Elsewhere in San Francisco
'Spiral Dance: Witches' New Year 2004'
Fort Mason Center, Herbst Pavilion, Marina
at Laguna; 820-3238,
www.reclaiming.org/rituals/samhain.html . Sat, 7:30pm. $15-50.
Celebrate Samhain at this participatory pageant and ritual.
Golden Gate Park, Sharon Meadow;
www.comedyday.com . Sun,
noon-5pm. Free. In addition to a full lineup of comedians,
this year's 24th annual event also features pumpkin carving for
kids and a costume contest.
Extravaganza @ saint mary's cathedral 1111 gough st. SF - CA
Saturday October 30th BONDE DO TIGRAO DANDARA E TAMBORES DO BRASIL
SOTAQUE BAIANO RIO TRIBAL DJ TUBARAO xuxa's dj DJ KBLO AND
Brazilian Halloween Carnaval Party
Independent, 628 Divisadero; 1-866-468-3399,
. Friday 9pm. $13-15.
Bay Area Brazilian bands
Bat Makumba, Nobody from Ipanema, and SambaDá perform at this
'Creature from the Black Lagoon'
Palace of Fine Arts Theater, 3301 Lyon;
www.tickets.com . Sat, 3 and
8pm. $18-32. The San Francisco Jazz
Festival presents a screening of the 3-D monster classic, with
live accompaniment by the Jazz Passengers.
'Ghost Festival IV: Mermaid Meat and Other
Japanese Ghost Stories' Yerba Buena
Center for the Arts, 701 Mission; 978-2787,
www.ybca.org . Fri-Sat, 8pm;
Sun, 2pm. $25. Storyteller Brenda Wong Aoki stars in this
celebration of ancient Chinese and Japanese ghost stories. Not
recommended for children under 12
Funky Halloween Bash
Boom Boom Room, 1601 Fillmore; 673-8000,
Sun, 9:30pm. $5. The Mission Players lay down funk and soul at
their Halloween gig.
Hans Grüsel's Kränkenkabinet, Diatric Puds,
Tarantism, DJ Fanasonique Hemlock
Tavern, 1131 Polk; 923-0923. Sun, 10pm. $6. The Kränkenkabinet
perform a live soundtrack to Brutallo's mix of 1961 3-D horror
movie The Mask
'Little Red vs. the Undead'
Off-Market Theater, 965 Mission; (510)
748-9021. Thurs-Sat, 8pm. $12. CAFE presents a spin on
the classic fairy tale.
'Mad Mexi Monster Party'
Ruby Skye, 420 Mason; 693-0777. Wed,
8pm. $25-40. Lucha VaVoom presents an evening of
masked wrestling (with the legendary Santo) and burlesque
dance, with hosts Patton Oswalt and Blaine Capatch.
Replicator Halloween Gala
Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk;
www.replicator5000.com. Sat, 10pm. $5.
Boyjazz and Jesus Lizard tribute band the Jesus Replicator
(actually the band Replicator) perform.
'Fallout: Halloween Costume Party'
Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell;
www.falloutsf.com . Sat,
9pm-2am. $5 (free before 10pm). A costume contest, DJs Rantz
and Seijiro, and live music by Houndstooth and the Wolfhounds
highlight the rockin' party.
'Orange and Black'
330 Ritch; 522-9558. Sat, 10pm-2am. $10. Spelman College
alumnae host this party, with DJ Harry Soul spinning hip-hop, R&B,
Pirate Ship Party
Call or go to Web site for location information. 776-7455,
. Sun, 7-10pm. $70. The party includes a cruise around the bay
on one of two pirate ships (including one vessel used in the movie
Pirates of the Caribbean).
'Tokyo Dark Castle'
Pound-SF, 100 Cargo;
. Fri, 9pm-3am. $25. Six bands, three DJs, and a gothic
fashion show are featured at this event.
'Boo at the Zoo'
San Francisco Zoo, Sloat at 47th Ave;
. Sun, 10am-3pm. Free with zoo admission ($1.50-10).
Kids can trick-or-treat, walk the "Haunted Nature Trail,"
watch animals enjoy pumpkin treats, and meet "creepy
crawly critters" in the Insect Zoo.
'Bride of SpookyCon'
Radisson Miyako, 1625 Post;
Sat-Sun, noon-midnight. $25 (registration required).
The horror and dark fantasy convention returns for its
second year, with authors, artists, and other special
'A BrilliANT Halloween Special'
California Academy of
Sciences, 875 Howard; 321-8000,
. Sun, 10am-5pm. $2-7. Come dressed as an ant and get
in free to the academy, home to an exhibit of live ants.
'Chinatown Haunts: A Halloween Eve
Tour of Chinatown' Chinese
Historical Society of America, 965 Clay; 391-1188,
www.chsa.org . Sat,
6:30-7:30pm. $5-15. Storyteller and researcher Alice
Tam leads a tour of haunted neighborhood sights.
Participants must be at least 14 years old.
'Folk and Fantasy II'
Canvas Gallery, 1200 Ninth Ave;
505-0060. Fri-Sun, 1-9pm (reception Thurs, 6pm-midnight),
through Nov 25. Free. Six artists contribute to this
exhibit of dark and playful art inspired by fairy tales
and folk stories.
'Gardens Ghoullery Walk'
Yerba Buena Gardens, Rooftop Gardens,
Fourth St at Howard; 543-1718,
www.ybgf.org . Sun,
noon-4pm. Free. Plenty of live entertainment
and activities delight trick-or-treaters ages 10 and
Haunted Haight Walking Tour
Meet at Planetweavers Treasure
Store, 1573 Haight; 863-1416,
www.hauntedhaight.com (RSVP). Fri-Mon, 7-9pm.
Ongoing. $20. Visit haunted sights around
Haight-Ashbury on this walking tour.
'Haunted San Francisco: Ghost Stories
from the City's Past' San
Francisco Public Library, Book Bay Main, 100 Larkin;
557-4258. Wed, 6pm. Free. Rand Richards reads from his
book about unearthly San Francisco history.
'Iron Science Teacher: Special
Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon; EXP-LORE,
www.exploratorium.edu . Fri, noon. Free with admission
($8-12). Science teachers perform spooky experiments
in this friendly competition.
A Different Light Bookstore, 489 Castro;
431-0891. Thurs, 7pm. Free. "Sadistic storyteller"
Patrick Califia reads from his latest tome.
Stonestown Family YMCA Halloween
Festival Stonestown Family
YMCA, 333 Eucalyptus; 242-7100. Sat, 5-8pm. Free. A
haunted house, face painting, "creepy crafts," and other
activities await pint-size ghoulies.
'3-D Fear Factory San Francisco'
Pier 17, Embarcadero at
Wed-Thurs, 7-11pm; Fri-Sat, 8pm-1am; Sun, 7pm-1am. $17.95.
The massive haunted house has "50,000 square feet of
Vampire Tour of San Francisco
Meet at California at Taylor; (650)
www.sfvampiretour.com . Sun, 8-10:30pm. $15-20.
Mina Harker leads a vampire-themed walking tour of Nob
Day of the Dead San Francisco
Day of the Dead family program
Crissy Field Center, 603 Mason,
Presidio; 561-7752 or 561-7690,
. Sat, 1-3pm. $8 (registration required). Learn about
the Día de los Muertos traditions of Mexico and Central
Halloween SF Bay Area
San Mateo Expo Center, 2495 S. Delaware, San
Mateo; (650) 592-7021,
www.hideandshriek.com . Fri-Sat, 8pm-midnight. $75-100.
Bay Area children's charities benefit from this pirate-themed
miss BrasArte's Halloween Ball for Kids! Starting at 4 pm
this Saturday October 30th at the World Dance Studio 1831
Solano Ave in Berkeley cross street is Colusa near Peet's
coffee. Prizes for kids' costumes and a dance contest! For
more info call 510-528-1958
Headlands Center for the Arts, Bldg 944, Fort Barry, Sausalito;
www.headlands.org/mysteryball . Sat, 7pm-midnight. $90.
Headlands Center for the Arts hosts its annual enchanted
Val's Subterranean, 1834 Euclid, Berk; (415) 869-5384,
. Fri-Sat, 8pm. $7-12. Un-Scripted Theater Company
presents a "full-length, improvised horror story."
Halloween Cajun Dance
Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo, Berk; (510)
525-5099. Sat, 9:30pm. $13. The Aux Cajunals perform;
come at 8:30pm for a dance lesson.
Halloween with Flametal
La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck,
Berk; (510) 849-2568,
www.lapena.org . Sat, 8:30pm. $15-17. Flametal's
music mixes flamenco and metal; special guests Ultra Gypsy
Lee Press-on and the Nails
Rancho Nicasio, On the Town Square,
Nicasio; (415) 662-2219,
www.ranchonicasio.com . Sat, 8:30pm. $12-15. The
neo-swing band perform their farewell show on Halloween
'Love and Death'
Mills College Concert Hall, 5000
MacArthur, Oakl; (510) 430-2296. Sat/30, 8pm. Free.
See 8 Days a Week.
Murder Mystery Masquerade Ball
Mile High Club, 3629 MLK Jr Way,
Oakl; (510) 654-4549,
www.harlemshakeburlesque.com . Sat, 9pm. $10-15
sliding scale. Harlem Shake Burlesque presents an
interactive "whodunnit"-meets-cabaret performance.
Unplugged Halloween Show
Blakes, 2367 Telegraph, Berk;
www.blakesontelegraph.com. Sun, 6pm. $6.
More than 15 rock bands perform three songs
each at this acoustic show.
Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia,
Larkspur; (415) 924-5111,
www.larktheater.net . Sat, 8pm. Call for
price. Dress as Frank-en-STEEN, Frau Bleucher,
or your favorite movie character for this
screening, which also features a costume contest.
'Zeppelin Beach: Trick or
Theatre, 2436 Sacramento, Berk;
www.zeppelinbeach.com . Fri-Sat, 7pm; Sun,
6pm. $45. The Halloween-themed variety show
features dance, magic, and theatrical acts.
Berkeley Farmers Market
Center at MLK Jr Way, Berk;
www.ecologycenter.org . Sat, 10am-3pm. Free.
On Halloween eve, the East Bay Depot for
Creative Reuse hosts a costume-making booth, and
Asheba performs Caribbean-style music for kids.
Todos Santos Playground,
Willow Pass at Grant, Concord; (925) 671-3464,
www.concordfirst.org . Sun, 10:30am-2pm. Free.
Live music by the Hipwaders, a pooch parade,
and a costume contest highlight the event.
Lawrence Hall of Science, UC
Berkeley, Centennial at Grizzly Peak, Berk; (510)
(reservations recommended). Sat, 6:30-9pm. $10-12.
The popular kids' event features a
presentation by author Michael Stroud (The
Klutz Book of Magic).
699 Bellevue, Oakl; (510) 452-2259,
www.fairyland.org . Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm. $8.
The kid-centric amusement park hosts two days of
special puppet and magic shows, arts and crafts,
storytelling, and music.
West End Halloween
Webster St, Alameda;
www.westalamedabusiness.com . Sat, noon-5pm.
Free. Trick-or-treating, free pumpkins, and a
costume contest are the featured neighborhood
Womyn's Ritual and Spiral
Dance Orinda Masonic
Temple, Nine Altarinda, Orinda;
www.daughtersofthegoddess.com . Fri, 6:30pm.
$5-27. Celebrate the pagan New Year with more
than 200 Bay Area women and girls.
Day of the Dead SF Bay Area
Día de los Muertos celebration
Pickleweed Center, Canal District, San
Rafael; (415) 339-3900,
. Sat, 3-9pm. Free. The festivities include altar-making
projects, Aztec dance performances, a procession, and live
Día de los Muertos family day and
celebration Richmond Art
Center, 2540 Barrett, Richmond; (510) 620-6772,
www.therichmondartcenter.org . Sat, 7-9pm. Free. The
Richmond Art Center hosts this family-oriented celebration.
Día de los Muertos full moon procession
Starts at Solano Ave at the
Alameda, Berk; (510) 527-1775. Thurs, 6:30-9pm. Free.
All are invited to join this candlelight procession and help
build a community altar in Peralta Park (1561 Solano, Berk).
'Illuminaciones: Days of the Dead
Indigenous and Colonial Expressions'
Oakland Museum of California, 10th St at
Oak, Oakl; (510) 238-2200,
www.museumca.org . Wed-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, noon-5pm,
through Dec 5. $5-8. Guest curator Lorraine García-Nakata
assembled works that reflect the influence of indigenous
cultures and Spanish colonization on contemporary Day of the