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Following last week's harvest moon, it's only appropriate that Neil Young bring the 25th Anniversary of the Bridge School Benefit back to Shoreline Amphitheatre this weekend. In addition to Young's annual opening and closing sets, Arcade Fire, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters and Beck are among the artists scheduled to perform. Other seasonal festivities can be found at the Ferry Building's Harvest Festival and Local Bites, featuring sample hors d'oeuvres from local chefs using sustainable ingredients. Meanwhile, SF Station & Hammonii's VIP Cocktail Party brings local shochu concoctions to Chambers at the Phoenix Hotel. Hear new tunes with journalist-turned-vocalist Anika at The Independent and keep the early Halloween fun going with San Francisco's first Zombie Pub Crawl, Frite Nite and the Roller Disco Costume Party. Is your costume ready for Halloween? Use our costume and events guide for ideas before all the holiday parties arrive.

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at Fox Theater
Foster The People
at The Fillmore

Runway to Happiness
at War Memorial Opera House
Foster The People Afterparty
at Rickshaw Stop

Blow Up Animal Costume Party
at DNA Lounge
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
at The Warfield (8pm)

Originality is a rare commodity in these media-dominated, cynical times, but every now and then a band comes along that produces music of such mind-bending brilliance that only the culturally blind could fail to recognize...
at The Independent (8pm)

Moonface is not a band, just plain half-old me, in any solo or collaborative projects I'm involved in from now until whenever. In early 2010 the first EP was released on Jagjaguwar...
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
at Chambers (6pm - 9pm)

Please join us for a Free VIP Cocktail party featuring complimentary cocktails from Haamonii. You must RSVP on Eventbrite to attend. Drawing is limited to guests in attendance. limit 2 drinks per person. Guests will be able to purchase delicious appetizers and dinner menu items from Chambers throughout the night...
at The Independent (8pm)

"Political Journalist" isn't a credential we usually have in musician's bios, but this is exactly what Anika was doing while living between Berlin and Bristol earlier this year when she met Geoff Barrow. The producer was looking for a new singer to work with his band...
SF Halloween Guide
Thursday, October 20, 2011
at Vessel (10pm)

Jesse Rose was raised on Motown soul, jazz and eighties funk in London, moving to Bristol to begin throwing club nights with old friend Jamie Anderson at the beginning of the nineties. In 1997 Jesse moved back to his hometown London and soon started playing regularly around the capital...
at Rickshaw Stop (10pm)

"Thanks to a number of artists (not excluding Jay-Z), rap feels new again in 2011. And the 24 year-old Theophilus London is one of the biggest reasons for this. A Trinidad-born, Brooklyn-raised rapper with a penchant for borrowing ideas..."
Friday, October 21, 2011
at 1015 (10pm)

Spanning 4 Four Tet studio albums, remixing, and outstanding live shows amongst many other things, Kieran Hebden's career remains rooted in all kinds of musical camps. In the past couple of years Four Tet has released his fourth album 'Everything Ecstatic'...
at DNA Lounge (9pm)

Robot Army! Burlesque! Zombie Horde! Deadly Plagues! Comedy! Killer Asteroids! Fun for All! Atomic War!
at Public Works (10pm)

Since the moment he spun his first record, Damian Lazarus's mission has been a clear and urgent one: to blow away the mediocre, the over-inflated, the obsolete; to seek out and celebrate the energetic...
Saturday, October 22, 2011
at Civic Center Plaza (7pm)

Don your favorite blood spattered suit, infested nurse outfit, and severed arm for the first annual SF Zombie Crawl. Meet up at Civic Center courtyard at 7pm to set off on the all night pub crawl. Sleep is for the living.
at Mezzanine (9pm)

The Bay Area bass music-purveying Frite Nite crew follow up on their last sell out show at Mezzanine with an even crazier line up of boundary-pushing talent, tapping some very special friends for what promises to be...
at CELLspace (8pm)

Break out your costume early for this huge annual bash!
at The Commonwealth Club SF (9:30am)

Learn about the craft of local organic cheese making while touring in a comfortable bio-diesel bus through the countryside of Marin and Sonoma counties. Visit goat, cow and sheep dairies and explore barns, milking parlors and cheese-making facilities...
at Concourse Exhibition Center (9:30am)

A Sinfully Sensual Soirée! AnonEvents, Opel Productions & J9 of Fresh SF dare you to join us the "NEW" first annual Masquerotica...
Sunday, October 23, 2011
in The Mission (11am - 4pm)

2011 events will extend into new neighborhoods and include more diverse program elements that highlight each neighborhood's unique character and often overlooked community attractions and institutions...
at California Academy of Sciences (2pm - 5pm)

Gather with friends and neighbors in the Academy's west garden for a Sunday afternoon featuring local chefs and their tasty treats, drinks, music, and fun for all ages. Sample hors d'oeuvres crafted by local chefs who source sustainable ingredients...
at Dance Mission Theater (see listing for times)

Explores the 7 capital vices: the lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride with 7 female dancers who will each introduce one of the sins with a touch of humor.
in the Castro District (noon - 4pm)

The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery (SFAC Gallery) will host its signature Passport event in the Castro District this year on Sunday, October 23, 2011. Celebrating a whole new lineup of Bay Area artists and cultural luminaries-including Chris Duncan, Margaret Tedesco, Dan Nicoletta, and Michelle Tea...
at Fort Mason Center (5pm)

The International Vintage Poster Fair, the world's oldest and largest sale and exposition of original vintage posters, returns to San Francisco the weekend of October 21st at Fort Mason Center. More than 10,000 posters dated from the 1890's - 1980's...
at The Ferry Building (10am)

Come learn about your food system and enjoy unique harvest-themed activities. Stop by for two fun-filled days. Each day will feature cooking demos and free samples, there will be music and kids activities...
SF Halloween Guide
Monday, October 24, 2011
at The Ferry Building (10am)

There will be first, second, and third place prizes for Taste and Appearance, a separate prize for Most Creative cupcake, and a Bakers Choice Award...
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