photographer: Jonathan Shoup, dermatologist: TheArtistKelsie.com

Role playing is an essential component of human behavior. Hollywood actors get paid big bucks for a good reason. If babies start as blank slates, trying on personas is how they figure out who the eff to be when they sextuple in size. Some fit like a condom and some don’t—it’s hard to predict which will and witch won’t. Halloween is the one time of year that everyone and their MILF is socially encouraged–pressured even–to experiment with characters. If you’re deprived of dramatic outlets, you can play with your shtick on drunken revelers. If you’re deprived of titillating “sexperiences” in your day-to-day, you can dress down instead of up and get your “sexhibitionist” on.

Below, we’ve compiled some of the Mile High club’s hottest Halloweenish hootenannies.


Portishead @ 1st Bank Center
Dark Debutante Ball @ Chloe
Drop The Lime @ The Gothic
“Making Monsters” Screening @ Denver Film Center
Rockstar Aaron @ RockBar
Whomp Truck @ Sutra

FRIDAY 10/28

Angels & Demons @ 24K Oak Tavern
Bassic Friday w/ Ed Rush & Optical @ Beta
Black Halloween Ball @ The Meadowlark
Devotchka @ The Ogden
Drop Dead Sexy Halloween @ Chloe
Fantastic Hosts present Forbidden Planet @ Bar Standard
Lipgloss: Zombie Disco w/ American Royalty @ La Rumba
Pretty Little Monsters Ball @ Suite 200
Zombie Apocalypse Party @ Wild Bangkok


Boo & Brew @ Bluebird District
Cold War Kids @ Fox Theatre
De La Soul @ Cervantes
Devotchka: Zombies vs. Vampires @ The Boulder Theater
Dia De Los Muertos w/ Habersham @ 841 Santa Fe
HallowFreak’nWeen @ Denver Merchandise Mart
Haunt & Naughty @ Chloe
Haunted Hotel Block Party @ DTC Hyatt & Marriott
Japanese Medical Punk Party & Surgery Dinner @ Gimme Gimme Pillow Toast
Neon Knights @ The Meadowlark
A Night to Die For: Music & Film RMX’d @ The Living Room
Rockstars feat. Manufactured Superstars @ Beta
A Midnight Summer’s Scream @ 24K Oak Tavern
Mimosa @ The Fillmore
Reno Divorce @ The Marquis
Vampire Ball @ Suite 200

SUNDAY 10/30

TurnTable 6 Brunch w/ DJ Ginger Perry @ Table 6
Sinful Sunday Industry Night @ 24K

MONDAY 10/31

Air Dubai & The Epilogues @ The Bluebird
Unknown Mortal Orchestra & Gauntlet Hair @ The Larimer Lounge
Spooky Tings w/ Skrillex & Guests @ 1st Bank Center

George Peele is an alien musician. He is also Music Features Editor for 303’s print edition. Keep your eyes peeled for his October profile of dubstep promoter Nicole Cacciavillano, not to mention November interviews with Robert Plant’s favorite Denver troubadour–Nathaniel Rateliff–and Watercourse/City O’ City big cheese Dan Landes.