All of Seattle's Halloween Parties, Concerts, and Events
The Canterbury’s Final Halloween
It’s the 37th Halloween to be celebrated at the Canterbury, and it’s going “all day, all knight,” and tomorrow, too. Drink specials will help you drown your sorrows that this divey Seattle institution is closing down later this year. Through Thursday. Canterbury Ale and Eats, 534 15th Ave E, 322-3130.
Belltown Pub’s Yappy Hour
Dress your dog up and bring ’em down to be a part of Belltown Pub’s canine costume parade. Also: food specials for the dogs and drink specials for the humans. The Belltown Pub, 2322 First Ave, 448-6210, 5:30 pm, free.
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. See page 19 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 sexiest 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! 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.
The Canterbury's Final Halloween
It's the 37th Halloween to be celebrated at the Canterbury, and it's going "all day, all knight." Drink specials will help you drown your sorrows that this divey Seattle institution is closing down later this year. Canterbury Ale and Eats, 534 15th Ave E, 322-3130.
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. 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. 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 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.
Creepy Clown Fest
With a screening of Killer Klowns from Outer Space and a creepy clown costume contest! Central Cinema, 1411 21st Ave, 328-3230, central-cinema.com, 8 pm, $6 adv/$8 DOS, all ages.
The Haunted Mansion Costume Ball
With DJ Murph One and $1,000 cash prizes for the best costumes. Also: complimentary valet service and VIP booths available. Aston Manor, 2946 First Ave S, 382-7866, aston-manor.com, 10 pm.
Wear a costume and have a chance at winning $500! Probably a naughty costume gives you more of a chance. Cowgirls Inc., 421 First Ave S, 3400-0777, cowgirlsinc.com, 9 pm.
Halloween at Linda's
The Shining Twins DJ this creepy party with a costume contest, plus drink and food specials. Linda's Tavern, 707 E Pine St, 325-1220, lindastavern.com, free.
Halloween at King's Hardware
DJ Blazon Stone will bring the spooky music and Ghostbusters will play on the (heated!) patio at 10 pm. With food, drinks, and costumes all over the place. King's Hardware, 5225 Ballard Ave NW, 782-0027, kingsballard.com, free.
Halloween isn't over yet. Satori's dance party features a bedbug room! A guy with a chain saw! Eyeballs! Booze! Live music! And more! All proceeds benefit Satori's spring production. LAB@Inscape, 815 Seattle Blvd S, satori-group.com, 9 pm, $10.
Halloween Costume Bash
With live '80s rock (butt rock/glam rock/etc.) from Platinum Spandex and $500 for the best costume. Hard Rock Cafe, 116 Pike St, 204-2233, 8 pm, $20.
The Funky Horror Picture Show
A "freaky Halloween dance party" presented by the Braxmatics. With Soul Senate, Tip to Base, and DJ Funky Rey V, too. High Dive, 513 N 36th St, 632-0212, highdiveseattle.com, 9 pm, $8.
10th Annual Cabaret Macabre
A night of music, dance, burlesque, and more with the Bad Things, Baby Gramps, Nu Klezmer Army, Sweet Violets, Danse Carouselle, Iva Handfull, and aerialist Michele Frances. FRED Wildlife Refuge, 127 Boylston Ave E, fredwildliferefuge.com, 8 pm, $18 adv/$20 DOS.
Halloween Party at Waid's
With Fox and the Law, Branden Daniel and the Chics, Psychedelephant, and the Mama Rags. Doors open at 8:50 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m. Waid's Restaurant & Lounge, 1212 E Jefferson St, 328-6493, 9 pm, $5.
Come As You Aren't
A bunch of your favorite local bands (Friends and Family, Post Adolescence, In Cahoots, Gibraltar, the Mangles, and more) are covering a bunch of your favorite not-so-local bands (Heart, Lou Reed, G.G. Allin, the Replacements, and Talking Heads)! Cool! Skylark, 3808 Delridge Way SW, 935-2111, skylarkcafe.com, 8 pm, free.