Sunday, November 1, 2015

9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room  FREE

Monday, November 2, 2015

Beatles Karaoke Night | Trendynob
Monday, November 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale

Do you think your bird can sing? If so, Joshua Raoul Brody (Tango Number 9) will give you and the Fab Four a piano-bar treatment at the Beatles-only karaoke night more...

11:00 am“Patient No More” Art Exhibit | Berkeley  FREE
7:00 pm“Censorship Now” Book Reading | SF  FREE
7:00 pmNerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose  $7*
*Pre-Sale is $7. $10 at the door
8:00 pmFree First Monday Concert | Make-Out Room  FREE
8:00 pmSuper Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF   FREE
8:45 pmOpen Mic Night in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway   FREE
9:00 pm“Misery Index” Dysfunctional Comedy Night | Mission Dist.   FREE

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Now is a community festival akin to SXSW and they’ll be taking over the neighborhoods around San Francisco’s iconic Panhandle (plus a few all over the city) to produce a week of more...

9:30 amde Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
9:30 amLegion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
10:00 amConservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day   FREE
11:00 amFree Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch   FREE
11:00 amContemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE
12:00 pmLeadership Lunch & Speaker Series | SF   FREE*
*Free, but registration is required for each event. Lunch will be provided.
12:00 pmYerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays   FREE
6:00 pmRadar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library   FREE
6:00 pmMonthly Game Night at the Library | Napa   FREE
7:00 pmNerd Nite North Bay | Novato   $5
7:30 pmThe News: Fresh Queer Performance Series | SoMa   FREE*
*Admission is free, donations are encouraged. RSVP on Eventbrite to guarantee a seat.
8:00 pmIt’s Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight   FREE
8:00 pmWood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar   FREE
8:00 pmComic Cute Comedy Showcase & Free Popcorn | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required to get in on happy hour pricing.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, November 4 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One 360 Café

Join b.street waffles for their monthly Free Waffle Wednesday at the Capital One 360 Café in the Financial District and enjoy a complimentary waffle from 9-11 am, or while they last. These Belgian-style street more...

9:00 amBay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day  FREE
All DayFree First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE
11:00 amGLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro   FREE
12:00 pmFree Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio   FREE
6:30 pmDrink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout   FREE
6:45 pm1st Wednesday Author Reading Series | Oakland   FREE*
*Free reading, but bring some money if you want to get food and drinks.
7:00 pmEast Bay Science Cafe | Albany   FREE
7:30 pm” How To Watch A Movie” Book Discussion | SF   FREE
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay   FREE
8:00 pmFree Wednesday Comedy “Royale With Cheese” | Tendernob   FREE
8:00 pm“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night | SF   FREE
8:00 pm“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF   FREE*
*Donation-based admission
9:00 pmFree Comedy: Showtime at Showdown | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Free Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | SF
Thursday, November 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church

All are welcome to a free community-created dinner gleaned from the USF Garden and neighborhood farmers’ markets. Eat with others in a communal setting at this free vegetarian dinner gathering. The dinner takes place the first Thursday more...

10:00 amPez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame  FREE
12:00 pmFree First Thursdays | Chinese Historical Society  FREE
6:00 pm1st & 3rd Thursday “Hub CAP” Community Art Party | Vallejo  FREE*
*Free, but donations are always welcome.
6:00 pmLower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin  FREE
8:00 pmNew Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.   FREE

Friday, November 6, 2015

Friday, November 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Every First Friday from 5–9:30 pm, Oakland’s KONO more...

All DayFree Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History  FREE
10:00 amHistory Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City  FREE
All DayFirst Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
4:00 pmFirst Friday Cannabis Industry Social & Picnic | Lake Merritt  FREE
5:00 pm100 Foot Tall Film Night | The Great Wall of Oakland   FREE
5:00 pmWidowspeak: Slowcore Rock ‘n Roll | Berkeley   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
6:00 pmOakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Friday Shorts | The New Parkway   FREE
6:00 pmTemescal First Fridays | Oakland   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring cash for shopping, food, and drinks.
6:00 pmNorth Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF   FREE
7:00 pmFree Taiko Drumming Class: Beat a Giant Loud Drum | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose   FREE
7:30 pmSan Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays   FREE
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE
9:00 pm“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale   FREE
9:30 pmFirst Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF   FREE
10:30 pmLive Comedy Show: “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship” | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

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

8:00 am“Cars and Coffee”: Exotic & Muscle Car Meetup | Treasure Island  FREE*
*Free for spectators. Car exhibitors will be charged $5 and will receive a free cup of coffee.
9:00 amSick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
9:00 amGarden Volunteer Workparty “Kezar Triangle” | Golden Gate Park  FREE*
*Please RSVP to
9:00 am“Park Greening Day” Volunteer Party | Alamo Square Park  FREE*
*Please RSVP to
All DayFinal Day: 2015 Día de los Muertos Exhibit: 25+ Altars & 50+ Artists | SOMArts   FREE
11:00 amHealthy & Free First Saturdays | Marin Headlands   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
11:00 amFree Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
All DayThe Urban Epicurean Festival: Food, Drink & Design | Fort Mason   FREE
12:30 pmNike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands   FREE
8:00 pmSea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF   FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or, Bring a mug for cider
8:00 pm“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland   FREE
9:00 pmPush The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
9:00 pmPrince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa   $5

Sunday, November 8, 2015

The Urban Epicurean Festival: Food, Drink & Design | Fort Mason
Sunday, November 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center

The Urban Epicurean Festival (Urban Epic Fest) is a modern marketplace where craft, food, and drink converge at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center. The Urban Epicurean Festival November 7-8, 2015 | 11:30 am more...

9:00 amPleasanton Ridge Ride | Sunol  FREE*
*RSVP required.
All DayMarine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito  FREE
10:30 am“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | San Jose  FREE
1:00 pmPirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories: Final Day | Half Moon Bay   FREE*
*Self guided tours are free. A voluntary $3 per-person donation to helps defray expenses. Sailing tickets are $43 a head.
2:00 pmAurora Mandolin Orchestra: 25+ Mandolins, Mandocellos & Mandolas | SF   FREE
8:00 pmShapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland   FREE
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, November 9, 2015

Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, November 9 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout

Cyberpunk Cinema, by Thrillhouse Records, presents cyberpunk movie classics at The Knockout in the Mission every second Monday of the month from 6:30-9 pm. They’ll show one episode of Cowboy Bebop at more...

8:00 pmSomething Something Shindig: Improv Comedy & Music | SF   FREE
8:00 pmBasement Comedy Night: “The People Under The Stairs” | Mission Dist.   $5*
*$5 with an RSVP to, or $10 at the door.
9:00 pmWheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Make-Out Room   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested and donations are accepted

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the Garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 more...

12:00 pmLeadership Lunch & Speaker Series | SF   FREE*
*Free, but registration is required for each event. Lunch will be provided.
5:30 pmMarin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael   FREE
7:30 pm“The Box Wine Sailors” Book Reading | SF   FREE
7:30 pm50/50 Poetry Nights | The Tenderloin Museum   FREE
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, November 11, 2015

Free National Parks Day | Veterans Day 2015
Wednesday, November 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument

In honor of Veterans Day, get free admission to all of the National Parks.

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.
6:00 pmAdventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Campbell   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.