17 Events to Get on Your Calendar this November

Looking for some fun this November? Peruse our local list of events and fill your calendar with live jazz, fall harvest dinners, art shows, antique shows, gardening classes, family fun in the park, and more!

Winter 2016 Art Labs. Leonardo’s Studio™, is a STEAM based art program for children at the Peninsula Museum of Art from November 2nd through Friday, December 23rd.

Open Paint by CATA. Do you like to paint, eat pizza, and meet new people? Come out to Open Paint by CATA at Pizza and Pints in Redwood City on November 3, 10 & 17th.

November First Friday at The Shop. Join friends downtown San Mateo on Nov 4 from 6-9pm, grab a bite from the food truck, check out the art, dance to the DJ’s sweet tunes…First Friday at The Shop at Flywheel Press has something for everyone that you won’t find any other place in San Mateo.

Support San Mateo Arts or a Live Jazz + Dinner Show. Plan your date night or gather a group of friends with this unique dinner show with a jazz ensemble to enhance the evening at Kingfish Restaurant in San Mateo on November 4th. Friday Night Live on November 4th is your opportunity to support Downtown San Mateo Arts. Pop-over to Kingfish Restaurant at 201 S. B Street, San Mateo 7:30-10:30pm! Enjoy an evening of music and cocktails to bring public art to Downtown San Mateo.

Hillsborough Antique Show. This show features over 200 premiere exhibitors with fine antiques and decorative arts in San Mateo on November 4-6th.

DIG IT: Garden Thanksgiving. Gobble gobble! Join us for tips of how to use your garden bounty this Thanksgiving on November 5th at Persimmon Park.

Autumn Gala & Auction. Participate and enjoy a night out and support local Scouting by bidding on some terrific items at an exciting live auction at Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos on November 5th.

Día de los Muertos. The San Mateo County History Museum will join with Circulo Cultural and the Redwood City Public Library to present a Day of the Dead celebration on November 6th.

Paddock Park Fun. Bay Meadows welcomes San Mateo parents for some family-friendly shenanigans at Paddock Park every Monday 3-5pm on November: 7, 14, 21 & 28th.

Fall Harvest Chef’s Table. Head to Domenico Winery in San Carlos on November 9th as Chef Cynthia Bloebaum guides you through a culinary adventure of seasonal, mouthwatering ingredients inspired by the fall harvest.

Planetarium Show. Professor Stanford presents a free planetarium show, The Sky Tonight on November 11th with two shows: 7:30 & 8:30 pm in the College of San Mateo Planetarium.

Harvest Festival. Shop hundreds of booths filled with American handmade and embellished jewelry, holiday decorations, blown glass, wood art and much more on November 11-13th in San Mateo.

Downtown San Mateo Tree Lighting: Sure to dazzle, downtown San Mateo’s tree-lighting ceremony is a magical sight. Updated Date: Sunday, November 20th, 6:00pm at Fitzgerald Field, 50 E. 5th Ave.

Friendsgiving 2016. Head to Redwood City on November 18th for Friendsgiving for a fun night of friends getting together for drinks, great live music from Janel and the Heist.

Holiday Art Show. ART on the Square’s 10th Anniversary Season continues with the first Holiday Show inside the SMC History Museum on November 19th.

Holiday Craft Faire. The annual craft faire at Twin Pines Park in Belmont will be held on November 19th.

Mary Poppins. Take in this classic show at Hillbarn Theatre in Foster City starting on November 25th.

Walkscore.com rates Bay Meadows high on the list for walkable locations to live on the San Francisco Peninsula and for good reason! Why? Because we are steps from shopping (Hillsdale Center), groceries (Whole Foods), parks, a farmer’s market and an easy bike-ride from downtown San Mateo with its burgeoning restaurant scene. San Mateo’s shared Bay Bikes are on-site, so no need to own your own. And Caltrain is a quick stroll from anywhere in the neighborhood. Learn all about connecting the dots for your many transportation options with Connect San Mateo.