Randall Museum Family Halloween Day offers not too scary activities for little ones on Oct. 27. (Courtesy Jennifer Zee)

Randall Museum Family Halloween Day offers not too scary activities for little ones on Oct. 27. (Courtesy Jennifer Zee)

A few weekend pre-Halloween parties and attractions

Some folks are getting the jump on Halloween; here’s a brief list of weekend-before attractions and gatherings.

FRIDAY, OCT. 26

BOO!: The first show of the two-day electronic lineup includes Afrojack, Malaa, Mercer, Habstrakt, Dombresky, Falcons and David Steven. 6 p.m., $70. Bill Graham Civic, 99 Grove St., S.F., www.ticketmaster.com

Terror-Rama III-Dead The Whole Time: Awesome Theatre’s double feature includes “The Suffered” by Colin Johnson and “My Cannibal Summer” by Claire Rice. 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, $25-$30. PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F., www.pianofight.com

The Deadly Disco: House music producers MK and Camelphat co-headline a Halloween-themed “night of frighteningly good music.” 9 p.m., $35-$60. Midway, 900 Marin St., S.F., www.eventbrite.com

Haunted Hearts: Desert Hearts’ house and techno festival features Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs and Porky. 10 p.m., $30. 1015 Folsom 1015 Folsom St., S.F., www.evenbrite.com

Kungs: French pop artist-producer Valentin Brunel appears in “Haunted No Tell Motel,” a Halloween club show. 10 p.m., $25-$30. Love and Propaganda, 85 Campton Place, S.F., www.loveandpropaganda.com

Are You Afraid of the 90s Halloween Bash: Costume contests, dirty dance moves of the decade and tribute dance band The Fresh Makers are in the lineup. 10 p.m., $20. PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F., www.pianofight.com

SATURDAY, OCT. 27

Randall Museum Family Halloween Day: Spooky but not too scary activities for little ones include creepy crafts, ghoulish games, trick-or-treating and pumpkin carving. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., free. 199 Museum Way, S.F., www.randallmuseum.org

Boo! Bark, Brews + Bites: Tricks, treats, frights and delights are in store at the Halloween celebration for pets and their humans, a celebration coinciding with DogFest Walk ‘n Roll Bay Area, a benefit for Canine Companions for Independence. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., free. Jack London Square, Broadway at Embarcadero, Oakland, www.jacklondonsquare.com

BOO!: The second show of the two-day electronic lineup includes Flosstradamus, GTA, Valentino Khan, Dr. Fresch, Wuki, Nitti Gritti and Dials. 6 p.m., $70. Bill Graham Civic, 99 Grove St., S.F., www.ticketmaster.com

USS Hornet Monster Bash 2018: The Halloween party, with live swing music, zombies, costume contest and haunted corridor is benefit for museum, formerly a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier. 7:30 p.m., $35-$60. 707 W. Hornet Ave., Pier 3, Alameda, www.uss-hornet.org

Clerestory: The vocal chamber group’s concert “Night Draws Near” features music inspired by Halloween, All Souls’ Da, and El Día de los Muertos. 8 p.m., $5 -$30. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., S.F., www.eventbrite.com

The Freak Show!: Costumes or semi-formal cocktail attire are required a the Clift Hotel’s eighth annual bash, billed as “San Francisco’s sexiest Halloween party.” 9 p.m., $30-$250. Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel, 495 Geary St., S.F., www.eventbrite.com

SUNDAY, OCT. 28

Bach and Macabre: Music at Trinity presents the program of vocal music with a Halloween twist, featuring soprano Sarah Benzinger, tenor Michael Orlinsky, organist Michael Joyce, violinist Alan Chen and cellist Andres Vera. 4 p.m., $21. Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 81 N. Second St., San Jose, www.brownpapertickets.com

Terror Vault: The “untold story and dark history of The San Francisco Mint” comes to the fore in the seasonal haunted attraction, a combination of theater, haunted mazes, escape rooms and special effects, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 28-Nov. 3, $60. Mint, 88 Fifth St., S.F., www.eventbrite.com

MONDAY, OCT. 30

Bram Stoker’s Dracula: The horror movie starring Winona Ryder screens, in honor of the actress’ birthday. 7:30 p.m., $10-$12.50. Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa St., S.F., www.cinemasf.com/balboaBOO!Freak Show!Halloween eventKungsTerror VaultTerror-Rama IIIUSS Hornet Monster Bash

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