Lost for proper Halloween plans this coming Friday? Need the right excuse to get out of a bad costume party? Have no fear! There’s plenty to do in the Bay Area. Here at The Bay Bridged we don’t want you sitting home alone carving too many pumpkins. There are a lot of great events for this All Hallows Eve, whether you want to hit up an awesome show or just feel like twirling that well fitting costume around in the streets, we have you covered.

[audio:http://www.tricycle-records.com/streams/redverse/01%20Circles.mp3] The Red Verse – “Circles”

The Hemlock Tavern features a really terrific all-local bill from the folks at Tricycle Records. The Blacks are celebrating the release of the imaginatively-titled The Seven Inch 7″, which features cover versions of “Never Say Never” (Romeo Void) and “Back to Black” (Amy Winehouse). The garage rock trio will be joined by The Red Verse, The New Centuries and DJ Mario Muse. The label requests that patrons come dressed in a mask or tail. More picks after the jump!

[audio:http://www.tricycle-records.com/music/blacks/01_Raincoat.mp3] The Blacks – “Raincoat”

What could say Halloween more than Muppets? At The Independent this Friday, Berkeley’s Albino! is bringing the Muppet Show band back to life for a reunion show, with Toubab Krewe (NC) opening.

Over at Bottom of the Hill this Halloween, San Jose’s No Use For A Name will be playing along with locals Company Car and Mud. The show is all ages, so if you find yourself too old to trick or treat but too young for other pursuits in the Bay Area you may want to check out this awesome show.

Over in Lot A at AT&T Park and Terry Francois Blvd, the San Francisco Halloween Festival will be underway. While not in the usual location as years past, the spirit and festivity of this mass gathering should still be there, but the only way to be sure is to put on your costume and get out there to make it happen! Festival opens at 4pm and ends at Midnight.

Other favorites for Bay Area patrons include the Rocky Horror Picture Show at Victoria Theater. If you or a little one happen to be an aspiring mad scientist you might want to check out the Phantasmagorium: Halloween Night at the Palace of Frights at the Exploratorium.

The Bay Area is never short on creativity or fun. Just stick your head out the door on Halloween night and feel the ghostly pull down the street, who knows what you’ll find. Don’t drink too many pumpkin martinis!