From tours of the Georgetown Morgue to burlesque Tim Burton to kid-friendly dance parties, there's something frightening or festive for all tastes.
KUBE 93 Haunted House at Georgetown Morgue
The believed-to-be-haunted Georgetown Morgue opens up its room of body lockers to give visitors the scare of their lives. We suggest bringing a friend to fend off the undead coroners and autopsies-gone-wrong. Thru Nov 3. $18.
Bump in the Night: A Halloween Improv
Improv comedy crew Unexpected Productions has long performed at the (Pike Place) Market Theatre, and has plenty of personal close encouters with market ghosts to share. Laughing keeps the undead at bay. Thru Oct 27. Fri & Sat at 8:30. $15.
Blood Ensemble's Nevermore
Experience Nevermore, an Edgar Allen Poe–inspired theater/haunted house at Capitol Hill's Stumbling Monk. The performance follows the relationship between a starving writer and a mysterious "raven beauty" who gets a little too close for comfort. Be warned: While scary on its own, Nevermore also features a little nudity and loud, experimental music. Thru Oct 27. Thu–Sun at 8; Sat & Sun matinee at 2. $10.
This Is Halloween
The Can Can Castaways return to the Triple Door for their annual burlesque rendition of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas—now with new choreography and live music from Balkan-inspired brass band Orkestar Zirlonium. Dinner and wine from Wild Ginger are also available. Oct 26–28 & 31. Wed, Fri & Sat at 7 & 10; Sun at 7. $20–$35.
BollyGrooves: Bollywood Halloween Bash
Bollywood fans unite at the Crocodile—which will be converted into a mini-haunted house for the evening—to enjoy tunes by DJ Anshul and Bollywood dance lessons. There will be a to-be-announced special guest and plenty of candy to go around. Oct 27 at 9. 21+. $10.
Bootie Seattle's Pre-Halloween Mashquerade
Chop Suey hosts a dress rehearsal for the upcoming spooky holiday. DJs Freddy, King of Pants and A plus D will provide a soundtrack for a dance party; there’s also a $100 prize for the best costume. Oct 19, 9pm–2am. $5–$10. 21+.
Neumos Nights: BUMP!
DJ Honeybucket emcees Gay City’s third annual BUMP! Halloween party at Neumos. The event features music mixed by Q Capitol Hill and DJ Almond Brown, a costume contest with a $1,000 prize (yes, $1,000), and a Rocky Horror Picture Show performance. All proceeds from BUMP! benefit Gay City Health Project and Seattle Men’s and Women’s Choruses membership assistance program fund. Oct 27. 9pm–2am. $30–$75.
Steamcon IV: Victorian Monsters
This year's steampunk convention is, per a release, "a weekend-long Halloween party featuring all the classic monsters of the Victorian era: Frankenstein’s Monster, Dracula, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Spring Heeled Jack, the Invisible Man, Jack the Ripper and many more were born in the foggy streets of Victorian London. With participants dressing as monsters and monster-hunters"—and set to compete in the Saturday afternoon costume competition—this cosplay outing couldn't come at a better time. Oct 26–28, Bellevue Hyatt Regency, $40–$45.
KEXP Halloween Kids Dance Party
A dance party, arts and crafts, and a costume parade to Cupcake Royale—what more could munchkins ask for? KEXP DJs Darek Mazzone and Larry Rose will kick off the afternoon dance party at Tractor Tavern in Ballard; ticket proceeds benefit KEXP. Oct 28. 11am–2pm. $7.
Halloween Fun at the Seattle Aquarium
The aquarium hosts several kooky exhibits including a battle between the octopus and a Mr. Potato Head, salmon dissection, and underwater pumpkin carving. Little ghouls and goblins can also go trick-or-treating at the waterfront businesses. Oct 27 & 28. 10:30am–4pm. Free with aquarium admission $14–$20.
Capitol Hill event organizers took it upon themselves to give the traditional Halloween carnival a facelift. Enjoy an afternoon at Cal Anderson Park with ghost stories, carnival games, a costume parade, fortune tellers, and live music by kindie rockers Recess Monkey and Sgt. Rigsby and his Amazing Silhouettes. Oct 28. Noon–6. Free.
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