Halloween has long been one of the queer High Holy days. If you’re looking for a Halloween party that will feature more than drunk bros and woo girls in culturally appropriated, bargain store costumes, then we’ve got a few fabulous recommendations for you.

Ian Bell’s Brown Derby Series: Poltergeist

Tonight through Sunday Oct 25 / 8pm
Rebar / $20

According to them, “it’s been 12 years since the Brown Derby famously ventured into the spirit realm via the portal created by the 1982 Spielberg screenplay, “POLTERGEIST”!” You’ve never really experienced a movie until it’s been given the Brown Derby treatment. Think a hilarious, live mash-up of Drunken History and Mystery Science Theater 3000. But funnier.


Hella Much: The Hella-Ween Episode

Wednesday, Oct 28 / 10PM
The Rendezvous Seattle

Seattle’s QTPOC-centered comedy show, Hella Much, hits up the Jewelbox Theater for a Halloween show featuring Rachel Walls, Laura Mitchell, Ravella Riffenburg, and The MonStarz of Comedy. There’ll be a costume contest, and the show caps off with a dance party. If you like your comedy to be homophobia, racism, sexism, transphobia, and ableism free, check this out because Hella Much are funny and amazing.




October 29 – October 31
Northwest Film Forum
$20 Advance / $22 at the Door

This All Hallows’ Eve, Satori is teaming up with the Northwest Film Forum to bring you SPOOKHAUS 3: A Night of Fear, Mayhem, and Debauchery. It features everything from clowns and child stars to killer karaoke and the impossible standards of your parents. Go get tipsy, get scared, and then “party like death is inevitable.”


Día de los Muertos Celebration

October 30, 2015 / 7PM – 9PM
Seattle Art Museum
Free and open to the public, RSVP requested.

Celebrate Día de los Muertos at SAM by checking out this year’s unique tapete (sand painting) installation inspired by Oaxaca’s beautiful traditions. Enjoy music, dancing, and get creative with hands-on art activities and workshops connecting art, culture, and tradition.


Kiss Off Halloween Coven

Saturday, October 31 / 9PM – 4AM
Free 9-10PM (with facebook rsvp) / $7 after 10PM / $10 afer 12AM / $2 off with costume

7pm: HalloKween 
9:30pm: Kiss Off Coven
2:30am: Goblin Ball Queer Afterhours

Kiss Off is a Queer Woman’s event for all LGBTQ and allies. This is a safe space to come together and join our powers and spirit in dance and celebration free from judgement and oppression. Kiss Off asks that you please refrain from wearing culturally appropriative or racist costumes to their event. You will be denied entry. No exceptions.

Double Dickslap Halloween

Saturday, October 31 / 9PM
Seattle Eagle

Like a Blue Moon, Nark Magazine’s staple event Dickslap makes a rare second appearance this month in honor of Halloween. It’s a 90’s horror / pop culture mashup, featuring a DJ set from none other than Welsh hottie Bright Light Bright Light. Get there early if you’re going. There’s sure to be a line around the block for this one.