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Halloween is quickly approaching, and while massive celebrations in the Castro are a fading memory, at least one San Francisco organization is trying to keep hope alive in 2009. Fight for your right to party Saturday with Take Back Halloween, an event planned at Ferry Plaza in hopes of resurrecting an outdoor Halloween night event in the city. If you prefer your festivities indoors, you still might see a full moon Thursday at the No Pants Party at Supperclub, where costumes are encouraged and pants are not. The A-listers will be partying it up the next night at Legion of Honor for the Ghoulish Gala, while elecrto demons of the night head to the Cow Palace for the first-ever Subsonic Halloween Spookfest with the Faint, Basement Jaxx and several other acts. There are plenty of other spooky activities to choose from. Visit the SF Station Halloween Guide for a complete listing, and if one of the those events doesn't quench your thirst, act like a vampire and hide from the approaching sun early Sunday morning at Breakfast in Bed or keep it sinful Monday with Original Sin at the new Eve Lounge. Whatever you do, have a bloody-good time!
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009
at Landmark's Clay Theater (7pm)

From Night Of The Living Dead (1968) to Zombieland (2009), four decades of zombie-apocalypse movies have owed tribute to this relatively faithful adaptation of Richard Matheson's classic novel, I Am Legend. Vincent Price stars as the sole survivor of a biological weapon that has transformed the entire human race...
at The Independent (8pm)

"It becomes fitting, upon listening to Pelican's music, that the band hails from Chicago. When Tortoise and their contemporaries ushered in a new wave of instrumental music over a decade ago from the Windy City, it was a pastiche of genre-defying sound, simultaneously cohesive and expansive in influence..."
at Rickshaw Stop (8pm)

Folk chanteuse and one-time Cali native Alela Diane brings her "spectacular voice" and "indescribable things" (Pitchfork) to town again, playing songs from her recent Rough Trade LP. "Alela Diane is a real American Songwriter. Both flinty and beautiful. She draws from a tradition that might...
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
at Palace of Fine Arts (9pm)

A harmonic convergence of virtuosity, this singular event brings together a triumvirate of genre-bending masters. Marin-based Zakir Hussain is the world's most celebrated tabla player, a legend whose intrepid collaborations with the likes of Yo-Yo Ma, John McLaughlin and Mickey Hart have opened up new musical realms. Steeped in jazz, funk and bluegrass...
at Zellerbach Hall (8pm)

Garrison Keillor continues to expand his unique role in American radio, literature and culture. His weekly broadcasts of "A Prairie Home Companion" have reinvigorated radio. "The News from Lake Wobegon," based on Keillor's own hometown of Anoka, Minnesota, richly reports life in a quintessential but fictional town "where all the women are strong, all the men...
Thursday, October 29, 2009
at Cathedral Hill Hotel (5pm - 10pm)

Shop designer duds up to 80% off! Find labels such as DVF, Marc Jacobs, Nanette Lepore, Dior and more.
at Bimbo's 365 Club (7pm)

Multi-instrumentalist, Meric Long, originally formed The Dodos in 2006 as a one-man act called Dodobird. Long got turned onto country blues fingerpicking and sought to create a band where the drumming could be a center role. That band came to fruition when Long met Logan Kroeber who had also been experimenting with drumming...
at Supperclub (10pm)

Carla and Chrissy's final No Pants Party will kick off Halloween weekend with a big sexy shebang. Featuring another heart stopping fashion showdown plus dedicated visuals and live performances, this sweet adieu will be San Francisco love story we can't wait to tell...
Friday, October 30, 2009
at Cow Palace (8pm)

The Faint headline the first-ever Subsonic Halloween Spookfest! Hailing from Omaha, the Faint are a five piece electronic/indie/post-punk goth band - perfect for a LIVE 105 Halloween! Since headlining the festival stage at BFD 2005, the band's been busy touring with The Cure, selling out shows at the Fillmore, and turning into one of the most transcending underground rock bands around...
at Regency Ballroom (8pm)

Martel and Nabiel bring you one of the most interesting DJs in the world...Paul Oakenfold! The world renowned DJ is just back from tour with Madonna is gracing us with his presence for the biggest weekend in San Francisco on Halloween!
at Legion of Honor (8pm)

Creatures of the night, please join The A-List for an evening of mayhem and mischief at "Very Postmortem: Mummies and Medicine, ArtPoint's Ghoulish Gala at the Legion of Honor." This year's most buzzed about Halloween spooktacular will be held at the opulent Legion of Honor.
at Mighty (9pm)

This sick lineup includes some of the Bay Area's nastiest DJs and acts playing twisted, heavy grooves within the musical spectrum. Come celebrate Halloween at Mighty and don't break the bank. The cover is $5 before 11pm with costume and the evening kicks off with an open vodka Red Bull bar...
at 103 Harriet (9pm)

Lotus is pleased to present a special Halloween party with Buzzin' Fly founder Ben Watt! This will be Ben's first San Francisco appearance in over two years and he will be joined by Buzzin' Fly label mate Justin Martin as well as CityDeep creator Halo!
Halloween - Saturday, October 31, 2009
at Yerba Buena Children's Garden (noon - 2pm)

Join us for our eighth annual Halloween Costume Walk featuring interactive performances and games for kids. Hosted by The Unique Derique, and featuring live music, we invite children under ten and their families parade in their Halloween finery!
at Justin Herman Plaza (7pm)

The city spreads out before you. Rushing from point to point, lit by the slow strobe of fluorescent buses and dark streets. Stumbling into situations for a stranger's signature. Fleeing unknown pursuers, breathing hard, admiring the landscape and the multitude of worlds hidden in it.
at Davies Symphony Hall (8pm)

Experience the frightening full effect of F.W. Murnau's 1992 film Nosferatu, complete with a live, haunting 8,264-pipe Ruffatti organ.Nosferatu was a breakthrough in Gothic cinema and precedes Bram Stokers Dracula. It tells the story of vampire Count Orlok.
at Poleng Lounge (9pm)

Mixhell live will be headlining our Halloween party. Mixhell is the hard beat electro project of Iggor Cavalera, formerly the drummer in Brazilian heavy metal band Sepultura. The music frequently sounds like a cross between Crookers and Iron Maiden, and for this performance on Halloween, Iggor Cavalera will be playing the drums live, while his wife...
at Paradise Lounge (9pm)

The most fun, new dance party in San Francisco is celebrating Halloween...90's Style! CLUB 1994 is throwing a 90's theme Halloween Bash on Saturday, October 31st and it's going to be huge! This special edition Club 1994 is at a special, bigger, one-time-only location, Paradise Lounge...
at Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market (9pm)

A lot of us are heartbroken that Halloween in the Castro was killed off. Sure, there were things that sucked about it, and sure it had gotten to the point that there were too many gawkers and not as many awesome costumes, but the way to deal with these problems was to fix it and work with it...
at Treasure Island (9pm)

The Space Cowboys and Sunset Promotions are proud to present the second annual Ghost Ship: Shipwrecked on Treasure Island 2009. We will return to treasure island with tons of new and recycled art, mutant vehicles, themed rooms, and installations high and low. Look for the return of the Dust City...
Sunday, November 1, 2009
at Supperclub (5am - 10am)

Survived Halloween and kept your soul? Then put that soul to work on the dance floor. Come get horizontal on Supperclub's soft beds and cushy pillows while having a treat from the superstar chefs. Add a secret surprise dj or two and it beats having breakfast anywhere else...
at Regency Ballroom (8pm)

Mythmaker, their 13th disc and second for SPV, is a harrowing song cycle framed in dark, intriguing atmospheres that explore the concept of control and the manipulation of culture that falsely enhances the lives of the duplicitous...
Monday, November 2, 2009
at Eve Lounge (4pm - 2am)

A brand new lounge south of market San Francisco. Bringing together music from San Francisco's finest DJs and a piquant cocktail list to delight the senses. Plenty of plush banquette seating surrounds Eve's curves. Roaring Twenties inspired artwork by local artists adorn the walls...
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