In the words of the McSweeney’s column by Colin Nissan, it’s decorative gourd season, motherfuckers! It’s time to get out those multicolored leaves and fill the house with mutant squash. It’s time to perform an all-gourd reenactment of an episode of Different Strokes. It’s time to jam a wicker basket with an insanely ornate assortment of shellacked vegetables. It’s time to make that that shit look so seasonal. But it’s also time to get serious and go see some actual gourd art, all to benefit Food for Thought, the HIV/AIDS food bank. Something tells me Colin Nissan will not be a guest speaker when Calabash: A Festival of Gourds, Art and Gardens gets underway on Sunday, Oct. 7, at Food for Thought. 6550 Railroad Ave., Forestville. 1pm. $45—$50. 707.887.1647.