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Where To Dress Up, Dance and Drink This Halloween

This year, Halloween falls on a Monday, which means you've got an entire weekend of partying to do. Whether you've got a different costume for each day or one you're going to do battle in all weekend long, here's our guide to getting the parties started.

Dog Halloween Costume Contest, Benefitting SF SPCA

If you've got a dog, you've probably been planning their Halloween (or should we say....Howl-o-ween?!) costume for months now. Parade your princess pooch or your little superman down the grass carpet tomorrow evening at Kimpton Hotel's 4th Annual Howl-O-Ween costume contest and Yappy Hour event at the Argonaut Hotel in Fisherman's Wharf, which benefits the local SPCA!

Transported: Getting Your (Drunk) Self Home On Halloween

Welcome to "Transported", our new weekly series about getting places in San Francisco, whether you take the bus or the BART, bike or drive. Come here to find the skinny on secret parking spots, the new bike lanes and how to get across town on Muni without losing your mind.

If you're reveling this weekend for Halloween, make sure to get yourself home safe. Here are some options to pre-program into your phone:

Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home, courtesy of Berg Injury Lawyers and Luxor Cab, provides a fleet of cabs to take you anywhere within city limits (they also do rides in Sacramento, Oakland, Alameda and Berkeley) so you don't have to risk a DUI. When you call, just let them know Berg Injury Lawyers is picking up the tab. It's important to note that they'll only take you home, not to another bar! Call (415) 282‐4141 from 10 pm-4 am, and they'll take care of you.

Halloween: Five Ways to Eat, Drink and Be Scary

1. Mission Treat The Bold Italic is throwing a microhood party down on Shotwell and 24th Street, what looks to be a dreadfully good time. Art and fashion as well as of course food and drink will be on offer, including Local Mission Eatery ($3 craft beers, oysters with apple gelle and pate with mustard and greens—yum) and La Victoria Bakery's Soul Cocina Kitchen, a pop-up headed by chef Roger Feeley. Thursday, October 28, 7 to 9 pm

Halloween Weekend: Where to Party (And Get Spooked)

All dressed up and nowhere to go? Don't let that happen on Halloween weekend. Here's where to party or just soak up a spook fest.

Spookfest @ Cow Palace, October 29:

Slap on some dancing shoes for this one: it's almost 12 hours of solid movin', groovin' and monster mashing. Look forward to some of the best turntablers out there,: DJ Shadow, Steve Aoki, Uffie, Blaqk Audio, Moby, MSTRKRFT and more. Tickets here.

Drink or Treat? Halloween Cocktails, Both Good and Bad.

Not that anyone needs and excuse to party on Halloween, but when it falls on a Saturday, as it does this year, I can sense trouble. Pretty much every bar is going to be revving up its party atmosphere this weekend, so there's no need to list them all.

But all manner of Halloween cocktail suggestions have been landing in my inbox over the last week or so, so I thought I share a few of them with you--both the tasty-sounding and the gruesome.

Link Love: Fur Fashion, Wigs on the Runway and LED Eyelashes

Tricks and treats to start your week …

Channel your inner animal, but watch out for PETA. The Fashion Time gives us an interesting Halloween costume idea inspired by Raquel Zimmermann in November’s Vogue Paris.

Just in time for Halloween, wigs are back in the fashion spotlight. (via The Cut)

The 10 Best Halloween Parties and Events

Halloween is fast approaching, and if you’re anything like us, you’re just now scrambling to make a grand plan. And though the downfall of the Castro's chaotic festivities has left everyone without an obvious choice for holiday mayhem, we're certainly not lacking in parties and play. Whether you’re into tricks, treats or more sophisticated revelry, we’ve got you covered. Here, our Top 10 Halloween To-Dos.

San Francisco Halloween Costume Guide

With just one full weekend left before Halloween, it’s time to get down to brass tacks on the costume front. Whether you’re in need of a finishing touch or a head-to-toe look, whether you'd prefer to buy or would just as soon D.I.Y., we offer up this list of the City's best bets to help you in your Halloween costume quest:

Trusty Favorites

Link Love: Linda’s High-Profile Pits, Kinky Paris and Nevernude-ing for Halloween

A roundup of reads from our RSS feeds....

Jezebel reports that One HuffPo columnist is raising eyebrows with her recent assertion that only gay men find pin-thin models attractive. True? False? Discuss.

Some girls have all the luck, as evidenced by Linda Evangelista managing against all odds to make sweaty pits look glamorous in a recent spread for W Magazine. Via Refinery 29.

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