The Riot Halloween
Oct 26, 9:30pm
Pure Nightclub
146 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale
DJ Playboi, Shaffy, Jay Reese, J. Wells and Midas will keep the dance floor lit, spinning hip-hop, EDM and Top 40 hits. Costumes are highly encouraged. Add your name to the guest list and check in before 10:30pm for free entry.

Pirate Party
Oct 26, 8pm
Rosie McCann’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
355 Santana Row, Ste 1060, San Jose
Yo, ho, ho and a bottle of whiskey. A pirate-themed party in an Irish pub is sure to draw a lively crowd the weekend before Halloween. Hopefully DJ Aspect has a few sea shanties ready for Capt. Jack Sparrow, Long John Silver, Spike Spiegel, Capt. Malcolm Reynolds, or anyone bold enough to dress as a giant parrot. If cover charges scare you, arrive before 9:30pm.

Halloween Bash
Oct 26, 8pm
The Redi Room
4340 Moorpark Ave, San Jose
Don’t let its humble strip-mall locale fool you, the Redi Room knows how to throw down. Join them for a night of revelry, costume contests, prizes and food and drink specials.

Zombie Crawl
Oct 26, 7pm
Downtown Campbell
E Campbell Ave & N 1st St, Campbell
Zombies will be roaming the streets of downtown Campbell as a floating flash mob breaking into “Thriller” moves at designated locations throughout the night. Dancers who want to get their MJ on should arrive in costume at the top of the First Street parking garage by 6:45pm. Adira Dance and Costume, the fearless organizers, will also be hosting a world record attempt the following day for anyone who can’t get enough thrills and a free dance lesson on Oct 24 for those who need help joining the zombie apocalypse.

Halloween Night Party
Oct 26, 27 & 31, 9pm
Opal Nightclub
251 Castro St, Mountain View
This Castro Street hotspot is so stoked on dressing up, they are having three Halloween-themed evenings: Friday and Saturday are “Freak Show” nights and they’ll be throwing down with DJ Maniakal on the 31st. Partying in the middle of the week can be tough for those with a 9-to-5, but Wednesday night warriors will be rewarded with happy hour prices until 11pm.

Costume Contest
Oct 27, 5pm
7 Bamboo Karaoke Lounge
162 Jackson St, San Jose
Sing, drink and party the night away at 7 Bamboo’s annual Halloween bash. Stay until midnight, at least, for a chance to win prizes and giveaways in the costume contest.

Crazy, Sexy, Kinky Halloween Party
Oct 27, 6pm
Spearmint Rhino
81 W Santa Clara St, San Jose
Wear a costume to waive half the price of entry to the Spearmint Rhino’s “Crazy, Sexy, Kinky” Halloween party, which offers $10 Witches Brew and Vampire cocktails, and half-off couch dances from 6-11pm.

Woodhams Costume Party
Oct 27, 9pm
Woodhams Lounge
4475 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara
Woodhams gets a spooky makeover just in time for its Halloween party, this time featuring karaoke for everyone and drag queen acts by Polly Vinyl, Andromeda and a few other special guests. Drag performers will judge the costume contest, so come dressed to impress. Cash prizes and food and drink specials offered throughout the night.

Costume Party
Oct 27, 7pm
Aloft Hotel
4241 Moorpark Ave, San Jose
Kicking off with a more subdued cocktail hour for mixing and mingling, DJ Jamin Jeff will ramp up the energy as the evening progresses. Competitors in the costume contest, which awards prizes for most creative, scariest and sexiest costumes, should arrive before 9:30pm.

Given to Fly
Oct 27, 7pm
Tessora’s Barra di Vino
234 E Campbell Ave, Campbell
If dancing to classic rock, R&B and soul hits is your way of celebrating All Hallows Eve, San Jose-based Given to Fly will be playing some scary-funky music. The party is also to celebrate Tessora’s its five-year anniversary in downtown Campbell, and the staff will be decked out in their Halloween finery for the occasion.

The Ritz Costume Party
Oct 27, 9pm
The Ritz
400 S 1st St, San Jose
DJs Bit and Basura will be spinning a mix of hip-hop, new wave, electro, and Top 40 hits for costumed revelers. Cash prizes totaling $500 are being offered, so guests have an incentive to step up their costume game. RSVP and arrive before 10pm for free entry.

Boos & Booze
Oct 27, 10pm
SP2 Communal Bar + Restaurant
72 N Almaden Ave, San Jose
Go for gore, show some skin or coordinate the best group costume for a chance to win bragging rights at this Halloween party. The Les and Rayzaruckus set the mood with R&B, old school and Top 40 hits.

Ultimate Halloween
Oct 27, 9pm
The Glasshouse
2 S Market St, San Jose
Hosted by Kilo and Chuy Gomez, this is the Halloween edition of the party starting duo’s Ultimate Freestyle Party series. Frank Morales, Hector Dj Ss Flores, Raul Djobiwan, Joe Vision 1 Sanchez and Sal Fernandez will be spinning the hits all night. Come dressed to impress in your best costume or cleanest casual look.

Hallow’s Ball
Oct 27, 9pm
Flights Restaurant
165 Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd, Los Gatos
Featuring iHeart Radio’s DJ Kaos and cash prizes for the best costumes this is the place to be for cocktail flights, a lively dance floor and a chance to win big.

Costume Contest
Oct 27, 8pm
Bert’s Stadium Sports Bar
208 S Fair Oaks Ave, Sunnyvale
Dance to in-the-mix DJs and be sure to wear your best costume for a chance at a cash prize. Enjoy drink specials, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and enter the raffle to win tickets to the upcoming Niners vs. Raiders game.

Rack-in Halloween
Oct 27, 7:30pm
The Saddle Rack
42011 Boscell Rd, Fremont
Saddle up and get ready to ride with your best costume—there’s $5,000 in cash prizes at stake! Show up early for dance lessons, stay for the live music.

Spooky Smokesale
Oct 28, 10am
Paramount Imports
455 Meridian Ave, San Jose
Dude! What was that sound? Oh… It was just the cat. Show up to Paramount Imports’ spooky sale event for 20 percent of most items and an additional 10 percent off for being in costume. There will also be a taco truck, fruit truck, free candy and live music starting at 3pm. Mmmm… Tacos.