LEGOLAND Discovery Center Bay Area Halloween Build
Oct. 29. Get creative this Halloween with LEGOLAND Discovery Center Bay Area’s master model builder, Sam Suksiri, is providing a fun Halloween game that families can play together from the safety and comfort of their own home. Using just 20 LEGO bricks and a timer, families will be challenged to build various Halloween objects, including a pumpkin, a ghost, and a bat. Livestreamed on LEGOLAND Discovery Center Bay Area’s Facebook page. 4 p.m.
DogFest Bay Area: Boo! Bark, Brews + Bites
Oct. 31. Join virtually for an online event benefiting Canine Companions for Independence and co-hosted by Oakland’s Jack London Square! DogFest Bay Area is an interactive event so you can participate from home and on social media through the Facebook event page. Participate by registering and fundraising to support a great cause; enjoy activities, contests and polls; share how your dog brings you joy with the downloadable sign; make a donation; and check out the virtual marketplace. 3-4 p.m. Register here.
The California Academy of Sciences
Reopened. Reunite with all your favorite animals, like the African penguins, jellyfish, Claude the albino alligator, and more, at the California Academy of Sciences. Plus, every visit supports the Academy’s cutting-edge scientific research all around the world, and the nearly 40,000 live animals that call the Academy home. After being closed for many months, the California Academy of Sciences can’t wait to welcome you back. Reserve your tickets and learn how the Academy is keeping you safe at calacademy.org. 55 Music Concourse Drive, 415.379.8000.
Cruise the Bay with Red and White Fleet
Open. Take in the one and only City by the Bay from the water on one of Red and White bay cruises, established in 1892. Enjoy fresh air, outdoor seating and the best views of San Francisco and the Bay aboard a piece of San Francisco history. Choose between a 1 hour Golden Gate Bay cruise or a 1.5 hours Bridge 2 Bridge cruise. Open daily. redandwhite.com
Food + Drink
Weekend Afternoon Tea at The Sea
Ongoing. Enjoy a weekend afternoon tea available at The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse starting this Sunday! Seating available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Book your spot in advance and enjoy a three-tiered afternoon tea set with scones, macarons, sandwiches and more! 4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, 650.213.1111. alexanderssteakhouse.com
San Francisco Restaurant Week
Through Oct. 31. Take advantage of the last weekend of the fall edition of San Francisco Restaurant Week at participating restaurants offering lunch for $10-$25 and dinner for $25-$65. In light of current restrictions on large gatherings and with indoor dining at reduced capacity, Eat Drink SF 2020 is honoring restaurants in new, engaging, socially distanced ways. You can also enjoy from home with virtual events ranging from happy hours to webinars. sfrestaurantweek.com
Halloween At-Home Meal Kits
Oct. 31. Bring the family together to enjoy some Halloween fun with these at-home creations! For the spooky holiday, guests have their choice of pre-ordering a Tony’s Pizza Kit ($12) or Giovanni Pasta Kit ($25) from Giovanni Italian Specialties. The kits will be delivered right to their door on Halloween between noon and 2 p.m. so families can create a fun meal together. Preorder. 629 Union St., 415.576.8806. giovannispecialties.com
Trick-or-Treat at the Ferry Building
Ongoing. Since we can’t go door-to-door for trick or treating this year, families can go (safely distanced) merchant-to-merchant treating at the Ferry Building. Merchants are serving up festive treats just in time for the holiday, including candy goods from Miette Patisserie, Halloween candy with ice cream at Humphry Slocombe, Peanut Butter Pucks at Recchiuti Confections (pictured) and so much more! Ongoing. One Ferry Building. ferrybuildingmarketplace.com
Arts + Culture
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
Oct. 28-31. Watch this virtual rendition of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, a virtual performance based upon the original screenplay for the genre-defining undead classic by John Russo and George A. Romero. With sensationalized and conflicting reports being broadcast by the media, can strangers overcome their prejudice and suspicions to survive the night? $40. thestage.org
Through the Looking Glass: The Colored Pencil Drawings of Elizabeth Patterson
Open. Bring some beauty into your weekend! CK Contemporary’s inaugural exhibition, Through the Looking Glass: The Colored Pencil Drawings of Elizabeth Patterson, is now on display at the beautifully renovated and expanded new location. Explore Patterson’s hyperrealistic drawings of rain on the windshields of moving cars and the abstracted landscapes that lie beyond, as we travel from one side of the windshield through the looking glass. Open daily. 246 Powell St., 415.397.0114. ckcontemporary.com
Photo credits: DogFest Bay Area, Facebook. San Francisco Restaurant Week, @pabusf. Sunday Afternoon Tea, @engagingaesthetics. All other images are courtesy of the venues.