Halloween in Denver: Where to go, what to do

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While a lot of people began celebrating Halloween this past weekend, there are still a ton of parties to check out, where you can show off whatever clever costume you dreamed up this year (we're going as either King Diamond -- or one of the baseball furies, depending how our make-up turns out). Keep reading to get the full rundown.

See also: - Naughty Tricks and Sexy Treats: The twenty best costumes we saw at the Church - HallowFreak'nWeen 2012 at National Western Complex: The twenty best costumes

3 Kings Tavern: 60 S. Broadway, Denver, 303-777-7352 A Magic Cyclops Halloween, with It Should Have Been Lars, Mark Star Karaoke, Costume Contest, DBL, shots specials and give-aways.

Aggie Theatre: 204 S. College Ave., Fort Collins, 970-482-8300 Whompaween, Featuring Helicopter Showdown, Rainbow Wheel Of Death, Wed., Oct. 31, $13. (AggieTheatre.com)

Beauty Bar: 608 E. 13th Ave., Denver, 720-542-8024 Devil's Night Halloween Party, Prizes and give-aways for the best costumes. With DJ's Maladjusted and Caramello aka Miggy spin the best Motown hits, northern soul, funk and more, Tue., Oct. 30, 9 p.m., free. (BeautyBar.com)

Bender's Tavern 314 E. 13th Ave., Denver, 303-861-7070 Lest it get lost in all the hubub of Halloween, be advised: Tomorrow night marks a significant and bittersweet moment in the Denver music scene. It's the last call for Bender's Tavern, which is slated to change hands in the next few weeks and become the new home of Quixote's True Blue, which is moving from its current location at 21st and Lawrence. (BendersTavern.com)

Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom: 2637 Welton St., Denver, 303-297-1772 Mark Farina, With Slick Rick, Signal Path and Ginger Perry, Wed., Oct. 31, 9 p.m., $20-$25. (CervantesMasterpiece.com)

Cervantes' Other Side: 2637 Welton St., Denver, 303-297-1772 Halloween Tribute Show, The Rolling Stones, Neil Diamond, & Pink Floyd Tributes Performed by The Hit List, Forever In Blue Jeans and Disco Floyd, Wed., Oct. 31, 9 p.m., free before 9 p.m./$10 after 9 p.m. (CervantesMasterpiece.com)

Chloe Discoteque and Mezze Lounge: 1445 Market St., Denver, 720-383-8447 Haunt and Naughty Halloween Ball, Featuring hair and costume show. Sounds by DJ Ecotek. Costume contest at midnight, must enter by 10 p.m. $1,000 first prize, $450 second prize, Wed., Oct. 31, $10-$20. (Chloe-Denver.com)

City Hall: 1144 Broadway, Denver, 303-832-8628 Devin the Dude, with Diamond Boiz, 2MX2, Ill Se7en, DJ Cavem, 9 p.m. $18-$30. (CoClubs.com)

Fox Theatre: 1128 13th St., Boulder, 303-443-3399 Allen Stone, Wed., Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m., $15.50. (FoxTheatre.com)

Funky Buddha Lounge: 776 Lincoln St., Denver, 303-832-5075 Biz Markie, Wed., Oct. 31, 8 p.m., $10-$15. (FunkyBuddhaLounge.com)

Grizzly Rock: 5255 W. 6th Ave., Denver, 303-295-1330 Hairball, featuring $1000 Halloween costume contest, Wed., Oct. 31, 9 p.m., $15. (GrizzlyRock.com)

Herman's Hideaway: 1578 S. Broadway, Denver, 303-777-2535 MDZ, With J-Dirty, Nancy Hubanks, Dr. Kush w/ DJ Difrent, Mindshot, Original Difference, Wed., Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m., $5. (HermansHideaway.com)

Hi-dive: 7 S. Broadway, Denver, 720-570-4500 Halloween at the Hi-Dive, Wed., Oct. 31, 9 p.m., $5. (hi-dive.com)

The Hive: 1109 Lincoln St., Denver, 303-669-3388 Heaven vs. Hell, Music by DJ Tabor and DJ Rocka. Cash prizes for best angel and devil, Wed., Oct. 31, 9 p.m., $5 donation or canned food and clothing for homeless shelters. (TheHiveDenver.com)

Larimer Lounge: 2721 Larimer St., Denver, 303-291-1007 The Nuns of Brixton, With Gestapo Pussy Ranch and Veronica, Wed., Oct. 31, 9 p.m., $10/$12. (LarimerLounge.com)

Mercury Cafe: 2199 California St., Denver, 303-294-9281 Lionel Young Band, Live music and costume contest., Wed., Oct. 31, 8:30 p.m., $10. (MercuryCafe.com)

Oak Tavern & 24K: 1416 Market St., Denver, 303-888-0655 Filthy T's Halloween Bizarre, Dawn your most bizarre costume, grab your friends and brew up some trouble with the Filthy T's. $3 Filthy T green tea vodka shots and $2 Coors Lights, Wed., Oct. 31, $10-$20. (LotusClubs.com)

Ogden Theatre: 935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, 303-832-1874 Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, With Z-Trip, Wed., Oct. 31, 8 p.m., $32.50/$35. (OgdenTheater.net)

Oriental Theater: 4335 W. 44th Ave., Denver, 720-420-0030 Cornmeal, Tue., Oct. 30, 7 p.m.; Wed., Oct. 31, $20-$25|2-day pass $30. (OrientalTheater.com)

Oskar Blues: 303 Main St., Lyons, 303-823-6685 Halloween Party, With Halden Wofford & the Hi-Beams, Wed., Oct. 31, 8 p.m., free. (OskarBlues.com)

Quixote's True Blue: 2151 Lawrence St., Denver, 303-366-6492 Particle, '80s dance party with the Recovery Act and Saturday Night Fever by Trichome, Wed., Oct. 31, 8 p.m., $20. (Quixotes.com)

Savoy Event Center: 2700 Arapahoe St., Denver, 303-999-1028. Martian Sock Hop Halloween Ball, With Cora Vette and Her Chop Shop Band, Wed., Oct. 31, 8 p.m., $15.

Suite Two Hundred: 1427 Larimer St. Ste. 200, Denver, 720-560-4433 Bite: A Vampire's Ball, Presented by Hot 107.1, sexiest vampire inspired costume contest at midnight; enter by 10 p.m. Sounds by Adam F. $1,000 first prize, $450 second prize, Tue., Oct. 30, $10-$20. (LotusClubs.com)

Summit Music Hall: 1902 Blake St., Denver, 303-443-2227 GWAR, With DevilDriver and Cancer Bats, Wed., Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m., $25/$28. (SodaJerkPresents.com)

Vinyl: 1082 Broadway, Denver, 303-860-8469 Halloween Drink Fest, With Nasty Nate, Treyy G & K-Gifted, Z-Squared, Buddhabiggsby, Wed., Oct. 31, 9 p.m., $15. (CoClubs.com)

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