Halloween party guide 2017: Monster mash with these events

CINCINNATI -- It's time to wake the dead this Halloween.

Enjoy bone-rattling fun with Halloween Haunt at Kings Island. And don't forget about all of the bar crawls and plenty of costume parties throughout Greater Cincinnati.

Possibly win some cash, dance the night away and enjoy cocktails, food, music and treats at these events:

Boozy Pumpkin Carving Party: 7-10 p.m. Oct. 26. POP Bar, 3923 Eastern Ave., Columbia Tusculum. Carve complimentary pumpkins while drinking $4 pumpkin beers on draft. One lucky winner will receive a prize for the coolest pumpkin designed. For more information visit the Facebook event page. 

Dusk to Darkness: 7 p.m. Oct. 27-28. Darkness Brewing Co., 224 Fairfield Ave, Bellevue. For two nights Darkness Brewing will host a haunted maze and Halloween party. The party will include beer, a comedy show, art, horror movie trivia, monster karaoke, a costume party and henna tattoos. For more information visit the Facebook event page.

Halloween Costume Party 2017: 5-10:30 p.m. Oct. 27. Fries Cafe, 3247 Jefferson Ave., Corryville. Free. Cash prices for best costumes and drink discounts. For more information visit the event Facebook page. 

Halloween at Howl at the Moon: 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Oct. 27. Howl at the Moon & Splitsville Lanes, 145 E. Second St., Downtown. Free. Drink discounts and $500 cash reward for best costumes. For more information visit the event Facebook page. 

Woodburn Halloween: 6-9 p.m. Oct. 27. Woodburn Avenue, East Walnut Hills. Free. Come dressed in costumes for this special edition of Walk on Woodburn. Area stores, bars and restaurants will offer treats, special promotions and prizes for the most creative Halloween attire. For more information visit the event Facebook page. 

A Night of Revelry: 7-10 p.m. Oct. 27. Revel OTR, 111 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine. $15 advance; $20 at the door. The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati TRULeaders young professional group is hosting its annual Halloween party at Revel. There will be a costume contest, prizes, drink specials and free Dewey's Pizza while supplies last. All proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Run Like Hell: Race starts at 7 p.m. Oct. 27. Xavier University, corner of Dana and Woodburn Ave., Evanston. $40 until Oct. 26; $45 day-of. $15 party-only tickets. This Halloween-themed 5K run and walk includes a trip through a cemetery, followed by an after-party. Everyone is encouraged to come dressed for fun. Proceeds from this fundraising event go to the The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. fightcf.cff.org

Rocky Horror Picture Show: 8-11 p.m. Oct. 27. Video Archive, 965 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills. Free. Ages 21 and up. Ready to time warp? Come to a special screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” with the Denton Affair. For more information visit the event Facebook page.  

Fourth Annual Oakley Masquerade: 8 p.m.-midnight Oct. 27. 20th Century Theater, 3021 Madison Road, Oakley. $50 general admission; $75 VIP; $400 table. Ages 21 and up. General admission includes access to a haunted nightclub, bar service, a silent auction, costume contest and photo booth. VIP and table packages include special bar and access to balcony view. Proceeds will help combat homelessness in Cincinnati. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Rhinegeist Halloween Party 2017: 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Oct. 27. Rhinegeist Brewery, 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free. There will be beers, food, music from DJs Matt Joy and Will Ross and a rowdy catwalk costume contest. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Edgar Allan Poe Tribute Party: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Oct. 27. The Righteous Room, 641 Walnut St., Downtown. 21 and up. The Righteous Room is going old school, very old school with its Halloween party. The party will honor American Gothic horror writer Edgar Allan Poe with $2 drink discounts. Raven-black attire is recommended and bonus points awarded for Poe impersonators. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Secret Garden Halloween Party: 9 p.m-1 a.m. Oct. 28. 21c Cincinnati, 609 Walnut St., Downtown. $10 suggested donation. Enjoy an exclusive viewing of artwork, drinks from Metropole and dancing. www.21cmuseumhotels.com

2017 Hocus Pocus Halloween: 3 p.m.-midnight Oct. 28. Downtown Middletown, Main Street. $32.49 for dance; outdoor festival is free. Dance is ages 21 and up. Downtown Middletown Inc. will host an outdoor festival for kids and an indoor bash for adults at the Windamere Event Center, located at 2 S. Main St. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Yuletide Nightmare at The Video Archive: 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Oct. 28. The Video Archive, 965 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills. The Video Archive will transform into a twisted holiday pop-up bar that blends Christmas and Halloween. The pop-up kicks off the Saturday before Halloween with a special event and continues throughout the holiday season. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Crawl of Screams Cincinnati: 6 p.m.-midnight Oct. 28. Scene Ultra Lounge, 637 Walnut St., Downtown. $10. Ages 21 and up. Start the crawl at Scene Ultra Lounge and then make your way to Shooks, the Drinkery, Jefferson Social and Tin Roof. Price includes treats and a beer cup. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

2017 Halloween Gala: 6-11:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Cincinnati Masonic Center, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown. $50. Featuring complimentary signature drink, live music by Cincinnati Civic Orchestra and the Bluewater Kings Band, and hors d’oeuvres by students from the Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State. Proceeds will benefit Children’s Dyslexia Centers of Cincinnati. www.halloweengala.org

Day of the Dead Halloween Party: 7 p.m.-midnight Oct. 28. Marty's Hops & Vines, 6110 Hamilton Ave., College Hill. Come in costume and get $3 drafts, half price wine pours, $3 off premium wines and $2 off cocktails. There will be a costume contest at 10 p.m. Live music with Jason Erikson begins at 9 p.m. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Boos & Brews Halloween Bash: 8 p.m. Oct. 28. Christian Moerlein Brewing Co., 1621 Moore St., Over-the-Rhine. $5. This costume party will benefit the Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce. There will be awards for costumes, dancing and, of course, drinks. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Cincinnati Haunted Booze Cruise: 8 p.m.-midnight Oct. 28. BB Riverboats, 101 Riverboat Row, Newport. $50. Enjoy food, drinks and music while cruising the Ohio River aboard a haunted ship. hauntedentertainment.ticketspice.com

Spirits & Spirits Halloween Costume Ball: 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Oct. 28. Grand Central Delicatessen, 6085 Montgomery Road, Pleasant Ridge. Free. DJ Matty P will spin vinyl. There will be drinks and a costume contest with prizes at the deli's first Halloween bash. For more information visit the event Facebook page. 

Black Masquerade: Halloween at Hotel Covington: 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Oct. 28. Hotel Covington, 638 Madison Ave., Covington. Free. Enjoy the Halloween dance party with DJ Druski, a costume contest, special mulled cider and other cocktails in downtown Covington. hotelcovington.com

Halloween Costume Party 2017: 9 p.m. Oct. 28. Energy Night Club, 700 W. Pete Rose Way, Downtown. $5-$15. Ages 18 and up. Dance, drink and come dressed for the chance to win $1,071 in cash and prizes for the top costumes. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Ciroc'O'Ween Costume Party: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Oct. 28. OTR Live, 209 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine. 21 and up. No cover. Enjoy $5 Ciroc while celebrity judges decide the best male, female and couple costumes during OTR Live's annual Halloween bash. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

The Day the Music Died Halloween Party: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Oct. 28. Igby's, 122 E. Sixth St., Downtown. Sip specialty-themed cocktails and come dressed as your favorite musician as Igby's pays tribute to late musical legends. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Hip-Hop Halloween w/ Talib Kweli: 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Oct. 28. Revel OTR, 111 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine. $35 in advance; $45 at the door. Ages 21 and up. Come dressed in your favorite '80s or '90s hip-hop clothing and dance to music by DJ Pillo, followed by live performances by Speed Walton + Off Key with Talib Kweli. For more information visit the event Facebook page.  

Halloween Open Bar: Escape The Righteous Room: 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Oct. 28. The Righteous Room, 641 Walnut St., Downtown. $65. Ages 21 and up. Enjoy the open bar all night, dance and come dressed in your best Halloween costume for a chance to win prizes. Costumes are mandatory. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Rocky Horror Picture Punk Show: 8 p.m.-midnight Oct. 30. Urban Artifact, 1660 Blue Rock St., Northside. Free. All ages. The Dent Affair is taking its show to Urban Artifact after visiting the Video Archive. Prepare to dance, sing along and have fun on “Devil’s Night.” For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Listermann Halloween Costume Party: 6-9 p.m. Oct. 31. Listermann Brewing Co., 1621 Dana Ave., Evanston. Celebrate Halloween with a costume contest, caramel apple bar, and a candy and beer pairing. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Halloween Freak Show: 7-11 p.m. Oct. 31. Smoke Justis, 302 Court St., Covington. Circus Mojo, Bircus Brewing and Queen City Trivia promise a freakishly good time Halloween night at Smoke Justis. Bircus beer will be on tap, $5 cocktails will be served, trivia questions asked and performances by Circus Mojo. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Halloween at Urban Artifact: 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Oct. 31. Urban Artifact, 1660 Blue Rock St., Northside. Free. All ages. Come dressed to win gift cards and enjoy live music on Halloween night. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

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