October Events Calendar
Chelsea Clinton’s visit to Danville, a cornfield maze in Livermore, and Oakland’s Days of the Dead make up this month’s top events.
Cornfield Maze and Pumpkin Patch
(10/1–10/31) Expect six acres of twists, turns, and dead ends in the cornfield maze at this Livermore farm. Take home a pumpkin, or stop by during the weekend for pony rides. gmfarms.com.
(10/6) Don’t miss former first daughter Chelsea Clinton, who will sign copies of her new book, It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired, & Get Going! at Rakestraw Books in Danville. rakestrawbooks.com.
Fall Into the Wild
(10/11) Lindsay Wildlife Experience closes its 60th anniversary year with presentations by wildlife experts and a free community festival in Larkey Park in Walnut Creek, with food, falcon flights, and crafts for the kids. lindsaywildlife.org.
What Are You Afraid Of?
(10/14–11/1) Are you hippophobic? How about aichmophobic? Just in time for Halloween, explore your deepest phobias at this spooky exhibit at the Museum on Main in Pleasanton. museumonmain.org.
Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas
(10/16–10/17) Tackle issues such as Putin’s Russia and the economics of Star Wars at workshops with some of the nation’s top thinkers. berkeleyideas.com.
Arcane: A Tale of All Hallows’ Eve
(10/24–10/31) Walnut Creek’s Company C Contemporary Ballet returns after a brief hiatus last season, with this family-friendly production about a star that brings the dead to life for one night at the Cowell Theatre in San Francisco. companycballet.org.
Days of the Dead Community Celebration
(10/25) Explore the traditions surrounding death, memory, and healing at the Oakland Museum of California’s annual celebration, featuring art activities and a food market. museumca.org.
For even more events, check out Diablo’s Community Calendar at diablomag.com/calendar.