Events: September 23, 2017

All Day
PIER 39 San Francisco

Grab your blankets and head to PIER 39 for outdoor Movie Nights, held the last Friday of every month through September! Before the show, get a bite to eat at one of PIER 39’s restaurants, or take advantage of special Movie Night discounts at participating businesses. At sundown, settle in for a free screening of a classic San Francisco film. For more information and to see the monthly movie schedule, please visit Movie Nights are just one part of PIER 39’s 39-week long anniversary celebration! Learn more at

Movie Nights at PIER 39

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
SF Conservatory of Flowers San Francisco

Now through January 7, 2018; Daily except Mondays, 10am-4pm

Get eye to eye with a butterfly in the exhibit Butterflies & Blooms at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. The popular exhibit has been extended by overwhelming demand until January 7, 2018. The Special Exhibit gallery has been transformed into a beautiful and intimate cottage garden aflutter with hundreds of butterflies on the wing including magnificent monarchs, western swallowtails, painted ladies, and more.

The Butterfly Bungalow at the entrance to the gallery also allows you to observe the pupae in their chrysalis stage. You never know, you may be lucky enough to catch the moment when one of these delicate beauties emerges.

$8 and under.

Presented by Conservatory of Flowers

9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Firehouse Arts Center Pleasanton

Sept 15-24, Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm, Saturdays & Sundays 2pm

Family musical theater performed by local youth! Roald Dahl’s popular children’s tale James and the Giant Peach to open the 2017-2018 season. The adventure-filled musical theater production features songs written by the Oscar(R), Golden Globe(R), and Tony Award(R)- winning duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
Young orphan James Henry Trotter lives, unfortunately, with his two horrid aunts, in a place as remote as remote can be. Through a series of interesting events, James comes into possession of a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach bigger than his house. His curiosity launches him on a journey of equally enormous proportions as his Giant Peach rolls, floats, and soars around the globe.

$7-$18; youth, senior discounts.

Presented by City of Pleasanton Firehouse Arts Center.

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Newark Library Newark

Free Event @ Newark Library
Saturdays, September 20 & October 14, 2:30 – 4 p.m.

Students in Grades K-5 are invited to draw, color, paint and do crafts with Mrs. Aradhana at Newark Library on Saturdays, September 20 and October 14 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. No registration is required. Tickets will be handed out beginning at 2:15.

Newark Library is a branch of Alameda County Library. It is located at 6300 Civic Terrace Avenue, Newark, and is wheelchair accessible. For a sign language interpreter or other accommodations, please contact the Newark Library, (510) 284-0677, at least seven working days prior to the event.

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, 8 pm

Dance Theatre of San Francisco (DTSF) presents Season 5 | Fall Program featuring world premieres by Artistic Director Dexandro “D” Montalvo and guest choreographers Sandrine Cassini & Angela Dice Nguyen. For it’s 2015-16 season, DTSF was the winner of two Isadora Duncan awards: Outstanding Achievement in Re-staging for Artistic Director D Montalvo’s re-staging of Robert Moses’ Toward September (2009), and for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography, (the Company shared honors with San Francisco Ballet for Liam Scarlett’s Fearful Symmetries).

$30 General Admission, $25 at the door and $20 for Students with ID.

Presented by Dance Theatre of San Francisco (DTSF).

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

On Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Mission Creek Park in San Francisco, hundreds of Bay Area residents will participate in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Community Walk. Registration begins at 9:00 am, and the walk begins at 10:00 am.

This year marks the 12th year of the San Francisco walk, which is one of six walks taking place across the Bay Area this Fall. Each walk provides support and healing for survivors of suicide loss and those with lived experience around suicide and mental illness.


Presented by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

10:00 am - 2:30 pm

September 23-Oct 1, 2017/ Saturdays & Sundays at 2:00 pm, PLUS Friday at 10:00 am

In 2017, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival celebrates 35 years as the Bay Area’s acclaimed provider of free Shakespeare performances with a production of “Hamlet”. The play speaks strongly about disenfranchisement, frustration, and the need for action during troubled times. Hamlet is torn between revenging his father’s murder and going along quietly with the new regime. He shares his inner turmoil in a series of soliloquies which have become familiar all over the world.

Audiences can further their enjoyment of this production by attending a fun and informative 15-minute Green Show, 30 minutes before the performance.

No tickets or reservations are needed for these complimentary shows.


Presented by San Francisco Shakespeare Festival.

5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A benefit for Berkeley Food & Housing Project, Fourth Street in Berkeley presents an evening of ‘Fall’ and ‘Winter’ fashion. Two themed shows take place on an outdoor 75′ runway, one at 5PM and one at 7PM. After each show there’s discounted shopping during one-hour pop up sales in their shops. Hair, make-up, and accessories all will be provided by the local businesses.

Donated cosmetic items fill gift bags which will be raffled off prior to each runway show. Get your tickets from the BFHP staff roaming the crowd or from their info booth.

Beer and wine, food booths, and a DJ make this a great way to spend your evening. More details at


Presented by Fourth Street Merchants