6 Things You Might Have Missed Last Week In SF: October 18

Jamie Ferrell Jamie Ferrell

6 Things You Might Have Missed Last Week In SF: October 18

Here’s what you missed…

Secret San Francisco wants to help you make the most of your free time! We put out “Don’t miss” weekend plans and news for you each week, so you’ll always catch an important event or news story. Here’s a summary of things we wrote about this past weekend (10/15-17) that you can still check out.

Time to start planning for your next free day!

1. SF Restaurant Week has arrived! Here’s where you can get the cheapest deals

Make room in your schedule and your belly, because San Francisco Restaurant Week is here! Think 10 days of special menu items, excellent prices, and great times from Friday, October 15 until Sunday, October 24.

Lunch options will include 2+ courses at either $10, $15, or $25 price points, depending on the place. Dinner options will include 3+ courses at $25, $40, and $65 price points. We’ve gone ahead and made a list of all the cheapest ones.

2. An immersive glowing alien forest has arrived in San Francisco

Courtesy of Nocturne X

Prepare to be transported to a mysterious alien planet called Nocturne X, complete with glowing plants, surreal landscapes, crystal caves, awesome music, and more! This unbelievable artistic experience has just arrived in San Francisco, promising a mystical art exhibition by day and a psychedelic dance floor by night.

The massive 4,000-square-foot ecosystem is completely interactive, meaning you can explore hundreds of hand-sculpted plants and trees. The glowing vegetation is full of surprising stories and puzzles, and the interconnected landscape responds to touch, sound, and movement.

3. Dear San Francisco is an epic acrobatic love letter to the city


Club Fugazi is a beloved SF social club with a long history of excellent performances. Their latest endeavor, Dear San Francisco, is absolutely not to be missed! Embark on an exhilarating acrobatic journey through the city’s history, told through acrobatics, hoop diving, choreography, hand-balancing, spoken word, and more.

4. Here’s the full lineup of free concerts coming to the Golden Gate Park Bandshell

Michael Urmann via Shutterstock

The San Francisco live music scene is truly back in business! All performances are free and family-friendly, with the impressive Golden Gate Bandshell as the backdrop. The Bandshell, which is 120 years old, added new lighting, a state-of-the-art sound system, and a new stage during the pandemic. Be sure to check the full lineup and add some concerts to your calendar!

5. 10 superb bakeries recommended by San Franciscans, for San Franciscans

Who’s hungry? San Franciscans with a sweet tooth have it easy in this glorious city, because SF bakeries absolutely do not mess around. We wanted to get to the bottom of where San Franciscans get their baked goods, so we posted an Instagram poll asking for recommendations. We had over 100 responses and counting, our best turnout yet! In the end, here are the highest-recommended bakeries in the city. Be sure to see our original article for more details, pictures, and a lengthy list of honorable mentions.

  • B. Patisserie
  • Arsicault Bakery
  • Tartine
  • Arizmendi Bakery
  • Jane the Bakery
  • Neighbor Bakehouse
  • Le Marais Bakery
  • Les Gourmands Bakery
  • Noe Valley Bakery
  • Thorough Bread and Pastry

6. The Exploratorium has launched 8 new interactive experiences at Golden Gate Park

The Exploratorium has revealed a roundup of 8 new interactive installations in Golden Gate Park, to be debuted on Thursday, October 14! Alvord Lake will be the site of new opportunities for exploration and celebration in a variety of ways. Discover the High Five Highway, the Hidden Dunes installation, the Black Sand installation, the Algae installation, and more.


Featured image: Courtesy of Nocturne X

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