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Friday, October 25

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, October 25 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Jack London Square
Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland

Take a free 90-minute narrated harbor tour (May to October). Visitors will learn about the Port, its operations and economic impact on the region. Harbor tours provide a unique vantage point because marine terminals are closed to the public. The excursions are a great way to ...

Saturday, October 26

2019 North Bay Science Discovery Day | Santa Rosa
Saturday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Sonoma County Fairgrounds
2019 North Bay Science Discovery Day | Santa Rosa
Put on your walking shoes and get ready to experience and explore science around the North Bay, from energy to the environment, from bees to black lights, from eating liquid nitrogen ice cream to dissecting a squid on October 26, 2019 from 10 am to ...

TreasureFest: Halloween Market: 1,000 Free Pumpkins & Trick-or-Treating | SF
Saturday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: $3*
*$3-$5 early bird online / $7 last minute - includes free parking.
| TreasureFest (Treasure Island)
TreasureFest: Halloween Market: 1,000 Free Pumpkins & Trick-or-Treating | SF

TreasureFest is a modern urban market for 15,000+ each month that houses around 400 curated vendors selling originally-made and designed items, artists, and antique/vintage collectors. Plus there’s typically 35+ food trucks, live local music, workshops, kids games, and bars with seasonal cocktails and local wines and brews. The two-day ...Monthly

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 ...
2019 East Bay Science Discovery Day | Hayward
Saturday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Cal State East Bay
2019 East Bay Science Discovery Day | Hayward
Come enjoy a showcase of science, technology, and engineering led by businesses, museums, and universities from the East Bay and beyond on October 26, 2019 from 11 am to 4 pm. With hands-on, interactive science booths and live science demos, you can explore STEM fields, engage ...
SF Open Studios 2019 | Dogpatch, Potrero Hill, Mission & Castro
Saturday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2019 | Dogpatch, Potrero Hill, Mission & Castro

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

Sunday, October 27

“Halloween Hoopla” Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2019 | Final Day
Sunday, October 27 | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
"Halloween Hoopla" Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2019 | Final Day

Between May and October in 2019, the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival presents 100 free performances on three outdoor stages in Yerba Buena Gardens. Admission is free and entertainment includes music, theater, dance, cultural events, educational and children’s programs. 2019 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival May 4 – October 27, ...

TreasureFest: Halloween Market: 1,000 Free Pumpkins & Trick-or-Treating | SF
Sunday, October 27 – All Day | Cost: $3*
*$3-$5 early bird online / $7 last minute - includes free parking.
| TreasureFest (Treasure Island)
TreasureFest: Halloween Market: 1,000 Free Pumpkins & Trick-or-Treating | SF

TreasureFest is a modern urban market for 15,000+ each month that houses around 400 curated vendors selling originally-made and designed items, artists, and antique/vintage collectors. Plus there’s typically 35+ food trucks, live local music, workshops, kids games, and bars with seasonal cocktails and local wines and brews. The two-day ...Monthly

SF Open Studios 2019 | Noe Valley, Diamond Heights & Bernal Heights
Sunday, October 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2019 | Noe Valley, Diamond Heights & Bernal Heights

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour | Final Day
Sunday, October 27 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*$15 for children 12 and younger, $20 for adults
| Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream Parlor & Cafe (Oakland)
Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour | Final Day

Satisfy your sweet tooth with the Rockridge Ice Cream Tour. This one-hour guided walking tour takes kids of all ages through Oakland’s Rockridge area to explore a variety of ice cream desserts—along with a little history as to how we came to enjoy them. Rockridge ...

’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.
Sunday, October 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
'90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.

Love The Simpsons? Know The Simpsons like the back of your hand? Then join in ’90s Simpsons Trivia Night at The Knockout in the Mission District from 6-9 pm, every fourth Sunday of the month. Watch some ’90s Simpsons and answer some trivia if you ...Monthly

Monday, October 28

Final Week of Ocean Beach Bonfires for 2019 | Ends Oct. 31
Monday, October 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Rings are first come first served
| Ocean Beach Fire Pits
Final Week of Ocean Beach Bonfires for 2019 | Ends Oct. 31

For the first time in four months, it’s finally legal again to have a bonfire at Ocean Beach. During the “No Burn” Season (which runs from November 1 to the end of February), bonfires are not allowed, but starting March 1, 2019 bonfires are back ...

“Popping the ​Science ​Bubble”: Conversations w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley
Monday, October 28 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Public Library (Central Branch)
"Popping the ​Science ​Bubble": Conversations w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley

Join in for a conversation with scientists from Cal. Ever wonder what the scientists at Cal are up to? Now is your chance to find out during a thrilling series of short lectures on cutting-edge research. With new guest lecturers each month, come learn about ...Monthly

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

Final Ocean Beach Bonfire Night of 2019 | Until March 1st
Thursday, October 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Rings are first come first served
| Ocean Beach Fire Pits
Final Ocean Beach Bonfire Night of 2019 | Until March 1st

For the first time in four months, it’s finally legal again to have a bonfire at Ocean Beach. During the “No Burn” Season (which runs from November 1 to the end of February), bonfires are not allowed, but starting March 1, 2019 bonfires are back ...

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

“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, November 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forage Kitchen
"Batch Made Market" Artisan Food | SF

This is your monthly chance to come see and taste what’s cooking at Forage Kitchen. Your favorite chefs are in the kitchen, and you can walk through and taste their favorite new recipes. Plus there’s beer. What could be better? The monthly Batch Made Market ...Monthly

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, November 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Over 30 Oakland Art Murmur affiliate venues have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Oakland Art Murmur presents a free monthly evening art walk, known as the ‘Art Murmur’, Every first Friday of the month, affiliate venues are open to the public from 6-9 ...Monthly

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, November 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
| Chabot Space & Science Center

Enjoy $5 admission to the Chabot Space & Science Center in the Oakland Hills every First Friday of the month from 6-10 pm. $5 admission includes unlimited access to everything from laser and planetarium shows to Night Hikes and Star Stories. Regular admission is $18 ...Monthly

Saturday, November 2

2019 Bay Area Science Festival at Oracle Park | SF
Saturday, November 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
| Oracle Park (Formerly AT&T Park)
2019 Bay Area Science Festival at Oracle Park | SF
Oracle Park (formerly AT&T Park) will be transformed into a science wonderland for the 9th annual concluding event of the Bay Area Science Festival for a free science extravaganza. Last year, more than 30,000 people enjoyed a non-stop program chock-full of interactive exhibits, experiments, games, and shows, all meant ...
San Francisco Open Studios 2019 | Final Weekend
Saturday, November 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
San Francisco Open Studios 2019 | Final Weekend

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

2019 Dia de los Muertos Procession | SF
Saturday, November 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 22nd & Bryant
2019 Dia de los Muertos Procession | SF

The Rescue Culture Collective, invites you to the 37th annual San Francisco Day Of The Dead Ritual Procession on Saturday, November 2, 2019. 2019 Dia de los Muertos Procession Saturday, November 2, 2019 | 7 pm – 7 pm: Procession starts at 22nd and Bryant ...

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

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, November 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 18,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. Target Free Sundays Typically the first Sunday of the month Asian ...Monthly

$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, November 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: $5*
* Suggested donation of $5 for GA/ additional $5 fee for access to special exhibitions
| Oakland Museum of California
$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. As the only museum to focus entirely on the art and history of California, the diverse collections ...Monthly

San Francisco Open Studios 2019 | Final Day
Sunday, November 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
San Francisco Open Studios 2019 | Final Day

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

Tuesday, November 5

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, November 5 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| de Young Museum
de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

Located in beautiful Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum founded in 1895. Your visit includes a whirlwind trip around the world as the museum’s collections feature priceless treasures and works of arts from the 17th through the 20th centuries ...Monthly