Halloween Parties in Prague 2011

Have a devilish time at this year’s spooky events!

Halloween, or All Hallows’ Eve, dates way back. Many Historians attribute the origins of the celebration to the Roman feast of Pomona, (the goddess of fruits and seeds) or perhaps from the festival of the dead called Parentalia. Either way, by the late 19th century it had become traditional for those observing the festival to dress up in guises. Devils, angels, ghosts, skeletons, witches, and monsters were all popular choices. By the early 20th century, Halloween parties had become such a popular event that companies were mass-producing costumes and goodies for Halloweeners of all ages.

In keeping with the All Hallows’ Eve traditions, on Halloween weekend in Prague there will be a number of parties and events at which you can enjoy the late October festivities!

Dead Souls Night
Friday October 28th
Iron Curtain (Propaganda)
Michalská 12, 110 00 Prague 1

On Friday the 28th, Iron Curtain welcomes Dead Souls for the appropriately-named Dead Souls Night. DJ Stevie Weenie will perform into the wee hours. A 125 CZK entrance fee includes a free drink; costumes are ‘encouraged but not required’.

Key words: Rock music, optional costume, late night DJ, late night music, weekender 

Blaq Mummy Halloween Saturday
Saturday October 29th
Iron Curtain (Propaganda)
Michalská 12, 110 00 Prague 1

Saturday night sees even more spooky activity at Iron Curtain. Blaq Mummy has been putting on underground Halloween rock shows in Prague since 1997 with great success. This year’s “Blaq Mummy Halloween Saturday” has three blood chilling bands:  Žádnej Strach, Project Paperclip, and Blaq Mummy. The door price is set at 99 CZK for those in costume, with a higher price for plain-clothed party poopers!

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Bloody Sexy Halloweekend
Friday October 28th & Saturday October 29th
SasaZu
Bubenské nábřeží 306, Prague 7,
Tickets here

Holešovice’s super club throws its annual Halloweekender! Dress to impress as there will be judges looking out for the fanciest costume at the bash. Student Zone & Erasmus Prague will present the double-barreled event: Friday night serves as the semi-final and Saturday night is the grand final for the costume competition. There’s over 40,000 CZK worth of prizes and 15,000 CZK cash on offer for the best dressed partygoer in the categories: ‘sexiest costume’, ‘scariest costume’, ‘funniest costume’, and ‘group costume’. Important information on the rules and conditions for the competition can be found on the Blood Sexy Facebook page.

Organizers suggest you buy tickets for both evenings in advance to avoid disappointment! V.I.P. tickets are also available, providing you with quick queue-skipping capability, a great balcony view within the venue, and secret special gifts to give you that extra V.I.P feeling. Music provided by DJ Josh, Martin Frank, Koogee, DJ Drey, and many more.

Two day ticket price: 350 CZK
Students: 250 CZK
V.I.P. – Two-day: 900 CZK
Single day ticket price: 250 CZK
Day – students: 150 CZK
V.I.P. – Single day: 500 CZK

Key words: Fancy dress, competition, prizes, cash prize, weekender, DJ’s

Bloody Sexy Halloween 2010
Bloody Sexy Halloween 2010

Monster Ball
Thursday October 27th 2011
Retro Music Discotheque 
Francouzská 4, 120 00 Prague 2

Friday is a public holiday in the Czech Republic, so what better way to start the weekend early than by joining the spooky festivities down at Retro Music Hall on Thursday. Live music on the night will be provided by the energetic, Prague-based band CCTV Allstars. DJs Big J, Pat Heart, and Stevie Weenie will be playing before and after the live band. Food will be provided courtesy of Bohemia Bagel, Jáma, and Fraktal, with prizes from Lime & Tonic. The evening proceedings will be handled by Dr. Bob.

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Key words: Food, DJ’s Live Bands, Lime & Tonic

Halloween
Monday October 31st 2011
Lucerna Music Bar
Vodičkova 36, Prague 1

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Lucerna Music Bar offers the unimaginatively-named Halloween event on Monday night. Halloween is an evening of live music from the Gallic band Bran. The seven-piece band will have support from Czech-based M3 and Rond, who have gathered a large following within the Republic thanks to their Celtic sounds. Lucerna’s Halloween event is far more traditional than the others. My research showed no evidence of competitions or prizes for the best costume. Not even apple bobbing! Which lead me to believe that this isn’t really a costume affair. So be warned, you may end up being the only skeleton or witch at the party!

Eat The Peach (Halloween Special Indie Disco)
Saturday October 22nd 2011
Peach Pit
Budečská 22, Prague 2

From the guys behind the popular & progressive Loud Noises podcast comes the All Hallows Eat The Peach indie Disco special. The basic premise of the evening is loud indie music, very cheap alcohol, 90s-style interior (which is a permanent fixture in the Peach Pit!) and crazy dance moves. Entry to this casually cool event is free, outlandish costumes are optional but black garments are encouraged. Check out the regular Loud Noises Podcast to get a taste of what’s in store for the Halloween Special. Strong language and opinions which are not fully endorsed by Expats.cz await.

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Key Words: Free Entry, Indie music, Loud Noises Podcast, Cheap Drinks

MoHolloween Party
Sunday October 30th 2011
Mosaic House
Odborů 4, Prague 2

Rather chill out for some spooky Halloween fun? Mosaic House will be preparing a night of horror movies on their big screen, along with “candy, popcorn, Bloody Marys and Zombie cocktails, monster burgers and more.” Costumes (or pajamas!) are welcome.

Key Words: scary movies, candy, cocktails, pajamas

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Expats.cz Halloween Party 2010

Halloween “THRILLER” party
Saturday October 29th
Hard Rock Cafe Prague
Malé náměstí 3, Prague 1

Hard Rock Cafe is throwing an all-out Halloween bash on Saturday with the venue decked out in Halloween decor, staff in costume, and music from Michael Balík, video DJ for Radio Fajn. Special complimentary drink & Halloween cocktail prices for everyone wearing a costume. Forgot yours? A face painter will be on hand to zombify you!

Key Words: video DJ, costumes, face painting, cocktails

And those are my select recommendations for this year’s Halloween party activities. Of course I’m sure there are other things going on. Please feel free to add any worthy locations in the comments below. Have a devilishly, monstrous time!

Check also:
Halloween Costumes & Decor – Dress up your home, your party…yourself!
Halloween Eating – Good things to satisfy the little trick-or-treater in your soul
Dark Tourism in Prague – Murder, magic, and mayhem: Prague’s real-life horror stories


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