Parties, Concerts, and Events
Nile Country Club Haunted House
The haunted house is family-friendly from 5—7 pm with "full scare" starting at 7 pm. Wear a costume and get a free gift at the door. Runs through Mon Oct 31. Nile Golf Course, 6601 244th St SW, Mountlake Terrace, www.nilehauntedhouse.com, $10.
The Damned 35th Anniversary Show
The Damned will be performing The Black Album and Damned Damned Damned in their entirety. With the Cute Lepers. Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave, 628-3151, www.showboxonline.com, 8 pm, $20—$40, all ages.
With Tiësto, Pendulum, Dada Life, Doctor P, Sub Focus, and many more. Also includes performances by acrobat Half Animal, pumpkin carver Russ Leno, and a $2,011 cash prize for best costume. WaMu Theater, 800 Occidental Ave S, 888-221-7491, www.freaknightfestival.com, $75 adv/$123 VIP, 18+.
With Ernie Von Schmaltz, DJ Almond Brown, DJ Karl Kamakahi, Superthreat, and more. Best costume wins $1,000, and a raffle will give away a "tropical beachside escape for two." Proceeds benefit Gay City, and Seattle Women's and Men's Chorus. Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave, 628-3151, www.gaycity.org/bump, 9 pm, $40/$60 VIP/$125 VIP platinum, 21+.
Grind: The Official Bump Afterhours Party
With DJ George Delmar. Baltic Room, 1207 Pine St, www.gaycity.org/bump, 1:30 am after Bump! (see above), $10/$5 with Bump! VIP wristband, 21+.
This Is Halloween
A "music, cabaret, burlesque, and film spectacular inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas. Featuring the Can Can Castaways, Circus Contraption, Orkestar Zirkonium, and more. Runs through Mon Oct 31. Triple Door, 216 Union St, 838-4333, www.thetripledoor.com, Fri—Sat 7 and 10 pm, Sun—Mon 7 pm, $20 adv/$25 DOS, 7 pm shows all ages/10 pm shows 21+.
Zulu Jam Halloween Edition
Two-on-two b-boy/b-goul battle, one-on-one MC battle (in costume), pumpkin graffiti battle (bring your own pumpkin), and DJs Cues, Seabefore, and Turtledove. Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave, www.206zulu.com, 7 pm, free, all ages.
Glenn or Glennda?'s 10-Year Anniversary Show
Gender-bending Misfits tribute band Glenn or Glennda? performs with Strong Killings and Steel Tigers of Death. Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave, 441-4618, www.thecrocodile.com, 8 pm, $10 adv, 21+.
With live music from Man Without Wax, the Lookout, Freighms, and Mayweather. King Cat Theater, 2130 Sixth Ave, 448-2829, www.kingcattheater.com, 8:30 pm, $5, 21+.
Can't Look Away
The EMP's horror movie exhibit has special Halloween weekend activities featuring "zombie makeup application" and "blood making." Through Sunday Oct 30. Experience Music Project, 325 Fifth Ave N, www.empmuseum.org, 11 am, free with museum admission.
Sleepy Hollow Redux
Hear radio performance troupes across the country, including Seattle Radio Theater, perform live versions of Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, 652-4255, www.townhallseattle.org, 7:30 pm, $5 kids 12 and under/$10 for Town Hall members, students, and seniors/$13 for general public.
With Ramiro and Hooker, Deepvibez and Recess, Ctrl_Alt_Dlt, and Kadeejah Streets. Cash prizes for best costumes. Electric Tea Garden, 1402 E Pike St, 568-3972, www.unitingsouls.com, 10 pm.
Comeback! Hell-O-Ween Extravaganza
With DJs Sparber, K-Kost, and DJs Colby B and Porq. Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison St, 324-8005, www.chopsuey.com, $8, 11 pm.
Halloween Metal Show
With live music from the Chopps, No World, and This Means War. Café Venus/Mars Bar, 609 Eastlake Ave E, 624-4516, 9 pm.
Heavenly Spies Betty Burlesque
A special Halloween edition of the Heavenly Spies burlesque performance. Can Can, 93 Pike St, Ste 307, 652-0832, www.myheavenlyspies.com, $10-$45, 7:30 and 10:30 pm.
One of four Halloween shows at the Comet with live music from Brothers of the Sonic Cloth, He Whose Ox Is Gored, Aeona, and Serial Hawk. Comet Tavern, 922 E Pike St, 322-9272, 9 pm, $7.
Halloween Hiphop Party
With DJ Buttnaked and drink specials and no cover until 1:30 am. Contour, 807 First Ave, 447-7704, 9 pm, free.
Superhero Costume Party
Wear your favorite superhero or villain costume. With music from DJ Up-Above. Seattle Eagle, 314 E Pike, 621-7591, www.seattleeagle.com, 9 pm.
Metalween at the High Dive
With local tribute bands including Hand of Doom, At the Spine, Danzig With Wolves, Call the Priest, Vultures 2012, and Post Adolescence covering bands like Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Danzig, Metallica, and more. High Dive, 513 N 36th Ave, 632-0212, www.highdiveseattle.com, 8 pm, $10.
Halloween Freaky Funk Fest
With music from Braxmatics and Kissing Potion. The White Rabbit, 513 N 36th St, 588-0155, 9:30 pm, $6.
Hiawathoween Costume Swap & Fall Food Drive
A family-friendly event with costumes, crafts, and snacks. Bring five cans of food or a costume to donate and receive free admission. Café Weekend, 851 Hiawatha Pl S, www.cafeweekend.com, 10 am, $5.
Halloween at Atomic Boys
Meet Brendan Wenberg of Strange Child and get individual or group zombie caricatures (starting at $30). Atomic Boys, 4311 SW Admiral Way, 938-3255, 1-6 pm, free.
Zombie Pub Crawl
A "massive zombie pub crawl" starting in Pioneer Square and ending on Capitol Hill. No cover charges if dressed in zombie costume—visit their Facebook event page for location information. Starting location TBA, www.seattlezombies.com, noon—8 pm, free.
Second Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest
Grand prize is a suite at the Sorrento and a $50 gift card to the Hideout, second prize is $100 worth of food and drinks at Vito's, and third prize is a cake from Sugar Bakery. Bring your own, already-carved pumpkin (no plastic or other cosmetic parts allowed). The Sorrento, 900 Madison St, 622-6400, www.firsthillculture.com, 3 pm, free.
The Ultimate Halloween Bash 2011
With Brand X and DJ Funkdaddy. $1,000 cash for best costume, and over $3,000 in prizes awarded for "sexiest female," "sexiest male," "most elaborate," "scariest," and more. Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave, 628-3151, www.halloweenseattle.com, 8 pm, $36 adv/$40 DOS, 21+.
Halloween Disco Ball
There will be a 30-minute "Thriller" lesson taught by Dance Belt at 9 pm, followed by a night of disco music. Century Ballroom East Hall, 915 E Pine St, www.centuryballroom.com, $10, 21+.
The Dudley Manlove Quartet Halloween Costume Bash
The name of the party says it all. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave NW, 784-4880, www.sunsettavern.com, 9 pm, $12, 21+.
'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'
Complete with live performers (and "the best popcorn EVER"). Century Ballroom West Hall, 915 E Pine St, www.centuryballroom.com, midnight, $7/$3 with stamp from salsa or disco dances, 21+.
Jägermeister's Official Halloween Bash
With music by J.Quest, AJ Sorbello, and Kryspin and more. Over $3,000 in cash and prizes awarded for best "sexy" costumes. Last Supper Club, 124 S Washington, 748-9975, www.lastsupperclub.com, 8 pm, $10/$25 VIP, 21+.
Skylark's Fifth Annual "Come As You Aren't" Party
A battle of the bands where local acts dress up as some of their favorite bands and compete for the Golden Cowbell. Lineup includes Clutch Douglass as Salt-N-Pepa, Bone Cave Ballet as Bjork, Like Lightning as the Pretenders, Hobosexual as Cream, To the Sea as R.E.M., and more. Skylark Cafe, 3803 Delridge Way SW, 935-2111, 7 pm, free.
Shake Your Ghoul Thing!
With DJ Disco Vinnie and performances from aerial troupe the Cabiri, and Ke$ha and Lady Gaga impersonators Le Faux. Over $1,000 in prizes given to best costumes. Seattle Design Center, 5701 Sixth Ave S, www.shakeyourghoulthing.com, 8 pm, $45 adv/$50 DOS.
Second Annual ER Costume Crawl
The Hideout, the Sorrento, and Vito's are all participating in this year's ER costume crawl, where the best costume gets a $500 cash prize. The Hideout has DJ Stack, Vito's has Lushy, and the Sorrento has a "haunted room." The costume contest is at Vito's at midnight. The Hideout, 1005 Boren Ave, 903-8480; Vito's, 927 Ninth Ave, 397-4053; the Sorrento, 900 Madison St, 622-6400; www.firsthillculture.com, 9 pm, free, 21+.
Judas Priest at WaMu
With Black Label Society, Thin Lizzy, and Lady Starlight. WaMu Theater, 800 Occidental Ave S, www.wamutheater.com, 6 pm, $55, all ages.
With Lovetone residents Jon Francois, Christian Science, David James, and Ozma Ocatova. Vermillion, 1508 11th Ave, 709-9797, 9 pm.
Targy's Halloween Party
Halloween-themed drink specials last all day and costumes are encouraged. Targy's, 600 W Crockett St, 352-8882, 4 pm, free.
Hard Rock Cafe's Halloween Party
With live music from Bastard of Reality (Black Sabbath tribute) and No Quarter (Led Zeppelin tribute), and cash prizes for best costume (including a $500 grand prize). Hard Rock Cafe, 116 Pike St, 204-2233, 9 pm, $15 adv/$20 DOS, 21+.
With DJs Guy, VSOP, Jason LeMaitre, Chris Paape, and more. $1,000 cash prize for best costume. Trinity, 111 Yesler Way, www.trinitynightclub.com, 447-4140, free before 10 pm/$15, 21+.
Metal Masquerade Ball
Live music from 7YOBG, Rucker's Tomb, Nordus, and FOAD. Cash prizes for best costumes. Crosswalk Tavern, 8556 Greenwood N, 789-9691, 9 pm, $5 in costume/$6 without.
Seduction Halloween Party
Music, dancing, erotic art, an absinthe bar, costume contest, and more. Presented by the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. Fremont Studios, 155 N 35th St, www.seattleerotic.strangertickets.com, $30 adv/$40 DOS, 21+.
Halloween at Havana
With DJ Riff-Raff, Super Threat, Lisa Dank, Jackie Hell, and costume contests. Proceeds benefit Gay City. Havana, 1010 E Pike St, 323-2822, 9 pm, $7 before 10 pm/$10 after.
Talcum: A Soulful Halloween Dance Party
With costume contests! Presented by Emerald City Soul Club. Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison St, 324-8005, 9 pm, $5, 21+.
Halloween at the Old Pequliar
With DJ Hector and prizes for best costumes. Old Pequliar, 1722 NW Market St, 782-8886, 9 pm.
With music from Victor Menegaux and Joey Roxville. $5 shots until midnight and free zombie body painting before 11 pm. Text TIKI to 313131 for more information. Tiki Bob's, 166 S King St, 382-TIKI, www.tikibobsseattle.com, 9 pm.
With DJs Sean Cee and Henski. Couples and groups in themed costumes get in free all night. E-mail RME206@gmail.com for booth rentals. HG Lodge, 722 E Pike St, 328-7666, 9:30 pm, $10.
Featuring Wolf + Lamb, Slowpoke, OFDM, and Joel Pryde. With a costume contest at 1 am. Electric Tea Garden, 1402 E Pike St, 568-3972, 10 pm.
Halloqueen's 10th Anniversary Show
With Matt the Hoopla. Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave NW, 789-3599, 9:30 pm, $12/$14.
Halloween at the 2 Bit
A costume contest and live music from Spiderface, Autolite Strike, White City Graves, and the Poor Choices. 2 Bit Saloon, 4818 17th Ave NW, 708-6917, www.2bitsaloonballard.com, 9 pm, $10.
Blue Moon's Halloween Party
With live music from Death's Three Daughters, Country Lips, Kurly Something, and Ramones cover band the Rawmones. Blue Moon, 712 NE 45th St, 675-9116, www.bluemoonseattle.wordpress.com, 9 pm, $7.
Capitol Club's Costume Contest
Cash prizes for best costumes, plus $1 Jell-O shots and $5 Jäger shots and fireball shots. Capitol Club, 414 E Pine St, 325-2149, 11 pm, free.
With Almost Human (Kiss tribute), Wolfsblood (Misfits tribute), LSD&D, and Lords of the North. Comet Tavern, 922 E Pike St, 322-9272, 9 pm, $8.
Fuel Halloween Party
With live music from Brigade and Napun Tasi, and prizes for sexiest and funniest costume. Drink specials and free candy offered all night. Fuel, 164 S Washington St, 405-FUEL, 9 pm, $7 with costume/$10 without.
KEXP's Halloween Kids' Dance Party
Hosted by John Richards, with music from DJ Riz, Darek Mazzone, DJ El Toro, and the Not-Its. Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave NW, 789-3599, 11 am, $7.
Kids' Halloween Parade
The parade starts at 3 pm and is led by marching band Titanium Sporkestra. After the parade, participants receive trick-or-treat bags from Fran's Chocolates, and are invited to trick-or-treat the businesses along Broadway. The evening concludes with a free pizza party at Pagliacci's on North Broadway. Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave, www.yourcapitolhill.com/halloween, 3 pm, free.
Run Scared 5K
Run away from a zombie or dress up as a zombie and chase other joggers. There will also be a zombie picnic with zombie games. Proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Seward Park, 5895 Lake Washington Blvd S, www.runscared5k.com, 9 am, $25 to run, zombie picnic is free, all ages.
With Boats, Angelo Spencer et les Hauts Sommets, Orca Team, and So Pitted. Comet Tavern, 922 E Pike St, 322-9272, 9 pm, $8.
Vendetta Red Is the Smithsfits
Vendetta Red will be in costume, performing sets of the Smiths and Misfits songs. Nirwannabe features members of the Fall of Troy, the Ramoans features members of Helms Alee, and the Four Stooges features Whiskey Tango as Iggy and the Stooges. Neumos, 1122 E Pike St, 709-9467, www.neumos.com, 8 pm, $10 adv, 21+.
With DJ Phase, Tyler, Pryme Tyme, and Jerry Wang. Best costume wins a trip for two to Vegas. Trinity, 111 Yesler Way, www.trinitynightclub.com, 447-4140, free, 21+.
Seduction's Official After-Party
Hosted by Starborne Sound. Re-bar, 1114 Howell St, www.rebarseattle.com, 233-9873, 2 am, 21+.
Columbia City's Annual Trick-or-Treat
Columbia City businesses will be participating in a neighborhood-wide trick-or-treat event on and around Rainier Avenue South between 3:30 and 6:30 pm. There will also be a family-friendly costume contest at Geraldine's Counter (4872 Rainier Ave S, 723-2080). Later there is a costume pub crawl that visits Empire Espresso, Columbia City Ale House, Island Soul, Tutta Bella Pizzeria, Lottie's Lounge, and more. Each bar will host a costume contest. See www.columbiacityseattle.com for more information.
Corn Maze Apocalypse
When zombies attack! Every hour visitors at Stalker Farms' corn maze will get a few minutes head start, then Stalker Farms will unleash the zombies, who'll tear through the maze walls looking for victims. Stalker Farms Field of Screams, 8705 Marsh Rd, Snohomish, www.stalkerfarms.com, 7—10 pm, $10, 12+.
Second Annual Stoli Neumos Halloween Bash
With music from Champagne Champagne, Sean Cee, Zeta Barber, and Chocolate Chuck. Also featuring zombie strippers, pumpkin Jell-O shots, and a costume contest. Neumos, 1122 E Pike St, 709-9467, www.neumos.com, 9 pm, free, 21+.
Between Heaven and Hell
With DJ Lifeguard and Joey Roxville. Last Supper Club, 124 S Washington, 748-9975, www.lastsupperclub.com, 9 pm, 21+.
Halloween Party at Fu Kun Wu Lounge
With music from DJ Selector Lopaka and $6 drink specials offered all night. Usual food-and-drink happy-hour specials available from 5—7 pm. Costumes are encouraged. Fu Kun Wu Lounge, 5410 Ballard Ave NW, 706-7807, www.fukunwu.com, 5 pm, free.
Tales From the Musicquarium
Showing Slaughterhouse Rock starring Toni Basil and featuring a soundtrack by Devo! The Musicquarium at the Triple Door, 216 Union St, 838-4333, www.thetripledoor.com, 8 pm, free, 21+.
Halloween Bash at Chop Suey
With live music from Shotty, Simple Monsters, and the Septics, and prizes for best costumes. Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison St, 324-8005, www.chopsuey.com, 6 pm, $8 adv/$10 DOS, all ages.
Black Monday Halloween Party
With a tribute to Bauhaus, Love & Rockets, and Tones on Tail. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave NW, 784-4880, www.sunsettavern.com, 9 pm, $7, 21+.
Skary'oke at Rock Box
Singing and costume contests! Rock Box, 1603 Nagle Place, 302-7625, www.rockboxseattle.com, 4 pm, free, 21+.
Metal Monday at the 2 Bit Saloon
Live music from Phalgeron, Tasty Lixxx, Sword of Judgement, and Blood of Kings. $3 pints of Men's Room Red all night. 2 Bit Saloon, 4818 17th Ave NW, 708-6917, www.2bitsaloonballard.com, 9 pm, $5, 21+.
Featuring live music from the Bad Things, Baby Gramps, and Peculiar Pretzelmen, belly dance performances by Troupe Hipnotica, and burlesque by La Petit Morte. Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave S, www.columbiacitytheater.com, 9 pm, $15 adv.
La Carta de Oaxaca and Mezcaleria Oaxaca's Dia de Muertos Celebration
With a live mariachi band, a special Dia de Muertos menu, and costume party. La Carta de Oaxaca, 5431 Ballard Ave NW, 782-8722; Mezcaleria Oaxaca, 2123 Queen Anne Ave N, 216-4446, 5 pm.
Industry Halloween Bash
With $1,000 for best costume. Presented by Jagermeister. Trago, 701 Westlake Ave N, 623-2949, www.tragoseattle.com, 9 pm, free for hospitality industry/$10 to public.
Halloween Night at Nectar
Ben Darwish and Commotion perform songs by the Talking Heads. Polyrhythmics also perform. Nectar Lounge, 412 36th St, 632-2020, nectarlounge.com, 9 pm, $7 adv/$10 DOS.
Halloween at El Corazon
In the main showroom: A costume party with New Found Heights, Against the Grain, Harvest Earth, It's Not Gonna Kill Us, and Fringe Shift (8 pm, $10, all ages). In the lounge: Live music from the Mighty Lurch & Wreckless Freeks, Blood of Rome, Inseige, and Tip to Base (9 pm, $5 adv/$7 DOS, 21+). El Corazon, 109 Eastlake Ave E, 381-3094, www.elcorazonseattle.com.
Halloween at Earl's
With a costume contest and drink specials. Earl's on the Ave, 4333 University Way NE, 525-4493, 21+.
$5 for a shot of Fernet Branc and a PBR. Tommy Gun, 1703 E Olive Way, 323-GUNN, www.tommygunseattle.com, 5 pm.
Canterbury Halloween Party
Food and drink specials, and costumes encouraged. Canterbury Ale & Eats, 534 15th Ave E, 322-3130, 8 pm.
'Ohana Annual Halloween Party
With DJ Elad; drink specials and prizes for best costume. First place wins access to a Maui condo for five nights. Prizes are awarded at midnight. 'Ohana, 2207 First Ave, 956-9329, www.ohanabelltown.com, 8:30 pm.
Prizes, all-you-can-eat spaghetti, and $2.50 Pabst Blue Ribbon tallboys. Calamity Jane's, 5701 Airport Way S, 763-3040, www.calamityjanes.biz, free, 21+.
Halloween Limbo Contest
With a costume contest, too! Lava Lounge, 2226 Second Ave, 441-5660, 8 pm.
Free Appetizers at Mama's
Get a free appetizer, all night if you dine in costume. Mama's Mexican Kitchen, 2234 Second Ave, 728-6262, www.mamas.com.
Kate's Spectacular Space Odyssey
Featuring New Monsoon, Jonny Hahn, and Piper Stock Hill. King Cat Theater, 2130 Sixth Ave, 448-2829, www.kingcattheater.com, 7:30 pm, $20.
Haunted Mansion and 21st Annual Costume Contest
Hosted by Robbie Turner. With $500 going to best costume (judging happens at 10 pm), and drink specials offered all night long. Broadway Grill, 314 Broadway E, 328-7000, 8 pm.
Bartenders on Fire
Seattle's best bartenders battle other Washington State bartenders in a "night of epic cocktailness." Vito's, 927 Ninth Ave, 397-4053, 7:30 pm.
With Feed My Frankenstein, Perpetual Ritual, Baby Guns, and DJ Goo Goo and Bankie Phones. Comet Tavern, 922 E Pike St, 322-9272, 9 pm, $3 with costume/$5 without.
Triple Threat Halloween Movie Smackdown
Showing Tremors, Mars Attacks, and Army of Darkness. Themed cocktails and free popcorn and candy offered all night. Bottleneck Lounge, 2328 E Madison St, 323-1098, 6:30 pm, free
Galactic Panty Raid and Halloween Bash
With DJ General Meow, Action Jackson, and Hoot n Howl. Can Can, 93 Pike St, Ste 307, 652-0832, www.thecancan.com, 9 pm, free.
Halloween at the Central
With live music from Sea of Misinformation. The Central Saloon, 207 First Ave S, 622-0209, www.centralsaloon.com, 9:30 pm.
With guest DJs, drink specials, and a free buffet until midnight. Contour, 807 First Ave, 447-7704, 9 pm, free.
Halloween at the Funhouse
With King Tuff, the Audacity, Night Beats, and Ziskis. The Funhouse, 206 Fifth Ave N, 374-8400, www.thefunhouseseattle.com, 9:30 pm, $10.
Dance Halloween Dance
With industrial and EBM music from DJ RxCH WxTCH and DJ Not So Good. Highline, 210 Broadway E, 328-7837, 9 pm, free.