Sunday Streets' "Phoenix Day" 30+ Block Parties Take Over SF (Oct. 17)
Outdoorsy, Reopening
Sunday Streets' "Phoenix Day" 30+ Block Parties Take Over SF (Oct. 17)
5 open streets destinations, a 20+ mile community bike ride, and dozens of neighbor-hosted block parties
10 Best Corn Mazes in the Bay Area for 2021
Halloween, Outdoorsy, Things to Do
10 Best Corn Mazes in the Bay Area for 2021
The craziest corn mazes open for 2021 in the North Bay, Peninsula and worth the road trip
Bay Area's Best Pumpkin Patches for 2021
Bay Area Favorites, Fun & Games, Halloween
Bay Area's Best Pumpkin Patches for 2021
Where to pick your own pumpkins with fun fall activities
SF Slightly Eases Indoor Mask Rules Starting October 15
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Masks
SF Slightly Eases Indoor Mask Rules Starting October 15
Masking requirements will be eased for offices, gyms and certain other settings with 100% full vaccination
CA Jurors Might Get $100/Day Starting in 2022
Brand New, Getting Help
CA Jurors Might Get $100/Day Starting in 2022
New pilot program aims to help make juries more economically and racially diverse
Canadian Rollerblader To Skate Across SF on Oct. 15
San Francisco
Canadian Rollerblader To Skate Across SF on Oct. 15
Christine Ichim will skate across the city for Fire Fighter Cancer Prevention
Chabot Space & Science Center Reopens Nov. 12
Brand New, Oakland, Reopening
Chabot Space & Science Center Reopens Nov. 12
Don't miss their brand new NASA Ames Visitor Center with hands-on exhibitions
OMCA's New Free Outdoor Lunch Performance Series Kicks Off Oct. 16
Brand New, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Oakland
OMCA's New Free Outdoor Lunch Performance Series Kicks Off Oct. 16
Lunchtime Sessions take place in their newly renovated gardens from October through December.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

11:00 am   10+ Blocks “Picnic on Telegraph” Block Party (Oakland)   FREE*
*No tickets required
12:00 pm   “Do-Over” SF Block Party (The Midway)   $25*
*Before 2pm: Ticket Holders must arrive by 2pm
4:30 pm   Golden Gate Park’s Free “Reggae Sunday” Bandshell Concert   FREE
6:00 pm   Oakland’s 2021 “Autumn Lights” Festival at Lake Merritt (Oct. 14-16)   $20*
*Early Bird discounts are available ($20 for adults, $7 for youth) so get your tickets early. Otherwise tickets are $25 for adults; $10 for youth (ages 6-17); Children ages 5 and younger enter for free.
6:00 pm   $5 Off Tix: Oakland Secret Comedy Night @ Hidden Speakeasy   $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
6:00 pm   $10 Off: “Terror Vault” SF’s 1874 Haunted House at The Mint (2021)   $10 off*
*$10 off with coupon code FUNCHEAP
7:00 pm   Silent Cinema Outdoor Movie Night: “Sister Act on Comfy Couches (SF)   $17
7:00 pm   SF’s HellaDesi Comedy Night (Every Sunday)   FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 advanced tickets or $15 at door without RSVP

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Sunday, October 17

Oakland’s 2021 “Autumn Lights” Festival at Lake Merritt (Oct. 14-16)
Oakland's 2021 "Autumn Lights" Festival at Lake Merritt (Oct. 14-16)

Fill your Instagram feed with photos of this gorgeous annual light festival Immerse yourself in the 10th Anniversary Autumn Lights Festival. Prepare to be dazzled and amazed at this magical outdoor fundraiser where you’ll experience 50 spectacular lighted art displays sparkling and beaming throughout Oakland’s ...

$5 Off Tix: Oakland Secret Comedy Night @ Hidden Speakeasy
$5 Off Tix: Oakland Secret Comedy Night @ Hidden Speakeasy

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up (and socially distant) live comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. This HellaSecret comedy show ...

$10 Off: “Terror Vault” SF’s 1874 Haunted House at The Mint (2021)
Sunday, October 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $10 off*
*$10 off with coupon code FUNCHEAP
| San Francisco Mint
$10 Off: "Terror Vault" SF's 1874 Haunted House at The Mint (2021)

Part theatre, part haunted maze, and part escape room, San Francisco’s premiere haunted attraction returns for 2021 with “Immortal Reckoning” an all-new, bigger, and more terrifying immersive experience from the insane mind of Peaches Christ. San Francisco’s ‘Immortal Reckoning’ makes it feel good to be scared again ...

SF’s HellaDesi Comedy Night (Every Sunday)
SF's HellaDesi Comedy Night (Every Sunday)

It’s San Francisco’s only weekly HellaDesi Comedy Night at a great new comedy club at Neck of the Woods with HellaFunny and Funcheap. See a showcase of some of the Bay Area’s top comedians of Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi, Afghani, and South Asian descent. Let’s celebrate ...Every Sunday

Free Downtown SF “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Night
Free Downtown SF "HellaSecret" Outdoor Comedy Night

Get ready for downtown San Francisco’s newest outdoor comedy club – part of our new pop-up comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a new venue and you’ll get notified of the secret location. This HellaSecret Comedy Show takes place at a new ...

FREE Tix: Downtown SF’s Brand New Speakeasy Comedy Night
Sunday, October 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free tickets for first 100
| Secret Location (SF)
FREE Tix: Downtown SF's Brand New Speakeasy Comedy Night

Get ready for downtown San Francisco’s newest comedy club – part of our new pop-up comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a new venue and you’ll get notified of the secret location. This HellaSecret Comedy Show takes place at a recently reopened ...

“Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase (SF)
"Crazy Funny Asians" Comedy Showcase (SF)

Inspired by the blockbuster movie, see some of the Bay Area’s top comedians at San Francisco’s Crazy Funny Asians comedy showcase, presented by Funcheap and HellaFunny. Let’s celebrate the Bay’s Asian-American culture and heritage with laughs. Free tickets for the first 100 people to RSVP “Crazy ...Every Sunday

10+ Blocks “Picnic on Telegraph” Block Party (Oakland)
Sunday, October 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*No tickets required
| Telegraph Avenue from 40th to 51st Street
10+ Blocks "Picnic on Telegraph" Block Party (Oakland)
Picnic on Telegraph returns to Oakland’s Temescal District on October 17 for a special Sunday edition on 10+ blocks of Telegraph Avenue, closed to cars and open to people! Kick off your Sunday with brunch, live music, shopping, fitness classes, and more– all outdoors, socially-distanced, ...
“Do-Over” SF Block Party (The Midway)
Sunday, October 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: $25*
*Before 2pm: Ticket Holders must arrive by 2pm
| The Midway
"Do-Over" SF Block Party (The Midway)
The Do-Over celebrates a ‘do-over’ of our 15th anniversary season and return to San Francisco with a very special daytime block party at The Midway presented by Flavor Group. Whatever the weather, The Do-Over always brings out a bit of California sunshine in everyone. Established in 2005 ...
Golden Gate Park’s Free “Reggae Sunday” Bandshell Concert
Sunday, October 17 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music (Golden Gate Park Bandshell)
Golden Gate Park's Free "Reggae Sunday" Bandshell Concert

Golden Gate Bandshell welcomes back live performances with a diverse lineup of musicians to play free concerts at historic landmark. Live music has returned to the Golden Gate Bandshell’s iconic stage with a series of free outdoor concerts in Golden Gate Park, the San Francisco ...

Silent Cinema Outdoor Movie Night: “Sister Act on Comfy Couches (SF)
Sunday, October 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $17 | Dirty Habit
Silent Cinema Outdoor Movie Night:  "Sister Act on Comfy Couches (SF)

**Due to San Francisco regulations, all guests must show proof of vaccination and valid ID for admission.** Dirty Habit, San Francisco’s sultry bar and restaurant located on the fifth floor of Hotel Zelos, is pleased to announce the return of its ‘Second Summer Outdoor Movie’ ...

Prison-Themed Outdoor Aerial Public Art Performance (SF)
Sunday, October 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free
| CounterPulse,
Prison-Themed Outdoor Aerial Public Art Performance (SF)

Oct 14 – 17: Thurs at 7pm and 8:30pm; Fri at 7pm and 8:30pm; Sat at 5pm, 7pm and 8:30pm; Sun at 7pm Second in a trilogy of outdoor aerial public art performances addressing the devastating effects of mass incarceration, Meet Us Quickly With Your ...

Monday, October 18

SF Arcade Bar “Emporium” Free Game Token Night (Every Monday)
Monday, October 18 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*4 free game token if you show your California ID
| Emporium SF
SF Arcade Bar "Emporium" Free Game Token Night (Every Monday)

Emporium Arcade Bar San Francisco, the dynamic venue known for its classic arcade games, colorful, fun-loving atmosphere, and renowned drink menu, now offers four free game tokens for residents with a valid California I.D. during locals’ night every Monday. Emporium Arcade Bar offers guests a ...Every Monday

Win Tix: “Dune” Advance Screening (AMC Metreon)
Monday, October 18 – 6:20 pm | Cost: WIN | AMC Metreon 16
Join us at a special private sneak preview screening of the new film “Dune” a few days before the film opens to the public. Opens October 22 in theaters with a simultaneous release on HBO Max. We’ll be giving away 5 pair of guaranteed tickets to ...

Tuesday, October 19

Litquake 2021: “Light on Fire: The Art and Life of Sam Francis” (SF)
Tuesday, October 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Registration required for most events
| Hotel Emblem
Litquake 2021: "Light on Fire: The Art and Life of Sam Francis" (SF)

San Francisco’s literary festival with author events, poets, activists and performers – 300+ authors at 80+ online and in-person events, with many of the events being free. Litquake, San Francisco’s annual literary festival, was founded by Bay Area writers in order to put on a ...

San Francisco Comedy Night in The Mission (Public Works)
San Francisco Comedy Night in The Mission (Public Works)

HellaSecret is taking over The Mission for the first time! Welcome to our brand new comedy show in the main room of Public Works with a secret lineup of SF’s top comics which typically has credits like Cobbs, Punchline, SF Sketchfest, Comedy Central Clusterfest, Outside Lands and more. SF’s “HellaSecret” Mission ...

“Taco Tuesday” $1 Tacos, 2-for-1 Drinks + Drag Show (Oakland)
Tuesday, October 19 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No Cover or Ticket Cost for Taco Tuesday
"Taco Tuesday" $1 Tacos, 2-for-1 Drinks + Drag Show (Oakland)

Join us every Tuesday for Taco Tuesday. 2 for 1 Drinks 4 pm – 7 pm $1 Tacos from 6 pm – 11 pm. Drag Shows starting at 8 pm Bring your friends and family.Every Tuesday

$5.75 Drive-In Movie Night in Concord & San Jose
Tuesday, October 19 – 8:30 pm | Cost: $5.75*
*$5.75 for adults on Tuesday nights. Kids are $2
| Solano 2 Drive In
$5.75 Drive-In Movie Night in Concord & San Jose

One of the most socially-distant ways to have fun, The West Wind Drive-In theaters in both San Jose and Concord are open for good old fashioned drive-in move fun. West Wind Drive In Locations Solano Drive-In – 1611 Solano Way, Concord Capitol Drive-In – 3630 ...Every Tuesday

Wednesday, October 20

$10 Off: “Terror Vault” SF’s 1874 Haunted House at The Mint (2021)
Wednesday, October 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $10 off*
*$10 off with coupon code FUNCHEAP
| San Francisco Mint
$10 Off: "Terror Vault" SF's 1874 Haunted House at The Mint (2021)

Part theatre, part haunted maze, and part escape room, San Francisco’s premiere haunted attraction returns for 2021 with “Immortal Reckoning” an all-new, bigger, and more terrifying immersive experience from the insane mind of Peaches Christ. San Francisco’s ‘Immortal Reckoning’ makes it feel good to be scared again ...

Litquake 2021: “The Relic Report: San Francisco’s Monuments” (SF)
Wednesday, October 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Registration required for most events
| California Historical Society
Litquake 2021: "The Relic Report: San Francisco’s Monuments" (SF)

San Francisco’s literary festival with author events, poets, activists and performers – 300+ authors at 80+ online and in-person events, with many of the events being free. Litquake, San Francisco’s annual literary festival, was founded by Bay Area writers in order to put on a ...

Litquake 2021: “Concepcion: An Immigrant Family’s Fortunes” (SF)
Wednesday, October 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Registration required for most events
| American Bookbinders Museum
Litquake 2021: "Concepcion: An Immigrant Family’s Fortunes" (SF)

San Francisco’s literary festival with author events, poets, activists and performers – 300+ authors at 80+ online and in-person events, with many of the events being free. Litquake, San Francisco’s annual literary festival, was founded by Bay Area writers in order to put on a ...

“Kick Black Comedy” Comedy Show (Oakland)
Wednesday, October 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*$5 off with FUNCHEAP CODE - Normally $25. Two drink minimum
| The Athletic Club (Oakland)
"Kick Black Comedy" Comedy Show (Oakland)

Come laugh with us at a new weekly comedy show at the Athletic Club Oakland every Wednesday at 8 PM. Our comics have performed with Dave Chappelle, Michael Che, and others, and have been featured on HBO, Comedy Central, and Netflix. Kick Black Comedy Every ...Every Wednesday

“HellaSecret” SF Outdoor Comedy Night & Secret Beer Garden (Marina)
"HellaSecret" SF Outdoor Comedy Night & Secret Beer Garden (Marina)

We’ve got a new covered secret beer garden to introduce you to for HellaSecret – a new series of pop-up live outdoor comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. This ...Every Wednesday

Free Admission Hour “Japanese Tea Garden” at GG Park
Free Admission Hour "Japanese Tea Garden" at GG Park

Still Open / SHELTER IN PLACE UPDATE: 12/7/20 –  Outdoor gardens are specifically allowed and exempt from closures in the Shelter-in-Place order from December 6 to January 4. “Outdoor botanical gardens and historic sites may remain open” – We confirmed with the SF’s parks department ...Every Wednesday

Final “SF Wednesdays” of 2021: Free Outdoor Summer Concert (Downtown SF)
Wednesday, October 20 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mint Plaza
Final "SF Wednesdays" of 2021: Free Outdoor Summer Concert (Downtown SF)

With SFWednesdays, San Francisco is taking it to the streets with 30 performances, free and open-to-the-public, spread across 10 Wednesdays this summer in some of the City’s most iconic outdoor public spaces. The series kicks off  Wednesday, July 14 (12pm – 2pm) — in three simultaneous offerings ...

Castro Farmers’ Market (Every Wednesday)
Wednesday, October 20 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Castro Farmers' Market
Castro Farmers' Market (Every Wednesday)

Welcome back your favorite farmers to the corner of Market and Noe Streets as they offer their amazing citrus, tasty root vegetables, honey, flowers, baked goods, and beautiful leafy greens.  Castro Farmers’ Market Every Wed., Mar. 17-Nov. 17, 2021 | 2:30p-7p Castro Farmer’s Market, Noe ...Every Wednesday

Golden Gate Park’s Free Outdoor Bandshell Concert (SF)
Wednesday, October 20 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music (Golden Gate Park Bandshell)
Golden Gate Park's Free Outdoor Bandshell Concert (SF)

Golden Gate Bandshell welcomes back live performances with a diverse lineup of musicians to play free concerts at historic landmark. Live music has returned to the Golden Gate Bandshell’s iconic stage with a series of free outdoor concerts in Golden Gate Park, the San Francisco ...

Rooftop Outdoor Movie Night “Enders Game” (Oakland)
Wednesday, October 20 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| 669 40th St., Oakland, CA
Rooftop Outdoor Movie Night "Enders Game" (Oakland)

Each Wednesday at 6:30 will be Movie Night on the Rooftop Deck at Skylab Oakland. Proof of vaccination required. A wide selection of movies will be shown. There are 3 heaters, but you will still want to be sure to bring a jacket. Skylab Oakland ...Every Wednesday

Thursday, October 21

$10 Off: “Terror Vault” SF’s 1874 Haunted House at The Mint (2021)
Thursday, October 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $10 off*
*$10 off with coupon code FUNCHEAP
| San Francisco Mint
$10 Off: "Terror Vault" SF's 1874 Haunted House at The Mint (2021)

Part theatre, part haunted maze, and part escape room, San Francisco’s premiere haunted attraction returns for 2021 with “Immortal Reckoning” an all-new, bigger, and more terrifying immersive experience from the insane mind of Peaches Christ. San Francisco’s ‘Immortal Reckoning’ makes it feel good to be scared again ...

Oakland Secret Comedy Night
Oakland Secret Comedy Night

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up (and socially distant) live comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. This HellaSecret comedy show ...