Denver offers dozens of ways to get your Halloween fix this weekend. Here are 10 promising options.
1. Double-Feature Creatures
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra transforms into the Undead Orchestra to perform the score from the 1935 classic "Bride of Frankenstein," followed by a screening of "Young Frankenstein." 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1000 14th St. $25-$88. 877-292-7979 or tickets.coloradosymphony.org.
2. Undead Dinner Theater
The Brown Palace hosts an interactive Halloween dinner in the Brown's Club Room (one of its most haunted spaces, according to the hotel). The 2013 Zombie Ball features live music, dancing, food and a costume contest. 7 p.m. Oct. 31, 321 17th St. $99. 720-261-5969 or thedinnerexperience.com.
3. All-Ghouls Block Party
East Colfax Avenue's kid-friendly Boo and Brew welcomes fledgling vampires and witches. Face painting, pumpkin carving and a costume contest will thrill kids in the Bluebird district until 4 p.m. Grown-ups party from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Oct. 26. Sidewalk parade starts at Groundswell, 3121 E. Colfax. Free. bluebirdbeat.com.
4. A Palatial Freak-Out
The Paranormal Palace, formerly Haunted Hotel, is Denver's biggest Halloween charity event. Organizers expect about 3,000 attendees to compete for the $2,000 costume-contest prize amid live DJs and theatrical performers. Proceeds benefit the Women's Global Empowerment Fund. 9 p.m. Oct. 26, Hyatt Regency DTC, 7800 E. Tufts Ave. $39-$99. paranormalpalace.org.
5. Creatures of the Club
From the Church to Vinyl to Casselman's, bars and nightclubs across town go all out. One favorite is the Drag Nation Halloween party at the Exdo Event Center with drag queens Nina Flowers and Jiggly Caliente. 9 p.m. Oct. 25. 1399 35th St. $10-$12. 303-468-5443 or tracksdenver.com.
6. Losing Track of Time
The Colorado Railroad Museum's Trick or Treat Train has costumed conductors bringing children to special stops to fill their treat bags, including a not-so-spooky haunted railcar and the Olde Railroaders silly graveyard. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 26-27. $5-$15. 17155 W. 44th Ave. in Golden. 800-365-6263 or coloradorailroadmuseum.org.
7. Undead and Barely Clothed
Cora Vette's "Zombielesque" revue casts her VaVaVettes and Hot Rods dancers as undead denizens decked out with glitter, glamour and sex appeal. 8 p.m. Oct. 31. Voodoo Comedy Playhouse, 1260 22nd St. $20. 303-578-0079 or coravette.com.
8. Tiny Universe, Big Costumes
Few shows capture the Halloween spirit better than Karl Denson's Tiny Universe. The jazz-funk band's "Soul Spooktacular" hits the Fillmore Auditorium on Oct. 31. 8 p.m. 1510 Clarkson St. $25. 800-745-3000 or livenation.com.
9. Haunted Dance Party
Collective 360's Coloween party is an annual sell-out that attracts 3,000-4,000 revelers with 34,000 square feet of creepy décor and "sexy scary" dancers and a $1,000 prize for best costume. 9 p.m. Oct. 26. $34-$69. Crowne Plaza, 15550E. 40th Ave. 800-418-5991 or coloween.com.
10. A Devilish Home Brew
Denver band DeVotchKa will hold its annual Halloween party with elaborate costumes, sets and the Slavic Sisters' aerial act. $29.50 (each show). 8 p.m. Oct. 31, Gothic Theatre, 3262 S. Broadway, axs.com; and 9 p.m. Nov. 1, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St. bouldertheater.com.
John Wenzel: 303-954-1642, email@example.com or twitter.com/johnwenzel