Upcoming Events

Here’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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Monday, October 23, 2017

Free Mini Escape Room:
Monday, October 23 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | TOTO Concept 190

Toto Concept 190 You wake up in a mysterious bathroom, and you have 15 minutes to escape. Can you find the key before time is up? Play this free mini-game and interact more...

All Day“Flush” A Toilet Video Art Installation | SF   FREE
5:30 pm“Maverick & Me” Book Reading & Puppies | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is encouraged.
6:30 pm“The Artful Baker” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
7:30 pmSpooky Skeleton Trivia Night | SF   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: Acoustic Sonic Delight “Trashcan Sinatras” | The Chapel   WIN
8:30 pmMonday Night Comedy with Free Cake | Blondies   FREE
8:30 pmThe Komedy Kiki: Comics That’ll Tickle Your Funny Bone | SF   FREE

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

2017 Halloween Spooktakular Family Fun Fest | Santana Row
Tuesday, October 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santana Row

No tricks just treats. Join the special Halloween Family Fun free event featuring free entertainment, interactive games, hands-on activities and educational activities designed for parents and their pre-school aged children. Wear your costume more...

8:40 amSan Francisco Chronicle Newsroom Tour | SoMa  FREE
1:00 pmMasquerade Murder Mystery Party | SF Main Library   FREE
1:00 pmAmerican History in Golden Gate Park | October 2017 Walking Tour Month   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
6:00 pmEscape Room Launch Party “The Search for Professor Z” | SF   FREE*
*RSVP on Eventbrite to secure your spot in the launch party. Tickets to play the game during the party are $30 each: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-search-for-professor-z-launch-party-tickets-3867644
6:00 pm“Meeting Snowden” Exclusive Screening with Q&A | SF   FREE
6:00 pmSketch Tuesdays: Artwork Exhibit & Sale | SF   FREE
6:30 pm16mm Movie Night: Vintage Monster & Horror Movies | Nob Hill   FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
6:30 pmCookies & Comedy Night | SF   FREE
6:30 pm“Baco: Vivid Recipes from the Heart of Los Angeles” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
7:00 pm2017 Barbie Mutilation Night | SF   $5*
*$5 sliding scale donation gets you a fresh Barbie victim and benefits charity.
7:00 pmNorth Beach Comedy Thing: Free Capos Pizza, Cheap Beer & Swag Giveaways | SF   FREE*
*Free pizza is on a first come, first served basis
7:00 pm“The Cuban Club: Stories” Book Release | City Lights   FREE
7:00 pmJericho On the Road Urban Nerf Gun Spy Game | North Beach   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required via Meetup.com
7:00 pmAstronomy On Tap: Drinks & The Stars | San Jose   FREE*
*No RSVP required. Free and open to all ages. Food and drink are available for purchase.
7:00 pmUnderstanding The Unconscious Mind & Making Better Decisions | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pm“A Mountaineer’s Life” Book Reading | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:30 pmDirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland   FREE
7:30 pmBobby G’s Free Comedy & Raffle at a Pizza Place | Berkeley   FREE
7:30 pmTuesday Boozeday Free Comedy Show | SF   FREE
8:00 pmHaight Street Comedy Night, Games & Prizes | SF   FREE
8:00 pmTown Business Comedy Night | Oakland   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise $15.
8:00 pmWin Tix: The Wrecks: High Voltage Indie Rock | Bottom of the Hill   WIN
9:00 pmPops 80th Anniversary Party | SF   FREE

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Free de Young Museum Day: See Brand New
Wednesday, October 25 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | de Young Museum

de Young Each Wednesday during the month of October 2017, admission to the brand new exhibit, ‘Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire” is free at the de Young. Free Wednesdays at the more...

10:00 amOakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown   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.
4:00 pmSpooky Greeting Cards & Halloween Prints Workshop | South SF   FREE
4:30 pmHalloween Costume Swap | Hayward   FREE*
*1st hour free with costume; 2nd hour free with or without costume.
5:30 pmSecrets to Keep Moving: Foot Care Tips | SF Main Library   FREE
6:00 pm“Intro to Urban Biking with Ford GoBike” Workshop | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:30 pm“CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap” Diversity Film Series Free Screening | Piedmont   FREE
6:30 pm“Wine Revolution” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
7:00 pmAttractive Camp: Stand-Up Comedy Show | SF   $6*
*$6 when you use promo code "funcheapbaby". Otherwise, it's $12 online or $15 at the door.
7:00 pm“Tayyib: Foundation of Ethical Eating & Conscious Consumption” Lecture | Berkeley   FREE
7:00 pmFree Michael Jackson Thriller Dance Classes | San Jose   FREE
7:00 pm“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pmWin Tix: 2017 Indie Horror Film Festival | SF   FREE*
*Free tickets for first 20 people per screening with RSVP. First come first served admission
7:30 pmShaping SF Lecture: 100th Anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pmWorld Class Comedy Wednesdays | Marina   FREE*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for free tickets. Otherwise $15.
9:00 pmCirque Serpens: All Female FreakShow | Oakland   FREE*
*0-10 dollars sliding scale donation

Thursday, October 26, 2017

2017 Día de los Muertos Exhibit: 25+ Altars & 50+ Artists | SOMArts
Thursday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | SOMArts Cultural Center

Now in its 18th year, the annual Day of the Dead exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center, October 6–November 9, 2017, merges traditional Mexican altars with contemporary art installations to present a more...

9:30 amAero Design Challenge | Bay Area Science Fest 2017  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
1:00 pm2017 LGBTQ Career Fair: Diverse Networking & LinkedIn Profile Makeovers | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
5:00 pmHaunted TechShop: Waterjet Pumpkin Carving & Rock Candy Making | SF   FREE
5:00 pmSpeak Cheesy: Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF   FREE
5:00 pmPunk Rock Mini Concert: “The Used” | Amoeba Berkeley   FREE*
*Free to attend if you purchase their album in-store
5:00 pm“Requiem” Contemporary Art Exhibition Opening | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is encouraged via Eventbrite or you may call 415-986-1822
5:30 pmSF Ballet: “Unbound Out of Bounds” Free Outdoor Fitness Class & Party | Proxy   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required for the class. No need to register if you just want to enjoy the scenery
6:00 pmCreatures of the NightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $20
6:00 pmSunset Cinema: “Girls Trip” Outdoor Movie Night | Emeryville   FREE
6:00 pmMaker Thursdays: Handmade Artwork Right in Front of You | SF   FREE
6:00 pmProviding Climate-Friendly Parks | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Science Fiction Turned Fact | Pier 15   $17.95*
*$17.95 Adv / $19.95 Door / Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome) Adults Only (18+)
6:00 pmPost Punk Disturbia Mini Concert: “Everyone Is Dirty” | Amoeba SF   FREE
6:00 pmQuick Draw SF: The Halloween Edition | F8   FREE
6:30 pm2017 Halloween Ghost Walk at City Hall | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted.
6:30 pm“State Bird Provisions: A Cookbook” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
6:30 pm“Butch Lesbians Coloring Book” Hands-On Experience | SF Main Library   FREE
7:00 pmDía de los Muertos Sugar Skull Workshop | Mountain View   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. For ages 18+. Please bring a shoebox or similar container to carry home your finished calavera.
7:00 pm“Night & All-Weather Biking” Free Workshop | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:30 pm(I wish I was) Happy Hour Comedy Show | SF   FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks.
7:30 pm“Animals” Horror Movie Screening | SF   $10
8:00 pmWin Tix: Viral YouTube Star “Poppy” | Slim’s   WIN
8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy in a Barber Shop & $1 Beer | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
8:00 pmHellaFunny on Haight Street | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
8:00 pmWin Tix: Comedy Night: Noah Gardenswartz (TBS / NBC) | The Punch Line   WIN
10:00 pm“GrooveWell” Thursdays | Milk Bar   FREE
5:00 pmVinyl Destination: LP Lathing Demo | SF Main Library   FREE

Friday, October 27, 2017

Final Day:
Friday, October 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | TOTO Concept 190

“Flush!” is a site-specific video installation by Abraham Chan, Shaghayegh Cyrous, Kathryn Ian, and Ying Zou – explore four private bathrooms (with a futuristic Japanese-styel toilet), each with their own video more...

10:45 amFree POP Pilates Invigorating & Fun Class | Daly City   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
1:00 pm“Fabric Pumpkin Potpourri Sachet” Workshop | South SF   FREE
3:00 pmScaregrove 2017: Halloween Festival in the Park | SF   $10
4:00 pmFinal Fridays Family Dance Party | South SF   FREE
5:00 pmFriday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland   $7.50*
*Half-price gallery admission for adults; ages 18 and under are free. Admission for members is always free.
5:30 pmCritical Mass 2017 Halloween Bike Ride | SF   FREE
5:30 pm“Cuéntamelo” Performances, Art & Readings | SF   FREE
6:00 pm2017 Dia de Los Muertos: Face Painting & Hand Carving Demonstration| Mexican Museum   FREE
6:00 pmFriday Movie in the Park: “Star Wars: Rogue One” | McCoppin Sq.   FREE
6:00 pm2017 Spooky Halloween Carnival: Costume Parade & Contest | Japantown   $7*
*$7 per person
6:00 pmJapantown Halloween Carnival | SF   $7
6:00 pmFree Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF   FREE
6:00 pmCandle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
6:30 pm23rd Annual Dia de Los Muertos Procession & Blessing of the Altar | Albany   FREE
6:30 pmAnnual Halloween Carnival: Games & Cookie Decorating | Albany   FREE
6:30 pm2017 Halloween Beer Crawl & Costume Party | Mission Dist.   FREE
6:30 pmActionSpot 1st Annual Halloween Bash | San Jose   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is encouraged.
6:30 pmSpooky Fun Tour of Historic Cemetery & Horror Movie Screening | Dublin   $7*
*Purchase your tickets now as event is likely to sell out.
6:30 pmElixir of Life: Bay Area’s Autumn Evening Outdoor Play   FREE*
*Free, but donations are gracefully accepted.
6:45 pmFree Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmPresidio Sessions with Musical Evocateur Jill Tracy | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.   FREE