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Dallas' 20 Best Halloween Events And Parties, October 25 to 31, 2012

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Tuesday October 30

Tuesday Night Trash at Texas Theatre and Art Con Spooky Bar Art -- TNT is always ready for Halloween. It lives in a state of suspended animation where zombies cast shadows through the windows, kitchen sinks drip with green sludge and if you're really lucky, Erik Estrada patrols the property as a crime fighting priest. Basically, it's perfect. On Devil's Night, it feels even more appropriate with a special screening of the horror discard classic, White Zombie, followed by a trashy trailer montage, stitched together, mouth-to-anus, by Trash's curator, The Evil Dr. Box. Film begins at 9 p.m.ish.

Pop on over earlier (8ish) and join the Bar Art Party. It's a special pre-Halloween edition where you can make downright spooky crafts with those devilish folks of Art Con. Consider this event a twofer.

Wednesday October 31 Dick's Last Resort -- If you've got an amazingly inappropriate costume -- although what that means at Dick's Last Resort is beyond me -- this might be the contest for you. There's a $1,000 prize for first place so dig deep into the more twisted regions of your psyche.

Hunka Hunka Halloween at the Double Wide - Be any Elvis you like, although fat, dead, Spock Elvis is always a crowd pleaser. It's a big ol' bash worthy of a king and there'll be prizes for best costume.

Cedar Springs: The Most Decadent Costume Contest In Town -- You'll want to be in the Gayborhood at 11 o'clock on Halloween proper; that's where you can watch the contest's preliminary rounds at any of the four major bars. The winners will all get scooted over to S4 for the finals, which will be amazing. (It's also the night of a Kathy Griffin album release, so I mean, look out.)

Halloween Screening at ilovecinema's Halloween Party -- Our friends over at I Heart Cinema are throwing a spooky party at the Texas Theatre where they'll screen the daddy mac of all scary movies, Halloween. There's also a DJ from 7pm to 8:30pm and live music from Savage and the Big Beat following the film. There's swag and prizes and a costume contest, so go out and be scary.

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Jamie Laughlin
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