Twenty of The Best Adults Only Halloween Parties 
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Author: Bree Davies
Party goers from last year's Exotica Erotica Ball, going on this year in both Denver and Boulder.

Party goers from last year’s Exotica Erotica Ball, going on this year in both Denver and Boulder.
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Halloween takes over the month of October, providing plenty of places to party and play in costume. There’s a lot to do and see around the city during this spooky season; here we’ve compiled a list of the top twenty haunted throwdowns catering to the mature crowd. (Don’t worry, we’ve got kid-friendly and Dia de los Muertos events lists coming your way, too.)

Those looking for something a little scarier and sexier can check into a paranormal investigation of a Capitol Hill haunt or hit several parties with big cash prizes for the most innovative costumes. You can find more possibilities in the online Westword calendar — but this list should fill your trick-or-treat bag with a spooky good time.

Twenty of the Best Adults-Only Halloween Parties

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Mansion of Macabre: A Bellydance Variety Show Mercury Cafe Saturday, October 18 $8 Enjoy a night of spooky belly dancing as a cadre of belly-dancing experts gracefully move throughout the Mercury Cafe’s haunting space. Audience members are encouraged to come in costume. The Merc has entertainment and specialty programming almost every night of the week; check the multi-room venue’s schedule for a complete schedule.

Twenty of the Best Adults-Only Halloween Parties

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L.U.C.i.i.D DADA Art Bar Monday, October 20 Free Join the DADA Art Bar for an evening of freaky fun and art, of course. Painter James Andre will be in the house; DJ Glassy with keep the party going as fire dancers and hula hoopers entertain. You’re encouraged to come in costume.

BOOs and Booze Various locations around Ogden Street and East 14th Avenue Friday, October 24 $10 Get to know a slice of Capitol Hill at this outdoor adult Halloween gathering. Featuring three stages of live music from Champion, Man Mantis and OptycNerd and more, the block party/market will also feature art and one-of-a-kind treasures from local merchants like Denver Fashion Truck, KatMandu Designs and others.

Catrina Ball Firehouse Art Center, Longmont Friday, October 24 $20 A Halloween party and fundraiser for a great cause in one, the Catrina Ball encourages guests to dress up like “Catrinas” — in fancy clothes with faces painted like skulls. There will be live music, themed drinks, food and plenty of art to oogle and bid on, as this shindig is an annual benefit for the Longmont art scene.

Twenty of the Best Adults-Only Halloween Parties

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Paranormal Investigation of the Grant-Humphreys Mansion Grant Humphreys Mansion Friday, October 24 $30 per person, $50 for couples Reservations: 303-894-2505 Capitol Hill is full of haunted landmarks, but does the historic Grant-Humphreys Mansion make that list? Explore the grand abode under the guidance of The OtherSide Investigations, a team made up of paranormal professionals. Promising unbiased, otherworldly experience combined with a rich Colorado story, the night will shed new light on this beautiful landmark.

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