|[SAN FRANCISCO :: 9/5-9/14] The
28th annual San Francisco Fringe Festival
is full of surprises! It all happens at the EXIT Theatre.
[8/18] Bell Plastics Annual Public Open House, 10 AM to 5 PM, Free, All ages
New York City
See what RED pal Oriana Leckert has picked as the must-go-to events in the Big Apple!
[All summer] Oakland Heritage Alliance has some swell walking tours lined up, $15 each/non-members
[THIS FRIDAY 8/16] It’s rare, but Children’s Fairyland sometimes opens its fairy gates to adults who want to attend without kids. Your next opportunity is August 16 from 7 PM to 10 PM for #Fairyland4Grownups. Tickets are SOLD OUT.
[8/24] SIGNMAN: John Law, a retrospective of John Law’s work at Pro Arts Gallery, Closing reception, 8 PM to 10 PM
[9/27] Drawn Together, an after-hours live-art event for grownups at Children’s Fairyland, 6 PM to 9 PM (tickets not yet available)
[10/12-2/16] The Smithsonian’s No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man exhibit is coming to Oakland Museum of California. Volunteer opportunities are available.
[10/17-10/19] Autumn Lights Festival at Lake Merritt Gardens
[11/8] No Spectators opening party at the Oakland Museum, 5 PM to 9 PM
[8/24] Star Wars Minute and the Movie by Minutes podcasting community are gathering for a day of live podcasting, games, and socializing at The Clinton Street Theater, 12 PM to 6 PM, Tickets
[Until 10/30] Portland’s “Duchess of Felt” LeBrie Rich has a new show called Sugar Spin at COLAB Architecture + Urban Design. It features 15 of her new (needle-felted and stitched) candy package sculptures (the Whitman’s Sampler looks good enough to eat!).
San Francisco, CA
[Until 10/31] Christian Cagigal’s legendary San Francisco Ghost Hunt is back. I went on this walking tour last year and learned all kinds of weird San Francisco history. Do recommend!
[8/15] Speechless Live: The Speechless Experiment at Public Works SF, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM, Tickets
[8/17] Stochastic Labs presents Reclaiming the Future, 12 PM to 6 PM at Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, Tickets $20
[Dates between now and 9/21] Artist Kasey Smith keeps a map of all the ghost signs in San Francisco. You know, the old handprinted advertising signs on the side of buildings that were just never painted over. And now she’s hosting Tenderloin Ghost Sign Walking Tours until September 21. Not to be missed! Tickets are $15.
[9/17] The EPS (“Erstwhile Philatelic Society”) will be giving a talk at the Adventure Design Group, 7 PM to 9 PM, Free
San Jose, CA
[Now] “Surreal Sublime” at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
Walnut Creek, CA
[Until 9/15] Blow Up II: Inflatable Contemporary Art at Bedford Gallery
USA and Canada
[various dates] Immersive listings
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