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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 ...
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, November 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Monthly Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...

Free First Fridays Live Music Showcase | The Uptown
Friday, November 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
Free First Fridays Live Music Showcase | The Uptown

Monthly On the first Friday of every month, The Uptown presents a free live music showcase that celebrates Bay Area artist and musicians. This 10-year-old event highlights bands who they believe deserve your attention. First Fridays Live Music Showcase Every First Friday | 8 pm The ...

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, November 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
"Wrapped in Plastic" Jazz Quartet | The Royale

Monthly Wrapped in Plastic provides fresh sounds of old and new jazz to the Bay Area. In addition to an ever-expanding repertoire of jazz originals, the group reinterprets old favorites and lesser-known gems in new and modern ways – passing from Miles Davis to the music ...

Saturday, November 3

2018 Leap Sandcastle Classic | Ocean Beach
Saturday, November 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Balboa)
2018 Leap Sandcastle Classic | Ocean Beach
Northern California’s largest sandcastle building event, the 36th annual Leap Sandcastle Contest is a spirited competition between teams of architects, engineers, contractors, designers and local elementary school students at Ocean Beach (just below the Cliff House). There’s also a community castle for everyone to join in to build. Please ...
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, November 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Monthly Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...

Sunday, November 4

23rd Annual Dia De Los Muertos Fest: Altars, Dance & Traditional Artisans | Oakland
Sunday, November 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fruitvale Transit Village
23rd Annual Dia De Los Muertos Fest: Altars, Dance & Traditional Artisans | Oakland
Come to Oakland’s colorful Fruitvale neighborhood for the 23rd annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival at the Fruitvale Transit Village. 2018 Fruitvale Dia De Los Muertos Festival Sunday, November 4, 2018 | 10 am to 5 pm Fruitvale Transit Village, E. 12th St. at 33rd Ave. Oakland FREE Now in its 23rd year, ...
Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley
Sunday, November 4 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley

Monthly This free, participatory event has been a staple at La Peña Cultural Center for 12 years due to its 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, November 4 – 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 ...

Monday, November 5

SF’s Beatles Karaoke Night | Every First Monday
Monday, November 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
SF's Beatles Karaoke Night | Every First Monday

Monthly Do you think your bird can sing? If so, Joshua Raoul Brody (Tango Number 9) will give you and the Fab Four a piano-bar treatment at the Beatles-only karaoke night at The Royale, a neighborhood bar in the Tenderloin. Beatles Karaoke Night Every First Monday ...

Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room
Monday, November 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make-Out Room
Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room

Monthly Every first Monday of the month, The Make-Out Room presents a free concert with several local bands showing off the cutting edge of jazz and improvised music. Expect progressive sounds with a mix of anything from jazz, folk, rock to electronic music. – Updated 8/19/18 – ...

Thursday, November 8

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, November 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Veggie 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. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye ...

Friday, November 9

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, November 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| Grace Cathedral
Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral

Monthly 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 ...

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018
Friday, November 9 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018

Monthly 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 ...

Saturday, November 10

Second Saturday: Family Festive Gathering | Jack London Square
Saturday, November 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Second Saturday: Family Festive Gathering | Jack London Square

Monthly 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, ...

“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF
Saturday, November 10 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
| Monument
"Sketchboard": Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF

Monthly 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 ...

Sunday, November 11

Danville Sunday Market | Railroad Center
Danville Sunday Market | Railroad Center

Monthly Danville Sunday Market started out by wanting a place where all downtown Danville merchants can put their sale items out for the public in one common place and make it a fun event. Now it is a place for local merchants, artists, vendors etc come ...

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, November 11 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Temescal Art Center
Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland

Monthly 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 ...

Friday, November 16

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, November 16 – 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, November 16 – 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, November 17

Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin
Saturday, November 17 – 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. ...

Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Saturday, November 17 – 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, November 18

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, November 18 – 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, November 18 – 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, November 18 – 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 ...

Monday, November 19

“Classical Revolution” Chamber Music Jam | Mission Dist.
Monday, November 19 – 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.

Monthly “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 ...

Thursday, November 22

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, November 22 – 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, November 23

2018 Macy’s Great Tree Lighting | Union Square
Friday, November 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2018 Macy's Great Tree Lighting | Union Square
Macy’s Great Tree in Union Square, San Francisco’s most recognized Christmas tree standing 83-feet tall, decorated with more than 30,000 twinkling energy-efficient LED lights and 1,100 shining ornaments, will be officially lit on Friday, November 23, 2018. 29th Annual Macy’s Great Tree Lighting Friday, November 23, 2018 | 6:40 pm Union ...
2018 Christmas in the Park Kick Off | San Jose
Friday, November 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2018 Christmas in the Park Kick Off | San Jose
After a day of feasting with family and friends, come to downtown San Jose to enjoy the opening of Christmas in the Park and the lighting of the Community Giving Tree. 2018 Christmas in the Park Opening Friday, November 23, 2018 | 6 pm Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San Jose FREE The ...
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, November 23 – 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 ...