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Thursday, October 30

Scary Neighborhood House Haunt | San Jose
Thursday, October 30 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but canned food donations for Second Harvest are appreciated
| Spaich House
Scary Neighborhood House Haunt | San Jose

The Spaich House in San Jose hosts a home haunt that offers up scares for the neighborhood. The haunt will be fully opened from 6:30-9 pm on Oct. 30-31, 2014 at 1188 Spaich Dr., San Jose. Admission is free, but please bring canned food to donate ...

Taste Lab: Miracle Berries & Super Tasters | Mountain View
Thursday, October 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Taste Lab: Miracle Berries & Super Tasters | Mountain View

Are your taste buds ready for all that Halloween candy? The Mountain View Public Library’s resident mad scientist has curated a number of experiments that require human test subjects.
Are you brave enough to explore the darkest depths of your own taste buds? Find out if you’re …

Friday, October 31

$3 Chipotle Burrito Day | Halloween 2014
Friday, October 31 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $3*
*$3 burrito, burrito bowl, salad or an order of tacos if in costume
| Chipotle Mexican Grill (Metreon)
$3 Chipotle Burrito Day | Halloween 2014

On Halloween 2014, come dressed up in costume(yes, wearing a costume is required) from 5 pm to close and you’ll score a full size boorito, burrito bowl, salad or an order of tacos for just $3 at any Chipotle location.
Find a Chitople location near you here.
All proceeds up …

Lord of the Rings-themed Halloween House | San Jose
Friday, October 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Albertson Halloween House
Lord of the Rings-themed Halloween House | San Jose

On Halloween night 2014, stop by the Alberston Halloween House from 6-9 pm to explore the enormous and elaborate Lord of the Rings- themed house. Open for one night only, the house features themed treats, an immersive front yard scene, costume characters and more.
Every year the …

Demon Rock-Off: Guitar Contest w/ The Devil | San Jose
Friday, October 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | RockBar Theater
Demon Rock-Off: Guitar Contest w/ The Devil | San Jose

Watch as some of the best shredders in the Bay gamble with the Devil for Rock ‘n Roll Glory as RockBar brings to you the “Crossroads” story live on stage.
Each performer involved will have a chance to showcase their talents, but also promote their current projects …

Scary Neighborhood House Haunt | San Jose
Friday, October 31 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but canned food donations for Second Harvest are appreciated
| Spaich House
Scary Neighborhood House Haunt | San Jose

The Spaich House in San Jose hosts a home haunt that offers up scares for the neighborhood. The haunt will be fully opened from 6:30-9 pm on Oct. 30-31, 2014 at 1188 Spaich Dr., San Jose. Admission is free, but please bring canned food to donate ...

Saturday, November 1

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank of America Free Museum Weekend First weekend of each month FREE but BofA ...

2014 Día de Los Muertos Celebration & Free Admission Day | San Jose Museum of Art
Saturday, November 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but reservations are recommended.
| San Jose Museum of Art
2014 Día de Los Muertos Celebration & Free Admission Day | San Jose Museum of Art

Celebrate El Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with a full day of live entertainment, cultural demonstrations, hands-on family fun, and free admission to the San Jose Museum of Art.
Decorate calaveras de azucar (sugar skulls) and make other traditional and not-so-traditional crafts inspired …

Friday, November 7

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, November 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, exploration and building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, November 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...

Saturday, November 8

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, November 8 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Campbell
Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays feature live entertainment, art and artists, shopping, and food from 2-6 pm on the second Saturday of every month. Come down to East Campbell Avenue and Central for an afternoon of live music and entertainment for the whole family.

Wednesday, November 12

Architecture Walk: Stanford University Medical Center | Palo Alto
Wednesday, November 12 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Stanford Hospital Fountain
Architecture Walk: Stanford University Medical Center | Palo Alto

Take an architectural history walking tour of the School of Medicine. The tour traces the school’s history from 1850s San Francisco to present-day Palo Alto, and highlights some of the artistic and design choices that have resulted in the school’s current built environment. Free, but ...

Saturday, November 15

Vintage Paper Fair | San Jose
Saturday, November 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Elks Lodge (San Jose)
Vintage Paper Fair | San Jose

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. There are over a million items for sale. Enjoy free admission.

Sunday, November 16

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, November 16 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...

Saturday, November 22

Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay
Saturday, November 22 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Joseph D. Grant County Park
Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay

Sunset is at 4:53 pm and the gates close at 9 pm.
The winter star parties will be held at Telescope Row.
From the Grant Park entrance station, follow the main park road for 0.5 miles to a turning circle. Telescope Row is located to the left, beyond …

Friday, December 5

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, December 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, exploration and building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, December 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...

Saturday, December 6

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank of America Free Museum Weekend First weekend of each month FREE but BofA ...

Wednesday, December 10

Architecture Walk: Stanford University Medical Center | Palo Alto
Wednesday, December 10 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Stanford Hospital Fountain
Architecture Walk: Stanford University Medical Center | Palo Alto

Take an architectural history walking tour of the School of Medicine. The tour traces the school’s history from 1850s San Francisco to present-day Palo Alto, and highlights some of the artistic and design choices that have resulted in the school’s current built environment. Free, but ...

Saturday, December 13

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, December 13 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Campbell
Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays feature live entertainment, art and artists, shopping, and food from 2-6 pm on the second Saturday of every month. Come down to East Campbell Avenue and Central for an afternoon of live music and entertainment for the whole family.

Saturday, December 20

Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay
Saturday, December 20 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Joseph D. Grant County Park
Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay

Please note, sunset is at 4:53 pm and the gates close at 6:30 pm.
The winter star parties will be held at Telescope Row.
From the Grant Park entrance station, follow the main park road for 0.5 miles to a turning circle. Telescope Row is located to …

Sunday, December 21

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, December 21 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...

Friday, January 2

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, January 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...

Saturday, January 3

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank of America Free Museum Weekend First weekend of each month FREE but BofA ...

Saturday, January 10

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, January 10 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Campbell
Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays feature live entertainment, art and artists, shopping, and food from 2-6 pm on the second Saturday of every month. Come down to East Campbell Avenue and Central for an afternoon of live music and entertainment for the whole family.