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6th Annual “Bay Day” (October 1-31) Explore/Bike/Walk 25 Miles of Trails
Friday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Trail
Save The Bay, IBM Bay Area, and Facebook are proud to present the 6th Annual Bay Day, in partnership with San Francisco Bay Trail and AllTrails. Connect, discover and explore San Francisco Bay through the Bay Day Trail Challenge from October 1-31. There’s an experience for ...
Yelp’s East Bay Vegan Passport (Oct. 1-31)
Friday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Please RSVP
| East Bay
Something new and delicious is in the works: Yelp’s first Vegan Passport! The passport will feature a slew of yummy plant-based events, check-in offers, and promos – all with the goal of discovering great vegan restaurants and options right here in the East Bay! Whether you ...

10:00 am“Pumpkin Days” San Mateo’s Family Harvest Celebration (Oct. 1-31)  $15.95*
*$15.95 Adults (18–61 years), $12.95 Children (18 months–17 years)
All DayHistory Museum: Free First Fridays (Redwood City)  FREE
“Pay-What-You-Can” Taco Day at SF’s Tato (Every Friday)

While many restaurants are struggling, San Francisco Mexican restaurant TATO wants to give back. They’re bringing back their “Taco Love” special which features a two taco plate with sides, and pay-what-you-can pricing. Pay-What-You-Can Taco Day Tato 4608 3rd St. (@ McKinnon) San Francisco (Bayview) Every ...Every Friday

“Hardly Strictly Bluegrass” 2021 Live Stream Virtual Festival (Oct. 1-3)
Friday, October 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch online

Unfortunately there’s no Golden Gate Park Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival for 2021, but they’re trying to do the next best thing. A three-day virtual music festival with 27 sets, 8 hours a day of back to back performances. All live-streamed on hardlystrictlybluegrass.com, facebook.com/hardlystrictlybluegrass, and youtube.com/user/hsbfest. Tune in October ...

West Portal Volunteer Cleanup Event & Free Ice Cream Social
Friday, October 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Sign up at https://forms.gle/TdSM6vANtyB1KwRMA
| Shaw's Candy Shop / 122 West Portal Ave.
Help us clean up the West Portal neighborhood. Meet in front of Shaw’s Candy Shop (122 W Portal Ave). All supplies provided. Stay afterwards to receive FREE ice cream for volunteers. Sign up on this Google Form (https://forms.gle/TdSM6vANtyB1KwRMA) or email info@refuserefusesf.org with event name.
Golden Gate Park’s Free Bluegrass Bandshell Concert
Friday, October 1 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music (Golden Gate Park Bandshell)

Live music will return for its third season at the Golden Gate Bandshell’s iconic stage with another series of free outdoor concerts in Golden Gate Park, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and the arts nonprofit Illuminate announced today. The series, Illuminate Live, which ...

San Jose’s “Indigenous People Days” Market (Oct. 1-3)

La Cultura Cura will present Indigenous People Days, is a holiday that celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. Indigenous people day celebration will feature speakers, artist and live art, live music, culture entertainment, marketplace, Aztec Dancers, and a safe ...

South First Fridays ArtWalk San Jose + Street Market
Friday, October 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
| San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
Join the ICA San José in celebrating the opening of two ambitious projects at the ICA – Conrad Egyir: Chapters of Light and Conrad Egyir: A Chapter of Love. Get a glimpse of Egyir’s bold, bright, graphic narrative paintings and portraits on view at the ...
5:00 pmCuriOdyssey’s “First Friday Nights” Science, Music & Fun (San Mateo)  $15.95
“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival is Back October 1st
Friday, October 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month from 5-9 pm for five huge blocks on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Photography from @skyhighoakland via Oakland First Fridays Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown/Northgate) springs ...Monthly

35th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition (Opening Night)
Friday, October 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
| Bay Street Emeryville,

Celebrating art and artists in Emeryville for 35 years, this large group show features more than 200 pieces of artwork by 85 Emeryville artists. The exhibition is open to artists of all media and includes paintings, sculpture, photographs, prints, ceramics, textiles, video, glass works, and ...

2021 Hayes Valley’s Free Outdoor Movie Nights Return (Oct. 1-29)
Friday, October 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Proxy SF

The Proxy Fall Film Festival is back for 2021 with free Friday night screenings at the Proxy Walk-in Movie Theater in Hayes Valley. Presented by HERE FOR NOW, the FREE, Friday evening film screenings at the PROXY Walk-In Theater begin at sundown (7:15) with ‘doors’ opening at 6:00pm. Come early to claim ...

Fall Open Studios 2021: Friday Night Art Party (SF)
Friday, October 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 1890 Bryant Street Studios

The artists of 1890 Bryant Street are excited to welcome the public back into the building for our Fall Open Studios, in person! Held in participation with ArtSpan’s citywide San Francisco Open Studios, 1890 Bryant Street Open Studios is your chance to view some of ...

“Rocktoberfest” German Celebration + Stein Deals At Almanac (Alameda)
Friday, October 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend! Food & drink are pay as you go.
| Almanac Beer Co.
Break out your lederhosen, Rocktoberfest is back! Join us in the beer garden on Friday, October 1st for an epic concert from The Spazmatics, an outrageously fun 1980’s new wave dance party band. We’ll also have German food specials by Scolari’s, wood-fired pizza by Copper Top ...
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl (SF)
Friday, October 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach

On the first Friday of every month, over a dozen North Beach galleries, museums, bars, and restaurants stay open late for a self-guided First Fridays Art Crawl with special events to showcase the ever-growing collections of art and entertainment that diversify North Beach. First Fridays Art Crawl ...Monthly

Oakland HellaSecret Comedy Night (Friday 7p + 9p)

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up (and socially distant) live 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. This HellaSecret comedy show ...

Friday “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (SF)

Get ready for pop-up comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a new venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. Get $Free Tickets with code FUNCHEAP GUEST (otherwise $15-20) HellaSecret North Beach Comedy 2022 Every Friday and Saturday ...

SF’s Friday Secret Speakeasy Comedy Night (7p + 8:45p Shows)

Discover SF’s secret speakeasy comedy night! This is part of Funcheap’s pop-up comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a new venue and you’ll get notified of the secret location. Get $5 off Tickets – Early bird tickets $10 adv w/ code ...

SF’s “South Slope Cinema” Free Drive-in Movie Night
Friday, October 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| South Slope Cinema, Alemany Market Plaza

Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema presents free screenings of diverse, local filmmakers’ works in neighborhood parks, playgrounds, and other community-friendly spaces to increase the exposure and recognition of local artists and to heighten appreciation by neighborhood and citywide residents while bringing community together. Free screenings of short films of all genres ...

7:00 pmJen Kober at the Alameda Comedy Club  $25*
*General Admission
7:00 pmKQED Talks: Shirley Weber & Jerry Brown on Securing the Vote  $10
8:00 pmAdrian West Band  $5
8:00 pmJah’s Tin, K’in Sventa, and Tell Me Tell Me at The Red Door on Encinal  FREE
8:30 pmThe Looseys with Gumby’s Junk and Blue Lotus & The Lagoons at Amado’s  $10*
*Presale Tickets $10, At the Door $13
9:00 pmNight of Super Funny Comics  $15*
*$15 at the door or reserve priority distanced seats in advance from Eventbrite.
HellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More)

We’re back at Neck of the Woods with a night of classic hip hop and RnB! The club has been extensively renovated with a brand new kick-ass sound system, plus upgraded lighting and seating, brand new hardwood floors, new DJ booth and a full bar ...Every Friday

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