PHOTOS: Tampa’s heroes, villains descend on 43rd annual All Hallows Ball

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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TAMPA | The good, the bad and sometimes scantily clad crowded into the Bryan Glazer Family JCC for the 43rd annual All Hallows’ Masquerade Ball Oct. 19, honoring or completely ignoring this year’s “Villains & Heroes” theme.

The party is billed as one of Tampa’s longest-standing traditions. It returned to the Bryan Glazer Family JCC in Tampa for the second year to offer attendees over 20,000 sq. ft. to meet, mingle, dance and drink.

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PHOTOS: Tampa sets its frights on 42nd annual All Hallows’ Ball

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TAMPA | The spooky to the scantily-clad filled the Bryan Glazer Family JCC in Tampa for the 42nd annual All Hallows’ Masquerade Ball Oct. 27, celebrating or completely ignoring this year’s theme of “Scary Movie Night.”

All Hallows’ Masquerade Ball, the haunting not-for-profit billed as one of Tampa’s longest-standing traditions, offered attendees over 20,000 sq. ft. to meet, mingle, dance and drink – including Watermark. You can check out some of our spooktacular photos below.

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Tampa’s All Hallows’ Masquerade Ball spooks with 42nd annual theme

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The haunting not-for-profit All Hallows’ Masquerade Ball, billed as one of Tampa’s longest-standing traditions, has revealed the theme for its 42nd annual gathering. Guests will kick off Halloween Oct. 27 with “Scary Movie Night.”

“Cinematic themes of terror and fright / Cast yourself as that bump in the night,” the freshly-mailed invitations read. “Roles to consider, an excess for audition / Classic or current, witch, ghost or mortician. / Go campy or grotesque, any scene in between / It’s SCARY MOVIE NIGHT, the prequel to Halloween!”

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Tampa Bay’s Overheard: Spooky Suprise

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“Casper” and the anonymous hosts behind Tampa’s not for profit All Hallows’ Masquerade Ball have emailed out the first “Save the Date” for the 42nd annual Halloween spook-tacular.

While the group remained mum on this year’s locale, listing only a “surprise South Tampa location,” the by invitation only event will officially begin at 8:01 p.m. on October 27, 2018.

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All Hallows’ Masquerade Ball celebrates 40 years with another night at the museum

By : Adam T. McLaughlin
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TAMPA – Fall is upon us. Pumpkin everything is everywhere. Halloween is right around the corner. And for many Tampa area LGBT folks, that also means it’s time to start getting prepared for the annual All Hallows Masquerade Ball. On October 15, the ball returns to a previous, popular venue,the Museum of Science and Industry. This year’s event is special, as the ball celebrates its 40th anniversary. Highlights of the anniversary event will include an open theme, the customary costume contest, and a special guest performer to entertain partygoers.

What started out as a Halloween house party forty years ago has grown into one of the biggest parties in the city for the holiday. The origins of the ball date back to 1976.The inaugural party was a held by a group of friends in the home of a local physician. Within a few years, the party was moved to private venues due to the number of guests. As the years went on, the guest list expanded. In the late ‘70s, the number was around two-hundred. Last year there were well over two-thousand attendees and similar numbers are projected for this year.

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