Halloween Happenings on Queen Anne

The spookiest holiday of the year is just a week away! Halloween falls on a Monday this year, and it will be a busy day throughout the Queen Anne neighborhood.

First of all, the annual trick-or-treating along Queen Anne Avenue N will take place between McGraw and Galer from 3 – 6 p.m. Kids should get all dressed up and ready to collect lots of candy from the businesses along Queen Anne Avenue N.

But before the fun arrives for little witches and mini goblins, adults can celebrate Halloween on Friday, October 28th at Targy’s Tavern Halloween Costume Ball, from 9 p.m. onward! There will be live DJs (SpaceStation206) for the dance party. The Queen Anne View reports that, “in addition to Halloween themed songs like Thriller and Ghostbusters, they’ll also play a mix of both current dance songs and old school 80s and 90s classics – last year, a conga line formed for Lionel Ritchie’s All Night Long.” The suggested donation is $10, and donations plus proceeds from the event will go to John Hay Elementary, Coe Elementary and Queen Anne Elementary. Costumes encouraged!

Want to help your kids enjoy the festivities without filling their teeth with cavities? Little Pearls Kids Dentistry is doing their annual Halloween Candy Buy Back the next day on November 1st. According to their Facebook Event: “Join us on November 1st from 4:00pm to 5:30pm in our Queen Anne office for our Annual Candy Buy Back! Just bring us your Halloween candy and we will pay you $1.00 per pound! Keep those teeth cavity free!”

As you plan your Halloween costume, be sure to stop by local Champion Party Supply for all of the accessories (and full costumes) and decorations you need to make the holiday a smashing success!

Bring Your Coats to Support the Queen Anne Helpline’s Drive

qa-helpline-coat-drive-225x300Do you have coats or jackets that you haven’t worn in ages and should probably get rid of to free up some closet space? Now is the time to bring them in for the Queen Anne Helpline’s fall Coat Drive!

It’s a little more than half over but the Helpline has a long way to go to reach its goal (breaking last year’s record of 160). And since the weather has definitely become colder in the past couple of weeks, more coats are needed to keep those in need warm.

Bring your new or gently used coats and jackets (for men, women and kids) to the Queen Anne branch of Umpqua Bank at 1630 Queen Anne Ave N through October 31st.

Featured photo source: QueenAnneView.com

This Saturday Will Be A “Totally Wicked” Good Time

Halloween is just around the corner, and as any true fan of the holiday knows, it’s NEVER too early to start celebrating! This weekend presents just such an opportunity, in one of the coolest venues around.

Head down to the EMP for a ‘Totally Wicked’ party, this Saturday night (or fright…) for a scary good time. As part of their Hair-Raising ’31 Days of Horror’ series, the EMP will be hosting “Haunted Happy Hour: Like, Totally Wicked”, an amazingly spook-tacular 90’s throwback party.

Expect the shin-dig to be an over the top extravaganza, as is the custom with EMP parties, featuring totally boss 90’ tunes, giveaways, MovieCat! movie trivia, and of course, drink specials!  This party is sure to be a win for fans of Halloween, fans of any and all things 90’s and will be to DIE for for fans of both! happy_hour_totally_wicked

Happy Hour may be from 5-7, but the 90’s fun doesn’t have to stop then!

Stick around afterwards for the most fun you’ve ever had at the movies with a special Campout Cinemas presentation of the 90’s Halloween cult classic, Hocus Pocus.

Campout Cinema is an ongoing series at EMP in which all the fun of an outdoor movie comes inside the grandiose walls of the EMP’s Sky Church. Who needs a drive in when you have the gargantuan screen in the Skye Church, and a bar? Don’t forget to bring your own pillows, blankets and sleeping bags (just, no chairs, please!) and get cuddled up under a gorgeous ‘sky’, complete with LED ‘stars’!

hocus_pocus_screening_campoutTickets to Campout Cinema’s presentation of Hocus Pocus include admission to “Can’t Look Away: The Lure Of Horror Film” and, like most events at EMP, there are fabulous drink specials before the presentation and at intermission, as well as tons of fun and exciting surprises!

Campout Cinemas is known for providing a “Super Themed” movie going experience, so you can bet on tons of cooky, spooky fun at this show!

If you’re looking for a boo-tiful was to spend you weekend, EMP is the place to be…and BEWARE.


Haunted Happy Hour: Like, Totally Wicked
Saturday, October 15th, 2016
5:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Free admission with RSVP
21 and Over Only

Campout Cinema: Hocus Pocus
Saturday October 15th, 2016
8:00 PM (Doors at 7:00)
$12 ($10 for EMP Members)
21 and Over Only


*All photos courtesy of EMP

Be Drop DEAD Gorgeous at EMP’s ‘Fashionably Undead Prom’

Live out your High school dream and Halloween nightmare (or is that the other way around?) at EMP this month with yet another installment of their ever-popular Fashionably Undead Prom.

If anyone knows how to throw a killer bash, it would be the EMP, and the Fashionably Undead Prom is one of their most awaited events. This Halloween party/just really fun time comes with admission to the museum itself, including the just-in-time-for-Halloween exhibit “Can’t look away: The lure of the horror film”, perfect or a fun-filled fright night!

This years’ theme is “Under The Sea” which should lead to a fun, funky and ghastly good time!

From the website-

20,000 leagues under the sea a murderer lurks in the deep… is it a psycho killer? A teenage werewolf? An enormous, insatiable shark? Whoever it is, they have a thirst for greasers, mods, and freaks—and word on the street is they’re coming to prom!

Hold your date close to avoid a run-in with the mysterious killer as you jive, jitterbug, and twist the night away to a DJ dance party and enjoy live music by Prom Queen, playing sickly sweet pop tracks inspired by pinup girls and 1960s housewives.

Get a bouffant or pompadour from Bowie Salon and show it off at our prom photo booth. Munch on a slice of pizza from Wicked Pies or sneak drinks of spiked punch. Throughout the night, have fun roaming the museum with your pals as you try to solve the interactive yearbook game.

Plus, enter the costume contest for a chance to win killer prizes and to show off your deadly cool duds! You may just be voted Prom King or Queen.”

This years’ bash will be held on Saturday, Oct.22nd and is sure to be a hair-raising good time.

Costume ideas are boundless but, you can’t go wrong with Zombie Prom King or Queen, any teenaged dream (think James Dean, Suzy-Q, Cry Baby, Frankie and Annette…)  or even undead sea life at this aquatic themed bash (we’re thinking Zombie Mermaid or Poseidon, bloody trident and all!) A photo from last years' photo booth

With EMP as the host and location, this even is sure to have every base covered for a screaming good time, possibly even the party of the year.

Either way, we’re sure it will be to DIE for.


Date and Time
October 22, 2016

EMP Museum
325 5th Avenue N
Seattle WA, 98109

Ticket Info
$25 ($19 EMP members)

Get tickets here

21 and over only