Weekend Guide: Silent Films, Spooky Carnival Parties, & More


Halloween is about to jump out from behind the corner; are you prepared?


Bad Dads V Opening Night: An Art Show Tribute to the Films of Wes Anderson

What: Spoke Art hosts their fifth annual group art show and Halloween costume party, with orginal work from over 80 artists. Tributes to Wes Anderson's films range from paintings to sculptures to limited edition screen prints to installation based works, bringing films such as Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and The Royal Tenenbaums to life through different mediums.
Why: Because, Wes Anderson. 
When: Friday, October 31: 6pm-10pm; Saturday, November 1: 6pm-10pm
Where: Spoke Art Gallery, 816 Sutter St., San Francisco 


Meet the Maker Series: This is Oakland

What: Nathan & Co is home to a wide variety of unique and quality products that embrace the Bay Area's quirky, aesthetic vibe. In this edition of the Meet the Makers Series, Nathan hosts Melissa Davis & Kristen Loken of This is Oakland, a guide to the most interesting places in the city. While you're perusing around the array of knick-nakcs, buy a copy of the book and receive 20% off your entire purchase 
Why: Because in the spirit of the hollidays, there will be a raffle to win a great local-maker based goody bag.
When: Saturday, November 1: 2 – 7:30pm 
Where: Nathan & Co, 4025 Piedmont Ave., Oakland 


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Silent Film Feat. Live Organ Accompaniment

What: This classic black and white silent horror film is recreated, with all its original glory intact, and a live, improvised organ accompaniment to add extra dramatic tension. Originally adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson’s eerie tale, and starring John Barrymore in the legendary lead roles, the film evokes old school horror with modern quality.

Why: Nothing goes better with silent films than a live organ score!
When: Friday October 31: 8pm, $20-65. Get tickets here
Where: Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco 


CLIFT’s Annual Halloween party

What: The Redwood Room comes to life—and a travelling circus adds to the fright factor—turning the classy venue into a CarnEvil. San Francisco-based house DJs and artists Miguel Migs and Chris Clouse turn up the volume for a night full of dancing complete with a cash bar. Costumes are highly encouraged.

Why: There's music, costumes, and booze, not to mention spooky circus freaks. What more could you ask for?
When: Thursday, October 30: 8 pm, $25.
Where: Redwood Room at CLIFT, 495 Geary St., San Francisco 


Bloom That: Halloween Treats Edition

What: Want to pass out treats this halloween, but don't want to sit around waiting for strangers to come knocking? There's an app for that! Flower delivery app, Bloom That, offers seasonal halloween-themed goodies, so you can virtually pass out treats to friends, family, loved ones, or even yourself. Choose between bundles that include macaroons, pop corn, and even mini pumpkins, then sit back and let the app deliver your selection in under 90 minutes.

Why: Because the only thing more meaningful than sending someone flowers, is sending someone artfully curated halloween snacks.

When: All day Thursday, October 31 and Friday, October 31. 
Where: Across the Bay Area.

What: For the first time local Italian eateries Quince and Cotogna will be enlisting the help of the public for its second annual staff pumpkin carving contest! All carved pumpkins will line the sidewalk in front of Cotogna, it's your job to vote for your favorite artistic gourd and the winner will be announced the next day. 
Why: Get inspiration for next year's decorative gourd season. 
When: Friday, October 31: Beginning at 4pm 
Where: Cotogna: 490 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco 

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