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Weekend Planner: October 13


You’ve worked hard all week, and now Friday’s here again! It’s time to start planning your weekend!  Welcome to Weekend Planner, your weekend update on fun.

Every Friday we put together a list of the weekend events we think look most interesting and provide them here. Keep in mind there is always a lot more going on, and all it takes is a little digging to find something that will be the perfect activity for you.

Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.


Friday, October 20



The Upside Down: Stranger Things Party

Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco

9:30 PM, Ages: 21+


We’re off to find the Upside Down

San Francisco’s own homage to Stranger Things is here. Join us at the Rickshaw Stop and get down to the best new wave, synth wave, 80’s pop, and punk this side of Hawkins, Indiana. This is Halloween after all, so don your favorite Eleven wig, Barb glasses, or Demogorgon tentacles and come ready to dance like it 1983, cause it only gets stranger…

We’re transforming the Rickshaw Stop into the Upside Down – complete with haunted XMAS lights, DnD drink specials, and creepy vibes.

DJs Todo Mio will be spinning music from New Order, Michael Jackson, Prince, Perturbator, Talking Heads, Whitney Houston, Kavinsky, S U R V I V E, Blondie, The Clash, The Ramones, The Smiths, Daniel Deluxe, Anorak, Glass Candy, Chromatics, Le Matos, College, Electric Youth, David Bowie, Madonna, Joy Division and many many more.

21+, tickets $25 at the door, costumes encouraged (80’s costumes, scary costumes, everything is welcome!)



Zumba in the Park: Halloween Fitness Dance Party

Hall of Flowers, San Francisco

6 PM,  All Ages


Come party yourself into shape with free Zumba® classes, Halloween Edition. Zumba® is a latin-inspired, easy-to-follow calorie-burning dance-fitness party on Friday, October 20, 2017.

You will get a great workout while enjoying San Francisco’s wonderful weather, Parks, and Recreation Centers. Proudly brought to you by the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department.  No Registration Required. Just show up and dance away.

Please note: All outside classes are subject due to weather. Updates may happen several times a day so please check the website often for continued updates.


Saturday, October 21



CorgiCon 2017: A Corgi Beach Party

Ocean Beach, San Francisco

10 AM, All Ages


We look FURward to seeing everypawdy at Nor Cal Corgi Con – Fall Edition 2017.

Event will take place on Saturday, October 21st, 10am-2pm at Ocean Beach in San FranCorgsco. Between Stairwell 2 and 5. **This is a NEW LOCATION, Same beach but closer towards Cliff House**

* Corgi Con Schedule *

10am CORGI CON STARTS Make sure to sign-in so we can get an accurate count!

Merchandise tent opens for Corgi Con Swag. Limited sizes so come early! Proceeds will benefit Queen’s Best Stumpy Dog Rescue

11:30ish Group Photo “Attempt”

12ish CORGI NINJA WARRIOR Think your corgi’s got what it takes? Tackle our Agility Course for a chance at some pawsome prizes! Make sure to sign-up at the tent.

12:30ish SIGNATURE CORGI COSTUME CONTEST Bring your creativity and win a prize! Make sure to sign-up at the tent.

1:00ish MICKEY’S DERBY On your mark, get set, FRAP! We will have multiple heats and the top 2 from each heat will advance to the FINALs. Prizes for the TOP 3! Make sure to sign-up at the tent.

2pm CORGI CON CONCLUDES See you Next Year!!!

Woofs and Belly Scratches, Maki Boo, Bailey, Cote, Buttons, Bubba, and Gryff



Talib Kweli Free in the Bayview

Bayview District, San Francisco

12 PM,  All Ages


On Saturday, October 21st from Noon to 7:00 p.m. on Egbert Avenue between Third and Jennings Street in partnership with the Black and Brown Founders, the Mural Music and Art Project and the 3rd Street Youth Center and Clinic will launch the 2nd annual BayviewLIVE Festival.

BayviewLIVE, addresses the digital divide by leveraging tech resources to the event while also attracting an array of notable performers, muralists and tech tastemakers to the Bayview (Sprayview) neighborhood. SAVE THE DATE and stay up on the performance line-up, featured muralists, food and beverage vendors as well as activities by visiting


Sunday, October 22



Community Music Day

Crowden Music Center, Berkeley

10 AM,  All Ages


Community Music Day is Crowden’s annual free musical carnival for the entire family. Join Crowden, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco Girls Chorus, and East Bay Music Together for a day of musical fun.

What to Do at Community Music Day

Instrument Petting Zoo

  1. Kids and adults alike explore, touch, and learn to make sounds on all the different instruments in a symphony orchestra, with the help of our young Crowden student Zookeepers! We even have special miniature string instruments for tiny hands and fingers.

Very First Concerts with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra

  1. San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and Crowden Music Center encourage audiences to get up and dance in Very First Concerts, a classical series designed with the youngest listeners in mind.

Class demonstrations

  1. Family members of all ages can sing, dance, move, and drum together in their short class demonstrations. Sample Crowden early childhood classes and East Bay Music Together.

Musical performances

  1. Drop into their auditorium for musical performances all day long. Featuring Crowden School ensembles and the San Francisco Girls Chorus.

Instrument making

  1. Construct your own instruments to make music at home.

“Chill” room

  1. Relax from the crowds in the “chill” room, where they’ll show music-related movies.

Face painting

Music Sale



2017 Beat Museum Poetry Festival

Beat Museum, San Francisco

1 PM, All Ages


You’re invited to the 10th Annual Beat Museum Poetry Festival on October 21-22, 2017 from 1 pm to 6 pm featuring the living poets, poets laureate, former Stegner Fellows, local published poets, as well as brilliant old and new-timers, plus musicians and performance artists from all over the Bay Area (including Europe this year).

Diverse voices will resonate with the all-embracing spirit of the original San Francisco Beat Movement in the aura of memorabilia downstairs in the Beat Museum.

Dray Zera and Umor Hague, young performers from the UK will join the festival, along with Clive Matson, Caroline Goodwin, Avotcja, Q.R. Hand, Peter Kline, Jack Foley (with Sangye Land), Gwen O’Gara, William Taylor, Chris Vannoy (from San Diego), Kim Adonizio, Brittany Perham, Sarah Kobrinsky, The Word Music Continuum, and 20 or so others

The Beat Museum Poetry Festival began in 2008, as part of a North Beach Artist Walk, organized and expanded by Bay Area artist Leah Lubin. The Beat Museum is dedicated to spreading the spirit of The Beat Generation, which they define as tolerance, compassion and having the courage to live your individual truth. The museum is home to an extensive collection of Beat memorabilia, including original manuscripts and first editions, letters, personal effects and cultural ephemera.

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