Break out the black leather, fishnet stockings, spiked collars and your darkest eyeliner for Release The Bats, Long Beach’s longest-running goth club since 1998. Let your freak flag fly proudly at this intimate haunted club of horrors alongside DJ’s Dave Bats, Shane Dingbat, Gabe Reanimator, Frankenstein and Patrik Mata of Kommunity FK as they spin the best in gothic and deathrock music. Considering that it’s Halloween weekend and Release The Bat’s 18th-anniversary party, expect the goth club’s occult wickedness to be out in full force. Costumes are encouraged but black is obviously an unspoken must. Try your luck at the Adam Ant costume contest to win a pair of tickets to his show. But if cholo goth is more your thing, Prayers tickets and posters are also up for grabs.