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Wednesday, October 25

Free Michael Jackson Thriller Dance Classes | San Jose
Wednesday, October 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Adira Dance & Costume
Free Michael Jackson Thriller Dance Classes | San Jose

In preparation for their attempt to set the Guinness World Record with their version of Thrill the World, Adira Dance & Costume will be offering free Thriller dance classes at their dance studio in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood from 7-8 pm every Wednesday from September 6 to ...

Cirque Serpens: All Female FreakShow | Oakland
Wednesday, October 25 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*0-10 dollars sliding scale donation
| The Golden Bull
Cirque Serpens: All Female FreakShow | Oakland
A monstrous novelty programme featuring the hell-borne hijinx of the Bay Area’s finest. A living cabinet of curiosities, oddities, and sensualitease. Ladies and gents, they’ve got a fantasy fueled lineup in this girl show – grind show – freak show and our gals are prepared ...

Friday, October 27

2017 Dia de Los Muertos: Face Painting & Hand Carving Demonstration| Mexican Museum
Friday, October 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Mexican Museum
2017 Dia de Los Muertos: Face Painting & Hand Carving Demonstration| Mexican Museum
The Mexican Museum as it celebrates Dia de los Muertos. Show your best Day of the Dead attire for this FREE kid-friendly holiday event. Enjoy free drinks and light appetizers while enjoying all the art and culture The Mexican Museum has to offer, including the new ...
23rd Annual Dia de Los Muertos Procession & Blessing of the Altar | Albany
Friday, October 27 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Gathering Tribes
23rd Annual Dia de Los Muertos Procession & Blessing of the Altar | Albany
The Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is an Indigenous tradition and ceremony that is hundreds, perhaps thousands of years old. In some traditions, the Days of the Dead lasted for several weeks or months. The spirits are attracted to marigold flowers, which ...
Elixir of Life: Bay Area’s Autumn Evening Outdoor Play
Friday, October 27 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are gracefully accepted.
| Washington Square Park
Elixir of Life: Bay Area's Autumn Evening Outdoor Play

Come to Port Promise, California, a late-Victorian outpost where mysteries are part of the fabric of life and an old-fashioned tonic might do a body good. When a traveling Snake-Oil Seller comes to town with an Elixir full of promises, each of the Port Promise ...

Saturday, October 28

2017 Día de Los Muertos Celebration & Free Admission Day | San Jose Museum of Art
Saturday, October 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but reservations are recommended.
| San Jose Museum of Art
2017 Día de Los Muertos Celebration & Free Admission Day | San Jose Museum of Art
Celebrate El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with live performances, cultural demonstrations, and artmaking experiences for the whole family. 2017 Día de Los Muertos Celebration at San Jose Museum of Art Saturday, October 28, 2017 | 11 am to 5 pm San Jose Museum of Art, 110 ...
Dia de los Muertos Celebration: Procession, Community Altar & Aztec Dancing | North Bay
Dia de los Muertos Celebration: Procession, Community Altar & Aztec Dancing | North Bay
Join in the colorful procession with Aztec Dancers and Day of the Dead pageantry. March from Gallery Route One to the Dance Palace for an evening of song, ceremony, food, and treats. Community members are encouraged to dress for Day of the Dead and carry ...
Thrill The World 2017: World Record Thriller Dance-Off | San Jose
Saturday, October 28 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Adira Dance & Costume
Thrill The World 2017: 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 28, 2017. Thrill The World is an annual worldwide simultaneous dance of Michael Jackson’s ...
Elixir of Life: Bay Area’s Autumn Evening Outdoor Play
Saturday, October 28 – 5:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are gracefully accepted.
| Washington Square Park
Elixir of Life: Bay Area's Autumn Evening Outdoor Play

Come to Port Promise, California, a late-Victorian outpost where mysteries are part of the fabric of life and an old-fashioned tonic might do a body good. When a traveling Snake-Oil Seller comes to town with an Elixir full of promises, each of the Port Promise ...

Win Tix: Kat Robichaud’s Misfit Cabaret “Horror Show” | The Great Star Theater
Saturday, October 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Great Star Theater
Singer Kat Robichaud (NBC’s The Voice) brings her band, The Darling Misfits, to San Francisco’s Great Star Theater for Misfit Cabaret’s spooky Halloween extravaganza. This pop culture variety show blends rock ‘n’ roll, vaudeville and all your favorite horror films, rolled into one sexy, funny, musical show ...

Sunday, October 29

17th Annual “Halloween Hoopla” Festival & Costume Parade | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, October 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
17th Annual “Halloween Hoopla” Festival & Costume Parade | Yerba Buena Gardens
The 17th annual Halloween Hoopla features interactive performances and games for kids under 10 and their adults happening on Sunday, October 29, 2017. Led by the ever-popular Unique Derique, the program features: live music from Chelle & Friends roaming shenanigans from the Pi Clowns mysterious palm reader Madam Z eco-conscious craft ...
Elixir of Life: Bay Area’s Autumn Evening Outdoor Play | Pleasanton
Sunday, October 29 – 5:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are gracefully accepted.
| Firehouse Arts Center (Pleasanton)
Elixir of Life: Bay Area's Autumn Evening Outdoor Play | Pleasanton

Come to Port Promise, California, a late-Victorian outpost where mysteries are part of the fabric of life and an old-fashioned tonic might do a body good. When a traveling Snake-Oil Seller comes to town with an Elixir full of promises, each of the Port Promise ...

Monday, October 30

Driveway Follies: Oakland’s Epic Halloween DIY Puppet Show | East Bay
Monday, October 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Haunted Yard
Driveway Follies: Oakland's Epic Halloween DIY Puppet Show | East Bay

Driveway Follies is a professionally-staged Halloween marionette show performed each year by Larry Schmidt in an Oakland driveway and is accompanied by an outstanding scary yard haunt. The locally recognized shows are enjoyed by over 1,000 Halloween revelers annually. The show includes dozens of elaborate and ...

Tuesday, October 31

Oakland’s Epic Halloween Yard Haunt & DIY Puppet Show | East Bay
Tuesday, October 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Haunted Yard
Oakland's Epic Halloween Yard Haunt & DIY Puppet Show | East Bay

Driveway Follies is a professionally-staged Halloween marionette show performed each year by Larry Schmidt in an Oakland driveway and is accompanied by an outstanding scary yard haunt. The locally recognized shows are enjoyed by over 1,000 Halloween revelers annually. The show includes dozens of elaborate and ...

Win Tix: “Neglected Murderesses” A Very Gorey Halloween | SF
Tuesday, October 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Cat Club
Follow the lead of the forlorn and haunted baby buggy as it illuminates vignettes of Edward Gorey’s classic compilation “Neglected Murderesses” in an immersive evening of music and theatre. Join Paradox Media and the Edwardian Ball for this hallowed celebration and the launch of the ...

Wednesday, November 1

Sacred Harp Singing: Acappella Singing For Everyone | SF
Wednesday, November 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Women's Building
Sacred Harp Singing: Acappella Singing For Everyone | SF

Join Bay Area Sacred Harp to sing “The Sacred Harp,” an American tunebook with strong roots in the early music of New England and the southern United States. Singing is participatory, acappella, 4-part harmony. Everyone is welcome with no performances or rehearsals, commitment, experience, or ability ...

Thursday, November 2

“Día de los Muertos” Community Celebration | Mission Dist.
Thursday, November 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Mission Preparatory School
Join Galería de la Raza for their annual Día de los Muertos Community Celebration featuring Calle 24 Artists & the community’s youth to reclaim the tradition of Dia De Los Muertos in the Mission on November 2, 2017. There will be live performances & interactive art making for all ...

Friday, November 3

Rotunda Dance Series: Charya Burt Cambodian Dance | SF City Hall
Friday, November 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: Charya Burt Cambodian Dance | SF City Hall
Charya Burt Cambodian Dance was established in 1993 after Charya immigrated to Northern California from her native country of Cambodia. As a traditional artist and a former dance faculty member at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh, Charya is dedicated to the ...
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, November 3 – 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. Oakland Art Murmur presents a free monthly evening art walk, known as the ‘Art Murmur’, when visual arts venues are collectively open to ...

First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, November 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
| Stork Club
First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland

As Oakland Art Murmur winds down on your Friday night, find your way to the Stork Club on 23rd and Telegraph around 9 pm for the perfectly strange after-party, The First Friday Follies burlesque show, a monthly free event featuring dancing girls, sometimes a creepy little ...

Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland
Friday, November 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.
| Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland

Come out for a night of fun and creativity as the Oakland Asian Cultural Center hosts First Fridays, an evening of art, performance, workshops and games every first Friday of the month. The OACC builds vibrant communities through Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) arts and culture programs ...

Elixir of Life: Bay Area’s Autumn Evening Outdoor Play | Berkeley
Friday, November 3 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are gracefully accepted.
| Live Oak Park
Elixir of Life: Bay Area's Autumn Evening Outdoor Play | Berkeley

Come to Port Promise, California, a late-Victorian outpost where mysteries are part of the fabric of life and an old-fashioned tonic might do a body good. When a traveling Snake-Oil Seller comes to town with an Elixir full of promises, each of the Port Promise ...

Win Tix: Oakland Ballet Company’s “Luna Mexicana” | Paramount Theater
Friday, November 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Paramount Theatre
Luna Mexicana is a dance and music celebration of the iconic Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). In Luna Mexicana, a young woman’s dreams revive her relatives and friends who all dance back to life in the forms of teetering skeletons, ...
South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose
Friday, November 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose

The South First Fridays art walk in downtown San Jose is a self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring eclectic art exhibitions and special performances. All art venues are free & open to the public. This event occurs every first Friday of ...

Win Tix: “Top Gun” Live | DNA Lounge
Friday, November 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$25 to $45
| DNA Lounge
A Maverick’s Homage, Los Angeles’ lauded, full-immersion, interactive, smash hit, absurdist stage adaptation of the 1986 Tom Cruise cinematic masterpiece Top Gun, is coming to the storied DNA Lounge for an autumn 2017 limited run. > Get Tickets – $25 – GA Tom Gun Live. A Maverick’s ...
Dia de los Muertos “Dead-ication” Dance Performance | Oakland
Friday, November 3 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Artists Loft
Dia de los Muertos
The Artists Loft is pleased to welcome back movement artist, Liv Schaffer, for another performance as part of the Dia de Los Muertos Exhibition. Join them for the “Dead-ication” performance where Liv will share a specific memory she experienced in Mexico during Dia de los Muertos ...

Saturday, November 4

Elixir of Life: Bay Area’s Autumn Evening Outdoor Play | Berkeley
Saturday, November 4 – 5:05 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are gracefully accepted.
| Live Oak Park
Elixir of Life: Bay Area's Autumn Evening Outdoor Play | Berkeley

Come to Port Promise, California, a late-Victorian outpost where mysteries are part of the fabric of life and an old-fashioned tonic might do a body good. When a traveling Snake-Oil Seller comes to town with an Elixir full of promises, each of the Port Promise ...

Sunday, November 5

Elixir of Life: Bay Area’s Autumn Evening Outdoor Play | San Mateo
Sunday, November 5 – 4:05 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are gracefully accepted.
| Central Park (San Mateo)
Elixir of Life: Bay Area's Autumn Evening Outdoor Play | San Mateo

Come to Port Promise, California, a late-Victorian outpost where mysteries are part of the fabric of life and an old-fashioned tonic might do a body good. When a traveling Snake-Oil Seller comes to town with an Elixir full of promises, each of the Port Promise ...

Monday, November 6

Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway
Monday, November 6 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway

Come on up and share your creative side at the New Parkway Open Mic – the only late night open mic inside a movie theater. All forms of expression are welcome, be it music, poetry, spoken word, comedy, or getting your weeknight kicks. There will ...

Friday, November 10

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 after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces. The event has a new theme every time, but typically includes an eclectic mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demos, hands-on art activities, and more. ...