Trick, Treat, Float: Where to get your Halloween or Loy Krathong on

Photo: Expique
Photo: Expique

It’s the time of the year again for all things spooky and silly. Halloween is Saturday, a day made double special by the fact it’s also Loy Krathong.

Those wanting to float their boats can go to the usual parks, waterways and city-hosted events that don’t seem diminished this year by the pandemic.

As for celebrating Halloween, we’ve got diverse offerings (heavy on party) that include a horrorshow 3D/VR screening, scary walking tour, knotty Japanese rope bondage show, LGBT-friendly party, drag show and something for the kids. Here are some of the events we’ve flagged as worthy happening Friday and Saturday – that aren’t sold out already.

Go Grrrls: Halloqueen

Photo: Go Grrrls
Photo: Go Grrrls

This glitter-fueled, spooky dance party will bring the heat with a mini-ball featuring everything from runway to beginner vogue shows and a costume competition offering THB3,000. (We anticipate seeing some seriously good costumes, too.)

9pm – 2am, Friday, Penta, Soi Sukhumvit Soi 63, THB300 (includes one drink)

Dark Bangkok – A Halloween Tour

Photo: Expique
Photo: Expique

Join sightseeing tour agency Expique for a journey of Bangkok’s dark side, featuring murders, torture, pandemics, and oh so many ghosts. The experience ends with drinks and treats at the Pak Khlong Talat flower market. Tours are led in English by Thai guides.

6:30pm and 8:30pm departures, Friday, Sam Yot MRT station, THB1,313 (includes one drink and snacks; 50% of profits go to the guides)

Haunted Townhouse Halloween Party

Photo: Have You Heard? / Facebook
Photo: Have You Heard? / Facebook

Concert organizers Have You Heard? team up with Jameson Connects at new Ari lifestyle space, Townhouse. Expect DJs across two floors, trick-or-treat snacks, and free bottles for the best-dressed guests.

7pm-midnight, Saturday, Townhouse Space, Soi Ari 4, THB350 (includes one drink)

Kids Halloween Workshops

Photo: Casa Picasso

Have children who don’t want to miss out on the fun? Take them to a day of activities and workshops including baking Halloween pizzas and decorating cookies with English- and Thai-speaking teachers at a restaurant on Phra Athit Road. Events run at different times 9am to 4pm – check the event listing for details.

9am – 4pm, Saturday, Casa Picasso, Phra Athit Road, THB250 (includes a workshop)

Halloween City

Photo: Tropic City
Photo: Tropic City

Talad Noi’s top cocktail haunt hosts a bar takeover by Ann Pongprom, former head bartender at The Bamboo Bar, and Tamaryn Cooper from Asia Today facing off behind the sticks, and DJ Myle spinning tracks. There’s a costume party, too.

8pm – 2am, Saturday, Tropic City, Soi Charoen Krung 28

Somebody’s Watchin’ Me: An ’80s Halloween Night

Photo: 100-Bit Retro Underground
Photo: 100-Bit Retro Underground

Channel “Stranger Things” vibes at 100-Bit, where the party winds the clock back to the 1980s with retro karaoke, live DJ sets, a costume contest, and a video game tournament.

9pm – 1am, Saturday, 100-Bit Retro Underground, Soi Charoen Krung 31

Kolour Halloween 2020: The Resurrection

Photo: Kolour
Photo: Kolour

“Kolourween” offers open-air vibes atop luxury shopping mall EmQuartier at Escape Bangkok with seven hours of techno, house and disco tunes, plus lots of food and drinks. Expect spooky body and face paintings and a costume contest.

4pm – 11pm, Saturday, Escape Bangkok, EmQuartier, THB950 at the door ( 20+ only)

Healoween Party 2020: Death Becomes Her

Photo: House of Heals
Photo: House of Heals

Performances from Pangina Heals’ coven of drag artists, live music from pop dive Gam Wichayanee, aerialists and pole dancers, and much more are going down at the House of Heals.

6:30pm – 1am, Saturday, House of Heals, 515 Victory, Phaya Thai Road, THB1,900 (includes two drinks)

Spooky Spectacular Book Sale

Photo: Paws Bangkok
Photo: Paws Bangkok

Bring the family, or your dog- and feline-mad friends, to this book sale supporting Paws, Bangkok’s leading pet adoption and rescue group. On Saturday, there will be a puppy adoption event, and on Sunday, a spooky-cute version of the adoptable cat cafe.

Noon – 4pm, Saturday and Sunday, Union Space Bangkok, Soi Sukhumvit 61

Ikigai Halloween – The Emperor’s Forbidden Scroll

Photo: The Emperor’s Secret
Photo: The Emperor’s Secret

Phrom Phong’s newest place for party people brings together DJs Mendy Indigo, BeetKat, Martin Everitt and more for an East Asian Halloween bash.

8pm – 3am, Saturday, The Emperor’s Secret, Soi Sukhumvit Soi 31, THB600 at the door

A Very Virtual Halloween Party

Photo: The Friese-Greene Club
Photo: The Friese-Greene Club

Visit Phrom Phong’s cinephile bastion film for a free barbecue; special. themed drinks; and four shorts, 3D horror flicks from Al Caudullo presented in VR180 technology.

8:30pm, Saturday, The Friese-Greene Club, Soi Sukhumvit 22

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