Arts/Culture/Weekend: 10/29 - 10/31
What should you wear this weekend? Anything you want, because it’s Halloween! The preferred color scheme is black and orange, both because of the holiday and because some highly paid men dressed as baseball players – who really are baseball players – will be playing in the World Series. But we’re not here to talk sports, so…
Are you ready for some Arts/Culture/Weekend?
For creepy culture before and after the sun goes down, start with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s new show, Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera Since 1870. Not for the squeamish!
Highlights: Sex and violence, and a real shoe with a camera hidden in it.
After dark, a man travels to Transylvania – oh, you know the rest. But you may never have seen the 1931 film version of “Dracula” starring Bela Lugosi. Some believe he was not acting in this role! And you can decide for yourself at the Paramount Theater.
Highlights: See Bela Lugosi, the model for every film vampire from this time until those “Twilight” vampires recently emerged.
You can also hear the electronic band Underworld, named for a horror film.
Highlights: Party hardy at the Cow Palace, and expect a lot of guest DJs, including DJ Spooky.
“All My Friends are Dead” sounds like a good book for this weekend. It’s supposed to be funny. Find out for yourself this afternoon at Dog Eared Books in San Francisco's Mission District and meet the authors, too.
Highlights: The authors were counselors at Wavy Gravy’s circus-arts camp, so they should be fun to meet.
Want to play games? Try San Francisco's Journey to the End of the Night. It’s a race, or a chase, or something else altogether.
Highlights: A game of tag and chase that has a zombie vibe going.
Highlights: New altars created in the tradition of this ancient Meso-American and Californian tradition, plus a look at the Bay Area’s influential computer animation studio’s creations.
In San Francisco, you don’t have to wait until Halloween to dress up. Just ask the members of Lucha VaVoom, a "non-stop, action-packed scream-a-thon." And they mean that in a good way.
Highlights: Mexican Lucha Libre wrestling meets Burlesque.
Looking for more dress-up? Join drag stars Heklina and Peaches Christ at San Francisco's DNA Lounge. They're hosting a special Trannyshack tonight. You can bet they’ll be dressed to kill. They always are!
Highlights: It’s Trannyshack! “Lowlights” may be more accurate.
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