This Week’s Events | San Francisco + New York
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Maggie Battista, FoodGiftLove: More than 100 Recipes to Make and Share
THU. 10/22 | 6:30PM @ OMNIVORE BOOKS
In her new book, Food Gift Love, Maggie Battista celebrates her expertise and enthusiasm for small-batch, hand-crafted foods. She features 100 memorable, edible gifts for any occasion with simple and delicious recipes and stunning photography.
The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show
FRI. 10/23 | 10:30AM – 7:00PM @ FORT MASON CENTER
Now in its 34th year, it’s the oldest and most prestigious art and antiques fair on the West Coast. The FAS presents 60 of the finest art and antiques dealers from around the world and is fully vetted by the vetting committee, organized in cooperation with the Antiques Dealers Association of California (ADAC). It is a must-see destination show for collectors and enthusiasts of art, antiques and design.
Presidio Pumpkin Carving Festival
SAT. 10/24 | 12:00PM @ THE PRESIDIO
Come on out to the Presidio’s Main Parade Ground to create your very own pumpin masterpiece! Basic tools for carving will be on hand. Bring your own stencils, and stickers. Staff and volunteers will be available to help the little ones decorate and make spooky paper chains. Food will be available for purchase. This event is free but due to space constraints registration is required. One pumpkin per registrant.
ADMISSION: FREE ONLY W/ RSVP
Library MakeArt Workshop Dia de los Muertos
SAT. 10/24 | 4:00PM @ Potrero Branch SFPL
Museum of Craft and Design assist you in honoring a special loved one, or your ancestors as part of Day of the Dead. Design and create a miniature, portable altar with all the features to make visiting souls welcome.
SUN. 10/25 | 10AM – 2PM @ The Yard @ Mission Rock
CUESA, the nonprofit that operates the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, is hosting a series of pop-up farmers markets at The Yard at Mission Rock. The Harvest Festival market will feature cider pressing, fall fruit pie making demo and contest, farm and food crafter vendors, plenty of food and drink!
The Lives of the Creators
SUN. 10/25 | 2:00PM @ SF PUBLIC LIBRARY MAIN
A series of storytelling, conversations, and live performances. The speakers are a range of inspiring people from a married couple who are creating drugs leading us towards cures to cancer, to a former Fortune 500 consultant who brings clean water to the indigenous Aeta Tribe in the Philippines.
Marlon James’ “A Brief History of Seven Killings”
MON. 10/26 | 7:30PM @ GREEN APPLE BOOKS
One of the Top 10 Books of 2014 Michiko Kakutani, “The New York Times.” Marlon James will discuss his Man Booker Prize-longlisted novel, “A Brief History of Seven Killings” ( Riverhead Books), with Marie Mockett.
ADMISSION: FREE, ALL AGES
Founder World 2015
TUE. 10/27 | 9:00AM @ THE EMBARCADERO
F50, Google, and the entire startup ecosystem are coming together to build Founder World: San Francisco’s largest public event that invites founders from around the world to learn how to best navigate their startup journeys. Whether you’re a founder, developer, community leader, or aspiring entrepreneur, this event has something for you! Founder World will provide you with the resources and training to build a startup from the ground up FAST.
The Essential Talk-and-Tasting Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know-It-All
WED. 10/28 | 7:00PM @ JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER SF
What’s the difference between Scotch and Rye? What exactly is Canadian whisky? Does the introduction of a simple “e” – going from whisky to whiskey – mean anything? Join illustrator Wendy MacNaughton and master sommelier Richard Betts for a talk and tasting with live on-stage illustrations!
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Rad Upcoming NY Events
THU. 10/22 | 8:00PM @ THE LIVING ROOM
Carl Banks is a melodic nomad, often picking up lyrical ideas from adventures found after scratching the rambling itch. With an open-minded ear for good storytelling and without bias for genre, Carl pools his influences from a wide variety of artists.
Confetti: The Dance Party Halloween Costume Edition
FRI. 10/23 | 10:00PM @ THE BELL HOUSE
It’s the autumn edition of Confetti! Costumes are optional, but always strongly encouraged.
Featuring DJs Average Jo, Battyjack, IZLA and Roze-Royce. Go-Go Dancers!
ADMISSION: $7 before midnight/ $10 after / 21+
Northern Spy Records
SAT. 10/24 | 5:00PM @ FULTON STALL MARKET
Little Water Radio (LWR), an independent radio station located in an open, street-level booth at the Fulton Stall Market on Front Street in South Street Seaport, is now streaming LIVE every weekend while showcasing local events, businesses and residents, including interviews with local artists and musicians and chef demos by neighborhood restaurants.
Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla
SUN. 10/25 | 3:30PM – 7:00PM @ CENTRAL PARK
Enjoy live music, spooky stories, pumpkin carving demonstrations at this year’s Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla. Central Park Conservancy’s signature pumpkin flotilla, which sets sail across the Harlem Meer at twilight! Participation is free; all ages are welcome.
ADMISSION: Tickets are not required; RSVP appreciated.
Bed Stuy Bingo w/ Murray Hill & Trixie Little
MON. 10/26 | 8:00PM @ C’MON EVERYBODY
Mister Showbiz, Murray Hill, and Trixie Little are back with another edition of Bed Stuy Bingo! Win a chance at prizes, games and a cash jackpot.
Richard Hell – Massive Pissed Love: Nonfiction 2001-2014
TUE. 10/27 | 7:00PM @ BOOKCOURT
Richard Hell may best be known as a punk icon, a founding member of seminal bands Television, the Heartbreakers, and The Voidoids. But, for decades he’s been a prominent voice in American letters through his novels Go Now and Godlike and his critically acclaimed autobiography, I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp.
Carrie Brownstein in conversation with Questlove
TUE. 10/27 | 7:00PM @ SAINT VITUS BAR
We love Carrie Brownstein in Sleater-Kinney, we love her on Portlandia, we loved when she used to blog for NPR — and we’re certain we’re going to love her new memoir, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl. Brownstein will be joined by the one and only Questlove of The Roots.
Antibalas, The Funk Ark
WED. 10/28 | 8:00PM @ BROOKLYN BOWL
Eighteen years ago, the seeds of Antibalas were sown in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This October, the band will return to its old stomping grounds for four consecutive Wednesdays at the Brooklyn Bowl.
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