October Events to Enjoy in Japantown

October events cover arts, culture and kids in Japantown. We have 1. SF Art Commission Gallery Passport Event and 2. Halloween Spooktacular.

SF Arts Commission Gallery Passport Event


Sunday, October 18, 2015 , 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Japantown Peace Plaza & SF Japantown

The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries (SFAC Galleries) is hosting its signature event, Passport, on Sunday, October 18, 2015. This unique event puts the art collecting experience in the hands of the general public. By bringing local artists into neighborhood venues, Passport attendees can “create” their own limited-edition artist’s book by collecting original, artist-designed stamps in a customized “passport” notebook. Walking throughout Japantown, hundreds of do-it-yourself art collectors will follow a designated route to collect stamps from hot Bay Area artists while discovering the small businesses that line one of the Mayor’s Invest in Neighborhoods corridors.Fifteen emerging and established artists will be participating this year including: Kathy Aoki, Takehito Etani, Rodney Ewing, Kota Ezawa, Renée Gertler, Taro Hattori, Jun Kaneko, Ma Li, Vicky Mihara Avery & Linda Mihara (Paper Tree), Masako Miki, Robert Minervini, Sandra Ono, Hadi Tabatabai, Tina Takemoto, Taravat Talepasand, and a stamp by Ruth Asawa, courtesy of The Estate of Ruth Asawa.

We are very excited to have such unique and diverse businesses and organizations in Japantown participating as host venues this year, including: Kinokuniya Bookstore, Aloha Warehouse, Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC), Paper Tree, Katachi, National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS), Tokaido Arts, Pika Pika, Mashiko Folkcraft, MaruQ, Yakini Q Café, , Ichiban Kan, and many more!

You will need a passport to join:
$25.00 Passport: http://www.sfartscommission.org/product/passport-2015/
$125.00 Concierge Passport: http://www.sfartscommission.org/product/concierge-passport-2015/

5th Annual Halloween Spooktacular


Sunday, October 25, 12:00 am – 4:00 pm 

Peace Plaza

The Japan Center Mall’s Halloween party event is back for its 5th year.

Join them for some good old-fashioned free fun when the Japan Center Malls hosts a Spooktacular Halloween Party complete with mall-wide trick for treating and games, pumpkin decorating, bouncy house, arts and crafts, face painting & removable tattoos. Children in costume will be able to trick or treat in East and West Malls and to visit participating retailers for candy and surprises.

AlphbetRockersThis year they are excited to announce the performance of the Alphabet Rockers!

For more information, go here



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