Concert for a Cause: Bridge School Benefit
Neil Young's famed charity fest returns for its 27th year with two days of high profile, all-acoustic acts.
Lineup: Highlights include Queens of the Stone Age, Arcade Fire, and My Morning Jacket.
Sat 5p & Sun 2p. Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View (650-967-3000). $47.35 and up here.
Nearby: Francesca's; The Roost; Sports Page
Dine in the Dark: The San Francisco Blind Cafe
Explore your senses in complete darkness while sampling vegetarian bites, artisanal cocktails, and live music.
Special Guests: Participate in a Q&A with your blind waitstaff and mingle with seeing eye dogs in training.
Tonight-Sat 6:30-10p. The Center SF, 548 Fillmore St., Lower Haight. $85 here.
Nearby: Noc Noc; Madrone Art Bar; Noir Lounge
Halloween Haunt: Oakland Color Fight
Run through a 3-mile, un-timed maze as ghosts, ghouls, and goblins douse you in a rainbow of colorful powder.
After Party: Finish off with the post-race Haunt Festival at Oakport Lot.
Sun 1-6p. Lake Merritt Bandstand, 582 Grand Ave., Oakland. $25 here.
Nearby: Sidebar; ZZA's Enoteca; Room 389
Off the Grid: Finale Masquerade Party
Make this your first Halloween costume party with live music, witches brew, and spookified snacks.
Pop-Up grub: Magnolia Brewery, Bacon Bacon, and The Chairman lead the list of 25+ vendors.
Fri 5-10p. Fort Mason Center, Buchanan St. & Marina Blvd., The Marina. Free.
Nearby: Greens Restaurant; Horseshoe Tavern; Delarosa