Ghosts, Ghouls & Howls!

Did you know…

Halloween is also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve,or All Saints’ Eve, a yearly celebration observed on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It initiates the triduum of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers. Within Allhallowtide, the traditional focus of All Hallows’ Eve revolves around the theme of using “humor and ridicule to confront the power of death.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween)

Halloween is officially upon us (or at least Halloween Eve) so get ready for a nightmare filled with scary revelry and debauchery!!

If you don’t already have plans and want to know what is going on around Seattle, below is a list of Halloween events for you to sink your teeth into!

Halloween Open House (Seattle University Campus) on October 31, 2014 @ 1:30pm in Administration Building Foyer.  Faculty, Staff and Students are invited to drop by the foyer of the Administration Building from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. on Halloween to trick or treat, and enjoy some hot apple cider and goodies. Costumes are strongly encouraged but not required.

Halloween on Capitol Hill on October 31, 2014 (8 p.m.) Adult Funplex: Haunted Edition is a costume party with DJ beats and horrors at three Capitol Hill bars (Neumos, Barboza, and Moe Bar). Free.

Giant Halloween party on October 31, 2014 (8 p.m.) Join 2000 young partiers in costume dancing to live music at Pulse in the Experience Music Project.

Halloween show & party on October 30 – 31, 2014.  Carnevolar V: The Funhouse has nightmarish aerial acts to live music both days, plus a DJ dance party on Friday at Emerald City Trapeze Arts. Discount tickets for Thursday.

Bollywood Halloween on October 31, 2014 (10 p.m.)  Bollywood Scream is a DJ dance party with sounds of India and a costume contest at Acquabar for age 21+.

Stylish Halloween party on October 31, 2014 (8 p.m.)  Risqué features beautiful people in sexy costumes dancing to top-40 hits played by DJs in the Showbox at the Market. Requires age 21 ID.

Giant Halloween party on October 31, 2014 (8 p.m.)  Join 2000 young partiers in costume dancing to live music at Pulse in the Experience Music Project.

Halloween costume party on October 31, 2014 (8:30 p.m.)  Bonza Bash Halloween is a masquerade costume ball with a top DJ and costume prizes at Fremont Studios.

Halloween on Capitol Hill on October 31, 2014 (8 p.m.)  Adult Funplex: Haunted Edition is a costume party with DJ beats and horrors at three Capitol Hill bars (Neumos, Barboza, and Moe Bar). Free.

Cabaret Macabre on October 31, 2014.  Cabaret Macabre will entertain you with music and dance at Columbia City Theater if you are age 21+.

Freaky Halloween concert on October 31 – Nov. 1, 2014.  FreakNight is a high-energy music and dance concert with freaky entertainment in WaMu Theater at CenturyLink Field for age 18+. All people searched.

For graduate students who are parents, here are some fun Halloween events for your children.

Halloween at the Zoo from October 18 – 31, 2014 (some days). Enjoy treats and watch animals play with pumpkins at Pumpkin Bash at Woodland Park Zoo. One child 12 years and under in costume is free per paid adult.

Kids’ costume party on October 31, 2014 (4 to 8 p.m.)  Kids 10 and younger will enjoy a haunted mountain, scavenger hunt, games, and trick or treat at the free Costume Carnival at Seattle Children’s Museum.

Trick-or-treating for kids on October 31, 2014The City’s Sweetest Spots for Trick-or-Treating include Seattle, the Eastside, Northgate, and Tacoma Mall.

Some Halloween events go through November 2nd so I have included them as well. Why not perpetuate Halloween?

Tukwila haunted house, November 1, 2014 (begins Oct. 3)  Shadows Haunted Attraction has both a traditional dark maze and a group theatrical experience in Tukwila.

Haunted golf course, November 1, 2014 (begins Oct. 10)  Haunted Nightmare is an outdoor walk that includes indoor mazes at Nile Shrine Golf Center. November 1 is flashlight night.

Halloween at Wild Waves, November 1, 2014 (begins Oct. 3)  Fright Fest offers entertainment, rides in the dark, a haunted house, and Booville for kids at Wild Waves.

Seattle haunted house, Nov. 1 – 2, 2014 (begins Sept. 26)  KUBE 93FM Haunted House [sound] is too intense for children under 12. The address is 5000 E Marginal Way S in the Georgetown area.

And finally, below is a list of cab companies and phone numbers for your safe ride home:

Yellow Cab 206-622-6500

Orange Cab 206-522-8800, 206-444-0409

Seattle Cab Company 206-234-2342

Farwest Taxi 206-622-1717

Taxi Fare Finder estimates your taxicab fare, cost and rates. http://www.taxifarefinder.com/main.php?city=Seattle

Uber is a ride sharing service recommended by friends but always PROCEED WITH CAUTION. Note that drivers can rate you and if you come up as a lowly rated passenger (i.e. puking Pumpkin Cider beer in their car), you may not get picked up by other drivers in the future. https://www.uber.com/en-US/cities/seattle

HAVE FUN!  BE SAFE!  DON’T DRINK & DRIVE!  HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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