By Celene Sakurako
Halloween is still seven days away, but if there’s one thing we know for sure it’s never too early to get started with the spooky festivities. From gigs, to art and drag shows, we’re listing down 13 of our picks for Halloween parties to go to this year starting today. Now, all you’ve got to do is get your costumes ready.
Oct 25 (Wed)
Deus Sex Machina 15: Spuke Stories!
Deus Sex Machina, a comedic erotica live show reading show, turns three, and they’re celebrating by literarily having sex with their phobias in this sex shop ilya co-hosted Halloween event priced at P350, held at DULO from 9pm onwards.
Poison: Drag Cartel Aswang!
If dressing in drag is you’re thing then head on down to Nectar Nightclub from 10pm onwards for a Halloween-themed Drag Cartel, where they will crown October’s kween. The theme is aswang or ghost so come in your ghostliest outfit.
Oct 26 (Thurs)
Bands The Buildings, Atomic Sushi, The Last Great Auks, Pastilan Dong!, The Rave Tapes, and SweetPsyche will perform costume-clad at Mow’s from 8pm onwards for this P200 priced Halloween gig hosted by Furiosa, a monthly event showcasing shoegaze indie rock artists.
Oct 27 (Fri)
College kids hangout spot bar Walrus is throwing their own Halloween party from 6pm-10pm, where they will be serving drink-all-you-can Strawberry Fields, Cuckookachoo, and Rum Coke for P300 while playing sweet tunes by The Beat Project Manila. Rules: No costume, no entry.
De La Salle University’s literary and visual arts publication Malate Literary Folio is throwing a Halloween shindig featuring an exhibit, a slam poetry session, and performances by Antonian, Javy Luistro, and August Wahh! at ASPACE Manila from 6pm onwards for P100.
20:20 Halloween Special: Tower Of Doom
30 plus DJs including LUSTBASS, LikeAnimals, and The Diegos are all heading down to the three stages of bar slash club XX XX, from 9pm onwards for their special Halloween party. Come dressed in your scariest outfit.
5 X The Porn: Black Market’s Annual Halloween Ball
Just around the corner of XX XX, is club Black Market’s annual Halloween Ball from 10pm onwards. Promising 5x the porn, they want you to get nasty and come in your sleezy-est outfit, because when else can you dress up like a thot?
Oct 28 (Sat)
Today x Future Halloween pARTy
From 8pm onwards bar and mini-gallery Today x Future is throwing their annual Halloween party with DJs like Samantha Nicole, A.I. Hoseki, and Major Chi. This year’s theme is “Art,” so come in as an artist, an artwork, or an art-inspired costume.
Santelmo: Halloween Music Fest
Happening at 19east from 5pm onwards, this P300 music fest features Autotelic, Ben&Ben, Run Dorothy, IV OF SPADES, Carousel Casualties, Sud, and more requires you to come in costume (including the bands). Come before 7pm for P200 entrance.
As its event name suggests, this Halloween party at Z Hostel from 8pm onwards is a Game of Thones-themed party. Come as characters like Arya Stark, Jon Snow, Ygritte, or maybe get creative and come as a GoT dish?
Mad villains: A Strictly Villains Only Halloween Party
The Curator, Taco Vengo!, Boiler Room, Damiana, and Belle & Dragon are all coming together for this strictly villains only halloween party held at Belle & Dragon from 7pm onwards. FYI: No heroes allowed.
Oct 31 (Tues)
Get Spooky: A Halloween Bash Against Gender-Based Abuse
The Sleeping Boy Collective x Grrrl Gang Manila is scaring away sexual predators at this Halloween benefit bash against gender-based abuse at Mow’s from 8pm onwards for P250. Come in your fiercest costume and catch speakers and bands.
Looking for a witch friendly party? Head on down to Dulo for this ‘80s club kid, dark wave, and East Berlin-inspired Halloween party from 9pm onwards. Bringing in artists like Jellyfish Kisses, Multiverse, and Manila Animal, it’s surely to be an electrifying night.
Art by Ches Gatpayat