Alton Halloween Parade: Annual Halloween Parade in "the most haunted small town in America; parade steps off from Washington Ave and Broadway in downtown Alton. Tue., Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m., free, call 618-462-7527 for info. Alton, Illinois, www.visitalton.com.
Bare As You Dare Fantasy & Fetish Costume Ball: Everyone in almost-there costume (think loin cloth, cling film, body paint) gets in free until 2 a.m.; special late-night show starts at 2 a.m.; must be 21 to enter. Sun., Oct. 29, midnight, $5 cover after 2 a.m. Faces on Fourth Street, 132 Collinsville Ave, East St. Louis, Illinois, 618-271-7410, www.facesnolimits.com.
The Boogie Nights Halloween Party: Dress up as a character from Boogie Nights or come as your favorite porn star. Sat., Oct. 28, 9 p.m.-3 a.m., call for prices. Lafayette Pub and Grill, 1551 South 7th St, St. Louis.
Broadway Halloween Party: Live music by Funkabilly and Big Bamou. Tue., Oct. 31, 9 p.m., $5. Broadway Oyster Bar, 736 S Broadway, St. Louis, 314-621-8811, www.broadwayoysterbar.com.
A Creepy Crawl Halloween: Aberzombie & Bitch, Red Handed Bandits, Retardo-Bot and Postcard play; $100 prize for best costume. Tue., Oct. 31, 7 p.m., $8-$11. Creepy Crawl, 3524 Washington Blvd, St. Louis, 314-531-3888, www.creepycrawl.com.
Creole House Tours: Tour this 18th-century house and learn of its morbid past. Fridays, Saturdays, 7-11 p.m. Continues through Oct. 28, $5-$8, call 618-284-3319 for info. Creole House, Market St (off of Rte 155, Prairie Du Rocher, Illinois).
CWE Halloween Party: Children's costume parade at 11 a.m., dog parade at 1 p.m., adult costume contest at 8 p.m. at the corner of Maryland and Euclid aves. Sat., Oct. 28, free, www.thecwe.com. Central West End, St. Louis.
The Darkness: You will believe in a thing called fear/just step into the rhythm of the tomb/there's a chance you can make it now/you'll be screaming till the sun comes up. Mondays-Thursdays, Sundays, 7-10:30 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Continues through Nov. 4, $10-$15, call 314-631-8000 for info. The Darkness, 1525 S Eighth St, St. Louis.
Day of the Dead: Bilingual family event explores the Mexican Day of the Dead history through stories, snacks and crafts. Wed., Nov. 1, 7 p.m., free. St. Louis County Library, Rock Road Branch, 10267 St. Charles Rock Rd, St. Charles, 314-429-5116, www.slcl.org.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Sleep in Chains Jekyll's Nightmare: Flood Stage Productions present this new version of classic horror story. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Continues through Oct. 29, $10-$12, call 636-578-8301 for info, www.floodstageproductions.com. St. John Hall, 5th and Tompkins St, St. Charles.
Edward Jones Pumpkin Prowl: Non-scary, kid-friendly Halloween adventure with giant spider web and Pirate's Cove; costumes encouraged. Thursdays-Saturdays, 5:30 p.m. Continues through Oct. 30, $4-$5. Saint Louis Zoo, Forest Park, St. Louis, 314-781-0900, www.stlzoo.org.
Fearfest 2006: Horror attractions The Creature, The Haunted Funeral Home, Tombstone Haunted Hayride and Silo X are your centrally located freak-outs for the season. Mondays-Thursdays, Sundays, 7-10:30 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Continues through Nov. 4, $10-$20, call 314-631-8000 for info. Silo-X, 1600 Old Hwy 141 (Old Riveria Pool), Springdale.
Fright Fest: Daytime fun includes shows, activities and trick-or-treating for kids; at night you can skip to the head of the line if you eat a live cockroach for real. Fridays, 6-midnight; Saturdays, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Continues through Oct. 29, $29.99-$44.99. Six Flags, I-44 & Allenton Six Flags Rd, Eureka, 636-938-4800, www.sixflags.com.
A Frightfully Fun Halloween: Family-friendly Halloween fun with stories, face painting, a candy table and a 7 p.m. screening of The Corpse Bride. Tue., Oct. 31, 5:30-8:30 p.m., free. Missouri History Museum, Lindell Blvd & DeBaliviere Ave (Forest Park), St. Louis, 314-454-3150, www.mohistory.org.
The Ghost in the Kitchen: Interactive mystery dinner; come in costume for more fun. Sat., Oct. 28, 7 p.m., $34.95, call for reservations (required). Washington Street Grille, 318 E Washington St, Belleville, Illinois, 618-239-9529.
Ghost-Hunting Tours: An experienced psychic attempts to communicate with the restless Lemp clan (many of whom committed suicide), and amateur ghost-hunters are encouraged to bring along their own flashlights and cameras. Through Oct. 26; Mon., Oct. 30; Tue., Oct. 31, $15, Call 314-776-4667 for your required reservations. Lemp Mansion Restaurant & Inn, 3322 DeMenil Place, St. Louis, 314-664-8024, www.lempmansion.com.
Ghouls Night Out: Cash prizes for best costumes and drink specials all night long. Sat., Oct. 28, $10 cover. Al Hrabosky's Ballpark Saloon, 800 Cerre St, St. Louis, 314-241-6969, www.alsballparksaloon.com.
Grant's Farm Halloween: Fun house, magic shows and moonlight tram rides through the park. Thursdays-Saturdays, 6-9 p.m. Continues through Oct. 28, $15 parking fee per vehicle. Grant's Farm, 10501 Gravois Rd, Affton, 314-843-1700, www.grantsfarm.com.
Grave Undertakings: An Evening of Comedy-Horror: Four short plays with a macabre and twisted edge; recommended for mature and immature audiences alike. Starting Oct. 27, Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 7 p.m. Continues through Nov. 5, $12-$15. Theatre at St. John's, 5000 Washington Place, St. Louis.
Great Godfrey Maze: Play in 2.4 miles of trails cut through the Godfrey corn fields. Daily, $4-$6. Great Godfrey Corn Maze, 1401 Stamper Ln, Godfrey, Illinois 618-466-1483, www.greatgodfreymaze.com.
Halloween Cajun Dance: Costumes are encouraged, music by Creole Stomp. Sun., Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m., $12, call 314-781-4200 for info. Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust St, St. Louis, 314-241-2337, www.schlafly.com.
Halloween Happy Hour: Cocktails, snacks, seasonal specials and tarot readings (first come, first served). Fri., Oct. 27, 5-10 p.m., free. Grove Furnishings, 3169 Morganford Rd, St. Louis.
Halloween IV Ball: Lavish fundraiser for Food Outreach and Doorways Housing where costumes are mandatory, Delta Burke and Leslie Jordan are guests of honor and Debby Holliday performs a quick show. Sat., Oct. 28, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., $50-$200, www.halloweenstl.com. St. Louis City Hall, 1200 Market St, St. Louis, 314-622-3000.
Halloween Mystery Dinner: Interactive mystery dinner where costumes are encouraged. Fri., Oct. 27, 7 p.m., $32.95, call 618-243-5458 for reservations (required). Original Springs Hotel & Bath House, 506 N Hanover St, Okawville, Illinois, 618-243-5458.
Halos and Horns: Masquerade gala celebrating the grand opening of Kyo's VIP mezzanine; costume contest, call ahead for bottle service reservations. Sat., Oct. 28, 10 p.m.-3 a.m., call for prices. Kyo, 1405 Washington Ave, St. Louis, 314-621-9946, www.kyostl.com.
Haunted Halloween Follies: Special Halloween-themed marionnette show. Mondays-Saturdays, 11:15 a.m. & 2:15 p.m.; Sundays, 2:15 p.m. Continues through Oct. 31, $3.75-$11.25. Kramer's Marionnette Theater, 4143 Laclede Ave, St. Louis, 314-531-3313, www.kramersmarionnettes.com.
The Haunted Hotel at Noah's Ark: St. Charles landmark abandoned hotel gets creepy for the season; not appropriate for children. Fridays-Sundays, 7-11 p.m.; Through Oct. 31, 7-11 p.m. Continues through Oct. 29, $15, call 636-896-0999 for info. Noah's Ark, 1500 South Fifth St, St. Charles, 636-896-0999.
Haute Halloween: St. Louis Magazine-hosted party features costume contest, music by DJ Charlie Chan and complementary beverages; proceeds benefit Metropolis. Tue., Oct. 31, 7-10 p.m., $25-$30. Lucas School House, 1220 Allen Ave, St. Louis, 314-621-6565, www.lucasevents.com.
Hessler's Halloween: Live music by Soutside 5, costume contest with prizes. Sat., Oct. 28, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m., call for prizes. Hessler's Pub & Grill, 11804 Tesson Ferry Rd (Plaza 21), St. Louis, 314-842-4050.
Howl-o-ween Pooch Party: Halloween pet party and costume contest with treats for both people and pets and a raffle to benefit the APA of Missouri. Sat., Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Four Muddy Paws, 2000 Geyer Ave, St. Louis, 314-773-7297.
Hustler Halloween Party: Costume contest at 11 p.m. Tue., Oct. 31, call for prices. Larry Flynt's Hustler Club, 5420 Bunkum Rd, 618-874-9334, www.hustlerclubs.com.
Jaegermeister Music Tour: Slightly Stoopid with Pepper and Rich Hardesty. Tue., Oct. 31, 7 p.m., $20-$22. Pageant, 6161 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, 314-726-6161, www.thepageant.com.
Killoween: The return of Gravity Kills, with Fragile Porcelain Mice, Ultra Blue and One Lone Car. Sat., Oct. 28, 7 p.m., $19-$21. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Ave, Sauget, 618-274-6720, www.popsrocks.com.
Lehman's Landing Halloween Party: Costume contest with prizes for 1st through 3rd place. Sat., Oct. 28, call for prices. Lehmann's Landing, 12314 Natural Bridge Rd, St. Louis, 314.739.2344.
Mama's Halloween Costume Contest: Goody bags for the kids, best costume contest (prize is dinner for 2), food and drink specials all night. Fri., Oct. 27, call for prices. Mama Campisi's, 2132 Edwards St, St. Louis, 314.776.3100.
Masquerade: The Halloween Costume Ball: Siren's Killer Queens show at 11:30 p.m. and 1 a.m., costume contest at 2 a.m., dj charlie buttons before and after the Killer Queens; 18 and older to enter. Sun., Oct. 29, 10 a.m., call for cover. Faces on Fourth Street, 132 Collinsville Ave., East St. Louis, Illinois, 618-271-7410, www.facesnolimits.com.
Miso Scary: Effen drink specials, midnight costume contest and DJ Gary Mac. Thu., Oct. 26, call for prices. Miso on Meramec, 16 N Meramec Ave, Clayton, 314-863-7888, www.misolounge.com.
Murder at Madam Conundrum's, or Ghost Who's Coming to Dinner?: Leavenworth Players Group present this Halloween-themed, interactive murder-mystery dinner. Sun., Oct. 29; Mon., Oct. 30, $45, call for reservations. Bevo Mill, 4749 Gravois Rd, St. Louis, 314-481-2626, www.bevomill.com.
Murder at the Masquerade Ball, or Excuse Me, Waiter, There Are Fangs in my Soup!: Leavenworth Players Group presents this interactive, Halloween-themed murder-mystery dinner. Tue., Oct. 31, $45, call for reservations. Bevo Mill, 4749 Gravois Rd, St. Louis, 314-481-2626, www.bevomill.com.
A Nightmare on Highway 94: Bacardi presents a costume contest with $1000 in cash prizes, and DJ Brad. Fri., Oct. 27, call for prices. Twister's Bar & Grill, Hwy 94 and Wolfrum Rd, Weldon Spring, 636-922-3114.
Not-So-Haunted House: Family-friendly Halloween fun, with costumed character appearances and trick-or-treating throughout the Magic House. Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 29, free with regular admission. Magic House, 516 S Kirkwood Rd, Kirkwood, 314-822-8900, www.magichouse.org.
Novak's Halloween on Halloween: $5 pitchers till 9 p.m., costume contest and an open mic. Tue., Oct. 31, call for prices. Novak's Bar & Grill, 4121 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, 314-531-3699, www.novaksbar.com.
Novak's Halloween Party: Costume party with $200 for best group, $100 for best couple and $100 for best individual. Sat., Oct. 28, 8 p.m., call for prices. Novak's Bar & Grill, 4121 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, 314-531-3699, www.novaksbar.com.
Off Broadway's Smokin' Halloween Party: Caulfield, the Magic and special surprise line-up. Tue., Oct. 31, 9 p.m., call for price. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Ave, St. Louis, 314-773-3363, www.offbroadwaystl.com.
Paddy O's Halloween Bash: Todd Thomas hosts the $500 costume contest, live music by Bitter Pill and cheap drinks and shots all night long. Sat., Oct. 28, 8 p.m., call for prices. Paddy O's, 618 S 7th St, St. Louis, 314-588-7313.
Phoenix Halloween Party: Costume party and contest with cash prizes ($1000 first place, $500 second place, $200 third place). Sat., Oct. 28, call for prices. The Phoenix, 3924 Lemay Ferry Rd, St. Louis, 314-416-4266, www.thephoenixsouthcounty.com.
Pre-Halloween Party with The Feed: All-ages show with Las Fast Action and Wooden Stares. Sat., Oct. 28, 8:30 p.m., $5-$8. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Blvd, University City, 314-862-0009, www.ciceros-stl.com.
Punk Rock Halloween: God Fodder and Beating play, costumes encouraged. Tue., Oct. 31, 8 p.m., $5. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Ave, St. Louis, 314-771-1096, www.lemp-arts.org.
Rave from the Grave IV: Sat., Oct. 28, call for prices. Club Buca, 710 N 2nd St (on Laclede's Landing), St. Louis, 314-231-2822.
Rocky Horror Picture Show: Eternally popular film about Dr. Frank N. Furter and his sexy plans, with live actors up front enhancing the experience; audience participation encouraged. Fri-Sat, Oct. 27 & 28, midnight. $6. Tivoli Theatre, 6350 Delmar Blvd, University City, 314-995-6270.
Rocky Horror Picture Show: Stage version of the popular movie; audience participation encouraged, but no food-throwing, water or toilet paper allowed. Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 p.m. & midnight. Continues through Oct. 28, $10-$12. Broadway Center of Arts, 124-126 E Main St, Belleville, 618-233-0431, www.broadwaycenterofarts.com.
St. Charles Ghost Tours: Dr. Michael Henry leads tours past the grounds of an eerie old cemetery, where the tombstones were moved but the bodies never were. Fridays, Saturdays, $16-$20, call 314-374-6102 for reservations. Saint Charles County Historical Society, 101 S Main St, St. Charles, 636-946-9828, www.win.org/library/other/historical_society.
St. Charles Symphony Halloween Concert: Sun., Oct. 29, 4 p.m., free. Foundry Art Centre, 520 N Main Ctr, St. Charles, 636-255-0270, www.foundryartcentre.org.
Samhain Celebration: Irish-American community celebrates the Celtic New Year (Samhain) with live music, snacks, corned beef sandwiches and cash bar; costumes are encouraged, good times practically guaranteed. Sat., Oct. 28, 7-midnight, $15/person or $25/couple, call 314-962-4527 for info. VFW Hall, 1717 S Big Bend Blvd, St. Louis.
School House Halloween Party: Javier Mendoza headlines, costume contests with prizes. Sat., Oct. 28, $10. Lucas School House, 1220 Allen Ave, St. Louis, 314-621-6565, www.lucasevents.com.
Sexy Couples Halloween Costume Bash: Costume party with adult party games, sinsational drink specials and more than $300 in cash and prizes. Sat., Oct. 28, call for prices. Club 64 East, 52 St. Clair Ave (1/4 mile off I-64 eastbound), East St. Louis, Illinois, 618-875-0242.
Spookstock 5: Halloween concert campout featuring the Schwag, Michael Franti and Spearhead and The Wailers, plus many other bands, all in a heated circus tent. Oct. 26-28, $30-$50. Zoe Campground & Amphitheater, Highway 19 at Sinking Creek, Salem, 573-858-3333, www.campzoe.com/.
Tin Can Halloween Costume Contest: Prizes for weirdest/worst/sexiest costumes, and cash prize for overall best costume; drink specials and live music by Tiny Cows. Fri., Oct. 27, call for prices. Tin Can Tavern & Grille, 3157 Morganford Rd, St. Louis, 314-865-3003, www.tincantavern.com.
The Twilight Singers: Featuring Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan. Tue., Oct. 31, 8 p.m., $15-$17. Mississippi Nights, 914 N 1st St, St. Louis, 314-421-3853.
Voo Doo Monster Ball: Live music by Metal Studz and DJ Mike and $500 costume contest; cover charge donated to American Red Cross. Sat., Oct. 28, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., no cover before 10 p.m. Voo Doo Lounge, Harrah's Casino (777 Casino Center Dr), Maryland Heights, 314-770-8196, www.harrahs.com/our_casinos/stl/.
A Wild Country Halloween: Costume contest with cash prizes, drink specials. Sat., Oct. 28, call for prices. Wild Country, 17 Gateway Dr, Collinsville, Illinois, 618-346-6775, www.wildcountrynightclub.com/.
Zick's Spookodyssey: Kid-friendly haunted house. Through Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesdays-Saturdays, 6:30-9 p.m. Continues through Oct. 28, $5-$7. Zick's Great Outdoors, 16498 Clayton Rd, Wildwood, 636-458-1445, www.zicksgreatoutdoors.com.