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Friday, October 7

“Into View: Bernice Bing” Opening Day at Asian Art Museum (SF)
Friday, October 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: $20*
*- $20 for adults - $10 on Thursday nights (after 5pm) - Free first Sundays
| Asian Art Museum
"Into View: Bernice Bing" Opening Day at Asian Art Museum (SF)
Discover the life and career of modern artist Bernice “Bingo” Bing (1936–1998), a San Francisco original. Into View: Bernice Bing reveals the evolution of Bing’s remarkable practice and shows how her perseverance as a queer Asian American woman fueled her achievements as a catalyst in ...
“Angela Davis–Seize The Time” Brand New Exhibition at OMCA (Opens October 7th)
"Angela Davis–Seize The Time" Brand New Exhibition at OMCA (Opens October 7th)

Angela Davis – Seize the Time, examines the image, influence, and activism of the Oakland-based icon. Traveling to the West Coast for the first time after its debut at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, Seize the Time offers a deeper look into the life of ...

“Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid” Fall Block Party + DJs (Oakland)
"Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid" Fall Block Party + DJs (Oakland)

Reconnect with family, friends, and community at OMCA every Friday night – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music. These free events provide a gathering place to come together each week, including live music, hands-on activities, Off the Grid food trucks, and ...Every Friday

$10 Off Tix: SF’s “Terror Vault” 1874 Halloween Haunt is Back (Oct. 7-Nov. 5)
Friday, October 7 – 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 is Back (Oct. 7-Nov. 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 ...

“Winchester Mystery House” 2022 Halloween Haunt (Sept. 30 – Oct. 31)
"Winchester Mystery House" 2022 Halloween Haunt (Sept. 30 - Oct. 31)

Looking for one of the Bay Area’s scariest Halloween events? After two years of scaled back shows, the Bay Area’s premier Halloween haunt is back in full force for 2022 with an all-new storyline, new characters, and terrifying new scares – plus themed bars, games ...

“Comedians with Criminal Records” Live in SF (2022)
Friday, October 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP (normally $15-20)
| Broadway Studios
"Comedians with Criminal Records" Live in SF (2022)

Crime is no laughing matter in San Francisco… unless it’s Comedians with Criminal Records – a unique showcase of professional comics who’ve had troubles with the law in the past. In addition to an hilarious comedy set, you’ll also hear the back-story of the comedian ...Every Saturday

SF’s Friday Speakeasy Comedy Night
SF's Friday Speakeasy Comedy Night

Discover SF’s secret speakeasy comedy night! This is part of Funcheap’s pop-up comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a new venue and you’ll get notified of the secret location. Get $5 off Tickets – Early bird tickets $10 adv w/ code ...

FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktails (2022)
FREE: Oakland's HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktails (2022)

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up (and socially distant) live comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. This HellaSecret comedy show ...

SF’s Oktoberfest Beer & Comedy Festival 2022 (Speakeasy Brewery)
Friday, October 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with secret code FUNCHEAPGUEST. Normally $5-15.
| Speakeasy Brewery
SF's Oktoberfest Beer & Comedy Festival 2022 (Speakeasy Brewery)

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers has been defiantly brewing small batches of beer in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood since 1997. Come celebrate this legacy with a special month-long Oktoberfest-themed pop-up comedy festival every Friday night for four weeks only. RSVP for Secret Guestlist – Free $10-$20 Friday Nights ...Every Friday

“Parade of Ships” Under Golden Gate Bridge (Fleet Week 2022)
Friday, October 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Crissy Field
"Parade of Ships" Under Golden Gate Bridge (Fleet Week 2022)
Come see the Fleet enter the Bay under the Golden Gate Bridge as the visiting ships steam towards their ports, and Liberty Call for our honored Sailors and Marines. San Francisco Fleet Week hosts the largest Parade of Ships on the West Coast. The procession of ...
Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day (First Fridays)
Friday, October 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Contemporary Jewish Museum
Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day (First Fridays)

The Contemporary Jewish Museum engages audiences of all  backgrounds through dynamic exhibitions and programs that explore contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas. And the architecture of the Museum itself is a work of art. Embracing a range of artistic disciplines and media, ...Monthly

2022 “California Seaweed Festival” in Tiburon (Oct. 7-8)
Friday, October 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*All Day Free! - We are a non-profit
| Bay Conference Center in Estuary & Ocean Science Center, San Francisco State University
2022 "California Seaweed Festival" in Tiburon (Oct. 7-8)

Come to the 3rd Annual California Seaweed Festival! We are planning for a bigger and better festival than last year! The California Seaweed Festival is a free in-person family friendly event celebrating the seaweed diversity of California! The festival will showcase seaweed uses and applications ...

“Pay-What-You-Can” Taco Day at SF’s Tato (Every Friday)
"Pay-What-You-Can" Taco Day at SF's Tato (Every Friday)

While many restaurants are struggling, San Francisco Mexican restaurant TATO wants to give back. They’re bringing back their “Taco Love” special which features a two taco plate with sides, and pay-what-you-can pricing. Pay-What-You-Can Taco Day Tato 4608 3rd St. (@ McKinnon) San Francisco (Bayview) Every ...Every Friday

Fleet Week 2022: Blue Angels Airshow + Full Schedule (Friday)
Friday, October 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Fleet Week 2022: Blue Angels Airshow + Full Schedule (Friday)

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival which is back in 2022 Although there is a full week of events, the epochal ...

Hidden SF Walking Tour (SoMa)
Friday, October 7 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but can be canceled due to rain
| Yerba Buena District
Hidden SF Walking Tour (SoMa)

Hidden stories, surprises, and live performances abound in a FREE 90-minute walking tour in downtown San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Neighborhood. Local history, activism, music, and pirating are brought to life as actors portray the larger-than-life historical figures that gave this city its quirky and unique ...Monthly

South First Fridays Art Walk (San Jose)
Friday, October 7 – 5:00 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. South First Fridays resumes June 4, 2021 – please note the hours depend on the gallery. Facebook seems to have the most updated ...Monthly

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, October 7 – 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

“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party (2022)
Friday, October 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but food/drink for purchase
| Fort Mason Center
"Off the Grid" Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party (2022)

California’s largest recurring street food festival is back for its 12th season. , 25+ food trucks will roll into Fort Mason’s parking lot and surround live bands, a full bar and a brand new wine garden. (Sadly, the communal fire pits are not returning ...Every Friday

$1 Drink Fridays: “Battle of the Decades” DJ Party (North Beach)
Friday, October 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission with RSVP on Eventbrite
| Monroe
$1 Drink Fridays: "Battle of the Decades" DJ Party (North Beach)

Fridays are now a little bit more awesome. Did someone say $1 drinks? Monroe in North Beach hosts “Battle of the Decades” DJ party and happy hour every Friday with a DJ spinning progressive tunes. Every hour is a different decade – with drink prices ...Every Friday

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl (SF)
Friday, October 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl (SF)

On the first Friday of every month, over a dozen North Beach galleries, museums, bars, and restaurants stay open late for a self-guided First Fridays Art Crawl with special events to showcase the ever-growing collections of art and entertainment that diversify North Beach. First Fridays Art Crawl ...Monthly

BART’s Free Outdoor Concert Series (SF)
Friday, October 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Glen Park BART
BART's Free Outdoor Concert Series (SF)
The sounds of rock, Latin music, and more will bring joy to BART riders in the month of October as the latest “welcome back” gesture by the agency to encourage riders to return to transit and reinforce the role public transit plays in fueling the ...
36th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition (Opening Night Reception) Celebrating the art and artists in Emeryville, this juried group show features more than 150 pieces of artwork by 96 Emeryville artists. The exhibition is open to artists of all media and includes paintings, sculpture, photographs, prints, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, and glass work, along with ...
SOMArts’ First In-Person Día de Los Muertos Celebration Since 2019
Friday, October 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and all ages, $10 suggested donation
| SOMArts Cultural Center
SOMArts' First In-Person Día de Los Muertos Celebration Since 2019
SOMArts’ Día de Los Muertos returns with first public opening reception since 2019! Friday, October 7, 6–9 PM Free and all ages, $10 suggested donation Now in its 23rd year and founded by beloved artist René Yañez, SOMArts’ annual Día de Los Muertos exhibition is one of the ...
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

San Jose First Friday: New Ballet Season Preview
Friday, October 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free
| San Jose Museum of Art, 110 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
San Jose First Friday: New Ballet Season Preview
Part of San Jose Museum of Art’s First Friday program, enjoy gallery improvisation and a preview of New Ballet’s 2022/2023 Season. New Ballet’s Artistic Director and lead choreographer, Dalia Rawson, will present excerpts from the coming season, including selections from The San Jose Nutcracker, Fast ...
SF’s Free Friday Outdoor Movies In McCoppin is Back for 2022 (Oct. 7-28)
Friday, October 7 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Completely Free
| McCoppin Square
SF's Free Friday Outdoor Movies In McCoppin is Back for 2022 (Oct. 7-28)

FREE Movie in October October 7 : Shang-Chi: Legend of the Ten Rings October 14: Encanto October 21: Spider-Man: No Way Home October 28: Soul FREE Food and Activities | Family Fun Festivities start at 6:30pm!Every Friday

Blind Scream’s Haunted House at Santa Rosa (Oct.7-31)
Friday, October 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $25 | Blind Scream Haunted House (Santa Rosa)
Blind Scream's Haunted House at Santa Rosa (Oct.7-31)

Located in Downtown Santa Rosa at the corners of 1st Street and A Street, Blind Scream will be delivering 13 nights of heart thumping, blood pumping pure exhilaration featuring ferocious frights designed to inspire nightmares and years of therapy! With more than 15,000 square feet ...

Weekly Trivia Night at Mission Bowling Club
Friday, October 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free event! Tip your Trivia Host!
| Mission Bowling Club
Weekly Trivia Night at Mission Bowling Club

Come on down for some weekly trivia at MBC! There will be lots of laughs, prizes, and some head scratchers. Hosted by Will Juola on our heated patio. Seating starts at 6:45PM. RSVP encouraged but not required. We have space for 9 teams of 4. ...Every Friday

Bay Area SHARKtober Party w/ Surf Metal Band + Shark Lectures (Pacifica)
Friday, October 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cotton Crustacean
Bay Area SHARKtober Party w/ Surf Metal Band + Shark Lectures (Pacifica)
Blue Drinks Bay Area is getting extra sharky for October thanks to a very special guest, shark biologist Dr. David Shiffman, coming through the San Francisco Bay Area during his book tour for ‘Why Sharks Matter‘. Doesn’t sound sharky enough? We’ll be taking this SHARKtober Blue Drinks ...
Grand National Rodeo 2022 at Cow Palace (Oct.7-8)
Friday, October 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Box office opens at 4pm on both days
| Cow Palace
Grand National Rodeo 2022 at Cow Palace (Oct.7-8)

The Grand National Rodeo and Jr. Livestock Show returns to the Cow Palace. Enjoy Great rodeo events, food, and shopping.