Hurry! Finish getting your costume ready!
The Can Can Presents This Is Halloween
The Can Can Castaways perform the seventh annual cabaret show inspired by Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Featuring live music from Orkestar Zirkonium and members of Circus Contraption. Through Thursday, October 31. The Triple Door, 216 Union St, 838-4333, thetripledoor.net, $20—$40.
KUBE 93.3 FM's Haunted House
The Georgetown Morgue has been turned into KUBE 93.3's annual haunted house, housing 30 live zombies and a "crew specifically trained to terrorize." Scary. Open daily through Halloween. Georgetown Morgue, 5000 E Marginal Way S, 762-2067, seattlehaunts.com, 7 pm, $18 general admission/$28 VIP express, all ages.
First Degree the D.E.'s Halloween Horror Night
With live hiphop from First Degree the D.E., Blue Nose Music, Beanz & Rize, and Awall AKA 2piece. Wear your costume, of course. 88 Keys, 315 Second Ave, ilove88keys.com, $15, all ages.
Are You Afraid of the Dark? Marathon
Yes! The EMP is showing six episode's of Nickelodeon's beloved Are You Afraid of the Dark?. There will be drink specials, Ouija boards, and trivia, too. POP Kitchen + Bar, 325 Fifth Ave N, popkitchenseattle.com, 5 pm, free.
The United State of Consciousness presents the 17th annual FreakNight Festival, featuring music from Dillon Francis, Dirtyphonics, Claude Vonstroke, Boys Noize, and dozens more DJs and musicians. The two-day festival also includes carnival rides, aerialists, costume contests, and more! See the full schedule at uscevents.com. WaMu Theater, 800 Occidental Ave S, freaknightfestival.com, $160 two-day general admission passes/$300 VIP passes, through Saturday.
Music from A Plus D, DJ Freddy, King of Pants, and DJ Destrukt, a midnight costume contest, and more "spooky surprises" throughout the night. The first 100 people get a free limited-edition Halloween Booootie CD. Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison St, chopsuey.com, 9 pm, $10 before 10 pm/$15 after.
Eclectic Approach: Costume Party
With live music from James Redfern, Redwood Son, and Goodnight Argent. The Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave, 441-4618, thecrocodile.com, 8 pm, $10.
Nightmare on EDM Street
With J.Quest, E.N.D., Jame$ Ervin, Nikolay Cloud, and more spinning EDM, house, and electro remixes in two rooms. Table reservations are available. See Sound Lounge, 115 Blanchard St, 979-3733, seesoundlounge.com, 9 pm, free before 10:30 pm.
Zombie Party at Trinity
KISS 106.1 will be broadcasting live with Tyler and DJ Phase, and face painters will be on hand if you're too lazy to make your own oozing zombie wounds! Trinity, 111 Yesler Way, 447-4140, trinitynightclub.com.
Halloween Costume Party
With three sets from Good for You, a rock and roll cover band. High Dive, 513 N 36th St, 632-0212, highdiveseattle.com, 9:30 pm, $8.
Hallows in the Cathedral
A special spooky concert from the Seattle Women's Chorus! Through Saturday. Saint Mark's Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave E, saintmarks.org, 8 pm, $28—$48.
This experimental spooky art display appears in conjunction with Georgetown Haunted History Tour. Through Sunday. Airport Way S, between S Lucille St and 13th Ave S, doublenasty.com, 6 pm, free.
Halloween at Tim's Tavern
With live music from Curse of the Black Tongue, All New Material, and guests. Plus costume contests and drink specials. Tim's Tavern, 602 N 105th, 789-9005, 9 pm
The Fourth Annual ER Costume Crawl
Three bars, one party! Vito's, the Hideout, and the Hunt Club are teaming up for their annual costume crawl. There will be dancing, drinking, music from the Pornadoes and absoluteMadman, and lots of candy. Best costume wins $500! The Hideout, 100 Boren Ave, hideoutseattle.com, 8 pm, free.
All Hallows' Cleave
A special spooky Halloween edition of Blood Squad, Seattle's own horror-film obsessed improv troupe. The Erickson Theatre, 1524 Harvard Ave, balagantheatre.org, 8 pm.
Freak Like Me at FRED Wildlife Refuge
DJ Hyro is spinning both classics and current hiphop and dance tunes, and they've also got costume contests, a photo booth, and VIP seating. FRED Wildlife Refuge, 127 Boylston Ave E, fredwildliferefuge.com, $10/$5 before 11 pm in costume.
Market Ghost Tour and Tubaluba at Post
The Market Ghost Tour is offering a special 75-minute Halloween tour through Pike Place Market. See the city's first mortuary, an old graveyard, a former brothel, and more. The ghost tours are offered every night in October. On Saturday, after going on a Market Ghost Tour, stop by Post for a Halloween party and parade with music from Tubaluba. Market Ghost Tour, 1499 Post Alley, 805-0195, seattleghost.com, 5, 7, and 9 pm, $16.50, tour is all ages, party is 21+.
Risque Halloween Party
With DJ Mack-Long, J Battle, Eye Candy GoGo Girls, palm readers, costume contests, and more. Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave, 8 pm, $30.50/$65 VIP.
Bonza Bash Halloween 2013 Masquerade Costume Ball
Wear a costume or come in black-tie attire and a mask, and dance to music from DJ Gigahurtz. There will be prizes for best costume, best masquerade, best group costume, sexiest costume, and funniest costume, as well as complimentary coat check and red carpet photos. VIP seating is available, and includes a hosted bar, food, a swag bag, and more. Fremont Studios, 155 N 35th St, 838-9080, shindig.com, 8:30 pm, $40 general admission/$125—$295 VIP.
The annual Steampunk convention has all kinds of different events happening through Sunday, including tea parties, art exhibits, vendors, games, and a performance from Abney Park. See the full schedule at steamcon.org. Hyatt Regency, 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, 425-462-1234, steamcon.org, $20—$60.
Pulse: The Ultimate Halloween Bash
With music from Brand X and DJ Funkdaddy. To enter the costume contest (they're giving away more than $4,000 in prizes!), you must check in to the judging station before 11 p.m. Winners are announced at midnight. EMP, 325 Fifth Ave N, 770-2700, empmuseum.org, 8 pm, $39 general admission/$125—$250 VIP, 21+.
The Best '80s Halloween Party Ever (So Far)
Featuring '80s music (obviously) from Nite Wave and DJ Indica Jones. With a costume contest, too! Nectar Lounge, 412 N 36th St, 632-2020, nectarlounge.com, 8 pm, $10 adv/$12 DOS.
With Lady Jane DJ and a $50 grand prize for best couple costume and favorite heroine costume. Neighbours, 1509 Broadway, infernodances.com, 6 pm, $10.
Halloween Costume Contest
Tim's Tavern hosts a party with live music from 9 Lb. Beaver, Suburban Vermin, and Wolfsblood, a Misfits tribute band. With a costume contest and drink specials, too! Tim's Tavern, 602 N 105th, 789-9005, 9 pm.
Scared Stiff Halloween Party
Live music from Junior on the Prowl starts at 9:30 p.m., and Fado will be offering Halloween drink specials all night along with a late-night happy hour that includes $3 bottles, $4 shorties, and $5 shots. With prizes for best costume, too! Fado Irish Pub, 801 First Ave, 264-2700, fadoirishpub.com/seattle, 9 pm, free.
Jagermeister's Official Halloween Bash
Two floors of music with J.Quest, Kryspin, Joey Roxville, Austin Payne, and Jordan Hooks, $3,000 in prizes for best costumes, Jagermeister drink specials, and more. Last Supper Club, 124 S Washington St, 784-9975, lastsupperclub.com, 9 pm, $10 general admission/$20 VIP.
TRUST: The Final Edition
TRUST, a dance night that's been going for more than four years, goes out with a bang tonight, throwing a big Halloween costume party with music from Kid Hops and Justice & Treasure. Costumes are strongly encouraged. Lo-Fi Performance Gallery, 429 Eastlake Ave, thelofi.net, 9 pm, $10.
Nevermore: A Halloween Spooktacular
A night of spooky belly dance and burlesque from Grace Constantine, La Petite Mort, Maureen, Paige Lawrence, Seraphine Fiero, Kindle, and more. Velocity Dance Center, 1621 12th Ave, nevermore-show.brownpapertickets.com, 8 pm, $20, all ages.
Phoenix Jones, Henry the muralist, and Ramiro from Uniting Souls will be making an appearance; the night also includes burlesque, fire dancers, local food trucks, live music, prizes, and more. Two Beers Brewery, 4700 Ohio Ave S, nocturnalillusions.bpt.me, 8 pm, $18 adv/$25 DOS.
Bollywood Halloween Bash
The Crocodile is turning into a haunted house, with free candy, prizes for best costumes, drink specials, and music from DJ Aanshul and DJ VJ. The Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave, thecrocodile.com, 441-4618, 9 pm, $8.
With DJs Wesley Holmes, Gene Lee, Jeromy Nail, and Bryce. Table reservations are available. See Sound Lounge, 115 Blanchard St, 979-3733, seesoundlounge.com, 9 pm, free before 10:30 pm.
The Teeny Tiny Pumpkin Fest
Celebrate the season with all things pumpkin! Pumpkin ale, pumpkin porter, pumpkin cider, and La Calabaza margaritas. And! Get a free pumpkin cookie when you bring a canned good to donate to Northwest Harvest. Bottleneck Lounge, 2328 E Madison St, 323-1098, bottlenecklounge.com, 4 pm, free.
Halloween Organ Concert
Heart Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor played on the UW's Littlefield Organ. Spooooky! Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall, University of Washington, 685-8384, music.washington.edu, 7:30 pm, $15, all ages.
Trick-or-Treating at Pike Place Market
There will be a kid-friendly haunted house, friendly witches, a vintage photo booth, Dracula pinball, and, of course, lots of candy. Pike Place at Pine St, near City Fish, pikeplacemarket.org, 11 am—4 pm, free, all ages.
Halloween and metal! Local musicians will perform classic metal covers from Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, and more. Shout at the devil! Rendezvous, 2322 Second Ave, 441-5823, jewelboxtheater.com, 9 pm, $8 with metal costume/$10 without.
Dudley Manlove Quartet Halloween
With special guests the Dropshadows. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave NW, 784-4880, sunsettavern.com, 9:30 pm, $10.
Toker's Bowl & Masquerade Gala
With dinner, a full bar, a chocolate fountain (!!), and a pumpkin-carving contest. The Luxe, 5220 Roosevelt Way NE, hempfest.org, 6 pm, free to Hempfest members/memberships start at $15.
Trinity's Annual Costume Contest
With music from Guy, VSOP, and Rise Over Run, and a $1,000 grand prize for best costume. Trinity, 111 Yesler Way, 447-4140, trinitynightclub.com.
Ali Spagnola's Halloween Power Hour
Somehow this involves 60 songs and 60 shots of beer in 60 minutes. Nectar Lounge, 412 N 36th St, 632-2020, nectarlounge.com, 6 pm, $5 adv/$8 DOS, cover does not include beer.
An Electric Halloween Party
Aradia celebrates the release of her new EP with Coreena and Furniture Girls. Nectar Lounge, 412 N 36th, 632-2020, nectarlounge.com, 7 pm, $5 adv/$8 DOS.
KEXP's Halloween Kids Dance Party
Dancing and crafts for the whole family, with host John Richards and grand marshal DJ El Toro. Advance tickets are sold out, but a limited number of tickets will be available at the door the day of show. Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave NW, 789-3599, tractortavern.com, 11 am, $8.
Devils Night Masquerade Ball
Burlesque, belly dancing, and music from DJ TNT Enigma. Highline, 210 Broadway Ave E, highlineseattle.com, 8 pm, $10.
Rocky Horror Pastie Show
A burlesque version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, starring Zora Phoenix, Noah Mickens, Miss Kennedy, Rian Ryn, Isaiah Esquire, and many more. Prizes for the best Rocky Horror costume. Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave S, columbiacitytheater.com, 7 pm, $15 adv/$20 DOS.
The Dark Crystal Screening with Lisa Henson
Come watch The Dark Crystal with Lisa Henson, CEO of the Jim Henson Company. JBL Theater at EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave N, empmuseum.org, 5 pm, $8 for EMP members/$10 general public.
Trick-or-Treat on the Waterfront
Families are invited to come trick-or-treat along Seattle's waterfront, starting at the Ferry Terminal and all the way down to the Olympic Sculpture Park. THERE WILL BE SO MUCH CANDY. Seattle Waterfront Park, 1301 Alaskan Way, seattlewaterfront.org, 11 am—5 pm, free, all ages.
Halloween Brunch at Salty's Alki
Salty's hosts a Halloween-themed brunch with a kids' costume contest and treats. Salty's, 1936 Harbor Ave SW, 937-1600, saltys.com, 8:45 am, $15.95—$45.95, all ages.
Capitol Hill Ghost Tour
Wear your Halloween costume and get an approximately 90-minute tour of some of Seattle's most haunted locations, famous ghosts (Kurt Cobain! Frances Farmer!), and local ghost stories. The tour starts in front of Elliott Bay Book Company and ends at Harvard Exit Theater. Starts at Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, nwlegendsmuseum.com, 523-6348, 7 pm, $5 suggested donation (cash only).
Horror Fest II
Featuring Charlie Drown, Mixtape Minus, We Were Heroes, Honor Among Thieves, Raw Dogs, and Regional Faction. Studio Seven, 110 S Horton St, studioseven.us, 6:45 pm, $10 adv/$12 DOS, all ages.
Watch Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho at Benaroya Hall while the Seattle Symphony performs the soundtrack live! Through Thursday. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St, seattlesymphony.org, 7:30 pm, $19—$112, all ages.
BUMP!'s 30th Anniversary Party
Jake Shears of the Scissor Sisters will be performing a special DJ set along with DJs Sammy Jo, Nark, and Trouble. And there will be a performance from Alyssa Edwards of RuPaul's Drag Race season five! Hosted by Ben DeLaCreme, too! Neighbours, 1509 Broadway, strangertickets.com, 9 pm, $30 general admission/$65 VIP.
R-Rated Underworld Tour
This is like the usual Underground Tour, but "raunchier" and only for adults! Admission includes a cocktail. Underground Tour, 608 First Ave, 682-4646, undergroundtour.com, 7, 8, and 9 pm, $25.
An All-Hallows Eve Rock 'n' Roll Party
With Hell's Belles, Seattle's own all-female AC/DC tribute band, HalloQueen, playing Queen songs, duh, and Belles Bent for Leather, a tribute to Judas Priest. Yeow! Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave, 7 pm, $20.
Black Weirdo Halloween Party
Presented by THEESatisfaction! With DJ sets from Shabazz Palaces and SassyBlack, special guests Gift Uh Gab and Malitia MaliMob, and the Stranger's own Larry Mizell Jr. as your host. A Stranger Suggested event—see thestranger.com/suggests for more info! Lo-Fi Performance Gallery, 429 Eastlake Ave, thelofi.net, 9 pm, $12 adv/$15 DOS/$18 after 2 am.
Hula Hula Halloween Party and Costume Contest
The costume contest starts at 9 p.m., the winner will be announced after midnight, and the grand prize is two tickets to see Macklemore at KeyArena in December! With karaoke all night and prizes for the runners-up, too. Hula Hula Lounge, 106 First Ave N, 284-5003, 9 pm, free.
Halloween Bash at the Tractor
With McTuff and Crack Sabbath featuring Skerik on saxophone! Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave NW, 789-3599, tractortavern.com, 9:30 pm, $12 adv/$15 DOS.
Happy Hallows: An EDM Benefit for R.O.A.R.
This is an alcohol-free all-ages show with music from Anarctica, Jimni Cricket, and C3llar Dw3ll3r, and prizes for best homemade costumes, too. Kids under 14 are welcome with an accompanying adult. Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave, happyhallows.brownpapertickets.com, 8 pm, $10.
7th Annual Halloween Bash
Neumos, Barboza, and Moe Bar unite for a big Halloween bash featuring performances by Grynch, the Good Husbands, DJ 100 Proof, Swervewon, Jeff Hank, Nostalgia B, and more. There will also be candy, costume contests, and drink specials. Neumos, 925 E Pike St, 709-9442, neumos.com, 8 pm, free.
Halloween at the Blue Moon
Cover is only $5, with live music from Boners in Space, Wayfinders, Bad Love, and Kurly Somthing. Blue Moon, 712 NE 45th St, 675-911, bluemoonseattle.wordpress.com, 9 pm, $5.
Flavr Fright Nite
An all-ages costume party with the Flavr Blue, Don't Talk to the Cops!, Mack Ned, and DJ 100Proof! The Vera Project, Warren and Republican, theveraproject.org, 7 pm, $10 adv/$12 DOS, all ages.
City of Screams
With music from Grammy-nominated DJ/Producer Dirty South, Darrius, Rion, and Matei Craciun. Best costume gets $500! Foundation, 2218 Western Ave, foundation-nightclub.com, 9 pm.
Halloween with Hoodie Allen
The Party with Your Friends Tour comes to the Showbox Sodo with performances by Hoodie Allen, Moosh & Twist, D-Why, and Shelton Harris & Tyler Dopps. Showbox Sodo, 1700 First Ave S, showboxonline.com, 7:30 pm, $21.50 adv/$25 DOS.
Halloween Bash at the Crocodile
With DJ Sharadawn, door prizes, drink specials, and Seahawks tickets for best costume! The Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave, 441-4618, thecrocodile.com, 8 pm, free if you RSVP at facebook.com/underdogseattle, otherwise $10 DOS/$20 VIP.
Halloween at Chop Suey
A very punk rock Halloween with the Accüsed, Millhous, Triple Sixes, and Brainscraper. Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison St, chopsuey.com, 8 pm, $5 adv/$8 DOS.
Halloween Party at Bogart's
With the Unlimited Horrors (a Roky Erickson Tribute), Coconut Coolouts, and the Gallow Swings! It'll be great. Bogart's Airport Way, 3924 Airport Way S, 622-1119, bogartsairportway.com, 9 pm, $5.
It's Stephen King Bingo! It sounds scary, whatever it is. Pop Kitchen + Bar, 325 Fifth Ave N, empmuseum.org, 5 pm, free.
Monster Fest: Kids Halloween Extravaganza
Trick-or-treat in the Sky Church and go on a scavenger hunt through the rest of the EMP. There will also be face painting, crafts, screenings of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Hotel Transylvania, and other family-friendly surprises. EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave N, empmuseum.org, 2-8 pm, kids under 12 are free, adults in costume get $5 off museum admission.
Hopvine's 5th Annual Halloween Karaoke
Costumes are encouraged, of course! Hopvine, 507 15th Ave E, 328-3120, 9 pm, free.
The Green Halloween & Costume Party
Featuring Longstride and Elton Jah, the "ultimate reggae tribute to Sir Elton John!" Also, prizes for scariest, funniest, and sexist costumes. Nectar Lounge, 412 N 36th St, 632-2020, nectarlounge.com, 8 pm, $5 adv/$10 DOS.
Zombie Apocalypse Costume Bash
With an "open casket" buffet, cocktails, and a guest DJ spinning Top 40 and '80s music. And a costume contest! You'll have 20 second to win over the crowd, and the person with the loudest applause wins. The Belltown Pub, 2322 First Ave, 448-6210, 9 pm, free.
Soul Funky Halloween
With music from Radio Raheem and Shady Bottom. Conor Byrne, 5140 Ballard Ave NW, 784-3640, conorbyrnepub.com, 9 pm.
Bassdrop Music Halloween Showcase
With live music from the Dirty Byrdz, McFunk Brothers, Bizzara, and Ras Chiba. High Dive, 513 N 36th St, 632-0212, highdiveseattle.com, 8 pm, free before 10 pm/$5 after.
Halloween at the Barrel Thief
Music, dancing, trivia, games, and $5 drink specials. A fashion runway costume contest starts at 9 p.m. The Barrel Thief, 3417 Evanston Ave N #102, 402-5492, 7 pm, free.
Slim's Halloween Party
With live music from Patitude and Snakes of Christ. Slim's Last Chance Chili Shack & Watering Hole, 5606 First Ave S, 762-7900, slimslastchance.com, 9 pm, free.
Halloween at the Highline
With Blowfly, Ronald McFondle, the Fabulous Downey Brothers, and the Blue Ribbon Boys. Things will probably get a little weird. Highline, 210 Broadway Ave E, highlineseattle.com, 8 pm, $15.
All Hallows Eve at the Haunted Theater
With a full-costume tribute to Hedwig and the Angry Inch, zombie Talking Heads tribute Talking Deads, and the female Ramones tribute the Dee Dees. Hosted by Dr. Frank-N-Furter and Elvira, too. Yes! Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave S, columbiacitytheater.com, 8 pm, $12 adv/$15 DOS.
Halloween at Cichetti
With "spooky food," drink specials, and a costume contest at 10 p.m. Cicchetti, 121 E Boston St, 859-4155, free.
La Carta de Oaxaca and Mezcaleria Oaxaca's Annual Dia de Muertos Party
A day filled with festivities including live banda music, a special Dia de Muertos menu, a costume contest, and more at both the Ballard and Queen Anne locations! Also: the best tortillas in Seattle. Mezcaleria Oaxaca, 2123 Queen Anne Ave N, 216-4446, mezcaleriaoaxaca.com, noon; La Carta Oaxaca, 5431 Ballard Ave NW, lacartadeoaxaca.com, 11:30 am.
Halloween at Trinity
First place in this year's costume contest wins two trips to Las Vegas! Trinity, 111 Yesler Way, 447-4140, trinitynightclub.com.