Halloween is upon us. Whether this is a celebratory statement or a dreaded one, you can't avoid this date in your calendar. If you're the friend making the plans, let us assist you. We've compiled 10 of the more interesting parties and events this weekend. Elsewhere on the blog we have a guide to haunted houses, a guide to ghost tours and a guide to spooky Dallas. No excuses this year.
Monster's Ball at Crown & Harp
8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Dezi 5, Sudie, Buffalo Black, DJ set from Blue, the Misfit.
Take your friends here if they like bars with dance floors, stiff drinks and they want to dance to the music of Dezi 5. They might not know it yet, but they probably do.
Cedars Union feat. Bummer Vacation, Dome Dwellers, DJ Redsean
Suggested $10 donation
Take your friends here if they like exploring new locations, warehouse parties or free beer. This party is sponsored by Duvel.
Ash Studios Halloween/ All Saints/ Dia de los Muertos
8 p.m.-1 a.m.
Austin ShookNite, Rebel Planet, Max Sanchez
Take your friends here if they like art and BingYOB. There will be murals, lots of artists and music from popular DJs.
Los Bastardos' Rocky Horror Picture Show
midnight Friday and Saturday
Take your friends here if they like throwing toilet paper, yelling "slut" and singing along to "Science Fiction/Double Feature."
Spooky Pooch Festival at Main Street Garden
11 a.m.-6 p.m.
$13, dogs are free
Take that friend who is going to dress up her puppy no matter how miserable the dog looks in that Minion costume.
Ghoulorama at Beauty Bar
Manicure Happy Hour 5-8 p.m.
9 p.m.-2 a.m. No Cover.
Take your friends here if they just want to dance. DJ Blake Ward's weekly dance party continues in costume.
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Halloween Party: In the Shadows
Play at 8 p.m.
Party at 10:30 p.m.
$15; $10 if you show up in costume; or a ticket to the play includes party
Take your friends here if they want to hang out with the theater crowd. Following a performance of Prism Co.'s Persephone, there will be a big party in the warehouse.
#CRISPdallas Halloween Party at That That
11:55 p.m.-4 a.m.
$10 before 2 a.m., $15 after
Take your friends here if they want to stay up ALL night with some of the coolest kids in town.
Ghostland Observatory at Bomb Factory
Take your friends here if Halloween is the one night a year they take ecstasy and dance all night.
NOBUNNY, The Coathangers at Pariah
10 p.m. Saturday
Take your friends here if they like warehouse shows, moshing or hanging out with a broad mixture of fashionistas, musicians, artists and generally cool people.