Friday, November 1, 2019

$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 more...

6:00 pmOakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
6:00 pm“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF   FREE
6:30 pm“Terror Vault” SF’s Epic Halloween Haunt Returns | Oct. 10 – Nov. 10   $10 off*
*Normally $62, get exclusive $52 tix with secret code FUNCHEAP on select dates. Limited to 50 per date.
7:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose   FREE
7:00 pmWorkshop First Fridays | SF   FREE
7:30 pmSan Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays   FREE
8:00 pmFree First Fridays Live Music Showcase | The Uptown   FREE
8:00 pmSan Francisco’s Fall Cocktail Party | 2019   FREE*
*Free before 10:30pm, but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose   FREE
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE
9:00 pm“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale   FREE
10:00 pmHellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 10:30pm; $5 after
10:00 pmLast Nite: A 2000’s Indie Dance Party | SF   $5*
*$5 in advance. $10 at the door.
10:00 pmThe Banger Zone: Ratchet Rap, Hip Hop & RnB Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*RSVP required. Free before 11pm. $5 after

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday

Every Saturday, the de Young offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will more...

9:00 amCleaning & Greening: Coffee, Bagels & Conversation | SF  FREE
9:00 amSick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
9:00 amFirst Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland  FREE
All DayFree Legion of Honor Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday   FREE*
*Free general admission to Bay Area residents. Valid ID or proof of residency required. This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries.
10:00 amFree Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All DayBank of America Free Museum Weekend   FREE*
*Free for Bank of America or Merrill Lynch Card Holders. Some venues may be closed on certain days; please confirm directly with participating museums.
All DayFree Parks Admission Day: Every 1st Saturday | Marin County   FREE
10:00 am“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area   FREE
10:00 amWin Tix: 3rd Annual Hacking for Humanity Hackathon | SF   WIN*
*Ticket includes meals/brainfood for both days.
10:00 amWin Tix: The San Francisco Coffee Festival 2019 | Fort Mason   WIN
All Day2019 Bay Area Science Festival at Oracle Park | SF   FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
All DaySan Francisco Open Studios 2019 | Final Weekend   FREE
12:30 pmNike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands   FREE
1:30 pmFirst Caturday at Lake Merritt: Outdoor Cat-napping & Socializing | Oakland   FREE
1:30 pmFirst Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF   FREE
6:30 pmSpontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland   FREE*
*There is a one-drink minimum (doesn't have to be an alcoholic drink, but bring ID, 21+ only.)
6:30 pm“Terror Vault” SF’s Epic Halloween Haunt Returns | Oct. 10 – Nov. 10   $10 off*
*Normally $62, get exclusive $52 tix with secret code FUNCHEAP on select dates. Limited to 50 per date.
7:00 pm2019 Dia de los Muertos Procession | SF   FREE
7:00 pmDowntown SF’s Desi Comedy Night | Every Saturday   FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 at door without RSVP
8:00 pmSea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF   FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
8:00 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $10
9:00 pmPrince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa   $5


Sunday, November 3, 2019

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

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 more...

6:00 amAfter Dawn: Premiere Sunday Morning Party | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
10:00 am$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California   $5*
* Suggested donation of $5 for GA/ additional $5 fee for access to special exhibitions
All DaySan Francisco Open Studios 2019 | Final Day   FREE
All Day“The Glass Room” A Black Mirror-ish Pop Up Shop | Final Day   FREE
12:30 pmFree Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
3:00 pmCuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
6:30 pm“Terror Vault” SF’s Epic Halloween Haunt Returns | Oct. 10 – Nov. 10   $10 off*
*Normally $62, get exclusive $52 tix with secret code FUNCHEAP on select dates. Limited to 50 per date.
7:00 pm“Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE*
*RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated.
7:00 pmClutch The Pearls: Drag Cabaret Night | Make Out Room   $5*
*Sliding scale donation of $5 to $10.
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, November 4, 2019

8:00 pm“Misery Index: Monday Comedy at The Rite Spot” | Mission Dist.  FREE
8:00 pmFree Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room  FREE
8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

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

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 more...

9:30 amLegion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
10:00 amConservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day | GG Park   FREE
11:00 amFree Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch   FREE
11:00 amFirst Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day | Cartoon Art Museum   FREE*
*Pay What You Wish Day
11:00 amContemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE
11:00 amYerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays   FREE
12:00 pmTALL: Tenderloin Art Lending Library | SF   FREE
12:00 pmFree Admission Day at the Bedford Gallery | East Bay   FREE
6:00 pmThe Detour Free Arcade Game Night | Every First Tuesday   FREE*
*Free unlimited play wristband with any purchase from bar
8:00 pmFirst Tuesdays Free Comedy Showcase & Happy Hour | The Layover   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, November 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Wednesday of every month month from 9 am to 5 pm year round. Established in 1890, the Garden, which is open more...

All DayBay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day  FREE
9:30 amHoliday Ice Skating Rink: Opening Day 2019 Ceremony | Union Square   FREE*
*Free to watch
11:00 amGLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro   FREE
3:00 pmRanch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa   FREE*
*$5 donation suggested per person, but no one is turned away for lack of funds. RSVP requested but not required.
5:30 pm“Rainbow Family Night”: LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. There is also a suggested donation of $10 per adult however no one is turned away for lack of funds.
6:00 pm“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF   FREE*
*Donation-based admission
6:30 pmFirst Wednesdays Free Beer Shuttle | SF   FREE*
*Shuttle is Free.
6:30 pmDrink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout   FREE
6:30 pmIntro to Personal Safety & Self-Defense Class | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:30 pmHometown Free Comedy Night & Happy Hour | Emeryville   FREE*
*Free with an RSVP
7:30 pmShaping SF Lecture: Alcatraz Occupation | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pm“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night | SF   FREE
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay   FREE
8:00 pmFree Comedy Night at SF’s Presidential-Themed Bar | Every Wednesday   FREE*
*Free with RSVP

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, November 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive

The UC Berkeley Art Museum is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. Through art and film programs, collections, and research resources, the University aspires to be locally connected more...

12:00 pm2019 “Red Bull Heavy Water” Epic SUP Challenge | Window Closes   FREE*
*Free to watch from the shore.
12:30 pmFree 30-Minute Core & Stretch Express | Salesforce Park   FREE
6:00 pmLower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin   FREE
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Matters of Fact | Pier 15   $19.95*
*$19.95 Adv/Door -  Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome)
6:00 pmCastro Art Walk | First Thursdays   FREE
7:00 pmClose-Up Comedy: Great Comics & Free Beer Giveaways | SF   $10*
*Beer, wine, and fancy pastries for sale
7:00 pmCity Star Party & Telescope Night | Lands End   FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
7:00 pmFree Rooftop Stargazing Party “Astro Night” | UC Berkeley   FREE
8:00 pmThrowback Thursdays at Virgil’s: Late 90’s to Early 2000’s Pop | SF   FREE
8:00 pmNew Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.   FREE
9:00 pmBay Party Vibes on the D-block | SF   FREE
9:30 pmSadderday: An Emo/Pop-Punk/Screamo Dance Party | SF   FREE

Friday, November 8, 2019

Rotunda Dance Series: Nava Dance Theatre | SF City Hall
Friday, November 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall

The “Rotunda Dance Series” is a set of free monthly dance performances in San Francisco City Hall’s extraordinary rotunda, Dancers’ Group and World Arts West have once again partnered to bring audiences more...

3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa   FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
5:00 pmFriday Nights at OMCA: Burning Man Block Party | Oakland   FREE*
*Most outdoor activities and entertainment is free and open to the public from 5-9pm. Ages 18 and under are free. Admission for members is always free.
5:00 pmVallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays   FREE
5:00 pmSecond Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael   FREE
6:00 pm“Millennials Ruin Everything”: Free Comedy & Oysters Night | El Rio   FREE*
*Free, suggested donation $5
6:00 pm2nd Friday Art Walk | Oakland & Alameda   FREE
6:00 pmCandlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome