass Coffee
Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa

Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, join Sightglass Coffee at their 7th Street training lab for good conversation, tasty coffees, and warm fuzzy feelings. The event is free, but space is limited so please RSVP if you plan on attending. Sightglass is an independent, sibling-owned ...

Art Night SF: Mid-Market Art, Live Music & Karaoke | UN Plaza
Friday, October 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
Art Night SF: Mid-Market Art, Live Music & Karaoke | UN Plaza

Art Night SF is a new outdoor event series working to activate the public spaces of UN Plaza and Mid-Market between 7th and Market Streets through accessible installations of contemporary art on Fridays, July 29, September 30, October 14 and October 28 from 5-9 pm. Enjoy local food trucks, a plaza ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, October 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Nearly 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic waterfront campus of ...

“Millennials Ruin Everything”: Free Comedy & Oysters Night | El Rio
Friday, October 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, suggested donation $5
| El Rio

Millennials Ruin Everything is a monthly comedy showcase every 2nd Friday from 6-8 pm in the back room at El Rio. Each month, co-hosts Irene Tu and Dominique Gelin explore a new theme with guest comedians about why millennials suck/rock. Part comedy showcase, part interviews, ...

Grotto Free Comedy Night: Free Drinks & Snacks | Sports Basement Bryant
Friday, October 14 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5.
| 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. Start your weekend off with a laugh with host and local comedian Anthony Medina who brings in a diverse lineup of ...

“She Rocks” Live Music, Comedy & Drag Showcase | SF
Friday, October 14 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | The Fireside Lounge

Tired of seeing girls sing sad love songs and acoustic covers of top 40 hits? She Rocks features the most badass female dominant bands the Bay Area has to offer. See women who rock the stage harder than any stickly strungout dudes in the biz, every ...

Saturday, October 15

28th Annual San Francisco “Old Car Picnic” | Golden Gate Park
28th Annual San Francisco
Celebrate the 28 years of San Francisco Old Car Picnic (formerly Jimmy’s Old Car Picnic) showing off cars from 1987 or older at Hellman Hollow (Speedway Meadow) in Golden Gate Park. 2016 San Francisco Old Car Picnic Saturday, October 15, 2016 | 7 am to 4 pm Hellman Hollow (formerly Speedway Meadow), 50 Overlook Dr, GG ...
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Russian Hill & Nob Hill Residents
Saturday, October 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Russian Hill & Nob Hill 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 PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio
Saturday, October 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio

The free PresidiGo Shuttle system welcomes park visitors, residents, and employees with fully accessible shuttles and bike racks. There are two PresidiGo Shuttle services, each with different policies and guidelines – Around the Park and Downtown. Downtown (Free on Weekends) The Downtown express route make stops ...

2016 Leap Sandcastle Contest | Ocean Beach
Saturday, October 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Balboa)
2016 Leap Sandcastle Contest | Ocean Beach
Northern California’s largest sandcastle building event, the 34th annual Leap Sandcastle Contest is a spirited competition between teams of architects, engineers, contractors, designers and local elementary school students at Ocean Beach (just below the Cliff House). There’s also a community castle for everyone to join in to build. Leap’s ...
2016 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF
Saturday, October 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; if you take Muni, fare is required ($2.25 adults, $1 seniors & youth)
| Eureka Valley Branch Library
2016 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF

Each year, Epiphany Productions transforms the city’s streets into stages through San Francisco Trolley Dances, a series of free contemporary dance performances along a Muni line. For the price of a Muni ticket, you’ll get a “hop-on, hop-off” Muni tour to experience an extraordinary lineup of ...

“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | The Haight
Saturday, October 15 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
| The Red Victorian

Join in at the Red Victorian, an elegant 2000sq ft events space, for figure drawing accompanied by live musicians, bringing the art scene back to the Upper Haight one creative community event at a time. There will be easels provided and some materials for drop-ins. ...

Schroeder’s Final Oktoberfest Celebration, Live Music & Games | SF
Saturday, October 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but food and drinks are for purchse.
| Schroeder's Restaurant
Schroeder's Final 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 ...

New Wave Dance Party | SoMa
Saturday, October 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 ...

“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | Madrone Art Bar
Saturday, October 15 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm with RSVP on Facebook; otherwise, it's $5. 21+
| Madrone Art Bar

Fringe, the indie music video dance party, happens every third Saturday at Madrone Art Bar. Free before 10 pm with an RSVP; otherwise, it’s $5. DJs Blondie K and subOctave will spin your favorite indie music videos plus the latest remixes to create a buzz on the dance floor. “In ...

The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF
The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF

It’s the death of a disco dancer with Milk Bar’s “The Queen is Dead” dance party featuring the music of The Smiths, Morrissey, and other brit pop, new wave, and post punk heavy-hitters. “The Queen is Dead” Dance Party Third Saturday of the month  | 9 pm-2 ...

San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF
Saturday, October 15 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF

Every third Saturday, you are invited to bicycle with the San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride as they set out to a new mystery location in SF. Where to meet? They’ll post ride start locations on their website and Facebook page, the day of the ride only; there’s ...

Sunday, October 16

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for North Beach & Marina Residents
Sunday, October 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for North Beach & Marina 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 ...

14th Annual Arts & Music Festival | Excelsior
Sunday, October 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mission & Ocean
14th Annual Arts & Music Festival | Excelsior
The outskirts of the city will share their ethnic flare at the 14th annual Excelsior Arts & Music Festival coinciding with Excelsior Sunday Streets on October 16, 2016. The streets will be filled with live music, delicious multi-cultural food and a vast selection of entertainment for all ages. ...
2016 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF
Sunday, October 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; if you take Muni, fare is required ($2.25 adults, $1 seniors & youth)
| Eureka Valley Branch Library
2016 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF

Each year, Epiphany Productions transforms the city’s streets into stages through San Francisco Trolley Dances, a series of free contemporary dance performances along a Muni line. For the price of a Muni ticket, you’ll get a “hop-on, hop-off” Muni tour to experience an extraordinary lineup of ...

Monday, October 17

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, October 17 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
| Secret Location (SF)
Tour of Diego Rivera's 1st US Mural | Union Square

The mural “Allegory of California” graces the stairwell of the City Club (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange Club). Normally closed the public, this is an opportunity to see the first mural painted in the US by the great Mexican artist Diego Rivera. Free, but an ...

“Jury Duty” Comedy Improv Battle | Haight
Monday, October 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar

Jury Duty is a show that meshes improvisational humor with the wit and quickness of stand-up comedy at 8 pm, every third Monday of the month, at Milk Bar. Jury Duty is a debate style show where the crowd declares the winner over three different rounds. Usually ...

“Resistance is Futile” Free Comedy Night | SF
Monday, October 17 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot

Nicole Calasich and Liz Stone bring you Resistance is Futile featuring the Bay Area’s best comics to discuss the times they were cowards, the eternal struggle of standing up for yourself, and the art of giving in. Resistance is Futile happens in SF’s vibrant Mission district at ...

Tuesday, October 18

The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s
Tuesday, October 18 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
| Bender's Bar & Grill
The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender's

Mmm… tasty, smelly, stinky cheese. Bender’s hosts their monthly meeting of The Stinky Cheese Club. Bring in some cheese, crackers, fruit, veggies, etc…  (make it something impressive, not just the cheapest thing you got at Safeway) and get a free ice cold can of PBR ...

Yum & Yummer: A Comedy Showcase | SF
Tuesday, October 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brainwash Cafe
Yum & Yummer: A Comedy Showcase | SF

Every third Tuesday of the month, come on down to Brainwash Cafe (1122 Folsom Street) for a free comedy show hosted by Nicole Love and Ruby Gill. These ladies feature their favorite local comics while dropping priceless information about their seemingly interesting lives. The show starts ...