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Saturday, September 23

Hello Kitty Truck Comes Back to San Jose | Santana Row
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for other purchases
| Santana Row
Hello Kitty Truck Comes Back to San Jose | Santana Row

Hello San Jose. The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will be returning to Santana Row on Saturday 9/23. Come say hello to them across from Sino between 10am-8pm and pick up some super cute treats, while supplies last.

Smithsonian’s 13th Annual Free Museum Day | 2017
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
| San Francisco Bay Area
Smithsonian's 13th Annual Free Museum Day | 2017

Participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors during Smithsonian Magazine’s 13th annual Museum Day. 2017 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Saturday, September 23, 2017 Participating Bay Area Museums FREE, but a ticket is required (available to download August 25, ...

15th Annual Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch: 3,500 Glass Art Pumpkins | Los Gatos
Saturday, September 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free. Kids and pets welcome.
| Los Gatos High School
15th Annual Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch: 3,500 Glass Art Pumpkins | Los Gatos

Come experience the amazement of over 3,500 glass pumpkins exhibited and for sale at Los Gatos High School.
The Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch brings together Bay Area glass artists who feature their 3500+ glass pumpkins, all handmade for show and sale on the expansive front lawn of …

Sunday, September 24

Meet BABI: Pregnancy & New Family Expo | Cupertino
Sunday, September 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Cupertino Quinlan Community Center
Meet BABI: Pregnancy & New Family Expo | Cupertino

Bay Area Birth Information (BABI), invites you to the 14th Annual Pregnancy & New Family Expo connecting expectant and new parents with dedicated professionals, services, information, and community resources. Join them for a fun day with free workshops and panel discussions and raffle drawings throughout …

Thursday, September 28

2017 Silicon Valley Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum | Santa Clara
Thursday, September 28 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Limited free afternoon pass. Using the code shannon30 to register on Eventribe.
| Santa Clara Convention Center
2017 Silicon Valley Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum | Santa Clara

SVIEF is an international conference designed to foster innovation and promote business partnerships between U.S. and Asian-Pacific. It is a leading venue in high-tech industry field gathering multi-tech and business professionals while providing a platform for talent, technology and resources exchange. The past five SVIEF were held in Silicon Valley annually …

Saturday, September 30

2017 Thunderbirds on the Wharf: 1955-66 Classic Car Show | Santa Cruz
Saturday, September 30 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Wharf
2017 Thunderbirds on the Wharf: 1955-66 Classic Car Show | Santa Cruz

Come down to Santa Cruz for the 20th annual Thunderbirds on the Wharf from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday, September 23, 2017.
A collection of classic (1955-57) and vintage (1958-66) Thunderbirds will be displayed by owners from central and northern California.

Free National Parks Day: National Public Lands Day | 2017
Saturday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Free National Parks Day: National Public Lands Day | 2017

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park. Yosemite park waves their ...

Russian Festival: Ethnic Slavic Food & Music | Saratoga
Saturday, September 30 – 11:00 am | Cost: $5 | St Nicholas Orthodox Church of Saratoga
Russian Festival: Ethnic Slavic Food & Music | Saratoga

Savor sample and pique your palate with a host of flavorful ethnic Slavic foods. Imbibe taste premium vodka imports and boutique “infusions” not found elsewhere. Nasdarovje.
Enjoy, sit back, relax in the shade and enjoy traditional Slavic music and dance. Bring the kids and enjoy entertainment tailored just for them.

100 Thousand Poets for Change | Oakland
Saturday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are happily accepted.
| Everywhere
100 Thousand Poets for Change | Oakland

Join other poets, musicians, and artists around the USA and across the planet in a demonstration/celebration to promote peace and sustainability and to call for serious social, environmental and political change.
On September 30, 2017 poets, musicians and artists around the world will be organizing poetry …

Sunday, October 1

2nd Annual Little Italy Street Festival | San Jose
Sunday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Little Italy San Jose
2nd Annual Little Italy Street Festival | San Jose

Come and bring your family to the 2nd Annual Little Italy San Jose Street Festival on Sunday, October 1, 2017 where nearly 10,000 people attended last year.
This year they will be expanding and closing down a 2nd street. Italian Tenor Pasquale Esposito will be honored …

Little Italy San Jose Street Festival
Sunday, October 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Little Italy San Jose
Little Italy San Jose Street Festival

Celebrate all things Italian in San Jose’s Little Italy San Jose District.

Authentic Italian Cuisine from Little Italy Businesses and Italian Restaurants located throughout Santa Clara County.
Fantastic Entertainment lineup including Pasquale Esposito, The Houserockers, North Beach Boys, Anthony Nino Lane Band, Johnny Neri Band, and Al …

Thursday, October 5

2017 Blood Moon Over San Francisco
Thursday, October 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2017 Blood Moon Over San Francisco

The Moon will be directly opposite the Earth from the Sun and will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth. This phase occurs at 18:40 UTC on October 5, 2017.
This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Hunters Moon because …

Friday, October 6

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, exploration and building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, October 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...

South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose
Friday, October 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose

The South First Fridays art walk in downtown San Jose is a self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring eclectic art exhibitions and special performances. All art venues are free & open to the public. This event occurs every first Friday of ...

Saturday, October 7

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
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 month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, CJM and Oakland Museum of ...

“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, October 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

Enjoy a free, monthly outdoor walk on the first Saturday of every month as part of the “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” program. First Saturday Programs are introductory walking/physical activity programs that occur on the first Saturday of each month throughout the Bay Area. Please note that ...

2nd Annual Santa Clara City Library Comic Con
Saturday, October 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santa Clara City Library
2nd Annual Santa Clara City Library Comic Con

Santa Clara City Library is bringing together Bay Area artists, comic book shops, cosplayers, makers, and authors for the second annual Santa Clara City Library Comic Con this fall.
Join them at the Central Park Library on Saturday, October 7th for a full day of panels …

Draconids Meteor Shower | 2017
Saturday, October 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Draconids Meteor Shower | 2017

October’s Draconid meteor shower – sometimes called the Giacobinids – radiates from the fiery mouth of the northern constellation Draco the Dragon. Because the radiant is located so far north on the sky’s dome, this shower favors temperate and far-northern latitudes, such as the U.S., …

Sunday, October 8

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
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 month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, CJM and Oakland Museum of ...

Monday, October 16

Free Sneak Preview Movie: “Only The Brave” | AMC Mercado
Monday, October 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| AMC Mercado
Free Sneak Preview Movie:

Attend an exclusive free sneak preview advanced screening of “Only The Brave,” a brand new drama movie directed by Joseph Kosinski.
Free Film Screening: Only The Brave
October 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm
AMC Mercado
RSVP code: RmNHe45021

Tickets available through https://www.sonyscreenings.com/main/code_redeem
Tickets are free, but subject to availability.
Depending on demand, passes may …

Friday, October 20

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, October 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...

Saturday, October 21

Orionids Meteor Shower 2017 | Halley’s Comet’s Debris
Saturday, October 21 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Orionids Meteor Shower 2017 | Halley's Comet's Debris

On a dark, moonless night, the Orionids exhibit as many as 25 meteors per hour. These fast-moving meteors occasionally leave persistent trains. They sometimes produce bright fireballs, so watch for them to flame in the sky. If you trace these meteors backward, they seem to come …

Monday, October 23

Silent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose
Monday, October 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Hedley Club
Silent Book Club: Book Lovers' Monthly Reading | San Jose

Silent Book Club is a monthly meetup of reading afficionados. Bring yourself and what you’re currently reading to The Hedley Club. Free, but an RSVP is requested. The link can sometimes be hard to find. You can sometimes find it in these two sites: Silent Book ...

Friday, November 3

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, November 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, exploration and building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...