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San Francisco Bay Area Event Calendar: The Best Things to Do This Month
San Francisco Bay Area Event Calendar: The Best Things to Do This Month
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The ultimate calendar of fun things to do in San Francisco today, this weekend and beyond. These events and experiences have been hand-picked to cover the Bay Area's major happenings and hidden gems you may not know about otherwise. From concerts and performances to classes, food festivals, and everything in between, we've got your plans covered.
San Francisco Bay Area Event Calendar: The Best Things to Do This Month

CUESA's Cocktails of the Farmers Market / CUESA / San Francisco, CA

  • Poggio, a classic Italian trattoria in Sausalito, is hosting a dinner inspired by the seasonal bounty of local farmers, ranchers, and fishermen. The evening includes a welcome reception at the bar and a five-course prix fixe dinner with wine pairings. Buon Appetito!
  • Foreign Cinema has been delighting diners in the Mission for 20 years and is celebrating with a party that’s all about “Fellini, food, film, and frolicking entertainment.” There will, of course, be food, wine, and cocktails, and all proceeds will benefit local charities.
  • Sip a cocktail and watch some of the Bay Area's funniest comedians perform hilarious material. Then, learn a few things when someone from SF's kink community shares some tips and tricks.
  • You won't need any art experience — or any paint brushes! — in this acrylic paint pouring class where you'll learn interesting techniques as well as how to use household items to create a masterpiece.
  • Sail into the weekend aboard the Schooner Freda B, a classic sailboat from which you'll see the greatest hits in the Bay, all while watching the sun go down as you sip on drinks from the cash bar.
  • Raise a glass to San Francisco’s biggest Oktoberfest celebration. The three-day festival on Pier 35 has music, including a 21-piece Chico Bavarian band, singing, dancing, and more German food and drink than you’ll know what to do with.
  • The Felt Experiment is live improv show / not-so-kid-friendly birthday party" where one audience member gets pulled into a show featuring puppets, performers, and cupcakes for everyone."
  • Twelve local artists will tell stories about the Tenderloin through film, audio, photography, animation, music, poetry, and spoken-word. This experience will also convey the mission of City Hope, which provides a trusted gathering place for our neighbors on the streets.
  • San Francisco and Oakland are both known for their incredible food. Experience the best of both on this three-hour eating tour that includes stops in the Ferry Building and around the Jack London Brewing District with a ferry ride in between.
  • Spend the afternoon at the Encinal Yacht Club enjoying beer from some of the Bay’s best craft brewers and listening to live bands. All of this is in support of Alameda Meals on Wheels, a locally-funded program that has been delivering hot, nourishing meals to Alameda residents.
  • Drink beer for a good cause at this outdoor festival on the water that features tons of local breweries, fun under the sun, and a concert from one of the best soft rock cover bands out there: Mustache Harbor. All proceeds benefit The Ranch recreation scholarships.
  • Interested in learning more about vegan innovations, plant-based foods, and eco-friendly products? This event will showcase all of that via speakers, panelists, chef demos, mind/body/fitness classes, and free food samples. There will also be meals and beverages for sale.
  • This monthly craft fair is your chance to support over 20 local artists selling things like jewelry, pottery, soaps, succulents, candles, and more. There's also live music and activities for the kids.
  • Come one, come all — as long as you’re 21 and over — to a carnival that’s all about celebrating the craft spirits movement. Discover and try spirits from up to 100 craft producers, eat tasty food, listen to music, and enjoy cool art at this afternoon event.
  • Learn about the history of cocktails as well as bartending basics in this hands-on class that recreates the intensity and fun of being behind a bar via time constraints and mixology challenges.
  • This outdoor concert is a a fun day of food and music where "soul is the key theme." Enjoy performances by Kindred the Family Soul, Loose Ends featuring Jane Eugene, and Case.
  • What better way to start the weekend than aboard a yacht with dancing, drinks, and gorgeous nighttime Bay views? There will be a local DJ spinning Top 40 hits, a full cash bar, and small bites available to purchase. Dance the night away while taking in San Francisco's sights.
  • If you love parks and parties, then you’ll love this party in a park that benefits the trails and programs of the Parks Conservancy. The event takes place in the Presidio and features DJ sets, a buffet of bites, hosted bar, astrology readings, stories by the campfire, and more.
  • Spend the evening in the Fairmont Hotel’s gorgeous rooftop garden taking in stunning views of the city, live music, and lots and lots of rosé. There will also be food stands with food for purchase and a full open bar.
  • Head to Sake Day and indulge in a day of Japanese rice wine. There will be over 250 sakes to taste, plus a chance to meet the brewers, importers, and distributors, as well as learn more about craft sake — including how to order it in restaurants.
  • Spend the evening at Jack London Square tasting wine from more than 20 Northern California wineries, including Rosenblum Cellars and Rams Gate Winery. There will also be live music, shopping, and artists.
  • Slip into your kinkiest leather, rubber, or spandex gear — or whatever your favorite fetish is — for this down and dirty party occurring on the same weekend as the Folsom Street Fair.
  • Do yoga for a good cause at this 350+ person meditation and yoga event. All tickets are a donation to support housing and resources to enhance the physical, social, emotional, and economic health of homeless youth in the Mission.
  • Take brunch to the next level at Charmaine's, a sexy outdoor bar and lounge on the roof of the Proper Hotel. Enjoy brunch classics, a made-to-order Croque Madame station, and a rosé-colored dessert bar. Meanwhile, a DJ sets the mood as Chateau Minuty pours their ‘M’ Rosé 2018.
  • Experience a digital detox at this all-day event meant to increase your happiness. Put your phone away and go on a wellness journey with yoga, a meditation mixer, breathwork, nutrition, wellness ceremonies, and sound healing.
  • Learn about the evolution of the cocktail in this hands-on class. Your teacher will show you how to use the tools of the trade to make essential cocktails that every bartender should know how to make. And then after you've made them, you'll drink them!
  • Cheer on some of SF's best bartenders from Rich Table, the Treasury, Benjamin Cooper, and more as they show off their skills in the kitchen. This event's intended to show the community that bartenders can do more than just make a killer cocktail.
  • Celebrate the work being done for the planet and the people who live in it at the Rainforest Action Network’s biggest fundraiser of the year. You’ll learn more about RAN’s work while enjoying vegan bites, an open bar, and a special performance that will be announced soon.
  • Get lost in a world of art and antiques at this four-day show that benefits the 50-year old nonprofit, Enterprise for Youth. Objects exhibited and sold include paintings, furniture, textiles, ceramics, sculpture, photography, decorative objects, jewelry, and more.
  • This party, held during National Domestic Violence Awareness month, will help raise funds for victims and survivors of domestic violence. The night includes hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, auctions, and a keynote speech from the President of Akonadi Foundation, Lateefah Simon.
  • Historic Maiden Lane closes down for this cocktail-attire event where you'll enjoy food, a top-shelf open bar, music, and dancing. All proceeds will go to Edgewood Center for Children and Families, a local charity supporting thousands of Bay Area youth and families each year.
  • Spend the day with other curious people listening to speakers talk about tech, science, philosophy, design, and how it impacts our lives.
  • Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley will transform into an Asian-inspired night market with over 100 food vendors serving Asian street food and other classic fare, arts and crafts vendors, games, music, and more.
  • Put some garlic around your neck and then go on this walking tour of Nob Hill where you'll learn about San Francisco history as well as some vampire lore and other fun stories.
  • Work(out) your way around SF's hottest fitness studios at this all-day event where you'll participate in thirty-minute back-to-back classes from the Marina to the Mission. Arrive on time because the day starts with a braid bar, food, beverages, shopping, music, and more.
  • This one-of-a-kind dinner party in the Ferry Building's Grand Hall provides funds to empower the next generation of healthy eaters. The evening kicks off with hors d’oeuvres and hand-crafted drinks before moving to a seated four-course dinner prepared by some of SF's top chefs.
  • This evening has everything you could want for a night out on the town: trivia, stand-up comedy, board games, video games (Xbox 360, PS3, and N64), and free pizza.
  • Get amped to shred some pow this winter while also raising money to benefit the League to Save Lake Tahoe. The night starts with a reception and silent auction followed by a screening of “Return to Sender,” a movie about the skills and backstories of four elite freeskiers.
  • This evening is a rare opportunity to taste exceptional wines that have performed at the very top of Wine & Spirits' tastings, as well as meet the winemakers face-to-face. There will also be fantastic food provided by some of the Bay Area's top chefs.
  • Celebrate the kickoff of four weekends of art that showcases the studio programs of nearly 1,000 emerging and established San Francisco artists. There will be over 400 pieces of original art at the opening reception, as well as an open bar, snacks, and a DJ.
  • There’s no better view of Fleet Week’s air show — featuring a Coast Guard search and rescue demo, the U.S. Navy parachute team, and the Blue Angels — than from the deck of one of two remaining fully-functional Liberty ships that were built and launched during World War II.
  • Get ready to kick off your Sunday shoes as Tainted Love, the Bay Area's best '80s cover band, takes the stage at Bimbo's. You're guaranteed to hear all of your favorite hits from the era, including dance music, new wave, hair metal, and more.
  • This fun-filled event, which happens every second Saturday from 11 AM to 5 PM, features shopping, live music, and lots of delicious food. It's like a neighborhood block party without any of the work!
  • See the Botanical Garden in a completely new way as the full moon lights up the flowers and foliage. A docent will lead the tour, so you won't be completely in the dark about what you're seeing.
  • Sip wine from 15 high-end boutique wineries from Napa and Sonoma and enjoy small bites from some of Sausalito’s best restaurants — all while taking in panoramic views of the Blue Angels as they soar over the San Francisco Bay.
  • Experience the Conservatory of Flowers in a new way — complete with craft beer, live music, and local food trucks. This is the second-to-last Botanicals and Brews of the season, so don't miss out on your chance to sip beer and wine while roaming amongst tropical plants.
  • This farm-to-fork feast is a fundraiser that celebrates sustainable small farms and ranches. You'll be treated to delicious food, discussions with chefs, farmers, and ranchers, and a chance to participate in a live auction. Proceeds support the work of Kitchen Table Advisors.
  • Tons of craft brewers will be pouring unlimited tastes on the the S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien. Board the historic World War II merchant marine ship for this beer festival with unbeatable views of the Bay.
  • There's research that nurturing and consensual touch is good for maintaining a healthy life and strong nervous system. Find out if that's true at this workshop where you'll partake in communication exercises and experience "personal exploration and intimacy" in a non-sexual way.
  • A two-hour cruise on a luxury yacht on the Bay is elevated with the addition of a wine tasting and samples of local chocolates and toffee. Plus, if there's anything you taste that you really like, you can buy it to take home and enjoy later.
  • Get the tea on tea at this festival at the Palace of FIne Arts. The all-day events include a chance to chat with other tea enthusiasts, presentations from tea experts, tastings from teas around the world, and a commemorative porcelain tasting cup.
  • Take as many classes as you'd like and maybe discover a new workout at this fitness and wellness festival. Head to the Marina Green for yoga, meditation, obstacles, mobility training, nutrtition panels, and some of the best coaches and speakers from around the Bay.
  • Poggio, a classic Italian trattoria in Sausalito, is hosting a dinner inspired by the seasonal bounty of local farmers, ranchers, and fishermen. The evening includes a welcome reception at the bar and a five-course prix fixe dinner with wine pairings. Buon Appetito!
  • Foreign Cinema has been delighting diners in the Mission for 20 years and is celebrating with a party that’s all about “Fellini, food, film, and frolicking entertainment.” There will, of course, be food, wine, and cocktails, and all proceeds will benefit local charities.
  • Sip a cocktail and watch some of the Bay Area's funniest comedians perform hilarious material. Then, learn a few things when someone from SF's kink community shares some tips and tricks.
  • You won't need any art experience — or any paint brushes! — in this acrylic paint pouring class where you'll learn interesting techniques as well as how to use household items to create a masterpiece.
  • Sail into the weekend aboard the Schooner Freda B, a classic sailboat from which you'll see the greatest hits in the Bay, all while watching the sun go down as you sip on drinks from the cash bar.
  • Raise a glass to San Francisco’s biggest Oktoberfest celebration. The three-day festival on Pier 35 has music, including a 21-piece Chico Bavarian band, singing, dancing, and more German food and drink than you’ll know what to do with.
  • The Felt Experiment is live improv show / not-so-kid-friendly birthday party" where one audience member gets pulled into a show featuring puppets, performers, and cupcakes for everyone."
  • Twelve local artists will tell stories about the Tenderloin through film, audio, photography, animation, music, poetry, and spoken-word. This experience will also convey the mission of City Hope, which provides a trusted gathering place for our neighbors on the streets.
  • San Francisco and Oakland are both known for their incredible food. Experience the best of both on this three-hour eating tour that includes stops in the Ferry Building and around the Jack London Brewing District with a ferry ride in between.
  • Spend the afternoon at the Encinal Yacht Club enjoying beer from some of the Bay’s best craft brewers and listening to live bands. All of this is in support of Alameda Meals on Wheels, a locally-funded program that has been delivering hot, nourishing meals to Alameda residents.
  • Drink beer for a good cause at this outdoor festival on the water that features tons of local breweries, fun under the sun, and a concert from one of the best soft rock cover bands out there: Mustache Harbor. All proceeds benefit The Ranch recreation scholarships.
  • Interested in learning more about vegan innovations, plant-based foods, and eco-friendly products? This event will showcase all of that via speakers, panelists, chef demos, mind/body/fitness classes, and free food samples. There will also be meals and beverages for sale.
  • This monthly craft fair is your chance to support over 20 local artists selling things like jewelry, pottery, soaps, succulents, candles, and more. There's also live music and activities for the kids.
  • Come one, come all — as long as you’re 21 and over — to a carnival that’s all about celebrating the craft spirits movement. Discover and try spirits from up to 100 craft producers, eat tasty food, listen to music, and enjoy cool art at this afternoon event.
  • Learn about the history of cocktails as well as bartending basics in this hands-on class that recreates the intensity and fun of being behind a bar via time constraints and mixology challenges.
  • This outdoor concert is a a fun day of food and music where "soul is the key theme." Enjoy performances by Kindred the Family Soul, Loose Ends featuring Jane Eugene, and Case.
  • What better way to start the weekend than aboard a yacht with dancing, drinks, and gorgeous nighttime Bay views? There will be a local DJ spinning Top 40 hits, a full cash bar, and small bites available to purchase. Dance the night away while taking in San Francisco's sights.
  • If you love parks and parties, then you’ll love this party in a park that benefits the trails and programs of the Parks Conservancy. The event takes place in the Presidio and features DJ sets, a buffet of bites, hosted bar, astrology readings, stories by the campfire, and more.
  • Spend the evening in the Fairmont Hotel’s gorgeous rooftop garden taking in stunning views of the city, live music, and lots and lots of rosé. There will also be food stands with food for purchase and a full open bar.
  • Head to Sake Day and indulge in a day of Japanese rice wine. There will be over 250 sakes to taste, plus a chance to meet the brewers, importers, and distributors, as well as learn more about craft sake — including how to order it in restaurants.
  • Spend the evening at Jack London Square tasting wine from more than 20 Northern California wineries, including Rosenblum Cellars and Rams Gate Winery. There will also be live music, shopping, and artists.
  • Slip into your kinkiest leather, rubber, or spandex gear — or whatever your favorite fetish is — for this down and dirty party occurring on the same weekend as the Folsom Street Fair.
  • Do yoga for a good cause at this 350+ person meditation and yoga event. All tickets are a donation to support housing and resources to enhance the physical, social, emotional, and economic health of homeless youth in the Mission.
  • Take brunch to the next level at Charmaine's, a sexy outdoor bar and lounge on the roof of the Proper Hotel. Enjoy brunch classics, a made-to-order Croque Madame station, and a rosé-colored dessert bar. Meanwhile, a DJ sets the mood as Chateau Minuty pours their ‘M’ Rosé 2018.
  • Experience a digital detox at this all-day event meant to increase your happiness. Put your phone away and go on a wellness journey with yoga, a meditation mixer, breathwork, nutrition, wellness ceremonies, and sound healing.
  • Learn about the evolution of the cocktail in this hands-on class. Your teacher will show you how to use the tools of the trade to make essential cocktails that every bartender should know how to make. And then after you've made them, you'll drink them!
  • Cheer on some of SF's best bartenders from Rich Table, the Treasury, Benjamin Cooper, and more as they show off their skills in the kitchen. This event's intended to show the community that bartenders can do more than just make a killer cocktail.
  • Celebrate the work being done for the planet and the people who live in it at the Rainforest Action Network’s biggest fundraiser of the year. You’ll learn more about RAN’s work while enjoying vegan bites, an open bar, and a special performance that will be announced soon.
  • Get lost in a world of art and antiques at this four-day show that benefits the 50-year old nonprofit, Enterprise for Youth. Objects exhibited and sold include paintings, furniture, textiles, ceramics, sculpture, photography, decorative objects, jewelry, and more.
  • This party, held during National Domestic Violence Awareness month, will help raise funds for victims and survivors of domestic violence. The night includes hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, auctions, and a keynote speech from the President of Akonadi Foundation, Lateefah Simon.
  • Historic Maiden Lane closes down for this cocktail-attire event where you'll enjoy food, a top-shelf open bar, music, and dancing. All proceeds will go to Edgewood Center for Children and Families, a local charity supporting thousands of Bay Area youth and families each year.
  • Spend the day with other curious people listening to speakers talk about tech, science, philosophy, design, and how it impacts our lives.
  • Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley will transform into an Asian-inspired night market with over 100 food vendors serving Asian street food and other classic fare, arts and crafts vendors, games, music, and more.
  • Put some garlic around your neck and then go on this walking tour of Nob Hill where you'll learn about San Francisco history as well as some vampire lore and other fun stories.
  • Work(out) your way around SF's hottest fitness studios at this all-day event where you'll participate in thirty-minute back-to-back classes from the Marina to the Mission. Arrive on time because the day starts with a braid bar, food, beverages, shopping, music, and more.
  • This one-of-a-kind dinner party in the Ferry Building's Grand Hall provides funds to empower the next generation of healthy eaters. The evening kicks off with hors d’oeuvres and hand-crafted drinks before moving to a seated four-course dinner prepared by some of SF's top chefs.
  • This evening has everything you could want for a night out on the town: trivia, stand-up comedy, board games, video games (Xbox 360, PS3, and N64), and free pizza.
  • Get amped to shred some pow this winter while also raising money to benefit the League to Save Lake Tahoe. The night starts with a reception and silent auction followed by a screening of “Return to Sender,” a movie about the skills and backstories of four elite freeskiers.
  • This evening is a rare opportunity to taste exceptional wines that have performed at the very top of Wine & Spirits' tastings, as well as meet the winemakers face-to-face. There will also be fantastic food provided by some of the Bay Area's top chefs.
  • Celebrate the kickoff of four weekends of art that showcases the studio programs of nearly 1,000 emerging and established San Francisco artists. There will be over 400 pieces of original art at the opening reception, as well as an open bar, snacks, and a DJ.
  • There’s no better view of Fleet Week’s air show — featuring a Coast Guard search and rescue demo, the U.S. Navy parachute team, and the Blue Angels — than from the deck of one of two remaining fully-functional Liberty ships that were built and launched during World War II.
  • Get ready to kick off your Sunday shoes as Tainted Love, the Bay Area's best '80s cover band, takes the stage at Bimbo's. You're guaranteed to hear all of your favorite hits from the era, including dance music, new wave, hair metal, and more.
  • This fun-filled event, which happens every second Saturday from 11 AM to 5 PM, features shopping, live music, and lots of delicious food. It's like a neighborhood block party without any of the work!
  • See the Botanical Garden in a completely new way as the full moon lights up the flowers and foliage. A docent will lead the tour, so you won't be completely in the dark about what you're seeing.
  • Sip wine from 15 high-end boutique wineries from Napa and Sonoma and enjoy small bites from some of Sausalito’s best restaurants — all while taking in panoramic views of the Blue Angels as they soar over the San Francisco Bay.
  • Experience the Conservatory of Flowers in a new way — complete with craft beer, live music, and local food trucks. This is the second-to-last Botanicals and Brews of the season, so don't miss out on your chance to sip beer and wine while roaming amongst tropical plants.
  • This farm-to-fork feast is a fundraiser that celebrates sustainable small farms and ranches. You'll be treated to delicious food, discussions with chefs, farmers, and ranchers, and a chance to participate in a live auction. Proceeds support the work of Kitchen Table Advisors.
  • Tons of craft brewers will be pouring unlimited tastes on the the S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien. Board the historic World War II merchant marine ship for this beer festival with unbeatable views of the Bay.
  • There's research that nurturing and consensual touch is good for maintaining a healthy life and strong nervous system. Find out if that's true at this workshop where you'll partake in communication exercises and experience "personal exploration and intimacy" in a non-sexual way.
  • A two-hour cruise on a luxury yacht on the Bay is elevated with the addition of a wine tasting and samples of local chocolates and toffee. Plus, if there's anything you taste that you really like, you can buy it to take home and enjoy later.
  • Get the tea on tea at this festival at the Palace of FIne Arts. The all-day events include a chance to chat with other tea enthusiasts, presentations from tea experts, tastings from teas around the world, and a commemorative porcelain tasting cup.
  • Take as many classes as you'd like and maybe discover a new workout at this fitness and wellness festival. Head to the Marina Green for yoga, meditation, obstacles, mobility training, nutrtition panels, and some of the best coaches and speakers from around the Bay.
San Francisco Bay Area Event Calendar: The Best Things to Do This Month

CUESA's Cocktails of the Farmers Market / CUESA / San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Bay Area Event Calendar: The Best Things to Do This Month
San Francisco Bay Area Event Calendar: The Best Things to Do This Month
Collection by Eventbrite
The ultimate calendar of fun things to do in San Francisco today, this weekend and beyond. These events and experiences have been hand-picked to cover the Bay Area's major happenings and hidden gems you may not know about otherwise. From concerts and performances to classes, food festivals, and everything in between, we've got your plans covered.
The ultimate calendar of fun things to do in San Francisco today, this weekend and beyond. These events and experiences have been hand-picked to cover the Bay Area's major happenings and hidden gems you may not know about otherwise. From concerts and performances to classes, food festivals, and everything in between, we've got your plans covered.
  • Poggio, a classic Italian trattoria in Sausalito, is hosting a dinner inspired by the seasonal bounty of local farmers, ranchers, and fishermen. The evening includes a welcome reception at the bar and a five-course prix fixe dinner with wine pairings. Buon Appetito!
  • Foreign Cinema has been delighting diners in the Mission for 20 years and is celebrating with a party that’s all about “Fellini, food, film, and frolicking entertainment.” There will, of course, be food, wine, and cocktails, and all proceeds will benefit local charities.
  • Sip a cocktail and watch some of the Bay Area's funniest comedians perform hilarious material. Then, learn a few things when someone from SF's kink community shares some tips and tricks.
  • You won't need any art experience — or any paint brushes! — in this acrylic paint pouring class where you'll learn interesting techniques as well as how to use household items to create a masterpiece.
  • Sail into the weekend aboard the Schooner Freda B, a classic sailboat from which you'll see the greatest hits in the Bay, all while watching the sun go down as you sip on drinks from the cash bar.
  • Raise a glass to San Francisco’s biggest Oktoberfest celebration. The three-day festival on Pier 35 has music, including a 21-piece Chico Bavarian band, singing, dancing, and more German food and drink than you’ll know what to do with.
  • The Felt Experiment is live improv show / not-so-kid-friendly birthday party" where one audience member gets pulled into a show featuring puppets, performers, and cupcakes for everyone."
  • Twelve local artists will tell stories about the Tenderloin through film, audio, photography, animation, music, poetry, and spoken-word. This experience will also convey the mission of City Hope, which provides a trusted gathering place for our neighbors on the streets.
  • San Francisco and Oakland are both known for their incredible food. Experience the best of both on this three-hour eating tour that includes stops in the Ferry Building and around the Jack London Brewing District with a ferry ride in between.
  • Spend the afternoon at the Encinal Yacht Club enjoying beer from some of the Bay’s best craft brewers and listening to live bands. All of this is in support of Alameda Meals on Wheels, a locally-funded program that has been delivering hot, nourishing meals to Alameda residents.
  • Drink beer for a good cause at this outdoor festival on the water that features tons of local breweries, fun under the sun, and a concert from one of the best soft rock cover bands out there: Mustache Harbor. All proceeds benefit The Ranch recreation scholarships.
  • Interested in learning more about vegan innovations, plant-based foods, and eco-friendly products? This event will showcase all of that via speakers, panelists, chef demos, mind/body/fitness classes, and free food samples. There will also be meals and beverages for sale.
  • This monthly craft fair is your chance to support over 20 local artists selling things like jewelry, pottery, soaps, succulents, candles, and more. There's also live music and activities for the kids.
  • Come one, come all — as long as you’re 21 and over — to a carnival that’s all about celebrating the craft spirits movement. Discover and try spirits from up to 100 craft producers, eat tasty food, listen to music, and enjoy cool art at this afternoon event.
  • Learn about the history of cocktails as well as bartending basics in this hands-on class that recreates the intensity and fun of being behind a bar via time constraints and mixology challenges.
  • This outdoor concert is a a fun day of food and music where "soul is the key theme." Enjoy performances by Kindred the Family Soul, Loose Ends featuring Jane Eugene, and Case.
  • What better way to start the weekend than aboard a yacht with dancing, drinks, and gorgeous nighttime Bay views? There will be a local DJ spinning Top 40 hits, a full cash bar, and small bites available to purchase. Dance the night away while taking in San Francisco's sights.
  • If you love parks and parties, then you’ll love this party in a park that benefits the trails and programs of the Parks Conservancy. The event takes place in the Presidio and features DJ sets, a buffet of bites, hosted bar, astrology readings, stories by the campfire, and more.
  • Spend the evening in the Fairmont Hotel’s gorgeous rooftop garden taking in stunning views of the city, live music, and lots and lots of rosé. There will also be food stands with food for purchase and a full open bar.
  • Head to Sake Day and indulge in a day of Japanese rice wine. There will be over 250 sakes to taste, plus a chance to meet the brewers, importers, and distributors, as well as learn more about craft sake — including how to order it in restaurants.
  • Spend the evening at Jack London Square tasting wine from more than 20 Northern California wineries, including Rosenblum Cellars and Rams Gate Winery. There will also be live music, shopping, and artists.
  • Slip into your kinkiest leather, rubber, or spandex gear — or whatever your favorite fetish is — for this down and dirty party occurring on the same weekend as the Folsom Street Fair.
  • Do yoga for a good cause at this 350+ person meditation and yoga event. All tickets are a donation to support housing and resources to enhance the physical, social, emotional, and economic health of homeless youth in the Mission.
  • Take brunch to the next level at Charmaine's, a sexy outdoor bar and lounge on the roof of the Proper Hotel. Enjoy brunch classics, a made-to-order Croque Madame station, and a rosé-colored dessert bar. Meanwhile, a DJ sets the mood as Chateau Minuty pours their ‘M’ Rosé 2018.
  • Experience a digital detox at this all-day event meant to increase your happiness. Put your phone away and go on a wellness journey with yoga, a meditation mixer, breathwork, nutrition, wellness ceremonies, and sound healing.
  • Learn about the evolution of the cocktail in this hands-on class. Your teacher will show you how to use the tools of the trade to make essential cocktails that every bartender should know how to make. And then after you've made them, you'll drink them!
  • Cheer on some of SF's best bartenders from Rich Table, the Treasury, Benjamin Cooper, and more as they show off their skills in the kitchen. This event's intended to show the community that bartenders can do more than just make a killer cocktail.
  • Celebrate the work being done for the planet and the people who live in it at the Rainforest Action Network’s biggest fundraiser of the year. You’ll learn more about RAN’s work while enjoying vegan bites, an open bar, and a special performance that will be announced soon.
  • Get lost in a world of art and antiques at this four-day show that benefits the 50-year old nonprofit, Enterprise for Youth. Objects exhibited and sold include paintings, furniture, textiles, ceramics, sculpture, photography, decorative objects, jewelry, and more.
  • This party, held during National Domestic Violence Awareness month, will help raise funds for victims and survivors of domestic violence. The night includes hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, auctions, and a keynote speech from the President of Akonadi Foundation, Lateefah Simon.
  • Historic Maiden Lane closes down for this cocktail-attire event where you'll enjoy food, a top-shelf open bar, music, and dancing. All proceeds will go to Edgewood Center for Children and Families, a local charity supporting thousands of Bay Area youth and families each year.
  • Spend the day with other curious people listening to speakers talk about tech, science, philosophy, design, and how it impacts our lives.
  • Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley will transform into an Asian-inspired night market with over 100 food vendors serving Asian street food and other classic fare, arts and crafts vendors, games, music, and more.
  • Put some garlic around your neck and then go on this walking tour of Nob Hill where you'll learn about San Francisco history as well as some vampire lore and other fun stories.
  • Work(out) your way around SF's hottest fitness studios at this all-day event where you'll participate in thirty-minute back-to-back classes from the Marina to the Mission. Arrive on time because the day starts with a braid bar, food, beverages, shopping, music, and more.
  • This one-of-a-kind dinner party in the Ferry Building's Grand Hall provides funds to empower the next generation of healthy eaters. The evening kicks off with hors d’oeuvres and hand-crafted drinks before moving to a seated four-course dinner prepared by some of SF's top chefs.
  • This evening has everything you could want for a night out on the town: trivia, stand-up comedy, board games, video games (Xbox 360, PS3, and N64), and free pizza.
  • Get amped to shred some pow this winter while also raising money to benefit the League to Save Lake Tahoe. The night starts with a reception and silent auction followed by a screening of “Return to Sender,” a movie about the skills and backstories of four elite freeskiers.
  • This evening is a rare opportunity to taste exceptional wines that have performed at the very top of Wine & Spirits' tastings, as well as meet the winemakers face-to-face. There will also be fantastic food provided by some of the Bay Area's top chefs.
  • Celebrate the kickoff of four weekends of art that showcases the studio programs of nearly 1,000 emerging and established San Francisco artists. There will be over 400 pieces of original art at the opening reception, as well as an open bar, snacks, and a DJ.
  • There’s no better view of Fleet Week’s air show — featuring a Coast Guard search and rescue demo, the U.S. Navy parachute team, and the Blue Angels — than from the deck of one of two remaining fully-functional Liberty ships that were built and launched during World War II.
  • Get ready to kick off your Sunday shoes as Tainted Love, the Bay Area's best '80s cover band, takes the stage at Bimbo's. You're guaranteed to hear all of your favorite hits from the era, including dance music, new wave, hair metal, and more.
  • This fun-filled event, which happens every second Saturday from 11 AM to 5 PM, features shopping, live music, and lots of delicious food. It's like a neighborhood block party without any of the work!
  • See the Botanical Garden in a completely new way as the full moon lights up the flowers and foliage. A docent will lead the tour, so you won't be completely in the dark about what you're seeing.
  • Sip wine from 15 high-end boutique wineries from Napa and Sonoma and enjoy small bites from some of Sausalito’s best restaurants — all while taking in panoramic views of the Blue Angels as they soar over the San Francisco Bay.
  • Experience the Conservatory of Flowers in a new way — complete with craft beer, live music, and local food trucks. This is the second-to-last Botanicals and Brews of the season, so don't miss out on your chance to sip beer and wine while roaming amongst tropical plants.
  • This farm-to-fork feast is a fundraiser that celebrates sustainable small farms and ranches. You'll be treated to delicious food, discussions with chefs, farmers, and ranchers, and a chance to participate in a live auction. Proceeds support the work of Kitchen Table Advisors.
  • Tons of craft brewers will be pouring unlimited tastes on the the S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien. Board the historic World War II merchant marine ship for this beer festival with unbeatable views of the Bay.
  • There's research that nurturing and consensual touch is good for maintaining a healthy life and strong nervous system. Find out if that's true at this workshop where you'll partake in communication exercises and experience "personal exploration and intimacy" in a non-sexual way.
  • A two-hour cruise on a luxury yacht on the Bay is elevated with the addition of a wine tasting and samples of local chocolates and toffee. Plus, if there's anything you taste that you really like, you can buy it to take home and enjoy later.
  • Get the tea on tea at this festival at the Palace of FIne Arts. The all-day events include a chance to chat with other tea enthusiasts, presentations from tea experts, tastings from teas around the world, and a commemorative porcelain tasting cup.
  • Take as many classes as you'd like and maybe discover a new workout at this fitness and wellness festival. Head to the Marina Green for yoga, meditation, obstacles, mobility training, nutrtition panels, and some of the best coaches and speakers from around the Bay.
  • Poggio, a classic Italian trattoria in Sausalito, is hosting a dinner inspired by the seasonal bounty of local farmers, ranchers, and fishermen. The evening includes a welcome reception at the bar and a five-course prix fixe dinner with wine pairings. Buon Appetito!
  • Foreign Cinema has been delighting diners in the Mission for 20 years and is celebrating with a party that’s all about “Fellini, food, film, and frolicking entertainment.” There will, of course, be food, wine, and cocktails, and all proceeds will benefit local charities.
  • Sip a cocktail and watch some of the Bay Area's funniest comedians perform hilarious material. Then, learn a few things when someone from SF's kink community shares some tips and tricks.
  • You won't need any art experience — or any paint brushes! — in this acrylic paint pouring class where you'll learn interesting techniques as well as how to use household items to create a masterpiece.
  • Sail into the weekend aboard the Schooner Freda B, a classic sailboat from which you'll see the greatest hits in the Bay, all while watching the sun go down as you sip on drinks from the cash bar.
  • Raise a glass to San Francisco’s biggest Oktoberfest celebration. The three-day festival on Pier 35 has music, including a 21-piece Chico Bavarian band, singing, dancing, and more German food and drink than you’ll know what to do with.
  • The Felt Experiment is live improv show / not-so-kid-friendly birthday party" where one audience member gets pulled into a show featuring puppets, performers, and cupcakes for everyone."
  • Twelve local artists will tell stories about the Tenderloin through film, audio, photography, animation, music, poetry, and spoken-word. This experience will also convey the mission of City Hope, which provides a trusted gathering place for our neighbors on the streets.
  • San Francisco and Oakland are both known for their incredible food. Experience the best of both on this three-hour eating tour that includes stops in the Ferry Building and around the Jack London Brewing District with a ferry ride in between.
  • Spend the afternoon at the Encinal Yacht Club enjoying beer from some of the Bay’s best craft brewers and listening to live bands. All of this is in support of Alameda Meals on Wheels, a locally-funded program that has been delivering hot, nourishing meals to Alameda residents.
  • Drink beer for a good cause at this outdoor festival on the water that features tons of local breweries, fun under the sun, and a concert from one of the best soft rock cover bands out there: Mustache Harbor. All proceeds benefit The Ranch recreation scholarships.
  • Interested in learning more about vegan innovations, plant-based foods, and eco-friendly products? This event will showcase all of that via speakers, panelists, chef demos, mind/body/fitness classes, and free food samples. There will also be meals and beverages for sale.
  • This monthly craft fair is your chance to support over 20 local artists selling things like jewelry, pottery, soaps, succulents, candles, and more. There's also live music and activities for the kids.
  • Come one, come all — as long as you’re 21 and over — to a carnival that’s all about celebrating the craft spirits movement. Discover and try spirits from up to 100 craft producers, eat tasty food, listen to music, and enjoy cool art at this afternoon event.
  • Learn about the history of cocktails as well as bartending basics in this hands-on class that recreates the intensity and fun of being behind a bar via time constraints and mixology challenges.
  • This outdoor concert is a a fun day of food and music where "soul is the key theme." Enjoy performances by Kindred the Family Soul, Loose Ends featuring Jane Eugene, and Case.
  • What better way to start the weekend than aboard a yacht with dancing, drinks, and gorgeous nighttime Bay views? There will be a local DJ spinning Top 40 hits, a full cash bar, and small bites available to purchase. Dance the night away while taking in San Francisco's sights.
  • If you love parks and parties, then you’ll love this party in a park that benefits the trails and programs of the Parks Conservancy. The event takes place in the Presidio and features DJ sets, a buffet of bites, hosted bar, astrology readings, stories by the campfire, and more.
  • Spend the evening in the Fairmont Hotel’s gorgeous rooftop garden taking in stunning views of the city, live music, and lots and lots of rosé. There will also be food stands with food for purchase and a full open bar.
  • Head to Sake Day and indulge in a day of Japanese rice wine. There will be over 250 sakes to taste, plus a chance to meet the brewers, importers, and distributors, as well as learn more about craft sake — including how to order it in restaurants.
  • Spend the evening at Jack London Square tasting wine from more than 20 Northern California wineries, including Rosenblum Cellars and Rams Gate Winery. There will also be live music, shopping, and artists.
  • Slip into your kinkiest leather, rubber, or spandex gear — or whatever your favorite fetish is — for this down and dirty party occurring on the same weekend as the Folsom Street Fair.
  • Do yoga for a good cause at this 350+ person meditation and yoga event. All tickets are a donation to support housing and resources to enhance the physical, social, emotional, and economic health of homeless youth in the Mission.
  • Take brunch to the next level at Charmaine's, a sexy outdoor bar and lounge on the roof of the Proper Hotel. Enjoy brunch classics, a made-to-order Croque Madame station, and a rosé-colored dessert bar. Meanwhile, a DJ sets the mood as Chateau Minuty pours their ‘M’ Rosé 2018.
  • Experience a digital detox at this all-day event meant to increase your happiness. Put your phone away and go on a wellness journey with yoga, a meditation mixer, breathwork, nutrition, wellness ceremonies, and sound healing.
  • Learn about the evolution of the cocktail in this hands-on class. Your teacher will show you how to use the tools of the trade to make essential cocktails that every bartender should know how to make. And then after you've made them, you'll drink them!
  • Cheer on some of SF's best bartenders from Rich Table, the Treasury, Benjamin Cooper, and more as they show off their skills in the kitchen. This event's intended to show the community that bartenders can do more than just make a killer cocktail.
  • Celebrate the work being done for the planet and the people who live in it at the Rainforest Action Network’s biggest fundraiser of the year. You’ll learn more about RAN’s work while enjoying vegan bites, an open bar, and a special performance that will be announced soon.
  • Get lost in a world of art and antiques at this four-day show that benefits the 50-year old nonprofit, Enterprise for Youth. Objects exhibited and sold include paintings, furniture, textiles, ceramics, sculpture, photography, decorative objects, jewelry, and more.