Northern California Entertainment and Recreation Listing October 2

This listing is compiled by the Vision Loss Resource Center at the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. It is compiled weekly as a service to the blind and visually impaired community of Northern California. If you have meeting or event information that would be appropriate for inclusion in this list please email This list will be updated every Friday. Information for each Friday’s listing must be submitted by the Wednesday prior to publication.  The entertainment and recreation listing are also available on the LightHouse website at:
Audio described movie listings by geographic area:


Rialto Theatre:
10070 San Pablo Avenue
El Cerrito
Now playing


AMC Metreon 15:
101 Fourth Street
Now playing in auditorium 8:

Eastridge AMC Mall 15:
1 Eastridge Mall
San Jose
Now showing in auditorium 9:
“Love Happens”

AMC Mercado 20:
311 Mission College Blvd.
Mercado Santa Clara Center
Santa Clara
Now playing in auditorium 8:
“District 9”

Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by SHN
Curran Theatre
445 Geary St.
San Francisco
October 11:        2pm
To charge tickets and reserve one of the 20 receivers for the show call 415-551-2027 and request Audiovision tickets.  Tickets can be purchased without a convenience fee at The Orpheum Theatre Box Office 1192 Market St San Francisco.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.
Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by SHN
”South Pacific”
Golden Gate Theatre
1 Taylor St.
San Francisco
October 18 :    2pm
To charge tickets and reserve one of the 20 receivers for the show call 415-551-2027 and request Audiovision tickets.  Tickets can be purchased without a convenience fee at The Orpheum Theatre Box Office 1192 Market St San Francisco.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.
Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by Broadway San Jose
“Spring Awakening”
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
211 W. Almaden Blvd.
San Jose
October 31     2:00pm
Tickets can be purchased at the San Jose Tix Box Office, 150 W. San Carlos Street, San Jose, via phone 408-792-4111 or on the website .  Be sure to ask for Audiovision tickets and reserve a headset.
Live Performances described by Visual Voice:
“The Chosen”
Presented by Theater Works
Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro Street, Mountain View
October 30        8:00pm
October 31         8:00pm
November 1    2:00pm
The times above are the show times. For descriptions of costumes and set arrive 25 minutes earlier.  Be sure to mention Visual Voice at the box office.
Live Described Performance:
Presented by SHN
Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco
This show is open ended and has a recorded descriptive sound track.  This means that every performance is accessible.  To charge tickets call 415-551-2027 and request a descriptive headset with your tickets.  Tickets can also be purchased at the box office without the convenience fee.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.

Beep Baseball:
The West Coast Dawgs are looking for new players.  The Dawgs are the 2009 World Series Champions of The National Association of Beep Baseball. If you are interested in playing on the team, contact either Eric Mazariegos at 510- 559-1207 or Don Robinson at 415-336-3339.  Don can also be reached via email at The team practices in Concord. For more information on Beep Baseball go to
The National Beep Baseball Association
Tandems Across the Bay Bike Club:
The club has several volunteers with tandems and rides on weekends and holidays, from The Fishermen’s Wharf Area.  The easy-going rides are usually across the Golden Gate Bridge and return to San Francisco via Ferry. There is usually a picnic after the ride.  To schedule a ride or just ask questions contact the club at:
Bowling Team Now Forming:
The LightHouse Bowling Team is looking for members who can meet a few hours once a week to bowl together and have a good time. Transportation will be provided from the Lighthouse to the bowling alley.  All skill levels welcome.  If you are interested please call Theresa Navarro at 415-694-7334 or via email:
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP):
Adventure fitness and recreation are touch phrases for BORP.  BORP believes that everyone should have access to the unique challenges that outdoor recreation provides.  BORP makes every effort to accommodate each person’s needs, including providing transportation and volunteer support. Trips are planned with a wide spectrum of abilities in mind, including wheelchair users, slow walkers, and people with visual impairments. For event listings call Lori Gray at 510-843-4398 or check out the BORP website at
Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors:
Departs every Sunday at noon from Pier 40 in San Francisco. Call 415- 281-0212 for announcements or visit:

Peer To Peer Support Group:
October 10  1:00pm-3:00pm
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
These meetings are casually structured to discuss different aspects of life with a visual impairment. Every individual is visually impaired so discussions will be set in a comfortable, confidential setting with no judgments. Refreshments provided. Free!
Superfest Classics Showcase
October 2,    1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
San Francisco Main Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco
Koret Auditorium – Lower Level
In honor of Disability Awareness Month
7 award-winning films of, by and for the Disability Community will be presented. Films will be audio described.  Programs will be available in large print and Braille. Please call 415-557-4557 or e-mail with questions or requests for other accommodations.
Insights Art Exhibit:
Presented by The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery’s Art at City Hall Program.
October 5 – December 11
Monday – Friday 8am-6pm
Opening Reception October 15 5:30pm-7:30pm
San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton  B. Goodlett Place
Lower Level- Enter on Grove Street
An exhibition of works by artists who are blind or visually impaired.
Introduction to the Guide Dog Lifestyle
October 8
Presented by: Guide Dogs for the Blind
350 Los Ranchitos Road
San Rafael
A hands-on workshop for persons seriously considering a Guide Dog for mobility. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work with a Guide Dog? Now is your chance! Sign up for an all-day workshop and get hands-on experience working with a Guide Dog. Lunch will be provided.  For information and to RSVP contact: Jeanine Kitahata at (800) 295-4050, Ext. 4199  or via email: :
Pizza and Bingo Lunch:
To benefit the Alice Chavez Pardini Scholarship Fund of San Francisco Chapter California Council of Blind
October 17   Lunch at Noon Bingo at 1:00pm
Western Park Apartments
1280 Laguna
San Francisco
Everyone is welcome.  Door and raffle prizes will be given out as well as Bingo prizes.

Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Access Days:
December 21             9:00am to 1:00pm
February  27, 2010    6:00pm to  8:00 pm
De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco
The exhibit offers 50 objects from tomb of King Tut and 80 more from the tombs of his ancestors.  This exhibit illuminates the 18th Dynasty, Egypt’s Golden Age.  These Access days offer smaller crowds and reduced ticket prices.  There will be additional seating as well.  Objects for visitors to touch will be available at both Access Days.  Ticket prices are $18.50 and a limited number of $10.00 tickets for those with financial need.  Contact Tish Brown 415-750-7650 or for applications and more information.
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