This Week’s Events | San Francisco + New York
YOTAM OTTOLENGHI, NOPI: THE COOKBOOK
THU. 10/29 | 6:30PM – 7:30PM @ OMNIVORE BOOKS
Yotam Ottolenghi is beloved in the food world for his beautiful, inspirational cookbooks, as well as his Ottolenghi delis and his fine-dining restaurant, Nopi. In The NOPI Cookbook, head chef Ramael Scully’s Asian-inspired pantry meets Ottolenghi’s Middle Eastern influences and brings the restaurant’s favorite dishes within reach of the home cook.
THE SURREAL REVEAL
FRI. 10/30 | 8:00PM @ THE PALACE THEATER – OAK
Off the wall theater meets thwomping bass party at the intersection of strange and sexy in this fresh take on modern horror! Like watching Jerry Springer on acid in a haunted house, you’ll be privy to all the madness as the “baby daddy” of a newly born demon-child is determined… Costumes encouraged! Tea service, Brilliant Elixirs, art, live music and DJs.
HALLOWEEN AT AMOEBA SF
SAT. 10/31 | 3:00PM @ AMOEBA MUSIC SF
Celebrate Halloween at Amoeba SF with their spooky spectacular! There’s rockin’ DJ sets of spooky tunes with DJ SQWRLY D, Costume Contest when you enter the frightfully competitive costume contest on the Amoeba stage! They close that evening at 7pm, so get in all your ghoulish shopping early.
Hosted by comedian David Nguyen (Punchline) and raconteur Imran G (the Moth), Adventure is the graceful moment when your dreams meet your daring. Adventure is 5PM on a Friday afternoon when possibilities are renewed. It’s saying YES! It’s saying go for it! Fuck it! It’s finding out what you’re made of. Adventure is the stories your friends beg you to tell your other friends. Each month, Bad Asians bring new themes, with new storytellers, and new stories. In the month of November, the Bad Asians will be explore the passions, curiosities, and excitement of ADVENTURES!
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
MON. 11/2 | 4:00PM @ THE MISSION
Festival of Altars starts at 4PM, Garfield Park, 25th/26th & Harrison Streets. Marigold Project welcomes you to make an altar for a loved one that has passed away. Making a Day of the Dead altar is a way for us to honor the life of someone who is no longer with us and to remember our ancestors. Each year, hundreds of personal altars fill Garfield Park. Here’s a guide for you blank people.
ELECTION NIGHT PARTY W/ STUART SCHUFFMAN + TOM TEMPRANO
TUE. 11/3 | 8PM @ EL RIO
After the polls close, join us at El Rio to watch the election results and celebrate the end of another election season. Need to dance out some of that election season stress? DJ Such n Such will be spinning from 10:00 – midnight. A bunch of other progressive groups and candidates will be at either El Rio or next door at Virigil’s Sea Room, so it should be one hell of a party!
THE NOW! FESTIVAL | Amy Weiss’ Election Night Party
TUE. 11/3 | 7:00PM – 11:00PM @ ST. CYPRIAN’S CHURCH
Amy Weiss’ Election Night Party and NOW! Finale Event. Your last chance to savor the NOW! Ending strong with the election party for Amy Weiss who has put together a thrilling campaign for Mayor of San Francisco. Come out to celebrate Amy, enjoy musical performances from Equipto and others, and dance the night away to a silent disco featuring DJs Stefan Aronsen and Gingerkat while we watch the election results roll in and say goodbye to another amazing NOW! festival.
O GLORIOUS CITY: JEREMY FISH!
WED. 11/4 | 5:00PM @ SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY
To celebrate 100 years of SF City Hall, the San Francisco Arts Commission has commissioned 100 drawings by internationally renowned local artist Jeremy Fish. To prepare for the exhibition, titled O Glorious City, Jeremy Fish will be the first ever Artist in Residence at San Francisco City Hall!
SCHTICK OR TREAT
THU. 10/29 | 8:00PM @ KNITTING FACTORY BK
Mark Normand & Matt Ruby present the 8th annual Schtick or Treat. 50 of New York’s best comics perform as their favorite comedy legends! $3 PBR, $6 PBR + WELL SHOT, $2 OFF EVERYTHING ELSE
TIGERS AND MONKEYS W/SCHAFFER THE DARKLORD AND THE GET IT
FRI. 10/30 | 9:00PM @ HANK’S SALOON
Get your dancin’ shoes ready to join us at Hank’s Saloon – not that we are dance band – we are a rock band but our friends The GET IT are a soul band – and together it will be a soul rockin’ night! Schaffer the Darklord starts us out right…a night you won’t be able to deny!
ADMISSION: FREE, 21+
BE CUTE BROOKLYN
SAT. 10/31 | 10:00PM @ LITTLEFIELD
MATTY BEATS X HORRORCHATA PRESENTS BECUTE Be Cute is a Dance Party for Homos and Aliens from Outer Space that like to shake it on the dance floor.
SUN. 11/1 | 8:00PM @ TRANS PECOS
Operating in their own microcosm, The duo – it takes two, “dva” in Czech, to tango – Bára Kratochvílová and Jan Kratochvíl, have carved out a niche with their rich musical landscape.
MON 11/2 | 8:00PM – 11:00PM @ FREEHOLD BK
Watch Crazy Legs of Rock Steady Crew and New York’s top street artist battle it out live during El Jimador’s Wall Brawl New York where they’ll compete against each other for the piece that best represents and celebrates El Jimador’s Mexican heritage through Day of The Dead inspired art.
ADMISSION: FREE W/ RSVP REQUIRED // STRICTLY 21+
MATT & KIM , HELIOTROPES
TUE. 11/3 | 8:00PM @ MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG
Brooklyn-based genre-bending indie quartet Heliotropes began in 2009 when vocalist/songwriters Jessica Numsuwankijkul and Amber Myers posted an ad on craigslist, initially seeking out musicians to play Brian Eno covers with.
WED. 11/4 | 8:00PM – 12:00AM @ THE WAY STATION
Ian Fisher & The Preset, Lanusa, The Rungs all perform for your pleasure. Entry is free, but $5 per set is encouraged.
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