With Halloween fast approaching, the 303 has some hauntingly good options when it comes to finding unique things to do this weekend. Whether it be sharing a glass of wine with your dog, or celebrating at a witches’ ball, this weekend there’s a little bit of something going on for everyone. Break out the costumes and the decorative make-up, Halloween weekend is here.

Thursday, October 27

Halloween Gala & Dog Wine Tasting

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When: Thursday, October 27 from 8 – 11 p.m.

Where: MetLo Rooftop – 1111 Broadway, Denver

Cost:  Free Admission with Registration – Register for this Event here

The Low Down: What’s better than dogs dressed up in Halloween costumes? A rooftop view and some wine to sip on, both for your dog and yourself to accompany the costume party. Apollo Peak Pet Wines is hosting the Halloween Gala & Dog Wine Tasting at the MetLo Rooftop from 8 – 11 p.m. this Thursday night, where there will be a costume contest for your furry friend and a variety pet wine available, like the CharDOGnay.

Ruckus Halloween Bash feat. Horse Head

Photo Courtesy of Bellwether

Photo Courtesy of Bellwether

When: Thursday, October 27  from 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: Bellwether – 5126 E Colfax Ave, Denver

Cost:  Free with Registration – Register here

The Low Down: Ruckus Apparel and Bellweather will be a hosting a Halloween bash to begin the spooky weekend. There will be over $1,000 in costume, door, and giveaway prizes, as well as a haunted alley, basement and barbershop. The party will feature music by Horse Head, with opening musical acts from 303 locals Manos and Skeena.

Friday, October 28

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When: Friday, October 28 from 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Where: Terminal Bar – 1701 Wynkoop St. Denver

Cost: Free

The Low Down: Terminal bar in Union Station will celebrate its second annual Spooky Speakeasy this Friday for an evening of haunting and Halloween themed drinks. There is a costume contest with a chance to win a free night at the Crawford Hotel and $100 Union Station gift card, so dress to impress. The party will have a live DJ set, and will take place in the Lower Gallery Level.

Bach & Beer

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Photo Courtesy of River North Brewery’s Facebook Page

When: Friday, October 28 from 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Where: River North Brewery – 6021 Washington St. Unit A, Denver

Cost: Name your own ticket price.

The Low Down: If you’re looking to sip on beer and listen to three bach cello suites, grab your classical wig and black tie (it’s an optional party attire for the event) and go to the River North Brewery this Friday for an intimate and informative evening. Cellist Steuart Pincbome will be performing the three bach cello suites, with a discussion interwoven about each, that will be matched with three River North Brewery beers. This is the last show of the year for Steurt Pincbome, and an opportunity for classical music lovers to hear three cello suites and sip on beers.

Movie at the Symphony: Raiders of the Lost Ark

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Photo Courtesy of Event Page.

When: Friday, October 28 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Where: Boettcher Concert Hall – 1000 14th St. Denver

Cost: $44-  $104. Get tickets here

The Low Down: Have a flashback Friday and enjoy the classic film “Raiders of the Lost Ark” with a special 35th Anniversary Celebration. The film will be accompanied with a concert by the Colorado Symphony performing John Williams legendary score for the movie. This classic film matched with the talent of the Colorado Symphony will be sure to please Indiana Jones and music lovers alike.

Dia de Los Muertos on Larimer

Courtesy of Larimer Square

Courtesy of Larimer Square

When: Friday, October 28 from 6 – 9 p.m.

Where: Larimer Square – Between 14th and 15th on Larimer St. Denver

Cost: Free 

The Low Down: Come celebrate Dia de Los Muertos, known as the Day of The Dead, with the Larimer Arts Association this Friday. The celebration will take place near the historic Larimer Square, in the alley between Market and Larimer Street. There will be crafts, face painting, food trucks and live music to emulate the traditional Mexican holiday. Don’t be afraid to showcase your own sugar skull face paint.

 Halloween Party – Open Bar ft. Sync it


Photo courtesy of Sync It on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Sync It on Facebook

When: Friday & Saturday – from 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Where: Cluster Studios – 3881 Steele St. Denver

Cost: $37 – $55

The Low Down: What better way to celebrate a Friday and Halloween weekend than an open bar and a lip sync battle? This Friday and Saturday there will be a party at Cluster Studios featuring Halloween costumes and lip syncing. With both nights available, if you can’t make it Friday, the party will happen Saturday night as well. There is a promo code SPEAKEASY that gives you $10 off the open bar event.

Saturday, October 29

Denver Witches’ Ball

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Photo Courtesy of Event page.

When: Saturday, October 20 from 6 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Where: Highlands Masonic Center – 3550 Federal Blvd, Denver

Cost: $10- $25

The Low Down: Grab your broomsticks witches, there’s about to be a ball. With the event dating back to 1991, this year will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Denver’s premium Pagan masquerade ball. There will be a costume contest, a “Game of Thrones” Trivia contest, a dragon egg hunt for prizes and music by Potcheen, Daenerys and the Targaryens, Sensory Orchestra and Orpheus Pagan Chamber Choir. In usual fashion for the event, there will be a free Samhain ritual at midnight.

The World’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment 2016 – Boulder

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Photo Courtesy of Event Page.

When: Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Central Park (NW corner of Central and Arapahoe, next to the Farmers Market) – Boulder 

Cost: Free – Register/contribute here

The Low Down: If you’re looking to communicate with a stranger in one minute without saying a word, look no further. The Field of Awakening is holding the World’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment this Saturday, where participants will get the chance to see how truly powerful eye contact for one-minute can be. This event is showcasing how one minute of eye contact can make individuals see and feel each other on a deeper level, revitalizing the human connection lost in the era of evolving technology.

Coloween 2016

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Photo Courtesy of Event Page’s photo gallery.

When: Saturday, October 29 from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Where: The Curtis Hotel – 1405 Curtis St. Denver

Cost: $79- $99. Get Tickets here

The Low Down: Summoning all costume and party lovers, Coloween is celebrating its 9th annual Halloween costume party. There will be two levels of haunted hallways and ballrooms, as well as entertainment throughout the Curtis Hotel, featuring five DJs and That Eighties’ Band. Of course, there will be some scary entertainers and whacky costumes. The event features an open bar with the purchase of a ticket, but one must make it through the labyrinth to find one of the 28 bars available.

Sneerwell’s Memento Mori Ball

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Photo Courtesy of Event Page.

When: Saturday, October 29 – from 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: Fort Greene Bar – 321 E 45th Ave, Denver

Cost: Free 

The Low Down: What better way to celebrate Halloween than partying like you’re going to die? At Sneerwell’s Memento Mori Ball, party-goers will be celebrating the age-old Latin expression Memento Mori, translated in English as “remember that you have to die,” at the Fort Greene Bar this Saturday. Take a walk on the darker side and enjoy libations from Lee Spirits Co, play with a giant Oujia board, get tattoos from Landmark Tattooers and even experience what it’s like to lay in a coffin (but no really, there will be a wooden coffin to lay in). And like most celebrations of death, come dressed in black.

Adult Trick or Treating on Antique Row

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Photo Courtesy of Event Page.

When: Saturday, October 29 from 2  – 6 p.m.

Where: Denver’s Antique Row – 1100 S – 1800 S Broadway, Denver

Cost: Free

The Low Down: Who says trick or treating is just for kids? This Saturday, enjoy the glory of going door to door for treats as Antique Row celebrates an Adult Trick or Treat, though kids are still invited. Look for orange pumpkins in store windows, as that is the sign of a participating businesses in this event. The event encourages individuals to not wear masks inside the antique shops for safety reasons.

Ultraween 6

Photo Courtesy of Aztlan's Theatre Facebook Page

Photo Courtesy of Aztlan’s Theatre Facebook Page

When: Saturday, October 29 – from 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Where: Aztlan Theatre – 974 Sante Fe Dr. Denver

Cost: $20 – $55. Get tickets here

The Lowdown: Ultraween 6 will be hosting a Halloween party this Saturday at the Aztlan Theatre, a perfect place for a Halloween show, as this old Denver theatre has been around for 100 years. There will be music by Bud Bronson and the Goodtimers along with The Velveteers and DJ E-Trane. The Aztlan Theatre is known to have some spooky vibes, so brace yourself for an evening of music, drinks and potential ghostly guests.

Sunday, October 30

Rooftop Halloween + Partner Yoga Brunch

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Photo Courtesy of Event Page.

When: Sunday, October 30 – from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: MetLo Rooftop – 1111 Broadway, Denver

Cost: $20- $25

The Low Down: Enjoy a Sunday Halloween themed morning yoga and brunch on MetLo’s rooftop. There will be a 75-minute rooftop yoga exercise, with the first 45 minutes focusing on active flow, and the following 30 minutes of restorative cool-down yoga. Afterwards, there will be a healthy brunch with gluten free and veggie options, as well as mimosas for those 21+.

BarkHappy Denver: Howl-O-Ween Barks and Brews

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When: Sunday, October 30 – from 4 – 6 p.m. 

Where: Factotum Brewhouse – 3845 Lipan St. Denver 

Cost: $10. Buy tickets here

The Low Down: Beers, dogs and Halloween costumes, oh my! Enjoy a relaxing Sunday afternoon Halloween party at the Factotum Brewhouse this weekend for a day filled with cuteness and Halloween events. Your furry friend can bob for tennis balls, doggie ice cream and treats to help benefit the Maxfund Animal Shelter. Just so your dog doesn’t have all the fun, there will be beer and prizes available.

Denver’s Capitol Hill Haunted History Tour

Capitol Hill's Poet Row. Photo by Danielle Webster.

Capitol Hill’s Poet Row. Photo by Danielle Webster.

When: Sunday, October 30 – from 7  – 8:30 p.m.

Where: 12th & Sherman St. Denver

Cost: $15 cash , if using credit card purchases of $30 or more only

The Low Down: Learn the haunting history of one of Denver’s most popular and oldest neighborhoods this Sunday. Join historical and paranormal experts Sam Carstens and Karen Fischer for a spooky and historical tour of the various people, houses and hauntings notorious to this area. This is a walking tour that distances about a mile and a half, so bring comfy shoes to walk in. You can RSVP through email, Facebook or text. There are only 25 spots available on the tour.

Monday, October 31

Halloween on the Rocks! Mac Miller w/ Vince Staples & Big Krit

Photo courtesy of Mac Miller's Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Mac Miller’s Facebook.

Monday, October 31 – from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. 

Where: Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre – 18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison

Cost: $45 – Get Tickets here

The Low Down: Get weird and come celebrate Halloween at the legendary Red Rocks for the last show this season. Iconic Mac Miller will be performing with Vince Staples and Big Krit. Though it might be chilly, the heat will still radiate the Rocks from these artists’ performances, especially after the release of Mac Miller’s latest album The Divine Feminine. 


Departure Elevated – Rooftop Halloween Party

Departure Denver. Photo by Charles Hildreth.

Departure Denver. Photo by Charles Hildreth.

When: Monday, October 31 from 7:00 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Where: 249 Columbine St. Denver

Cost: Free – first come first serve.

The Low Down: Departure is throwing a rooftop party this Monday from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. DJ LIVE will spin poolside all night long to keep the blood flowing on All Hallow’s Eve. The event will have no cover charge, however, seating is first-come first serve so don’t be late trying to perfect your costume. Options for bottles service and cabanas can be fulfilled through reservations. It is 21+.


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Denver Fashion Week(end)

When: Thursday, November 10-Sunday, November 13

Where: City Hall Event Center – 1144 Broadway, Denver

Cost: Tickets start at $15 – Get Tickets here.

Free Day at the Denver Zoo

When:Friday, November 4  from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St, Denver

Cost: Free

Mortified Live – Denver Debut

When: Friday, November 4 from 8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Where: The Oriental Theater, 4335 W 44th Ave, Denver

Cost: $16 – $20  – Get tickets here


Denver Bacon & Beer

When: Saturday, November 5 from 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Where: Glitter Dome, 3600 Wynkoop St, Denver

Cost: $50 – $70. Get tickets here