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Friday, October 11

Salesforce Park’s Final Rooftop Salsa Dance Party of 2019 | SF
Friday, October 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Salesforce Park's Final Rooftop Salsa Dance Party of 2019 | SF

Latin Connection Dance will spice up the park with a mix of Salsa and Bachata dance lessons every second Friday. All levels welcome. Food/adult drinks for sale. Salesforce Park Salsa Dance Party Second Fridays, July – October 2019 July 12, August 9, September 13, October ...Monthly

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, October 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| Grace Cathedral
Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral

One evening a month (usually the second Friday, but not always), Grace Cathedral invites you to walk the labyrinth by candlelight and music and pray for peace in our hearts and peace in the world. The walk is hosted by the Labyrinth Guild. Always check the Labyrinth website for ...Monthly

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2019
Friday, October 11 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2019

The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services invites you to the first San José Neighbor Nights. The event will take place every second Friday of the month at community centers throughout the entire city of San José. SJ Neighbor Nights ...Monthly

Saturday, October 12

Meet LGBTQIA Vendors & Free Workshop: Queer Street Marketplace | SF
Saturday, October 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Registration Required
| San Francisco LGBT Community Center
Meet LGBTQIA Vendors & Free Workshop: Queer Street Marketplace | SF
October is Economic Justice Month at the SF LGBT Center. During this month, we have a variety of events including a job fair, financial literacy workshops, and many more. As part of the EJM, October 12 is our Small Business Day. We will have our ...
Second Saturday: Family Festive Gathering | Jack London Square
Saturday, October 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Second Saturday: Family Festive Gathering | Jack London Square

Serving as Jack London Square’s flagship monthly event, Second Saturday is held every second Saturday. This full-scale family event is marketed and promoted by both Wiggins Consulting and Jack London Square. Second Saturday brings in immense audiences as it showcases up to 100 unique vendors, ...Monthly

Art Walk 2019: 11 Amazing Galleries & Live Music | Benicia
Saturday, October 12 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | First Street (Benicia)
Art Walk 2019: 11 Amazing Galleries & Live Music | Benicia

Benicia Art Walk 2019 returns for the 8th season, 2-7 PM, at 11 amazing galleries on First Street in downtown Benicia. Galleries have special activities going on including live entertainment, small sips, and more. Grab the Galleries of First Street Art Passport, then stop by ...Monthly

“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF
Saturday, October 12 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
| Monument
"Sketchboard": Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF

Join in at the Monument (140 9th St), for figure drawing accompanied by live musicians. Everyone is welcome, we are a mix of seasoned artists, students, and first timers. Poses range from 2, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 minutes. There will be easels provided and ...Monthly

2019 “Yerba Buena Night” Outdoor Arts Festival | SoMa
Saturday, October 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena District
2019 "Yerba Buena Night" Outdoor Arts Festival | SoMa
Come out and see, hear, and experience the Yerba Buena district come alive with music, video, art and dance at the annual Yerba Buena Night. 2019 Yerba Buena Night Saturday, October 12, 2019 | 6 pm to 10 pm Jessie Square, Yerba Buena Lane, the Yerba Buena Center of ...

Sunday, October 13

Presidio Picnic: Off the Grid’s Sunday Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, October 13 – 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

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2019. 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 ...Every Sunday

2019 Italian Heritage Parade | North Beach
Sunday, October 13 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Washington Square Park
2019 Italian Heritage Parade | North Beach
Come to one of the city’s oldest celebrations of heritage and the longest-running Italian-American parade in the nation – a bright and colorful San Francisco institution since it was established in 1868. Featuring Italian and Italian-American dignitaries, music, performances, floats, and representatives of Italian and Italian-American organizations ...
Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, October 13 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Temescal Art Center
Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland

Shapeshifters Cinema is a monthly series featuring experimental filmmakers and video artists presenting moving image work live with accompaniment from musicians and sound artists. Shapeshifters takes place the second Sunday of every month, from 8 to 9 pm (unless otherwise noted) at Temescal Art Center ...Monthly

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, October 13 – 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 14

Fleet Week High School Band Challenge | Golden Gate Park
Monday, October 14 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Fleet Week High School Band Challenge | Golden Gate Park
The annual San Francisco Fleet Week High School Band Challenge is returning to Golden Gate Park’s Band Shell, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. The event, co-hosted by Recruiting Station San Francisco, 12th Marine Corps Recruiting District and the San Francisco Fleet Week Association provides top Bay Area ...
Rooftop Drum Circle in Salesforce Park | SF
Monday, October 14 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Rooftop Drum Circle in Salesforce Park | SF

Join your neighbours for “hands-on”, interactive group drumming and rhythm lead by DRUMMM Rhythmic Events, held every 2nd Monday.Monthly

Tuesday, October 15

Brand New “Painted Pianos” Musical Art & Live Performance | Walnut Creek
Tuesday, October 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather Permitting.
| 1499 N. Main St. (Walnut Creek)
Brand New "Painted Pianos" Musical Art & Live Performance | Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek Downtown is proud to announce a new musical art project called, “Painted Pianos.” Eight pianos will be donated by Steinway Piano Gallery and hand-painted by local artists on site, in downtown Walnut Creek and the Center for Community Arts’ Shadelands campus courtyard. Artists ...

Wednesday, October 16

Free Rooftop Zydeco Concert at Salesforce Park | SF
Wednesday, October 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Rooftop Zydeco 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

Friday, October 18

Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley
Friday, October 18 – 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

Saturday, October 19

SF Chamber Orchestra “With Strings Attached” Children’s Concert | SF
Saturday, October 19 – 10:15 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
| San Francisco Main Public Library
SF Chamber Orchestra "With Strings Attached" Children's Concert | SF
The violins, violas, cellos and double bass form the most important section of our orchestra.  Learn about vibrating strings, horsehair bows, what pizzicato means, and why cellos don’t have chin rests!  Plus lots of beautiful music from our amazing professional players. Concerts: Saturday, October 19, 2019: San ...
Alemany Farm 15th Annual Harvest Festival | SF
Saturday, October 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Alemany Farm
Alemany Farm 15th 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. Bring a friend, make new friends, catch up with old friends, and have some fun at the farm on Saturday, October 19, 2019, ...
Facebook’s Fall Fest: Latin Celebration & Halloween Bash | Facebook HQ
Saturday, October 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP is requested.
| Facebook Headquarters
Facebook's Fall Fest: Latin Celebration & Halloween Bash | Facebook HQ
Join Facebook for their Fall Festival featuring a Latin cultural celebration with Halloween activities. Proceeds benefit youth mentoring and sports programs.
SF Chamber Orchestra “With Strings Attached” Children’s Concert | San Mateo
Saturday, October 19 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
| San Mateo Public Library
SF Chamber Orchestra "With Strings Attached" Children's Concert | San Mateo
The violins, violas, cellos and double bass form the most important section of our orchestra.  Learn about vibrating strings, horsehair bows, what pizzicato means, and why cellos don’t have chin rests!  Plus lots of beautiful music from our amazing professional players. Concerts: Saturday, October 19, 2019: San ...
Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin
Saturday, October 19 – 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

Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Saturday, October 19 – 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

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 ...Monthly

Sunday, October 20

SF Chamber Orchestra “With Strings Attached” Children’s Concert | Berkeley
Sunday, October 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
| Crowden Music Center
SF Chamber Orchestra "With Strings Attached" Children's Concert | Berkeley
The violins, violas, cellos and double bass form the most important section of our orchestra.  Learn about vibrating strings, horsehair bows, what pizzicato means, and why cellos don’t have chin rests!  Plus lots of beautiful music from our amazing professional players. Concerts: Saturday, October 19, 2019: San ...
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, October 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley

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 ...Monthly

The Final Presidio Picnic of 2019 | SF
Sunday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
The Final Presidio Picnic of 2019 | SF

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2019. 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 ...Every Sunday

Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley
Sunday, October 20 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley

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 ...Monthly

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, October 20 – 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 21

“Classical Revolution” Chamber Music Jam | Mission Dist.
Monday, October 21 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a $5-20 donation is welcome to support the musicians.
| The Revolution Cafe
"Classical Revolution" Chamber Music Jam | Mission Dist.

“Classical Revolution” is a bi-monthly chamber music night at the Mission District’s Revolution Cafe. They feature different local and visiting musicians in a unique Chamber Jam format, where musicians get a chance to perform in a casual environment and audiences get to hear chamber music in a ...Monthly

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