H-A-DOUBLE-L-O-W-DOUBLE-E-N spells Halloween fun for all. Dodge jack-o-lanterns, jokers and people dressed as Obama, McCain and Palin and head out into the night for a flurry of activities. Get lost in a corn maze, scare some trick or treaters or take in a morbid show.
Corkscrews Wine Shop's Hallowine "Pirates of the Vine"—Nothing says Halloween like wine and pirates. Put on your best swashbuckling outfit and enjoy some quality wine and food. The best dressed guy and gal will win a cash prize. Also featuring a musical performance by Moondance. 8 p.m., $25 per person, 208-888-4049, www.corkscrews1.com. Corkscrews Wine Shop and Pub, 729 N. Main St., Meridian.
Dia de los Muertos Altar—The altar celebrating the "Day of the Dead" is on display all Halloween day presented by the Cultural Center. FREE. Student Union Brava! Stage, Boise State University, Boise.
Exotic Erotic Creep Boutique 2008—Doors open at 3 p.m. and inside, everyone gets a chance to be a star posing for FameFifteen.com pictures on the blood red carpet and for paparazzi in the showcase limousine. With more than $2,000 in prizes and $1 shots of Erotic all night, get ready to enter the celebrity look-a-like contest with prizes from 103.3 FM. Attendees can even dance on stage with the Rocci Johnson Band. 7 p.m., $5 cover. Humpin' Hannah's, 621 Main St., Boise, 208-345-7557.
Halloween Costume Contest—Barbacoa's annual Halloween bash includes food and drink specials in the bar including Witches Brew. Costume contest judging begins at 11 p.m. with cash prizes totaling $250: One creative costume wins $100 and three $50 prizes will be awarded. 9:30 p.m., Barbacoa, 276 Bob White Ct., 208-338-5000, www.barbacoa-boise.com.
Halloween Costume Dance—The public is welcome to dress in costume or dressy attire and attend a social dance and East Coast Swing lesson. The admission includes introduction lessons from 6:45-7:30 p.m. 7:30-10:30 p.m., $5 admission, 208-343-7511. Cathedral of the Rockies, First United Methodist Church, 717 N. 11th St., Boise, www.boisefumc.org.
Halloween Haunts—The block between China Blue, Main Street Bistro and Dirty Little Roddy's expects a frighteningly big turnout of party people dressed in their ghoulish best. Enjoy drink specials, costume contests and a howling good time. China Blue, 100 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-338-6604.
Halloween Party—Rock band Left of Heaven performs for the crowd clad in scary costumes. It's a party with prizes and fright. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., FREE. Mr. Lucky's, 4902 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-327-0925.
Halloween Party and Psychic Fair—Find out what's in store for you by plopping down for a psychic reading. Enjoy fun and prizes throughout the night. Fifteen minute mini-readings are $20. 4-9 p.m., Moon's Kitchen Cafe, 815 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-385-0472, www.moonskitchen.com.
Halloween VIP Party—This all-ages event presented by Boise Party Hotline and Idaho's Finest Women features live performances by local and out of state hip-hop artists, bands and DJs. Dress up for costume contests and more. Performers include S-Dot from Philadelphia; Lil Hyphy and T-Flip out of California; Freddy P all the way from Virginia; GoodBoys from Mountain Home and DJ Rampage from New York City. 9 p.m., $10, 914-924-2352. Qwest Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-424-2200 or Box office 208-331-8497.
Halloween at O'Michaels—Dress up and win prizes while enjoying drink specials all night long. 9 p.m., FREE, O'Michael's Pub & Grill, 2433 N. Bogus Basin Road, 208-342-8948.
Happy Hallowine Party—Rob Faler plays an acoustic set for diners. Taste fun Halloween wines like Pure Evil, Vampire, Ghost Pines and more. Costume contest with prizes, free wine tasting and a full menu round out the night. 6-10 p.m., FREE. Tannins Wine Bar, 347 Ave. E, Kuna, 208-922-1766, www.tanninswinebar.com.
haunted halls—The long, dark corridors of the Towers Residential Hall at the far west end of campus along Broadway Avenue are transformed into a haunted house. The lower levels, for children ages 3 to 12, have games, movies, candy and face painting. Tours of the upper floors get spookier as the children descend. All displays are child-friendly, but if the young ones get too scared, they can make an escape in the elevator back to the main floor. 5-8 p.m., FREE, Boise State campus.
Haunted Woods—The 11th annual Haunted Woods presented by the Eagle Volunteer Fire Fighter's Association will scare those who dare enter. The haunted woods have surprises around every corner from dusk until 11:30 p.m. Funds raised go to the burn-out fund for families displaced by fire, support annual scholarships that help high school students further their education, provide Christmas presents for families and help fund the fire department's equipment needs and training. $10 adults; $6 children 12 and younger; groups of 8 or more receive a discount of $1/ticket if purchased in advance, www.eaglefire.org. Merrill Park, 637 E. Shore Dr. (in the Eagle River Development), Eagle.
Ninth annual Halloween Party—Wait patiently until right before the witching hour then head over to Jumpin' Janets and win the costume contest. The grand prize is a $100 bar tab. Drinks on you, boo. 11 p.m., FREE. Jumpin' Janets, 574 Vista Ave., Boise, 208-342-7620.
Spooky Hallow—The CAN-ACT Community Theatre is throwing a fundraiser Halloween bash with games, candy, crafts and story telling. The more adventurous trick-or-treaters will find just the right amount of fun and fright in the fun/spook house. 4-8 p.m., $3 for kids; parents get in FREE, Karcher Mall, 1509 Caldwell Blvd., Nampa, 208-465-7845.
third annual Halloween Bash—Attend a frightening night at the Stage Coach Theatre full of dancing, drinks and live music by Jack Crowne and the Coronas with a costume contest and prizes. Also, test your skills at shredding and sign up for the inaugural Air Guitar Competition sponsored by the Northwest Air Guitar Society to win cash, prizes and fans. The air guitar competition fee includes entry to the competition, free beer, wine and food all night. 6:30-11 p.m., $15 admission; $30 for air guitar competition entry fee. Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Rd., Boise, 208-342-2000, www.stagecoachtheatre.com.
Witches Costume Party—The Colombian Community invites everyone to dress in black or a costume for a scary night full of dancing the rumba, salsa, merengue, bachata and reggaeton. Go in costume and enter to win the "Best Costume Contest." For more information, call 208-571-5551. 9 p.m., $8. Chilango's Mexican Restaurant, 8915 W. Overland Rd., Boise, 208-376-0304.