Your Castro Weekend Events And To-Dos

Your Castro Weekend Events And To-Dos
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By Roy - Published on October 17, 2014.
Looking for something to do in the Castro? Get your calendar out and pin a few of these events down, then text your friends and head out in the Castro this weekend.
The regularly scheduled cinema experience presented by Jesse Hawthore MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS presents a double-feature evening at the Castro Theatre, "FiGHTiNG THE DRAGON". Christian Bale fans will sure to be pleased with tonight's picks, which include The Dark Knight and Reign of Fire (2002). Tickets are only $12 for both films, with the first film starting at 7pm.

Castro purists, don't hate us, but you may want to trek a bit over the hill to 24th Street and Sanchez to check out the Noe Valley Harvest Festival. There will be a food, live music on two stages, and and loads of kid-friendly events like jumpy tents, balloon artists, face painters, a dunk tank, a dog costume contest and a children's costume contest. So if you have kids or just want to join in the festivities, you may want to go check it out. The festival runs from 10am to 5pm.

The 15th Annual Litquake Literary Festival is celebrating its last festival day with a Lit Crawl all around the city (with over 200 readings). We found one of these events near the Castro over at Martuni's at Valencia and Market streets. "A Fifth of Fiction" is hosted by the Bay Area Reporter's BARtab events and nightlife section featuring the writings of Mark Abramson, Nomy Lamm, . Poet On Watch, Jim Provenzano, and Kevin Sessums. Head on down to Martuni's from 6-7pm to hear these writers retell some boozy, gay-flavored, fictional and non-fictional confessions.

And don't forget the Castro Gear Show at Knobs from 6:30-8pm. We went into more detail with this one earlier in the week, but it'll feature local men decked out in apparel from gay-owned and -operated retailers, and will be a precursor to the Mister Daddy's Barbershop Leather 2015 competition on October 25th.

Bay Area Master Magician Jay Alexander will be at the Randall Museum this Sunday at 11am performing sleight of hand and family-friendly illusions (like let's make mommy disappear) in "The Buddy Show." It's a once-a-year event, so get your tickets online now (a limited number of tickets will also be available at the door).

Did we miss any great events in the neighborhood this weekend, family-friendly or otherwise? Let us know in the comments.