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Saturday, October 1

California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Sunset & Parkside Residents
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Sunset & Parkside Residents

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 of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

2016 PortFest: Free Boat Rides, Live Music & Tiki Bar | Redwood City
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Seaport Court (Redwood City)
2016 PortFest: Free Boat Rides, Live Music & Tiki Bar | Redwood City
PortFest, an all-day waterfront festival, features free boat rides, waterfront tours, live music, food and drinks, arts and crafts, children’s activities, and more. 2016 Redwood City PortFest Saturday, October 1, 2016 | 10 am to 3 pm Port of Redwood City Waterfront FREE PortFest celebrates Redwood City’s working deepwater port and gives ...

21st Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival | Berkeley
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
21st Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival | Berkeley
“Stand up for the Earth” at the 21st annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival at Berkeley’s Civic Center Park. 2016 Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival Saturday, October 1, 2016 | Noon to 4:30 pm (10 am: Strawberry Creek Walk) Civic Center Park (MLK Jr. Way at Center Street, Berkeley) FREE 10 am: Strawberry Creek Walk meets ...
Re:Make 2016: 100+ Artisans, Free DIY Projects, DJ & Food Trucks | Fort Mason
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Fort Mason Center
Re:Make 2016: 100+ Artisans, Free DIY Projects, DJ & Food Trucks | Fort Mason
Ready for a creative day like no other? Join them (and thousands of others) at the Re:Make Festival 2016 to tap into your own creativity. Grab a bite to eat at the food trucks, snap a pic in one of our many photo booths, eat ...
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 six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank of America Free Museum Weekend First weekend of each month FREE but BofA ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | SF
Saturday, October 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter's Tale | SF

For the 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of The Winter’s Tale. Luminous and heartbreaking, tragic and gloriously funny, The Winter’s Tale is the crowning achievement of Shakespeare’s late career, a magical tale that swoops across continents, generations, and genres to ...

Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake
Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park

Explore SF’s natural areas with a free guided nature walk while socializing with new friends, feeling fit, and finding new inspiration in our city’s native plants and wildlife. All walks start at 10:00am are Free, and require no pre-registration. Free Saturday Nature Walks | Schedule Golden ...

SF Maritime Fun Day: “Walk the Plank” & Historic Sail Contest | Bay Area
Saturday, October 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | SF Maritime National Historical Park
SF Maritime Fun Day:
On September 3 and again on October 1, 2016, from 10 am to 2 pm, the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is trying something new—a “Family Fun Day” to encourage kids and families to get moving and get active outdoors in the park. Participants will be ...
Farm Discovery Tour: Milking Cows & Hay Mazes | Petaluma
Saturday, October 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | McClelland Dairy
Farm Discovery Tour: Milking Cows & Hay Mazes | Petaluma
Come see firsthand what makes Organic Valley farms and farmers like none other. The McClelland family will be on hand to welcome you to their farm. There are roughly 1,500 acres of pasture and cropland to manage, cows to milk, calves to take care of ...
2016 Oaktoberfest Beer Festival | Oakland
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for beer and food, or purchase advance tickets.
| Dimond District (Oakland)
2016 Oaktoberfest Beer Festival | Oakland
Oaktoberfest celebrates the history, the flavors, and the people of the Bay Area with craft beer and food, entertainment, arts, and ecology. Oakland’s Dimond District continues a tradition as an entertainment destination, begun in the early 1900’s when Beer Gardens and German vacation resorts lined ...
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Saturday | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Saturday | Golden Gate Park

2016 brings San Francisco the 16th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016 Three days, seven stages, over ...

2016 Oktoberfest: German Beers, Beer Contests & Live Music | Mountain View
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Steins Beer Garden
2016 Oktoberfest: German Beers, Beer Contests & Live Music | Mountain View

Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant, in partnership with Tied House and the Chamber of Commerce, is bringing an authentic German experience to Mountain View’s annual Oktoberfest celebration. The huge 7000 sq. ft. Oktoberfest beer tent will keep you shaded while you enjoy a variety of ...

24 Hour Comics Day: Watch Artists Create a Brand New Comic | Mission Dist.
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*It's free to come watch the comic artists at work. Registration for the event is $10
| Mission: Comics & Art
24 Hour Comics Day: Watch Artists Create a Brand New Comic | Mission Dist.
Once again it’s time for 24 Hour Comic Book Day at Mission: Comics & Art where they will be hosting artists on Saturday, October 1, 2016 as they attempt to create their own 24 page comic book in just 24 hours. Participating artists will attempt to create ...
Exploration Games Day | 2016 “Come Out & Play” Festival
Saturday, October 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Chapel
Exploration Games Day | 2016

The Come Out & Play Festival is back celebrating a sixth year of bringing play to the Bay with new and innovative real-world games happening all over San Francisco. 2016 Come Out & Play Festival September 24 – October 8, 2016 All over San Francisco FREE (festival ...

MAPP: October Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
MAPP: October Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.
Stay tuned for a list of artists and performers participating in October 2016, or check MAPP’s Facebook for the latest info.
Arts Month Kick-Off Celebration: Song, Dance, Poetry & Acting | El Cerrito
Saturday, October 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | El Cerrito Community Center
Arts Month Kick-Off Celebration: Song, Dance, Poetry & Acting | El Cerrito
Here are highlights of the program, packed with local artists and arts organizations: Cast members from this fall’s CCCT production will sing a medley of beloved songs from the classic Lerner and Loewe musical. Ah-Lan teaches Chinese dance, ballet, and modern dance in El Cerrito and Albany. ...
Music Festival 2016: Party at the Lake | Oakland
Saturday, October 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Music Festival 2016: Party at the Lake | Oakland
Nothing says Oakland like a party at the Lake. Bay Area legends Chuy Gomez and Mind Motion lead the way for this family friendly day of music, activities and art. Come hang, soak up some sun and enjoy guests sets from some of their favorite ...
Friday Nights at the de Young: Mixed-Media Art-Making Station | de Young Museum
Friday Nights at the de Young: Mixed-Media Art-Making Station | de Young Museum
This Friday, visit James Turrell’s Three Gems in the Osher Sculpture Garden during its optimal viewing time—at sunset. Friday Nights at the de Young also offers art-making activities to encourage everyone of all ages to tap into their creativity.
Free Outdoor Movie Night “Zootopia” | Ingleside
Saturday, October 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ingleside Branch Library
Free Outdoor Movie Night

Supervisor Norman Yee is partnering with the Greater West Portal Neighborhood Association, Ocean Avenue Association, Stonestown Family YMCA, San Francisco Public Library, OMI-Cultural Participation Project, Parkmerced, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, Recology and Five Sweets to present free outdoor movies under the stars for ...

Outdoor Movie Night at The Yard | Mission Rock
Saturday, October 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Yard at Mission Rock
Outdoor Movie Night at The Yard | Mission Rock

Bring the family, a date, a group of friends, and your favorite snuggle item, because Movie Nights are now at The Yard at Misison Rock on a giant inflatable screen. The events will be presented in partnership with San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation and sponsored by Hulu.

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, October 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...

Renegade Drive-In Movie Night: Addams Family | North Bay
Saturday, October 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP on Meetup and donations are accepted.
| Old Hamilton Theater Building
Renegade Drive-In Movie Night: Addams Family | North Bay
They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky. They’re altogether ooky, come and meet the Addams Family.
Prince Exhibit Closing Bash: Fashion Show, Karaoke & Dance Party | SF
Saturday, October 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Minnesota Street Project
Prince Exhibit Closing Bash: Fashion Show, Karaoke & Dance Party | SF
Join in for the glamorous conclusion of the Prince-inspired exhibition and event series curated by Glen Helfand, After Pop Life, for an evening of opulent visuals, Prince-inspired fashion, karaoke, and dancing in the atrium of the fittingly titled Minnesota Street Project. In addition to the final viewing ...
Win Tix: Cymbals Eat Guitars: Cacophonic Guitar & Raucous Synth | Swedish American Hall
Saturday, October 1 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Swedish American Hall
An indie rock band from New York City, Cymbals Eat Guitars made their critically acclaimed full-length album debut in 2009. Founded one year prior, the band comprises Joseph D’Agostino (aka Joseph Ferocious; vocals, guitars), Matt Cohen (guitar), Neil Berenholz (bass), Matthew Miller (drums), and Daniel ...

Sunday, October 2

Blessing of the Animals & St. Francis Day Celebration | Grace Cathedral
Sunday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral
Blessing of the Animals & St. Francis Day Celebration | 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 of pets and it is a great family event. For the safety and comfort of ...
California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Sunset & Parkside Residents
Sunday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Sunset & Parkside Residents

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 of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

1st Annual Oakland Nature Festival | Oakland
Sunday, October 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Rotary Nature Center
1st Annual Oakland Nature Festival | Oakland
Join them in the heart of Oakland for a celebration of cultural and biological diversity at Lake Merritt, the nation’s first wildlife refuge. Enjoy nature workshops, live animals, local merchants and artists, environmental groups, community organizations, and kids activities. They’ll also have fabulous guest speakers, nature ...
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 six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank of America Free Museum Weekend First weekend of each month FREE but BofA ...

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, October 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 18,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. Normally $12, the museum offers free admission every first Sunday the month. Please ...

Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, October 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Museum of California
Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. As the only museum to focus entirely on the art and history of California, the diverse collections ...

2016 Filipino American History Celebration | Asian Art Museum
Sunday, October 2 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Asian Art Museum
2016 Filipino American History Celebration | Asian Art Museum
It’s that time of year again, when the museum gears up for its annual Filipino American History Month Celebration. This year’s theme of “Movement” focuses on the traditions of dance, martial arts, word and art of the Philippines. Celebrate Filipino American history and culture at the ...
2016 Castro Street Fair: Local Artists, Vendors & Live Entertainment | SF
Sunday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Castro & Market
2016 Castro Street Fair: Local Artists, Vendors & Live Entertainment | SF
A huge daytime costume party, the Castro Street Fair is once again filling the streets of the Castro with several stages of entertainment, unique costumes, art and food. Bring a little of your inner freak to the festivities and experience a full day of live music, ...
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Sunday | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Sunday | Golden Gate Park

2016 brings San Francisco the 16th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016 Three days, seven stages, over ...

Massive Outdoor DJ Dance Party: “Sunset vs. Honey Soundsystem” Season Closer | North Bay
Massive Outdoor DJ Dance Party:
Drawing from the spirit of the Jamaican sound system culture, Sunset Sound System has produced over 150 free outdoor dance parties from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, and this Sunday, they’re celebrating 22 years of epic parties at the annual Season Closer at ...
2016 Oktoberfest: German Beers, Beer Contests & Live Music | Mountain View
Sunday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Steins Beer Garden
2016 Oktoberfest: German Beers, Beer Contests & Live Music | Mountain View

Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant, in partnership with Tied House and the Chamber of Commerce, is bringing an authentic German experience to Mountain View’s annual Oktoberfest celebration. The huge 7000 sq. ft. Oktoberfest beer tent will keep you shaded while you enjoy a variety of ...

Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley
Sunday, October 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cal Sailing Club
Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley

Come out and enjoy almost-monthly free sail boat rides aboard a fleet of keelboats and dinghies with Cal Sailing Club, a non-profit, volunteer-run sailing club on the Berkeley Marina. Please try to arrive early as possible – depending on the conditions and the amount of people, the sign-up/rides may ...

The Final “Golden Gate Park Band” Free Concert of 2016 | SF
Sunday, October 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
The Final

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 134th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm and are free and open to the public. All concerts feature music of specific ...

Family Play Day | 2016 “Come Out & Play” Festival
Sunday, October 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Chapel
Family Play Day | 2016

The Come Out & Play Festival is back celebrating a sixth year of bringing play to the Bay with new and innovative real-world games happening all over San Francisco. 2016 Come Out & Play Festival September 24 – October 8, 2016 All over San Francisco FREE (festival ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | McLaren Park
Sunday, October 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter's Tale | McLaren Park

For the 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of The Winter’s Tale. Luminous and heartbreaking, tragic and gloriously funny, The Winter’s Tale is the crowning achievement of Shakespeare’s late career, a magical tale that swoops across continents, generations, and genres to ...

Writing Workshop: Writing in the Woods | Mill Valley
Sunday, October 2 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required
| Muir Woods National Monument
Writing Workshop: Writing in the Woods | Mill Valley
Join Ranger Amy Kaplan for a writing workshop at Muir Woods that explores the relationship between place and you and you and place. The workshop includes a short tour of Muir Woods. This event is recommended for ages 16-adult. Free but an RSVP is required. ...

Every Saturday

Free Community Yoga Class | Berkeley
Every Saturday – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Free Community Yoga Class | Berkeley

Grab your yoga mat and come to Sports Basement Berkeley for some relaxing weekend yoga. Community classes take place every Saturday.
Please BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and water bottle. All levels are welcome.

Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Every Saturday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Rec Field: Golden Gate Park
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park

Come and play outdoors, in nature. Enjoy inverting, reverting, and melting into the ground. Join up every Saturday for a rejuvenating morning flow and meditation for body, mind, and spirit.
Bring along a mat, blanket, friend, child, or even your doggie. Purusha yogis teach free yoga on Saturday …

Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland
Every Saturday – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Vessel Gallery
Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland

Love art, but find the Murmur to be more like a scream? Then the Saturday Stroll might be just what the artist ordered.
The Saturday Stroll is quieter and more focused on the art in the galleries that participate in Oakland’s highly popular Art Murmur, luring in art enthusiasts who prefer …

Facebook Famers’ Market | Menlo Park
Every Saturday – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring money for food and drinks.
| Facebook Headquarters
Facebook Famers' Market | Menlo Park

The Facebook Farmers Market on the Facebook campus is a diverse community event which takes place every Saturday, from 2-5 pm.
Their event, which is open to the public, features live music, locally grown produce, cooking demonstrations, craft artisans, activities for children, and the opportunity to …

“The Setup” Underground Comedy Show & Happy Hour | SF

The Setup is an underground stand-up comedy show in the heart of San Francisco. This venue used to be the green room for the legendary Blackhawk jazz venue where Miles Davis used to play. Now, it’s a comedy show that features established comedians from around the …

Saturday Night Jazz Show | Fillmore
Saturday Night Jazz Show | Fillmore

Come relax in the Heritage Lounge of 1300 on Fillmore and listen a free jazz performance during Saturday Night Live Music.
The band lineup will change weekly and they do take some Saturdays off so make sure to check the schedule to see who’s performing.
There is no cover …

Free Award Winning Improvised Comedy Show | Fremont
Every Saturday – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Made Up Theatre
Free Award Winning Improvised Comedy Show | Fremont

Come out for a night of big laughs as The 5 Play cast explores the fun, exciting, and silly nature of human relationships in an unforgettable show of completely improvised scenes and stories every Saturday at 10 pm.
5 Play will perform a fully improvised 45 …

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