Best Things to do in San Francisco This November

November is full of exciting and festive events of all sorts. From a festival for coffee aficionados to Dia De Los Muertos, you sure don’t want to miss out on all the fun! Make this month an eventful one before the holiday season arrives.

We’ve done the deep research for you on the best things to do in San Francisco including museums, cultural events and food tours and more. Speaking of food, we also have an extensive list of our best restaurants in San Francisco, and if you’re planning a weekend, the best places to stay. Take a peek below and join in on all the fun!

Featured Photo: Courtesy of BroadwaySF
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Photo: Courtesy of The Marigold Project

Day of the Dead: Festival of Altars

November 2

The Marigold Project’s Dia De Los Muertos celebration (aka Day of the Dead) honors the dead and celebrates the circle of life. Come celebrate the annual tradition at Potrero Del Sol Park to view or build your very own altar. If you plan on doing so, please bring flowers, 8-inch glass prayer candles, and mementos of loved ones.

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Jagged Little Pill at Broadway SF

Now through November 6

A brand-new Broadway show is in town at the Golden Gate Theatre. Based on Alanis Morrisette’s music, Jagged Little Pill is a musical that gives us a look into what lies behind closed doors and how our vices can disrupt normalcy. Directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin) with a Tony-winning book by Diablo Cody (Juno) and Grammy-winning score, Jagged Little Pill is a musical worth seeing and will possibly change your perspective on American life.

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Photo: Courtesy of Asian Art Museum

Ensemble Mik Nawooj’s Hip-Hop Orchestra Experience

November 10

The Asian Art Museum will be hosting an event like no other. Ensemble Mik Nawooji’s hip-hop orchestra experience is part concert and dance party, featuring Nawooji’s original music, which samples classical and hip-hop sounds. Immerse yourself in the music in an underground New York-esque setting at the museum and dance your heart out.

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Photo: Courtesy of San Francisco Coffee Festival

San Francisco Coffee Festival

November 12-13

Are you a Chemex or French press kind of person? Find that out at the annual SF Coffee Festival at the Fort Mason Center. At this weekend-long event, you can sample all sorts of coffee brews and pastries as well as support local coffee shops in the Bay Area. It’s a coffee culture experience perfect for caffeine lovers and coffee connoisseurs.

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Photo: Courtesy of San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco Symphony: The Godfather

November 26

The San Francisco Symphony will be performing the score from Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece live at Davies Symphony Hall. See cinematic greatness and hear the magic of Nino Rota’s award-winning score performed live to picture.

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