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Free Scary Face Kids’ Pancake | IHOP
Trick or treat, IHOP gives kids something free to eat this Halloween – all kids 12 and under receive a free Scary Face Pancake from 7 am to 10 pm on Friday, October 31, 2014.
One per child. Dine in only. Participation may vary location to location.
Starve A Vampire Day: 2014 Halloween Blood Drive | SF
8 billion mosquito’s can’t be wrong, so it’s time to start starving some vampires.
The Blood Centers of the Pacific are hosting their annual Halloween Blood Drive in their donor coach parked at Two Embarcadero Center on Front Street from 8 am to 4 pm on October 31, …
2014 Jelly Belly Halloween Haunted House Tour | Fairfield
The Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield sets up its annual Haunted House, a fun and kid-friendly seasonal addition to their free daily tours from 9 am to 4 pm, Thursday, October 20 through Friday, October 31, 2014. Tours detour through a decorated haven of Halloween delights. Learn ...
Hallo-chiweenie Yappy Hour w/ Internet Dog Sensation Tuna | SF
Bring your hound to the W San Francisco on Hallo-chiweenie for a meet-and-bark event with the internet’s most beloved dog, Tuna of #tunameltsmyheart.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
Fans and four-legged friends are encouraged to dress spooky – winning costumes will have the opportunity to score …
Giants World Series Parade 2014 | Route, Date, Time
Get down to Market Street on Halloween for the city’s parade and celebration for the 2014 World Champion Giants!
The victory parade will take place Friday, October 31, 2014 starting at Noon. And beware, there’s a chance of rain which may affect the start time.
The parade …
Free Classical Chamber Music by the Bay | SF
Dolci by the Bay are free weekly concerts of chamber music at 1 pm on Fridays from September 12 through November 21, 2014. Viva Knight and Ted Rust regard Dolci, their piano-oboe duo, as their after-careers dessert course (dolci) of their lives. All concerts take place in the ...
Halloween Michael Jackson Extravaganza & Festival | Bayview
Bayview Town Center are honoring Michael Jackson 5 years after his death by playing, dancing, and getting scared to his music.
Mendell Plaza will host the annual Halloween celebration featuring a petting zoo, a haunted house, a costume contest, arts activities for kids, pumpkin carving and more. And, …
Doggie Halloween Parade on Bay Street | Emeryville
Bay Street Emeryville will host a Doggie Halloween Parade on the Plaza from 4-5 pm on Friday, October 31, 2014.
Best pet costume wins $50 certificate. Also, doggies that have photo taken will be entered into the social media challenge.
Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories | Pier 40
The tall ship Lady Washington is back in the Bay Area offering free walk-on tours while docked in between their cruises. Crews typically are on hand in period costume to answer questions and tell stories. Pirate Ship Tours | Lady Washington October 21st through November 5th, 2014 Pier 40 (Embarcadero and Townsend), SF ...
$3 Chipotle Burrito Day | Halloween 2014
On Halloween 2014, come dressed up in costume(yes, wearing a costume is required) from 5 pm to close and you’ll score a full size boorito, burrito bowl, salad or an order of tacos for just $3 at any Chipotle location.
Find a Chitople location near you here.
All proceeds up …
The Goonies-themed Haunted Victorian Mansion | Oakland
Take a peek inside a historic Victorian transformed into a Haunted Mansion with elaborate set design, including a huge two-story pirate ship, a working waterfall, a cave, and replicas of props and set pieces from the movie The Goonies.
The Haunted Mansion is an art house …
Critical Mass 2014 Halloween Bike Ride | SF
Critical Mass is a mass bicycle ride that takes place on the last Friday of each month in cities around the world and since in October 2014, it falls right on Halloween, riders dress up and ride through the city as a costumed parade.
Get your costume …
Parol-Marking Workshop: Beautiful Filipino Lanterns | SoMa
Get ready for the annual San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival and Parade by making beautiful Filipino lanterns with The Bayanihan Community Center (BCC) every Friday, October 24-December 5, 2014 (excluding Friday, November 28). The Parol Lantern Festival & Parade takes place on Saturday, December 13, 2014 and is a memorable evening ...
Ghoul’s Night Out: Live Theremin & Free Pizza | Make-Out Room
Have a Ghoul’s Night Out and kick start your Halloween night early at the Make-Out Room.
From 6-10 pm, DJ Tonearm will be playing spooky sounds and monster tunes; plus, there will be live theremin weirdness and best of all, free pizza from Escape from New York …
AAA Tipsy Tow: Free Car Tow Home | Halloween 2014
AAA’s Tipsy Tow Program offers a free tow for drinking drivers in Northern California from 6 pm on most major holidays (read: popular times to get wasted) until 6 am the next morning, in Northern California, Nevada and Utah. And you don’t even have to be ...
Lord of the Rings-themed Halloween House | San Jose
On Halloween night 2014, stop by the Alberston Halloween House from 6-9 pm to explore the enormous and elaborate Lord of the Rings- themed house. Open for one night only, the house features themed treats, an immersive front yard scene, costume characters and more.
Every year the …
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Walk the free labyrinth at Grace North Church in Berkeley with 97 candles lighting the path. while listening to music every last Friday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group playing guitar, violin, ...
Wes Anderson Films Art Show Tribute & Costume Party | SF
Spoke Art presents Bad Dads V, a group art show tribute to the films of Wes Anderson. Over 80 artists were invited to contribute an original work of art, spanning from paintings to sculptures to limited edition screen prints, all in tribute to one the world’s ...
“Night Of The Fiends” Art Show & Free Cocktails | North Beach
Tony’s Pizza Napoletana presents “Night Of The Fiends” Art Show at the I Heart North Beach Gallery with Jeremy Fish, El Borracho, Andy Sciazko, Scott Renner, Akira Beard and many others.
Come in for a fun Halloween night with free drinks from Sailor Jerry and Peroni and live music …
Demon Rock-Off: Guitar Contest w/ The Devil | San Jose
Watch as some of the best shredders in the Bay gamble with the Devil for Rock ‘n Roll Glory as RockBar brings to you the “Crossroads” story live on stage.
Each performer involved will have a chance to showcase their talents, but also promote their current projects …
Econo Jam Records Halloween Show: Guided By Voices Tribute | Oakland
Econo Jam Records is celebrating their one year anniversary on Halloween, October 31, 2014.
There will be some prizes (random grab bag) and costume discounts; wear a costume and save 15%.
2014 Anniversary Halloween Show:
Janitor X - Guided By Voices cover band with members of Ruby Pins & Spaceburn
Zombie Crawl & Bar Hop | Embarcadero to Pier 39
Zombies will be taking over the Embarcadero to Pier 39 on Halloween and you’re welcome to join the undead droves; they’ll even do your makeup beforehand.
At 6 pm on Halloween night, meet at the Fountain of Embarcadero (next to Justin Herman Plaza) for a dress and …
Realm of Darkness Haunted House | Palo Alto
Realm of Darkness is a nearly 800-foot home haunted house with 22 pneumatic figures. It is a walk-through haunt where you are actually inside, not just walking past the props. Expect claustrophobic darkness, corpses, and more.
Free admission, but donations are appreciated.
Source: Haunted Bay
Wawona Street Haunted House | Sunset
On Halloween, explore a spooky haunted house from 6:30 – 9:30 pm in the Sunset District of San Francisco.
This home haunt has been offering scares for over a decade. Drop by for some spooky fun.
The Wawona Street haunt often features a different theme from year to year, which in …
Scary Neighborhood House Haunt | San Jose
The Spaich House in San Jose hosts a home haunt that offers up scares for the neighborhood. The haunt will be fully opened from 6:30-9 pm on Oct. 30-31, 2014 at 1188 Spaich Dr., San Jose. Admission is free, but please bring canned food to donate ...
Zombie Apocalypse Haunted House | Martinez
Are you ready for the zombie apocalypse? Then come prepared on Halloween night and enter at your own risk.
This haunted house has been operating for 10 years, but unfortunately, this will be its final year, so see it in all its glory while you still …
Mayhem Mansion: Twisted Tours of 1886 Haas-Lilienthal House | SF
For only the second time ever, the historic 1886 Haas-Lilienthal House will be transformed into Mayhem Mansion, a haunted house style attraction.
Set in a Victorian-era house museum, ghoulish guides walk you through dimly lit parlors and passages on a “twisted tour of terror” replete with frightful encounters …
San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.
Join the SF Beard and Mustache Club for a monthly gathering at Zeitgeist at 7 pm every last Friday of the month. If you have a beard or mustache, if you like beards and mustaches, or if you want a beard or mustache, then by all means ...
Halloween Black Light Art Show | Alameda
Come for some ultra violent… ultraviolet fun.
Have a spooky, glow-in-the-dark night with a black light art ahow combined with a Halloween party. There will be plenty of fluorescent activities, music, and lots and lots of artists.
Truck or Treat III: Haunted Halloween Outdoor Disco Dance Party | SF
Get ready for one of SF’s biggest and most fun Halloween dance parties as Funcheap hosts the 3rd Annual “Truck or Treat” costume bash with DJs, trick or treating, Halloween-only food truck specials, and spooky beer & drink specials.
We’ll be turning SoMa StrEat Food Park …
Zombie Pub Crawl & Thriller Flash Mob | Polk Street
The Zombie Apocalypse descends upon Polk Street in search of brains and the occasional beverage starting at 7 pm on Halloween, Friday, October 31st, 2014.
Meet at 7 pm at Union St. and Polk St. to begin the crawl. They are starting early, so the undead may break …
Halloween Outdoor Movie: “Coraline” | Sunset Dist.
Coraline is a 2009 American stop-motion dark fantasy film based on Neil Gaiman’s 2002 novel of the same name. An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.
Please note, the movie has been …
Win Tix: The Purple Onion’s Halloween Comedy Special | Kells SF
Come to a night of Halloween themed sketches and hilarious stand-up by some of the best young talent SF has to offer, all trying to prove that they can still be scary, while being incredibly funny.
Host- Jason Kyle (Purple Onion, Comedy Store, Performed with …
Halloween Bike Stroll | La Misión
A few like-minded folks will be cruising through the Mission neighborhood on their bikes and in their costumes to assert their place in the hood.
Here’s what they had to say:
We want to roll HELLA deep to let these folks know they they ain’t the first …
Free Halloween Radio Stations | All Spooky Music
Looking for a soundtrack for your Halloween party or to freak out little trick or treaters who come to your door? Here’s a list of free online radio stations playing spooky sound effects, creepy classics, and freaky film scores.
Free Halloween Online Radio Stations
- Spotify – Halloween …
Lindy Hop Lessons, Dancing & Halloween Costume Contest | Berkeley
Calling all dancing ghosts, ghouls, spirits, specters, witches, warlocks, and fiendish folks of all sorts – Hallow’s Eve draws near, and so too does this month’s Lindy at Night.
As per usual, free dancing lessons will be from 8-9 pm, followed by social dancing until midnight. …
Funcheap’s Halloween Comedy Night: “Hella Funny” | Cobb’s
Funcheap and Stroy Moyd of #HellaFunny are taking over Cobb’s Comedy Club for a one-night-only showcase on Halloween, Friday, October 31, 2014 at San Francisco’s biggest comedy club.
We’ve handpicked some of the funniest up-and-coming comedians in SF for a huge costumed comedy bash. Expect a night …
Win Tix: Singin’ & Pingin’: Berlin Style Ping Pong & Karaoke | SF
The San Francisco sensation returns to the Verdi Club on Halloween night 2014. On the big main stage is DJ Purple’s dance karaoke with you on the mic.
On the dance floor, along with dancing, there’ll be two ping pong tables servicing all your Berlin-style ping pong …
Pamtastic’s Comedy Clubhouse of Horror | SF
Can this Open mic on a Friday get better? On Halloween? Yes. It’s Pamtastic’s Comedy Clubhouse on Mutiny Radio of Horror. With special comedy backing by the always costumed Medicine Bug comedy and music group.
Audience is free (as always), but they encourage costumes.
With the comic …
Yeast Nation: Rock Musical Comedy Lightshow | SF
Come see this West Coast Premiere of the new show written by the Tony-winning writers of the Broadway smash hit “Urinetown”. With heartpounding melodies, crazy lighting effects, and a hilarious plot you’ll be laughing and talking about for hours, this is a truly memorable and …
Halloween Beer Olympics: Severed Finger Flip Cup & $2 Beers | North Beach
Liq-or-Treat – it’s Halloween at the SF Beer Olympics, so get your costumes ready and enjoy $5 Candy Corn Shots, three stacked shots that are the colors of Candy Corn and of course, Halloween-themed drinking games including: Severed Finger Flip Cup, Eyeball Pong, and Candy Corn Cup Slide.
Halloween Flashdance: Free Outdoor Costume Dance Party | SF
A lot of us were heartbroken when Halloween in the Castro was killed off.
So in an effort to create a new scene – a fun, zany, costumed vibe without the violently-drunken idiots, “Flashdance” is putting on a secret flash-mob type dance party with a …
Win Tix: 2014 BooGrass Halloween: Supermule Rootsy Jazzy Americana | Slim’s
Supermule raids America’s musical pantry to concoct a tasty blend of fresh, rootsy ingredients. Liberal amounts of jazz, bluegrass, classical, and rock are used in varying proportions. Mixing traditional bluegrass instruments like banjo, guitar, and fiddle with keyboards, drums, and horns, Supermule focuses on those areas …
2014 Hulaween: Creepy Tiki Halloween Party | Alameda
Come in costume and spend your Halloween at a spooky tiki-themed Halloween bash with live theremin, creepy tunes, a costume contest, and scary movies for Forbidden Island’s annual Hulaween at 9 pm on October 31, 2014 in Alameda.
Friday, October 31, 2014 | 9 pm – 1 …
“Fright Night” Halloween Costume Dance Party & Twerk-Off | SF
Park 77 invites you to shake your stuff at their 2nd annual free Halloween party featuring a costume contest, a twerk-off competition, and DJs spinning tunes all night on October 31, 2014.
DJs i am k-cee and Chicken Skratch will be manning the decks. For those who attended …
Free Cab Rides on Halloween Night | 2014
To help keep your drunken ass off the road, Halloween revelers in San Francisco can get their cab rides home paid all Halloween night (until 4 am).
Law firm Berg Injury Lawyers once again is sponsoring the “Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home” program for 2014.
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Alisha’s Free Home Cookin’ Fridays | The Riptide
Follow the L until it ends, on Fridays after work and get rewarded with grubbing on free home cookin’ from Alisha.
Each week, she whips up home-style food that ranges from blushin bunnies, chili con carne, chicken pot pie, and, if you’re lucky, even tater tot …
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: New Park Construction | Presidio Gateway
The Presidio Gateway project will create 13 acres of new parkland in the Presidio, re-connecting Crissy Field with the Main Post. Site tours are available every Friday afternoon from 4-5 pm from May 30 through September 26, 2014.
Free, but an RSVP is required to email@example.com.
Participants will learn about …
New Presidio Parklands Project Site Tour | SF
Learn more about the New Presidio Parklands Project, a new gateway to the visitor experience at the Presidio of San Francisco, a new kind of national park site located at the center of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, one of the largest urban national parks in …
Fashion Studio Happy Hour Shopping Party | SoMa
440 Brannan Studio Showroom hosts a fashion happy hour every Friday from 4:40-7 pm. Sip on wine and beer while browsing their collection of unique styles by local designers.
440 Brannan Studio Showroom is a 5,000 square foot retail store and studio factory where prominent and emerging Bay Area designers …
Taiko Drumming & Japanese Music | SF
Come to Hotel Nikko San Francisco every Friday and Saturday evening at 5 pm as “Maikaze Daiko & Friends” showcase the power and subtlety of Japanese Taiko drumming with other traditional Japanese instruments from Bay Area artists and beyond.
Awaken the senses with flowing melodies and …
Free “Oysters on the Half Shell” Fridays | El Rio
El Rio, a neighborhood dive in the deep Mission, gives away free Oysters on the half shell from local folks in Tomales Bay, every Friday at 5:30 pm. Arrive on time, they go fast.
And get your drink on with happy hour on Friday from 5-8 pm …
Free Circus Class Friday: Learn Juggling & Tightrope Walking | SF
Come and play with all the fun circus toys that fit under the Circus Center‘s roof every Wednesday and Friday.
Circus Skills Jam Class
Most Wednesdays & Fridays | 7 to 9 pm
Free, but an RSVP is required; class has a 25 person maximum. Please make sure to check-in …
Red Hots $5 Friday Night Burlesque Show | Mission Dist.
It’s saucy dancing with a sense of humor at the Red Hots Burlesque show on Fridays at El Rio, where you can see some of the bawdiest burlesque babes in the Bay, for a sliding scale price starting at $5.
Come with your sense of humor and get …
The Business: Alternative Comedy Night | Mission Dist.
The Business is one of the best alternative comedy shows in SF and features comedians from Comedy Central, SXSW, and the Comedians of Comedy tour.
This edgy comedy gig has moved to Fridays at the Hemlock Tavern, and features a rotating cast of comedians, currently including Nato Green, Bucky …
Pamtastic’s Comedy Clubhouse | Mutiny Radio
Pamtastic’s Comedy Clubhouse on Mutiny Radio is a free comedy show every Friday from 8-11 pm at Mutiny Radio on the corner of 21st and Florida in the deep Mission District.
Over 25 of San Francisco’s underground comics entertain your cheap asses every week until the …
Friday Comedy Night | SoMa Streat Food Park
Come get your yaks out at the weekly comedy night at SoMa Streat Food Park every Friday night at 8 pm.
It’s a weird, wiggly, and hilarious party organized by two of the Bay’s most notorious ringmasters, Justin Gomes and Andrew Holmgren of Sylvan Productions. Every week …
SF Beer Olympics: Drinking Games & $2 Beers | North Beach
Meet and compete against locals, travelers, couch surfers, au pairs, and hostelers. Games are free to play (including flip cup, beer pong and relays) and many weeks they have themed events for holidays, or just because.
They have a great 5-for-$10 beer special until 9:30 pm. After …
Friday Night Outdoor Roller Skate DJ Party: “Midnight Rollers” | SF
Strap on your skates and roller disco around the city at the Midnight Rollers Friday Night Skate party.
This weekly skate (as long as it’s not raining or during Burning Man) hits up San Francisco’s main attractions, all while blasting their own beats from two jogging strollers …
Queer Fridays Live Music Series | El Rio
Get an earful of live music from queer artists, every Friday night at 10 pm at the free “Friday Live” series at El Rio in San Francisco’s Mission District.
DJ Emotions gets the party started with hip hop, salsa, house and world tunes at 10 pm sharp.
F!#&ing Free Fridays: Improv Comedy | SF
EndGames Improv is bringing something new to the genre, what could turn out to be a very hot affair (in that release of tension, funny kind of way) with “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship.”
“YFUR” is an entirely improvised comedy show inspired by stories of your own …