Ke$ha wants you to enjoy this month by attending the events below. She advises: don't stop, make October hot, and don't forget to set your clock one hour ahead in a few weeks.

Gear up for Halloween with Zombie Town, a play worth the ticket price at Stage Werx on Thurs, Fri, and Saturdays 8pm $24. Best line: "Sleep diggin'"

Litquake shakes the city til October 9th. Get learn'd.

Central Market Arts programs all month. Dance, design, danger.

Mon, Oct 25:
  • Shanti Breast Benefit party and workshop 6-9pm Femina Potens 2199 Market/Sanchez $12-20. Dedicated to the sexy recoveryof Tiffany Majors
  • Cat's Pajamas presents a conspiracy show with Conspiracy of Venus and lots of other great acts 8-11.30pm Makeout Room 3225 22nd/Mission $5
Tues, Oct 26:
  • The Velvet Underground & Nico reinterpreted by SF's musicians 6.30pm and 9.30pm Coda 1710 Mission/14th $15-20. Whoa
Wed, Oct 27:
  • SeaweedSway presents Foxtails Brigade + Poor Bailey + Il Gato 8.30pm show Cafe du Nord Market/Sanchez $10/$12
Thurs, Oct 28:
  • Mission Treat presented by Bold Italic and lots of cool spots in the Mission who will be handing out lots of booze and food 7-9pm 24th/Shotwell-Bryant
Fri, Oct 29:
  • Halloween Beer Hootenanny 4-9pm Speakeasy Brewery 1195 Evans. Music by Brothers Komatose, vanilla and punkin beers!!!!
  • Muni Diaries Live 7.30m Makeout Room 3225 22nd/Mission $5. Lots of good local celebrities, comedians, and commemoration!
  • Rebecca Cross + New Cadence + Beehavers 8pm doors Viracocha 998 Valencia/21st $donation
Sat, Oct 30:
  • Rally to Restore Sanity/Rally to Restore Fear 9am Civic Center. Left-west-best coast edition of Stewart/Colbert's DC marches. Free breakfast and indoor viewing 8am-1pm EZ5 684 Commercial/Kearny
  • All My Friends Are Dead book signing 12pm Dog Eared Books 900 Valencia/20th
  • Journey to the End of the Night 7pm Justin Herman Plaza $donation. Street chase-puzzle-costume game with hundreds of folks. Get there early
Sun, Oct 31:
  • Klezmer Brunch 12-2pm Porto Franco Records 953 Valencia/20th. Sliding scale for food + music
  • SF Civic Symphony concert 1-3pm Sir Francis Drake Hotel 450 Powell/Post. Free and classy
  • The Metamorphosis of Karaghiozis 7-8pm Hallidie Plaza 5th/Market. Free Greek puppet theatre with live music and italics
  • Johnny FunCheap reigns again and reins in all the funfree Halloween events! And to get home after them, Luxor Cabs has free rides starting 10pm. Tell them Berg Injury Lawyers are picking up the tab 415 282 4141
  • Emperor Norton's Jazz Band does grunge-dixie covers 8.30pm Revolution Cafe 22nd/Bartlett. Your Sunday night plans are set
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  • MEH: CANCELLED! Belle and Sebastian play 12pm Amoeba BERKELEY free. In case the weather or your bank account kept you from Treasure Island
  • 826 Valencia's 5-minute volunteer readings 7pm Amnesia 853 Valencia/20th. There will be more than one
Tues, Oct 19:
  • Brower Youth Awards: honoring amazing environmental leaders 7.30-9pm Herbst Theatre Van Ness/McAllister free. Or ball and attend $100 VIP fundraiser 5.30pm
Wed, Oct 20: Thurs, Oct 21:
  • Open Show: community photo and food potluck 7-9pm Academy of Art 491 Post
  • Foreign Cinema's Laszlo 10 year anniversary party 8pm-late 2526 Mission/21st. DJ, free drinks 8-9pm, free appetizers, and trendy folks
Fri, Oct 22:
  • SeaweedSway and Chasing The Moon present Thao & Mirah's podcast premiere, plus live performances by Dina Maccabee, Mike Sempert of Birds & Batteries, and Travis Vick 8pm Viracocha 998 Valencia/21st $donation
Sat, Oct 23:
  • Heart of Haiti launch party 1pm Macy's O'Farrell/Powell. Haitian music, artisans, and refreshments
  • EventBrite throws a fundraiser for Spark women social justice programs 9pm-late PublicWorks 161 Erie/Mission/13th-14th $15. Open bar, DJ, silkscreening...
Sun, Oct 24:
  • Sunday Streets: Civic Center and Tenderloin takeover 10am-3pm. Enjoy car-less streets!

Tues, Oct 12 and Wed, Oct 13:
  • Business Ethics Network conference in Berkeley $45 for great speakers, discussions, awards ceremony, hobnobbing, etc.
Wed, Oct 13:
  • CA Nights: vintage edition 5-8pm CA Historical Society 678 Mission/3rd. Enjoy wine, snacks, and swing music
  • Type frantically as Free Night of Theatre tix are released 6pm!
  • Awesome author Mac MeClelland reads and discusses her book For Us Surrender is Out of the Question 7pm Get Lost Books 1825 Market/Gough
Thurs, Oct 14:
  • Wrath of Katrina: When the Levees Break I & II screens noon Main Library Grove/Larkin
  • Dave Eggers in conversation with Beth Lisick, discussing Zeitoun 6-7.30pm Main Library Grove/Larkin. Two super great authors on a fascinating subject...get there early
  • Dia de los Muertos alter building meetup 7pm Garfield Park 26th/Treat
  • Readings from Punk Rock Saved My Ass, plus other authors 8pm Dog Eared Books 900 Valencia/20th
Fri, Oct 15:
  • Bike The Vote coffee and snack pitstop 8-10am Market/6th. SFBC will tell you about bike friendly candidates
  • YBike fundraiser 6-10pm David Baker + Partners office 461 Second/Bryant $donation for music and fun
  • Splurge for Girls + Holy Shit + The She's 9pm Fillmore $22.50. Get around the $10 bullshit ticket charge if you can
Sat, Oct 16 and Sun, Oct 17: Sat, Oct 16:
  • Yerba Buena Neighborhood Fair, Trolley Dances, Potrero Hill Fest, Taste of Fillmore, Open Studios - SoMa....
  • Bakesale fundraiser 11am-3pm and Food Cart party fundraiser 6-10pm La Victoria Bakery 24th/Alabama! Eat and eat and eat for a good cause
  • Community Grows fundraiser 1-4pm Koshland Gardens Page/Buchanan $20 donation, no one turned away. Live music and food along with support to green programming for youth!
  • Arepa cooking demo and sampling 2pm Macy's O'Farrell/Powell. Yummy Venezuelan food from Pica Pica
  • Tastes and recipes from The Wild Kitchen: foraged foods 3-4pm Omnivore Books 3885a Cesar Chavez/Church
  • Splurge for Morning Benders + Twin Sisters + Cults 9pm Fillmore $20. Get around the $10 bullshit ticket charge if you can
Sun, Oct 17:
  • Fiesta on the Hill - Bernal, Trolley Dances, Capsule - Hayes Valley, Open Studios - SoMa
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm. Dig it
  • Pie contest!!!!! 2pm Mission Pie 25th/Mission
  • SeaweedSway Showcase: Odawas + Ayla Nereo + Sleepy Todd 8pm show Makeout Room 3225 22nd/Mission $7. Plus, host Jeremy Dalmas and friends will be performing a radio noir show
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  • Hella museums be free today
  • SF Green Drinks 5.30-9.30pm 111 Minna/2nd. Network with other greenies, learn about sustainable food systems from some pro's, and get there early for a free drink!
  • New Orleans and the Rise of Jazz 6-8pm Main Library Larkin/Grove
  • Feast of Words literary potluck 7-9pm SomArts 934 Brannon/8th $donation, free with potluck dish. Three sentence throwdown, open mic, guest authors....
  • McSweeney's Fall Harvest: lots of authors and shenanigans 7pm JCC 3200 California/Presidio free
Wed, Oct 6:
  • Lessons in Adventureneering 8pm Dog Eared Books 900 Valencia/20th free. Psychic Pictionary, music, readings, etc
  • The Rumble presents Sunsets, Dana Falconberry, and White White Lights 8pm Cafe du Nord Market/Sanchez free w/RSVP
Thurs, Oct 7:
  • Art crawl downtown. See FecalFace link at right for details
  • Grand opening party 6-9pm SandBox Suites 567 Sutter/Powell. Wine, great bites, music, raffle, cool shared office hub
  • Etsy Craft Bar 6-9pm Museum of Craft & Folk 51 Yerba Buena/Mission/3rd $5/free for students. Make plushies, drink beer, eat snacks, stitch something, have fun
  • Hibiscus and Szechuan Peppercorn beer tasting 7pm Pac Brew Labs 214 Clara/5th/Folsom-Harrison. Homemade suds. Bring a few donkers to donate
  • "Ritual/Habitual" opening reception 7-9pm Creativity Explored 3245 16th/Guerrero. Always awesome folks, art, and treats
Fri, Oct 8 - Sat, Oct 9 - Sun, Oct 10: Fri, Oct 8:
  • Bike The Vote coffee and snack pitstop 8-10am Market/Guerrero. SFBC will tell you about bike friendly candidates
  • 2 Blocks of Art 4-8pm 6th/Market-Howard. Oh, 6th Street.....
  • Art opening party 6.30-9.30pm Secession Art & Design 3361 Mission/30th. Wine, DJ, Sataysfied vending outside, snacks inside, pretty people and things. Bring a jar for wine
Sat, Oct 9 and Sun, Oct 10:
  • Art Publishing Now clustersummit 11am-6pm Southern Exposure 3030 20th/Alabama. Cool gathering of cool folks and cool art. Free. Afterparty on Saturday 6pm
Sat, Oct 9:
  • Teachers 4 Social Justice conference 8.30am-5pm Mission HS 18th/Dolores. Please register. Freeeeee and Grrrreeeeeeaaaat
  • All Roads Film Fest 11am-5pm Main Library Larkin/Grove. Hella awesome National Geographic flicks about cool stuff
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm. Dig it
  • El Rio's 32nd birthday party 3pm-close Mission/Valencia. Bands, BBQ, cheap-o drinks!
  • Slideluck Potshow 5.30-9pm 111 Minna/2nd $5 register early. Fabulous community art event that is usually a highlight of the year
  • Litquake LitCrawl!!! 6-9pm up and down Valencia. Words and crowds
Sun, Oct 10: Mon, Oct 11:
  • Iron Man 2 screens 8pm Independent Divis/Hayes. Free w/ "2 drink min" 21+
Tues, Oct 12 and Wed, Oct 13:
  • Business Ethics Network conference in Berkeley $45 for great speakers, discussions, awards ceremony, hobnobbing, etc.
Sat, Oct 16 and Sun, Oct 17:
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