[Oakland] Folks, don’t miss Driveway Follies
, the annual free Halloween marionette event that takes place, yup, in a driveway. You have three evenings to catch this absolutely magical show: 10/29 and 10/30 are preview nights, and Halloween night is the real deal. Shown continuously from 7 PM to 10 PM each night. Head to 3854 Greenwood Avenue
(Trestle Glen) in Oakland. It’s for all ages!
See what RED pal Oriana Leckert has picked as the must-go-to events in the Big Apple!
[Until 2/9] The Art of Rube Goldberg at Queens Museum
[5/2 to 11/1/2020] Yayoi Kusama will exhibit a “multisensory presentation” at the New York Botanical Garden in the new year!
[Until 11/10] Nemo Gould solo show: Retro-Speculative (“deep dive into the remnants of the machine age”) at 494 9th Street, Opening night 10/19 from 6 PM to 9 PM. Plus, check out his four Threadless designs.
[10/27] East Bay Mini Maker Faire at Park Day School, 10 AM to 5 PM, Tickets
[Now until 2/16] No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man at OMCA, Tickets
**Full listings of all the exhibit’s events here.
[11/8] Friday Nights at OMCA: Burning Man Block Party, 5 PM to 10 PM
[11/2] Big Garage Sale of antiques, collectibles, fine art, fine junk, bad art, bad junk, industrial art supplies, nautical, naughty, and more at 5th Avenue Marina (artist occupied), 10 AM until done
[11/9] Artist Talk: The Art of Burning Man, a panel with Karen Cusolito, Christopher Schardt, and Crimson Rose at The Crucible, 7 PM to 9 PM, $20 general admission
[5/16-5/17] The creators of the popular Exploding Kittens card game series are hosting Burning Cat, a new two-day game convention that ends in the burning of a giant effigy. Huh… that last part seems oddly familiar! Tickets are $80 for a two-day pass, or $45 for a daily one.
San Francisco, CA
[10/25] Cult of Amduscias Halloween parade at Precita Park, 7:30 to 10:30 PM Thanks, Mark!
[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 and spooky San Francisco history. Do recommend!
[11/1 & 11/2] IncivilitySF returns for its third election cycle, with an all-star lineup of activist artists working with themes of social justice, community-empowerment, and political awakening in Join the Resistance! This year they’re riffing on the theme of resistance, with Fenner, Praba Pilar, L.M. Bogad, and Andréa Spearman of A. Spearman & Co., plus Sabrina Wenske of Naked Empire Bouffon Company as MC. Two nights only at EXIT Stage Left, 8 to 10 p.m.
[12/31] We knew it was coming but no one could really be prepared for Beach Blanket Babylon closing. New Year’s Eve is the last night you’ll be able to see this San Francisco institution, the world’s longest running musical revue.
Various U.S. cities, and sometimes Canada
Atlas Obscura has an ongoing calendar of unique experiences.
Know about a cool, quirky, and/or indie event? Email me and I’ll share it with the class!