Borderlands Books Halloween Celebration Dusk 'til dawn party and campout with ghost stories, a costume contest, and scary movies. 7pm; free. Borderlands Books, 534 Laguna, 558-8978.
Chicago Blues Halloween Party A jam with blues bands. 9pm; $7. Biscuits & Blues, 401 Mason (at Geary), 292-BLUE.
The Cramps The psychobilly cult-rockers return with more sleaze; Deadbolt opens. Bring your earplugs and your angst. 8pm; $22.50. Fillmore, 1805 Geary (at Fillmore), 346-6000.
The Creatures Performing with Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black and Switchblade Symphony in an evening of Halloween Madness. 9pm; $25. Maritime Hall, 450 Harrison (at 1st St), 974-6644.
Dark Wave Horror film festival features Black Sunday at 7:30pm and Return of the Living Dead at 9:15pm; $6-7. The Victoria Theater, 2621 16th St., 931-FILM.
Fantasy Halloween With live band Fantasy. 8:30pm; $5, 1/2 off with costume. Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St (at Mission), 647-2877.
Freakfest Texas Twister Band performs; costume wearers get 1/2 price admission. 9pm; $4. Boom Boom Room, 1601 Fillmore (at Geary), 673-8000.
Girl 66 A haunted dance party for women. 9pm; $5. Café du Nord, 2170 Market (at Sanchez), 861-5016.
Halloween II Juanita More! hosts a cocktail party and costume contest. 8pm; $3. Pow! 101 6th St., 278-0940.
Halloween Festival Kids' event, with trick-or-treating, live music, pumpkin parade, and costume contest. Noon; free. The Cannery, 2801 Leavenworth, 771-3112.
Halloween Fun FestivalWith face painting, games, hair makeovers, and a haunted house. 1pm; $7-10. Center for African and African-American Art and Culture, 762 Fulton, 921-8234.
Halloween 1999 Dubmission presents Ben Wa live, The Preacher, DJ Sep, and violinist Pistl Pete. 9pm; $5. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia (at 17th St), 552-7788.
Halloween Party With DJs and drums. Costumes highly encouraged. 9pm; $5. Backflip, 601 Eddy (at Larkin), 771-3547.
Scary Sunday! Ghost stories, performances by Awele Makeba and Ballet Folklorico Ensembles, and some secret squishy surprises make for a festive Halloween/Day of the Dead. 11am; free-$5. Zeum, 221 Fourth, 777-2800.
Sunday Player's Halloween Show Bay Area Theatersports improv event. 8pm; $6. Bayfront Theater, Fort Mason, Bldg. B, 550-8560.
Trance-L-Vania A plethora of DJs spin at a party especially for trance-heads; water/glowstick privileges given to those in costume. 8pm-10am; $15-20. For more information call 267-3992.
"Tricks, Not Treats" Halloween Food Drive Drop off food for Mexican and Nicaraguan flood and earthquake victims. 2-6pm; free. S.F. Pathfinder Club Headquarters, 3024 24th St., 595-7715.
Tropical Vibrations Performs soca, calypso, and reggae at a not-so-scary Halloween Party. 8pm; $8. Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, (510) 525-5099.
The Vampire Lectures Lawrence Rickles discusses his book on the history of vampirism. Sun 10/31 5pm; free. City Lights Books, 261 Columbus, 362-8193.