Tuesday, October 16, 6:00 PM
2nd Obama vs. Romney Debate

Welp, here we go again. It’s round two for the candidates to go at it, and we suggest a good stiff drink to go along with it. Depending on baseball playoff antics, there’ll likely be many bars playing the debates, but we know for sure that Temple nightclub is hosting a debate watching party, as well as Red Devil Lounge. Debates not your thing? Get into the election mood with a free screening of “Swing Vote” starring Kevin Costner, 5-7:30 at SF Main Library. And if you're jonesing for a legit debate-watching party, stay tuned: we're throwing a ScoutmobSF extravaganza on Oct. 22!

Tuesday, October 16, 7:30 - 10:30 PM
Knitting 101: Your First Stitch And Pattern
Workshop | 1798 McAllister St.

Winter is coming, and that means it's knitting season. This class is designed for all you knitting virgins out there who are ready to enter full knitting-hood. Learn how to knit and purl, cast on and bind off, and walk out with your own set of needles, yarn, and all the skills you need to finish your knitting project at home. Info.

Nearby on the app: Madusalon

Wednesday, October 17, 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Nerd Nite SF #29: Explosives, Coral Reproduction, and Sideshow “Freaks”
Rickshaw Stop | 155 Fell St.

Nerds, unite! This monthly symposium of drinking and nerdery transforms the Rickshaw Stop into a mixer of the minds. This month, catch a chemist talking about blowing things up, a biologist who lives to help sea creatures get it on, and a physician/scientist who will take you beyond the sideshow and deep into the science of the mutants of old-timey circuses. Info.

Nearby on the app: Taste Tea

Thursday, October 18, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Funcheap's Rocktober Food Truck Crush
SoMa StrEat Food Park | 428 11th St

Ain't no party like a food truck party! Join Funcheap at SoMa StrEat Food Park for an evening of live music, fun & games, giveaways, a hosted beer garden, and, of course, food trucks. Plus, you can help out the less fortunate by bringing two cans of food to donate to the San Francisco Food Bank. All free, but be sure to claim your spot now. Info.