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Saturday, October 20

City Star Party & Telescope Night | Pier 17
City Star Party & Telescope Night | Pier 17

The San Francisco Amateur Astronomers invite you to their next City Star Party, where you can take a gander at our universe through telescopes, socialize with more experienced amateur astronomers, and get some tips about the night sky. Take in the view from San Francisco’s picturesque Land’s End or other ...

Final Day: SF Olympian Festival & Ancient Greek Plays | SF
Final Day: SF Olympian Festival & Ancient Greek Plays | SF

The San Francisco Olympians Festival returns to debut 27 new plays by 28 writers, 10 of whom will be contributing written work to the festival for the first time. The plays range from shorts to one-acts and full-lengths, and each one explores a different legend ...

“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF
Saturday, October 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
| Murphy's Pub
“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF
Every Saturday 10/20 Lineup: Charla Lauriston (Writer for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Meltdown w/Jonah & Kumail) Torio Van Grol (Comedy Central’s Clusterfest) Aviva Siegel (Talkies, East Bay Express “Best Comedians in the Bay”) Joined by all three NOM regulars: Joseph Nguyen, Natasha Muse, & Red Scott
The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF
The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF

It’s the death of a disco dancer with DNA Lounge’s “The Queen is Dead” dance party featuring the music of The Smiths, Morrissey, and other brit pop, new wave, and post punk heavy-hitters. UPDATE – On Hiatus until June 2018 – Please note – you should always check ...Monthly

“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | Madrone Art Bar
Saturday, October 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm with RSVP on Facebook; otherwise, it's $5. 21+
| Madrone Art Bar
"Fringe" Indie Music Video Party | Madrone Art Bar

Fringe, the indie music video dance party, happens every third Saturday at Madrone Art Bar. Free before 10 pm with an RSVP; otherwise, it’s $5. DJs Blondie K and subOctave will spin your favorite indie music videos plus the latest remixes to create a buzz on the dance floor. “In ...Monthly

San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF
Saturday, October 20 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF

Every third Saturday, you are invited to bicycle with the San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride as they set out to a new mystery location in SF. Where to meet? They’ll post ride start locations on their website and Facebook page, the day of the ride only; there’s ...Monthly

Sunday, October 21

Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Portola + Potrero Hill
Sunday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
| California Academy of Sciences
Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Portola + Potrero Hill
For the weekend of October 19-21 residents of Bayview-Hunters Point, Bernal Heights, Dogpatch, Excelsior, Ingleside, Mission, Outer Mission, Portola, Potrero Hill, Visitacion Valley get free admission to the California Academy of Sciences thanks to the “Neighborhood Free Days” promotion. Zip Codes: 94107, 94110, 94112, 94124, 94134
2018 Oktoberfest: Stein-holding Contest, Costumes, & Bavarian Food | Campbell
Sunday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free for all ages. Food, beer, and wine prices vary.
| Historic Downtown Campbell
2018 Oktoberfest: Stein-holding Contest, Costumes, & Bavarian Food | Campbell

Join the two-day Bavarian-themed of the 24th Annual Oktoberfest, with events showcasing authentic, mouthwatering German foods including Bratwurst and other sausages, sauerkraut, pretzels and German potato salad, a variety of beers and ales, over 100 fine artisans from all over the country and an impressive ...

Inner Richmond Walking Tour Part I | SF City Guide
Sunday, October 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| Geary & 3rd
Inner Richmond Walking Tour Part I | SF City Guide
The district’s rich history goes back to the 19th century and includes robbers’ roosts and racetracks, squatters and roadhouses, a saloon district and a red light district, as well as charming Victorian row houses and beautiful Craftsmans, the 1902 and 1903 Big Games, an earthquake ...
Exploratorium Community Free Day | SF
Exploratorium Community Free Day | SF

The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker featuring hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits. While they don’t have monthly community days, they do host several special events throughout the year offering “pay-what-you-can” admission for all. ...

2018 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF
Sunday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; if you take Muni, fare is required
| CIIS - California Institute of Integral Studies
2018 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF

Each year, Epiphany Productions transforms the city’s streets into stages through San Francisco Trolley Dances, a series of free contemporary dance performances along a Muni line. San Francisco Trolley Dances, now in its 15th anniversary season, is a two-day, free (with Muni fare) public performance curated ...

SF Open Studios 2018 | Hunters Point Shipyard
Sunday, October 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2018 | Hunters Point Shipyard

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 ...

The Final Presidio Picnic of 2018 | SF
Sunday, October 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
The Final Presidio Picnic of 2018 | SF

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2018. 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

Anchor Public Taps’ 1st Birthday Party | SF
Sunday, October 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for purchase.
| Anchor Public Taps
Anchor Public Taps' 1st Birthday Party | SF
It’s been one year since Anchor Public Taps rolled up its door, inviting beer fans from near and far to come in for a one-of-a-kind San Francisco experience. Since then, innovative beers brewed, countless pints poured, fun events hosted were seen, and a wonderful community form. Anchor ...
Uncovering The Parkside: Rare Walking Tour | SF
Sunday, October 21 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size
| Parkside Branch Library
Uncovering The Parkside: Rare Walking Tour | SF
Find out about the Parkside, the first neighborhood to begin growing on the west side of SF in the early 1900s. You’ll find out how public transportation made the difference and learn to identify the three major periods of development by the houses you see. Location: Meet at the bottom of the stairs to Parkside Library ...
“Old South Park” Rare Guided Walking Tour | SF
Sunday, October 21 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| Shell Gas Station (3rd St.)
"Old South Park" Rare Guided Walking Tour | SF
A short tour of San Francisco’s first planned community — its ups and downs, fortune, romance, and the infamous ‘2nd Street Cut.’ Meet at the Shell station on 3rd St. between Bryant and Brannan Sts. Public transportation: MUNI lines 12, 15, 30, 45.
Jazz in the Square “Djangology” | Noe Valley
Sunday, October 21 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Noe Valley Town Square
Jazz in the Square "Djangology" | Noe Valley
Bring friends and family to listen and relax at the Noe Valley Town Square for a free afternoon music this Sunday, presents Jazz in the Square, featuring “Djangology.” Jazz in the Square “Djangology” Sunday, October 21, 2018 | 1 pm to 3 pm Noe Valley Town Square, 24th St. ...
SF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations
SF's "Antique Vibrator Museum" Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations

Did you know SF has an Antique Vibrator Museum? Take a free tour of this unique space every 3rd Sunday of the month with Antique Vibrator Museum curator Dr. Carol Queen.  Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store ...Monthly

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, October 21 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room
"Return of the Cypher" Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room

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 ...Every Sunday

Monday, October 22

Free Outdoor Rooftop Morning Yoga | Salesforce Park
Monday, October 22 – 7:30 am | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Outdoor Rooftop Morning Yoga | Salesforce Park

EVENT UPDATE – Salesforce Park events are temporarily canceled until further notice due to issues with steel bems on the third level Bus Deck. Updated 9/26/18 Free outdoor yoga happens every Monday and Thursday. Get fit for free Al Fresco with classes provided by FITNESS SF. No ...Every Monday

GoGo Craft Night at SF’s Rooftop Park | Salesforce Park
Monday, October 22 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
GoGo Craft Night at SF's Rooftop Park | Salesforce Park

EVENT UPDATE – Salesforce Park events are temporarily canceled until further notice due to issues with steel bems on the third level Bus Deck. Updated 9/26/18 Start the week by making something. With DIY activities from a different Bay Area crafting partner each month. August’s Partner ...Every Monday

“Craft-a-thon” Postcards to Voters: DIY Art Crafts | SF
Monday, October 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*It's free to come, but a suggested donation of $5 or $10 will cover postage
| Sports Basement (Bryant St.)
"Craft-a-thon" Postcards to Voters: DIY Art Crafts | SF
Crafty? Angry about recent political events? Unhappy that voting in SF, although important, won’t help change the political climate of the country? Come do something about it in the Postcards to Voters Craft-a-thon. “Craft-a-thon” Postcards to Voters Monday, October 22, 2018 | 6 pm – 8 pm Sports ...
Rocket League Tourney: Booze, Comedy | SF
Monday, October 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brewcade
Rocket League Tourney: Booze, Comedy | SF
Every Monday This week they will be playing Rocket League 2v2 matches. Individual participants will be paired in random teams. Winners share a $20 bar tab voucher and runner-ups win a free beer.
Laughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF
Monday, October 22 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot
Laughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF

Comedian Andrew Holmgren (SF Weekly 2014 Best comedian) of Sylvan Productions (SF Weekly 2013 best comedy troupe) hosts an evening of some of his favorite comics whose comedy is sure to leave you satisfied and sore. The show takes place on every 4th Monday of ...Monthly

Tuesday, October 23

Poetry Tuesdays at the Library | North Beach
Tuesday, October 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach Public Library
Poetry Tuesdays at the Library | North Beach

Join in every Tuesday evening in the historic literary epicenter of San Francisco to hear poets from near and far read their work. Tuesdays at North Beach is a highly-respected weekly poetry series celebrating internationally acclaimed poets and showcasing local talent. Past guests have included ...Every Tuesday

Haight Street Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, October 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Haight Street Comedy Night | SF
Monthly 10/23 Lineup: Red Scott (New York Comedy Festival) Joey Avery (SF Sketchfest) Andrew Orolfo (Bridgetown Comedy Festival) Plus many more

Wednesday, October 24

American History in Golden Gate Park | October 2018 Walking Tour Month
Wednesday, October 24 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| Conservatory of Flowers
American History in Golden Gate Park | October 2018 Walking Tour Month
Here are statues, plaques, monuments and trees in Golden Gate Park that commemorate events in American history. This two hour walk takes you to sites familiar and unfamiliar to most visitors. Come for a nice walk in the Park as we review American history. Meet in ...
Free Rooftop Jazz Concert at Salesforce Park | SF
Wednesday, October 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Rooftop Jazz Concert at Salesforce Park | SF

EVENT UPDATE – Salesforce Park events are temporarily canceled until further notice due to issues with steel bems on the third level Bus Deck. Updated 9/26/18 Close your laptop and open your soul with after work jams from seasoned Bay Area musicians. Curated by People in ...Every Wednesday

4th Annual Timmy Awards Gala: Best of SF Startup Workplaces | SF
Wednesday, October 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Covo
4th Annual Timmy Awards Gala: Best of SF Startup Workplaces | SF
San Francisco’s 4th Annual Timmy Awards by Tech in Motion, recognizing some of the best places for tech professionals to work in San Francisco. While many tech awards are given to brilliant individuals and their technological advancements, the Timmy Awards aim to recognize those who employ those ...

Thursday, October 25

“Coffee Talk” with Free Food & Drinks | Capital 360 Cafe
Thursday, October 25 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*While supplies, last
| Capital One Café
"Coffee Talk" with Free Food & Drinks | Capital 360 Cafe
Capital One 360 will be treating customers to a free food and free drinks on October 25, 2018 from 7 am to 6 pm. Celebrating the art of listening and serving up a “thank you” for letting us be a bank that listens. This offer is only at ...