Fruiitvale Station is playing at The New Parkway in Oakland.

Folsom Street Fair, Oakland Movie Week + More Fun Events


So much to do, so much to see. Can you get it all done this weekend?

Oakland Week at the New Parkway Theater

WHAT: A celebration of films that showcase The Town— including films about Oakland, made by Oakland filmmakers, or prominently featuring Oaklanders—Oakland Week at the new Parkway Theater in Uptown comes to an end tonight with screenings of East Side Sushi (4:30pm), Fruitvale Station (6:30pm), The Waiting Room (7pm, with a post-film discussion), The Matrix Reloaded (8:40pm) and Licks (9:30pm). Settle into one of the many comfy sofas, popcorn and a beer in hand, and celebrate Oakland.

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 22, screenings start at 4:30pm

WHERE: The New Parkway: 474 24th St. (Oakland),

Folsom Street Fair

WHAT: The world's largest leather and fetish event, Folsom Street Fair returns this weekend with more than a dozen blocks dedicated to fetishes and fetishists of all sorts. The annual fair features a wide range of bands and DJs, including Adult, Yacht and Dragonette on the main stage. Over at the "Deviants Dance District" (the area between 12th and 13th streets on Folsom), be sure to catch DJs Jasmine Infiniti and Roi Perez. A $10 suggested donation benefits local and national charities, and it gets you $2 off each drink you buy at the fair all day long.

WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 25, 11am-6pm

WHERE: Folsom Street from 8th to 13th Streets,

Back to the Future Trilogy at Castro Theater

WHAT: Experience the future all over again with Robert Zemeckis' time-traveling trilogy played back to back this weekend at the Castro Theater. Watch Marty McFly, Doc Brown and their suped-up DeLorean as they travel to the past, present and future, all from the comfort of your movie seat.

WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 25, Part 1 2:30pm; Part II 4:15pm; Part III 6:30pm

WHERE: $13, 429 Castro St. (Castro),

Jonathan Safran Foer at JCCSF

WHAT: The award-winning author of Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly, Jonathan Safran Foer will be in San Francisco next week to promote his much-anticipated new novel, Here I Am. His first book in eleven years, Here I Am is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. At stake is the very meaning of home – and the fundamental question of how much life one can bear. He will be in conversation with Molly Antopol, author of The UnAmericans.

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 28, 12pm

WHERE: 3200 California St. (Presidio Heights),

Kombucha Workshop at gather

WHAT: Elizabeth Vecchiarelli, owner of PRESERVED, will teach participants how to make their own refreshing probiotic beverages at home in this hands on class. Learn the history, nutritive value and the techniques of continuous brewing, flavoring and carbonating kombucha. Each student will receive an in-depth recipe guide and a bottle of flavored kombucha to ferment at home! The two hour class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night.

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7pm

WHEN: $45, 541 Octavia St. (Hayes Valley),

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