Halloween happenings 

Horror-filled film fest, art, parties and more to celebrate creepiest holiday

click to enlarge Wigging Out DJ one and Johnny Biggs strike a pose at last year's Monster Massive bash, held at Merlin's.
  • Wigging Out DJ one and Johnny Biggs strike a pose at last year's Monster Massive bash, held at Merlin's.

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Before you have a chance to cock an eyebrow and ask, Ragnaroc refers to the historic roots of Halloween, and the Old Norse concept of the doom of the gods. So the GLC will be fully decorated according to theme, and guests are expected to come decked-out. Read: no costume, no entry, even if you have a ticket.

“We put a lot of effort in and we’re able to do that because the GLC is closed,” McKay-Smith said, explaining that she would be able to start transforming the space on Monday.

Anyone who missed out on snagging tickets to this year’s event will have another chance at a night of mayhem at the GLC — they’re hosting a second party this year, on Saturday night.

“Now that it’s a Friday and Saturday, it totally makes sense… because there’s definitely enough people for two nights,” McKay-Smith said.

Since Halloween falls on a Friday night this year, a few bars and clubs have plans to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve all weekend long, and most of them don’t require a pre-purchased ticket.

The Freaky Friday Halloween Bash at Moe Joe’s is a sure thing, with DJ Dakota on the decks, and a $500 cash prize for best costume. And Garfinkel’s is holding their sixth annual local’s Halloween event, the Boo-gie Night Halloween party, with free cover for locals and music by DJ Rosco. Locals can also get in for free, and check out some stellar music by Vancouver’s TMS Crew, at the Monster Mash-up at the Savage Beagle.

Buffalo Bill’s is yet again transforming into a haunted mansion for the evening, and holding a costume contest to top things off.

Finally, Tommy Africa’s is hosting a Vixens and Vampires party on Friday evening, with DJ Rich-A providing the tunes, and a $500 cash prize for the best vixen and vampire costume. They’re also holding Halloween Part II on Saturday night, so if you’re not done with partying, don’t pack away that costume.

Even the Rotary Club of Whistler is even getting into the spirit of things, hosting The Day After Halloween Dance Party at the Telus Conference Centre on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. The evening includes door prizes, a raffle, silent auction, games and music by DJ Diamond Doug.

And parties aren’t the only thing on offer this Halloween — there are some creative activities in store, as well.

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