Event Calendar


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Hey everyone.

Bayscope is being put on pause for a while. Keep tabs on the twitter feed though as I'll still be sharing events that way.

Be back soon.

Movies, Art & Parties 10/14

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Happy Friday! Here are a few things to do after you're done standing in line for the iphone4s.

SF Documentary Festival
Roxie Theater
3117 16th St., San Francisco
12:30pm - 9:30pm

The 10th SF DocFest kicks off with DIRTY PICTURES, a film about the Bay Area chemist who discovered the effects of MDMA and other psychedelics, and ends with THE STAN LEE STORY, about the most recognized name in comics. In between we meet Egyptian belly dancers; California summer campers; the puppeteer behind Elmo; kids that run off to join the circus or want to become ballerinas; international hip hoppers; Christian card counters; English punk rockers; artists; yoga practitioners; new soldiers; compulsive collectors; stand-up comics; Tetris masters; and animator Bill Plympton. Plus we take a delightful wander around Berlin in the Fall.

2 Blocks of Art Party
Sixth Street & Howard, San Francisco
4pm - 8pm

Urban Solutions’ 2 Blocks of Art takes place on Sixth Street between Market and Howard. The art walk showcases a neighborhood rich in culture and well known for its cutting edge arts community. The event draws a record number of people to the Sixth Street corridor; features, like musicians playing in a Laundromat and a fashion designer exhibiting in an optometry office, make this event truly unique!

2 Blocks of Art is bookended by well-known Luggage Store gallery at one end, and 1st Amendment gallery (1:AM) at the other. Over 50 artists exhibit in 25 locations – all within 2 blocks!

Evolve 2nd Fridays
Era Bar & Lounge
19 Grand Ave, Oakland
9pm - 2am

Over the past few years Oakland has been transforming into a thriving mecca for arts and entertainment. As a part of that transformation Evolve has sprouted up and rapidly became the cornerstone for soulful dance music in the east bay. What you can expect from a night at Evolve is the best DJ's in the bay playing their hearts out, an extremely diverse crowd of literally all walks of life, and a good time
Evolve 2nd Fridays. $10 cover

Dance, Improv & Bingo 10/13

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One thing I look for every October is a Friday the 13th. Today's the 13th, but we missed Friday by a day. Oh well. Looks like this month will be a bit less scary.

Free African Dance & Music NIght
United Nations Plaza, San Francisco
5pm - 8pm

Free African dance class & live musical performances in UN Plaza at 6pm. Special guest performance by Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program.

Pre-reception with free, local food at UC Hastings Law School, 5pm (200 McAllister – at Hyde). Post reception at Market Street Grill (1231 Market), 7pm.

Open Improv Class
The Dark Room Theatre
2263 Mission St., San Francisco
5pm - 7:30pm

Taught by Sylvan Production's professors-in-cheif Dan Mack and Justin Gomes, The Class is an improvisational drop-in workshop catered to each week's participants individual needs.
Dan and Justin start the class by gauging everyone's skill level, and then teach from their collection of knowledge to help each individual performer.
And what's the best part? It's right before the Open Improv. The Bay Area's #1 improv jam.
$10 cover

Spooky Bingo
Rhythmix Cultural Works
2513 Blanding Ave, Alameda
7:30 - 10:30pm

Double, double, toil and trouble! Conjure up the Halloween spirit and join Mr. Entertainment and the Yay Girls for a bewitching Bingo night. Adorn thyself in a splendiferous
costume to vie for the bestest prize, but beware, as it’s bound to be a supernatural crowd. Only $25 for 10 rounds of performance art spectacle, outrageous costumes and freakishly great prizes, and the chance to win valuable prizes, including the grand prize: $200 sponsored by Pacific Pinball Museum! This event guarantees more treats than tricks.

Jazz, Poetry & Sushi 10/12

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It's midweek. Do you know what your plans are?

SF Jazz Summerfest
Levi's Plaza
1255 Battery St., San Francisco
12pm - 1:30pm

The polyrhythmic heat and funk of Evie Ladin’s clawhammer banjo, resonant voice, real stories and rhythmic dance have been heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Celtic Connections, Lincoln Center to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Ladin and her band Evil Diane in live performance is a demonstrative, delightfully gorgeous storm.

Poetry Slam
Starry Plough
3101 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
8pm - 11pm

This is no ordinary, ho-hum open mic! Just ask our audiences – we draw 100-250 people every week to our show! In addition to the finest spoken word features around, our vibrant poetry scene spawns some of the best local talent in the nation! At every show, we also host a live improvisational band or DJ!

We have an open sign up (poets: get there at 7:30 to vie for the first 7 guaranteed slots, the remaining 8 poets are picked by lottery) at most shows – just check out the calendar (sometimes we host an invitational slam).

Free Jazz Party w/ Sushi
Yoshi's San Francisco
1330 Fillmore St., San Francisco
9pm - 12am

Funcheap is helping Yoshi's kick off its brand new free Wednesday night weekly jazz party on October 12th with a special free night of live jazz, drink specials, a free sushi tasting station and lots of ticket giveaways.

Treasure, Comedy & Jazz 10/11

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Sorry for the absence. Bayscope has been going through some major technical difficulties the past few days. There are still a few bugs to work out but the show must go on. This evening we have a few interesting things going on, one of which is a treasure hunt! Bring your friends along for the hunt.

Mastermind Pub Treasure Hunt
Red's Java House
Pier 30, Embarcadero, San Francisco
6pm - 8pm

After a hard day's work in your cover identity, Mastermind Control knows that you, our operatives, need a break. Each month we offer you a chance to get together with fellow agents, solve a handful of clues, and uncover a new location for food and beer in the San Francisco Bay Area or Sacramento. The first team to reach the secret endpoint with all clues solved wins bragging rights and a round of drinks. 3-5 people per team. $10 per player.

Comedy Show - Grad Night
Purple Onion
140 Columbus Ave, San Francisco
8:30pm - 11:30pm

Ever wonder what it would be like to see Chris Rock or Louis CK before they became big stars? See the newest funny people in the Bay Area at the San Francisco Comedy College Graduation Show at the legendary Purple Onion in North Beach.

Jazz Party at Yoshi's 
Yoshi's Jazz Club & Japanese Restaurant
1330 Filmore St., San Francisco
8:30pm - 2:00am

Yoshi's Late Night Live Tuesdays is a weekly event spotlighting the Bay Area's hottest bands in a sexy setting full of inspiring energy. Come relax and enjoy some tasty sushi rolls that are served late or strap on your dancing shoes and get to work!

Dance, Greeks & Art 10/7

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Free Dance Performances
San Francisco City Hall Rotunda
1 Dr. Carleton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco
12pm - 2pm

A free, noontime public performance by some of San Francisco’s most innovative, fun and entertaining performing artists will mark the 50th anniversary of the City’s Grants for the Arts program of the Hotel Tax Fund, which uses tourism tax dollars to promote San Francisco for tourism.

Greek Festival
20104 Center St., Castro Valley
5pm - 9pm

Come experience the sights, music, and the Flavors of Greece at the Church of the Resurrection 40th annual Greek Festival located at 20104 Center Street in Castro Valley California where the grounds are transformed into a mini-Greek town!

You can shop at the expanded "Agora" (Market place), eat delicious and authentic food of the Mediterranean, partake in lively Greek Folk dancing and spend time quenching your thirst at the Taverna (bar) featuring Greek beer, wine and many specialty drinks. Or have coffee at the Kafenion (coffee house) while you snack on the savories or delicious Greek pastries!

Oakland Art Murmur - Art Walk
Grand and Broadway, Oakland
6pm - 10pm

Oakland Art Murmur is a group of nearly 20 galleries in Oakland that have coordinated openings Wander from gallery to gallery, sample free nibbles, drink some free wine, see occasional outdoor movies and fine some new artists to love at venues like 21 Grand, Blank Space, Luka’s Taproom, Rowan Morrison, Rock Paper Scissors Collective and more.

Every First Friday of the month, member galleries are open to the public from 6-9 pm. Additionally 23rd Street between Telegraph and Valley is closed to car traffic, and craft, art, and food vendors are set up along this corridor.

Rocks, Art & Museums 10/6

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Things have been ridiculously crazy lately. First the weather has randomly turned cold & rainy, and now the passing of Steve Jobs! Let's hope things turn for the better this weekend.

Berkeley Art Museum - Free Admission
2575 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
11am - 5pm

The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. Through art and film programs, collections and research resources, the University aspires to be locally connected and globally relevant, engaging audiences from the campus, community, and beyond.

Free First Thursdays
Free admission to the galleries and public programs on the first Thursday of every month (PFA Theater programs excluded).

Born Again Art Showcase
111 Minna Gallery
Minna St., San Francisco
5pm - 12am

Born Again (Again) is a transformative and figurative mixed and multi-media art exhibit featuring the collage work of Rob Reger. This is a solo exhibit open to the public.

Free Intro to Rock Climbing 
Lombardi Sports
1819 Polk St., San Francisco

Let the Outdoor Adventure Club introduce you to rock climbing on the indoor climbing wall at Lombardi Sports in San Francisco. We'll get you tied in and climbing up the wall in no time. Everyone will get a chance to climb to the top of the 25' tall wall inside Lombardi Sports.

All reviews and opinions on this blog are my own. Any photos posted are either my own or belong to a contributor, posted with their permission. Event information has been found online via several event sites and compiled here, so if any event information is incorrect, or an event it cancelled, you can blame that on the site I found it on.