October 16, Live Music: Soul Delights
The ever popular Soul Delights are back in town. Come and enjoy the tunes. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 – 18th Street.
A guided walk from the wharf to waterfront, exploring the North Beach neighborhood and 150 years of San Francisco history and culture, through the story of Italian immigration and settlement and the ways in which the City and the community have shaped one another. The first Italian immigrants came to San Francisco at the time of the Gold Rush, and settled near the waterfront in North Beach, one of the city’s sunniest and most beautiful quarters. This is a half-day excursion. Four hours, four miles, at a leisurely pace and as flat as possible, with a break at the mid-point for (Italian, of course) coffee and light snack (included in the price of the tour). The tour starts at Fisherman’s Wharf, and ends at the Ferry Building in time for a late lunch (not included). $35. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Meet at South End Rowing Club, 500 Jefferson. Information: email@example.com
Come one and all to frolic and feast at this rocking event. Expect to find local food, arts and crafts, local history, homegrown entertainment, children’s petting zoo, face painting and much more. Free. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 20th Street from Missouri to Wisconsin streets. Pancake Cajun-style Brunch from 9 am to noon. $12. 953 De Haro Street. Information: potrerofestival.com.
Art: Open Studios
SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring over 900 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios. The event connects collectors with artists for engaging dialogue and a glimpse into the life of the working artist. The second weekend will feature artists in their studios in Potrero Hill, Dogpatch and Bayview, the fourth will feature artists at the Islais Creek Studios and at Hunters Point Shipyard. Across town, at Studio Nocturne, Hill artists Greta and Manu Schnetzler will show photography at the Fleet Room in Building D at Fort Mason (studionocturnesf.com). All events, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. See guide for specifics: guide.artspan.org.
The World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay celebrates its bountiful fall harvest with a fantastic lineup of rustic pumpkin patches, harvest-inspired crafts, home-style foods, expert pumpkin carvers, the Great Pumpkin Parade, a thrilling haunted house, a titanic weigh-off of champion pumpkins, pie-eating contest, pumpkin carving, costume contests, a pancake breakfast, a five and 10K run/walk, and three stages with blockbuster entertainment. New to the festival this year is the first ever “Made on the Coast” locals’ block, which will feature original art of all mediums created by local artists. Admission is free. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Main Street, Half Moon Bay. Information: 650.726.9652, miramarevents.com.
Art: Day of the Dead Exhibit and Ceremony
Puerto Alegre presents Day of the Dead art exhibit and ceremony curated by Calixto Robles. More than 20 artists will share their art works in different media. Artists in this exhibit: Juan R. Fuentes, Alexandra Blum, Gloria Morales, Art Hazelwood, Cecile Robles-Blum and many more. Opening Reception, with ceremony and sugar skull demonstration, Tuesday October 29 from 3 to 5 p.m. Puerto Alegre, 546 Valencia Street. Information: 255.8201.
Calling all canine, feline and fowl in your best dress for a chance to show your stuff. This year’s parade and contest promises to be bigger, grander and more bizarre than ever! Come and cheer for your favorites. Parade begins at 1 p.m. Corner of 18th and Arkansas; march up 18th Street, end at Texas and 18th, where there’ll be live music, costume judging and trophies awarded. Free. Information: farleyscoffee.com
Join the community at The Neighborhood House for a Halloween party open to kids and adults of all ages with ghoulish games, creepy candy, and phantom fun. Free. 4 to 6 p.m. The Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 826.8080.
A wide variety of prints of many types and price-points will be on display and available for purchase. Several of the current artists are participating in this event, and will be on hand to explain their processes and inspirations: Lise Currie, Eddie Lee, Cynthia Milionis,
November 2, Community: Potrero Hill History Night
Historian and author Charles Fracchia will present Potrero Hill: An Adventure in Urban Archaeology; Etienne Simon, who grew up on the Hill and has many stories and photographs to share; and other surprises. Come at 5:30 p.m. for the barbeque ($6, $2 for dessert) prepared by Thee Parkside, Bottom of the Hill, and Chat’s Coffee, with music by the Apollo Jazz Group. History Night program, 7 to 9 p.m. Free. International Studies Academy, 655 De Haro Street. Information 863.0784.
November 2+3, Art: Open Studios at the Goodman Building 2
SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring over 900 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios. The event connects collectors with artists for engaging dialogue and a glimpse into the life of the working artist. Hill artists Brent Bushnell, Carolyn Crampton, Jakub Kalousek, Joan Schulze, Amahid Arslanian, and Sofia Carmi will show their work at their studios in the Goodman Building. All events, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. 1695 - 18th Street.
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