Is your Halloween costume this elaborate? We've listed tons of parties at which to show it off (and to win prizes for it). Kelly O

If you missed your chance to get tickets to the biggest Halloween parties and concerts (or you don't want to shell out the cash), fear not: There are still tons of events happening around town that won't cost more than $15. We've rounded them all up below, from parties (like the Chophouse Row Halloween Costume Party) to music shows (like Hellaween with PSA and DoNormaal), from film screenings (like The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) to drag shows (like Cucci's Spooky Weed), and from spooky events (like a Capitol Hill Historical Ghost Tour) to adorable ones (like the Howl at the Moon Mutt Mixer). For even more options, check out our complete guide to haunted houses and ghost stories or our complete Halloween calendar.

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FRIDAY

ART

Frankenstein Illustrators Art Show
Vertvolta Press presents an illustrated edition of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein with art by Devon Ashby, Stephen Crowe, Ashley Fairfax, Courtney Huston, Avery Peregrine, Dean Russell, and Kitri Wood. See the original pieces and celebrate the publication.  
(Ballard, free)

Haunted Underworld with Daniel McManus and Craig Luckenbach
Daniel McManus traveled to European catacombs to capture photos of his obsessions: ossuaries and charnel houses. See them alongside dark paintings by Craig Luckenbach. 
(University District, free)

COMEDY

Comedy O'Clock November Release: Back From the Dead
Comedy troupes Alone Together and Wall Flowers will rise from the underworld for a spooky show.
(Greenwood, free)

FILM

Hocus Pocus Movie and Costume Contest
Dress up as your favorite Sanderson sister and vie for a prize at this screening of the beloved witchy kids' movie.
(Pioneer Square, $10)

FOOD & DRINK

Pike Place Zombie Crawl
Dress in your best undead threads and most morbid makeup for this zombie crawl, in which you'll shamble through Pike Place Market in search of themed libations at participating restaurants and bars. Drinks will include the Bloody Eyeball Float from Shug's Soda Fountain + Ice Cream, a Blood Orange Mule from Rachel's Ginger Beer, the El Diablo with Hellfire Bitters from Maximilien, and more.
(Downtown, free admission)

Shug's Monster Mash
Flaunt your costume at the old-timey Pike Place soda fountain while playing games and trying retro ice cream and cocktail specials. Awards will be given to the best dressed.
(Downtown, free)

KIDS & FAMILY

Halloween Bounce Houses & Pirate Pool Party
Kiddos can jump on haunted bounce houses and walk the plank at a pirate-themed pool party.
(Green Lake, free)

Lake City Fright Night Party
Lake City kids can find plenty of tricks and treats from local Lake City businesses before returning to the community center for some more fun.
(North Seattle, free)

Montlake Halloween Carnival
Kids can play carnival games, get their faces painted, make arts & crafts, and collect candy. There will also be a donation bin for a toiletry drive.
(Montlake, free)

MUSIC

'80s Halloween
If your Halloween costume involves big hair and neon clothing, you'll fit right in at this '80s-themed party. DJ Vinnie will spin the old-school hits, drink specials will abound, and a costume contest will promise cash prizes.
(Pioneer Square, $5)

Afrobeats Halloween Party
Join DJ Mo, Nayiram, and ZJ Veteran for an all-night costume party and contest with cash prizes, drink specials, and reggae, dancehall, and island beats.
(First Hill, $10/$15)

Artist Home Presents: A Halloween Party with The Violent Friends
Release your pre-Halloween angst at this set by Violet Femmes cover band the Violet Friends.
(Ballard, $12/$15)

A Bad Boy Halloween: we got a crush on you
Serve your best Halloween looks and join J-Nasty, Razberryberetta, Cousin Chris, and ToyaB for an all-night dance party.
(Capitol Hill, free)

Bleeding Tree, Kelly Shirey, Jessie Penaluna, Steve Dorn
Loosen up your limbs to "the spookiest danciest pop hits" from local Top 40 cover band Bleeding Tree, plus singer-songwriters Kelly Shirey, Jessie Penaluna, and Steve Dorn. You're encouraged to wear a costume.
(Downtown, $10/$15)

Bollywood Thriller Halloween Costume Party
Get spooky on the dance floor to sets from DJ Prashant and the Jai Ho! Dance Troupe. There will also be a costume contest with prizes and Henna (by donation). The organizers add some helpful details: "Imagine an Indian wedding gone awry as the joyful celebration takes a turn for the worst with a blast that transforms all attendees into zombies."
(Columbia City, $9-$15)

Guayaba, Lilac, Izumi, Mira Death
Ready your earthly form to howl at the moon at this showcase of local and regional talent with live sets by swirling cosmic crooner and arachnid protector Guayaba (who had the song of the summer with "Bye Bich"), glitter-draped electro-swoon artist Lilac, the howling and heart-strong singer-songwriter Izumi, and Portland glam-punk banshee Mira Death.
(University District, $6-$10)

Guilty Pleasures: Halloween Edition
Sweat out all your insecurities about your music taste at Guilty Pleasures, the official dance night for all your (natch) guiltiest pleasures, including tracks by Carly Rae Jepsen, Blink 182, the Black Eyed Peas, Britney Spears, Nelly, Aaron Carter, Kelly Clarkson, Justin Bieber, Ashanti & Ja Rule, Fall Out Boy, Usher, and many more. Expect some spookier tunes as well at this Halloween-themed dance party.
(Capitol Hill, $5)

Halloween at McMenamins Anderson School
Wear your best costume and dance the night away to soulful rock from Object Heavy.
(Bothell, $10)

Halloween Disco Dance
Get groovy on the dance floor in your costume at this Halloween disco, Motown, funk, and soul dance party. Arrive early for a lesson or show up later if you've already got some moves.
(Capitol Hill, $10/$16)

Halloween Haze with SassyBlack, Who Is She?, DJ K. Hudson
Your stoner friends at Hashtag Cannabis, Pearl Extracts, Zoots, Green Revolution, Experience Organics, and Western Cultured bring you a hazy Halloween showcase of local music, with sets by soul and funk queen SassyBlack, pop-punk supergroup Who Is She? (featuring members of Tacocat, Chastity Belt, and Lisa Prank), and techno spinner DJ K.Hudson.
(Wallingford, free)

Jesse Myers & Leanna Keith: Lizée’s Hitchcock & Tarantino Etudes
Pianist Jesse Myers and flutist Leanna Keith will join forces for an avant-garde audio-visual concert experience of two of Nicole Lizée’s études for glitch film of cult classics—just in time for Halloween. Lizée’s Hitchcock Etudes involve glitched-and-stitched scenes from Psycho, The Birds, Rope, and The Man Who Knew Too Much, with live piano music superimposed over the soundtrack. In a similar manner, Lizée's Tarantino Etudes patch together Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, and Kill Bill, all connected by a bass flute solo.
(Wallingford, $5-$15)

Massive Halloween Party and Costume Contest
Trinity's Massive Fridays go dark for Halloween, with two rooms of EDM, hiphop, and Top 40 thanks to DJs Moobek, Guy, Goliath, and Sketch. Sign up online for free entry and dress to impress for the costume contest to win cash and prizes.
(Pioneer Square, free)

Night Of The Living and Dead Halloween Bash
Local bands will pay tribute to artists of the past and present at this night of covers. Expect bangers by Bad Brains, the Jesus and Mary Chain, Pink Floyd, Bauhaus, and Joy Division. Plus, look forward to candy and a costume contest.
(Beacon Hill, $10)

Nut of the Living Dead
Writhe around to dark synth, goth, industrial, EBM, acid house, and more in the good company of hot go-go ghouls and Strawberry Shartcake.
(Capitol Hill, $5)

Q-Point: Halloween
Wear your costume and dance to your long-lost favorites from the '90s and early-aughts.
(Capitol Hill, $10)

Scareoke Karaoke Party with Baby Ketten
Sing the "Monster Mash" (or any song you want) in your costume at this annual Halloween karaoke party. 
(Ballard, free)

School of Rock Presents: Zombie Prom
Dance to School of Rock house bands from all five participating Seattle schools with your undead date or your undead family.
(Fremont, $10)

SLAY: A Hip Hop Party for LGBTQ, POC, and Allies
Save your most killer looks for this Halloween edition of SLAY, a hiphop dance party for queer folks and POC. Guests can snap photos in the "Booth of Bass," dance to DJs Automaton and Ronin Roc, and more. A portion of proceeds will benefit a local charity.
(Capitol Hill, $5/$10)

PERFORMANCE

Halloween Spooktacular
Get the old-timey chills by hearing classic Halloween radio dramas—including Inner Sanctum Mysteries and Ozzie and Harriet—live on stage, complete with live sound effects.
(West Seattle, $10-$14)

West End Girls: A Drag Spooktacular
West Seattle's reliably weird pageant, hosted by Cookie Couture, will pull out extra tricks for Halloween. See the finest looks from Betty Wetter, Fraya Love, Hellen Tragedy, Londyn Bradshaw, and Old Witch.
(West Seattle, $10/$13)

PARTIES

Color's Annual Halloween Party!
Brand marketing agency Color promises to put on a very scary Halloween bash compete with '80s covers from Prom Date Mixtape, a costume contest, a 3D photo booth, and more.
(Belltown, free)

Dolly and the DJ Halloween Party
Seattle's own "seven-foot tall drag diva," Dolly Madison, will host a night of psychic readings, a Halloween costume contest, and performances. 
(Georgetown, free)

K&K Halloween Party
Win a prize for "most creative costume," "least sexy costume," and more at this Halloween shindig. 
(Ballard, free)

Underdog's Halloween Bash 2018
Win great prizes in a costume contest, drink beer, and dance the night away with Dr. Fever.
(Ballard, free)

3 Year Anniversary/Halloween Costume Party!
Dogwood Play Park will celebrate three years of providing a space for dogs to temporarily run free with drink specials, local treats for you and your pup, and a dog/owner costume contest. 
(Lake City, free)

SPORTS & RECREATION

Lights Out Climbing
Pretend you're scaling an eerie mountain in the dark, equipped with only a headlamp, as the climbing gym turns off all its lights, blasts music from a live DJ, and summons creepy crawly creatures from behind the walls.
(Interbay, $10)

SATURDAY

COMEDY

Miscast
Funny and spontaneous performers, led by John Carroll, act out a real movie that none of them are familiar with. This is the Halloween edition.
(Belltown, $10)

COMMUNITY

Hillman City Costumed Clean Up
Grab your witchy brooms for this annual Hillman City cleanup along Rainier Avenue.
(Hillman City, free)

Zombie Walk – Issaquah Under Siege!
Channel undead spirits (and convincingly zombify yourself for the chance to win a costume contest) and make your way down Front Street freaking people out. The crawl will culminate in a "Thriller" dance at the steps of City Hall.
(Issaquah, free)

FOOD & DRINK

Beer N Bones Blacklight Bash for Puerto Rico
The brewery will transform into a "Blacklight Forest of Doom" for Halloween. All proceeds from raffles, silent auction bids, and food and drinks (including the Warm Fuzzies Winter Ale special release) will benefit relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
(North Seattle, free)

Cone & Steiner 5th Annual Pumpkin Carving
Carve a pumpkin creation at community-minded general store Cone & Steiner.
(Capitol Hill, free)

Costumes on the Cobblestones
Head down to Pike Place Market with your goblin children in tow for some locally sourced tricks and treats, like apple cider and pumpkins.
(Downtown, free)

Crawl of Screams
Wear your costume and trick-or-treat for spooky booze concoctions around various downtown bars. 
(Various locations, free)

Creepy Crawlers Pub Crawl & Costume Contest
Put some effort into your Halloween ensemble for the chance to win $1,000 in a costume contest. Or, just show up to hop around to Burien bars for some special tricks and treats.
(Burien, $10)

Halloween at King's Hardware
There's nothing spooky planned for this Halloween party—guests are invited to simply wear a cool costume and dance into the night to songs from DJ Blazon Stone.
(Ballard, free)

Halloween at Linda's
The Capitol Hill dive will reverberate with great spooky hits from DJ S'Karen, sling drink specials, and award prizes for attendees in the most fabulous costumes.
(Capitol Hill, free)

Halloween Party [Black Vodka, Dry Ice, Flaming Drinks]
Imbibe the most haunted concoctions, and enjoy free snacks and candy.
(Capitol Hill, free)

Hill City Halloween Party
Adults can drink beer, kids can make crafts and eat candy, and dogs can shine in a costume contest.
(Hillman City, free)

Night of the Crawling Dead
Look the part of an undead creature and drag yourself to various bars in search of drink specials.
(Across Seattle, $5-$15)

Ninth Annual Emergency Room Costume Crawl
The goal of this bar crawl isn't to actually send anyone to the emergency room (drink water and eat snacks!), but the more your costume looks like you escaped from the hospital (or is by other means impressively spooky), the better chance you have of winning a $500 cash prize or a $250 gift certificate to the Dunbar Room. The participating bars (Vito's, Little Neon Taco, the Hideout , and the Dunbar Room—all of which are also in the general vicinity of the cluster of ERs on First Hill) will each feature its own special offerings of food, drink specials, and music.
(First Hill, free)

Obec Halloween Party
Enjoy beers, snacks, and treats in your costume.
(Ballard, free)

South Park Costume Crawl
Fly on your broomstick to eight different South Park bars. If people like your costume, you could win prizes.
(South Park, free)

GEEK

The Grumpy Old Man's ComicFest 2018
Delight in free comics from the 1970s to the present (including the second wave of the Kevin Collection), costume contests, door prizes, and more geeky Halloween fun.
(Ballard, free)

Halloween ComicFest at Arcane!
Geeky ghosts can shop for tons of discounted comic gems, participate in a costume contest, play some board games, and meet famous comic artist Marc Palm (MAD Magazine) in person.
(Shoreline, free)

Halloween ComicFest at Outsider
Scoop up tons of free and marked-down comics of the scary and ghoulish varieties the weekend before Halloween. Costumes are very much encouraged. 
(Fremont, free)

Halloween Cosplay Event
There's no better occasion than Halloween (except maybe a comic convention) for ghoul kids to wear their most inventive cosplay. This party will have a costume contest, candy, and more fun.
(North Seattle, free)

Spooktacular Costume Party & Pinball Tourney
Summon special Halloween powers to help you win this inaugural pinball tournament.
(Ballard, $5)

HAUNT

Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Spooky Night
Grab a buddy and take a walk through the garden as ghosts and cobwebs haunt your path. 
(Shoreline, $10 suggested donation)

KIDS & FAMILY

Haunted Hall
Kids and families can enjoy candy, games, crafts, and harmless haunts at the Bellevue hall.
(Bellevue, free)

Hunger Goblin' Trick or Treat
Kids can get oodles of candy by bringing $2 or a non-perishable food donation for Family Resource Center to this trick-or-treat event.
(Greenwood, free)

The Mini-Monster Mash
Kids can show off their costumes, make arts & crafts, and fill up on lugaw (Filipino congee) after trick-or-treating around the neighborhood.
(Beacon Hill, free)

Sounders FC Kids Halloween Party
Kids and families can join Sounders FC for Halloween arts and crafts, games, giveaways, and a costume contest.
(Pioneer Square, free)

Annual Children’s Duwamish Halloween Party
Kids and families are invited to the Duwamish Longhouse's annual Halloween party, where they can win prizes for great costumes, play games, and eat festive treats.
(West Seattle, free)

Boo in Burien
Kids and families can trick-or-treat, make Halloween crafts, walk through a haunted house, watch wiener dog races, see dogs parade around in costumes, and eat lots of candy.
(Burien, free)

Creepy Crawly Halloween Party
The Reptile Man will showcase a host of crawly creatures.
(Issaquah, free)

Halloween on the Hill
This Bellevue community Halloween party promises carnival games, a ventriloquist, a pumpkin race, "dessert theater," a scary movie, and a "zip scare."
(Bellevue, free)

Hilloween
The Capitol Hill community hosts this family-friendly event, including a carnival, costume parade, and trick-or-treating with retailers on Broadway.
(Capitol Hill, free)

MUSIC

The Beetlejuice Halloween Ball with Prom Date Mixtape
Dance your spooky socks off (in your costume, of course) to live New Wave, dance, and synth hits from the '80s, brought to you by Patrick and Daniel's Prom Date Mixtape. There will also be a prom queen and king crowning, '80s horror movies, drink specials, and prizes.
(Fremont, $10/$15)

Bollywood Halloween Scream
Enjoy Halloween cocktails and get creepy and kooky on the dance floor at the fifth annual iteration of Bollywood Scream, a Bollywood-themed costume and dance party. DJ Gabbar will be spinning Bollywood beats and judges will be awarding costume prizes.
(Pioneer Square, $10/$14)

Brian Is Ze, Nic Masangkay, Occlusions, Ace
Spend your Halloweekend with QTPOC rockers and hiphop artists, including Austin, Texas' Brian Is Ze, local alt-pop artist Nic Masangkay, Occlusions, and alt-hiphop artist Ace. Costumes are highly encouraged.
(Rainier Valley, $5-$8)

Ceremony Presents: Howelleen
At this Halloween dance party, revel in the best of the '80s (and beyond) on the dance floor. Show that you mean it by sporting your biggest hair and your most glittery outfit.
(Downtown, $6)

Chris Guenther & the Honky Tonk Drifters
Chris Guenther and the Honky Tonk Drifters will play a bluesy, rootsy two-night Halloween residency, with a costume contest on Saturday night.
(Green Lake, $5)

Come As You Aren't
Come As You Aren't is a massive concert party wherein local bands compete to be the ultimate tribute group. Whoever has the best costume and live set wins a major cash prize. This year's contestants include members of Happy Heartbreak, Trick Candles, Salt Lick, and many more.
(West Seattle, $15)

Dance Yourself Dead
The typical Dance Yourself Clean maintains its central elements of weekend baptism through dance, featuring the Lights & Music DJs, but this time with the most eerie electro-pop they can track down.
(Capitol Hill, $10)

Halloween Bash: Afterlife Giftshop, Cold Comfort, Chris King & The Gutterballs
Dance around to the reason for the season: spooky music from local groups Afterlife Giftshop, Cold Comfort, and Chris King & the Gutterballs.
(Ballard, $8)

Halloween Glow Party
Look luminescent for this Halloween dance party with ZJ Veteran, Y2K Sound, and DJ X-Ten.
(First Hill, $10)

Halloween House Party: Decades Edition
Dance your way from the 1980s all the way to the present at this Halloween DJ dance party with DJ Cousin Chris.
(Belltown, free)

Hopvine Halloween Karaoke Party
Release your inhibitions at this free Halloween karaoke party.
(Capitol Hill, free)

Platinum Spandex's Hard Rock Halloween
Rewind all the way back to the '80s with hair metal and butt rock cover band Platinum Spandex as they celebrate Halloween the only way they know how — shellacked with hair spray.
(Downtown, $10/$15)

Pony's Halloweekend 2018
Join the Pony staff and guests for a special spooky weekend-long celebration of all things Halloween. Halloweekend kicks off on Friday with Be Stiff!, including new wave and dance-punk sets by DJs Sugar and Mother Church. Saturday is Luv Ladder, hosted by Cannoli with sets from DJ Kirky and Shannon of Light Asylum, a performance by Angel Baby Kill Kill, and a midnight costume contest. Sunday is the World's Spookiest Tea Dance with sets by DJ Sling Dion and DJ King of Pants.
(Capitol Hill, free/$5)

Real Don Music, Beverly Crusher, Bad Saint, Shorty Fresco, Milk + Honey DJ Crew
Real Don Music (aka solo artist Kirk Huffman) croons over triphop beats and "vibrant, punchy horn swells and synth motifs." He was previously a member of Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground, Wild Orchid Children, and Gatsbys American Dream.
(Eastlake, $10)

Reload Halloween
Dance until you cannot dance any more at this Halloween bash, featuring two rooms of music where DJs Rise Over Run, Kartel, Nightwatch, and Mr. Eye will be pumping out the house and hiphop jams all night long. Don't forget to enter the costume contest for the chance to win 1,000 bucks.
(Pioneer Square, free)

Scattered Sunn, Haymaker, Madame Damnable, Ichi Bichi
Scattered Sunn are inspired by Seattle's grunge pioneers: Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Alice in Chains. Thrash around to their set, along with those of fellow rockers Haymaker, Madame Damnable, and Ichi Bichi, in the spirit of Halloween.
(Greenwood, $7)

Spiderface, Neat Neat Neats, Shaken Growlers, Brad Yaeger & the Night Terrors
Spiderface will journey up to the North Seattle stage with Neat Neat Neats, Shaken Growlers, and Brad Yaeger & the Night Terrors for a night of loud and heavy Halloween rock.
(Shoreline, $10)

Sábados Latinos — Halloween La Llorona Edition
Get down to all kinds of Latin genres, from bachata to merengue to Latin trap, in your costume.
(Pioneer Square, $10/$20)

Thank You For Saturdays Halloween Party
Local DJs Bootleg Kev, Charma, and EJ will keep you dancing at this Halloween party.
(Pioneer Square, free)

Train Car Ghost Party
The residents of Train Car House Party (seemingly a group of people who like to throw parties in the train cars of Orient Express) are throwing a party (natch) to celebrate themselves and Halloween this weekend. Expect DJ sets by T.Wan, EOC, and Jason Melton, and the spookiest of dancing all night long.
(Sodo, free)

Transit: House Without Lights
Celebrate the crepuscular pleasures of dancing to house music in a dark room from a slew of local DJs. You can also sip cocktails, get spooked from clips of Halloween movies, and enjoy live dance performances. It's as good an opportunity as any to wear your costume.
(Ballard, $7)

Twerk or Treat
Shake your booty into the wee hours to hits by the Ying Yang Twins, Diplo, Big Freedia, Sir Mix a Lot, Lil Jon, Mystikal, Major Lazer, B.o.B., and Sage the Gemini.
(Capitol Hill, $5)

The Ukadelics Hulaween
Tiki-obsessed throwback group the Ukadelics will take the stage for a Halloween-infused performance of '60s Hawaiiana.
(University District, free)

PARTIES

Beer Hall O Ween!
Enter a stein-holiday contest and a costume contest at this bier-filled Halloween party.
(Queen Anne, free)

Black Light Ball
Throw on a ghoulish getup and make some new friends's at this Halloween party.
(Capitol Hill, free)

Broadview Halloween Party
Expect Halloween-themed beer specials, kids' crafts, a dog costume contest, and trick-or-treating at this all-ages affair.
(North Seattle, free)

Chinatown Monster Mash
Enter a costume contest for the chance to win "best couple," "cutest," or "scariest," then dance to live music from Phoso, Epaulets, Illogicalogic, and Mac Tray and enjoy food from neighborhood businesses while you wait for the winners to be announced.
(Chinatown-International District, free)

A Gatsby Halloween
Dress like you would if you were chummy with ol' F. Scott Fitzgerald at this Gatsby-inspired Halloween party, and enjoy drink specials while you wait for the sartorial winner to be announced at midnight. 
(West Seattle, free admission)

Halloween Costume Contest
Brew up a killer costume idea to win a mystery prize that lasts a whole year.
(Phinney, free)

Halloween Costume Party
Go here for tunes from DJ Sean Mejia, food and drink specials, and a costume contest.
(Central District, free)

Haunted Forest
Join local queen Dolly Madison for a haunted party and costume contest.
(White Center, free)

Hilloween at Chophouse Row
This Halloween party is designed with kids in mind, but adults can also enjoy candy and spooky fun. Don't miss the doggy costume contest—you and your pup could win great prizes.
(Capitol Hill, free)

Hillside Halloween Havoc
There will be so much booze at this Halloweekend party, as well as a costume contest and music.
(Capitol Hill, free)

Halloween Masquerade Ball with The Scarlet Lovers
Local duo the Scarlet Lovers will sing romantic songs for Halloween spirits at this masquerade party.
(Queen Anne, free)

Halloween Partay!
Kids can decorate sugar cookies and pumpkins, and adults can stay late for bier and other boozy treats.
(West Seattle, free)

Halloween Party & Costume Contest at the Red Door
Here's a place to wear your costume and enter a contest for the chance to win something.
(Fremont, free)

Halloween PARTY at Corvus & Co.
At this spooky soirée, you can release your inner ghoul with cuts from DJ Rightternes, watch a marathon of scary movies, and delight in Halloween food and drink specials.
(Capitol Hill, free)

Halloween Party at Lucky Envelope Brewing
The Ballard bar will release special themed beers just for Halloween, including a Pumpkin Spiced Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, the return of the Blood Orange IPA, the Count Chocula Red Ale, and the Frankenberry Sour. Show up in a fabulous costume to win merch. 
(Ballard, free)

Nevermore
Enter a "violet velvet lair" for live music, a costume contest, cocktails, and more thrills and chills.
(Downtown, $10)

Outlander Halloween Party 2018
The cozy Fremont pub will host its annual Halloween shindig, complete with live music from Texas-based alt-Americana artist Scott Collins and a set from DJ Todd Imori.
(Fremont, free)

Sam's Tavern Costume Contest
Put some extra effort into this costume contest if you want to win a trip to Cabo. Or, just show up to dance to live DJs and sip drinks.
(Capitol Hill, free)

Spellbound: Halloween in Post Punk Alley
Move around to a mix of old-school goth, industrial, death rock, and post-punk spun by DJ Voodoo. Wear a good costume to win a $100 cash prize.
(Downtown, free)

Spooky Masquerade Halloween Party
Conceal your face with a slinky mask to sip drink specials, enter a costume contest, and dance to classic rock covers from the Kennedy Brothers. 
(Downtown, free)

Superhero Halloween Fright Night
If you're holding out for a hero, maybe you'll find one at this superhero-themed dance party with "heroic cocktails" and KEXP DJ Michele on the decks.
(Downtown, free)

Targy's Halloween Bash
Bring your costumed self to this Halloween bash for dancing, prizes, and drink specials.
(Queen Anne, free)

PERFORMANCE

Boudoir Messoir
This burlesque melding of "sexy glamour" and "messy trash" is brought to you by Angela Visalia and Baby Guuurl, with performances by Butylene O'Kipple, D'Monica Leone, Lucy Lips, Mona Real, and She.
(Downtown, $8/$12)

Glitty Litter
Greet new local drag faces with smiles (and tips!). Performers include Alexxxis Cartier, Cosmella Bella, Misty Matchez, Carmen Dioxide, and Solana Solstice.
(Georgetown, $12/$15)

HalloQueen: A Royal Ball
Spookily beguiling drag queens (like Visage "Legs" LaRue, Stacey Starstruck, and Andrew Scott), DJs, and drink specials will abound at this Halloween blowout.
(Columbia City, $5)

Halloween Rocky Horror
A shadow cast will take on the roles of Frank N. Furter, Riff Raff, Janet, Brad, and all your other Rocky Horror favorites while the film plays behind them. While you watch riotously, you can also enjoy food and drinks.
(Mountlake Terrace, $7)

PETS

Halloween Yappy Hour
You and your dog could win prizes for your amazing costumes either singularly or as a pair at this Halloween party.
(White Center, free admission)

Haunted Puppy Town 2018
If you prefer pets to children but still wanna get in on the Halloween fun, take your fur babies to this event, where you both can enjoy a costume contest, carnival games, a haunted maze, a doggie obstacle course, and more. All donations will go to local animal organizations.
(Woodinville, donation)

Pugoween 2018
Pugs are the stars of the show at this Halloween party benefitting Seattle Pug Rescue. Guests can enter a costume contest in pursuit of prizes, shop from vendors, and watch pugs and their owners looking their cutest in a parade. This year's theme is "Wizard of Pug," so owners are encouraged to dress their pups as Dorothy, the Tin Man, or whichever other Wizard of Oz character seems most fitting. 
(Monroe, $10)

READINGS & TALKS

Frankenreads: Mary Shelley Celebration
In 1816, three friends decided to see who could write the scariest story. One of them, Mary, 18 years old, then had a dream about a doctor who created a sentient being out of scraps of dead human parts—a being that turned on its creator. Mary turned elements of this dream into her story, published as Frankenstein in 1818, the year she turned 20. It’s now been 200 years since Mary Shelley invented the sci-fi genre. On the bicentennial of her masterpiece, UW professors and others invite you to this free community event, with activities, discussions, coffee, tea, and muffins. So as not to embarrass yourself in conversation, remember: Frankenstein is the doctor, not the monster. CHRISTOPHER FRIZZELLE
(University District, free)

Tales That Go Bump in the Night
Storytellers Anne Rutherford and Norm Brecke will prepare you for Halloween spooks with tales of ghosts and goblins.
(Renton, $5)

SEX

Light Up Your Sex Life This Halloween!
Kick off Halloween with a complimentary cocktail and sex tips from Babeland experts. Plus, pick up new stuff for 10 percent off.
(Capitol Hill, free)

SUNDAY

ART

Big Top Tarot Nights
Stop by to shop odd goods and get a reading from J the Lunatic, who "combines traditional methods with astrology, quantum physics and artful antics." Plus, you can shop for a Halloween costume.
(Sodo, free admission)

Bizarre Bazaar Halloween Craft Fair
Need to spook up your life with some creepy crafts? Shop for Halloween-y creations from local artists and vendors.
(Pioneer Square, free)

FESTIVALS

Puget Sound Pagan Pride
Embrace the Pagan roots of All Hallows' Eve by dressing in your costume (there will be a contest and parade) attending workshops on the properties of crystals, queer cosmologies, folklore, and much more.
(Downtown, free)

West Seattle Harvest Fest
California Avenue makes way for a parade, vendors selling seasonal wares, a root beer garden, and trick-or-treating at this West Seattle fall family event.
(West Seattle, free)

FOOD & DRINK
Halloween Ice Cream Social
Eat Full Tilt ice cream and enjoy Halloween festivities.
(Pioneer Square, $3)

HAUNT

Haunted Chocolate Factory Tour
Take a tour through the Seattle Chocolate factory after hours for tricks and treats, as you search for clues to solve a mystery and find hidden treasure.
(Tukwila, $10)

KIDS & FAMILY
Heroes & Villains Trick or Treat Pop-Up
Before you head to the open-air market, dress as a hero or a villain and grab a bag in which to collect Halloween treats. Kiddos can trick-or-treat and everyone can enter a costume contest and flash mob.
(Fremont, free)

Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club Bowl-O-Ween
Whether you want to learn how to lawn bowl, show off your costume, carve a pumpkin, or hang out in a "haunted clubhouse," you'll find some fun activities at this Halloween event.
(Beacon Hill, free)

Kids' Costume Carnival
Costumed kids can relish in two days of spooky activities, sweet treats, and special guests Luna the Wizard and her pet dragon.
(Seattle Center, free)

Museum of Fright
To celebrate Halloween, the Museum of Flight will turn into the Museum of Fright, where there will be carnival games, an obstacle course, interactive activities in Frankenstein's Lab, and more.
(Tukwila, $10)

Trick or Treat on the Waterfront
Costumed kids and their families can gallivant to various businesses between Pier 52 and Pier 67 in search of sweets.
(Seattle Waterfront, free)

MUSIC

The Ancient Robotz Halloween Show
Spend Halloween dancing to "digital vintage music" by the Ancient Robotz and spooky cuts by DJ W’ray in your costume.
(Columbia City, $10)

Fraktured: Halloween Edition
This monthly "broken beat" dance party will get the Halloween treatment with sets by Karl Kamakahi, Miss Min.D, Jameson Just, IRIS, Mode 4, and VJ Eyesauce.
(Downtown, free)

Littlefield Organ Series: Halloween Concert
Join the students of UW professor Carole Terry as they perform a free, all-ages set of spooky organ classics, including Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor on the famed Littlefield Organ.
(University District, free)

PARTY

EXTRA Mean
Start your Halloweekend romps early in the day at this big gay party, with a drag show featuring Dolce Vida, Aria Kane, One, VooDoo Nightshade, and Cody James, and DJing by Tank Top. 
(Capitol Hill, $10)

PETS

Howl-O-Ween Dog Party
Dogs in cute costumes can vie for special prizes, and owners can sip beer in support of Seattle Humane. 
(Ballard, free)

MONDAY

FILM

Scream Double Feature w/ Stacey Starstruck
Stacey Starstruck will host a Halloween double feature of the campiest horror series around, Scream.
(Capitol Hill, free)

Silent Movie Mondays Halloween Special: The Cat and the Canary
Pregame Halloween with this beloved horror-comedy from 1939. In a haunted mansion, an eccentric uncle's will is read, and an onslaught of murder and mayhem follows.
(Downtown, $10)

GEEK & GAMING

Scream Bingo
Comet Tavern's recurring bingo night will adopt a Scream theme for Halloween.
(Capitol Hill, free)

MUSIC

Mo' Jam Halloween with Tai Shan
Mo' Jam Mondays are all about the diversity of jazz, with performers, bands, and rotating guests improvising their way through a set of goodies. This Halloween, don a funky costume and join Tai Shan and crew for a lively jam in Fremont.
(Fremont, free)

PARTY

A Rocky Liberty-Horror Halloween Party!
There won't be a Rocky Horror performance at this Halloween party, which means you should take it upon yourself to dress as your favorite character from the cult-classic musical. You can bob for apples, drink punch, do the Time Warp, and watch the film. Don't forget to bring new or gently used warm clothes to donate to Mary's Place.
(Capitol Hill, free)

READINGS & TALKS

Booktoberfest: Ghastly Tales and Cocktails
Hear scary stories read by David Wright (host of Thrilling Tales: A Storytime for Grown-ups) for Booktoberfest.
(Greenwood, free)

TUESDAY

COMMUNITY

Text & Treat Halloween Party!
Text voters with Stranger-endorsed 9th Congressional District candidate Sarah Smith. You'll get a piece of candy every time you receive a "YES" reply, and there will also be pizza and spooky prizes.
(Georgetown, free)

FILM

Hecklevision: Evil Dead II
Horror movies are prime heckling material, and Evil Dead II is no exception. Send your snarky texts and see them projected on the big screen for all to enjoy.
(Central District, $11)

The Nightmare Emporium
Horror flick fiends can get their fix of frightful short films at this multi-venue festival.
(Across Seattle, $10/$12)

‘The Shining’/ ‘The Conjuring’ Double Feature
If you see Patrick Wilson leading the cast of a horror film, you can probably count on some freaky shit going down (see: Insidious). The Conjuring is set in the 1970s, is “based on a true story” à la The Amityville Horror, and is inspired by the same paranormal investigations of real-life couple Ed and Lorraine Warren (played by Wilson and Vera Farmiga). Here, they’re called upon to help a family experiencing increasingly aggressive disturbances by a dark presence in their secluded Rhode Island farmhouse. The Shining is one of the greatest horror films of all time, and an all-time fave. Whenever I stay in an old, vaguely rundown hotel (and I’ve had my share), there always comes a time when I end up in a long empty hallway, alone, waiting for the appearance of those dead-eyed twins. Stanley Kubrick’s masterful film also finds Jack Nicholson at his psychotic best—wild-eyed, unhinged, grinning like a loon. “Heeeeere’s Johnny!”  LEILANI POLK
(Queen Anne, $5)

FOOD & DRINK

C U Last Tuesday: Halloween Edition
When you RSVP for this event, you're also asked to cast your vote for which classic horror movie you think should be screened: The original Halloween, the irreverent Young Frankenstein, Hocus Pocus, or Beetlejuice. They'll have wine and pizza available for purchase while you watch.
(Sodo, free)

GEEK & GAMING

Eastlake Halloween Trivia
Are you a fiend for Halloween pop culture? Prove it at this night of trivia, where your spooky costume is most welcome.
(Eastlake, free)

MUSIC

Blevin Blectum, Mini-Mutations, Marcus Price, Sacred Signs
Slink through some spooky tunes right before Halloween this year with gothic, psychedelic, and experimental performances by Blevin Blectum, Mini-Mutations, Marcus Price, Sacred Signs, and DJ services provided by Blood Rhythms.
(Capitol Hill, free)

HalloWEEN: An Americana Tribute to WEEN
Groove to the spooky Americana sounds of Pickup Truckers with Liz Chibucos, Caleb and Walter, Great American Trainwreck, and Pickled Okra as they cover Ween songs at this creepy and kooky dance party.
(Fremont, $10/$15)

Halloween Scaryoke
Seranade a room full of ghosts at this Halloween karaoke party. There'll be a costume contest, with winners announced at midnight.
(University District, free)

Toetorhead, Chicken Riot, Area 51, The Bitter
It's a Halloween tradition for adoring cover bands to convene for tribute shows: This one will feature Toecutter and Motorhead covers by Toetorhead, Chicken and Riot Grrrl covers by Chicken Riot, Dead Moon covers by Area 51, and punk originals by Bitter.
(Belltown, free)

PERFORMANCE

Bard In A Bar: Hamlet
Dress like a flamboyant Elizabethan (or maybe a kingly ghost?) and read aloud from Hamlet in a round of "Shakespeare karaoke," then enjoy drinking games, trivia, and more fun.
(Queen Anne, free)

Halloween Mash: A Burlesque Bash
Ah Halloween, that time of year when playful fear and cheeky seduction twine together like black cat tails. Nox Falls, Kiki Mustang, and Fosse Jack will strut their stuff, Corbeau will twist into cool shapes, and more, courtesy of WhatNot Theatrics.
(Ballard, $10–$20)

PARTY

FIUTS Halloween Party
The Foundation for International Understanding Through Students invites costumed Halloween party people of all ages to dance the night away to music from around the globe.
(Downtown, free)

Spooktakular Halloween Party
Feast on appetizers, punch, and dessert fit for a dinner party in a haunted (and very tasteful) mansion.
(University District, free)

SPORTS & RECREATION

Thriller Flow Yoga
Even undead limbs need to be stretched. Resident yoga instructor Morgan Zion O'Friel invites you to "fuel your inner zombie" at this spooky flow class. 
(Downtown, $10)

WEDNESDAY

ART

Special Halloween Tour
Just in time for All Hallows' Eve, explore the Munich Secessionists’ obsession with séances, the occult, and "primal human urges" at this special tour of the Frye salon. Plus, "confront your own demons" (scary!) by paying a visit to the Group Therapy exhibition.
(First Hill, free)

COMEDY

Joketellers Boo-union Halloween Showcase
Get in touch with your irreverent side this Halloween with a visit from Ebenezer Scrooge, a seance with Pam H, a presentation by Liminal Seattle, a costume contest judged by "parenting lifestyle coach" Burl Dirkman, a "grandpa candy" giveaway, and spooky jokes and stories.
(Beacon Hill, $7)

COMMUNITY

Troll-o-ween
The Fremont Troll may not do much besides look austere and slightly melancholy beneath the Aurora Bridge, but people continue to love it. Its birthday happens to coincide with Halloween, which gives the Fremont Arts Council a special opportunity to throw a kooky party. After a special performance that honors women in history, attendees can join a procession of costumed others for the Haunt of Fremont parade, which culminates in even more festivities at the Doric Lodge.
(Fremont, free)

FILM

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Removed as they are from the modern moviegoing experience, silent movies possess a special kind of hypnotic otherworldliness. Few are stranger than Robert Wiene's 1920 expressionist masterwork The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Characters creep and scurry through a demented painted landscape in this tale of a malevolent fairground "doctor" and the sleepwalker who murders at his command. Watch this unique film with a live score by Ray Larsen, Alex Guy, Beth Fleenor, Wayne Horvitz, and others.
(Columbia City, donation)

Campout Cinema: A Nightmare on Elm Street
One of the most frightening villains of 1980s horror stalks innocent teens through their dreams in Nightmare on Elm Street. Watch it under the LED stars at this special 21+ screening, which will have trivia, giveaways, drink specials, and other surprises. Tickets include admission to Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film.
(Seattle Center, $14)

The Eyeslicer Halloween Special screening + ggnzla karaoke
Attend a screening of the creepy indie collection The Eyeslicer (a "mind-melting new variety TV show designed to slice, dice, then mince your eyeballs into a delicious ceviche"). Then, sing some songs in karaoke. 
(Capitol Hill, free)

Hocus Pocus
This beloved fantasy/comedy film features a badass trio of witches who want to suck out children's souls.
(Central District, $5–$10)

The Naked & Dead Halloween Double Feature
Artists will perform live soundtracks to Japanese sci-fi thriller Mothra vs. Godzilla and the original Nosferatu.
(Greenwood, free)

Schlock and Awe: Reagan-Era Horror
Deregulation and out-of-control greed were not the only horrors of President Ronald Reagan's reign. Northwest Film Forum celebrates slashers, mutants, and gore in a deep dive into the paranoia and excess (and mullets) of the era, and boy does that sound like a fun escape from our own hellscape. Catch one of the last films on Halloween: the truly weird suburban-conformity horror Society.
(Capitol Hill, $12)

Vampire Planet: Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror
This is it: The vampire movie that established the monster as a pale, pestilent ghoul who'd hypnotize the ladies into his loathsome embrace...Until, that is, Bela Lugosi turned him into a suave fanged gentleman and Twilight did the Twilight thing. F.W. Murnau's 1922 classic is worth revisiting.
(Downtown, free)

FOOD & DRINK

Halloween at Beer Star
The White Center beer hall will serve up candy for kids, treats for dogs, and happy hour all day for grown-ups.
(White Center, free)

Halloween Costume Contest at Perihelion Brewery
Arrive with all your family members (or with your sweet self) for trick-or-treating and costume prizes.
(Beacon Hill, free)

Halloween Party with New Belgium Voodoo Ranger
Sip seasonal offerings from Colorado brewers New Belgium Brewing, Voodoo Ranger, and more whilst flaunting your Halloween costume. 
(Lake City, free)

GEEK & GAMING

Halloween Night Bingo
Spend Halloween night at White Center's lumber-themed gay bar playing a fun round of bingo with the staff.
(White Center, free-$2)

Halloween Swedish Bingo
You don't have to wear a costume (although it's encouraged) to play Swedish bingo and eat split pea soup, homemade limp bread, and meat and cheese platters.
(Queen Anne, $10)

Trick or Treat
Got a costume worth showing off? Wear it to this all-ages trick-or-treat event, where you can pick up a free mini-comic by Maxx FG and oodles of candy.
(Ballard, free)

Halloween Triple Treat
This Halloween party will start out with trivia before transitioning to a costume contest. A Killer Pinball Tournament will conclude the evening's festivities.
(West Seattle, free)

Halloween Trivia Night
Win champagne and cash prizes for your knowledge of all things Halloween at this trivia night.
(West Seattle, free)

HAUNT

Capitol Hill Historical Ghost Tours
Ghosts reside in all corners of Capitol Hill, from alleyways to historic landmarks. Hear about the creepy characters that have called the neighborhood home (including "Seattle's first serial killer," Dr. Linda Hazzard), the floating wine bottles that have been seen hovering in some old restaurants, and more. Costumes are encouraged (except for clown costumes). 
(Capitol Hill, $5)

Haunted Hospital
Get in the spirit of Halloween at this Columbia City haunt. Kids are welcome on Sunday, but the festivities on All Hallows' Eve are strictly for grown-ups. 
(Columbia City, donation)

Nightfall Orphanage - House Haunt
Think you can handle the ghosts that lurk in this haunted orphanage? If so, you will be rewarded with candy. 
(West Seattle, free)

KIDS & FAMILY

Admiral District Trick or Treating
West Seattle's Admiral neighborhood will be a prime spot for little ones to trick-or-treat for candy in their adorable ghoulish costumes. 
(West Seattle, free)

Boo Bash at the Beach!
Kids can quest for candy in a safe and well-lit Rainier Valley lot and can then enjoy (and hopefully share) their bounties while they watch spooky live entertainment.
(Rainier Valley, free)

Family-Friendly Halloween Party & Costume Contest
Kids can run around gathering candy while adults enjoy adult beverages and food. Those who show up in a great costume could win a free growler and swag.
(Sodo, free)

Halloween in Downtown Kirkland
Participating downtown Kirkland businesses will have candy for little costumed ones trick-or-treating. 
(Kirkland, free)

Halloween Kids Dance Party
This North Seattle French School fundraiser will feature Halloween fun for the whole family, like music, food and drinks (including beer), games, and a costume contest.
(North Seattle, free)

Halloween Trick-or-Treat
U-Village shops will have treats for children (and even some for adults).
(University District, free)

Licton Springs Halloween Walk
Kids can meet forest creatures and collect treasures along this path.
(North Seattle, free)

Malloween 2018
Kiddos can trick-or-treat at the Bellevue mall's outdoor stores. After they've filled their baskets with candy, they can catch a free set from the Neverland Band at the Market Stage.
(Bellevue, free)

Trick or Treat in Ballard
Take your little ones trick-or-treating along Ballard Avenue NW and NW Market Street.
(Ballard, free)

Trick-or-Treat in Roosevelt
Participating Roosevelt/U-District businesses will dole out candy to costumed trick-or-treaters on Halloween. 
(Roosevelt, free)

MUSIC

Bloodlust: Halloween!
Pony's Bloodlust night focuses on the darker and sexier end of the spectrum, with goth, industrial, and new wave reigning supreme. For Halloween they've recruited Old Witch and The Lady Bob as hosts, DJs, and performers, with resident Dee Jay Jack adding support on the decks. Of course, there will be a finale costume contest to close it out.
(Capitol Hill, free)

Brianna Skye, Always Naked, Noah Byrd, The Assassination Pro
Party with dark indie rockers Brianna Skye, Always Naked, Noah Byrd, and the Assassination Pro at this Halloween show.
(Greenwood, $5)

Broken Bodies, The Darned, Maliboo, Operation Timebomb
Celebrate Halloween the grittiest way possible with sets by Broken Bodies (a female-fronted Misfits cover band), Darned (The Damned cover band), Maliboo (Hole cover band), and Operation Timebomb (Rancid and Operation Ivy cover band).
(Eastlake, $6/$8)

Bruce Bickford's All Hallows Eve
Animator Bruce Bickford (who collaborated on multiple Frank Zappa music videos in the late '70s) will sign copies of his prints and DVDs at this artsy Halloween party. Guests can also join Bickford for some pumpkin carving and listen to live music by local six-piece the Silver Tongues Devils.
(Capitol Hill, $5)

Butt Dial Party Band Halloween Show!
At this free and family-friendly Halloween show, costumed people can dance to a live set from the Butt Dial Party Band.
(Wallingford, free)

Doom Funk Halloween Party Pt. 2
Get weird on Halloween with funkified group High Pulp, and additional live sets by Cumbieros, General Mojo's, and DJ Abe Beeson.
(Fremont, $10/$15)

A Halloween Against Homelessness
Get a twofer by celebrating Halloween for a good cause with live sets by local groups Social Meteor, Death*Star, and Mike Votava. All door sales will go to benefit Facing Homelessness.
(Fremont, $8/$10)

Halloween Jazz: Leif Totusek and Phil Sparks
Spend Halloween with local jazz mainstays Leif Totusek and Phil Sparks.
(Wallingford, free)

Halloween Swing & Bachata
Come in costume and show your swing, salsa, and bachata moves at this social dance. You can also enter a costume contest.
(Capitol Hill, $9)

Halloween Town
Be your oddest self and dance to "sexy, spooky, and stompy" songs with DJs Brishan, Coldheart and Hana Solo.
(Capitol Hill, $5)

Halloween Tribute Show
Enjoy Early Neurosis covers by Neurotic Orphans, Heart covers by Sheart, Rudimentary Peni covers by Radio Schizo, and Dead Moon covers by Area 51.
(Capitol Hill, free)

Halloween with Cantrip, Moraine, Celia, Pink Octopus
Mischievous rockers Cantrip, prog rockers Moraine, hard rock quartet Celia, and funky jazz band Pink Octopus will play live music for you at this Halloween show.
(Ballard, $10)

Halloween with Face Mason, T-Rox, hourglasses & Mechanical Plague
Enjoy the magical melding of glam rock and Halloween spirit with live sets from Face Mason, T-Rox, (h)ourglasses, and Mechanical Plague. Wear a costume to get a couple bucks off admission.
(Eastlake, $8/$10)

Halloween with Mark Hosler, Monster Planet, Mini-Mutations
Mark Hosler hails from the Bay Area, but logged some time along the I-5 corridor. He’s best-known as a co-conceptualist/sound-manipulator of Negativland, a part-rock, part-radio-drama revue devoted to proving the United States is every bit as strange, sinister, deep, self-contradicting, and scary as any soul could imagine. Expect him to advance along those lines for this Halloween show with plenty of humor and shtick while forcing us to face facts. The monsters are real, and hard as it is to face, some of them are us. ANDREW HAMLIN
(Downtown, $13)

Howl-o-ween with Jealous Dogs
Pretend to be an '80s rock great this Halloween with Pretenders tribute group Jealous Dogs, starring the talents of Sherri Jerome (lead vox, electric guitar, harmonica), Aaron Taylor (electric guitar, vocals), Matt Deason (bass), and Aimee Zoe (drums, vocals).
(Columbia City, $8/$10)

Jagermeister Halloween Party
Get wild on the dance floor to a "high energy Vegas mix," and enter a costume contest for a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas.
(Pioneer Square, free)

KEXP KYR & Veracity Presents: Hellaween
On Halloween, join killer local pop artist PSA and hiphop favorites Koga Shabazz and DoNormaal (as well as DJs Atticus and Josiah French) for some spooky revelry.
(Seattle Center, $5)

Locals Covering Locals Halloween Show!
At this "locals covering locals" Halloween show, enjoy a tribute to Hollowpoint by Kitchen Punks, a the Loss tribute by Loss Loney Boiz, and a Jefferson Death Star tribute by Jefferson Doris.
(University District, free)

Monster Mash Halloween Party with Planet Fly
Swing your hips around with Planet Fly's unhurried, nostalgic funk, featuring the self-assured vocals of KJ Jones at this wild Halloween party with costumes and spooky drink specials.
(Downtown, free)

Steady Halloween Night
Get down to DJs One, Rocryte, and Catch24 on All Hallows' Eve. 
(Capitol Hill, free)

The True Loves, Mother of Pearl, Emerald City Soul Club
Eight-piece instrumental soul crew the True Loves, often seen backing singer Grace Love, focus on tight grooves and modern soul motions influenced by the generations of the genre before them. They'll throw some spooky stank on their sound this Halloween for a special soiree, with support from local alternative soul quintet Mother of Pearl and Emerald City Soul Train (Emerald City Soul Club's holiday alter ego group).
(Capitol Hill, $15)

PARTIES

Amber's Annual Halloween Party
Get sexy and/or spooky for a dance and costume party with DJs KunLuv and Precision.
(Belltown, free)

The Barrel Thief Halloween Dance Party
Flaunt your costume, dance, and sip spooky cocktail specials.
(Fremont, free)

Big Marios Halloween
Fill up on slices and discounted booze, then dance to Halloween tunes in your costume and watch horror movies.
(Capitol Hill, free)

Big Trouble in Little Rumba
Watch a slew of Kurt Russell movies while you sip Halloween cocktails at this tiki-themed Halloween bash. 
(Capitol Hill, free)

Chophouse Row Halloween Costume Party
Want to be appreciated for your Halloween costume efforts? Ride the freight elevator from Cafe Pettirosso down to Cloud Studios to dance to an all-vinyl DJ set of '80s, '90s, and early-aughts hits while you sip libations from a haunted bar. Tickets include one free Jell-O shot.
(Capitol Hill, $10)

Collide-O-Scope Halloween After-party
After the hilarious psychedelia of Collide-O-Scope, unwind with the crew and play games and drink. 
(Capitol Hill, free)

Dino's Halloween Dance Party with Amateur Hour
The Jersey-style pizzeria on Capitol Hill promises zombie slushies, pizza, dancing, and "epic recreation" with DJ duo Amateur Hour.
(Capitol Hill, free)

Feed Your Monster (Halloween Party!)
Celebrate the harmlessly deviant parts of yourself (like the part that wants to "shove your hand into a wedding cake and feel the frosting mush between your fingers") by drinking apple cider mimosas and pumpkin beer and playing Halloween carnival games.
(Greenwood, free)

80's Halloween at the Hammer
Following last year's prom party, 9 Lb. Hammer will throw an '80s Halloween bash with decade-appropriate music and Jell-O shots.
(Georgetown, free)

Halloween at the Tug
Take a "candy corn shot" and enjoy a host of Halloween activities (like karaoke and a costume contest).
(West Seattle, free)

Halloween Bash at Chupacabra Alki
The Mexican spot named for the mysterious blood-sucking beast of legend will host a guest Halloween band followed by DJ Fred Edison, along with drink specials and costumes.
(West Seattle, no cover)

Halloween Haunt at Jupiter w/ DJs Mad Maxwell & Mummy Casserole
DJs Mad Maxwell Edison and Mumma Casserole will summon spirits with a night of ghoulish cuts while artist EGO makes paintings. Get even more spooked by watching Halloween clips projected on the walls while you sip five-dollar "jungle juice."
(Belltown, free)

Halloween Karaoke and Contest at the Crescent
Win cash prizes for your karaoke gusto and cool costume. 
(Capitol Hill, free)

Halloween Spooktacular!
For some freaky fun, head to this party for live DJs, drink specials, costume contests, and more, until the wee hours.
(Capitol Hill, free)

Halloween Party with Sylvia O'Stayformore
Beloved local queen Sylvia O'Stayformore will host this Halloween party with a costume contest and scary movie screenings.
(Georgetown, free)

Hattie's Pee-Wee's Playhouse Halloween
Pee-Wee's Playhouse will take over Hattie's Hat for a Halloween evening filled with food and drinks and karaoke with DJ Sidlicious.
(Ballard, free)

Kate's Halloween
Spend your Halloween singing karaoke, entering a costume contest, and feasting on special treats.
(Wallingford, free)

Last House On the Left
Here you'll find a place to wear your costume (and win prizes for it), cocktail specials, and tarot readings. 
(Fremont, free)

Neon Boo! Halloween Party
You can dance the spooky night away in your costume to cuts from DJs LEX FX and SUPERLOVER while you guzzle $2 PBRs. 
(Belltown, free)

Rendez-BOO!
Party in the basement to an EDM soundtrack and compete in a costume contest.
(Belltown, $10)

Rick and Morty Halloween Party
Bust out your Rick and Morty-inspired costume for a geeky Halloween night of unabashed fandom and dancing.
(Ballard, free)

A Rockstar Halloween
Get in that buzzy Halloween mood with Milagro Tequila and Jack Daniels drink specials and spooky music video projections, plus a costume contest. 
(Fremont, free)

TNT Halloween/Seamonster 15th Year Party!
At this Halloween party and 15th anniversary party for Seamonster Lounge, you may very well hear a rendition of the Ghostbusters theme song. Wear a costume for extra fun.
(Wallingford, free)

We Don't Need Another Hero - A Villain Party
Dress up as your favorite villain from a movie, a TV show, a book, or real life, and sip Halloween spirits.
(Belltown, free)

PERFORMANCE

Creatures of the Night: A Live Drag Rocky Horror Shadowcast
She, Angel Baby Kill! Kill! Kill!, Mercury Divine, and other drag talents will put their own spin on The Rocky Horror Picture Show—with a shadowcast! Be sure to dress up and take advantage of the photo booth.
(Downtown, $8/$15)

Cucci's Spooky Weed
What could be spookier than spending Halloween stoned with Cucci Binaca? Binaca, a mischievous ringleader in Seattle’s drag scene, is potty-mouthed, perpetually stoned, and the conservative right’s worst nightmare, which makes her a favorite here at The Stranger. In Cucci’s biannual Spooky Weed, she invites drag performers to create numbers that are both spooky and stoned, and it’s a riot (sometimes literally). Get hella high before you go, and be prepared for performers who are more likely to spend their number bleeding onto a canvas than lip-synching to Britney Spears. CHASE BURNS
(Downtown, $9–$13)

Homoween
This Halloween bash will kick of with the MX All-Stars “Nightmare on the Runway” competition show, where 12 contestants will serve their most slasher-y looks. Then, you can dance the night away to funky jams from DJ Pretty Please. 
(Capitol Hill, free)

Tim Burton Drag Tribute: Encore Presentation
Revisit Jack Skellington, the Corpse Bride, and other denizens of the Burtonverse at their most fabulous in this reprise of a successful show, hosted by Old Witch and Londyn Bradshaw. 
(Downtown, $12)

PETS

The Dog & Pony Show
Register your pup for a doggie costume contest (and runway show), and enjoy beer and hot dog specials.
(South Lake Union, free)

Free Visit on Halloween Day
You can hang out with kitties for free on Halloween if you show up in a costume (dressed as a cat yourself, of course).
(University District, free)

Howl at the Moon Mutt Mixer
Dress your dog in a prize-worthy costume (you can wear yours, too) at this annual Halloween puppy party with CityDog Magazine. Dog swag bags and treats for humans will abound.
(Downtown, free)

READINGS & TALKS

Arundel’s Spook-tacular Halloween Party
Clothe yourself in your creepiest garb and show up for scary stories and candy at this beloved indie bookstore. 
(Pioneer Square, free)

Chuck Caruso: The Meaning of Blood and Other Tales of Perversity
Chuck Caruso will read from his new collection of short stories, The Meaning of Blood and Other Tales of Perversity, whose crime thrillers, western noir, and grotesque horror will pair nicely with your Halloween mood.
(University District, free)

SEX

Halloween Treats: Win $100 Worth of Sex Toys!
Celebrate Halloween by enjoying 10 percent off all inventory while you sip bubbly and snack on tasty treats and enter to win a prize basket full of toys.
(Capitol Hill, free)