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The Ten Sexiest, Scariest Things to Do for Halloween in Denver

Trick or treat! For adults, successful Halloween events are 60 percent scary, 30 percent fun, 10 percent slutty. There's no shortage of amazing activities during the most frightful of months in the Mile High. Here are the ten best scary, sexy events for grown-up children, full of things that go bump in the night. 
10) Tavern Halloween
Friday, October 30
1949 Market Street


The Tavern is throwing a wild Hallow's Eve get-together starting at 9 p.m. Friday night at its LoDo location. Enjoy costume contests, drink specials until 10 p.m., and an awesome DJ set by the world-renowned DJ Trentino, with openers DJ Denco and Beverli Trillz. Grand prize for the costume contest is a two-night, all-expense-included stay in Vail for SNOWDAZE. 
9) Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret
Through October 31
1601 Arapahoe Street


This weekend, Lannie's hosts its spooky, sexy, annual BOO-lesque show at the Clocktower on 16th Street. The three-night run of comedy and burlesque welcomes big kids eighteen and up for the 8 p.m. showing, and 21 and up for the 11 p.m. showing. One of the shows on Halloween night is already sold out, so act quickly. 
8ViewHouse Halloweekend
Through October 31
ViewHouse, 2015 Market Street

The LoDo Viewhouse has gone to amazing heights for Halloween weekend, beginning with Ghouls Night Out on Thursday, October 29, when women drink free Skyy Vodka from 9 p.m. to midnight, and the first fifty ladies even get a "Ghouls Night Out" T-shirt. Then on Friday, the venue transforms to Nightmare on Market Street, with the entire outdoors converted to a dance floor and a $1,000 cash prize for the best costume. Finally, Halloween will usher in the Sexy House of Horrors, with additional costume contests and three dance floors spread throughout the space. 
7) Colorado Horror Con
Friday, October 30 through Sunday, November 1
Ramada Plaza Hotel, 10 East 120th Avenue


The first Colorado Horror Con starts on October 30, and the freaky fest features insane guests and horror gurus Joe Bob Briggs, Jonathan Tiersten, Debbie Rochon, The Frazetta Girls and Lynn Lowry, as well as a horror burlesque, Scary Stories documentary film screening, and more. Tickets begin at $20 for a daily pass.
6) Papa Legba's Voodoo Bash
Friday, October 30
Denver Mart, 541 East 58th Avenue


Get back to the bayou at the New Orleans-inspired Voodoo Bash, filled with mystery, magic, ghouls, witches and general creepiness. This Hallow's Even event will be a freak show crossed with an audio/visual dreamland. Music for includes sets by DJ Brian Howe, Spinphony, Tent Show Kings and the Wash Park funk band. There's an open bar with VIP admission; tickets range from $35 to $195. 
5) Big Top Halloween Extravaganza
Saturday, October 31
1217 20th Street


Hostel Fish is going to be popping off starting at 7 p.m. Halloween night, with a costume contest beginning at midnight. The party costs $10 for those staying in the hostel for the night, $15 to join the party with a costume, and $25 without a costume. The night involves a twisted circus vibe with performers CarneEvil.  

4) Denver Halloween Costume Ball
Saturday, October 31
Sherman Event Center, 1770 Sherman Street


This sexy, grown-up costume ball is the largest in the city, and it sells out every year — so tickets won't be available at the door. Booze is included in the $65 ticket price, and the bash features several open bars. Dress to impress for the chance to win a $1,000 prize for best costume.
3) Colfax Block Party Boo n' Brew
Saturday, October 31
East Colfax Avenue between Elizabeth and Colorado Boulevard


The ninth annual Boo n' Brew is fun for kids from 1 to 4 p.m., but once the sun goes down, it's going to get weird. From 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on East Colfax Avenue between Elizabeth Street and Colorado Boulevard, there will be 35 businesses joining in the Halloween fun, all giving away candy and other cool prizes. The nine bars in the mix include R-Bar, Park House, Southside Bar and Kitchen, Lost Lake Lounge, Goosetown Tavern, Bluebird Theater, Mezcal, Henderson Lounge and the Atomic Cowboy. Admission is free! 
2) Star Wars Halloween Party
Saturday, October 31
Park House, 1515 Madison Street


This is one spooky Star Wars-themed party, and it comes complete with tours of the Park House basement, one of the most haunted places in the city, beginning at 9 p.m. on Halloween night. If you come dressed as a Star Wars character, you'll get in for free. Otherwise, admission is $5 for adults, and comes with a free shot plus music by the Chrome Drones all night long.
1) Ritual Cravt Soft Opening
Saturday, October 31
Ritual Tattoo, 4036 Tejon Street


Ritual Tattoo co-owner and babe Wiccan Missy Rhysing is spreading her skills in the Ritual Cravt business, opening a brand-new location in Sunnyside, with a grand-opening party set for 10 to 6 p.m. on Halloween. Get a tattoo hookup with Rachel Patton, who will be giving away her classic stick-and-poke styles at a fraction of the normal cost. There will also be tarot-card readings by Rory McMahan, as well as hand-painted skulls, gems and minerals sold at Ritual Cravt.

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