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Friday, October 14

Hayes Valley’s Fall 2022 Outdoor Film Festival at Proxy (Sept. 23-Oct. 21)
Hayes Valley's Fall 2022 Outdoor Film Festival at Proxy (Sept. 23-Oct. 21)

As fall approaches and San Francisco “summer” begins, it’s time for the return of the FREE films at PROXY!  This Fall season’s films examine the concept of people coming into their own power – through the lens of womanhood, sexuality, identity, and adversity.  In each ...Every Friday

Saturday, October 15

The Comedy Edge: Stand-Up on the Waterfront (Oakland)
Saturday, October 15 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 General Admission and $20 VIP, no drink minimum
| Rocky's Market Brooklyn Basin
The Comedy Edge: Stand-Up on the Waterfront (Oakland)

Enjoy some of the Bay Area’s top comedians in this open air covered patio set on the majestic Oakland waterfront. the Comedy Edge brings you a new diverse lineup of some of the brightest and boldest voices in comedy featuring acts that have ...Every Saturday

Sunday, October 16

$10 Off Tix: SF’s “Terror Vault” 1874 Halloween Haunt (2022)
Sunday, October 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $10 Off*
*$10-$15 off tickets, but only 50 discount tickets available per date
| San Francisco Mint
$10 Off Tix: SF's "Terror Vault" 1874 Halloween Haunt (2022)

San Francisco’s premiere haunted attraction returns for 2022 with “The Summoning” an all-new, bigger, and more terrifying theatrical and immersive experience from the insane mind of Peaches Christ. Brand new for 2022: Guests will participate in a real live seance that rips a hole into the ...

4th Annual African Arts Festival at McLaren Park (SF)
Sunday, October 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheater (McLaren Park)
4th Annual African Arts Festival at McLaren Park (SF)
Duniya Dance and Drum Company presents the Fourth Annual African Arts Festival, a free, family-friendly celebration of live music and dance performed by nine Bay Area ensembles representing different regions of Africa and the African diaspora. Scheduled to perform are Duniya Dance and Drum Company, ...
“Lindy in the Park” Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)
Sunday, October 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
| JFK Drive Lindy Hop Spot
"Lindy in the Park" Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)

Get ready to swing in Golden Gate Park every sunny Sunday at “Lindy in the Park,” a weekly free event near the de Young Museum, when the streets of Golden Gate Park are closed to traffic and the dancers take over. This in person event resumed ...Every Sunday

Step/Song/Story: Sunday Dance/Poetry/DJ Series Salesforce Rooftop Park (SF)
Sunday, October 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No RSVP required
| Salesforce Park
Step/Song/Story: Sunday Dance/Poetry/DJ Series Salesforce Rooftop Park (SF)

Conceived, curated, and choreographed by Co-Artistic Director Katerina Wong, Step/Song/Story is a live, collaborative storytelling event that will bring together Bay Area-based dancers, musicians, and text-based/literary artists for a public cross-disciplinary performance. On the third Sunday of each month from September-November, the Main Plaza of TJPA’s Salesforce ...

Tuesday, October 18

Fists of Improv: LGBTQ+ Leather Bar’s Free Improv Workshop (SF)
Tuesday, October 18 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | SF Eagle
Fists of Improv: LGBTQ+ Leather Bar's Free Improv Workshop (SF)

Free Event, All Levels Welcome 6:30PM Door, 7PM Start Part of SF Eagle Players initiative to bring independent and experimental theatre to the SoMa. This is an improv workshop in a LGBTQ+ leather bar, expect the topics we explore to be R-Rated. What if Improv ...Every Tuesday

Wednesday, October 19

$10 Off Tix: SF’s “Terror Vault” 1874 Halloween Haunt (2022)
Wednesday, October 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $10 Off*
*$10-$15 off tickets, but only 50 discount tickets available per date
| San Francisco Mint
$10 Off Tix: SF's "Terror Vault" 1874 Halloween Haunt (2022)

San Francisco’s premiere haunted attraction returns for 2022 with “The Summoning” an all-new, bigger, and more terrifying theatrical and immersive experience from the insane mind of Peaches Christ. Brand new for 2022: Guests will participate in a real live seance that rips a hole into the ...

Thursday, October 20

16th & Mission Open Mic (w/out a mic)
Thursday, October 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Absolutely free for all!
| 16th & Mission BART (southwest streetcorner)
16th & Mission Open Mic (w/out a mic)

For 18 years, this outdoor “open mic-without-a-mic” has welcomed poets, musicians, emcees, comedy, and everything in between. In the best of San Francisco tradition, everyone is welcome, all forms of expression, in any language. On the southwest streetcorner by the BART station, amidst the pigeons, ...Every Thursday

Friday, October 21

“Radium Runway” Brand New Outdoor Alameda Arts Festival (Oct. 21-23)
Friday, October 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Radium Runway
"Radium Runway" Brand New Outdoor Alameda Arts Festival (Oct. 21-23)

The three-day event featuring Jazz Mafia, Circus Bella and Island City Opera—with an appearance from internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Fredericka von Stade—will be the first in a series of events through 2023 to mark the proposed footprint of RADIUM, the future state of the art 500 ...

Hayes Valley’s Fall 2022 Outdoor Film Festival at Proxy (Sept. 23-Oct. 21)
Hayes Valley's Fall 2022 Outdoor Film Festival at Proxy (Sept. 23-Oct. 21)

As fall approaches and San Francisco “summer” begins, it’s time for the return of the FREE films at PROXY!  This Fall season’s films examine the concept of people coming into their own power – through the lens of womanhood, sexuality, identity, and adversity.  In each ...Every Friday

Saturday, October 22

2022 San Francisco “Trolley Dances” in SoMa + Chinatown (October 22-23)
Saturday, October 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; if you take Muni, fare is required and RSVPs required
| All Over San Francisco
2022 San Francisco "Trolley Dances" in SoMa + Chinatown (October 22-23)

Epiphany Dance Theater has announced the program for the 19th annual San Francisco Trolley Dances (SFTD) October 22 – 23. Under the direction of Epiphany Artistic Director Kim Epifano and Managing Director Zoë Klein, this year’s route connects San Francisco’s South of Market to Chinatown along the city’s new Central Subway, ...

Free Circus Day + “Radium Runway” Brand New Outdoor Alameda Arts Festival
Saturday, October 22 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Radium Runway
Free Circus Day + "Radium Runway" Brand New Outdoor Alameda Arts Festival

The three-day event featuring Jazz Mafia, Circus Bella and Island City Opera—with an appearance from internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Fredericka von Stade—will be the first in a series of events through 2023 to mark the proposed footprint of RADIUM, the future state of the art 500 ...

Free Opera + “Radium Runway” Brand New Outdoor Alameda Arts Festival
Saturday, October 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Radium Runway
Free Opera + "Radium Runway" Brand New Outdoor Alameda Arts Festival

The three-day event featuring Jazz Mafia, Circus Bella and Island City Opera—with an appearance from internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Fredericka von Stade—will be the first in a series of events through 2023 to mark the proposed footprint of RADIUM, the future state of the art 500 ...

The Comedy Edge: Stand-Up on the Waterfront (Oakland)
Saturday, October 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 General Admission and $20 VIP, no drink minimum
| Rocky's Market Brooklyn Basin
The Comedy Edge: Stand-Up on the Waterfront (Oakland)

Enjoy some of the Bay Area’s top comedians in this open air covered patio set on the majestic Oakland waterfront. the Comedy Edge brings you a new diverse lineup of some of the brightest and boldest voices in comedy featuring acts that have ...Every Saturday

Sunday, October 23

$15 Off Tix: SF’s “Terror Vault” 1874 Halloween Haunt (2022)
Sunday, October 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15 Off*
*$10-$15 off tickets, but only 50 discount tickets available per date
| San Francisco Mint
$15 Off Tix: SF's "Terror Vault" 1874 Halloween Haunt (2022)

San Francisco’s premiere haunted attraction returns for 2022 with “The Summoning” an all-new, bigger, and more terrifying theatrical and immersive experience from the insane mind of Peaches Christ. Brand new for 2022: Guests will participate in a real live seance that rips a hole into the ...

“Lindy in the Park” Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)
Sunday, October 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
| JFK Drive Lindy Hop Spot
"Lindy in the Park" Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)

Get ready to swing in Golden Gate Park every sunny Sunday at “Lindy in the Park,” a weekly free event near the de Young Museum, when the streets of Golden Gate Park are closed to traffic and the dancers take over. This in person event resumed ...Every Sunday

2022 San Francisco “Trolley Dances” in SoMa + Chinatown (October 22-23)
Sunday, October 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; if you take Muni, fare is required and RSVPs required
| All Over San Francisco
2022 San Francisco "Trolley Dances" in SoMa + Chinatown (October 22-23)

Epiphany Dance Theater has announced the program for the 19th annual San Francisco Trolley Dances (SFTD) October 22 – 23. Under the direction of Epiphany Artistic Director Kim Epifano and Managing Director Zoë Klein, this year’s route connects San Francisco’s South of Market to Chinatown along the city’s new Central Subway, ...

Free Circus Day + “Radium Runway” Brand New Outdoor Alameda Arts Festival
Sunday, October 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Radium Runway
Free Circus Day + "Radium Runway" Brand New Outdoor Alameda Arts Festival

The three-day event featuring Jazz Mafia, Circus Bella and Island City Opera—with an appearance from internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Fredericka von Stade—will be the first in a series of events through 2023 to mark the proposed footprint of RADIUM, the future state of the art 500 ...

Tuesday, October 25

Fists of Improv: LGBTQ+ Leather Bar’s Free Improv Workshop (SF)
Tuesday, October 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | SF Eagle
Fists of Improv: LGBTQ+ Leather Bar's Free Improv Workshop (SF)

Free Event, All Levels Welcome 6:30PM Door, 7PM Start Part of SF Eagle Players initiative to bring independent and experimental theatre to the SoMa. This is an improv workshop in a LGBTQ+ leather bar, expect the topics we explore to be R-Rated. What if Improv ...Every Tuesday

Wednesday, October 26

$15 Off Tix: SF’s “Terror Vault” 1874 Halloween Haunt (2022)
Wednesday, October 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15 Off*
*$10-$15 off tickets, but only 50 discount tickets available per date
| San Francisco Mint
$15 Off Tix: SF's "Terror Vault" 1874 Halloween Haunt (2022)

San Francisco’s premiere haunted attraction returns for 2022 with “The Summoning” an all-new, bigger, and more terrifying theatrical and immersive experience from the insane mind of Peaches Christ. Brand new for 2022: Guests will participate in a real live seance that rips a hole into the ...

Thursday, October 27

16th & Mission Open Mic (w/out a mic)
Thursday, October 27 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Absolutely free for all!
| 16th & Mission BART (southwest streetcorner)
16th & Mission Open Mic (w/out a mic)

For 18 years, this outdoor “open mic-without-a-mic” has welcomed poets, musicians, emcees, comedy, and everything in between. In the best of San Francisco tradition, everyone is welcome, all forms of expression, in any language. On the southwest streetcorner by the BART station, amidst the pigeons, ...Every Thursday

Saturday, October 29

The Comedy Edge: Stand-Up on the Waterfront (Oakland)
Saturday, October 29 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 General Admission and $20 VIP, no drink minimum
| Rocky's Market Brooklyn Basin
The Comedy Edge: Stand-Up on the Waterfront (Oakland)

Enjoy some of the Bay Area’s top comedians in this open air covered patio set on the majestic Oakland waterfront. the Comedy Edge brings you a new diverse lineup of some of the brightest and boldest voices in comedy featuring acts that have ...Every Saturday

Sunday, October 30

“Lindy in the Park” Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)
Sunday, October 30 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
| JFK Drive Lindy Hop Spot
"Lindy in the Park" Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)

Get ready to swing in Golden Gate Park every sunny Sunday at “Lindy in the Park,” a weekly free event near the de Young Museum, when the streets of Golden Gate Park are closed to traffic and the dancers take over. This in person event resumed ...Every Sunday

Monday, October 31

$15 Off Tix: SF’s “Terror Vault” 1874 Halloween Haunt (2022)
Monday, October 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15 Off*
*$10-$15 off tickets, but only 50 discount tickets available per date
| San Francisco Mint
$15 Off Tix: SF's "Terror Vault" 1874 Halloween Haunt (2022)

San Francisco’s premiere haunted attraction returns for 2022 with “The Summoning” an all-new, bigger, and more terrifying theatrical and immersive experience from the insane mind of Peaches Christ. Brand new for 2022: Guests will participate in a real live seance that rips a hole into the ...

Tuesday, November 1

Fists of Improv: LGBTQ+ Leather Bar’s Free Improv Workshop (SF)
Tuesday, November 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | SF Eagle
Fists of Improv: LGBTQ+ Leather Bar's Free Improv Workshop (SF)

Free Event, All Levels Welcome 6:30PM Door, 7PM Start Part of SF Eagle Players initiative to bring independent and experimental theatre to the SoMa. This is an improv workshop in a LGBTQ+ leather bar, expect the topics we explore to be R-Rated. What if Improv ...Every Tuesday

Wednesday, November 2

From The Ashes Comedy Show (Half Moon Bay)
Wednesday, November 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 356 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA, 94550
From The Ashes Comedy Show (Half Moon Bay)

The Bay Area comedy scene is bursting with talent that you can see for free at San Benito House! Every month we bring comics who open for the best touring headliners, win prestigious contests such as The Seattle & The San Francisco International Comedy Festivals, ...Monthly

Thursday, November 3

16th & Mission Open Mic (w/out a mic)
Thursday, November 3 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Absolutely free for all!
| 16th & Mission BART (southwest streetcorner)
16th & Mission Open Mic (w/out a mic)

For 18 years, this outdoor “open mic-without-a-mic” has welcomed poets, musicians, emcees, comedy, and everything in between. In the best of San Francisco tradition, everyone is welcome, all forms of expression, in any language. On the southwest streetcorner by the BART station, amidst the pigeons, ...Every Thursday

Friday, November 4

$10 Off Tix: SF’s “Terror Vault” 1874 Halloween Haunt Final Nights (Nov 4-5)
Friday, November 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $10 Off*
*$10-$15 off tickets, but only 50 discount tickets available per date
| San Francisco Mint
$10 Off Tix: SF's "Terror Vault" 1874 Halloween Haunt Final Nights (Nov 4-5)

San Francisco’s premiere haunted attraction returns for 2022 with “The Summoning” an all-new, bigger, and more terrifying theatrical and immersive experience from the insane mind of Peaches Christ. Brand new for 2022: Guests will participate in a real live seance that rips a hole into the ...

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, November 4 – 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 5-9 pm for five huge blocks on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Photography from @skyhighoakland via Oakland First Fridays Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown/Northgate) springs ...Monthly