5 Things You Can Do Now — Week 31

Spooktacular Halloween Food Drive-Thru

Don your costumes and prepare to be spooked with family-friendly haunted surprises and activities all while staying inside your car. From pumpkin and ghost-themed candy apples to black and orange cotton candy, the Halloween Fair Food Drive-Thru Spooktacular will have it all. The event will also offer giant corn dogs, three flavors of funnel cake, caramel apples, strawberry lemonade and more. The Spooktacular will be open from 4-9 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends from October 23 to November 1.

Nick’s Cove Pumpkins on Pikes

On Sunday, October 25th from 11 a.m. to sunset, Nick’s Cove will be hosting a new, free family and community event. Pumpkins will be provided to anyone who wants to carve a jack-o-lantern and spacious carving stations will be set up on the beach where folks can carve their pumpkins. After the pumpkins are carved, guests can set them out on one of the pikes along the water on the beach or along the pier and once the sun sets, Nick’s will light all of the pumpkins! Food and drink specials will also be available throughout the day.

Eat Drink SF

Starting with an opening dinner on Friday, October 23, and running through Sunday, November 1, this year’s Eat Drink SF itinerary will explore the neighborhoods of San Francisco through outdoor dining, with Restaurant Week-style prix fixe menus, exclusive to-go offerings, virtual demos and forums and ticketed outdoor seated dinners, all in adherence with current SF Department of Public Health guidelines. In light of current restrictions on large gatherings and with indoor dining at reduced capacity, Eat Drink SF 2020 is honoring restaurants in new, engaging, socially distanced ways. This year, proceeds will go entirely to participating restaurants, chefs and bartenders, with no additional charitable partner involved.

Reopening of the California Academy of Sciences

The California Academy of Sciences is reopening its doors on Friday, October 23. The Academy will reopen at 25% capacity per local and state guidelines to promote physical distancing and reduce crowding. This means a healthier, safer, extra-spacious Academy to explore! 

Lark Theater Drive-In 

Four different films will be shown Thursday through Saturday for Lark Theater’s Movies Under the Stars at the Village in Corte Madera. Check out Bohemian Rhapsody on Thursday, A Star is Born on Friday, and The Princess Bride and The Last Waltz on Saturday. Come hungry as the Village restaurants will be preparing special take-out menus for dinner or snacks in the car.


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Kasia PawlowskaKasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include traveltrendsmushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction, and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is a never-ending endeavor.