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Saturday, October 1, 2016

1st Annual
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

Bay Day Bay Day is like Earth Day – for San Francisco Bay. It is one official day every year for the entire Bay Area to come together and celebrate the Bay. Don’t be more...

9:00 amSick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden   FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
9:00 amFirst Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland   FREE
9:00 amGarden Volunteer Workparty “Kezar Triangle” | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*http://sfrecpark.org/event/kezar-triangle-community-garden-volunteer-workparty/2016-10-01/
9:00 amPark Cleaning & Greening | SF   FREE
9:00 am2016 Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes | SF   FREE
All DayCalifornia Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Sunset & Parkside Residents   FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
All DayFirst Day to RSVP: Fort Point Candlelight Tours | Presidio   FREE*
*Reservations are required by phone to (415) 556-1693 from October 1-3, 2016
All Day2016 PortFest: Free Boat Rides, Live Music & Tiki Bar | Redwood City   FREE
All Day21st Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival | Berkeley   FREE
All DayRe:Make 2016: 100+ Artisans & Free DIY Projects | Fort Mason   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
10:00 am650+ Cozy Bungalows of Westwood Park: Rare Walking Tour | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
All DayAnnie’s Annuals Fall Party: Funky Tunes, Free Munchies & Gardening Talks | East Bay   FREE
10:00 am14th Annual Art, Jazz & Wine Festival | Pleasant Hill   FREE
All DayGoorin Bros. Awesome Hat & Cap Sample Sale | SF   FREE*
*Hat prices start at $10.
All DayBank of America Free Museum Weekend   FREE*
*Free for Bank of America or Merrill Lynch Card Holders. Some venues may be closed on certain days; please confirm directly with participating museums.
10:00 amLast of 2016: Free Oakland Summer Walking Tour | Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens   FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandnet.com
10:00 amFree Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | SF   FREE
10:00 amFree Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park   FREE
10:00 amSF Maritime Fun Day: “Walk the Plank” & Historic Sail Contest | Bay Area   FREE
10:00 amFarm Discovery Tour: Milking Cows & Hay Mazes | Petaluma   FREE
10:00 amWWII in the Shadow of Mt. Tam Walking Tour | Sausalito   FREE
10:00 amHealthy Parks Healthy People Family Day | SF   FREE
10:00 amMcLaren Park Project: Planning Workshop for a Better Community | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
10:00 amHome Land Security Exhibition | The Presidio   FREE
10:30 amDay in the Park/Derby | City of Brisbane   FREE
10:30 amControl Your Energy: Energy Mind Training Workshop | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
All Day2016 Oaktoberfest Beer Festival | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but bring money for beer and food, or purchase advance tickets.
All DayHardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Saturday | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All Day2016 Oktoberfest: German Beers, Beer Contests & Live Music | Mountain View   FREE
All Day24 Hour Comics Day: Watch Artists Create a Brand New Comic | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*It's free to come watch the comic artists at work. Registration for the event is $10
11:00 amHealthy & Free First Saturdays | Marin Headlands   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
11:00 amBenefit Art Show for One Tam: Public Art Sale | Mill Valley   FREE*
*Free to look around but bring cash if you'd like to purchase their artworks.
11:00 amNorth Richmond Shoreline Festival: Healthy Lunch & Nature Walks | Richmond   FREE
All DayMiddle Eastern Food Festival | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP
12:30 pmNike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands   FREE
1:00 pmFlagging in the Park: Colorful Flags, Fans & Poi Play Day | Golden Gate Park   FREE
1:00 pmUrban Exploration Games Day | 2016 “Come Out & Play” Festival   FREE
1:00 pmFree Yoga Open House | SF   FREE
1:00 pmLittle Giant Ice Cream Block Party: Hamburgers & Live Music | Oakland   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
2:00 pmSilent Film San Francisco Walking Tour | SF   FREE
2:00 pmGrown Up Gaming: All-Ages Board Game Day | South SF   FREE
2:00 pmArts Month Kick-Off Celebration: Song, Dance, Poetry & Acting | El Cerrito   FREE
2:00 pm“Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck” Documentary Screening | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
2:00 pmLake Merrit Music Festival 2016: Party at the Lake | Oakland   FREE
2:00 pmBars Baths & Butches: Queer Historical Tour of Valencia & 16th Street | SF   FREE
2:00 pmHealthy Parks for Healthy People: Exercises & Family Games | The Presidio   FREE
3:00 pm“Senegal: Modern Senegalese Recipes” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
6:00 pmThe Scrap Art Show “Reclaimed: Elevating the Art of Reuse” | SF   FREE
6:00 pm“Hybrid” Opening Reception | SF   FREE
6:00 pm“Not Everything is Black + White” Art Exhibit | Berkeley   FREE
6:00 pmFree Outdoor Movie Night “Zootopia” | Ingleside   FREE
6:30 pm19th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival: Opening Night | Vallejo   FREE*
*Free on Weekend 1. The following events are $10-$15.
7:00 pm14th Annual Outdoor Movie Night: Pinocchio | The Presidio   FREE*
*Food from Off the Grid will be available for purchase.
7:30 pmOutdoor Movie Night “Dodgeball” at The Yard | Mission Rock   FREE
7:30 pmThe East Bay Bonfire of Reflection | Oakland   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required for Oakland Hills location
8:00 pmRenegade Drive-In Movie Night: Addams Family | North Bay   FREE*
*Free with RSVP on Meetup and donations are accepted.
8:00 pmAn Epic Prince Karaoke Party, Fashion Show & Art Fest | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP
8:00 pm“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland   $5*
*Admission is $5, and you'll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy
8:00 pmWin Tix: Smuin Contemporary American Ballet | Palace of Fine Arts   WIN
8:00 pm$20 Tix: Smuin Contemporary American Ballet | Palace of Fine Arts   $20*
*Use code FUNCHEAP for exclusive $20 tickets in Bronze/Silver sections (Regularly $32/$59)
8:30 pmWin Tix: Cymbals Eat Guitars: Cacophonic Guitar & Raucous Synth | Swedish American Hall   WIN
9:00 pmPrince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa   $5
9:00 pmBoomfest: Punk Rock Music on Saturday Night | SF   $5
9:30 pmWin Tix: Comedy All Stars with Reggie Steele | Punch Line   WIN
10:00 pmThe Goddamn Jam: Stand-Up Improvised Humor | SF   FREE

Sunday, October 2, 2016

11th Annual Rock 'n' Roll Half-Marathon & Free Rogue Wave Concert | San Jose
Sunday, October 2 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free for spectators
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez

Cheer on thousands of runners from all over the world as they tackle the streets of San Jose set to a live soundtrack in the 2016 Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon. Music makes more...

All DayBlessing of the Animals & St. Francis Day Celebration | Grace Cathedral   FREE
8:00 amLearning Bird Language | Oakland   FREE*
*$20 Suggested Donation. Free but an RSVP is encouraged.
9:00 amRare Tenderloin Guided Tour: Part I | SF City Guides   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
All DayCalifornia Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Sunset & Parkside Residents   FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
All DayAnnie’s Annuals Fall Party: Funky Tunes, Free Munchies & Gardening Talks | East Bay   FREE
10:00 amGamble Garden Free Community Day | Palo Alto   FREE
All Day21st Annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch: 10,000+ Pumpkins | Palo Alto   FREE
10:00 am1st Annual Oakland Nature Festival | Oakland   FREE
All DayBank of America Free Museum Weekend   FREE*
*Free for Bank of America or Merrill Lynch Card Holders. Some venues may be closed on certain days; please confirm directly with participating museums.
10:00 amAsian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF   FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
10:00 amFree First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California   FREE
All DayLast Day to Enjoy The Swings: Interactive Musical Installation | San Jose   FREE
10:00 amHome Land Security Exhibition | The Presidio   FREE
10:30 am2016 Filipino-American History Celebration | Asian Art Museum   FREE
All Day2016 Castro Street Fair: Local Artists, Vendors & Live Entertainment | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
All DayHardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Sunday | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All DayMassive Outdoor DJ Dance Party: “Sunset vs. Honey Soundsystem” Season Closer | North Bay   $5*
*Cash only. $5 per motorcycle; $25 per car or truck (Pile your friends into one car and you could end up paying as little as $5 per person); No charge for large vans and buses (9 passenger minimum)
All Day2016 Oktoberfest: German Beers, Beer Contests & Live Music | Mountain View   FREE
11:00 amUncovering The Parkside: Rare Walking Tour | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size
11:00 amFree Kundalini Yoga Day in the Park | Dolores Park   FREE
11:00 am‘Round the World Festival: Music, Masks & Exhibit | Alameda   FREE*
*Families can pay what they wish.
11:00 am49ers vs Cowboys: All You Can Drink Passport | SoMa   FREE*
*FREE with Facebook RSVP and all-you-can-drink passport for $30: http://bit.ly/AYCDPASSPORT
11:00 amY Bike Learn to Ride Program: Free & Safe Bike Lessons | The Presidio   FREE
11:00 amThe Last Gun & It’s History | The Presidio   FREE
11:00 amOff the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
12:00 pmMonster Family Sunday | SF   FREE
12:00 pmKearny Street Workshop’s Annual Festival | SF Main Library   FREE
All DayMiddle Eastern Food Festival | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP
12:00 pm“Here” APAture 2016 Arts Festival & Live Performances | SF   FREE
12:30 pmFree Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
1:00 pmWhimsical West Side Architecture: Rare Walking Tour | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
1:00 pmFree Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley   FREE
1:00 pmAmerican History in Golden Gate Park | October 2016 Walking Tour Month   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.