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
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
TOWN HALL THEATRE ANNOUNCES
THE SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE
- A Musical Fairy Tale, with book, music and lyrics by award-winning Bay Area playwright Min Kahng. Based upon the Hans Christian Andersen fairy-tale, THE SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE is an enchanting, pop musical romp for the whole family that reminds us that true beauty and worth is always found within.
THE SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE will have 12 performances, including two previews, September 28 through October 21, 2017, at Town Hall Theatre Company, 3535 School Street, in Lafayette, CA. Tickets are $18 – $30, and are available through the Box Office at (925) 283-1557 or online at www.TownHallTheatre.com. THT will host two Special Events for THE SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE: Opening Night, on Saturday, September 30, 2017; and Lit Up at Town Hall, a literary salon, on Wednesday, October 4, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fremont Main Library Fremont
URBAN CYCLING 101 FOR ADULTS AND TEENS
Fremont Main Library
Tuesdays, October 3 and November 7, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Learn smart cycling skills. Bikes East Bay will lead these classroom workshops, no bike required, at the Fremont Main Library. Find details and register at https://bikeeastbay.org/education or call 510-845-7433 ext. 2. Attendees will receive free reflective gear.
The Fremont Main Library, a branch of the Alameda County Library system, is located at 2400 Stevenson Boulevard and is wheelchair accessible. The library will provide an ASL interpreter for any event with at least seven working days’ notice. Please call 510-745-1401 or TTY 888-663-0660 for more information.
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
October 7 – 31, 2017, Monday – Friday, 4 PM – 8 PM; Saturday – Sunday: 11 AM – 7PM
Join us for a family friendly Pumpkin Patch in the Bayview for the month of October.
100% of the proceeds will benefit Project Wreckless, helping at risk youth in the Bayview learn tools for life.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 4 PM – 8 PM; Saturday – Sunday: 11 AM – 7PM
This event is generously sponsored by: Project Wreckless, Non Plus Ultra, EDOT, Andrea Baker Consulting, 4101 Third Street Development – Jack Tseng, Invest in Neighborhoods & LoveBoat Halloween. Learn more: projectwreckless.org
Project Wreckless helps at-risk youth in the Bayview, Potrero Hill, Dogpatch and other SF neighborhoods. We expect more of our youth so they can gain the confidence to expect more of themselves.
Presented by Project Wreckless.
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday, October 21st from 11:00AM to 4:00PM
The 27th Annual Potrero Hill Festival, Saturday, October 21st from 11am to 4pm on Potrero Hill in San Francisco. The festival features local food vendors, live entertainment and an animal shows by Fur, Scales, and Tails. Visit potrerofestival.com to get more information.
Support a great cause while having fun at the 27th Annual Potrero Hill Festival, Saturday, October 21st on Potrero Hill in San Francisco. Local food vendors will serve snacks and lunch, while stages will keep the fun going with performances, animal shows by Fur, Scales and Tails, and a kid zone until 4pm. For more information visit ptrerofestival.com
Spend a day filled with fun for the whole family at the 27th Annual Potrero Hill Festival, Saturday October 21st on Potrero Hill in San Francisco. Keep your taste buds satisfied with the many flavors of the neighborhood through local food booths as you jump into the day full force at 11am with treats from vendors and restaurants until the festivities come to a close at 4 pm. The free event benefits the Potrero Hill neighborhood house (nabe), which provides invaluable programs for the community. Please visit potrerofestival.com to get more information.
Looking for entertainment for the whole family? Come out to the 27th Annual Potrero Hill festival, Saturday, October 21st on Potrero Hill in San Francisco. The day kicks off at 11am with snacks and food from local vendors and continues through the afternoon with music, dance, kids’ activities, animal shows by fur, scales and tails, and arts and crafts until 4 pm. This year, swing-jazz band the klipptones and the rubber souls, Beatle’s tribute band will provide exciting live performances. For more information please visit potrerofestival.com.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Parents, Bring your kids to JCPenney for fun projects just for kids.
Plus, shop & enjoy extra saving with A Kids Zone coupon.
It’s A win win… don’t miss out!
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oct. 21 – 22: 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm, 2pm, 2:45pm both days
San Francisco Trolley Dances returns with performances from the city’s South of Market to Golden Gate Park. An annual, admission-free festival that takes place each October, SFTD has been dubbed “art for citizens” and “a gift to the City.” A total of 12 tours are scheduled over the weekend, six each day starting at 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm, 2pm and 2:45pm. Each tour runs approximately two hours. This year, audiences will get a taste of traditional Tibetan folk dance and music, dance theater, contact improvisation, hip hop, taiko drumming and much more.
Presented by Epiphany Dance Theater.
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ARMENIAN FOOD FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 21 -22, 2017 in San Francisco
The 75th St. John Armenian Church’s Food Festival will be held Saturday, October 21, 12 noon – 9pm, and Sunday, 12 noon – 3pm at the Church Hall, 275 Olympia Way in San Francisco;
(415) 661-1142, or stjohnarmenianchurch.com.
Armenian delicacies will be served continually in the Church Hall and at the take-out booth. Armenian dancing starts on Saturday at 9pm.
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Acclaimed for its elegance, vivid theatricality and virtuosity, the choreographer Lily Cai and the Lily Cai Dance Company will present audience an evening length concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 21st and 3:30 p.m. Sunday October 22nd at the Fort Mason Center’s Cowell Theater. The company’s distinctive Chinese classicism again blends with Western modern dance to present 4 works “The Mist Beneath”, “SenseScape II”, “Shifting” and “SilkCascade.”
Formerly a principal dancer with the Shanghai Opera House, Lily Cai founded Lily Cai Chinese Dance in 1988. She has since choreographed numerous dances which have brought contemporary choreographic perspective and theatricality to works rooted in traditional Chinese dance forms. Lily Cai Dance has been ranked as among the top Chinese modern dance companies in America. The choreographer Lily Cai has won numerous awards and commissions for her works.