Toronto Halloween Party Guide 2010
Toronto Halloween party options are aplenty in 2010. And why wouldn't they be? Despite the lack of a long weekend, Halloween might just be the best night to party of the year. From the genuinely freaky to fun-filled costumes fests, here's a look at what parties are happening this weekend.
Wake The Dead...a Halloween Party in a Funeral Home (717 Queen Street E.)
What better place to kick off Halloween festivities than in a funeral home. Okay, well a former funeral home. But, just imagine all the ghosts that continue to haunt the place. There'll be lots of music spread over two rooms, and with beer at $3 and mixed drinks at $4, if you indulge enough, all the ghost-talk might not even seem to be a joke. Prizes for best dead celebrity costume, best zombie outfit, and the most ridiculous costume. Tickets $10. October 29th.
Burroughes Haunted Mansion (639 Queen Street W.)
Costumes are mandatory at this one, so don't play too-coo-for-school. Two floors of music courtesy of seven DJs plus a rooftop patio in case your Freddie mask is making you sweat. This is a big one with a 1000 people expected to attend. $30. October 30th.
Night of Dread (Dufferin Grove Park)
The 11th edition of this creepy progression will feature musicians, puppeteers, dancers, stilt walkers, fire-spinners and masks. The dress code is black and white attire (if not formalwear!), and the organizers even have some costumes and puppets available for those in attendance. The parade departs at 6pm sharp. PWYC (suggestion donation of $10). October 30th.
Rue Morgue's Ceremonia Satanica (Revival, 783 College St. W)
If undead Occult rituals sound better than trick-or-treating, this is the place to be. Along with a midnight costume contest, there'll be a flesh hook crucifixion, The Rue Morgue Go-Go Ghouls and creepy music to set the already freaky mood. Gets underway at 9pm. $30. October 30th.
The Garrison's Funhouse Halloween (Dundas St. W.)
The popular indie music venue will feature a haunted ballroom, games/prizes for charity and wacked out projects. DJs Scott Cudmore, Tenemy, and Shit La Merde will handle the music. $5. October 30th.
Smithfits Halloween (Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W.)
A particularly appropriate party for those donning retro-themed costumes, there will be DJs, but it's all about the 80/90s nostalgia here (Smiths, Cure, New Order, etc.). Prizes are also on offer, along with a photo booth so you can capture your costume for posterity. After 11pm on both floors. October 30th.
Repo! The Halloween Show! (Bloor Cinema)
Watching gory flicks is a favourite Halloween past time, but this takes it to the next level. The Shadow Cats will be shadow casting Repo! The Genetic Opera on the stage at the Bloor Cinema, and word is that there might even be a little nudity. Not to forget -- the show kicks of the Rocky Horror Halloween Weekend. Prices vary. October 29th.
Halloween Night Mega Dance Party with DJ Lazarus & Chris Way (Nocturne, 550 Queen St. W.)
If you didn't blow your brains out on Saturday, there'll be ample opportunity to do so on the official night, with cash prizes for the best, scariest and sexiest costumes. Plus the music is all by request, so you're bound to hear at least a few that turn your crank. Doors at 10pm. $5. October 31st.
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