Halloween

The pandemic won’t stop Halloween celebrations

The pandemic won’t stop Halloween celebrations

Costumes and carving are hot, trick-or-treating is not

 

Reach, screening at the 4-Star, is about two socially awkward teens whose lives change when they become friends. (Courtesy photo)

Films opening/film festivals Oct. 19, 2018

Beautiful Boy: Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamat star in the film about…

 

Up-and-coming Americana artist Ruston Kelly appears on bill with Pokey LaFarge at the Fillmore. (Courtesy David McClister)

Ruston Kelly debuts with haunting ‘Halloween’

On his debut disc “Halloween,” Nashville newcomer Ruston Kelly plays country. Yet…

 

Just in time for Halloween, “sonic archaeologist” Jill Tracy conducts her Musical Séance (with Paul Mercer) at the Presidio Officers Club and Lost Church. (Courtesy Audrey Penven)

Halloween’s not just for kids anymore

Here’s a short list of parties in The City and beyond: THURSDAY,…

Just in time for Halloween, “sonic archaeologist” Jill Tracy conducts her Musical Séance (with Paul Mercer) at the Presidio Officers Club and Lost Church. (Courtesy Audrey Penven)
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Instead of candy, UCSF says consider handing out toys on Halloween

Doctors, kids and parents spoke out at UC San Francisco on Wednesday…

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A man dressed as a "creepy clown" is spotted on a 5-Fulton Muni bus September 30, 2016. (Photo Colleen Marriott Ivie)

‘Creepy clown’ spotted on Muni bus amid nationwide craze

They’re here. San Francisco appears to have its first “creepy clown” sighting,…

A man dressed as a "creepy clown" is spotted on a 5-Fulton Muni bus September 30, 2016. (Photo Colleen Marriott Ivie)
National 182 sports a pink Carstache on the grill and a Glowstache on the dash. (Kelly Dessaint/Special to S.F. Examiner)

The increasingly blurry lines of driving for hire

I was a Lyft driver for Halloween. The idea came to me…

National 182 sports a pink Carstache on the grill and a Glowstache on the dash. (Kelly Dessaint/Special to S.F. Examiner)
People in San Francisco's various neighborhoods walked the streets in full costume in anticipation of Halloween. (Connor Hunt/ Special to SF Examiner)

Halloween revelers warned by SFPD to keep things under wraps

The San Francisco Police Department wants YOU! to use common sense this…

People in San Francisco's various neighborhoods walked the streets in full costume in anticipation of Halloween. (Connor Hunt/ Special to SF Examiner)
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.…

Peaches Christ hosts a Halloween screening of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in a concert and movie event at Davies Symphony Hall.
Monica Lewinksy, pictured in Los Angeles in September, has comments about celebrity Halloween costumes in a column in Vanity Fair. (Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)

Scoop: Monica Lewinsky has last word on celeb Halloween costumes

Monica Lewinsky has some interesting thoughts on what it’s like to be…

Monica Lewinksy, pictured in Los Angeles in September, has comments about celebrity Halloween costumes in a column in Vanity Fair. (Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
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Too soon? How about not at all for Ebola Halloween

No holiday screams pop culture controversy quite like Halloween. So what's the…

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Godofredo Vasquez/S.F. Examiner file photoOrganizers for Bay to Breakers are offering Halloween discounts today for registration for next year's race.

Bay to Breakers offering registration discounts for Halloween

Fans of wearing zany costumes in San Francisco can double up today…

Godofredo Vasquez/S.F. Examiner file photoOrganizers for Bay to Breakers are offering Halloween discounts today for registration for next year's race.
Courtesy PhotoKids fun: Randall Museum’s annual Family Halloween Day on Saturday features crafts

Bay Area Halloween happenings

No time is too soon to get ready for Halloween! Here’s a…

Courtesy PhotoKids fun: Randall Museum’s annual Family Halloween Day on Saturday features crafts

How to deal with sugary Halloween leftovers

Q. My husband and I weren’t visited by many greedy goblins this…

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San Francisco Supervisor Carmen Chu’s Halloween costume drive wrapping up

Supervisor Carmen Chu’s 4th Annual Halloween Costume for children in need comes…

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AAA offering free rides home to tipsy drivers on Halloween

In an effort to keep drunken drivers off the roads this Halloween,…

Black cats available for adoption this week

Although some animal shelters avoid black cat adoptions just before Halloween, the…

Potentially the Greatest Halloween Costume Ever

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Taking Halloween to the streets

Zombies may be wandering along The Embarcadero this Halloween.Days after a plan…

Fear of failure halves SoMa party

A planned big bash near AT&T Park for Halloween that was designed…