Thursday, October 24, 2019

SF Hispanic Heritage Festival: Free Mask Making w/ The Mexican Museum | Mission Bay
Thursday, October 24 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Bay Branch Library

On October 24, 2019 at 3:30 pm, learn about the significance and social purpose of masks from different regions of Mexico and construct your own 2D/3D masks with The Mexican Museum. more...

5:00 pmCreative Flow: Accessible Art Making Experience | Salesforce Park   FREE
6:00 pmFree Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF   FREE
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: It’s Alive | Pier 15   $19.95*
*$19.95 Adv/Door -  Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome)
7:00 pmSFMOMA”s “Soft Power” Artists Discussion | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. No museum admission required. Tickets to the Artists’ Discussion will be available as of September 19.
7:00 pmThe Underground: Stand-Up Comedy at Oakstop | Oakland   $5*
*Free Pizza & Beer provided, Admission free to Oakstop members.
7:30 pm“I Wish I Was Happy” Hour Comedy Show | SF   FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks.
9:00 pmLa Piñata: Free Latin Party & DJ Night | Mission   FREE

Friday, October 25, 2019

Opening Day: Bay Area Science Festival | 2019
Friday, October 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Some events may require an RSVP or have other restrictions.
| San Francisco Bay Area

Created by the Bay Area’s scientific, cultural, and educational institutions, the Bay Area Science Festival returns to San Francisco for two weeks of science and technology lectures, games, art exhibits, workshops, hands-on activities and more more...

All DayBeer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos   FREE
3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa   FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
3:00 pmThrill The World 2019: Guinness World Record Thriller Dance-Off | Campbell   FREE
5:00 pmThe Final “Off the Grid” Friday Night Market of 2019 | Fort Mason   FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
5:00 pmFree Swing Dance Class on SF’s Rooftop Park | SF   FREE
5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass   FREE
5:30 pmFree Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland   FREE*
*RSVP Required
6:00 pmCandle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
6:00 pmFriday Movie in the Park: “The Incredibles 2” | McCoppin Sq.   FREE
7:00 pmFeral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF   $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:30 pmLaughs on Tap Free Comedy Night | Ocean View Brew Works   FREE*
*Free but bring cash for food & drinks
7:30 pm“The Most Famous Symphony Ever Written” Free Main Stage Concert | SF   FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
8:00 pm“Subversion” A Progressive Works Comedy Night | SF   FREE


Saturday, October 26, 2019

Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday

Every Saturday, the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to San Francisco residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will more...

All DayHealth & Arts at the Park | SF   FREE
10:00 amLast of 2019: Free Oakland Summer Walking Tour | Old Oakland   FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandnet.com
All Day2019 North Bay Science Discovery Day | Santa Rosa   FREE
All DayTreasureFest: Halloween Market: 1,000 Free Pumpkins & Trick-or-Treating | SF   $3*
*$3-$5 early bird online / $7 last minute - includes free parking.
All Day2019 Leap Sandcastle Classic: NorCal’s Biggest Sandcastle Comp. | Ocean Beach   FREE
All Day2019 East Bay Science Discovery Day | Hayward   FREE
All DaySF Open Studios 2019 | Dogpatch, Potrero Hill, Mission & Castro   FREE
11:30 amSan Francisco Shih Tzu Meetup Group | Alta Plaza Park   FREE
11:30 amSFMOMA”s “Soft Power” Artists’ Films Screenings | SF   FREE*
*Free admission. First come, first served.
3:00 pmSF Hispanic Heritage Festival: Free Latin Jazz, Salsa Music Demo & Concert | SF   FREE
7:00 pmMovies in Creek Park: Beetlejuice | San Anselmo   FREE
7:30 pm“The Most Famous Symphony Ever Written” Free Main Stage Concert | Palo Alto   FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
8:00 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $10
8:30 pmDowntown SF’s Desi Comedy Night | Every Saturday   FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 at door without RSVP

Sunday, October 27, 2019

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

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 more...

6:00 amAfter Dawn: Premiere Sunday Morning Party | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:15 amOctober Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay   FREE*
*Free but RSVP is required (415)-388-2596. Admission to the park is free before 9am. We are told that parking reservations are required.
All DayTreasureFest: Halloween Market: 1,000 Free Pumpkins & Trick-or-Treating | SF   $3*
*$3-$5 early bird online / $7 last minute - includes free parking.
10:30 amFree Mimosa “Boozy Brunch” w/ Vegan Options | SF   $12*
*Get one complimentary drink with your brunch - and don't forget to tip like a rockstar. Upgrade to bottomless for $12.
11:00 amFree Outdoor Family Fun: Rotating Shows & Exciting Stories | Salesforce Park   FREE
All DaySF Open Studios 2019 | Noe Valley, Diamond Heights & Bernal Heights   FREE
1:00 pmAcoustic Music in the Square | Noe Valley   FREE
2:00 pmCoin-Op’s “Free Play” Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa   FREE
3:00 pm“The Most Famous Symphony Ever Written” Free Main Stage Concert | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
3:00 pmRockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour | Final Day   $20*
*$15 for children 12 and younger, $20 for adults
6:00 pm’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pmThe $2 Bill Comedy Show | Milk Bar   $2*
*$2 with RSVP on Eventbrite. Otherwise, $10 at the door.

Monday, October 28, 2019

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

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 more...

5:30 pm“Popping the ​Science ​Bubble”: Conversations w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley   FREE
6:00 pmFree Queer Bowling Night | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*RSVP for a chance to win 1 hour of bowling & shoe rental for you + 5 friends (compliments of Mission Bowling Club)
6:00 pmSilent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmNerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland   $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door. Doors at 7 pm; Show at 8 pm
8:00 pmMonday Night Comedy w/ Free Cake | Blondies   FREE
8:30 pmLaughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF   FREE
8:30 pmBeef Curtains: Game Night & Free Comedy Showcase | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Tips collected towards the end of the show.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

2 for 1 Margaritas "Taco Tuesday" | SF
Tuesday, October 29 – 5:30 pm | Cost: 2-for-1*
*Get 2 for 1 Margaritas on Tuesdays from 5:30pm to 10pm. And tip like a rockstar.
| Francisca's Venezuelan Food and Punch Bar

Francisca’s Venezuelan Food and Punch Bar is a unique farm-to-table Italian-Venezuelan restaurant in the Mission that has a special “Taco Tuesday” promotion with 2-for-1 fresh-fruit margaritas and discounted taco platters ($4 more...

7:00 pmSF History Night | Pacific Heights   $10*
*$10 for non-members; free for SFHA members
7:00 pmNerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose   FREE*
*Admission is donation-based.
7:30 pmCinema Under The Stars “Hocus Pocus” | Napa   FREE*
*No outside food or beverage
8:00 pmLast Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

SF Hispanic Heritage Festival: Free Mask Making w/ The Mexican Museum | Noe Valley
Wednesday, October 30 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Noe Valley Branch Library

On October 30, 2019 at 4 pm, learn about the significance and social purpose of masks from different regions of Mexico and construct your own 2D/3D masks with The Mexican Museum. more...

10:00 amFree Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown & Secret Rooftop Gardens  FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandca.gov
5:00 pmFinal Free Rooftop Concert at Salesforce Park of 2019 | SF   FREE
5:00 pm“People in Plazas” Free Summer Music Festival Final Day | SF   FREE
7:30 pm“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: British Indie Pop Band: Kero Kero Bonito | The Regency Ballroom   WIN
8:00 pmFree Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF   FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Help Turn Salesforce Tower into Pac-Man on Halloween | SF
Thursday, October 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Tower

The same folks behind the insane (and ultimately successful) petition last year to turn the Salesforce Tower LED display into the Eye of Sauron are at it again for 2019. This year’s more...

12:30 pmFree 30-Minute Core & Stretch Express | Salesforce Park   FREE
All DayFinal Ocean Beach Bonfire Night of 2019 | Until March 1st   FREE*
*Rings are first come first served
5:00 pmCreative Flow: Accessible Art Making Experience | Salesforce Park   FREE
6:00 pmCreatures of the NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF   $15.25*
*Tickets subject to dynamic pricing and may change daily. Nightlife tickets typically range from $12 to $25. Day-of tickets will often be the highest. 21+
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Halloween | Pier 15   $19.95*
*$19.95 Adv/Door -  Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome)
6:30 pmFrench Afterworks: French Music & French Drinks | SF   FREE
7:00 pmThe Great Cable Car Chase | SF   FREE
7:00 pmThe Underground: Stand-Up Comedy at Oakstop | Oakland   $5*
*Free Pizza & Beer provided, Admission free to Oakstop members.
8:00 pmCoit Comedy: Stand Up Comedy & Free Golden Boy Pizza | SF   $5*
*Use "Funcheap" to get a 50% discount ticket with 1 drink minimum requirement. Otherwise it's $10.
11:30 amAwesöme Orchestra: Halloween After Dark | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required; donations are welcome.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz
Friday, November 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Normal price admission is $10.
| Museum of Art & History (Santa Cruz)

Come experience the 3rd Annual Sculpture on Wheels Car Show at the MAH as a stop on the First Friday Art Tour, beginning August 2, 2019. Event Highlights: Check out all the sickest more...

All DayHistory Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City  FREE
All DayFirst Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
All DayFree Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History  FREE
11:00 amTimbuk2 First Fridays Free Factory Tour | San Francisco   FREE*
*Free tours take place on the First Friday of the month, and tickets are required. Tours are limited to 20 people.
3:00 pm“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa   FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
4:00 pmSF Hispanic Heritage Festival: Free Day of the Dead Skeleton Craft | Lake Merced   FREE
5:00 pm“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival   FREE
5:00 pmFacebook First Fridays | San Jose Museum of Art   FREE*
*Free after 5 pm.
6:00 pm$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills   $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
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
7:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose   FREE
7:00 pmWorkshop First Fridays | SF   FREE
7:30 pmMoonlight Comedy: Free First Friday Comedy Showcase | Oakland   FREE
7:30 pmSan Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays   FREE