Bay Area October Events – Half Moon Bay

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October Events in Half Moon Bay

The San Mateo County Coastside celebrates October with Special Events, Pumpkin Fields, the Annual Pumpkin Festival, good food, hotel’s and Bed & Breakfast Inns.

Sixth Annual Hand-Blown Art Glass Pumpkin Patch
Oct. 10 & 11; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Half Moon Bay Art Glass will transform the grounds of La Nebbia Winery into a glistening glass pumpkin patch featuring the work of glass blower Douglass C. Brown.  More Info

Northern California Art Show

Northern California Art Show

Coastal Arts League 29th Annual Juried Art Show 

There were over 400 submissions this year from all over the United States. 50 entries were chosen and are currently on exhibit through 1/19/2014.

Silent Film Event in Half Moon Bay

Enjoying fine film usually involves a DVD rental or streaming the media at home. But the communal experience of moviegoers is far from over thanks to special film series.The Coastside Film Society Silent Film series continues with F.W. Murnau’s 1927 film Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans. The classic by Dracula director Murnau will be screened this Friday Feb 22nd at the Community United Methodist Church located at 777 Miramontes. Shauna Pickett-Gordon will accompany the film on piano with a stirring score.For more information, check out the official site.

Actor Gerard Butler on Chasing Mavericks

Actor Gerard Butler has tackled romance (in The Ugly Truth and Playing for Keeps), action (in 300, Gamer and more) and drama (RocknRolla, The Phantom of the Opera ) with incredible zeal and his performance as mentor to Jay Moriarty as Frosty Hesson is no exception. He took a quick moment to talk about his experience as an actor at the premier of Chasing Mavericks.

Screenwriter Kario Salem on Chasing Mavericks

Actor and screenwriter Kario Salem took inspiration from the emotional journey and the courage of the characters in Chasing Mavericks. A surfer himself, Salem’s script is inspired by Half Moon Bay and its natural beauty. He took a moment during the premier of Chasing Mavericks to expand on is film and its impact on viewers.

Michael Apted on directing Chasing Mavericks

Renowned director Michael Apted took a moment to talk about his latest project, Chasing Mavericks. Known for his previous work in the Up Series of films, Gorillas in the Mist, the Chronicles of Narnia and James Bond movie The World is Not Enough, Apted brings his spectacular movie-making skills to a story chronicling the career of Jay Moriarty and the rich history of surfing in Half Moon Bay.

Taylor Handley Chasing Mavericks

Actor of the TV and film screen, Taylor Handley has made a name for himself on the O.C., so performing on the beachfront of beautiful Half Moon Bay is no change of pace. However, nothing could prepare him for the excitement of surfing the break at Mavericks.Taylor Handley took a moment to talk about the immense adrenalin surge that he got working on Chasing Mavericks, a movie that chronicles the legacy of the surfing tradition and the history of Half Moon Bay, California.