Day of the Dead 2004
Day of the Dead 2004
halloween Fri 29Oct   Sat 30Oct &   Sun 31 Oct
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

Download'Halloween in the Castro II' Market at Castro; . Sun, 7pm-midnight. $3 suggested donation.

 The 3rd  annual Castro mob scene features features the March of Light parade (8:30pm,Download


 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

DownloadCachao is credited with being one of the founding fathers of the hypnotic sound of the mambo. The mambo was responsible for bringing great fame to Cuban music. After all these years Cachao is being paid his respect.  
One night only with
Cuban Mambo Master
Comcast in conjunction with Mission Neighborhood Centers Inc. presents the Univision CD and DVD release performance for: "Andy Garcia Presents Cacaho Ahora Si featuring the Cineson All-Stars." To benefit the Carnaval Cultural Arts Education Program. When: Saturday October 30th 2004 Where: Giftcenter Pavilion at 888 Brannan Street in San Francisco Category: General Admision - $35.00 Student ID $25.00

'Halloween's True Meaning' Shotwell Studios, 3252A 19th St; 289-2000, . Sun, 1-3pm. $5-15 sliding scale. Footloose hosts a benefit for Shotwell Studios, featuring interactive theatrical fun aimed at kids ages 4 through 10.

'Hov-o-Ween III' Il Pirata, 2007 16th St; . Sun, 9pm. $5. "Dress to kill" at this party, where DJs Voodoo, Jezzebella, and Batkat spin death rock, punk, glam, and '80s tunes.

'Loco Bloco's Halloween Freak Show' CELLspace, 2050 Bryant; 626-5222, ext 30, . Fri, 8pm-2am. $10-12. The intergenerational performance ensemble throws a funky bash, with gruesome art displays and dancing to world music and "horror hits."

'12 Galaxies Monster Bash' 12 Galaxies, 2565 Mission; 970-9777, . Sat, 9pm. $10. Cookie Mongoloid, Space Vacuum, and Arnocorps perform.

'Gruesome Tales of Death and Destruction' Odeon Bar, 3223 Mission; 289-6808, . Fri-Sun, 8pm (also Sun, 10pm). $10. Mime ensemble Kinetic Theory Experimental Theatre performs a collection of vignettes written and directed by Stephanie Abrams; Halloween-night shows also feature Random Acts of Violence, a spooky circus cabaret ($5 for those in costume).

'BOOgie Brunch, BOOgie Nights' Levende, 1710 Mission; 864-5585. Sun, 11am-2am. Call for price. The 15-hour party features DJs Andy Caldwell, Jenö, M3, and Ellen Ferrato.

'Frankenstein' Project Artaud Theater, 450 Florida; 621-7978, . Wed-Sun, 8pm. $13-20 (Wed, pay what you can). Theatre of Yugen performs Erik Ehn's Noh-influenced adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic tale.

'Spirits, Spells, and Siren Songs III: Third Time's the Charm' Capp Street Community Music Center, 544 Capp; 664-1728. Sat, 7:30pm. $10-15. Seasonally appropriate songs and opera scenes are performed at this concert featuring the witch from Hansel and Gretel and other supernatural characters.

'Visions from the Abyss' Balazo Gallery, 2811 Mission; 550-1108. Sat-Sun, noon-5pm, through Nov 10. Free. Nine artists contribute to this macabre exhibit.

'Mortal Companion' A Different Light Bookstore, 489 Castro; 431-0891. Thurs, 7pm. Free. "Sadistic storyteller" Patrick Califia reads from his latest tome.
'The Abandoned Morgue' New College of California, 741 Valencia; . Fri-Sat, 6pm. $5. Dare to explore the haunted bowels of this frightful hot spot.

día de los muertos
day of the dead

SF Mission District

'The Fifth Direction, Communion with Death' Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission; 643-5001, . Reception and molé competition Thurs, 6-9pm, $5-10; gala opening Tues, 6-10:30pm, $5.
 Día de los Muertos procession
featuring the construction of a community altar (Tues, 7pm, free, starts at 24th St and Bryant and ends at Garfield Park, 25th St and Harrison; ).  &
*Procession Juan Pablo Guiterrez 415.405.2050 ph

'Offerings of Passion, Miracles, and Peace' SomArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan; 864-1414,  (for Spell tickets, 273-4633, ). Tues-Sat, noon-5pm (Spell performances Thurs/28-Sat/30 and Mon/1-Tues/2, 8pm; Sun/31, 7pm), through Nov 6. Free (Spell performances $13-20). More than 60 installations, curated by Rene Yañez, pay tribute to those lost to violent deaths locally and in the Iraq war. Throughout the show's run, Dance Brigade, Keith Hennessy and Circo Zero, Copper Wimmin, and Near variously collaborate on Spell: 13 Invocations for World Peace, a spiritual, activism-oriented performance that aims to be "an energetic invocation for social change."

'Spirits and Saints: A Celebration of Life and Death' Creativity Explored, 3245 16th St; 863-2108. Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm; Sat, 11am-6pm, through Nov 24. Free. Works by 20 artists with developmental disabilities make up this Day of the Dead exhibit.

'La ultima silla' Encantada Gallery of Fine Arts, 908 Valencia; 642-3939. Tues-Thurs and Sun, noon-6pm; Fri-Sat, noon-8pm (reception Tues, 6-8pm), through Nov 8. Free. Twenty artists contribute to this Día de los Muertos exhibit.

*Sugar Skull demonstrations, Papel Picado workshops, imported Day of the Dead Supplies, Altar workshops
Nancy Charraga, 3331 24th St. SF, CA 94110

*Art Gallery and Day of the Dead supplies and gift items
Carolina Ponce de Leon, 2857 24th St. SF, CA 94110
415.826.8009 ph

PRECITA EYES Day of the Dead Exhibit on Nov. 2nd
Susan Cervantes, 2981 24th St. SF, CA 94110

HaLLOWeen Elsewhere in San Francisco

Download'Spiral Dance: Witches' New Year 2004' Fort Mason Center, Herbst Pavilion, Marina at Laguna; 820-3238, . Sat, 7:30pm. $15-50. Celebrate Samhain at this participatory pageant and ritual.

Comedy Day Golden Gate Park, Sharon Meadow; . 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.

DownloadHalloween 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 DJ ELLEN



Brazilian Halloween Carnaval Party Independent, 628 Divisadero; 1-866-468-3399, . Friday 9pm. $13-15. DownloadBay Area Brazilian bands Bat Makumba, Nobody from Ipanema, and SambaDá perform at this tropical bash.


'Creature from the Black Lagoon' Palace of Fine Arts Theater, 3301 Lyon;  or . 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, . 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;  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; . 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, and reggae.

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; 753-7080, . 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 guests.

'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, . 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, . Sun, noon-4pm. Free. Plenty of live entertainment and activities delight trick-or-treaters ages 10 and under.

Haunted Haight Walking Tour Meet at Planetweavers Treasure Store, 1573 Haight; 863-1416,  (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 Halloween Edition' Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon; EXP-LORE, . Fri, noon. Free with admission ($8-12). Science teachers perform spooky experiments in this friendly competition.

'Mortal Companion' 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 Green;  Wed-Thurs, 7-11pm; Fri-Sat, 8pm-1am; Sun, 7pm-1am. $17.95. The massive haunted house has "50,000 square feet of terror."

Vampire Tour of San Francisco Meet at California at Taylor; (650) 279-1840, . Sun, 8-10:30pm. $15-20. Mina Harker leads a vampire-themed walking tour of Nob Hill.

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 America.

 Halloween SF Bay Area
Buccaneer's Ball San Mateo Expo Center, 2495 S. Delaware, San Mateo; (650) 592-7021, . Fri-Sat, 8pm-midnight. $75-100. Bay Area children's charities benefit from this pirate-themed party.

DownloadDon't 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

Mystery Ball Headlands Center for the Arts, Bldg 944, Fort Barry, Sausalito; (415) 331-2787, . Sat, 7pm-midnight. $90. Headlands Center for the Arts hosts its annual enchanted fundraiser.

'Fear' La 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, . Sat, 8:30pm. $15-17. Flametal's music mixes flamenco and metal; special guests Ultra Gypsy also perform.

Lee Press-on and the Nails Rancho Nicasio, On the Town Square, Nicasio; (415) 662-2219, . Sat, 8:30pm. $12-15. The neo-swing band perform their farewell show on Halloween eve.

'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, . Sat, 9pm. $10-15 sliding scale. Harlem Shake Burlesque presents an interactive "whodunnit"-meets-cabaret performance.

Unplugged Halloween Show Blakes, 2367 Telegraph, Berk;  Sun, 6pm. $6. More than 15 rock bands perform three songs each at this acoustic show.

'Young Frankenstein' Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia, Larkspur; (415) 924-5111, . 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 Treat' Belladonna Theatre, 2436 Sacramento, Berk; . 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; (510) 548-3333, . 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.

Halloween Extravaganza Todos Santos Playground, Willow Pass at Grant, Concord; (925) 671-3464, . Sun, 10:30am-2pm. Free. Live music by the Hipwaders, a pooch parade, and a costume contest highlight the event.

Halloween party Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley, Centennial at Grizzly Peak, Berk; (510) 642-5134,  (reservations recommended). Sat, 6:30-9pm. $10-12. The popular kids' event features a presentation by author Michael Stroud (The Klutz Book of Magic).

'Jack-o'-lantern Jamboree' Children's Fairyland, 699 Bellevue, Oakl; (510) 452-2259, . 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; . Sat, noon-5pm. Free. Trick-or-treating, free pumpkins, and a costume contest are the featured neighborhood festivities.

Womyn's Ritual and Spiral Dance Orinda Masonic Temple, Nine Altarinda, Orinda; . 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 music.

Día de los Muertos family day and celebration Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett, Richmond; (510) 620-6772, . 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, . 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 Dead observances.