Frightening Festivities: THR's Guide to Hollywood's Hottest Halloween Parties
From Heidi Klum's annual bash to Maroon 5's spooky spectacular, a look at who to see and where to be this All Hallow's Eve weekend.
Whether you like to go ghoulish or glamourous for Hollywood's spookiest night, there are plenty of festivities to keep you entertained all Halloween weekend-long. And with All Hallow's Eve falling on a Wednesday this year, partygoers won't have trouble finding a hump day celebration to attend next week.
From Heidi Klum's annual soiree to Maroon 5's invite-only graveyard smash, The Hollywood Reporter rounds up the biggest Halloween bashes coast-to-coast -- but actually getting in may require some midnight magic.
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Friday, Oct. 26:
-Collaborative Media hosts its 7th annual Halloween Party at the Vanguard, complete with a haunted house and three indoor stages for The Presets and multiple DJ sets. Tickets are still available for the event, running 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., and with Redbull as a sponsor, we imagine there will be plenty of Redbull and vodkas to go around.
-For the True Blood fanatics, check out Fred & Jason's Halloweenie at Stage 7 at The Lot -- home of the HBO series. The ticketed event begins at 9 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 27:
-If you find yourself in Las Vegas for the weekend, LMFAO's Redfoo is hosting a champagne brunch at LAVO at the crack of 2 p.m. Bring your appetite for all your breakfast and lunch favorites, but more importantly, bring your party rockin' endurance for some solid day drinking. Don't forget to make a reservation, first.
-Frankenstorm, be damned. The party must go on in NYC with Kim Kardashian and Midori. The reality star returns to host the fete (she's a spokeswoman for the brand) at Avenue featuring music by DJ Kiss. This invite only event runs from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
-Over on the west coast, Nick Cannon hosts his Ncredible Haunted Mansion Party in an undisclosed LA location. The invite only bash, running from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m., will benefit Susan G. Komen -- a perfect way to end breast cancer awareness month.
-Revenge fans need no invitation for Hyde Lounge's Pre-Halloween Party hosted by Ashley Madekwe and Gabriel Mann of the ABC drama. Kicking off at 10 p.m., the open event will also feature the sounds of DJ Bizzy.
-Just Jared hosts a young Hollywood who's-who at Siren@Orange, with expected guests including Emma Roberts, Ashley Benson, Chord Overstreet, Brittany Snow, AJ and Aly Michalka, Colton Haynes, Debby Ryan, Jaime King, Daren Kagasoff, Ashley Tisdale and more. Guests will be treated to readings from Oranum.com's tarot readers, while enjoying Neuro beverages, at the Alice in Wonderland-themed party. Don't forget your costume! The invite-only party kicks off at 9 p.m.
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Sunday, Oct. 28:
-Glee star Matthew Morrison hosts his 3rd annual Halloween bash at Lure, which will double as a birthday celebration for the actor. Presented by Monster High, the party will include candy, coffins and carved pumpkins, as well as a performance from Morrison's band, Cafe Wha. The fete begins at 9 p.m., with those in the costume-clad crowd expected to include Morrison's Glee co-stars and the cast of Revenge. Invite only.
-If do-gooding is more your speed, check out the Rock 'N' Roll Los Angeles Halloween Half-Marathon, benefitting ASPCA with a shelter pet costume contest. More than 300 ASPCA members and 12,000 runners (in costume!) will cross the finish line to help raise money for the animal cruelty prevention organization. The half marathon begins bright and early at 7:30 a.m. at LA Live, and will include bands at every mile, the National Anthem performed by Idol's Skylar Laine and the world's largest skateboard, crafted by MTV's Rob Dyrdek, will serve as the band's stage at Pico and Flower. As for the pet costume contest, that kicks off at 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 31:
-Heidi Klum's annual gathering has become a pop culture phenomenon, and this year's will go down at the new Finale nightclub in NYC. Partygoers including Miranda Kerr, Debra Messing, Michelle Trachtenberg, Michael Kors, Jay Manuel and Christian Siriano can expect a late night, with doors opening at midnight. ?uestlove -- billed as Heidi's favorite DJ on the invite (you'll need one of those to get in) -- is performing, as well as a "late night" set from Nervo. Costumes are mandatory. As for Heidi, who always stuns on Halloween, she'll be dressed as Cleopatra.
-Maroon 5 will host their own personal spooky spectacular from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. PT at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, featuring guests Aziz Ansari, Chris Evans, Christina Aguilera, Dita Von Teese, Kid Cudi, Lauren Conrad, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lindsay Lohan, Malin Akerman, Miley Cyrus, Paris Hilton, Shaun White, Tara Reid, Topher Grace, JC Chasez, Jerry Ferrera, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Gann, Kirstin Dunst, Leona Lewis and more (if you can imagine that). And though M5 won't be performing, there will still be music in the air courtesy of DJ Mailbox. By invitation only.
-For a more refined evening, check out LACMA's costume ball from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., where a preview of the new Stanley Kubrick exhibit fuels the theme. A costume contest complete with "fabulous prizes" is also featured at the ticketed event.
-Though there's no Hollywood host attached, there's almost always bound to be famous faces at the Bar Marmont. Starting at 9 p.m., the Fangs, Fairytales and Fables event will feature music by Myles Hendrik and Wade Crescent. This event is open to the public.
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