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Weekend Planner: October 28


Friday’s here again!  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 28



“Escape Alcatraz” Ride Opening Day

Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco

11 AM, All Ages


“Escape Alcatraz, ”a brand new drop ride and show located below sea level on Fisherman’s Wharf, debuts on Halloween Weekend 2016 at The San Francisco Dungeon.

FREE to the first 300 guests to arrive in costume on opening day, 10/28 at 11 am. Bay Area resident adult tickets start at $16.

The ride creates a thrilling new finale to the 60-minute Dungeon experience complete with fresh sets, script, characters and costumes that culminates in a heart-pounding drop that simulates an escape jump from the infamous island prison into the frigid and choppy waters of the San Francisco Bay. The San Francisco Dungeon brings to life the dark and sinister stories of the infamous Barbary Coast with a full theatrical cast, special effects, gripping storytelling, and 360-degree sets where the audience is part of the show.



The Crucible’s Fireside Lounge

The Crucible, Oakland

6:30PM, All Ages


The Crucible’s Fireside Lounge is an intimate evening of art, industry, community, and entertainment on October 28, 2016 from 6:30-9:30 pm.

They’ll have studio demonstrations and hands-on activities in multiple classes including glass fusing & slumping, glass flameworking, glass blowing, glass casting & coldworking, enameling, neon, bike, machine shop, and paper & textiles.They will also have live performances of fire eating, poi, and fire staff, as well as interactive fire effects.

The event highlights The Crucible’s local dreamers and creators, as they host some of the Bay Area’s most influential makers and artists. The Crucible’s Fireside Lounge illuminates the world of original artists, collectives, and innovators who create movements “Made in Oakland.”


Saturday, October 29



Lost Boys (A)Live

Great Star Theater, San Francisco

10 PM, Ages: 21+


A sexy blend of bad lads, bloodsuckers, camp comedy and carnage.

Join us for a late night of immersive night of bloody fun with the cult favorite The Lost Boys, like you’ve never seen it before. Watch the movie with multiple projectors, huge sound, explosions, special effects, and live action. If that wasn’t enough, take a break in the action during our Vampire Dance Party intermission, have a drink at our in-theater bar, or a smoke in our spooky alley patio. Perfect for Halloween. Two nights only! Get your tickets before they sell out!

Long before television’s True Blood and The Vampire Diaries, 1987’s The Lost Boys was the first to make bloodsucking cool for teenagers. Still recognized for its fresh approach to the then-stale vampire saga, it’s no wonder it is our choice for Great Star Movie’s Immersive Halloween Weekend (A)Live.

“Come on, be one of us.”

October 29th Saturday Night SHOWTIMES

10:00pm – Doors 10:10pm – Live Show 10:45pm – Movie Starts

11:30pm – Intermission Vampire Dance Party



Spiderfest 2016

Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland

10 AM,  All Ages

Free ($10 Suggested Donation)

Join local naturalists Jack Owicki and Debbi Brusco as they present the fascinating world of arachnids, the eight-legged critters with whom we share the outdoors and even our homes! The team will cover the many different kinds of local spiders and how they make their livings. We also will hear about “spider bites”, and afterwards see some spider ambassadors, examples of other arachnids, and browse through the many helpful spider books and accessories the team uses.


Each year ISMC takes time out to show appreciation to our volunteers. In 2016 we received many photographs and support of writing regionally specific field guides. Please join us as we pay special tribute to those who have helped to with our current project, writing Insects of the San Francisco Bay Area.Lunch

After the presentations please join ISMC’ers in the park for OctoberInfest. A BBQ meal will be provided by Old School Catering, Oakland, CA.


2016 “Boo, Bark, Brews, and Bites”

Jack London Square, Oakland

11 AM, All Ages


Pets and their humans are invited to enjoy a Halloween celebration on the Oakland waterfront with tricks, treats, frights and delights as the Boo! Bark, Brews + Bites festivities fills Jack London Square.

Dress your pooch for a creative canine contest, dabble in paw painting, pet pampering and pet psychic, pooch photo booth and more.


Sunday, October 30



Sunset Sound System Halloween Costume Boat Party

Studio One Art Center, Oakland

5 PM, Ages: 21+


Options for Tickets: ~ Check your friend networks as many people buy extra for friends. ~ Keep track of the Facebook event page for people selling tickets in the comments. ~ Check Craigslist (verify authenticity) ~ Wait List system at the pier on day of event. The wait list begins at 5pm at the pier on the day of the event. Wait list tickets will be given out that are numbered and then will be called in order after we have boarded ticketed passengers until we reach capacity (we usually have room for about 30 – 50 people, possibly more. ~ People will also have extra tickets at the pier that they will be selling on the day of the event. ++++++++++++++++++++

GALEN | SOLAR | J-BIRD Special Guest DJs: JENNIFER CARDINI (Correspondant – Berlin) PROSUMER (Ostgut Ton, Playhouse – Germany) MOZHGAN (We Are Monsters, Other Voices) IT’S OWN INFINITE FLOWER & JONAH SHARP’S Synthesizer Seance

Sound by: Know:Audio Lighting Design: Radiant Atmospheres Florals by: Intrinsic Portrait Studio by: Photoboof!

———————————————— Sunset Sound System & WERD Present: SUNSET HALLOWEEN BOAT AFTER-PARTY! Sunday, October 30th, 2016 Great Northern.  119 Utah St, San Francisco 10pm – after hours | 21+


Special Guest DJs: NICK THE RECORD (Record Mission – UK) JAMES GLASS (Golden Goose)

$10 with boat ticket, $20 without ___________________________________________________ Sunset Sound System’s Philanthropic Agenda:

Sunset Sound System loves to create community through dance. We do this with our events but want to do more. This effort philanthropic effort is embedded into our events and we have partnered with Parties4Peace(P4P) which is a non-profit event production and fundraising organization that hosts music and art events to support various global initiatives focused on education, sustainability, equality, and disaster relief. P4P unites people to create a culture of peace through dance and music, emphasizing collaborations with those who seek the platform to make a difference.

We plan to work with different non-profit agencies to help them raise awareness and finance efforts in environmental conservation, humanitarian aide, and social justice. For this effort, every dollar donated will be matched by us up to $1500.00. Together, we hope to raise $3000.00. So far we have raised $1,002.48 for P4P!  **With a donation of $25 or more a tax deductible receipt will be emailed to you upon completion of the event.**

———————————————— Times: 5:00pm – Will Call Check-In Opens 5:30pm – Music Starts, Boarding & Security Check begins 6:00pm – Recommended latest arrival time to board 6:30pm – Tickets subject to forfeit to people on wait list 7:00pm – Boat departs dock 11:00pm – Boat returns, head to after-party

PS: Please come to pier as early as possible. If everyone shows up at 6:30pm it will be impossible to board everyone and still leave on time.



Fall Farmers Market Festival

Jack London Square Market Hall, Oakland

9 AM, All Ages


Join CUESA in celebrating the fall harvest and Oakland’s market community at Jack London Square Farmers Market. Savor the season with a day of tasting, learning, and Halloween family fun, and pick up pumpkins, apples, and handcrafted treats from the local farmers and food makers.

Harvest Festival Activities:

  1. Trick or treat – Bring your kids in costume to visit the CUESA Info Booth for a farmers market treat. Decorate mini pumpkins from McGinnis Ranch.

  2. 10:00 – 11:00 am – Fall pie contest: Submit your seasonally inspired pie at the CUESA Classroom for a chance to win delicious prizes. See details, rules, and entry form »

  3. 11:00 – 1:00 pm (or until they run out) – DIY apple cider pressing: Enjoy apple cider pressing using an old-fashioned apple press. This is as fresh as apple juice gets. If you “DIY,” it’s free—if not, there’s a small charge to offset the cost of the delicious heirloom organic apples from the local farmers.

  4. 11:00 am – Harvest-themed cooking demo.

  5. 12:45 pm – Pie contest winners announced: Cheer on the contest participants and congratulate the winners.

  6. 1:00 pm – Harvest-themed cooking demo.

  7. Schoolyard to Market – Students from Life Learning Academy, based on Treasure Island, will be selling plant starts and herbs from their school garden and honey from their beehive.

Want more options? Eventbrite is a great place to start. Know about 
a great event we missed? Leave it in the comments.

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