Oct 02, 2016

Castro Street Fair

Founded by Harvey Milk in 1974, this community celebration features hundreds of local artists, craftspeople, organizations and food and drink vendors. Multiple stages host live entertainment and dancing. 11 am-6 pm. Market and Castro sts. castrostreetfair.org       

Sep 09 - Oct 30, 2016

BigPicture photography exhibit at California Academy of Sciences

This natural world photography exhibit features winning images from the academy’s BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition taken by top nature, wildlife and conservation photographers from around the world. 55 Music Concrouse Dr., 415.379.8000, calacademy.org

Oct 03-10, 2016

Fleet Week

Amphibious carriers, destroyers and cruisers fill the bay, servicemen and women pack the city’s streets and of course, the Blue Angels return with stunning aerial acrobatics. Check out the Humanitarian Village on the Marina Green for a series of displays and demonstrations surrounding disaster relief. fleetweeksf.org    

Oct 01-02, 2016

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

As the festival’s name suggests, HSB presents plenty of bluegrass along with folk bands, singer songwriters, blues, soul, country and more. This year brings Chris Isaak, Boz Scaggs, Mavis Staples, Cake and Cyndi Lauper. Pack a picnic and join the crowd for this San Francisco tradition. Free. Hellman Hollow, Marx and Lindley Meadows, Golden Gate Park, hardlystrictlybluegrass.com

Oct 01 - Dec 31, 2016

Cloud Forest Bloom at San Francisco Botanical Garden

Hundreds of rare and endangered plants native to the cloud forests of Mesoamerica are in full bloom starting this month. Thanks to the city’s foggy weather, this is one of the only outdoor botanical gardens in the world where the beauties of these high-elevation forests survive. 1199 9th Ave., 415.661.1316, sfbotanicalgarden.org  

Oct 06-16, 2016

Mill Valley Film Festival

With a reputation as a filmmaker’s festival, MVFF brings together over 200 filmmakers representing more than 50 countries. The festival is known for American independent and foreign films along with high-profile award contenders. This year brings a screening of “Loving,” the latest film from director Jeff Nichols (“Midnight Special,” “Take Shelter,” “Mud”), who will appear at the festival along with stars Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga.

Sep 03-24, 2016

Snow White

This gripping reimagining of Grimm’s “Snow White” is as juicy as a poisoned apple and as bloody and brutal as deer-kill. At once enticing and confronting, this retelling will upend fairy-tale expectations, disturbingly blurring the boundaries of good and evil, beauty and ugliness, truth and lies, trust and betrayal, killer and prey. Four musicians and four extraordinary singer/actors from styles spanning opera to rock join forces to create a musical and theatrical world that is sensual, immersive and evocative.

Sep 03-24, 2016

Brisbane Festival

The Brisbane Festival hosts a wide variety of shows in Brisbane this September. Brisbane’s top performing arts precincts become a destination for festival goers. Queensland Performing Arts Centre, La Boite Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse, The Courier-Mail Piazza and the much loved Festival hub, Arcadia, will come to life for three weeks during the Festival.

Sep 22 - Oct 30, 2016

Singin' in the Rain

“Singin’ in the Rain” is a splashing musical production based on one of the best classic American musical movies of all time. Incorporating the best ‘rain shower’ effect with several thousand litres of water, the production features a charming plot that will leave you in stitches. Set in the days of Tinseltown, you’ll be reminded of a bygone era of romance, innocence and timeless entertainment. This stellar Australian production will leave you humming the tunes of “Singin’ in the Rain” and longing for a rainy day! Lyric Theatre, QPAC, corner of Grey and Melbourne Streets, South Bank.

Sep 17, 2016

"Flow into Fall" at McEvoy Ranch

In celebration of National Yoga Month, McEvoy Ranch hosts this morning wellness event featuring a 75-minute yoga practice led by Maile Sivert, renowned yoga instructor and owner of San Francisco studio The Mindful Body. The event also offers seasonal bites from the Ranch's organic garden paired with its 2015 Rosebud Rose, as well as an essential oil DIY workshop. 9 am-12:30 pm. mcevoyranch.com