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Get your spook on

A rundown of what’s on offer at bars and clubs around Taipei in the week leading up to Halloween

By Olivia Wycech  /  Contributing reporter

A zombie zones out at last year’s Frog in the Sock Halloween bash.

Photo Courtesy of Frog in the Sock

Halloween in Taipei is on par with New Year’s Eve in the magnitude of celebrations, and our list of events is growing each year. Whether you’re on a budget or looking for something specific, you’ll be sure to find it in this year’s guide to Halloween in Taipei. If you’re wondering why The Loop’s annual Halloween Massive party isn’t listed, don’t worry it hasn’t gone anywhere. The party happens next weekend, and Vinyl Word will give you the complete rundown then.

TOMORROW

The combination of costumes, cocktails and celebrations can make Halloween a rather costly occasion, which doesn’t make it particularly appealing to the thousands of international students living in Taipei. Mysterious: Halloween 2013 costs significantly less than other parties. The tunes are international too, including house, reggae and Latin music. There is a costume contest with prizes ranging from booze to hookah, and also a pole dancing performance.

■ Tomorrow from 9:30pm to 4am at 1001 Nights Hookah Lounge Bar, 8, Nanjing East Rd Sec 5, Taipei City (台北市南京東路五段8號). Advanced tickets are NT$300 and includes two drinks. Admission at the door is NT$500.

The W Hotel is always a nice place to hang out regardless of the occasion, but they’ve really stepped it up a notch with The Rocky Horror Picture Show-themed costume party. And because it’s the W, prizes are lavish, including room and restaurant vouchers. Be sure to check out the cult movie for some great Halloween costume ideas — you only have one day to do so.

■ Tomorrow night at the W Hotel, 10, Zhongxiao E Rd Sec 5, Taipei City (台北市忠孝東路五段10號). Admission is NT$600 and includes one drink.

SATURDAY

Every time that Frog in a Sock throws an event, they do it with the single goal of making every year better. Their parties may not be in a club but they embody a club vibe — but without any terrible club music. In fact, they are so good at hand-picking some of the nation’s top talent, they don’t have to rely on international acts to draw in the 1,500 people that their Resurrection Halloween parties average.

This year, they’ve shifted their focus to visuals and have invited Screen Shark to create a unique visual experience utilizing the latest in image-mapping technology. The first-place winner of Resurrection’s costume party will take home NT$10,000. Runners-up will win tickets to Luxy’s Halloween Massive. Live bands, an assortment of DJs, a ton of very cool people and cheap drinks make Resurrection IV the place to be during this spooky season.

■ Saturday from 9:30pm to 4:30am at the Red House Theater (西門紅樓), 177 Xining S Rd, Taipei City (台北市西寧南路177號). Advanced tickets are available at all iBon/FamiPort outlets for NT$700; tickets at the door are NT$900. Both fares include one drink.

Kudos to Liquid Lifestyle for always coming up with interesting and unique ideas. They’ve once again dreamed up something quite original and Halloween this year is a tribute to the prim and proper style of the British. They’re asking everyone to come dressed as their favorite Brit, whether Austin Powers, Victoria Beckham or Queen Victoria.

■ Saturday from 10pm to 3am at LMNT, 28 Songshou Rd, Taipei City (台北市松壽路28號). Admission is free.

Myst is revamping their interior to resemble an enchanted cursed forest and enticing Halloween enthusiasts to dress up by offering them free entrance before midnight. Considering the space they have to work with and their reputation for creative decorating, expect big crowds and big decorations amid a magical theme.

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