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Although Halloween is a great time for kids and the things kids love most: candy, Orange County offers a ton of great events for adults too. If you want to get dressed up, but avoid kids on Halloween night, here are the best parties for you to check out.

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AtmosFEAR Halloween
The Yost Theater
307 N. Spurgeon St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(888) 862-9573
www.yosttheater.com
Date: Oct. 31, 2014

This year, AtmosFEAR Halloween comes to the Yost Theater, which makes for a great venue in part because it has so much history behind it. After all, let’s face it: there is no better place for a haunted party than an old theater, right? The Yost has a setup that includes a vast array of props to turn this old theater a fearful dance club as well. This party includes four DJs on two levels to help you dance the night away in a spooky setting. This event is for the 18-plus crowd.

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The Daily Dose
2963 Michelson Drive, Suite B
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 863-0908
www.ocdailydose.com
Date: Oct. 31, 2014

Maybe you’re one of those cynical folks who thinks there is nothing fun to do in Irvine. If that’s what you think, you’re very wrong. Irvine is home to one of the best Halloween bashes you’ll find. At The Daily Dose, staff and visitors alike get into the spirit of Halloween. Throughout the month of October, the wait staff wears Halloween costumes and the month culminates in a costume bash that features great drink specials and prizes for costumes. Don your best costume and head to The Daily Dose to celebrate Halloween until the wee hours of the morning.

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The Koffin Kats
The Slidebar
122 E. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 871-7469
www.slidebarfullerton.com
Date: Oct. 29, 2014

There’s nothing quite like a live band to help you celebrate Halloween. This is particularly true when the band is The Koffin Kats – a band that was made for this particular holiday. The Koffin Kats play loud and fast rock and roll that borders on psychobilly. Put on your scariest costume and head out to The Slidebar for some rock and roll to help you kick off your Halloween celebration.

Related: Best Places for Halloween Costumes in Orange County

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Johnny Vatos Boingo Dance Party
The Coach House
33157 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 496-8930
www.thecoachhouse.com
Date: Oct. 31, 2014

Every year around this time, you hear one of those quintessential Halloween songs: “Dead Man’s Party” by Oingo Boingo. Well, if you can’t get enough of that song or the songs of Oingo Boingo, head out to The Coach House. Johnny Vatos Boingo Dance Party will play all of your favorite Oingo Boingo tunes – including those you never hear on the radio.

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Sutra Halloween Nights
Sutra
1870 Harbor Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 722-7103
www.sutraoc.com
Date: Oct. 25, 30 and 31, 2014

If you like the sexy aspect of Halloween, Sutra is the place to be. For three nights in October, come on out for a Halloween bash unlike any other. You’ll see plenty of ladies in sexy costumes, and you’ll hear music from some of the hottest DJs around. Best of all, there won’t be any kids in sight. Be sure to put together your sexiest costume for this bash. This is a 21-plus event and tickets are $20.

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Gary Schwind is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on Examiner.com.