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Top Tickets: October 12–18

Pumpkins, beer zombies, literature festivals, and more are taking over this weekend.

Benicia Main Street




Zombie Brew Crawl
This beer-soaked event in downtown Benicia is to die for. Zombie costumes are encouraged. beniciamainstreet.org. —L.B.


Lit Quake // Lit Crawl SF





Lit Crawl San Francisco
Literature hits the streets of San Francisco’s Mission District for a night filled with 80–plus readings and events, featuring hundreds of local authors, poets, journalists, and comedians. litquake.org. —A.D.






10/14 The Cal Shakes Burns Amphitheater in Orinda brings “Nothing Left to Lose” singer-songwriter Mat Kearney to the East Bay for a night of live music. Proceeds from the event benefit Breast Cancer Prevention Partners. notes4hope.org. —A.D.


Bradley Wittke


Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival
This two-day event in the World Pumpkin Capital celebrates all things orange and gourd-like. Eat and drink a variety of pumpkin-flavored treats, shop for locally made wares, and enjoy fall on the coast. pumpkinfest.miramarevents.com. —L.B.



Klimt and Rodin: An Artistic Encounter
The newest exhibit at the Legion of Honor celebrates the lives and deaths of renowned artists Gustav Klimt and Auguste Rodin, and the lasting impact their work has had in the art world. legionofhonor.famsf.org. —L.B.

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