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8 amazing things to do in San Francisco this weekend

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It's the last weekend in October. How are you getting your thrills? 

San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show

If you are still looking for the perfect piece to tie your haunt together, you’d be remiss to skip the San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show. In its 36th year, it’s the oldest continuously running show of its kind on the West Coast. Treasure hunters are a picky bunch, so with that pedigree, you can be sure to find something perfect for the mantelpiece.     

 

Photograph: Courtesy Oasis

 

 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Live!

The same crew that successfully transforms cheesy TV faves like Three’s Company and Sex and the City into camp-rich drag shows is taking your favorite supernatural 90s hit to the next level (no, not The X-Files). In Buffy the Vampire Slayer Live!, you can expect epic on-stage battles and Valley girl inspired quips delivered with royal attitude. There are but four more chances to catch the show everybody’s talking about, so get your tickets before the curtain closes on this parody masterpiece.  

Cat Videos Live!

The internet’s collective cat obsession is well-documented — this is one of several events beckoning cat video lovers to close their laptops and bond with fellow meow-ficionados. Hosted by celebrity ventriloquist Carla Rhodes, the two-plus hour program promises a good time for all, with never-before-seen cat content and live interstitials from the talented comedienne.    

GRAVEDIGGER! The Musical

This uniquely irreverent musical challenges its audience to sympathize with a most-unsympathetic sounding character: a gravedigger who falls in love with, you guessed it, a beautiful corpse. And, it’s a comedy! Darkly humorous with a compellingly-poppy musical score by Casey Robbins, it’s just the show to tickle your funny bones this week.   

Photograph: Courtesy Audrey Penven

 

Presidio Sessions presents Jill Tracy

Musician and storyteller Jill Tracy is known for creating an enthrallingly dark and moody performance atmosphere; what better time of year to get lost in her beautiful world of mystique? The Presidio Officers Club hosts this evening of spooky tunes as the seductive singer and pianist takes you on a journey to the dark side. You should emerge safely after the curtain closes, but you won’t be out of the woods yet (because it’s in the Presidio).  

Bey, Bae, Bay: Lemonade Viewing Party

Stop squeezing your Lemonade dance party into your tiny living room and gather with friends for this very public sing-and-dance-along to Beyonce’s already legendary visual album.  Honey Mahogany, of Ru Paul’s Drag Race fame, plays host to this ‘Beynifit’ for the Brava Theater — and there’s no need to run home after the screening as DJ Pluma Consentida will be spinning records into the night.    

Photograph: Courtesy Hex in the City

 

SINFUL: A Cabaret for the Damned

Spiral into this ‘cabaret for the damned’ as you follow the plight of perhaps not-so-innocent Risky Ginger as she is led into the underworld. The devil himself emcees performances representing all seven of those pesky deadly sins, with tassels a’twirling, feathers a’swirling and plenty of skin on display. Hex and the City is behind this non-traditional burlesque show with a dark twist, perfect for celebrating the season in sexy style. 

SF Stands with Puerto Rico Fundraiser

Looking for a better reason to party than some holiday invented by the candy companies? Well then, look no further than this tasty fundraiser, hosted by the U.S. Bartenders’ Guild for Unidos por Puerto Rico. One-hundred percent of proceeds go right to this worthy cause, and your ticket price gets access to unique food and drinks as well as a silent auction and raffle with enticing prizes on the block. They are also taking donations of clothing and supplies — all treats, no tricks. 

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