Hallowe’en, when it’s OK to go heavy on the make-up

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Slip into some fresh facepaint and practise your spooky dance – it’s Día de los Muertos!

Or, to use our own urban vernacular, Day of the Deid.

The spirit of Mexico’s most famous festival Día de los Muertos — Day of the Dead — descends on Glasgow for the second time after a sold out show last year, promising a party hotter than a scotch bonnet this Halloween weekend.

The Mexican inspired night will transform Stereo into a fiery fiesta packed full of live music, dance performers, Latin tunes, face painting, lashings of tequila, and a Glaswegian twist on Mexican traditions. Expect a Mexican fiesta with live Mariachi music courtesy of Rapido Mariachi, DJs Tigerbeat and Jill Mingo spinning Latin beats and dance floor bangers, choreographed dance from burlesque troupe the Femmes Fatales and, of course, mucha tequila. And don’t miss Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5.

Day of the Dead, Saturday, November 7, from 8pm until 3am on Sunday. Tickets £10. Call 222 2254.

And, for clubbers and burlesque lovers, it wouldn’t be Halloween if there wasn’t a Club Noir event — billed as “the wildest audience made up of freaks and uniques, the beautiful people.

“Nab your tickets before they sell out again, plan your costume. Be there for the most decadent night of the year.”

It’s a cabaret of 18+ acts including striptease, dance, ballet, live music, variety. The headliner is Empress Stah with Hell Hound — a fiery, aerial act — as well as Phantom of the Burlesque Club — No-one can stop this menacing masked murderess from killing her rivals.

Club Noir is on Saturday, November 1 from 9pm-3am at the O2 Academy Glasgow, — tickets £15.50.