The 44th Castro Street Fair takes over the neighborhood Sunday afternoon. (Courtesy photo)

Oct. 1-2: Castro Street Fair, Autumn Moon Festival, Sonder, Girls Festival, Golden Gate Park Band, Ayelet Waldman, Bridge to Bridge Run, World Veg Festival, I Wake Up Dreaming!

SUNDAY, OCT. 1

Castro Street Fair: The 44th annual bash invites visitors to “bring their inner freak” for a day filled with live music and entertainment, unique costumes, art and food. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Castro and Market streets and surroundings, S.F.]

Autumn Moon Festival: The 27th annual Chinatown event, a two-day affair, offers arts and crafts booths, cultural exhibits, children’s activities, food and multiple parades. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Grant Avenue, between California Street and Columbus Avenue, S.F.]

Modelo Especial Breakfast Burrito Battle: A live Lucha Libre wrestling show accompanies a competition in which 10 food truck proprietors vie for the title of best breakfast burrito. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., SoMa StrEat Food Park, 428 11th St., S.F.]

Unitarian Universalist Breakfast Forum: Christopher Bridges, a lawyer for the Equal Justice Society, an organization dedicated to transforming consciousness on race through law, social science and the arts, speaks on “Implicit Racism.” [9:30 a.m., First Unitarian Universalist Society, 1187 Franklin St., S.F.]

Sonder: The modern R&B trio composed of vocalist Brent Faiyaz and producers Atu and Dpat takes inspiration from the 1990s. [8 p.m. Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Girls Festival: The empowerment event includes presentations, performances, interactive workshops, a maker’s space with art and science projects, sports and dozens of 30 exhibitors who offer programs for local girls. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hive, 2335 Broadway, Oakland]

Clerestory: The male a cappella ensemble’s program “o sweet spontaneous ear” includes depictions of nature, from “lush Renaissance polyphony to pastoral British ballads and deeply-rooted American folk tunes.” [4 p.m., David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley]

Ayelet Waldman: The best-selling author discusses “Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation,” her collection of essays by international writers telling stories of the people on the ground in Palestine. [9 a.m., Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., S.F.]

Golden Gate Park Band: The long-running group’s penultimate performance of the free summer concert season is “Jazz at the Park!” [1 p.m., Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Appreciating Diversity Film Series: “And Then They Came For Us,” a documentary about the damage done by 1942’s Executive Order 9066, which resulted in the incarceration of 20,000 Japanese Americans, screens. [3 p.m., The New Parkway Theater, 474 24th St., Oakland]

Oral-B Glide Floss Bridge to Bridge Run: Deemed “America’s most beautiful run” by Sports Illustrated, the 41st event (with 5k and 12k races) starting at the Bay Bridge and ending at Marina Green) benefits Special Olympics Northern California. [8 a.m., Ferry Building, Embarcadero and Market St., S.F.]

World Veg Festival: The 18th event — for vegetarians, vegans, curious non-vegetarians and “flexitarians” — offers plant-based nutrition experts, speakers, cooking demos and great products. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., County Fair Building, 1199 Ninth Ave, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

MONDAY, OCT. 2

I Wake Up Dreaming!: The Castro Theatre opens Elliot Lavine’s acclaimed “film noir cavalcade of cinematic oddities,” a five-week Monday night series, with a double bill featuring 1944’s “Phantom Lady” followed by 1941’s Blues in the Night.” [6 p.m., 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Daniel Handler: The author of Lemony Snicket fame and more appears in a chat with Peggy Orenstein about his newest novel, “All The Dirty Parts,” described as an honest look at erotic impulses of a typical young man. [7:30 p.m., Nourse, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

The Mineola Twins: Ariel Craft directs Cutting Ball’s production of Paula Vogel’s satire about domestic upheaval in times of political progress and the rise of conservatism. [7 p.m., Exit on Taylor, 277 Taylor St., S.F.]

Dinner: Noise Pop presents the project of Danish singer-producer Anders Rhedin, who has moved to Los Angeles following the release of his debut LP “Psychic Lovers.” [8:30 p.m., Cafe du Nord, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Quintuple-5 From the Heart of Hayes Valley: The inaugural exhibit by local artists Barbara Early, Daniel Farnan, Jennifer Maria Harris, Stephen Santamaria and Earl Speas focuses on variations on the theme of vision. [Noon to 5 p.m. Nexus Gallery at Hayes Valley Art Works, 275 Oak St., S.F.]

Steven Gaines: The bestselling author and conversion therapy survivor speaks about his wry memoir, “One of These Things First,” which details his trials as a gay teen at New York’s famed Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F.]

L.A. Witch: The West Coast trio plays “pitch-black pop-rock wrapped in blankets of reverb.” [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

A Road Not Taken: The 2010 documentary about what happened to solar panels Jimmy Carter installed on the White House in 1979 (and were taken down in Ronald Reagan’s administration) screens, with an appearance by Swiss filmmakers Christina Hemauer and Roman Keller. [7 p.m., Marin Center, Showcase Theater, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael]

Roomful of Teeth: The Grammy-winning, eight-voice ensemble mixes traditions from all over the world (yodeling, death metal, Tuvan throat singing) in a repertoire featuring commissioned contemporary works. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Just Posted

Mayor sets deadline to empty seismically unsafe jail, but city still lacks a plan to make it happen

On the 30th anniversary of the devastating Loma Prieta earthquake, Mayor London… Continue reading

E-scooter company Skip announces layoffs after losing SF permit

San Francisco-based e-scooter company Skip this week announced pending layoffs for roughly… Continue reading

SF files motion to dismiss NRA’s lawsuit over ‘domestic terrorist’ label

San Francisco filed a motion Thursday to dismiss the lawsuit filed against… Continue reading

Thirty years after Loma Prieta, is San Francisco ready for the next ‘big one?’

Bay Area residents breathed a sigh of relief this week after a… Continue reading

With Loftus set to take office, poll shows voters disapprove of last-minute DA appointment

Mayor London Breed made an unpopular decision when she named candidate Suzy… Continue reading

Most Read