Party Planner: Halloween’s Here

Don't stop now. Rocker parties and lingerie jams await.

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Saturday: Celebrate the Día de los Muertos Halloween Ball at Evanston's SPACE (1245 Chicago Ave.). What better way to enjoy the Day of the Dead? $20.
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Saturday: DJ White Shadow will be on the 1s and 2s Saturday at Angels & Kings (710 N Clark St.) You can make this your late-night spot as the costume contest doesn't kick off until 2 a.m. Free.
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Saturday: Reggie's Rock Club (2105 South State Street) has a special Halloween show tonight with punk band Cobra Skulls, along with the Hallow, the Scissors and the Kobanes. 5 p.m.-3 a.m. $12
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Saturday: There's even more Twilight-themed action at Market (1113 W Randolph). Indulge in the $6 bloody mary bar and check out the body painting designs by Mario Ink. $1,500 in prizes will be given away. Free.
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Saturday: Elvis? Michael Jackson? Marilyn Monroe? Expect to see some famous faces at LuxLounge's Dead Celebrity Halloween party on Friday. The star-studded party includes a midnight costume party.
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Saturday: A horrible Tom Cruise/Nicole Kidman flick at least inspired some ideas for some spooky/freaky parties. The Eyes Wide Shut Masquerade goes down Halloween night at Lumen (839 W. Fulton Market). Burlesque entertainer Lady Jack (who seems to be doing some pretty good business this season) and roaming masked lingerie models will bring the sultry. Guests are encouraged to attend incognito, wearing masks, capes and lingerie. $500 goes to the most creative and revealing costume. Click here for tickets.
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Do the time warp and throw stuff at actual people at NightBlue Performing Arts Company's re-staged production of the cult classic musical "The Rocky Horror Show." It's playing at the The Athenaeum Theatre (2936 N. Southport) Oct. 22-31 at 8 p.m.
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Saturday: Cruise over the to The Red Canary (695 N Milwaukee Ave) for "The Canary Murder Case," named after a 1929 movie. Free.
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Saturday: This should be your outfit of choice if you're heading to SushiSamba (504 N Wells St.) on Halloween night.The party will look like something straight out of a Japanese anime cartoon as COSPLAY performs, supplemented by the sounds of DJ Dracula. The most creative costume takes home a $1,000 cash prize. Oh ya, and it's FREE.
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Saturday: Pilsen's Simone's Bar (960 W. 18th St.) throws a All Hail Halloween bash tonight. It features a costume contest, dunking for apples, specials on food and drink, and the ultimate monster mash courtesy of DJ Ian Frost.
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Saturday: Take it back to another era at the Crimson Lounge (333 N. Dearborn St.) on Halloween night. All daddies and dames are invited to this 1920s speakeasy-themed party. All the zoot suits, fedoras, jazz and dancers doing the Charleston will make this a fete fit for prohibition. RSVP to info@crimsonchicago.com.
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Saturday: Walk next door for the Haunted House of Blues in the Foundation Room. Doors Open at 10 p.m. with sounds provided by white hot DJ Million Dollar Mano. Click here for ticket info.
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It'll be more treat than trick at "Nightmare on Wells Street," Bull & Bear's ode to Halloween. The four-part Halloween week bashes culminate on Saturday with the party to end all parties hosted by the lovely ladies of the Lingerie Football League's Chicago Bliss.
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Saturday: Alert the paparazzi about the Halloween night bash at Jbar at The James Chicago hotel, but this party is all about celebrity "frenemies." Think Jon and Kate or Rosie and the Donald. RSVP to Andy@jameshotels.com.
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Saturday: Not many of us actually end up doing what we dreamed of as a child. Well, that's what Halloween night is for. Show up to Hub51 as an astronaut, cowboy or a rock star as the River North hot spot encourages you to dress for the job you always wished for a kid, not the job you have now. We're talking to you, ninja boy.
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Saturday: Speaking of overdone costumes this year, expect to see a lot of Tru Blood-themed stuff out there. If that's your thing, head over to District Bar's "True District" bash on Halloween night. Enjoy all-you-can-drink (liquor, not blood) for $20 from 9 – 11 p.m., and a $500 prize for the best costume.
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Saturday: Old Town's Eivissa (1531 N. Wells) invites all bad boys and girls to their "Saints and Sinners" party on the 31st. $30 gets you unlimited tapas and sangrias, live music and a costume contest.
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Saturday: The Rockit Ranch boys have Halloween covered. Head over to The Underground, which will be transformed into "The Underworld." "The Coven" party on Halloween night invites characters from all walks for the undead, both classic and contemporary. The party continues Sunday night with "The Crypt" party.
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Saturday: Kaya Jones of the Pussycat Dolls hosts the The Haunted Hotel Halloween Costume Ball party at the W Chicago – City Center. Enter the costume contest with over $1,000 in cash and prizes.
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Saturday: Yes, it's gotten kinda cold outside, but ROOF at theWit is still hot. See for yourself Halloween night at their red carpet/paparazzi-themed party called the Black i Ball
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