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Monday, October 22

Oracle OpenWorld 2018: Free Discover Expo Pass | SF
Monday, October 22 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oracle Plaza
Oracle OpenWorld 2018: Free Discover Expo Pass | SF
Oracle OpenWorld returns to San Francisco October 22-25, 2018. Join the Oracle’s flagship event to achieve tomorrow’s business goals, today. Register for a free Discover Pass to attend all of the keynotes and get full access to The Exchange.
CANCELLED – GoGo Craft Night at SF’s Rooftop Park | Salesforce Park
Monday, October 22 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
CANCELLED - GoGo Craft Night at SF's Rooftop Park | Salesforce Park

EVENT UPDATE – Salesforce Park events are temporarily canceled until further notice due to issues with steel bems on the third level Bus Deck. Updated 9/26/18 Start the week by making something. With DIY activities from a different Bay Area crafting partner each month. August’s Partner ...Every Monday

“Craft-a-thon” Postcards to Voters: DIY Art Crafts | SF
Monday, October 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*It's free to come, but a suggested donation of $5 or $10 will cover postage
| Sports Basement (Bryant St.)
"Craft-a-thon" Postcards to Voters: DIY Art Crafts | SF
Crafty? Angry about recent political events? Unhappy that voting in SF, although important, won’t help change the political climate of the country? Come do something about it in the Postcards to Voters Craft-a-thon. “Craft-a-thon” Postcards to Voters Monday, October 22, 2018 | 6 pm – 8 pm Sports ...
Evening Marvels Free Guided Night Hike | Palo Alto
Monday, October 22 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Pearson-Arastradero Preserve
Evening Marvels Free Guided Night Hike | Palo Alto
Join this unique opportunity to explore Arastradero Preserve at night. You may encounter bats, glow-in-the dark scorpions, owls, spiders, and more. Participants should expect to stay for the entire duration of the hike. Bathroom access will be available at the start and end of the hike. ...
Tahitian Dance Workshop for Beginners | Brisbane
Monday, October 22 – 8:15 pm | Cost: $12*
*You can register online monthly or pay the in-person drop-in rate of $12 per class
| Mission Blue Center
Tahitian Dance Workshop for Beginners | Brisbane

Come and learn the basics and culture of Tahitian Dance. This class will teach the terminology of the Tahitian Dance movement and choreography, along with the teachings of basic drum beats and music of Tahiti. Required attire: Pareo (sarong), shorts or sweatpants for girls. Athletic shorts ...Every Monday

Tuesday, October 23

KQED’s Political Breakdown Podcast Ballots & Brews | San Jose
Tuesday, October 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*SOLD OUT - But waitlist is available. Free but tickets are required (doors open at 6:30 pm)
| MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
KQED's Political Breakdown Podcast Ballots & Brews | San Jose

Will California flip the House? What’s at stake with the propositions on this year’s ballot? Join Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos, hosts of KQED’s popular new weekly radio program and podcast Political Breakdown, for a Ballots and Brews voter party. To help make sense of ...Every Tuesday

Wednesday, October 24

Win Tix: Iconic SF Dishes, Drinks, and Desserts | California Historical Society
Wednesday, October 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$5 General Admission, Free for CHS Members and one guest per membership.
| California Historical Society
“Tasting and Talk: Bread and the Boothby” – Celebrate with local author Laura Smith Borrman some of San Francisco’s classic culinary treasures featured in her new book, Iconic San Francisco Dishes, Drinks, and Desserts. Borrman will lead a panel discussion and food and drink tasting with ...
Tasting and Talk: “Iconic San Francisco Dishes, Drinks, and Desserts” | SF
Wednesday, October 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 General Admission. Free for CHS Members and one guest per membership.
| California Historical Society
Tasting and Talk: "Iconic San Francisco Dishes, Drinks, and Desserts" | SF
“Tasting and Talk: Bread and the Boothby” – Celebrate with local author Laura Smith Borrman some of San Francisco’s classic culinary treasures featured in her new book, Iconic San Francisco Dishes, Drinks, and Desserts. Borrman will lead a panel discussion and food and drink tasting with ...
The Distinguished Free Astronomy Lecture | UC Berkeley
Wednesday, October 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sibley Auditorium
The Distinguished Free Astronomy Lecture | UC Berkeley
Twenty years ago, astronomers were astonished to learn from observations of exploding stars that cosmic expansion is speeding up. This is an attribution to a mysterious “dark energy” that pervades the universe and makes up 70% of it. Scientists are working in many ways to ...
Free Michael Jackson Thriller Dance Classes | San Jose
Wednesday, October 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Adira Dance & Costume
Free Michael Jackson Thriller Dance Classes | San Jose

In preparation for their attempt to set the Guinness World Record with their version of Thrill the World, Adira Dance & Costume will be offering free Thriller dance classes at their dance studio in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood from 7-8 pm every Wednesday from September 5 to ...

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Wednesday, October 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute (Berkeley)
Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley

In many Buddhist lands, the full moon is a time to gather for prayer and meditation. The Tibetan Nyingma Institute continues this tradition at the through holding a chanting ceremony on full moon nights. Join Nyingma students and friends in chanting the Vajra Guru Mantra ...

Friday, October 26

2018 Dia de los Muertos: Trunk or Treat, Magic, & “Coco” Screening | Mill Valley
Friday, October 26 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mill Valley Community Center
2018 Dia de los Muertos: Trunk or Treat, Magic, & "Coco" Screening | Mill Valley
Mill Valley Recreation invites you to attend their Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration at the Community Center on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 4 pm. It is a fun, free event for the community where families come to the community center to ...
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music along with half-price after-hours museum gallery admission. This is a great community gathering that is most vibrant during March-November when the garden and terraces are ...Every Friday

Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park
Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park

One of San Francisco’s most celebrated after-hours museum events returns for a fall season of 2018. These nine Friday Nights feature free admission to the main-level galleries highlighted by a reinterpretation of contemporary art in their permanent collection and new acquisitions called Specters of Disruption. ...Every Friday

Annual Halloween Carnival: Games & Cookie Decorating | Albany
Friday, October 26 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Albany Community Center
Annual Halloween Carnival: Games & Cookie Decorating | Albany
Calling all ghosts and ghouls, and join the annual Halloween Carnival. Bring the whole family down to the Albany Community Center for games, activities, cookie decorating, and prizes galore. It’s sure to be a scary good time for all. Activities Include: Spooky Arts & Crafts Creepy Cookie Decoration Ghoulish ...
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, October 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
| Alley Cat Books
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF

Don’t spend yer Friday sittin’ at home, chewin’ tobacco all on yer lonesome. C’mon down to the ole book place; bring yer dancin’ legs. Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery will be hosting the Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance from 7-9 pm every 4th Friday night. All dances are ...Monthly

CANCELLED – Free Swing Dance Class on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Friday, October 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
CANCELLED - Free Swing Dance Class on SF's Newest Rooftop Park | SF

Salesforce Park, SF’s brand new 5.4-acre park on top of the new Transit Center, opens on August 11, 2018, with a grand opening block party. Free Swing Dance Class on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park Friday, Aug. 17 & Sept. 21 | 7 pm to 9 ...

Saturday, October 27

San Francisco’s Annual Financial Planning Days | Main Library
Saturday, October 27 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco Main Public Library
San Francisco's Annual Financial Planning Days | Main Library
Come to San Francisco Financial Planning Day and get free, objective, no-strings-attached financial advice from Certified Financial Planner™ professionals. Certified Financial Planner™ professionals are volunteering to offer free, one-on-one counseling and financial workshops throughout the day. Financial Planning Day 2018’s programs include something for everyone. There ...
2018 World Veg Festival | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 27 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*$10 regular admission, $5 students and seniors.
| Hall of Flowers
2018 World Veg Festival | Golden Gate Park

The San Francisco Veg Society hosts the 19th annual World Veg Festival featuring an exciting lineup of speakers, cooking demos, exhibitors, entertainers and food vendors. SFVS is a non-profit and all-volunteer run organization whose mission is to promote a plant-based lifestyle for healthy, ethical & sustainable living. ...

2018 North Bay Science Discovery Day | Santa Rosa
Saturday, October 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Sonoma County Fairgrounds
2018 North Bay Science Discovery Day | Santa Rosa
Put on your walking shoes and get ready to experience and explore science around the North Bay, from energy to the environment, from bees to black lights, from eating liquid nitrogen ice cream to dissecting a squid. Free hands-on science festival for kids of all ages. ...
2018 Rethink Recycling Day | San Carlos
Saturday, October 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Shoreway Environmental Center
2018 Rethink Recycling Day | San Carlos
RethinkWaste invites you to join this free event to find out how recycling can be more than using the blue cart. The event will include food, raffle, demonstrations, Kombucha sampling, and a whole lot more. 2018 Rethink Recycling Day Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 10 am to ...
2018 East Bay Science Discovery Day | Concord
Saturday, October 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Cal State East Bay - Concord Campus
2018 East Bay Science Discovery Day | Concord
Come enjoy a showcase of science, technology, and engineering led by businesses, museums, and universities from Contra Costa County and beyond. With hands-on, interactive science booths and live science demos, you can explore STEM fields, engage your passions and discover new ones. The Contra Costa Discovery Day ...
2018 Pumpkin Carving Party, Free Cider & Cookies | SF
Saturday, October 27 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring your own pumpkin.
| Sunnyside Conservatory
2018 Pumpkin Carving Party, Free Cider & Cookies | SF
The Sunnyside Conservatory invites you to their annual Pumpkin Carving Party on Saturday, October 27, 2018, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Carve, chat, and enjoy complimentary hot cider and Halloween cookies. Bring your own pumpkin. Pumpkin carving kits and tools will be provided, including tools for older children. San ...

Sunday, October 28

Magical Marketplace: Metaphysical Vendors, Tea Lounge + Broom Making | SF
Sunday, October 28 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco County Fair Building
Magical Marketplace: Metaphysical Vendors, Tea Lounge + Broom Making | SF
The Modern Witches Confluence is blessed to have stellar vendors offering their crafts and sharing their magic at The Magical Marketplace. The Marketplace is free, open to the public and Confluence attendees from 9 am-6 pm. The Marketplace will host Haven, a tea lounge hosted by ...
“Doctors & Nurses ” Halloween Theme Drawing Workshop & Gathering | Madrone Art Bar
Sunday, October 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Admission is $15. Spectators are Free (Tips are always appreciated)
| Madrone Art Bar
"Doctors & Nurses " Halloween Theme Drawing Workshop & Gathering | Madrone Art Bar
On Halloween 2018, Madrone Art Bar is hosting the “Doctors & Nurses ” Halloween theme drawing workshop and gathering from 1 pm to 4 pm on October 28th. Come join the gallery girls for a special drink & draw drawing event in San Francisco. With models, Jennifer Fabos ...
“Mother, Daughter, Sister” Documentary Film Screening | Roxie Theater
Sunday, October 28 – 4:00 pm | Cost: $10 | Roxie Theater
“Mother, Daughter, Sister” Documentary Film Screening | Roxie Theater

Last year, 700,000 Rohingya refugees fled to Bangladesh, escaping a brutal campaign of violence at the hands of the Burmese military. A groundbreaking new documentary film, “Mother, Daughter, Sister,” exposes the brutal campaigns of rape and sexual violence against Rohingya and Kachin women – and ...

Monday, October 29

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, October 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door. Doors at 7 pm; Show at 8 pm
| Club 21
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland

Nerd Nite East Bay is a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They get smart and interesting people, give them lots of free drinks, and put them on stage in front of a couple hundred tipsy nerds. Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s salacious, and it’s always nerdy. Nerd ...Monthly

Tuesday, October 30

2018 Day of the Dead Party: Live Mariachi Band, Craft & Street Decorating | Berkeley
Tuesday, October 30 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Farmers' Market
2018 Day of the Dead Party: Live Mariachi Band, Craft & Street Decorating | Berkeley
Honor passed loved ones and ancestors at the annual Dia de los Muertos celebration featuring a number of hands-on activities for the whole family on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. It’s transition time at the farmers’ markets. Stone fruit and salads of summer are giving way to soup ...
The Chronicle on the Midterms: In-person Voters’ Guide | SF
Tuesday, October 30 – 5:30 pm | Cost: $13.50*
*$13.50 regular ticket using the promo code: MidternFC
| Gray Area/Grand Theater
The Chronicle on the Midterms: In-person Voters’ Guide | SF
Join The Chronicle for an in-person voters’ guide to the 2018 midterm elections. Hear from political insiders about the latest news on local issues, state propositions, and the developing battles of the midterm elections. Know the issues, stay informed – vote on November 6.
SF History Night | Pacific Heights
Tuesday, October 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 for non-members; free for SFHA members
| Congregation Sherith Israel Newman Hall
SF History Night | Pacific Heights

The San Francisco History Association hosts monthly talks which explore our city’s enchanting history in depth. Each month, a local history expert hosts a themed talk usually accompanied by a slide show with light refreshments. presentations cover a dizzyingly diverse variety of SF history ...Monthly