Halloween falls on the weekend this year, which means it's going to be extra nuts. Try a devilish beer, check out the ghost of Kurt Cobain and party in general over the next few days. Click on the Westword calendar for more spooky and scary events, and drop us a comment if you know of anything we missed.
Dia de los Muertos at Larimer Square (6 p.m. Friday, free)
Larimer Square is one of our city's most historic blocks, with lots of old souls bouncing around. Honor the departed with the help of tequila tasting, live music, sugar-skull decorating, face painting and salsa dancing. Buy a candle to honor someone you've lost and join in the fun with everybody else.
British Macabre Night at Mutiny Information Cafe (8 p.m. Friday, free)
All you Britophiles can rejoice tonight, because Mutiny is showing some of the best comedies and vintage horror trailers from across the pond tonight. Clips from shows like PsychoVille, Murder Most Horrid, Inside No. 9 and more will be celebrated all in good fun.
Denver Vintage Reggae Society presents Graveyard Moonstomp at Illegal Pete's South Broadway (9 p.m. Friday, free)
Scott Damnit of the DVRS spins the spooky '60s and '70s Jamaican ska, rocksteady, reggae and 2-Tone vinyl tonight, which will accompany your burrito and marg rather nicely. It's a good spot to get your night on south Broadway started.
A Lipgloss Pre-Halloween at Bar Standard (9 p.m. Friday, $10)
Lipgloss has been raging for fourteen years, so they know how to throw a Halloween party. Make moves to their new home at Bar Standard for their annual Sci-Fi costume party. Dress to the Deep Space 9's for a chance to win amazing prizes. Most importantly there's going to be free PBR from 9 to 10 p.m., which behooves you to show up to ring in Halloween at midnight. How many times DJs Hollow and Tower play Monster Mash remains to be seen.
Mephistopheles' Release & Costume Contest at Avery Brewing Company (11 a.m. Saturday, free)
Avery Brewing somehow did a deal to put the soul of Mephistopheles, the fallen angel and lover of macabre, into their yearly beer release. Come pick up a pint from the source and be warned of the 17.1 percent ABV devil you're letting inside. Don't forget to dress up for two costume contests throughout the day.
Trunk or Treat at Kepner Middle School (11 a.m. Saturday, free)
With the spirit of Halloween in the air, see some of the best lowriders in the city on display from Just Casual Car Club. There's going to be plenty of free candy to go around and costume contests as well. Bring the family down for an afternoon of ooo's and ghouls.
Boo and Brew on Colfax at Bluebird District (1 p.m. Saturday, free)
The kids get to party in the afternoon, and the adults get to go wild after dark. Walk the boos down Colfax between York Street and Colorado Boulevard for trick or treating with more than thirty businesses, a bouncy castle, kid concerts and more. When the moon comes out, the brew part of the evening begins. Many of the bars and restaurants in the area — from the Sie FilmCenter to Lost Lake — will have live music and drink specials to get your makeup all smeared up. Stop by Park House for a Star Wars themed haunted house party which is $5 or free if your costume exhibits the force.
Silk: A Halloween Bash at Atlas Theater (7 p.m. Saturday, $10)
Laugh away the night of spirits with the city's newest sketch comedy show. They're a couple shows deep now and it's Halloween so the show should be pretty lit. They'll even be debuting a new part of the show with The Kinsey Reporters, which is being billed as Monty Python meets South Park. You're even invited to an after party—at a house—a house party. That's going to be cool.
Halloween 99 w/ Third Eye Blind, Nirvana, & The Pixies at hi-dive (9 p.m. Saturday, $5)
This is just going to be a time. Many members of Denver's favorite bands like Dirty Few, Dr. Neptune and Blanket Empire are dressing up their bodies and vocals to give us something people would have killed to see twenty years ago. It's just going to be wild if you're into to getting buck.
Dia De Los Muertos at Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary and Cemetery (12 p.m. Sunday, free)
Let's go full circle on the weekend and end it with a celebration of life by honoring the dead. This community event includes all the things a Dia De Los Muertos party entails along with an artisan market. Join the community and around the altar and get your face painted in a cemetery before the Broncos big game.