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Thursday, October 11

Rice Kings: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, October 11 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Rice Kings: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
A multifarious duo created by two of the Bay Area’s most creative young jazz musicians, Rice Kingschannel original electronic jazz directly from the future. Keyboardist and self-described nerd Erika Oba, a Berkeley High alum and Oberlin Conservatory grad, is a rising force on the Bay Area ...
Litquake 2018: San Francisco’s Literary Festival | Oct. 11-20
Thursday, October 11 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
Litquake 2018: San Francisco's Literary Festival | Oct. 11-20

San Francisco’s legendary annual Litquake festival features hundreds of authors, poets and journalists in a myriad of separate events throughout the Bay Area. It’s all meant to foster interest in literature for people of all ages, perpetuate a sense of literary community, and provide a vibrant forum for Bay Area ...

Friday, October 12

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, October 12 – 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 ...

Saturday, October 13

SF Open Studios 2018 | Five Weekends of Art (Oct. 13 – Nov. 11)
Saturday, October 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2018 | Five Weekends of Art (Oct. 13 - Nov. 11)

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 ...

Jason Brock featuring Dee Spencer | Live in the Castro
Saturday, October 13 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Jason Brock featuring Dee Spencer | Live in the Castro
Jason Brock (X-Factor Finalist and 3-Time Bay Area Reporter “Best Male Cabaret Performer” winner) returns to Live in the Castro joined by SFSU Jazz Dept. Founder and esteemed composer/performer, Dee Spencer, on the piano. JASON BROCK Jason Brock is a television, film and stage star. He was ...
2018 “Yerba Buena Night” Outdoor Arts Festival | SoMa
Saturday, October 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena District
2018 "Yerba Buena Night" Outdoor Arts Festival | SoMa
Come out and see, hear, and experience the Yerba Buena district come alive with music, video, art and dance at the annual Yerba Buena Night. 2018 Yerba Buena Night Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 5 pm to 9:30 pm Jessie Square, Yerba Buena Lane, the Yerba Buena Center of ...

Sunday, October 14

SF Open Studios 2018 | Marina, Pacific Heights, Tenderloin, Russian Hill
Sunday, October 14 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2018 | Marina, Pacific Heights, Tenderloin, Russian Hill

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 ...

Man Dance Company: LGBTQ Premier Ballet Group | Live in the Castro
Sunday, October 14 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Man Dance Company: LGBTQ Premier Ballet Group | Live in the Castro
Man Dance Company is the first ballet company of its kind in America, and it prides itself on bringing audiences more than just the experience of great male dancing. Founded in San Francisco, Artistic Director Bryon Heinrich designed MDC for dancers who can express their athleticism, ...

Tuesday, October 16

Poetic Tuesdays: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Tuesday, October 16 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Poetic Tuesdays: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Lines and lyrics from Litquake Nation! Enjoy line breaks during your lunch break, as some of the Bay Area’s best poets and musicians share their work in the great outdoors.

Wednesday, October 17

SF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | SF Brewers Guild
Wednesday, October 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| Sunset Reservoir
SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | SF Brewers Guild

The San Francisco Brewers Guild has created the city’s first free, hop-on-hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries as a permanent companion to its monthly Meet the Brewers nights. The fun kicks off with a “Meet the Brewers” event at 66 pmtypically featuring special release ...

Saturday, October 20

SF Open Studios 2018 | Hunters Point Shipyard
Saturday, October 20 – All Day | 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 ...

2018 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF
Saturday, October 20 – 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 ...

Sunday, October 21

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 ...

Saturday, October 27

SF Open Studios 2018 | Dogpatch, Potrero Hill, Bernal Heights, Outer Mission
Saturday, October 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2018 | Dogpatch, Potrero Hill, Bernal Heights, Outer Mission

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 28

SF Open Studios 2018 | Dogpatch, Potrero Hill, Bernal Heights, Outer Mission
Sunday, October 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2018 | Dogpatch, Potrero Hill, Bernal Heights, Outer Mission

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, October 30

Milkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight
Tuesday, October 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Milk Bar
Milkin' It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight

Every second, third and fifth Tuesday night of the month, the Milk Bar hosts Milkin’ It, a free night of comedy featuring local and national comics hosted by comedian Andrew Holmgren. There’s never a cover nor any drink minimums. Doors open at 7:30 pm with comedy starting at 8 ...

Wednesday, October 31

2018 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Opening Day
Wednesday, October 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. On Sunday the 4th, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center
2018 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Opening Day

At the end of October, Friends will fill up the Festival Pavilion Pier at Fort Mason for the 54th Big Book Sale, an iconic San Francisco tradition. The big sale will be open to the public from the 31st, Halloween, through November 4th. On the ...

Thursday, November 1

2018 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Thursday
Thursday, November 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. On Sunday the 4th, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center
2018 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Thursday

At the end of October, Friends will fill up the Festival Pavilion Pier at Fort Mason for the 54th Big Book Sale, an iconic San Francisco tradition. The big sale will be open to the public from the 31st, Halloween, through November 4th. On the ...

Free Organic Veggie Community Dinner | SF
Thursday, November 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested. Donations are welcome.
| St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Free Organic Veggie Community Dinner | SF

Do you love fresh, organic, homemade food? Please come out and celebrate with other veggie lovers and enjoy some great food with amazing company. All are welcome to a free community-created dinner gleaned from the USF Garden and neighborhood farmers’ markets, and prepared by students ...

Friday, November 2

2018 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Friday
Friday, November 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. On Sunday the 4th, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center
2018 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Friday

At the end of October, Friends will fill up the Festival Pavilion Pier at Fort Mason for the 54th Big Book Sale, an iconic San Francisco tradition. The big sale will be open to the public from the 31st, Halloween, through November 4th. On the ...

Saturday, November 3

2018 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Saturday
Saturday, November 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. On Sunday the 4th, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center
2018 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Saturday

At the end of October, Friends will fill up the Festival Pavilion Pier at Fort Mason for the 54th Big Book Sale, an iconic San Francisco tradition. The big sale will be open to the public from the 31st, Halloween, through November 4th. On the ...

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, Contemporary Jewish Museum and Oakland Museum ...

2018 Leap Sandcastle Classic | Ocean Beach
Saturday, November 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Balboa)
2018 Leap Sandcastle Classic | Ocean Beach
Northern California’s largest sandcastle building event, the 36th annual Leap Sandcastle Contest is a spirited competition between teams of architects, engineers, contractors, designers and local elementary school students at Ocean Beach (just below the Cliff House). There’s also a community castle for everyone to join in to build. Please ...
SF Open Studios 2018 | Fort Mason, Presidio, Richmond, Sunset, West Portal, Ocean View
Saturday, November 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2018 | Fort Mason,  Presidio, Richmond, Sunset, West Portal, Ocean View

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, November 4

$1 Book Day: The 2018 Big Book Sale | Fort Mason
Sunday, November 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*On Sunday, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center
$1 Book Day: The 2018 Big Book Sale | Fort Mason

At the end of October, Friends will fill up the Festival Pavilion Pier at Fort Mason for the 54th Big Book Sale, an iconic San Francisco tradition. The big sale will be open to the public from the 31st, Halloween, through November 4th. On the ...

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, Contemporary Jewish Museum and Oakland Museum ...

SF Open Studios 2018 | Fort Mason, Presidio, Richmond, Sunset, West Portal, Ocean View
Sunday, November 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2018 | Fort Mason,  Presidio, Richmond, Sunset, West Portal, Ocean View

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 ...

2018 Civic Center Commons 1st Sundays Block Party | SF
Sunday, November 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
2018 Civic Center Commons 1st Sundays Block Party | SF

Join first Sundays of the month for a block party in Civic Center Commons. This family-friendly event will feature recreational activities for all ages, brunchy food and drinks from Off the Grid, a DJ, an open-air bazaar with one-of-a-kind goods created by local SF Etsy ...