All the Halloween Parties, Concerts, and Events, in Seattle!
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The Piniellas' Halloween Show
The Piniellas play a set as the Ramones. Blue Ribbon Boys open. Rendezvous, 2322 Second Ave, jewelboxtheater.com, 10 pm.
"A chilling display of experimental art in conjunction with the Georgetown Haunted History Tour." Participating artists include Mimi Allin, Aaron Asis, Anne Blackburn, Marq Dean, Slaughterhouse Rose, and many more. To RSVP to a Haunted History Tour, visit Georgetown History.com. Spoooooky! Through Oct 27. Georgetown, Airport Way S between S Lucille St and 13th Ave S, doublenasty .com, 6 pm, free.
With Jerry Wang, DJ Tre, Chinkyeye, Guy, McClarron, and more. $1 shots, $3 beer, and other drink specials. Trinity, 111 Yesler Way, trinitynightclub.com, 9 pm, free.
Halloween Is a Drag
With RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars Jujubee and Raven. VIP tickets available. R Place, 619 E Pine St, rplaceseattle.com, 9:30 pm, $15—$30.
This Is Halloween: A Live Music, Cabaret, Burlesque, and Film Spectacular
Inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas, and starring the Can Can Castaways, the Heavenly Spies, Orkestar Zirkonium, and more. Fri—Sun, Wed. Triple Door, 216 Union St, tripledoor.net, $25—$35, 7 and 10 pm.
The 16th Annual FreakNight
With music from Armin van Buuren, Morgan Page, Nicky Romero, Noisia, and more, as well as carnival rides, games, and "surprises around every corner." VIP tickets are available. WaMu Theater, 800 Occidental Ave S, wamutheater.com, $65, 7:30 pm, 18+.
Gilda's Club, which provides free support and resources for individuals and families touched by cancer, presents a party for both kids and adults, with fortune-telling, games, a haunted house, treats, and more. Gilda's Club Seattle, 1400 Broadway, gildasclub seattle.org, 6 pm, free.
ESITU Masquerade Ball
With performances from ESITU, Nether, Keeping the Gates, and Pseudo. Costumes encouraged. Studio Seven, 110 S Horton St, studioseven.us, $10 adv/$12 DOS, 7:30 pm, all ages.
Jai Ho! International Thriller
A costume dance party with prizes for best costumes and a Bollywood Thriller flash mob & dance lesson at 10 pm. Hosted by Prashant, featuring DJs RDX, Kypros, and Ambush. Neumos, 925 E Pike St, jai hoparty.com, $10 before 10 pm/$15 after.
Halloween at Nick's Off Market
Food and drink specials (ew, something called a Brain Hemorrhage!), Fri—Sat and Wed. Show up in costume after 8 pm on Saturday and get a discount on your tab. There will also be trick-or-treating for the kids from 4—7 pm on the 31st. Nick's Off Market, 1556 NW 56th St, 783-0131.
Zombie Disco Halloween
Music from Josh Quest, Jon Lee, Jeromy Nail, Astronomar, Shorthand, and Simon Houser. VIP tables available. See Sound Lounge, 115 Blanchard St, seesound lounge.com, 9 pm, $10—$20.
The Lost Boys
"Maggots, Michael, you're eating maggots." Showing through Oct 29. Central Cinema, 1411 21st Ave, central-cinema.com, 7 pm, $6 adv/$8 DOS.
Super Hero/Villains Costume Party
With music from DJ Mark Centile and cash prizes for best costumes. The Seattle Eagle, 314 E Pike, seattleeagle.com, $3.
A Twisted Halloween
Three nights of Halloween fun at Neighbours with guest DJs and costume contests with cash prizes. Oct 26—27 and 31. Neighbours, 1509 Broadway, neighboursnightclub.com.
Halloween Mask Workshop
Marigold and Mint will give you all the supplies you need to make an extravagant Halloween mask with leaves, flowers, and feathers. RSVP required. Marigold and Mint, 1531 Melrose Ave, 682-3111, marigoldandmint.com, adults welcome Friday 6—8 pm, $25; kids welcome Sunday 11 am—2 pm, $15.
Lucid Dreams: An Extravaganza of Light & Sound
With Tyler and DJ Phase, Jerry Wang, McClarron, and more. Drink specials include $1 wells. Trinity, 111 Yesler Way, trinitynightclub.com, free before 10 pm/$10 after.
Beats & Treatz
With DJ Pressha, Creepy Tom, Jisaan, Sean Majors, and a fugly costume contest. After-hours party features Ms. Elana, Sean Majors, and more. Contour, 807 First Ave, clubcontour.com.
Grave Danger's Halloween Party
The Rat City Rollergirls are presenting this party that features plenty of beer and '80s music. White Rabbit, 513 N 36th St, Suite E, 588-0155, 9 pm, $5 with costume/$8 without.
With music from Miss Nine, AJ Sorbello, Triple 9, Miguel Alvarado, Stereo Medics, and more. See Sound Lounge, 115 Blanchard St, seesoundlounge.org, 9 pm, $15.
Rocky Horror Picture Show with Live Stage Show
The Century Ballroom hosts their annual Rocky Horror Picture Show! Food and drink provided by the Tin Table, and costumes and props are strongly encouraged. Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine, centuryballroom .com, 9:15 pm, $5.
Zombie Cheerleaders from Hell
A special undead performance from the Heavenly Spies, featuring special guests Luminous Pariah and Caela Bailey. Performances Friday, Saturday, and Wednesday. Can Can, 94 Pike St, thecan can.com/Halloween, 7:30 pm, $10—$50.
The Love Markets Halloween Spooktacular
With special guests Valere the Magnificent and the Heavenly Spies! Prizes for best costumes. A second performance Saturday, October 27. Can Can, 94 Pike St, thecancan.com/Halloween, 10:30 pm, $15—$49.50.
Trick or Vote
Put on your costume and head out around Seattle, encouraging voters to turn in their ballots and APPROVE REFERENDUM 74! Various locations, 1 pm, sign up at washingtonbus.org.
Seduction: Seattle's Sexiest Halloween Experience
Music from Johnny Monsoon, Jeromy Nail, Trouble, and more, professional body painting, erotic art installations, and a costume contest with more than $3,000 in prizes. An after-party at an offsite location starts at 1 am. Fremont Studios, 155 N 35th St, seattleerotic.org/seduction, 8 pm, $28—$200.
Cash prizes for best costumes and surprises all night long. Neighbours, 1509 Broadway, infernodances.com, 6 pm, $10.
With music from DJ Almond Brown and DJ Spaceotter, a performance from the Chandelier Theater, and MC Honey Bucket. There will also be a photo booth, giveaways, appetizers, and more. VIP available. Neumos, 925 E Pike St, neumos.com, 9 pm, $30 adv/$65 VIP adv.
Decades Cover Night
Local bands, including Pony Time, Naomi Punk, We Paint, Mtns, Haunted Horses, and Brain Fruit play covers from the '60s to now. With a costume contest and haunted house decor from local artists. Black Lodge, 9 pm, all ages.
Shake Your Ghoul Thing
With music from DJ Vinnie, go-go girls and boys, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and a professional photographer. Hosted by Mama Tits. Proceeds benefit Seattle Counseling Service. The Maritime Event Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66, shakeyourghoul thing.com, 8 pm, $36—$66.
A Cascadian All Hallows Eve
With Kithkin, Erik Blood, the Tea Cozies (EP release), and Charms. Costumes strongly encouraged. Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave S, columbiacitytheater.com, 8 pm, $7 adv/$10 DOS.
The Dudley Manlove Quartet Halloween Costume Bash
With, duh, music from the Dudley Manlove Quartet. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave NW, sunsettavern.com, 9 pm, $12 adv/$14 DOS.
Teatro ZinZombie: A Macabre Ball
The late-night cabaret will have a costume contest, à la carte menu items like Brains with Goo, Pretzel Thumbs, and Blood Worm and Zombie Eyeball Salad, and performances by Terry Crane, Vivian Tam, Reed Nakayama, Tana the Tattooed Lady, and more. Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer St, dreams.zinzanni.org/zinzombie, 11:15 pm, $25.
Halloween with a Queen cover band! Powdered Water opens. Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave NW, tractortavern.com, 9:30 pm, $13 adv/$15 DOS.
Risque Halloween Party
With music from MOViN 92.5 FM's DJ Mack-Long, a sexy costume contest, and other entertainment. VIP tickets are available. Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave, showboxonline.com, 8 pm, $30.50.
The Sixth Annual Come as You Aren't
With performances by Panama Gold as Prince, the Torn ACLs as Morris Day & the Time, NighTraiN as R. Kelly, Sightseer as Fleetwood Mac, Gems as Kraftwerk, and many more. Skylark Cafe, 3803 Delridge Way SW, 935-2111, 7 pm, free.
Aquarium Halloween 2012
With giant-pumpkin carving, face painting, and underwater pumpkin carving. Through Sunday (with trick-or-treating at waterfront businesses Sunday from 11 am—5 pm.) The Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, seattleaquarium.org, 9:30 am—5 pm, free for children 3 and under/$13.95 for ages 4—12/$19.95 for ages 13 and over.
With Don't Talk to the Cops! and Sports! Rendezvous, 2322 Second Ave, jewelbox theater.com, 10 pm.
Studio Seven Halloween Ball
With music from Rorschach Test, the Braindead, Spiderface, the Neon Wilderness, and Recovery Ball. Prizes for sexiest and best overall costumes. Studio Seven, 110 S Horton St, studioseven.us, $7 adv/$12 DOS, 7:30 pm.
Lee Oskar and the Living Dead Halloween Show
With live music from Lee Oskar and (undead) guests. Reservations are recommended. Highway 99 Blues Club, 1414 Alaskan Way, highway99blues.com, 9 pm, $20.
BollyGrooves' Bollywood Halloween Bash
With DJ Aanshul and special guests. The Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave, thecrocodile.com, 9 pm, $10.
Masquerade Underwear Party
With music from DJ Mark Gentile. A clothes check will be provided. The Seattle Eagle, 314 E Pike, seattleeagle.com, 9 pm, $5.
Halloween Cramps Tribute Night
With Girl Trouble, F-Holes, and Dead Man. Slim's Last Chance Chili Shack and Watering Hole, 5606 First Ave S, slims lastchance.com, 9 pm.
7th Annual Altered States of Funk Halloween Party
A tribute to Parliament-Funkadelic with Altered States of Funk that includes lasers, smoke machines, and projections. Also featuring DJ Leopold Bloom. Costumes are encouraged. Nectar, 412 N 36th St, nectarlounge.com, 8 pm, $10.
Halloween Party at the Cuff
Music from DJ Pornstar and a costume contest at midnight (first place gets $1,000!). The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave, cuffcomplex.com.
With music from DJ Ink, Smartbomb vs. Enki, and Lunchmoney; hosted by Element MC. Temple Billiards, 126 S Jackson St, 790-3860, 10 pm, $10.
Machine Horror House
A haunted house "filled with the pending horrors of technology." EEK! Ages 13 and up are welcome. Through Sunday. Bemis Art Show; 55 S Atlantic St, Suite 312; seespacelabs.com/machine-horror-house; noon—10 pm on Saturday, noon—6 pm on Sunday; free.
Want a treat? Then you're gonna have to climb a tree! For $15 you can get fitted with harnesses and helmets and go up in an old oak to grab Halloween treats. Presented by Canopy Climbers, "Seattle's first and only fully insured recreational tree climbing company." Northeast Corner of Volunteer Park, E Highland Dr and 15th Ave E, canopyclimber.com, 1—6:30 pm, $15, ages 6 and up welcome.
Halloween Party and ER Costume Crawl
Dress up in your best ER costume, and hit up Vito's, the Sorrento Hotel, and the Hideout. $500 cash for best costume, with music from the Tim Kennedy Trio. Vito's Restaurant & Lounge, 927 Ninth Ave, vitosseattle.com, free.
Trinity Halloween Bash
With Guy, VSOP, Jason LeMaitre, and more. $1,000 cash prize for best costume. VIP tables available. Trinity, 111 Yesler Way, trinitynightclub.com, free before 10 pm/$15 after.
Juice Halloween Party
With DJ Darek Mazzone and DJ Rhythma. Lo-Fi Performance Gallery, 429 Eastlake Ave, thelofi.net, 9 pm.
Halloween at Little Red Hen
Latigo Lace performs and the best costume gets $100. Little Red Hen, 7115 Woodlawn Ave NE, littleredhen.com, 9 pm, $5.
With Queen Bitch and DJ 88 State. High Dive, 513 N 36th Ave, highdiveseattle.com, 9 pm, $8.
Drink specials and DJ Dee-Jay! Costumes encouraged. Solo Bar, 200 Roy St, 213-0080, 9 pm, free.
The first installment of Bender, Q's new 18-plus dance night, launches with music from DJ Nark and Bottom Forty Collective, and an appearance from Manila Luzon of RuPaul's Drag Race. Q Nightclub, 1426 Broadway, qcapitolhill.com, 8 pm, $10 after 10 pm.
A Black Sabbath/Metallica Halloween Costume Bash
Local tribute bands Bastard of Reality and Blistered Earth will play music from Black Sabbath and Metallica, respectively, and the person with the best costume will walk away with $500 cash. Hard Rock Cafe, 116 Pike St, hardrock.com, 9 pm, $15 adv/$20 DOS.
Halloween with the Moonspinners
The Moonspinners, DJ David James, and Larold Will bring the music, you bring the costume that could win you prizes! The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S, theroyalroomseattle.com, 5:30 pm.
Rocky Horror Halloween Show
"Do you think I made a mistake splitting his brain between the two of them?" Vicarious Theater Company, 2343 California Ave SW, thezenroom.com, 11 pm.
Dracula's Pajama Party
With a special Halloween menu, music from guest DJs, and prizes for best costumes. The Belltown Pub, 2322 First Ave, 448-6210.
Both kids and adults are invited to celebrate Halloween on the Hill with music, art, carnival games, face painting, a costume parade, and trick-or-treating at local businesses. Cal Anderson Park, 11th and Pike, yourcapitolhill.com/hilloween, noon, free.
Halloween Kids Dance Party
Hosted by John Richards, with crafts and activities, and DJs Darek Mazzone and Larry Rose. With a Halloween parade to Cupcake Royale led by Grand Marshall DJ El Toro. Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave NW, tractortavern.com, 11 am, $7, all ages.
Louisa's Halloween Dinner
A five-course meal featuring local ingredients served "in a haunted atmosphere." With old-time scary movies and available wine pairings. Costumes encouraged. Louisa's, 2379 Eastlake Ave E, louisascafe.com, 7 pm, $40.
Halloween Brunch and Costume for Kids
Both locations for Salty's host a special Halloween brunch and costume contest with specially themed treats and prizes. Salty's Alki, 1936 Harbor Ave SW, 937-1600, 8:45 am—1:30 pm, $15.95—$45.95; Salty's Redondo, 28201 Redondo Beach Dr S, 946-0636, 9 am—1 pm, $16.99—$36.99.
Who doesn't want to laugh and yell at the screen as the stars of Scream get picked off one by one? (Non-Hecklevision screenings run Oct 26—28 at 9:30 pm.) Central Cinema, 1411 21st Ave, central-cinema.com, 9:30 pm, $6 adv/$8 DOS.
Zombie Speed Dating
All (undead) singles 21—39 years old are welcome. Show up in your own zombie costume or arrive at 6 pm to get help from an on-site makeup artist. Amber, 2214 First Ave, facebook.com/ZombieSpeedDating, 7 pm, $20 adv/$25 DOS.
Halloween Special TV Dinner
Celebrate Halloween with Peanuts, Michael Jackson, the Muppets, and Pac-Man! Central Cinema, 1411 21st Ave, central-cinema.com, 7 and 9:30 pm, $6 adv/$8 DOS.
Halloween and Closing Night Party at the Funhouse
RIP, Funhouse! Send the beloved club out with a hell of a party with performances from Glenn or Glennda? (a Misfits cover band), Poop Attack, Last Gasp, the Downstrokes, Blood Orange Paradise, Tight Lies, and CCAA. Funhouse, 206 Fifth Ave N, 374-8400, 7 pm, $8.
'50s-Style Mixer at Linda's
King Dude is the guest DJ, spinning primitive rock and roll, doo-wop, swamp boogie, and more. Costumes are encouraged. Linda's Tavern, 707 E Pine St, 325-1220, 9 pm, free.
Good to Die's Halloween Bash
With Smooth Sailing, Skelator, Noise-a-Tron, and Caligula. Costumes are strongly encouraged. Comet Tavern, 922 E Pike St, 322-9272, 9 pm, $6.
Halloween with Crypts and Ononos
Live music from Crypts, Ononos, Haunted Horses, and Battle Stations (see preview, page 41). Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison St, 324-8005, 8 pm, $7.
Neumos' Annual Halloween Bash
With Dyme Def, Slow Dance, and DJ Rad'em, and "The Hump" in Moe Bar. Hosted by Tilson, with prizes for best, freakiest, sexiest, funniest, and couple's costumes. Plus: bobbing for apples, screaming contest, Jell-O shots, and more. Neumos, 925 E Pike St, neumos.com, 8 pm, free.
The 9th Annual Cabaret Macabre
With music from the Bad Things, Baby Gramps, Peculiar Pretzelmen, and Bakelite 78, and dance performances by international belly dancer Bella Jovan, La Petite Mort. Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave S, columbiacitytheater.com, 8 pm, $12 adv/$15 DOS.
KEXP's Halloween Open House
Visit KEXP's studio for trick-or-treating, station tours, Halloween photos, Trophy Cupcakes, and more. Bring items like backpacks, new socks and underwear, hand warmers, and toiletries to donate to YouthCare. KEXP, 113 Dexter Ave N, kexp.org, 10 am—5 pm, free, all ages.
Latin Halloween at Nectar
With Picoso, Si Limon, the Cumbieros, DJ Chilly, and Darwin. Nectar, 412 N 36th St, nectarlounge.com, 8 pm, $5.
Sailor Mouth at the Sunset
A night of rock with Sailor Mouth, Amplified Heat, and Big Wheel Stunt Show. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave NW, 784-4880, 8 pm, $7.
Halloween at El Corazón
Atriarch's CD release party with Addaura, Occult SS, and guests. El Corazón, 109 Eastlake Ave E, 381-3094, 8 pm, $8 adv/$10 DOS.
Goth, synthpop, industrial, and death disko from DJs Gin & Tonic. With happy hour all night long. Pony, 1221 E Madison St, 324-2854, free.
Tribute Night at the Tractor
The Outlaws (a Waylon Jennings tribute) and Top of the Pops (a tribute to the Kinks) perform. Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave NW, tractortavern.com, 9 pm, $7.
Halloween with Crack Sabbath
Spend Halloween with a Black Sabbath cover band! The Mix, 6006 12th Ave S, themixseattle.com.
The 22nd Annual Halloween Costume Contest
The Grill on Broadway hosts a costume contest with a $1,000 cash prize! The theme is "Hauntingly Ever After," and Mama Tits will host. The Grill on Broadway, 314 Broadway Ave E, thegrillonbroadway.com, 8 pm, free.
A Very Tiki Halloween
With a special Tiki menu, pineapple-carving contest, and quite possibly a limbo pole. Rumba Seattle, 1112 Pike St, facebook.com/Rumba Seattle.
A special Halloween R-rated version of the Underground Tour. There are rats down there! Underground Tour, 608 First Ave, underground tour.com, 7, 8, and 9 pm, $25.
Halloween at the Royal Room
With music from Naomi and the ODAT Band, including drummer Thione Diop. Prizes for best costumes. The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S, theroyalroomseattle.com, 8 pm, $6—$13.
Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam 4
A special Halloween edition of Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam! The short-form adult puppetry will be provided by Clay Martin, Crash Boom, Elizabeth Westermann, Gavin Cummins, Jenelle Weidlich, and more. Theater Off Jackson, 409 Seventh Ave, theatreoffjackson.org, 7 pm, $10.
Dial 666 This Halloween
With Night Beats, White Mystery, Monarchies, and the Pharmacy! A $50 bar tab goes to best costume. Lo-Fi Performance Gallery, 429 Eastlake Ave, thelofi.net, 9 pm.
Halloween at the High Dive
With music from the Dirty Blondes. Wear a costume and get $2 off the cover price! High Dive, 513 N 36th Ave, highdiveseattle.com, 9 pm, $7.
Halloween at Q
With music from Gene Lee and Sean Majors. No cover all night! Q Nightclub, 1426 Broadway, qcapitolhill.com, 8 pm, free.
Dance in your costume with music from DJ Falty in the main ballroom and DJ Alison in the East Hall. $10 gets you to both dances. Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine, centuryballroom.com, 9 pm, $7 adv/$10 DOS.
Fright Night at the Central Saloon
With a live performance from Afraid of Figs and Stained by a Killer. Central Saloon, 207 First Ave S, centralsaloon.com, 9 pm.
Halloween Party with Naomi and the ODAT Band
Trombonist Naomi Siegel performs with a seven-piece band that features drummer Thione Diop. Prizes for best costumes. The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S, theroyalroomseattle.com, 8 pm, $6 for students/$11 for Earshot members/$13 general admission.
With DJ Forrest Gump. Best costume gets $50 and four runners-up will get a bottle of champagne. Little Red Hen, 7115 Woodlawn Ave NE, littleredhen.com, 9 pm.