What’s scarier than not having any plans for the weekend? Here’s your list of Halloween bashes, costume contests, and family-friendly festivities going on from Oct. 27 through Halloween night itself.
For an $8 cover charge spies can participate in a Halloween bash at the SafeHouse Milwaukee. The event will feature a DJ and drink specials as well as three $100 cash prizes for the “scariest,” “most creative” and “best all-around” costumes.
Where: 779 N. Front St.
When: Oct. 28, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Local musical group Kiings will perform at the Iron Horse Hotel to accompany drink specials, a costume contest and pumpkin bowling. A pig roast will also be available for $15 per person.
Where: 500 W. Florida St.
When: Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m.-midnight
A $10 ticket will unlock three different floors, each with a different theme and DJ. $1,500 in cash and prizes will go to the best costumes of the night.
Where: 1023 N. Old World Third St.
When: Oct. 28, 9 p.m.
With a different DJ each night and $1,000 in cash prizes for best costumes, Lucid Light Lounge presents its Weekend Freak Show, including lasers, costumes and dancers.
Where: 729 N. Milwaukee St.
When: Oct. 27-28, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Fourteen bars across Brady will host a costume contest and have beer specials. Each bar will choose a representative with the best costume and final judging will take place at Regano’s Roman Coin at midnight.
Where: Various Brady St. bars
When: Oct. 28, 9:30 p.m.-midnight
For $10.50 see the longest-running midnight movie of all time alongside a live shadow cast. Let Sensual Daydreams performing troupe transport you to Transylvania and do the Time Warp once again.
Where: 2230 N. Farwell Ave.
When: Oct. 28, 11:59 p.m.-2 a.m.
First, second and third prize winners of the costume contest win prizes in the form of cash or a $50 bar tab on Friday. Saturday night’s eight annual Monster Mash will feature live music from De La Buena, RAS Movment, Chalice in the Palace. $10 cover charge both nights.
Where: 533 E. Center St.
When: Oct. 27-Oct 28, 9 p.m.
This event includes a three-hour tour of the city’s most acclaimed haunted locations on and off bus and active ghost sightings. Tickets are $37.50 and cover two drinks along with the tour and ghost stories.
Where: 2900 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
When: Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 28, 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.; Oct. 29, 7 p.m.
This boutique wine is set free from its cellars every Halloween. Come enjoy this combination of dense & spicy Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Sirah, Syrah, Charbono and Grenache.
Where: 425 E. Mason St.
When: Oct. 31, 5-8 p.m.
For a night of indoor festivities, the Tropical dome will be decked out in Halloween decorations and bustling with a Halloween carnival, crafts, trick-or-treating and a haunted dome tour. Meanwhile the Desert dome will serve as a vibrant display of colorful decorations and orange marigolds to celebrate the rich tradition of Dia de Los Muertos. Admission is $8 per person, but children under two get in free.
Where: 524 S. Layton Blvd.
When: Oct. 27, 6-9 p.m.
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will perform Danny Elfman’s whimsical score while “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is projected on the big screen.
Where: 116 W. Wisconsin Ave.
When: Oct. 28, 8 p.m. and Oct. 29, 2 p.m.
Enjoy Halloween treats and activities throughout the museum with or without a costume. This event is free with regular admission.
Where: 929 E. Wisconsin Ave.
When: Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Milwaukee Bucks, who recently paired up with BuyCostumes.com to deliver 225 Halloween costumes to Milwaukee area youths, take on the Oklahoma City Thunder at home this Halloween.
Where: 1001 N. Fourth St.
When: Oct. 31, 7 p.m.
Shorewood celebrates the history of the “fastest passenger train in the world,” the Twin Cities 400, with this public art installation. Visitors can listen to ghost stories and a Ghost Train program at the Oak Leaf Trail Bridge. A costume contest for kids will take place and refreshments will be available while they last.
Where: 1305 E. Capitol Dr.
When: Oct. 31, 6:30 -8:30 p.m. with special Ghost train runs at 8 and 8:15 p.m.