FRight Watch

Scary good parties to stretch out your Halloween

Halloween 1254 Hosted by Liza Lott, the Machine Halloween party (now in its 15th year) will consist of a $1,000 prize for the grisliest costume. DJ Darrin Frightman will work the Machine Dungeon while DJ Grim Jim takes over the Bloodroom. Dancing in costume and drag around a cauldron may bring the spirits out of their dwellings. Friday, 10 p.m. Cover: $10 for 21+ or $15 for under 21. Machine, 1254 Boylston St., Boston. 617-536-1950,

JAM’N 94.5 at Nightmare New England In a first-ever partnership with Spookyworld, JAM’N 94.5 will be broadcasting live from the site of Nightmare New England. SpookyWorld will also have its own live DJ, plus an all-ages bonfire, choreographed dancers, Hula-Hoop entertainers, and fire performers. Giveaways include T-shirts, beads, and glow sticks. And for the 21+ set, there will be a tent’s worth of adult beverages. Friday and Saturday,

11 p.m. Tickets: $34.99. Nightmare New England, 454 Charles Bancroft Highway, Litchfield, N.H. 603-424-7999,

FRESH PRODUCE Afrika Bambaataa, founder of Zulu Nation and one of the creators of the song “Planet Rock,” will be a special guest DJ for the Good Life’s Halloween bash, now in its seventh year. Costume-contest prizes will be given out by Pabst Blue Ribbon. Two floors will be open, playing hip-hop, reggae, and party jams. Saturday, 9:30 p.m. Cover: $10. The Good Life, 28 Kingston St., Boston. 617-451-2622,


Disney Gone Wild For this special edition of Entourage Saturdays, dress up as your favorite Disney character — and throw in some gore. The party will feature two rooms, manned by DJ Hectik and DJ Lus, who will be killing it with the party jams.
Saturday, 10:30 p.m. Tickets: $25, $15 for ladies before
11:30 p.m. Venu, 100 Warrenton St. Boston. 617-338-8061,

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FRIGHT NIGHT Hit Cambridge’s beloved gay dance club Paradise for costume contests and prizes. DJ Johnny C will be dropping current Top 40, house, and R&B. Saturday, 10 p.m. Cover: $5. 180 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge. 617-868-3000,

The Hawthorne’s Come as Your Favorite Cocktail Halloween Bash The name says it all: Dress to impress as your favorite cocktail. Captain Morgan, a dirty Shirley Temple, or Bloody Mary costumes are sure to cause a stir. Activities for the night include bobbing for apples, black and white horror movies screened in the Stone Room, and music picks from TJ Connelly. Thursday, 9 p.m. Tickets: $25. The Hawthorne, 500A Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 617-532-9150,

HALLOWEEN 2013 Royale’s entry into the Halloween fray sports an Alice in Wonderland theme. Follow DJs Brek.One and Braun Dapper down the rabbit hole and win $2,000 for most creative costume (which does not need to be Wonderland-themed). Don’t be late to this very important date. Thursday, 9 p.m. Tickets: $30. 279 Tremont Street, Boston. 617-338-7699,

Halloweekend Tequila Rain’s 10th annual Halloween party has a “Dead BBQ” theme. Most unique costume wins $500 prize. DJ Caucajion will be massacring the beats. Beware, skeletons will be in attendance. Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2, 10 p.m. Cover: $5. 3 Lansdowne St., Boston. 617-437-0300,

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