Your Guide to Celebrating Halloween in Park Slope as a “Grown-Up”

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So you want to enjoy Halloween like a kid, but you don’t want to be surrounded by them? As much as a reputation Park Slope has for being all about children, there are just as many Halloween events for adults in the area this year. Here’s your ultimate list of scary, ridiculous, and booze-filled things to do to celebrate, starting tonight:

Secret Science Club: Shocktober Edition
The Bell House
Monday, October 22, 8pm
Tickets: no cover
For its Shocktober edition, the Secret Science Club explores urban evolution and the wild beasts of NYC with biologist Jason Munshi-South. Test your knowledge during a beastly trivia contest, and try the cocktail of the night, the “Creature Feature.”

The 4th Annual HalloMEME Costume Party
The Bell House
Thursday, October 25, 8:30pm
Tickets: free, but RSVP required
You’re probably going to dress up as your favorite internet meme for Halloween anyway, so why not surround yourself with likeminded folks? There’s a costume contest judged by the internet’s “finest,” prizes for Gagnam Style dancers, and free drinks for the first 200 people.

Walls of Darkness
604 Pacific Street
Thursdays-Sundays through November 7, 6pm
Tickets: $30 adults, $20 children
Based on the many, many photos of freaked out visitors, there are scares a-plenty at this pop-up haunted house.

Warehouse of Horrors: Gowanus ’73
The Brookyln Lyceum
Friday, October 26; Saturday, October 27; Wednesday, October 31; Thursday, November 1, 8pm
Tickets: $20, plus service fee
Haunted house with a twist of local history: “After a string of mysterious and grotesque murders at an underground rave party, a complex web of mafia relations, crooked cops, and dangerous drug dealers is revealed.” Admission fee includes three curated cocktails per person. The October 31 event includes a costume contest, but costumes are encouraged on all dates.

Monster Mash Dance Party featuring The Engagements
The Bell House
Friday, October 26, 8:30pm
Tickets: $10, plus service fee
A costume ball featuring live music from tribute band The Engagements and DJ sets from Party Like Its 1999′s Steve Reynolds.

Killer Costumes
Beauty Bar
Saturday October 27 and Sunday, October 29, 12-8pm

Figure out what you’re going to be dressed as on the big day while drinking cheap cocktails. Vintage shop Odd Twin and Etsy’s American Deadstock will be on hand in the bar with costume deals.

Night of the Living Barcrawlers
Starts at Voodoo Sports Lounge
Saturday, October 27, 12-9pm 
Tickets: $10 plus service fee, drinks not included
Get in costume and haunt seven local bars on this organized crawl, mostly along 5th Avenue. Drink specials vary, but may include $3 draft beers and $4 mixed drinks, plus you can expect some goodies, music, and entertainment along the way.

Halloween Sewing Special – Be A Burlesque Dancer!
Film Biz Recycling
Saturday, October 27, 2:30pm
Tickets: $40

Summon your DIY spirit and learn how to make your own Halloween costume – specifically, a sexy burlesque dancer. Brooklyn Brewery is sponsoring the event, so you’ll get two free drink tickets. Just make sure you learn how to account for a beer gut when you’re sewing in the sequins.

Crazy $ince Da 90$: Halloween Edition
Union Hall
Saturday, October 27, 10pm
Tickets: $5 in advance plus service fee, $8 at door
The resident dance party  is bringing the tunes, and you’re bringing flair, dressed in a costume of your favorite ’90s cultural icon. They’ll have a costume contest at about midnight, with cash and drinks as the top prizes.

Sunday Night Indie-Horror Marathon
The Brooklyn Lyceum
Sunday, October 28, 4pm
Tickets: free admission, RSVP requested by not required
Rooftop Films is taking things indoors with this day of music, food, drinks, and eight hours of creepy movies, including Murder Party, Saturday Morning Massacre, and a slew of horrifying short films.

The Ultimate Halloween Pop Culture Trivia Night
The Bell House
Monday, October 29, 7:30pm
Tickets: $26, plus service fee
Host Pat Kiernan will test your knowledge of scary movies, ghouls, ghosts, monsters, costumes and candy. Multiple rounds of full-room and 1-on-1 trivia, themed prizes and a costume contest. Don’t live in Park Slope? They’re bussing people in from Union Square for an extra $10.

The 5th Annual Schtick or Treat
Littlefield
Monday, October 28, 7:30pm
Tickets: $8 in advance with service fee, $10 at door
On Halloween, bands often perform as other, bigger bands (see Dionne Werewolf below). This is like that, but with comedy. Schtick or Treat gives something like 30 comics three minutes each to perform jokes as their favorite comedian.

The Bushwick Book Club: The Works of Edgar Allen Poe
Union Hall
Tuesday, October 30, 8pm
Tickets: $5 in advance plus service fee, $8 at door
Six local songwriters explore the works of the spooktastic Edgar Allen Poe with original songs based on his stories, all in one hour. Also expect Poe-inspired food and drink.

Demon Lovers Film Series
BAM
Tuesday, October 30; Wednesday, October 31; Thursday, November 1, various times
Tickets: $12, Cinema Club Members $7, Students/Seniors $9
A chance to see some demons on the big screen, including the Japanese New Wave film Demon Pond, the evil super computer of Demon Seed, and the documentary Demon Lover Diary, about the making of an ultra-low budget horror movie.

Halloween Party
Montauk Club 
Wednesday, October 31, 6pm
Music and dinner, and maybe most importantly, an escape from the sticky-handed trick-or-treating masses. $10 off the dinner bill for your table if you show up in good costumes.

Matt & Meghan’s “HaLOLween Party”
Littlefield
Wednesday, October 31, 8pm
Tickets: $5 in advance plus service fee, $8 at door
Stand-up comics, possibly telling scary jokes. Ticket holders are eligible to compete in a post-show Halloween costume contest, whose outcome will be judged by the evening’s comedians.

Dionne Werewolf with Hall-oween and Oates
Union Hall
Wednesday, October 31, 8pm
Tickets: $8 plus service fee
A phantasmagoric tribute to two of the ’70s and ’80s’ most everlasting musical icons. That’s right. Cover bands in costume.

Anything we missed? Let us know in the comments.

Photo: TenSafeFrogs

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