It’s Halloween party time

Tahoe Flow Arts performs with Metal Echo. | Kandy Xander

At some point in our cultural evolution, Halloween went from a fun chance for children to dress up and eat candy to one big, wild party for adults. Here’s where to go if you want to dance your cares away like someone else for the night.

Funk O’ Ween
Oct. 27 | Crystal Bay Casino | Crystal Bay, Nev.

Seattle groove-beat group Polyrhythmics and Reno’s Tha Exchange, featuring members of Jelly Bread, Mojo Green and Local Anthology, bring the funk to North Shore. |

Creeper’s Ball
Oct. 28 | Crystal Bay Casino | Crystal Bay, Nev.

Cover band extraordinaire Wonderbread 5 delivers rocks and dance hits from the 70s, 80s and beyond. |

44th Annual Freaker’s Ball
Oct. 28 | Bally’s Lake Tahoe | Stateline, Nev.

The oldest and wildest costume party in the Tahoe Sierra features high-energy EDM DJs and a $10,000 costume contest. |

7th Annual Halloween Bash
Oct. 28 | The Loft | South Lake Tahoe

Cary White, better known as Drums on Acid, transforms The Loft into a supernatural ultra-lounge with bottle service, a costume content and Groove Cartel spinning dance music spinning late into the night. |

Proper Vibe Productions Halloween Party
Oct. 28 | American Legion Post 795 | South Lake Tahoe

Local South Shore promoters host their annual shindig with DJ, bands and more. |

Metal Echo’s Haunted Dollhouse
Oct. 28 | Alibi Ale Works | Incline Village, Nev.

Experience a Cirque du Soleil-style rock show extravaganza starring North Shore rockers Metal Echo, the aerial silk arts of Tahoe Flow Artists and lighting design by Pistachio Productions. Prizes for best doll-themed costumes. |

Halloween Party
Oct. 28 | Moe’s | Tahoe City

Moe’s BBQ hosts a free 21+ event with Pipe Down at 8 p.m. with a costume contest. |

Halloween Bluegrass
Oct. 31 | Crystal Bay Casino | Crystal Bay, Nev.

Renowned bluegrass acts The Lil’ Smokies, Town Mountain and Two Runner perform on Halloween night. |

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