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Saturday, October 19

Yarn Bombing a Pumpkin Patch Forest | Salesforce Park
Saturday, October 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
San Francisco resident Kristen McDonnell of YouTube channel “Studio Knit” will present her hand-knit public art installation commissioned by Salesforce Park, the public park atop Salesforce Transit Center. On display from October 19 through 31, 2019, the whimsically yarn-bombed trees will surround the Art Cart in ...
31st Annual San Francisco “Old Car Picnic” | Golden Gate Park Celebrate 31 years of the San Francisco Old Car Picnic (formerly Jimmy’s Old Car Picnic) showing off cars from 1994 or older at Hellman Hollow (Speedway Meadow) in Golden Gate Park. 2019 San Francisco Old Car Picnic Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 7 am to 4 pm Hellman Hollow (formerly Speedway Meadow), 50 Overlook Dr, ...

2019 Fall Harvest Festival: Cooking Demo, Pop-up Sukkot & Seasonal Craft | SF
Saturday, October 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Join the JCCSF on the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market’s back plaza to celebrate Sukkot, a fall harvest festival. Enjoy the harvest bounty with seasonal crafts, cooking demos and other fun all-ages activities. You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind event that includes a special opportunity to ...
SF Bicycle Coalition & ThinkFirst’s Helmet Giveaway | SF
Saturday, October 19 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Arguello Extension
The SF Bicycle Coalition and ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation are teaming up for a helmet giveaway and fitting. We will have helmets of all sizes, so children and adults are welcome. The helmets will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis, but please RSVP ...
2019 Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival & Great Pumpkin Parade | Saturday
Saturday, October 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Half Moon Bay

See a display of gigantic heavyweight champion pumpkins, four stages of entertainment, and the Great Pumpkin Parade at the annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival. 2019 Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival October 19–20, 2019 | 9 am to 5 pm Historic Main ...

Free de Young Museum Day: All Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday

, the de Young offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, ...Every Saturday

Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Dogpatch & Excelsior
Saturday, October 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
| California Academy of Sciences

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

Free Legion of Honor Museum Day: Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday

, the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire ...Every Saturday

2019 Oktoberfest: Stein-holding Contest, Costumes, & Bavarian Food | Campbell
Saturday, October 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free for all ages. Food, beer, and wine prices vary.
| Historic Downtown Campbell

Join the two-day Bavarian-themed of the 25th 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 ...

Step-by-Step Composting Lecture | Burlingame
Saturday, October 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Burlingame Library
Learn how to make your very own compost step by step! The backbone of every healthy garden, compost improves all soil types and can be a difference between success and failure with many plants! In this class, we will teach you how to make compost either ...
Corgi Con Fall 2019: Massive Dogo Beach Paw-ty | Ocean Beach
Saturday, October 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP on Facebook
| Ocean Beach (Below Cliff House)
The NorCal Corgi Con is a wonderfully bizarre beach day bash for dogs (and their pawrents) that brings together hundreds of enthusiastic Corgis, their owners and wannabes too on Ocean Beach in San FranCorgsco, between Stairwell 2 and 5 near the Cliff House, from 10 am to 2 ...
SF Chamber Orchestra “With Strings Attached” Children’s Concert | SF
Saturday, October 19 – 10:15 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
| San Francisco Main Public Library
The violins, violas, cellos and double bass form the most important section of our orchestra.  Learn about vibrating strings, horsehair bows, what pizzicato means, and why cellos don’t have chin rests!  Plus lots of beautiful music from our amazing professional players. Concerts: Saturday, October 19, 2019: San ...
2019 Potrero Hill Festival & Street Fair: 100+ Vendors & Live Music | SF
Saturday, October 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Potrero Hill Neighborhood House
The 30th Annual Potrero Hill Festival takes place on Saturday, at the 20th Street between Wisconsin and Missouri Streets. 2019 Potrero Hill Festival Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 11 am to 4 pm 20th Street btwn. Missouri & Wisconsin St, Potrero Hill, San Francisco FREE Come celebrate the Potrero community and ...
2019 San Francisco Trolley Dances | Oct. 19-20
Saturday, October 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; if you take Muni, fare is required. RSVP Required
| International Art Museum of America

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. RSVP for your Tour – 2019 Event: Dance performance and more along the historic J-Church trolley route. San Francisco ...

2019 Día de los Muertos Festival: Lowrider Altars, Mariachi & Lucha Libre | San José
Saturday, October 19 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*$10 General Admission; children 12 and under are free
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez
Come enjoy this year’s special 10th 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 and culture. The festival features an amazing display of San José’s long history with ...
Alemany Farm 15th Annual Harvest Festival | SF
Saturday, October 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Alemany Farm
This community gathering has become a favorite fall tradition to enjoy the warm October sun before heading into the shorter, cooler winter days. Bring a friend, make new friends, catch up with old friends, and have some fun at the farm on Saturday, October 19, 2019, ...
“Red Bull Conquest” Esports & Street Fighter Battle | Oakland
Saturday, October 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free for Spectators
| Esports Arena Oakland
On Saturday, October 19, Oakland gaming facility Esports Arena will play host to Red Bull Conquest, the action-packed national fighting game tournament bringing together top talent across three distinct games to determine which region has the best fighting game community in the country. This year’s Red ...
Free Tix: “San Francisco Tea Festival” at Palace of Fine Arts | Oct. 19-20

If you love tea, there’s probably no better event all year to attend. Explore and taste hundreds of teas from over 40 different tea makers. Vendors include established brands and local artisans. The two-day festival takes place October 19-20. Want Free Tickets to the San ...

2019 Diwali “Festival of Lights” & Indian Food Festival | Newark
Saturday, October 19 – All Day | Cost: $5*
*$5 online
| Newpark Mall
In keeping with annual tradition, Federation of Indo-Americans (FIA), Festival of Globe (FOG), and Fremont Hindu Temple are celebrating FOG Diwali and Fireworks – Festival of Lights this year on a grand scale. FOG Diwali “Festival of Lights” Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 11 am to 9 ...
25th Annual Days of the Dead Community Celebration | Oakland Museum of California
Saturday, October 19 – All Day | Cost: $13*
*Free for OMCA members. Pre Sale: $13 adult admission / $8 seniors / $9 youth
| Oakland Museum of California

Join as OMCA comes alive for the 25th annual community celebration honoring Days of the Dead traditions. Craft activities, tasty food, dance groups, live music, colorful ofrendas, and ceremonia bring the community together for this healing tradition. Celebrate this special two-day Días de los Muertos ...

SF Open Studios 2019 | Richmond, Sunset, Cole Valley, West Portal, Excelsior & Balboa Park
Saturday, October 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco

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 ...

2019 Aki Matsuri Fall Festival: Japanese Drumming, Origami & Dance | Japantown
Saturday, October 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japan Center
Come celebrate Aki Matsuri, fall festival marking the 51st Anniversary of Japan Center. Featuring top Japanese cultural groups of San Francisco and greater Bay Area in Japanese drumming, dance, martial arts, and more. EVENT UPDATE – Please note this event takes place on Saturday, October 19, ...

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 3/13/19 ...
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 ...
Free Distillery Tour & Organic Rum Tasting w/ Your Dog | Pacifica
Every Saturday – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Rum tasting if you bring your dog
| Tripp Distillery
Free Distillery Tour & Organic Rum Tasting w/ Your Dog | Pacifica
Oceanfront Distillery where Rum & other Spirits are made right in front of the bar where spirit tastings and cocktails are on hand. If you bring your dog, you get free tasting of their Rums. There may also be food truck onsite on Saturdays of something ...
Free ‘UrbanKick’ Fitness Class on the Rooftop | Salesforce Park
Every Saturday – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free 'UrbanKick' Fitness Class on the Rooftop | Salesforce Park
Beginning July 6, 2019, an energetic, equipment-free class blends sports conditioning and kickboxing, every Saturday from 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm at the Salesforce Park (Main Plaza.) Best of all, there’s no pre-registration or membership required – just show up.
“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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