You’ve picked your costume and have your crew ready to go. Now you must decide which parties you’ll hit up with so many options to pick from around town. Here’s a list help you get a Halloween game plan.
What: Ninth annual Halloween Bash
When: Doors open at 6 p.m.; event starts at 10 p.m.
Belly Up will host its annual costume contest while cover band This Must Be the Band, a Talking Heads tribute act from Chicago, hits the stage.
Erin Noethen, director of sales and marketing at Belly Up, describes the band as “super-high energy” and an “absolute riot.”
Also planned is a costume contest with cash prizes. First place receives a $500 cash prize, second place gets a $250 gift certificate to Matsuhisa, and third place earns $100 to Belly Up.
“It’s a blast,” Noethen said. “I’ve been coming to Belly Up years and years before I worked here, and it’s always been my place to party on Halloween.”
What: Halloween Bash
Info and reservations: 970–925–2929
Caribou Club members can take in a $65 prix fixe Halloween dinner. After dinner, guests can stay at the nightclub when it’s opened to the public.
What: Halloween Night Celebration
When: 9 p.m.
DJ Naka G will be playing the tunes while drink specials will be offered, including $200 bottles of Crystal Head Vodka, $3 Sessions, $4 Coors Lights, $5 shots of Agave Underground tequila and free Jell-O shots. Best costume wins a Burton snowboard.
What: Halloween Blowout with Sleight of Hand
When: Band starts at 9 p.m.
“It’s crazy in town every year, and we want to provide a meeting place to come in and out of throughout the night,” owner Ryan Sweeney said.
Sleight of Hand will perform dressed up as “Wizard of Oz” characters, band member Gary Moore said.
“It’s an opportunity for fun live music and for everyone to cut loose,” he said.
What: The Wonderland Asylum Party
When: 8 p.m. to midnight
“The Sky Hotel’s 39 Degrees Lounge is spending Halloween night dressed up as the Wonderland Asylum,” said Alan Cardenas, director of sales and marketing at Sky Hotel.“This local-favorite party night promises to deliver an insane twist on ‘Alice in Wonderland’ with a live DJ and drink specials. You and all your dressed-to-kill friends are welcome — as long as you are 21 or over.”
Sky Hotel also is offering Halloween special room rates for $99.
Abby Margulis is an editorial intern working at The Aspen Times this fall. She is a junior at DePauw University in Indiana.