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Thursday, October 31

Free Uber/Lyft/Cab Rides on Halloween Night | 2019
Free Uber/Lyft/Cab Rides on Halloween Night | 2019
Please note that the maximum reimbursement value is $20  and not $25 as previously listed. To help keep your drunken ass off the road, Halloween revelers in San Francisco, East Bay, North Bay, South Bay, Tri-Valley and Sacramento can get their cab rides home paid for all ...
Halloween Block Party: Haunted Houses, Parade & Trick-or-Treating | NoPa
Thursday, October 31 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | NoPa
Halloween Block Party: Haunted Houses, Parade & Trick-or-Treating | NoPa
In collaboration with the 1500 and 1600 blocks of Grove as well as many other willing households nearby, and with the generous support of the neighbors on Grove Street, NOPNA helps to host one of the most fabulous Halloween events around on October 31, 2019 ...

Creative Flow: Accessible Art Making Experience | Salesforce Park
Thursday, October 31 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Creative Flow: Accessible Art Making Experience | Salesforce Park

Creative Flow activates community, productive play, and well-being through accessible and purposeful art making experiences every Thursday from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.Every Thursday

“Jurassic Park” Immersive Halloween House | San Jose
Thursday, October 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Albertson Halloween House
"Jurassic Park" Immersive Halloween House | San Jose
On Halloween night 2019, stop by the Alberston Halloween House from 6-9 pm to explore the enormous and elaborate Jurassic Park-themed house. Open for one night only, the house features themed treats, an immersive front yard scene, costumed characters and more. Albertson Halloween House 2019 October 31, 2019 ...
French Afterworks: French Music & French Drinks | SF
Thursday, October 31 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Asiento
French Afterworks: French Music & French Drinks | SF

Every last Thursday of the month, Moules à Facettes invites you in SF for an afterwork party with French drinks, French music and quality people from everywhere. That you are a regular or a newcomer, feel free to share the love to all your friends, ...Monthly

“Frightmare” Free Home Haunted House | Final Night
Thursday, October 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Accepted canned food donations.
| Frightmare Haunted House
"Frightmare" Free Home Haunted House | Final Night

Are you ready to face your worst nightmares? Mr. Fright and his monsters are back for 2019, three nights only. In their 6th season, you will be forced to face all your worst fears to find your way out. For the little ones who want ...

Driveway Follies: Oakland’s Epic Halloween DIY Puppet Show | East Bay
Thursday, October 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Haunted Yard
Driveway Follies: Oakland's Epic Halloween DIY Puppet Show | East Bay

Driveway Follies offers a rare opportunity to see the nearly lost art of marionette puppetry in an intimate setting. Driveway Follies is recognized for providing professionally staged family-friendly Halloween marionette performances each year in Oakland. The repertoire celebrates and illustrates historic and cultural aspects of ...

The Great Cable Car Chase | SF
Thursday, October 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | A Runner's Mind San Francisco
The Great Cable Car Chase | SF

Join us as we find ourselves a cable car to race (and beat) in our favorite monthly San Francisco tradition – The Great Cable Car Chase. We’ll be racing the Powell/Hyde cable car on Hyde Street from Bay to Chestnut in two blocks of uphill ...Monthly

Haunted Walk-through Maze of Terror Halloween Night | Peninsula
Thursday, October 31 – 7:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Haunted House of Moss Beach
Haunted Walk-through Maze of Terror Halloween Night | Peninsula

Haunting your souls for over two decades, the Haunted House of Moss Beach is a spooky, walk-through maze of terror. Please note, arrive early to avoid long lines. Only two people are allowed per a tour. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. This ...

2019 Hulaween Party: Spooky Theremin, Horror Flicks & Costume Bash | Alameda
Thursday, October 31 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge
2019 Hulaween Party: Spooky Theremin, Horror Flicks & Costume Bash | Alameda
Dress up in your best Halloween costume and enjoy Forbidden Island’s annual 2019 Hulaween Party with with Robert Silverman’s spooky Theremin, Dj Tanoa “Samoa Boy” on October 31, 2019 at 7:30 pm. 2019 Hulaween Thursday, October 31, 2019 | 7:30 pm Forbidden Island, 1304 Lincoln Ave, Alameda FREE Featuring live ...
Haight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar
Thursday, October 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
| Milk Bar
Haight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar

Come out to Haight Ashbury Comedy Night every Thursday at Milk Bar located in the heart of the Upper Haight to see some of SF’s best comedians. The lineup changes every week, but expect to see comics that have performed at Cobbs, SF Sketchfest, the ...Every Thursday

Dance-O-Ween: SF’s Epic Roving Costumed Dance Party | 2019
Thursday, October 31 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | 16th Street BART
Dance-O-Ween: SF's Epic Roving Costumed Dance Party | 2019
It’s almost Halloween, and if you listen close, you can hear the streets calling your name. Oh, and probably the Mariah Carey blaring outta the speakers. It’s time to go Trick or Street. Get costumed, get sassy, and get ready to boo-gie with a giant ...
Video Game Costumed Halloween Party | Hustler Club
Thursday, October 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Come with your favorite video game character.
| Hustler Club
Video Game Costumed Halloween Party | Hustler Club
Larry Flynt’s SF Hustler Club is hosting their annual themed Halloween Afterhours Night on October 31st. Come with your favorite video game character. It all goes down on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Book your reservations here.
2019 Undead Diner Halloween Party | Oakland
Thursday, October 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bar 355
2019 Undead Diner Halloween Party | Oakland
Join for another terrorizing Halloween Party on October 31, 2019 at 9 pm. This year the vintage diner theme is embraced, but with a little zombie mixed in for flavor. There will have DJ Deadly Dollar Bin spinning terrifying tunes, a spooky specialty cocktail menu, and ...

Friday, November 1

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, November 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum
History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City

Enjoy free admission from 10 am to 4 pm, every first Friday of the month, at the San Mateo History Museum. Explore the museum housed in the 1910 County Courthouse; listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it features a stained glass dome and mosaic tile floor. 2 pm General Tour: ...Monthly

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, November 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
| Impact Hub Oakland
First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland

Impact Hub Oakland opens its doors every first Friday for free coworking all day from 9 am to 6 pm. Be productive and get work done, meet and collaborate with friends, pet a bunny, and enjoy a #SexySalad potluck lunch ($5 suggested donation for Soon-To-Be Members; ...Monthly

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, November 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, explorationand building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...Monthly

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)
Free First Friday Tour at the 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. Make the MAH a stop on your First Friday Art Tour for three floors of exhibitions, live music, and ...Monthly

Timbuk2 First Fridays Free Factory Tour | San Francisco
Timbuk2 First Fridays Free Factory Tour | San Francisco

Come down to Timbuk2 Factory and Headquarters for a 60-minute behind-the-scenes look at the product design, marketing, and of course the (spoiler alert) office gong, disco ball and kegerator. Free tours take place at 11 am on the First Friday of the month, and tickets are required. Tours are ...Monthly

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, November 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| CounterPULSE
"Block Fest" Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF

Every first and third Friday of the month, locally sourced Artist Activators offer up free art making. Block Fest animates and celebrates the unit block of Turk Street with free arts activities, cultural offerings, community information, and discussion for the local residents, workers, and visitors. From ...Monthly