7. Hoodoo Voodoo Halloween Blues Ball
8 p.m., Friday, October 31, at the Downtowner Saloon, Maxwell Room, at 10 S New River Dr., Fort Lauderdale. $10 cover. Visit hoodoovoodoo.com.
The Hoodoo Voodoo Halloween Blues Ball is in its 15th year and will feature the likes of JP Soars and the Red Hots, the Nucklbesusters, Joel DaSilva and the Midnight Howl, and so many other amazing artists who play the blues. But guaranteed you'll be feeling anything but the blues at this long-running fete.
6. Halloween Birthday Bash
9 p.m., Friday, October 31, at the Black Rose Irish Pub, 234 S. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton. No cover. Visit Facebook.
Boca's Black Rose Irish Pub scored a spot on our Halloween list, and for a good reason. This huge bash will have three bands performing, including a r!m tribute band Jack!t, a Misfits cover band Horror Business, and doom metal folks Moguera.
But it's just one night of a long Halloweek at the bar. The place has tons lined up, starting October 25, with events such as the largest beer pong tournament, scareoke, and more.
5. Halloween at America's Backyard
5 p.m., Friday, October 31, at America's Backyard, 100 Southwest Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale. No cover for ladies before midnight. Visit Facebook.
This one is for all our frat bros and party gals, or for those who just want to have a sloppy good time. Good ol' America's Backyard will host a Halloween party complete with a costume contest to win cash or prizes. Hit this joint up Thursday for pre-Halloween festivities, including $1 drinks and Nick Nistico at the Candy Bar. We suggest sleeping in your costume if you're going to both.