By LA Weekly
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By Kai Flanders
Whether you’re the scary- or slutty-costume type, the dance club scene is always a source for freaky fun on All Hallow’s Eve. Herewith, our picks for haunting and flaunting it this weekend and on the big night.
Fri.-Sat., Oct. 27-28
Halloweekend 2006Two nights of techno terror and house horror begin with DJ Erick Morillo on Friday till 7 a.m. On Saturday, British fave Carl Cox takes over until 6 a.m. The space will be transformed with “swooping ghost-like aerial dancers” and DJs spinning their sets in a coffin booth. Over 21; two-day pass available for $50. See www.onepromotions.com for more info and tickets. Avalon, 1735 Vine St., Hlywd. (323) 462-3000.
Sat., Oct. 28
Monster Massive GoVentures’ annual mega-mash offers four rooms of electronic dementia with DJs Paul Van Dyk, Armin Van Buuren, Lee Combs, Felix da Housecat, the fellas from Fischerspooner and more. All ages; $35-$50. See www.monstermassive.com for more info and tickets. Los Angeles Sports Arena, 3939 S. Figueroa St., dwntwn. (213) 748-6131.
10th Annual Halloween Masquerade and Gothic BallJason Lavitt and Joseph Brooks of Makeup, Coven 13 and Bang! fame once again blend together their best clubs for this wild bash, this year with a twist: The theme celebrates the new flick Marie Antoinette. Music and costumes are sure to be all over the place, though, with three rooms featuring everything from glam to ’80s to synth pop and electro. Over 18; $15. See www.clubbang.net for more info. The Ruby, 7070 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd. (323) 467-7070.
Dask Productions Halloween Masquerade & Costume Ball“Erotic and exotic costumes” are encouraged at this annual bacchanal featuring DJ Blue and Porter Tinsley spinning menacing dance mixes. Acrobats, performance artists, creatures, fortunetellers and laser light shows, not to mention the sheer size of the venue, make this one a biggie. $35 advance; $45 door. See www.daskproductions.com for info and tickets. Hollywood Palladium, 6215 W. Sunset Blvd., Hlywd. (310) 281-8440.
Dave Navarro’s Lingerie and Costume BallThe goateed guitarist is slated to DJ and host this sexed-up Halloween happening, and adult film stars will perform. Additional DJs include Shift (Tao, Body English) and Poet Name Life. A visit to Trashy Lingerie or Playmates beforehand is practically mandatory for this one. Over 21; $30-$40. See www.wantickets.com for info. Highlands, 6801 Highland Ave., Hlywd. (323) 461-9800.
Mon., Oct. 30
Monday Social’s Night Before Halloween The popular electronic music hangout takes over its usual space plus adjacent club Holly’s to celebrate the hellish holiday and the release of its hot new CD (featuring DJs who’ve played there over the years) with a bash showcasing the wicked mixes of DJ/producer Danny Howells. Over 21; call for cover. Nacional, 1645 Wilcox Blvd., Hlywd. (323) 962-7712.
Tues., Oct. 31
Halloween Bondage BallFetish creeps will flock to this S&M-themed affair featuring DJs, torturous performances and lots of shiny black garb. Over 18; $22.50 advance. See www.bondageball.com for info. Henry Fonda Theater, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd. (323) 464-0808.
Halloween EroticaThe boo-bies (and we ain’t talkin’ ghosts) will be on display at this ho-rrorific night awarding 1,000 smackers to the most erotic costume. Music in three rooms includes ’80s and ’90s flashbacks and hip-hop. Over 18; $20. Vanguard, 6021 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd. For info, call (949) 254-6693.