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Tue Oct 28 - Mon Nov 3, 2008
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Things are gettin' pretty spooky... oh yeah, Halloween is a haunting! Whether you were an extra for the filming of Milk earlier in the year or you just wanna roll like a celebrity, head to the Castro Theatre for the world premiere of Milk tonight. Get some cutting edge inspiration for your costume on Thursday night at Gen Art's Fresh Faces in Fashion showcasing fashion's rising stars. Friday night is fright night and we've made a scary-comprehensive Halloween Guide to help you pick your poison(s). Friday also marks the grand re-birth of the Paradise Lounge in SoMa featuring legendary DJ Greg Wilson. Nurse your candy corn hangover on Saturday at the Alternative Press Expo - the largest gathering of indie comics in the country. And on Sunday join thousands of the living as they celebrate life by remembering the dead in the Dia de los Muertos precession in the Mission. A frightenly great week as long as you avoid the Vincent Price flies.

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Icer Air
at McCovey Cove
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in Hayes Valley
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at Decompression!
SF Jazz
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
at Castro Theatre (7pm)

"Known as 'the mayor of Castro Street,' Milk was a figurehead of the large gay community in San Francisco. He sponsored a ground-breaking San Francisco law barring anti-gay discrimination in the workplace, the first such law in the world..."
at Vessel (8pm)

Nobody does Halloween like San Francisco and with a week long bender upon us, kick start your Halloween festivities with a special installation of Tutu Tuesday that celebrates the best holiday of the year with free face painting from 9pm-11pm and tutus galore!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
at Cafe du Nord (8:30pm)

"Audiences admire Talkdemonic for their uncompromisingly cathartic and bewitching live sets, as they witness the co-mingling of O'Connor's rhythmic prowess and Molinaro's tempestuous craft..."
at The Independent (9pm)

"Crystal Castles sound like a whisk full of electro-punk splattered with Mario Brothers' video game music and 'anti-this, anti-that' rhymes. Their moniker was tagged after She-Ra's castle, her place of power, from the 80s cartoon, He-Man, Masters of the Universe..."
Thursday, October 30, 2008
at City Lights Books (7pm)

"If Rhythm Science was about the flow of things, Sound Unbound is about the remix--how music, art, and literature have blurred the lines between what an artist can do and what a composer can create. In Sound Unbound, Rhythm Science author Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid asks artists to describe their work and compositional strategies in their own words..."
at The Regency Center (8pm)
Fresh Faces in Fashion returns to San Francisco!!! For the last 13 years, Gen Art's anchor event, Fresh Faces in Fashion, has shown some of the best emerging fashion designers in womenswear, menswear and accessories on the runway and given runway debuts to fashion's rising stars...
at Mezzanine (8pm)

Soul Wax performing Live and the SF premiere of and special late DJ set by 2Many DJs! Also performing: JDH and Dave P (Fixed / RVNG - NYC) plus DJ Set by Richie Panic...
at The Fillmore (8pm)
"The Akron, Ohio-based duo The Black Keys is well known for its concentrated, hermetic approach to recording, hunkering down with rudimentary equipment in an unfinished basement or commandeering the floor of a vacant local rubber factory to create terse but soulful rock that seems to have time-traveled into the pair's amps from some long-ago radio show..."
at Cobb's Comedy Club (8pm)
"Doug Benson finished in the top six on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" and is a series regular on VH-1's "Best Week Ever." He also makes recurring appearances on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "The Sarah Silverman Program" and has his own half-hour special on Comedy Central..."
SF Jazz
Halloween! Friday, October 31, 2008
at The Regency Center (9pm - 4am)
Dress to die for, discover paradise, and climb the stairway to sin! Join the Costume Extravaganza, experience the surreal between this world and the afterlife...
at Westin St Francis (9pm - 2am)
This hallow's eve, beginning at sundown - the mysterious realm of the unknown will come out for a night filled with many treats. Where ghosts and goblins from centuries past party it up with the many superheroes of today- you'll see the fearless dark knights kickin' it with the ominous jokers of the world...
at Mighty (9pm - 5am)

One of the city's must see Halloween events for the past 6 years returns for another evolution of Night of the Living BASS. Opel & Evil Breaks come together for an all out Halloween production filled with the Bay Area's friendliest club crowd set to dance music's most forward thinking sounds.
at 1015 (Ten 15) (9pm)
Come celebrate the spooky kooky with Mr. Roboto! Live performance by The Heavy! DJ sets by Vin Sol, Pandemonium Jones, and Eug and J. Montag... Make sure you're dressed to impress in costume because cash prizes will be awarded to those with creative and innovative costumes.
at Mezzanine (9pm)
Join French singer Yelle and the Popscene crew in gettin' crazy on Halloween!
at San Francisco City Hall (9pm)
Element's Annual Thriller vs. Monster Ball on Halloween Night... at the baddest bash at the Grandest venue of them all!
at Asia SF (10pm - 3am)

DJ's Eric Sharp, Mario Muse, Eli Glad, and Kirin Rider will be burning up the dance floor with the best of electro. Monistat will be doing a very special drag performance at midnight and Melissa Marie will be taking photos in the fully decorated photo studio all night. The Third Estate is providing visuals and Dexter and Lauren of Flock will be hosting the insanity, including a costume contest with prizes.
at Paradise Loung (10pm - 4am)

"With a DJ pedigree stretching back to the original disco era, Greg Wilson first came to national prominence in the early 1980's as the first to champion the new electronic, post-disco records coming out of New York, a sound he has presciently dubbed 'Electro-Funk'.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
at Concourse Exhibition Center (11am)

APE is one of the country's largest gatherings of the best in indie comics, offering a venue for exhibitors ranging from self-publishers of minicomics to such large publishers as SLG Publishing, Fantagraphics, Drawn and Quarterly, Oni Press, Top Shelf, and many more. It offers a huge collection of some of the best indie and alternative comics material out there...
at The Independent (8pm)

Lykke Li released her first album, Youth Novels on LL Recordings in the Nordic region on February 4, 2008 and it received a wider European release in June, 2008. The album was produced by Bj÷rn Yttling of Peter Bjorn and John and Lasse MartÚn.
at Supperclub (9pm - afterhours)

A post Halloween costume party...Rooz, Michael Anthony, Bo, Pilot, Tall Sasha, Johnny Collective, Thuy Vu, & Nonchalant!
at Paradise Lounge (10pm)
Roll up..Roll up..the freakshow is back in town. Halloween weekend's Get Weird Carnivale extravaganza calls all clowns, weirdo's, freaks, midgets, giants, elephant men, bearded ladies and performers of the unusual and mysterious to our 2008 finale show...
Sunday, November 2, 2008
at Cathedral Hill Hotel (1pm - 8pm)

You won't want to miss this very special daytime event in an ultra unique setting, to celebrate the end of summer, the beginning of fall, and the Halloween weekend! Join us for this post Halloween soiree in your finest Golf or Country Club attire. Indulge your dance shoes, swim laps in the pool, or get sporty with Croquet or Badminton greens!
at Mission District (7pm)

The annual procession begins at 7pm at 24th & Bryant. Join thousands of fellow processioneers as they wind through the Mission down 24th onto Mission Street to Garfield Park at the Festival of Altars at 8:30pm.
at Bimbo's 365 Club (8pm)
The She & Him story begins when in 2006, renowned one man band M. Ward, recorded a duet with a girl named Zooey Deschanel. A delightful recording session, the experience lead to a dialogue between the two about collaborating further. This, in turn, led to Deschanel admitting to secretly making dozens and dozens of home demos and hoarding them like acorns for the winter..."
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)

Self-releasing seven albums over the course of the next eight years, the Spinto Band was picked up by Bar-None for the release of their eighth album, Nice and Nicely Done, in 2005. The album generated quite a bit of critical buzz, enough so that the album was picked up for re-release on Virgin UK the following year...
Yum Diary
Monday, November 3, 2008
at Paramount Theatre (8pm)

"Ray LaMontagne's new album was recorded with "returning producer, Ethan Johns in Box, England, and [touches] upon a range of styles and musical settings- spanning pastoral folk, railroad blues, front porch country, and plangent balladry- Gossip In The Grain proves to be Ray's most creative and emotionally expansive collection to date."
at Slim's (8pm)

"Torch is a Rock Metal band who've "self-described their sound a mix between Rock and Metal. Although sources have described their sound as everything from Screamo and Metalcore to Emo and nu metal."
at Great American Music Hall (9pm)
"One thing of which Diplo cannot be accused is being afraid to experiment with new music. With his mash-up mixtapes, he found and created a sound where his musical tastes -- '80s pop, electronica, Dirty South hip-hop, and his major influence, Miami bass music -- intersect...
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