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Whether you call it PSL season or Spoopy Season, Autumn is in full swing, bringing with it plenty of chances to get into some (very good, very fun) trouble with some if the weirdest and wackiest folks you’ve ever met! Here’s what we’re most excited about for the week of 10/12/21…

 

This Week’s Special Offers

 

$10 Off The Oakland & East Bay Beer Passport During October!

To celebrate the great beer-drinking month of October, and mourn the fact that Oktoberfest is cancelled this year, we are giving a $10 discount on the Oakland & East Bay Beer Passport! Each one contains 27 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 27 of the finest locally owned bars, breweries, dives, diners and restaurants in Oakland and the East Bay. And the best part? It’s usually $39.95, but this month it’s only $29.95! Use the code “Oktober10” when you check out right here.

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Hubba Hubba Revue presents: Murder Mansion

Saturday, 10/16 7:30 pm | DNA Lounge, 375 11th Street | $25-35; VIP table packages available

Gorgeous ghosts & glamorous ghouls galore! San Francisco’s *world-famous* BURLESQUE & variety show invites you to DNA Lounge for a hauntingly good time with things that go bump & grind in the night! Come see the incredible international cast, including Miss Behave (Antwerp, Belgium), Miz Charlamey (Las Vegas), Dresden Abstruse (Portland), Aerialist Anna Yanushkevich, & the Hubba Hubba Go-Go Ghosts! Hosted by MC Kingfish and Alexa Von Specterface! Stick around after Hubba for Bootie Mashup, with another set of burlesque at 11:11PM!

HAVE SAFE FUN! Original CDC vax card (not a copy or photo) or QR Code, required for entry; masks required indoors.

This Week’s Giveaways

We Wanna Give You a Free Copy of The Tracy Piper’s Worthy!

We Wanna Give You Some Awesome Art Posters by Rob Goodman!

We Wanna Send You and a Friend to Apothecary Raree: Dark Roots!

Tuesday, 10/12

Gialloween III: The Fifth Cord

9:10 pm | Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th Street | $8-20

Join the Roxie for a month-long celebration of the best in Italian surreal pulp horror – aka “giallo” films! Tonight’s showing tells the classic tale of a maniacal killer and the whisky-swilling, washed-up journalist who hunts him. Black-gloved murders and mystery abound in this visually-stunning thriller.

 

Wednesday, 10/13

 

Franc Moody

8:00 pm | The Independent, 628 Divisadero Street | $20

This London-based sextet are bringing their colorful, DIY-style, contemporary funk-and-groove sound to the Bay! Check them out live tonight at the Independent and float away on the waves of good vibes…

 

The Score + Cemetery Sun

8:30 pm | Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission Street | $18

Emerging from the Austin club scene in the early aughts, The Score is an alternative rock duo with a driving, danceable, scream-alongable sound that will thrill your inner rock star. See them tonight with Sacramento indie-alt-rockers Cemetery Sun.

 

Thursday, 10/14

Riders in the Sky

8:00 pm | Freight and Salvage, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley | $18-35

For more than thirty years, Riders In The Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre of C&W – “Comedy and Western.” And while remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they have themselves become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit, all while encouraging buckaroos and buckarettes to live life “The Cowboy Way!” Don’t miss out on your chance to see these old-school legends live and in-person!

 

Meet Us Quickly With Your Mercy

10/14-10/17; Thurs-Sat at 7:00 and 8:30 pm, Saturday 5:00 pm matinee, Sun 7:00 pm only | CounterPulse, 80 Turk Street | Free

Flyaway Productions premieres Meet Us Quickly With Your Mercy, the second in a trilogy of outdoor public art performances addressing the devastating effects of mass incarceration. The dazzling aerial dance performance will take place on the exterior facades of CounterPulse, and the Dahlia Hotel next door. After each show, come on in to CounterPulse to see a visual art exhibit by artists working behind bars at San Quentin.

 

The Cybertronic Spree

7:00 pm | Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell Street | $15-18

A band of robots, playing covers of songs from the 1980s Transformers TV show – and now, original music of their own… What’s not to love about, well, EVERYTHING about that concept? Do I even need to go on? I think not. Just go get tickets. There’s literally no way you’ll regret it.

 

Friday, 10/15

 

Purrlates @ KitTea Cafe

Every Friday at 6:00 pm | KitTea Cafe, 1266 Valencia Street | $36

Get down on the floor and stretch, crawl, or otherwise frolic with some adorable kitties! Mingle with some furry friends and sip some sparkling wine, then enjoy a focused Pilates class taught by instructor Josephine Morgan. Make sure to wear a shirt that covers your back – some of these critters like to jump up on your back while you’re doing planks!

Nocturne X: Grand Opening

7:00 pm | Gray Area, 2665 Mission Street | $20-30

Enter an otherworldly forest of sound and light on planet Nocturne X. In this large-scale interactive playground, you will encounter a rich environment of extraterrestrial life that reacts to your every touch and movement… Created by Numina Studio, a team of over 50 local Bay Area artists and creative technologists, incubated at Gray Area in San Francisco, this expansive exhibition is home to hundreds of bioluminescent sculptures and unique interactive installations at the cutting edge of technology. Come with curiosity to explore, discover and unravel the unforgettable story of Nocturne X’s rich biosphere.

 

Turbo Drive: Night Club + One True God

9:00 pm – 2:30 am | DNA Lounge, 375 11th Street | $20

Turbo Drive: the biggest, and longest running synthwave party in the world! Music for fans of: Stranger Things, Kung Fury, Drive, Turbo Kid, and neo-80s nostalgia. Neon, Lasers, Chrome, Synths, Legwarmers, Fast Cars. This is the soundtrack for Carefree drives along the beach, Day-go legwarmer aerobics, Sunsets over laser grids, Outrunning the cops in a cyberpunk dystopia, Falling in love with your first robot crush, and occasionally Summoning the unholy forces from the depths with a keytar. Get there tonight to see dark disco duo Night Club perform with shadowy industrial outfit One True God.

 

Saturday, 10/16

 

Media Meltdown’s All-Drag Pumpkin Patch Pop-Up

10 am – 6:00 pm | Milk SF, 302 Valencia Street | Free

Known for their immersive live parties and innovative digital drag events, Media Meltdown is bringing us the G.O.A.T. Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! This all-ages, all-day event is one for the whole family – there’ll be pumpkins for sale and a live drag show happening every 30 minutes. And it’s free to attend!

 

Halloween Meltdown

Saturday 10/16 and Sunday 10/17, 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Mosswood Recreation Center, 3612 Webster Street, Oakland | $49-139

This West Coast-heavy music festival will feature 16 fantastic acts, including The Osees, The Mummies, The Gories, and tons more! Hosted by everybody’s favorite eccentric avuncular, John Waters, this Halloween party promises to be a glorious celebration of trash, weirdness, and rock n’ roll.

 

Hubba Hubba Revue presents: Murder Mansion

7:30 pm | DNA Lounge, 375 11th Street | $25-35; VIP table packages available

Gorgeous ghosts & glamorous ghouls galore! San Francisco’s *world-famous* BURLESQUE & variety show invites you to DNA Lounge for a hauntingly good time with things that go bump & grind in the night! Come see the incredible international cast, including Miss Behave (Antwerp, Belgium), Miz Charlamey (Las Vegas), Dresden Abstruse (Portland), Aerialist Anna Yanushkevich, & the Hubba Hubba Go-Go Ghosts! Hosted by MC Kingfish and Alexa Von Specterface! Stick around after Hubba for Bootie Mashup, with another set of burlesque at 11:11PM!

 

Sunday, 10/17

 

18th Annual San Francisco Trolley Dances

Saturday 10/16 and Sunday 10/17, five tours each day departing at 10:15 am, 11:00 am, 11:45 am, 12:30 pm, and 1:15 pm | Castro Tour Starting Point: Rikki Streicher Field, 19th St. @ Diamond St; East Cut Tour Starting Point: Natoma Cabana, 90 Natoma St. | Free with MUNI ticket

After a successful online version of the annual event last year, we’re super excited that Trolley Dances will be back to live and in-person performances! Hop on MUNI at the designated tour departure areas, and enjoy a series of site-specific dances that utilize the city both as a backdrop and as a character.

 

Sundaze Oktoberfest

11:00 am – 5:00 pm | District Six, 428 11th Street | $7-40

Live music, beer, food, more beer, an awesome outdoor setting, and more beer – what more could you want from an Oktoberfest celebration? Join District Six and their resident food truck vendors for a celebration of everything that makes the Oktoberfest season special (namely: beer).

 

Monday, 10/18

 

Amy Tan in Conversation with Michael Krasny

7:00 pm | Virtual Event | $0-10

Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club and The Hundred Secret Senses joins KQED veteran and literature professor Michael Krasny for a conversation on how personal and cultural histories fuse with imagination in her writing.

 

Mark Your Calendar

 

Never a Clown

Saturday, 10/30 and Sunday, 10/31, 5-minute show performed 4 times per hour | Cole Valley – exact location provided upon ticket purchase | $5-20

Based on a poem by the same name, Never a Clown is an intimate and offbeat sketch performed for small live audiences in one of San Francisco’s most neighborly neighborhoods. This modern black comedy pokes fun at the secrets that parents keep from their children. It’s a silly, safe and affordable way to celebrate All Hallows Eve in an outdoor setting, away from the crowds on Belvedere Street. Bostwick the clown will be there too, juggling, twisting (emotional support) balloon animals and clowning around like crazy in between shows. And it’s all for a great cause – 100% of proceeds go to San Francisco / Marin Food Bank.

 

Rad Ongoing Events

 

Every Thursday – Class of 1984

Wednesdays and Sundays through 10/31 – Terror Vault presents: Immortal Reckoning

And don’t forget to check out our Big Bad List of Rad ongoing events right here!

 

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Lizzie Locker - Events Editor

Lizzie Locker - Events Editor

Lizzie Locker has been an artist, entertainer, and “glamour girl” since birth. Since 2017, Lizzie has been writing professionally for small businesses, as well as creatively. She has published essays in VIE Magazine, and has written website and social media content for pole dance studios, afterschool programs, and reference sites. At the same time, Lizzie has also continued to develop her performance career at queer nightlife events across the Bay Area. She can be found both onstage and off, reading her stories aloud in bars, emceeing drag and burlesque shows, and producing arts events that defy genre and expectation.

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