Halloween Parties

Music

Thursday, Oct. 27

Breaks & Freaks Freak show for the curious featuring David Starfire and the wild stage tactics of PURE Cirkus. 9 p.m. Club Contour, 807 First Ave., 206-447-7704. $5.

Friday, Oct. 28

The Monsters Ball Drop by for a horrifying night. 8 p.m. Des Amis (The Cellar), 1013 E. Pike St., 206-322-0703. $5–$7.

Saturday, Oct. 29

Art Without Limits The organization will bid a frightful farewell to the all-ages Brick:House. Space Creatures From the Year 3000, the Sacred Truths, Mondo Trasho, the Clap, and the Oblong Potato will play to pay tribute. This will be the last show at the Brick:House. 5 p.m. Brick:House, Golden Gardens, 8498 Seaview Ave. N.W., 206-684-4031. $3 with costume, $5 without.

Fallen Angels Special appearances include sexy winged angels and beats provided by Bryce, Simon Houser, Wendall, and Sean Majors. Their flat-screen will display spooky images by Scobot. See Sound Lounge, 115 Blanchard St., 206-374-3733, www.seesoundlounge.com. $10–$20. Sat., Oct. 29.

Freaknight 9: Resurrection Halloween festival featuring intelligent beats by Gabriel & Dresden, Liquid Todd, and the Chrystal Method.8 p.m. Qwest Field Events Center, 1000 Occidental Ave., 206-381-7555. $30–$40.

Heaven & Hell Halloween Ball Hosted by "Donald Trump," this event promises Halloween get-ups in a motion-picture sound-stage facility. Cash prizes for best male and female costumes and best naked male and female (just body paint counts). 8 p.m. Jonas Jensen Fremont Studios, 155 N. 35th St., 206-632-8499, www.jonasjensen.com. $25.

Night of the Gamblin' Goblins Dance to the frightening Nite Crew band or gamble. 8 p.m. The Silver Dollar Casino, 17917 Bothell-Everett Hwy., Mill Creek, 425-481-9227, www.hauntednight.com. $7–$10.

Space City Mixer NWsource's mixer "Would You, Could You . . . in the Dark?" is back for its fourth Halloween. This year, the theme is cartoon villains, and a monster costume contest offers $4,000 in prizes. Highlights will also include cover band "Cool Ade!" as well as DJ Jeromy Nail from Uniting Souls. Doors 8 p.m. Showbox, 1426 First Ave., 206-628-3151, www.showboxonline.com. $25.

Holla-Ween A night of danceable beats ranging from hip-hop to bass and drum to dancehall. Special guests include SunTzu Sound and Kid Hops. 9 p.m. The Baltic Room, 1207 Pine St., 206-625-4444, www.thebalticroom.com. $5 with costume, $10 without.

Sunday, Oct. 30

Real Vampires Halloween Ball Mon Frere play from their Real Vampires E.P. The Catch, Holy Ghost Revival, Siberian, and Cat Bees perform with them. 6 p.m. El Corazon, 109 Eastlake Ave. E., 206-381-3094, www.elcorazonseattle.com. $8.

Contour Halloween Masquerade Broken grooves by DJ Rob Cravens and house beats by L.A.'s MEA will permeate the club, and $1,000 will be awarded for the best costume at midnight. 8 p.m. Contour, 807 First Ave., 206-447-7704, www.clubcontour.com. $10–$15.

Tommy Lee His Halloween party comes to Seattle. DJ Chronus opens. 9 p.m. Club Medusa, 2218 Western Ave., 206-448-8887, www.clubmedusa.us. $18.

Monday, Oct. 31

Vendetta Red Dress up as a dead rock star. Openers are Schoolyard Heroes and the Lashes. 7 p.m. Showbox, 1426 First Ave., 206-628-3151, www.showboxonline.com. $10.

Day of the Dead Ball Gather for surprise bands and special guest DJs, as well as grand prizes to Las Vegas for best original costume. 8 p.m. Bad Ju Ju Lounge at Neumo's, 925 E. Pike St., 206-709-9467, www.neumos.com. Free.

Scary Monsters: A David Bowie Cover Night With the Pale Pacific, Voyager One, Mercir, Pleasurecraft, and DJ Mamma Casserole. Proceeds benefit Katrina relief. 8 p.m. Chop Suey 1325 E. Madison St., 206-324-8000, www.chopsuey.com. $5.

Hattie's Halloween Masquerade Beer specials and dancing, featuring Honest DJ Abe. 9 p.m. Aunt Hattie's Room at Hattie's Hat Restaurant, 5231 Ballard Ave., 206-784-0175, www.hattieshat.com. Free.

Erotic Ball Dress the theme as KISS 106.1 presents music by locals Victor Meneguaux, DJ Tamm, Marcus D, and Keola. Costume contest at midnight. 9:30 p.m. The Last Supper Club, 124 S. Washington St., 206-748-9975, www.lastsupperclub.com. $8.

Performances/Festivals

International Ballet Theatre Kirov-trained dancer and choreographer Vera Altunina directs a classical interpretation of Bram Stoker's Dracula. Various times Fri., Oct. 28–Mon., Oct. 31. Meydenbauer Theater, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue, 425-284-0444. $15–$35.

Bump 2005 This GayCity benefit features Seattle Men's Choir and Seattle Women's Choir, along with Los Angeles DJ Kimberly S. 9 p.m. Sat., Oct. 29. Liquid Lounge and Sky Church in Experience Music Project, 325 Fifth Ave. N., 206-770-2702. $40–$50.

El Dia de Muertos For a day of cultural remembrance that involves marigolds, sugar skulls, and skeletons, come to one of Seattle Center's world cultural events. The festival will also highlight Latin artists such as Mexico City painter Andres Resendiz and new artists such as Michelle Winstead. Starts at noon Sat., Oct. 29. Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., 206-684-7200, www.seattlecenter.com. Free.

Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra SYSO's David Upham conducts the classical and junior orchestra as they perform Gounod, Grieg, and Holst and conclude with Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances, Opus 45. 3 p.m. Sun., Oct. 30. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., 206-362-2300, www.syso.org. $8–$35.

Spooky Stuff

Seditious Witches' & Sorcerers' Soiree Seattle Radical Women's masquerade will have "Beelzebub's Bodacious Buffet," a no-host bar, dancing, and tarot card readings. For more provocative entertainment, be sure to catch The Greedy Ghoul Who Privatized Halloween, their political satire. 7:30 p.m. Sat. Oct. 29. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., 206-722-6057, www.socialism.com. Suggested donation $5–$15.

Oracle Gatherings Celebrate "All Hallow's Eve" with music, tarot cards, costume, and visual art culminating in a midnight "Ritual Prayerformance." Featured appearances include world music by Cheb I Sabbah and puppets/"tomfoolery" by Funginears. 8 p.m. Sat., Oct. 29. South Lake Union Building, 860 Terry Ave. N., 206-686-4622, www.oraclegatherings.com. $20–$30.

Sheila Lyon Dress up in movie-themed costumes (or not) for pre-party drinks (namely, the Bloodsucker Martini) and divination by psychic Sheila Lyon. Free palm reading and numerology. 5 p.m. Mon., Oct. 31. Sazerac, 1101 Fourth Ave., 206-624-7755.

Animalia

Where the Wild Things Are Adults and kids alike can marvel at mystical night creatures like owls and bats on a short forest tour. 6 p.m. Fri., Oct. 28. Carkeek Park Learning Center, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Rd., 206-684-0877. $3.

Dead Lake Beasts and Skeleton Hunt Figure out how to identify dead creatures to preface your Halloween fright. These dead things are the real thing. 10 a.m. Sat., Oct. 29. Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., 206-684-4396. $5.

Dog-O-Ween If your conscience allows, dress up your pup for Halloween and try to win some prizes for it. The annual celebration, presented by the Citizens for Off-Leash Areas (COLA) brigade, will include silent actions, prizes, and games. All proceeds benefit off-leash advocacy. 11 a.m. Sat., Oct. 29. Genesee Park (off-leash area), 4216 S. Genesee St., 206-264-5572, www.coladog.org. Donations encouraged.

Karaoke

Once-a-Year Sing-Along Prizes are awarded the best and worst performances. Costumes are encouraged. 9 p.m. Sat., Oct. 29. Paragon Restaurant & Bar. 2125 Queen Anne Ave. N., 206-283-4548, www.paragonseattle.com. Free.

Naked Karaoke No costumes required! 8 p.m. Sun., Oct. 30. Funhouse. 206 Fifth Ave. N., 206-374-8400, www.thefunhouseseattle.com. Free.

 
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