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Wednesday, Oct. 22
Adopt-A-Ghoul: Halloween costume and decoration donations for children of all ages, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., through Friday, Oct. 31. Hamilton Family Center, 1631 Hayes (at Lyon), 409-2100.

Friday, Oct. 24
A Halloween Tail...Migrating Mystical Creatures 12th Annual Academy Halloween: Celebrate Halloween a week early with costuming, treats, specimen collections, a slime-making booth, and magic performances. Reservations are required as space is limited; 6:30-9 p.m., $25-$125, 750-7141 (ticket information). California Academy of Sciences, 55 Concourse (at JFK), Golden Gate Park, 750-7145.

Stage Frights: Plays From Hell: Featuring Dolly Dolly, Pinchy Face Clone Virus, Superman, Pee-Wee's Hell House, and Ghost Story, 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, through Sunday, Oct. 26, 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, $10-$20. Cell Space, 2050 Bryant (at 18th St.), 648-7562.

Saturday, Oct. 25
16th Annual Goblin Jamboree: A party for children and their families featuring raffles, train rides, a haunted house, and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, and Sunday, Oct. 26, $8. Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds (at Murray), Sausalito, 339-3900.

City Nights -- Spine Chillin' Halloween: With DJs Leslie Perez and Sherif spinning house music. Costume prizes and candy for all, 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m., $15. 715 Harrison, 715 Harrison (at Third St.), 339-8686.

Fundraiser Halloween Party: A benefit for One Brick Organization. DJs will be on hand to spin '70s, '80s, techno, and house, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $10. Studio Z, 314 11th St. (at Folsom), 252-7666.

Ghouls & Ghosts: Featuring story-telling performance ensemble Eth-Noh-Tec, 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, $13. Zeum Theater, 221 Fourth St. (at Howard), 777-2800.

Halloween Haunts at Hidden Villa: Spooky fun for the kiddies, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, $15-$18. Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody (at Sherlock), Los Altos Hills, 650-949-8653.

Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree: Frightful fun for the kids with rides, puppet shows, music, and more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, and Sunday, Oct. 26, $8. Children's Fairyland USA, 699 Bellevue (off Grand), Oakland, 510-452-2259.

Pumpkin Carving & Costume Making: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Berkeley Farmers' Market demo area, Center & MLK Jr., Berkeley, 510-548-3333.

Queer Jitterbugs Costume Party: Swing dancing, 7:30 p.m., $10. LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market (at McCoppin), 865-5555.

Sin Factory: Costume, dancing, and porn/pole contests. DJs Jazzy Jim, Switch, Rich Era and special guests will be spinning until the early hours, 10 p.m.-4 a.m., $15. Factory 525, 525 Harrison (at First St.), 339-8686.

The Spiral Dance -- Witches' New Year 2003: Ritual and pageant honoring the dead and rebirth, 7:30 p.m., $20-$60, 510-763-3911 (Information). Regency Grand Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness (at Sutter).

Sunday, Oct. 26
A Brazilian Halloween in Heaven: 6 p.m., $5. Red Devil Lounge, 1695 Polk (at Clay), 921-1695.

The Cannery's 26th Annual Festival: Pumpkin and costume contests, trick-or-treating, featuring performances by Benny and BeBe's Circus Fantasticus and Gary Lapow's children's tunes, noon-4 p.m., free. The Cannery, 2801 Leavenworth (at Beach), 771-3112.

Gardens Ghoullery Walk: Trick-or-treating in Yerba Buena Gardens, noon-4 p.m., free. Zeum, 221 Fourth St. (at Howard), 777-2800.

Ghouls & Ghosts: See Saturday.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors: Presented by Midnight Mass Season of Horror and your hostess Peaches Christ. Spooky and silly pre-show included. Be sure to buy tickets early, as they sell out soon, $8. Bridge Theater, 3010 Geary (at Blake), 751-3213.

Spunoween: With DJs Josh Gabriel and Dave Dresden, 10 p.m.-5 a.m., $20. Mezzanine, 444 Jessie (at Mint), 820-9669.

Tuesday, Oct. 28
Benefit for United Genders of the Universe!: With MC Fairy Butch, DJ Sam spinning hip hop, queer '80s, punk rock. Also featuring performances by Lynn Breedlove, Celestina Pearl, Daphne Gottlieb, drag kings and queens, Burlesque-Esque, and Coco Kane, 8 p.m., $5-$15. El Rio, 3158 Mission (at Cesar Chavez), 282-3325.

Halloween Heroes: Featuring over 20 professional athletes and media personalities serving as celebrity heroes, plus a silent auction, trick-or-treat booths, photo opportunities, arts & crafts, and more, 6:30-9 p.m., $175-$500. Zeum, 221 Fourth St. (at Howard), 777-2800.

Theater of Blood: Around the World With the Grand Guignol: Lecture tracing the history of Grand Guignol theaters worldwide, noon-1 p.m., free. Diego Rivera Theater/CCSF, 50 Phelan (at Judson), 239-3100.

Trannyshack Halloween Extravaganza: Annual ghoulish drag show hosted by Johnny Kat and Heklina, 11:30 p.m., $6. The Stud, 399 Ninth St. (at Harrison), 252-7883.

Wednesday, Oct. 29
Magic and Mayhem: Stage Effects of the Grand Guignol: A lecture and presentation to France's legendary Le Théâtre de Grand Guignol, "Theater of Horrors," 7 p.m., $5-$10. SF Performing Arts Library & Museum, War Memorial Bldg., 401 Van Ness (at McAllister), Fourth Fl., 255-4800.

Thursday, Oct. 30
Halloween at the YMCA: Carnival games, costumes, and haunted house, 7-8:30 p.m., $5-$6, 447-9611 (Information). Letterman Gym, 1152 Gorgas (at Sternberg).

Halloween Costume Party: Featuring The Cubby Creatures, Space Vacuum (from Outer Space), and Slow POisoners, 8:30 p.m., $6. Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St. (at Mission), 647-2888.

Motherfunker Presents: Merkin -- A Halloween Pre-party: A night-before Halloween party to test out your costumes and fun, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $5. 26 Mix, 3024 Mission (at 26th St.), 826-7378.

Friday, Oct. 31
1st Annual Noiserock Halloween: With Replicators and Hate Breeders as AC/DC and Misfit cover bands, respectively. Discount for coming in costume, 9 p.m., $6-$8. Edinburgh Castle, 950 Geary (at Larkin), 885-4074.

All Hallow's Eve: The Figure by Candlelight: Halloween night spent drawing by candlelight with artist Sydney Cohen, 6:30-9:30 p.m., $40, 510-594-3710 (Information). California College of Arts and Crafts/Oakland, 5212 Broadway (at College), Oliver Art Center, Oakland, 510-594-3650.

Among the Dead and The Lady and the Monster: 6 and 9 p.m., $5-$7. Auctions By The Bay Theater, 2700 Saratoga (at West Red Line), Alameda, 510-740-0220.

Boo 3: With Wonder Bread 5, 8 p.m., $13-$30. Red Devil Lounge, 1695 Polk (at Clay), 921-1695.

Bow Wow Wow: Halloween show, 9 p.m., $25. The Fillmore, 1805 Geary (at Fillmore), 346-6000.

Diamondhead Halloween Weekend: Featuring Super Diamond and Notorious singing selections of Neil Diamond, 9 p.m., $20. Slim's, 333 11th St. (at Folsom), 522-0333.

The Fly: The original 1958 cautionary tale of science, man, and fly gone awry, 7:30 p.m., $4-$8. Pacific Film Archive, 2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, 510-642-5249.

GayGlo Halloween Show: Spectacular and unique glowing musical revue at the Castro's main stage, 8:45 p.m., free. Castro Street, (at Market).

Hallofest!: Huge indoor/outdoor party featuring performance artists, dancers, costume contests, and DJs spinning hip hop, trance, deep house, rock, and more, 9 p.m.-5 a.m., $30-$75. Kelly's Mission Rock, 817 China Basin (at Mariposa), 626-5355.

Halloween Ball: With Stug, Zoo Station, and costume contest, 9 p.m., $9. Last Day Saloon, 406 Clement (at Sixth Ave.), 387-6343.

Halloween Bash: Rotating DJs, costumes encouraged, 9 p.m., free. Bubble Lounge, 714 Montgomery (at Jackson), 434-4204.

Halloween in the Castro: A Halloween mecca of revelry, outrageousness, and hard-core trick-or-treaters. Castro Street, (at Market).

Halloween Masquerade Ball: With DJs Donovan and Frenchy Le Freak, 9 p.m. The W Hotel, 181 Third St. (at Mission), 777-5300.

Halloween Party: With DJs Mei Lwun and Johnny Knight, 9 p.m.-3:30 a.m., $25. Suite one8one, 181 Eddy (at Mason), 345-9900.

Halloween Show: Featuring Metric, On the Speakers, and The Sleaves, 10 p.m., $7. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St. (at Missouri), 621-4455.

Hallowqueen: First annual Halloween drag king and queen contest, 6 p.m., $25. Castro Theatre, 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120.

Kiss the Vampire: With DJs Slick D., Salomon, Oscar Orellana, 10 p.m.-3:30 a.m., $15. Club NV, 525 Howard (at First St.), 339-8686.

Lingba Witch Trials Halloween Party: Lingba transforms into a haunted jungle, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., free. Lingba Lounge, 1498 18th St. (at Connecticut), 355-0001.

Mad Scientists Halloween Blast: With Van Boven, Cheap Ass Robots, Tri-Cornered Tent Show, Helium Karaoke, Pengo, and The Autumn Project, 9 p.m., $5-$15. 21 Grand, 449B 23rd St. (between Broadway and Telegraph), Oakland, 510-444-7263.

The Mansions: Nifty Tom Fifty, One Light Out, Betaville come dressed as your favorite rock star, 9 p.m., $5. Tongue & Groove, 2513 Van Ness (at Union), 928-0404.

Meat: Devil's Night: With DJs Devon, Ritch, Mitter Gluck, and Netik, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $5-$7. DNA Lounge, 375 11th St. (at Folsom), 626-1409.

The Meatball: Costume jamboree with hostess Heklina, Kennedy, Michael Soldier, Pepperspray, Dirty Sanchez, Felix Da Housecat, contests, and more, 10 p.m.-6 a.m., $10. Space 550, 550 Barneveld (between Industrial & Oakdale), 550-8286.

Night of the Living: Costume party featuring DJs Spesh, Ellen Ferrato, Dragn'fly, Laird, and more. Bring item for Day of the Dead alter, too, 9 p.m.-5 a.m., $15. Gingerbread Warehouse, 1275 Connecticut (at Cesar Chavez), 640-1798.

Son of Drakula: See David Drake's new play, plus a costume party before heading to the Castro, 7 p.m., $28. New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness (at Market), 861-8972.

Stage Frights: Plays From Hell: See Friday.

This House Is Haunted -- Legends of House 5.0: Featuring DJs Joe Smooth, Wayne Williams, Jesse Saunders, Sen-Sei, David Coleman, and Ernan, 9 p.m.-4 a.m., $10. Club Six, 60 Sixth St. (at Jessie), 863-1221.

Thundercrack: 11 p.m. Roxie Cinema, 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087.

Saturday, Nov. 1
Day of the Dead Skulls: Celebrate Día de los Muertos by designing a skull inspired by the Randall's animal skull collection, 1-4 p.m., $3. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way (at Roosevelt), 554-9600.

Día de los Muertos: Celebrate the day with decoration of traditional ofrenda and music by Ernesto Hernández Olmos, 10-4 a.m., $5.50-$8.50. California Academy of Sciences, 55 Concourse (at JFK), Golden Gate Park, 750-7145.

Fright Night: Presented by Midnight Mass Season of Horror and your hostess Peaches Christ. Spooky and silly pre-show included. Be sure to buy tickets early, as they sell out soon, $8. Bridge Theater, 3010 Geary (at Blake), 751-3213.

Halloween Haunts at Hidden Villa: See Saturday.

Le Bal des Vampires: Ballroom dance with The Divertimento Dance Orchestra, 6:30 p.m., $15-$20. Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol (at Mission), Pleasanton, 510-522-1731.

Them! and The Thing: 2:30, 5:45 and 9:10 p.m., $5-$7. Auctions By The Bay Theater, 2700 Saratoga (at West Red Line), Alameda, 510-740-0220.

Sunday, Nov. 2
Death and Rebirth: Annual celebration of Día de los Muertos, 7-10 p.m., free. Precita Eyes Mural Arts & Visitors Center, 2981 24th St. (at Harrison), 285-2287.

Día de los Muertos Exhibition: Artists' exhibits of the dead, 6:30-11 p.m. Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission (at 25th St.), 821-1155.

King Kong: 7 and 9:15 p.m., $5-$7. Auctions by the Bay Theater, 2700 Saratoga (at West Red Line), Alameda, 510-740-0220.


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