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FALL ARTS: Zinesters, twangtaculars, chocomania and more mark the fall fairs and fests lineup
Feel the zine: Zinefest brings a blizzard of the cute and cutting Sept. 4-5

Beatles Fest West Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 2850 19th Ave., SF; www.beatlesfestwest.com. $99. Ready for a full weekend of tributes to the world's favorite mop tops? Tribute acts from around the world at this celebration of all things Beatles.

OCT. 10

Italian Heritage Parade starts at Jefferson and Stockton, SF; (415) 703-9888, www.sfcolumbusday.org/parade. 12:30 p.m., free. Cheer on 2010's Queen Isabella, Elisa Fannuchi and her court at this spicy meatball of a Columbus day parade.

SF Decompression Indiana Street, SF; www.burningman.com. Check website for times and prices. Radical self-expression doesn't die out easily — say hi to your playa friends at the season-ending street spectacular.

OCT. 15–16

MCCLA Videofest Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission, SF; (415) 643-2785, www.missionculturalcenter.org. See website for times and prices.

OCT. 16

Potrero Hill Festival 20th St. between Wisconsin and Missouri, SF; www.potrerofestival. 9 a.m.–4 p.m., free. Kick off with a New Orleans jazz brunch, then wend your way through the stages, stalls, and kids bouncy house at this neighborhood party.

Oct. 22–23

Exotic Erotic Ball Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond; www.exoticeroticball.com. Fri, 4 p.m.–12 a.m.; Sat, 12 p.m.-2 a.m., $20-150. The yearly bacchanal-freak fest gets a new venue on the marina, the perfect setting for a skyline of Grade-A for adult performers.

OCT. 24

Noe Valley Harvest Festival 24th St. between Church and Sanchez, SF; www.noevalleyharvestfestival.com. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., free. Get a jump on holiday crafts shopping and find a suitable pumpkin for your porch at this all-ages block party.

OCT. 29

CCOF's Organic Beer and Wine Tasting Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building, SF; (831) 423-2263, www.ccof.org. 4–8 p.m., $30. Over 21 purveyors of adult beverages want you to get a little tipsy on the glory of the Golden State's pesticide-free booze.

NOV. 2

Dia de los Muertos Starts at 24th and Bryant streets and ends at Garfield Park; www.dayofthedeadsf.org. 7 p.m., free. Troop with the grease-painted skeletons through the Mission to the altar-filled park in observation of one of SF's cultural melting pots.

NOV. 4–6

Tranny Fest CounterPulse, 1310 Mission, SF; www.trannyfest.com. 8 p.m., $12–$15 sliding scale. The country's first trans film festival presents short and long, U.S. and international looks at the gender queer life.

NOV. 6–7

SF Green Festival SF Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 Eight St., SF; www.greenfestivals.org. Sat, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sun, 11 a.m.– 6 p.m. Vegan clothing, holistic health, and so much more at this expo of sustainable living.

NOV. 26– DEC. 19

Great Dickens Christmas Fair Cow Palace Exhibition Halls, 2600 Geneva, SF; www.dickensfair.com. 11 a.m.–7 p.m., check website for prices. Twilight in Charles' Dickens London Town takes over the Cow Palace — enter for costumed revelers and could it be? Yep, the scene of roasting chestnuts.

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