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Reno’s Haunted Nightlife – Halloween 2012

It’s Halloween season in Reno Tahoe USA and we’re celebrating with endless parties, drink specials, costume contest and turning over downtown Reno to the beer-craving undead. Here’s what to expect:

renoZombieCrawl_103010_00027Reno Zombie Crawl

The walking dead are taking over downtown Reno on October 27, but don’t run away from this swarm of beer thirsty zombies, join them! Pick up a commemorative cup and map for $5, and enjoy drink specials at more than 40 bars. Get your cups and maps early at Junkee Clothing Exchange, Melting Pot World Emporium, Doll House, Chocolate Walrus or Prism Magic. They will also be available the night of the crawl at participating bars. The Zombie Crawl kicks off 8:00 pm, but you won’t want to miss the massive Pre-Crawl Thriller Dance under the Reno Arch at 7:00 pm.

Eldorado Hotel Casino

Get ready for two nights full of fighting fun as the Halloween spirit takes over Eldorado Hotel Casino for the Freakin’ Weekend, October 26-27. You’re in for a treat with amazing drink specials and $6,500 in cash prizes for the best dressed patrons as Bubinga Lounge transforms into the Zombie Lounge, The Brew Brothers becomes The Blood Brothers, Roxy’s Bar Lounge transfigures into Ghost Lounge, Cin Cin turns into Sin Sin and Stadium Bar becomes Stadium Spider Bar.  Check out the full schedule on Eldorado’s events page.

EDGE Nightspot

For a killer good time, don’t miss the sinfully fun Halloween parties at Edge Nightspot inside the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino. Party into the early morning hours on October 27 during Skin & Scare, featuring Reno’s top DJ’s, delicious libations, and $6,000 in cash prizes and costume contests- including $2,500 for the sexiest and scariest.


On October 31, join DJ E-Rock, the official DJ for the San Francisco Giants, for the The Night of the Dead. Be sure to wear your best costume as $1,500 will be awarded to the sexiest and $1,500 to the most bizarre, along with another $1,000 in random cash giveaways.

Silver Legacy Resort Casino

Scary and sexy collide at the 12th annual Wild Erotic Ball, October 26, at the Grand Exposition Hall inside Silver Legacy Resort Casino. Join one of the hottest Halloween parties in town where the most erotic female, most erotic tandem and most unique costumes will win cash and other prizes. Tickets are available for $20 in advance or $25 at the door and costumes are required.

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Saddle up and get on down to the Halloween Hoedown on October 27, and dance the night away with live music from Rick Hays & American Steel. Be sure to wear your costumes to receive great drink specials and to enter the $1,000 costume contest. The hoedown kicks off at 9:00 pm at the Casino Cabaret.


DJ’s Kentot, Fredy G and Boom are in the mix all night for the 5th annual Fright Fest, October 27, at Cargo inside CommRow. Win cash and prizes for the scariest couple, naughtiest nurse and most creative male and female.  This bash is for everyone 18 and over, with a full bar for those 21 and up.

For more information on everything Halloween in Reno Tahoe USA, please visit our events page.

Haunted Hotels … do you dare?

1_virginia-city-ghost-huntingMAPES HOTEL SITE

The original Mapes Hotel, a grand beauty of a building near the Truckee River, was haunted for decades by an unknown spirit. After it was torn down, the same presence has been reported lingering near the ice rink on the spot of the old hotel that is set up in the winter months.


A few miles out of Virginia City is the little town of Gold Hill.  This is the town where the actual gold strikes began just prior to the biggest gold and silver strike ever (called the Comstock Lode) occurred in Virginia City.

Gold Hill has its share of mines that are still under the ground.  The Yellow Jacket mine, the Commons mine and all the rest are still here.  Miners were killed in some of these mines due to accidents.  Right behind the Gold Hill Hotel is the Yellow Jacket mine.  The miners didn’t have electricity with which to do their work.  They had to use candlelight.  Oxygen was limited underground and the gases that emanated from under the ground combined and fires were a constant danger.  Unfortunately, a fire broke out in the Yellow Jacket mine in 1873 and 37 miners were killed and were left buried at the bottom of the mine shafts behind this hotel.


~ AKA ~

The Millionaires Club

“Locals and tourists rub shoulders and swap stories at The Old Washoe Club. Originally called The Millionaires Club, it was built so that nouveau riche gentlemen might enjoy the pleasures of wealth, in comfort and style. At one time, the building was even used to store corpses when the ground was frozen too solid for digging graves.

“Three ghosts haunt The Old Washoe Club; A lovely, blonde apparition, known as the lady in blue, the specter of a scared little girl, and a grizzled prospector who occasionally cadges drinks from unsuspecting patrons. Ladies be warned, the door to the women’s room locks and unlocks itself.” – Janice Oberding, Suite 101 Article.

These stories and more are part of the Old Washoe Club.  What people don’t know is that there are two totally different sites of the Old Washoe Club.  There are two different “parts” to the Old Washoe Club.  There is the bar and snack bar downstairs.  There you will find the winding staircase.  This staircase was the original front door to The Millionaires Club.  This would be where respectable men turned millionaires would be greeted.  Behind the scenes was where the real action took place.


Halloween is just around the corner! Spend it with us as we Ghost Hunt and attempt to communicate with the lovely spirits here at St. Mary’s Art Center, fondly known as The St. Mary Louise Hospital, established in 1876 located in Virginia City, NV.  Mark your calendar and make your reservation now. Price includes overnight accommodations plus we have a special 2 nighter package as well.  Go to the following link for more info and to purchase your ticket.

Costume Contests, Mayhem and a Hoedown?… An Unforgettable 2011 Halloween Weekend

If you’re looking for a place to take the kids, dog, or that costume you’ve been meticulously planning since last year, you’ve clicked to the right spot.

1_jackolanterns-300x225Friday, Oct 28

Trick or Treat Street

  • Bring your trick or treaters to the Circus Circus midway for our free and safe Trick or Treat Street where kids of all ages will enjoy free candy, prizes, and complimentary child ID.

Saturday, Oct 29

Monsters and Mayhem

  • Guys, ghouls and ghosts will scare up some wicked fun in downtown Reno’s Riverwalk District during the 5th annual Riverwalk Merchants Halloween Hollow event. This year’s theme is “Monsters and Mayhem” and costumes are heavily encouraged. Halloween fun is kicked up a notch with free family games, trick-or-treating, live music, a doggie costume contest and more at the West Street Plaza Halloween Weekend. This year we have also included a special trick-or-treat route for your pets. Maps can be downloaded from the week of the event or picked up the day of the event at the Riverwalk booth.

Halloween Hoedown

  • Make the Nugget your place for Halloween fun this year! Join us in the Casino Cabaret  for our Halloween Hoedown featuring:$1,000 costume contest: $500 1st place, $300 2nd place, and $200 3rd place, FREE live music with Rick Hays & American Steel, $1 Coors, Coors Light, Margarita or Bloody Mary for patrons in costume and KBUL 98 FM live radio remote.

1_hh_web_graphicSpooky Slots Tournament

  • Don’t chicken out of this slot tournament at Harrah’s Reno, $25,000 is one the line!

Atlantis’ Frighteningly Fun Costume Contest

  • Show off your spooky, spunky and spirited side at Atlantis’ Frighteningly Fun Costume Contest! Come dressed in your best Halloween digs for our FREE Costume Contest and you could win your share of $1,000 in Cash & Prizes! Themes include: Most Original, Funniest, Best Casino Theme, Scariest, Best Couple and Best Overall.

Sunday, Oct 30

Atlantis Fun Center’s Spooktacular Halloween Party

  • Reveal your funky, funny and frightening side at the Atlantis Fun Center’s Spooktacular Halloween Party on Sunday, October 30, 2011.  Bring your kids, dressed in their best Halloween costumes, for an all-day safe Trick-or-Treating event and FREE Costume Contest.

Atlantis’ Frighteningly Fun Costume Contest

  • Show off your spooky, spunky and spirited side at Atlantis’ Frighteningly Fun Costume Contest! Come dressed in your best Halloween digs for our FREE Costume Contest and you could win your share of $1,000 in Cash & Prizes! Themes include: Most Original, Funniest, Best Casino Theme, Scariest, Best Couple and Best Overall.

Monday, Oct 31

Atlantis’ Frighteningly Fun Costume Contest

  • Show off your spooky, spunky and spirited side at Atlantis’ Frighteningly Fun Costume Contest! Come dressed in your best Halloween digs for our FREE Costume Contest and you could win your share of $1,000 in Cash & Prizes! Themes include: Most Original, Funniest, Best Casino Theme, Scariest, Best Couple and Best Overall.

Looking for a night out on the town with your crew? Check out our list of 2011 Halloween Hotspots.

Get Freaky at these 2011 Halloween Hotspots

Where to be on All Hallow’s Eve…

1_fangtasia393x293Thursday, Oct 27


  • Sink your teeth into Fangtasia, at EDGE Nightspot. EDGE will be giving away $1,000 in Cash Prizes to their favorite outfits of the night to kick off the $10,000 Halloween Giveaway Weekend. “True Blood” themed attire is encouraged.

Friday, Oct 28


  • 294565_298548630172180_168802109813500_1253800_260115406_nFreakin’ Weekend is spread over venues, honoring only 1 cover and giving away over $6,000 in costume contests. The kids might have to wait until Monday for Halloween tricks and treats, but adults can get their party started early at the Eldorado Hotel Casino.


Saturday, Oct 29


  • Rise from the crypt in your best zombie attire and join the flesh eating masses at the Reno Zombie Crawl to enjoy drink specials at more than 30 bars. Featuring multiple start locations, this year’s crawl promises to be all about the brain eating fun so forget about the long lines of the past.


  • Come with your smoothest moves to Boogieman’s Ball at the Knitting Factory! $1000.00 First Place for Best Costume and DJ Kos mixes today’s best dance/party music videos on their massive video screens!


  • Things will heat up at EDGE for their Skin & Scare Inferno party $6,000 Costume Contest, where EDGE will give away $2,500 for the Sexiest costume, $2,500 for the Scariest costume, and an additional $1,000 in Cash Prizes. This is the second night of thier $10,000 Halloween Giveaway Weekend!


  • Freakin’ Weekend is spread over venues, honoring only 1 cover and giving away over $6,000 in costume contests. The kids might have to wait until Monday for Halloween tricks and treats, but adults can get their party started early at the Eldorado Hotel Casino.WILD EROTIC BALL


  • Scary and sexy collide at the Wild 102.9 11th Annual Wild Erotic Ball at Silver Legacy. Saturday, October 29 there are dueling parties at Aura Lounge and Rum Bullions, cover at each night club is $10 or you can get in on both for only $16! Beginning at 9:00 p.m., both lounges offer Costume Contests, with 1st prize receiving $300 and 2nd prize receiving $200, in cash.

1_wild-erotic-ballSunday, Oct 30


  • On the Eve of All Hallow’s Eve, join the Knitting Factory as they rock the house at Halloween Jam Fest.

Monday, Oct 31


  • The kids aren’t the only ones who deserve treats come Halloween night, Monster Bash . Enter the $2,500 Costume Contest, where EDGE will award $1,000 for the Sexiest costume, $1,000 for the Most Creative costume, and a $500 Cash Prize for their Favorite costume of the night. This is the last night of the $10,000 Halloween Giveaway Weekend, so don’t miss out!

If you’re looking for a fright night with your family, check out  Costume Contests, Mayhem and a Hoedown?… An Unforgettable 2011 Halloween Weekend.

Reno Tahoe Halloween Roundup: Oozing with Excitement

Listen up guys and ghouls of all ages; Reno Tahoe is THE place for the afterlife party!

We’ve compiled a list of some of the spooky happenings in the area. Be safe, and go on and get eerie with your bad self. Have a great Halloween weekend!

Bonnie and ClydeBonnie and Clyde Death Car at Terrible’s Gold Ranch Casino

They just don’t do bloodbaths like they used to. In a rare opportunity, see the blood-stained and bullet-hole-ridden 1934 Ford Model 730 Deluxe Sedan which Bonnie & Clyde stole and eventually died in. Also on display is the light blue western-style shirt Clyde wore on the day of his death and other Bonnie and Clyde relics. This display isn’t immortal! It closes on Christmas Eve. See a piece of American history inside Terrible’s Gold Ranch Casino west of Reno, open 24 hours.





Ghost ToursGhost Tours at the National Automobile Museum: October 23-31, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

A variety of costumed characters will breathe life into the spirits who once drove some of the vehicles at the museum. Ghost Tours are included with the price of admission; $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $4 for children 6-18. Children 5 and younger are free. Some of the spirits you’ll meet include:


  • An old racer who will talk about the wild days of racing. His memories are chilling.
  •  An old mechanic at the 76 Service Station who will share a ghostly tale of woe about dismal service provided by filling stations today.
  • An old fireman whose stories about adventures the Museum’s historic fire engine endured will rattle your bones.

Trick or Treat Street on the Circus Circus Midway: October 29

Halloween fun isn’t just for kids at this year’s Third Annual Trick or Treat Street at Circus Circus Reno. The whole family is invited to dress in their boo-tiful and scary best and come on down to the Hotel-Casino’s Midway on the Friday night before Halloween, October 29, for free candy, treats, games and drawings for great prizes as well as live remote broadcasts from radio stations Magic 95.5, Wild 102.9, KBUL and KKOH and KWYL who’ll be on hand to hand out goodies!The event, which takes place between 6 and 9 p.m., also includes a free Child ID program for children up to 17 provided by the Circus Circus Security Department.  The process is easy, the card is printed, and ready to take with you in a few minutes! On the Midway, there’ll be plenty of chills and thrills as international circus stars take the stage, including the Imperial Acrobats of China, Jr. Johns and his highly trained dogs and “Bounce,” with husband-and-wife team Svetlana Ivtchenko and Gennadiy Fedounov. “The Circus shows for that night have been scheduled so that everyone can be sure to see at least one of our world-class performances while enjoying the event,” Ridgebear said. Admission is free, but you can help out the Food Bank of Northern Nevada that night by bringing nonperishable food items. For details, call 775-329-0711 or go online to

1_nevada-day-parade-posterNevada Day Celebration: October 30, Carson City, 10:00 a.m.

Celebrate with a state so proud of its heritage we take a day off from work to party! The Nevada Day Celebration October 29-31 is commemorating 146 years of statehood in Carson City. The highlight of the celebration is the Nevada Day Parade on Saturday, honoring “100 Years of Aviation in Nevada”. You know the guy who piloted the Voyager for the first ever non-stop flight around the world? He’ll be there. The festivities will include a flyover of F-18 Hornets, F-16 Falcon and C-130 Hercules from the Nevada Air Guard. Yes, we’re kind of a big deal. People know us.

Nevada vs Utah State Football:October 30, Mackay Stadium, 1:00 p.m.

Take your family and join the spirited supports of the Pack as they take on Utah State on Saturday October 30 at 1:00 p.m. inside Mackay Stadium. After the game, head to downtown Reno for a special trick-or-treating extravaganza!

Halloween Hallow in downtown Reno – FREE family fun! October 30, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.             Trick-or-Treating locations will be detailed in a free “treasure map” to sweet treats available at many participating Riverwalk District merchant shops on Saturday, October 30. Tricks, Treats & Treasurers will kick off entertainment at the West Street Plaza with an opening proclamation and a dance, provided by Good Luck Macbeth at 5 p.m. A presentation by Kidscape productions will take the stage then the ghosts
of Joaqin Miller, Lillie Langreee, Ol’ Virginny and Julia Bullette will be “called up” to share some spooky historical Nevada tales. A spirited western shootout follows the ghostly tales then Edger Allen Poe will read his poem “The Raven.” Controlled Burn fire dancers and stilt walkers will wrap up the evening’s entertainment.

zombie crawlReno Zombie Beer Crawl: October 30, Downtown Reno

If you’re like us, when you think of zombies you inevitably picture them in a choreographed dance in the middle of the street. The King of Pop’s famous “Thriller” will come to life in the streets of downtown Reno on Saturday, October 30for the annual Reno Zombie Crawl. At 10:00 p.m. that night, after hundreds of zombies have been working tirelessly for hours to quench their thirst, there will be a massive Thriller dance off! Ridiculous costumes aren’t required but strongly recommended. Dress up as a Zombie, or a zombie victim, or a member of a zombie protection squad, or anyone who just got bit by a zombie… get the picture? The crawl starts at 8:00 p.m. and for just $5 you get a map and a bracelet that will gain you entry into the crawl bars, sign you up for contests, and entitle you to $3 (and sometimes cheaper!) drink specials everywhere! All the bars are downtown, so everything’s in walking, er, shuffling distance (zombies don’t walk like the rest of us). This is the only city in America where “Mmm, fresh brains” and “Mmm, fresh beer” can mean the same thing.

Skillet Papa RoachMonsters of Annihilation Tour: October 30, Grand Sierra Resort

The Grand Sierra Resort rocks into Halloween with an unforgettable night of four bands 8 p.m. Saturday, October 30. Making a stop on their Monsters of Annihilation Tour, Papa Roach and Skillet will headline an evening of music and mayhem inside the Grand Theatre with rockers Trapt and My Darkest Days opening the show. Tickets are $29.50, on sale now. Fans can get up close and person with the triple-platinum group Papa Roach whose tour supports the band’s latest album With Time for Annihilation. On the record and on the road, Papa Roach brings together what it does best by delivering a highly energetic entertainment package for new and old fans alike.

trick or treat autoTrick or Treat in the Street of the Auto Museum: October 31, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Museum is offering a special $2 per person admission on Halloween. The event will feature a “shoppe of oddities” and games for kids. Small prizes will be offered as game give-aways so the evening will not be focused entirely on candy.A special sweet treat of a different kind will be offered to the first 1,000 children who attend the National Automobile Museum’s Trick or Treat in the Streets. Those youngsters will be able to participate in a Book Walk then select a brand new children’s book.

$2,000 in Cash for Sexiest, Scariest Costumes at Aura and Rum Bullions

Silver Legacy Halloween

Make this Halloween a night to remember with costume contests, cash prizes and crazy drink specials at Silver Legacy Resort Casino.  The most wicked parties of the year take place here on Sunday, October 31 with two different venues giving away $2,000 in cash prizes for the scariest and sexiest costumes of the night. 

Scare up some fun at Rum Bullions Island Bar where the outrageous Dueling Pianos will be playing from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.  Beer and shot specials will keep the party flowing all night, including $5 Red Bull drinks and hourly Halloween specials.  This is the place for all the freaks!  Wear your scariest costume and have a chance to win a share of $1,000 cash on the spot!  $5 gets you in to party this All Hallows Eve!

Looking for a haunt that’s all about keeping it hot on Halloween?  Head to Aura Ultra Lounge, where those wearing the sexiest costumes of the night can win a share of $1,000 cash in the costume contest. $5 gets you in the door to dance the night away and enjoy hourly manager’s drink specials and $5 Red Bull cocktails.  Aura’s DJ will go bumpin’ all Halloween night!

Don’t miss the most wicked Halloween parties of all at Silver Legacy Resort Casino this October 31.  For more information visit us online at or call 775-329-4777. 

-Diana Rogers

Calendar: Dozens of Halloween events and parties in Reno, Sparks and Lake Tahoe

Attention zombies, ghouls and ghosts. Check out the calendar of Halloween events and parties in Reno, Sparks and Lake Tahoe.


  • Halloween Warm-up with Enzyme Dynamite, Black Rock City Allstars
    Vixens – 906 Victorian Ave. – Sparks

    October 23 @ 9 p.m.
    Party the week before Halloween with a costume contest, giveaways and performances by Enzyme Dynamite of the Bayliens, DJ True Justice, XienHow, Black Rock City Allstars, Wordplay and live art by Stk One.
  • Reno Beer Crawl – Halloween Homecoming Edition
    Amendment 21 Grill & Sports Bar – 425 S. Virginia St. – Reno
    Every 4th Saturday of the month (starting October 24)
    Monthly crawl serves specialty beers downtown. Dress up for this one and take part in some special UNR homecoming stops.
  • Nowloween – Dance of the Dead
    Reno-Sparks Convention Center – 4590 S. Virginia St. – Reno
    October 24 @ 7 p.m.
    An early Halloween costume party featuring several electronica artists and DJs in several rooms. They include Frankie Bones, DJ ESP, Bryan Cox, DJ Flave, Danny the Wildchild, Tom Foolery, and Ripple. Full bar for those over 21. Benefits local food banks.
  • Skin, Sin and Ink Tattoo Competition
    Diamond Dolls – 310 Spokane St. – Reno
    October 29 @ 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. (Finals)
    The Skin, Sin and Ink Competition is back for a third year, so join Chris Payne and KRZQ every Thursday at Diamond Dolls for a different tattoo parlor’s show every week and tattoo contest where one lucky person will win a custom-designed tattoo worth $600. And at the end, on Oct. 29, the finals will pit the best designs against each other. Every night enjoy $2 Jager shots and $2 Coors and Coors Lights. The event has gotten so big, it’s even being featured in Skin Ink tattoo magazine. Schedule: July 23: Deep Ink Tattoo July 30: Aces Tattoo Aug. 6: Lucky 7 Tattoo Aug. 13: Stain Tattoo Aug. 20: Body Graphics Tattoo Aug. 27: Reno Tattoo Sept. 3: Battle Born Tattoo Sept. 10: Distinct Ink Sept. 17: Neighborhood Ink Sept. 24: Nightmare Studios Oct. 1: Absolute Tattoo Oct. 8: Stingray Tattoo Oct. 15: Under Your Skin Tattoo Oct. 22: Evolution Tattoo Oct. 29: Tattoo Competition Finals
  • Reno Zombie Halloween Bar Crawl
    Amendment 21 Grill & Sports Bar – 425 S. Virginia St. – Reno
    October 30 @ 8 p.m.
    Last year, more than 300 people came out for the Reno Zombie Crawl, shuffling from stop to stop in downtown Reno. The event returns with a vengeance, promising more brains, gore and, probably most important, beer. The goal is $2 drink specials at all the participating bars.
  • Fantasies in Chocolate Vampire’s Ball
    Grand Sierra Resort and Casino – 2500 E. Second St. – Reno
    October 30 @ 7 p.m.
    Fantasies in Chocolate is a black-tie benefit party for the Reno Gazette-Journal Foundation and, even more important, overflows with chocolate and drinks. This year, it’s taking advantage of the proximity to Halloween and just going all out. More than 65 vendors serve chocolate and champagne and all kinds of other treats and drinks. Feel free to dress up or go with classic formal attire, but $1,000 goes to the best-dressed vampire and vampiress. Liquid Blue has taken over organizing duties and are bringing in new vendors and adding new twists to the annual event, now in its 25th year. Win a pair of tickets from us!
  • Wild Erotic Ball – Blood Lust
    Grande Exposition Hall at the Silver Legacy – 407 N. Virginia St. – Reno
    October 30 @ 9 p.m.
    Wild 102.9’s annual Halloween party has caught vampire fever, and you can feel the Blood Lust at this year’s Wild Erotic Ball, a night of drinks, dancing and costumes. There’s a contest, of course, and live DJ.
  • Day of the Dead Live Art Show & Masquerade Ball
    The Tree House Lounge – 555 E. Fourth St. (behind The Underground) – Reno
    October 30 @ 7 p.m.
    Reno Erotico Diablo presents a benefit for breast cancer research. The second annual party features a ball and live art for sale with half the proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen foundation. Performers and other entertainment include Black Rock City Allstars, Bohemian Burlesque, body painting, and costume contest.
  • Punk Skalloween
    The Underground – 555 E. Fourth St., Suite B – Reno
    October 30 @ 9 p.m.
    A Halloween concert with some ska and a lot of punk. Keyser Soze headlines with Del Mar and the Humans. DJ D. Bruce also spins.
  • Halloween Cover Band Show
    Rainshadow Community Charter High School
    – 121 Vesta St. – Reno
    October 30 @ 7 p.m.
    Halloween party show with tributes to The Clash, Sam Cooke, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Bangles, Blondie, Violent Femmes and more. Sponsored by the Holland Project.
  • Halloween weekend at Eldorado
    Eldorado Hotel Casino – 345 N. Virginia St. – Reno
    October 30 @ 8 p.m.
    The Eldorado’s many nightspots host Halloween activities, kicking off Oct. 30 with a coffin crawl at 8 p.m. to places like Brew Brothers and Cin Cin for drinks and prizes before reaching the Wild Erotic Ball at the Silver Legacy. On Oct. 30 and 31, Brew Brothers hosts a party at 10 p.m. with $5,000 in prizes for the costume contest. DJ Spook and dancing go down at Cin Cin starting at 9 p.m. on Oct. 31.
  • AC/DShe
    Crystal Bay Club-Casino – 14 Nevada 28 – Crystal Bay
    October 30 @ 9 p.m.
    The all-female AC/DC tribute band plays for a Devil’s Night Party in the Crown Room followed by The Marones playing an after party Red Room show.
  • Skin & Scare Ball
    EDGE at the Peppermill – 2707 S. Virginia St. – Reno
    October 31 @ 10 p.m.
    The Peppermill’s fourth annual Skin Scare Ball takes place at Edge, with just the normal $20 cover. $5,000 in prizes will be awarded in the costume contest, with winners for scariest, sexiest, silliest and more.
  • Halloween $500 Beer Pong Tournament
    Club Cal Neva Hotel Casino – 1 E. First St. – Reno
    October 31 @ 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    Since this beer pong tournament is every Saturday, it’s also on Halloween. But the holiday event is earlier than usual, at 6 p.m., so players will still have time for other Halloween events. Aside from the usual $500 in prize money, prizes will also be awarded for best and scariest costume.
  • Freakers Ball 12
    Bruka Theatre
    – 99 N. Virginia St. – Reno
    October 31 @ 9 p.m.
    The annual Bruka Halloween event includes music, magic, masquerade, mayhem and much more.
  • Hollywood Undead Halloween Party
    Jungle Vino – 248 W. First St. – Reno
    October 31 @ 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    Haunting both Jungle Vino and Java Jungle, this Halloween party has a Hollywood theme, with guests encouraged to dress as their favorite movie character, bit player or rock star for the costume contest.
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Red Martini – 214 West Commercial Row – Reno
    October 31 @ 11:55 p.m.
    Celebrate Halloween in style with a full-fledged Rocky Horror Picture Show, complete with all of the props, costumes and other types of adult fun. All costumes welcome, so drop by in between or after other Halloween festivities.Donations of peanut butter, jelly or loafs of bread for the local charity Spread Peace Reno, which serves the area’s homeless, are appreciated.
  • Helloween Metal Fest 2009
    The Underground
    – 555 E. Fourth St., Suite B – Reno
    October 31 @ 11 p.m.
    Seven bands play for a Halloween concert, with Zend, Deplete, Fire to Reason, Sinister Scene, Dominion NV, Dead Wreckoning and Determined. The costume contest has $150 in cash prizes and $5 shots get you a free PBR. Buy advance tickets from any of the bands. After 11 p.m, the event is 21 and over only.
  • Halloween with Ashlee Stone
    Biggest Little City Club – 188 California Ave. – Reno
    October 31 @ 9 p.m.
    Join Ashlee Stone, DJ Sean Murray and the BLCC Crew for Halloween fun, including costume contests (such as rhinestone cowboy) with $200 cash prize. VIP table service is available (e-mail for details).
  • Halloween Party and Shames CD release
    Chapel Tavern
    – 1495 S. Virginia St. – Reno
    October 31 @ 10 p.m.
    Halloween concert with the Shames (celebrating their CD release), the Humans, and Pinky Polanski, with prizes for best male and female costume.
  • Halloween party at Strega
    Strega Bar – 310 S Arlington Ave. – Reno
    October 31 @ 9 p.m.
    Halloween at Strega features a costume contest and scary specials including $4 TUACA Hot Cider and $4 Peppermint Patties.
  • Glam-Rock Gala with the Reagan Years
    Tonic Lounge
    - 231 W. Second St. – Reno
    October 31 @ 10 p.m.
    The Reagan Years host this retro bash, with all costumes encouraged but special discount for those rocking ’70s and ’80s glam-rock outfits. $100 costume contest and prize giveaways. Courtesy Call opens. Drink specials include $2 pumpkin beer.
  • Hellaween with Evergreen Terrace
    Vixens – 906 Victorian Ave. – Sparks

    October 30 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Touring band Evergreen Terrace performs with For the Fallen Dreams, Asking Alexandria, Unholy, and Barcadia. For those who like their candy-oriented holidays loud.
  • Beck’s House of Horrors
    Beck’s Brew House
    - 3611 Kings Row – Reno
    October 31 @ 7 p.m.
    The mayhem starts at 7 p.m. with drink specials and a potent witches brew. The costume contest is at 10 p.m. with prizes for best costume, best couple and most disturbing.
  • Nigels’ 14th Annual Halloween Bash
    3rd Street – 125 W. Third St. – Reno
    October 31 @ 8 p.m.
    The annual party features the band Hardrive and a contest for best costume at midnight.
  • Halloween open bar at Amendment 21
    Amendment 21 Grill & Sports Bar
    – 425 S. Virginia St. – Reno
    October 31 @ 10 p.m. – 12 a.m.
    On Halloween from 10 p.m. to midnight, enjoy $5 mugs and $20 for free refills on all well and draft drinks.
  • Halloween parties at Bonanza
    Bonanza Casino
    - 4720 N. Virginia St. – Reno
    October 30 @ 7 p.m.
    On Oct. 30, there is a DJ debuting the bar’s new dance floor. On Oct. 31, the Bonanza hosts a costume contest at 9 p.m. with $500 in prizes. Registration is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Fort Reno Booth, and then there’s dancing all night.
  • Creeper’s Ball Costume Party – Tainted Love
    Crystal Bay Club-Casino
    – 14 Nevada 28 – Crystal Bay
    October 31 @ 9 p.m.
    Annual costume party featuring the ’80s tribute band.
  • Le Chamois Halloween Party
    The Village at Squaw Valley – 1750 Village East Road – Olympic Valley
    October 31 @ 8 p.m
    DJ Blue 42 will be spinning dance tunes at 9 p.m. at the Le Chamois bar. Costumes are strongly encouraged.
  • Virginia City All Hallow’s Eve
    Silver Queen Hotel – 28 N. C St. – Virginia City
    October 31 @ 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.
    Presented by Bats in the Belfry. Spend a chilling Halloween night with the spirits of Virginia City. Includes a buffet style dinner, discussion panel on paranormal investigating presented by Ghost Posse Inc. and four hours of ghost hunting in some of the most haunted places in Virginia City. Advance ticket sales only. Event goes from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Halloween Party Dinner and Dance
    Gold Hill Hotel – 1540 Main St. – Gold Hill
    October 31 @ 5 p.m.
    Fine dining from 5-9 p.m. followed by music for dancing from 9 till midnight. Costumes are encouraged with awards for best costume. Call to reserve.

Halloween happenings in Reno-Tahoe

Reno-Tahoe knows how to throw a party, and one of the biggest excuses of the year is Halloween. Here’s a breakdown of some the region’s Halloween events. If you know of an event not listed here, please submit in the comment section: