Wide-eyed wanderings in the Mission yesterday as blackouts, film sets, closed streets and a suicide threat added disruptions and shivers to a chilly day.

Thrift Town was left in the dark. And now Baobab Village is shrinking.

Maybe we should return to appeasing the gods in the run up to Samhain rather than fretting about what dark or delirious dress to parade around in.

Back to Baobab, the owner will soon relinquish Bissap Baobab, the Mission’s original Senegalese dining hotspot, but the inspired feasts and rhythms move just around the corner to the owner’s two other locations. After dinner, which will soon be served buffet-family style at Little Baobab, you’ll still be able to head next door for your sugar. The sweaty Afro-Caribbean dance parties will continue apace at Baobab affiliate Bollyhood Café.

A Mediterranean restaurant is moving into the old Baobab, which of course means, more pizza … !

Free chocolate this evening from 5-7 p.m. outside of 24th & Mission BART – plan your commute accordingly. Fair trade indeed.

Newsom sends a big fuck you to the Board of Supervisors and immigrant rights supporters by vetoing a veto-proof majority on the legislation to give undocumented youth due process. Perhaps a coded memo could further get his message across.

Our own Lily Mihalik illuminates Octavio Solis and his new shadow play, Ghosts of the River, playing through the first week of November at the Brava Theater.

Vaccinations for swine flu start today at Mission Neighborhood Health Center. A good discussion on whether to vaccinate yourself can be found at this suburban mom’s blog.

Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas continues its two-week, 3-D run at the Castro tonight – a spellbinding spectacle on the big screen.

The Bay Bridge is still closed, still indefinitely, a good excuse to bring Halloween back unabated to the Castro, says SFist, as fewer rowdy East Bayers would be around to stab, shoot and spoil our fun.

And a heads up for tomorrow – free day for Mission residents at the California Academy of Sciences.