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Thursday, September 24

12th Annual 50|50 Art Exhibition Show
Thursday, September 24 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but must book date and time online at www.SanchezArtCenter.10to8.com
| Sanchez Art Center
12th Annual 50|50 Art Exhibition Show
For over a decade, Sanchez Art Center has been delighted to present a very large show of very small works, the 50|50 Show. For 50 days, participating artists create 50 small artworks—a challenging creative journey, to say the least! With its stunning display of originality ...

Friday, September 25

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, September 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...Monthly

Saturday, September 26

Free National Parks Day: “National Public Lands Day” | 2020
Free National Parks Day: "National Public Lands Day" | 2020

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entry to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park and free admission ...

San Mateo’s Saturday Night Drive-In Movie Nights
San Mateo's Saturday Night Drive-In Movie Nights

Now through the end of October – Par 3 at Poplar Creek offers Saturday Drive In & Dine Out Movie Nights – a nostalgic, fun and safe way to enjoy time with family and friends. Premiering in the beautiful outdoor setting at Poplar Creek in ...Every Saturday

Sunday, September 27

CuriOdyssey Free Community Day | San Mateo
Sunday, September 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | CuriOdyssey
CuriOdyssey Free Community Day | San Mateo

Explore science and meet native California animals. CuriOdyssey’s free Community Days take place on varying days, both during the week and on the weekend, so that more visitors have the opportunity to experience CuriOdyssey. Vehicle entrance fee for Coyote Point Park is $6 per car. ...

Friday, October 2

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, October 2 – 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

Saturday, October 3

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, or U. S. Trust cardholders (credit cards and debit cards) get free admission to seven Bay Area museums, two Sacramento museums and to more than 220 cultural institutions nationwide, for the first full weekend each month including the de ...Monthly

“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, October 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
"Healthy Parks Healthy People": Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area

Enjoy a free, monthly outdoor walk on the first Saturday of every month as part of the “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” program. First Saturday Programs are introductory walking/physical activity programs that occur on the first Saturday of each month throughout the Bay Area. Please note that ...Monthly

San Mateo’s Saturday Night Drive-In Movie Nights
San Mateo's Saturday Night Drive-In Movie Nights

Now through the end of October – Par 3 at Poplar Creek offers Saturday Drive In & Dine Out Movie Nights – a nostalgic, fun and safe way to enjoy time with family and friends. Premiering in the beautiful outdoor setting at Poplar Creek in ...Every Saturday

Wednesday, October 7

Draconids Meteor Shower | 2020
Wednesday, October 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Draconids Meteor Shower | 2020
October’s Draconid meteor shower – sometimes called the Giacobinids – is expected to peak at nightfall or early evening on October 7, 2020, though under a moon-drenched sky. The radiant point for the Draconid meteor shower almost coincides with the head of the constellation Draco the ...

Thursday, October 8

Comedy Sharks Standup Night | Peninsula
Thursday, October 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Hop Dogma Brewing Company
Comedy Sharks Standup Night | Peninsula

Every month, Comedy Sharks standup night features some of the Bay Area’s best comedians. Come on out and enjoy some laughs with your neighbors, hosted by Phil Griffiths & Hop Dogma Brewing Company. The show starts at 7:30 pm; seating is limited, so be sure to ...Monthly

Saturday, October 10

Belmont Waterdog Run: 5k, 10k, & 1 Mile Dog Run | Peninsula
Saturday, October 10 – 7:15 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend and watch the dog parade. Races start at $15.
| Belmont Twin Pines Park
Belmont Waterdog Run: 5k, 10k, & 1 Mile Dog Run | Peninsula
The Belmont Water Dog Run, a 501(c)(3) organization, is community event involving kids, parents, grandparents, stroller-brigades, furry-legged canine friends, and hundreds of runners and walkers throughout the Bay Area. Join us Saturday, October 10th for a 5k, 10k, or 1 mile kids and fido run. Starting at ...
San Mateo’s Saturday Night Drive-In Movie Nights
San Mateo's Saturday Night Drive-In Movie Nights

Now through the end of October – Par 3 at Poplar Creek offers Saturday Drive In & Dine Out Movie Nights – a nostalgic, fun and safe way to enjoy time with family and friends. Premiering in the beautiful outdoor setting at Poplar Creek in ...Every Saturday

Sunday, October 11

“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View
Sunday, October 11 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Masonic Lodge
"Sunday Assembly" Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View

“Live Better, Help Often, Wonder More” is the motto for Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley (SASV), an international community movement that celebrates life. The radically inclusive SASV is a secular and service nonprofit that celebrates life, welcomes all people and supports everyone fulfilling their potential. It aims ...Monthly

Monday, October 12

2020 World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off | Half Moon Bay
Monday, October 12 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*No spectators allowed at 2020 event
| Long Branch Farms
2020 World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off | Half Moon Bay
Yes, even in the COVID-19 era, the excitement is building in Pumpkintown as the World’s Greatest Gourd Growers and their astounding, mind-boggling, Volkswagen-sized orange orbs hope to squash the world record on Monday, October 12, 2020 at the 47th Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off — ...

Saturday, October 17

Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View
Saturday, October 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View

Come get your bike fixed and learn a few things from professional bike mechanic Ryan Murphy who will be available for advice and help with you bike at the Mountain View Library every third Saturday from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Use their tools to work ...Monthly

San Mateo’s Saturday Night Drive-In Movie Nights
San Mateo's Saturday Night Drive-In Movie Nights

Now through the end of October – Par 3 at Poplar Creek offers Saturday Drive In & Dine Out Movie Nights – a nostalgic, fun and safe way to enjoy time with family and friends. Premiering in the beautiful outdoor setting at Poplar Creek in ...Every Saturday

Sunday, October 18

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, October 18 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...Monthly

Tuesday, October 20

Vinyl Room Standup Comedy Show | Burlingame
Tuesday, October 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Vinyl Room
Vinyl Room Standup Comedy Show | Burlingame

Every third Tuesday of the month is a standup comedy show at Vinyl Room called Standup Comedy at Vinyl Room, featuring funny people from the Bay Area who do standup comedy. It’s the only comedy show in Burlingame, maybe ever. This event occurs every third ...Monthly

Orionids Meteor Shower | 2020
Tuesday, October 20 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Orionids Meteor Shower | 2020
On a dark, moonless night, the Orionids exhibit a maximum of about 10 to 20 meteors per hour. More meteors tend to fly after midnight, and the Orionids are typically at their best in the wee hours before dawn. These fast-moving meteors occasionally leave persistent ...

Saturday, October 24

San Mateo’s Saturday Night Drive-In Movie Nights
San Mateo's Saturday Night Drive-In Movie Nights

Now through the end of October – Par 3 at Poplar Creek offers Saturday Drive In & Dine Out Movie Nights – a nostalgic, fun and safe way to enjoy time with family and friends. Premiering in the beautiful outdoor setting at Poplar Creek in ...Every Saturday

Friday, October 30

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, October 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...Monthly

Saturday, October 31

Bay Area Oddities & Curiosities Expo 2020 | San Mateo
Saturday, October 31 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*GA $10 / VIP $20 / Kids 12 & Under Free
| San Mateo County Event Center
Bay Area Oddities & Curiosities Expo 2020 | San Mateo
Update: Due to coronavirus concerns this event previously listed on March 21st has been rescheduled to October 31, 2020. For Lovers of the Strange & Unusual, come and join the Oddities & Curiosities Expo on March 21st at San Mateo County Event Center from 11 am ...
Rare Halloween Blue Moon | 2020
Saturday, October 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Rare Halloween Blue Moon | 2020
The next Blue Moon will come on October 31, 2020. It’ll be called a Blue Moon because it’ll be the second of two full moons to occur in a single calendar month. The last Blue Moon by this definition of the term happened on March 31, ...

Wednesday, November 4

South Taurids Meteor Shower | 2020
Wednesday, November 4 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
South Taurids Meteor Shower | 2020
In 2020, the expected peak night of the South Taurid shower happens when a waning gibbous moon lights up the sky almost all night long. Peak viewing is just after midnight, though under the glaring light of a bright waning gibbous moon.