San Francisco Events for Halloween and Día de Los Muertos 2013

Dia de Los Muertos wall graffitiPhoto Courtesy of AFrostFrolic

Halloween season is already in full swing, and aside from the eventual candy overload expected on All Hallow's Eve, you may be still trying to figure out plans for both Halloween and Día de los Muertos. To make your search easier than trying to find the cherry-flavored Starburst packet in the bottom of a pillow-case bag, we have outlined here some notable events worth checking out. Happy hunting!


Dine in the Dark: The San Francisco Blind Cafe (Fundraiser and Halloween event)
What: An experience you will never forget or see. Experience what it feels like to be blind and help a charitable cause. The cafe has traveled through many countries and is in San Francisco until November 9.
When: Oct. 24, 2013. 6:30 p.m.
Where: Center SF: 548 Fillmore
Info: Tickets are $85/ $45 for student with valid ID

San Francisco Zoo's Spooktacular Twilight Tour
What: Bring the whole family for a Halloween-themed evening at the Zoo and learn why some of these Halloween residents get a bad rap. This fun-filled evening consists of exploring their new exhibit: Big Bugs: Outside the Box, a pizza dinner, a close encounter with some "spooky" animals and carving pumpkin enrichment for the animals.
When: Oct. 25, 2013. 6-9 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Zoo, 1 Zoo Rd
Info: Tickets are $35 adults/ $20 children 4-17 $25

Halloween International Ball 2013 at the Fairmont Hotel San Francisco
What: Three ballrooms are decorated for a spooky live entertainment fest with DJs, refreshments, and endless thrills.
When: Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 9 p.m.
Where: Fairmont Hotel San Francisco, 950 Mason.
Info: Tickets are $45-$75.

Halloween Massive "Beyond The Grave" -- The Westin San Francisco
What: Over 20,000 Square Feet Of Party Space with state of the art lighting and an "insane" sound system. In short: a Halloween rave.
When: Saturday, Oct 26 9 p.m.
Where: The Westin, 50 Third St.
Info: Tickets are $35-$175.

The Lodger: Silent Film with Organ
What: Celebrate Halloween night with Hitchcock's early silent film The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog. Todd Wilson accompanies this little-known thriller in ghoulish tones for Halloween night, live with organ soloist.
When: Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Davies Symphony Hall, Grove Street
Info: Ticket prices vary by section.


SOMArts' annual Day of the Dead exhibition -- Imagining Time, Gathering Memory: Dia de los Muertos 2013.
What: "The Day of the Dead 2013 exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center offers a visually dense and stimulating environment of elaborate, traditional altars and mulch-dimensional art installations. Inspired by current events, cherished relationships, and Day of the Dead celebratory rituals, Bay Area artists utilize multifaceted, contemporary creative practices in Imagining Time, Gathering Memory: Día de los Muertos 2013."
When: Oct. 11 - November
Where: SOMArts, 934 Brannan
Info: Admission is free

36th Annual Día de los Muertos 2013, La Llorona Exhibit
What: "This year's exhibit will create an inclusive and celebratory space for artists and community members to reflect and mourn on the death of "La Mission" we used to know and experience, as well as the renewal and current changes that the local community is facing."
When: Oct. 16-Nov. 23
Where: Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission
Info: Reception on Nov. 2 is $5.

Festival of Altars organized by Marigold Project
What: In San Francisco, Day of the Dead has been celebrated in the Mission district since the early 70s with art, music, performances and a walking procession, which help in contemplation our existence and mortality and is a moment to remember deceased friends and family.
When: Saturday, Nov. 2
Where: Procession begins at 7 p.m. at 22nd and Bryant streets and ends at Garfield Park at 26th and Harrison streets, where public altars to the dead will be on display from 4-11 p.m.

San Francisco Symphony Annual Día de los Muertos Community Concert.
What: Bring the entire family as the San Francisco Symphony marks the Day of the Dead with the sixth annual concert celebrating Latino music and culture. Arrive at 1p.m. for pre-concert festivities in the Davies Symphony Hall lobbies, including refreshments, children's activities, and colorful displays celebrating this festivity.
When: Sat. Nov 2 at 2 p.m.
Where: Davies Symphony Hall, Grove Street
Info: Ticket prices vary by section.

23nd Annual Día de los Muertos Exhibition, 2013
What: Works by Mexican artists on display for the general public about this Mexican indigenous holiday.
When: October-November
Where: Polanco Gallery, 393 Hayes

Have a spooktacular time!

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Rhobertino Regalado
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Latinos do not attend the Dia De Los Muertos big event in SF because white hipsters have taken it over years ago. Sad!

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