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Upcoming EventsHere’s a calendar listing of all of our upcoming fun & cheap events for the entire Bay Area including San Francisco, East Bay, Peninsula, South Bay and North Bay.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission Bay & Vistacion Valley Residents
Sunday, October 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences

Photo | California Academy of Sciences 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 more...

7:15 amSOLD OUT – October Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay  FREE
9:30 amRichard Rodriguez on the State of the City & the Nation | Grace Cathedral   FREE
All DaySFMOMA’s “Free Family Day”: Free Museum Day | SF   FREE*
*FREE for up to two adults accompanying each visitor 18 and younger. Tickets are available on-site only on October 23, and cannot be reserved in advance.
All Day2016 East Bay Mini Maker Faire | Oakland   $18.84*
*Tickets are for advanced purchase.
10:00 amMusic Carnival: Instrument Petting Zoo & Live Music | Berkeley   FREE
All Day2016 Danville Fall Crafts Festival: Sunday | East Bay   FREE
10:00 amInner Richmond Walking Tour Part I | SF City Guide   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
10:00 amUC Botanical Garden Native Plant Sale | Berkeley   FREE
10:30 amDivali “Festival of Lights” Celebration | Asian Art Museum   FREE
10:40 amSF Chamber Orchestra: The Sound Of Music | Berkeley   FREE
All Day2016 Sunday Streets Berkeley | 17-Block-Long Street Party   FREE
11:00 am2016 Finale: Off the Grid Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
11:00 amSCRAP Community Day: Workshops, Yarn Bombing Demos & Music | SF   FREE
11:00 am“Dancing with the So Called Dead” Festival 2016: Free Artist In-Conversation | SF   FREE*
*Free conversations with artists. Workshops and a full festival pass have fees.
11:00 amSan Francisco Body Painting Day & Nude March | Ferry Building   FREE
11:00 am“Sunrise” New Public Artwork Unveiling | SF   FREE
All Day2016 SF Open Studios Weekend | Marina   FREE
11:00 amPumpkin Carving Workshop | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
12:00 pm2016 Skeletonfest: Sugar Skull Making & Screenprinting | East Bay   FREE*
*Please bring a t-shirt to screenprint and something yummy to share.
12:00 pm2016 Dia de Los Muertos, Skull Mask Face Painting & Mini Altars | Mexican Museum   FREE
12:00 pmTown Center’s Annual Trick or Treat Day | Corte Madera   FREE
12:00 pm2016 ArtSpan Hub Artist Weekends: Sunday | SF   FREE
12:00 pm2nd Annual Pop-Up Beer Garden | Oakland   FREE*
*Admission to the garden is free, tours of the house for a sliding scale suggested donation of $5-15.
12:00 pmWin Tix: SF’s Art Passport Day 2016 | Chinatown   WIN
1:00 pm2016 Celebration of Mind: Hand-On Math Activities, Magic & Book Read | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but registration is encouraged.
1:00 pmMural Bike Tour & BAMFest 2016 Closing Celebration | East Bay   FREE
3:00 pm“My Paris Market Cookbook” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
3:00 pmStranger Things Pop-up: Cocktails & Christmas Lights | SF   FREE*
*It's free to look around the pop-up but bring money for food and drinks.
3:30 pmStamp Arts, Rare Zines & Postcards Gallery Talk | SF Main Library   FREE
4:00 pmOriginal Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill   FREE
6:00 pm’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pm“Waging Peace” Perspective of a Veteran Activist | San Mateo   FREE*
*Free, but contributions welcome.
7:00 pm“Funny or Die” Live w/ Sarah Silverman & Reggie Watts | UC Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. However, it does not guarantee admission, so make sure to arrive early.
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, October 24, 2016

Voter Registration Drive: Get Out To Vote | SF Bay Area
Monday, October 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

It’s an election year – and Election Day is nearing. The upcoming election is on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. If you need to register, or re-register – because you’ve moved since more...

8:45 amBreakfast Club Speaker Series | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
5:00 pmCandidates & Voter Education Forum | Oakland   FREE
6:00 pmCandlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
6:00 pmSilent Book Club: Reading with Fellow Book Lovers | San Jose   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:30 pm2016 Halloween Ghost Walk at City Hall | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted.
6:30 pmPublic Forum on November CA Ballot Measures | Mountain View   FREE
7:00 pmHalloween Nerd Nite: Frankenstein, Zombie & Suspense Science | Oakland   $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door
7:30 pm“The Fade Out” Book Talk & Signing | SF   FREE*
*RSVP appreciated but not required.
7:30 pmIntimate Reading of New Play: “All Fall Down” | Stanford   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:30 pmTrivia Night: All About Women Criminals | SF   FREE*
*Trivia is free to play, and Shotwell's Bar serves excellent craft beers, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages. Bring takeout for a bar picnic.
8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy Night & Delicious Tacos | Oakland   FREE*
*Sliding scale donation requested.
8:30 pmLaughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF   FREE

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Library To Library Bike Tour Loop | San Jose
Tuesday, October 25 – 8:45 am | Cost: FREE | Calabazas Branch Library

Please join them to celebrate bikes and libraries. Bicycling librarians will lead a 25 mile loop, visiting 6 Silicon Valley libraries. The Library 2 Library Bicycle Loop Tour is a fun tour for library more...

10:00 am2016 Halloween Spooktakular Family Fun Fest | Santana Row   FREE
2:00 pm2016 Day of the Dead Party: Aztec Dance, Craft & Street Decorating | Berkeley   FREE
4:30 pmHalloween Costume Swap | Hayward   FREE*
*1st hour free with costume; 2nd hour free with or without costume.
6:00 pmLaundry to Landscape Graywater Workshop | Mountain View   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmTuesday Trivia Night & Free Popcorn | Oakland   FREE
6:00 pmPalestinian Poetry & Music Event | SF Main Library   FREE
6:00 pmRenee & Irish Greg’s Pop-Up Podcast: Celebrating Protest Music | SF   FREE*
*Suggested $10 donation at door to Blue Bear School of Music. An RSVP is required.
6:30 pmCookies & Comedy Night | SF   FREE
6:30 pm“The Essential Elements of Food” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
6:30 pmInvestigative Journalism & Human Rights Conversations | Berkeley   FREE
7:00 pm“Dancing with the So Called Dead” Festival 2016: Free Artist In-Conversation | Final Day   FREE*
*Free conversations with artists. Workshops and a full festival pass have fees.
7:00 pm“Pelican Bay Prison & Long-Term Solitary Confinement” Discussion | City Lights   FREE
7:30 pm“A Gambler’s Anatomy” Book Talk & Signing | SF   FREE*
*RSVP appreciated but not required.
7:30 pm“Stamped from the Beginning” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books on the Park   FREE
7:30 pmDirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland   FREE
7:45 pmJanet Napolitano & The State of Education | Grace Cathedral   FREE
8:00 pmHaight Street Comedy Night, Games & Prizes | SF   FREE
8:00 pmLast Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
8:00 pmOaktown Comedy Night | Oakland   FREE*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for free tickets. Otherwise $15.
8:30 pmFree Comedy from Local Talent | Berkeley   FREE

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

3D Print Halloween Cupcake Decorations Workshop | SF
Wednesday, October 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Autodesk Gallery

Join them for a fun workshop at the Autodesk Gallery Workshop. You will learn to take an idea from concept to 3D model and fabricate it in a 3D printer. During this workshop more...

10:00 amFree Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland  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
11:00 amFinal $1 Book Sale of the Season | SF Main Library  $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
1:30 pmArt of Bunraku: Japanese Puppetry Free Performance | SF   FREE
3:00 pm2016 Halloween Extravaganza: Circus & Haunted House | North Beach   FREE
3:00 pmPumpkin Carving at the Library | Hayward   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
3:00 pmCapes and Costumes Craft Lab & Open Sewing Workshop | SSF   FREE
6:00 pmLadies’ Knight: Learn How To Play Chess Like A Pro | SF Main Library   FREE
6:00 pmFilm Screening “Fire & Ice” | SF Main Library   FREE
6:00 pm“Day of the Dead”: Post-Mortems Silicon Valley Failures | Mountain View   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is encouraged.
6:30 pmColoring for Grown-ups: Latest Trend in Stress-Relief | Mountain View   FREE
7:00 pmFree Michael Jackson Thriller Dance Class | San Jose   FREE
7:00 pm“The White Devil” & “The Death of Teddy” Book Launch | City Lights   FREE
7:00 pmWin Tix: Disney on Ice | Oracle Arena   WIN
7:30 pmDeath of Money: Diggers 50 Years Later | SF   FREE
7:30 pmComedy Night at The Uptown | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: Kevin Shea (Comedy Central) | Punch Line   WIN
8:00 pmWin Tix: Cobb’s HA HA Halloween Comedy Showcase | North Beach   WIN
8:00 pmWin Tix: The Rocky Horror Show: Live on Stage | Victoria Theatre   WIN
8:00 pmWorld Class Comedy Wednesdays | Marina   FREE*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for free tickets. Otherwise $15.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Opening Day: Pleasant Hill's
Thursday, October 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Total Wine & More (Pleasant Hill)

Come celebrate as the first-ever Total Wine & More in Contra Costa County opens in Pleasant Hill. Community members are invited to enjoy live music, free giveaways and tastes of fine wines more...

12:00 pmGrand Opening Celebration of Noe Valley Town Square | SF   FREE
All DayOpening Day: Bay Area Science Festival | 2016   FREE*
*Some events may require an RSVP or have other restrictions.
3:30 pmAnime & Manga Club: Your Favorite Anime & Pizza | South SF   FREE
5:00 pm2016 Scare on the Square: 3D Light Show & Carved Pumpkin Contest | Redwood City   FREE
5:30 pmUCSF Human Performance Center: Tour & Demos | SF   FREE
6:00 pmAdventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Campbell   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Cinema Arts Films at the Field Lab | Pier 15   $15
6:00 pmCreatures of the NightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
6:00 pmTech Talk Fire Side Chat with Tech at Microsoft | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmWin Tix: Creatures of the NightLife | California Academy of Sciences   WIN