It’s that time of year when hairy beasts are rewarded and fanged creatures go unfeared.
Find these and more at an array of Halloween events throughout North Central Washington. It’s safe to say that those not wearing costumes will be the shunned ones, so don’t be afraid to let your freak flag fly this weekend. There are even some chances for prizes, so do your worst (in other words, your best) and you could be the shining star of the night.
“Scream World!,” Haunted Theatre 2009 7 p.m. today through Saturday; Pressroom Theatre, 14 N. Mission St.; $8; pacwen.org 663-2787
Michael Pirkey directs the Mission Creek Players’ eighth annual Haunted Theatre event. This year, the walk-through features the likes of Egyptian zombie queens, butchers, mad doctors and scientists, scary clowns and an electric chair room. “Scream World!” is not recommended for young children.
Monster Mash 2009 Adult party 8 p.m. Friday, teen party 8 p.m. Saturday; Wenatchee Convention Center, 121 N. Wenatchee Ave.; $10-$15 adults, $8-$10 teens; monstermash2009.com 663-2787
Stay up all night at Wenatchee’s annual monster party. Dance to DJ’ed tunes and don a costume for a contest with plenty of prizes. The adult party on Friday is open to anyone 21 and older. Reserve a table of 10 for $85. Tickets are available in advance at the Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee box office, Nancy’s Party Rentals or pacwen.org.
Identity Unknown, rock 8 p.m. Saturday; The Volcano Club, 27 S. Chelan Ave.; $5 couples, $3 singles 888-1054
Rock out with Wenatchee quintet Identity Unknown at the Volcano Club’s Halloween bash. The venue offers drink specials and offers cash prizes for best costumes: $100 first place, $50 second place and $25 third place.
Dead Vampires, Ghost Power!!!, Mothra and For The Better, rock 8 p.m. Friday; Pioneer House, 128 Cottage Ave.; $5 782-3003
Seattle’s horror punk ensemble Dead Vampires arises at the Pioneer House, joined by area rockers Ghost Power!!!, Mothra and For the Better. Dress up in costume for a contest and prizes. This is an all ages show.
Richie Blue, blues-rock 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Mojo’s, 102 Aplets Way; free 782-8514
Northwest guitarist Richie Blue belts some country rock and blues for two nights at Mojo’s. Local bassist Joe Guimond and drummer Doug Williams are his backing band each evening.
Slack Daddy, blues-rock 8 p.m. Saturday; Club Crow, 108 1/2 Cottage Ave.; $5; clubcrow.net 782-3001
Slack Daddy plays a Halloween show at Club Crow, featuring some body shakers from the ’60s and ’70s. Cash prizes go to best costume of the night.
No Way Out, Bad JuJu and Mothra, rock 9 p.m. Saturday; Pioneer House, 128 Cottage Ave.; free 885-3868
Hit the Pioneer House for a 21 and older rock show by a group of local bands. Two new local bands, No Way Out and Bad JuJu, open the show and Mothra finishes up the party with a set at 11 p.m. A $100 grand prize goes to the best costume.
Halloween costume party 9 p.m. Saturday; Pear-adise Bar & Grill, 8459 Main St.; free 782-1199
Wear your holiday garb to the Dryden night spot for a late night masquerade.
Standing Room Only, country 9 p.m. Saturday; Entiat Log Cabin, 14481 Highway 97; free 784-2156
Country music lovers can spend their holiday at Entiat Log Cabin. Live music is provided by area band Standing Room Only and cash prizes are offered in a costume contest.
Halloween costume party 9 p.m. Saturday; My Buddy’s Place, 57 W. Wapato Way; free 687-3313
Dress your spooky best for a costume party in Manson. Cash prizes go to best costumes. DJ Heidi Neal provides music for karaoke and dancing until 1 a.m.
Rockaraoke 9:30 p.m. Saturday; Twisp River Pub, 201 N. Methow Valley Highway; $5 997-6822
The pub continues its annual Halloween tradition of karaoke backed by a live band. Show up in costume to qualify for prizes.