Halloween & Day of the Dead 2005
Halloween & Day of the Dead 2005

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HALLOWEEN EVENTS:
FRI OCT 27TH - MON OCT 31ST

DAY OF THE DEAD/DIA DE LOS MUERTOS:
Exhibits throughout the months of October & November with the Mission district procession on on Tuesday November 2

Halloween Mission/Castro

DownloadHalloween in the Castro
Market at Castro; www.halloweeninthecastro.com Mon, 7pm-midnight. $3 suggested donation.

 The annual Castro mob scene features features the March of Light parade (8:30pm, www.MarchOfLight.Org ), as well as a huge, booze-free outdoor jam with multiple stages of entertainment.
No alcohol Event In 2003, Police and sheriff's deputies began cracking down on the shoulder-to-shoulder crowd, determined to avoid the chaos of Halloween 2002, when five people were stabbed and dozens were arrested for public drunkenness.
There will be 13 entry gates around Market and Castro streets. Market Street will be closed between Church and Diamond streets, and Castro Street will be closed between 16th and 19th streets. The Castro Muni subway station will close at 7 p.m. as part of the crowd control.
TRANSIT: Taking BART to 16 St and walk or catch the J-Church metro are your best transit options.

 

MORE HALLOWEEN EVENTS

 
  For an extensive listing of Halloween events around the Bay Area, visit hauntedbay.com

Clancy's Pumpkin Patch
Clancy's Pumpkin Patch is a three generation, family owned business. They have pumpkins of all sizes and shapes. Gourds, corn stalks, and Indian corn are in abundance. Come see the ghosts in their trees, the scarecrows in their patch, and crawl through their hay maze. You can even take a hay ride in the middle of San Francisco!
Where:
1620 7th Ave., San Francisco
When:
Oct. 1 - 31, 2005, 10 am - 7 pm
Admission:
Free
Info:
www.localharvest.org

Gyro's Festival of Fear
Description:
Three haunted houses - Rigor Mortis, Eternal Darkness, and The Fortress! Plus, Nightmare Alley featuring Evil Jack's Arcade, the Cut-Throat Cafe, and more! Tickets are available online or at the door.
Where:
Pier 48, near SBC Park, The Embarcadero, San Francisco
When:
Oct. 6 - 9, 14 - 16, 21 - 31, 2005, Sun. - Thur. 7 pm - 11 pm; Fri. - Sat. 7 pm - 1 am; Halloween 7 pm - midnight
Admission:
$24.95
Info:
www.3dfearfactory.com

Dolores Park Cafe's Annual Halloween Party
Join Dolores Park Café for an evening of tricks and treats, delicious food and drinks, pumpkin carving, music, and dancing. Costumes strongly encouraged!

Where:
Dolores Park Cafe, 501 Dolores St., San Francisco
When:
Oct. 28, 2005, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Admission:
Free

Ferry Building Marketplace Harvest Festival
The Ferry Building Marketplace celebrates it’s third annual Harvest Festival with a range of free events including pumpkin carving, butter churning, apple pressing, live Blue Grass music, face painting and a Barnyard by the Bay. On Oct. 28 the central Nave will celebrate Oktoberfest from 4 pm to 8 pm with regional breweries Anchor Steam and Boont Ale from the Anderson Valley Brewing Company. Throughout the weekend Marketplace merchants will be offering a delightful abundance of special fare, tastings, and demonstrations. On Oct. 30, along the Embarcadero, the Ferry Building will host a Barnyard by the Bay petting zoo, face painting, Blue Grass music and a Farmers Market.

Where:
Ferry Building Marketplace, 1 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
When:
Oct. 27 - 30, 2005, various times throughout the day; see their website for specific times
Admission:
Free
Info:
www.ferrybuildingmarketplace.com

Halloween Mousetraps
It's the life size game of Mousetrap, a crafted, 16 piece, 50,000 -lb kinetic sculpture set atop a 6,500 square foot game board. The sculpture is based on and closely parallels the popular children's' board game Mousetrap. This giant contraption comes with a vaudevillian, burlesque dripping show complete with an original musical score performed by one woman band Esmerelda Strange, Can Can Dancers, acrobatic hijinks, and other spectacularly scripted scenarios dedicated to the pursuit of spectacle laden fun! Friday bands lineup is La Plebe, Fuga, and Corpus Callosum. Saturday bands lineup is Velvet Fury, Rum and Rebellion, and Toshio Hirano.

Where:
1634 Jerrold Ave., San Francisco
When:
Oct. 28 - 30, 2005, 9 pm - 10 pm and 11 pm - midnight Admission: $10
Info:
http://lifesizemousetrap.com

Shock It To Me! Revenge of Creature Features
The Castro Theatre is hosting Shock It To Me! Revenge Of Creature Features, a three-day Classic Horror Movie Festival celebrating the Cinema Spooktaculars and TV Horror Hosts of the "good old days", and featuring local horror hosts Mr. Lobo, Doktor Goulfinger and the lovely Ms. Monster. The event will also present a tribute to the renowned Bay Area “Creature Features” television show, featuring guest appearances by its legendary hosts, Bob Wilkins and John Stanley. Actor Russ Tamblyn ("Twin Peaks", "War of the Gargantuas") will be attending and co-hosting Sunday night's presentation of "Curse of the Demon" (1957) and "The Haunting" (1960). The movie line up of 12 fright flicks includes 35mm prints of classic titles such as “The Revenge Of Frankenstein” (1958), “The Vampire Lovers” (1970), “The Horror Of Party Beach” (1964), “Nightmare In Blood” (1976), “The Fearless Vampire Killers” (1967), “The Abominable Dr. Phibes” (1971), and more! Shock It To Me will include Madame Maraschino's Grotesque Burlesque, a costume contest, and ghoulish giveaways.

Where:
Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., San Francisco
When:
Oct. 28 - 30, 2005, see website for times/schedules
Admission:
$8.50
Info:
www.shockit2me.com

The Great Pumpkin Patch San Francisco
This street corner lot in San Francisco features plenty of pumpkins and other Halloween fun for the family.

Where:
Sloat Blvd. and 19th Ave., San Francisco
When:
Oct. 1 - 31, 2005, 11 am - 6 pm
Admission:
Free Info: (415) 556-8984

'Till Dawn Scary Story Party
The Rolling Darkness Revue, a traveling fraternity of some of horror fiction's premier talents, delivers thrills and chills in celebration of the genre's favorite holiday. As if that wasn't enough, it has become a Halloween tradition at Borderlands Books to gather everyone together and try to scare the pants off of each other with ghost and scary stories. The festivities begin at dusk and end at dawn the next day. Anyone can volunteer to read from one of their favorite (published) ghost or horror stories or opt to just sit back and enjoy the show as others share from their own selections. Sign-ups begin at dusk. Snacks and beverages will be provided by Borderlands Books.

Where:
Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia St., San Francisco
When:
Oct. 29 - 30, 2005, 6:41 pm - 6:06 am
Admission:
Free
Info:
www.borderlands-books.com/

Pier 39 Pumpkin Pandemonium
Ghoulish and giddy behavior is part of the fun as kids in costume trick or treat throughout Pier 39’s Pumpkin Pandemonium! Children 12 and under are welcome to visit the shops, restaurants, and attractions to gather their sweets. Pumpkin carving demonstrations and face painting will be available, as well as photos with frightful characters. Children will be able to wander through the haystack patch to pick their one free pumpkin. From 1 pm - 3 pm enjoy “Monster Bash,” presented by Guggenheim Entertainment, a Halloween Party that will make the young ones scream with delight!

Where:
Pier 39, The Embarcadero at Beach St., San Francisco
When:
Oct. 30, 2005, 10 am - 5 pm
Admission:
Free
Info:
www.pier39.com

The Cannery's 28th Annual Halloween Festival
Fun for kids! Costume contest, arts and crafts area, cookie decorating, special "mystery" guests, kids entertainment, and trick-or-treating in all The Cannery shops and restaurants!

Where:
The Cannery, Del Monte Square Courtyard, 2801 Leavenworth St., San Francisco
When:
Oct. 30, 2005, noon - 4 pm
Admission:
Free
Info:
www.delmontesquare.com

Noe Valley Halloween
There's a spooky family community Halloween party on in Noe Valley - look for the witch's cauldron! Kids who dare to visit Hoffman Ave. will receive special treats! Organized by "Haunted House Lady" Marilyn Lucas and her many helpers.

Where:
Hoffman Ave. between Elizabeth and 24th St., San Francisco
When:
Oct. 31, 2005, 6 pm - 8 pm
Admission:
Free
Info:
415-285-6265

 
 

DAY OF THE DEAD EVENTS

 
  For an extensive listing of Day of the Dead events around the Bay Area, visit hauntedbay.com

Dia de los Muertos Polanco
Day of the Dead

Description:
Art work inspired by the Day of the Dead.
Where:
Polanco, 393 Hayes St., San Francisco
When:
Oct. 23 - Nov. 6, 2005, 10 am - 5 pm
Admission:
$5 Info: 415-252-5753

Death and Rebirth: Dia de los Muertos Celebration
Day of the Dead Exhibition Opening - Death & Rebirth honoring Founding Artist Luis Cervantes and Papel Picado Party, live music, pan dulce, and more!
Where:
Precita Eyes Mural Arts and Visitors Center, 2981 24th St., San Francisco
When:
Oct. 28, 2005, 7 pm - 10 pm Admission: $5 - $20 sliding scale (no-host bar)
Info:
www.precitaeyes.org

Dia de los Muerto at the Glas Kat
Join the Unity Council for a Dia los Muertos party! Costume contest on stage at midnight with prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place! Plus Mariachi El Mexicanisimo in the main room from 11 pm - midnight. Plus papel picado decoration, drink specials, and Go-Go Muertos dancers inside main stage cages. In addition, Sandra Pena show of La Kalle radio will host this night!

Where:
Glas Kat, 520 Fourth St., San Francisco
When:
Oct. 28, 2005, 10 pm - 3 am
Admission:
Free to those in costume
Info:
www.latinbayarea.com

MCCLA Dia de los Muertos Altar and Art Exhibition
The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts invites you to experience the annual Dia de Los Muertos exhibition and associated activities throughout the exhibit period. Times and events vary, see MCCLA website.
Where:
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St., San Francisco
When:
Oct. 27 - Nov. 23, 2005, Gallery open
Admission:
$5 - $20, times and events vary, see MCCLA website
Info:
www.missionculturalcenter.org/

SomArts Day of the Dead
Rituals in the Journey of Life and Death is the theme for this Day of the Dead exhibit honoring the victims of Hurricane Katrina. There are opening and closing ceremonies and more. Please see the SomArts website for details.

Where:
SomArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St., San Francisco When: Oct. 14 - Nov. 5, 2005, Mon. - Sat. noon - 6 pm
Admission:
Free - $10
Info:
www.somarts.org

Corazon Dia de los Muertos
Annual Dia de los Muertos celebration. DJ's Mauricio Aviles and Alain del Corazon play deep house and Latin house music all night. Ages 21 and over.

Where:
The Knockout, 3223 Mission St., San Francisco
When:
Oct. 29, 2005, 9 pm - 2 am
Admission:
$5
Info:
www.theknockoutsf.com

Day of the Dead at Mission Branch Library
In honor of Day of the Dead, make a Day of the Dead altar with artist Anita De Lucio-Brock. For all ages. Space limited; reservations suggested.

Where:
Mission Branch Library, 300 Bartlett St., San Francisco When: Oct. 29, 2005, noon - 1 pm
Admission:
Free Info: http://sfpl.lib.ca.us

Days of the Dead Celebration & Benefit for Maya Christina Gonzalez
Community altar, cookie decorating, face painting, Mexican hot chocolate and treats, book signing, silent auction, and art show and sale of recent works by Maya Gonzalez. Books, cards, and prints available. Win fabulous prizes in the raffle!

Where:
Children Book Press, 2211 Mission St., San Francisco
When:
Oct. 30, 2005, 3 pm - 6 pm
Admission:
$5; kids free; no one turned away for lack of funds
Info:
www.mayagonzalez.com

 
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