This week Denver has completely Halloween-ified. Although Halloween doesn’t even arrive until next week, the city will be costume parties and ghost stories galore for the next seven days. Read below to see what events we recommend checking out for the week. And if you’re already over this holiday, don’t worry we’ve slipped in a few non-Halloween happenings too.

Monday, October 24

Haunted Denver

Photo courtesy of History Colorado on Facebook

Photo courtesy of History Colorado on Facebook

When: October 24, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

Where: History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver

Cost: $4 members, $5 nonmembers

The Lowdown: In the spirit of the upcoming holiday, History Colorado invites you to explore some of Denver’s own haunted history under the guidance of Denver historian and “reluctant ghost hunter” Kevin Pharris. Pharris is the author of The Haunted Heart of Denver and Historic Haunts Around Denver.  You’ll have chills that have nothing to do with the weather. 

Thursday, October 27

Rock the Presidents

Photo courtesy of Parker Arts on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Parker Arts on Facebook

When: October 27, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Parker Arts, Culture & Events Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave, Parker

Cost: $12

The Lowdown: In the midst of election season brush up on your American history by revisiting all 44 of our nation’s presidents through the art of song and dance at the Parker Arts, Culture & Events Center. “Rock the Presidents” is a musical extravaganza that recounts 223 years of United States history in a “fun and non-partisan” way.

Zombies R Us

Photo courtesy of Stories on Stage on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Stories on Stage on Facebook

When: October 27, 8–10 p.m.

Where: Voodoo Comedy Playhouse, 1260 22nd St, Denver

Cost: $15

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Stories on Stage is proud to present its 16th season of story-time for grownups. Each year Stories on Stage produces a full season of shows featuring short fiction performed live on stage. With Halloween just around the corner Stories on Stage is making its way to Voodoo Comedy Playhouse where audience members will enjoy the horrifying and hilarious ZOMBIES ‘R’ US which will feature zombie poetry, zombie drama and zombie cocktails.

 

Halloween Makeover Bar at L Style Bar

Photo courtesy of Feed Media

Photo courtesy of Feed Media

When: October 27, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Where: L Style Bar, 1423 Larimer St, #30, Denver

Cost: $30–$75

The Lowdown: From zombie to mermaid, or werewolf to kitten – whatever look you’re planning for Halloween, check out L Style Bar in Denver. The studio’s team of hair and makeup artists will help you win “best costume”. From October 27 until November 2 you can bring in a photo of your intended costume and have the entire look re-created. Hair styles and makeup sessions vary in price from $30 to $75.

Friday, October 28

Halloween Bar Crawl

Photo courtesy of My Drink On on Facebook

Photo courtesy of My Drink On on Facebook

When: October 28, 8 p.m.–2 a.m.

Where: Begins at The Tilted Kilt, 1201 16th St, #120, Denver

Cost: $10–$15

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: My Drink On, which is celebrating its 6th year, welcomes you to Downtown Denver’s 2016 Halloween Bar Crawl. The crawl will take participants to nine difference bars throughout the downtown area beginning at The Tilted Kilt. Tickets will include a variety of drink specials at each bar and no cover charge. Costumes are encouraged so you can participate in costume contests at certain bars and the My Drink On costume contest with a grand prize of $500.

Speakeasy Halloween

Photo courtesy of Sync It on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Sync It on Facebook

When: October 28, 8 p.m.–2 a.m.

Where: Cluster Studios, 3881 Steele St, Denver

Cost: $47

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Adult trick-or-treating, costume contests, live performances, dancers, a cannabis bus, an open bar and food trucks are just some of what you will experience at Denver’s speakeasy-themed Halloween party. Courtesy of Sync It, is Denver’s largest lip sync competition, there will be an hour-long lip sync battle starting at 10:30 p.m. The party will be hosted in RiNo’s art warehouse district.

Howlin’ Halloween Pet Costume Party

Photo courtesy of Woof in Boots on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Woof in Boots on Facebook

When: October 28, 7–9:30 p.m.

Where: Woof in Boots, 719 W 8th Ave, Denver

Cost: $10 suggested donations

The Lowdown: Do you feel bad leaving the pups at home while you are out enjoying the Halloween festivities? Well this year you can take Spot out to a Halloween party of his own, costume and all. Join Woof in Boots, Denver’s doggy daycare, for its 5th Annual Howlin’ Halloween Pet Costume Party. Puppy-approved activities include bobbing for hotdogs, a prize raffle, a costume contest and more. Dogs and their humans are encouraged to wear their best costumes and proceeds benefit the Maxfund Animal Shelter.

It’s About Time – TEDxMileHighWomen

Photo courtesy of TEDxMileHigh on Facebook

Photo courtesy of TEDxMileHigh on Facebook

When: October 28, 12:30 p.m.–12 a.m.

Where: Temple Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St, Denver

Cost: $80–$500

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Get ready to get inspired with TEDxMileHighWomen. This TED event highlights the triumphs and achievements of our region’s most exemplary women. Alongside two live sessions of speakers, attendees will be able to view a streamed session from the TEDWomen 2016 event in San Francisco. You will have access to exhibitors and interactive experiences located throughout the event. To find out more about who is speaking and the agenda for the event check out TedxMileHigh.com.

Saturday, October 29

Denver Halloween Costume Ball

Photo courtesy of Denver Halloween Ball on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Denver Halloween Ball on Facebook

When: October 29, 9 p.m.

Where: Mile High Station, 2027 W Colfax Ave, Denver

Cost: $65+

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: 
Considered one of Denver’s best holiday events, the Halloween Costume Ball has sold out two years in a row. This event features live entertainers, a costume contest, a photo booth and did we mention it’s all-you-can-drink? The ball takes place at the historic Mile High Station and one of Denver’s cannot-miss events.

Colorado Jazz Workshop Festival

Photo courtesy of Colorado Jazz Workshop

Photo courtesy of Colorado Jazz Workshop

When: October 29

Where: Dazzle Jazz Restaurant and Lounge, 930 Lincoln St, Denver

Cost: $10–$20

Tickets: Available here

Calendar: Available here

The Lowdown: Colorado Jazz Workshop is a chance for jazz instrumentalists of all ages to come together and exercise their love for playing jazz music and on October 29 CJW is celebrating their annual CJW Festival. The guest performer this year is Dennis DiBlasio, a renowned baritone saxophonist, flautist, educator, composer and arranger.  During the festival there will be a clinic with DiBlasio, performances from all eight CJW groups and two evening shows by DiBlasio.

 

Mark Your Calendar

Ghosts of Boulder: Halloween Haunts

When: October 31, 1–3 p.m.

Where: Historic Boulder, 1123 Spruce St, Boulder

Cost: $19–$25

Gameplay Opening Reception

When: November 3, 6–10 p.m.

Where: Helikon Gallery, 3675 Wynkoop St, Denver

Cost: Free

Political BS

When: November 3, 5–8 p.m.

Where: The Art Gym, 1460 Leyden St, Denver

Cost: Free

40 West Arts First Friday Art Walk

When: November 4, 5–8 p.m.

Where: 40 West Arts Districts, 1560 Teller St, Lakewood

Cost: Free

Art Focused Tour of the Byers-Evans House Museum

When: November 4, 12 p.m.

Where: Byers-Evans House Museum, 1310 Bannock St, Denver

Cost: $6

BAM Percussion: The Blue Barrel Show

When: November 4, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Parker Arts, Culture & Events (PACE) Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave, Parker

Cost: $30–$35

Tickets: Available here

Calavera Ball

When: November 4, 7–11 p.m.

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St, Denver

Cost: $14–$22

Tickets: Available here

Happy Leaf Kombucha Fall Harvest Party

When: November 4, 4–9 p.m.

Where: Happy Leaf Kombucha Taproom, 5700 W 25th Ave, Edgewater

Cost: Free

Hush, Shut Up, Please Be Quiet with Margot Livesey

When: November 4, 4 p.m.

Where: Lighthouse Writers Inc, 1515 Race St, Denver

Cost: $65 members, $75 nonmembers

JAAMM Fest: William Novak Presents “Die Laughing”

When: November 4, 1–2:30 p.m.

Where: Mizel Arts and Culture, 350 South Dahlia St, Denver

Cost: $10

Tickets: Available here

Amy Schumer

When: November 5, 7 p.m., 10 p.m.

Where: Bellco Theater, 700 14th St, Denver

Cost: $43–$113

Tickets: Available here

Dia De Los Muertos

When: November 5, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St, Denver

Cost: Included in general admission

Tickets: Available here

13th Annual Great Candy Run

When: November 6, 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

Where: Washington Park, 1700 E Louisiana Ave, Denver

Cost: Varies

Tickets: Available here

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