32 Fun Things to Do This Week (10.30.23)
Get a head start on your holiday shopping when Renegade Craft returns to SF this weekend. (Courtesy Renegade Craft)

32 Fun Things to Do This Week (10.30.23)


Get up off of that thang—there's so much to do this week.

Keep your eyes peeled for celeb sightings with Doja Cat, Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan, Chelsea Handler, and Raye in town for shows.

Plus, immersive Halloween yoga, pilates with kittens, Erin Hupp’s new ceramics collection, the SF International Tea Festival, El Rio's 45th birthday bash, Renegade Craft, and so much more.

As always, have a good one.

Let the dogs out of the house for some Howloweenfun at Wag Hotels San Francisco. Mix and mingle with other pups and their humans, trick for treats, get your pics taken with Cruella de Vil, strut your stuff in a costume contest with prizes, take home go goodie bags, and more; Monday, 6:30pm to 8pm. // Wag Hotels San Francisco, 25 14th St. (Misson); tickets at eventbrite.com

Toast to local cocktail culture on the Old Potrero Rye Trail, featuring signature Old Potrero whiskey drinks at nearly 30 destinations from SF and Oakland to Sacramento. // For more info and participating venues, visit ryetrail.oldpotrero.com.

Thank you to our partners at Old Potrero.

Sip on somethin’ spooky at the once-a-year MardriGhoul pop-up. Through Halloween night only, The Madrigal will transform into an ethereal realm with fog machines, creepy vines, and tasty themed cocktails; Tuesday, 5pm to midnight. // The Madrigal, 100 Van Ness Ave. (Civic Center); reservations recommended via themadrigalsf.com

Test your costume's durability with immersive Halloween yoga followed by a Thriller dance lesson, games, and empanadas; Tuesday, 7pm to 10pm. // Temple Nightclub, 540 Howard St. (SoMa); tickets at eventbrite.com

For those who trade candy for cocktails, check out the classic Halloween pub crawl on Polk Street; Tuesday, 6pm to 11pm. // Mayes Oyster House, 1233 Polk St. (Russian Hill); tickets at crawlsf.com

Get your steps in while discovering San Francisco’s most haunted spots on a guided, lantern-lit ghost hunt; Tuesday at 8pm. // Pacific Heights; tickets at sfghosthunt.com

Paint the town red with Doja Cat on her Scarlet Tour. The quirky megastar is sure to pull out all the stops for her Halloween evening show; Tuesday at 7:30pm. // Chase Center, 1 Warriors Way (Mission Bay); tickets at ticketmaster.com

Join Osito and sister bar Liliana for a family-friendly fête complete with finger foods and a welcome drink for adults, as well as spooky beats by Discodelic DJs, games, and a raffle. Creepy cocktails and additional beverages from the Wine Cave will be available for purchase. Costumes encouraged; Tuesday, 6:30pm to 10pm. // Osito, 2875 18th St. (Mission); tickets at exploretock.com

You’ll be in for multiple treats at A Club Called Rhonda’s Halloween rager, featuring a headlining set from UK electronic producer Planningtorock and a performance by San Francisco drag legend Juanita More; Tuesday, 9:30pm to 3am. // The Great Northern, 119 Utah St. (Mission); tickets at eventbrite.com

Toast to the cycle of life at a festive Dia de Los Muertos celebration in partnership with Siete Misterios. They’ll be serving up signature cocktails made with Siete Misterios Doba-Yej, pouring mezcal tastings, and hosting a live band on Terrene's covered and heated patio; Wednesday, 5pm to 9pm. // Terrene, 1 Hotel San Francisco, 8 Mission St. (Embarcadero); reservations at 1hotels.com

It’s a battle of Northern California’s best when the Warriors take on the Sacramento Kings; Wednesday at 7pm. // Chase Center, 1 Warriors Way (Mission Bay); tickets at ticketmaster.com

Set your sights on Bay Area artist Jenny Wantuch’s plein air-style paintings at the opening reception for Harmony in Hues: Exploring Landscapes Through Perception, Imagination and Memory; 3pm to 6pm Wednesday (on view through Dec. 15). // Cañada College Art Gallery, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd. (Redwood City); details at canadacollege.edu

Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Gaffigan will bring two nights of much-needed comic relief to San Francisco; Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm. // Chase Center, 1 Warriors Way (Mission Bay); tickets at ticketmaster.com

Join International Smoke for a lively celebration of Día De Los Muertos. Enjoy agave vendors, a delicious pastor trompe taco bar, and the vibrant tunes of an authentic mariachi band; 5-10pm Thursday. // International Smoke, 301 Mission St. (SoMa); make reservations at sevenrooms.com.

Thank you to our partners at International Smoke.

A traditional Aztec blessing will kick off a special Día de los Muertos edition of Nightlife at Cal Academy. Living skeletons dressed in the style of Mexican catrines will roam the academy’s halls, while Mariachi San Francisco keeps the evening moving with live music and ballet folklorico performances throughout; Thursday, 5:45pm to 10pm. // California Academy of Sciences (Golden Gate Park); tickets at calacademy.org

Hear only-in-SF tales at the 15th Anniversary of Muni Diaries Live. The blog-turned-podcast-turned-live-event shares bizarre and heartwarming transit stories and encounters between strangers; Thursday at 7pm. // Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St. (Hayes Valley); tickets at eventbrite.com

Be the first to see ceramicist Erin Hupp’s new collection of hand-thrown ceramic lamps, mirrors, and more at her pop-up gallery preview. The exhibition, titled "Coming Home," is a joint show with painter Jaime Lovejoy; 11am to 6pm Fridays to Sundays, through November 26. // 2162 Union St. Cow Hollow); details at erinhuppceramics.com

Get a taste of Flores at their new East Bay outpost, Flores Taqueria—perfect for post-shopping or movie cravings; opens Friday. // Flores, Bay Street (Emeryville); details at floressf.com

Add a little more oui to your week with San Francisco French Cinema Days. This three-day celebration of French cinema promises to transport you to the heart of France with a stacked lineup of films and premieres; Friday through Sunday. // Various venues; tickets at eventbrite.com

Head up the coast for Mendocino Fall Fest—an all-inclusive weekend of live music, food, crafts, and more. In partnership with Hipcamp, Mendocino Grove—the chic glamping destination—will host local live musicians all weekend, craft classes like macrame and candle making, and belly-warming meals like ramen bowls, Tex Mex platters, and more; Friday to Sunday. // Mendocino Grove, 9601 California 1 (Mendocino); details at mendocinogrove.com

Up-and-comer turned global superstar Raye brings her My 21st Century Blues World Tour to the Fox Theater for what’s sure to be a night of powerhouse vocals and performance; Friday at 8pm. // Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave. (Oakland); tickets at ticketmaster.com

Streeeeeeetccccch your way into November at Cats on Mats Purrlates. Yep, this pilates class comes with super adorable and very adoptable cats that will climb, crawl, and purr their way into your heart; Friday at 7pm. // KitTea Cat Lounge, 1266 Valencia St. (Mission); tickets at kitteasf.com

Save room for the fall edition of SF Restaurant Week, featuring buzz-worthy and established restaurants—from 3rd Cousin to Yokai—serving special prix-fixe meals ranging in price from $10 to $90; Friday through November 16. // View participating restaurants at sfrestaurantweek.com.

DJ and Producer John Summit is taking over The Midway for a day time block party and late night after party. Come early, come late, or rage all day; Saturday, 2pm ‘til late. // The Midway, 900 Marin St. (Bayview); tickets at tixr.com

Warm up with unlimited tea tastings at the SF International Tea Festival. Discover your next favorite blend and learn from experts in the tea community; Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 5pm. // Ferry Building Marketplace (Embarcadero); tickets at eventbrite.com

Throw on your blue tones to celebrate 45 years of El Rio with a Sapphire Soirée. The longstanding dive and haven for misfits is pulling out all the stops for the occasion including an open bar (3pm to 5pm) and live performances and DJ sets all day long; Saturday, 3pm ‘til late. // El Rio, 3158 Mission St. (Mission); details on instagram.com

The biggest South Asian comedy fest returns for its ninth year. You have two chances to check out Desi Comedy Fest; Saturday, 7pm to 9pm at the Santa Clara Convention Center (Santa Clara) and Sunday at 7pm at Cobbs Comedy Club (North Beach)

See why MoToR/dance’s first evening-length production, ”Water in the Kettle,” sold out when it premiered in early 2023. Artistic director Evie Ladin’s body music choreography illuminates the maddeningly recurrent struggles of modern women with intention, humor, and connective rhythm; shows at 5pm and 8pm Saturday. // Manny’s, 3092 16th St. (Mission); tickets at eventbrite.com

Thank you to our partners at MoToR/dance.

Shop from more than 200 local and national artists under one roof at Renegade Craft. Plus, eat from local food trucks, sip on seasonal drinks, and more; Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 5pm. // Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Blvd. (Marina); details on renegadecraft.com

You’ll be greeted by traditional music, dedicated altars, and arts and crafts opportunities before sitting down for an exciting Día de Los Muertos concert with conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya, vocalist Edna Vázquez, and dancing by Casa Círculo Cultural; Saturday at 2pm. // Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave. (Civic Center); tickets at sfsymphony.org

Comedian, television host, bestselling author, and dream dinner party guest Chelsea Handler is bringing her Little Big Bitch Tour to SF; Sunday at 7pm. // Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St. (Civic Center); tickets at broadwaysf.com

Join the Golden Gate Restaurant Association for Eat Drink SF’s annual cocktail party at Curio. Of course there will be plenty of bites, adult beverages, and terrific company; 5-8pm, Wednesday Nov. 8. // Curio Bar & Restaurant, 775 Valencia St. (Mission); all-inclusive tickets ($65) are available at opentable.com.

Thank you to our partners at GGRA.

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