Best Things to Do in San Francisco This November

Looking to fill a couple hours of your day while in San Francisco? With so many offerings in the area, weve curated five of the top events this month so you dont have to. Less researching and more enjoying your time in the area. Enjoy!

Featured Photo: California Academy of Sciences
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Photo: Courtesy of San Francisco Dance Film Festival

Brat Pack

THRU November 7

If you still remember all the characters from The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, or Say Anything, get ready to rock out in Shermer, Illinois, the fictionalized setting for a 360-degree live-concert dramedy that spoofs the angsty teen flicks from the 1980s that defined a generation. 

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THRU January 15

Interactive glowing forests and otherworldly crystal caves are part of an interactive, multi-sensory experience from local arts non-profit Gray Area that invites you to touch, listen, and otherwise experience a magical planet.

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Warren Miller’s "Winter Starts Now"

November 3—4

The 72nd film from the inveterate ski jumper is a kick-off to winter tradition for many ski bums who appreciate the enthusiasm the road tripping, big mountain skier brings to their sport.

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Living Worlds

November 7

The first planetarium show produced by the California Academy of Sciencesin-house visualization studio since 2018 is a journey through the cosmos and an exploration of the Earths transformation over billions of years. 

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Still We Rise

November 18

Although also available as a virtual program, the opportunity to see 10-time Grammy winner Bobby McFerrin play and sing at GLIDEs annual benefit at Masonic Auditorium may be worth an in-person appearance; NPR Tiny Desk contest winner Fantastic Negrito and Renel Brooks-Moon as MC will also be on hand. 

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The Art of Banksy

November 21 – January 3

Works sourced from private homes and warehouses are the center of a new show that features recognizable images like Flower Thrower,” “Rude Copper” and Girl With Balloon,” among others. 

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