October 25, 2018

27 Halloween Events and Parties for Dancing, Drinking and Spooky Disguises

Happy Halloween! The haunting hour is upon us, so it's time to dress in costume and wreak havoc, you little devils. Here are a few Halloween happenings in town to attend. (And here is a list of local haunted houses.)
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Christian Moerlein Haunted Brewery Tour
7-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in October
Step into Christian Moerlein’s brewery and peek through the lens of time to meet historical characters in Cincinnati brewing history; each has a doomed fate laid out before them. Of the five ghoulish tales told on the tour, one is fiction — the rest are true. Make like Scooby-Doo: clues and hands-on puzzles will be scattered along the way to help you solve this case of falsity. Before delving into chilling antics, guests can cozy up in Moerlein Tap Room and enjoy a sudzy draft. $25. Christian Moerlein Malt House Taproom, 1621 Moore St., Over-the-Rhine, 
hauntedbrewerytour.com.
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Christian Moerlein Haunted Brewery Tour

7-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in October
Step into Christian Moerlein’s brewery and peek through the lens of time to meet historical characters in Cincinnati brewing history; each has a doomed fate laid out before them. Of the five ghoulish tales told on the tour, one is fiction — the rest are true. Make like Scooby-Doo: clues and hands-on puzzles will be scattered along the way to help you solve this case of falsity. Before delving into chilling antics, guests can cozy up in Moerlein Tap Room and enjoy a sudzy draft. $25. Christian Moerlein Malt House Taproom, 1621 Moore St., Over-the-Rhine, hauntedbrewerytour.com.
Rhinegeist Halloween Party
8 p.m. Oct. 26
Let your competitive spirit shine like a haunted full moon as the Halloween weekend festivities begin. Show up in your best costumes and get ready to dance to monster mash-ups by DJs “Macabre” Matty Joy and “Wicked” Will Ross at the Rhinegeist Halloween party. Of course, there will be costume contests for best couple costume, group costume, scariest costume and character costume. Costumes had to be submitted online by Oct. 19 to qualify for the contest, but you can still watch the wardrobe wonders show off for prizes. Free. Rhinegeist. 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, facebook.com/rhinegeist.
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Rhinegeist Halloween Party

8 p.m. Oct. 26
Let your competitive spirit shine like a haunted full moon as the Halloween weekend festivities begin. Show up in your best costumes and get ready to dance to monster mash-ups by DJs “Macabre” Matty Joy and “Wicked” Will Ross at the Rhinegeist Halloween party. Of course, there will be costume contests for best couple costume, group costume, scariest costume and character costume. Costumes had to be submitted online by Oct. 19 to qualify for the contest, but you can still watch the wardrobe wonders show off for prizes. Free. Rhinegeist. 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, facebook.com/rhinegeist.
Hocus Pocus in Tower Park
8:30-11:30 p.m. Oct. 26
There will be more than 1,000 luminaries, over 200 Jack-o-Lanterns along the park's wooded walking trails. Take a stroll and then enjoy Disney's Hocus Pocus. The trail is open from 6-9 p.m. and the movie starts at 8:30 p.m. Tower Park, 950 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, Ky. 
More info here.
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Hocus Pocus in Tower Park

8:30-11:30 p.m. Oct. 26
There will be more than 1,000 luminaries, over 200 Jack-o-Lanterns along the park's wooded walking trails. Take a stroll and then enjoy Disney's Hocus Pocus. The trail is open from 6-9 p.m. and the movie starts at 8:30 p.m. Tower Park, 950 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, Ky. More info here.
Underground Halloween: Royals and Paupers at Felsenhaus 
9:30 p.m.-1:45 a.m. Oct. 26
Dress like a royal or a pauper and dance the night away featuring musical performances and a Deathly Dance performance by the Beyond Ballet. There's an open bar for the Royal ticket ($40); a cash bar for the Pauper ticket ($20). Prizes will be awarded for the best costume in each category. Here's what the event says about the interpretation of the theme: "We require some form of costume, but interpretation of the theme is very liberal. Beyonce and Simba are as much royals as Queen Elizabeth and King George. Tarzan and King Kong are king of the jungle, and drag is its own version of Queendom. Meanwhile, it's often difficult to tell the difference between a modern pauper and urban hipster. So come one, come all and delight in the evening's glories!" Felsenbrau Building, 242 W. McMicken, West End. 
More info here.
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Underground Halloween: Royals and Paupers at Felsenhaus

9:30 p.m.-1:45 a.m. Oct. 26
Dress like a royal or a pauper and dance the night away featuring musical performances and a Deathly Dance performance by the Beyond Ballet. There's an open bar for the Royal ticket ($40); a cash bar for the Pauper ticket ($20). Prizes will be awarded for the best costume in each category. Here's what the event says about the interpretation of the theme: "We require some form of costume, but interpretation of the theme is very liberal. Beyonce and Simba are as much royals as Queen Elizabeth and King George. Tarzan and King Kong are king of the jungle, and drag is its own version of Queendom. Meanwhile, it's often difficult to tell the difference between a modern pauper and urban hipster. So come one, come all and delight in the evening's glories!" Felsenbrau Building, 242 W. McMicken, West End. More info here.
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly at 3 Points Urban Brewery
10 p.m. Oct. 26; 10 p.m. Oct. 27; 11 a.m. Oct. 28
A three-party Halloween party for the good, the bad and the ugly. According to 3 Points, "Friday is The Good: DJ Chanell SoFetch Karr will have her melodic playlist to set the mood under our sky lights. Best 'good' costume wins prizes. Saturday is The Bad: DJ LPete will have his devious playlist to set the mood under our red lights. Best 'bad' costume wins prizes. Sunday is The Ugly: Pajama party for brunch with loaded bloody marys and mimosas to scare away all the ugly." 3 Points Urban Brewery, 331 E. 13th St., Over-the-Rhine.
More info here.
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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly at 3 Points Urban Brewery

10 p.m. Oct. 26; 10 p.m. Oct. 27; 11 a.m. Oct. 28
A three-party Halloween party for the good, the bad and the ugly. According to 3 Points, "Friday is The Good: DJ Chanell SoFetch Karr will have her melodic playlist to set the mood under our sky lights. Best 'good' costume wins prizes. Saturday is The Bad: DJ LPete will have his devious playlist to set the mood under our red lights. Best 'bad' costume wins prizes. Sunday is The Ugly: Pajama party for brunch with loaded bloody marys and mimosas to scare away all the ugly." 3 Points Urban Brewery, 331 E. 13th St., Over-the-Rhine. More info here.
Cincy Brass Halloween at Woodward Theater
7 p.m.-midnight Oct. 26
Cincy Brass brings New Orleans Soul and Cincinnati Funk to the Woodward Theater for a Halloween "spooktacular." Come in costume and get ready to dance. The Cincy Brass takes the stage at 9 p.m. $10 advance; $15 door. The Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St., Over-the-Rhine.
More info here.
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Cincy Brass Halloween at Woodward Theater

7 p.m.-midnight Oct. 26
Cincy Brass brings New Orleans Soul and Cincinnati Funk to the Woodward Theater for a Halloween "spooktacular." Come in costume and get ready to dance. The Cincy Brass takes the stage at 9 p.m. $10 advance; $15 door. The Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. More info here.
Chris from Space Album Release Party with Dead Man String 
8 p.m. Oct. 26
Band Chris From Space releases Vector, a new LP, with a special performance from Dead Man String Band, ZZ Bottom (All Seeing Eyes) and Crates (spinning party music). Costumes recommended. 18 and older. There will be a photobooth and beer bar. The Lodge, 231 Sixth Ave., Dayton, Ky.
More info here.
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Chris from Space Album Release Party with Dead Man String

8 p.m. Oct. 26
Band Chris From Space releases Vector, a new LP, with a special performance from Dead Man String Band, ZZ Bottom (All Seeing Eyes) and Crates (spinning party music). Costumes recommended. 18 and older. There will be a photobooth and beer bar. The Lodge, 231 Sixth Ave., Dayton, Ky. More info here.
Queen City Murderinos: Murder Ball
8 p.m. Oct. 26
Fans of the podcast My Favorite Murder are hosting a murderino meet-up and Halloween party that is part masquerade and part hometown murder live show in one of Cincinnati's first (possibly haunted) vaudeville theaters. Costumes will be given for best dressed and for the best hometown story. Liberty Exhibition Hall, 3938 Spring Grove Ave., Northside. 
More info here.
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Queen City Murderinos: Murder Ball

8 p.m. Oct. 26
Fans of the podcast My Favorite Murder are hosting a murderino meet-up and Halloween party that is part masquerade and part hometown murder live show in one of Cincinnati's first (possibly haunted) vaudeville theaters. Costumes will be given for best dressed and for the best hometown story. Liberty Exhibition Hall, 3938 Spring Grove Ave., Northside. More info here.
21c Museum Hotel Secret Garden Redux: Creatures of the Night
9 p.m. Oct. 27
This dance party — "inspired by other-worldly animalia" — will feature a mystical garden theme with music from DJs Planet Venus and CJ Wood and pop-up dance performances by Pones and DANCEFIX, as well as performances from Elevated Aerials aerial artists. There will be a photobooth and free costumey makeup touch-ups from local makeup professionals. Costumes are highly encouraged and the winner(s) of the costume contest will receive a prize. Party is 21 and up. Free; $10 donation suggestion. 21c Museum Hotel, 609 Walnut St., Downtown, facebook.com/21ccincinnati.
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21c Museum Hotel Secret Garden Redux: Creatures of the Night

9 p.m. Oct. 27
This dance party — "inspired by other-worldly animalia" — will feature a mystical garden theme with music from DJs Planet Venus and CJ Wood and pop-up dance performances by Pones and DANCEFIX, as well as performances from Elevated Aerials aerial artists. There will be a photobooth and free costumey makeup touch-ups from local makeup professionals. Costumes are highly encouraged and the winner(s) of the costume contest will receive a prize. Party is 21 and up. Free; $10 donation suggestion. 21c Museum Hotel, 609 Walnut St., Downtown, facebook.com/21ccincinnati.
Japp's Becomes the Star Wars Cantina 
6-9 p.m. Oct. 27
Japp's transforms into Star Wars Cantina complete with Mark Hamill impersonator Fluke Skywalker, who will be hosting a costume contest with prizes. Dress as your favorite Star Wars character and enjoy craft cocktails in a galaxy far, far away. Japp's Since 1879, 1134 Main St., Over-the-Rhine.
More info here.
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Japp's Becomes the Star Wars Cantina

6-9 p.m. Oct. 27
Japp's transforms into Star Wars Cantina complete with Mark Hamill impersonator Fluke Skywalker, who will be hosting a costume contest with prizes. Dress as your favorite Star Wars character and enjoy craft cocktails in a galaxy far, far away. Japp's Since 1879, 1134 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. More info here.