the nylon halloween guide
where's the party at tonight? we've got the answer!
Austin: The Zombie Halloween
When you imagine a world taken over by the undead, we're guessing you don't imagine a red carpet and paparazzi…but that's exactly what you'll get at Zombie Ball at The Moody Theater tonight. Even better? Black Joe Lewis is providing the live jams. So dress to the nines and live it up, but don't forget: technically, you're dead.
310 W Willie Nelson Boulevard
Boston: The Haunted Halloween
If you really wanna spend your Halloween at a Haunted House like the good old days, we've got just the spot: Great Scott! That's right--your fave gig venue is throwing their second annual Trick Or Treat Yo Self tonight with live music, art, and treats.
1222 Commonwealth Avenue
Chicago: The Retro Halloween
We're pretty sure a Halloween party where you have the chance to win a $35 gift card to an awesome vintage store is totally worth going to. So get on your best throwback costume and head out to Market Supply Co for their retro party, where you can enjoy a costume contest, graveyard bar, and more awesomeness.
1747 S Halsted Street
Las Vegas: The Hip Hop Halloween
You may or may not be expecting a house of horrors in your near Halloween future, but instead of the typical haunted rooms and backyards, T-Pain is bringing his own hip hop-infused haunts to town tonight. Go ahead and get tickets for the spooky spectacular happening at Haze.
3730 S Las Vegas Blvd
Los Angeles: The Dance-y Halloween
Sometimes there's no better way to celebrate Halloween than by watching a bunch of Marios, zombies, pumpkins, and witches dance to beats spun by electro DJs. And since the Teach Me How to Chucky Halloween party at The Standard Downtown LA is hosted partly by Mad Decent, you know it's going to be a wild get-down fest.
550 South Flower at 6th Street
Miami: The Zombie Halloween
Is it your dream to spend Halloween in a total zombieland just like on The Walking Dead? Well, tonight's your chance to do it at the Reel Horror Ball. Prepare to party like you're the last person on earth.
4040 Northeast 2nd Avenue
Nashville: The Music Halloween
The Halloween party where they want you dress up as your fave band? Um, yeah--we are so there. Even better is the fact that there will be bands at The Stone Fox party covering the likes of The Cure and Sonic Youth...Kim Gordon costume, anyone?
712 51st Ave North
New York City: The Rock'N'Roll Halloween
We think it's totes creepily cool when bands dress up as other bands and sing their jams. You too? Then dress up as something you're not and check out the sick lineup at Cake Shop tonight (think Flagland as Weezer, Butter The Children as Pixies, and Palehound as Pavement).
152 Ludlow Street
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Orange County: The Haunted Halloween
Just in case you like to get scared out of your mind when celebrating the spookiest holiday ever, there's a terrifying haunted house happening tonight. Get out to Huntington Beach for creepy clowns, doom rooms, and classic scares--oh my.
5631 Serene Drive
San Francisco: The Indie Halloween
San Fran seriously knows how to party for Halloween: There's so much awesome stuff happening tonight, we kind of want to dress like star-powered Princess Peach and hit up everything. But the one party you definitely need to know about is the one happening at DNA Lounge. Expect indie, new wave, and goth jams, four party rooms, 13 different DJs, acrobats, and a costume contest (duh).
375 Eleventh Street