9 Tips for Exploratorium Free Admission On Founders Day

ExploratoriumExploratorium Free Admission On Founders Day. October 11, 2015.

Need a science fix and want it for free? You are in luck.

In honor of Founder’s Day you can explore San Francisco’s scientific-fun-house-extraordinaire admission free.

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Cohn Stone Art Glass Open Studio

Cohn Stone Art Glass Open StudioCohn Stone Art Glass Open Studio. First two weekends October 2015.

Usually closed to the public, Cohn Stone Art Glass Open Studio is your chance to purchase direct from the artists unique one-of-a-kind gorgeous handcrafted glass.

Shop new and the old glass objet d’art including experimental pieces, discontinued series, and seconds.

Don’t miss the bargain table!

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Flyaway Productions Free Aerial Dance Soars

Flyaway Productions Free Aerial Dance Needles to ThreadFlyaway Productions Free Aerial Dance. October 1-3 and 8-10, 2015.

Flyaway Productions’ free aerial dance, Needles to Thread: Dancing along These Lines in Continuum Alley, is a perspective bending  performance that is ethereal but not light. The action in this Tenderloin-site-specific dance takes place in the air however the story it tells takes place on the ground.

Like a circus high-wire act on steroids, Needles to Thread, is a blend of dance, mountain climbing, and rappelling. Performers spin and magically dive through space.

Visually stunning Needles to Thread combines dance and activism for a performance that has as much substance as it has form.

Six fabulous shows, all FREE plus two Saturday night walking tours focusing on the Tenderloin’s union halls and working class history. 

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11 Tips for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015.  October 2-4, 2015.


Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015 hits all the right notes.

Enjoy three days of incredible music rivaling (and often surpassing) the major music fests but with no hefty price tag. Or any price tag. As in FREE.

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Bag Some Great Deals At 49 Square Miles Fall Sample Sale

49 Square Miles Sample Sale49 Square Miles Fall Sample Sale. October 1-3, 2015.

If you are looking for a great deal on sumptuous Italian leather and/or practical canvas handbags, backpacks, wallets, or belts, (and who isn’t?) check out the 49 Square Miles Fall Sample Sale.

Prices are 50-75% off retail on a huge selection of high quality goods.

BTW, prepare to be tempted. I have seen shoppers purchase a lot of bags at this sale. Too many? Ha, far be it for this bag lady to judge…

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8 Tips For Carpets of New Zealand Annual Warehouse Sale

Carptets of New Zealand Warehouse SaleCarpets of New Zealand Annual Warehouse Sale. September 29 – Oct 3, 2015

Take advantage of Carpets of New Zealand Annual Warehouse Sale to replace your worn out floor covering with a sumptuous, environmentally friendly wool floor covering. Find traditional, classic, and modern carpet, rugs, and/or remnants.

Prices start at $15 a square yard with remnants large enough to cover a small room for only $50.

Ta-ta dingy floor coverings.

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Paly Fiery Arts Fall Glass Sale 2015

Paly Fierty Arts Glass Sale 2015 pumpkinsPaly Fiery Arts Fall Glass Sale 2015. September 25+26, 2015.

Paly Fiery Arts Fall Glass Sale 2015 showcases over 1000 glass objet d’art hand-blown by instructors, alumni and advanced art students. Find gorgeous bowls, vases, pumpkins, acorns, pears, and more.

I know, it borders on blasphemy to suggest you attend a High School art event especially if the event does not involve someone you know intimately – like your son or daughter. However I saw glass art from Paly’s Fiery Arts program displayed and sold at the prestigious Palo Alto Clay and Glass Festival. I was impressed.

Shop the sale and check out glass blowing demonstrations. Prices range from $5 -100.

Free Admission.

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9 Tips for Exploratorium Free Admission On Engineering Day

SF Exploratorium Celebrates Engineering Day With Free AdmissionExploratorium Free Admission On Engineering Day. Sunday, September 27, 2015

Whether you are a science nerd, a geek or just have a passing interest in understanding how things work you will have a blast at The Exploratorium.

One of the world’s foremost interactive science museums,The Exploratorium makes natural phenomena and the world around us both exciting and understandable. The exhibits are so interesting they take the “sigh” out of learning science.

However, admission to this scientific fun house does not come cheap. So mark your calendar for Engineering Day, one of only five fun days during the year when the Exploratorium is admission free.

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NapaStyle Warehouse Moving Sale

  Nap Style Warehouse Sale  NapaStyle Warehouse Moving Sale. September 25-27, 2015

NapaStyle, THE place to go for an eclectic mix of handcrafted and exclusive home goods and artisanal specialty foods is having a gigantic, million dollar, warehouse moving sale. Find first quality and one-of-kind merchandise, product samples, scratch and dent furniture, and more.

See it. Shop it. Take it Home. Everything is  30-80% off regular retail.

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4 Tips for Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live!

4 Tips for Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day LiveSmithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! September 26, 2015

Thirteen Bay Area museums are offering FREE admission as part of Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live!

This year’s freebies include several cool, possibly off the radar places. This is the perfect opportunity to check out a new-to-you museum or visit an old standby.

Register, download, and go.

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