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Thursday, October 23

Site-Specific Lunchtime Dance Installation | UN Plaza
Thursday, October 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
Site-Specific Lunchtime Dance Installation | UN Plaza

Legendary San Francisco dancer and choreographer Joanna Haigood will create a site-specific dance installation in collaboration with students from the Alonzo King Lines Ballet in San Francisco. The installation is intended to reflect and build upon United Nations Plaza’s unique architectural aesthetic and position in ...

Win: Trapped in a Room with a Zombie | SF
Enter by: Thursday, October 23 – All Day | Cost: WIN
Trapped in a Room with a Zombie | SF

Prepare yourself for a heart-pounding experience with a Zombie chained to the wall of a locked room. Solve mental challenges with 11 other people to escape.
During this live interactive theater experience, you have 60 minutes to the find clues, solve the puzzles, unlock the door …

Win Tix: Late Night at the San Francisco Dungeon | SF
Thursday, October 23 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $40.
| The San Francisco Dungeon
Late Night at the San Francisco Dungeon | SF

The Home of Halloween, The San Francisco Dungeon, dares you to visit during our 21+ adult only Lates on October 23, 2014.
Join the Trickster as you experience 200 years of history through nine live actor shows and a thrilling after party at The Gold Dust Lounge. Tickets …

Friday, October 24

Día de los Muertos Celebration: Live Music, Art & Film | Friday Nights at the de Young
Día de los Muertos Celebration: Live Music, Art & Film | Friday Nights at the de Young

Join the de Young for a Día de los Muertos celebration for the whole family, presented in partnership with the Mexican Museum.

Live Music by Cascada de Flores
Wilsey Court

6:30 pm

Cascada de Flores presents music in celebration of life, death, and love, inspired by the troubadours of Mexico, …

12th Annual Altered Barbie Art Show: Artist Reception Party | Mission Dist.
Friday, October 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are accepted.
| 50 Shotwell
12th Annual Altered Barbie Art Show: Artist Reception Party | Mission Dist.

The annual Altered Barbie Exhibition is a creative reuse art show where people transform these icons into not-so-everyday art reflecting our current society. Ken and Barbie, modern day icons, permeate every corner of our culture. Making art from Barbie and Ken creates dialog and community where there is none. ...

“Under the Influence” Reading Performance Series | North Beach
Friday, October 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Suggested donation to support the venue. Nobody turned away for lack of funds
| The Emerald Tablet

The Emerald Tablet in North Beach hosts a homegrown reading performance series, Under the Influence, co-created and hosted with Quiet Lightning‘s Evan Karp. Four artists read works by some of their major influences, followed by original work performances created for the show that channels that ...

2014 Zombie Walk & Thriller “Dress Rehearsal” | San Jose
Friday, October 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bank of America Parking Lot (SJ)
2014 Zombie Walk & Thriller

In preparation for Thrill the World on October 25, the Adira Dance & Costume in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood will be raising the undead for a zombie walk and a “dress rehearsal” of Thriller through the Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose from 7-9 …

2014 Rocky Horror Picture Show: Free Movie & Live Cast Performance | Castro
Friday, October 24 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Midnight Sun
2014 Rocky Horror Picture Show: Free Movie & Live Cast Performance | Castro

Midnight Sun’s 4th Annual Rocky Horror Picture Show party is back with a new director and a full live cast making it the biggest spectacle yet on Friday night, October 24, 2014.
The cast will be acting out and lip syncing all of the musical numbers while the …

Saturday, October 25

The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF
Saturday, October 25 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended.
| Laguna Honda Hospital
The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF

Take a sad song and make it better as The Beatles Choir brings cheer to the residents and staff of Laguna Honda Hospital through music, joy, laughter and the timeless songs of the Fab Four. Laguna Honda Hospital is a long-term, skilled nursing and rehabilitation ...

2014 Michael Jackson “Thriller” Dance-Off & Costume Contest | Oakland
Saturday, October 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a $10 donation is requested.
| Studio One Art Center
2014 Michael Jackson

Witness the simultaneous dance-off to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” for an annual flashmob called “Thrill the World” that is performed simultaneously along with thousands all over the world.
2014 “Thrill the World” Michael Jackson Flash Mob
Saturday, October 25, 2014 | 3 pm performance
Studio One Art Center, 365 45th St, Oakland
FREE, …

Thrill The World 2014: World Record Thriller Dance-Off | San Jose
Saturday, October 25 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Adira Dance & Costume
Thrill The World 2014: World Record Thriller Dance-Off | San Jose

Adira Dance & Costume in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood will once again attempt to set the Guinness World Record with their version of Thrill the World at 3 pm sharp on October 25, 2014.
Thrill The World is an annual worldwide simultaneous dance of Michael Jackson’s …

Win Tix: The Tempest: Futuristic African-American Shakespeare Theatre | SF
Saturday, October 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets.
| Buriel Clay Theatre
The Tempest: Futuristic African-American Shakespeare Theatre | SF

The African-American Shakespeare Company continues its tradition of “enhancing the classics with color” and celebrates its 20th anniversary with a production of The Tempest set in the year 2020.
SYCORAX, the mother of all multi-product industrial conglomerates, based in Milan, is under investigation for dumping tons …

Sunday, October 26

Opera on Tap: Non-stuffy Opera Sung Live in a Bar | SF
Sunday, October 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Maggie McGarry's Irish Pub
Opera on Tap: Non-stuffy Opera Sung Live in a Bar | SF

Please note, this event will be at Maggie McGarry’s, not The Royale.

Halloween Costume MC Hip-Hop & Beatbox Battle | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, October 26 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room
Halloween Costume MC Hip-Hop & Beatbox Battle | Boom Boom Room

MCs get decked out in their Halloween costumes to compete with their raps and rhymes at “Return of the Cypher” with a $100 prize to the best rap in character.

Monday, October 27

Free Middle Eastern Theatre Performance | SF
Free Middle Eastern Theatre Performance | SF

Golden Thread Production’s staged reading series returns, introducing five new plays from and about the Middle East to Bay Area audiences. Free, but an RSVP is recommended. Please email information@goldenthread.org with the performance you’d like to attend and the number of tickets you’re requesting. The ...

Wednesday, October 29

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, October 29 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15
| Cyprian’s
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF

Please note, this event was incorrectly listed as occurring on October 22. It is in fact on the last Wednesday of the month, October 29, 2014.

Thursday, October 30

Final Site-Specific Lunchtime Dance Installation | UN Plaza
Thursday, October 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
Final Site-Specific Lunchtime Dance Installation | UN Plaza

Legendary San Francisco dancer and choreographer Joanna Haigood will create a site-specific dance installation in collaboration with students from the Alonzo King Lines Ballet in San Francisco. The installation is intended to reflect and build upon United Nations Plaza’s unique architectural aesthetic and position in ...

Friday, October 31

Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park
Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park

Friday Nights at the de Young is a free weekly after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces. The event has a new theme every week, but typically includes an eclectic mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demos, hands-on art activities, ...

Sunday, November 2

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, November 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...

Tuesday, November 4

Comedy & Karaoke Night | SF
Tuesday, November 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Silver Clouds Karaoke Lounge
Comedy & Karaoke Night | SF

Some of the Bay Area’s talented comedians perform for you every first Tuesday of the month at the Silver Clouds Restaurant, hosted by Anthony Sandoval (Rooster T. Feathers, The S.H.I.T.S and Giggles Comedy Festival 2012, & Creepy KOFY Movie Time). The show runs from 8-9:30 pm, but the ...

Friday, November 7

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, November 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Oakland Art Murmur is a group of nearly 30 galleries in Oakland that have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Every first Friday of the month, member galleries are open to the public from 6-9 pm. Additionally Telegraph above Grand and below 27th is closed ...

Saturday, November 8

“Oakland Nights…Live” Late Night Talk Show | Oakland
Saturday, November 8 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is first come, first served; they often fill up and have to turn away people.
| Secret Location (Oakland)

What is “Oakland Nights…Live“? Why it is Oakland’s very own low-budget monthly late night talk show. It’s half Johnny Carson, half Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, and all Oakland. They’ve had marine biologists, talks with Oakland public school teachers, Star Trek: TNG re-rnactments, call-in relationship advice, live interviews with astrophysicist ...

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, November 8 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, San Francisco Theater Pub invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join them at the Exit Theatre for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 ...

Sunday, November 9

Win Tix: Britney Spears Dance Classes “Work Bitch” | SF
Sunday, November 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: WIN | LEVYstudio
Britney Spears Dance Classes

You want a hot body? You want a Bugatti? You want a Maserati? You better Work Bitch.
And that’s just what you’re going to do in this fierce, fun and fiesty Britney Spears music video re-creation dance class. You’ll use the exact steps from the music …

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, November 9 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...