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Sweet and spooky, "Hearts" and Halloween are happening in our 'hood!

Best in Show, Halloween-Style

If you missed your chance to party with your pooch at the Westin St. Francis in August, now you have your second shot. But this time, it's in costume. Hotel Monaco and Grand Cafe are teaming up with the SPCA and inviting all dogs and their people to don their best costumes at Howl-o-Ween this Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

‘Whip It,’ For Real: BAD Girls Bring It To The Rollerderby Championship

You’re all crushed out on the tough girls with tats, roller skates and an appetite for tearing around a rink like a bat outta hell, I know you are -- I saw you sneaking into Whip It for the umpteenth time just the other day.

Well, now you’ll be able to get a taste of real-life roller-derby action -- though keep the Barbie skates at home -- when the B.ay A.rea D.erby (BAD) Girls take it to the rink for the season’s final bout -- an interleague championship -- right here in our fair city, Saturday, Oct. 24, at Fort Mason’s Herbst Pavilion. Last year’s champs, the Oakland Outlaws, will grapple with the Richmond Wrecking Belles. It’s the big time -- and big girl fun for all.

"Everyone on Bike" Photo Show

Pushbike SF is a small clothing and accessory shop on 24th & Treat Ave owned by cycling enthusiasts. In addition to selling sweet and stylish new and vintage cycling gear, Pushbike hosts photo and art shows with work from local artists. Swing by Pushbike this Friday from 6-9 for the opening of "Everyone on Bike," a collection of photos celebrating San Francisco's everyday cyclists by Jonathan Koshi. Photos will be available to buy in a variety of sizes and formats, ranging from note card sets to framed (and unframed) poster sizes. Beer provided by Pushbike.

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Enjoy a Spooktacular Stay at Hotel Triton

If you consider Bella and Edward among your inner circle, not only do you need to see a psychiatrist, but you might be interested in Hotel Triton's Halloween-themed Vampire Weekend package.

Beats for Boobs at 111 Minna

If a slightly pornographic headline didn't get your attention, maybe this will: On Friday, Oct. 23, 111 Minna Galley will open its doors to a colorful breast cancer fundraiser, "Beats for Boobs," comprising a fashion show; bumping DJ lineup; nibbles from local culinary talent; performances by hula hoopers, breakdancers and the like; and much, much more. The all-night event runs from 6pm through 2am.

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A round-up of not-to-miss, upcoming events: Get 'em while they're hot!

 

October 21:

NARAL Pro-Choice America The Peninsula Power of Choice Luncheon features NARAL Pro-Choice America President Nancy Keenan and actress Dana Delany. This fundraiser also honors the work of Dr. Susan Wicklund with the 2009 Champion of Choice Award. 11 a.m. Wed., Oct. 21. Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Tickets: $150; $75 (under-30, and students); $1,000-$10,000 (sponsors and tables of 10). (415) 890-1020, Ext. 213.

Half Moon Bay: The Disneyland of Pumpkins

Trading its usual seaside chill for a brilliant month full of shades of orange, Half Moon Bay morphs into the Pumpkin Capital each and every October, and it all culminates with this very weekend: the annual Art & Pumpkin Festival.

Get Over Seasonal Affective Disorder in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter

Need a little sun in your life?  Of course you. If it's heat and an all-night party you desire, make your way south to San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. Here are our recommends for where to stay, play and eat.

Arab Film Fest Opens Thursday

This Thursday, the 10-day long 13th annual Arab Film Festival will kick off with an opening night reception at the Castro Theatre, first with the Noor Awards at 6pm, followed by a special screening of Pomegranates and Myrrh at 7:30pm.

In the week that follows, films and tributes will take place in San Francisco (Oct. 15-18), San Jose (Oct. 17-18), Berkeley (Oct. 23-25) and Los Angeles (Oct. 23-25).

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