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Vegas nightclubs go all out for Halloween weekend

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Marshmello caps Halloween Weekend at Surrender.
Photo: Danny Mahoney

Quick: Name a city where Halloween is more fun for grown-ups that isn’t Las Vegas. Can’t do it? Exactly. All Hallow’s Eve is always an amazing opportunity for the Strip’s sensational nightlife venues to get a little more theatrical with programming, and this year’s Halloween weekend events (October 28-31) could set a new standard for spooky fun.

1 OAK at Mirage sets up for a Hollywood Horror weekend that includes an American Psycho-themed party with host Scott Disick and a $10,000 costume contest on October 29.

Drai’s at the Cromwell features an all-star hip-hop lineup for the weekend: Fetty Wap, Future, 50 Cent and T.I.

Foxtail at SLS Las Vegas marks the return of Lil Wayne with Halloweezy Part II on October 29. The rapper will perform live, and Foxtail’s sexiest costume contest promises $50,000 in cash and prizes.

Hakkasan’s Watchers of the Wall theme features performances by Jauz, The Chainsmokers, Tiësto and Calvin Harris at MGM Grand.

At Aria, Jewel’s first Halloween party weekend, called Onyx, includes performances by Steve Aoki and Puff Daddy and a $25,000 costume contest at Aria.

Lavo at Palazzo hosts a Heaven and Hell-themed version of its infamous party brunch on October 29.

Light brings the Lightmare and Forbidden Ball weekend parties, kicked off by Haunted Homecoming with DJ Mustard on October 26. J. Cole performs live on October 29 and Disclosure returns to the Mandalay Bay venue on Halloween night, October 31.

Marquee at the Cosmopolitan offers Vegas Horror Story: FreaQfest with Cash Cash on October 28, and Vice headlines at Marquee’s Dayclub Dome (with a costume contest) on October 30.

Omnia at Caesars Palace transforms into an ancient opera house for its Rise of the Phantom party, highlighted by sets from Calvin Harris and Martin Garrix.

Tao at Venetian hosts a costume contest and DJ Eric DLux on October 28, plus a live performance from French Montana on October 29.

For the first time, Wynn and Encore nightclubs will unify thematically to create an Alice-inspired Halloween Wynnderland. Fall down Intrigue’s Rabbit Hole, where Ookay, Jerzy and Duke Dumont perform throughout the weekend. Celebrate a mad Tea Party at Surrender with RL Grime, Dillon Francis and Marshmello. And experience the Queen’s Garden at XS with Alesso, Skrillex and Diplo.

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