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WED 10/29

The Can Can Presents This Is Halloween

Madeleine Peyroux and Paula Cole bring their iconic albums to the Benaroya Hall stage on October 8!
These sensational singer-songwriters celebrate their hit records, Careless Love and This Fire, at Benaroya Hall!

The Can Can Castaways perform the eighth annual cabaret show inspired by Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Featuring live music from Orkestar Zirkonium. The Triple Door, 216 Union St,, Wed—Thurs at 7 pm, Fri—Sat at 7:30, 10:30 pm, through Nov 1, $25—$40

Babylon Death Party 999

Featuring a very scary lineup of local musical/performance talent, including Caligula Cartel, Witches Titties, Gaydolf Hitler, and Franklin & Bash. Lo-Fi Performance Gallery,, 429 Eastlake Ave, 8 pm, $6, 21+

Freaknight Pre-Party

Get your freak on to DJ sets by Eats Everything, Darrius b2b FouFou, and Pinky Promise. Neumos,, 925 E Pike St, 7 pm, $20—$28.50, 18+

Halloween Karaoke

Prefunk your All Hallows' Eve with some spook-araoke at Balmar, plus (guess what) a costume contest. Balmar,, 5449 Ballard Ave NW, free

THURS 10/30

Spookhaus 2: the Spookening

2014 Stranger Genius Award nominees The Satori Group put together a weird and amazing haunted house last year. This year, they're doing it again, and "it's bigger, more fucked up, and awesomer than before," they promise. theLab@INScape, 815 Seattle Boulevard S, 9 pm, through Nov 1, $10

Black Weirdo Halloween Party

Celebrate Halloween the Black Weirdo way, with DJ sets from THEESatisfaction, Riz Rollins, Chocolate Chuck and more. Chop Suey,, 1325 E Madison St, 9 pm, $12 adv/$15 DOS, 21+

Halloween Bash

Party down with Jesus Rehab, Cryptobebelem, and Another Perfect Crime. Lo-Fi Performance Gallery,, 429 Eastlake Ave, 9 pm, $6, 21+

Steam Funk Halloween Ball

Your guess as to what constitutes "steam funk" is as good as ours, but we DO know there will be great live shows courtesy of Chicago Afrobeat Project, Cascadia '10, and the Braxmatics. Nectar,, 412 N 36th St, 8pm, $8 adv/$12 DOS, 21+

Thursday Night Fever

Capitol Cider inaugurates its new Thursday Night Fever dance party series with a "night before Halloween party," which may even have some monsters getting down to the disco tuneage. Capitol Cider,, 818 E Pike St, 9pm, free, 21+

The Frankenparty

Dancing with the Seattle Sugarplum Elves, a cash bar, and live music from Rattletrap Ruckus and Bamboo Beats. And what party is complete without the tarot readings and dream interpretation of "Mystic Mimi." Fremont Foundry,, 154 N 35th St, 7 pm—midnight, $20, 21+

Haunted Happy Hour: Kingo (Stephen King Bingo)

See how little you really know about Stephen King, tonight at the Experience Music Project. POP Kitchen + Bar, EMP Museum,, 325 Fifth Avenue N, 5:30 pm, free, 21+


An improvisational tapestry of tall tales told around the proverbial campfire, from Unexpected Productions. Market Theater,, 1428 Post Alley, 8:30 pm, $10

Seattle Radio Theatre: LIVE Halloween Radio Play: "A Walk in the Dark"

Support The Stranger

A charming, relaxing, somewhat sedate way to spend your pre-Halloween. It's a radio drama, performed live on stage. Town Hall,, 1119 Eighth Ave, 8 pm, $15

Scorpio Halloween Bash at 88 Keys

A hiphop Halloween at 88 Keys, featuring Spice 1 and other local talent. 88 Keys,, 315 Second Ave S, 9pm, $10 adv/$15 DOS, 21+

Soniphone Spook-a-Thon

Brand new record label Soniphone throws itself a party, with live music from Soniphone-signed bands and the (requisite) costume contest with cash prizes. Columbia City Theater,, 4916 Rainier Ave S, 8:30 pm, $8 adv/$10 DOS, 21+

Haunted Hugo House Party

Did you know that the Hugo House building used to house an old mortuary? So they are having a party, with a blackout Edgar Allan Poe poem corner, a dress like an author costume contest ("please no local authors"), spooky basement tours, DJ'd music, and food trucks at the ready. Hugo House,, 1634 11th Ave, 8 pm, $5

Halloween Dance Party

DJs spinning hits from the '80s and '90s, plus a costume contest with Seahawks tickets as the grand prize both nights! Balmar,, 5449 Ballard Ave NW, through Friday, free

FRI 10/31

The Ghost of Pettirosso

One of the best establishments in the legendary™ Pike/Pine corridor, Pettirosso will play host to an evening of drink specials, DJs, and dancing. Pettirosso,, 1101 E Pike St, 9 pm, $5

Citizen Zero

It's a large-scale hide-and-seek-style zombie game (with a perhaps poorly timed "outbreak" conceit—"complete with a citywide quarantine, underground resistance, and zombies"). Downtown Seattle,, through Nov 1, $40-—$65, 18+

SSAFF 2014 Opening Night Gala

It's the opening night party for the Seattle South Asian Film Festival, which is actually not in Seattle but in Renton. Presumably, they will acknowledge the fact that it's Halloween at some point during the event. Renton Pavilion Event Center,, 233 Burnett Avenue S, Renton, 8 pm, $35

Beacon Hill Halloween Bash

Yes, there will be a costume contest with prizes. Yes, there will be food. Yes, there will be live and DJ'd music. Yes, there will be a cash bar (which also takes credit cards). Yes, there will be a photo booth for you to make lifelong memories in with your friends. The Phoenix Cafe, 420-3609, 4864 Beacon Ave S, 9 pm, $5, 21+

Fadó Halloween Bash

Celebrate Halloween the Irish way, at this event that heralds to all: "We're throwing the best Halloween party in Seattle—Marvel Pals & Disney Gals Halloween." Yikes. Fadó Irish Pub,, 801 First Ave, 9:30 pm, free

Halloween Hoedown

Line dancing and two-step dance lessons, followed by a costumed dance party. Century Ballroom,, 915 E Pine St, 8pm, $15 for the lesson/$10 for the dance (free with lesson), 21+

Royal Room Halloween Party

The Royal Room hosts a showing of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari accompanied by a live jazz soundtrack performed by the Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble, followed by Wayne Horvitz's Electric Circus. Royal Room,, 5000 Rainier Ave S, 6 pm, all ages until 10 pm

Decades Cover Night

Every decade has a different type of music. Have you even noticed that? How music keeps changing and it's always all like '90s this or '70s that? That's decades. This show is at Black Lodge, so virtually everything about it is a secret. Black Lodge, 8 pm

Halloween Booootie: A Monster Mashup Spooktacular

It's Seattle's only Halloween mash-up dance party, plus a midnight costume contest with cash prizes. Chop Suey,, 1325 E Madison St, 9 pm, $10 before 10 pm/$15 after, 21+

Halloween Fun

Featuring the Jilly Rizzo, Finger Guns, and I Love Myselfs, plus "small to medium sized Halloween prizes." Shanty Tavern, 526-9854, 9002 Lake City Way NE, 9 pm, $7, 21+

Revenge of the Anaconda Halloween Dance Party

Two rooms, two DJs spinning different strains of dance, and a fuckin' twerk contest. Corbu Lounge,, 115 Blanchard St, 9 pm, $8 adv/$15 DOS, 21+

Halloween Special

Lo-Fi caps off their Halloween series with Purple Mane, Red Martian covering Kraftwerk, Future Shock, and DJ Marco Collins. Lo-Fi Performance Gallery,, 429 Eastlake Ave, 9 pm, $12, 21+

A Very Special Vito's Halloween

Featuring the Yada Yada Blues Band and the "5th Annual ER Costume Crawl." Vito's,, 927 Ninth Ave, 9 pm, free, 21+

11th Annual Cabaret Macabre

With musical performances from The Bad Things, Baby Gramps, Bakelite 78, and The Debaucherauntes, and dancing by Tribal Kind, Miss J9 Fierce, Maureen O'Donnell, and An Magi. Your MC will be Diva le Déviant. Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave S, 8:30 pm, $12 adv/$15 DOS

Adult Funplex: Haunted Edition

Featuring "three rooms of beats and horrors," including DJ sets by local legends like Swervewon, THEESatisfaction, dj100proof, and more, plus "liquid poisons provided by Jack the Sipper and Bloody Mary." Neumos/Barboza/Moe Bar, 925 E Pike St, 8 pm, free, 21+

Halloween Party at Kremwerk

Featuring performances by Nightmare Fortress, Glitterbang, Mal De Fleur, and DJ Shane. Kremwerk,, 1809 Minor Ave, 8 pm, 21+

Little Shop of Horrors

It's the original version, like the original version. This thing isn't even a musical, if you can imagine that. Directed by Roger Corman and featuring a small role by Jack Nicholson. Presented in 16 mm for the full experience. Grand Illusion,, 1403 NE 50th St, 7 pm, $9

Halloween Party

A night of "deathrock decadence, witchy wonders, and other ghoulish delights," featuring live music, a costume contest, and a SPOOKY photo booth. Slim's Last Chance,, 5606 First Ave S, 9 pm, 21+

21st Anniversary and Halloween Party

The Owl and Thistle throws itself a combo birthday/Halloween party, featuring the Owl N Thistle Band plus hors d'oeuvres and champagne. Owl N Thistle Irish Pub,, 808 Post Ave, 7 pm, free, 21+

FreakNight 2014

The United State of Consciousness presents the 18th annual FreakNight Festival, featuring a ton of music, carnival rides, aerialists, costume contests, and all sorts of other creepy rave shit! See the full schedule at WaMu Theater, 1000 Occidental Ave S,, through Saturday, $209 two-day general admission passes/$342 two-day VIP passes, 18+ general admission/21+ VIP

Halloween Bash

Drink specials and door prizes, plus (you guessed it) a costume party, with DJ Sharadawn presiding. Crocodile,, 2200 Second Ave, 8 pm, $10/$25 VIP, 21+

2nd Annual Halloween Costume Bash

Expect burlesque, a costume contest, and "spooky drink specials," plus live music (including a Misfits tribute band). Tim's Tavern,, 602 N 105th St, 21+

Bonza Bash Halloween 2014

What is a "Bonza Bash," you ask? FOOL! Attending a Bonza Bash includes a costume contest with the chance of winning a round-trip for two to Australia, DJ Tamm of 106.1, donating to charity in some way, drinks, VIP stuff, and (haven't seen THIS anywhere else) a complimentary coat check! Fremont Studios, 155 N 35th St,, 8 pm VIP/8:30 general admission, $30-—$125, 21+

Lambert House Halloween Dance

It's a dance for LGBTQ youth and allies, ages 14 through 22. All Pilgrim's Christian Church,, 500 Broadway E, 8 pm—midnight, $5—$15

Benbow Halloween Burlesque

It's a goddamn costume party extravaganza. Benbow Room,, 4210 SW Admiral Way, 9 pm, $5

Bollywood Halloween SCREAM!

Combining Bollywood and Halloween into a sort of "Bollyween" if you will. acquabar,, 305 Bell St, 10 pm, $8, 21+

Halloween Dance Party

DJ Chris Cab spins the spookiness while "beer, bourbon, and burgers" will be served until the wee hours. King's Hardware,, 5225 Ballard Ave NW, 8 pm, free, 21+

Shredder Orpheus

A special Halloween film screening/party/record release with the "beautifully ludicrous" Shredder Orpheus, which was actually made by one of OtB's founders, Robert McGinley. Preceded by a party with "costumes, bar, bring-your-own pumpkin, etc." On the Boards,, 100 W Roy St, 8 pm, $12—$20

Halloween at Linda's Tavern

Just what the title says. If you're going to this, you already know what's up. Linda's Tavern,, 707 E Pine St, 9 pm, free, 21+


It's big ol' Halloween bash at the EMP, with thousands of guests. Would you like to be one of thousands? You can also snag a thousand bucks if you win the costume contest, but your costume is probably going to have to be really exceptional. Experience Music Project, 325 Fifth Ave N,, 8 pm, $39

KUBE 93 Haunted House

This is a scary thing you can do with your friends. But watch out! Scary! Georgetown Morgue, 5000 East Marginal Way S,, $20, 6 pm—midnight

Haunted Nightmare at the Nile

"Seattle's Only Haunted Golf Corpse!" is presented by the Nile Shriners, who are probably scary enough to be a haunted house all year round. Nile Shrine Golf Center, 6601 244th St SW,, Mountlake Terrace, 7—11pm, $15—$30

Slow Dance Scare-ee-oke

A karaoke evening in which you dress like the song you're going to sing, followed by a performance by Slow Dance. China Harbor,, 2040 Westlake Ave N, 9:30 pm, $15

Zombie Prom 2014

School of Rock Seattle and Seattle Teen Music team up for a night of live music and dancing. It's a family-friendly event, but there's also a bar for those old enough to get plastered responsibly. Salmon Bay Eagles Club,, 5216 20th Ave NW, 7—11 pm, $20

Halloween at the Tractor

Celebrate Halloween with some funky-ass tunes courtesy of the California Honeydrops and the Jefferson Rose Band. Tractor Tavern,, 5213 Ballard Ave NW, 9 pm, $17, 21+

Platinum Spandex Halloween Bash

Let's just let the website take it away here: "Break out the spandex and fake blood—we've got some fantastic cash prizes for best costume!!" Hard Rock Cafe,, 116 Pike St, 9 pm, $20 adv/$25 DOS, 21+

Jeff Austin Halloween

Into bluegrass? Into Halloween? Get thee to Nectar, where Jeff Austin (formerly of Yonder Mountain String Band) and a whole posse of folks will strum the evening away. Nectar,, 412 N 36th St, 9 pm, $25, 21+

Halloween 2014 at Foundation

Resonate Fridays and Freakweek present Nervo and Just a Gent for a big-ass dance party, with a whopping $500 costume contest. Foundation,, 2218 Western Ave, 9 pm, 21+

8th Annual Come as You Aren't Battle of the Bands

Hosted by KEXP's Troy Nelson, the "Come as You Aren't" battle of the bands is in its eighth (!) year now, in which local bands pay tribute to some of the greats, including the Cranberries, Faith No More, Aretha Franklin, Queen, Joan Jett, and more! Skylark Cafe,, 3803 Delridge Way SW, 8pm, $5, 21+

Halloween at the Blue Moon

With everyone's favorite rude and rowdy country superstars the Country Lips, plus Duke Evers. Blue Moon Tavern,, 712 NE 45th St, 9:30 pm, $8, 21+

Hollow-een Extravaganza

Hollow Earth and the Rendezvous team up for a night of live music featuring the Gods Themselves, Golden Gardens, Circuit Vine, and Night Flights. Costumes strongly recommended. Rendezvous,, 2322 Second Ave, 8 pm, $8, 21+

High Dive's Zombie Prom

A costume-assisted '80s invasion at the venerable High Dive. High Dive,, 513 N 36th St, 9:30 pm, $8

Halloween Cover Show

A bunch of "sonic dress-up" featuring bands covering the Circle Jerks, Discharge, Sepultura and W.A.S.P. And it's FREE. Highline,, 210 Broadway E, free, 21+

Risque Halloween

Risque Halloween bills itself as "a sexier Halloween experience," and they've teamed with 3 Howls Distillery to bring you assorted spooky cocktails. Showbox at the Market,, 1426 1st Ave, 8 pm, $30.50 adv/$41.50 DOS, 21+

Krab Jab Studio

It's a closing reception for the Summoned show of art by Allen Williams and six other "spine-chilling" artists, followed by a screening of The Changeling around 9:30. Seating is limited, so you may want to bring your own. 5628 Airport Way S, Ste 150,, 7 pm, free

The Lunar Labyrinth

In the most haunted building on Roosevelt (the Giggles-turned-Jiggles-turned-Giggles-turned-LUXE-Ultra-Lounge-18/21+-turned-Pasty's building) it's a burlesque'd, costumed dance party. 5220 Roosevelt Way NE, 9 pm—3:30 am, $15—$25

Aki-Con: Anime Halloween Festival

It's an anime convention with some Halloween elements, like trick-or-treating and an anime-themed haunted house. DoubleTree Seatac Airport, 18740 International Blvd,, through Nov 2, $15

Zombie Cheerleaders from Hell!

"A spooky-sexy evening of terrifying masks and pretty pasties, pom poms and sparkling beauties, black cats and twerking booties, sweet transvestites and dancing cuties." Featuring The Heavenly Spies. Can Can,, 94 Pike St, 7 pm and 9:30 pm, through Nov 1, $35—$100

Projections of Evil

Two of the greatest institutions on Roosevelt, Scarecrow Video and Cafe Racer, team up for a movie night and costume contest. The evening's featured films (obscure horror movies from the '80s, appropriately) are Death Spa and Mausoleum. Cafe Racer,, 5828 Roosevelt Way NE, 8 pm

Halloween Show at Darrell's

One of the north end's finest dives, Darrell's presents music by Toxic Zombie, Monster Creep, and other spoooooky-sounding bands. Darrell's Tavern,, 18041 Aurora Avenue N, 9 pm, $8 N

Bachelorette Party/Baby Shower Massacre

Quoth the press release: "Prizes for best, worst, 'sexxiest' & most disgusting costume... there will be fiendish go-go ghosts, bedeviled bar-tenders, barely-clad bar-backs, juggling Jell-O shots, fire-breathing faeries & more!" Sometimes it's best to let the venue speak for itself. Pony,, 1221 E Madison St, 9 pm, $5 in costumes/$10 without

Halloween Zombie Circus with DJ Flave

Presented by Next Door Gastropub, this "zombie circus" will feature DJs Flave and Patrick Walen, as well as a full bar, snacks, and fire dancing by the Heady Hoop Tribe. Clallam County Fairgrounds,, 1608 W 16th Street, Port Angeles, 9 pm, $20

Halloween Party with Cambalache

Club Sur celebrates Halloween the Latin American way, with Orquesta Cambalache providing the tunes. Club Sur,, 2901 1st Ave S, 9:30 pm, $15, 21+

SAT 11/01

Greg Vandy's Day of the Dead Songs

With additional musical performances by Baby Gramps and Prom Queen. Sunset Tavern,, 5433 Ballard Ave NW, 9 pm, $8, 21+

Jai Ho! Bollywood Thriller

Costume contest, flash mob dance lesson, and a whole lot of groovy Bollywood tunes. Nectar,, 412 N 36th St, 9 pm, $10, 21+

Metalween 2014

A night of heavy, Halloween-y metal (think Sabbath, think Maiden, think Priest), plus a photo booth! Skylark Cafe,, 3803 Delridge Way SW, 7 pm, $10/$8 if you're in a "metal costume," 21+

Kremwerk Halloween

Featuring DJ Eva, Recess with Nikolay Cloud, Simon Houser, and Jon Lee. Kremwerk,, 1809 Minor Ave, 9 pm, 21+

Toker's Bowl & Masquerade Gala

With dinner, a full bar, a chocolate fountain (!), dinner, and a totally dank pumpkin carving contest. Factory Luxe, 3100 Airport Way S,, 6 pm, free to Hempfest members/memberships start at $15

Le Petit Mort's Dark Cabaret

Head back down to Columbia City for another night of cabaret. This evening will feature Hoochie Coochie Girls, belly dancing of some sort, live music, and more. Columbia City Theater,, 4916 Rainier Ave S, 9 pm, $23—$25

Junk Bonds: The Return of Junkbucket

It's a bloody horror comedy that "lovingly satirizes the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series." Presented tonight by Bonebat Cinema. Central Cinema,, 1411 21st Ave, 9:30 pm, $7

Happy Halloween from INFERNO Seattle

Put on a costume and dance your ass off to the tunes of DJ Wildfire. Neighbours, 1509 Broadway,, 6—10 pm, $10 

SUN 11/02

Blood Car

Bonebat Cinema presents a low-budget horror parody from 2007 in which our hero invents a car that runs on human blood in response to a crippling fuel shortage. Central Cinema,, 1411 21st Ave, 9:30 pm, $7

MON 11/03

Bloody Knuckles

Hey, it's another scary movie you can laugh your way through (maybe), presented by Bonebat Cinema. A sawed-off hand figures centrally. Central Cinema,, 1411 21st Ave, 9:30 pm, $7.

Discount Candy

I'm sure Emily would have something funny and cute to say about discount Halloween candy here, but unfortunately, she was eaten by a werewolf yesterday evening. The Grocery Store by Your House, Seattle, $25—$45

Jägermeister's Halloween Hangover Ball

For those of you who simply can't quit, Trinity's Hangover Ball will feature a performance by Shock G of Digital Underground, one more costume contest, and dollar shots of Jäger all night. Trinity Nightclub,, 111 Yesler Way, 9 pm, free, 21+

TUES 11/04

Get On with Your Life

At this point, Halloween should be the furthest thing from your mind. If you're still looking for Halloween-related activities on the goddamn Tuesday night after Halloween, you need to take a long, hard look at your priorities. recommended

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