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Friday, October 7

2022 “California Seaweed Festival” in Tiburon (Oct. 7-8)
Friday, October 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*All Day Free! - We are a non-profit
| Bay Conference Center in Estuary & Ocean Science Center, San Francisco State University
2022 "California Seaweed Festival" in Tiburon (Oct. 7-8)

Come to the 3rd Annual California Seaweed Festival! We are planning for a bigger and better festival than last year! The California Seaweed Festival is a free in-person family friendly event celebrating the seaweed diversity of California! The festival will showcase seaweed uses and applications ...

South First Fridays Art Walk (San Jose)
Friday, October 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk (San Jose)

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. South First Fridays resumes June 4, 2021 – please note the hours depend on the gallery. Facebook seems to have the most updated ...Monthly

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, October 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th
"Oakland First Fridays" Street Festival

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

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl (SF)
Friday, October 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl (SF)

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

Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)
Friday, October 7 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, weather permitting.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)

Join Chabot astronomers on the Observatory Deck for a free telescope viewing! Weather permitting, this is a chance to explore stars, planets and more through Chabot’s historic telescopes. Chabot’s three large historic telescopes offer a unique way to experience the awe and wonder of the ...Every Friday

Saturday, October 8

2022 “ArtScape” Street Festival: Every 2nd Saturday (May to October)
Saturday, October 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission
| 1994 37th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122
2022 "ArtScape" Street Festival: Every 2nd Saturday (May to October)

ArtScape is a festive family-friendly art event happening 2nd Saturdays May-October 11-5pm on a closed-to-traffic 37th Ave & Ortega in the Outer Sunset featuring Local Artists, Live Music, Delicious Food, and Creative Activities for all ages. Special Activities for September 2022: Music Lineup includes local ...Monthly

“Art Walk SF” October 2022 Block Party (Outer Sunset)
Saturday, October 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend
| Outer Sunset
"Art Walk SF" October 2022 Block Party (Outer Sunset)

Art Walk SF Celebrates the Art, Music, Food, and Small Businesses of San Francisco’s Neighborhoods with 1st Saturday Art Walks in a Different SF Neighborhood Each Month. Grab an event map at participating merchants. 2022 Art Walk SF Block Parties First Saturdays* – Noon to ...

2022 “Yerba Buena Night” San Francisco Free Outdoor/Indoor Music & Arts Festival
Saturday, October 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and open to the public
| Jessie Square
2022 "Yerba Buena Night" San Francisco Free Outdoor/Indoor Music & Arts Festival
The 10th edition of Yerba Buena Night is back bigger than ever at new venues throughout SoMa’s Yerba Buena cultural district with an incredible free evening of music, dance and performance. After a two-year pandemic fueled hiatus, Yerba Buena Night returns October 8, 2022 from 6 ...
Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)
Free de Young Museum Day for 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

Free “Legion of Honor” Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)
Free "Legion of Honor" Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)

 the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Advanced tickets are required, and capacity is limited due to COVID-19 precautions. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require ...Every Saturday

Free Community Day: Every Second Saturday at MoAD (SF)
Saturday, October 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*MoAD is free to the public every second Saturday of the month.
| Museum of the African Diaspora
Free Community Day: Every Second Saturday at MoAD (SF)

Join us every Second Saturday for THRIVE @ MoAD Community Day with free admission to all our exhibitions. Across the globe, museums are increasingly being recognized as having an important role to play in promoting personal and social well-being in partnership with the healthcare industry. ...Monthly

ArtWalk Livermore 2022
Saturday, October 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free
| Livermore Downtown,
ArtWalk Livermore 2022
Join us at ArtWalk – the Tri-Valley’s premiere one day art festival. Over 200 artists display their works on sidewalks and plazas, in parks and galleries, surrounded by boutique shops, wine tasting rooms and restaurants in historic downtown Livermore. Art works range from contemporary to ...
MoAD: Museum of the African Diaspora Free Museum Day (SF)
Saturday, October 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Museum of the African Diaspora
MoAD: Museum of the African Diaspora Free Museum Day (SF)

Join us every Second Saturday for Thrive @ MoAD Community Day with free admission to all our exhibitions. Across the globe, museums are increasingly being recognized as having an important role to play in promoting personal and social well-being in partnership with the healthcare industry. ...Monthly

2022 “California Seaweed Festival” in Tiburon (Oct. 7-8)
Saturday, October 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*All Day Free! - We are a non-profit
| Bay Conference Center in Estuary & Ocean Science Center, San Francisco State University
2022 "California Seaweed Festival" in Tiburon (Oct. 7-8)

Come to the 3rd Annual California Seaweed Festival! We are planning for a bigger and better festival than last year! The California Seaweed Festival is a free in-person family friendly event celebrating the seaweed diversity of California! The festival will showcase seaweed uses and applications ...

Tuesday, October 11

San Francisco Botanical Garden’s Free Day (2nd Tuesdays)
San Francisco Botanical Garden's Free Day (2nd Tuesdays)

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, and showcasing over 9,000 different kinds ...Monthly

Wednesday, October 12

Vote Now for Best of the Bay 2022
Wednesday, October 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over the Bay Area
Vote Now for Best of the Bay 2022

Best Burrito? Best Dive Bar? Best Bookstore? Vote now at 48hills.org The 47th annual Bay Guardian Best of the Bay Readers’ Poll is live. This special local tradition has been going strong for almost half a century.  Vote to honor your favorites, from Best Drag ...

“Pay What You Can” Wednesday at SF’s Museum of Craft and Design
Wednesday, October 12 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Pay What You Can. Visitors are welcome to pay what they can every Wednesday
| Museum of Craft and Design
"Pay What You Can" Wednesday at SF's Museum of Craft and Design

There’s no better time to visit the Museum of Craft and Design than on Pay What You Can Wednesday. MCD’s Pay What You Can Wednesday initiative strives to keep art accessible to all by giving visitors the opportunity to experience the latest exhibitions for whatever ...Every Wednesday

Thursday, October 13

Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest (SF)
Thursday, October 13 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free gallery entry on Thursdays
| 2325 Third Street, Floor 4R San Francisco, CA 94107
Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest (SF)

Letterform Archive’s second exhibition will celebrate design that empowers communities and fights oppression. Curated by Silas Munro of the design studio Polymode with Stephen Coles of Letterform Archive, Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest features more than 100 objects, including broadsheets, buttons, signs, t-shirts, posters, and ephemera spanning ...Every Thursday

Friday, October 14

“Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid” Fall Block Party + DJs (Oakland)
"Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid" Fall Block Party + DJs (Oakland)

Reconnect with family, friends, and community at OMCA every Friday night – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music. These free events provide a gathering place to come together each week, including live music, hands-on activities, Off the Grid food trucks, and ...Every Friday

The Menagerie Oddities & Curiosities Peculiar Pop Up (Alameda)
Friday, October 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 adult/$3 youth (5-11)
| 1435 Webster Street, Alameda CA
The Menagerie Oddities & Curiosities Peculiar Pop Up (Alameda)

It’s a Mini-Menagerie of Oddities & Curiosities, Bizarre Art, and Acrobats! Join us during Webster Street’s 2nd Friday Art Stroll at the al Fresco Dining Park for a Peculiar Pop Up Residency this summer with special performances from SkyHigh Odditorium & other entertainers. The show ...Monthly

Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)
Friday, October 14 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, weather permitting.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)

Join Chabot astronomers on the Observatory Deck for a free telescope viewing! Weather permitting, this is a chance to explore stars, planets and more through Chabot’s historic telescopes. Chabot’s three large historic telescopes offer a unique way to experience the awe and wonder of the ...Every Friday

Saturday, October 15

Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)
Free de Young Museum Day for 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

Free “Legion of Honor” Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)
Free "Legion of Honor" Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)

 the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Advanced tickets are required, and capacity is limited due to COVID-19 precautions. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require ...Every Saturday

Sunday, October 16

Free Hands-On Clay Workshops + Demos in The Mission (SF)
Sunday, October 16 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required, Limit 10 participants per workshop, adult workshops 18+.
| RedBrick Ceramics Studio
Free Hands-On Clay Workshops + Demos in The Mission (SF)

Join RedBrick Ceramic Studio in the Mission District of San Francisco for a Free Tour of our studio. See a series of demonstrations by ceramic artists & participate in Hands-On Clay Workshops. August 14: Extreme Textures on Bowls & Plates September 18: Coil & Slab ...Monthly

Wednesday, October 19

Wellness Wednesday at Liberation Park (Oakland)
Wednesday, October 19 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free, some of the vendor service carry an additional costs i.e. $5 skating etc.
| Liberation Park - Oakland
Wellness Wednesday at Liberation Park (Oakland)

Get well on Wednesdays with BCZ!  Offering options for your healing ranging from yoga and meditation to $5 community skating and gardening with so much more.  Join us every 1st and 3rd Wednesday for a restorative evening at Liberation Park’s new Healing Hub, starting at ...Monthly

Thursday, October 20

Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest (SF)
Thursday, October 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free gallery entry on Thursdays
| 2325 Third Street, Floor 4R San Francisco, CA 94107
Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest (SF)

Letterform Archive’s second exhibition will celebrate design that empowers communities and fights oppression. Curated by Silas Munro of the design studio Polymode with Stephen Coles of Letterform Archive, Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest features more than 100 objects, including broadsheets, buttons, signs, t-shirts, posters, and ephemera spanning ...Every Thursday

Friday, October 21

Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)
Friday, October 21 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, weather permitting.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)

Join Chabot astronomers on the Observatory Deck for a free telescope viewing! Weather permitting, this is a chance to explore stars, planets and more through Chabot’s historic telescopes. Chabot’s three large historic telescopes offer a unique way to experience the awe and wonder of the ...Every Friday

Saturday, October 22

Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)
Free de Young Museum Day for 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

Free “Legion of Honor” Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)
Free "Legion of Honor" Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)

 the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Advanced tickets are required, and capacity is limited due to COVID-19 precautions. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require ...Every Saturday

Friday, October 28

Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)
Friday, October 28 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, weather permitting.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)

Join Chabot astronomers on the Observatory Deck for a free telescope viewing! Weather permitting, this is a chance to explore stars, planets and more through Chabot’s historic telescopes. Chabot’s three large historic telescopes offer a unique way to experience the awe and wonder of the ...Every Friday