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Oyster Festival and Russian Film Screening: How to Spend a Weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area (October 8-10)

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What: Exhibition "Near You"

When: Friday-Sunday, October 8-10

Where: McEvoy Foundation for the Arts 1150 25th Street Building B San Francisco, CA 94107

More: Near You is a contemporary art exhibition from the McEvoy Family Collection, dedicated to the joy, vitality and healing power of art. As the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessary isolation, “By Your Side” serves as a farewell ballad through strange and difficult times and a look into a future where everyone will be there again.

Cost: Free options


What: Foodie Land

When: Friday-Sunday, October 8-10

Where: San Mateo County Event Center 1346 Saratoga Drive San Mateo, CA 94403

More: FoodieLand is a three-day event inspired by food lovers. Here, families and friends come together to savor goodies, enjoy a variety of drinks, shop and have fun.

Cost: $ 5-7


What: Screening of a film by a Russian director

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When: Friday, October 8, from 16:00

Where: PROXY 432 Octavia Street San Francisco, CA 94102

More: Gunda is a documentary by the Russian director Viktor Kosakovsky, produced by Joaquin Phoenix. The picture, released in 2020, was recognized by critics as one of the best this year.

Gunda is a black-and-white film in which no people appear and no human speech sounds. These are observations of the life of Gunda pig and her piglets. The picture became a kind of continuation of Kosakovsky's film "Aquarelle", which tells about the power of water; the executive producer of the project was Joaquin Phoenix, known not only as an actor, but also as an animal rights activist, a consistent opponent of anthropocentrism in contemporary art.

Cost: Free options


What: Gardening master class

When: Saturday, October 9, from 10:00

Where: Garden for the Environment 1590 7th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94122

More: In this workshop, you will learn to take full advantage of San Francisco's unique horticultural climate, where you can grow your own fruits and vegetables all year round. They will tell you how to start planning your garden so that your plants reach their peak maturity in a few months. You will also learn about what pests and diseases can affect crops and how to deal with them to keep plants healthy.

Cost: From $ 25


What: Flea market

When: Saturday, October 9, from 11:00

Where: Fourth Street, Berkeley 1919 Fourth Street Berkeley, CA 94710

More: Come and support dozens of local artists, creators and merchants showcasing their products in this market.

Choose from exclusive apparel, accessories, packaged goods, gifts, jewelry, personal care products, one-of-a-kind arts and crafts, and more.

Cost: Free options


What: Oyster Festival

Photo: Shutterstock

When: Saturday, October 9, from 12:00

Where: Baker Beach 1770 Gibson Rd San Francisco, CA 94129

More: At this annual festival, you can enjoy fresh oysters and a variety of other snacks. In addition, guests will find a lot of entertainment, as well as a bonfire on the beach so that everyone can fry these goodies for themselves.

Cost: Free options


What: Photo Exhibition CameraMAN

When: Saturday, October 9, from 13:00

Where: Rhythmix Cultural Works 2513 Blanding Avenue Alameda, CA 94501

More: CameraMAN features the work of four photographers with four different shooting approaches. Mitch Dubin tells the whole story in four frames. Ed Holmes usually shoots unexpected situations in which the most incredible moments are visible. Maurice Ramirez captured the city during the pandemic. And Pons Maar showed in his works abandoned places and Hollywood of days gone by.

Cost: Free options


Dear readers! Please note that due to the epidemic of coronavirus infection, some activities may be canceled or rescheduled for other dates. Therefore, before visiting, we recommend checking the information on the sites of the organizers.

But we have collected many interesting events for you online:

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  • by going to this link, visit the most famous castles in Europe
  • dozens of free resources for fun boring self-isolation we have collected here

In addition, look for interesting events for every day of the week in our calendar... Come in, find out, share with your friends. Before visiting, check the organizer's websites for details and locations of events, as they may change.

Keep us informed about what is happening in your city. Send information about events for the Russian-speaking diaspora by mail

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