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Tuesday, October 13

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 ...

Milkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight
Tuesday, October 13 – 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 ...

Haightian Democracy Free Stand-Up | SF
Tuesday, October 13 – 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 14

Free Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF
Wednesday, October 14 – 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 from 5:30-6:30 pm. Free, but an RSVP is required. The laughter exercises ...

“Haters Gonna Hate” Free Comedy Show | SF
Wednesday, October 14 – 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 resident Haters, Josef Anolin, Chris Riggins, Kaseem Bentley ...

Thursday, October 15

Kapalakiko: Hawaiian Migrant Workers in 19th-Century SF: Free Lecture | SF
Thursday, October 15 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Kapalakiko: Hawaiian Migrant Workers in 19th-Century SF: Free Lecture | SF
At least one thousand Hawaiians lived and worked in California in the mid-nineteenth century. As itinerant seamen and fur hunters they touched Alta and Baja California shores; as cowhide skinners, sea otter scalpers, agriculturalists and Catholic converts, they lived and worked in the Channel Islands ...
Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa
Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...

Full-Frontal Comedy Showcase | Castro
Full-Frontal Comedy Showcase | Castro

Every third Thursday of the month come out to the Lookout for Full-Frontal Comedy Showcase at The Lookout in the Castro. It’s the new comedy with a touch of drag variety show all the kids are talking about hosted by comics Valerie Branch and Yuri ...

Friday, October 16

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, October 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bayview Opera House

San Francisco’s Bayview Neighborhood comes alive for 3rd on Third, a community-wide arts celebration for the whole family happening from 5-8 pm every third Friday of the month, at Bayview Town Center (3rd Street from McKinnon to Palou & Mendell Plaza). The monthly event will feature ...

Saturday, October 17

Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour | Outer Sunset
Saturday, October 17 – 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 ...

Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio
Saturday, October 17 – 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 ...

Lit Crawl 2015: 101 Events, 3 Hours & 100s of Authors | Mission District
Lit Crawl 2015: 101 Events, 3 Hours & 100s of Authors | Mission District
The 11th annual Lit Crawl will span over three hours in the Mission District’s Valencia Street corridor, featuring an astonishing 101 literary readings and events, including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, comedy and more, in bookstores, bars, galleries, restaurants, stores, cafés, community spaces, a bookmobile, a vibrator ...
You Betta Work Comedy Fiesta Show | SF
Saturday, October 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Comedy show is free. Food, beverage, and laundry available for purchase.
| Brainwash Cafe
You Betta Work Comedy Fiesta Show | SF

Every third Saturday of the month from 8-9:45 pm at the Brainwash Cafe, True Hustle Entertainment and host, Jesús U. BettaWork, bring the beautiful people the You Betta Work Comedy Fiesta. This is a free standup comedy extravaganza with a fresh lineup of comics every month. Also, check ...

The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF
Saturday, October 17 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with an RSVP, or $5 at the door.
| Milk Bar
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 ...

New Wave Dance Party | SoMa
Saturday, October 17 – 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 | SF
Saturday, October 17 – 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 ...

San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF
Saturday, October 17 – 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 18

SF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations
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Did you know SF has an Antique Vibrator Museum? Take a free tour of this unique space every 3rd Sunday of the month with Antique Vibrator Museum curator Dr. Carol Queen.  Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store ...

Monday, October 19

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, October 19 – 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 19 – 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 ...

Free Comedy: Live at Deluxe | SF
Monday, October 19 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Club Deluxe
Free Comedy: Live at Deluxe | SF

Live At Deluxe is a premiere comedy showcase that takes place every third Monday at 9 pm in the historic Haight/Ashbury District and features some of the best local and national comics. You never know who’ll drop by. Live at Deluxe Comedy Every 3rd Monday, 9-11pm ...

“Am I Rite?” Free Comedy Night | SF
Monday, October 19 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot

Am I Rite is a monthly stand up comedy showcase co-produced by Corey Largent (Saw Dem Eyez, Cobb’s) and Jules Posner (SF Punch Line, Cobb’s, The Business). Corey and Jules host a line up of local favorites and occasional out of town friends at the ...

Tuesday, October 20

Yum & Yummer: A Comedy Showcase | SF
Tuesday, October 20 – 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 ...

Milkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight
Tuesday, October 20 – 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 any drink minimums. Doors open at 7:30 pm with comedy starting at ...

Wednesday, October 21

Free “Sup Girl” Comedy Show | SF
Wednesday, October 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
Free

Sup Girl is a free comedy show happening every third Wednesday of the month at The Royale. Sup Girl is a monthly comedy showcase featuring the funniest standup comics from the Bay Area and beyond, hosted by Kelly Anneken, Aviva Siegel, and Kate Willett. Don’t ...

Friday, October 23

Friday Night Market at UN Plaza | SF
Friday, October 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
Friday Night Market at UN Plaza | SF

Held every fourth Friday through October, the Night Market in the iconic UN Plaza is the place to spend your Friday night. Night Market provides live music and entertainment, making the UN Plaza the liveliest spot in the city. The Night Market is a free ...

Saturday, October 24

Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour | Bayview
Saturday, October 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Southeast Wastewater Treatment Plant
Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour | Bayview

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 ...

“The Setup” Underground Comedy Show & Happy Hour | SF
Saturday, October 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Basement

The Setup is an underground stand-up comedy show in the heart of San Francisco. This venue used to be the green room for the legendary Blackhawk jazz venue where Miles Davis used to play. Now, it’s a comedy show that features established comedians from around the ...

Sunday, October 25

’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.
Sunday, October 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
'90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.

Love The Simpsons? Know The Simpsons like the back of your hand? Then join in ’90s Simpsons Trivia Night at The Knockout in the Mission District from 6-9 pm, every fourth Sunday of the month. Watch some ’90s Simpsons and answer some trivia if you ...

Monday, October 26

Laughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF
Monday, October 26 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot
Laughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF

Comedian Andrew Holmgren (SF Weekly 2014 Best comedian) of Sylvan Productions (SF Weekly 2013 best comedy troupe) hosts an evening of some of his favorite comics whose comedy is sure to leave you satisfied and sore. The show takes place on every last Monday of ...