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
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 - 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.
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Community Music Day is Crowden’s annual FREE musical carnival for the entire family. Join Crowden, SF Chamber Orchestra, SFGirls Chorus, and East Bay Music Together for a day of musical fun and exploration!
Kids and adults alike touch and learn to make sounds on the instruments of a symphony orchestra in our huge “Instrument Petting Zoo.” SF Chamber Orchestra performs Very First Concerts for wriggly toddlers, with repeat performances of “Big, Bold, Brass!” at 10:40, 11:20, and 12:00pm. The celebration also includes instrument making, class demos, face painting, and musical performances for kids, by kids all day. Every child receives a special prize at Community Music Day. Please join us!
Presented by Crowden Music Center
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Noe Valley Ministry San Francisco
On Sunday, October 22, 2017 we kick off our season in style with an unusual instrument combination-cello and classical guitar-featuring Angela Lee and Marc Teicholz. They will perform works by Christoph Schaffrath, Franz Schubert, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Radames Gnattali and Antonio Carlos Jobim.
3:30pm Doors Open
The performance lasts approximately 2 hours, including a short intermission with wine and cheese. Join us for an AfterParty, immediately following the performance.
Childcare is available. Public transportation recommended (48 Bus and J Church). Street parking.
NVCM has been presenting superb chamber music in San Francisco since 1992.
Tickets range from $15-$30 (FREE for children 12 and under. $30 at the door; $25 in advance/seniors; $15 for students.).
Presented by Noe Valley Chamber Music
4:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall Palo Alto CA
Oct 22, 4:30 – 5:30 PM & 6:15 – 7:15 PM
Lightwire Theater presents “Moon Mouse”, a cosmic adventure about celebrating differences.
Marvin the Mouse wants to be popular. Constantly bullied and picked on by the “cool” rats, he is labeled as a loser and a geek. As respite, Marvin retreats into his science books and a world of fantasy. He longs to have adventures and be the hero.
Join Marvin on the space adventure of a lifetime: a trip to the surface of the moon on his homemade rocket. There he meets a strange cast of misfit creatures, learns of infinite peril and views awesome beauty. Will Marvin make his dreams come true and experience the glory and acceptance he craves?
The show will be performed at 4:30 PM and 6:15 PM.
$35 General Public | $30 Members and J-Pass holders | $25 Children of All Ages.
Presented by The Oshman Family JCC.