The Rocky Horror Picture Show @ Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. Nightly screenings of the classic film at 11:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 7 and 10 pm on Sunday.
Halloween at TIFF Bell Lightbox
A variety of screenings for kids and adults, from Planet of the Vampires to the Wizard of Oz. Check out all that’s happening here.
FRIDAY, Oct. 29th
9 pm Repo! The Halloween Show @ Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. An epic night of slashers, gore, and boobs at the Bloor Cinema. The Shadow Cats will be shadow casting Repo! The Genetic Opera with an oh-so-creepy Halloween twist.
9 pm Liberty Halloween Party @ Liberty Grand, 25 British Columbia Rd. A 5,000 person Halloween party at one of Toronto’s largest entertainment complexes. Prizes for funniest, most original, and sexiest costume + music provided by DJ Wristpect, Mike Toast, Joe Ghost, Undercover, 4 Korers, and Marco Bongo. $35 online at www.ticketpicket.com/liberty/halloween/2955.
10 pm Bitch Craft @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Halloween edition of Bitch Craft with DJ Blonde & Redhead. Old school, new school, whatever=they-want school hip-hop. Prizes for best costumes – think East Coast vs. West Coast, New School vs. Old School. Drink specials until 11:30 pm. Free before midnight, $5 after.
10 pm 666 Halloweird 666 @ 751, 751 Queen St. W. A lust-fueled dance party with disturbing visuals courtesy of Eyesore Cinema and prizes for best costume. Disco, punk, rock n’ roll, italo, funk, metal, rarities. Surprises and spooky treats aplenty!
10 pmPeople Downtown: Halloween Friday @ Tequila Bookworm, 512 Queen St. W. Spooky selection of varied beats to raise the hair on your neck and help you bust a move. Costumes in effect – the scarier the better!
10 pm Hotmess 80’s Halloween Party @ Savoy, 1166 Queen St. W. All 80’s music all night long with DJ Adam Addison and the Hotmess DJs. 80’s costumes highly encouraged and $4 Blue Lagoons for your sipping pleasure.
10 pm Pacific High @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Jack Had A Groove: Pacific High Halloween Edition. Colin Bergh and Scott Seewhale play dymaxion house music and Goblin all night long.
10 pm Fondle ‘Em Fridays Halloween Edition @ Midpoint, 1180 Queen St. W. Resident DJs NV & Standfast spin a mix of hip-hop, R&B, soul, funk, Motown, boogie, 80-90’s classics, and more + special ghost DJ Beast666DJ with a ghoulish set. Costumes encouraged.
SATURDAY, Oct. 30th
A 1 or 5k Halloween doggy walk on Oct. 31st at 11 am to benefit dogs in need of rescue. Dress your puppy in his Halloween best. Minimum pledge of $10 per dog. Stanley Park on King St. W. www.adoptadogsavealife.com
4 pm Night of Dread @ Dufferin Grove Park, Dufferin and Bloor St. W. An evening of pageantry, music, and masquerade incorporating towering puppets, stilt dancers, fire-spinners, and fearful masks. Costumes and puppets available to wear in parade courtesy of Clay & Paper. Parade departs at 6 pm. Black and white dress code. PWYC.
8 pm Video Hits! Halloween House Party @ The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. Relive your favourite music video hits – from the Spice Girls to MC Hammer pants! 500 cash prize for best costume. LA’s Huggs play the best in hip-hop and underground dance beats, local Your Boy Brian spins a feel-good mix, and Chicago DJ duo Flosstradamus manage the Underground. $10.
9 pm Ceremonia Satanica @ Revival, 783 College St. A gruesome evening of carousing and devilish goings ons put together by Rue Morgue Magazine. Hollywood-style black mass, flesh-hook crucifixion and goat-themed rituals (without live animals, of course). Contests for best costumes with cash prizes and gift packages valued up to $1,000. $30.
9 pm Burroughs Halloween Mansion @ Burroughs Building, 639 Queen St. W. Haunted beats on two floors and roof top patio. Costumes mandatory. $30 early bird tickets available at https://secure1.gettickets.ca/Purchase/Regular/SelectTickets.aspx?id=4e1ad28c-e225-488b-9e29-f67a57918c81&locale=en-CA
9 pm Get Your Freak On @ Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave. Halloween mayhem with DJs Serious and Numeric, throwing down wicked beats all night long. $10 before 11 pm, $15 after.
9 pm Freaky Fetish Halloween Party @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave. Dress in your bedroom bests… sexy, scary, and darn right outrageous! Latex, leather, whips and chains, masters and slaves – whatever gets you going.
9:30 pm Good Kids Halloween Party @ 751, 751 Queen St. W. The Good Kids are taking the best of their monthlies and making a jam-packed Halloween party with them. Heavy metal upstairs, all WuTang downstairs. 1:00 am costume contest, shirt giveaways, candy everywhere. $5.
10 pm The Garrison’s Funhouse Halloween @ The Garrison, Dundas St. W. The Garrison will be transformed into a carnival funhouse with games (for charity), prizes (for you), and projections. DJs Scott Cudmore, Tenemy, and Shit La Merde + drink specials all night. $5.
10 pm Bang The Party! Paradise Halloween Party @ Kapisanan Philippine Centre, 167 Augusta Ave. Gang of Two DJs duo Andycapp (ANDYdeCAPPitate) and Todd Skimmins (Terrifying TOD-ROD SKreamINS) play nothing but the best in werehouse, futureboooooooogie, and decapitated disco. Dress in your best couples or group costumes! $10.
10 pm A Spooktacular Shake, Rattle & Roll @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. The sweatiest Halloween party in the city! The Bangs & Blush girls are throwing one hell of a shindig for all you undead swingers and shakers. 60’s pop and rock n’ roll, Motown, and soul. Dress to kill and get scurred. $5.
10 pm Smithfits Halloween @ Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Mark Pesci, Scott Wade, Scott Waring and Sarah Small Fry play stuff like The Smiths, The Misfits, The Cure, New Order, Pixies, Sonic Youth, etc. Prizes for best costume and a photobooth for your enjoyment.
10 pm Panic: Halloween Retro Party @ Velvet Underground, 510 Queen St. W. DJ Lazarus spins the kind of retro that changed your life: 80’s, 90’s, new wave, classic alternatives, ska, Brit=pop, dance, shoegazer, post-punk, and more. Free candy, cash prizes for best retro costumes, multiple retro video projections (videos, cartoons, commercials), retro video game lounge, full colour laser system, and tons of swag from beer and liquor companies. $10 before 11:30 pm, $15 after. Until 4 am.
10 pm Funk Drops @ The Embassy, 223 Augusta Ave. A Halloween party with soul! DJs Double K and Petri unearth some of the best and rarest funk, soul, and old school classics from the 60’s, 70’s – all on vinyl.
10 pm Monsters Ball @ 6 Degrees, 2335 Yonge St. at Eglinton. Two rooms of hip-hop, R&B, lovers rock, mood music, club bangers, and more. Prizes for most original costumes, candy and treats, and photobooth. Costumes-only attire and advanced tickets only. $20 from Play De Record or online at http://boxoffice.liveagl.com/index.php?event_id=11.
10 pm Sexual Healing @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Haunted Halloween disco party with spooky soul and scary R&B.
10 pm Goin’ Steady Monster Mash @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W. Halloween dance party with monsterous jams from the 50’s and 60’s. Expect to hear greasy R&B, bloody holly, ghoul groups, pre-soul bangers, rockabilly, doo wop and more. $10 at the door.
10 pm Phunk’d Halloween Bash @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. Phunk’d flava with a Halloween twist. Nothing but 90’s R&B, hip-hop, classic house, old school, and retro 80’s all night long. $15 at the door.
10 pm Deep Red Halloween Edition @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. DJs Eroc, Cody, and special guest Pooyan play disco, house and soul music. Dry ice machine, prizes for best costume, and drink specials in effect.
SUNDAY, Happy Halloween!
Honour your ancestors by strolling with the spooks when Kensington Market becomes pedestrians-only for the last Pedestrian Sundays of the year. 12-7 pm.
7 pm Fear of the Reaper & Texas Chainsaw Massacre @ Toronto Underground Cinema, 186 Spadina Ave. An independent action horror film about a vigilante serial killer who, from prison, recounts the events that led him to his cell, followed by a horror classic at 9:30 pm. $8 each or $14 for the double bill.
Sorauren Park Pumpkin Parade
Bring your pumpkin to Sorauren Park on the evening of November 1st, for a walk you have to see to believe. At the corner of Sorauren and Wabash.