Saturday, October 3, 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...

9:00 am“Park Greening Day” Volunteer Party | Alamo Square Park  FREE*
*Please RSVP to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.
9:00 amGarden Volunteer Workparty “Kezar Triangle” | Golden Gate Park  FREE*
*Please RSVP to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.
9:00 amSick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
10:00 amFree Oakland Walking Tour: Last of 2015 | Uptown & Secret Rooftop Garden  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 DayHardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015: Saturday | Golden Gate Park   FREE
11:00 amHealthy & Free First Saturdays | Marin Headlands   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
12:30 pmNike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands   FREE
1:00 pm21st Century Jazz Concert | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival   FREE
3:00 pmSaturdays Unplugged | SF JCC   FREE
8:00 pm“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmSea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF   FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
9:00 pmPrince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa   $5
9:00 pmPush The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, October 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 17,000 artworks spanning 6,000 more...

10:00 amFree AcroYoga Workshop | Sports Basement Bryant  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
10:00 amFree First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California   FREE
All DayHardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015: Sunday | Golden Gate Park   FREE
11:00 amFree Kundalini Yoga Day in the Park | Dolores Park   FREE
1:00 pmGrande Finale: All Request Program | Golden Gate Park Band   FREE
1:00 pmFree Hot Dog Day | Inner Richmond   FREE
1:30 pmKabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo   FREE
7:00 pm“Engineers of Illumination” After-Dark Light Art Installation Closing | California Historical Society   FREE
7:30 pm“Housing is a Human Right” Discussion | SF   FREE
8:00 pm“Bad Asians” Candid Storytelling Night | SF   FREE*
*Free when you mention Funcheap at the door. Otherwise, $5 early-bird and $10 day-of tickets are required.


Monday, October 5, 2015

First Day to RSVP: Free Harbor Tours: USS Potomac & Giant Cranes | Port of Oakland
Monday, October 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | USS Potomac

The Port of Oakland is pleased to offer free harbor tours from June through October 2015 on the historic USS Potomac located at 540 Water Street (at Clay Street) in Jack more...

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 pmBeatles Karaoke Night | Trendynob   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, October 6, 2015

NewCo 2015: Tech & Innovation Festival | SF

The best way to experience and learn about the innovation economy is up close and personal and in its native habitat. NewCo is a mix between a business conference and artist’s open studio 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 pmYerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays   FREE
7:00 pmNerd Nite North Bay | Novato   $5
7:30 pmThe News: Fresh Queer Performance Series | SoMa   FREE*
*Admission is free, but SOMArts hopes that if you can afford to donate, you will support the artists onstage when the hat passes. 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

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

NewCo 2015: Tech & Innovation Festival | SF
Wednesday, October 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you must register to attend NewCo. All sessions have limited capacity.
| All Over San Francisco

The best way to experience and learn about the innovation economy is up close and personal and in its native habitat. NewCo is a mix between a business conference and artist’s open studio more...

All DayFree First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden   FREE
9:00 amBay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day   FREE
9:00 amFree Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF   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 pmDaily Family Life in Early Spanish Presidio | SF   FREE
8:00 pm“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night | SF   FREE
8:00 pm“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF   FREE*
*Donation only.
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay   FREE
8:00 pmFree Wednesday Comedy “Royale With Cheese” | Tendernob   FREE
9:00 pmFree Comedy: Showtime at Showdown | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

NewCo 2015: Tech & Innovation Festival | Oakland

The best way to experience and learn about the innovation economy is up close and personal and in its native habitat. NewCo is a mix between a business conference and artist’s open studio more...

12:00 pmFleet Week 2015 | Blue Angels Arrival & Practice   FREE
7:00 pmCup ‘o Comedy with Danny Dechi | SF   FREE
7:00 pmPlaytesting Bash: Try Out Brand New Games   FREE
7:30 pmComedy Sharks Standup Night | Peninsula   FREE
8:30 pm“Engineers of Illumination” After-Dark Light Art Installation Opening | California Historical Society   FREE
9:00 pmCancelled – Revenge of the ’80s: New Wave DJs & 80¢ Drinks | Oakland   FREE

Friday, October 9, 2015

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Friday, October 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Friday and fourth Friday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when more...

3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa  FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
5:00 pmSecond Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael  FREE
5:00 pmFriday 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.
5:00 pmVallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays  FREE
6:00 pmCommunity Reiki Clinic: Relaxation & Balance | Mission Dist.  $1*
*Clinic is by donation.
6:00 pmBerkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays   FREE
6:30 pmGrotto Free Comedy Night: Free Drinks & Snacks | Sports Basement Bryant   FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5.
7:30 pmSing-along Cinema & “Hairspray” Costume Party | Jack London Square   FREE
7:30 pmEast Bay Bike Party   FREE

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Saturday Children’s Festival in the Park | McLaren Park
Saturday, October 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)

The iconic Jerry Garcia Amphitheater at McLaren Park features a variety of local performers and varied music genres from August to October 2015. Situated on a sunny hillside meadow and surrounded by more...

10:00 amFree Summer Walking Tour | 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 aallen@oaklandnet.com
All Day“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square   FREE
12:00 pmHistory for Half Pints: Family Music & Games | California Historical Society   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise , $5 at the door.
12:00 pmFree Beginner Parkour “Urban Ninja” Class   FREE
12:00 pmWalking Tours: SOMA’s Forgotten History | SF   $10*
*Sliding scale donation requested to benefit Shaping San Francisco
12:00 pmEco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF   FREE
12:30 pmFleet Week 2015: Blue Angels Airshow | Saturday   FREE
2:00 pmDowntown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food   FREE
2:00 pmMountain Lake Science Saturdays | Presidio   FREE
6:30 pmSpontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pm“The Setup” Underground Comedy Show & Happy Hour | SF   FREE
8:30 pmSaturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF   FREE

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Exploratorium Free Day: Founder's Day 2015 | SF
Sunday, October 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium

The Exploratorium will celebrate their Founder’s Day on Sunday, October 11, 2015 by offering free admission to the museum for all visitors.

All DayMarine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito  FREE
10:30 amAdult Learn to Ride: Bike Workshop | SF   FREE*
*RSVP required. Participant must provide their own bicycle and helmet.
10:30 am“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | San Jose   FREE
11:00 amVery Vegan Sundays | SoMa   FREE*
*Free with RSVP
12:30 pmFleet Week 2015: Blue Angels Airshow | Sunday   FREE
8:00 pmShapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland   FREE

Monday, October 12, 2015

Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, October 12 – 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 underthestairscomedy@gmail.com, 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, October 13, 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...