Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Shaping SF Lecture:
Wednesday, October 11 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center

Ellen Ullman writes in her new book Life in Code “The penetration of technology into the interstices of human existence is nearly complete,” and then demystifies how humans turn their intentions more...


Thursday, October 12, 2017

7:30 pmComedy Sharks Standup Night | Peninsula  FREE


Friday, October 13, 2017

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, October 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| Grace Cathedral

One evening a month (usually the second Friday, but not always), Grace Cathedral invites you to walk the labyrinth by candlelight and music and pray for peace in our hearts and peace in more...

3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa  FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
6:30 pmFree Movies in the Park: Goosebumps | Oakland   FREE
6:30 pm“Cat People” Stand Up Comedy | SF   $5
6:45 pmFree Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Saturday, October 14 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Botanical Garden

Come by for a unique opportunity to admire and acquire an outstanding selection of plants seldom found in commercial nurseries or garden centers. Enjoy a wide variety of plants at each more...

10:00 amFree Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland  FREE*
*To make a reservation, please call (510) 238-3234 or e-mail aallen@oaklandnet.com. Please include the specific tour and date you are requesting in your message.
10:00 amSF Public Library’s $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Free to look around and you can buy a book or media for only $1.
All Day“Pier 39” Birthday Bash & Fireworks | SF   FREE
12:00 pmFree Beginner Parkour “Urban Ninja” Class   FREE
2:00 pmArt Walk 2017: 8 Amazing Galleries & Live Music | Benicia   FREE
7:00 pmAddison Street Jazz | Oakland   FREE

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Final
Sunday, October 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 9th and Irving

The Inner Sunset Flea is a cross between a block party, a festival, and a street fair. The whole neighborhood is invited to create a public space where everyone can all enjoy their more...

9:00 amConcord Antique & Collectibles Faire | East Bay  FREE
12:00 pmSaturday Bluegrass Concert in the Park | McLaren Park   FREE
1:00 pmLive in the Castro: The Castro Flaggers | Jane Warner Plaza   FREE
2:00 pmCypress Lawn Cemetery: Antiques Roadshow | Colma   FREE

Monday, October 16, 2017

8:00 pmHaight Street Trivia, Comedy, Gaming & Free Pizza Night | Milk Bar  FREE

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight  FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | Mission
Wednesday, October 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| Southpaw BBQ & Southern Cooking

The San Francisco Brewers Guild has created the city’s first free, hop-on-hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries as a permanent companion to its monthly Meet the Brewers nights. The fun kicks more...

10:00 amFree Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History  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
5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF  FREE

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Civic Center's
Thursday, October 19 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza

The Commons on Third Thursdays will activate UN Plaza, Fulton Street and Civic Center Plaza with three stages of music, food trucks, bars, bocce ball and other activities held on four nights, more...

5:00 pmArt Trax: 24 Artists In Free Monthly Pop-Up Art Galleries | Pittsburg   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money if you want to take home awesome local art.
7:00 pmStorySlam’s True Live Storytelling Competition | Oakland   $5*
*Sliding scale donation requested, $5-$20

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Corgi Con Fall 2017: Massive Dogo Beach Paw-ty | Ocean Beach
Saturday, October 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Below Cliff House)

The NorCal Corgi Con is a wonderfully bizarre beach day bash for dogs (and their pawrents) that brings together hundreds of enthusiastic Corgis, their owners and wannabes too on Ocean Beach in San FranCorgsco, more...

10:00 amFree Oakland Walking Tours | Oakland’s Churches & Temples  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
All Day2017 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF   FREE*
*Free to watch; if you take Muni, fare is required
11:00 am“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley   FREE
2:00 pm“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF   $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
2:00 pm3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pm“Cat People” Comedy Show & Free Pizza | Oakland   $5
9:00 pmIllumination: “Summer of Love” Light Art in the Park | Final Day   FREE
9:00 pmThe Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF   $5*
*Typically $5 at the door. But some months they do change more depending on the event theme or if there's a live band

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Exploratorium Free Community Day | SF
Sunday, October 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium

Exploratorium via Facebook The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker featuring hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits. While they don’t have monthly free more...

All Day2017 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF   FREE*
*Free to watch; if you take Muni, fare is required
12:00 pmSalsa Sunday Block Party, Live Music & Dancing | Berkeley   FREE
1:00 pmFree Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley   FREE
1:00 pmLive in the Castro: The Man Dance Company | Jane Warner Plaza   FREE

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Shaping SF Lecture: 100th Anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, October 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center

Few events in the past century equal the importance of the Russian Revolution. And yet people only know it through the fog of propaganda and fear, and the actual events of 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.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

7:00 pm“Punching Up” Comedy Showcase At A Craft Beer House | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is requested.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, October 27 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Jack London Square

Photo | Tony Webster via Wikipedia Take a free 90-minute narrated harbor tour (May to October). Visitors will learn about the Port, its operations and economic impact on the region. Harbor tours provide more...


Saturday, October 28, 2017

Dia de los Muertos & Halloween Party | Menlo Park
Saturday, October 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Facebook Headquarters

Celebrate Halloween, Dia de los Muertos and the Harvest Season. This is sure to be fun for the whole family. Bring the kids in costume for parade, trick-or-treating, and free pumpkin (1 per more...

10:00 amLast of 2017: Free Oakland Summer Walking Tour | Old 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
1:00 pmLive in the Castro: Dirty Cello | Jane Warner Plaza   FREE

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, October 29 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)

Photo | Treasure Island Flea The Treasure Island Flea is a modern urban market for 15,000+ each month that houses around 400 curated vendors selling originally-made and designed items, artists, and antique/vintage collectors. Plus there’s more...

12:00 pm17th Annual “Halloween Hoopla” Festival & Costume Parade | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
7:00 pmCity Star Party & Telescope Night | Pier 17   FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Rotunda Dance Series: Charya Burt Cambodian Dance | SF City Hall
Friday, November 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall

Charya Burt Cambodian Dance was established in 1993 after Charya immigrated to Northern California from her native country of Cambodia. As a traditional artist and a former dance faculty member at more...


Saturday, November 4, 2017

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each more...


Sunday, November 5, 2017

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each more...


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Shaping SF Lecture: Seth Eisen
Wednesday, November 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center

Seth Eisen/Eye Zen Presents and collaborators bring to life research and performance excerpts from their newest project, (a collaboration with Shaping SF)—a series of queer history performance-driven walking tours through the more...

5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF  FREE

Friday, November 10, 2017

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, November 10 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| Grace Cathedral

One evening a month (usually the second Friday, but not always), Grace Cathedral invites you to walk the labyrinth by candlelight and music and pray for peace in our hearts and peace in more...


Saturday, November 11, 2017

Free National Parks Day: Veterans Day Weekend 2017 | November 11-12
Saturday, November 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument

NPS Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance more...

10:00 amSan Francisco Botanical Garden End of Season Sale   FREE
10:00 amSF Public Library’s $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Free to look around and you can buy a book or media for only $1.
6:30 pmZoovie Night: “The Angry Birds Moovie” | Oakland Zoo   $7
7:30 pmCity Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio   FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

KUSF's Rock 'n' Swap Record Fair | USF

Credit | KUSFKUSF’s Rock-n-Swap is a Giant Music Lover’s Fair where about dealers and vendors come from all over to sell music related items in various formats and genres along with hard-to-find more...


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | Haight
Wednesday, November 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| Standard Deviant Brewing

The San Francisco Brewers Guild has created the city’s first free, hop-on-hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries as a permanent companion to its monthly Meet the Brewers nights. The fun kicks more...


Friday, November 17, 2017

2017 Winter Fireworks & Free
Friday, November 17 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza

Photo | Embarcadero Center via FacebookEnjoy a winter fireworks display, and a special free Disney on Ice performance which takes place on the outdoor ice rink in Justin Herman Plaza during Embarcadero Center’s 31st more...


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Pinterest & SFMade

38Makers kicks off the season with an early gift fair specially curated by Pinterest for shoppers looking for artisan, locally-made gifts in a unique and festive setting inside the colorful and pintastic more...


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Final Free Sailboat Ride Day of 2017: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley
Sunday, November 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cal Sailing Club

Photo | Cal Sailing On the following Sundays, the club is offering Introductory Sails for a taste of the club’s safe boating education programs. These can be extremely wet – you may more...


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF  FREE

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, November 26 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)

Photo | Treasure Island Flea The Treasure Island Flea is a modern urban market for 15,000+ each month that houses around 400 curated vendors selling originally-made and designed items, artists, and antique/vintage collectors. Plus there’s more...


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Shaping SF Lecture: Mona Caron & Kiernan Graves on Art & Politics | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, November 29 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center

In summer 2017 an ambitious project was begun to restore and extend the life of Mona Caron’s Market Street Railway Mural at 15th and Church Streets. When it was painted in more...


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each more...

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.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each more...


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Shaping SF Lecture: Popular Front to the Cold War | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, December 6 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center

In November 1938, California elected its first-ever liberal Democratic governor Culbert Olson, supported by a state-wide Popular Front coalition of liberals, unionists, communists, and other radicals. But by 1940 the Popular more...

5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF  FREE

Friday, December 8, 2017

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, December 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| Grace Cathedral

One evening a month (usually the second Friday, but not always), Grace Cathedral invites you to walk the labyrinth by candlelight and music and pray for peace in our hearts and peace in more...


Saturday, December 9, 2017

City Star Party & Telescope Night | Lands End
Saturday, December 9 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Point Lobos

Photo | Halfblue via Wikipedia Photo | Tom Kellogg via FacebookThe San Francisco Amateur Astronomers invite you to their next City Star Party, where you can take a gander at our universe through telescopes, socialize with more more...

10:00 amSF Public Library’s $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.  FREE*
*Free to look around and you can buy a book or media for only $1.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Shaping SF Lecture: San Francisco's Freeway Revolt | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, December 13 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center

Today’s San Francisco and the village-like neighborhoods, charming architecture, and quality of life is indebted to the Freeway Revolt that shocked the nation between 1956 and 1965. Most histories have focused on more...


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | Sunset Dist.
Wednesday, December 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| The Beach Chalet

The San Francisco Brewers Guild has created the city’s first free, hop-on-hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries as a permanent companion to its monthly Meet the Brewers nights. The fun kicks more...

5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF  FREE
6:00 pmSF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | Sunset Dist.   FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
6:00 pmSF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | Sunset Dist.   FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
6:00 pmSF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | Sunset Dist.   FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
6:00 pmSF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | Sunset Dist.   FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
6:00 pmSF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | Sunset Dist.   FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
6:00 pmSF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | Sunset Dist.   FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
6:00 pmSF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | Sunset Dist.   FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

San Francisco New Year's Eve Fireworks Show | 2017
Sunday, December 31 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero

Say goodbye to 2017 and ring in the 2018 new year with 200,000 fellow bundled-up San Franciscans for a waterfront fireworks tradition as the city once again hosts a free waterfront more...


Saturday, January 6, 2018

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each more...


Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Mt. Davidson Hike: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides

Explore the inspired history of San Francisco’s highest hill on this hike through a 38-acre nature preserve to the amazing view and gigantic monument at its 938 ft. high summit. Steep more...

West Side Whimsy Walk: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.