Peaches Christ hosts a Halloween screening of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in a concert and movie event at Davies Symphony Hall.

2015 Halloween Events

Haven’t made Halloween plans yet? Here are a few suggestions:

THURSDAY, OCT. 29

Scare on the Square: Holiday activities include a costume parade, cash-prize carved pumpkin contest (bring your own pumpkin already cut), the Magic Lantern 3D light show created by Bart Kresa, and trick-or-treating. 5 to 8 p.m., free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City, www.visitrwc.org/event/scare-on-the-square/

Andrew Bayer and Jason Ross: The electronic artists appear in “Scream Punk.” 9 p.m., $15-$30. Ruby Skye, 420 Mason St., S.F., www.rubyskye.com

LIVE 105’s Scream Scene 2015: Night One features AWOLNATION, Meg Myers, Irontom and DJ Dallas; Night two features Passion Pit, RAC, Coleman Hell and Aaron Axelsen. 6 p.m. Thursday-Friday, $27-50-$49.50. Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F., www.livenation.com

FRIDAY, OCT. 30

Daybreaker Halloween Cruise: Beats from Dusty Rhino DJs provide accompaniment for the early morning dance party and excursion. 6:30 a.m. (sunrise yoga); 7:15 a.m. departure, $40-$45. San Francisco Bellem, Pier 3, The Embarcadero, S.F., http://sf.daybreaker.com/ideate

Arcane: Company C Contemporary Ballet premieres its one-act contemporary dance that celebrates the spirit and spirits of Halloween. 8 p.m. Friday, 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, $25-$55. Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F., www.cityboxoffice.com

BOO!: DJ acts Flosstradamus and Nicky Romero headline the two-day music and costume bash, also featuring Oliver Heldens, Snails, Ghastly, Kennedy Jones, Shaun Frank, Dallask, Dr. Fresch, The Magician, Seven Lions and Will Sparks. 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, $70-$135. Bill Graham Civic, 99 Grove St., S.F., www.ticketmaster.com

Halloween Extravaganza: The “3rd on Third” free Bayview bash includes live music, a haunted house, pumpkin carving, costume contests, mask making and prizes. 5 to 8 p.m., free, Mendell Plaza, Third Street and Oaklale Avenue, S.F., www.3rdonthird.com

Mayhem Mansion: San Francisco Heritage’s Halloween-themed fundraiser includes a tour through a haunted house, and refreshments in the “spookeasy.” 7 to 10 p.m., Friday-Saturday, $15. Haas-Lilienthal House, 2007 Franklin St., S.F., www.eventbrite.com

Halloween Horror Musical: BATS improv players make up a frightfully fun musical on the spot. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, $20. Bayfront Theater, Building B, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F., (415) 474-6776, www.improv.org

Peña Pachamama’s Halloween Party: The 17th annual bash includes a concert with Eddy Navia and special guest artists and dancers along with prizes for best costumes. 8 p.m., $20-$45. 1630 Powell St., S.F., (415) 646-0018, www.eventbrite.com

#HellaFunny Halloween Comedy Festival: Participating comics will do their act in costume at the show, presented by FuncheapSF & Stroy Moyd. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, $16.50. Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F. www.cobbscomedy.com

SATURDAY, OCT. 31

Halloween with the S.F. Symphony
: Sean O’Loughlin conducts the orchestra in a concert of spooky music featuring Dorit Chrysler on theremin and vocalist Shawna Ferris; the event also includes a participatory 40th anniversary screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” hosted by Peaches Christ and Latrice Royale. 7:30 p.m., $15-$65. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F., www.sfsymphony.org

Thriller Flash Mob
: Dance zombies (those who know the “Thriller” moves are invited to participate) will take over the street; a cash prize for best costume is offered. 8 p.m., free. McTeague’s Saloon, 1237 Polk St., S.F., https://www.facebook.com/McTeagues

A Nightmare on Van Ness: The seventh annual Halloween extravaganza includes three levels of entertainment and appearances by Jump Smokers, John Beaver, Rock It Scientists, Chris Close and DJ Twin Spin. 9 p.m., $50. Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F., www.eventbrite.com

Boograss-Hillbilly Halloween: The costume party and acoustic concert features Front Country, One Grass Two Grass and Rusty Stringfield. 9 p.m., $15. Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F., www.slimspresents.com

Shack-shakin’ Country Blues Halloween Dance Party: Tri Tip Trio (zydeco) and Howell Devine (blues) play at the costume and dance bash. 9 p.m., $15. Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, www.ashkenaz.com

Temple of Doom
: Dutch-Turkish star producer Ummet Ozcan headlines the Halloween show. 10 p.m., $20-$50. Temple, 540 Howard St., S.F., www.templesf.com

2015Halloweenhaunted house

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Mayor London Breed said the city would pause reopening plans in order to “make sure we continue our cautious and deliberate approach.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SF slows down reopening after COVID-19 cases rise

Restaurants no longer permitted to increase indoor dining capacity to 50 percent

Toilet (Shutterstock)
Table salt and poop: Testing for COVID-19 in S.F. sewage

The City’s sewers could provide an early warning of fresh outbreaks

CCSF file photo
Workforce development fund to support training programs at City College

Supervisors back plans to use $500K toward economic recovery efforts through CCSF

Lakeshore Elementary School was closed in March shortly before SFUSD closed all schools due to coronavirus concerns. The district is now working to prepare all elementary schools to reopen by mid-January.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
School district preparing buildings for hybrid learning

SFUSD plans to use 72 elementary schools and 12 early education sites for first phase of reopening

Most Read