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Tickets $10–$27. Salinas Sports Complex,
1034 N. Main St., Salinas. 800/549-4989.
OktoBRAfest. Oct. 14, 3-6 p.m. Hoist
a beer and support homeless and at-risk
women at the Fifth Annual OktoBRAfest.
The sudsy soiree benefits the “Be a Dear
and Donate a Brassiere” group, which collects
and distributes bras and undergarments
for women in transition. Enjoy
the Ms. and Mr. OktoBRAfest Contest,
live German music, a polka demo, dancing,
German food and beer. Tickets $25-
30. San Jose Woman’s Club, 75 S. 11th St.,
San Jose. 408/294-6919.
The New Chinese Acrobats. Oct. 15, 7 p.m.
This performance combines breathtaking new
aerobatic techniques and innovative staging
with the best of China’s traditional folk art
and ancient traditions. Featuring performers
selected from across China for their outstanding
athleticism and high-level acrobatic
skills, this exhilarating performance showcases
stunning feats of strength, balance and agility.
Ticket prices vary. Hammer Theatre Center,
101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose.
United Nations Association
Film Festival. Oct.
18–28, times vary. This festival
highlights documentaries that explore
human rights and sustainable development
across the globe. This year’s
theme, “Tomorrow?” continues a twodecade
celebration of the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights with
the reminder that it applies to
everyone. Screenings take place at
locations throughout Palo Alto,
East Palo Alto, Stanford University
and San Francisco.
Santa Cruz Band
Review. Oct. 20, 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy warm sands,
cool surf and thrilling rides at the
48th annual Santa Cruz Boardwalk
as 55 Northern California high
school and junior high school marching
bands fill the beach with music. Free.
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach
St., Santa Cruz. 831/423-5590.
Campbell Con. Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Geek out at this cleverly named
neighborhood pop culture convention.
Don your finest cosplay to marvel at
celebrity guests, artists, comic books,
toys, collectibles and more. This event
is fun for all ages, and a blast for comic and
superhero enthusiasts alike. Tickets $11-$36;
free for children under 5. Campbell Community
Center, 1 W. Campbell Ave., Campbell.
Rocktoberfest. Oct. 20, 6 p.m. This fun-filled
fundraiser supports Children Health
Council’s work to provide affordable
and accessible care to children, teens
and young adults with ADHD, learning
differences, anxiety and depression and
autism. Dance to tunes by the Cheeseballs,
enjoy regional wine and beer and
California influenced Oktoberfest cuisine.
This is event is 21 and over. Tickets $125-
$150. National Center for Equine Facilitated
Therapy (NCEFT), 880 Runnymede
Road, Woodside. 650/617-3857.
Oktoberfest. Oct. 20-21, 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Raise your flagon to harvest season
during this weekend-long celebration of live
music, German food, arts and crafts and a
kids’ zone. And, of course, it wouldn’t be
Oktoberfest without beer. Free. E. Campbell
Avenue and North First Street, downtown
Wharf Fest. Oct. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This Fisherman’s Wharf festival celebrates San
Francisco’s iconic waterfront district. Enjoy
live music, street performers, art vendors and a
variety of activities. At the most delicious part
of the day, the Chowder Competition, 10 different
Wharf restaurants battle it out for the
title of the Best Chowder at Fisherman’s Wharf.
Free. Fisherman’s Wharf, Little Embarcadero
from Taylor to Powell streets, San Francisco.
Amy Schumer. Oct. 21, Known for her sexually
explicit, bawdy and self-deprecating
humor, Schumer has taken to the silver screen
of late, most recently starring in and producing
the STX comedy, I Feel Pretty. She returns
to the stage to delight and shock audiences
with all new material. Ticket prices vary. Paramount
Theater, 2025 Broadway, Oakland.
Chili Cook-Off. Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bring your appetite to the sixth annual Chili
Cook-Off, where more
than 50 professional and
amateur chefs will compete
for the coveted title of “Best
Chili.” Free; $9 for five samples.
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400
Beach St., Santa Cruz. 831/423-5590.
Cars & Croissants. Oct. 28, 9 a.m. to noon.
This month’s Cars & Croissants is part of
the 100|OCT Festival, and exotic car owners
are invited to park on Santana Row
Boulevard, display their cars and mingle
with other car enthusiasts. Free. Santana
Row, 377 Santana Row, San
Bruce Munro at Montalvo:
Stories in Light. Oct.
28- March 8, 2019. This
world premiere exhibition
showcases 10 of Munro’s
light-based works throughout
Montalvo’s lawns, gardens,
terraces, and historic structures.
Inspired by the artist’s readings of
C.S. Lewis’s “Chronicles of Narnia,”
these illuminated installations
Wharf Fest, Oct. 20, Fisherman’s
Wharf, San Francisco
Phil Collins, Oct. 25, Oracle Arena, Oakland
The Ten Tenors, Nov. 16, Heritage Theatre, Campbell