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Weekend roundup

October 22-25

Events

Francis Xavier Atencio

Pillaging Pirates and Grim Grinning Ghosts: The Legacy of X Atencio

Oct. 24. After 30 years in animation, X Atencio became one of the most influential Imagineers of his time, developing dialogue and music for attractions including Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean. Join Tori Atencio McCullough, former Director of Interior Design at Imagineering, and granddaughter Kelsey McCullough, Product Management at Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, for a virtual discussion of their father’s indelible legacy, presented by the Walt Disney Family Museum. 1 p.m. 415.345.6800. Tickets

Seaplane Adventures

Reopened. Seaplane Adventures is flying again on weekends! As the premiere, #1 award-winning air tour in San Francisco, its pilots have flown passengers over the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, the San Francisco downtown skyline and much more for almost 75 years. Now is the perfect time to see autumn colors and enjoy the Bay Area clear fall skies. 242 Redwood Highway Frontage Rd., Mill Valley, 415.332.4843. seaplane.com

SkyStar Observation Wheel

Now Open. Bring the family together to enjoy the magic of the sky! To celebrate Golden Gate Park’s 150th anniversary this year, here’s a sparkling addition: the SkyStar Observation Wheel, a 150-foot tall ride akin to a Ferris wheel but with enclosed gondolas that afford views of the park, city and the Pacific Ocean. Advanced reservations are required. Tickets $10 per person through Oct. 25, thereafter, tickets $18 for adults, $12 for children and seniors, VIP experience for $50 per person. M-F noon-10 p.m., Sa-Su 10 a.m-10 p.m. Bowl Drive and Music Concourse Drive, 833.269.7827. skystarwheel.com

Food + Drink

Chevys Fresh Mex

Chevys Fresh Mex Anniversary

Oct. 22. Celebrate Chevys Fresh Mex’s 34th anniversary with a decked-out ‘80s-themed celebration at 14 locations, including $0.34 tacos (chicken, steak or carnitas) and happy hour specials from 3 p.m. to close for dine-in guests. Adding to the festivities will be live DJ entertainment starting at 5 p.m., spinning hits from the decade. Chevys Fresh Mex is known for its contemporary twist on delectable Mexican classics! Various locations. chevys.com

The Anchovy Bar

Now Open. In the mood for some delicious seafood? The Anchovy Bar is a new seafood and wine bar in the Fillmore by the same team behind Michelin-starred State Bird Provisions and The Progress, both of which are just around the corner! Try the raw or barbecued oysters, local anchovies, and butters, spreads and desserts over a glass of wine. Dine at the restaurant’s indoor or outdoor dining. Open daily 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. 1740 O’Farrell St., 415.796.2710. theanchovybar.com

Arts + Culture

50 Years of Fabulous

50 Years of Fabulous

Oct. 23. In recognition of October’s LGBT History Month, Frameline Distribution—the world’s only non-profit LGBTQ+ film distributor—presents the virtual release of 50 Years of Fabulous through San Francisco’s famed nonprofit cinema Roxie Theater. The documentary recounts the rich history of the Imperial Council, the oldest LGBT charity organization in the world, and documents the full scope of the organization’s historical evolution up to its contemporary struggle in finding relevance. 7 p.m. $10. roxie.com

El Día de los Muertos

El Día de los Muertos at OMVA

Oct. 25. Bring the family to celebrate and learn about Día de los Muertos with Oakland Museum of CA. Annually, OMCA is transformed into a sacred space, and this year, the OMCA El Día de los Muertos Volunteer Committee members welcome you, and every generation of your family, to their homes and gardens, to join the one-hour virtual celebration with Mesoamérican traditions. Free. 2-3 p.m. museumca.org

Photo credits: X Atencio courtesy of Walt Disney Archives Photo Library; © Disney. Chevys Fresh Mex, Facebook. The Anchovy Bar, Instagram. 50 Years of Fabulous photo courtesy of Frameline. El Día de los Muertos, OMCA online. All other images are courtesy of the venues.

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