Thursday, October 20, 2016

24 Halloween parties that you won't want to miss

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Oct. 22

Hamtramck Firefighters Haunted Fowling

@ Fowling Warehouse

Fowling, which combines bowling, horseshoes, and football, is what Hamtramck’s firefighters invite guests to do in celebration of Halloween. If the game sounds daunting, don’t worry. There will be plenty of people there to help. In addition to fowling, there will also be a costume contest and plenty of raffle prizes.

3901 Christopher St., Hamtramck; 313-876-7778;

OCT. 22

Beautiful Nightmares

@ Jam Handy

A professional makeup competition and costume party are coming to New Center with Multimedia Makeup Academy’s “Beautiful Nightmares.”

Makeup artists will compete for $4,000 in cash prizes in a runway-style contest decided by judges from the film industry, along with an amateur costume contest, food, drinks (tickets include two), and silent auctions.

Proceeds from “Beautiful Nightmares” will benefit Sanctum House — a safe house for survivors of sex trafficking — and the Northwest Oakland Abolitionist Hub, a nonprofit that works to end human trafficking.

It sounds like a classy party for a good cause to us.

7 p.m.-midnight, 2900 E. Grand Blvd. in Detroit. 21-and-up. As of press time, tickets are $45, $65 for VIP, and $90 for contest entry. Visit for more information.

Oct. 22-30

Haunted Detroit

@ Wheelhouse Detroit

Maybe partying isn’t quite your thing, or you want some more options. For the week leading up to Halloween, Wheelhouse Detroit will feature their Haunted Detroit bike tour, which shows off some of the city’s spookiest landmarks. The tour costs $30, and you’re going to want to bring/rent a hybrid or road bike.

1340 Atwater St., Detroit; 313-656-2453;

Oct. 23, Oct. 30

Ghosts of Piquette Tour

@ Piquette Plant

The Piquette Plant, better known as the birthplace of the Model T, has a pretty unique way of bringing history to life. Or rather back from the dead, for that matter. For the Ghosts of Piquette Tour, the plant will be filled with “ghosts” that will tell visitors about the early days of the factory, and will let them go into the plant’s dark, creaky spaces. Tickets are $18.

461 Piquette Ave., Detroit; 313-872-8759 Ext. 2;

Oct. 27-29

Damned: An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness

@ Tangent Gallery/Hastings Street Ballroom

As always, the three days of Damned are going to be a party. More than a typical Halloween party, this art exhibit will satisfy those looking for fancy food, a masquerade ball, and an overall high-brow experience. Plus, the event’s raffle proceeds will go to Burners Without Borders, a charity that helps the homeless by giving out survival backpacks.

715 Milwaukee Ave., Detroit; 313-873-2955;

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