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Wednesday, October 17

CANCELLED – Free Rooftop R&B Concert at Salesforce Park | SF
Wednesday, October 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
CANCELLED - Free Rooftop R&B Concert at Salesforce Park | SF

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 Close your laptop and open your soul with after work jams from seasoned Bay Area musicians. Curated by People in ...Every Wednesday

5-piece Folk Band: Banda Sin Nombre | The Chapel
Wednesday, October 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Chapel
5-piece Folk Band: Banda Sin Nombre | The Chapel
Banda Sin Nombre is a five-piece street band from San Francisco’s Mission District dedicated to performing folk music from around the world. Mixing rich vocal harmonies with acoustic instruments including guitar, fiddle, charango, cajon, and bass, the band’s inspirations range from Peruvian Chicha to Catalan Rumba ...

Thursday, October 18

21st United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) | Palo Alto
21st United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) | Palo Alto
21st UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival), was founded in 1998 by Stanford educator and film critic Jasmina Bojic. The 21st UNAFF will be held from October 18-28, 2018 in Palo Alto, Stanford University, East Palo Alto and San Francisco. This year’s theme TOMORROW? continues their two decades long celebration ...
Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza Opening Celebration | Oct 18-21
Thursday, October 18 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Berkeley BART
Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza Opening Celebration | Oct 18-21

The new BART Plaza will be having its grand opening celebration at 4 pm on Thursday, October 18. Kick off the weekend with a celebration and ongoing programming in at the new plaza. Mayor Jesse Arreguín will lead the ribbon cutting on opening day, followed ...

Civic Center’s 2018 Third Thursday “Commons Block Party” | SF
Thursday, October 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
Civic Center's 2018 Third Thursday "Commons Block Party" | SF

The Commons on Third Thursdays will activate UN Plaza, Fulton Street and Civic Center Plaza with three stages of music, food trucks, bars, bocce ball and other activities held on four nights, once a month through October, from 5 to 9 pm. “The Commons” is the ...Monthly

Free Live Concert: A La Mar (to the Sea) | The Presidio
Thursday, October 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Free Live Concert: A La Mar (to the Sea) | The Presidio
Experience the powerful musical traditions that stretch back to the founding of El Presidio de San Francisco in 1776. Mexican roots group Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) joins forces with early music violinist Shira Kammen for a hauntingly evocative concert that resurrects the early marriage of ...
Win Tix: Twang-hazy Dream Pop: Madeline Kenney | Rickshaw Stop
Thursday, October 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Rickshaw Stop
Madeline Kenney will release her sophomore album, Perfect Shapes – a wholly unexpected leap forward in both composition and musicality. The record was produced by Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak, Flock of Dimes) and reflects a deeply collaborative and introspective process, apparent both in arrangements and ...

Friday, October 19

Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza Opening Celebration | Oct 18-21
Friday, October 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Berkeley BART
Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza Opening Celebration | Oct 18-21

The new BART Plaza will be having its grand opening celebration at 4 pm on Thursday, October 18. Kick off the weekend with a celebration and ongoing programming in at the new plaza. Mayor Jesse Arreguín will lead the ribbon cutting on opening day, followed ...

Voteside Lands ft. CupcakKe w/ Girlpool | Berkeley
Friday, October 19 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley - Lower Sproul
Voteside Lands ft. CupcakKe w/ Girlpool | Berkeley
It’s midterm season. No, not school midterms- Election Midterms. SUPERB and the Office of the EAVP are stoked to present: Voteside Lands. Come get down to some tunes from CupkakKe featuring Girlpool and Berkeley’s own Mariachi Luz de Oro while exercising your right to vote.
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

2018 Fairfax Irish Music Festival: Opening Night | North Bay
Friday, October 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | EV Lounge
2018 Fairfax Irish Music Festival: Opening Night | North Bay

Come and enjoy an Irish Fleadh Cheoil (festival of music) type atmosphere in this lovey town. The small town of Fairfax, situated 22 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, will once again resemble a town in Ireland during the annual Fairfax Irish Festival Of ...

Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley
Friday, October 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations welcome
| La Peña Cultural Center
Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley

Enjoy a lively evening of music, dancing, and zapateado– bring your dance shoes and instruments, or just come and enjoy the music and dance. Son Jarocho is a lively traditional art form from the southern Mexican state of Veracruz that sits on the coast of the ...Monthly

Win Tix: Modern Pop-rock: Banners | Bottom of the Hill
Friday, October 19 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Bottom of the Hill
Banners presents a haunting, beautiful portrait of life, death, and dreams in his music. Gaining trajectory through 50+ million Spotify streams and a #1 charting single on Alt Nation. > Get Tickets – $12 Adv / $15 Door The Liverpool singer/songwriter is breaking new ground with his ...

Saturday, October 20

2018 Oktoberfest: Stein-holding Contest, Costumes, & Bavarian Food | Campbell
Saturday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free for all ages. Food, beer, and wine prices vary.
| Historic Downtown Campbell
2018 Oktoberfest: Stein-holding Contest, Costumes, & Bavarian Food | Campbell

Join the two-day Bavarian-themed of the 24th Annual Oktoberfest, with events showcasing authentic, mouthwatering German foods including Bratwurst and other sausages, sauerkraut, pretzels and German potato salad, a variety of beers and ales, over 100 fine artisans from all over the country and an impressive ...

3rd Annual Marin Music Festival | San Rafael
Saturday, October 20 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Marin Rod and Gun Club
3rd Annual Marin Music Festival | San Rafael
Steven Restivo Event Service is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Marin Music Festival. Known for its musical revolution in the 1960’s and 1970’s, Marin County provides a gorgeous natural backdrop for this free day of local music showcasing Marin’s musical flair. This free event will ...
2018 Potrero Hill Festival & Street Fair: 100+ Vendors & Live Music | SF
Saturday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Potrero Hill Neighborhood House
2018 Potrero Hill Festival & Street Fair: 100+ Vendors & Live Music | SF
Potrero Hill, iconic neighborhood extraordinaire, is hosting the 28th annual festival – an exciting street fair on 20th Street. They’ll have music, food, crafts, rides and activities for young and old alike. 2018 Potrero Hill Festival Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 11 am to 4 pm 20th Street ...
2018 Cowboy Hootenanny Folk Festival | East Bay
Saturday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but parking is $5 (cash only)
| Sunol-Ohlone Regional Wilderness
2018 Cowboy Hootenanny Folk Festival | East Bay
Come celebrate the cowboy and ranching heritage to some good old-fashioned foot stompin’, hand clappin’ blue grass music in the grassy meadow at the Sunol-Ohlone Regional Wilderness. 2018 Cowboy Hootenanny Folk Festival Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 11 am to 4 pm Sunol-Ohlone Regional Wilderness, 1895 Geary Rd, Sunol, CA FREE, but ...
Alemany Farm 14th Annual Harvest Festival | SF
Saturday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Alemany Farm
Alemany Farm 14th Annual Harvest Festival | SF
This community gathering has become a favorite fall tradition to enjoy the warm October sun before heading into the shorter, cooler winter days. All are welcome. Bring a friend, make new friends, catch up with old friends, and have some fun at the farm on Saturday, ...
2018 Día de los Muertos Festival: Live Mariachi, Dancing & Lucha Libre | San José
Saturday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2018 Día de los Muertos Festival: Live Mariachi, Dancing & Lucha Libre | San José
Come enjoy 9th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival filled with live music, food, local artists, over 100 vendors, and even Lucha Libre wrestling. 2018 Día de los Muertes Festival Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 11 am to 8 pm Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park, 194 South Market St., San Jose FREE View 2018 Music ...
Oktoberfest: Beer Garden, Micro Brews & Live Music | Walnut Creek
Saturday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, bring money for food and drinks.
| Walnut Creek Civic Park
Oktoberfest: Beer Garden, Micro Brews & Live Music | Walnut Creek
Join the biergarten or on the dance floor for another epic Oktoberfest in Walnut Creek. It’s a great place to show off your dirndl dress or don the lederhosen (not mandatory). This free, day-long family-friendly event recreates the beloved German fall celebration. OktoberfestWC includes live entertainment, ...
“Crissy Field Day” Festival 2018 | SF
Saturday, October 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Crissy Field
"Crissy Field Day" Festival 2018 | SF
Join for a free celebration with music, fun and your ideas for Crissy Field’s future at East Beach. Plus take home a free thank you gift. Crissy Field Day Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 11 am to 2 pm Crissy Field, 1199 E Beach, San Francisco FREE with RSVP Family-friendly Activities: Dive ...
Tricycle Music Festival 2018: José-Luis Orozco | SF
Saturday, October 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Merced Branch Library
Tricycle Music Festival 2018: José-Luis Orozco | SF

Kids and families, Tricycle Music Fest at the library returns for the tenth year on Sept. 30 to Oct. 28, 2018. Join the San Francisco Public Library for the kickoff event on Sunday, September 30, 2018, at the Phyllis Wattis Theater. At the end of every ...

4th Annual Walnut Creek Oktoberfest | Civic Park
Saturday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Walnut Creek Civic Park
4th Annual Walnut Creek Oktoberfest | Civic Park
Don’t miss the 4th Annual Walnut Creek Oktoberfest, coming up on October 20. Civic Park’s 16-plus acres will be transformed into an epic Oktoberfest celebration. Admission is free. The event includes a Biergarten, Microbrews, Gourmet Food, Live Music, Autobahn, Kids Zone, and more than vendors. 4th Annual Walnut ...
Berkeley BART Plaza Opening Celebration & Family Day
Saturday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Berkeley BART
Berkeley BART Plaza Opening Celebration & Family Day

The new BART Plaza will be having its grand opening celebration at 4 pm on Thursday, October 18. Kick off the weekend with a celebration and ongoing programming in at the new plaza. Mayor Jesse Arreguín will lead the ribbon cutting on opening day, followed ...

2018 Aki Matsuri Fall Festival: Japanese Drumming, Origami & Dance | Japantown
Saturday, October 20 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Japan Center
2018 Aki Matsuri Fall Festival: Japanese Drumming, Origami & Dance | Japantown
Come celebrate Aki Matsuri, fall festival marking the 50th Anniversary of Japan Center. Featuring top Japanese cultural groups of San Francisco and greater Bay Area in Japanese drumming, dance, martial arts, and more. 2018 Aki Matsuri Fall Festival Saturday, October 20, 2018 | Noon to 4:30 pm Japan ...
2018 Fairfax Irish Music & Dance Festival | North Bay
Saturday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 19 Broadway
2018 Fairfax Irish Music & Dance Festival | North Bay

Come and enjoy an Irish Fleadh Cheoil (festival of music) type atmosphere in this lovey town. The small town of Fairfax, situated 22 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, will once again resemble a town in Ireland during the annual Fairfax Irish Festival Of ...

“Christmas in October” Live Music & Conversation | Pacifica
Saturday, October 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Longboard Margarita Bar
"Christmas in October" Live Music & Conversation | Pacifica
Radio legends Renee Richardson and Irish Greg McQuaid join the team at Soundwaves TV for their Christmas special. That’s right, it’s Christmas in October at Longboard Margarita Bar in Pacifica. Christmas in October Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 1 pm to 3 pm Longboard Margarita Bar, 180 Eureka Square, ...
Jason Achilles Rock Concert | Amoeba SF
Saturday, October 20 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Jason Achilles Rock Concert | Amoeba SF
Amoeba SF is proud to welcome Jason Achilles to the stage with a special matinee performance and signing of his new DISCØ EP on Saturday, October 20th at 2pm.
Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin
Saturday, October 20 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boeddeker Park
Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin

An urban oasis in the Tenderloin, Boeddeker Park hosts “Art in the Park” every third Saturday for an afternoon of free live music, visual art and spoken word from 3pm to 5pm with free refreshments. Art in the Park Every Third Saturday | 3pm Boeddeker Park, 240 Eddy St. ...Monthly

Tricycle Music Festival 2018: José-Luis Orozco | SF
Saturday, October 20 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SF Public Library(West Portal Branch)
Tricycle Music Festival 2018: José-Luis Orozco | SF

Kids and families, Tricycle Music Fest at the library returns for the tenth year on Sept. 30 to Oct. 28, 2018. Join the San Francisco Public Library for the kickoff event on Sunday, September 30, 2018, at the Phyllis Wattis Theater. At the end of every ...