|Oakland, California to Ashland, Oregon
[Weekend of 10/26] Caravan Rally: Here Be Dragons is “an intense endurance challenge which promises participants an opportunity to see a world which is typically closed off to everyone but the bravest of Explorers.”
[10/27] Typewriter event (exhibit of over 50 vintage typewriters, interview with The Typewriter Revolution at 6 PM, and at 7 PM California Typewriter will show) at Auburn State Theater, Tickets are $25Baltimore, MD
[Until 1/6] John Waters: Indecent Exposure at Baltimore Museum of Art
[10/19-10/28] Enchanted Pumpkin Garden, all created by legendary pumpkin carver Ray Villafane and his team, FREE admission and parking
Los Angeles, CA
[Taking reservations until 1/12] The Museum of Selfies (Tommy Honton worked on this!) is open again. 6757 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood
[10/20-10/21] 49 Boxes at Two Bit Circus, 7 PM each night
Podcast: No Proscenium interviews 49 Boxes’ creator Michael Borys
[10/31] Cinespia is hosting a Willy Wonka costume ball, starts at 7 PM, Tickets
New York City
Yay: Oriana Leckert has picked out some events for you
[THIS WEEKEND 10/18-10/20] Autumn Lights Festival at the Gardens at Lake Merritt, three nights, 6 PM to 11 PM nightly, Tickets
[SATURDAY 10/20 opening reception] Hi-Fructose presents: The Art of the Mushroom at the Compound Gallery, 7 PM to 10 PM, show runs until 12/9
[SUNDAY 10/21] East Bay Mini Maker Faire
[10/26] Extra Action 20th Anniversary Halloween Ball at The New Parish, 9 PM, Tickets
[10/28] See Disney’s 1940 Pinocchio at the Grand Lake Theater, a fundraiser for the “Mid-century Monster,” 10 AM
[10/29, 30, 31] Driveway Follies, marionette puppetry at the yard of 3854 Greenwood Ave with a secret guest artist group on Halloween night (first two nights are previews), Free
San Francisco, CA
[Now through Halloween] San Francisco Ghost Hunt Walking Tour: Have you gone? Isn’t it interesting?
[TONIGHT 10/17] Nerd Nite SF #101: Spines, Sex Addiction, & Pain at Rickshaw Stop, 7 PM, Tickets are $8
[TOMORROW 10/18] Monkee Memoir: Michael Nesmith with Beth Lisick at Cafe du Nord, 8 PM to 9:30 PM
[TOMORROW 10/18] Spookfest, 13 spooky indie films at the Roxie, two showings at 7 PM and 9:15 PM, Tickets
[SUNDAY 10/20] Burning Man SF Decompression 2018: Black Top City! at Potrero Power Station 420 23rd Street, 2 PM on, Tickets
[10/27] Puppet Death Match at Raining Chainsaws, 1789 Egbert Ave, Floor 2, at 8 PM to 11:59 PM, RSVP
[10/30] How Everything Started in San Francisco (While We All Thought We Were Just Fooling Around) by John Law at Congregation Sherith Israel, 7 PM to 9 PM, $10
[HALLOWEEN 10/31] Mac Sabbath at GAMH, 8 PM
[11/29] A John Waters Christmas at GAMH, 8 PM (other cities too!)
San Jose, CA
[Dates until 10/31] Mr. Nobody’s Mystic Midway (this is Scott Levkoff’s production!) at Winchester Mystery House, candlelight tour tickets now available.
[10/28 -3/17] Bruce Munro at Montalvo: Stories in Light, Tickets Thanks, Tracy!
[10/17] Former RED A-I-R Rona Green’s new exhibition, In Fine Fettle, opens tonight at Solander Gallery, 5:30 PM to 7 PM, shows until November 24
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