Potato! Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema Festival is Oct 1 - Oct 10. Check out local films and meet your neighbors and listen to good local bands. Litquake shakes SF Oct 9 - Oct 17. Words and nerds galore. ArtSpan Open Studios Oct 3 - Nov 1. Bring your wine jar and appreciative eyes and wallets. The Big Rumble Oct 13 - Oct 17. 20th Anniversary of that big ol' earthquake in SF. Lots of events around town! DocFest Oct 16 - Oct 29. Lots o' documentaries
Thurs, Oct 1:
  • Banned book reading noon Main Library Grove/Larkin
  • 1st Thursday art crawl downtown. Check FecalFace link at right in Get Your Free On
  • Sex Ed trivia night 6-9pm Mad Dog in the Fog 530 Haight/Fillmore. Law Students for Reproductive Choice and Med Students for Choice start being smart 7pm. Free snacks, some free beer, and some free latex!
  • "Interrupting a Beam of Light" opening 7pm David Cunningham Projects 1928 Folsom/16th
  • SpaceCraft monthly art launch 7pm CellSpace 2050 Bryant/18th
  • Jesse Sheidlower reads from The F-Word 7pm City Lights 261 Columbus/Broadway. Expletive, yeah!
  • Indianna Hale and more play 7.30pm Adobe Books 3166 16th/Guerrero
Fri, Oct 2 - Sun, Oct 4: Fri, Oct 2:
  • Gas Free Friday 7.30-10am 12th/Market. Bring a mug for coffee, plus get some snacks!
  • Born Into Brothels screening 6pm Remake Lounge Crocker Galleria 130 Sutter/Montgomery. Donations go to Hope House. "Popcorn, wine, and inspiration provided"
  • Mission Grafica opening 6-8pm Mission Cultural Center 2868 Mission/24th
  • "Lightning, Lava, and Bombs" opening 6pm RayKo Photo Center 428 3rd/Harrison
  • Grey Foundation for the Arts inaugural exhibition 6-9pm 55 Taylor/Market. Rad non-profit doing cool stuff in the Loin
  • Think Before You Pink opening 6-9pm Arthaus 411 Brannan/3rd. Art that calls for transparency in the pink ribbon business
  • Artist Xchange group opening 7-10pm 3169 16th/Guerrero
  • "Living Color" opening reception 8-11pm D-Structure 520 Haight/Fillmore. Gotta RSVP
  • Tartufi, Geographer, and Judgement Day rock 9pm Rickshaw Stop 155 Fell/Van Ness $10
Sat, Oct 3 - Sun, Oct 4:
  • Vegetarian Festival 10am-6pm County Fair Bldg GG Park 9th/Irving. Free for students, kids, seniors, and everyone before 10.30am. $6 suggested donation. Speakers and samples and stuff
Sat, Oct 3:
  • Precita Park workday 9am-12pm Folsom/Precita
  • Fall Garden Festival 10am til close Botanical Gardens GG Park 9th/Irving
  • Sandcastle building competition/fundraiser 10am-4pm Ocean Beach, south of The Cliff House at Balboa
  • Elsie Street Block Party 11am-4pm Cortland/Elsie
  • Hispanic Heritage Day noon Mission Library 24th/Bartlett. Tango, poetry, and more
  • Environmental Fair 1-4pm Crocker Galleria 50 Post/Montgomery. Speakers, music, food, and lots o' info
  • Ralph Nader's Only The Super Rich Can Save Us book launch 3pm Modern Times 888 Valencia/20th. Seems he'll be there
  • Gandhi birthday poetry reading 4.30pm Gandhi statue Mission/Market Ferry Bldg
  • Heroes of the Environment reading 5pm Green Arcade 1680 Market
  • Slumdog Millionaire screens dusk Washington Square Park North Beach
Sun, Oct 4:
  • Asian Art Museum be free 10am-5pm 200 Larkin/McAllister
  • Community party and concert 2pm Irving Scott School 1060 Tennessee/22nd. Stitchcraft, Rock the Bike, rooftop garden planning, and more
Tues, Oct 6:
  • Lotsa free museums around town. My loop: de Young, Conservatory of Flowers, MoMA
  • SF Green Drinks 5.30-8.30pm 111 Minna/2nd. Absinthe and tree huggers?
  • Ask A Scientist: Magic! 7pm Axis Cafe 1201 8th/Wisconsin/16th. Get there early

Wed, Oct 7:

Thurs, Oct 8:

Fri, Oct 9:

  • "Small Potatoes" opening by Paul Madonna 6-8pm Four Barrel Coffee 375 Valencia/14th
  • Opening party 6.30-9.30pm Secession Art & Design 3361 Mission/30th across from Safeway. Pretty things, nice people, DJ, nibbles, and sips (bring a jar!)
  • Ed Masuga plays some acoustic guitar 7pm Gravel & Gold 3266 22nd/Valencia. Great little space
  • Black, White, and Read: Litquake's Book Ball 8pm War Memorial Bldg Van Ness/Grove $20 for a drink and nibbles and authors and music and dancing
  • Roadhouse screens 9pm Workspace McAllister/Baker. Swayze and punching and treats and DIY $5
  • ArtXX fundraiser, issue release, and dance party 10pm El Rio 3158 Mission/Cesar Chavez $5
Sat, Oct 10-Sun, Oct 11: Sat, Oct 10: Sun, Oct 11: Tues, Oct 13: Wed, Oct 14:
  • Litquake
  • Ash Reiter, Michael Musika, and Taught Me perform 8pm show El Rio 3158 Mission/Valencia $5
Thurs, Oct 15:Link
  • "Let Me Have My Fun" screenprinting event 2-5pm Center for the Book 300 De Haro/16th. Also Friday
  • Drop NAFTA/CAFTA rally 5-8pm Union Square Powell/Geary
  • Litquake
  • Red Haute's local independent trunk show 7pm-midnight Rosewood Bar 732 Broadway. Free design show and free hors d' oeuvres
  • Sarah Vowell reads from The Wordy Shipmates 7.30pm Booksmith 1644 Haight/Cole
  • Third Thursday party 6-9pm The Mission Statement 3458 18th/Mission. Usually good sips and nibbles
Fri, Oct 16:
  • Gas Free Fridays 8-10am 7th/Folsom. Free coffee, snacks, and bike repair
  • "Let Me Have My Fun" screenprinting event 2-5pm Center for the Book 300 De Haro/16th
  • Tonight's de Young event has a cool 12 piece jazz/blues/gospel ensemble 5-8.45 GG Park. Plus "create your own mini aboriginal dreamtime painting." Huh
  • Food & Sex Magazine BYOB happy hour and tasty tastings 5-9pm Gravel & Gold 3266 21nd/Valencia
  • Peace vigil 6-8pm Panhandle Masonic/Fell
  • Michael McConnell's new art reception 6-9pm BellJar 3187 16th/Guerrero
  • "Eternal Sleep" Dia de los Muertos tribute show and 1 year Anniversary party 7-10pm 1AM Gallery 1000 Howard/6th
  • Litquake
Sat, Oct 17 - Sun, Oct 18: Sat, Oct 17:
  • The Big Rumble Preparedness fair and party 11am-4pm lots of sites: Marina, Mission, Sunset, and Bayview. Music, important info, giveaways, free food at some sites
  • Antiwar rally 11am UN Plaza Market/Hyde. How about backing up your Nobel, Mr. Obama?
  • Vegan bake sale and cat rescue benefit 11am Ike's Place 3506 16th/Sanchez. Also a relief supplies drive for Philippines weather survivors: toiletries, clothes, etc
  • SF Recreation & Parks open house and BBQ 1-4pm 811 Stanyan/Frederick. Please RSVP
  • Southern Exposure's block party 4pm-10pm 3030 20th/Alabama. Food and drink (free and for sale), art, fun, etc
  • LitCrawl
Sun, Oct 18:
  • Contemporary Jewish Museum, Museum of African Diaspora, SFMoMA, and Zeum are free today 11am-4pm. Music at some sites, too
  • Brunch with Yo La Tengo 1pm (get there early) Aquarius Records Valencia/22nd. The poor hungry person's mini Treasure Island: acoustic set + bagels
  • "The View From Here" book release/opening reception 4-7pm Mission Pie 25th/Mission. Students from Mission High capture their surroundings
  • Seaweed Sway showcase: Joseph Childress, Jascha vs. Jascha, and Honeycomb 8pm Makeout Room 3225 22nd/Mission $7. Jessy's awesome showcase
Mon, Oct 19:
  • Down to a Science Nerdy Lecture: Experimental Man 7pm Atlas Cafe 20th/Florida
Tues, Oct 20:
  • Get Lost Books and CouchSurfing International present Adventures in Iran and Indonesia 7pm 1825 Market/Gough
  • Earth Island's Brower Youth Awards 7.30pm Herbst Theatre 401 Van Ness/McAllister. Free, but best reserve a ticket
  • El Rio's 31st Anniversary Party! 8pm 3158 Mission/Valencia BBQ and bands
Wed, Oct 21:
  • CA Academy of Sciences be free today
  • Default screening 5pm El Rio 3158 Mission/Valencia. Moans about student loans
  • A Simple Question screens 6pm Main Library 100 Larkin/Grove. Students getting their environmentalism on. May be a tear jerker
  • Fair Trade + sporting goods = 6 til 9pm Sports Basement 1590 Bryant/15th. Eat, drink, and shop: 10% goes to TransFair USA
  • Free Weezer + Natalie Portman's Shaved Head show 7pm doors (get there EARLY) Regency Ballroom 1300 Van Ness. Elbow your way through teenagers who still use MySpace
  • Blind Pilot croon along with The Low Anthem 8.30pm Great American Music Hall Polk/O'Farrell $16
Thurs, Oct 22: Fri, Oct 23:
  • SF Arts Commission Better Market Street party 5-7pm 989 Market/6th. Lots of storefronts are all arted up
  • CA Modern Art Gallery reception 6-9pm 1035 Market/7th
  • November premiere and cocktail reception 7pm American Conservatory Theatre 415 Geary/Mason $10
  • "Duplicate Location" opening 7-10pm Spare Room Project 260 Anderson/Cortland. Art, nice people, good reception
  • Conspiracy of Venus and more perform 7.30pm Yoga Loft Divis/Page $5
  • Dance party benefit for Tortuga House (shadily raided by FBI/police after G20 Summit) 8pm-late 1144 Howard/7th $5-500
  • DocFest's roller disco party 8pm-2am CellSpace 2050 Bryant/18th $5 w/costume, $10 w/o, free with DocFest ticket stub
Sat, Oct 24:
  • Conference to save public education and organize against cuts 10am-5pm UC Berkeley Pauley Ballroom
  • Alemany Farm workday and Harvest Festival 11am-5pm. BBQ, potluck sides/desserts, games, screenprinting (bring a tshirt or hoodie), Mission Pie pumpkin pie, garlic planting, mirth
  • Clarion Alley Block Party noon-nine Valencia/17th. Murals, music, mayhem
  • ArtCrank: a poster party for bike people 7-11pm Chrome Bags 480 4th/Brannan
Sun, Oct 25:
  • Book Fair 10am-5pm County Fair Bldg GG Park 9th Ave/Lincoln
  • Vintage/reworked clothing fair 12-6pm Workshop 1798 McAllister/Baker
Wed, Oct 28:
  • "On the Origin of Species" lecture and photo exhibit 6-7.30pm Main Library 100 Larkin/Grove. Go Darwin go
  • Benefit for homeless youth sports/sledding 8pm Riptide 3639 Taraval/47th Ave. Surfboard raffle, surf movies, funk music, and free food
Thurs, Oct 29:
  • I Am Legend screens noon Main Library 100 Larkin/Grove
  • Sandra Lee Gallery closing reception and Hween party 5-7.30pm 251 Post/Grant Suite 310. Refreshments and costume contest
  • INFORUM's Street Food Expo 6.30pm panel 7.30pm food fair 595 Market/2nd, tastings 111 Minna/2nd $7-20
  • Costume karaoke 9pm Jack's 2545 24th/Utah. Live saxophone solos
Fri, Oct 30:
  • Tough Times Hween party 7pm Five Points Art House 72 Tehama/2nd. Tunes, costume contest, no cover, drinks by donation, etc
  • "The Monster Show" group opening 7pm-midnight Big Umbrella Studios Divis/McAllister
  • Benefit screening of The Yes Men, anti-corporate stuntmen (not as corporeal as Mr. Moore) 7pm & 9pm Roxie Theatre 16th/Valencia $10. Filmmaker Q&A
  • Muni Diaries live 7.30pm Makeout Room 3225 22nd/Mission. Read your greatest pubtrans tales
  • Big line up of eclectic local musicians 8.30pm LiPo Lounge 916 Grant/Jackson $5. It will be a very interesting show!
Sat, Oct 31:
  • If you live in the Mission, get in free to CA Academy of Sciences with proof of zipcode
  • Johnny at FunCheapSF went above and beyong, listing 100s of Hween events. Bien hecho
  • Free taxi rides home! Starts 10pm Luxor Cabs 415 282 4141 "Tell them Berg Injury Lawyers is picking up the tab"
  • Trick or treating crafts for all 5-8pm Workshop 1798 McAllister/Baker. Get sugared up with DIYers
  • Journey to the End of the Night city-wide tag game 7pm Justin Herman Plaza Ferry Bldg
  • One more hour to celebrate: Daylight Savings Time = Fall Back. 3am is the new 2am
NOVEMBER Sun, Nov 1:
  • Sleep in an extra hour. Daylight Savings Time = You fell back. It's not noon, it's 11am. You are good for something, no matter what your family says
  • Birding by Bike 9am-1pm meet at Velo Rouge Cafe Arguello/McAllister free for SFBC members, $5 donation for non-members. BYOBinoculars
  • If you live in the Mission, get in free to CA Academy of Sciences with proof of zipcode
  • Asian Art Museum be free today Larkin/McAllister
  • The Yes Men, anti-corporate stuntmen (not as corporeal as Mr. Moore) 5pm Roxie Theatre 16th/Valencia $10. Filmmaker Q&A, then anti-Chevron March to Castro/Market

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