11 Best Corn Mazes in the Bay Area
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11 Best Corn Mazes in the Bay Area
The craziest corn mazes in the North Bay, Peninsula, East Bay, SF, South Bay and beyond.
Halloween Party Guide 2018
Halloween
Halloween Party Guide 2018
Block parties, free cab rides, haunted houses, creepy art shows, spooky movies and more
Cobb's Free October Comedy Shows 2018
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Cobb's Free October Comedy Shows 2018
Get on the secret guest list for free Oct. 17-18 shows at SF's biggest comedy club

Thursday, October 18

Play World’s Largest Pac-Man Arcade Game | UNIQLO Union Sq.
Thursday, October 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UNIQLO (Powell)
Play World's Largest Pac-Man Arcade Game | UNIQLO Union Sq.

For all the classic arcade fans in your life, UNIQLO will launch a special t-shirt collection in collaboration with Japanese video game developer, Bandal Namco Entertainment to celebrate classic 8-bit games Pac-Man, Mappy & Dig Dug.  World’s Largest Pac-Man Arcade Game October 18-21, 2018 | ...

Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza Opening Celebration | Oct 18-21
Thursday, October 18 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Berkeley BART
Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza Opening Celebration | Oct 18-21

The new BART Plaza will be having its grand opening celebration at 4 pm on Thursday, October 18. Kick off the weekend with a celebration and ongoing programming in at the new plaza. Mayor Jesse Arreguín will lead the ribbon cutting on opening day, followed ...

Civic Center’s 2018 Third Thursday “Commons Block Party” | SF
Thursday, October 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
Civic Center's 2018 Third Thursday "Commons Block Party" | SF

The Commons on Third Thursdays will activate UN Plaza, Fulton Street and Civic Center Plaza with three stages of music, food trucks, bars, bocce ball and other activities held on four nights, once a month through October, from 5 to 9 pm. “The Commons” is the ...Monthly

Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...Monthly

Shark-o-Ween: Ocean-Themed Halloween Party | La Rocca’s
Thursday, October 18 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Register (for free) on Eventbrite to have your name entered into the raffle.
| La Rocca's Corner
Shark-o-Ween: Ocean-Themed Halloween Party | La Rocca's

Costumes. Prizes. Drinks. Good Cause. Great Bar. In San Francisco it’s never too early to dress up so warm up for Halloween by putting on your best ocean-themed outfit and come out to LaRocca’s corner in North Beach to get you drink on and learn …

Extraterrestrial NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, October 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Extraterrestrial NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

Explore the mysteries beyond our solar system with a night dedicated to the search for extraterrestrials. Join experts from the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View for fascinating talks on exoplanets and life beyond Earth.
Meet members of the Kepler, K2, and TESS (Transiting Exoplanet …

Exploratorium After Dark: It’s Electric | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: It's Electric | Pier 15

From the synapses in our bodies to superconductors to Earth’s magnetic field, electricity is everywhere. Get a charge out of Van de Graff generators and Tesla coils and encounter germanium’s potential at Everything Matters.

$20 Off: “Terror Vault” Haunted House at the San Francisco Mint | SF
$20 Off: "Terror Vault" Haunted House at the San Francisco Mint | SF

Part theatre, part haunted maze, and part escape room, Terror Vault is a brand new fully-immersive Halloween haunted attraction from the insane mind of Peaches Christ. Filled with top performers and screamers, this epic haunt invites to you to descend down a dark, narrow back ...

The City is Already Speaking: The Sound of Calle 24 | SF
Thursday, October 18 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Bird & Becket Books & Records
The City is Already Speaking: The Sound of Calle 24 | SF

San Francisco’s legendary annual Litquake festival features hundreds of authors, poets and journalists in a myriad of separate events throughout the Bay Area. It’s all meant to foster interest in literature for people of all ages, perpetuate a sense of literary community, and provide a vibrant forum for Bay Area ...

Picture Bayview Hunters Point Theatrical Performance | Bayview Opera House
Thursday, October 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Bayview Opera House
Picture Bayview Hunters Point Theatrical Performance | Bayview Opera House

Join this free interdisciplinary site-specific performance work that focuses on the dreams and aspirations of Bayview Hunters Point residents. Picture Bayview Hunters Point Theatrical Performance October 11-21, 2018 | 8 pm Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd St, San Francisco FREE. Donations are accepted. Artistic Director ...

Cobb’s Free October Comedy Nights | Secret Guest List
Cobb's Free October Comedy Nights | Secret Guest List

Funcheap and Stroy Moyd of #HellaFunny take over Cobb’s Comedy Club for an awesome night of comedy at SF’s biggest comedy club. And you can get on our secret guest list. Every month we handpick some of SF’s top local comedians to showcase for you – often ...

Friday, October 19

Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Bayview-Hunters Point + Bernal Heights
Friday, October 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
| California Academy of Sciences
Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Bayview-Hunters Point + Bernal Heights

For the weekend of October 19-21 residents of Bayview-Hunters Point, Bernal Heights, Dogpatch, Excelsior, Ingleside, Mission, Outer Mission, Portola, Potrero Hill, Visitacion Valley get free admission to the California Academy of Sciences thanks to the “Neighborhood Free Days” promotion.
Zip Codes: 94107, 94110, 94112, 94124, 94134

Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza Opening Celebration | Oct 18-21
Friday, October 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Berkeley BART
Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza Opening Celebration | Oct 18-21

The new BART Plaza will be having its grand opening celebration at 4 pm on Thursday, October 18. Kick off the weekend with a celebration and ongoing programming in at the new plaza. Mayor Jesse Arreguín will lead the ribbon cutting on opening day, followed ...

7th Ohlone Annual Big Time Gathering “7 Generations” | The Presidio
Friday, October 19 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rob Hill Campground
7th Ohlone Annual Big Time Gathering “7 Generations" | The Presidio

The Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe will host the 7th Annual Big Time Gathering in the Presidio of San Francisco at Rob Hill Camp ground. This year’s theme is “7 Generations.” 7th Ohlone Annual Big Time Gathering Friday October 19, 2018 | 2 pm-5 pm Saturday, October ...

Voteside Lands ft. CupcakKe w/ Girlpool | Berkeley
Friday, October 19 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley - Lower Sproul
Voteside Lands ft. CupcakKe w/ Girlpool | Berkeley

It’s midterm season. No, not school midterms- Election Midterms. SUPERB and the Office of the EAVP are stoked to present: Voteside Lands.
Come get down to some tunes from CupkakKe featuring Girlpool and Berkeley’s own Mariachi Luz de Oro while exercising your right to vote.

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason
Friday, October 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center
"Off the Grid" Friday Night Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason

More than 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands and DJs 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 food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic ...Every Friday

Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park
Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park

One of San Francisco’s most celebrated after-hours museum events returns for a fall season of 2018. These nine Friday Nights feature free admission to the main-level galleries highlighted by a reinterpretation of contemporary art in their permanent collection and new acquisitions called Specters of Disruption. ...Every Friday

Free Halloween Outdoor Movie Night in a Pumpkin Patch | SF
Friday, October 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Snacks available to purchase
| Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center
Free Halloween Outdoor Movie Night in a Pumpkin Patch | SF

Want to see a movie about a pumpkin patch IN a pumpkin patch? Now’s your chance.
The Pomeroy Center hosts a free outdoor movie night with lawn seating in their pumpkin patch. It’s a double feature with Hotel Transylvania
Bring low-slung chairs and blankets.
Free Movie Night …

Tesla’s Laboratory Exhibit & Live Demo Night | Oakland
Friday, October 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Please register in advance on website.
| OK Stereo
Tesla's Laboratory Exhibit & Live Demo Night | Oakland

Presented by Tesla’s Laboratory, join for a series of exhibits, talks, film and art illuminating the life and works of Nikola Tesla.
Explore genius. Get hands-on with electrifying exhibits that bring Tesla’s work to life.
Tesla’s Laboratory Exhibit & Live Demo Night
Friday, October 19, 2018 | 6 pm …

2018 Proxy Fall Film Festival: “Skate Kitchen” | Hayes Valley
Friday, October 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Proxy
2018 Proxy Fall Film Festival: "Skate Kitchen" | Hayes Valley

“Skate Kitchen”
In the first narrative feature from The Wolfpack director Crystal Moselle, Camille, an introverted teenage skateboarder (newcomer Rachelle Vinberg) from Long Island, meets and befriends an all-girl, New York City-based skateboarding crew called Skate Kitchen. She falls in with the in-crowd, has a falling-out …

Friday Movie in the Park: “Wonder Woman” | McCoppin Sq.
Friday, October 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | McCoppin Square
Friday Movie in the Park: "Wonder Woman" | McCoppin Sq.

Enjoy free movies at McCoppin Square in the Sunset District happening on the first four Fridays in October 2018. Movies begin at sunset, approximately 7:15 pm, but come early as the fun starts at 6 pm. Grab your family and friends, and don’t forget to bring some popcorn and ...

“Lit by the Lake” Festival | Oakland
Friday, October 19 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
"Lit by the Lake" Festival | Oakland

Celebrate this variety of literary talent in the East Bay in a special after-hours event at Oakland’s Main Library. Enjoy a glass of wine and meet six top local authors as they examine the connections that exist between us—ones we nurture and cultivate, unexpected ones, …

Zumba in the Park: Halloween Fitness Dance Party | SF
Friday, October 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hall of Flowers
Zumba in the Park: Halloween Fitness Dance Party | SF

Come party yourself into shape with free Zumba® classes, Halloween Edition. Zumba® is a latin-inspired, easy-to-follow calorie-burning dance-fitness party on Friday, October 19, 2018.
You will get a great workout while enjoying San Francisco’s wonderful weather, Parks, and Recreation Centers. Proudly brought to you by the …

Litquake with Paul Madonna & Glen David Gold | SF
Friday, October 19 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Bindery
Litquake with Paul Madonna & Glen David Gold | SF

San Francisco’s legendary annual Litquake festival features hundreds of authors, poets and journalists in a myriad of separate events throughout the Bay Area. It’s all meant to foster interest in literature for people of all ages, perpetuate a sense of literary community, and provide a vibrant forum for Bay Area ...

San Jose Bike Party: Dia De Los Muertos Ride
Friday, October 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party:  Dia De Los Muertos Ride

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 ...Monthly

CANCELED: Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, October 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom
CANCELED: Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
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Please be advised that the promoter of this event has canceled the show for tomorrow 10/19.

Cardi Spelling Bee | SF
Friday, October 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; $10 to compete
| Bootleg Bar & Kitchen (Ho's Tavern)
Cardi Spelling Bee | SF

What’s the language of origin for Bodak Yellow? Can you use okuuuuuuurt in a sentence?
Come and join this special event at Bootleg Bar and Kitchen for an adult spelling bee that’s dripping in finesse. It’s $10 to compete, and your entry fee goes towards a $100 …

$5 Classic Movie Night: “North by Northwest” | Paramount Theatre
Friday, October 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Paramount Theatre
$5 Classic Movie Night: "North by Northwest" | Paramount Theatre

Experience the great films of Hollywood’s Golden Era in one of America’s finest Art Deco movie palaces. With over 3,000 seats and a meticulously-restored interior, the Paramount offers a true “Movie Palace” experience straight out of the 1930s – with period newsreels, cartoons, previews, live music from the ...

“Comedians with Criminal Records” at Cobb’s | SF
Friday, October 19 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required. Like most comedy clubs, there is a two drink minimum
| Cobb's Comedy Club
"Comedians with Criminal Records" at Cobb's | SF

Comedians with Criminal Records is a unique showcase of comics who’ve had troubles with the law in the past. This show debuted at SF Sketchfest and is currently being shopped around Hollywood as a TV series.
Comedians with Crimial Records
Friday, October 19, 2018 | 10pm
Cobb’s Comedy Club, …

Saturday, October 20

30th Annual San Francisco “Old Car Picnic” | Golden Gate Park
30th Annual San Francisco "Old Car Picnic" | Golden Gate Park

Celebrate 30 years of the San Francisco Old Car Picnic (formerly Jimmy’s Old Car Picnic) showing off cars from 1993 or older at Hellman Hollow (Speedway Meadow) in Golden Gate Park.
2018 San Francisco Old Car Picnic
Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 7 am to 4 pm
Hellman Hollow (formerly Speedway Meadow), 50 Overlook Dr, GG Park, …