SF LIFE: Terror Vault, Silicon Valley Film, Bliss Talks, Improv
It’s that spooky time of year and even though there are most likely no little kidlets at your home, Halloween is also for grownups you know. Check out the Terror Vault at the San Francisco Mint to get your fright on. An extremely talented local tomato and her company will be screening a film titled “Secret Sauce” – one in a series about Silicon Valley. Get your “feel good” on at Bliss talks tomorrow in Redwood City, inspiring speakers all day long. And in a shameless self-promotion plug, please join me and my “amateur” Improv troupe production on Sunday night in SF! Oh, and hope you are enjoying all things pumpkin.
Oct. 20. Bliss Talks
If you are ready for the next great chapter of your life, attending Bliss Talks tomorrow at the Fox Theatre in Redwood City may set you on your path. Bliss Talks is an incredible personal development event that gathers entrepreneurs, artists, business leaders, performers, creatives and innovators who are ready to share their wisdom and inspiration with you.
Featured speakers for this one-day seminar at the Fox Theatre in Redwood City are set to include big-wave surf legend Laird Hamilton (live from Hawaii), rock legend Kenny Aronoff, Hollywood star Esai Morales, celeb chef Devin Alexander, land speed world-record holder Valerie Thompson, San Francisco Giants World Series-winning coach Tim Flannery, Ugg Founder Brian Smith and more. Each speaker will talk for 15 to 20 minutes with lots of high-energy action in between.
All speakers will be live except Laird Hamilton who is broadcasting in live from Hawaii via a Zoom webcast. We love a program with a purpose and 10% of all ticket sales will be donated towards supporting the dreams of children who are in the foster care system in California. http://www.blisschampions.com
Oct. 21. Improv
If you need an endorphin rush, the kind that comes from laughter, head to Fort Mason Center to the Bay Area Theatre Sports stage for a quick evening of amateur improv. This wacky group of improvisers, known as “Bad Cookie,” will be taking huge risks by accepting audience offers and creating scenes off the cuff. I happen to be one of the performers who meet weekly to hone our improvising skills. Well we make ourselves laugh, so we will see if we can do the same for you!
Sunday October 21st – 7:00 p.m. Fort Mason Center. BATS website is improv.org, but since we are an amateur group, you may not find us there. If you want more info, shoot me an email. Kimduffselby@gmail.com.
Now-Nov. 3. Terror Vault
Part theatre, part haunted maze and part escape room, Terror Vault is a brand new fully-immersive Halloween haunted attraction. The San Francisco Mint is the frightful location, a national historic landmark steeped in history. Discover the untold story and dark history of The San Francisco Mint when you descend into the Terror Vault, the debut Halloween haunt from Into the Dark. Featuring the Bay Area’s top performers and screamers, Terror Vault combines elements of theater, haunted mazes, escape rooms, and special effects to produce a uniquely terrifying experience like no other.
When you arrive, you’ll want to steel your nerves with a drink in the Bullion Bar before being introduced to Tina, your tour guide for the night. Next, you and your friends will descend down the dark, narrow back staircase of The Mint and come face-to-face with a number of terrifying characters who, rumor has it, were once held at a secret prison in the rat-filled dungeons below. I’m already scared! www.intothedarksf.com
Oct. 23. Silicon Valley: The Untold Story
It’s right in our back yard, but how much do most of us really know about Silicon Valley? Local tomato Kiki Kapany, along with her husband, are the creators behind Kikim Media, a company that produces documentaries and short videos on socially relevant issues. Kapany, the CEO, combines a background in media and law and pairs a sound creative approach to production on a worldwide scale.
Kikim Media’s most recent release is the three-part series on the cultural and technological history of Silicon Valley. The first hour, “Secret Sauce” will be screened on October 23rd in conjunction with the 2018 United Nations Association Film Festival. 4:40 – 6 p.m. Well worth an hour of your time to learn this fascinating story. Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Encina Hall at the Stanford Campus. http://www.kikim.com