AVALON: Catalina Film Festival, September 28-October 2, 2016. Annual star-studded celebration of Catalina's rich film history featuring approximately 100 films screened at multiple venues around the island plus music stage, VIP parties, nightly events and entertainment. The festival, which benefits the Catalina Island Conservancy, is one of Hollywood's prestigious events on the film circuit that is competitive with awards in up to 11 categories, including the festival's esteemed industry tribute awards. Catalina Film Festival. 787-1946, CatalinaFilm
DEL MAR: Gem Faire September 30-October 2, 2016 Del Mar Fairgrounds/Exhibit Hall, Del Mar, CA. admission, parking. gemfaire
HUNTINGTON PARK: Sabor De Mexico Lindo September 30-October 2, 2016
Downtown Festival 9 blocks along Pacific Blvd.
Downtown Pacific Blvd. from Florence Ave. to Randolph St., 6330 Pacific Blvd.
PALO ALTO: Great Glass Pumpkin Patch September 27-30, 2016, Sales October 1-2, 2016, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Palo Alto Art Center 1313 Newell Rd. Palo Alto, California
PLEASANTON: Alameda County Fall Home and Garden Show September 30-October 2, 2016 Time: Fri. 12pm - 6pm; Sat. 10am - 6pm; Sun. 10am - 5pm Presented By: Capital Showcase For More Information Fee. Parking: Alameda County Fairgrounds hosts the Largest Home & Garden Show held in the Tri-Valley area. Hundreds of Exhibits featuring custom kitchens and baths, windows and doors, heating and air, sunrooms and floors, pools and spas, landscaping displays and more. capitalshowcase
SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco Zoo Fur Ball September 30, 2016 Ages 21+ only, 753-7108 or e-mail katharinem@sfzoo . San Francisco Zoo 1 Zoo Road Sloat Blvd. & the Great Highway San Francisco, CA. 94132 753-7080 sfzoo 5-145 approx.