Halloween hell-raising goes into monstrous overdrive this Friday night, as hardcore night-crawlers and novices alike descend upon the City of Angels’ (and devils’) dance clubs and special DJ-driven costume events. There’s no better time to dress up and get down like it’s the last night of your life, and after hopping around this heap of haunted happenings, you’re guaranteed to be dead to the world Saturday. Sunday is Dia de los Muertos, so it’s all good.
TRASHY HALLOWEEN: Do we really need to say anything about what to wear at this one? Boobies, boobies and more boobies will be on display at the sexy lingerie shop’s soiree, which offers DJs, a costume contest and Trashy’s burlesque troupe all night long. At The Kress, 6608 Hollywood Blvd. Hlywd. Tix at www.clubzone.com. HEAVEN AND HELL: Danny B Productions presents this multiroomed rager with porn-star hostesses, plus DJ Serafin and DJ Jav Rock spinning mash-ups and house, Danny B, Syklar and DJ Ali doing House & Electro, and Ravi & Dizzy of Mixed Reactions twirling hip-hop, ’80s & old school. $3000 Costume Contest (horns and halos ain’t gonna win it, either, cuties). At Social, 6525 W Sunset Blvd., Hlywd. See www.myspace.com/dannybproductions … KANDY HALLOWEEN: Paul Oakenfold pumps up the sexiest place on Earth — The Playboy Mansion — for this annual hump ’n’ bump. Expect Playmates, painted ladies, open bar, food and horny dudes, plus high-energy electronic anthems. See www.kandyhalloween.com. for info and tix. CARNEVIL: Circus-y and sexy delights, including aerialists, acrobats, stilt-walkers and midgets, dancers and contortionists, plus carny games, clowns and circus animals make this a thrill-a-thon of big (top) proportions. Dance sounds from DJ Eric Cubeechee. At Renmar Studios, 846 N. Cahuenga Blvd. , Hlywd. See www.myspace.com/nightvisionent.com.
THE JOKER: Funk master Garth Trinidad provides ghouly grooves at this Westside bash offering prizes for “Best Joker, Sexiest Bat Girl and Best Overall Costume.” Hosted vodka bar from 9-10 p.m. At Wokcano, 1413 5th St., Santa Monica. See www.wokcanorestaurant.com. OZ: The Pussycat Dolls host the magical Wizard of Oz–themed fete, featuring DJ Adam 12 and Devin Lucien on the decks. At STK and Coco De Ville, 755 La Cienega Blvd. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org … BEAT IT’S GHOST BUSTER: The popular ’80s club always sees a huge display of rockin’ retro costumes (though these clubsters weren’t even born when Michael donned the glove or Madonna the bustier, they remain hot looks). The DJ sounds are totally back to the future too. At the Knitting Factory, 7021 Hollywood Blvd. Hlywd. See www.myspace.com/beatitvip. HALLOWEEN AT THE ROOSEVELT: With recent news of the dead body found in its pool, the creep factor will be in full effect for this hotel party, and with Marilyn Manson as host, ya can bet it’ll be extra terroriffic. Scheduled to spin webs of sound all night: Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys, The Sounds, Andy Caldwell, Joel Madden and more. Ghosts old and new are sure to be awoken. 7000 Hollywood Blvd. Hlywd. See www.homemadela.com for tix and info … See listings for more Halloween happenings (including two events we recommend for you year-round vamps and vixens: MISS KITTY’S HALLOWEEKEND at The Dragonfly on Friday and Saturday, and BONDAGE BALL at the Echoplex on Friday), and check out the Music Picks for the scoop on the dance-heavy HARD event downtown).