10.27-29: Kurt Metzger @ American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com
“You know, human beings are the only animal in all of nature that sometimes shoves other animals up their ass.” - Kurt Metzger on Live at Gotham
The San Francisco garage rock trio of BMRC joins with Toronto dance punks DFA 1979 for a cross-continent night of shoegaze-y and electro-rock goodness.
10.28: Alice Cooper @ Harrah’s, harrahssocal.com
Alice Cooper (aka Vincent Furnier) has served as the poster child of shock rock for five decades. Cooper recently partnered with Mötley Crüe on their “final” tour.
10.28: FIDLAR @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com
The L.A. skate punk quartet officially released their cover of the Beastie Boys “Sabotage” in June after routinely playing it in live shows.
10.28: Hard Rock Halloween Party @ Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, Downtown , hardrockhotelsd.com
Make Halloween great again at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego’s massive election year-themed party spanning five venues throughout the property.
10.28: Matoma @ OMNIA, omnianightclub.com
Fresh from September’s KAABOO appearance, 25-year-old Norwegian tropical house DJ Matoma (aka Tom Lagergren) returns to San Diego. Matoma’s 17-track mixtape, “Hakuna Matoma,” is available on his SoundCloud page.
10.28: Pete Tong @ Bang Bang, bangbangsd.com
Tong is a legend. This guy is a BBC Radio 1 all-star, Ibiza veteran and EDM global ambassador.
10.28-29: Zombie Crawl @ Various Locations, Downtown, sandiegozombiecrawl.com
All characters are welcome on this bar/nightclub crawl that spans two nights and includes complimentary admission to more than 25 Halloween parties in the Gaslamp.
10.29: M83 @ SOMA, somasandiego.com
The prolific French electronic band led by Anthony Gonzalez released its seventh studio album, Junk, in April.
10.29: Nightmare on Normal Street @ Normal Street and University Avenue, fabuloushillcrest.com
Dress in your fiercest attire for a chance to win cash and prizes at this fabulous outdoor costume contest and dance party in Hillcrest, which will feature Fright Zones, live music and food trucks.
10.29: San Diego Monster Bash Halloween Party @ Gaslamp Quarter, sandiegomonsterbash.com
More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the city’s largest Halloween festival, which showcases more than 20 DJs and blood-curdling bass across eight blocks in the Gaslamp and East Village.
10.29: Cake - Sweets & Party Expo, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar,
Bakers and pasty lovers alike can rub shoulders at this expo sweetened with baking tips and sprinkled with celebrity demos, book signings and samples of treats.
10.29: Hallo-Wine & Spirits Party Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, hoteldel.com
Celebrate Halloween with hors d’oeuvres, drinks and dancing at one of San Diego’s most infamous haunted hotels.
10.29: Heaven and Hell San Diego @ Town and Country San Diego Resort & Convention Center, Mission Valley, heavenandhellsandiego.com
House and electronic music headliners Borgeous and Apashe bring their haunting beats to Mission Valley.
10.29: Groundwater @ Park at the Park, crssd.com
Didn’t get enough CRSSD this year? Well, move it over to Petco Park and check out DJ sets from Disclosure, Justin Martin, Dusky, Lane 8 and more to scratch that itch.
10.29-30: Old Town Dia de Los Muertos @ Old Town, dayofthedeadsd.com
More than 25 museums, restaurants and shops participate in a community-wide Day of the Dead celebration, featuring a candlelight procession to El Campo Santo cemetery.
10.29-1.1: “Animals: Machines in Motion” @ San Diego Natural History Museum, sdnhm.org
See the different ways animals jump, fly and swim - and how nature inspired inventions like chainsaws, Velcro and wind turbines.
10.30: Dia de Los Muertos at Old Mission San Luis Rey @ Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, Oceanside, mslrdiadelosmuertos.com
Altars, a car show, live entertainment and a chalk cemetery help revelers celebrate loved ones who have passed on.
10.30: Carrera de los Muertos 5K @ Embarcadero Park South, Downtown, losmuertos5k.com
Run a festive 5K along San Diego Bay, then cross the finish line for an after-party complete with mariachis and comida deliciosa.
10.30: Zeds Dead @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com
The Canadian electro house duo of DC and Hooks (Dylan Mamid and Zachary Rapp-Rovan, respectively) recently launched their own record label, Deadbeats, with the release of the single, “Back Home (feat. Freddie Gibbs).”
10.30: Row for the Cure, North Ski Beach, Mission Bay,
Teams and individuals will row their boats around Mission Bay, raising money for Susan G. Komen San Diego.
10.30: CicloSDias, Adams Avenue at 30th Street to University Avenue at 38th Street,
Streets in City Heights, North Park and Normal Heights will close for one afternoon to bring walkers, bikers and skateboarders through to reclaim public streets while promoting a healthy lifestyle.
10.31: Slander @ OMNIA, omnianightclub.com
Former frat brothers at UC Irvine Derek Andersen and Scott Land created their own genre (Heaven Trap) and have worked with everyone from Skrillex and DJ Snake to Diplo and Bassnectar.