Oct. 27 2010 02:19 PM

Get your freak on at one of these Halloween shindigs this weekend

jack

Rags & Riches Halloween @ Barrio Logan warehouse: Parties at this particular warehouse have been strange, but fun, so Halloween should be no different. Relish the underground vibe while dancing to DJ sets by world-beat spinner David Starfire, Depression-eramusic mash-up masters Hobotech and more. Saturday, Oct. 30. $20. cocina-club.com

Heaven & Hell @ Del Mar Fairgrounds: This Halloween soirée can accommodate up to 10,000 ghosts, goblins and girls dressed in their best Lady Gaga meat-dresses. The mostly electro-house and trance lineup includes Fedde Le Grande, Wolfgang Gartner, Dada Life and others, plus San Diego's own DJ Cowboy Mike and The Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra. Saturday, Oct. 30. $50. heavenandhellmusicfestival.com

Halloween Ball @ The Prado at Balboa Park The Spanish architecture, gardens and all-around elegant surrounds of The Prado isn't your typical Halloween-blowout environ, but the cats at DJhere Productions promise to make this ball more of a bash. DJs Scooter & Lavelle, Craig Smoove, Erick Diaz, The Office Twins and others will provide the soundtrack. Sunday, Oct. 31. $50. djhere.com

Zombie Prom @ The Casbah: Sure, this Visual Underground event will have all the fixings of a Halloween jamboree, including spooky movies and art. But the highlight will be a performance by The Lords of the New Removed Church, a tribute to The Lords of the New Church, the '80s punk-rock super-group that actually looked pretty scary. Friday, Oct. 29. $10-$14. casbahmusic.com

“The Smiths,” “The Velvet Underground,” “The Cramps,” “Warren Zevon” @ Soda Bar: Anybody can dress up like their favorite rock star for Halloween, but it's another thing when a band not only dresses up but actually plays its favorite rock stars' songs. Still Ill, The Old In Out, Space Nature and Roxy Jones will do just that. Saturday, Oct. 30. $5. sodabarmusic.com

The quick list: MayStar's Alice in Wonderland Masquerade Ball and Fashion Show @ Vin de Syrah, Oct. 29; The Halloween Jam @ El Dorado, Oct. 31; Screams and Dreams @ 4th & B, Oct. 30; Halloween Block Party @ House of Blues, Oct. 30; Everything Quentin @ BASIC, Oct. 31; Halloween 2010 @ W Hotel, Oct. 30.

Calendar

  • Visit one of the 70 participating restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and nightclubs in town on this night and 25 to 50 percent of sales will go to local HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs. 
  • Anthony Bernal and Chris Ward, who are vying to replace Todd Gloria on the San Diego City Council, will discuss urban issues, such as parking, homelessness and new developments
  • The new exhibition designed by Dave Ghilarducci is made from hundreds of rolls of packing tape and bound together by layers of plastic shrink-wrap. Visitors can navigate their way through cocoon-like passageways...
  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the sixth annual mini film fest features 14 film programs from 10 countries that includes everything from docs to romantic tearjerkers. See website for full lineup and...
  • The San Diego County Bike Coalition hosts this monthly bike-in happy hour event to get biking residents involved in their communities and discuss bike projects planned for that specific community
  • Debunk some of the stereotypes surrounding cannibalism at this new exhibition that takes a hands-on approach to the subject. Includes video games and interactive activities where patrons will have to decide...
  • So Say We All's monthly storytelling night features stories about those jobs we took because we had to take a job. Featured readers include Allison Gauss, Annmarie Houghtailing, Cecile Estelle, and more
  • Artists from the all-abstracts group show will talk about their work and techniques. Artists include Edwin Nutting, Danielle Nelisse, Leah Pantea, Lenore Simon, and more
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