Why wait until Oct. 31 to celebrate Halloween? The Sunset Strip has you covered all month. Check out these spooktacular events, parties and shows.


Oct. 17 & 24
Haunted Midnights @ The Comedy Store

Guests are invited to join the legendary venue for a rare peek into the dark side behind the laughter at this famed building that is known as one of the most haunted buildings in Los Angeles. The Comedy Store has played home to murderous mobsters, lost souls and restless spirits for nearly a century. Going back to the days when 8433 Sunset Boulevard was Hollywood hot spot Ciro’s, many an unfortunate soul has gone to his untimely death here and then never gone anywhere else. Your host Skitzo will present stories and videos about the ghostly residents while a magician will amaze and entertain you. The night finishes with a midnight tour through all the most haunted spots in the Store, so you can experience the spooky spirits yourself. Tickets are $15, ages 21 and older only. Doors open at 10:30 p.m. www.thecomedystore.com


Oct. 24
The Roxy’s Under the Covers Sessions with Murdergram: Songs of the Misfits

Go “Under The Covers” at the Andaz hotel as Holland Greco’s Murdergram hosts a night of Misfits songs. “Under the Covers” is a monthly cover song sessions presented by The Roxy at the former Riot House, the Andaz hotel. Free entrance, 8-10 p.m. http://underthecoversongs.tumblr.com/


Oct. 25
Kelly McGarry's Halloween Bash @ House of Blues

Come party at Voodoo Lounge for a pre-Halloween Bash. Tricks and treats all night with drink specials and a costume contest. Performances by Tamarind F Jones, Cheating Daylight, Christy Thompson, Wicklow Atwater and The Fallen Flame, Running The Risk. Do the night in style and reserve a table in Crossroads at House of Blues. For table reservations, call 323-848-5197. www.hob.com/losangeles


Oct. 27
Vampire Circus Costume Party @ Skybar

Skybar is hosting a Vampire Circus costume party from 9 p.m.- 2 a.m. Costumes required. Music by DJ Lindsay Luv. RSVP to skybarla@mhgc.com. www.facebook.com/mondrian


Oct. 31

“That Ol’ Black Magic” With Sam Sparro, Nomi Ruiz @ The Standard, Hollywood
Halloween party with a “Black Magic” theme at The Standard. Performances by special guest DJs Sam Sparro and Nomi Ruiz. Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 day of show. 8 p.m. until close. www.facebook.com/thestandardhollywood

Halloween Party With Hollywood Roses (GNR tribute) + LA Velvet @ Viper Room
Enjoy $5 well drinks all night as well as a “sexiest costume contest” with a $500 grand prize. Tickets are $10 in advance. Ages 21 and older, only. www.viperroom.com

PunkOween Carnival @ House of Blues Sunset Strip
It’s a whole night of frightful fun featuring “Scary-oke” in Crossroads at House of Blues with ghoulish prizes, bobbin for shots and a creepy, fun "feely box". What could be more scary than hearing your friends sing? All Time Low is massacring in the Music Hall. Then, keep the party going and check out the terrifying Haunted House party in Foundation Room with live bands and a “killer” party on our Sunset Strip deck with a live DJ and sexy scary Go-Go dancers! www.hob.com/losangeles

Halloween Dinner & Party @ Katana
Food and drink specials plus a costume contest. 6-11:30 p.m.  www.katanarobata.com

Faster Pussycat @ Whisky
Celebrate Halloween at the Whisky with Faster Pussycat, A.H.M.A.D., Permacrush and Suicide Romance. All ages. Tickets are $20 and available through Ticketweb. www.whiskyagogo.com

Trick or Treating @ SARAR Sunset Plaza
SARAR will have candy for kids. Stop by and vote for their “best” presidential-themed Halloween costume in the window, too.  www.facebook.com/SararSunsetPlaza