Since there will still be no Halloween celebration on Castro Street this year because of violence that has happened in previous years, you’ll have to get your Halloween 2013 rocks off in other ways. Thankfully, there’s plenty of amazing LGBTQ Halloween celebrations happening all over San Francisco! Here’s a list of all ghoulish parties and events you just can’t miss this year!
The GLBT Historical Society’s Unmasked Gala — Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 // 7PM-10PM
This event brings together enthusiasts of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender history for a fabulous evening to benefit the GLBT Historical Society and The GLBT History Museum. The event will feature food, a hosted bar and dancing to DJs from Stay Gold. Entertainment will include drag stars Miss Rahni and Landa Lakes, swing dancers Ron Jenkins and Photis Pishiaras, erotic cabaret performers from sfBoylesque. There will also be a lovely silent auction offering travel packages, fine dining, art, photography and queer memorabilia. For more information and tickets: www.unmaskedgala.org
Trannyshack Halloween 2013 — Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 // 9:30PM-3AM
Trannyshack's annual Halloween extrava-gay-nza is back! For the last Trannyshack of 2013, join with MC's Heklina and Peaches Christ as they bring you their biggest show ever! Performances by: Exhibit Q., Holy McGrail, Qween, Elijah Minnellil, Fou Fou Ha, Precious Moments, Faux King Awesome, Raya Light, Gurleen, Sylvia O'Stayformore (Seattle), Colony (Seattle), and more! Learn more: http://www.dnalounge.com/calendar/2013/10-25.html
Juanita MORE! Halloween 2013 Runway Massacre II — Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 // 9PM-2AM
Looking for a little more glam and less gore this Halloween? Juanita MORE! joins forces with Jones Bar for a very thrilling, chilling Halloween party. With a dashing midnight runway show, Juanita MORE! promises a glamorous yet ghoulish evening with the city’s most fashionable freaks strutting down the catwalk (that mean’s you, too!). More information: http://goo.gl/kY6Igq
The Devil Made Me Do It @ El Rio — Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 // 10PM-2AM
How about a night of drag and dancing? Break out those devil horns for the most satanically sexy Halloween party in the Bay! Performances by Lil Miss Hot Mess, monster mashes from Mammoth Life, and devil babe and boy go-go dancers from Red Hots Burlesque and jams provided by DJs "Bloody" Brown Amy (Hard French) and Jackie "Sheer Terror" Sugarlumps (Web of Sound.) Free glow-in-the-dark fangs while supplies last! Learn more: http://www.elriosf.com/calendar/
The House of Babes Presents: Halloween — Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 // 9PM-2PM
The House of Babes presents an epic, creepy and fabulous dance party on Halloween night at Holy Cow! Dance your ass off to DJ sets by House of Babes’ DJ Rapidfire, Pink Lightning, davO, Boyfriend and Jenna Riot. Feast your eyes on sexy drag performances by Amo A Nia, VainHein and Rheal 'Tea! For more info and tickets, visit: http://thehouseofbabes.com/ (A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit St. James Infirmary: http://stjamesinfirmary.org.)
What are you dressing up as for Halloween?