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Getting Ready for Halloween, SF Open Studios, and Other Fun Happenings Around Town!

A week of fun awaits, whether you’re checking out the new Academy of Art University Fashion Film series, looking for an outrageous Halloween outfit, or heading out to explore creative expression in the city at SF Open Studio. And don’t forget Pet Pride Day!


Sasha Maks Vintage Trunk Show
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: Free

Join Sasha Maksutenko at the new San Francisco boutique, Negarin London, for the Sasha Maks Vintage Jewelry Trunk Show. The trunk show will showcase custom vintage pieces from the 1920s to the 1980s. Pieces are bold, elegant and help to elevate any normal outfit to #ootd.


Fall Fashion Films
Cost: Free

The Academy of Art University School of Fashion, Department of Fashion Journalism and The Academy Library will present the first film in their new Fall Fashion Films program. Come comfy and see “The Eye Has To Travel,’’ about famed fashion editor Diana Vreeland. Popcorn will be served on a first come first serve basis.

Academy of Art University’s School of Acting Presents “Crimes of the Heart”
Time: 8:00pm
Cost: Free admission for Academy students, staff & Faculty. $15 for non-Academy persons.

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Image Source: Flixster

Get your fancy on and head down to the Sutter Street Theatre, 620 Sutter Street, for a night of Pulitzer Prize-Winning laughs in this tragicomedy “Crimes of the Heart.” Based in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, step into the adventure of three sisters as they face the “consequences of ‘crimes of the heart.'”


Art Night SF: Mid-Market Art, Live Music & Karaoke
Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: Free

#ArtNightSF happening Friday ??Halloween Edition??

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Expect local food trucks, Barbary Coast Cocktails and music as you enjoy this outdoor exhibition with works by both emerging and established San Francisco-based artists. Cruise through Union Plaza and view not only the art from museums and individuals, but also enjoy the natural beauty of the city as well.

Halloween Extravaganza
Time: Varied
Cost: Varied

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Image Source: Aykut Events

The anticipation is rising for a night of Halloween events. For an evening fright head to the Haunted Mansion tour at Mayhem Mansion or amp it up with the new drop ride and show, Escape Alcatraz. For a party filled evening, check out The Walking Dead of the Fisherman’s Wharf or the Halloween International Ball at W Hotel. If scary nor extravagant are for you, can still join in the spirit with this San Francisco Halloween Pub Crawl or SPiN’s Pong-O-Ween.


SF Open Studios
Time: 11:am – 6:00pm
Cost: Free

Spend the day meandering through San Francisco neighborhoods from Richmond to Upper Haight and Sunset to Excelsior popping in and out of studios to celebrate the 41st annual SF Open Studios. Find everything from printmaking to metal sculpture and everything in between. Network with local artists and maybe even find inspiration for another Halloween costume to wear to one of the many Halloween events (since you can’t wear the same one twice!)


Pet Pride Day
Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: Free

@andreaminarcek giving #skruffythedog, AKA the Venetian gondolier, some love at #petprideday!

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Get your pets in on the Halloween celebration at the 23rd annual Pet Pride Day hosted by San Francisco Animal Care & Control. Look forward to live bluegrass music, a costume and trick (probably for a treat) contest, Runway Show, and a Dating Game where adoptable animals are showcased! And if you happen to leave with 12 puppies in tow (think Megan from Bridesmaids) since the adoption fees are waived, we won’t judge.