With less than two weeks to go, it’s time to get serious about Halloween. If you already have your costume planned (maybe you took costume inspiration from Bushwick itself), then the next logical step would be to find the perfect party for you and your crew. That’s why we’ve compiled an unlucky list of 13 Halloween shindigs for Hallow’s Eve (and before, too). The best part? They’re ALL local. We may be biased, but we think our hood does Halloween pretty darn well.
BangOn!NYC presents: Warehouse of Horrors @ Secret Location (SAT 9PM, $80)
If you’re looking to go all-out this Halloween, head to this East Williamsburg warehouse party, now in its fourth year. Australian DJ Hayden James will be spinning alongside a multitude of underground DJs including L.A.-based Pumpkin and Frenchies FVDM.
Down.: Terrence Dixon + Mike Servito + Kimyon + Steve Amoroso @ Max Cellar, 2 Knickerbocker Ave. (SAT 10PM, $15)
Serious techno fans should head to Max Cellar, where techno veteran Terence Dixon will be playing at this intimate show. Steve Amoroso are also on the roster.
Shwick & Dick Present: Zombie Jamboree @ Lot 45, 411 Troutman St. (FRI 8PM $20)
Calling a zombies: Shwick Market and DJ Dick At Nite are teaming up for a zombie fest at Lot 45 with five performances (including The Dandy Lions), tarot card readings, face painting, and a $100 cash prize for the best zombie costume.
Catland Samhain Spectacular @ Catland, 987 Flushing Ave. (SAT 9PM $20)
Bushwick’s temple of metaphysics will host a “Samhain” (the Gaelic version of Halloween). There will be screenings of silent horror films, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Nosferatu, and a bar & bonfire in the Catland courtyard.
FINE &RAW and Heartland present: Halloween Dance Party for the Dead @ Fine and Raw, 288 Seigel St. (SAT 9PM $10)
Remember when you were a kid and Halloween was all about candy? Well, relive those sweet memories at Fine and Raw’s Halloween dance party. Come prepared to shake your thang (DJ Bruno Gervais will be spinning) and enjoy cocktails and special Halloween truffles.
The Wild Honey Pie presents: Spooky Mansion @ Paper Box, 17 Meadow St. (WED-SAT 8PM $55-85)
Like Bang!On’s party, this four-night fest presented by The Wild Honey Pie will feature several DJs in a “haunted” warehouse. Talib Kweli, Bad Rabbits, Blue Hawaii and Alissia are set to spin, while Broad City’s Arturo Castro (aka Jaime) will host.
Backdraft Comedy + Art Show @ Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan St. (TUES 10:15PM FREE)
BD’s resident comic artist Jeremy Nguyen is hosting a Halloween-themed comedy night with four pairs of comedians and artists teaming up to create acts that include a live comedy performance with corresponding visuals.
A Nite to Dismember @ Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave. (SAT 12AM $50)
We know this is technically Williamsburg, but we had to give a shout out (again) to this spooktacular event. If your ideal Halloween includes a comfy couch, horror movies and snacks, Nitehawk’s event is the place to be. All attendees are encouraged to dress up.
Famous in Bushwick Horrorball @ Tandem, 236 Troutman St. (SAT 10PM FREE)
Party at local fave Tandem this Halloween, and be sure to don your best costume – there will be a $200 cash prize and plenty of giveaways. The Gent will be playing.
Container + Guerilla Toss + Ciarra Black + Pill + Malory + PC Worship + Larry Gus + Show Me the Body @ Palisades, 906 Broadway. (SAT 8PM $15)
Leave it to indie music haven Palisades to host a Halloween show with a killer lineup, including Container, Ciarra Black, and PC Worship.
Veronica Vasicka + Vereker + L.Sangre @ Boss Nova Civic Club, 1271 Myrtle Ave. (SAT 10PM $10)
Bushwick’s favorite dance venue is turning goth for the night. New York native and Minimal Wave Records founder Veronica Vasicka will be headlining, along with UK techno outfit Vereker and L. Sangre.
HORROR SHOW! aka The Third Annual Rookery Halloween Party @ The Rookery, Troutman St. (SAT 9PM FREE)
Not surprisingly, The Rookery is hosting a British-themed Halloween party with a DJ, Braven brews, and of course your favorite music from across the pond. Come dressed as a Brit icon and you can win a $50 bar tab.
Halloween Karaoke @ Gottscheer Hall, 657 Fairview Ave. (FRI 9PM FREE)
Come dressed as your favorite rock/pop star and be prepared with your fave hits at this karaoke night in Ridgewood.