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Something spooky for everyone: The top ten Halloween bashes in Beijing

2009-10-27 09:03:44 GMT2009-10-27 17:03:44 (Beijing Time)  City Weekend

There’s something for everyone this Halloween, here are ten of the best goings on around the capital.

Something for the ravers

Yen Fetish

One for the party animals, this is going to be an epic rave at 706 warehouse space by 798. This year Yen are going all out and throwing in a costume contest with major prizes. Dance all night to the beats from some Beijing’s best DJ’s including Mickey Zhang , Yang Bing , Dio, Usami and Blackie while Vj Add++ provides the visuals. Not one to be missed this is going to be the costume party of the year. 80RMB (advance) – 200RMB (VIP), 10pm,

Techno treats

Acupuncture Spooked 3D

LAN club plays host to the capitals home-grown techno talent, Acupuncture. Djs Elvis.T, and XLF throw down techno tunes while Ivan Zhang and Demone rock out the retro and Cedric and Pump Su drop the needle on some sexy house. Each of the three rooms will be decorated around a different Halloween and musical theme. Plus Acupuncture is giving its costumed revelers a chance to win over 3000 RMB worth of prizes. 80 RMB (advance) 150RMB (Door), 10pm

Scary singing

Punk Rock KTV

Was rock ever as scary as when the Misfit’s Glenn Danzig first put on his skeletal makeup and belted out “mommy can I go out and kill tonight”? Well, actually, G.G Allin was probably a hell of a lot scarier. Dress up as either of these, or anyone else in the punk pantheon and rock the mic in D22’s live Halloween punk rock singalong. 30RMB, 9pm

Scary, sexy and sophisticated

spooky Scarlett

An intimate atmosphere, cheap drinks and meter long selection of 12 shots (88 RMB) await those getting spooked at Scarlett’s . Hotel G’s wine bar will be pumping out the spooky sounds while costumed customers compete for a chance to win a free nights stay at the Hotel G. Free entry, 9pm

Disco ain’t dead

Blue Frog

Dance like a zombie or groove like a ghost to a live DJ’s disco beats at the Blue Frog . Come in costume and receive free shots, food and fantastic drink deals all night, plus with an extra prize for the best costume it’s sure to be a thriller. Free entry, 9pm,

Devilish dining

Elements restaurant, the Hilton

For those looking for something a little quieter, Elements restaurant in the Hilton

will be rolling out a buffet dinner to satisfy even the most ravenous of appetites. Elements

will be decked out in the spirit of the night; so put in your dinner fangs and dine in style. 6-10pm, all prices subject to 15% surcharge, please call 58655020 for details.

Dracula in drag?

The Boat

Feeling frightfully flirty, or spookily sexy? Then drag you high heels down to the Boat where the most flirtatious drag queen of the night wins a bottle of red . There’s two-for-one on drinks all night and DJs pumping out retro disco and uplifting house. Free entry, 9pm-4am

Stylish spooks

Hex Bar

Think more Bram Stoker than Mary Shelly and dress to impress for this classy masquerade at Hex. There will be complimentary welcome cocktails and canapés, lucky draws and a special price on Veuve Cliquot all night. Plus Taipei’s master of tunes, DJ Edmund, will dropping the beats to this ball. 9pm. RSVP required. Email bookings@aqua.com.hk or phone (010) 6559 6266.

Party with a cause

Tun Bar

Dress up with a difference and help a good cause at Tun’s charity bash . By turning up as your favorite celebrity (dead or living is unspecified), you could be in with a chance to win some truly terrific Halloween treats. Including a room fro two at the Kempinski , dinner for two at the Olive and a full body massage at Bodhi . Tickets are 150RMB and include six free beers for the fella’s, while ladies have to dress up to enjoy their free drinks. What’s more it is all for a good cause, The United Foundation for Chinese Orphans . 7:30pm-1:30am.

Kicks for Kids

Great Hotel Conference Room

An alternative family-friendly Halloween suitable for your little ghouls will be held at held at Great Hotel Conference Room , Zuo Jia Zhuang Lu. There will be bags of candy for each child, saving you from trick or treats and all proceeds go to the To Africa with Love school building project. 35RMB, 6:30-8:30pm

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