October 2013 Northern California Events

pumpkin patch

Gordon LightfootGordon Lightfoot – 50 Years on the Carefree Highway Tour

Wednesday, Oct 2 8:00p
Crest Theatre Sacramento, CA
Phone (877) 225-2277
Price $39.50-$59.50
Age Suitability All Ages

After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it’s safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the light of all-time greats. The tour will feature his well known kits as well as some deep album cuts with some of Lightfoot’s own behind the scenes stories and personal anecdotes about his historic 50-year musical career.

Doors open at 7pm.

Berkeley Art Museum FREE First Thursdays

Thursday, October 03rd, 2013 ~11:00 AM05:00 PM


Berkeley Art Museum
Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720

For More Information:

Contact: Berkeley Art Museum
Phone: 510-642-0808

Gallery admission to the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive is free the first Thursday of every month. Gallery Hours; 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

taiko san jose 10-5San Jose Taiko 40th Anniversary Concert

Saturday, Oct 5 8:00p
Phone (408) 293-9344
Price $20-30
Age Suitability All Ages

San Jose Taiko concludes its 40th Anniversary Season with a concert performance that includes fan-favorite SJT classic arrangements as well as some world-premiere compositions. Special guest artists Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose join SJT on stage for a portion of this program. Also, witness the debut performance of one of the largest taiko in North America.

21st Annual INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY POW WOW & Indian Market

Saturday, October 05th, 2013~10:00 AM06:00 PM
Cost – FREE


Civic Center Park
Allston Way @ MLK Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA

For More Information:

Contact: John Curl
Email: info@ipdpowwow.org
Phone: 510-526-9324

This year’s pow wow marks the 21st anniversary of the new holiday. The first Indigenous Peoples Day in Berkeley took place on October 12, 1992, on the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the struggle of the Indigenous People of the Americas to retain their culture and identity under the extremely difficult conditions of European colonization.

Celebrate with us in honor of all our ancestors, the people continuing the spirit today, and future generations.

pumpkins in the park san josePumpkins in the Park

Saturday, Oct 12 10:00a to 4:00p
Phone (408) 298-7657
Price Free
Age Suitability All Ages

Produced by the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy, this great family event is a celebration of the environment, the Guadalupe River, and the fall harvest season. Features include: Giant Pumpkin Patch, Costume Parade, Scarecrow Row, Fresh Apple Cider, Guadalupe River Education, Lots of Free Kid’s Activities, Children’s Concert.

Bryan Adams

Tuesday, Oct 15 8:00p
Gallo Center for the Arts
1000 I St.
Modesto, CA 95354
(209) 338-2100
Bryan Adams negotiated the shifting tides of the ’80s so well that it never seemed like he was changing his music to fit the times. A veteran of the ’70s studio arena rock game, Adams struck out on his own in the early ’80s, turning into a star in his native Canada and making headway with his 1983 album, Cuts Like a Knife. All of this was a prelude to Reckless, the 1984 album that turned him into an international superstar, selling by the truckloads in North America, Europe, and Asia thanks to the… Read More

mud blast modestoMud Blast – San Joaquin River in Modesto

Saturday, Oct 19 9:00a
Dos Rios Ranch Modesto, CA

The Mud Blast is a trail and obstacle course event, designed for runners to have fun in the mud and enjoy the beauty of the San Joaquin River. It’s a 5k course for runners .This event is a fundraiser for River Partners, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration and conservation of California’s rivers and floodplains. Register & read more at mudblast.org

Suitability: Adult,Family,Kids,Men,Women

Munchkin Masquerade Parade at Jelly Belly

Saturday, Oct 26 10:30a to 11:00p
Phone (800) 953-5592
Price Free
Age Suitability All Ages

Come in costume and join the fun at Jelly Belly. Kids 10 and under parade through Jelly Belly (open to the first 300 children in costume). Parade begins at Jelly Belly Visitor Center at 10:30 a.m. and marches through the Haunted House on the candy factory tour. Face painting, clowns and treats. Free.

Free candy factory tours daily, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield. For more information (800) 953-5592 or visit http://www.JellyBelly.com.

Eat Drink and be Scary at the Opera House

Saturday, Oct 26 8:00p
Phone (707) 446-4441
Price $25
Age Suitability None Specified

Eat, Drink and be Scary at the Vacaville Opera House Halloween Bash on Saturday, October 26. Special guest, Whiskey & Honey. Doors open at 8 pm. 21 and over. Ghoulish snacks by Merchant and Main.

run with zombies san joseRun with the Zombies

Sunday, Oct 27 10:00a to 1:00p
Zombie Run 2013 San Jose, CA
Phone (408) 203-8102
Age Suitability All Ages

Support the San Jose Parks foundation by joining Sigma Nu and Dream Team Events at the “Run with the Zombies” 5k Fun Run at Kelley Park in San Jose. Come as a Zombie, or as a Runner as everyone runs side by side through the city streets and beautiful Kelley Park!

Zoo Boo

Sunday, Oct 27 6:00p More dates & times (1)
Price Included in admission
Age Suitability None Specified

The Merced Zoological Society will be hosting the annual Zoo Boo at Applegate Park Zoo on Friday and Saturday, October 27th & 28th, from 6 -8:30 PM. Bring a bag or container to collect candy! Read More


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