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Thursday, October 18

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

Monthly 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 ...

Friday, October 19

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, October 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bayview Opera House
"3rd On Third" Arts & Music | Bayview

Monthly San Francisco’s Bayview Neighborhood comes alive for 3rd on Third, a community-wide arts celebration for the whole family happening from 5-8 pm every third Friday of the month, at Bayview Town Center (Mendell Plaza at 3rd Street & Oakdale Ave). The monthly event features pop-up galleries, ...

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

Monthly 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 ...

Saturday, October 20

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 ...
2018 Día de los Muertos Festival: Live Mariachi, Dancing, Sugar Skulls & Lucha Libre | San José
Saturday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2018 Día de los Muertos Festival: Live Mariachi, Dancing, Sugar Skulls & 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 6 pm Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park, 194 South Market St., San Jose FREE View 2018 Music ...
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 ...

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

Monthly 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. ...

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 ...

Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Saturday, October 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
| Underground SF
Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight

Monthly Push The Feeling is monthly dance party happening every third Saturday at Underground SF (424 Haight St.) in the Lower Haight. Resident DJs YR Skull and epicsauce invite local and out-of-town guest DJs to their decks every month. The party is typically free before 10 pm with an RSVP, and ...

Sunday, October 21

Presidio Picnic: Off the Grid’s Sunday Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, October 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Presidio Picnic: Off the Grid's Sunday Food Truck Party | SF

every sunday San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2018. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Held on the seven acre Main ...

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, October 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley

Monthly Sunday Assembly is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life. They’ve got the best parts of a church – community, singing, and acts of service – without any of the religious dogma. They typically meet on the third Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, and ...

Head West Marketplace: Local Artisans & Live Music | Emeryville
Sunday, October 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Bay Street Emeryville
Head West Marketplace: Local Artisans & Live Music | Emeryville

Monthly Bay Street is set to host Head West Marketplace, a monthly market from West Perro, showcasing more than 30 local artisans. From one-of-a-kind clothing to home décor, everyone is invited to support small businesses on this special day. The Head West Marketplace will also feature ...

Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley
Sunday, October 21 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley

Monthly This free, participatory event has been a staple at La Peña Cultural Center for 12 years due to it’s incredible fun, and recurs every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. Come enjoy the Afro-Cuban folkloric drums, dances, and songs of rumba. Rumba is the ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, October 21 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room
"Return of the Cypher" Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room

every sunday 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 ...

Wednesday, October 24

Free Rooftop Jazz Concert at Salesforce Park | SF
Wednesday, October 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Rooftop Jazz Concert at Salesforce Park | SF

every wednesday Close your laptop and open your soul with after work jams from seasoned Bay Area musicians. Curated by People in Plazas. Free Rooftop Concert Series Every Wednesday, Aug. 15 – Oct. 24, 2018 | 5 pm Salesforce Park (Main Plaza), 425 Mission St., San Francisco FREE ...

Thursday, October 25

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, October 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF

Monthly 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 ...

Friday, October 26

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Monthly 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 ...

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, October 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley

Monthly 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 ...

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

Monthly 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 ...

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

Win Tix: Radical French Pop Star: Christine and the Queens | Fox Theater
Friday, October 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Fox Theater
Christine and the Queens is the electronic pop solo project of singer, songwriter, dancer and producer Héloïse Létissier. Born in Nantes, France, Letissier studied theatre before forming her solo musical group Christine and the Queens. > Get Tickets – $36 Letissier has been signed to the independent ...

Saturday, October 27

2018 Día de Los Muertos at the Cemetery | San José
Saturday, October 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Calvary Catholic Cemetery
2018 Día de Los Muertos at the Cemetery | San José
The 2018 Día de Los Muertos celebration at Calvary Catholic Cemetery will take place from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, October 27, 2018. Día de Los Muertos is one of Mexico’s traditional holidays reuniting and honoring beloved ancestors, family, and friends. It is an ...

Sunday, October 28

Tricycle Music Festival 2018: The Okee Dokee Brothers | SF
Sunday, October 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Koret Auditorium
Tricycle Music Festival 2018: The Okee Dokee Brothers | 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 ...

18th Annual “Halloween Hoopla” Festival & Costume Parade | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, October 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
18th Annual “Halloween Hoopla” Festival & Costume Parade | Yerba Buena Gardens
The 18th annual Halloween Hoopla features interactive performances and games for kids under 10 and their adults happening on Sunday, October 28, 2018, and the return of the Yerba Buena Pumpkin Patch display. The program culminates in the eagerly awaited Halloween Costume Parade, where everyone is ...
Tricycle Music Festival 2018: The Okee Dokee Brothers | Final Day
Sunday, October 28 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SFMOMA
Tricycle Music Festival 2018: The Okee Dokee Brothers | Final Day

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 ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, October 28 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room
"Return of the Cypher" Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room

every sunday 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 ...

Friday, November 2

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 ...