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Thursday, October 1

Close-Up Comedy: Great Comics & Free Beer Giveaways | SF
Thursday, October 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*Beer, wine, and fancy pastries for sale
| Matching Half Cafe
Close-Up Comedy: Great Comics & Free Beer Giveaways | SF

Come and watch Nopa’s monthly comedy show. They’ve got great comics, local favorites, headliners, and free beer giveaways. This is a fun night if you’d like to: Meet your neighbors Eat artisanal pop tarts Regret not having said pop tarts more readily available in your day-to-day life ...Monthly

Throwback Thursdays at Virgil’s: Late 90’s to Early 2000’s Pop | SF
Thursday, October 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Virgil's Sea Room
Throwback Thursdays at Virgil's: Late 90's to Early 2000's Pop | SF

Hey, queers. Oops…they did it again. They’re starting 2018 right with a little turn of the century reminiscing. Get dirty with your queer fam while they pump your favorite late 90s, early 2000s pop tunes in a safe and inclusive space. Dress the part and ...Monthly

Bay Party Vibes on the D-block | SF
Thursday, October 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Madrone Art Bar
Bay Party Vibes on the D-block | SF

Come and enjoy Bay party vibes on the D-block. From January 4th and every first Thursday from 9:00 pm-2:00 am they will be playing Hip-Hop, hella R&B for all you beezys, Soul, Funk, Dancehall and all the Bay Area Slappers to get you in the ...Monthly

Friday, October 2

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020 Kick Off | October 2-4
Friday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020 Kick Off | October 2-4

2020 brings San Francisco the 20th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020 Three days, seven stages, ...

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, October 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF

On the first Friday of every month, over a dozen North Beach galleries, museums, bars, and restaurants stay open late for a self-guided First Fridays Art Crawl with special events to showcase the ever-growing collections of art and entertainment that diversify North Beach. First Fridays Art Crawl ...Monthly

San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Friday, October 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays

San Francisco Bike Party  (not to be confused with Critical Mass) is a monthly celebration of biking for riders of different ages, types, and skill levels to enjoy. Every month is a different theme and you’re encouraged to dress up. San Francisco Bike Party is held on ...Monthly

HellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF
Friday, October 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 10:30pm; $5 after
| Bar Fluxus
HellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF

Come to an amazing downtown art bar, Bar Fluxus to enjoy some classic RnB tunes with DJ BeatsMe. Hear some classic throwbacks from Ginuwine, TLC, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Prince, Usher, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Frank Ocean, Brandy, Missy and Aaliyah and more. HellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, ...Every Friday

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

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020: Saturday | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020: Saturday | Golden Gate Park

2020 brings San Francisco the 20th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020 Three days, seven stages, ...

First Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF
Saturday, October 3 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park
First Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF

Attention friends of Caturday, your favorite day of the month is back. First Caturday is a day to reclaim the glory of the outdoors for your feline friends. It is a day for charming and delightful outdoor cat-napping and socializing. It is where you can freely exchange information, ...Monthly

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, October 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...Monthly

Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa
Saturday, October 3 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Madrone Art Bar
Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa

Pay tribute to both the King of Pop and the Purple One every first Saturday of the month at the Madrone Art Bar’s “The Prince and Michael Experience,” which celebrates their work with a healthy dose of competition as fans go head-to-head on the dance ...Monthly

Sunday, October 4

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, October 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

Free 2020 Fleet Week Ship Tours | Oct. 4-13
Sunday, October 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 30-32
Free 2020 Fleet Week Ship Tours | Oct. 4-13
Throughout Fleet Week, thousands of visitors climb aboard amphibious carriers, destroyers and cruisers docked at the Embarcadero to get a glimpse into the day-to-day lives of the sailors serving in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Australian Navy. All ship tours are free ...
SF’s First Sundays Nude “Freedom Walk” | The Castro
Sunday, October 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
SF's First Sundays Nude "Freedom Walk" | The Castro

Gypsy Taub is starting a monthly Nude Freedom Walk named after Freedom Walks, held by body freedom activists, before the nudity ban was passed in early 2013. If the turnout is good on March 1st, they intend to do them on the first Sunday of ...Monthly

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020: Sunday | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, October 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020: Sunday | Golden Gate Park

2020 brings San Francisco the 20th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020 Three days, seven stages, ...

Free Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF
Sunday, October 4 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Yoga Garden SF
Free Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF

Learn how to practice yoga in a fun, supportive class with other beginners. This class is for students who have never taken a yoga class before or are interested in learning about how they teach yoga at Yoga Garden SF. In order to keep their ...Monthly

Clutch The Pearls: Drag Cabaret Night | Make Out Room
Sunday, October 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Sliding scale donation of $5 to $10.
| Make-Out Room
Clutch The Pearls: Drag Cabaret Night | Make Out Room

Clutch The Pearls is a curious cabaret of sorts. It’s vaudeville. It’s drag. It’s burlesque. It’s a special time in the Mission, and you are wanted there. Hosted by Churro Nomi. Clutch The Pearls: Drag Cabaret Night Every first Sunday | 7 pm to 10 ...Monthly

Monday, October 5

Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room
Monday, October 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make-Out Room
Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room

Every first Monday of the month, The Make-Out Room presents a free concert with several local bands showing off the cutting edge of jazz and improvised music. Expect progressive sounds with a mix of anything from jazz, folk, rock to electronic music. – Updated 8/19/18 – ...Monthly

“Misery Index: Monday Comedy at The Rite Spot” | Mission Dist.
Monday, October 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot
"Misery Index: Monday Comedy at The Rite Spot" | Mission Dist.

“Misery Index” is a free, monthly show that brings together some of the most pessimistic, neurotic and dysfunctional individuals on the face of the planet: stand-up comedians. Take the edge off with cheap drinks and free laughs as these choleric comics direct their disdain towards ...Monthly

Tuesday, October 6

Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, October 6 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| Legion of Honor
Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts building in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Normally admission is $15 for adults, but on the first Tuesday of each month admission is free (special ...Monthly

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays
Tuesday, October 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) is one of the Bay Area’s premier venues for adventurous art. A multidisciplinary art center, the YBCA features exhibitions, performance, film/video, and community engagement programs, along with rotating art exhibits with a focus on contemporary and emerging art ...Monthly

Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch
Tuesday, October 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Museum of Craft and Design
Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch

Enjoy free admission to the Museum of Craft and Design on the first Tuesday of every month. After six years in Union Square and two years of pop-ups, the Museum of Craft & Design opened up their permanent location in the historic American Industrial Center in San Francisco’s vibrant Dogpatch neighborhood. ...Monthly

The Detour Free Arcade Game Night | Every First Tuesday
Tuesday, October 6 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free unlimited play wristband with any purchase from bar
| The Detour SF
The Detour Free Arcade Game Night | Every First Tuesday

Paid rent in SF? Hella Broke? Then first Tuesdays are the night for you.  The Detour hosts “Free Play Tuesday” with all arcade games on free play with purchase from the bar. Come enjoy all the video game glory from today and yesteryear while enjoying ...Monthly