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Tue Oct 26 - Mon Nov 1

With Halloween only a few days away and the World Series kicking off this week in San Francisco, the City is abuzz with orange and black. While revelers look for last-minute costume supplies and the Giants prepare for their shot at the MLB championship, venues around town are readying for one of the biggest party weekends of the year. There is no shortage of options. Go wild at large-scale events such as Spookfest, Freakers Ball, and SF Halloween Ball, or skip the big crowds and celebrate at smaller celebrations, SuperNatural Festival and the Extra Action Marching Band's Electric Halloween Bash. Set the tone for your weekend with the Kronos Quartet and spend your days shopping for vintage treats at the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show. For a full list of events, check out our Halloween Guide and be sure to visit our Photo Galleries after the holiday for images from all of the hottest events.

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at the Gingerbread House

Indie Bazaar
at Brief Spaces
Barristers Ball
at 330 Ritch

at Great American Music Hall
FACE presents Rub-N-Tug
at SOM

World Famous Beat Junkies
at Mighty
Creepshow Halloween
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
at Cowell Theater (7:30pm)

Stanford University cognitive psychology assistant professor Lera Boroditsky discusses "How Language Shapes Thought" at a Long Now seminar hosted by Stewart Brand. Formerly an assistant professor at the Department of Brain...
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
at City Lights Bookstore (7pm)

Drawing inspiration from such diverse influences as Hergé and William Burroughs, Charles Burns has given us a dazzling spectral fever-dream-and a comic-book masterpiece...
at Castro Theatre (see listing for times)

With dazzling stars and 30+ films from Germany, Austria & Switzerland - including: book-to-screen epic "Pope Joan"; Germany's first RealD 3D animated film "Animals United 3D"...
at Fort Mason Center (see listing for times)

The oldest continuously operating international antiques show on the West Coast. The Show features approximately seventy dealers from across the United States and Europe, offering for sale an extraordinary range...
Thursday, October 28, 2010
at Amoeba Music (7pm)

Isobel Campbell has worn many hats over the course of her career, from her stint as cellist and vocalist with Scottish indie-pop faves Belle and Sebastian to her role as bandleader in...
at YBCA Screening Room (7:30pm)

Our "Encounter" Big Idea explores different ways art engages a social context. There are few better examples of this than Sesame Street. Having recently reached its 40th year, we celebrate this landmark show with...
at Mighty (9pm)

Residents Tal M Klein, Big Fat Frog, and Carey Kopp will be holding it down the music all night to pleasure your ear drums.
at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Novellus Theater (9pm)

Kronos Quartet: Black Angels with other works including Sahba Aminikia's String Quartet No. 3, Bob Ostertag's All the Rage, Ingram Marshall's Fog Tropes II and Aleksandra Vrebalov's spell no. 4, for a changing world...
at Public Works (9pm)

Sunset Promotions presents a rare meeting of international music production giants in one small space. Karllson & Winberg, who are two thirds of the pop super-group Miike Snow will play an exclusive DJ set...
Creepshow Halloween
Friday, October 29, 2010
at Cow Palace (6pm)

Subsonic / Live105 presents Spookfest - Underworld, MSTRKRFT, Moby, DJ Shadow, Booka Shade, Classix, Steve Aoki, Blaqk Audio, Uffie, Wolfgang Gartner, Dada Life, DJ Kid Lightning, LA Riots, The Limousines, Felix Cartel, Aaron Axelsen...
at Great American Music Hall (8pm)

Deerhunter began in 2001 with the ambition of fusing the lulling hypnotic states induced by ambient and minimalist music with the klang and propulsion of garage rock. The band has weathered chaotic line-up changes, the death of a member, and much discouragement...
at 1015 (Ten 15) (9pm - 4am)

Free event. Featuring exclusive performances by Ninja Tune artists: Amon Tobin, Kid Koala, DJ Food & DK, Toddla T & Serocee, DJ Kentaro, Eskmo and Ghostbeard. Plus support from local heroes like An-ten-nae, Motion Potion, Ripley and more...
at Mezzanine (9pm)

Halloween is back and this year we can hardly wait! Fake Blood , the boy wonder who sold out Mezzanine at his last SF performance, returns for an all out Halloween bash! Fake Blood, the artist also known as DJ Touche, and half of The Black Ghosts...
at DNA Lounge (9pm)

If there was ever a holiday created just for DNA Lounge that holiday is Halloween. We kick off this year's 3-day Halloween weekend by teaming up again with Meat, Death Guild and Hubba Hubba Revue to start things off with a gigantic haunted bang...
at Public Works (9pm)

We are very excited to bring this amazing event to San Francisco for the first time ever. We will be going all out to bring an amazing experience into the heart of the city.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
at San Francisco Zoo (5pm)

Snakes and owls and bats and bugs; Boo! Bring the whole family for a Halloween-themed evening at the Zoo! This fun-filled evening consists of a nocturnal safari, a close encounter with some "spooky" animals and carving pumpkins for our animals...
at The Giftcenter Pavilion (8pm)

This year's Halloween mega-party will be held inside one of San Francisco's premier event venues located inside the legendary building @ 888 Brannan, formerly the Gift Center...
at Treasure Island (9pm)

The Space Cowboys and Sunset Promotions present "Ghost Ship III: The Armada" on Saturday, October 30 on Treasure Island. The city's most spectacular Halloween event features 35 DJs from Burning Man famed theme camps and featuring the Front Porch with the Blue Bone Express...
at SF City Hall (9pm)

Featuring Mark Farina, Miguel Migs, DJ Spider, J-Boogie, and Rooz. Along with DJ Leethalmix, DJ Pleez, DJ Mikey Lee.
at Rickshaw Stop (9pm)

A special, amplified, Halloween-ified Extra Action show! "Assisted by three audio engineers we are using microphones, effects pedals, samples, analog echo, and vintage reverb to create something never heard before. Prepare to get distorted, wah-wahed, delayed and equalized."
at Mighty (9pm - 5am)

San Francisco's favorite holiday is coming up this Saturday, and with all the choices for how to spend it, we recommend one in which you know the quality will be there for the price, the crowd will be friendly and funky, and the music will be top notch. That can all be found at one of the city's seminal...
at Manor West (10pm)

Inside this mysterious building an enchanting evening awaits...
Sunday, October 31, 2010
at California Academy of Sciences (see listing for times)

Celebrate the "SuperNatural" with a suite of special programs and events dedicated to exploring the incredible (and sometimes spooky) diversity of creatures and phenomena that populate our natural world...
at Public Works (6pm)

Yes, we are that crazy. And so are you. Don't fight it. Find your inner cracken and set it free!
at The Fillmore (8pm)

All Mini Monster Match! The first at the Fillmore! Featuring the debut of The Green Fuzz Mini and the Flying Li'l Chicken's Ghost. Costume Contest! Come in costume and win prizes! The Return of incredible Drag wrestler Cassandro!
at Harry Denton's Starlight Room (9pm)

It will be a night like no other with pure unadulterated Tricks and Treats. As we transform The Starlight Room for good Ghoulish fun with Mummies, Contortionists, and spooky horrific visuals. We're celebrating a night of the Living Dead and Superheroes high above the city skyline...
Monday, November 1, 2010
at The Warfield (8pm)

A dominant force in rock music since their inception, the group's impressively extensive and top-selling music has cemented their standing as one of the most successful rock groups of all time. Scott Weiland and Robert DeLeo met at a Black Flag...
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