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Halloween '12 Party Guide

Halloween '12

The season has been changing rapidly as the sun sets sooner, the leaves change from summer green to harvest yellow and orange, pumpkins appear on porches, and there is an ominous chill in the air. Now is as good a time as any to get those sinister sensations, creepy curiosities, and dark desires out of your system. Luckily there is a full spread of Halloween events to choose from this week. Follow our lead to one (or more!) of these Samhain celebrations to congregate with fellow revelers. View more Halloween parties and events for goblins of all ages in the Seasonal Event section of the AV Calendar.

Friday, October 26
Culture @ Sample’s Blacklight Costume Party
11pm. Sample (242 Allen St.)

Blacklight reactive art by Tess Pooler, paintings and drawings by Rob Benigno, music by Katastrophic, DJ Soma, Short Circuit, Dave Goldstein of the TrakBenders, and visuals by Nitronic and VJ Deliria.

The Halloween Hell Hop
10pm. Mohawk Place (47 Mohawk St.)

Music by the Irving Klaws and Pink Tiger.

The Spooky Speakeasy
11pm. Allen Street Hardware Cafe (245 Allen St.) $5

Artwork by Brett Mikoll, entertainment and music by Spooky Business and DJ Flo, haunted house, costume contest, drink specials, and more.

Saturday, October 27
Zombie Fest
2-11pm. SPCA of Niagara (2100 Lockport Rd., Niagara Falls).

Zombie dog walk, pet costume contest, costume parade, hayrides, vendors, pet photos, kids maze, bounce house, hot cider, music by Pocket Change at 4:30pm, Tommy Z Band at 6:30pm, and Sky at 8:30pm.

The Stripteasers
Live Between Us
Annual Halloween Bash
Nietzsche’s (248 Allen St.)

Burlesque performances by the Stripteasers.

9th Bazoinker Ball Masquerade Party
Cole’s Third Floor (1104 Elmwood Ave.) $10/$7.

Music by Rhubarb, Smackdab, and the Chillharmonic Orchestra. Costume contest and fall/Oktober fest beer specials.

Halloween Costume Party
8pm. Ukrainian Cultural Center DNIPRO (562 Genesee St.)

Music by DJ Red, beer, Halloween punch, refreshments, and costume prizes.

Halloween Party
9pm. Alternative Brews (3488 Sheridan Dr.)

Costume contest, Farewell Show for Live Between Us, Tragically Hip Tribute Band, prizes and giveaways, pumpkin beers, ciders, and Collingwood Maple Sugar Whiskey.

Halloween Party at The Vault
9pm. The Vault (700 Main St.) $5/$4 with costume.

Music by Aircraft, the Milkman’s Union from Portland, and A Hotel Nourishing.

Vote Zombie Party. Halloween at The Hamlin House III
9pm. Hamlin House (432 Franklin St.) 21+ $20.

The Manhattan Project, DJ Cutler, and Papi Chulo. Full decor, costume contests, horror projections, complimentary food, and free beer all night.

Tuesday, October 30
Duke’s Beggar’s Night Bash
10pm. Duke’s Bohemian Grove Bar (253 Allen St.)

Music by Floodwood, Cabinet, and The Night Owls. Costume contest, cash prize, sponsored by Redbull.

Plan 9 From Outer Space
Zombie Walk
Halloween Eve Special Screening
7pm. The Screening Room (3131 Sheridan Dr.) $5

Ed Wood Double Feature: Plan 9 from Outer Space and Bride of the Monster.

Wednesday, October 31
The Witches Ball and Masquerade. Haute Macabre: From Glam to Ghoul
5pm. Hotel at the Lafayette (391 Washington St.) 21+ $25/$20.

Zombie Walk at 5pm from City Hall to the Hotel. Art by Michael Mararian, Paul Massaro, Mark Madden, John Harris and Max Collins. Wedding ceremony of Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein, steampunk fashion show, supernatural historian Mason Winfield, puppeterror Franklin LaVoie, the Stripteasers, zombie bellydancers, tarot card readers, fortune tellers, paranormal investigator, a Frightworld hearse, a zombie Death Truck, performance of Science of Ca’Dio, music by DJ Cutler, the Ifs, and the Irving Klaws, taco stand by Cantina Loco, and more. Benefits the Buffalo Arts Society.

Halloween Night Special Screening
8pm. The Screening Room (3131 Sheridan Dr.) $5

The Original Night of The Living Dead.

Duke’s Monsters Ball
10pm. Duke’s Bohemian Grove Bar (253 Allen St.)

DJs Loki, Looney Tunes, Swaggle Rock, the Owski, Bearskinrug, and Drop D. Costume contest.

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