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Monday, October 14

Indigenous Peoples’ Sunrise Ceremony on Alcatraz | 2019
Monday, October 14 – 6:00 am | Cost: $11*
*Event is free, but boat tickets are $11 for adults. Free for children under 5.
| Alcatraz Island
Indigenous Peoples' Sunrise Ceremony on Alcatraz | 2019

The International Indian Treaty Council presents the Annual Indigenous Peoples’ Sunrise Gathering commemorating 527 years of Indigenous resistance, honoring ancestors and future generations.
Honors the cultural resiliency of Indigenous Peoples in California and around the world, and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the occupation of Alcatraz by …

2019 World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off | Half Moon Bay
Monday, October 14 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE | IDES Grounds
2019 World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off | Half Moon Bay

Want to see a pumpkin that weighs almost as much as a Smart Car?
World Pumpkin Capital Half Moon Bay will present its 46th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off.
The Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off is offering a special $30,000 mega-prize for the world record-breaking …

Final Day of Free Fleet Week Ship Tours | 2019
Monday, October 14 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE
Final Day of Free Fleet Week Ship Tours | 2019

Throughout Fleet Week, thousands of visitors climb aboard amphibious carriers, destroyers and cruisers docked at the Embarcadero to get a glimpse into the day-to-day lives of the sailors serving in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Australian Navy.

All ship tours are free …

9 Free Walking Tours on Columbus Day 2019 | SF
Monday, October 14 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
9 Free Walking Tours on Columbus Day 2019 | SF

Got the day off? Take a guided walk around San Francisco and learn something new about the city you love on Columbus Day.
2019 Columbus Day Walking Tours
Monday, October 14, 2019 | 9:30 am
All over San Francisco
FREE, but donations are greatly appreciated.
2019 Tours:

9:30 am – Japanese Tea Garden
10:00 …

Fleet Week High School Band Challenge | Golden Gate Park
Monday, October 14 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
Fleet Week High School Band Challenge | Golden Gate Park

The annual San Francisco Fleet Week High School Band Challenge is returning to Golden Gate Park’s Band Shell, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019.
The event, co-hosted by Recruiting Station San Francisco, 12th Marine Corps Recruiting District and the San Francisco Fleet Week Association provides top Bay Area …

“The Changing Room Experiences” Free Women Styling & Life Coaching | Moraga
Monday, October 14 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | T.J.Maxx at The Rheem Valley Shopping Center, 472 Center St., Moraga, CA 94556
"The Changing Room Experiences" Free Women Styling & Life Coaching | Moraga
2019 “Red Bull Heavy Water” Epic SUP Challenge | Ocean Beach
Monday, October 14 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch from the shore
2019 "Red Bull Heavy Water" Epic SUP Challenge | Ocean Beach

Red Bull Heavy Water returns as arguably the most intense stand-up paddling event in the world with the event window beginning on Monday, October 14.
The world’s best male and female SUP athletes will be back in San Francisco to take on a 12 km course from …

Bottomless Standards Comedy Show | SF
Monday, October 14 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*21 and over
Bottomless Standards Comedy Show | SF

Tuesday, October 15

SF Hispanic Heritage Festival: “We Are La Cocina” Book Lecture | SF Main Library
Tuesday, October 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
SF Hispanic Heritage Festival: "We Are La Cocina" Book Lecture | SF Main Library

This cookbook offers home cooks a glimpse into the world of La Cocina, and the world around. We are La Cocina: Recipes in Pursuit of the American Dream, features 40 stories from the women who have used their talent and their food to pursue economic …

Vinyl Room Standup Comedy Show | Burlingame
Tuesday, October 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Vinyl Room Standup Comedy Show | Burlingame

Wednesday, October 16

2019 Santa Cruz Restaurant Week | October 16-23
Wednesday, October 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $25*
*No Entrance Fee. $25 is the starting price of the menus not including tax and gratuity
| Restaurants throughout Santa Cruz County
2019 Santa Cruz Restaurant Week | October 16-23

The 11th Annual Santa Cruz Restaurant Week is brought to you by Good Times weekly newspaper. During Restaurant Week, participating restaurants throughout Santa Cruz County will offer special three-course menus for $25, $35 or $45.
Visit Restaurants
With both longtime local favorites and new gourmet offerings, …

Free Michael Jackson Thriller Dance Classes | San Jose
Wednesday, October 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Free Michael Jackson Thriller Dance Classes | San Jose
“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, October 16 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE
"Moonlight Comedy": Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland

Lineup for 10/16
Adam Pearlstein (SF Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club)
Marcus Williams (Comedy Central’s Clusterfest)
Melissa McGillicuddy (Sacramento Comedy Festival)
Julie Ash (SF Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club)
Ian Levy (Wooden Comedy)
Gabby Poccia (Satan Sisters)
Dauood Naimyar (SF Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club)

Thursday, October 17

Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa
Thursday, October 17 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa
Free 30-Minute Core & Stretch Express | Salesforce Park
Thursday, October 17 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Free 30-Minute Core & Stretch Express | Salesforce Park
DJ Party in the Park “Thursdays on Vinyl” | Salesforce Park
Thursday, October 17 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE
DJ Party in the Park "Thursdays on Vinyl" | Salesforce Park