Weekend Roundup (Halloween Edition)

Don't be scared of all the events this weekend. We'll tell you what's worth sinking your fangs into

Friday, Oct. 28

A costume sketch for Meanwhile... (courtesy of Brat Productions)

Local writers try to scare our pants off (if we’re lucky) during Scary Queer! A Halloween Storytelling Event (6:30 p.m.) at The A-Space on Baltimore Ave. Look for Alex Smith, Mia McKenzie, Elizabeth Green, V. Shayne Frederick and Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela on the mic.

The Attic Youth Center hosts Zombie Apocalypse (7 p.m.) with cupcakes, costumes and more.

Brat Productions premieres Meanwhile… (8 p.m.) at Ruba Club Studios. The gender-bending show, set during the days just following Prohibition in Atlantic City, runs through Nov. 19.

Peter Sterling Halloween Ball (9 p.m.) heads to the Media’s D’Ignazio Towne House. The event, which features a costume contest, palm readings and prizes, benefits the Special Olympics.

It’s all about burlesque at Sisters (9 p.m.) where Lucy Cannon, Holly Heartbreaker, Sonny Soleil, the Rev. Mackenzie Moltov and the Sirens put on a special Halloween Showcase. The Notorious OMG hosts with acrobatics by Tiffany Holder.

DJ Deejay spins at the Barbary (9 p.m.) during a special Halloween costume party.

Venture Inn is hosting its annual shindig – Sandy Beach’s Haunted Halloween Show (11 p.m.) – with Sandy, of course (he’s been Facebooking his painstaking costume prep all week), Miss Pinklewinkle, Vanessa Sterling, Chi Chi, Colin and Henistascia Sterling Beach. DJ Scopitone spins until close.

Saturday, Oct. 29

Da Quan of St. Sass plays Night of 1,000 Friends (courtesy of Sgt. Sass)

Play some GayBINGO! to the tune of the “Monster Mash” (7 p.m.) at the Gershman Y to benefit the AIDS Fund.

Local musicians donate their talents to Night of 1,000 Friends (7 p.m.) at Kung Fu Necktie to benefit the Mazzoni Center. Read our exclusive interviews with a few of the featured acts here.

Club In or Out in Hammonton, N.J., performs The Rocky Horror Picture Show live (8 p.m.), featuring Joey Josephs as Frank-N-Furter.

Martha Graham Cracker and Johnny Showcase present Halloween (8:30 p.m.) at MilkBoy Philly featuring Tammy Faymous and no shortage of drag, chest hair and polyester.

And the Beagle Tavern in Norristown hosts its Second Annual Halloween Party (9 p.m.) with Thunder Showers, Summer Clearance, Anita Manhattan and other favorite Philly queens.

Stir’s Halloween party gets started at 9 p.m. with a DJ, dancing and plenty of drink specials.

Philadelphians MC host the Second Annual Philadelphians Halloween Bar Crawl, kicking off at the Westbury (9 p.m.), before heading to Tavern on Camac (10 p.m.), Uncles (11 p.m.) and The Bike Stop (midnight). Costumes are encouraged.

It’s all in the name: Halloween Ho Down hits Sisters (9 p.m.) with a costume contest, drink specials and DJs Steven Singer and Goddess.

Catch the latest Sugar Town show (9 p.m.) at Tritone with The Shondes, Rainbow Destroyer, Break it Up and Betty Iron Thumbs during A Night of Lady Rockers & DJs – the Halloween Edition.

Voyeur’s Halloween party – Creatures of the Night – may get started at 9 p.m. but it doesn’t stop until the fright-inducing hour of 6 a.m. with Scarey-Oke and a full roster of DJs, including Carl Michaels.

The Marathon Grill at 1818 Market Street is ready for Mischief and Mayhem when Stimulus takes over (10 p.m.). Cheaper cover for anyone in costume. We had a blast at this party last year.

Super Hero or Super Villian? You decide at The Bike Stop‘s Halloween party (10 p.m.).

Woody’s hosts its annual Halloween party (10 p.m.) with a costume contest hosted by Brittany Lynn.

The longtime-running Angela’s Laptop Lounge hosts its annual Halloween party (10 p.m.) at Blue Pacific in King of Prussia.

Sunday, Oct. 30

Prohibition Nightclub at Harrah’s in Atlantic City invites the ladies to Vampiress Blood Ball (2 p.m.) with DJ Lily Tobon and prizes for best costume.

Get your bingo on at Delaware Pride’s Bingo-a-Go-Go (6 p.m.) at the Cranston Heights Fire Hall in Wilmington, Del. The organization is also hosting a Spooktacular Halloween Party (8 p.m.) at Club 3 in Wilmington with a costume costume and no shortage of dancing.

Monday, Oct. 31

One of the biggest Halloween events of the year is happening at the Sheraton City Center Hotel (9 p.m.). Henri David’s Halloween Ball is all about the costumes.

Bob & Barbara’s wants you to wear your silliest or sexiest costume to its Halloween party (9 p.m.).

It’s Scary-Oke at Tabu (9 p.m.). But then again, isn’t it always? Come in costume and enjoy “Trueblood” cocktails.

Planning an LGBT-friendly event? Tell us about it: nmcdonald@phillymag.com