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Tuesday, October 22

Learn to Play Chess Like a Boss: Tips & Tactics | SF
Tuesday, October 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mechanics' Institute
Learn to Play Chess Like a Boss: Tips & Tactics | SF
The path to a perfect checkmate is possible with the advice and techniques of a Grand Master player in this informative and accessible chess book. You already know just how enjoyable–and challenging–the game of chess can be. For those who play, chess leads to a lifetime ...
Free Humphry Slocombe Scoops: Ginger-Lemon Sorbet | Berkeley
Tuesday, October 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Registration Required
| Humphry Slocombe (Berkeley)
Free Humphry Slocombe Scoops: Ginger-Lemon Sorbet | Berkeley
Join us on Tuesday, October 22 from 5 to 6 PM at our Berkeley shop to get hang out and get a free scoop of our exclusive collab flavor with The Rare Barrel. Together, we’ve created Sour Tooth Tiger Ginger-Lemon Sorbet – a sorbet made with The ...

2019 St. Anthony’s Fall Volunteer Open House & Happy Hour | SF
Tuesday, October 22 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Anthony's Dining Room
2019 St. Anthony's Fall Volunteer Open House & Happy Hour | SF
New volunteers and returning volunteers, join the St. Anthony’s Volunteer Open House on Tuesday, October 22nd, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. The Fall 2019 Volunteer Open House will give you the opportunity to meet staff and other potential volunteers, learn about volunteer opportunities, and tour our ...
“Writing with Strangers” at Salesforce Park | Final Night of 2019
Tuesday, October 22 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*https://salesforcetransitcenter.com/events/
| Salesforce Park
"Writing with Strangers" at Salesforce Park | Final Night of 2019

Writers in Salesforce Park invites people to interact with the literary arts and local writers through readings and workshops presented by Intersection for the Arts artist members. Don’t miss all six events at the Main Plaza of Salesforce Park. Writers in Salesforce Park Tuesdays, September ...Every Tuesday

“Thomas Fuller” Speaks at the Library | SF Main Library
Tuesday, October 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
"Thomas Fuller" Speaks at the Library | SF Main Library
Thomas Fuller, NY Times Bureau Chief for SF will speak about his work covering the Bay Area for the Times, what stories have stood out for him, and his other work as a journalist. Bring your questions and discuss what’s happening in the City with him.
Stark Trek Trivia Night: Trekkie Tuesday at McTeague’s | SF
Tuesday, October 22 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| McTeague's Saloon
Stark Trek Trivia Night: Trekkie Tuesday at McTeague’s | SF
Come join us for our monthly Trekkie Tuesday. We’ll have a trivia game, movies and themed craft cocktails from our celebrity bartender to enjoy. Uniforms are highly encouraged and all Starfleet Personnel will receive $1 off drinks and tons of street cred. See you there.
North Beach Comedy Thing: Free Pizza, Cheap Beer & Giveaways | SF
Tuesday, October 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free pizza is on a first come, first served basis
| Tope Lounge
North Beach Comedy Thing: Free Pizza, Cheap Beer & Giveaways | SF

What the heckle is a hot new standup comedy show where the hosts dig up some dirt about one of the comedians, share it with the audience, and let the heckling ensue. What the Heckle: The Only Comedy Show That Welcomes Hecklers EveryTuesday | 8 pm ...Every Tuesday

Cinema Under The Stars “Beetlejuice” | Napa
Tuesday, October 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No outside food or beverage
| CIA at Copia
Cinema Under The Stars "Beetlejuice" | Napa

Warm summer nights and starry skies will set the scene every Tuesday evening at Copia presenting Cinema Under the Stars, a delightful combination of film, food, and fun in the garden. Bring a blanket and cozy up with friends or loved ones as you enjoy ...Every Tuesday

15-minute Magic Lantern 3-D Light Show | Redwood City
Tuesday, October 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum
15-minute Magic Lantern 3-D Light Show | Redwood City

Experience the Redwood City Improvement Association’s 3-D video mapping light show held every Tuesday evening through November 26th. The Magic Lantern 3-D Light Show is designed by world-renowned light show artist, Bart Kresa, and projects weekly onto the San Mateo County History Museum. The new ...Every Tuesday

“Town Business” Oakland Comedy Night | Every Tuesday
Tuesday, October 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $10 at door.
| Copper Spoon Cocktails & Kitchen
"Town Business" Oakland Comedy Night | Every Tuesday

SF may get most of the press, but Oakland has its own rich comedy scene, so “Town Business” is your weekly Tuesday showcase of some of the town’s best comics from around the Bay in a cool “Golden State Lounge” with comfy couches and a brick fireplace. Many comedians performing ...

Orionids Meteor Shower 2019 | Halley’s Comet’s Debris
Tuesday, October 22 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Orionids Meteor Shower 2019 | Halley's Comet's Debris
On a dark, moonless night, the Orionids exhibit about 10 to 20 meteors per hour. These fast-moving meteors occasionally leave persistent trains and they sometimes produce bright fireballs. Orionid meteors fly each year between about October 2 to November 7. That’s when Earth is passing through the ...

Wednesday, October 23

Free Rooftop Puerto Rico Concert at Salesforce Park | SF
Wednesday, October 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Rooftop Puerto Rico Concert at Salesforce Park | 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

Free Michael Jackson Thriller Dance Classes | San Jose
Wednesday, October 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Adira Dance & Costume
Free Michael Jackson Thriller Dance Classes | San Jose

In preparation for their attempt to set the Guinness World Record with their version of Thrill the World, Adira Dance & Costume will be offering free Thriller dance classes at their dance studio in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood from 7-8 pm every Wednesday from September 4 to ...Every Wednesday

Free Sneak Preview Movie: “Countdown” | Century San Francisco Centre 9 (SF)
Wednesday, October 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| Century San Francisco Centre 9
Free Sneak Preview Movie: "Countdown" | Century San Francisco Centre 9 (SF)
Attend an exclusive free sneak preview advanced screening of “Countdown,” a new scary movie starring Elizabeth Lail & Charlie McDermott. Free Film Screening: Countdown October 23, 2019 | 7:00 pm Century San Francisco Centre 9 (SF) RSVP code: otlAY02826 Tickets available through https://stxtickets.com/main/code_redeem Tickets are free, but subject to availability. Depending on ...
“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, October 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
"Moonlight Comedy": Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland

Lineup for 10/23 Adam Pearlstein (SF Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club) Marcus Williams (Comedy Central’s Clusterfest) Orion Levine (Laughs on Tap) Joey Avery (SF Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club) Frankie Marcos (SF Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club) Shanti Charan (SF Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club) Cameron Vannini (SF Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club) Every Wednesday

Shaping SF Lecture: Shellmounds, Indigenous Culture & Ecology | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, October 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Shellmounds, Indigenous Culture & Ecology | Mission Dist.
250 years ago, life along the edges of what we now know as San Francisco Bay changed forever when the Portola Expedition came upon this hidden magnificent body of water. The Spaniards couldn’t quite understand it when they saw this marvelous sight for the first ...
Free Comedy Night at SF’s Presidential-Themed Bar | Every Wednesday
Wednesday, October 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Executive Order Bar & Lounge
Free Comedy Night at SF's Presidential-Themed Bar | Every Wednesday

Come laugh at one of SF’s newest cocktail lounges, Executive Order, every Wednesday night at 8pm. HellaFunny Comedy Night will feature six of San Francisco’s best local comics. Comedians on this showcase have been featured on Comedy Central, MTV, ABC, NBC, SF Sketchfest and Clusterfest. ...

“Game of Thrones” Trivia at Emporium | SF
Wednesday, October 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required
| Emporium SF
"Game of Thrones" Trivia at Emporium | SF
Do you know your Starks from your Lannisters? Your Red Weddings from your Black Weddings? Enjoy Game of Thrones Trivia at Emporium SF. 21+ | FREE | Signups start at 7pm, Trivia from 8-10pm.

Thursday, October 24

Free 30-Minute Core & Stretch Express | Salesforce Park
Thursday, October 24 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free 30-Minute Core & Stretch Express | Salesforce Park

Take a break from your desk with this 30-minute express lunchtime class every Thursday from 12:30 pm to 1 pm. Pair with Express Bootcamp beforehand for a full body workout.Every Thursday

“LINES” Free Ballet Dance Workshop | Grace Cathedral
Thursday, October 24 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and open to all; registration on arrival.
| Grace Cathedral
"LINES" Free Ballet Dance Workshop | Grace Cathedral

A free series of dance workshops hosted by Grace Cathedral and the 2019 Artist in Residence Alonzo King, every 2nd & 4th Thursday from June 13 – August 22, 2019 at 1 pm. Alonzo King LINES Ballet welcomes the PD community with an authentic and ...Monthly