Sunday, October 23, 2016

2016 East Bay Mini Maker Faire | Oakland
Sunday, October 23 – All Day | Cost: $18.84*
*Tickets are for advanced purchase.
| Studio One Art Center

Celebrate the DIY spirit at the East Bay Mini Maker Faire where you can meet over 150 inspirational, local makers showing and sharing rockets and robots, digital fabrication, DIY science and technology, urban farming more...

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 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
All Day2016 Fairfax Irish Music & Dance Festival: Sunday | North Bay   FREE
3:00 pm“My Paris Market Cookbook” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
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.
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 pmNerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | 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.
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
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
6:30 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 pmTuesday Night Pub Quiz | Edinburgh Castle Pub   FREE

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Capes and Costumes Craft Lab & Open Sewing Workshop | SSF
Wednesday, October 26 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library

This is an open sewing/craft lab where DIY patrons will bring their own supplies and half done costumes for creative advice and other help. Ideas can be swapped with other patrons 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
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 pmPumpkin Carving at the Library | Hayward  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
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.
9:30 pmDream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin   FREE

Thursday, October 27, 2016

2016 Scare on the Square: 3D Light Show & Carved Pumpkin Contest | Redwood City
Thursday, October 27 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum

Calling all ghouls, ghosts and goblins – come on town to the Scare on the Square Halloween extravaganza in Downtown Redwood City from 5-8 pm on October 27, 2016. The Redwood City Improvement Association more...

12:00 pmGrand Opening Celebration of Noe Valley Town Square | SF  FREE
3:30 pmAnime & Manga Club: Your Favorite Anime & Pizza | South SF  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
6:00 pm“The True Story of Insulin” Film Screening & Panel Discussion | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pm“The Musical Séance” Conjuring Music from Your Treasured Objects | The Pesidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:30 pm22nd Annual Dia de Los Muertos Procession & Blessing of the Altar | Albany   FREE
6:30 pmPoetry Thursdays at Readers Bookstore | Fort Mason   FREE
6:30 pmDocumentary Film Screening “Audrie & Daisy” & Discussion | Piedmont   FREE
7:00 pmSmooth R&B Live Music with My Blue Soul | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pmDiscover the Bureau of Suspended Objects | Palo Alto   FREE
7:30 pmMonthly Películas de Oro & Mezcal Tasting | SF   $8
7:30 pm“Every Man A Menace” Book Talk and Signing | SF   FREE*
*RSVP appreciated but not required.
8:00 pm#HellaSingle: SF’s Only Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | Milk Bar   FREE*
*$5 online, $10 at door. Includes admission to '90s "No Scrubs" dance party after the comedy show.
8:00 pmEclectic Comedy Showcase at Hyde St. | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pmThe Comedy Grindhouse: Stand-up & Sketch Comedy | SF   FREE*
*Donations are accepted and encouraged.
9:00 pm“The Best of 80s” Thursday Dance Nights | Cat Club   FREE*
*Sign-up for free entry before 10 pm and $7 after.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Glass with Class: Rare Downtown Architecture Tour | SF
Friday, October 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| 242 California

The tour examines the great varieties of glass in 20th Century San Francisco, from the Financial District to Union Square. It will be found underfoot, overhead, and in the wall; in more...