10 Halloween-themed club events

With Halloween falling on Wednesday this year, that means there's almost a full week's worth of club nights to celebrate. Here's a shortlist of creepily themed parties worth checking out. And if you're stuck for a costume this year, don't forget that Kid Rock and Lindsay Lohan are inherently funnier than George W. Bush and Paris Hilton. Get yourself a pair of boxing gloves and a flaming-red Brillo Pad, and you're guaranteed to be the life of whatever party you decide to crash.

Saturday, October 27
Monster Mash at the Waldorf

If you're looking to stuff your face with something other than candy, check out this two-floor event, which features a complimentary buffet.

Saturday, October 27
Haunted House at the Anza Club

The city's dance-music cognoscente will be at a bash featuring house and techno sets from Tom Thomas, Little Jon, and more.

Saturday, October 27
Believe in Halloween at the Red Room

Vancouver's premier house-music night rings in the festivities with one of its patented rave-ups. This one's for the heads.

Monday, October 29
UBC Halloween at the Caprice

Someone named DJ Gilligan presides over a student-themed affair, timed perfectly to coincide with the end of midterms. No words on whether coconut-cream-pie shooters will be on special.

Wednesday, October 31
Monster Mash-Ups at Republic

Weekly resident DJ Kenya hosts a get-together which promises to take the mash-up phenomenon to new levels of gruesomeness.

Wednesday, October 31
Haunted Carnival at Celebrities

The folks behind Sin City present this special affair, which features DJs Pandemonium and Betti Forde and a by-donation zombie kissing booth. Please don't have garlic-flavoured intestines for dinner if you're planning to do some smooching.

Wednesday, October 31
3 Rooms of Terror: Halloween Clash at the Lotus Sound Lounge

The Automatic drum 'n' bass crew's legendary Halloween party is back with side rooms dedicated to house and breaks.

Wednesday, October 31
Viva Halloween at Crush Champagne Lounge

There'll be no better place to get your Halloween drink on than at Crush, which features three-dollar libations and tunes from former DMC champion DJ Wax.

Wednesday, October 31
Wear It Well: The Halloween Social at Bar None

Yaletown's hippest club is dangling some serious prizes for its best-dressed guests, including a trip for two to Las Vegas, gym memberships, and full-service make-overs. And should you be lucky enough to hit the jackpot, don't forget that whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

Wednesday, October 31
Sleepy Hollow at the Modern

The DJ team known as the Boyscouts take over Gastown's newest spot, spinning the season's hottest tracks on four turntables. Gassy Jack, get ready to get your freak on.