If you ever wanted to try drag this is your time of the year to come “out” in costume. Just be who you want to be and get creative or go barely clothed and show off your goods while you strut around and enjoy all the attention. There is a lot of trick or treating going on and not just in our bedrooms. It is block party time and here are the hot spots.
Oaklawn, Dallas, TX
You have families and straights and gays and just about everyone attend the biggest party in Texas this weekend. This is NOT on Halloween weekend it is on the weekend before Halloween because they judge the costume contest finale the following weekend on Halloween. This block party is located in between the streets Throckmorton and Oaklawn on Cedar Springs where you will see thousands of people walking the dark carpet with their costumes then a dance party in the streets. Tiesto will also be in town to party afterwards at the Palladium ballroom. Here are some photos of last year’s Oaklawn Halloween Block party.
Fruit Loop, Las Vegas, NV
Fruit Loop block party takes place in Las Vegas where most of the gay businesses are located. Starting at 8pm on Saturday, October 31 there will be an outdoor stage, dance tent, games to play, and a haunted house. The Fruit Loop is located at Naples Street and Paradise in fabulous Las Vegas. Live entertainment hosted by Shawn M and Coco Vega and Street Fair presented by Piranha, Free Zone, Gipsy, Get Booked, and 8 ½ lounge.
West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
This is the big daddy of all the Halloween block parties but be prepared to not be able to wrestle through this crowd with an oversized costume. Santa Monica Boulevard will be filled with excitement on Halloween night as hundreds of thousands of Halloween revelers are expected to flock to the famous boulevard for the notorious West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval on Saturday, October 31, 2009 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
NYC – Alegria Halloween 6 – Sunday, November 1, Halloween weekend NYC, Music by DJ’s Micky Friedmann (Berlin) 11PM – 3AM & Abel 3AM – 12noon. Located at M2 – 530 West 28th Street (former Crobar space) Doors open at 11P. Advance tickets are $60. $70 at the door. Tickets are available on-line at alegriaevents.com or at our ticket outlets in NYC. Costume contest winners will receive free ALEGRIA in 2010.
Friday, October 30 (10pm to 7am)Peter Rauhofer presents “Blood on the Dancefloor” with DJ Paulo and Offer Nissam at Roseland Ballroom 239 West 52nd Street, NYC
New Orleans – If you type in “gay Halloween” you will come up with gayhalloween.com which brings you to the Bourbon Pub website displaying their event page. Halloween weekend they plan on having Susan Morabito starting Friday night then Lydia Prim Saturday followed by Jayskee to end it on Sunday night. The club across the street is called Oz where they will have a Halloween Horror Turn-a-bout show on Wednesday night with all of the employees in drag. That will not be pretty! Then the professional drag star Bianca Del Rio performs Thursday night and a special Friday show with DJ Tony Moran. Halloween night at Oz features DJ Eddie Baez and a costume contest hosted by Blanche Debris.
Vauxhall, London, UK – Beyond The Grave, Sunday Morning 1st November, 6am To 1pm at Fire Nightclub. Vampires, Witches, Ghosts and things that go Bump in the night with superclub Area turned into a sexy cruisey Graveyard, you have to watch out for … Buff The Vampire Layer. Advance tickets on sale at clubtickets.com. Area is located at Albert Embankment, Vauxhall, SE1.