Get spooky.

Thu, Oct 30
Kingo (Stephen King Bingo) and The Shining
EMP pulls out all the stops to celebrate October's favorite holiday in style. In addition to the ongoing Can't Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film exhibit, which features a myriad of iconic horror props, the museum hosts a Haunted Happy Hour on Thursday. The highlight of the proceedings is a game of Kingo (Stephen King Bingo) where visitors can win prizes after filling out their cards by identifying clips from King's films like It, Carrie, and Cujo, and more. Stick around after happy hour for a screening of The Shining on the Sky Church screen starting at 8pm. EMP, Kingo free with RSVP; screening $12

Oct 30–Nov 1
Spookhaus 2: The Spookening
Last year fringe theater company the Satori Group presented a truly terrifying haunted house and halloween party called Spookhaus. This year they have expanded it to multiple nights and more horror-filled rooms. It's hard to predict what exactly it'll be like, but just the idea of an experimental theater company putting on a Halloween party is scary enough for us. Inscape Arts, $12

Thur, Oct 30
Black Weirdo Halloween Party
Given the timing, the latest Black Weirdo party—put on by THEESatisfation's Stas Irons and Cat Harris-White—should be one of the wildest yet. The duo will handle one of the night's many DJ sets and Jarv Dee of Kingdom Crums will also perform. It'll be one of the week's best dance parties (and costs roughly one-tenth as much as FreakNight). Chop Suey, $12–$18

Thur, Oct 30
Campfire: Improvised Ghost Stories
Every Thursday in October, the Market Theater will bring you back around the campfire with their sometimes spooky, sometimes hilarious, always improvised ghost stories. Unexpected Production's resident troupe Improv Anonymous weaves together totally made up tales (or are they?) that'll you have you laughing and shivering in turns. Don't bring your marshmallows. There isn't an actual campfire. Market Theater, $10

Fri, Oct 31
Come As You Aren't: Halloween Covers Concert
Bands love to dress up for Halloween just as much as anybody else, and the yearly parade of cover shows always is a blast. Now in its eighth year, the Skylark's Come As You Aren't Halloween bash always offers one of the most stacked of local talent playing the catalogs of other rock stars. This year's lineup includes Star Anna as Joan Jett, Hobosexual as AC/DC, Nitrogen Lion Society as Michael Jackson, and more. The Skylark, $5.

Fri & Sat, Oct 31 & Nov 1
Crawl-O-Ween
Show off your costume around Belltown and Downtown during Crawl-O-Ween, the Halloween-themed bar crawl. A $10 ticket allows you to join in the offiicial bar crawl on Halloween night, and make stops at places like Pike Brewing Company, Paddy Coynes, the Forge Lounge, and more from 5–10pm. The crawl continues again on Saturday for those who don't feel like one of the walking dead the following day. Starts at Kells Irish Restaurant and Pub, $10–$15

Fri & Sat, Oct 31 & Nov 1
FreakNight
The focus is on dancing the night away at this two-day festival at WaMu Theater. The lengthy lineup will be going nonstop throughout the evening, and it includes top EDM artists like Tiesto, DJ Kaskade, and Nervo. There will also be carnival rides, acrobatics performers, strange creatures, and some spooky surprises. WaMu Theater, $117–$300

Fri, Oct 31
Pumpkin Bash
The zoo's trick-or-treat event isn't called Pumpkin Bash for nothing; it's also a chance to see what the animals do when pumpkins are put in their cages (hint: chomping, smashing, digging, and crunching). The indoor nature play area, the Zoomazium, is being transformed into a "Boomazium" with costumed puppet shows, storytelling, games, and face painting. Activities are free with zoo admission. Additionally, during Pumpkin Bash, the Woodland Park Zoo is offering a special discount: One child is admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. Woodland Park Zoo, $13

Fri, Oct 31
Redhook's Haunted Brewery Bash
Get your fill of Redhook's Out of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter while partying at the Woodinville brewery this All Hallows' Eve. The evening includes plenty of beer, pub food, a costume contest for prizes, and a photo booth to document your mastery of the Halloween costume. Redhook Brewery, $10

Fri, Oct 31
Shredder Orpheus
Armed only with a futuristic guitar and a skateboard from Hell Orpheus is the only hope for the free world. The skate rock adventure and '90s cult classic film Shredder Orpheus was made right here in Seattle. It's so bad that it's good. And the music so good that Light in the Attic Records is releasing the soundtrack on its 25th anniversary. On the Boards, $20

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