Starline’s got a “star-studded” lineup for their second annual Halloween bash.
Instead of our usual calendar, we decided to ask our staff what they were doing on Halloween. Check out our group-curated calendar below. Who knows — maybe you’ll run into a Bay Bridger in costume this weekend.
You can also go here for even more ideas.
Saturday, October 28
Creature IX @ El Rio
A queer dance party with DJs, movies, performances, art, and overall a space where they will help you kick out anyone that is too in your space or is wearing an offensive Halloween costume. — Erika Delgado, Staff Writer
Halloween Uke Jam with Ukulenny @ The Octopus Literary Salon
Bring out your ukes!! — MBL, Staff Writer
Kool and The Gang, Marilyn Manson, Nirvana, Madonna, Crass @ Starline Social Club
Starline’s annual Halloween and New Years party takes over all three floors of the upscale Oakland nightclub. — Nik Soelter, Staff Writer
The Redlight District, Dreaming Ghosts @ The Crepe Place
Loud, raucous and in your face rock and roll will be in full force at the intimate Crepe Place. — Josh Huver, Staff Writer
Monday, October 30
A Halloween Residency with Roky Erickson: Tim Presley/ White Fence, Death Valley Girls, DJ sets by Cyril Jordan @ The Chapel
With a 2-night residency at The Chapel, the remarkable Roky Erickson, lead singer of 60’s psych-rock band The 13th Floor Elevators brings his distinctive vocals and rock and roll back to the city. — Ria Burman, Photographer
Tuesday, October 31
The Cars, No Doubt, Marilyn Manson, and Hole @ B4 in Oakland
Musicians from East Bay favorites like Golden Drugs celebrate Halloween with some classics. — Nik Soelter, Staff Writer
Kesha @ The Masonic
I’m (humblebrag) gonna be on a plane to Reykjavik on the 31st, but were I on land, I’d be checking out Kesha at the Masonic. I don’t go to the Masonic much because my 2010 Yaris can’t handle the steep-ass hills that surround it, but but I (and I think many women) have an incredible respect and reverence for this new, take-no-shit turn in her career. I’d risk ruining my brakes for her. —Jody, Blog Director
Sponsored: Odesza @ Papa Murphy’s Park
ODESZA are atmospheric and sometimes otherwordly — grand and sweeping and fit for film soundtracks (also of note: They’re named after a shipwreck, which we all know is prime restless-ghost territory). This one’s a little out of the way, but surely you can be convinced to take a road trip to Sacramento for a perfectly immersive spooky-scary celebration. — The Bay Bridged
Philip Glass and the Kronos Quartet @ The Paramount Theatre
For all you serious and contemplative Halloweeners, Philip Glass & the Kronos Quartet are performing Glass’ soundtrack to Dracula (1931) at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. The soundtrack has all the Glass tricks you know and love, repetitive and glittery arpeggios galore. What’s so unique about this performance is that it’s a chance to hear Glass in support of another work of art, a spooky one at that. — Ryan Knapp, Staff Writer