November 21st, 2017
2017 Fall Fun in SF
Fall is many things in San Francisco. Fun. Inviting. Beautiful.
While SF’s fall weather consistently provides the beautiful part of that recipe — this is one of the best times to visit — the area’s culture provides the fun and inviting parts. With hearts turning to the holidays, you’ll find interesting and intricate happenings popping up in every corner.
Storytelling. Art mixed with a bit of mischief. Entire worlds in miniature. It’s all here this fall.
Take in some theater
Co-written by Steve Martin, Bright Star takes places in the American south of the 1920s and 1940s. It’s a musical that takes you on an uplifting theatrical journey of love and redemption, and it’s playing November 28 - December 17, 2017 at the Curran.
If you’re looking to do a family theater outing, check out The Velveteen Rabbit — the tale of a little boy, his stuffed rabbit, and the enduring power of love told through music and dance. It’s at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater November 25 - December 10, 2017.
See some Curious Contraptions
For a limited time, tickets to the Exploratorium on Pier 15 include access to see amazing “automata.” This temporary exhibition features charming and often hilarious mechanical sculptures. Each sculpture performs a funny miniature drama reflecting its maker's worldview and sense of humor.
The Great Train Show is coming to the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton and is a great event for the whole family. You can explore amazingly intricate model train layouts, hundreds of vendor booths, and let the kids burn off some energy in the bouncy houses. There’s also real train rides! It’s happening Saturday, November 25 and Sunday, November 26, 2017.
It’s closer than you think — only a short drive south to the Great Dickens Christmas Fair in Daly City. This Victorian fair has seven stages of entertainment, costumed characters roaming around, and tearooms built to look like old England. Enter the winding lanes of Victorian London and immerse yourself in a world of music halls, theatres, pubs, dance parties, and charming shops overflowing with hand-made holiday treasures. Take it all in November 18 - December 17, 2017.