Trick-or-treating could also be the primary occasion of many Halloween celebrations, however the spooky vacation additionally presents an ideal alternative for grown-ups to placed on a dressing up and have an evening out in town.
Try The Chronicle’s information to events, boo-zy bar crawls, mesmerizing music, otherworldly outings, supernatural speakeasies at sea, and extra freaky celebrations for the 21-and-up crowd.
Goldenvoice Presents: Cradle of Filth — Cruelty and the Beast, As soon as Human, 3Teeth
A Halloween-time efficiency by excessive steel bands, with a coronary heart of filthy darkness, that includes the band led by vocalist Dani Filth.
Exterior Lands Evening Exhibits
Happening at Bimbo’s 365 Club, the New Parish, the Independent, Rickshaw Stop, Balboa Theater, 1015 Folsom, the Warfield, and Fox Theater Oakland, these night concert events will function artists collaborating within the Outside Lands pageant, which is about for Friday-Sunday, Oct. 29-31, in Golden Gate Park. Scheduled performers embody Drama with Brijean, the Hu, Mark E. Bassy, Kaytranada, Dr. Dog, Arizona, Rufus du Sol, Marc Rebillet and others.
Thursday Nights: Polyrhythmic Percussion of the Philippines
Get pleasure from Philippine polyrhythmic percussion music with Kultura Kapwa kulintang ensemble; discover the Asian Artwork Museum galleries; combine and mingle and store the present retailer at this night occasion. Meals and drinks accessible for buy.
Are available in costume and able to take pleasure in creepy science and crawly creatures at a “wild” Halloween social gathering, scheduled to incorporate a dressing up contest; drag performances with drag legend Heklina and Rice Rockettes; stay units with Sweater Funk DJs; and watch biologists Diana Jacobsmeyer, Jacob Gorneau and Katherine Montana in dialog about specimens from the museum assortment, together with stay, glowing scorpions. Halloween-themed cocktails and dancing might be provided within the west backyard.
Exploratorium After Darkish: ‘Fright Evening’
Find out about what triggers our concern response, discover widespread superstitions, and luxuriate in a spooky cocktail and stay DJ units to get you lurching concerning the dance flooring. Meals and drinks might be accessible to buy and devour in out of doors areas.
Devilish Inspirations: Summoning Witches, Demons and Black Magic on the Piano
In case you are staying house this 12 months, set the temper in-house with this digital occasion — hosted by San Francisco Conservatory of Music director Edwin Outwater and horror icon Peaches Christ — that includes haunting piano music movies. This system is about to function pianists Sarah Cahill, Allegra Chapman, Keisuke Nakagoshi, Daniel Glover, Jeffrey LaDeur, Solomon Ge, Dee Spencer, Ryan Sheng, Brent Smith and mezzo-soprano Kindra Scharich performing works by Scriabin, Ravel, Nina Simone, Schubert and others. Proceeds will profit the Ross McKee Basis.
CrawlSF Halloween Weekend Pub Crawls
This homespun bar crawl’s Halloween weekend occasion will function greater than 25 collaborating golf equipment, a celebration bus for assist with transportation between venues, and a dressing up contest with prizes for greatest particular person and group entries.
Frank Olivier’s Twisted Cabaret: Halloween Spooktacular
Be part of the comedic madness with world juggling champion/comic Frank Olivier’s one-man present, held completely over Halloween weekend.
Halloween at Sea S.F. Bay Cruise Social gathering
Dance with werewolves and witches to stay bands La Sonora Dinamita, Oro Solido, Orquesta Saboricua, Orquesta Liberacion and DJ units on 4 ranges. The occasion options refreshments and cocktails at seven bars; a dressing up contest; and metropolis night time views from aboard a traditional river boat in-built Louisiana.
Cirque du Sebastopol Halloween Social gathering
HopMonk Sebastopol hosts their annual vacation occasion, arrange as a classic circus with stilt walkers, clowns, Zoltar, cabaret and carny motion, cotton sweet, popcorn, photograph cubicles and extra. Night one is about to function stay heavy steel/mariachi music with Metalachi; and on the second night, stomach dance with Mahari and DJ units from David Starfire and Soohan.
8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 29-30. HopMonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707-829-7300. hopmonk.com
Halloween Horror Profit for West Oakland Punks with Lunch
A punk rock Halloween profit social gathering that includes performances by Sore Thumb, MJ Shaw, Grooblen, Outer District, and El Winnebago.
Public Works SF Halloween Weekend
Three nights of Halloween-themed occasions are set to function Polyglamorous and Mystopia’s “Horror Story: Blood Moon” on Friday and a dressing up social gathering with Berlin DJ Acid Pauli on Saturday, or dig into “Wormhole: Halloween” with an extended checklist of performers scheduled on Sunday night.
9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29; 10 p.m. Oct 30; 6 p.m. Oct. 31. $20-$40. Vaccination proof required. 161 Erie St., S.F. 415-496-6738. publicsf.com
Stu Allen and Mars Resort Halloween Celebration
Led by guitarist/singer Stu Allen (Phil and Pals, Melvin Seals and JGB), a revolving forged of musicians makes up the Mars Resort band. Drawing primarily from the Grateful Useless’s catalog, they purpose to please dancing Deadheads at a late season, out of doors present on the beloved native hang-out, presently owned by Grateful Useless bass participant Phil Lesh.
4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30; 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, reservations and vaccination proof required. $35. Terrapin Crossroads Seaside Park, 100 Yacht Membership Drive, San Rafael. 415-524-2773. terrapincrossroads.net
Retroween with Mickey Avalon Dwell
Dwell DJ units beginning at 10 p.m. after the stay music; Halloween costume contest; spooky props and decor; pinball machines.
Om Nom Nom Non-Binary Burlesque Drag Circus
Nitrix Oxide hosts a gender-expansive Halloween occasion with burlesque, drag, a freak present and circus performers to entertain all. Performers scheduled embody the Max Madame, Jerucifer, Obsidenne Obsurd, Queer Al Skankovic, Beux Bella Badass and go-go dancing from Rae Lune and others. Native, non-binary artists Pervy Pins, Costume Eclectic and Martin Vore might be on website and merchandising their wares.
Bolloween Ball Cruise: Halloween Costume Social gathering
A Bollywood-themed Halloween costume social gathering on the bay with prizes for greatest costumes. The Prompt Karma occasion will function cocktails and lightweight bites, metropolis views and dancing with DJ Dharak throughout a three-hour bay cruise.
Speakeasy San Francisco Halloween Social gathering Cruise
A flapper/speakeasy-themed occasion takes attendees again to the Nineteen Twenties on board the Commodore fleet’s Fume Blanc steamboat reproduction. With stay DJ units; open bar for 4 hours; three decks and dance areas; partially open deck for the views and dancing beneath the celebs. Costumes inspired.
Smiley’s Electro Haunted Home Social gathering with the Crooked Stuff
An evening of ghoulish, stay electro funk and soul music. DJ Ison plans to spin earlier than the present and between units. Costumes inspired.
Energy Alternate Presents: twenty fifth Annual Naughty Halloween Ball
In case you are feeling daring, take a look at the traditional adults-only membership with three flooring of leisure because it welcomes costumed exhibitionists and voyeurs alike to an over-the-top Halloween celebration.
W San Francisco Halloween: Sinister Stylish Masquerade and Costume Ball
Don your greatest costume for a hotel-wide Halloween social gathering, set to incorporate 4 music areas with 12 DJs, together with Felli Fel.
Into the Darkish: “Terror Ball” Halloween Soiree
Peaches Christ is scheduled to host a Halloween eve social gathering, that includes a dressing up contest with prizes; stay cabaret performances with Polly Amber Ross and Sean Leone, Alexiel de Ravenswood, Cosimo, Interrobang the Dragon, Mocha Fapalatte and Cream; dancing and DJ units; “Otoacoustic Emissions,” composed by Jacob Adler and carried out by college students on the San Francisco Conservatory of Music; an open bar; a carnival-style grownup enjoyable zone; and consists of admission to the horrifying “Immortal Reckoning” expertise.
Katdelic Halloween Masquerade Throwdown
A cool dance social gathering with a stay Katdelic efficiency, that includes P-Funk All-Star Ronkat Spearman and units from DJ Kevvy Kev. Costumes inspired.
Halloween Weekend on the Sweetwater
10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29; 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30; 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. $25-$33, reservations and vaccination proof required. Sweetwater Music Corridor, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. 415-388-3850. sweetwatermusichall.com
Haunted Hoedown with the Fort Knox 5
The D.C.-based music collective with Steve Raskin, Jon Horvath, Rob Myers and Sid Barcelona might be joined by favourite House Cowboys DJs and friends on three phases.
10 p.m.-4 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 30-31. $20-$40, reservations required. The Nice Northern, 119 Utah St., S.F. 415- 626-7001. thegreatnorthernsf.com
MidwaySF: Tsunami Halloween
A Halloween social gathering with stay and DJ units from Noodles, Miles Medina, Jayneal, Shawn Looney, DJ Lex and others. Hosted by Fran Boogie.
Halloween Evening with Useless Meadow
Mad Alchemy Liquid Lights units the scene for a stay present with psychedelic rock, that includes vocalist/guitarist Jason Simon, bassist Steve Kille and drummer Mark Laughlin. Costumes inspired. The Flash Hits open.