“Science of Light” Exhibition; Sea Glass and Ocean Art Fest: NorCal Weekend

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA — Patch has rounded up fun, interesting and fun happenings all over Northern California — from the beaches of Santa Cruz, through the South Bay, East Bay and Peninsula, to the high points of the North Bay and wine country.

Some are free. Some have a fee.

Whether you choose an activity close to home or a mini day trip, see what’s in store this weekend from Saturday 5 November to Sunday 6 November.

Find out what’s happening in San Franciscowith free real-time updates from Patch.

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Find out what’s happening in San Franciscowith free real-time updates from Patch.

6th Anniversary Celebration: Shadow Puppet Brewing Company, Livermore

Alameda Vacation Boutique: Albert H. DeWitt Officers Club, Alameda

Bottomless Mimosa Brunch Music by Gony: Elevation LVK, Livermore

California Symphony presents “All Things Strings”: Hofmann Theater at the Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek

Makers Market on the Plaza: Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Mini-Conference on the Japanese-American Experience: Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Berkeley

‘Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812’: Rifle Players on the Ashby Stage, Berkeley

Play Day with a Cause: Kiddie Academy of Livermore, Livermore

Play Day with a Cause: Kiddie Academy of Oakley, Oakley

Roger Glenn and His Latin Jazz Ensemble: San Ramon Library, San Ramon

Santa’s Smokestack Holiday Boutique: Elks Lodge, Walnut Creek

Bell Brothers: Almost Famous Wine Lounge, Livermore

The Marsh presents Mark of the Minotaur: The Marsh Berkeley, Berkeley

The Tom Reynolds Conspiracy: Livermore Jazz Society, Livermore

Villains: High School Cabaret: Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton

Young Women and Money Conference: YWCA Berkeley/Oakland, Berkeley


Beauty and the Beast: Performing Arts Center, Napa Valley College, Napa

Clover Sonoma Family Fun Series: Doctor Kaboom: Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa

Friends of the Healdsburg Library Book Sale: Healdsburg Regional Library, Healdsburg

Napa Day of the Dead: Veterans Memorial Park, Napa

Nikki Glaser: Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa

Read to a Dog: Healdsburg Regional Library, Healdsburg

Santa Rosa Doll & Toy Show & Sale: Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building, Santa Rosa

Sonoma County Vacation Home and Gift Show: Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa

Thrift Store Holiday Special: Napa Methodist Church, Napa

Wine and Food Affair: Participating Wineries, Sonoma County


Art and Light Festival: Serramonte Center, Daly City

Classical Music in the Garden: Chamber Music Society of San Francisco 10th Anniversary Concert: Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden, Palo Alto

Day of the Dead Celebration: Courthouse Square, Redwood City

Day of the Dead Celebration: The Greater South San Francisco Library, South San Francisco

IlluminOdyssey Science of Light Exhibit: CuriOdyssey Science Park & ​​Zoo, San Mateo

Music for Juveniles, a benefit concert featuring the Googler Orchestra: Spangenberg Theatre, Palo Alto

Paly Theater Presents ‘Radium Girls’: Palo Alto High School Performing Arts Center, Palo Alto

Competition vs. PH: Corrett Plaza, Stanford

Stanford Woodwind Quintet with Jon Nakamatsu: Bing Concert Hall, Stanford


“Agneshka Pilate: ROBOTa”: Modernism, San Francisco

Alan Cumming and Ari Shapiro: Och and Oy! A Considered Cabaret’: Sydney Goldstein Theater, San Francisco

Author Kim McMillan: San Francisco Main Library, San Francisco

Brunch in Casablanca: Alamo Drafthouse, San Francisco

Cow Hollow Cleanup: Baker and Union Streets, San Francisco

Developer Day: Midway, San Francisco

Day of the Dead Hip Hop Artist Showcase: Amado’s, San Francisco

Dogpatch Cleanup: Spirit Park, San Francisco

Uprising Film Screening: The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco

Leah Rosenberg Gallery Session: McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco

Manny’s Neighborhood Trash Cleanup: Manny’s, San Francisco

Nob Hill Monthly Street Cleanup: Le Beau Market, San Francisco

Oliver Charles Pop Up Sweater: Union Street, San Francisco

Park/Sunset Cleanup: Happy Days Preschool, San Francisco

Safeway Holiday Ice Rink: Union Square, San Francisco

San Francisco City Choir presents Brahms: Liebeslieder Waltzes and Zigeunerlieder: Old First Presbyterian Church, San Francisco

Standup Comedy Show: Milk Bar, San Francisco

The Marsh Presents Grandma and Me: The Marsh San Francisco, San Francisco

Upper Polk Cleanup: Polk and Green Streets, San Francisco

Valencia-Guerrero Cleanup: Dog Eared Books, San Francisco

Western Addition Cleanup: Limoncello, San Francisco


Inspirational Cards for Artists: Scotts Valley Branch Library, Scotts Valley

Snacks and Drinks: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz

Bob Bennett: Santa Cruz Convergence, Capitola

Holiday Boutique: Watsonville Taiko, Watsonville

Santa Cruz Sea Glass and Ocean Art Festival: Cocoanut Grove on the Boardwalk, Santa Cruz

Taylor Ray, Mokily Va: Park Hall, Ben Lomond

Wine and Roses: JJ Crosetti Building, Watsonville


De Anza Flea Market: De Anza College, Cupertino

Celebrating Fall Exhibition: New Los Gatos Museum (NUMU), Los Gatos

First Free Sunday at NUMU: New Los Cats Museum (NUMU), Los Cats

Play Day with a Cause: Kiddie Academy of Cupertino, Cupertino

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