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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

Saturday, October 19

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.

Sunday, October 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, October 26

2019 Leap Sandcastle Classic: NorCal’s Biggest Sandcastle Comp. | Ocean Beach
Saturday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 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 ...

Wednesday, October 30

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 | ...

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 ...

Thursday, October 31

Awesöme Orchestra: Halloween After Dark | SF
Thursday, October 31 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required; donations are welcome.
| Exploratorium
Awesöme Orchestra: Halloween After Dark | SF

Awesöme Orchestra brings people together for musical adventures. Their free sessions are part performance, part open rehearsal. They provide the sheet music, and anyone is welcome to play or to listen. The Awesöme Orchestra Collective is the Bay Area’s most adventurous reading orchestra, dedicated to playing excellent orchestral ...

Friday, November 1

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, November 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th
"Oakland First Fridays" Street Festival

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month from 5-9p. for five huge blocks on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown/Northgate) springs to life with for this event, with galleries, ...Monthly

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, November 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

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 ...Monthly

Free First Fridays Live Music Showcase | The Uptown
Friday, November 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
Free First Fridays Live Music Showcase | The Uptown

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 ...Monthly

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, November 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
"Wrapped in Plastic" Jazz Quartet | The Royale

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 ...Monthly

Saturday, November 2

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, November 2 – 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

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 ...Monthly

Sunday, November 3

Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley
Sunday, November 3 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley

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 ...Monthly

Monday, November 4

Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room
Monday, November 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make-Out Room
Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room

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 – ...Monthly

Friday, November 8

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, November 8 – 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

Saturday, November 9

Second Saturday: Family Festive Gathering | Jack London Square
Saturday, November 9 – 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

Thursday, November 14

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, November 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Veggie 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. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye out ...Monthly

Monday, December 2

2019 Castro Tree Lighting Celebration | SF
Monday, December 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Merchants
2019 Castro Tree Lighting Celebration | SF
The 2019 Castro Tree Lighting will take place in front of Bank of America at Castro and 18th Streets with a 28-foot tree. 2019 Castro Tree Lighting Monday, December 2, 2019 | 6 pm Castro Merchants | 501 Castro St. corner 18th St., SF FREE There will be brief greetings from special ...

Sunday, December 8

Awesöme Orchestra Collective: 5th Annual End-of-Year Concert | Berkeley
Awesöme Orchestra Collective: 5th Annual End-of-Year Concert | Berkeley
Come join Awesöme Orchestra for their 5th Annual End-Of-Year Concert on Sunday, December 8, 2019. They will be playing a diverse selection of highlights from the 2019 Open Sessions. 2019 Repertoire TBA

Friday, December 13

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, December 13 – 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