Halloween is always a big deal in St. Louis, where there will be no shortage of events for those dressed as ghouls, freaks and Honey Boo Boo to party hard. Most of the fun is taking place this weekend, though some events are Wednesday night, as well.
Here’s a rundown of some of the happenings.
• A Tortured Soul Halloween with Tortured Soul, the Mo E Allstars, DJ Alexis & the House Kings, Mister Mac, DJ Uptown, Nappy DJ Needles, 18 & Counting, Crate2Crate, Trevor Matthews, a laser light show, gory photobooth, haunted Fox Hole and costume contest with $250 prize, 9 p.m. Friday, Atomic Cowboy (4140 Manchester Avenue), $10, presented by Atomic Cowboy and Leisure Studies, atomiccowboystl.com.
• Basscrooks Monster Mash-Up with DJ Cupcake and 3-D video projection mapping by LJ, 9 p.m. Friday, Shiver Vodka Bar (1130 Washington Avenue), 314-241-3900.
• Third Annual Go to Hell Halloween Costume Party with Murphy Lee, 8:30 p.m. Friday, the Coliseum Music Lounge (2619 Washington Boulevard), presented by Star Music Entertainment and Be Sharp Images, 314-531-2920.
• A Nightmare on Locust Street Third Annual Halloween Event with a costume contest and live DJ, 8 p.m. Friday, Lumen (2201 Locust Street), $60 includes inclusive premium open bar, rnbstl.com.
• Drunken Punk’n 5 with Shea Marie, Dino, Brandon B., 9 p.m. Friday, Bad Dog Bar & Grill (3960 Chouteau Avenue), $10 or $5 with a canned food donation for Food Outreach, no entry without a costume, 314-652-0011.
• Halloween Thriller with George Acosta, SlantE, Matt Hurley, a $500 costume contest and a balloon drop, Europe nightclub (710 North 15th Street), 9 p.m. Saturday, $10 and up, brownandwhiteproductions.com.
• Night of the Scarecrow, 7 p.m. Saturday, Koken Art Factory (2500 Ohio Avenue), $5, kokenartfactory.com.
• Eighth Annual Halloween Hootenanny with Whiskey War Mountain Rebellion, Hellblinki, Strawfoot and special appearances by Lola Van Ella and Sammy the Tramp of Beggar’s Carnivale, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue), $10-$13, offbroadwaystl.com.
• Nightmares of the Night with Dana Dane (part of the Icons of Hip-Hop Concert Series), breakdance contest and old-school costume contest, 9 p.m. Saturday, Coliseum Music Lounge (2619 Washington Boulevard), presented by Rockhouse Entertainment, Five Starr Productions and Hella Fly, iconsofhiphop.net.
• Sexy/Spooky Costume Party with $250 prize, Just John (4112 Manchester Avenue), 10 p.m. Saturday, justjohnclub.com.
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