By Michael Love
There is perhaps no more exciting time for those of us in the Alt-Lifestyle community than Halloween. The very idea of putting together and strutting around in costume makes some of us giddy with ecstatic delight. It is this time when we get to be creative and have almost childlike fun while also engaging as adults.
Likewise there is perhaps no time of year when every club, and every organization, group, and community goes more ‘all out’ putting together a quality party complete with live music, performances, and contests! Navigating all of the different options can be daunting, and trying to choose which one you want to attend can be mind numbingly stressful, but I’ve taken a little of the work out of it for you. I’ve gathered some information from some of the more notable events, as well as a few of my favorite hangouts. Check it out!
The Catalyst Club draws first Halloween blood by getting you in the spirit early on, holding a Halloween movie night each Tuesday in October… to get you in the mood, and maybe give you a few ideas for your scary costume… or maybe just to catch a movie and chill with someone special. www.catalystsexpositive.com/
Then all hell breaks loose starting on Friday October 26th, Club Privata kicks off their Halloween weekend with their Costumes, Cocktails, and Contests Party. As an official Halloween kickoff party, it does so in spades. You’ll want to be decked out in your best costume because Lovelines Photo will be there with their photobooth so you can memorialize your costume and evening with a no holds barred mini photo session, where you can be as sexy as you want to be. More importantly, you will have your shot at over $500 worth of cash and prizes in the costume party they will be holding in the witching hour. It’ll make for a great night if you’ve got other plans at one of the many other parties going on Saturday night… but why not plan BOTH nights at Club Privata? They have ticket specials that will get you in the door both Friday
AND Saturday to one of the hottest and sexiest Halloween parties in town. Just try getting access to two parties, 4 meals, the hottest dancing, and more for just $225… I double dog dare you!
What? A second Halloween Party at Club Privata you say? Why yes sir… and as always Club Privata delivers the biggest, hottest sexiest Halloween party, guaranteed to rock your socks off… and pants… and hopefully everything else… You will want to grab your tickets early. Billed as the official after party for the Portland Erotic Ball… This party sells out! The club will be stacked with sexy, costumed people, with fun and frivolity to spare. Bars on all three floors to keep spirits lively, and more sexy action then you could possibly imagine. Lovelines Photo will be present for a second night with more photobooth fun… so if you missed the first night, or maybe have a different costume, they are ready to capture your fun, sexy antics! Tickets are on sale now, don’t delay in securing your Halloween holiday fun! http://clubprivata.com
Of course the darling of the Portland Halloween scene is the Portland Erotic Ball held at McMenamins Crystal Ballroom on Saturday, October 27th. Doors open at 8pm and the show starts at 9pm and runs until 2am. Hosted by the lovely Sasha Scarlet, the evening is chock full of quality eye candy and entertainment with headliner performances by Soul Vaccination, as well as a line up of other DJ’s, burlesque dancers, and costume oddities and performers. There will even be aeriel burlesque performances and audience interactive fetish demonstrations. This is a costume mandatory event… You are a part of the atmosphere they are trying to create. There will also be airbrush artists on hand to help put the finishing touches on your costume. You will want to pull out all of the stops for your costume on this event too… because there are over $5000 worth of prizes at stake in the costume contests.
This too is an event that WILL sell out so be sure to get your tickets now… just $49 for general admission, or $110 if you would like the VIP treatment with expedited entry, 4 complimentary drink tickets, and special mezzanine seating. http://www.portlanderoticball.com/
Looking for something a little smaller scale in size, but still big on fun? The owners at Sanctuary never disappoint. With graduated door fees scaled by entry time rather than gender this might be the party you will want to check out! They will have music, fun, and sexy antics going on, a full service bar to help fuel your fire, and thousands of square feet of open spaces for you to explore! They will have prizes for the best costume, the best group costume, and the scariest costume… They are challenging their guests to imitate a Sanctuary owner! Tickets are on sale now… http://www.pdxsanctuary.com/
Across town there’s some equally sexy, scary things going on at the Velvet Rope’s Seven Deadly Sins Halloween Party! In addition to a huge costume contest at midnight with prizes for best couples costume, best group costume, and best single costume…They will have a photobooth handy to make sure you get a fun and sexy photo of your costume to commemorate your evening. There will be games scattered throughout the club for you to partake, including games like Bobbing for Toys, Cock Ring Toss, and more where you can earn tickets to use in their pop up sex toy shop! They will even have a kissing booth handy, where kissing everything goes! Tickets are on sale now, be sure to grab yours before they are all gone! https://velvetropepdx.com/
Our Halloween Holiday begins and ends at the Catalyst this year. On Wednesday, October 31st. The Catalyst is hosting Darklady’s Polyween. Celebrate Halloween with other polyamorous folk, kinksters, and all the other strangers that go bump in the night.
Catalyst will be providing spooky snacks and soda while the café will feature some hauntingly horrifying hot espresso drinks.They will have some awesome raffle and silent auction prizes, a costume contest, games, and lots of hot, sexy fun.
The Halloween fun will kick off at 6pm with some classic Halloween movies while you play games and socialize. The dungeon will open for your kinky fun at 9pm. The fun continues right up until the witching hour. It will make for a great way to spend the evening away from the ghosts and goblins that will be ringing your bell all night… and at the same time a fun evening of hanging with other, like minded sexy people. Check out the event at http://www.catalystsexpositive.com