PHX Countdown to Halloween: Night #9: Costume Parties & Big Bashes

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"FRIDAY NIGHT SIMPLY HALLOWEEN 2012" | Your basic costume party-- come as what or whoever you want, or even as yourself  (though costumes are strongly encouraged and it's pretty lame not to at least throw on a fake moustache or something, bro). Top 40s spun all night long, costume contest, and more | 9 pm | Brighton Beer Garden, 386 Market St, Brighton | $15 | 617.562.6000

MASQUER-AID BALL TO BENEFIT THE DORCHESTER HOUSE | Evening features dinner, dancing, music, costume/mask contests, a silent auction, and more | 7 pm | Venezia Restaurant, 20 Ericsson St, Boston | $125 | 617.740.2419

SBS HALLOWEEN PARTY | You don't have to be a member of Social Boston Sports to attend their Halloween party that has two bars with multiple bartenders, DJ A-Con playing top 40s, group and individual costume contests, vodka drink specials, and more |  9 pm | Sweet Caroline's Restaurant & Bar, 1260 Boylston St, Boston | $20 | 617.424.1260


"10TH ANNUAL MAYHEM AND MADNESS BASH" | Ticket price includes 5 drink tickets, light appetizers, and more. Costume contest with prizes for most original, funniest, sexiest, and best group or couple costumes. Plus psychic readings, live DJ, and more. | 8 pm | McGann's Pub, 197 Portland St, Boston | $40 | 617.227.4059

ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S THE BIRDS HALLOWEEN PARTY | Halloween gala based on maybe the scariest movie Hitchock ever made. Specialty cocktails, live aerial performers, music from DJ Michael Savant, DJ7L, and DJ Hectic, and more | 8 pm | Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles St, Boston | sold out | 617.224.4000

BLOODFEAST HALLOWEEN PARTY 2012 | The New England chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists 9th annual Halloween bash features a costume contest with a $1,000 cash prize, music by DJs David Day, Die Young, Nemesis, Volvox, and Arcrunner, "tricks n' treats" from Karmaloop and Lemon mag, live art, visual projections, and more | 10 pm | Machine, 1256 Boylston St, Boston | $15 | 617.536.1950

GOTO BOSTON'S ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY | Open bar, dancing, late night pizza, and socializing with over 400 friends of GOTO Boston |  9 pm | Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, 85 West Newton St, Boston | $85 | 617.927.1707

"HALL OF HEROES" HALLOWEEN BASH | Super-hero themed costume party with music by DJ Tanno. To RSVP email | 10 pm | Woodward, 1 Court St, Boston | free | 617.979.8200 

HEAVEN & HELL HALLOWEEN | Themed costume party, pick your side. . . . | 8 pm | Goodbar, 183 State St, Boston | $10 | 617.723.7050

SEXY SWINGERS COUPLES AND SINGLE LADIES ONLY COSTUME PARTY | Dance party with DJs, cash bar, and a clothing optional pool party. Guess the costume here would be your birthday suit. Wowee.....| 8 pm | International Inn & Suites, 662 Main St, Hyannis | $50 per couple | 508.775.5600

"THE GREATEST BAR'S HAUNTED HOUSE" | Four floors of terror with sounds provided by Breeazy and prizes for best and most inventive costumes | 9 pm | Greatest Bar, 262 Friend St, Boston | $15 | 617.367.0544

THE WITCHES' BALL | South Shore Art Center benefit Halloween party with food, live music, fortune telling, auctions, prizes for best and most creative costumes, and more |  7:30 pm | River Club, 78 Border St, Scituate | $85 | 781.545.1330


"BUMP IN THE NIGHT" | Costume party with "spooky" visuals and performers, party games, costume contest, music by Studebaker Hawk and Marathon Edits, and more | 8 pm | P.A.'s Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave, Somerville | $5 | 617.776.1557

CIRCUS HALLOWEEN | The theme of this year's Halloween bash at Atwood's is "Circus" so come dressed to impress, people get really creative (last year's theme was "The Bible" and people killed it. Music by the Elastic Waste Band and more | 8 pm | Atwood's Tavern, 877 Cambridge St, Cambridge | $5 | 617.864.2792

"DIRTY DOCTORS & NAUGHTY NURSES HALLOWEEN BASH" | The theme of this year's edition of the Estate's annual Halloween party is sexy medical staff. EDM music all night by DJ R3hab. Costumes mandatory, dont't forget your stethoscope | 10:30 pm | Estate, 1 Boylston Pl, Boston | $30 | 617.351.7000

"THE EMERALD FACTORY" | Break out your Oopma Loompa costume. Willy Wonka-themed Halloween costume party for a cause, to benefit One Tail at a Time, non-profit rescue for dogs. Wonka-themed decorations, drinks, desserts, and more. Music by DJ Case | 8 pm | Emerald Lounge at Revere Hotel, 200 Stuart St, Boston | $10 |

"HOWL-O-WEEN BASH" | Drink specials night including buckets of "ooze," a costume contest with $1500 in cash prizes, dueling pianos, and more | 8 pm | Howl at the Moon, 184 High St, Boston | TBA | 617.292.4695

LOLITA DAY OF THE DEAD HALLOWEEN BASH | Day of the Dead party with a Fashion Show presented by Vira Boutique, music by DJ Mike Slagel, professional makeup artists on hand, Ketel One ice bar and ice luge, a photo booth, and costume contest with $500 cash prize. $40 admission includes one signature Lolita cocktail  | 8 pm | Lolita Cocina and Tequila Bar, 271 Dartmouth St, Boston | 617.369.5609

"MONSTER BALL 4TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY" | Dress to impress, costumes strongly encouraged. Top 40, Hip Hop, R&B and Dance Hall spun by DJ Hevan | 10 pm | Cure Lounge, 246 Tremont St, Boston | $5 |

And don't forget to check out our full Halloween listings -- parties, shows, horror movie marathons, and more-- at


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