Still trying to figure out your Halloween? We got you covered

San Francisco takes dressing up to new and strange places. Whether its Bay to Breakers or just a Tuesday afternoon, there is pretty much never a bad time to put on a costume in the City by the Bay.  However, Halloween trumps them all as the ultimate San Francisco holiday.  And for a city with such an affinity for make-believe ‘All Hallows Eve’ presents a unique challenge, not only do you have to figure out the most creative charade to wrap yourself in, you have to find the best party to show off your one night disguise.  Luckily if you are a dance music fan, there are plenty of options and we are here to narrow them down.


PHANTASM – BEHIND THE FUNHOUSE DOOR
Presented by Opel and Vau De Vire Society
Saturday October 29
The Armory, San Francisco

Full disclosure, this writer is one of the artists bringing the bass for the night at the now annual Halloween collaboration between one of San Francisco’s most respected promoters Opel Productions and San Francisco’s premiere sub-culture circus crew Vau De Vire Society.  Besides a lineup that includes the funk masters Chromeo and the legendary Crystal Method, the party is being held at the historic and kinky SF Armory.  It’s also home to Kink.com (as if you didn’t know) so expect plenty of sexy surprises and bangin’ beats.

For tickets and more info visit the official website


GHOST SHIP ATLANTIS
Presented by Hush Events 
Friday October 28 & Saturday October 29
Pier 70, San Francisco

Ghost Ship is an institution in San Francisco.  In its 8-years history, it has grown from a crowd of hundreds to nearly 10,000 in 2015. Bringing big art, innovative music and community involvement into a warehouse space in San Francisco, the 2-day event will feature an all star lineup including

what seems to be a Dirtybird reunion of J Phlip,The Martin Brothers, Worthy and Ardalan are all stacking up the bill. Ghost Ship always has some insane production and for those of you with kiddos, Hush Events will be hosting a daytime sneak peek event so the community can experience the art and some beats during the day on Saturday October 29.

For tickets and more info visit the official website


CITY OF LOST HALLOWEEN: ASTRONOMAR AND BOT
VersoSF
Saturday October 29
1525 Mission Street, San Francisco

For those of you who are looking for a more intimate vibe, Club Verso is going to be hosting two of house music’s most intriguing figures. You may recognize Bot from the early electro house days as half of Crookers.  Astronomar is a highly respected figure in his own right with releases on Insomniac Records, Mad Decent, Fools Gold and OWSLA.  Together, they own the Main

Course imprint which has been steady tearing up the internet with releases across the genre spectrum all with a focus on tight production and dance floor appeal.

 For more info and tickets visit the official website


BOO! SF
Presented By Insomniac Events
Friday October 28 & Saturday October 29
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco

You know the name, so you know this will be two solid nights of mind bending production and massive teeth chattering sound.  The lineup for both nights includes a laundry list of industry heavyweights for what is easily the ‘biggest EDM lineup’ of the weekend in SF.  Not only that, but if you are under 21, this is most definitely the place to be and catch some seriously spooky Halloween vibes while shuffling hard to some seriously bassy beats.

For more info and tickets visit the official website


FAULTLINE SF HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY
Presented by Faultline SF
Saturday October 29
Underground SF

The Faultline crew has been steady holding down a solid breaks monthly for nearly 3 years now.  And if you are looking to get down to some funky beats in a more intimate setting, this is a great option as the DJ lineup is one of the more solid local lineups in the Bay for the night.  Eric Riggsbee, Kapt’n Kirk and Justin Johnson have all been holding it down for well over a decade and know how to properly set a dancefloor on fire.  If you are trying to avoid fighting the huge crowds then make your way to the Haight for Faultline.

For more info and tickets visit the official website