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Saturday, October 4

2014 Bay Area Circus Arts Festival: Saturday | East Bay
Saturday, October 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Alameda High School

Meet some of the best  jugglers, unicyclists, aerialists, object manipulators, artistic athletes, acrobats, and performers of all kinds on the west coast and watch in awe as they ply their craft at the 2014 Bay Area Circus Arts Festival. Whether you’re a master manipulator, or are ...

Centennial Celebration & Fireworks Spectacular | Santa Cruz Wharf
Saturday, October 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Wharf
Celebrate the Santa Cruz Wharf’s 100th Anniversary with day-long fun and a fireworks spectacular at the end of the night on Saturday, October 4, 2014. The fun begins at 10 am with the Santa Cruz High School Marching Band leading a historical procession of antique cars, ...

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, or U. S. Trust cardholders (credit cards and debit cards) get free admission to seven Bay Area museums, two Sacramento museums and to more than 220 cultural institutions nationwide, for the first full weekend each month including the de ...Monthly

Free Gardening Class: Sustainable Pest Management | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required to rpd.urbanag@sfgov.org.
| Golden Gate Park CommUNITY Garden

SF Parks & Rec will host free fall gardening classes at the city’s largest community garden, the Golden Gate Park CommUNITY Garden. Free, but an RSVP is required to rpd.urbanag@sfgov.org. Fall 2014 Gardening Classes All classes are 10-11:30 am Location: 780 Fredrick St at Arguello, ...

Presidio Officers’ Club: Opening Weekend Celebration | SF
Saturday, October 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Presidio Officers' Club

Long before there was the city of San Francisco, there was the Presidio of San Francisco. First established in 1776, the adobe walls of the Officers’ Club stand testament to California’s beginnings.   Celebrate the re-opening of the Officers’ Club with two full days of history ...

“Open City/Art City” Art & Ideas Festival | SoMa
Saturday, October 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) and Institute for the Future (IFTF) present Open City/Art City Festival from 11 am to 8 pm on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Enjoy a vibrant mix of art installations, speakers, participatory activities, performances, music, food, and play. IFTF and YBCA ...
2014 India Day: Bollywood Dance, Music, Fashion Show & Chef Demos | Santana Row
Saturday, October 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santana Row
Santana Row celebrates India Day and Diwali, the ancient Hindu festival that 
signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil and hope over despair, from noon to 7 pm on October 4, 2014. The entertainment program includes chef demonstrations, Bollywood dances ...
The 2014 Nude Beach Olympics | Baker Beach
Saturday, October 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Baker Beach
San Franciscans will be hosting a fun day of Nude Beach Games. Think of this like the Olympics… javelin throw, discus, wrestling, “crab walks” – but just with all of your dangly bits exposed) at Baker Beach at noon on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Look for the ...
Pete Seeger Tribute: Singer-Songwriter Concert | McLaren Park
Saturday, October 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Enjoy a singer/songwriter showcase featuring A Tribute to Pete Seeger, with songs and music by Karney, Rocker T, Katie Garibaldi, Ray Vaughn, The Devil’s Chord and Pete Kronowitt.
March & Festival Against Displacement: Live Music & Art | Mission Dist.
Saturday, October 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brava Theater
The Plaza 16 Coalition is teaming up with Our Mission No Eviction on the first anniversary of their march down 24th Street, to carry the message of “affordable housing, not displacement” across the neighborhood. The march will finish at 16th/Mission Plaza where we’ll have a rally ...
“Tales of the City” Talk w/ Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence | SF
Saturday, October 4 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Eureka Valley Branch Library
Join a lively book discussion of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, hosted by the Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Memorial Branch Library and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence as they dive into the classic book centered around the City we all love and share. Free, but an ...
Indie-Pop Concert: The Drums | Amoeba SF
Saturday, October 4 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
For Brooklyn indie pop band The Drums‘ third full-length album Encyclopedia (out now on Minor Records, available on CD & LP), founders Jonny Pierce and Jacob Graham spent a year composing and recording their most sophisticated and cohesive album yet. Catch their live set and signing ...
October Saturday Night Waterfront Fireworks & DJs | Pier 39
Saturday, October 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39

Take advantage of San Francisco’s amazing, autumn weather by joining Pier 39 for fireworks, music and more every Saturday night in October – October 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2014. Each night unfolds at 6 pm with DJs playing the latest dance tunes at the Bay ...

City Star Party & Telescope Night | SF
Saturday, October 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Exploratorium

The San Francisco Amateur Astronomers invite you to their next City Star Party, where you can take a gander at our universe through telescopes, socialize with more experienced amateur astronomers, and get some tips about the night sky. Take in the view from San Francisco’s picturesque Land’s End or other ...

“Slideluck SF” Instagram Photo Show & Potluck | SF Slideluck returns to San Francisco to celebrate photography in it’s most accessible form, the Instagram feed. Come out to the reception at Heron Arts on Saturday, October 4, 2014. The event is free with an RSVP, and be sure to bring a dish to share. Their panel of ...
Bay Area Circus Arts Festival: 2014 Showcase | Alameda The Bay Area Circus Arts Festival presents “Art In Motion,” a celebration of circus arts. Emceed by Rick Rubenstein (Stanford Juggling Research Institute), the show brings together some of the Bay’s top jugglers, unicyclists, aerialists, and other amazing acts. Performers have been featured in Cirque du Soleil, ...
“Critical Hit” Comedy Show w/ Free Pizza & Candy | Oakland
Saturday, October 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | It's Your Move Game Store
As always, the show will have free pizza and free candy, and is 100% free, 100% BYOB, and 100% hilarious. This time around, opening the show will be Christopher John. CJ is a Bay Area favorite, and one of the rising stars of the local stand ...
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, October 4 – 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

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 ...Monthly

Renegade Drive-in Movie: “Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” | North Bay
Saturday, October 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hamilton Field Theater Building
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002, Rated PG-13) Join your old friends Frodo and his band of intrepid furry-footed Hobbits, a certain wizard named Gandalf, arrow-sniper Legolas, the treacherous Gollum, Aragorn – a man who would be King, his elfin bride-to-be and the formidable Saruman. ...
Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa
Saturday, October 4 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Madrone Art Bar

Pay tribute to both the King of Pop and the Purple One every first Saturday of the month at the Madrone Art Bar’s “The Prince and Michael Experience,” which celebrates their work with a healthy dose of competition as fans go head-to-head on the dance ...Monthly

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. Free Community Yoga Class Every Saturday | 10 am Sports Basement, 2727 Milvia St, Berkeley, CA FREE Please BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and water bottle. All levels are welcome. Updated 1/28/2020 ...
Historic Ferry Building Tour | SF
Historic Ferry Building Tour | SF
Enjoy an hour-long walk on the rise, tragic fall, and modern rebirth of one of San Francisco’s most renowned historic landmarks. Visit a contemporary swirl of shops and learn the history of ferries, freeways, and quakes. Meet at the foot of the stairs at the front ...
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Every Saturday – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Take yourself outside and into the beauty of this city’s heart and soul. Practice yoga under the trees and let the ocean air sooth and invigorate you. This class expertly blends breathing and movement, strength and grace, imagination and form. You will gain a personal understanding ...
“The Setup” Underground Comedy Show | SF
Every Saturday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 online with discount code FUNCHEAP; otherwise, it's $10.
| The Basement
"The Setup" Underground Comedy Show | 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 ...
“Critical Hit” Comedy Show | Oakland
Every Saturday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $10 | It's Your Move Game Store
"Critical Hit" Comedy Show | Oakland
Critical Hit is hosted by Erik Krasner, Hayden Greif-Neill and Jim McVeigh at It’s Your Move Games & Hobbies in Temescal for over 4 years and still going strong. Every week, some of our favorite comedians are invited to perform. Along with the producers, you can ...
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