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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.

Bond, Boos and Booze at the SafeHouse

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.

Wicked in Walker’s Point at the Iron Horse Hotel

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

Something Wicked at the Brass Alley

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.

Weekend Freak Show at Lucid

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.

Brady Street Costume Contest

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

Rocky Horror Picture Show at Landmark’s Oriental Theatre

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.

Retro Dance Party and 8th Annual Monster Mash at Mad Planet

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.

Haunted History Pub Crawl Starting at the Historic White House

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.

Prisoner Release Party at Mason Street Grill

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.


Family-Friendly Frights

Ghosts Under Glass at the Mitchell Park Domes

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.

Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” Live to Film at Riverside Theater

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.

Not-So-Scary Halloween at the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum

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.

Bucks vs. Thunder Halloween Game at the BMO Harris Bradley Center

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.

Night of the Ghost Train at the Corner Bakery in Shorewood

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.

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