Friday, October 7, 2016

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.
6:00 pmAsian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.
6:00 pmOakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
6:00 pmNorth Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF   FREE
6:00 pmTemescal First Fridays | Oakland   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring cash for shopping, food, and drinks.
6:00 pmFirst Friday Roller Boogie Street Jam | Oakland   FREE
6:30 pm“The Lost Boys” Movie Screening | SF   FREE
7:00 pmAbout Last Night: Sexcapade Storytelling Stories | SF   $5
7:00 pmSing-along Cinema & “The Sound Of Music” Costume Party | Jack London Square   FREE
7:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose   FREE
7:00 pm“Treehouses” Art Show | SF   FREE
7:30 pmSan Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays   FREE
7:30 pmUppers For Downers: A Comedy Show | Oakland   FREE*
*$5 Suggested Donation
8:00 pmFirst Friday Fiesta: Free, Educational & Engaging Performances | San Jose   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.
5:00 pmDrive-By Truckers: Southern American Acoustic Set Free In-Store Mini Concerts | Amoeba SF   FREE
6:30 pm“Dinner at the Long Table” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE

Saturday, October 8, 2016

2016 World Veg Festival: Cooking Demos, Talks & Live Entertainment | GG Park
Saturday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*$10 regular admission, $5 students and seniors.
| County Fair Building

The San Francisco Veg Society hosts the 17th annual World Veg Festival featuring an exciting lineup of speakers, cooking demos, exhibitors, entertainers and food vendors. SFVS is a non-profit and all-volunteer run organization whose more...

9:00 amThe Cactus & Succulent Society 11th Annual Fall Show & Sale | Sunnyvale  FREE
9:00 amFall City Wide Yard Sale | Sausalito  FREE
All DayLife is Living 2016: Hip Hop, DJs, Theatre & Graffiti Battle | Oakland   FREE
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
10:00 amDogFest: Activities, Music & Vendors For Dogs & Dog Lovers | Cupertino   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
All DayConscious Family Festival: Kids & Adult-Only Workshops | Santa Rosa   FREE
All Day97th Annual Columbus Day Bazaar: Saturday | North Beach   FREE
All Day2016 Ocean Beach Music & Art Festival: 6 Stages, 20+ Bands & Live Art | Sunset   FREE
All DayMarket Street Prototyping Festival: Saturday | SF   FREE
All Day“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square   FREE
All Day2016 El Cerrito Free Folk Festival: 9 Hours of Music & Workshops | East Bay   FREE
12:00 pmHistory for Half Pints: Family Music & Games | California Historical Society   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $5 at the door.
12:00 pmUrban Indie Experience: Local Artisans, Craft Beer & Live Music | Emeryville   FREE
12:00 pmEco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF   FREE
12:00 pmThe Plant Exchange: Trade Plants, Tools & Supplies | Oakland   FREE
All DayFleet Week 2016: Blue Angels Airshow | Saturday   FREE
1:00 pm“Let The Good Times” Rock n Roll Show | McLaren Park   FREE
2:00 pmDowntown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food   FREE
4:00 pmSan Francisco Starry Night 8.5K For a Cause | SF   FREE*
*Free to register, but personal fundraising goals are strongly encouraged. Registration is available onsite, but encouraged beforehand.
5:00 pm“Journey to The End Of The Night” 2016 | Fort Mason   FREE*
*Free, but advanced registration is required.
5:00 pm2016 “Come Out & Play” Festival Closing Night: Journey to the End of the Night | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are gladly accepted.
6:00 pmSchroeder’s Oktoberfest Celebration, Live Music & Games | SF   FREE*
*Free, but food and drinks are for purchse.
6:30 pmSpontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pmAddison Street Jazz | Oakland   FREE
7:30 pmClassic SF Movie Night in the Park: Pixar’s “Inside Out” | Duboce Park   FREE
8:30 pmSaturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF   FREE
9:30 pmSadderday: An Emo/Pop-Punk/Screamo Dance Party | SF   FREE
3:00 pm“The Rye Baker: Classic Breads” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE

Sunday, October 9, 2016

October Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay
Sunday, October 9 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument

Attend a sunrise guided tour through Muir Woods National Monument. While the early hour may seem uncivilized, if not down-right obscene, sunrise is a particularly beautiful time to visit an old-growth more...

9:30 amThe Forum On Women, Feminism & Social Justice | SF   FREE
All Day2016 World Veg Festival: Cooking Demos, Talks & Live Entertainment | GG Park   $10*
*$10 regular admission, $5 students and seniors.
All DayMarine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito   FREE
10:00 amThe Cactus & Succulent Society 11th Annual Fall Show & Sale | Sunnyvale   FREE
10:30 am“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View   FREE
All Day97th Annual Columbus Day Bazaar: Sunday | North Beach   FREE
11:00 amVery Vegan Sundays | SoMa   FREE*
*Free with RSVP
All DayPoetry in Parks 2016 & Mountain Top Literature Festival | Mt. Tam   FREE*
*A shuttle service is free but an RSVP is required.
12:30 pm148th Annual Italian Heritage Parade | North Beach   FREE
All DayFleet Week 2016: Blue Angels Airshow | Sunday   FREE
4:00 pmOriginal Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill   FREE
6:00 pm2016 Presidential Debates Watch Party | SoMa StrEat Food Park   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pmShapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland   FREE
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Saturday, October 1, 2016

2016 Film in the Fog:
Saturday, October 1 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post Theatre Lawn

Waferboard via Flickr Come to the 14th annual fall outdoor movie night, Film in the Fog, for a screening of “Pinocchio,” organized by the Presidio Trust, featuring free kids activities, and food trucks. 2016 Film in more...

Monday, October 10, 2016

2016 World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off | Half Moon Bay
Monday, October 10 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE | I.D.E.S. Grounds (Half Moon Bay)

Want to see a pumpkin that weighs almost as much as a Smart Car? World Pumpkin Capital Half Moon Bay will present their 43rd Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off. The Safeway World more...

10:00 am“The Golden Age Of Baseball” Two-Day Live Auction Event | SF   FREE
1:00 pmAutotech Council Science Fair | Mountain View   FREE
6:30 pmCyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmPerfectly Queer: LGBTQ Reading Series | SF   FREE
7:00 pmStrange Stand-Up Comedy | SF   FREE
7:30 pmWitches’ Brew: A Standup Comedy Show | SF   FREE*
*Free to see the show. $5 to enter the witchy raffle.
7:30 pmMultimedia Concert: Switchboard Music | SF   FREE
8:00 pmSomething Something Shindig: Improv Comedy & Music | SF   FREE
9:30 pm“Find Me at the Club” Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE
10:00 pm“GrooveWell” Super Funky Mondaze Dance Party | Milk Bar   FREE

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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...

12:30 pmPoetry Readings On Your Lunch Break | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
5:30 pmMarin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael   FREE
6:00 pmRock Band Night: Big Amps & 2,000+ Songs | Oakland   FREE
6:00 pmTuesday Trivia Night & Free Popcorn | Oakland   FREE
6:30 pmCookies & Comedy Night | SF   FREE
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
8:00 pmOaktown Comedy Night | Oakland   FREE*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for free tickets. Otherwise $15.
9:00 pmHaightian Democracy Free Stand-Up | SF   FREE

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Free Public Talk On The Science Of Star Wars | Los Altos
Wednesday, October 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Foothill College

Dr. Seth Shostak of the SETI Institute will give a free, illustrated, non-technical talk on the science of star wars: the lowdown on space travel, aliens, and the force. In this family-friendly 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
6:00 pmFree Slackline Yoga Class: Focus, Balance & Strength | SF  $5*
*Must register on Eventbrite. Tickets are non-refundable.
7:00 pm“The Science of Star Wars: The Lowdown on Space Travel, Aliens & The Force” | Los Altos   FREE
7:30 pmTrans Activism: Compton’s Cafeteria 50th Anniversary | SF   FREE
7:30 pmFree AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley   FREE
7:30 pmComedy Night at The Uptown | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmWorld Class Comedy Wednesdays | Marina   FREE*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for free tickets. Otherwise $15.
9:00 pmReal Live Comedians Showcase | Piano Fight   FREE*
*Limited free tickets with RSVP for Funcheapers; otherwise admission is $10 online or $15 at the door.
9:30 pmDream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin   FREE

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Electro-pop NightLife Live | California Academy Of Sciences
Thursday, October 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
| California Academy of Sciences

NightLife Live draws to a close with a bang—courtesy of Dan Deacon’s wildly experimental electro-pop and penchant for audience participation. Plus, catch a rare performance from Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith who, working more...

7:00 pmFree Movie Night | Orinda Theatre   FREE
7:00 pm“Sandbox”: Live Games Open Mic | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated