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Unholy Night

Looking for a Halloween party that'll leave you feeling dead the day after? Try moshing to the Misfits, sweating through your mesh shirt to DFA acts, or rooting for the living in a vampiric high-school musical.


Webster Hell Halloween Party
Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St., nr. Third Ave.; 212-353-1600
With its Demon Queen and Penthouse Pets, the parade's official after-party comes closest to one-upping the madness of Sixth Avenue.
• Date: Oct. 31, 8 p.m.–4 a.m.
• Price: $30 in advance; $38 at the door; $75 open bar all night; $240 VIP table service (for up to four people)


The Misfits w/ Balzac
B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., nr. Seventh Ave.; 212-977-4144
If you had to pick an official band for Halloween, then these punk-horror legends would be strong contenders.
• Date: Oct. 31, 8 p.m.
• Price: $27 in advance; $31 day of show

Alegria Halloween 4
Studio Mezmor, 530 W. 28th St., nr. Tenth Ave.; 212-629-9000
Costume ball meets gay circuit party at this pre-Halloween bash where you'll need a beautiful getup or a beautiful body.
• Date: Oct. 27, 11 p.m.–Sun. afternoon.
• Price: $50 before 10/12; $60 after 10/12; $70 at the door


Halloween Masquerade Ball
Capitale, 130 Bowery, nr. Grand St.; 212-334-5500
The mandatory costume rule is serious, so make sure your regalia is celeb-worthy.
• Date: Oct. 31, 9 p.m.–4 a.m.
• Price: $20 in advance; $50 at the door

Ghostly / DFA Halloween Bash
Studio B, 259 Banker St., nr. Meserole Ave., Greenpoint, Brooklyn; 718-389-1880
Local tastemakers DFA Records and Michigan's Ghostly International label pair up for the final word in Halloween hipsterism.
• Date: Oct. 31, 10 p.m.
• Price: $12; $15 at the door


Village Halloween Costume Ball
Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., nr. 10th St.; 212-254-1109
Almost as old as the parade itself, this massive fest is part block party, part arts festival.
• Date: Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m.
• Price: $20

High School: The Deathening
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, 307 W. 26th St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 212-366-9176
Though it's no Killgore: The Musical, this spoof of high-school horror–they've got to rock out to stay alive–promises to be the perfect antidote to trick-or-treat fatigue.
• Date: Oct. 31, 8 p.m.
• Price: $5


Halloween Carnaval Cruise
Queen of Hearts at Pier 40, Houston St. at West Side Hwy.; 212-987-9200, ext. 305
A Brazilian-themed cruise where samba dancer isn't a costume, it's a way of life.
• Date: Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m.–10 p.m.
• Price: $25 in advance; $35 day of cruise

Psycho Beach Blowout Halloween Show
Southpaw, 125 Fifth Ave., nr. Sterling Pl., Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-230-0236
A rockabilly concert headlined by the Detroit Cobras wants you to get downright sleazy as does guest artist and burlesque sensation Angie Pontani.
• Date: Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m.
• Price: $15 in advance; $18 day of show


Fleetwood Mac Rumours Costume Party With Antigone Rising
Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St., nr. Church St.; 212-219-3132
Why wait for the next Night of a Thousand Stevies? This concert's the perfect setting for moon pendants and longevity bracelets.
• Date: Oct. 31, 7 p.m.
• Price: $25

GOBOTS Halloween Masquerade Costume Party
200 Orchard, 200 Orchard St., nr. Houston St.; 212-253-7000
Ignore the recent Transformers revival and show off your old-school cred by paying tribute to that other eighties animated warring-robots show.
• Date: Oct. 27, 10 p.m.
• Price: Free


Rasputina With Golem
Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St., nr. Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 212-260-4700
What's in a name? A lot when one band's named after an assassinated Russian adviser and the other after a murderous mud-creature.
• Date: Oct. 31, 8 p.m.
• Price: $18 in advance; $20 day of show

Halloween Karaoke Party
Ha! Comedy Club, 163 W. 46th St., nr. Seventh Ave.; 212-977-3884
Is there ever a better time for karaoke than when in disguise? Blame the atonality on your costumed alter-ego.
• Date: Oct. 31, 10 p.m.–2 a.m.
• Price: Free, but reservations should be made in advance

Halloween Looseness
Galapagos, 70 N. 6th St., nr. Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-782-5188
Not only does this party have the obvious draw of being nowhere near the parade route, but it's also free to get in.
• Date: Oct. 31, 10 p.m.–4 a.m.
• Price: Free

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