There’s no shortage of monster mashes, zombie takeovers, haunted parties and pumpkins to stab over the next two weeks. Read all about it in the annual Go! guide to all things spooky in North Central Washington.
For more family-oriented events, check out the Halloween guide in the Features section of the Wenatchee World on Friday.
Or, bag this whole Halloween business and check out something normal to do in the Planner on Page C4 today.
Halloween houses any time, 2510 Day Drive, Wenatchee; 23 S. Lombard Ave., East Wenatchee, free
Some folks string lights for Christmas; these families deck their halls for Halloween. Check out Grim’s Graveyard decorated by the Bull family, 23 S. Lombard Ave., in East Wenatchee. Cory and Heather Clark — the couple who established the famous Halloween house on Highland Drive and Red Apple Road — moved. They’re now at 2510 Day Drive. They converted their new garage into Frankenstein’s mad lab and set up dozens of life-sized animatronics in the yard. Also check out the cemetery across from the Evergreen Memorial Park on 10th Street in East Wenatchee. There’s two more Halloween houses in East Wenatchee that we know of: On Jarvis Avenue (take a left from Third Street by Costco) and another on First Street, by Tony’s Market on Kentucky Avenue.
Monster Bash 7 p.m. Friday, Wenatchee Eagles Hall, 1208 N. Wenatchee Ave., no cover 888-1929
OK, so Halloween is technically Oct. 31 — a work night. Thank the ghouls for bars willing to start this party early. Wenatchee Eagles crack open the coffins Friday with a dinner they’re calling “monstrous” at 5 p.m. Prizes go to the best-dressed. At 8 p.m., The Next Big Thing will get the monsters shakin’ with rock and soul dance covers. A relatively new Wenatchee band, the sextet is led by singer Donna Gouze, who toured with Billy Joel and Shelby Lynn as a backup singer.
“And Then There Were None” by Music Theatre of Wenatchee 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, Riverside Playhouse, 123 N. Wenatchee Ave., $15, $5 student tickets at the door, pacwen.org 663-8727
Nobody does suspense like Agatha Christie. Directors Matthew Pippin and Jared Morgan present a thriller play based on one of her most famous mysteries, “10 Little Indians.” Eight people with murderous pasts are called to an island, where one by one, they end up dead. Who’s the killer? Just when you’re on the edge of your seat, the theater will go black in total darkness. It’s a production made all the better with seasoned actors like Maren Cagle, John Schulz and David Harvill.
Nightmare on 8th Street 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Eastmont Junior High, 905 8th St. NE, East Wenatchee, $8 per trip through the haunted school, carnival free for kids under 5, $3 youths 5-18, $5 adults 884-2407
More than 100 zombies are on the march at Eastmont Junior High — that mad castle-looking institution on the hill — for a one-night-only horror show. With help from the folks who ran the old Pressroom Theater haunt, students dressed up each wing in creepy undead themes. Watch out: Are those people walking the haunt with you looking a little pasty? This haunt promises to be so scary, they’re not letting in anyone under 12. The kids get their own carnival in another part of the school with games, art projects and other family-friendly fun. Proceeds benefit the ASB fund, which helps run after school clubs and sports.
Halloween Bash 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Clearwater Steakhouse & Saloon, 838 Valley Mall Parkway, East Wenatchee, $5, 884-7605.
The Clearwater always throws one of the biggest parties in town for Halloween, and this year is no exception. Alternative rock band Identity Unknown will play dance-able covers and originals all night long. Don’t forget the weenie costume; there are prizes for best-dressed.
Third Annual Halloween Brew Bash 7 p.m. Saturday, Saddlerock Pub & Brewery, 25 N. Wenatchee Ave., no cover 888-4790
Pumpkins, beers and pumpkin beers! To start, Saddlerock will unleash a rare and dangerous beast called “Abyss” by Deschutes Brewery and other seasonal beers. Then, break out the cutlery for a pumpkin carving contest at 8 p.m. The winner wins a $25 gift card. Is that blood real? At 9 p.m., they’ll judge a costume contest with $50 at stake.
Buzz Inn Halloween 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, Buzz Inn Steakhouse & Lounge, 1112 N. Wenatchee Ave., no cover 663-7777
The Buzz Inn throws open its doors for vamps, pirates, princesses and other scary creatures. Cash prizes for best costume. Drink specials and half-price appetizers rule the night.
Spooky Sushi DIY 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Iwa Sushi & Grill, 8 N. Wenatchee Ave., $18 for youths under 18, $24 adults 667-8744
Show up dressed as your favorite sushi roll, or just make one for dinner. The chefs at Iwa will show you how to roll your own for Halloween. There’s a prize for best dressed — you, not the fish. Reserve a spot now; space is limited. Dinner and a sake tasting are included.
Pumpkin-Carving Contest today through 7 p.m. Oct. 30, Badger Mountain Brewing, 1 Orondo Ave., free 888-2234
Sharpen your knives and spoons, this is a battle of the gourds. Vote for your favorite carved pumpkin, or bring in your own, now through Oct. 30. The first-place winner will take home a pony keg from the brewery and a self-catered (you pick up the food) barbecue from Country Boys for 20 people. Second place wins a pony keg and a $25 gift certificate for barbecue. Third prize gets a stainless steel growler filled with beer and a $25 Country Boys gift card.
Pumpkin Carving Noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Washington Park, 110 S. Miller St., by donation
Team Orange Glitter for WalkMS will set the mood with spooky Halloween music, all the jack-o-lantern fixings and prizes for a good cause.
Halloween Skate Night 7-9 p.m. Nov. 1, Town Toyota Center, 1300 Walla Walla Ave., $5 admission, $2 skate rentals 667-7847
You know what your costume really needs? Roller skates.
Wally’s Fourth Annual Halloween Bash 9 p.m. Oct. 31, 322 S. Wenatchee Ave., no cover 663-1433
You can’t go wrong spending Halloween with bands like 13 Cent Killers and Fresh2Death. 13 Cent Killers was one of the original Snatchee Records bands and will reunite for a night of dark horror punk songs. If you’re a Misfits fan, Children in Heat are the masters of their music.
Caffé Mela Comedy Premier & Halloween Party 8 p.m. Oct. 31, Caffé Mela, 17 N. Wenatchee Ave., $8 advance, $10 show day 888-0374
Caffé Mela becomes comedy central with Seattle stand-up Kortney Shane Williams, a guy who opened for Dave Chappelle’s three sold-out nights at the Moore Theater earlier this month. Funnyman Will Butela of Bellingham opens.
Trick or Treat on the Avenue 3-5 p.m. Oct. 31, downtown Wenatchee, free
Downtown’s cutest holiday kicks off with hundreds of wee little goblins collecting candy from local businesses. KWCC TV will host a Halloween carnival with games and crafts downtown until 7 p.m.
Halloween at 10 Below pre-funk party 9 p.m. Oct. 31, costume contest and DJ 9 p.m. Nov. 1, 29 N. Columbia St., no cover 665-8737
Dare to try a mixed drink or two during pre-funk Thursday and figure out your favorite potion for the main event Friday. Cash prizes go to the best-dressed while DJ Todd Kenaston will get the dead dancing.
Blue Flame Asian Bistro Costume Party 9 p.m. Friday, 102 Aplets Way, no cover 782-0298
Dance, dance, dance with Justice for All on stage. Don a little something scary, sexy or just plain hilarious for a chance to win $500 and prizes.
Club Crow Halloween Party 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Club Crow, 108.5 Cottage Ave., $8, clubcrow.net 782-3001
Club Crow carries on its Halloween tradition with a bone-shakin’ show with Slack Daddy and prizes for best costume.
Pumpkin carving 5-7:30 p.m. today through Saturday, O’Gradys Pantry, 7375 Icicle Road, $5 per pumpkin 548-6344
Let O’Gradys do the cooking and clean-up while you scoop and carve by a crackling fire.
Halloween Happening at Smallwood’s 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10461 Stemm Road, Peshastin, by donation 860-2517
The ultimate in harvest fests. Shoot a pumpkin out of a cannon or an apple out of a sling shot, preferably before the wine tasting. There’s also L-Bow the Clown at noon, cow train rides, a petting zoo, pumpkin painting, a maze and a scarecrow-making contest for the little ghouls.
Family friendly movie night 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31, Munchen Haus, 709 Front St., free 548-1158
Watch Halloween classics while chomping down a brat to get stoked before the big night.
Halloween Party 8:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Tumwater Restaurant & Lounge, 219 9th St., no cover 548-4232
Get on your broom and ride! The Tumwater is brewing up free appetizers and $1-off specials on drinks starting at 8:30 p.m. At 10 p.m., enter the ring for best costume — a $50 gift certificate goes to the first-place winner, and second place gets a $25 gift card.
Halloween Dance Party with Chumstick Liberation Front 9 p.m. Oct. 31, Uncle Uli’s, 902 Front St., $10 548-7262
Uncle Uli’s always gets a crowd for Halloween, so show up early and in costume. Chumstick Liberation Front is bringing the whole band for a dance party of mountain funk and ska.
Der Hinterhof costume party 9 p.m. Oct. 31, 321 9th St., $5, free with costume 548-5250
Ghouls get in free at this party. It’s one of the biggest barrooms in Leavenworth so there’s plenty of room for dancing, and it’s bound to have a great band lined up for the occasion.
Ducks and Drakes Halloween Party 9 p.m. Oct. 31, 221 8th St., no cover 548-0270
Some lucky devil is going to Vegas, baby! The bar is giving away a two-night trip to Las Vegas for two for the winner of their best costume contest. Celebrate on the dance floor with Leavenworth band Chaka Conklin.
Halloween Masquerade Party 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Fromaggio’s Bistro, 14 E. Wapato Way, Manson, $15 includes wine and dinner, fromaggiomanson.com 888-6452
Habitat for Humanity will build its 17th home with the proceeds from this haunted gathering. Fromaggio will scare up a Halloween-themed buffet, door prizes, an auction and costume contest.
Haunted Prom 8 p.m. Saturday, Mill Bay Casino, Manson, $10 per person in advance, $15 couples, $20 per person at the door (800) 648-2946
Elvira will make a guest appearance at The Heat Nightclub’s dance of the dead. Stay up all night with Seattle’s Radio 80, a Halloween-themed dinner and a costume contest with $1,000 in slot tickets up for grabs.
Downtown Chelan Halloween 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31, downtown Chelan, free 682-4322
The lake monsters are out on the town, and they want candy. Bring a few monsters of your own to go trick-or-treating along a decorated Woodin Avenue. KOZI radio will fill the downtown core with creepy screams and cackles to set the tone. Be on alert for something spooktacular happening at 6 p.m. downtown.
Twisp River Pub Halloween Party 9 p.m. Nov. 1, 201 N. Methow Valley Highway 997-6822
The biggest dance party in the Methow kicks off with local rock band Shakedonia. Best costume wins $100 pub credit.
“Rocky Horror Picture Show” 3 p.m. Friday, midnight Saturday, Tonasket Community Cultural Center, 411 Western Ave., audience participation bags $5, admission $10 per person, $15 couples 322-0261
It’s just a jump to the left, and then a step to the right. Let’s do the time warp again! Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Choir is hosting the famous cult classic starring Tim Curry as Dr. Frankenfurter. It’s the kind of interactive fun that requires an audience participation bag. The event is a fundraiser for the Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus. They’ll host a silent auction throughout the evening. Nothing to wear? Stop by the OVOC costume rental shop at The Courtyard downtown.
Halloween Party 5 p.m. Oct. 31, Tonasket Community Cultural Center, 411 Western Ave., free 486-1328
Dress up, play games, nibble on appetizers and get spooked in a haunted house.
Wheatland Whirlers Halloween Dance 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Ephrata Senior Center, 124 C. St. NW., by donation 670-7130
Ever square dance with a vampire? A werewolf? How about a cowboy or a farmer — wait a minute, those aren’t costumes in this neck of the woods. Jim Compton is caller and Noelle Miller will cue.
Esther Bricques Winery and Vineyard Halloween Party 6 p.m. Oct. 31, 42 Swanson Mill Road, no cover 476-2861
Bring a dish for the potluck and your dancing shoes — pointed, furry or not — for live music by Hydes.