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Rad Upcoming SF Events

CONVERSATIONS WITH GAY ELDERS
THU. 10/12 | 7:30PM @ ​YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
In collaboration with the San Francisco Public Library and the Contemporary Jewish Museum, YBCA is proud to host filmmaker David Weissman to share a segment of his project, Conversations with Gay Elders, including New Yorker Daniel Maloney who was a principal dancer with Martha Graham in the 1970s.
ADMISSION: $10

ART WALK + BLOCK PARTY
FRI. 10/13 | 5:00PM @ ​ART WALK – 6TH STREET
As with the six previous years, this free event will bring over 75 artists in some 25 locations on two blocks, 6th Street from Market to Howard Streets. The art walk will feature a range of art exhibits and live performances in galleries, bars, restaurants, a laundromat, coffee shops and a number of other storefronts.
ADMISSION: FREE

PASTO SECO, LA GRAN PUCHICA, DJ JULICIO
FRI. 10/13 | 10:00PM @ ELBO ROOM
A night of local bay area bands playing Afro Latin/Rock, Cumbia and Latin fusion with wild abandon.
ADMISSION: $15

35TH ANNUAL LEAP SANDCASTLE CLASSIC
SAT. 10/14 | 11:00AM @ OCEAN BEACH @ BALBOA AVE.
Northern California’s largest sandcastle competition that supports an important cause: bringing essential arts programs into local schools. This unique sandcastle competition, nonprofit fundraiser, and community event brings over 3,000 people to San Francisco’s Ocean Beach every year to build super-sized sand sculptures with local students.
ADMISSION: FREE

VIRTUAL REALITY ELEVATED OAKLAND
SAT. 10/14 | 8:00PM @ WEST OAKLAND
Virtual Reality Elevated, where you will experience HTC Vive fully immersive Virtual Reality / Mixed Reality + 3D art while indulging in unlimited cannabis flower & concentrate tastings in our vape bar; infused treats, and an eclectic groovy playlist. Throughout the evening guests are invited to discover and learn more about our favorite, high quality cannabis products courtesy of our sponsors: Outdoor flower provided by Flow Kana; Indoor flower by Bloomfield; Vape pens by Alexander Fields; Vaping accessories by VapeXhale, Firefly & Davinci; Edibles by To Whom It May, Baceae, and Medicine Box; Exclusive 3D experiences by Last Call Games.
ADMISSION: $45 – $95

SAN FRANCISCOS STREET FOOD FESTIVAL
SUN. 10/15 | 11:00AM @ THE POTRERO POWER STATION
The 2017 San Francisco Street Food Festival is the story of American food. It’s a story told through Mexican huaraches, Vietnamese pho, Southern fried chicken, Nepalese dumplings and so much more. This year’s festival will spotlight 30+ Bay Area chefs and restaurants whose food and voice have shaped this place we call home. Welcome to America. Welcome home.
ADMISSION: $5

BEST FOOD WRITING 2017
TUE. 10/17 | 6:30PM @ OMNIVORE BOOKS
Editor Holly Hughes will moderate a panel of food writers: Kenji Lopez-Alt, Luke Tsai, Rachel Levin, Daniel Duane, and Liz Weil. For seventeen years, this anthology has served up the cream of each years crop of food writing, from legendary figures like Anthony Bourdain to lauded chefs like Alice Waters. The 2017 edition promises to continue in that tradition with a dynamic mix of writers; from seasoned journalists and authors to star chefs and up-and-coming bloggers.
ADMISSION: FREE

A SCREENING OF “DR. STRANGELOVE” AT THE LAB
WED. 10/18 | 7:00PM @ HENRY MILLER LIBRARY
A chap named Mike attended the Henry Miller Library’s movie finale in August. Mike bought a raffle ticket and won the grand prize: A private screening of the movie of his choice! Mike is a great guy. Why? He elected to invite EVERYBODY for a screening of the classic “Dr. Strangelove”—with proceeds to benefit the Library! Thanks, Mike! Come join Mike for some fun together.
ADMISSION: FREE

Check out even MORE kick-ass events on our SF calendar here!
Rad Upcoming NY Events

THE 2017 HONK NYC FESTIVAL
THU. 10/12 – SUN. 10/15 | 8:00PM @ VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN NYC
HONK NYC brings the tradition of global street band music and spectacle to audiences everywhere — in parks, at clubs, in schools, and out in the streets. “Honk NYC!,” brings together ensembles from all over the world in a bid to jump-start enthusiasm for brass in the city.
ADMISSION: FREE

THE MAIN SQUEEZE
FRI. 10/13 | 7:00PM @ ​THE WONDER BAR
With deep musical roots sprouted in the Midwest, The Main Squeeze is a blend of soul and hip-hop, funk with rock. Their captivating live performances have since earned them a devoted national following and even caught the interest of legendary producer, Randy Jackson, who produced their latest album Mind Your Head. The dynamic 5-piece is currently based in Los Angeles.
ADMISSION: $12

#RESTORATIONROCKS
SAT. 10/14 | 12:00PM @ BEDFORD-STUYVESANT RESTORATION PLAZA
Entering its sixth year, Restoration Rocks is a day-long music concert of some of the most dynamic emerging and established artists performing on the Brooklyn stage. Talib Kweli, Brand Nubian, MC Lyte and more.
ADMISSION: FREE

APARNA NANCHERLA
SAT. 10/14 | 11:30PM @ ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL: STAGE 3
Aparna Nancherla is an American comedian and actress. She has appeared on Inside Amy Schumer, wrote for Late Night with Seth Meyers and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, and appeared on Aziz Ansari’s Master of None as the woman behind The Rameniac.
ADMISSION: $7

LOWER EAST SIDE PICKLE DAY
SUN. 10/15 | 12:00PM @ LOWER EAST SIDE
Orchard Street will once again be transformed into a pickle bazaar as we fill the LES with 20+ picklers, tasty pickled, and non-pickled treats, tons of local boutiques and restaurants, live music, games, activities, and our home pickling contest!
ADMISSION: FREE

NEW WORLDS: BILL MURRAY, JAN VOGLER & FRIENDS
MON. 10/16 | 8:00PM @ CARNEGIE HALL
Legendary actor Bill Murray surprises again with his versatility, teaming up with acclaimed German cellist Jan Vogler for “New Worlds,” a spirited evening of music and literature presented by Dorn Music, one night only at Carnegie Hall. In this rare live appearance, Murray – as both singer and narrator – brings his irresistible charm and wit to songs by Foster, Gershwin, Mancini, and Bernstein, as well as readings of classic American poetry and prose, in dialog with Vogler’s singing Stradivari cello. The performance features Murray and Vogler with violinist Mira Wang and pianist Vanessa Perez.
ADMISSION: $40

THE PRINCESS BRIDE: A SPECIAL 30TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT
WED. 10/18 | 7:00PM @ RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE
Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Sony Pictures Entertainment present, The Princess Bride 30th Anniversary, in select cinemas nationwide! The event also includes exclusive commentary from a Turner Classic Movies host, who will give insight into this classic film.
ADMISSION: $12

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