Are you planning to stay in all weekend and count what’s left of your Halloween candy stash? We’ll we’ve got something better in mind. Whether it’s the first spin around an ice rink, a free day in the North Bay’s best parks or any number of Day of the Dead festivities, we think the candy can wait. Find out what else is topping our to-do list this weekend.

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San Francisco

This Movie Night is Ruff
Love movies and animals? Then you won’t want to miss Animal Movie Nights. Come hang out with animals, watch movies and eat pizza, too! Snuggle up to a pup and make new friends, both furry and otherwise. Don’t forget your pajamas! Fri. Event details.

38Makers Holiday Fair at Pinterest
38Makers kicks off the season with an early gift fair specially curated by Pinterest for shoppers looking for artisan, locally-made gifts in a unique and festive setting. Imagine you discover a Pinterest board of hand-picked goods from makers in your city, and now imagine it brought to life! SFMade and Pinterest have combined their passions for bringing creative ideas to life for the fourth annual joint event inside Pinterest’s new headquarters. Jewelry, coffee, gourmet gifts, wine, home and garden items, holiday cards and decorations, stationery, bags, body products and holiday treats from Pinterest. Sat. Event details.

East Bay

Oakland’s Ballet Luna Mexicana is on Pointe
Celebrate the Day of the Dead with the Oakland Ballet when it presents Luna Mexicana. This family-friendly interpretation of the Mexican Day of the Dead including dancing, costumes, live music and holiday treats. Fri. Event details.

Leap, Spin, Twirl to the Little Ice Rink in Alameda
It’s opening weekend! So bundle up and get to Alameda South Shore Center for the return of The Little Ice Rink.  The 4,100-square-feet rink will run from Nov. 3 to Jan. 15. and can accommodate people of all skill levels. Fri-.Sun. Event details.

South Bay

Run Sweat Love this Weekend
Run Sweat Love is a Family Fun Run that benefits two kid’s running programs, Mini Mermaid Running Club and Young Tritons. The event is designed for the young participants to join up with the community, run together and maybe even sprint past the finish line together. The kid’s course is a 1K is a .6 mile course and the $15 registration includes a race shirt and the choice of a bib or medal. After the races, cool off and enjoy music, local vendors and more. Sun. Event details.

Make Sugar Skulls for Dia de los Muertos at NUMU
Check out what the makers are building and creating at the New Museum Los Gatos open studio. Open Studio offers visitors of all ages a hands-on opportunity to explore, discover and create. This weekend, gear up for Celebrate el Dia de los Muertos where you can decorate a traditional sugar skulls with royal icing, beads, and colored foil. Sat.-Sun. Event details. 


Soar to Neverland with Peter Pan
If some days you just don’t feel like being a grown-up then this is the play for you. Come to magical Neverland, the home of mischievous Peter Pan and his gang of lost boys. What will happen when the Darling children join the gang in a battle against Captain Hook and the Pirate Crew – with the help of Tiger Lily, Tinkerbell…and that ticking crocodile?Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Celebrate Day of the Dead in Redwood City
The San Mateo County History Museum will join with Circulo Cultural and the Friends of the Redwood City Public Library for a Mexican Day of the Dead celebration On Courthouse Square, just beneath the Museum, there will be music, traditional food and a processional (beginning at 7 p.m.). Within the Museum will be kid’s crafts and a Festival of Altars. The altars traditionally salute family members who have passed and include some simple and some elaborate creations. They are often full of objects giving life to dead adult relatives, including food and drink. Altars dedicated to dead children include toys, candies and other goodies. Sun. Event details.

North Bay

Park it for Free on Measure A Day
Marin County Parks including Blackpoint Boat Launch, McInnis Park, McNears Beach Park, Miller Boat Launch, Paradise Beach Park and Stafford Lake Park are free on the first Saturday of each year thanks to Measure A. These free days will give the whole family a chance to explore each of these beautiful parks all year long. The county named this program “Measure A Days” because the loss in fee revenues will be offset by the Measure A funds approved by voters in 2012. Sat. Event details.

Go Green with the Kids at the Green Gulch Farm
San Francisco Zen Center’s Green Gulch farm is a beautiful retreat from the hectic city life, and the first Sunday of most months there is a special talk and program just for kids. Crafts, seasonal projects on the farm and garden, yoga, and ritual. Please check in before the program at the table near the southwest side of the zendo. Sun. Event details. 

Has your Halloween sugar rush worn off yet? Tell us in the comments below!

–Chantal Lamers