The 1st Annual Hellbent Halloween Party is located inside a 10,000 square foot warehouse on the fifth floor of building one at the Russell Industrial Center. Music by electro skele-shakers Haf/Life, indie angst rocker Troy Gregory and DJ D. Deadly. HellBent includes performances by the Detroit Circus, and puppeteers the Gepetto Files will bust out their manic marionettes. Snake charmer Shetan Noir, stilt walker “The Doctor,” a fortuneteller and Hells Belles Girlie Revue’s Miss Laurel Pleasures will also be on hand. Ticket prices include two free drinks and Nikki’s pizza at midnight.
9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, Russell Industrial Center, 1600 Clay, Detroit, $20.
Haunted Sanctuary 4
Food will be provided by Mexican restaurant Pancho Villas of Sterling Heights, and a $1,000 prize will be giving for the best costume of the night at Haunted Sanctuary 4. DJs include Mike Scroggs, Simon Matty and Maz.
9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, Club 22, 46793 Hayes Rd., Shelby Twp. 586.247.2223. $20.
The first of two Halloween bashes at Clutch Cargo’s takes place Saturday with Channel 95.5 broadcasting live on the radio. There will be $2 cocktails, shots and beer until 11 p.m. at Witches Ball.
9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23rd, Clutch Cargo's, 65 E. Huron, Pontiac, 248.333.2362. $10. 18+.
The Haunted Kingdom
This larger-than-life Halloween party takes over more than 65,000 square feet of space at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi. There will be fortune tellers, DJs (Mike Anthony, Prevu, Pri Yon Joni and Chris Anthony) and professional dancers at the Haunted Kingdom.
10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, Rock Financial Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi 248.348.6942. $35 (tickets higher closer to the event).
Non-profit organization Chaldean Outreach and Community Hope out of West Bloomfield will be the beneficiary for this prom-themed Halloween event. Prizes will be awarded for best costume at the Corner Bar's Halloween Prom, and there will be a Prom King and Queen dance-off.
9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, the Corner Bar, 100 Townsend, Birmingham, 248.594.6272. $25.
There will be five days of Halloween fun at each of Dooley’s three locations. On Oct. 27, there will be a Scavenger Hunt, Oct. 28 is the Anything but Clothes Costume party, Oct. 29 is the Playboy Bunny party, the Devil’s Night party is Oct. 30 and a Halloween Costume party will be held on Oct. 31. A $250 prize will be awarded for the best costume each night. Each event starts at 9 p.m.
There will be prizes for the best and sexiest costumes as well as sounds by DJs Maz and Dano at Tin Fish.
8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, Tin Fish, 27862 Novi Rd., 248.344.8166. Free.
For the fourth year in a row, Veuve Clicquot Champagne will host Yelloween at Mon Jin Lau. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume, and there will be sounds by DJs Tom T, Matt Aubrey, Captn20 and Mike Anthony with Tone on percussions.
Mon Jin Lau will only be taking 7 p.m. dinner reservations for the evening.
7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, Mon Jin Lau, 1515 E. Maple, Troy, 248.689.2332.
The Hidden Agenda band will perform at the Halloween Bash at Uptown Grille Thursday. There will be contests for the scariest, sexiest and most creative costumes, $2 wells and domestics all night and DJ Mike Scroggs.
Thursday, Oct. 28, Uptown Grille, 3100 E. West Maple, Commerce Twp., 248.960.3344. Free.
Horror film “Hostel III” will host its Halloween party at the Bosco Friday. Filmed in Detroit, members of the cast and crew of the grisly film, including lead actor Nikola Shkreli, are expected to make appearances at the free event. Casts and crews from other productions around the metro Detroit area are also expected to stop by the Bosco. Music will be provided by DJ Tom T. Costumes are encouraged.
8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, the Bosco, 22930 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, 248.541.8818. Free.
Halloween in Detroit
Think you’ve got what it takes to host an internet television show? Your chance to prove it happens Friday at the Russell Industrial Center inside the Motor City Movie House where DetroitDungeon.com will host its first Halloween celebration complete with a host search contest. Performances for the night include Blockhead, Eprom colony, VJ Strokenfold and Stephanie and the Dirty Virgins.
9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, Russell Industrial Center, 1604 Clay Ave., Detroit, Building #1 Floor #5. $10.
Stay and Play Social Club will host Boo Bash at the Royal Oak Music Theatre featuring the Killer Flamingos. To enter the costume contest, you must arrive before 10 p.m. Prizes will be awarded at 11 p.m. for best group and individual costumes. Cover price include your choice of four Miller or Coors Lite or three Hard Luck Candy cocktails.
7:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. 4th St., Royal Oak, 248.399.2980. $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
Think Pink Masquerade
BlackFinn will donate $1,000 to a breast cancer organization during the Think Pink Masquerade. Three local organizations (Bras for a Cause, Cancer Rockstar and Karmanos) each had a party at BlackFinn this month during which they tried to raise money. The group that raised the most funds will receive the $1,000 donation.
Friday, Oct. 29, BlackFinn, 530 S. Main St., Royal Oak, 248-582-9460.
Halloween Bash with Sista Otis
It will be anything but scary as Sista Otis brings the gospel of rock ‘n’ roll to New Way Bar Friday night. There will be a costume contest and drink specials.
8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, New Way Bar, 23130 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, 248.541.9870. $5.
True Blood | the Annual Vampire Ball
Vampire attire is suggested at True Blood, which is centered on undead bloodsuckers at the Sky Club. Sounds by DJ David B.
9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29th, the Sky Club, 401 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak, 248.543.1964. $10.
Haunted In the House
The second annual Detroit Opera House Halloween fundraiser includes cash prizes for the best overall ($500), couple or group ($250) and scary costume ($250). Entertainment at Haunted in the House will be provided by the Detroit Circus and DJ Tom T. Proceeds will benefit the Michigan Opera Theatre. Ticket price includes one free drink.
9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway, Detroit, 313.237.7464. $40 general, $80 VIP.
Celebrity impersonators, cocktails and dancing are just some of what you can expect at this Hollywood-themed event benefiting the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. A silent auction will be held at HollyWeen at South Bar, and sounds come by way of DJs Roc Boy, Victor Lucaj and Josh Larson.
9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, South Bar, 210 S. Old Woodward, Birmingham, 248.593.8133. $10.
Cauldron of Chaos
The wildly wonderful witches of Chaos Salon and CK Promotions & Event Planning are teaming up with the staff of Your Mother's Food & Spirits to create an evening of devil's decadence for friends and guests alike. Instead of one big costume contest towards the end of the night, prizes will be given out until 1a.m. each hour on the hour to whoever has the best costume. Prizes will range from cash to gift certificates to products. $10 large pizza specials will be available, and everyone will walk away with a Halloween goodie bag.
8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, Your Mother’s, 61 N. Walnut, Mt. Clemens, 586.468.4444.
Rave from the Grave
In case you missed part one of Clutch Cargo’s annual Halloween celebration, you can catch a repeat Saturday at Rave from the Grave as Channel 95.5 broadcasts live on the radio. There will be $2 cocktails, shots and beer until 11 p.m.
9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, Clutch Cargo's, 65 E. Huron, Pontiac, 248.333.2362. $10. 18+.
This year marks the 10-year anniversary of HallowScream, which has been hosted at numerous venues around metro Detroit throughout the years. The celebration takes place Saturday at MBarGo with DJs Chrome and Vince.
9 p.m. Saturday, October 30, MBarGo, Fountain Walk, 44325 12 Mile Rd., Novi, 248.374.3420. $10 presale on neptix.com.
This Devil's Night, Suite 666 at Flat 151, features music by DJ David B. and a midnight sexy Halloween costume contest where the winner will receive a free Spring break trip courtesy of StudentCity.com.
10 p.m. Saturday, October 30th, Flat 151, 151 W. Congress, Detroit, 313.963.1400. $15 presale on neptix.com.
Vito & Vinny Fontana's 80's Rockin Halloween
Kiss cover band War Machine will perform live at the Emerald Theater Saturday, and you’ll have a chance to win $500 each for the sexiest and coolest costumes. DJs Mike Falu and Xclusive.
9 p.m. Sat., Oct. 30, Emerald Theater, 31 N. Walnut, Mt. Clemens, 586.913.1920. $20 presale at neptix.com.
A True Bloody Halloween
Natasha Alam, Playboy Cover Girl and True Blood actress will host a Halloween party at V nightclub in the MGM Grand Detroit. Alam plays an exotic dancer in the popular HBO series. Music at a True Bloody Halloween by DJ Captn 20.
9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, V, 1777 Third, Detroit, 313.465.1777. $10 presale on neptix.com.
Blood 'n Kittens
Blood 'n Kittens is the third annual Halloween dance party hosted by MOCAD's young professionals auxiliary committee, the New Wave, as a fundraiser for the Museum. This year's party features entertainment by Macho City and Disco Secret DJs.
8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, MOCAD, 4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313.832.6622. $10 at the door, $20 without costume.
Paranormal Party Activity
This party is all about the ladies who will get to take part in an open martini bar if they are in VIP and receive a cash prize if they are one of two ladies chosen as having the best costume. The VIP area at Chrome will feature a buffet.
9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, Chrome, 205 W. Congress, Detroit, 313.226.1200. $10. $20 VIP.
Haunted at the Whitney Mansion
Costumes are mandatory at the third annual Haunted at the Mansion event Devil’s Night. This event will be housed at the Whitney, a 115-year-old, 21,000-square-foot former mansion.
10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, the Whitney, 4421 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313.832.5700. $15.
Monster Bash Halloween Party
The musical lineup includes members of the Hentchmen, Woodman and the Deadbeat Beat, the B-52s featuring Silverghost, the Ramones featuring members of Mirrortwin, Punk Rock Girl, Rodriguez featuring members of the Detroit Cobras and the Ginger Ale Revolution featuring members of Conspiracy of Owls, Old Empire and Freddy Fortune.
9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, Park Bar, 2040 Park Ave., Detroit, 313.962.2933. $5 in costume; $6 without.
The costume competition is the main focus of Carnivals. The first place winner will receive $500 and five tickets for the Thanksgiving eve party Funkagenda November 24 at Vain with Funkagenda and Aboudi Issa, second place will receive a bottle of champagne and five tickets to the Thanksgiving eve party and third place will get two free tickets to the Thanksgiving eve party.
8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, Vain, 1500 Woodward, Detroit, 313.638.1460. $5 presale at wantickets.com. 18 +.
There will be three days of DJs, dancing and partying at the Box Sports Bar this Halloween during Hallowicked Weekend. Drink specials include Absolute for $3, $5 Jager Bombs, $2 bottles and $1.50 drafts. DJ Cue will bring back some old school with a mix of hip hop tracks from the ‘80s, and DJ Pannos will provide dance music on Sunday. Saturday’s entertainment has not been determined. People with costumes who get there before 11 p.m. will receive a ticket for a free drink or shot.
8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 29-31), the Box Sports Bar, 41570 Garfield, Clinton Twp., 586.228.0465.
Delux Freak Show Weekend
This two-day Halloween party at Delux features a midnight costume contest and drink specials.
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, (Oct. 29-30), Delux Lounge, 350 Monroe, Detroit, 313.962.4200.
The Blood party
The line up for the second annual Blood party at Token Lounge includes Konniption Fit, Head vs Heart, Shorelines and Group Therapy. There will be a costume contest.
8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, Token Lounge, 28949 Joy, Westland, 734.513.5030. $12. 18+.
Halloween Horror Hop
Celebrate Halloween at Small's with legendary surf-punk band the 3-D Invisibles. There will be a Halloween costume contest at Halloween Horror Hop with a grand prize of free admission to Small's for a year. Casket Bastards and Choking Susan open.
8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, Small's Bar, 10339 Conant St., Hamtramck, 313.873.1117. $6. All ages.
Zombie Dance Party 7
When there's a chill in the air and leaves underfoot zombies rise and dance like crazy according to the organizers of the seventh annual Zombie Dance Party the Magic Stick. Performances by the High Strung, the Pop Project and Robin Goodfellow and Haute to Death DJs.
9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, the Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward Ave., 313.833.9700. $7. 18+.
Partying pays this Saturday at the Crazy Circus party at iLounge. Come up with the most creative and crazy costume you can think of for you chance to win $500.
10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, iLounge, 65 E. Huron, Pontiac, 248.333.2362.
Night of the Living Dead 2
If drink specials, not prizes are your motivation to hit the club on Halloween, then White Star has you covered. Along with beats by DJs Kilos, Mikaveli and Impulse, you’ll get $2 domestics, $3 well drinks and Tequila Cabresto and $5 Cabresto and Pineapple, Long Islands and Tropical Long Islands at Night of the Living Dead 2.
10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, White Star, 9819 Conant St., Hamtramck, 313.874.3032.
Freaks come out at Night
Set to a panoramic riverfront backdrop, this haunted affair at the Roostertail will feature tarot card readers, fortune tellers, tattoo artists and more. “Every time Reignfall Media Group creates an event, we intend for it to be legendary. Freaks come out at Night is no exception,” says promoter Bishop. DJs LaRoc and Fingers will be manning the 1 & 2s, and each partygoer will have a chance to win one of three prizes for best costume a 46” flat-screen TV, a weekend package at Greektown Casino or a trophy.
8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, the Roostertail, 100 Marquette Dr. , Detroit, 313.822.1234. $25. $50 VIP.
Halloween Costume Bash
Liquor Store will have a costume contest with a $200 prize for the best costume at its Halloween Costume Bash.
9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, Liquor Store, 44325 12 Mile, Novi, 248.305.8135.
Naughty or Nice Masquerade Soiree
Winner of the best costume will receive $100 at Naughty or Nice. VIP admission at Ambiance includes all you can eat and drink.
8 p.m. Sat., Oct. 30, Ambiance Ultra Lounge, 211 E. Congress, Detroit. $10. $40 VIP.
Crave’s Halloween costume party, Disturbia, will be held Saturday.
10 p.m. Sat., Oct. 30, Crave Lounge, 22075 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, 313.277.7283. Free with costume.
The third annual Thriller party takes place Saturday at Elysium with cash prizes for the best male and female costumes, a haunted house in the VIP section and sounds by DJ Bee.
10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, Elysium Lounge, 625 Shelby, Detroit, 313.962.2244. Free before 11 p.m. with costumes.
A NightMare on Hamilton Row
The Hamilton Room will be transformed into a Haunted Hell with glow-in-the-dark props, DJs (Donovate Tate and Surab Deb) dressed as devils, an Archangel drummer and more.
9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, the Hamilton Room, 201 Hamilton Row, Birmingham, 248.593.6565. $10 presale on neptix.com.
Cliff Bell's Masquerade
Cliff Bell’s will have a Masquerade party with Ben Sharkey and Quintet. DJ Jenny LaFemme to follow.
7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, Cliff Bell's, 2030 Park Ave., Detroit, 313.961.2543. $15.
Halloween Honey's and Money
The Bullfrog will offer Liquid Honey drink specials all Hallows night in addition to cash and prizes for the best Halloween costume. Ladies in costumes are free until 11 p.m. for Honey's and Money. Music by DJ Main Event.
10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, the Bullfrog, 15414 Telegraph Rd., Redford, 313.533.4477. $10.