TRICKS AND TREATS :: THE AHDM4U HALLOWEEN 2013 GUIDE

Saturn Jones’ coming out party is gonna be a scream

PUMPKIN PATCHING Did you know Half Moon Bay is like, the place to go to pick pumpkins? It’s a true story. If you want to take a babe on a real cute date head out to pick that perfect gourd. Click here for an extensive list of farms and locations ❤

HIT UP A HAUNTED HOUSE Fear Overload at California Scream Park hosts two allegedly horrifying haunted houses, an “abusement park” and another section adorably called “Ward 9.” This is supposed to be the scariest haunted house in the Bay. We wouldn’t know because to tell you the truth it looks way too scary for AHDM4U to attend. But if getting scared is your thing head down to San Leandro. Bring an extra pair of underwear.

THROUGH NOV. 2 // $20 // 7PM – 10PM, 12AM (CERTAIN NIGHTS) //  CALIFORNIA SCREAM PARK // MORE 

SOMARTS DIA DE LOS MUERTOS ALTARS Every year, this vast group exhibition serves as timely commentary on who SF is mourning. Trayvon Martian, innocent Syrians, victims of gay bullying, and less tangible altar themes make the publicly funded SomArts Cultural Center a great place to spend an afternoon wandering and remembering. Read AHDM4U’s ode to the altars’ father-son curators and their struggle with eviction here.

THROUGH NOVEMBER 9 // FREE // TUES-FRI, NOON-7PM; SAT 11AM-5PM; SUNDAY 11AM-3PM // SOMARTS CULTURAL CENTER // MORE

METAL MOTHER AND MARIA MINERVA Not all parties need be strewn with fake cobwebs and half-assed homages to pop divas in order to be of the Halloween spirit. Recurring party and concert series Future Perfect brings the atmospheric haze year-round, and is aided tonight by one of our most favorite dark local crooners Metal Mother, and Brooklyn-based Estonian spell caster Maria Minerva. This party will soundtrack the haunted house in your head nicely.

THURSDAY // $5-10 // 9PM-2AM // PUBLIC WORKS // MORE

CLUB 1994 HALLOWEEN SPECIAL The spot to work that Drew Barrymore from Scream look is here, at Ava Berlin’s ’90s Halloween party — but make sure you’re in the front row when performer Saturn Jones takes the stage for the debut of his epic “Saturn Rising” show. It marks this babe-about-town’s solo career birth of Venus moment, and we predict beauty.

SATURDAY // $20 ADVANCE // 10PM-2AM // RICKSHAW STOP // MORE 

PEACHES CHRIST AND DARK ROOM PRESENT: DARK DRAG CADAVERET Queer goth club Dark Room joins forces with San Francisco drag celebrity Peaches Christ to bring you an extraordinarily eerie Halloween party. You can expect the finest in electronic synth and industrial music brought to you by resident DJ Le Perv and the fiercest looks by the Dark Drag Dolls.

SATURDAY // $12 // 9:30PM- 2AM // CAFE DU NORD // MORE

CLUB FIST But there’s only one party on this list that encourages you to wear your befouled costume from the night before, and that’s our sweet angel Johnny Rose’s monthly Club Fist. This East Bay gem has been cultivating a rep for X-rated amazingness, and the Halloween edition will sport a live performance by Daddies Plastik’s Tyler Holmes, and a DJ set by your fearless party leader Rose.

SUNDAY // 9PM-2AM // STORK CLUB // MORE

THRILLER DANCE CLASS At this point, you’re only halfway through the Halloween parties and you’ve run out of moves. Rotimi Agbabiaka understands. The local actor — check out his rave reviews — takes a break from eating stages to deconstruct the dance moves in MJ’s “Thriller” video. Miss this tutorial and chance to support your local art scene? As Mr. Agbabiaka’s show-stopping catch phrase in his latest iPhone commercial puts it, “WHAT?!”

MONDAY // $25 // 6:30PM // ALONZO KING LINES DANCE CENTER // MORE

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL NIGHTMARE Creep into Edinburgh Castle for this cool and THANK YOU affordable night of vintage horror flick wall projections, jams from goth to shock rock from DJs C’est Jille and Knob Goblin, and performances by VivvyAnne ForeverMORE, Phatima Rude, Ben McCoy, Cliff Hengst and Boy Young.

MONDAY // $3 // 9PM-2AM // EDINBURGH CASTLE // MORE

EERIE SF Ghougle dot com? Pretty much everyone reading this website can say the scariest thing about 2013 is SF’s inexorable descent into high-rent tech hell. Local porn babe Maxine Holloway and Val Killmore Castro are packing Public Works with zombie denizens of YouTomb.com, a keynote speech by the undead Steve Jobs … get your tickets now, we sense this event will hit a nerve.

WED, OCT 30 // $5-50 // 7PM-1AM // PUBLIC WORKS // MORE

SF FUNCHEAP FOOD TRUCK HALLOWEEN BASH Located right between the surely-bananas-tonight neighborhoods of Mission and SoMa, this food truck park is going to be the spot for the cheap and costumed looking for a snacking spot to snack with that sp-o-o-ky atmosphere. Our fave webmaster on a budget Johnny Funcheap hosts this night of adult-friendly trick-or-treating, pumpkin sangria (!) and creepy movies projected on the Streat Food Park’s myriad screens.

THU, OCT 31 // FREE // 5-11PM // SOMA STREAT FOOD PARK // MORE

HOUSE OF BABES PRESENTS HALLOWEEN While Caitlin did NOT appreciate how goddamn scary the promo video is for this Halloween proper dance party, she did appreciate how handsome Kelly looked as the party host about to get witchcrafted — and in general terms, how disgustingly creative the performers are that queer party conglomerate House of Babes pulls together for its special occasion events. Freak drag bbs Vain Hein, Amoania and Rheal Tea will perform, and all ur fave DJs from Swagger Like Us, Stay Gold, Fix Yr Hair, and Switch will spin … from beyond the grave.

THU, OCT 31 // $10-13 // 9PM-2AM // HOLY COW // MORE

LIGHTS DOWN LOW, The babes of LDL are putting a special Halloween party together for y’all at the Mezz. Strap on your gratuitously sexy costume and get possessed by frightening sets by the Magician and Tensnake — don’t worry, all of your fav LDL resident DJs will be there too.
THU, OCT 31 // $30 // 9PM-2AM // MEZZANINE // MORE
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