Acupuncture Records' brand of music will stamp itself on Halloween once again with a party at Lan Club today.
"Spooked" is the DJ collective's third consecutive Halloween party, and this year it headlines Hugo Diaz from Argentina, along with party regulars Weng Weng, XLF, Elvis T, Pancake Lee and Terry Tu.
In addition to the usual fare of techno on the main stage, there is a lounge area or retro room playing 70s-style music, and a house room featuring Cedric and Pump Su.
Lan's usual baroque look will be tricked out with a Halloween theme. In addition to the dancing girls and bright lights, there will also be a costume competition with a prize worth 3,000 yuan.
Miao Wong, managing director of Acupuncture, says: "It will be like a Night in the Museum musical."
9 pm, Oct 31-5 am Nov 1. Lan Club, 4/F Twin Tower B12, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang district. Contact 138-1034-7555 or go to www.acupuncture-records.com. Tickets 80 yuan in advance, 150 yuan on the door
Some local bands want to make Halloween a time for mixed concerts. Local band Liman is known as the "evil of music" and they will scream like a ghost. A traditional Chinese story, Zhong Kui Catches the Ghost, will also be staged.
8:40 pm Oct 31-1 am, Nov 1. 60-120 yuan. Star Live, F3, 79 Hepingli Xijie, Dongcheng district. 6425-5677
Dance in the dark
Plenty of scary thrills, upscale entertainment and classic horror guaranteed to impress. Relax in the gothic furniture and decorations while watching costumed dances.
9 pm, Oct 31. 260 yuan. Park Hyatt Beijing, 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang district. 8567-1108.
Dress up in your most feverish costumes and join in a great warehouse space in 798 art district to shake all night with the capital's top DJs, including Micky Zhang, Yang Bing and Blackie, as well as VJs.
10 pm, Oct 31. 80-150 yuan. 706 Factory of 798 art district, Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang district