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Tuesday, October 16

Introduction to Bitcoin & Blockchain | SF Main Library
Tuesday, October 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Introduction to Bitcoin & Blockchain | SF Main Library

Join a local tax attorney and Bitcoin expert for this basic class which will provide an introduction to the bitcoin protocol, the technology it has inspired, and its broader implications.
There will be time for questions and answers.

Wednesday, October 17

“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza
Wednesday, October 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
"Biblio Bistro" Farmers' Market Cooking School | UN Plaza

Wondering how to prepare the beautiful produce that our local farmers are growing and selling at the Farmers Market? Come check out a live demonstration of how to sauté a featured vegetable at the Heart of the City Farmers Market with Biblio Bistro, the Library’s mobile ...Monthly

Thursday, October 18

Civic Center’s 2018 Third Thursday “Commons Block Party” | SF
Thursday, October 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
Civic Center's 2018 Third Thursday "Commons Block Party" | SF

The Commons on Third Thursdays will activate UN Plaza, Fulton Street and Civic Center Plaza with three stages of music, food trucks, bars, bocce ball and other activities held on four nights, once a month through October, from 5 to 9 pm. “The Commons” is the ...Monthly

Sunday, October 21

SF Civic Symphony: Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto & Dvořák’s Symphony No.7 | Herbst Theatre
Sunday, October 21 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$10 suggested donation
| Herbst Theatre
SF Civic Symphony: Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto & Dvořák's Symphony No.7 | Herbst Theatre

The oldest community orchestra, San Francisco Civic Symphony presents its 2018-2019 season opening concert, Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto & Dvořák’s Symphony No.7 on October 21, 2018.
Program:

Shostakovich – Festive Overture
Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor” featuring Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano
Dvořák – Symphony No. 7

Music Director & Conductor: …

Monday, October 22

Win Tix: Electro- sprinkled Pop & Cosmic Rock: Dreamers | Great American Music Hall
Monday, October 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Great American Music Hall

The Los Angeles-via-Brooklyn trio DREAMERS are one of the hardest-working rock bands in the music business. They have spent the last few years touring and playing everywhere from tiny bars and massive arenas to festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bumbershoot, and Firefly.
> Get Tickets – $12 …

Thursday, October 25

Win Tix: Colorful Brassy Funk, Rock & Jazz: MarchFourth | Great American Music Hall
Thursday, October 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Great American Music Hall

MarchFourth is an internationally-acclaimed, genre-breaking FORCE in the world of entertainment. A sonic explosion delivered by 20 musicians, dancers, and artisans who travel the world, year-round, taking audience members of all ages, from all walks of life, on a joy-inducing, foot-stomping, booty-shaking, soul-stirring journey that …

Saturday, October 27

San Francisco’s Annual Financial Planning Days | Main Library
Saturday, October 27 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco Main Public Library
San Francisco's Annual Financial Planning Days | Main Library

Come to San Francisco Financial Planning Day and get free, objective, no-strings-attached financial advice from Certified Financial Planner™ professionals. Certified Financial Planner™ professionals are volunteering to offer free, one-on-one counseling and financial workshops throughout the day.
Financial Planning Day 2018’s programs include something for everyone. There …

Sunday, October 28

Tricycle Music Festival 2018: The Okee Dokee Brothers | SF
Sunday, October 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Koret Auditorium
Tricycle Music Festival 2018: The Okee Dokee Brothers | SF

Kids and families, Tricycle Music Fest at the library returns for the tenth year on Sept. 30 to Oct. 28, 2018. Join the San Francisco Public Library for the kickoff event on Sunday, September 30, 2018, at the Phyllis Wattis Theater. At the end of every ...

Monday, October 29

2018 Halloween Ghost Walk at City Hall | SF
Monday, October 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted.
| San Francisco City Hall
2018 Halloween Ghost Walk at City Hall | SF

Disinterred remains, assassinations and other ghostly lore form the focus of this tour, plus little-known facts such as the cemetery that once covered Civic Center.
Instead of history and architecture, hear snippets from interviews with building employees that detail chilling paranormal activity. You will be amazed–and …

Friday, November 2

Rotunda Dance Series: TURFinc | SF City Hall
Friday, November 2 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: TURFinc | SF 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 lunchtime glimpses into movement and musical traditions from around the world. Set amidst the ...

Saturday, November 3

Lottery for Free Tickets: San Francisco Symphony’s Dia de los Muertos Concert | SF
Saturday, November 3 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but subject to availability
| Davies Symphony Hall
Lottery for Free Tickets: San Francisco Symphony's Dia de los Muertos Concert | SF

A new season of the San Francisco Symphony has begun. Limited Complimentary tickets for the following November symphony show are available through the San Francisco Arts Commission.
Join the San Francisco Symphony for a vibrant celebration of Latin American music and culture, featuring dazzling guest artists, colorful …

Sunday, November 4

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, November 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF

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 years of history. Target Free Sundays Typically the first Sunday of the month Asian ...Monthly

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 ...Monthly

Thursday, November 8

Thursday Night Poem Jam | SF Main Library
Thursday, November 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Thursday Night Poem Jam | SF Main Library

Join San Francisco Main Public Library with talented poets for a poetry jam. The Main Library’s monthly Poem Jam poetry reading series, moderated by Kim Shuck, takes place on Thursdays at 6 pm in the Main Library. Thursday Night Poem Jam Every 2nd Thursday | ...Monthly

Wednesday, November 21

“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza
Wednesday, November 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
"Biblio Bistro" Farmers' Market Cooking School | UN Plaza

Wondering how to prepare the beautiful produce that our local farmers are growing and selling at the Farmers Market? Come check out a live demonstration of how to sauté a featured vegetable at the Heart of the City Farmers Market with Biblio Bistro, the Library’s mobile ...Monthly

Sunday, December 2

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, December 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF

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 years of history. Target Free Sundays Typically the first Sunday of the month Asian ...Monthly

Friday, December 7

Rotunda Dance Series: Cunamacué & Proyecto Landó | SF City Hall
Friday, December 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: Cunamacué & Proyecto Landó | SF 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 lunchtime glimpses into movement and musical traditions from around the world. Set amidst the ...

Wednesday, December 19

“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza
Wednesday, December 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
"Biblio Bistro" Farmers' Market Cooking School | UN Plaza

Wondering how to prepare the beautiful produce that our local farmers are growing and selling at the Farmers Market? Come check out a live demonstration of how to sauté a featured vegetable at the Heart of the City Farmers Market with Biblio Bistro, the Library’s mobile ...Monthly

Sunday, January 6

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, January 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF

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 years of history. Target Free Sundays Typically the first Sunday of the month Asian ...Monthly

Thursday, January 10

Thursday Night Poem Jam | SF Main Library
Thursday, January 10 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Thursday Night Poem Jam | SF Main Library

Join San Francisco Main Public Library with talented poets for a poetry jam. The Main Library’s monthly Poem Jam poetry reading series, moderated by Kim Shuck, takes place on Thursdays at 6 pm in the Main Library. Thursday Night Poem Jam Every 2nd Thursday | ...Monthly

Friday, May 10

“Westward” All-Female Photography Exhibit | Final Day
Friday, May 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Open to the public.
| San Francisco City Hall
"Westward" All-Female Photography Exhibit | Final Day

The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries (SFAC Galleries) is excited to present Westward, an exhibition that features Ten female photographers documenting and depicting the West from May 11, 2018 – May 10, 2019. Curated by independent curator Ann Jastrab, Westward presents an opportunity to break away ...

Monday, October 15

2018 SFUSD Students Exhibit Gallery Arts Festival: Final Day | SF
Wednesday, December 31 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Asian Art Museum
2018 SFUSD Students Exhibit Gallery Arts Festival: Final Day | SF

Come see student-created visual, literary, media, and performing arts at the Asian Art Museum from March 14-21, 2018 in the Annual San Francisco Unified School District Arts Festival. For the past 32 years this unique San Francisco event has been a point of destination for ...