Halloween is a time when the hell raisers come forth and take control of our streets. When Death’s minions dance on our calm and ordered existence and leave in their wake a destruction of hangovers. But where to celebrate this night of madness? With no clear plan, your group could end up a misfit band of a dracula, a superhero, a filthy Disney princess and a toilet-paper wrapped mummy wandering the streets drinking a concoction of jingjiu and coffee from your nearest Xiaomaibu.
So to make your life easier and give you more time to create that killer outfit here is eChinacities’ Halloween roundup. Whether you are into fetish, hanging out in a ‘graveyard’ car park or just dancing to oblivion at an enormous costume party we have some blood-soaked options for you.
1) The 2013 Yen Fetish Halloween PartyView In Map
It’s time to revel in fetish without judgment or scorn, bring out those whips and handcuffs, and the latex catsuit that you keep in the box under your bed and wear them proud. For the past nine years running YEN FETISH has been voted one of Beijing’s best parties and on October 25 they’ll once again be opening their arms to all you sexual freaks out there. With music from Mickey Zhang, Dio, Zhiqi, Usami & Patrick Yu, Jeff Hinson and many more prepare for big sounds and one hell of a dirty dance floor.
When: Oct 25 21:00 till 05:00
Where: 798 Space, 798 Art district, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyany District, Beijing
How much: 150 RMB (at door); 100 RMB (advance); 260 RMB (VIP advance)
2) The Haunted Graveyard
Ever wanted to celebrate Halloween by sitting in a creepy graveyard, drinking beer and watching the shadows for anything that moves? Well this year Beijing will do its best to give you just that. In the car park next to The Local, which will be turned into a ghost filled graveyard for the night, you can enjoy some old-fashion games including a tug-of-war tourney and an angry birds relay, real drinks and endless candy. Yes that's right…ENDLESS CANDY. What more could you ask for on a Thursday night.
When: Oct 31 21:00 – 02:00
Where: The Haunted Graveyard, Sanlitun South Next to The Local (Brussels), close to QMex and Bookworm
How much: 158 RMB (Online special); 200 RMB (at the door but only with RSVP)
3) Halloween 80s vs. 90s Retro Derby (Oct 26) & Weed X Digitial Freedom (Oct 31)View In Map
Tired of the pressure to be into fetish and want to go back to your first dress-up love: 80s exercise gear? Mako Live House may be the place for you this Halloween. They’re throwing not one but two great events this Halloween: a retro rollerblade party on the 26 and an electronic party by one of the most energetic underground labels in town on the 31.
From 21:00 until late on Oct 26, you can drink and skate around in your favourite fantasy costume while listening to the best music from the 80s and 90s. And remember when choosing your outfit that there is a best dressed of the decade competition.
On October 31, Bloodz Boi is bringing seven of the city’s most interesting DJs to this Shuangjing institution, including Noise & Noise, Nous, Senders_C, Bloodz Boi, CNdY, Syokyo and ChuChu. And the best part? Entry is free!
When: Oct 26 21:00 – 02:00
Where: Hongdian Art Factory, 36 Guangqu Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing
How much: 80 RMB; 50 RMB (with costume and/or your own skates)
4) Temple Bar’s 3 Day Halloween View In Map
Because one day just isn’t enough for Halloween, Temple Bar will be stretching their festivities over three days. On October 31 remember the Misfits with a tribute night; on November 1 Moonglow Burlesque will be titillating the ghosts and ghouls with their show and on November 2 Temple will be presenting post-metal act MOPA. These events are for those with a taste for heavy metal and/or cabaret. So don’t get too hung up on the Halloween theme and just have a really good night/s out.
When: Oct 31, Nov 1, Nov 2
Where: 206 Gulou Dong Dajie, Dongcheng District, Beijing
How much: TBA
5) Night Owl Halloween in TianjinView In Map
Had a Beijing Halloween too many times? Need a change of scenery. Well then, why not catch the ghost bus to Tianjin and see how they celebrate. With 15 international and domestic DJs, the “best mega Halloween Costume Party” and being set in a Tianjin castle, apparently they celebrate quite well. You will also be able to enjoy a haunted house in the basement, laser tag, a professional snooker competition, a Wii competition, drinking games, professional Halloween make-up artists, lots of candy and alcohol…phew we’re getting tired just typing it all…thankfully they’ll have a chill out zone to rest in.
When: Nov 1 22:00 – 02:00
Where: Dynasty Chateau, 29 Jinweigong Lu, Beichen District, Tianjin
How much: 250 RMB (students); 400 RMB (general); 1150 (Premium)
Getting there: Buses will be put on to take you from and to Beijing
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