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Tue Oct 23 - Mon Oct 29, 2007
While everyone's favorite SF holiday, Halloween, will be a bit different this year with the nixing of the Castro's craziness, there is still plenty to keep all the prowling ghouls and ghosts occupied. Get in shape to fit into that latex catsuit at the 70s Disco Sweat at Crunch Fitness, then get in the mood with the 80s Steven King Weekend at the Castro Theatre. If the likes of Cujo and Christine don't do it for you, then perhaps the Harvest Festival at The Ferry Building featuring free tastings, deals and demos is more your idea of Fall fun. However, if getting sussed up and dancing with your eyes closed defines this most hallowed of eves, make sure to head to Transylvania at Ruby Skye where there'll be four different DJs over four spooky nights.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007
at SF Camerawork (noon - 5pm)
The James D. Phelan Art Award in Photography is a biennial award given in recognition of artistic achievements by California-born artists. This year's winners were selected by jurors Daniell Cornell, Curator of American Art and Director of Contemporary Art Projects at the de Young Museum, and Lisa Dent, director of the Lisa Dent Gallery in San Francisco.
at Hyatt Regency (6:30pm - 10pm)
After nearly a decade of sold out events in New York and Chicago, San Francisco will become the third and only west coast market to host WhiskyFest, the oldest and most prestigious whisky tasting and distiller tour in the US. Created and hosted by Malt Advocate Magazine, WhiskyFest will showcase more than 250 of the world's finest and rarest whiskies, featuring premium single malt and blended Scotch whiskies, the best bourbons and Tennessee whiskeys, top of the line Irish whiskeys, Japanese whisky and the best from Canada.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
at Pink (10pm)
From the creators of the higly acclaimed electro dance party bootyshakers and matchmakers Deepkiss Moment come the ultimate in party lifestyle evolution! Complete with the best remixes of international underground electro and indie rock tracks from all over the globe and visual projections of live music video remixing and film screenings to tickle your subconscious!
at Herbst Theatre (5:30pm - 11pm)
The Brower Youth Award is the top environmental honor for young people in North America. Six youth leaders ages 13-22 are honored for their achievements in conservation, restoration and preservation for the planet. Meeting the winners, seeing their videos, and hearing their speeches is always a major highlight of the night.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
at Ruby Skye (9pm)
Creatures and children of the night, please join us for an evening of mayhem and mischief, as the Guardsmen unveil their inaugural "Once Bitten" Halloween Gala. Invite all your fiends, if you dare.
at The Grand at The Regency Center (8pm)
"Since their foundation in 1998, múm have forged a sublimely bright, warm and rich take on electronica, imprinting it with their own unique sound and character. What sets the band apart from so many of their peers is both their strong, playfully haunted melodies, and sorcerous integration of analogue and digital technologies. Playing an assortment of instruments and percussion alongside some crisply programmed electronic washes, beats, dingdongs and beep-beeps as well as found sounds and field recordings, the band's talent, inventiveness and nose for musical exploration is immediately audible." - Fat Cat Records
at American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) (8pm)
A classic American romance, The Rainmaker is a refreshingly heartfelt fable about a con man, a country girl, and the way that love can overcome cynicism in even the most tired of souls. The Rainmaker centers on the charismatic huckster Starbuck, who travels the heartland selling snake-oil and other dubious miracle cures. At the drought-stricken Curry farm, Starbuck promises to make it rain-for a price, of course.
at Crunch Fitness (5pm - 9pm)
DJ kid loose from energy 92.7fm spinnin' 70's inspired house and the lovely ladies from desired temptations.
Friday, October 26, 2007
at Bently Reserve (9pm)
The first Spider Ball 2006, at the Bently Reserve, was a huge success exhibiting elegance and decadence in one of San Francisco's most beautiful and prestigious buildings, the Old Federal Reserve Banking hall. Sleek and sexy Spider Ball 2007 is going to be even more luxurious and over-the-top, so buy your tickets today!
at Castro Theatre (see listing for times)
Featuring 3 Days of classic Stephen King films including Pet Sematary, Cujo, Christine and more!
at theRegency Center (8:30pm - 3am)
10 DJ's and 5 Separate Rooms of music! (Euro House, Latin, Persian/Middle Eastern, 70's/80's, Brazilian). A Three Levels, Costume Contests, Fashion Show, 13 piece Live Salsa Band "Avance", Samba Dancers, After Hours (8:30pm to 3am) and More! Don't miss this incredible, once in a life time event!
at The Independent (9pm)
"While the new album documents the band's growth and maturity, as Stephens says, "This record was a bit of a return to our beginnings. I think that's why we decided to have it stay simple and self-titled." By harnessing the power of what they do live and relying on each other, Two Gallants expands on what makes this band so special: their exceptional songwriting and raw chemistry." - bio by Aaron Kayce
at Temple Nightclub (10pm)
The sonic shamen of Massive Selector, theCulprtits & Om Soul join forces to bring you biggest underground Halloween party to hit the Bay Area in years. Join the City's freshest tribes for an unparalleled soul stirring ritual at the Temple of Doom going down at SF's newest place of late night worship.
at Mezzanine (10pm)
Jens Moelle and Ismale Tuefekci joined forces as a DJ team after meeting in one of their local record shops. With help from French house label Kitsune and merging their DJ skills with full band, Digitalism arrived. Their full length Idealism won over a spectrum of listeners with their single "Pogo" finding a perfect blend of dance antics and garage rock tinge.
at Cobb's Comedy Club (8pm & 10:15pm)
Morgan is probably now best known for his 10 year run on Saturday Night Live, in which he memorably portrayed characters such as "Safari Planet" host Brian Fellow, and the space adventurer "Astronaut Jones." His most popular impressions on the show included Mike Tyson, "The View's" Star Jones, Della Reese, Busta Rhymes, Maya Angelou and Samuel L. Jackson.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
at The Ferry Building (10am - 2pm)
The festivities continue throughout the weekend with honey tastings, book signings, cooking demos, olive oil tastings, and ends on Sunday with the much beloved Barn Yard by the Bay - a hands on farm animal corral for kids. Marketplace merchants will be offering a delightful and abundant cornucopia of special fare, tastings and demonstrations during the Harvest Festival.
at Mighty (9pm)
Opel's annual Halloween party, the Night of the Living, is simply one of SF's can't miss parties of the year. To celebrate San Francisco's favorite holiday, Opel always pulls out all the music and production stops to match the outrageous and fun crowd that shows up in their Halloween best. This year is no different. Located at the convientantly located and easy to park at Mighty, with 3 areas of music, outdoor smoking and chill area, huge visuals presentation expanded for this party, and 4 corner sound, it's the top notch way to spend your Halloween celebrating with a crowd perennially known as one of SF's most friendly and welcoming.
at 20 goto 10 (7pm - 11pm)
Involved in electronics since the age of 7, Joe works on secret projects for his company, Grand Idea Studio, and is a well-known electrical engineer and hardware hacker. He now lives in San Francisco, is the author of two books, contributor to four others, on the technical advisory board of MAKE Magazine, and is a co-host of an upcoming engineering build show for Discovery Channel.
at Project Artaud Theater (8pm)
think13's music and show blends ancient and modern, metaphysical and mythological, angelic and erotic, light and dark, to create "Balance", one that is suitable for all ages to experience. In an over-processed, over-simplified world, think13 brings this awakened message of "Balance" to the soul.
at supperclub (10pm)
Featuring Special Guests Grandmaster Flash, Addictive TV - UK's DJ/producers/VJ/motion graphics artists and DJ's M3, B.Smiley, Michael Anthony.
at Fat City (9pm)
MSTRKRFT's JFK and ALP are here to up the ante as rock's merger with electro continues to incite, excite, and rumble its way into dance charts the world over. They've been smashing down musical boundaries between punk, house, grime, electro, and more.
at John Colins Lounge (10pm)
A highly spirited event with DJ Pause, Grand-T, Rasta Que Tip, Friday Love, Colt 45 and Old School Joe. Spinning hip hop, beats and more!
Sunday, October 28, 2007
at Public Glass (11am - 6pm)
Public Glass will open its doors to SF Open Studios. Featuring the work of PG artists Herb Dang, Steve Falbo, Susanne Khawand, and Indu Krishnan.
at Fort Mason Center (11am - 6pm)
This year, travel the world without ever leaving San Francisco! The International Vintage poster fair offers over 10,000 vetted vintage posters for sale by more than 15 international dealers. The theme is "Around the World in 3 Days - Great Cities of the World."
at The Fillmore (8pm)
"One of the unlikeliest success stories in rock at the turn of the millennium, Detroit rap-rocker Kid Rock shot to superstardom with his fourth full-length album, 1998's Devil Without a Cause. What made it so shocking was that Rock had recorded his first demo a full decade before, been booted off major label Jive following his Beastie Boys-ish 1990 debut, Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast, and toiled for most of the decade in obscurity...
at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) (8pm)
Developed with an extraordinary company of actors and dancers, The Tosca Project is a breathtaking blend of theater, movement, and music inspired by the rich history of Tosca Café, the famed nightspot located in San Francisco's North Beach district that has been a favorite of opera singers, Beat poets, Russian émigrés, and other eclectic characters since the 1920s. This is a rare opportunity to view a unique interdisciplinary collaboration-in-progress in its early stages of development.
at Pier 39 (noon - 4pm)
Ghoulish and giddy behavior is part of the fun as kids in costume trick or treat throughout Pier 39's Pumpkin Pandemonium. Children 12 and under are welcome to visit the shops, restaurants and attractions to gather their sweets. Pumpkin carving demonstrations, and face painting will be available, as well as photos with frightful characters. Children will be able to wander through the pumpkin patch to pick their one free pumpkin.
at Ruby Skye (see listing for times)
Experience four nights of amazing Halloween events as Ruby Skye is magically transformed into the dark fantasy world of Dracula's Transylvania.
Monday, October 29, 2007
at Great American Music Hall (8pm)
Bon voyage! Thurston Moore's heading out on a vision quest or two in late September and October, when he'll play a handful of dates in support of his second solo joint, Trees Outside the Academy. Thurston's backing band will consist of Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley, Samara Lubelski (Tower Recordings), Christopher Brokaw (Codeine, Come), and bassist Matt Heyner.
at The Knockout (9pm)
"The music of Birds & Batteries started in Boston and Cape Cod, MA. After completing the 18-track demo titled Nature vs. Nature, Sempert moved to San Francisco and met drummer Brian Michelson while working at the legendary Hotel Utah Saloon. This chance encounter was the first step towards solidifying the foundation for Birds & Batteries in SF. The two started adapting the material from the demos to a live show with laptop serving as a crucial tool for executing Birds & Batteries' synth programming and drum machines."
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