Spooky Arts for Halloween

Maybe you're a little too old for trick or treating but you're never too old for Halloween. Check out one of these Bay Area events on October 31 and enjoy a little spookiness with your art. See more ideas in our comprehensive calendar.

“Unholy Trinity: A Lovecraft Triptych” at Exit Theatre


Just in time for Halloween, the endlessly inventive Stuart Bousel has adapted several stories by Anne Helen Crofts and early-20th-century American writer H.P. Lovecraft, known for horrifying and weird fiction. Bousel stages three creepy tales at Exit: “The Dunwich Horror,” “Nyarlathotep” and “The Dreams in the Witch House.”  See more.

Theatre of Yugen's “Puppets & Poe: Devised Defiance”


Known for adapting plays into traditional Japanese theatrical styles and performed by actors trained in those genres, Theatre of Yugen celebrates Halloween by adding puppets to the mix. The dark tales come from horrormeister Edgar Allan Poe. Stories and poems include “The Bells,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “Annabel Lee,” “The Raven” and “The Fall of the House of Usher” plus others. Shannon R. Davis directs a cast of six.  See details.


“Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” with SFJAZZ at Grace Cathedral


For thrills and chills on Halloween night, what could be better than listening to the great organist Dorothy Papadakos play a live score on Grace Cathedral’s 7,500 pipe Aeolian-Skinner organ, while watching the silent classic, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde?  See details.

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