The glue is almost dry, so the Bay Bridge should be fixed and loaded with traffic by the afternoon if not in time for today’s morning commute.

But no need to cross over to the other side, not while our city spills over with a plastic pumpkin’s worth of Hallow’s Eve treats.

Tilt into Halloween drenched in the swirl and dreams of Sleepy Sun’s riff-laden

Sleepy Sun (by Stacie Willoughby)

psychedelic rock, playing at the Independent – not in the Mission, but worth a long detour.

During the day, as well as Saturday and Sunday, the California Academy of Sciences invites all Mission dwellers free of charge to its creepy cauldron of climate change exhibits. Or sit and stare at the universe in existential despair at the museum’s planetarium.

Muni Diaries goes live again, taking over the Make-out Room, to tell the haunting tales and hilarities of San Francisco’s public transport, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Or sift through a Poe-inspired night of jazz, readings, scary old movies and the “Shadow

(from 1845)

Machine” at the Red Poppy Art House.

Critical Mass sets defiance in two-wheeled motion, disrupting traffic as usual, with a special masquerade tonight. Drape your metallic steed with decorations and come in costume. Or grab a lance and head to Oakland’s bike joust at the Roll Up.

“And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor/Shall be lifted — nevermore!” (The Raven)

And about-face. The soul of Honduras looks to be in slightly better shape than Poe’s narrator, as Hillary Clinton just announced a deal for elections late next month, agreed upon by both the ousted president and current, coup leader.

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Born in the central valley of Massachusetts and raised in Tidewater Virginia, Garrett attended public schools before graduating from the University of Virginia. Wandering and working in various national parks, tutoring kids on the playgrounds of Dublin, and teaching English to 3rd graders in China eventually led to some temporary confusion, and a re-settling as a community journalist.

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