Flavor Flav already in his Halloween costume … oh, wait.

Flavor Flav already in his Halloween costume … oh, wait.

Strange things occur on Halloween: midnight trips to the cemetery, séances with the dead, Flavor Flav at the California Auto Museum.

Oh yes, the clock-toting, grill-brandishing rapper will set the stage for Halloween strangeness Thursday, October 29, at the One Scary Nite Halloween party beginning at 10 p.m. There will be a red carpet, celebrities, lots of zombies, live music and dancing. And, uh, Public Enemy.

And that’s just the beginning of the weirdness. So don’t puss out on the big day and opt for scary movies on TV at home. Besides, those makeup commercials that cut in right before some slayer takes another victim always tames the horror-movie experience. Trash Film Orgy will present films for true lovers of gore porn with The Howling and From Dusk Till Dawn. Tickets are $9.50, or $8.50 if dressed as a classic monster.

For those who define Halloween as merely a drinking fest with costumes, join the Halloween Pub Crawl. Bar hoppers will start the evening at 6 p.m. at Shady Lady Saloon and continue to nine other bars, ending the evening at River City Saloon in Old Sac for karaoke.

For some reason, ’80s-themed Halloween parties are rather popular this year. But it only makes a costume that much easier to create, since closets are filled with ’80s-inspired threads once again. Harlow’s will host Zombies of the ’80s rockfest at 10 p.m. featuring San Luis Obispo rock/funk group Still Time. Party Like a Rockstar Halloween bash at Marilyn’s on K, 908 K Street, will feature the Hits, a dance band that plays lots of ’80s hits and other party classics. Tickets are $8 and the show starts at 9 p.m.

For those hard-core Halloween lovers that can’t wait for evening celebrations, Punk’N Metal Fest begins at 1 p.m. at the Colonial Theatre. Bands such as Twitch Angry, White Minorities, Prylosis, Hybrid Creeps, Slip Into Coma and more will perform. The person with the best Halloween costume gets $500 and the celebration continues until 11:30 p.m.