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Wednesday, October 31

“Freak Out” Halloween Weekend Party | SoMa
"Freak Out" Halloween Weekend Party | SoMa

It’s that time of year again, ghouls and gals. Halloween is upon us and this year, John Colins is coming at you so freaky-deaky, it’s decapitating. Tickets were $5 in advance last year. We assume it’s the same this year but you may contact John Colins ...

Thursday, November 1

2018 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Thursday
Thursday, November 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. On Sunday the 4th, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center
2018 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Thursday

At the end of October, Friends will fill up the Festival Pavilion Pier at Fort Mason for the 54th Big Book Sale, an iconic San Francisco tradition. The big sale will be open to the public from the 31st, Halloween, through November 4th. On the ...

Friday, November 2

2018 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Friday
Friday, November 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. On Sunday the 4th, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center
2018 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Friday

At the end of October, Friends will fill up the Festival Pavilion Pier at Fort Mason for the 54th Big Book Sale, an iconic San Francisco tradition. The big sale will be open to the public from the 31st, Halloween, through November 4th. On the ...

2018 “Red Bull Heavy Water” Epic SUP Challenge | Window Closes Nov. 2
Friday, November 2 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch from the shore.
| Ocean Beach
2018 "Red Bull Heavy Water" Epic SUP Challenge | Window Closes Nov. 2

Red Bull Heavy Water, the most intense stand up paddling event in the world, will return as part of the 2018 APP World Tour circuit, with the event window beginning on Monday, October 15. Previous years have seen the course stretching 12km (7.5 miles) from ...

2018 Dia de los Muertos Festival of Altars | SF
Friday, November 2 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Garfield Square
2018 Dia de los Muertos Festival of Altars | SF

Honor those who have passed on by creating an altar or taking part in a walking procession at San Francisco’s annual Dia de los Muertos event with a Festival of Altars at 4 pm and the Procession at 7 pm. 2018 Dia de los Muertos Procession & Festival of Altars ...

2018 Día de los Muertos: Community Altars & Ceramic Sugar Skull Painting | Berkeley
Friday, November 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Berkeley
2018 Día de los Muertos: Community Altars & Ceramic Sugar Skull Painting | Berkeley
Fall is a time of year when the veil between the living and dead is thought to be at its most diaphanous, take part in the eighth year of the Dìa de Los Muertos Celebration in Downtown Berkeley. 2018 Dia de los Muertos Friday, November 2, 2018 ...
2018 Proxy Fall Film Festival: “Sorry To Bother You” | Final Day
Friday, November 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Proxy
2018 Proxy Fall Film Festival: "Sorry To Bother You" | Final Day
“Sorry To Bother You” In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) discovers a magical key to professional success, which propels him into a macabre universe of “powercalling” that leads to material glory. But the upswing in Cassius’ career raises serious ...
2018 Dia de los Muertos Procession | SF
Friday, November 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 22nd & Bryant
2018 Dia de los Muertos Procession | SF

Honor those who have passed on by creating an altar or taking part in a walking procession at San Francisco’s annual Dia de los Muertos event with a Festival of Altars at 4 pm and the Procession at 7 pm. 2018 Dia de los Muertos Procession & Festival of Altars ...

Saturday, November 3

2018 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Saturday
Saturday, November 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. On Sunday the 4th, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center
2018 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Saturday

At the end of October, Friends will fill up the Festival Pavilion Pier at Fort Mason for the 54th Big Book Sale, an iconic San Francisco tradition. The big sale will be open to the public from the 31st, Halloween, through November 4th. On the ...

2018 Leap Sandcastle Classic | Ocean Beach
Saturday, November 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Balboa)
2018 Leap Sandcastle Classic | Ocean Beach
Northern California’s largest sandcastle building event, the 36th annual Leap Sandcastle Contest is a spirited competition between teams of architects, engineers, contractors, designers and local elementary school students at Ocean Beach (just below the Cliff House). There’s also a community castle for everyone to join in to build. Leap’s ...
2018 Bay Area Science Festival at AT&T Park | SF
Saturday, November 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | AT&T Park
2018 Bay Area Science Festival at AT&T Park | SF
AT&T Park will be transformed into a science wonderland for the 8th annual concluding event of the Bay Area Science Festival for a free science extravaganza. Last year, more than 30,000 people enjoyed a non-stop program chock-full of interactive exhibits, experiments, games, and shows, all meant to entertain and ...
Lottery for Free Tickets: San Francisco Symphony’s Dia de los Muertos Concert | SF
Saturday, November 3 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but subject to availability
| Davies Symphony Hall
Lottery for Free Tickets: San Francisco Symphony's Dia de los Muertos Concert | SF
A new season of the San Francisco Symphony has begun. Limited Complimentary tickets for the following November symphony show are available through the San Francisco Arts Commission. Join the San Francisco Symphony for a vibrant celebration of Latin American music and culture, featuring dazzling guest artists, colorful ...

Sunday, November 4

23rd Annual Dia De Los Muertos Fest: Altars, Dance & Traditional Artisans | Oakland
Sunday, November 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fruitvale Transit Village
23rd Annual Dia De Los Muertos Fest: Altars, Dance & Traditional Artisans | Oakland
Come to Oakland’s colorful Fruitvale neighborhood for the 23rd annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival at the Fruitvale Transit Village. 2018 Fruitvale Dia De Los Muertos Festival Sunday, November 4, 2018 | 10 am to 5 pm Fruitvale Transit Village, E. 12th St. at 33rd Ave. Oakland FREE Now in its 23rd year, ...
$1 Book Day: The 2018 Big Book Sale | Final Day
Sunday, November 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*On Sunday, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center
$1 Book Day: The 2018 Big Book Sale | Final Day

At the end of October, Friends will fill up the Festival Pavilion Pier at Fort Mason for the 54th Big Book Sale, an iconic San Francisco tradition. The big sale will be open to the public from the 31st, Halloween, through November 4th. On the ...

Wednesday, November 7

Annual “Diwali” Festival of Lights | SF
Wednesday, November 7 – 7:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
| Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center
Annual "Diwali" Festival of Lights | SF
Join for a festive Satsang in celebration of Diwali (or Deepavali, the “festival of lights”), an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn (northern hemisphere) every year. Spiritually, the festival signifies the victory of light over darkness.  Traditionally, before Diwali night, people clean, renovate and decorate their ...

Saturday, November 10

2018 SF Open Studios Hub Exhibition Final Weekend | Saturday
Saturday, November 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
2018 SF Open Studios Hub Exhibition Final Weekend | Saturday

San Francisco comes alive with art this October and November as ArtSpan presents the 43rd Anniversary of SF Open Studios – the oldest and largest event of its kind in the country, that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios. ...

Sunday, November 11

Free National Parks Day: Veterans Day | 2018
Free National Parks Day: Veterans Day | 2018

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entry to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park and free admission ...

2018 Veterans Day Parade | SF
Sunday, November 11 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Fisherman's Wharf
2018 Veterans Day Parade | SF
Honor the service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces downtown with the 98th Annual Veterans’ Day Parade at 11 am on Sunday, November 11, 2018. The parade will start on the Embarcadero at North Point Street, traveling north-west on The Embarcadero to Jefferson Street, then west on Jefferson Street ...
2018 SF Open Studios Hub Exhibition Final Weekend | Sunday
Sunday, November 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
2018 SF Open Studios Hub Exhibition Final Weekend | Sunday

San Francisco comes alive with art this October and November as ArtSpan presents the 43rd Anniversary of SF Open Studios – the oldest and largest event of its kind in the country, that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios. ...

2018 Taurids Meteor Shower | Super Bright Fireballs
Sunday, November 11 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2018 Taurids Meteor Shower | Super Bright Fireballs
Like the South Taurids, the North Taurids meteor shower is long-lasting (October 12 – December 2) but modest, and the peak number is forecast at about 5 meteors per hour. The North and South Taurids combine, to provide a nice sprinkling of meteors throughout October ...

Wednesday, November 14

2018 “Top the Cops” Insane (But Legal) Drag Races vs. Cops Finale | Sonoma Raceway
Wednesday, November 14 – 3:30 pm | Cost: $10*
* $25 to race, $15 to race with High School ID , $10 for spectators.
| Highways 37 & 121
2018 "Top the Cops" Insane (But Legal) Drag Races vs. Cops Finale | Sonoma Raceway

The popular Wednesday Night Drags program will kick off its 30th consecutive year at Sonoma Raceway on March 14, 2018. Top The Cops: High school students will drag race against Bay Area law enforcement officers when the popular Top the Cops program returns as part of Sonoma ...

Friday, November 16

2018 Winter Fireworks & Free “Disney on Ice” Show | SF
Friday, November 16 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
2018 Winter Fireworks & Free "Disney on Ice" Show | SF
Kickstart the holiday season with awesome winter fireworks and enjoy a special free Disney on Ice performance on the outdoor ice rink in Justin Herman Plaza. After the performance, be sure to stick around for Embarcadero Center’s 32nd Annual Building Lighting Ceremony when more than 17,000 lights illuminate the ...
4 Hours of Free Holiday Parking | Embarcadero Center
4 Hours of Free Holiday Parking | Embarcadero Center

During the holidays, park for free at Embarcadero Center, when you shop or dine at any Embarcadero Center shop or restaurant, or skate at the Holiday Ice Rink, and receive free parking. Embarcadero Center is offering free parking for up to four hours for shoppers and ...

Saturday, November 17

Elixir 15th Anniversary Party | Mission Dist.
Elixir 15th Anniversary Party | Mission Dist.
Elixir is celebrating their 15th year running this 160 year old saloon. There will be drink specials, food (typically it’s a free BBQ but details change each year.) Please note, we have only confirmed the date of the event for this year. Listed below are from ...
Leonids Meteor Shower | 2018
Saturday, November 17 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Leonids Meteor Shower | 2018
November’s wonderful Leonid meteor shower happens every year around November 17 or 18, as the world crosses the orbital path of Comet Tempel-Tuttle. In 2018, the peak night of the shower is expected from midnight to dawn on Saturday and Sunday mornings (November 17 and 18). Although ...

Wednesday, November 21

Pier 39 Tree Lighting Celebration | 2018
Wednesday, November 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Pier 39 Tree Lighting Celebration | 2018

Experience the holiday magic at Pier 39 – sing songs, send letters to Santa and welcome the season with holly-jolly magic and merriment for the whole family including live musical performances. The PIER is unwrapping a new nightly tree lighting experience on its 60-foot Christmas tree which ...

Thursday, November 22

Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony w/ Indigenous People on Thanksgiving | 2108
Thursday, November 22 – 3:00 am | Cost: $14*
*Event is free, but boat tickets are $14 for adults. Free for toddlers under 4.
| Alcatraz Island
Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony w/ Indigenous People on Thanksgiving | 2108

The International Indian Treaty Council presents the Annual Indigenous Peoples’ Sunrise Gathering commemorating 526 years of Indigenous resistance, honoring ancestors and future generations. 2018 Indigenous Peoples’ Alcatraz Sunrise Gathering – Monday, October 8, 2018 | 4:15  am – Ferry Ticket $11 – Indigenous Peoples’ Day (Columbus ...

Friday, November 23

The Fairmont’s 25-Foot Tall Gingerbread House Party | SF
Friday, November 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Fairmont (San Francisco)
The Fairmont's 25-Foot Tall Gingerbread House Party | SF
For more than a century, The Fairmont San Francisco has enchanted guests with its joyful holiday festivities and exuberant ambiance. Once again, The Fairmont elves are working overtime this season to create the iconic hotel’s unparalleled interior and exterior holiday décor.The Fairmont San Francisco’s famous ...
2018 Macy’s Great Tree Lighting | Union Square
Friday, November 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2018 Macy's Great Tree Lighting | Union Square
Macy’s Great Tree in Union Square, San Francisco’s most recognized Christmas tree standing 83-feet tall, decorated with more than 30,000 twinkling energy-efficient LED lights and 1,100 shining ornaments, will be officially lit on Friday, November 23, 2018. 29th Annual Macy’s Great Tree Lighting Friday, November 23, 2018 | 6:40 pm Union ...
2018 Christmas in the Park Kick Off | San Jose
Friday, November 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2018 Christmas in the Park Kick Off | San Jose
After a day of feasting with family and friends, come to downtown San Jose to enjoy the opening of Christmas in the Park and the lighting of the Community Giving Tree. 2018 Christmas in the Park Opening Friday, November 23, 2018 | 6 pm Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San Jose FREE The ...