Tao’s annual Taolloween party returns with a whopping $10,000 contest, with the top three costumes splitting the prize. (In the Venetian, doors 10 p.m., men $20, women $10, local ladies free.) The party may not be on the rooftop or the Hollywood sign, but in a spot just as pleasing, as rockers Hot Chelle Rae bring their pop-y sounds to Haze. (In Aria, doors 10:30 p.m., men $40, women $30.) This weekend, McFadden’s hosts four freakishly fun parties, kicking off tonight with Scarefest: College Night, awarding a $250 cash prize for the scariest costume, and local ladies enjoy $1 drinks. (In the Rio, event at 10 p.m.) Check out even more frighteningly sexy Halloweek parties.
Frankie’s Tiki Room transforms into a bar of the bizarre tonight through Halloween. Keep your eyes peeled for a murderous, one-armed mermaid; a 7-foot-tall tiki monster that might steal your drink, your girlfriend and your dignity; as well as a life-size dashboard ornament hula girl who took a wrong turn on Las Vegas Boulevard. (1712 W. Charleston Blvd., doors 8 p.m., free.) Beauty Bar’s Friday night fright fest called, ahem, “Suck Me, F*ck Me,” will make you dance till you die with DJs Syrena, Killrkat (1), Catsexual, This Is My Empire and Deester. (517 E. Fremont St., doors 9 p.m., $10.) The frighteningly tall Dutch DJ Afrojack is joined by fellow monster mixers Bobby Burns and Quintino for his Surrender residency during Halloween weekend. (In Encore, doors 10 p.m., men $30, women $20, local ladies free.)
Attend the Dead Poets Society and Dead Painter Zombies’ Halloween Ball at the Bar+Bistro Haunted Graveyard, featuring a costume contest, tombstone-and-corpse-painting and dead music from dead musicians. (Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 250, 7 p.m., free.) Dead or alive, the hustlers, gangstas and playas will haunt LAX during Ice-T and Coco’s Player’s Ball (2), awarding $10,000 in cash and prizes to the sexiest seductresses. (In Luxor, doors 10:30 p.m., men $50, women $30.) Sin City’s sexiest party, the 16th annual Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball, is a dream of a dance party, with headliners Hydridigital Shiny Toy Guns (a dance side project of Shiny Toy Guns) as well as Mix Master Mike, Darude, Skribble and more. (At South Point, 9:30 p.m.-4 a.m., $88 in advance, $100 at the door.) Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Prepare thyselves for the deadliest on All Hallows Eve when The Royal House transforms into a night of Dead Royalty. Presented by The Horror Project with magical concoctions by Sailor Jerry, dress like dead zombie royalty for the chance to win prizes. A Royal king and queen will be crowned. (99 Convention Center Dr., 9 p.m., free.)
Prepare yourself to either be truly terrified or get hauntingly heated when Ron Jeremy releases his inner demon, hosting the party from hell, the Devil’s Night Ball at Crown. (In the Rio, doors 10:30 p.m., men $20, women $10.) Win up to $10,000 in cash and prizes during Lavo’s bloody bash, Vampire DJ Vice Sunday. (In the Palazzo, doors 10 p.m., men $30, women $20.) Make tonight your most creative night as a part of Insert Coin(s) Halloween weekend with a best video game/anime costume contest, which includes a $500 cash prize. (512 E. Fremont St., doors 10 p.m., free.) Chant along at the Royal House’s Sunday Sermon where indie favorite Halloween Town debuts their new album, local band Red Eye Radio gives a special edition show of “HalloWeezer” and FlockFlockFlock puts on an eeringly awesome fashion show. (99 Convention Center Dr., 9 p.m., free.)
Vegas resident Kaskade (3) didn’t have to dress up to be named America’s Best DJ earlier this month. Catch him when he brings his hair-raising set to Marquee. (In the Cosmopolitan, doors 10 p.m., men $50, women $20, locals free.) SpikeTheNight.com presents Vegas’ first downtown Zombie Pub Crawl to satisfy all creepy cravings for potent libations. The award-giving crawl begins at the Swingers Club in the Plaza Hotel. (1 S. Main St., 7 p.m., $20, SpikeTheNight.com.)
Funny men Gary Gulman (4) and Joe List stand for lots of laughs tonight through Nov. 6 at the Improv. (In Harrah’s, doors 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., $30.) Sick of Halloween treats? Get some nutrients at Nove Italiano, where local gals enjoy 50 percent off meals. (In the Palms, doors 11 p.m., $20, locals free.) Catch indie rockers Grouplove, whose members met on the Greek island of Crete, as they bring their sunny melodies tonight and tomorrow to Book & Stage as part of its Indie Sessions series. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m. and midnight, free.)
Get your sushi and sake fix at Social House’s weekly industry appreciation dinner, Kudasai. All industry members receive 50 percent off their meals. (In Crystals at CityCenter, doors 8 p.m., RSVP at 736-1122.)