Saturday, October 1, 2016

10:00 pmThe God Damn Jam: Watch or Take Part in Improv | SF  FREE

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Blessing of the Animals & St. Francis Day Celebration | Grace Cathedral
Sunday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral

Bring your pet to be blessed on the plaza of the magnificent Grace Cathedral in honor of St. Francis, patron saint of San Francisco. This isn’t just for dogs – people bring all sorts more...

9:00 amRare Tenderloin Guided Tour: Part I | SF City Guides   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
All DayCalifornia Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Sunset & Parkside Residents   FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
All DayBank of America Free Museum Weekend   FREE*
*Free for Bank of America or Merrill Lynch Card Holders. Some venues may be closed on certain days; please confirm directly with participating museums.
10:00 amAsian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF   FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
10:00 amHome Land Security Exhibition | The Presidio   FREE
10:30 am2016 Filipino-American History Celebration | Asian Art Museum   FREE
All Day2016 Castro Street Fair: Local Artists, Vendors & Live Entertainment | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
All DayHardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Sunday | Golden Gate Park   FREE
11:00 amUncovering The Parkside: Rare Walking Tour | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size
11:00 amFree Kundalini Yoga Day in the Park | Dolores Park   FREE
11:00 am49ers vs Cowboys: All You Can Drink Passport | SoMa   FREE*
*FREE with Facebook RSVP and all-you-can-drink passport for $30:
11:00 amY Bike Learn to Ride Program: Free & Safe Bike Lessons | The Presidio   FREE
11:00 amThe Last Gun & It’s History | The Presidio   FREE
12:00 pmMonster Family Sunday | SF   FREE
12:00 pmKearny Street Workshop’s Annual Festival | SF Main Library   FREE
12:30 pmFree Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
1:00 pmWhimsical West Side Architecture: Rare Walking Tour | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
1:00 pmAmerican History in Golden Gate Park | October 2016 Walking Tour Month   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
1:00 pmThe Final “Golden Gate Park Band” Free Concert of 2016 | SF   FREE
1:00 pmFamily Play Day | 2016 “Come Out & Play” Festival   FREE
2:00 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | McLaren Park   FREE
2:00 pmWin Tix: “Sphinx Virtuosi” Classical Concert | Bayview Opera House   WIN
4:00 pmOriginal Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill   FREE
5:00 pm“Buck Studies” Book Release Celebration | City Lights   FREE
7:30 pmWin Tix: Kabir Singh (The Family Guy) Comedy Show | Cobb’s   WIN
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, October 3, 2016

The Sound of Silence at the Japanese Tea Garden | SF
Monday, October 3 – 9:45 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 am.
| Japanese Tea Garden

The Japanese Tea Garden welcomes local author Katrina Goldsaito and illustrator Julia Kuo for an interactive reading of The Sound of Silence. Featured in Brain Pickings, the Wall Street Journal, the more...

12:00 pmAT&T Customer Appreciation Day: Free Gelato, Espresso Art & Cupcake | SF   FREE
2:00 pmEmbarcadero Skyway Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides   FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size
5:00 pmRosh Hashanah at the Beach: Celebration w/ Jazz Mafia & Bagpipes | Ocean Beach   FREE
5:00 pmBonfire of Reflection | SF   FREE
7:00 pmWord Party Poetry & Jazz Open Mic | PianoFight   FREE
8:00 pm“Where’s The Local Talent?” Comedy Night | SF   FREE
8:00 pmFree Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room   FREE
9:00 pm“Misery Index” Dysfunctional Comedy Night | Mission Dist.   FREE

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, October 4 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| Legion of Honor

The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts building in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Normally admission more...

9:30 amde Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
10:00 amConservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day | GG Park   FREE
11:00 amContemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE
11:00 amYerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays   FREE
6:00 pmLecture On Year-Round Vegetable Gardening | SF   FREE
7:30 pmEvening Cabaret: New Queer Work by Bay-Area Artists | SF   FREE
7:30 pm“Also An Octopus” Book Launch | SF   FREE
8:00 pmIt’s Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: Americana Master “Corey Smith” | Great American Music Hall   WIN
8:30 pmTuesday Night Pub Quiz | Edinburgh Castle Pub   FREE
9:00 pmWood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar   FREE
7:00 pm“The Angel of History” Book Release Party | City Lights   FREE

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, October 5 – 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...

10:00 amHome Land Security Exhibition | The Presidio   FREE
11:00 amGLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro   FREE
12:00 pmFree Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Call (415) 561-2793 or email Space is limited. Reservations are limited to four people per party.
1:00 pm2016 Fleet Week Celebration: Navy Brass Band Concert | SF   FREE
5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF   FREE
6:00 pm“Women in Entrepreneurship” Documentary Screening | SF   FREE
6:00 pmWin Tix: “ScreamGate” Zombie Apocalypse Haunted House & Outdoor Maze | SF   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost $20
6:00 pmGreen Film Fest Encore: Saving Mes Aynak | SF Main Library   FREE
6:00 pmAn American Genocide: The United States & the Indian Catastrophe | The Presidio   FREE
6:00 pmUtilizing Your iPhone’s Best Features | SF Main Library   FREE
6:00 pmWriting Your Will Workshop | SF Main Library   FREE
6:30 pmDrink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout   FREE
6:30 pmIntegrating Cultural Thinking Into Technology | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pm“Modern Comedy” with Nato Green | Modern Times   FREE
7:30 pm19th Century California Indian Slavery & Genocide Lecture | SF   FREE
7:30 pm“Deceit and Other Possibilities” Book Launch | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is encouraged.
7:30 pm“Darling Days” Book Discussion | SF   FREE
7:30 pmWin Tix: Edinburgh Fringe Fest Comedy “Daughter of a Garbage Man” | The Marsh   WIN
8:00 pm“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night & Free Pizza | SF   FREE
8:00 pmWorld Class Comedy Opening Night | Marina   FREE*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for free tickets. Otherwise $15.
9:00 pmFree Comedy: Showtime at Showdown | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
9:00 pmWin Tix: Rocky Votolato: Seattle’s Indie Folk-Rocker | Bottom of the Hill   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular price, $13 in advance / $15 at the door
6:00 pm“Saving Mes Aynak” Film Screening | SF Main Library   FREE
6:20 pm“120 Essential Recipes to Feed the Whole Crew” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
7:00 pm“Shelter in Place” Book Release Celebration | City Lights   FREE

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Market Street Prototyping Festival: Opening Day | SF
Thursday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Market and 3rd Street

Photo | via Market Street comes alive with over 40 prototype projects. The wide sidewalks will be filled with temporary installations ranging from performance spaces, relaxation zones, dynamic art pieces, and more...

10:00 amHome Land Security Exhibition | The Presidio  FREE
12:00 pmFree First Thursdays | Chinese Historical Society   FREE
All Day19th Annual “Music for People & Thingamajigs” Festival Exhibit | SF   FREE
1:00 pmFleet Week 2016 | Blue Angels Arrival & Practice   FREE
5:00 pm“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio   FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
5:30 pmCalifornia Soundscapes: The Nature Sounds Society | The Presidio   FREE
6:00 pmFree Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | SF   FREE
6:00 pm“Daily Occurrences: Catching the Inspirations” Opening Reception | SF   FREE
6:00 pmWin Tix: “Design Night” Maker Showcase & Open Bar Happening | Autodesk   WIN
6:30 pmFirst Thursdays Art & Live Music at The Red Vic | Haight   FREE
7:00 pmCity Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio   FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
7:00 pmMadame Tussauds Bollywood Figure Reveal Party | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is encouraged.
7:00 pm“The Art of Emma Bormann” A Retrospective Look at the Artist’s Life | SF   FREE
7:30 pmBook Talk & Signing with Cartoonist Sarah Glidden | SF   FREE
8:00 pmNew Village Comedy Night | Nob Hill   FREE
8:00 pmNew Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.   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 pm“The Best of 80s” Thursday Dance Nights | Cat Club   FREE*
*Sign-up for free entry before 10 pm and $7 after.
5:00 pmLive Jazz Music on SInner’s Hour | The Chapel   FREE

Friday, October 7, 2016

Parade of Ships Under Golden Gate Bridge | Fleet Week 2016
Friday, October 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Crissy Field

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. 35th more...

All DayMarket Street Prototyping Festival: Friday | SF   FREE
11:00 amTimbuk2 First Fridays Free Factory Tour | San Francisco   FREE*
*Free tours take place on the First Friday of the month, and tickets are required. Tours are limited to 20 people.