Oct. 26: Halloween run, music and more 

click to enlarge The Giants stretch out at the beginning of a workout last week at AT&T Park. - ERIC RISBERG/AP
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  • The Giants stretch out at the beginning of a workout last week at AT&T Park.

SOMETHING TO READ

Waiting for Electricity by Christina Nichol ($26.95) The humorous debut effort by the Bay Area native, who is appearing at Book Passage in Corte Madera on Tuesday, features hero Slims Achmed Makashvili muddling through post-Soviet Georgia.

GET OUTSIDE

Mad Dash 5K: Wear your Halloween best for a 5K run, walk and party at Golden Gate Park. The after-party at the Polo Field Stables includes live music, food, activities for kids and more. Proceeds from the event benefit Sunset Cooperative Nursery School. [8 a.m., Polo Field, Middle Drive West at Metson Road, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Lupus walk: The Walk to End Lupus Now event raises money for lupus research and helps sufferers. [9 a.m., Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; WalkToEndLupus.org]

Celebrate Bernal Heights: Fiesta on the Hill in Bernal Heights is marking its 26th year with live music, art, food, activities for kids and more. [10 a.m.-5 p.m., Bocana and Cortland avenues, S.F.]

Halloween for pets: Stuff your pet into an adorable costume for Pet Pride Day, which includes a costume contest, workshops, activities for kids and more. [11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

MUSIC

Soundscapes: Japanese filmmaker Makino Takashi is fusing art and music in two pieces, "Space Noise" and "Phantom Nebula." [7:30 p.m., Center for New Music, 55 Taylor St., S.F.]

Rock show: Paige & The Thousand, featuring former Or, The Whale singer-songwriter Lindsay Paige Garfield, is headlining a bill that also includes Go By Ocean and Paula Frazer. [8 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Smooth sounds: Platinum-selling R&B singer Jaheim is playing music from his latest album, "Appreciation Day," and more. [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Twang Sunday: Alt-country band Porkchop Express does what it calls "country music for folks who don't like country music." [4-7 p.m., Thee Parkside, 1600 17th St., S.F.]

COMEDY

Stand-up comedy: Myq Kaplan, who has appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman" and his own Comedy Central special, tops a bill that also includes Nato Green and Anna Drezen. [8 p.m., Doc's Lab, 124 Columbus Ave, S.F.]

FILM

Flashback: Author James Baldwin documents black residents of the Bayview, Hunters Point and the Fillmore in 1963's "Take This Hammer." [2 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

COSTUME CONTEST

Rock star kids: The Hard Rock Cafe is holding a "Does Your Child Look Like a Rock Star?" contest for costumed kids. One winner named per hour. [11 a.m.-11 p.m., Pier 39, S.F.]

BRUNCH

Cliff House: The San Francisco landmark offers a Champagne brunch on Sundays, including seafood, cheese and fruit platters, homemade pastries and traditional breakfast items served in the Terrace Room with live harp music. [10 a.m.-2 p.m., 1090 Point Lobos Ave., S.F.; (415) 386-3330, www.cliffhouse.com]

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