Tuesday, October 13, 2015

8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight  FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
8:00 pmFree Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but there is a two drink minimum and donations are welcome.
9:00 pmHaightian Democracy Free Stand-Up | SF  FREE

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Campbell
Wednesday, October 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (Campbell)

Adventure Run is a free, 60-minute scavenger-like fun run filled with hundreds of friends, giveaways, raffle prizes, music and even a beer garden. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your Adventure starts when more...

2:00 pmState-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Limited to maximum of 20 guests. Arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time.
5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF  FREE
6:30 pm“Fire and Ice: Classic Nordic Cooking” Book Launch | SF   FREE
7:00 pmSan Francisco Music Video Mini-Fest | Bazaar Cafe   FREE
7:30 pmFree AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley   FREE
8:00 pm“Haters Gonna Hate” Free Comedy Show | SF   FREE

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Kapalakiko: Hawaiian Migrant Workers in 19th-Century SF: Free Lecture | SF
Thursday, October 15 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library

At least one thousand Hawaiians lived and worked in California in the mid-nineteenth century. As itinerant seamen and fur hunters they touched Alta and Baja California shores; as cowhide skinners, sea more...

12:30 pmGrown-Up Lego Day | Mountain View  FREE
4:00 pmYBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering | SoMa   FREE
4:00 pm“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio   FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
5:00 pmNew Belgium Slow Ride Sessions: Free Yoga, Art Tour & Bike Ride | Oakland   FREE*
*Free yoga and tour, but bring some money for beer.
5:00 pmYerba Buena Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa   FREE*
*All gallery and museum entries will be free except for the Contemporary Jewish Museum which will be offering a special entry price of $5.
5:30 pmSoundWaves: Live Soul & R&B w/ Lavay Smith | Jack London Sq.   FREE
6:00 pmHardly Strictly Tribute Concert Series | Contemporary Jewish Museum   $5*
*Museum admission is required: $5 after 5 pm.
6:00 pmThird Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland   FREE
6:00 pmNightLife Live: Treasure Island Music Fest Night | California Academy of Sciences   $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
6:30 pm“Catarina’s Ring” Book Discussion | Oakland   FREE
6:30 pmIntro to Urban Bicycling Workshop | SF   FREE*
*RSVP requested
7:00 pmFree Retro Video Game Party & ’80s Beer Prices | Pacific Coast Brewing Co.   FREE*
*House beers will be $2.50-$3.25 all day. DJ and arcade games start at 7pm.
8:00 pmIndieFest Outdoor Movie Night: “Beetlejuice” | McCoppin Plaza   FREE
8:00 pmFull-Frontal Comedy Showcase | Castro   $5*
*Entrance is a suggested donation of $5. A portion of proceeds go to Margaret Cho's #BeRobin project to help San Francisco's homeless.
8:00 pmThe Smart Culture Show: Artsy Comedy Showcase & Free Pizza | Oakland   FREE

Friday, October 16, 2015

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Richmond Dist. Residents
Friday, October 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| 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 and fall of each year. So more...

Friday Nights at the de Young: An Evening of Fun | SF  FREE*
*Programs are free and open to the public, but does not include admission to the museum's galleries.
All DayFree Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek   FREE*
*Free admission to all visitors on every third Friday.
5:00 pm“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview   FREE
5:00 pm“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason   FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
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.
5:00 pmFree Family Dinner & Movie | SF   FREE
6:00 pmSchroeder’s Oktoberfest Celebration, Live Music & Games | SF   FREE*
*Free, but food and drinks are for purchse.
6:25 pmFree Movies in the Park: The Boxtrolls | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pmBicycle Art Salon | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required by contacting the organizers via email to bicycleartsalon@gmail.com or phone at 510-230-8270.
7:15 pmFriday Movie in the Park: “Monsters Inc” | McCoppin Sq.   FREE
8:00 pmSan Jose Bike Party   FREE
8:00 pmSeduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland   $5*
*$5 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, tickets are $10. 21+
8:00 pmShakespeare’s Macbeth: Pay-What-You-Can Theatre | Tenderloin   FREE*
*Pay what you want, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
10:30 pmLive Comedy Show: “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship” | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Russian Hill & Nob Hill Residents
Saturday, October 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| 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 and fall of each year. So more...

10:00 amOceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour | Outer Sunset   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
All DayFree PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio   FREE
11:00 amDrop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View   FREE
11:00 amFree Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
11:00 amSharktoberfest Party | SF   FREE*
*There are fees for special programs.
11:00 amUncovering The Parkside: Rare Walking Tour | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size
12:00 pmEdgewood’s A Day of Play | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested
1:00 pmSaturday Blues Concert in the Park | McLaren Park   FREE
1:00 pm“Swap-O-Rama-Rama” DIY Workshop & Clothing Swap | Oakland   FREE
4:00 pmPyramid Alehouse’s “‘Staches & Steins” Oktoberfest Bash | Walnut Creek   FREE
6:00 pmLit Crawl 2015: 101 Events, 3 Hours & 100s of Authors | Mission District   FREE*
*Free and open to the public, though some venues may be 21+. Please consider donating (yes, even $1 helps)
8:00 pmYou Betta Work Comedy Fiesta Show | SF   FREE*
*Comedy show is free. Food, beverage, and laundry available for purchase.
8:00 pm“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland   FREE
9:00 pmNew Wave Dance Party | SoMa   $7*
*$7 before 10pm / $12 after
9:00 pm“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | SF   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm with RSVP on Facebook; otherwise, it's $5. 21+
9:00 pmThe Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Free with an RSVP, or $5 at the door.
11:59 pmSan Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF   FREE

Sunday, October 18, 2015

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for North Beach & Marina Residents
Sunday, October 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| 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 and fall of each year. So more...

9:00 amConcord Antique & Collectibles Faire | East Bay  FREE
All DayInner Sunset Sundays 2015 | October Block Party & Flea Market   FREE
All Day“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party: Final of 2015 | Mission District   FREE
11:00 amPonies and Pumpkins Fundraising Event | Moraga   FREE
11:00 amOff the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
11:30 amOutdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford   FREE
All DayLocal Game Sunday: 100+ Free-to-Play Tabletop Games | Berkeley   FREE
All Day“Eats, Beats & Brews” Block Party: Salsa Dancing, Games & Beer Garden | Berkeley   FREE
1:00 pmFree Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley   FREE
1:00 pm100th Anniversary San Francisco City Hall Guided Tours | Civic Center   FREE
1:25 pm49ers v. Ravens: Tailgate Game Party & Cheap Beer Day | SoMa   FREE*
*Free with Facebook RSVP
2:00 pmHazon Farm to Table Food Fest | Palo Alto   
3:00 pmSF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations   FREE*
*Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store location at (415) 345-0400.
3:00 pm“Consequence” Book Discussion | Oakland   FREE
4:00 pmOriginal Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill   FREE
6:00 pmAuthor Talk: Bob Suren for “Crate Digger” | San Jose   FREE
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, October 19, 2015

3:00 pmTour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
7:00 pmNerd Nite East Bay & Aloha Shirt Contest: Dams, Tiki & Weed Botany | Oakland  $8
8:00 pm“Jury Duty” Comedy Improv Battle | Haight  FREE
9:00 pmFree Comedy: Live at Deluxe | SF  FREE
9:00 pm“Am I Rite?” Free Comedy Night | SF  FREE

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The $5 Million Bay Area Nonprofit Giveaway | 2015 Google Impact Challenge
Tuesday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

Converting a liquor store into a community-based learning and tutoring center. Providing millions of dollars of 0% interest loans to small businesses. Breaking the poverty-to-prison cycle by building a residential alternative more...

12:00 pmLeadership Lunch & Speaker Series | SF   FREE*
*Free, but registration is required for each event. Lunch will be provided.
5:30 pmThe Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s   FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
6:30 pm“Reading Claudius” Book Discussion | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pmYum & Yummer: A Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE
7:00 pmFree Astronomy Lecture | Presidio   FREE
7:00 pmOral Histories with the Computer History Museum | Mountain View   FREE
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

10:00 amOakland Chinatown: Free Guided Walking Tours | 2015  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 pmTrekking the Model Tour | Sausalito  FREE
5:30 pmEast Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
6:30 pm“The Cocktail Chronicles” Book Launch | SF  FREE
7:00 pmNerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop  $8
7:00 pmFree Comedy Night with Danny Dechi | Outer Richmond  FREE
8:00 pmFree “Sup Girl” Comedy Show | SF  FREE
8:30 pmOakland Comedy Shop: Monthly Standup | Oakland  FREE

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Thursday, October 22 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn

Cozy up with Off the Grid at “Twilight at the Presidio” – a free weekly evening event on the Main Post Lawn from 5-9 pm every Thursday,April 2 – October 29, more...

5:00 pmArt Night SF: Mid-Market Art & Live Music | UN Plaza   FREE