This Week’s Best Events | San Francisco + New York
THU. 10/26 | 6:00PM @ CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
The creatures come out at NightLife as the Academy partners with Bay Area Science Festival and Peaches Christ Productions to transform the museum into a spine-tingling, supernatural tribute to ’80s horror movies and creatures even stranger than life.
ADMISSION: $20STUART BRIOZA & NICOLE KRASINSKI, STATE BIRD PROVISIONS: A COOKBOOK
THU. 10/26 | 6:30PM @ OMNIVORE BOOKS
Inspired by their years catering parties, chefs Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski use dim sum style carts to offer guests small but finely crafted dishes ranging from Potato Chips with Crème Fraiche and Cured Trout Roe, to Black Butter-Balsamic Figs with Wagon Wheel Cheese Fondue, to their famous savory pancakes and a menu of more substantial dishes such as their signature fried quail (our state bird) with stewed onions.
ADMISSION: FREESAUL WILLIAMS
FRI. 10/27 | 8:00PM @ RED BAY COFFEE WAREHOUSE
Hailing from Newburgh, New York, Saul Stacey Williams is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, musician, slam poet, writer, and actor.
3RD ANNUAL HOWL-O-WEEN PAWTY
SAT. 10/28 | 2:00PM @ HARMONIC BREWING
Do not miss out on a fur-tastic dog parade where master and fur-kids all dress up in their costumes and walk the parade route. Snacks, food, beer and non alcoholic beverages will also be available! There will be dogs available for adoption.
SAT. 10/28 | 10:00PM @ TERRA GALLERY
A true one-of-a-kind SF icon, Bubbles was murdered in the Tenderloin in September. He was a DJ, rebel, queerdo, performer and nightlife staple. And he was begrudgingly loved by all who appreciated the weird and wonderful of San Francisco. To honor him, friends are creating a “Sea of Bubbles” as a fundraiser. You have to come dressed as Bubbles – check out the photos, you’ll figure it out. And then they’ll take a weird and wonderful photo of all the Bubbles.
ADMISSION: FREEHALLOWEEN PARTY & MATINEE: DESPICABLE ME!
SUN. 10/29 | 2:00PM @ BILL GRAHAM CIVIC AUDITORIUM
Join Another Planet Entertainment and SFPD for a special Halloween party & matinee showing of animated favorite Despicable Me including fun activities: games, prizes, food and face painting.
ADMISSION: FREEGLOW IN THE STREETS: A COMFORT & JOY BLOCK PARTY
SUN. 10/29 | 4:00PM @ CASTRO
For nearly two decades, GayGlo Guerrilla Theater was an infamous hallmark of the Castro’s radical queer culture, shutting down streets and delighting thousands of spectators with its amazing blacklite performances and saucy commentary. This is a block party.
MON. 10/30 | 7:30PM @ GREEN APPLE BOOKS ON THE PARK
Dominique Fabre, French author and the latest participant in the French Consulate of San Francisco’s new “Room With A View” writer’s residency, discusses his work and his stay in San Francisco.
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
TUE. 10/31 | 7:00PM @ THE UC THEATRE
Relive this cult classic on screen, complete with the Bay Area’s premier live cast, Barely Legal! Sweethearts Janet and Brad stumble upon the flirtatious mad scientist, Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s, bizarre abode during his annual Transylvanian science convention. Audience participation is expected. Burlesque show included, plus prizes for best costumes.
ADMISSION: $16- $26, ALL AGES
TALES FROM THE HOOD
TUE. 10/31 | 9:30PM @ THE NEW PARKWAY
Tales from the Hood is a 1995 horror anthology film directed by Rusty Cundieff and executive-produced by Spike Lee. The film presents four short urban-themed horror stories centered on concepts such as police brutality, domestic abuse, racism and gang violence; all presented within a frame story of three drug dealers buying some “found” drugs from an eccentric and story-prone funeral director, played by Clarence Williams III.
Rad Upcoming NY Events
THU. 10/26 | 6:00PM @ THOMAS JEFFERSON PARK, 114TH ST AND FIRST AVENUE
A stranger shows up on the ghoulish Addams Family’s doorstep, claiming to be a long-lost uncle. However, he is really a con trying to dupe the ghoulish family out of their fortune.
ADMISSION: FREEA NIGHT OF STORYTELLING FOR PUERTO RICO
THU. 10/26 | 8:00PM @ MURMRR THEATRE
Radio Ambulante, NPR’s only Spanish Language podcast, presents an evening of stories to benefit ongoing relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Radio Ambulante’s own Daniel Alarcón and Luis Trelles will be joined by producers More Perfect’s Julia Longoria, This American Life’s Stephanie Foo, Radiolab’s Molly Webster, and Latino USA’s Fernanda Echávarri. Come and support our friends in Puerto Rico by listening to some great radio. 100% proceeds will go to long-term relief for the victims of Hurricane María, via ConPRmetidos.
ADMISSION: $40TAINTED LOVE – 80’S DANCE PARTY – HALLOWEEN EDITION
FRI. 10/27 | 11:00PM @ THE BELL HOUSE
Building on a solid foundation of New Wave, we’ll dig deeper into the catalog of massive hits and overlooked misses from the late 70s through the early 90s – pivotal years in musical history that blurred the lines between Analog and Digital, Disco and Synthpop, Funk and Hip-Hop.
HALLOWEEN HARVEST FESTIVAL
SAT. 10/28 | 11:00AM @ SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK
This year’s theme is Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead with vibrant performance and music presented by Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York, which has been sharing Mexican heritage and culture with the NYC community for more than 30 years.
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
SAT. 10/28 | 6:00PM @ MCCARREN PARK POOL
Sweethearts Janet and Brad stumble upon the flirtatious mad scientist, Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s, bizarre abode during his annual Transylvanian science convention. Audience participation is expected. Burlesque show included, plus prizes for best costumes.
HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN FLOTILLA
SUN. 10/29 | 4:00PM @ HARLEM MEER
Bring the whole family and celebrate Halloween in Central Park. Enjoy pumpkin carving, Halloween crafts, spooky stories, a costume parade, and most of all the Conservancy’s signature Pumpkin Flotilla, which sets sail across the Harlem Meer at twilight!
ILANA GLAZER & FRIENDS
MON. 10/30 | 9:00PM @ UNION HALL
Ilana Glazer is an American actress, comedian and writer best known as the co-star and co-creator of the Comedy Central series Broad City.
VILLAGE HALLOWEEN PARADE
TUE. 10/31 | 6:30PM @ GREENWICH VILLAGE
Hundreds of PUPPETS, 53 bands featuring various genres, dancers, artists, thousands of New Yorkers in costumes of their own creation in the nation’s most wildly creative public participatory event in the greatest city in the world! ONLY those in costume are welcome to join. 6th Avenue at Canal Street.
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