SF's "Cardi Spelling Bee"
Only in San Francisco
SF's "Cardi Spelling Bee"
Can you use okauuuuuuuur in a sentence?
Red Bull's Epic SUP Race is Coming to SF
Only in San Francisco
Red Bull's Epic SUP Race is Coming to SF
The most extreme Stand Up Paddleboard race hits Ocean Beach in October
Litquake 2018: All the Free Events
Fairs & Festivals
Litquake 2018: All the Free Events
The biggest, baddest literary festival in the West. Oct 11-20.

Monday, October 15

Volunteer at SF’s 2018 Big Book Sale | Get Free Books
Monday, October 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center
Volunteer at SF's 2018 Big Book Sale | Get Free Books

At the end of October, Friends will fill up the Festival Pavilion Pier at Fort Mason for the 54th Big Book Sale, an iconic San Francisco tradition. The big sale will be open to the public from the 31st, Halloween, through November 4th. On the ...

“Ritual Eats Week” Up to 50% Off at 70+ SF Restaurants | SF
Monday, October 15 – All Day | Cost: $2.50*
*Up to 50% off food and drinks discounts.
| All Over San Francisco
"Ritual Eats Week" Up to 50% Off at 70+ SF Restaurants | SF

During Ritual Eats Week, 70+ SF restaurants will be offering promotions on select menu items offered at affordable prices up to 50% off.
“Ritual Eats Week”
Starts Monday, October 15, 2018
All Over San Francisco
Ritual helps local SF residents discover new eats in their neighborhood, making lunchtime more …

Applebee’s $1 Zombie Cocktail Month | October 2018
Monday, October 15 – All Day | Cost: $1 | Applebee's (Participating Locations)
Applebee's $1 Zombie Cocktail Month | October 2018

There’s a zombie outbreak – just in time for Halloween. The Dollar Zombie is their new Neighborhood Drink of the Month and it’s invading Applebee’s nationwide. It’s a mixture of rum, pineapple, passion fruit, cherry, lime and is garnished with a gummy brain. Applebee’s $1 ...

2018 “Red Bull Heavy Water” Epic SUP Challenge | Window Opens Oct. 15
Monday, October 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch from the shore.
| Ocean Beach
2018 "Red Bull Heavy Water" Epic SUP Challenge | Window Opens Oct. 15

Red Bull Heavy Water, the most intense stand up paddling event in the world, will return as part of the 2018 APP World Tour circuit, with the event window beginning on Monday, October 15. Previous years have seen the course stretching 12km (7.5 miles) from ...

Basement Mini Acoustic Concert | Amoeba SF
Monday, October 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Basement Mini Acoustic Concert | Amoeba SF

Join at Amoeba SF for a mini acoustic set and album signing with the Ipswich, England-bred five-piece band Basement.
Their fourth full-length album, Beside Myself (out on CD & vinyl on October 12th via Fueled By Ramen), is an intimate look at the drawbacks of …

Litquake 2018: A Poetry Game Show | SF
Monday, October 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Terroir Wine Bar & Merchant
Litquake 2018: A Poetry Game Show | 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 ...

Tuesday, October 16

Poetic Tuesdays: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Tuesday, October 16 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Poetic Tuesdays: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

Lines and lyrics from Litquake Nation! Enjoy line breaks during your lunch break, as some of the Bay Area’s best poets and musicians share their work in the great outdoors.

Straight, No Chaser: Writers at the Bar | SF
Tuesday, October 16 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Vesuvio
Straight, No Chaser: Writers at the Bar | 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 ...

Win Tix: Comedy All Stars with Conor Kellicutt | The Punch Line
Tuesday, October 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Punch Line

Comedy Allstars features an array of our favorite professional local comedians, some of whom have appeared on Comedy Central and late night talk shows such as Late Show with David Letterman and Conan.
> Get Tickets – $20 Adv / $22 Day of Show (+18)
Tuesday night features Conor …

Wednesday, October 17

SF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | SF Brewers Guild
Wednesday, October 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| Sunset Reservoir
SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | SF Brewers Guild

The San Francisco Brewers Guild has created the city’s first free, hop-on-hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries as a permanent companion to its monthly Meet the Brewers nights. The fun kicks off with a “Meet the Brewers” event at 66 pmtypically featuring special release ...Monthly

$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 ...

KQED’s Political Breakdown: Ballots & Brews Voter Party | Oakland
Wednesday, October 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Studio To Be
KQED's Political Breakdown: Ballots & Brews Voter Party | Oakland

Will California flip the House? What’s at stake with the propositions on this year’s ballot?
Join Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos, hosts of KQED’s popular new weekly radio program and podcast Political Breakdown, for a Ballots and Brews voter party.
KQED’s Political Breakdown
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | …

Litquake 2018: An Evening with Counterpoint Press | SF
Wednesday, October 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Center for the Book
Litquake 2018: An Evening with Counterpoint Press | 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 ...

Zeitgeist Horror Movie Wednesdays & $1 Off Bloody Marys | SF
Wednesday, October 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zeitgeist
Zeitgeist Horror Movie Wednesdays & $1 Off Bloody Marys | SF

Zeitgeist presents Horror Movie Wednesdays in October. Horror movies will be projected outside in the beer garden each Wednesday night during the month of October. Enjoy free popcorn, free movies, and a $1 off Bloody Marys. Zeitgeist Horror Movie Wednesdays | Movies start ...Every Wednesday

Cobb’s Free October Comedy Nights | October 17-18
Cobb's Free October Comedy Nights | October 17-18

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 ...

Thursday, October 18

21st United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) | Palo Alto
21st United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) | Palo Alto

21st UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival), was founded in 1998 by Stanford educator and film critic Jasmina Bojic. The 21st UNAFF will be held from October 18-28, 2018 in Palo Alto, Stanford University, East Palo Alto and San Francisco.

This year’s theme TOMORROW? continues their two decades long celebration …

SF’s Churches Temples & Cathedrals: A Rare Guided Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Thursday, October 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| St. Mary's Cathedral
SF's Churches Temples & Cathedrals: A Rare Guided Walking Tour | SF City Guides

San Francisco’s diversity is reflected in its places of worship. Visit churches, temples, a cathedral, and a synagogue. View the symbols and architecture and hear the history of the city’s religious institutions
Meet at the main plaza entrance of St. Mary’s Cathedral, Gough & Geary. Public …

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 …

Win Tix: 7th Annual “Autumn Lights” Festival | Lake Merritt
Thursday, October 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$20 Adv / $25 Door. Youth (ages 6-17) - $7 Adv /$10 Door. Free for children below 5.
| The Gardens at Lake Merritt

Imagine yourself immersed in acres of lush gardens illuminated with nearly 50 mesmerizing, larger-than-life art and lighting installations created by Bay Area artists from tiny clay pottery lanterns to massive Burning Man pieces.
This enchanting and surreal festival runs three nights only, October 18-20, 2018.
> Get Tickets – …

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.

Win Tix: Litquake’s “The Simpsons” Behind the Scenes | SF
Thursday, October 18 – 6:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Contemporary Jewish Museum

Mike Reiss has received four Emmys and a Peabody Award during his thirty years writing for “The Simpsons”. Come celebrate his memoir Springfield Confidential, a first-hand look at how the show began, with scandals, censors, celebrity guests, and more.
> Get Tickets – $20 ($15 for …

$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 ...

Win Tix: Twang-hazy Dream Pop: Madeline Kenney | Rickshaw Stop
Thursday, October 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Rickshaw Stop

Madeline Kenney will release her sophomore album, Perfect Shapes – a wholly unexpected leap forward in both composition and musicality. The record was produced by Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak, Flock of Dimes) and reflects a deeply collaborative and introspective process, apparent both in arrangements and …