Spend your fall weekend ice skating in Union Square or taking in some art and culture at the many performances going on around the Bay Area. We’ve got the scoop on all the happenings for this weekend below!
photo: Katrina Emery
Flashback Fridays on Ice
Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines celebrates more than a decade of outdoor ice skating by throwing it back to the musical hits of everyone’s favorite decade—the ‘80s—at “Flashback Fridays.” These special sessions feature hits by Duran Duran, Pat Benatar, Madonna, Lionel Richie and more. Skaters are encouraged to don their favorite legwarmers and unitard and come party at this totally tubular event. Fri. Event details.
Inner Sunset Sunday’s Flea Market
Come groove, dance and play on a closed-to-traffic Irving Street between 9th-10th Avenues for the Inner Sunset Sunday’s Flea Market featuring fun flea market finds, locally-made crafts, yummy food, live entertainment, oodles of children’s activities (including bubbles, stomp rockets, hula hoops, jump ropes, art and games), local causes, unique local businesses to explore in the surrounding streets and a whole lotta community love. Sun. Event details.
Mister G Bilingual Music Performance
Lauded as one of the “best live acts” for kids and families, Mister G’s joyful and energetic concerts are a bilingual fiesta for the whole family, with children and parents singing and clapping along from the first infectiously catchy song. Sun. Event details.
Non-Stop Bhangra Diwali Festival
Here’s your chance to experience the colors, sounds, rhythms and flavors of India right here in the Bay Area. Rhythmix invites you to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, one of the most widely celebrated Indian holidays around the globe. Go on a colorful journey with Non-Stop Bhangra Collective and experience a one-of-a-kind colorful evening featuring a dance lesson, beautiful dance performances, live drums, open floor music, henna, Indian food and more. Sat. Event details.
Family Sundays at the Cantor Art Gallery
Come for this family-focused day of art talks, hands-on art making and gallery adventures for visitors of all ages at the Cantor and the Anderson Collection. Families can tailor their museum experience based on their schedule and the activities that interest them the most. Talks start at 11:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day on the half hour through 3 p.m. Sun. Event details.
Bruce Munro at Montalvo: Stories in Light
The world premiere exhibition by internationally-acclaimed artist Bruce Munro illuminates Montalvo Arts Center, located on 175 acres in the Silicon Valley, Saratoga Hills. Montalvo will be illuminated by 10 of Munro’s light-based works installed throughout the center’s lawns, gardens, terraces and historic structures in his first public West Coast exhibition. Sun. Event details.
San Mateo Harvest Festival
Enjoy handmade and embellished gifts, specialty foods, daily prize giveaways and a hands-on KidZone. The Harvest Festival also offers daily entertainment, including live music from the Zydeco Flames Band, comedian John Park and strolling performances from Mama Claus, Eddie the Elf and Santa on Stilts. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
ANNIE: The Musical
Pied Piper Players, San Mateo’s award-winning theater group, is proud to present one of the most-loved musicals of all time, ANNIE. The cast contains over 75 performers from the Bay Area as well as three dogs, who were cast at dog auditions at the Peninsula Humane Society. Fri.-Sun. Event details.