The Best Halloween Parties in San Francisco 2015
Halloween is on a Saturday this year which means it’s going to be big. We took the liberty of listing the best parties, with the best music, costumes, art, performances, and of course SF freaks. Enjoy:
SAT. 10/31 | 9:00PM – 4:00AM @ THE MIDWAY SF
When the world’s #1 party starter joins forces with one of the most legendary acts in all of electronic music for a proper massive in San Francisco’s most exciting new venue, a scary good time is assured for all!
ADMISSION: $30 – $50
GHOST SHIP HALLOWEEN
FRI. 10/30 – SAT. 10/31 | 9:00PM @ PIER 70 – BLDG 12
For the past seven-years Ghost Ship Halloween has dropped jaws and thrilled thousands with unparalleled original art installations schemed and built from scratch from reusable materials by some of the Bay Area’s dynamic large-scale production art community. Musical performances by Goldfish, DJ Q-Bert, Space Cowboys and more.
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW W/ SF SYMPHONY + PEACHES CHRIST
SAT. 10/31 | 7:30PM – 10:30PM @ DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL
A 40th Anniversary film screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, hosted by Peaches Christ, commentary and instructions for audience participation. The evening begins with one-hour concert with the SF Symphony performing spooky film favorites including music from Psycho, Godzilla, The Exorcist, Poltergeist and more. Dress in costume and come ready to do the Time Warp!
ADMISSION: Starts at $15
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RAISED BY WOLVES
FRI. 10/30 | 8:00PM @ THE GREAT STAR THEATRE
Circus Automatic brings to you, Raised by Wolves. This show is a collection of circus cabaret, storytelling and a kaleidoscope vision of the hopes that hold us captive and the challenges that set us free. Featuring world renowned circus performers and award-winning storytellers in an ego-splicing of reality dream-sequence, you are invited to watch a conversation between desire and fear.
ABBOT KINNEY W/ TRAVIS HAYES HALLOWEEN BASH
WED. 10/28 | 8:00PM @ RICKSHAW STOP
Expect some extra spooky scares but only upstairs as to not to deter any of the all ages crowd from attending in costume and getting $5 off at the door. SF alternative rock band Abbot Kinney evokes the tuneful intelligence of 90s college radio. SF singer Travis Hayes captures a unique perspective on matters of the heart and coming of age – all while sipping a glass of fancy mixed cocktail.
ADMISSION: $10 – $15
THE SURREAL REVEAL
FRI. 10/30 | 8:00PM @ THE PALACE THEATER
Off the Wall theater meets thwomping bass party at the intersection of strange and sexy in this fresh take on modern horror! Like watching Jerry Springer on acid in a haunted house, you’ll be privy to all the madness as the “baby daddy” of a newly born demon-child is determined. Costumes encouraged!
ADMISSION: $18 – $25
SAM CHASE AND THE HALLOWEEN SHOW
SAT. 10/31 | 8:00PM @ THE CHAPEL
Royal Jelly Live is an intoxicating mixed drink of Gypsy Rock and Soul Jive, they dive deep head-first into the old school throwback sounds of the 1940s with a groovy new twist.
CURSE OF THE COBRA SHOCKTOBERFEST
SAT. 10/31 | 8:00PM @ HYPNODROME
Dubbed “Thrillpeddlers Pageant of Terror and Titillation,” Shocktoberfest has always looked to self classic Grand Guignol one-act plays with revivals of other bloodcurdling and erotic entertainments as well as premiers of new works devised by Thrillpeddlers residents playwrights.
ADMISSION: $25 – $35
SAT. 10/31 | 9:00PM @ DNA LOUNGE
The first club night dedicated solely to the art form of bootleg mashup, Bootie celebrates pop culture both past and present, keeping your brain guessing and body dancing with creative song combinations. $200 First Prize for Best Costume in three categories.
ADMISSION: $10 before 10pm $15 after
PHANTASM: A HALLOWEEN KARNIVAL OF MISCHIEF AT THE ARMORY
SAT. 10/31 | 9:00PM @ THE ARMORY
It doesn’t get much more Halloween than a Saturday night in a haunted castle (the historic Armory) in the middle of the Mission district. Enter Phantasm, with three eclectic top notch special guests in The Polish Ambassador, Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation and the SF debut of deep house and indie-dance phenom Croatia Squad.
ADMISSION: $30 – $140
BETH DEAN’S 5TH ANNUAL THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT
SAT. 10/31 | 9:00PM @ EL RIO
Performances by your spooktacularly malevolent ghostess LIL MISS HOT MESS back from NYC! Live creepy covers and Monster Mashes from MAMMOTH LIFE! Devil Babe & Boy GO-GO DANCERS from RED HOTS BURLESQUE!
ADMISSION: $6 with costume/$10 without