Fun Things To Do This Fall and Winter
Aladdin, the musical. November 1 – Jan. 7. The Disney musical Aladdin comes to the SHN Orpheum Theater and tickets are on sale now. Be the first to lock in good seats. Use PROMO CODE: 2Magic for discounts until mid-June. Location: 1192 Market St., San Francisco. Call 888.746.1799. See www.shnsf.com.
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party. Nov. 18-Dec. 17, weekends and the Friday after Thanksgiving.
This epic event is back with a theatrical players in Victorian garb everywhere. Come dressed up yourself and enjoy food, games, children's activities, and a visit with Father Christmas. The entire hall becomes old London town, and visitors will discover seven stages offering entertainment for all ages. Open 10- 7 pm. Tickets: $30 General Admission; $14 Children 5-12; FREE under 5. Early Bird Sales through Oct. 15 and save $7 per adult and $4 per chlid. Bring an unwrapped new toy and get $3 off an adult fare. November 26- Kids FREE Sunday! Parking $12. Location: Cow Palace Exhibition Hall, 2600 Geneva Ave., Daly City. See www.dickensfair.com.
Oakland Zoo Opens New Restaurant and Gondola. Ongoing.The Oakland Zoo’s new restaurant, Landing Café, features views overlooking the Bay Area through the glass lined walls of the space and viewing deck. You can access the new restaurant by taking a four minute ride on the zoo’s new eight passenger gondola, Northern California’s only urban gondola. The restaurant features a locally sourced, seasonal rotating menu and will serve dishes such as breaded chicken sandwiches, avocado toast, pizzas and salads. This new addition is the first phase of the Oakland zoo’s California Trail expansion, a new exhibit that will explore California’s history with California native animals. Location: 9777 Golf Links Rd., Oakland. Call 520.632.9525. For more information, visit www.californiatrail.org.
Le Marche Santana Row Farmer’s Market, Wednesdays, 4-8 p.m. Bring the gang for your new favorite weekly ritual. Join Le Marché Santana Row, an outdoor French market between Olin Avenue and Olsen Drive. The streets will transform into a colorful marketplace featuring over 50 vendors offering organic vegetables, local cheeses, flowers, herbs, olives, mouthwatering rotisserie chicken and more. See http://www.santanarow.com/events for details. Starlight Cinemas: Free outdoor movies, 4 Saturdays, August. The films screen at dusk with pre-movie food truck, entertainment and games starting at 7 p.m. Here’s what is on tap for Aug. 5: Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone. Aug. 12: Cars. Aug. 19: Nacho Libre. Aug. 26: Star Wars Episode VII– Force Awakens. Location: St. James Park, North 2nd Street. Visit www.sjdowntown.com/events/starlight/ for more info.