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10/29: Thai River Festival of Lights

Plus, street food champions and David Sedaris



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    Floral float at the Loi Kratong river festival of lights in Thailand

    THAI RIVER FESTIVAL: Loi Krathong—Thailand's annual river festival of lights—includes the ethereal practice of floating offerings along waterways, usually performed on a full moon night. Join the Asian Art Museum at MATCHA for their own Loi Krathong celebration, with classical dance, live music, puppet performance, cuisine and cocktails. Events begin at 8 p.m.

    BEST VENDORS THIS SIDE OF THE BAY: You can wine and dine in the finest San Francisco restaurants all day long, but sometimes the best food is right outside the window in a cart on the curb. Coming from the heat of the city's celebrity street chef movement, the Commonwealth Club hosts The Street Food Movement: SF Hearts the Cart. Hear the discussion at 6:30 p.m., the head to the street eats party at 111 Minna at 7:30 p.m.  

    ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY: Best selling author and NPR commentator David Sedaris will appear for a special benefit reading for California College of the Arts at the Marin Center Veterans' Memorial Auditorium. At 8 p.m., Sedaris will read unpublished materials and host a book signing.