Social Sidekick October 2017: Social Holidays, Themes, and Noteworthy Events

Social Sidekick October 2017: Social Holidays, Themes, and Noteworthy Events

Hannah Curran
September 26, 2017

Baseball, football, pumpkin spice, and everything nice: that’s what October content calendars are made of. Usher in autumn with a slew of social holidays and events, including a slew of television premieres, health-related holidays, and (most importantly) both an International Beer and Pizza Day as well as an American Beer Day. We’ll cheers to that—and send Social Sidekick straight to your inbox each week when you subscribe here.

CELEBRATE OCTOBER

//HEALTH//
ADHD Awareness Month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Celiac Disease Awareness Month, Children’s Health Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, National Depression Education and Awareness Month, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, National Orthodontic Health Month

//FOOD//
American Cheese Month, National Apple Month, National Caramel Month, National Cookie Month, National Dessert Month, National Fair Trade Month, National Pizza Month, National Popcorn Poppin’ Month, National Pork Month, National Pretzel Month, National Pumpkin Month, National Seafood Month

//FUN//
International Dinosaur Month, National Adopt a (Shelter) Dog Month, National Arts & Humanities Month, National Cyber Security Awareness Month

//HERITAGE//
Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), Filipino American History Month, Italian American Heritage Month, Polish American Heritage Month, LGBT History Month

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WEEKLY HASHTAGS

//Monday//
#ManCrushMonday or #MCM, #MondayBlues, #MotivationMonday, #MarketingMonday, #MeatlessMonday

//Tuesday//
#TransformationTuesday or #TT, #TravelTuesday, #TongueOutTuesday, #Tunesday

//Wednesday//
#WomanCrushWednesday or #WCW, #WayBackWednesday or #WBW, #WineWednesday, #WellnessWednesday, #HumpDay, #WisdomWednesday

//Thursday//
#TBT or #ThrowbackThursday, #Thursdate, #ThoughtfulThursday, #ThirstyThursday, #ThankfulThursday

//Friday//
#FollowFriday or #FF, #FlashbackFriday or #FBF, #FridayFeeling, #FriYay, #FridayReads

//Saturday//
#Caturday, #SexySaturday

//Sunday//
#SundayFunday, #SelfieSunday, #Sinday

SUNDAY, 10/1

//HOLIDAYS//
National Homemade Cookies Day, International Coffee Day, International Day of Older Persons, World Vegetarian Day

//TV PREMIERES//
A Chef’s Life (PBS), Alaska: The Last Frontier (Discovery), Bob’s Burgers (Fox), Criminal Confessions (Oxygen), Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO), Family Guy (Fox), Ghosted (Fox), Keeping Up With the Kardashians (E!), Masterpiece (PBS), NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS), Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain (CNN), Poldark (PBS), Shark Tank (ABC), The Last Man on Earth (Fox), StarTalk With Neil deGrasse Tyson (Nat Geo), Ten Days in the Valley (ABC), The Simpsons (Fox), This Is Life with Lisa Ling (CNN), Toy Box (ABC), Vampirina (Disney Junior), Wisdom of the Crowd (CBS)

//ALBUM RELEASES//
Mexo, “Zona”

//TECH EVENTS//
Oracle OpenWorld (through 10/5)

MONDAY, 10/2

//HOLIDAYS//
International Day of Nonviolence, World Habitat Day

//TV PREMIERES//
9JKL (CBS), Lucifer (Fox), The Gifted (Fox), Beauty and the Baker (Amazon Prime), TRL (MTV), Walk the Prank (Disney XD), Halloween Wars: Hayride of Horror (Food Network), The Halcyon (Ovation), Grown Folks (Bounce), Family Time (Bounce)

TUESDAY, 10/3

//HOLIDAYS//
National Techies Day, National Boyfriend Day, Mean Girls Appreciation Day, National Butterfly and Hummingbird Day

//TV PREMIERES//
The Middle (ABC), Fresh Off the Boat (ABC), Black-ish (ABC), The Mayor (ABC), Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (ABC), Queen Sugar (OWN), Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr. (PBS), Ink Master: Angels (Spike), Cyberwar (Viceland)

//MOVIE PREMIERES//
Demon Hole, Mully

WEDNESDAY, 10/4

//HOLIDAYS//
National Taco Day, National Vodka Day, National Pumpkin Seed Day, National Walk to School Day

//TV PREMIERES//
Nature (PBS), Secrets of the Shining Knight (PBS), Wheeler Dealers (PBS), Expedition Unknown: Hunt for Extraterrestrials (Travel), Expedition Unknown: After the Hunt (Travel)

//MOVIE PREMIERES//
Chavela

//TECH EVENTS//
Google Press Event

THURSDAY, 10/5

//HOLIDAYS//
World Teacher’s Day, National Do Something Nice Day, National Get Funky Day

//TV PREMIERES//
Scandal (ABC), Van Helsing (Syfy), Ghost Wars (Syfy), Real Estate Wars (Bravo), Shade: Queens of NYC (Fusion), Rillington Place (Sundance Now)

//POLITICS//
DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Renewal Deadline

FRIDAY, 10/6

//HOLIDAYS//
World Smile Day, National Noodle Day, National German-American Day, National Mad Hatter Day

//TV PREMIERES//
Once Upon a Time (ABC), Suburra: The Series (Netflix), The Fashion Hero (Amazon Prime), Superstition (Syfy), Choccywoccydoodah (Cooking Channel)

//MOVIE PREMIERES//
2307: Winter’s Dream, Barracuda, Blade Runner 2049, Better Watch Out, Loving Vincent, My Little Pony: The Movie, So B. It, The Florida Project, The Mountain Between Us, The Stray, The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume 1, Walking Out

//ALBUM RELEASES//
Ducktails, “Jersey Devil”; Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, “The Kid”; Marilyn Manson, “Heaven Upside Down”; Yumi Zouma, “Willowbank”; Sound of Ceres, “The Twin”; Ziúr, “U Feel Anything?”; Alex Lahey, “I Love You Like a Brother”; Rationale, “Rationale”; Shigeto, “The New Monday”; Weaves, “Wide Open”; Kelela, “Take Me Apart”; Lo!, “Vestigial”; Street Sects, “Rat Jacket”; Mister Heavenly, “Boxing the Moonlight”; Blue Hawaii, “Tenderness”; Elise LeGrow, “Playing Chess”; Spotlights, “Seismic”; Miniatures, “Jessamines”; Poppy, “Poppy.Computer”; Citizen, “As You Please”; Nazoranai, “Beginning To Fall In Line Before Me, So Decorously…”; Deradoorian, “Eternal Recurrence”; Primitive Man, “Caustic”; TOKiMONSTA, “Lune Rouge”; Weaves, “Wide Open”; Mirah, “Sundial”; Necro Deathmort, “Overland”; The Black Dahlia Murder, “Nightbringer”; Dhani Harrison, “IN///PARALLEL”; Cults, “Offering”; Warhaus, “Warhaus”; Liam Gallagher, “As You Were”; Carla dal Forno, “The Garden”; The Rasmus, “Dark Matters”; Kiasmos, “Blurred”; Slow Magic, “Float”; Kele Okereke, “Fatherland”; Wolf Parade, “Cry Cry Cry”

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SATURDAY, 10/7

//HOLIDAYS//
National LED Light Day, National Inner Beauty Day, Bathtub Day, National Frappe Day

//TV PREMIERES//
The Wonder List with Bill Weir (CNN), Ghost Adventures: Hauntings of Vicksburg (Travel Channel)

SUNDAY, 10/8

//HOLIDAYS//
National Perogi Day, American Touch Tag Day, National Fluffernutter Day, World Octopus Day, Pastor Appreciation Day

//TV PREMIERES//
Madam Secretary (CBS), America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC), 90 Day Fiancé (TLC), Xtreme Screams (Travel Channel)

MONDAY, 10/9

//HOLIDAYS//
Columbus Day, International Beer and Pizza Day, Native American Day, National Sneakers Day, World Post Day

//TV PREMIERES//
Supergirl (The CW), Valor (The CW), Inside Edge (Amazon Prime), Southern and Hungry (Cooking Channel), Chroniques de Clichy-Montfermeil (Blackpills)

TUESDAY, 10/10

//HOLIDAYS//
Ada Lovelace Day, National Cake Decorating Day, National Metric Day, Powers of Ten Day, World Homeless Day, World Mental Health Day

//TV PREMIERES//
The Flash (The CW), DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (The CW), Undercover High (A&E), Tales (BET), Chopped: Alton’s Challenge (Food Network), MasterChef Canada (Cooking Channel), The Big Interview with Dan Rather (AXS), Adventure Capitalists (CNBC)

//ALBUM RELEASES//
The Prids, “Do I Look Like I’m In Love?”

WEDNESDAY, 10/11

//HOLIDAYS//
Emergency Nurses Day, International Day of the Girl, National Coming Out Day, National Food Truck Day, National Fossil Day, National Pet Obesity Awareness Day, National Stop Bullying Day

//TV PREMIERES//
Riverdale (The CW), Dynasty (The CW), Mr. Robot (USA Network), Chance (Hulu), The Shannara Chronicles (Spike), Man’s Greatest Food (Cooking Channel), The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman (Nat Geo), Do You Want to See a Dead Body? (YouTube Red)

THURSDAY, 10/12

//HOLIDAYS//
Cookbook Launch Day, Freethought Day, Old Farmers’ Day, Spanish Language Day, World Sight Day, World Arthritis Day

//TV PREMIERES//
Supernatural (The CW), Arrow (The CW), I Love You, America (Hulu), The Rundown with Robin These (BET), The Comedy Get Down (BET)

FRIDAY, 10/13

//HOLIDAYS//
International Day for Failure, International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction, International Plain Language Day, Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, National Train Your Brain Day, World Egg Day

//TV PREMIERES//
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW), Jane the Virgin (The CW), Mindhunter (Netflix), Gold Rush (Discovery), Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (Amazon Prime), If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (Amazon Prime), Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars (WE TV)

//MOVIE PREMIERES//
6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain, 78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene, Breathe, Gnome Alone, Happy Death Day,  Human Flow, Marshall, Overdrive, Professor Marston & The Wonder Women, Te Ata, The Foreigner, Tom of Finland

//ALBUM RELEASES//
A. Savage, “Thawing Dawn”; Airiel, “Molten Young Lovers”; Altarage, “Endinghent”; Beck, “Colors”; Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, “Lotta Sea Lice”; dvsn, “Morning After”; Grok Enrol & The Nu-Thing, “All\Mix/Dup”; Gucci Mane, “Mr. Davis”, Spectral Voice, “Eroded Corridors of Unbeing”; King Khan, “Murder Burgers”; King Krule, “The Ooz”; Narcotic Wasteland, “Delirium Tremens”; Pink, “Beautiful Trauma”; St. Vincent, “MASSEDUCTION”; Robert Plant, “Carry Fire”; Samael, “Hegemony”; Stars, “There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light”; The Rural Alberta Advantage, “The Wild”; William Patrick Corgan, “Ogilala”

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SATURDAY, 10/14

//HOLIDAYS//
International Cassette Store Day, National Chess Day, National Dessert Day, national lowercase day, Universal Music Day

//TV PREMIERES//
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (BBC America), Queers (BBC America)

SUNDAY, 10/15

//HOLIDAYS//
Breast Health Day, Global Handwashing Day, International Day of Rural Women, National Grouch Day, National Mushroom Day, National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, Sewing Lovers Day, World Toy Camera Day

//TV PREMIERES//
White Famous (Showtime), Berlin Station (Epix), Good Behavior (TNT), Squidbillies (Adult Swim), The Dorrells in Corfu (PBS), The Platinum Life (E!), Make It Out Alive (Smithsonian Channel)

//SPORTS//
2017 Alabama 500 (NASCAR)

MONDAY, 10/16

//HOLIDAYS//
Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day, Learn a Word Day, Multicultural Diversity Day, National Boss Day, National Dictionary Day, Steve Jobs Day, World Food Day

//TV PREMIERES//
Fast N’ Loud (Discovery), Miles from Tomorrowland (Disney Channel), Acceptable Risk (Acorn TV)

//ALBUM RELEASES//
Heaters, “Matterhorn”

TUESDAY, 10/17

//HOLIDAYS//
Black Poetry Day, Information Overload Day, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, National Face Your Fears Day, National Pasta Day, Spreadsheet Day, Wear Something Gaudy Day

//TV PREMIERES//
Gucci Mane & Keyshia Ka’oir (BET), Hit the Road (Audience Network), Loudermilk (Audience Network), Strange Evidence (Science Channel), Weediquette (Viceland)

//ALBUM RELEASES//
Special Request, “Belief System”

WEDNESDAY, 10/18

//HOLIDAYS//
National Chocolate Cupcake Day, National No Beard Day, National Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day, World Menopause Day

//TV PREMIERES//
Freakish (Hulu)

//ALBUM RELEASES//
Austin Mahone, “Dirty Work”

THURSDAY, 10/19

//HOLIDAYS//
Conflict Resolution Day, Dress Like a Dork Day, Evaluate Your Life Day, Get to Know Your Customers Day, International Credit Union Day, New Friends Day, Rainforest Day, World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day

//TV PREMIERES//
The Eleven (A&E)

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FRIDAY, 10/20

//HOLIDAYS//
National Brandied Fruit Day, National Mammography Day, National Suspenders Day, World Osteoporosis Day, World Statistics Day

//TV PREMIERES//
Great Performances (PBS), Red Oaks (Amazon Prime), The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story (Netflix)

//MOVIE PREMIERES//
Boo! 2: A Madea Halloween, Dealt, Geostorm, Jungle, Killing Gunther, Only the Brave, Same Kind of Different As Me, Tragedy Girls, The Snowman, Wonderstruck

//ALBUM RELEASES//
Amenra, “Mass VI”; Bully, “Losing”; Errorsmith, “Superlative Fatigue”; Niall Horan, “Flicker”; Visionist, “Value”; Sufjan Stevens, “The Greatest Gift Mixtape – Outtakes, Remixes & Demos from Carrie & Lowell”; Colleen, “ A flame my love, a frequency”; Flying Fortress, “BITCHWIND”; Circuit Des Yeux, “Reaching for Indigo”; Bell Witch, “Mirror Reaper”; Destroyer, “ken”; Trivium, “The Sin and the Sentence”; John Carpenter, “Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998”; Lindstrøm, “It’s Alright Between Us As It Is”; Iron Monkey, “9-13”; Makthaverskan, “III”; Jessie Ware, “Glasshouse”; Margo Price, “All American Made”; CyHra, “Letters to Myself”; Esmerine, “Mechanics Of Dominion”

SATURDAY, 10/21

//HOLIDAYS//
Apple Day, Bridge Day, Garbanzo Bean Day, I Love Yarn Day, International Day of the Nacho, National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day, Reptile Awareness Day, Sweetest Day

SUNDAY, 10/22

//HOLIDAYS//
Clean Up the Earth Day, Eat a Pretzel Day, International Stuttering Awareness Day, Mother-In-Law Day, National Knee Day, National Color Day, National Nut Day, Smart is Cool Day

//TV PREMIERES//
The Walking Dead (AMC), Graves (Epix), Food: Fact or Fiction? (Cooking Channel), The Jellies (Adult Swim)

//SPORTS//
2017 United States Grand Prix (fka 2017 Formula One United States Grand Prix)

MONDAY, 10/23

//HOLIDAYS//
National Canning Day, Swallows Depart from San Juan Capistrano Day, National Mole Day, TV Talk Show Host Day

//TV PREMIERES//
Scared Famous (VH1)

TUESDAY, 10/24

//HOLIDAYS//
United Nations Day, Food Day, National Bologna Day, National Crazy Day, Take Back Your Time Day, World Polio Day

//TV PREMIERES//
At Home with Amy Sedaris (TruTV)

//MOVIE PREMIERES//
The Jade Pendant

//SPORTS//
World Series (start)

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WEDNESDAY, 10/25

//HOLIDAYS//
International Artist Day, Lung Health Day, National Greasy Foods Day, Punk for a Day Day, Sourest Day, World Pizza Makers’ Day

//TV PREMIERES//
Rosehaven (SundanceTV), The Job Interview (CNBC), Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television (YouTube Red)

THURSDAY, 10/26

//HOLIDAYS//
Horseless Carriage Day, National Mule Day, National Pumpkin Day, Worldwide Howl at the Moon Night

//TV PREMIERES//
Drop the Mic (TBS), Carnival Eats (Cooking Channel)

FRIDAY, 10/27

//HOLIDAYS//
American Beer Day, Boxer Shorts Day, Cranky Co-Workers Day, Frankenstein Friday, National Bandanna Day, National Potato Day, Navy Day, Occupational Therapy Day, Sylvia Plath Day

//TV PREMIERES//
Blindspot (NBC), Stranger Things (Netflix), Andi Mack (Disney Channel)

//MOVIE PREMIERES//
All I See Is You, God’s Own Country, Jigsaw, Novitiate, Suburbicon, Thank You For Your Service, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Square

//ALBUM RELEASES//
All Pigs Most Die, “Hostage Animal”; John Maus, “Screen Memories”; Julien Baker, “Turn Out the Lights”; Ty Dolla $ign, “Beach House 3”; L’orange, “The Ordinary Man”; Jacob Sartorius, “Left Me Hangin’”; Camerata Mediolanense, “Le Vergini Folli”; Curtis Harding, “Face Your Fear”; Morrissey, “Low in High School”; Weezer, “Pacific Daydream”; Daniele Luppi, “MILANO”; Complete Failure, “Crossburner”; Ne Obliviscaris, “Urn”

SATURDAY, 10/28

//HOLIDAYS//
International Animation Day, National Chocolate Day, National Forgiveness Day, Separation of Church and State Day, Statue of Liberty Dedication Day, Wild Foods Day

SUNDAY, 10/29

//HOLIDAYS//
International Internet Day, National Cat Day, National Hermit Day, Pumpkin Day, Visit a Cemetery Day, World Psoriasis Day, World Stroke Day

MONDAY, 10/30

//HOLIDAYS//
Buy a Doughnut Day, Checklist Day, Mischief Night, National Candy Corn Day, National Publicist Day, Sugar Addiction Awareness Day

//TV PREMIERES//
Superior Donuts (CBS), Kevin Can Wait (CBS), Me, Myself & I (CBS), The Ingraham Angle (Fox News Channel), Fox News @ Night (Fox News Channel)

TUESDAY, 10/31

//HOLIDAYS//
Girl Scout Founder’s Day, Halloween, National Knock-Knock Jokes Day, National Magic Day, World Savings Day

//TV PREMIERES//
Major Crimes (TNT)

//ALBUM RELEASES//
Chris Brown, “Heartbreak on a Full Moon”

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