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

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, …

Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Dogpatch + Excelsior
Saturday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
| California Academy of Sciences
Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Dogpatch + Excelsior

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

2018 Oktoberfest: Stein-holding Contest, Costumes, & Bavarian Food | Campbell
Saturday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free for all ages. Food, beer, and wine prices vary.
| Historic Downtown Campbell
2018 Oktoberfest: Stein-holding Contest, Costumes, & Bavarian Food | Campbell

Join the two-day Bavarian-themed of the 24th Annual Oktoberfest, with events showcasing authentic, mouthwatering German foods including Bratwurst and other sausages, sauerkraut, pretzels and German potato salad, a variety of beers and ales, over 100 fine artisans from all over the country and an impressive ...

2018 Wildlife Festival: Birdfeeder Building & Live Animal Demos | Cupertino
Saturday, October 20 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Blackberry Farm
2018 Wildlife Festival: Birdfeeder Building & Live Animal Demos | Cupertino

Santa Clara Audubon and over 25 environmental organizations are celebrating nature and wildlife at the 2018 Wildlife Education Day Festival happening at Blackberry Farm in Cupertino from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, October 20, 2018.
Over a dozen nature-oriented organizations will provide live animals …

13th Annual Dancing Feathers Youth Powwow, Arts & Crafts | Mission Dist.
Saturday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Thomas Edison Charter Academy
13th Annual Dancing Feathers Youth Powwow, Arts & Crafts | Mission Dist.

The Friendship House presents the 13th Annual Dancing Feathers Youth Powwow featuring American Indian arts and crafts booths, powwow dancers, drum groups, information booths about American Indian organizations, and food and refreshments for sale.
2018 Dancing Feathers Youth Powwow
Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 10 am to 6 …

International Archaeology Day at the Presidio | SF
Saturday, October 20 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Archaeology Field Station ( Presidio Officers)
International Archaeology Day at the Presidio | SF

Bring your family to the Presidio of San Francisco to learn about the layered history of this special place. There will be guided tours of El Presidio archaeology site and the Presidio Archaeology Lab at 11 am and 1 pm.
Activities include: exploring the Presidio Officers’ Club, …

3rd Annual Marin Music Festival | San Rafael
Saturday, October 20 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Marin Rod and Gun Club
3rd Annual Marin Music Festival | San Rafael

Steven Restivo Event Service is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Marin Music Festival. Known for its musical revolution in the 1960’s and 1970’s, Marin County provides a gorgeous natural backdrop for this free day of local music showcasing Marin’s musical flair.
This free event will …

2018 Potrero Hill Festival & Street Fair: 100+ Vendors & Live Music | SF
Saturday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Potrero Hill Neighborhood House
2018 Potrero Hill Festival & Street Fair: 100+ Vendors & Live Music | SF

Potrero Hill, iconic neighborhood extraordinaire, is hosting the 28th annual festival – an exciting street fair on 20th Street. They’ll have music, food, crafts, rides and activities for young and old alike.
2018 Potrero Hill Festival
Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 11 am to 4 pm
20th Street …

SF Open Studios 2018 | Hunters Point Shipyard
Saturday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2018 | Hunters Point Shipyard

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

2018 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF
Saturday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; if you take Muni, fare is required
| CIIS - California Institute of Integral Studies
2018 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF

Each year, Epiphany Productions transforms the city’s streets into stages through San Francisco Trolley Dances, a series of free contemporary dance performances along a Muni line. San Francisco Trolley Dances, now in its 15th anniversary season, is a two-day, free (with Muni fare) public performance curated ...

13th Annual Children’s Halloween Hootenanny | Haight
Saturday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Kezar Stadium
13th Annual Children's Halloween Hootenanny | Haight

Come out and celebrate the Haight-Ashbury Street Fair’s 13th year of providing a fun, free and safe place for the children and families to come out for Halloween fun in the Haight from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, October 20, 2018.
There will be …

2018 Día de los Muertos Festival: Lowrider Altars, Mariachi & Lucha Libre | San José
Saturday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: $5*
*$5 General Admission; children 12 and under are free
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2018 Día de los Muertos Festival: Lowrider Altars, Mariachi & Lucha Libre | San José

Come enjoy the 9th Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival filled with live music, food, local artists, lowrider altars, over 100 vendors, and even Lucha Libre wrestling.
Día San José is steeped in tradition, culture and featuring an amazing display of San José’s long history with its Mexican past, and has grown …