The final days of haunting are upon us.  Halloween, Day of the Dead, All Saints Day are all this weekend!  What are you planning to haunt?  Whether it be spooky houses, frightening clubs, scary eateries the YaY! Area has a little bit of everything.  So check out this weekend’s lineup (with a special section for kid’s spooky stuff) to find out all the spooktacular things you can do.

 

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1382108_10152350781119676_785419195_nUltrawave Halloween Bash
Somar Bar
1727 Telegraph, Oakland
9 p.m.No Cover

Join us HALLOWEEN NIGHT in costume or not as we present tha grand debut and finale of tha JERK-O-LANTERN DJ CREW Willie Maze & Sake One playing music that your parents hate.

Free all night + limited capacity = ROLL OUT EARLY

Doors 9pm and we rock til 2am

Always drink specials, NVR OVR gear sus trunk sales, and hella homies you love.

 

903119_10151917128998769_1785489958_o“Naughty vs. Nice Part 3” Halloween Night
ERA art bar and Lounge
19 Grand Ave
Oakland
9 p.m.

Era Art Bar and Lounge Presents:

Naughty VS. Nice Part 3

Music By DJ Amm Bush
Doors open at 9pm

Judging for costume contest starts at 11PM

Prizes for first, second, and third place

For bottle service reservations email Concierge@oaklandera.com or call 510-832-4400

 

1239287_10151864285481212_1397187387_oThe Shondes + Friends Zombies Halloween Extravaganza
Cafe Du Nord
2174 Market St, SF
Buy Tickets
$7

Come celebrate HALLOWEEN and the release of THE GARDEN with us in SAN FRANCISCO with NAIVE AMERICANS and the GALLOPING SEA!!!

LPs and CDs and other fun merch will be available!

But more importantly… YES, THERE WILL BE A COSTUME CONTEST. WITH JUDGING. WITH PRIZES. The theme: 90s ZOMBIES (self-defined). Brenda and Brandon eating each others faces? Just a thought.

BUT HEY! Post this event and tag your BAY AREA friends (+ us!) and we’ll mail you a Shondes temporary tattoo for your troubles!! How about that?! MAKE IT A PART OF YOUR COSTUME, DUDES.

 

775596_10151611447122504_285968585_oTRUCK OR TREAT HALLOWEEN STREAT PARTY
SoMa StrEat Food Park
428 11th Street, SF
5 p.m. – Midnight)
FREE – Facebook RSVP Required
otherwise it’s $5 in costume, $10 without
All Ages, but 21+ to drink

We’ll be turning this place into a scene from a horror film, complete with visuals, tons of smoke and LED theme lighting throughout the park.

Rain? Cold? No Problem! There’s a big covered and heated pavilion to cover 150+ people.

– Dance, grub and drink with 500+ costumed revelers
– San Francisco’s ONLY nighttime outdoor Halloween bash
– A bevy of Food Trucks with Halloween specials
– Special appearance by Robot Dance Party
– Spooky Halloween decor & fog machines
– Halloween Trivia Contest w/ cool prizes
– FREE Glow-in-the-dark fangs for first 200 people
– Roller skating break dancer Mooncricket
– Creepy movies surround you on TV screens
– Fortune telling
– DJ DOMO and DJ Rufio spinning EMD, spooky tunes & party grooves
– Clean, comfortable bathrooms (never had THAT in the Castro for Halloween!)
– Officially open until 10pm but if it’s packed and you’re still drinking and dancing, we’ll likely stay open later!

WEAR A COSTUME – BONUS FUN STUFF!
Here’s some special goodies just for people in costume….
– Free Beer Tasting with 101 North Brewing Co. for first 150 people in costume
– Drink specials all night including:
—- $3 PBR Tallboys (16 oz)
—-$4 drafts ($14 pitchers) Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen, Anchor Steam, Oaktown Brown Ale, Lagunitas IPA & Trumer Pils
—- $4 Pumpkin Sangria
– Trick or Treating for candy & chocolate (yes, for adults too!)
– Access to special Halloween menu items from the Food Trucks
– Prizes for best costumes

Come join us as we bring back the outdoor fun for Halloween to San Francisco again for 2013!

Trick or Treating is while supplies last, of course!

 

1380474_10151940794678363_1842978070_nA Very Peachy Halloween
Skylark
3089 16th St, SF
10 p.m.
No Cover

Where SF’s premier lady DJs spin party-rockin Hip Hop & bartenders pour top shelf drink specials every Thursday at locals’ “Hip Hop Hub” Skylark! Featuring DJ’s Umami, DeeAndroid, Lady Fingaz, ThatGirl, Inkfat, DeeJay Andre & guests. Heading towards FOUR years strong in the heart of the MISSION ♥.

Bartenders will be there pouring n’ regulating while the Peaches gals provide dance-floor shaking beats, blaps, and slaps. We’ll see you at the Skylark xoxo –Masaye & the Peaches Crew

Drink Specials: $10 for a shot of Remy + a pint of Stella/$7 Peach Ciroc Cocktail/ $9 Skinny Pina Coladas/ $9 for a Don Julio shot & Corona

 

1385735_10151903917565129_1024638326_nFreaks & Beats
2nd Annual Halloween Costume Party
Yoshi’s
1330 Fillmore, SF
10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Buy Tickets

feat. DJ’s D-Sharp, Sake One, Apollo, Mr. E & Ruby Red-I October 31st at Yoshi’s in SF!!

 

1294386_624058030977710_839733856_oHalloween – Beautiful Nightmare
supperclub
657 Harrison Street, SF
Doors open 10 p.m.
$20+ Door
Halloween Night 2013 step into our ENCHANTED FORREST at Supperclub SF & make all your beautiful nightmares come true!
TEMPTING. SEDUCTIVE. TERRIFYING. LUXURIOUS. PARANORMAL. TRANSFIXING. BREATHTAKING.

COSTUMES HIGHLY ENCOURAGED.
★Most Creative costume wins a special Prize!
★ Face & Body Painter Cassandra Love
★ Complete Enchanted Forrest with hundreds of props!
★ Bottle Service Specials
★ 30 Foot Bone Chilling Projections
★ Glow in the Dark Black light Effect

Music provided by Goza$ own DJ CHRIS WHITE!

VIP BOTTLE SERVICE on plush supperclub beds is highly suggested and booked on a first come, first serve basis; please email gozas415@gmail.com with any questions!

FOR MORE INFO, LARGE GROUPS & GUEST LIST, PLEASE CONTACT GOZAS415@GMAIL.COM

 

1383486_616259798412095_1240869032_nThe House of Babes presents Halloween
Holy Cow
1535 Folsom, SF

Doors at 9 p.m.
Presale $10
Door $13
Buy Tickets

A portion of the proceeds will benefit St. James Infirmary
http://stjamesinfirmary.org/

DJ sets by House of Babes:
>>DJ Rapidfire (Stay Gold
>>Pink Lightning (Stay Gold)
>>davO (Double Duchess, Swagger Like Us)
>>Boyfriend (Swagger Like Us)
>>Jenna Riot (Switch, Fix yr Hair)

Drag Performances by:
>>Amo A Nia
>>VainHein
>>Rheal ‘Tea

Photo Booth by Shot in the City

HOLY COW has 3 cocktail bars and both an indoor & outdoor space

 

999077_10201664290560427_764583968_nXO Halloween Night
Sugar Cafe
679 Sutter St, SF
$7 Cover Before 10:00

Halloween Night XO brings you a Sexy, Steamy, Scary, Classy, Freaky, Experience at Sugar Cafe…

It’s not just a Party, it’s a Lifestyle #yourthursdaynight #ladiesnight Same Party, Different stories, Different venue, Different Feel..

** Special Edition At Sugar Cafe Located Right Next Door To The Cellar **

✗● Beats By
Footy
Jeanine Da Feen
(WILD 94.9)

Hip Hop + Top 40 + Party Anthems + Club Hits + Dancehall*
✗● Drink Specials
$5 Wells, Beers & Jamie Shots!

Dress Code
This IS a costume party! Dress up with us! For those that come as you are… jeans, hats and little black dresses – masks will be given out at the door! We have over $5000 in decor so come to impress for this Halloween Night!

 

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Spooky Stories for Kids: Sean’s Shadow Puppets
Oakland Public Library
Sean Powers is bringing his art of shadow puppetry to Oakland Public Libraries during the week before Halloween. He will perform “Fool Me Once,” a scary Chinese tale about deception and its folly. Afterwards, he will spend time showing his puppets and answering questions about how he does his art. Sean will appear at five library locations:
Cesar Chavez Branch, Thursday, October 31, 4 p.m.

Hacienda Halloween
Thursday, October 31, 5 – 7 p.m.
Peralta House Museum of History and Community, 2465 34th Avenue

Are the ghosts of the East Bay’s first settlers still lingering around? Did Spanish conquerors leave their booty behind? Come to the Peralta Hacienda Historical House and find out — if you dare! Hacienda Halloween is the perfect opportunity to bring the entire family in for some good scary fun. Walk down the halls of this old, creaky house, peek into its rooms and see who pops up to enliven the story of California’s past. Get a treat or two, and provided you’re brave enough to make it to the kitchen, learn how people migrated west from all over the globe, bringing with them their native foods, and transformed California’s landscape. Enjoy delicious autumn vegetables from the on-site community gardens. As the sun sets on another day, meet the spirits who come out to play! For more information, visit http://www.peraltahacienda.org.

Bayfair Center in San Leandro
Fear Overload Scream Park
Ranked one of the top 13 haunted houses in the nation by the largest haunt reviewing website, HauntedAttractionMagazine.com. Haunted houses, props, sets and light show. September 28th – November 2nd, 2013. Bayfair Center (Across from Century Movie Theaters), 15555 East 14th Street, San Leandro, CA 94578. 1-877-554-4048.

California Academy of Sciences
SuperNatural Halloween 2013
The California Academy of Sciences invites families to grab their costumes and have a ghostly good time while trick-or-treating through the Academy at night, among spooktacular animals and spine-tingling specimens at SuperNatural Halloween 2013. Event guests will mingle among larger-than-life stiltwalkers, roaming magicians, and fanciful face painters that will help guests transform into their favorite Academy creatures. Guests will get the chance to experience the Academy after dark with a giant pumpkin carving demonstration, special coral reef dive program, and family-friendly activities for all ages brought together under one living roof. Saturday, October 26th, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. 55 Music Concourse Dr., Golden Gate Park, San Francisco CA 94118. (415) 379-8000.

G & M Farms in Livermore
Pumpkin patch, six-acre cornfield maze and old-fashioned family fun. Voted best seasonal attraction by Diablo Magazine. Weekends feature pony rides, pedal carts, Cow Train and new attraction, The Barnyard Blasters! Take the I-580 to Livermore, take exit Isabel Ave. South. (925) 447-FARM.

Oakland Zoo
Boo at the Zoo
See how the animals at Oakland Zoo celebrate Halloween! Yummy treats, spooky boo train, costume parade, face painting, and scavenger hunt. Kids in costume receive a free ride ticket. Event included with regular Zoo Admission. Saturday, October 26 – Sunday, October 27, 2013 from 10:00am – 3:00pm. (510) 632-9525 x100.

Pirates of Emerson at the Alameda County Fairgrounds
Haunted Themed Park
6 haunted attractions, nightly entertainment and more! Travel to the 15th century when Pirates reigned supreme! See calendar for open days and times. Alameda County Fairgrounds. Valley Ave & Bernal Ave., Pleasanton, CA 94566.

San Francisco Zoo
Boo at the Zoo
Roam the Zoo in search of candy, see special animal enrichment, create take- home crafts, take your picture with Casper the Friendly Ghost and much more. All activities are free with paid San Francisco Zoo admission. October 19, 20, 26 and 27. 11 am to 3 pm. (415) 753-7080.

 

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dayofdeadAraw ng mga Patay
(Filipino Day of the Dead)
Kainbigan
2101 14th Ave, Oakland
Nov 1st and 2nd
11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Join Kainbigan for
⚑ Araw ng mga Patay ⚑
(Filipino Day of the Dead)

In honor of her grandmother and grandfather, Chef Caabay is putting two of her favorites on the menu for November 1st and November 2nd.

♥ Pork Sisig ♥
Grilled pork seasoned with calamansi juice, soy and hot chiles served with steamed rice. Best enjoyed with a fried egg on top.

✯ Chef Caabay’s grandfather was known to make the best Sisig in his province in the Phillipines.

♥ Vegetable or Pork Sinigang ♥
Tamarind soup with seasonal vegetables with the choice to add tender pork.

✯ Chef Caabay’s grandmother’s Sinigang was known all over, day or night, no matter when she made it, it was home.

 

968951_10152711283737837_1501410666_nDay of the Dead Celebration
Fireside Lounge
1453 Webster St, Alameda
Pre Pay $15 for Singles & $25 for Couples
 $20 for Singles & $35 for couples at the door
8 p.m.

• Stripper Burlesque Performers
• Door at 8pm Show at 9pm to Midnight
• Fireside Lounge located at 1453 Webster St Alameda
• Snacks provided by Procrastinator

• Open to the public
• No Host Bar
• Bring extra to tip the dancers!
• Table Dances
• Raffle prizes: tickets $5 each or 3/$10
• Must be present to win
• Proceeds will benefit the Litigation for Emancipation Court
Thank you

Maxine
Fundraising campaign for registered 501-(c)3 charities and will support our Litigation for Emancipation Campaign.
For more information, please watch this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwBbtUu_oTI

 

1402068_4910415578145_1936055926_oSCORPIO SEASON “NIGHT OF SCORPIONS”
NEW KARRIBEAN CITY
1408 Webster Street, Oakland
21 & Over
Doors Open @ 9PM

DJ RICK LEE & BLAC MARK IN THE MIX spinning the best of Hip-Hop-RnB & Top 40

COME CELEBRATE YOUR BDAY! WE HAVE UNLIMITED BDAY PACKAGES AVAILABLE!
GET ON THE GUEST LIST:  essencersvp@gmail.com OR TEX VIP TO 408-205-2053 TO RECEIVE YOUR 2FOR1 VIP PASS

Dress Code Strictly Enforced:
COLLARED SHIRTS ARE MANDATORY. NO T’s, V-NECKS OR BAGGY

 

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1400665_637189526303796_1588191738_oVenus
The Cafe
2369 Market St, SF
4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Its the first Saturday of the month, VENUS and us girlzz are gonna rock the Castro this Sat. Nov. 2nd for a hot “Dia de los Muertos” sexi party!

La Chica Boom rocks the house with all her spooky sexiness, lady Dj’s Lady Ryan, C-Fern and Chili D rock that dancefloor, the Venus go go’s rock the stage and Mama Knows serves up all those tasty grills.

Artist Jennifer de Robles is face painting the Calaveras and after we head out to La Mission for more fun!

 

536939_667726296594546_589333273_nStompede
Holiday Inn
1500 Van Ness Ave, SF
Room 708
Buy Tickets

The best “How Do?” of the year. This annual social is a great event to meet Women and Trans dances from around the country who come to Stompede.

All you need is a ticket to the Weekend, a One Day Pass or Saturday Night Hoedown to get in.

Our sponsors have provided a buffet meal. After the social we will head down to the Hoedown for an amazing night of country western dancing, performances and exhibitions, line dance marathon and west coast swing rooms, and a silent auction.

Please let us know if you are coming !!! And invite your friends from the women’s trans community. It’s a great place to turn them on to this amazing community.

 

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1294262_492980910798432_1667470456_oX’PRESSION Fashion Show
455 17th Street, Oakland
2nd Floor
$5 General Admission
$10 VIP Seating
cash only at door
Doors Open at 1 p.m.

Join Underground Runway as we present “X’PRESSION”. UGRW is the platform for unsigned and under recognized talent. Nov 3rd 2013, the collaborating artists, now conspirators weld their talents outwardly. Collectively joining creative resources, this show is yet another chance for unseen skills to gain notoriety.

“X’PRESSION” is a fashion show ignited with this seasons full X’pressions. Explore fall trends with no limits in X’pressing your signature look. We will play with ideas of earth tones, that emerge with muted colors encompassing fall fashion heights. Watch what happens when tweed colludes with silk–as do the artists of X’PRESSION to fuel the movement of the runway. Allow the journey on the runway to X’press your inner beauty.

Hosted by the boutique, Runway Style House. November 3rd, doors open at 1:00 PM, event ends at 3PM.

 

1277822_663119560374511_349821010_oNoche De Los Muertos
La Borinqueña Mex-icatessen & Specialty Shop
582 7th Street, Oakland
3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

A celebration for Days of Dead, the evening of November 3, 2013 from 3-7pm with deep rooted Mexican traditions, Oakland style.

A fundraiser for WCRC (Women’s Cancer Resource Center)

A % of sales from ALL vendors (Art, Food & Drink) are being DONATED. Celebrate your loved ones, purchase amazing LOCALLY made goods AND support WCRC at the same time!

FREE Event! Family Friendly! Donations to WCRC accepted.

LIVE Dee Jays in the back patio

Mexican Inspired Food by:
Tina Tamale, Fist of Flour Pizza, Big Serg BBQ & Oaktown Jerk

Vendors:
Forrealism Fine Art, devika’s palacio multi-cultural folk art & henna art, Localite Tours & Facepainting by Alana Dill

Local Beer & Wine
Blessing at 5:30pm.
Day of the Dead Community Altar by Chef-Artist Maggie Lawson :: Bring a photo of your departed loved one(s) to place in the altar for the night.
Be Green! Venue a short bike from West Oakland BART, Jack London/Old Oakland & Downtown Oakland
This is a kid-friendly event! Bring los niños!

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