The focus on All Hallow’s Evening might be the costumed children finding their ways to neighbors’ candy troves (see Ticket’s list of Halloween events for all ages), but it’s a night for adult fun, too. And there’s no reason to wait for Monday, when you can get your ghoulish thrills over the weekend.
Here are five events for the 18-and-older crowd.
Eighth annual Vampire Ball
What: A themed party hosted by Shannon McCabe that encourages vampire-costumed guests (and others) to feel as if they’ve stepped into a film or TV show with music, an indoor carnival and freak and fire-breathing shows.
When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29
Where: California Automobile Museum, 2200 Front St., Sacramento
Sacramento Zombie Prom
What: Billed as a dance party featuring DJ Ryan & DJ TrashEpiphany and a zombie burlesque by Devilishly Devie Revue.
When: 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30
Where: Badlands Night Club, 2003 K St., Sacramento
Cost: $5-$10; part of the evenings proceeds will go to “ArtStreet”
Dead Rockstars Spooktacular
What: Not meant to be spooky at all but rather rockin’ with 20 acts covering the music of rock stars who no longer walk among us. Of course, the costume contest could get spooky.
When: 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29
Where: Old Ironsides, 1901 10th St., Sacramento
Information: 916-443-9751, theoldironsides.com
What: Washington state natives Rabbit Wilde and the T Sisters, from California, team up for an evening of modified string band music (such as “Howl”) and vocal harmonies.
When: 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30
Where: The Davis Graduate, 805 Russell Blvd., Davis
What: Comedy show that promises to cross the craziness line with Mike Betancourt and Leaf the Comedian as patients in the care of psychiatrist Kristen Frisk, who will be aided by orderlies Nick Larson and Tom Bomb.
When: 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 2100 Arden Way, Sacramento
Information: www.punchlinesac.com; 916-925-8500