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Tuesday, October 22

Win Tix: Indie Rock Multi-instrumentalist: Andrew Bird | Fox Theater
Tuesday, October 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Fox Theater
Andrew Bird is an internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, whistler, and songwriter who picked up his first violin at the age of four and spent his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by ear. Since beginning his recording career in 1997, Bird has released 13 ...

Wednesday, October 23

Free Rooftop Puerto Rico Concert at Salesforce Park | SF
Wednesday, October 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Rooftop Puerto Rico Concert at Salesforce Park | SF

Salesforce Park, SF’s newly-reopened 5.4 acre park on top of the Transit Center hosts a ton of free events every week highlighted by free weekly after-work outdoor rooftop concerts curated by People in Plazas. So close your laptop and open your soul with after-work jams ...Every Wednesday

Win Tix: Hard Rock Blues: The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band | Bottom of the Hill
Wednesday, October 23 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Bottom of the Hill
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band has built its reputation the long, slow, hard way. After 12 years of playing as many as 300 shows each year, Rev. Peyton, the world’s foremost country blues finger-style picker, along with the biggest little band in the country has ...

Thursday, October 24

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, October 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Thursday and fourth Thursday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. Is it taking place this month? Always check the Facebook ...Monthly

Win Tix: “Reimagine” Opening Night: Art, Music & Conversation | SF
Thursday, October 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Sydney Goldstein Theater
Opening Night kicks off the festival with a showcase of some of SF’s luminaries and most incredible creators, including author Anne Lamott with Anna Sale of Death, Sex & Money. Thursday night will also feature a  stunning visual symphony by Angelica Ekeke, legendary spoken-word poet Bob Holman, poets Tongo Eisen-Martin, ...

Friday, October 25

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, October 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...Monthly

2019 Halloween Trunk or Treat & Live Music | Mill Valley
Friday, October 25 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mill Valley Community Center
2019 Halloween Trunk or Treat & Live Music | Mill Valley
Join for a day of trick or treating, live music and more on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 4 pm, at the Mill Valley Recreation. Please note the full event details including the event schedule and lineup are not yet available, as of October 10, 2019,  
Free Swing Dance Class on SF’s Rooftop Park | SF
Friday, October 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Swing Dance Class on SF's Rooftop Park | SF

Dust off your dancing shoes. Shimmytown brings a live band and professional Lindy Hop dance instructors. Free Swing Dance Class on SF’s Rooftop Park Friday, August 23, September 27, October 25, 2019 |  pm to  pm Salesforce Park (Main Plaza), 425 Mission St., San Francisco FREE ...

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, October 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley

Walk the free labyrinth at Grace North Church in Berkeley with 97 candles lighting the path, while listening to music every last Friday of the month. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, piano and voice, will play songs from many world religions that inspire ...Monthly

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, October 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
| Alley Cat Books

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

“The Most Famous Symphony Ever Written” Free Main Stage Concert | SF
Friday, October 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
| Herbst Theatre
"The Most Famous Symphony Ever Written" Free Main Stage Concert | SF
Join Music Director Ben Simon and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra for a guided tour of classical music’s greatest hit, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. This revolutionary work has thrilled audiences since its premiere in 1808. Find out why and deepen your understanding and appreciation of ...
Win Tix: SOLD OUT: Indie-rock Singer & Songwriter: Lucy Dacus | August Hall
Friday, October 25 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN | August Hall
One of rock’s most promising new voices.Her guitar-centered indie rock sound, grounded by her wistful yet pragmatic vocals, sparkles with her simmering wit. She reissued No Burden once she signed to Matador, and her sophomore album, Historian, released in 2018. > Get Tickets – $20 Joining her ...

Saturday, October 26

2019 Leap Sandcastle Classic: NorCal’s Biggest Sandcastle Comp. | Ocean Beach
Saturday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*FREE with RSVP on Eventbrite or Facebook
| Ocean Beach (Balboa)
2019 Leap Sandcastle Classic: NorCal's Biggest Sandcastle Comp. | Ocean Beach
Take part in Northern California’s largest sandcastle building event which features a spirited competition between teams of architects, engineers, contractors, designers and local elementary school students at Ocean Beach on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The theme for the 37th annual Leap Sandcastle Contest is “Let’s Play” There’s also a community ...
SF Hispanic Heritage Festival: Free Latin Jazz, Salsa Music Demo & Concert | SF
Saturday, October 26 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Western Addition Branch Library
SF Hispanic Heritage Festival: Free Latin Jazz, Salsa Music Demo & Concert | SF
One of San Francisco’s premiere youth ensembles presents a special concert and demonstration of the rhythms and instruments used in Latin jazz and salsa music on October 26, 2019 at 3 pm. An informational discussion about the music from Cuba, Puerto Rico and Latin America ...
2019 “Diwali” Festival of Lights Celebration | SF
Saturday, October 26 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center
2019 "Diwali" Festival of Lights Celebration | SF
Join the celebration of Diwali envisioning the dawn of the era of peace, happiness and prosperity. The spirit of Diwali helps us to clear away the darkness within, light up our homes, fill our hearts with joy by invoking the breath of renewed faith, hope and ...
“The Most Famous Symphony Ever Written” Free Main Stage Concert | Palo Alto
Saturday, October 26 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
| First Palo Alto United Methodist Church
"The Most Famous Symphony Ever Written" Free Main Stage Concert | Palo Alto
Join Music Director Ben Simon and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra for a guided tour of classical music’s greatest hit, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. This revolutionary work has thrilled audiences since its premiere in 1808. Find out why and deepen your understanding and appreciation of ...
Win Tix: Detroit Misfit Rapper: Danny Brown | August Hall
Saturday, October 26 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | August Hall
In the nearly ten years since Danny Brown’s magnum opus XXX was released, he has permeated both underground and mainstream music culture with an authentic and ever-evolving persona and a sound wholly his own, transcending genres and any parameters the world around him might impose. > ...
Free Tix: Thrash-Metal Legends “Mordid” + Halloween Ball | Ivy Room
Saturday, October 26 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required on RushTix. Comp tickets are limited
| Ivy Room
Free Tix: Thrash-Metal Legends "Mordid" + Halloween Ball | Ivy Room
Bring your best costume to Scotty Holderby’s 50th Birthday & Halloween Ball at the Ivy Room with Mordid and Dress the Dead. Tickets normally $15 but you can RSVP via RushTix and get exclusive free tickets. Comp tickets are limited. Before Anthrax collaborated with Public Enemy, before ...

Sunday, October 27

19th Annual “Halloween Hoopla” Festival & Costume Parade | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, October 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
19th Annual “Halloween Hoopla” Festival & Costume Parade | Yerba Buena Gardens
The 19th annual Halloween Hoopla features interactive performances and games for kids under 10 and their adults, and the return of the Yerba Buena Pumpkin Patch display. The program culminates in the eagerly awaited Halloween Costume Parade, where everyone is welcome to show off their Halloween ...
Acoustic Music in the Square | Noe Valley
Sunday, October 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Noe Valley Town Square
Acoustic Music in the Square | Noe Valley

Enjoy the afternoon every last Sunday of each month and listen for a free acoustic music in the square. Acoustic Music in the Square Last Sunday of each Month | 1 pm to 3 pm Noe Valley Town Square, 24th St. & Sanchez St, San ...Monthly

“The Most Famous Symphony Ever Written” Free Main Stage Concert | Berkeley
Sunday, October 27 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
| First Congregational Church (Berkeley)
"The Most Famous Symphony Ever Written" Free Main Stage Concert | Berkeley
Join Music Director Ben Simon and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra for a guided tour of classical music’s greatest hit, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. This revolutionary work has thrilled audiences since its premiere in 1808. Find out why and deepen your understanding and appreciation of ...
“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, October 27 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room
"Return of the Cypher" Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...Every Sunday

Monday, October 28

Win Tix: Soulful Jazz and Hip-hop: Jordan Rakei | August Hall
Monday, October 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | August Hall
With a fistful of highly praised releases under his belt and a soulful, jazz and hip-hop driven sound, a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer Jordan Rakei is a rare talent. He has become a steady beacon of the soulful and intimate music coming out of the ...

Tuesday, October 29

Win Tix: The Adicts: Halloween Tour | August Hall
Tuesday, October 29 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | August Hall
With their distinctive, A Clockwork Orange influenced image, sensational live shows and catchy, anthemic songs, The Adicts are one of the most easily recognizable punk bands of all time. Formed in 1976, when Sunderland brothers Pete Dee and Kid Dee Davison joined forces with Monkey ...

Wednesday, October 30

2019 Scary Halloween Piano Concert | SF
Wednesday, October 30 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Knuth Hall (SFSU)
2019 Scary Halloween Piano Concert | SF
Faculty pianists Inara Morgenstern and Victoria Neve perform Halloween-themed music, an annual San Francisco State tradition for more than 25 years. Special guest appearance by Ariela Morgenstern, mezzo soprano. Featuring Edgar Allen Poe’s A Tell-Tale Heart set to a piano score and spooky works by ...
Final Free Rooftop Concert at Salesforce Park of 2019 | SF
Wednesday, October 30 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Final Free Rooftop Concert at Salesforce Park of 2019 | SF

Salesforce Park, SF’s newly-reopened 5.4 acre park on top of the Transit Center hosts a ton of free events every week highlighted by free weekly after-work outdoor rooftop concerts curated by People in Plazas. So close your laptop and open your soul with after-work jams ...Every Wednesday

“People in Plazas” Free Summer Music Festival Final Day | SF
Wednesday, October 30 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
"People in Plazas" Free Summer Music Festival Final Day | SF

This free annual outdoor music festival puts on over 130 free lunchtime concerts featuring an array of different styles from July to October in over 15 different public plazas near Market Street. “People in Plazas” 2019 Market Street Music Festival July 9 to October 30, 2019 | ...

Dermot Kennedy Free In-store Concert | Amoeba SF
Wednesday, October 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Dermot Kennedy Free In-store Concert | Amoeba SF
Irish singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy joins us at Amoeba SF on Wednesday, October 30th at 6pm for a live set and signing of his long-awaited debut album Without Fear (out October 4th on Interscope). Buy the album at Amoeba SF to get it signed after his ...
Win Tix: Noah Kahan: Busyhead Tour with JP Saxe | August Hal
Wednesday, October 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | August Hall
This fall, Noah Kahan will embark on the Busyhead Tour to support his upcoming album. Busyhead is a powerfully self-aware coming-of-age soundtrack grappling with life’s trials and triumphs, featuring his new single, “Mess,” > Get Tickets – $20 Together with Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter JP Saxe, they ...
Win Tix: British Indie Pop Band: Kero Kero Bonito | The Regency Ballroom
Wednesday, October 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Regency Ballroom
Kero Kero Bonito aka KKB is a British three-piece band from London made up of vocalist Sarah Midori Perry and producers Gus Lobban and Jamie Bulled. They’re an Indie Pop and Electropop band who use a delightfully crazy mix of synth, English and Japanese lyrics and ...