Witch house to-dos, Samhain celebrations, zombie flicks, scary clowns, more: Your master list of Halloween 2012 tricks and treats
Hallow Screen! Walt Disney Museum, 104 Montgomery, SF. (415) 345-6800, www.waltdisney.org. Daily through Oct. 31. 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, free with museum admission. Freak out (just don't forget the popcorn) at this all-ages-friendly lineup of animated boo-stories. The Skeleton Dance, Pluto's Judgment Day, The Mad Doctober, and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow all get their moment in the Disney Museum's very own screening room.
Haunted Haight Walking Tour www.hauntedhaight.com. Daily through Oct. 31, with some dates through December. 7pm, $20. Let the SF Ghost Society scare the living bejeezus out of you on this guided scramble through Haight-Ashbury's most spirited sites. The tour's meant to be all-ages, but guides caution that those under 13 years may want to sit out this scare. You'll wind up at a haunted pub, so the adult beverage capable, at least, will get a chance to drink away thoughts of the dead among us.
Castro Theatre double-features 439 Castro, SF; www.castrotheatre.com. $8.50-11, also Tue/30. Big-screen terrors with Dracula (1979) and Cat People (1982) on Thu/25 (screenings begin at 2:30pm) and The Cabin in the Woods (2011) and House of 1,000 Corpses (2002) on Tue/30 (screenings begin at 7:30pm).
Masquerade Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom, SF. (415) 861-3504, www.arc-sf.com. Through Nov.18. Opening reception: noon-5pm, free. Harvest some last-minute costume inspiration from this art exhibition of 40 selected masks, revolving around the theme "the obfuscation of truth." With works by Michelle Peckham, Michal Wisniowski, Courtney Murphy, and more.
Popscream with Light Asylum, Popscene DJs Rickshaw Stop. 10pm, $13–$15, 18+. A modest Hallo-pun on the youthful weekly Popscene parties, with the creepy, bright-light-in-the-dark music duo Light Asylum.
Provocations 1015 Folsom, SF; www.facebook.com/RAWSanFrancisco. 7pm-midnight, $15 ($5 for after party with Slayers Club DJs). "A little bit of bite. A little bit of lust. And 100 percent deliciously wicked." Plus aerialists, burlesque, body painting, treats, and tons of art, fashion, and music at monthly party RAW SF's tribute to desire.
Unmasked: GLBT History Society Gala Green Room, War Memorial, 401 Van Ness, SF; www.unmaskedgala.org 7-9pm, $60–$100. This annual masquerade-themed hoot celebrates the out, proud, and essential historical society with a tribute to local queer filmmakers, yummy food, hosted bar, glamour galore, and dazzling entertainment from hunky baritone Zachary Gordin, Cello Street Quartet, Glamamore, and the soulful Hard French DJs.
Zombie NightLife Cal Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, SF; www.calacademy.org. 6pm, $10–$12. Zombies return to the museum with Peaches Christ's Dead Drag Queen Review and costume contest, DJs S4NtA-MU3rTE and Chauncey CC of 120 Minutes, zombie lectures, a zombie cocktail tour, and undead makeovers.