Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon is the longest running musical revue in theatre history. Hailed as “a constant cascade of showstoppers” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Beach Blanket Babylon follows Snow White as she takes a fast-paced journey around the world in search of her “Prince Charming.” Along the way she encounters a star-studded, ever-changing line-up of hilarious pop-culture characters, including President Barack & Michelle Obama, Gangnam Style, Prince William, Kate Middleton and the Queen of England, Honey Boo Boo, Governor Jerry Brown, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Hilary & Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Nancy Pelosi, Michael Jackson, Adele, General David Patraeus, “50 Shades of Grey,” and The San Francisco Giants.
Explore North Beach foods and history. Enjoy the best coffee; see how coffee is roasted. Savor award winning chocolates and see how the chocolates are made. Enjoy fresh baked breads and watch them bake in 130 year old ovens. Taste local olive oils and pizzas. Savor exquisite pastries. Explore the beat era hangouts from the cafes and restaurants, to the smell of fresh baked breads. Discover quaint shops with incredible crafts and ceramics. Uncover authentic Italian cathedrals. The tour meets and begins in front of Cinecitta daily at 10 am.
Every Friday Night, you will find a special event at the de Young Fine Arts Museum. Halloween night is no exception. Head over from 5pm to 8:45pm for a mix of live music, dance performances, and special film screenings. These Friday night events are free and open to the public, but you do have to pay if you want to step inside the museum galleries.
Head out to Golden Gate Park for the 14th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. All festivals are held in Hellman Hollow, Lindley and Marx Meadows. Top performers include Chris Isaak, Dwight Yoakam and Rosanne Cash. Other musical acts include Social Distortion, Emmylou Harris, and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. In addition to live music, there are more than50 gourmet food and beverage vendors. You are also welcome to bring your own picnic. Alcohol is not sold at this festival, although you are allowed to bring your own in as long as you follow the park rules.
Head over to the Castro district on Sunday, October 5, 2014 to celebrate the 41st anniversary of the Castro Street Fair. This fun SF festival features mouth-watering gourmet food, live music performers from around the world and plenty of dancing in the streets. Initially founded by the original “Mayor of the Castro”, Harvey Milk, this local street fair celebrates the LGBT community and their supporters. It’s a time when everyone comes together and enjoys the diversity within the city. This lively SF event takes place from 11am to 6pm at the intersection of Market and Castro Streets. Here you will find two live music stages, two ‘dance alleys’ and Barnaby’s World of Wonderment. The 2014 line-up has not been confirmed. Last year’s headliner was Peaches. Her suggestive, yet intelligent lyrics have earned her a loyal fan base throughout the world. She has also been key to helping the mainstream music scene become more inclusive and accepting over the years.
Explore art and ideas through immersive storytelling, fun gallery activities, creative art making and more during Family Fun Day. Themes and projects change regularly. On Oct. 5, celebrate Filipino American History Month with art activities inspired by the Philippines. On Oct. 19, discover animals in the Asian Art Museum collection with our new Animal Adventure Art Cards and make a superhero cape inspired by our menagerie of furry, scaly and feathered creatures. 200 Larkin St. San Francisco, CA 94102 (415) 581-3500
Each weekend between October 18 and November 9, the artists within designated neighborhoods open their studio doors. Each one displays their work and showcases all of their pieces for sale. They are also often around to answer questions and discuss their work in more detail. More than 800 artists participate during this event. This means you can easily walk from one studio to the next all day long. You will also find a preview weekend before the official event starts. This is the weekend of October 11 and 12. There is no cost for this event. It is free (unless you decide to take something home with you). SF Open Studios kicks off with a preview weekend starting on Friday, October 10 at the SOMArts Cultural Center at 934 Brannan Street. Here you can view works from up to 400 artists and plan your visits for the following four weeks. This gallery stays open throughout the SF Open Studios event. You can stop by anytime Tuesday through Friday from Noon to 7pm, Saturday between 11am and 5pm, and on Sunday from 11am to 3pm.
6:30pm & 8:30pm. Join the Fire Engine Tours on a spooky ride through the historic, wooded Presidio. Warm up with the authentic fire gear as you hear about and drive by some of the most haunted parts of San Francisco. This 90 minute ride only runs for a limited time, so make sure you grab your seat today!
Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment present Treasure Island Music Festival. On October 18th and 19th TIMF celebrates its eighth year with Outkast, Massive Attack, Zedd, Alt-J, TV On The Radio, Janelle Monáe, and much more!
Once they are gone, 2-Day Advance tickets will be available, followed by 2-Day Regular tickets once the Advance tickets have sold out. 2-Day VIP tickets will also be available on Thursday, June19th, in addition to 2-Day On-Island Parking Passes. Ticket prices include shuttle service to Treasure Island from the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.