Entertainment & Life

Escapes: A sculptor’s world comes to San Francisco

The Presidio Trust of San Francisco will host a guided hiking tour of the Presidio, home to North America’s largest public sculpture collection by British artist and environmentalist Andy Goldsworthy. The tour will feature four nature-inspired installations of Goldsworthy’s art, as well as views of the Bay and its surrounding landscapes. The three-mile hike is moderately strenuous on the park’s major trails, which contain uphill climbs and various hiking surfaces.

Hikes begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and occur every second Saturday of the months to follow. The event is free, but online RSVPs prior to the event are necessary.

For information, call 415-561-2775 or visit presidioofficersclub.com/organizer/presidio-trust/.

No Reservations Travel Club


What: No need to drive far to find inspiration for your next travel adventure and hear stories of those who have gone before. Sacramento-based No Reservations Travel Club will host its monthly meeting this Tuesday, featuring guest speaker Jim McCandless, a local traveler, who will tell of his boyhood growing up in Japan and the memories created traveling there as an adult.

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Arcade Library Community Room, 2443 Marconi Ave., Sacramento

Cost: Free

Information: noreservationstravelclub.blogspot.com/

Fleet Week Air Show


What: Tour U.S. military ships, see Navy jets flip and fly over the Bay and view military personnel demonstrations from Monday to Oct. 12. The air show, held on Thursday through Saturday, will feature demonstrations by the Blue Angels, the Navy Parachute Team and Coast Guard aircrews, among others.

When: Events begin at 10 a.m. Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday through Monday

Where: Marina Green, Marina Boulevard, San Francisco

Cost: $49.50 to $59.40 for general admission

Information: 415-306-0911 or fleetweeksf.org

Wild & Scenic Film Festival


What: The conservation group Mountain Area Preservation will host a film festival honoring the environment, outdoor adventure and activism in historic downtown Truckee. Screening of award-winning films – such as “Valley Uprising” and “Edge of Impossible” – will run from Friday afternoon to Saturday night.

When: Showings begin at 6 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday

Where: Community Arts Center, 10046 Church St., Truckee

Cost: $25 adult admission, $15 youths and student admission

Information: mountainareapreservation.org/



What: For an Oktoberfest dedicated to craft brews, head north for Humboldt’s 15th annual Hoptoberfest showcasing Northern California specialty breweries – including Six Rivers Brewery in Humboldt and Lost Coast Brewery in Eureka. The event will feature local fare, live music and opportunities to interact with the region’s brewers.

When: 12:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: 312 S. Railroad Ave., Blue Lake

Cost: $25 in advance; $30 at the door

Information: hoptoberfest.net

Pumpkins in the Park


What: Ring in the fall season with a family-friendly harvest festival and environmental education event at Guadalupe River Park this Saturday. The event will include a large-scale pumpkin patch, Halloween costume exchange and competition, carnival games and autumn eats.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Where: Guadalupe River Park, 438 Coleman Ave., San Jose

Cost: Free

Information: grpg.org/events/pumpkins-in-the-park-3/