I'm a firm believer that no one is too old to celebrate Halloween. I trick-or-treated until I was at least 14, and even now that I'm a tax-paying adult with a nine-to-five, I still insist on dressing up every year, visiting a haunted house or two and, of course, hitting up the many Halloween-themed dance parties the Bay Area has to offer.
For those who want to dress in their spooky best and dance until the witching hour, we've rounded up five Bay Area dance parties not to miss.
Bay Area Vogue Nights: The Afterlife, Oct. 25
Public Works, San Francisco
Party crew Swagger Like Us throws some of the most fun LGBTQ dance parties in the Bay Area, and for Halloween, they're taking it up a notch with a vogue ball that pays homage to deceased queer icons. For those who don't know, vogue balls are part runway shows, part dance competitions, where contestants bust their best moves and strike their hottest poses while dressed in the fiercest finery. Each category in this year's ball is open to all gender identities and expressions, and each pays homage to a different departed LGBTQ icon, including Marsha P. Johnson, Keith Haring, Alexander McQueen and Frida Kahlo. Sir JoQ, who starred in KQED Arts' San Francisco episode of If Cities Could Dance, is one of the featured dancers.