Halloween Bar Crawls (Oct. 26 and 27) | The Highlands | Search Facebook
$19.99 and $15-$20 | 7 p.m.-12 a.m. and 4 p.m.-11:59 p.m.
Two bar crawls. Two hosts. Two nights. One neighborhood. Join Bar Crawl Nation on Oct. 26 to get “exclusive specials” at seven bars, from Baxter’s 942 Bar & Grill to Wick’s Pizza. Dress for a costume contest. Louisville Events has you for round two on Oct. 27, which gives you two drink tickets and drink and food specials at six bars, starting at Baxter’s and ending at Nirvana. Photographers will catch you at your scariest… and then your sloppiest.
Hocus Pocus: Black Magick Costume Ball (Oct. 26) | Copper & Kings Distillery
Search Facebook | $10 | 8 p.m.-12 a.m.
Copper & Kings’ Halloween party will feature music by DJ Alli, Halloween-inspired food, a costume contest and a cash bar. This party kicks off the three-day Afrocentric Black Magick Festival, which aims to promote marginalized groups with a music festival and pop-up event.
Kooky Halloween Ball & Costume Contest (Oct. 27) | Nachbar | Search Facebook
Free | 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
As a Halloween party with no cover, Nachbar already has an edge, but this ball will be bumping for multiple reasons. Three bands, including the Delighters, will play, as well as nine WXOX 97.1 DJs.
Coat Check Halloween Freak For All (Oct. 27) | Odeon | Search Facebook
$10 | 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
The Odeon promises a night of music, drink specials, and communing with the spirit world for its first Halloween party. Sam Sneed, McKinley Moore, DJ Slim Thicc and Axel Roley will provide tunes while Pamela Lynn McMasters doles out psychic readings. Costumes are strongly encouraged, and contest winners will receive prizes from Guestroom Records.
Kitty Karaoke Kostume Kontest (Oct.31) | Third Street Dive | 442 S. Third St.
Free | 8 p.m.-12 a.m.
Sure, there’s Halloweekend, but what about actual Halloween? If you’re still feeling spooky on Wednesday, head to Third Street Dive for a costumed karaoke contest. Winners get gift bags, and the other prizes. Best of all, 50 percent of what you spend will go toward the Animal Protection Association, a no-kill cat shelter in Jeffersonville, Indiana.