Know-vember

Yep, time to put some new info in your noggin. Go out and see what the city has to teach you.

Surf competition! Well, Ocean Beach had magical weather for a little bit at least.

CA Academy of Sciences has free admission for 94110! Bring sumfin with yo' addy on it.

Th 11.10 - Fri 11.11 - Sat 11.12 - Sun 11.13
  • Oh heck, just look at FunCheap, as they have most of what I was going to list! Recommendations: Ty Segall, Bike Expo pre-party, Green Festival, They Might Be Giants
  • Oh, and: 11.11.11 Occupy SF Music Fest! Great local bands who care play all day downtown
  • Saturday: "The Book You Said I Never Returned" opening 6pm Steven Wolf Fine Arts 2747 19th St/York. Don Quixote + friend lending seems interesting
Wed 16: Thurs 17:
  • CompoClay turns 1! 5-8pm 60 Post/Market. Great green construction store treats you to sips and nibbles
  • Glorify and immortalize yourself by making your own trading cards 6-8pm SF Center for the Book 300 De Haro/16th
  • Under One Roof Holiday Celebration 6-9pm 518A Castro/18th. Celebrity drag, bubbly, bites, raffle, cool stuff for sale to benefit HIV/AIDS research
  • Benefit for Sara's medical bills 6pm til close El Valenciano 1153 22nd/Valencia $10-$1000. 6-9pm free karaoke (donate to get bad singers off stage) 9.30pm Raffle, auction, Bowie cover band, Depeche Mode cover band
Fri 18:
  • Maybe too good to be true.....$2 vintage shoe sale 5.30-8.30pm Vintage Closet 2437 Mission/20th #5. Plus free cheese and wine!
  • Art happy hour 6.30-9.30pm Secession Art & Design 3361 Mission/30th. Fashion, beauty, wine, and snacks!
  • A different Bowie band! 9pm Kimo's 1351 Polk/Pine $5
Mon 21:
  • Dinner and a movie and a movie 8pm Thee Parkside 17th/Wisconsin free. $1 Olympias, $5 food specials, plus 2 Muppet movies!
Sun 27:
  • Indie Industries holiday soiree 12-8pm 2352 Market/Noe free. Sales, gifts, cocktails, treats!
Mon 28:
  • DJ Purple karaoke 9pm Makeout Room 3225 22nd/Mission. Free fun, but tip your KJ!
Tues 29:
  • Alex Soth artist talk 7pm SF MoMA 3rd/Mission free
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  • Museums be free!
  • Green Drinks 5.30-9pm 111 Minna/2nd. Network with others in the sustainable workforce (first 20 to write an idea on the board get a free libation)
  • Best of Bernal film winners 7pm Bernal Library 500 Cortland/Moultrie
  • Surfrider Foundation fundraiser concert and RipCurl kickoff party 8pm Mezzanine 5th/Jessie $20. Ty Segall performs and hella hotties listen
Wed 2:
  • Exploratorium is free!
  • Mary Roach in conversation with Adam Savage 6pm Herbst Theatre 401 Van Ness/McAllister free. Totally awesome nerd night
Thurs 3:
  • Sour Flour celebration 6pm La Victoria Bakery 24th/Alabama
Fri 4:
  • Food Fight: Bringing Healthy Food to the Marginalized Poor 12pm Commonwealth Club 595 Market/2nd free. Good panel on important issue
  • Science Crawl! Nerd it up in the Mission
  • American Tripps goes big! Food trucks, hella ping pong tables, DJs, and new space 7pm-3am Z Space 450 Florida/Mariposa and then Coffee Bar Mariposa/Bryant. Probably a few bucks
Sat 5: Sun 6:
  • Asian Art Museum be free! Larkin/McAllister. Also it's a Be The Match marrow registration drive. Go save some lives!
  • Emperor Norton Jazz Band + Kally Price 9pm Amnesia 853 Valencia/20th $5
Mon 7:
  • 50% off Community Thrift! Valencia/17th
Tues 8:
  • North Sky Cello Ensemble 8pm Brick and Mortar 1710 Mission/Duboce. The other guy from Yeah Yeah Yeahs puts on a classical show for free

Frocktober

Put on your summer dresses and summer shorts while you still can! Seems you'll need rainboots already, though. Go embrace SF and all its glory (minus Fleet Week.....ugh). Oh, and some population math for you.

Occupy SF
is posted out front the Federal Reserve Bldg Market/1st St. Check here for updates in Occupy SF Arts & Performances.

Bay Area Science Festival! Nerd out! Learn! Pub crawl! Litquake takes over lots of the city in amazing spaces Oct 7-15. Go get learned.

Open Studios lets you explore our city's art.

Fri 28:
  • 20% off at all Cole Hardware Stores! Plus snacks and wine
  • Conspiracy of Beards performs at Occupy SF 5.30pm. Meshing this with Critical Mass and Occupy SF folks means a rockin' Justin Herman Plaza!
  • Rights Fest Film Fest 7pm Opera Plaza Cinema 601 Van Ness/Eddy. Really great docs for free!
Halloween Weekend: I defer to SF Fun Cheap. Johnny and his team did a great round up of tricks and treats! Recommendations: Chronicle Books sale, Moroccan food, Extra Action Marchin Band...... --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mon 10:
  • Occupy Wall Street Solutions walking tour of SF financial institutions 3-5pm Powell/5th cable car turnaround. FREE, and CommonsSF will donate $10 to OccupySF food bank for each person on the tour
  • Homes Not Jails - World Homeless Action Day rally 5pm Larkin Civic Center
  • Get your crazy dance rock party on with Japanther 8pm Hemlock Tavern 1131 Polk/Hemlock $7
  • Toshio Hirano warms your heart 9pm Amnesia 853 Valencia/20th free
Tues 11:
  • Street Medic workshops 9am-2pm, 2.30-7pm 522 Valencia/16th $15 no one turned away. Learn first aid, crowd management, etc.
  • Chuck Klosterman reads 7.30pm Booksmith 1644 Haight/Belvedere (where there are literally sex, drugs, and cocoa puffs)
  • Chasing the Moon presents: Slow Motion Cowboys + Petunia and the Vipers 9pm Amnesia 853 Valencia/20th $7
  • Chad VanGaalen 9.30pm show Cafe du Nord Market/Sanchez $12
Wed 12:
  • "Natural Solutions: Abundant Opportunities" presentation 6-7.30pm Main Library Grove/Larkin
  • Mod V. Rockers dance party 8pm-late Makeout Room 3225 22nd/Mission free
Thurs 13:
  • Oh, just a free The Oh Sees concert doors 6pm band 8pm Brick & Mortar 1710 Mission/13th. RSVP!
  • Unfree but awesome show for Avalos fundraiser: The Dodos and more! 6.30-10pm Makeout Room 3225 22nd/Mission $15 advance/$20-30 door
Fri 14:
  • 2 Blocks of Art 4-8pm Luggage Store 1007 Market/6th to Howard. Adding even more flavor to savory 6th Street
  • Green Empowerment discussion 6.30-9pm Luminalt Warehouse 1320 Potrero/25th. Please RSVP and then attend our sustainable future
  • Jeffrey Eugenides reads and speaks 7pm Books, Inc. Opera Plaza 601 Van Ness/Turk
  • Ice Creal Soulcial and dance party 9pm-12am Dance Mission 3316 24th/Mission $10 for SF's best DJs and Three Twins organic ice cream! (again, for Avalos....what can I do, his people put on good events!)
Sat 15:
  • Children's Creativity Museum opening (formerly Zeum) 10am-4pm 4th/Mission. Free carousel rides! Also Sunday
  • Hackmeet 11am NoiseBridge 2169 Mission/18th free. Discuss security, privacy, nerdy-tech-awesomeness. Also Sunday
  • Vagabond Indie Craft Fair 11am-5pm Urban Bazaar 1371 9th Ave/Irving free. Also Sunday
  • Treasure Island Music Festival in case you forgot. Also Sunday
  • Bright Lights, Little City 4pm-12am YBCA 3rd/Mission. "A free evening of outdoor art, music, dance, and performance"
  • LitCrowd....I mean LitCrawl! Get some words in your brain, check out some literary hotties. Grab a map!
Sun 16:
  • Children's Creativity Museum opening (formerly Zeum) 10am-4pm 4th/Mission. Free carousel rides!
  • Hackmeet 11am NoiseBridge 2169 Mission/18th free. Discuss security, privacy, nerdy-tech-awesomeness
  • Treasure Island Music Festival in case you forgot
  • Vagabond Indie Craft Fair 11am-5pm Urban Bazaar 1371 9th Ave/Irving free
  • Opening party with free tasty goods noon-10pm while supplies last Green Chile Pie 15th/Church
  • Hayes Valley Farm harvest festival: DJs, tours, snacks, live music 1-5pm Oak/Laguna
  • Community Music Center's 90th anniversary party 2-9pm 544 Capp/20th. Music, cake, workshops
  • SeaweedSway Showcase 7.30pm doors Makeout Room 3225 22nd/Mission $8. Will Sprott of the Mumlers + Indianna Hale + Bob Thayer
Tues 18:
  • "Inside This Place, Not of It" reading and reception 6.30pm 826 Valencia/20th. Voices of Witness book project about human rights and women in prison
Thurs 20: Fri 21: Sun 23:
  • Sunday Streets: Mission Edition 11am-4pm up and down 24th and Valencia
  • Joseph Childress + Rock Falls + Assateague soothe your soul 9pm show Amnesia 853 Valencia/20th $5-7
Mon 24:
  • Idealist.org grad school fair 5-8pm County Fair Bldg GG Park 9th Ave/Lincoln
Tues 25:
  • BYOSA: bone marrow match party for Amit 7-10.30pm Project One 251 Rhode Island/16th. Bring all the south Asians you know, and your other pals, to join the registry and to have some major fun
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Sat Oct 1:
  • Mission Arts and Performance Project - MAPP. Start at Red Poppy House 23rd/Folsom
Sun Oct 2:
  • Asian Art Museum be free today 10am-5pm Larkin/McAllister
Mon Oct 3:
  • 50% off at Community Thrift today! Valencia/17th!
  • INFORUM presents.....In 6 Minutes, 40 Seconds: How to Design a Sustainable Future 6.30pm panel, 7.30pm reception Levi's Auditorium 1155 Battery/Union $7 students/$12 members/$20 non-members. Includes knowledge, wine, and food!
  • CA Music and Culture Association mayoral forum 6-9m The Fillmore/Geary free w/RSVP. Cool politicians and musicians speak/perform (Lyrics Born, Zoe Keating, Bob Mould)
  • Krazy for Karaoke 6pm Knockout 3223 Mission/Valencia free (another source says it's 7pm with free pizza while it lasts)
Tues 4:
  • Museums be free!
  • Dine Out for Meals on Wheels today. Restaurants all over the Bay Area
  • Green Drinks 5.30-9pm 111 Minna/2nd. Network with others in the sustainable workforce (first 20 to come in an early Halloween costume of some sort get a free drink)
  • Lower Haight fire relief benefit 7-10pm Peacock Lounge 552 Haight/Fillmore $10 for food, community, etc. Great raffle prizes too!
Wed 5:
  • Exploratorium be free!
  • Susan N. Herman, ACLU Prez, speaks on civil liberties (and the lack thereof) 5.30pm doors 6pm program Commonwealth Club 595 Market/2nd $7 students/$12 members/$20 non-members
  • Zola Jesus in-store performance 6pm Amoeba Records Haight/Stanyan
Thurs 6:
  • Solidarity rally for Occupy Wall Street with cool speakers 3-6pm Federal Bldg 7th/Mission (rally on Friday too)
  • Blitzen Trapper in-store performance 6pm Amoeba Records Haight/Stanyan
  • Etsy Craft Bar 6-8pm Museum of Craft and Folk Art 51 Yerba Buena Lane/3rd/Mission $5 for supplies. They be embellishin' photos!
  • INFORUM's Mayoral Forum (with all 16 candidates!) 6-9pm Commonwealth Club 595 Market/2nd $7 students/$12 members/$20 non-members
  • Hands on Clay opening 7-9pm Creativity Explored 3245 16th/Guerrero. Great art non-profit with great parties
Fri 7:
  • Rotunda dance series features Hawaiian, flamenco, and farcical performances 12pm City Hall
  • Protest the war on Afghanistan 4.30pm Federal Bldg 7th/Mission
  • 24th St First Friday Cruise: street performers, low riders, food/drink specials 6-10pm 24th/Mission-Potrero. Check out Arkay's opening reception for sure
Sat 8: Sun 9:
  • Teach 4 Social Justice Conference 9am-5pm Mission High School 3750 18th/Dolores. Free, donations and pre-registration appreciated for this awesome gathering of educators and students
  • Bioneers Film Fest 2-4pm Main Library Grove/Larkin. Aldo Leopold, you're my hero
  • IndieMart 12-7pm Thee Parkside Wisconsin/17th $3 donation. Hella vendors, music, fun!
  • Girls in-store performance 2pm Amoeba Records Haight/Stanyan
  • Stories of Women Inside shares stories of incarceration and injustice 2.30pm Contemporary Jewish Museum 736 Mission/3rd $12
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