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Saturday, October 17

Virtual Wildlife Conservation Expo 2020

Wildlife Conservation Network’s Expo welcomes people into the vast and thrilling world of wildlife conservation. You can connect directly with conservationists from around the world as they share unprecedented stories about their work to protect elephants, lions, penguins, sharks, bears, and many other species. Over ...

2020 Women’s March: 8 Bay Area Sister Protests
Saturday, October 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over the Bay Area
WOMEN’S MARCH SAN FRANCISCO: March for Our Rights! Saturday, Oct. 17 @ 11 AM SF Civic Center Plaza, 335 McAllister Street San Francisco, CA, 94102, then march to Embarcadero Center https://womensmarchsf.org/events/march-for-our-rights-2020 Also in the SF Bay Area: WOMEN’S MARCH in ALAMEDA: March for the Seat! Saturday, Oct 17 @ noon Alameda City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda, ...

Reads for the Resistance: A Book Club for Creatives
Saturday, October 17 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE

In a time where there are ongoing injustices committed against marginalized communities, we must craft a theology that centers justice and solidarity with the oppressed. Historical frameworks of Christianity that have been built on white supremacy and colonialism cannot help us move towards justice. We ...Every Saturday

de Young Museum’s Free Saturdays for Bay Area Residents

COVID-19 Update – Free Saturdays are back as of September 26, 2020. Timed tickets will be required. Reserve in advance online, or limited number of tickets may be available the membership desk the day of. Review updated social-distancing rules Things may change – Check the de young site and social ...Every Saturday

“Play Streets” Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle
Saturday, October 17 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | CounterPULSE

Enjoy a safe and open space to play, stretch the legs, and have some fun at Play Streets this Saturday! “Play Streets” Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle , from 10-4 pm 200 block of Turk (between Jones/ Leavenworth) Masks and social distancing requirements ...Every Saturday

20th Ave Pop-Up Vendor Event
Saturday, October 17 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Sidewalk event, open to all!
| 20th Ave Outdoor Vendor Pop Up Sales
Come out and support small, local businesses at our outdoor Pop-Up event! Events are held every other Saturday and there are always a variety of vendors at each. You’ll find homemade items, health and wellness products, home decor, plants, jewelry, clothing and many other great products. Tables are ...
SF Opera’s Free Streaming Series “Attila” (Oct. 17-18)
Saturday, October 17 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE

The best from the San Francisco Opera stage is beaming once again to a screen near you. Get ready: We’re opening our vault for a season full of classic productions, as the free Opera is ON streaming series continues! The series launches Saturday, October 10, with one of ...

Women’s March Action Online: #CountOnUs Digital Action Weekend
Saturday, October 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE

Women’s March Action: #CountOnUs Digital Action Weekend to #GOTV For those who need or wish to remain sheltered at home, come join these digital action options with Women’s March Action and Women’s March, Inc. WHERE: Digital/online action options during COVID-19 WHEN: Weekend of October 17th ...

The “Hello Kitty Truck” is Back (Walnut Creek)

The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is continuing its 2020 West Coast tour and rolling back into the Bay Area with four stops from 10/3 to 11/7. San Jose: Saturday, October 3 – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Westfield Valley Fair in the new exterior Plaza Walnut Creek: Saturday, October ...

San Francisco Virtual Trolley Dances
Saturday, October 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, no pre-registration required.
| Streaming at epiphanydance.org
Oct 17-18, 11am to 12:15pm both days An annual, admission-free festival that takes place each October, San Francisco Trolley Dances has been dubbed “art for citizens” and “a gift to the City.” Out of an abundance of caution, this year’s event will move from the street ...
San Francisco Trolley Dances | 2020
Saturday, October 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; if you take Muni, fare is required. RSVP Required
| Museum of Craft and Design

As of July 20th this event was still scheduled to take place. Please check http://epiphanydance.org/san-francisco-trolley-dances/ for updates 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. A two-day, free ...

SF Chinatown “Walkway Weekends” Saturdays & Sundays (Thru Dec. 27)
Saturday, October 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Chinatown (Grant & California)

The event San Francisco Chinatown’s iconic Grant Avenue will be closed off to traffic and cars for a pleasant open walkway under vibrant red lanterns every weekend from July through December. Enjoy a historic street stroll, outdoor dining, and an Asian shopping experience. Update: Originally ...Every Saturday

March for Our Rights w/ Women’s March SF
Saturday, October 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Civic Center (SF)
Join us on Saturday October 17th @ 11 AM for a social distance march to “March for Our Rights” HOSTED BY: Women’s March San Francisco League of Women Voters SF NARAL Pro-Choice California Planned Parenthood Norther California San Francisco Women’s Political Committee The Women’s Building of San Francisco Come drop off your filled ...
“Between the Lines” New Group Art Show Opens
Saturday, October 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE and open to the public. No cost at any time.
| Heron Arts
Opening Exhibition: October 17, 2020 from 12-6pm is free and open to the public. Only 20 people allowed in at a time. Masks are required. The exhibition is open for six weeks (closes on November 28th) by appointment only. Please email tova@heronarts.com to set up ...
2020 Chinatown Music Festival & Block Party (October 17-18)
Saturday, October 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 700 Block of Grant Ave. (Btwn Sacramento & Commercial)

CCC is proud to be part of Walkway Weekends to provide music while visitors safely enjoy outdoor dining and shopping on Grant Ave with social distancing and masks. Chinatown Music Weekend 2020 Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 17-28, 2020 Time: 12 – 5 PM Location: ...

Dan Weber’s “Dreaming City” Art Installation
Saturday, October 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Manna Gallery

Manna Gallery is pleased to announce “Dreaming City”, a special installation by Dan Weber which will use the entire gallery’s space. The exhibition opens Saturday, September 5, and continues until Saturday, October 24. Gallery hours are 12-5 pm every Saturday. Safety protocols are in place, ...Every Saturday

GLBT History Museum: Free Saturdays for Bay Area Residents
Saturday, October 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets must be reserved online in advance
| GLBT Historical Society Museum

Located in SF’s Castro District, the GLBT Historical Society Museum is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States. The museum celebrates 100 years of the city’s vast queer past through dynamic exhibitions and programming. Normally admission is $10, but through ...Every Saturday

Between the Lines Art Exhibition
Saturday, October 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Heron Arts
Opening Exhibiton: October 17, 2020 from 12-6pm is free and open to the public. Only 20 people allowed in at a time. Masks are required. The exhibition is open for six weeks (closes on November 28th) by appointment only. Please email tova@heronarts.com to set up ...
The War is Over & the Boys are Coming Home
Saturday, October 17 – 1:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*General Admission: USD 20.00
| SS Red Oak Victory
The end of World War II in August, 1945 found hundreds of thousands of US soldiers, sailors, and Marines overseas. A massive effort was needed to move them all home. That effort, Operation Magic Carpet, involved ships of all sizes and types, including Victory Ships ...
“Plug & Play” Virtual Music Day
Saturday, October 17 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Plug into inspiration at Plug & Play Music Day and get an inside look at online group classes and private lessons at Community Music Center. Sample an online music class demo with CMC’s talented faculty. Play with new musical skills and explore easy to learn ...
Book Talk: Fashion & Wisdom Virtual Lecture from Chinatown’s Stylish Seniors.
Saturday, October 17 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated
| Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Fashion and wisdom from Chinatown’s most stylish seniors. Chinatown Pretty features beautiful portraits and heartwarming stories of trend-setting seniors across six Chinatowns located in San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, and Vancouver. Andria Lo and Valerie Luu have been interviewing and photographing Chinatown’s ...
Vote for Change w/ The Tracy Piper (Art Exhibit & IG Live Art Auction)
Saturday, October 17 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free
| Voss Gallery
Voss Gallery is hosting a ‘Vote for Change’ event with The Tracy Piper⁠ on Saturday, October 17, 3-6PM! This event starts virtually with an Instagram Live Art Auction with the artist at 2PM in support of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC); tune in (@thetracypiper) to participate in ...
Take Me to the Trees: Redwoods Annual Virtual Celebration
Saturday, October 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for everyone
Save the Redwoods League, a nonprofit committed to the protection of California’s iconic coast redwood and giant sequoia forests, presents Take Me to the Trees: A Redwoods Celebration, a free virtual event that is open to the public, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. (PT) Saturday, October ...
5p Show: “HellaSecret” Comedy Show & Tiki Bar Night (San Francisco)

Get ready for the first “HellaSecret” comedy show. A brand new series of pop-up (and socially distant) live outdoor comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location the morning of ...

John Freeman’s Virtual Journal “Best New Writings on Love”
Saturday, October 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Event is free, but registration is required. Register here: https://litquake2020festival.sched.com/event/dlQi
| City Lights LIVE! Virtual Event Series
John Freeman celebrates the latest installment of the journal that is called “a powerful force in the literary world” (Los Angeles Times.) Freeman’s turns to one of the greatest elevating forces of life: love. He will be joined by with Robin Coste Lewis, Tommy Orange, ...
WildAid’s Virtual 20th Celebration & Preventing the Next Pandemic
Saturday, October 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but we welcome donations to support our work
| Zoom
Join us in celebrating 20 years of WildAid, as we look back on conservation wins followed by a glimpse of what’s to come with our campaign to ban wildlife markets. As 2020 has been the year of the pangolin, we will reflect on the plight ...
31st Annual Potrero Hill Virtual Festival
Saturday, October 17 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE
The 31st Annual Potrero Hill Festival will take place here on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 5:30 pm. The Potrero Hill Festival is a benefit for the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, our local community center providing essential services to Potrero’s most in need. Tune in to celebrate ...
Opening Night Online Celebration w/ Qualia Contemporary Art
Saturday, October 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Qualia Contemporary
In celebration of their inaugural exhibition, Catastrophic Beauty: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene, Qualia Contemporary Art is pleased to host a virtual one-night-only opening event. The stunning exhibition brings together seven artists to address the impact of human dominance over the environment and explores ...
6:30p Show – “HellaSecret” Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (Oakland)

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” Outdoor comedy show in Oakland. A new series of pop-up (and socially distant) live outdoor comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location the morning ...

7p Show: “HellaSecret” Comedy Show & Tiki Bar Night (San Francisco)

Get ready for the first “HellaSecret” comedy show. A brand new series of pop-up (and socially distant) live outdoor comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location the morning of ...

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