Best Things to Do in the North Bay This October

Looking to fill a couple hours of your day while in the North Bay? 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: Clarissa Dyas, by RJ Muna
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Tiburon Wine Festival

Oct 2

Sample wines from over 50 vintners and wineries and food from newly reopened Tiburon Tavern, about to open Bungalow Kitchen by Michael Mina, and many other local restaurants in a foodist festival dedicated to this hamlet by the bay.

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"Illegal Alien's Guide to the Theory of Everything" by Enrique Chagoya

Double Trouble

Oct 6

Enrique Chagoya’s satirical creations and his partner, Kara Maria’s canvases are part of a new show that explores themes of immigration, ecological collapse and power conflicts between humans and the natural world, through January 2, 2022. 

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Photo: The Rickshaw Girl

Mill Valley Film Festival

Oct 7-17

Online and in-person screenings and events throughout the Bay Area are on the calendar, including at CineArts Sequoia in Mill Valley and at Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael and the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. 

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Photo: Megan Lowe, by RJ Muna

Meet Us Quickly With Your Mercy 

Oct 14-17

Text by 2020 Pulitzer Prize finalist Rahsaan Thomas, who lives behind bars at Marin’s San Quentin State Prison, and choreography by Jo Kreiter illuminate the second in a trilogy of outdoor aerial public art performances about the devastating effects of mass incarceration.

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The Well Known Strangers

Oct 17

Opening for Bill Kirchen at Novato’s Hopmonk Tavern, San Francisco’s country soul band is on tour in support of their latest EP “King Tide.”

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Photo: Brittany Law

Dancing Lessons

Oct 22-31

A Broadway dancer and a science professor, each coping with physical and emotional challenges, forge an unexpected friendship in a heartfelt play at Petaluma’s recently reopened Cinnabar Theater.

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Visit our What to Do in Northern California page!

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