San Francisco October 2019 Calendar of Unique Events
Published By Dean Badessa
What's happening this month in San Francisco
Courtesy of Dean Badessa
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October 1 – SFFIlm Presents Doc Stories Members NightVogue Theatre - Love documentaries? Join SFFILM for an insider preview of our 2019 Doc Stories film series, which returns November 1–3 at the Castro and Vogue Theatres! VISIT THE SITE

October 2 – Alonzo King Lines BalletYBCA - Two jazz luminaries return to San Francisco for a world premiere collaboration with Alonzo King. Tenor saxophonist Charles Lloyd and pianist Jason Moran perform their second commissioned score for Lines Ballet, again placing their distinct signatures on the evolution of modern jazz. VISIT THE SITE

October 3 – MorrisseyBill Graham Civic Auditorium – With opening act, Interpol. VISIT THE SITE

October 4 – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019Hellman Hollow, Lindley & Marx Meadows in Golden Gate Park - A free gathering in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco featuring over 90 acts on 7 stages. VISIT THE SITE

October 5 – SF Fall ShowFestival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center – The 2019 special exhibition theme is “Wanderlust: Around The World With Art, Antiques & Design,” which celebrates how cultures throughout the globe develop unique visual styles containing rich textures, vibrant colors, pleasing patterns, and senses of place. VISIT THE SITE

October 6 – Changing & Unchanging Things: Noguchi & Hasegawa in Postwar JapanAsian Art Museum – The exhibition traces the work, ideas and mutual influence of these two artists, one well known and the other little known outside Japan but who had strong ties to San Francisco. VISIT THE SITE

October 7 – Greens Special Dining SeriesGreens, Ft Mason, Bldg A - The milestone 40th Anniversary welcome a Special Dining Series tonight, with Chef Kim Alter designing a special vegetarian Four-Course Prix Fixe meal inspired by historic Greens menus and the core values of Generosity, Patience, Virtue, Energy, Focus and Connection. VISIT THE SITE

October 8 – Bruce Hornsby & The NoisemakersPalace of Fine Arts TheatrePrepare for a multi-faceted ride with Bruce Hornsby, the creatively insatiable pianist and singer-songwriter from Williamsburg, Virginia. VISIT THE SITE

October 9 – Overland To California: Commemorating the Transcontinental RailroadCa Historical Society - Overland to California draws from the California Historical Society’s vast archival and photographic collections to consider the railroad’s impact on the industry and culture of California. VISIT THE SITE

October 10 – After Dark: Future Foods Presents Pairings: Hacking FoodThe Exploratorium - Explore what’s new in our diets and go deep at Pairings: Hacking Food. Join chef Kevin Godes, beverage master Clay Reynolds, senior scientist Julie Yu, and a special guest to learn more about coming advances in the food we eat. VISIT THE SITE

October 11 – The Arab Film Festival 2019 Opening Night: Heaven Without PeopleThe Castro Theatre - Come and celebrate the opening of the 23rd annual Arab Film Festival for the opening night reception and premiere of It Must Be Heaven, Palestine’s official submission to the 2020 Academy Awards. VISIT THE SITE

October 12 – SF Fleet Week Air ShowMarina Green - The San Francisco Fleet Week Air Show Presented by United attracts fans from all over the globe. VISIT THE SITE

October 13 – Matt Mullican: Between Sign & Subjectde Young Museum – Over the past four decades, Matt Mullican has created a body of work encompassing drawing, collage, painting, photography, video, sculpture, and installation as well as performance under hypnosis.  VISIT THE SITE

October 14 – The Cultures of The Bay Area’s Indigenous PeoplesCommonwealth Club of Ca - Monday Night Philosophy remembers the complexities of Columbus Day by investigating the various cultures of the Bay Area's indigenous peoples. VISIT THE SITE

October 15 – Skin: Living Armor, Evolving IdentityAcademy of Science – Discover the shape-shifting, color-changing, and ever-evolving nature of this complex organ in the Academy's newest exhibit. VISIT THE SITE

October 16 – James Tissot: Fashion & FaithLegion of Honor - In San Francisco, this international retrospective will examine approximately 70 paintings, additional works on paper, and cloisonné enamels by Tissot. VISIT THE SITE

October 17 – Laurie Kilmartin: Live Album RecordingPunchline Comedy Club – Laurie Kilmartin was raised in Walnut Creek and is a staff writer for Conan. She has performed standup on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central and Showtime. VISIT THE SITE

October 18 – A Serious ManMechanic’s Institute - Set in 1967, this rewriting of the book of Job follows Larry Gopnik, a midwestern physics professor facing a series of calamities. VISIT THE SITE

October 19 – MoAD Afropolitan Ball Honoring Lloyd DeanCity View – Join us on Saturday, October 19 at City View overlooking Yerba Buena Gardens for a night of art, entertainment, music, fabulous food, wine and cocktails and the best party in town! VISIT THE SITE

October 20 – 7th Annual SF International Boogie Woogie FestivalMiner Auditorium - Enjoy classic favorites and hear innovations keeping boogie woogie front and center in jazz, swing, blues and classical. VISIT THE SITE

October 21 – Grace LightGrace Cathedral - San Francisco-based nonprofit Illuminate and Grace Cathedral present Grace Light, a site-specific, large-scale immersive light installation created by George Zisiadis, with an original score composed by Gabriel Gold. VISIT THE SITE

October 22 – Opera Preview Lecture: Manot LescautKoret Auditorium, SF Public Library – Learn more about the composer and the early opera that skyrocketed Puccini to success, Manon Lescaut brings Italian passion to the tale of a young woman’s conflicted search for satisfaction. VISIT THE SITE 

October 23 – Izidora Leber LETHE: PeristyleContemporary Jewish Museum - Drawing from the visual languages of Brutalist architecture and minimalist performance scores, this site-specific installation and performance mines the layered memories of the double émigré artist. VISIT THE SITE

October 24 – An Evening With Chris Barron & Blake MorganNeck of The Woods - The two celebrated singer-songwriters share the stage for a remarkable evening of music and storytelling. VISIT THE SITE

October 25 – Orphic: UnheardOld First Church - A program of newly commissioned works for percussion quartet, featuring world premieres of pieces by Shaun Tilburg, Kenneth Froelich, Bryce Cannell, and members of Orphic. VISIT THE SITE

October 26 – World Veg Fest 2019Golden Gate Park - For 20 years the San Francisco Veg Society has been organizing the World Veg Festival to educate and inspire more people about the benefits of plant-based lifestyle for healthy, ethic, and sustainable living. VISIT THE SITE

October 27 – The Marriage of FigaroWar Memorial Opera House – Lust, power, and gossip threaten to throw all of Figaro’s wedding plans into disarray. VISIT THE SITE

October 28 – Hocus PocusWalt Disney Family Museum - Hop on a broom to Salem, Massachusetts this Halloween for a spookily hilarious time in Kenny Ortega’s cult classic, Hocus Pocus. VISIT THE SITE

October 29 – Garry Winogrand: All Things Are PhotographableMcEvoy Foundation For The Arts – An award-winning documentary portrait of the iconic Garry Winogrand and conversation between director Sasha Waters Freyer and SFMOMA’s Erin O’Toole. VISIT THE SITE

October 30 – Get Out in ConcertDavies Symphony Hall – View this Jordan Peele film about a young African-American man who visits his white girlfriend’s family estate only to  become ensnared in a more sinister, real reason for the invitation while the music is performed live by SF Symphony. VISIT THE SITE

October 31 – Film XX  Voices Carry: Women In FilmSFMOMA - Spend Halloween in the dark with a horror anthology helmed by four directors whose collective work provides a feminist perspective on the once male-dominated genre. VISIT THE SITE

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