Sunday, October 16, 2016

2016 Bacon Festival of America | San Jose
Sunday, October 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*Single day tickets are $10 adv, $15 door. Bring cash for food purchase.
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez

Photo | via allthingsbacon.blogspot.comCelebrate Labor Day weekend and your right to eat lots and lots of bacon at the San Jose Bacon Festival of America on October 15-16, 2016. Previously taking place on July more...

11:30 amOutdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford  FREE
All Day“Eats, Beats & Brews” Block Party: Salsa Dancing, Games & Beer Garden | Berkeley   FREE
12:30 pmFree Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
1:00 pmFolio Books’ Pop-up Zine Fest | SF   FREE
3:00 pm19th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival: Tribute to Lou Harrison | Oakland   $15*
*$15 general admission; $10 for students & seniors
3:00 pmSoundWaves: Jazz Piano & Emcee at the Waterfront | Jack London Sq.   FREE
3:30 pmRumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
4:00 pmOriginal Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill   FREE
8:00 pmFull Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley   FREE

Monday, October 17, 2016

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.
7:30 pm“The Games People Play” Book Launch | SF  FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is encouraged but not required.
8:00 pm“Jury Duty” Comedy Improv Battle | Haight  FREE
9:00 pm“Resistance is Futile” Free Comedy Night | SF  FREE


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

17th Annual Brower Youth Awards Ceremony | SF
Tuesday, October 18 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Herbst Theatre

Earth Island Institute’s New Leaders Initiative presents their 17th Annual Brower Youth Awards – the top prize for young environmental leaders in North America – on Tuesday, October 18th, at the more...

5:30 pmThe Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s  FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
6:00 pmAdult Coloring & Wine Night | SF   FREE
6:00 pmTuesday Trivia Night & Free Popcorn | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pmYum & Yummer: A Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE
7:00 pmFree Astronomy Lecture | Presidio   FREE
7:30 pm“Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to 80s Teen Movies” Book Launch | SF   FREE
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
8:00 pmStandup Comedy at Vinyl Room | Burlingame   FREE
8:30 pmTuesday Night Pub Quiz | Edinburgh Castle Pub   FREE

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

2016 Final Presidential Debate Watch Party | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Wednesday, October 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| SoMa StrEat Food Park

Donkey Hotey via Flickr Trump and Clinton have blasted away at each other for months… and now they are scheduled to square off three times in prime-time debates leading up to the more...

10:00 amLast of 2016: Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown  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
11:00 am“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza  FREE
5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF  FREE
5:30 pmEast Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
6:30 pmVisual Poetry in Video & Film | North Beach   FREE
7:00 pmDamn Funny Dames & Dudes | SF   FREE
7:00 pmSF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Shuttle | Haight/Sunset   FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
7:00 pmNerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop   $8
7:00 pmFree Comedy Night with Danny Dechi | Outer Richmond   FREE
7:30 pmComedy Night at The Uptown | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmJokelandish: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | Oakland   FREE*
*Free with code "funcheapbaby" on Eventbrite; otherwise, it's $5.
8:30 pmOakland Comedy Shop: Monthly Standup | Oakland   FREE

Thursday, October 20, 2016

YBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering | SoMa
Thursday, October 20 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

The YBCA:ConVerge series is a free monthly public gathering featuring creative and generative social art practices. Community and innovative multi- and inter-disciplinary arts practices come together in the YBCA’s Grand Lobby and more...

12:30 pmLego Lunchtime Build-a-thon | Mountain View  FREE
5:00 pmGame Night Happy Hour, Trivia & Relay Races | SF   FREE*
*No cost to get in the door or play games. Food and Drinks will need to be purchased.
5:00 pmFree Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena 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.
5:00 pmSinner’s Happy Hour with The Yacht Club of Paris | The Chapel   FREE
6:00 pmThird Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland   FREE
6:00 pmAdventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Concord   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmFree Yoga Class Among Stained Glass | SF   FREE*
*Bring your own mat. This is a donation-based yoga class. They encourage those who can to donate $10. However, no one is ever turned away due to a lack of funds.
6:00 pm“Black Salt Collective” Art Discussion | SF   FREE
6:00 pmYoga NightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members).
6:00 pmCulinary Demos & Award-Winning Dish Samples | SF   FREE
6:00 pmRelax into Fall: DIY Series Melt & Pour Soaps | South SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmLive StorySlam Show: Open-Mic True Tales | Oakland   $5*
*Sliding scale donation requested, $5-$20
7:00 pmRepresentation of the People in the Food Service | SF   FREE
7:00 pmPolicies & Identity Politics of the Food Industry | SF   FREE
8:00 pm#HellaSingle: SF’s Only Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Free with Eventbrite RSVP (donations accepted), $10 at door. Includes admission to '90s "No Scrubs" dance party after the comedy show.
8:30 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Underground Comedy Night | SF   FREE
9:00 pmThe Hot Mess Comedy Hour | SF   FREE
9:00 pmHeavy Breathing: Guided Dance Meditation | Oakland   FREE
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 21, 2016

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Hayes Valley & SoMa Residents
Friday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences

Photo | 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 more...

All DayFree Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek   FREE*
*Free admission to all visitors on every third Friday.
5:00 pmFree Family Dinner & Movie | SF   FREE
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 pm“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview   FREE
5:00 pmFriday Nights at the de Young: Live Music from the Musical Art Quintet | de Young Museum   FREE*
*All activities and admission to the permanent galleries on Friday nights are free and open to the public, but if you want to visit the museum's Special Exhibits, regular admission charges still apply.
5:30 pmDo What You Love Comedy Series | SF   FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested $5 donation and Funcheap readers can name their own donation price. RSVP is required. Otherwise $15 at door.
5:30 pmFriday Nights at the de Young: Live Classical Music | de Young Museum   FREE*
*All activities and admission to the permanent galleries on Friday nights are free and open to the public, but if you want to visit the museum's Special Exhibits, regular admission charges still apply.
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.
7:00 pmEast Bay Burner Social | Oakland   FREE
7:30 pm“China: The Cookbook” Book Talk & Signing | SF   FREE*
*RSVP appreciated but not required.
8:00 pmSan Jose Bike Party   FREE
8:00 pmSeduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland   $7*
*$7 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, tickets are $10. 21+
9:00 pmThat ’80s Show: The Ultimate ’80s Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, $5 after. 21+
10:00 pmHouse Music for the Dancefloor | SF   FREE*
*Free before 11pm w/ RSVP on Guest List & sometimes it means free before 10:30pm. Otherwise it's $10.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Tenderloin & Potrero Hill Residents
Saturday, October 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences

Photo | 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 more...

10:00 amVisitacion Valley Part I: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
10:00 am2016 Corgi Con: 500+ Corgis & Pawsome Merchandise | Ocean Beach   FREE
10:00 amLast of 2016: Free Oakland Summer Walking Tour | Old 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
12:00 pmCraft Beer Festival & Guinness World Record Attempt | Oakland   FREE*
*An RSVP is required. Tickets range from 0 to $59.
12:00 pmLyrical Workshop: Emerge With Better Songs | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
12:00 pmSan Francisco Costume Crawl   $20*
*Free, but a Facebook RSVP is required for prize pool.
All Day2016 Superhero Street Fair | SF   $10*
*Technically the fair is free, but a SuperHero Sticker gets you $2 off every alcoholic drink at the bars, discounts with the vendors, and shows your support for everything the fair has to offer.
1:00 pmThe Blues Show & Jerry Garcia Amphitheater Birthday Party | McLaren Park   FREE
2:00 pmVisitacion Valley Part II: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
3:00 pmFitbit Local: Wellness Walk or Run & Meditation Free Monthly Workout | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pm“Stranger Flings” Horror Themed Scavenger Hunt & Bar Crawl | SF   FREE
7:30 pmRenegade Drive-In Movie Night: “Young Frankenstein(1974)” | North Bay   FREE
7:30 pm“The Hidden Keys” Book Reading | Green Apple Books on the Park   FREE
8:30 pmFree Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley   FREE

Sunday, October 23, 2016

October Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay
Sunday, October 23 – 7:15 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...

All DayCalifornia Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission Bay & Vistacion Valley Residents   FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
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.
4:00 pmOriginal Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill   FREE
6:00 pm’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pmWheel of Karaoke West: Standup Showcase & Karaoke Contest | SF   FREE

Monday, October 24, 2016

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Monday, October 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| Grace Cathedral

Please note, the October 2016 edition will be held on October 24.

6:30 pmPublic Forum on November CA Ballot Measures | Mountain View   FREE
7:30 pm“The Fade Out” Book Talk & Signing | SF   FREE*
*RSVP appreciated but not required.
8:30 pmLaughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF   FREE
8:30 pmMonday Night Comedy with Free Cake | Blondies   FREE

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

4:30 pmHalloween Costume Swap | Hayward  FREE*
*1st hour free with costume; 2nd hour free with or without costume.
6:00 pmTuesday Trivia Night & Free Popcorn | Oakland  FREE