Oct. 4-5: Castro Street Fair, Blessing of the Animals, One Larynx, Many Voices

Oct. 4-5: Castro Street Fair, Blessing of the Animals, One Larynx, Many Voices

SUNDAY, OCT. 4

2015 Castro Street Fair: Live music, DJs, drag, country line dancing and Kink Alley make up the fun at the free, 42nd annual daytime costume party. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Castro and Market streets, S.F.]

Blessing of the Animals: The annual event is conducted in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures. [2 p.m., First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin St., S.F.]

Carol Dweck: The psychology professor and author of “Mindset: Helping Children (and Adults) Fulfill their Potential” discusses her research on how society can promote achievement in education and innovation in business. [5 p.m., Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]

Ian Brennan: The writer talks about his novella “Sister Maple Syrup Eyes,” a work of literary fiction inspired by a life-altering experience at 21 when the course of his life was changed by a rape. [7 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St., S.F.]

Sausage and Suds Music Festival: San Leandro celebrates its status as Sausage Capital of California at the 18th annual event, featuring live music, high quality beer, local vendors, a kids’ zone and plentiful sizzling sausage. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Parrott Street, between East 14th Street and Washington Avenue, San Leandro]

Lil Dicky: The rapper’s new video and single is “$ave Dat Money” featuring Fetty Wap and Rich Homie Quan. [10 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.

Indian classical dance: Kelucharan Keerti Sampradaya 2015 celebrates the life and work of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra in program featuring the
ballet “Dashanana,” telling the story of demon-king Ravana. [2 and 6 p.m., Cubberley Theater, Middlefield Road, Palo Alto]

One Larynx, Many Voices: San Francisco Conservatory of Music voice faculty, students and visting local and international vocal artists appear in the closing event of the 23rd annual Pacific Voice Conference. [7:30 p.m., 50 Oak St., S.F.]

MONDAY, OCT. 5

Don Henley: The singer-songwriter, producer and drummer — a founding member of the Eagles — appears in concert; Shawn Colvin opens. [8 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

Kidmob: The free, interactive youth workshop, part of the “Precarious Vision” series of Monday events, offers instruction and discussion on technology, urban design, visual arts and graphic design. [7 p.m., Intersection for the Arts, 925 Mission St., S.F.].

John Lahr: The senior New Yorker theater writer is promoting “Joy Ride: Show People and Their Shows,” a collection of his magazine profiles and reviews one critic called “the nearest we get to modern theater history.” [12:30 p.m., Mechanics Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.}

Richard Dawkins: The author of “The Selfish Gene,” whose new memoir is “Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science,” appears in conversation with Jacob Ward. [7:30 p.m., Nourse Theater 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Karin Slaughter: The best-selling author’s latest book “Pretty Girls” has been called “a stunning family tragedy and a hold-your-breath pedal-to-the-metal thriller.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

The Hobbit-An Unexpected Journey: An extended edition of the first installment of the motion picture trilogy screens in a special, one-night event. [7:30 p.m., Metreon 16, 101 Fourth St., S.F.; Van Ness 14, 100O Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

San Jose Sharks 25th anniversary: On the eve of the hockey team’s upcoming big season, general manager Doug Wilson and play-by-play commentator Randy Hahn share memories and talk about what lies ahead. [6:30 p.m., Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]
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