Friday, October 6, 2017

Friday, October 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Nearly 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor more...

5:00 pmFree Navy Ship Tours | Fleet Week 2017   FREE
5:00 pmJon Langford’s Rock & Roll Mini Concert | Amoeba SF   FREE
6:00 pmNorth Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF   FREE
6:30 pm“The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
7:00 pmPresidio Sessions: Sierra Ensemble’s Chamber Music | SF   FREE
7:00 pm“The Power of Onlyness” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books   FREE
7:30 pmSan Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays   FREE
7:45 pmProxy Fall 2017 Outdoor Film Series: “Landline” | Hayes Valley   FREE
9:00 pm“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale   FREE
9:30 pmFirst Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF   FREE

Saturday, October 7, 2017

22nd Annual Arab Cultural Festival | Union Square
Saturday, October 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park

The 22nd Annual Arab Cultural Festival moves to Union Square to bring the sights, smells, and sounds of the Arab world to San Francisco with a showcase of the arts, entertainment, cuisine, traditions, and, more...

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 am“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area   FREE
10:00 amFree Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park   FREE
10:00 amSave The Bay Day: Live Music, Face Painting & Workshops | The Yard   FREE
All DayHardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017: Saturday | Golden Gate Park   FREE
11:30 amFree Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All DayFleet Week 2017: Blue Angels Airshow | Saturday   FREE
12:00 pmFree Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting with E&O Kitchen & Bar | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
1:00 pmWalking San Francisco’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive: 3.8-Mile Loop Hike | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
1:00 pm“Distillery Cats” Book Launch & Cat Adoption | Omnivore Books   FREE
3:00 pmFitbit Local Monthly Workout: Ferry Building Fitness Run | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
5:30 pmSchroeder’s 124th Oktoberfest & Hofbrauhaus Celebration | SF   FREE*
*Free, but food and drinks are for purchase through token system.
6:00 pmTiny Telephone’s 20th Anniversary Bash: Beer, DJs & Bands | SF   FREE
7:00 pm“Altered Barbie” Art Show: Closing Reception | Mission   FREE*
*Donations are accepted.
7:00 pmDraconids Meteor Shower | 2017   FREE
7:00 pm“Rave in a Cave” at Ocean Beach | SF   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
8:00 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
8:00 pmWin Tix: Smuin Contemporary American Ballet’s Dance Series 01 | SF   WIN
9:00 pmPrince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa   $5


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

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

All DayHardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017: Sunday | Golden Gate Park   FREE
11:00 amOff the Grid’s “Presidio Picnic” Sunday Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
All DayFleet Week 2017: Blue Angels Airshow | Sunday   FREE
1:00 pmThe Final “Golden Gate Park Band” Free Concert of 2017 | SF   FREE
3:00 pm“Saporoso” Poems of Italian Food & Culture | North Beach   FREE
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, October 9, 2017

6:30 pmCyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.  FREE
8:00 pmSomething Something Shindig: Improv Comedy & Music | SF  FREE
9:30 pm“Find Me at the Club” Comedy Showcase | SF  FREE

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Line Breaks On Your Lunch Breaks | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Tuesday, October 10 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

Enjoy line breaks during your lunch break, as some of the Bay Area’s best poets and musicians share their work in the great outdoors.

6:30 pmCookies & Comedy Night | SF   FREE
6:30 pm“America: The Cookbook” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
9:00 pmHaightian Democracy Free Stand-Up | SF   FREE

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fat Mike of NOFX DJ Set Mini Concert | Amoeba SF
Wednesday, October 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)

Join the legendary bassist & frontman of NOFX and co-founder of Fat Wreck Chords, Fat Mike, at Amoeba SF on Wednesday, October 11th at 6 pm for a special DJ set more...

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.
7:00 pmThe Laugh Boat: Local Brews & Free Comedy | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pm“The Whole of the Moon” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books   FREE
7:30 pmShaping SF Lecture: “Speeding Through the Unseen” from Coding to Commons | Mission Dist.   FREE

Thursday, October 12, 2017

October NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, October 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences

The NightLife Live season comes to a close with a dreamy shoegaze performance from DIIV and Black Marble in the West Garden. Schedule of events: The Music (West Garden) 7:45 Local Opener, Black Marble, start more...

6:00 pm“San Francisco’s Cable Cars” Free Film Screening | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pm“Exploratorium After Dark” Poetic Virtual Reality Journey | Pier 15   $15*
*$15 General; $10 Members; Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome) Adults Only (18+)
7:00 pmShipwreck Presents: Edgar Allan Poe | SF   12 *
*$12 advance, $15 door
7:30 pm“I wish I was Happy” Hour Comedy Show | SF   FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks.

Friday, October 13, 2017

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Noe Valley & Castro Residents
Friday, October 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences

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 and fall more...

3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa   FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
5:00 pmFriday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park   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 pm“Beauty and the Beast” Outdoor Family Film Night | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is encouraged.
6:00 pm“Millennials Ruin Everything”: Free Comedy & Oysters Night | El Rio   FREE*
*Free, suggested donation $5
6:00 pmCandlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
6:00 pmFree Veggie Dinner Night | SF   FREE
6:30 pm“Cat People” Stand Up Comedy | SF   $5
6:30 pmGrotto Free Comedy Night: Free Drinks & Snacks | Sports Basement Bryant   FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5.
6:30 pm“What She Ate” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
7:00 pmPresidio Sessions: The Delphi Trio’s Chamber Music Performance | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:45 pmProxy Fall 2017 Outdoor Film Series: “A Ghost Story” | Hayes Valley   FREE
8:00 pmInside Baseball: A Comedy Variety Show | SF   FREE*
*Free for Funcheap users who enter "FUNCHEAP" as a promo code at checkout. Otherwise it's $5.
10:00 pmLast Nite: A 2000’s Indie Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Free, before 10 pm. $10 after.
10:00 pmReal Live Comedians Showcase | Piano Fight   FREE*
*Limited free tickets with RSVP for Funcheapers; otherwise admission is $10 online or $15 at the door.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Rihanna VMA Performance Flash Mob | SF
Saturday, October 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch
| All Over San Francisco

On October 14th, be on the lookout San Francisco as Bay Area Flash Mob perform Rihanna’s 2016 VMA awards show performance. If you want to learn the medley as well, check out more...

All DayCalifornia Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Outer Mission & Glen Park Residents   FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
10:00 am“Trees, Ferns & Rhododendrons” Plant Sale | SF Botanical Garden   FREE
10:00 amSF Public Library’s $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Free to look around and you can buy a book or media for only $1.
10:30 amFree Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting with Innovative Cuisine | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
All DaySF Open Studios 2017 | Hunters Point Shipyard & Islais Creek Studios   FREE
All DayMission District “Calle 24” Latino Art Stroll & Mural Tour | SF   FREE
All Day“Pier 39” Birthday Bash & Fireworks | SF   FREE
11:00 amCreative Family Fun Crafts: Make Your Own Fabulous Funghi | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is preferred.
12:00 pmEco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF   FREE
12:00 pmGarden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF   FREE
12:00 pm“Paseo Artistico” Latin American Block Party | The Mission   FREE
12:30 pmOurTownSF LGBTQ Nonprofit Expo | Eureka Valley   FREE
2:00 pm“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF   $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
2:00 pm¡VIVA! Latino Hispanic Culture Festival: Free Salsa Making Workshop | SF   FREE
2:00 pm“Her Right Foot” Book Celebration | SF   FREE
5:00 pmLit Crawl 2017 | Mission District   FREE*
*Free and open to the public, though some venues may be 21+. Please consider donating (yes, even $1 helps)
5:30 pmSchroeder’s 124th Oktoberfest Block Party | SF   FREE*
*Free, but food and drinks are for purchase through token system.
8:30 pmSaturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF   FREE
9:30 pmSadderday: An Emo/Pop-Punk/Screamo Dance Party | SF   FREE

Sunday, October 15, 2017

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Parkside & Sunset Residents
Sunday, October 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences

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 and fall more...

All Day2017 San Francisco Street Food Festival   FREE*
*Food admission, but bring money to buy food and drinks.
All DayThe Final “Inner Sunset Flea” of 2017 | Block Party & Street Fair   FREE
11:00 amSF Open Studios 2017 | Hunters Point Shipyard & Islais Creek Studios   FREE
12:00 pmSan Francisco Bluegrass and Old-Time Festival | McLaren Park   FREE
12:30 pmFree Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
1:00 pmLive in the Castro: The Castro Flaggers | Jane Warner Plaza   FREE
3:00 pmSF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations   FREE*
*Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store location at (415) 345-0400.