By Amy Kuhre, SFR Intern

Although the thought of squeezing into some long-forgotten unitard from Halloweens past seems thrilling purely for the sake of nostalgia, Santa Fe is offering so many freakish events on October 31 that we might as well  be adults and barhop  instead of pander for diabetes on strangers' doorsteps. Tons of live music, costume contests galore and plenty of libations promise to make this a Halloween you'll struggle to remember. And if you crave something different for All Saints Day,  Santa Fe is offering up art receptions with ghoulish undertones and chamber music to boot.

Let the festivities begin!

Splash-DayOfTheDeadSFR's Halloween Party
7 pm

Milagro 139
139 W. San Francisco St.

What would Halloween be without SFR and its awesome party? It would be LAME is what it would be. Our party's only $1, and proceeds benefit the Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families, so you can't really go wrong. For that measley buck, you get all the dancing you can stand with DJ Feathericci, a costume contest judged by the celebrities of the SFR editorial staff, and much more. Just so you can plan ahead, categories for the costume contest are scariest, sexiest, most original, wild card, and—the most important one of all—BEST MICHAEL JACKSON. Our copyeditor Rani will be dressed as MJ, and she makes a really good black man, so get ready for a run for your money.

Below the jump, get a load of the rest of the awesome events that will be happening this All Hallows' Eve.

Moving People Dance Halloween Dance-a-thon Fundraisersarah_1
6:30-10:30 pm
Friday, Oct. 31

Moving People Dance Studio
1583 Pacheco St.

holds a devilishly exciting fundraiser with games, contests and food! Money raised from the event will benefit the organization for continuing proDance the night away for a great cause!

La Cienega Valley Association First Annual Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct. 31
Santa Fe Downs
27475 Frontage Road

La Cienega Valley Association celebrates its first annual

. This is an all day event and a perfect primer for the kiddies before tricks and treats. Games and prizes, musical entertainment and tons of activities including, pumpkin carving and a costume parade sets the mood for a Happy Halloween.

The Music and Art of Sean Healen
Saturday, Oct. 31
Ima Glass Studio
926 Baca Street

If you are familiar with the music of

then prepare for a special treat as he unveils some of his paintings, in a Halloween themed reception at Ima Glass Studio. And be sure to stick around when Sean takes the stage for a special concert.


group exhibition
5-7 pm
Saturday, Oct. 31
Jennie Cooley Gallery
826 Canyon Road

The art of weird is underway at the Jennie Cooley Gallery with a group show titled "Scary."

Halloween Party at Embudo Stationslide_siren
5-8:30 pm
Saturday, Oct. 31
Embudo Station
1101 Dr., Hwy. 68

is celebrating Halloween with a costume contest and a play list of creepy classics.

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7 pm
Saturday, Oct. 31
St. Francis Auditorium
107 W. Palace Ave.

, a chamber orchestra and choir presents a unique musical experience this Halloween. The orchestra and choir performs some of god's favorite classics on a night he's usually forgotten.

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Saturday, Oct. 31
The Mine Shaft Tavern
2846 Hwy. 14

Madrid's got one rockin' party planned with a costume contest, music from DJ Miss Morning Star and prizes for the best get-ups. What better place to spend Halloween than a virtual ghost town?

Man Hurls Hedgehog
Venus Bogardus
8 pm-midnight
Saturday, Oct. 31
Aztec Cafe
317 Aztec St.

Aztec Cafe brings you a super spooky event with a night of awesome local music! Man Hurls Hedgehog, Venus Bogardus and Babelshack want to spend Halloween with you!

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Saturday, Oct. 31
Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino
20 Buffalo Thunder Trail

Leave it to

to host the most extravagant Halloween Party of the evening. They're not just having a costume party. They're going all out with a "Masquerade Ball." Tickets are limited but the festivities are promising. Cash prizes for best costume and live entertainment from DJ King George and Moving Dance People. It'll be electric!

Camel Rock Casino's 7th Annual Halloween Blowout
Saturday, Oct. 31
Camel Rock Casino
17486 Hwy. 84/285

hosts a shid-dig full of costumes, prizes, and a guest appearance from

The Munsters

, Butch Patrick. So dress up to get down!

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8 pm
Saturday, Oct. 31
Santa Fe Brewing Company
35 Fire Place

It's a night of world music at the

. with

featuring Elephant Revival. A perfect  way to spend the scariest night of the year if clubs and candy aren't your thing.

Halloween Double Team
9 pm
Saturday, Oct. 31
401 S. Guadalupe

The Cowgirl
319 S. Guadalupe St.


are tag-teaming it this Halloween so get ready for a swarm of infectious entertainment from the likes of Xoe Fitzgerald, These United States, DJ Stephens and many more. Plus Corazon is hosting its own verison of a "kostume kontest" so be sure to make the rounds for this party.