2008 Halloween Events
This Week's Notable Halloween Parties
SECOND ANNUAL HALLOWEEN FETISH BALL
A dance party and fetish fashion show (rowr!) with music by DJ End and DJ Seraphin. Heaven, 172 S Washington St, 9 pm, $10 with costume/$15 without, 21+.
ZOMBIE PROM '08
With burlesque performances, a visit from the undead, and live music by the Panda Conspiracy, the Staxx Brothers, C-Leb & A-Bro, and Lucky Brown. King Cat Theater, 2130 Sixth Ave, 9 pm, $15 adv/$20 DOS/$25 VIP, 21+.
EIGHTH ANNUAL MESSQUERADE
The evening starts at 7 pm with a bike scavenger hunt (which begins in a parking lot on Capitol Hill at 1420 10th Ave) and ends with a dance party at the finish line at 2407 First Ave (alley entrance). There will be live music by Madraso, Sprinkles, Georgetown Orbits, DJs Grimus and A2Z, a pumpkin toss, zombies, prizes, and beer. 2407 First Ave (alley entrance), www.messmannsmessquerade.net, $20 scavenger hunt and party/$5 party only/$3 with costume, 21+.
ARADIA'S CD RELEASE PARTY & HALLOWEEN BASH
Celebrate the release of Aradia's new record with live music and a free Halloween party. McLeod Residence, 2209 Second Ave, 9 pm, free, 21+.
ROCK BOTTOM'S FIFTH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN BASH
With live music by Loud Mouth Blonde, drink specials and giveaways, and a $300 cash prize for best costume. Rock Bottom Brewery, 550 106th Ave NE #103, 9:30 pm, 21+.
HALLOWEEN PARTY AT THE MINE
With music by Blanket Truth, Elephant Kiss, iji, Orcateers, Webelos, and a Misfits/Operation Ivy/Minor Threat cover band. Proceeds benefit Left Bank Books (to go towards their distribution debt). The Mine, 5113 Russell Ave NW, 8 pm, $6 suggested donation.
DIRTY HOLLYWOOD AND GENE'S ADDICTION
Dirty Hollywood performs a tribute to Motley Crue and Gene's Addiction pays tribute to Kiss—with make-up, wigs, etc. There will be prizes for best costume. Rocksport Bar & Grill, 4209 SW Alaska St, 10 pm, $7 adv/$10 DOS, 21+.
SEVENTH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR
With live music by Diane Cluck, Knot Pine Box, Motorbikes, Insanity Enthroned, and DJ Bouti. There will also be costumes! A cakewalk! Dancing! Bobbing for apples! Department of Safety, 1011 12th St, Anacortes, www.departmentofsafety.com, 7:30 pm, $6, all ages.
HALLOWEEN AT THE MIX
Costumes and live music. The Mix, 6006 12th Ave S, 9 pm, $5, 21+.
HALLOWEEN WITH THE TIM TURNER BAND
Live music by the Tim Turner Band and prizes for best costumes. Highliner Pub, 3909 18th Ave W, 9 pm, free, 21+.
LO_FI HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY
Two rooms with live music by Truckasauras, Copy, Recess, Trashy Trash DJzz, Kadeejah Streets, Kamui, SunTzu Sound, Absolute Madman, and more! Lo_Fi Performance Gallery, 429B Eastlake Ave, 9 pm, $6 with costume/$10 without, 21+.
HALLOWEEN AT MARCUS' MARTINI HEAVEN
No cover, music from LSDJ, a costume contest (with prizes for the best), and $1 Jell-O shots. JELL-O SHOTS! Marcus' Martini Heaven, 88 Yesler Way, 8 pm, free, 21+.
JOKETELLERS UNION HALLOWEEN COMEDY SHOW
Tonight's list of funny-folk include Brett Hamil, Anthony Harlem Blu, and other local comedians. Faire Gallery Café, 1351 E Olive Way, 8:30 pm, free.
HIPHOP AGAINST VIOLENCE
Halloween night's hiphop show features performances by A.K., B-Heezy, Json, Mr. Von, Logics, and more. The event aims to raise awareness and speak out against street violence. Q Café, 3223 15th Ave W, 7:30 pm, $6, all ages.
HALLOWEEN AT THE FUNHOUSE
Congratulations to Jay66 & Jolene! Two Funhouse regulars are tying the knot in the afternoon and then throwing a Halloween party/wedding reception with live music by Schmidtfits (Schmidtaholics playing Misfits covers), Monster Crash, 800 Octane, Success, and the Flanagan Precept. Funhouse, 206 Fifth Ave N, 9 pm, $5, 21+.
CELEBRITY COSTUME PARTY
The War Room's celebrity costume party will have a red-carpet entry littered with paparazzi, flying coffin giveaways, and a costume contest with $500 for first place. War Room, 722 E Pike St, $5 before 10 pm/$10 after, 21+.
GLAM ROCK COSTUME PARTY
Halloween at the Comet includes live music by Neon Nights, the Valkyries, Raz Rez, Man Plus, and a DJ dance party! The Comet, 922 E Pike St, 9 pm, $7, 21+.
¡VIVA OZ VEGAS!
The Can Can brings back their Second Annual Halloween Extravaganza with aerial acrobatics, burlesque, comedy, circus arts, and "glitzy game show glamour" and performances by Billy Joe Huels of the Dusty 45s, and many special guests. Triple Door, 216 Union St, $20 adv/$25 DOS, shows at 7 pm (18+), 9:30 pm (21+), and midnight (21+).
SECOND ANNUAL PARANORMAL PUB CRAWL
Visit a number of bars in Pike Place Market while on a tour led by Ghost Tour. It wraps up with a live improv show at the Market Theater and prizes for best costume. Post Alley, Pike Place Market, $25, 9 pm, 21+.
FREAK NIGHT XII
$2008 costume contest! With music by Paul Van Dyk, Moby, the Crystal Method, Morgan Page, Andy C, Red One, and many more. WaMu Theater, 800 Occidental Ave S, 8 pm, $55 gen adm (16+)/$100 VIP (21+).
COSTUME CONTEST AND SANDS
The winner of Sands' customer costume contest receives $100 at midnight. Sands Showgirls, 7509 15th Ave NW, free, 21+.
BOO: COSTUME EXTRAVAGANZA
Prizes for best group, scariest, sexiest, and most creative costumes as well as best male and best female. The dance party also features a cigar lounge, global live feeds, face and body painting, and the Devil's Den (VIP seating). Fremont Studios, 155 N 35th St, www.fremontstudios.com, $15 adv/$20 DOS, 21+.
THE DREAMING: EROTIC HAUNTED HOUSE
"Step quietly inside a young woman's dream and experience the erotic through her eyes...." That sounds dirty. Little Red Studio, 750 Harrison St, 7:30 pm, $15 with costume/$20 without, 18+.
After the 7:30 show of "The Dreaming" (see previous listing), Little Red Studio opens its doors for a Halloween party with music by the Nasty Habits and many other surprises. Little Red Studio, 750 Harrison St, 9 pm, $20, 18+.
FIFTH ANNUAL CABARET MACABRE
Featuring music by the Bad Things, Baby Gramps, Chervona, DJ Darek Mazzone, Hands of Kali, Space Accordion Orchestra, and more! Rendezvous, 2322 Second Ave, www.brownpapertickets.com, $13 with costume/$15 without, 8 pm, 21+.
HALLOWEEN PARTY AT PURR
Registration for Purr's costume contest begins at 9 pm, judging happens at midnight. Best costume goes home with a $1000 grand prize. Purr, 1518 11th Ave, www.purrseattle.com, 9 pm, 21+.
HALLOWEEN AT WILD ROSE
Costume contest with prizes for the best, and music by guest DJs. No cover! Wildrose 1021 E Pike St, 9 pm, free, 21+.
BLOOD LUST: VAMPIRES AND VICTIMS
Come dressed as your favorite vampire or victim and win prizes! Drink specials, and music by DJ Freakazoid. Café Metropolitain, 1701 E Olive Way, free, 21+.
COSTUME CONTEST AT THE CAPITOL CLUB
Cash prize ($100) for best costume, Skyy drink specials, food served until 1 am, and music by DJ Groove. Capitol Club, 414 E Pine St, 10 pm, free, 21+.
With performances by Miguel Alvarado, Tim Thibault, Bryce, DJMB, and more. Call ahead for table reservations. See Sound Lounge, 115 Blanchard St, $15 adv/$20 DOS, 9 pm, 21+.
HALLOWEEN WITH DIPLO
Live performances by Diplo, Abe Vigoda, Boy 8-Bit, and Telepathe. Neumos, 925 E Pike St, $15, 8 pm, all ages.
THE FREAK BOUTIQUE
With $1,000 cash going to best costume! Music by DJ Phase, Victor Menegaux, and DJ Christyle. Trinity, 111 Yesler Way, 9 pm, 21+.
Neighbours (who, by the way, insist they're not closing anytime soon), present Haunted, featuring a dance party and cash and other prizes for the best costumes. Neighbours, 1509 Broadway, 9 pm, $10, 21+.
HALLOWEEN THRILLER PARTY
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of "Thriller," one of the best music videos ever made. Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, 7 pm, $9, all ages.
INVASTION OF THE BOOTY SNATCHERS!
Nectar's party's got music by the Altered States of Funk, the Boogilistics, and Funkscribe. With cash prizes for best costumes, horror movie visuals, and Halloween-themed music all night. Nectar, 412 N 36th St, 9 pm, $10, 21+.
HALLOWEEN HORROR READING
Local author Michael Montoure will read horror excerpts and shorts from 7–9 pm. Wayward Coffeehouse, 8570 Greenwood Ave N, 7 pm, all ages.
WALLS AND IRON LUNG AT VERA
Some good ol' scary hardcore music on Halloween with Walls, Iron Lung, PHT, and Blue Sabbath Black Cheer. Vera Project, 305 Harris St, 7:30 pm, $6, all ages.
Your favorite Queen cover band invades the Tractor! Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave N, 9:30 pm, $8, 21+.
HALLOWEEN WITH DUDLEY MANLOVE
The Sunset presents a special Halloween party with Dudley Manlove. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave, 10 pm, $10 adv/$12 DOS, 21+.
HALLOWEEN BASH WITH GENITORTURERS
Music from Genitorturers with openers 16 Volt (featuring members of KMFDM and Chemlab), the Crying Spell, Rishloo, Desillusion, and Veritas. Studio Seven, 110 S Horton St, 7:30 pm, $23 adv/$25 DOS, 21+.
A HISTORY OF THE UNDEAD: A VAMPIRE BALL
Take your favorite era of vampire and build a costume around it. The best costumes get prizes. With an appearance by the Guinness Girls! Fadó, 801 First Ave, 21+.
THE BLACK CAT AFFAIR
Seattle's event for elaborate costumes. Live music, fortune tellers, drinks, and the chance to win a Nintendo Wii. All proceeds go directly to Animal Talk. 2424 First Ave S, blackcataffair.com, 9 pm, $25 adv/$30 DOS, 21+.
BROADWAY GRILL HALLOWEEN
Costume contest starts at 7 pm, judging begins at 9 pm. Broadway Grill, 314 Broadway Ave E, 7 pm, 21 +.
HALLOWEEN AT THE ALKI TAVERN
Canned food drive, costume contest, and music from Bits of Knowledge. Alki Tavern, 1321 Harbor Ave SW, 8 pm, 21 +.
BUCKAROO TAVERN HALLOWEEN
Costume contest with cash prizes. Buckaroo Tavern, 4201 Fremont Ave N, 21+.
Masquerade ball charity fundraiser for Roses & Rosemary. EMP, 325 Fifth Ave N, www.shindigg.com, 8 pm, $40, 21+.
OCKHAM'S RAZOR HALLOWEEN BLOWOUT
Rock out with Ockham's Razor. Kell's Irish Pub, 1916 Post Alley, 9 pm, 21+.
Five DJs spinning the spooky cuts in the lounge and the showroom. Five hundred dollars in prizes for sexiest and most creative costume. Showbox SoDo,1700 First Ave, www.nvrmtpromotions .com, 10 pm, $20, 18+.
GHOSTS OF SEATTLE
Ghost stories about Seattle's infamous dead people! Plus a tour to see that scary ghost chick in the Harvard Exit theater while the guides get all Ghostbusters with EMF field detectors and infrared cameras! Seattle Museum of the Mysteries, 623 Broadway E, 9 pm, $5 suggested donation, costumes encouraged, all ages.
COME AS YOU AREN'T
Bands dress up as other bands. Featuring performances by Speedmop, Bone Cave Ballet, Kings of Outlaw Country, M. Bison, Helen Chance, We Wrote the Book on Connectors, H Is for Hungry Danielli, and Apple War. Skylark, 3803 Delridge Way SW, 8 pm, free, 21+.
OWL 'N THISTLE HALLOWEEN
Music by the Tiny Giants. Owl 'N Thistle, 808 Post Alley, 10 pm, $5, 21+.
CONOR BYRNE HALLOWEEN
Music from Starlings, MoZo, and Pennylifters. Plus drinking songs, and "crazy dancing." Scary. Conor Byrne Pub, 5140 Ballard Ave NW, 8 pm, $7, 21+.
HALLOWEEN AT BOXCAR ale house
Music by the Freetown and Flashes of Quincey. Boxcar Ale House, 3407 Gilman Ave W, 9 pm, free, 21+.
Screw Halloween—the motherfucking Sonics are playing live for the first time since 1972! And they claim this is the last time. Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St, 8 pm, $26.50/$62, all ages.
HALLOWEEN FUNK PARTY
Scary funk from Olympic Sound Collective and Vin Baker's Dozen. ToST, 513 N 36th St, 9 pm, $6, 21+.
NEW ORLEANS HALLOWEEN
Music from Two Scoops Moore and drink specials served through the night. Costume contest starting at 10 pm. New Orleans, 114 First Ave S, $10, 21+.
CAFÉ VENUS HALLOWEEN
Music from Velvet Drive, Minirex, Furniture Girls, and High Divide. Drinks. Mars Bar, 609 Eastlake Ave, 8 pm, $6, 21+.
HALLOWEEN AT THE CENTRAL
Music from All Bets on Death, Sioux City Pete & the Beggars, Grindline, and DJ Bobcat. Central Saloon, 207 First Ave S, 9 pm, $10, 21+.
ANNUAL HALLOWEEN DISCO BALL
Disco, costumes, drinks and more disco. Hosted by MC Koop, with prizes for best costume. Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine St, 9 pm, $10, 21+.
BLOODBATH & BEYOND
Like the store! DJ Nita, Ericka Toure, Aviance, SissyBoy SuperStarz, Slendora & Bulimianne, Rhapsody, Colby B., and F.I.T.S. Costume contest at midnight. Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison St, $5 in costume before 11 pm/$8 after, $10/$15 without costume, 21+.
HALLOWEEN AT THE CUFF
With music from DJ Kimberly. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave, 21+.
DANTE'S SUPER HALlOWEEN BASH
Play foosball and dance to music by DJ Motor. Dante's, 5300 Roosevelt Way NE, free, 21+.
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
"This children's adaptation of Night of the Living Dead is refreshingly unconcerned with coddling its kiddie audience." —LINDY WEST. Seattle Children's Theatre, 201 Thomas St, 8 and 10:30 pm, $20, 13+.
KING COBRA HALLOWEEN PARTY
Loud rock 'n' roll from the Spittin' Cobras, Evil Twin, Midnight Idols, and DJ Lance Rock. Hosted by Jackie Hell. King Cobra, 916 E Pike, www.myspace.com/kingcobraseattle, 8 pm, 21+.
With music from DJs Risk One, Mixed Up Mike, Austin Payne, Cide, and Tre. Costume contest with no less than $3000 in prizes. Last Supper Club, 124 S Washington St, 21+.
LITTLE RED HEN
Dark country from Big Time Trouble, plus a costume contest and cash prizes. Little Red Hen, 7115 Woodlawn Ave NE, 9 pm, $5, 21+.
HALLOWEEN AT BLUE MOON
Music from Schudge, Swamp Creek, and Black Ops—a Black Sabbath cover band. Blue Moon, 712 NE 45th St, 10 pm, free, 21+.
EL CORAZÓN'S HALLOWEEN
Music from Torche, Coliseum, and Clouds. El Corazon, 109 Eastlake Ave E, 8 pm, $10, all ages.