The Odd Ball is more than Hartford's wildest Halloween party. It's an art-house spectacle combining elaborate costumes, bizarre decor, and installation art. The party benefits Real Art Ways and features food from top local chefs, a specialty cocktail bar, and a wicked costume contest at 10 p.m. Work by Anne Cubberly, Michael Galvin, Tao LaBossiere, Jennifer Viola & Lourdes Correa-Carlo will provide a visual backdrop as DJs spin and robot sci-femmes Girls Like Bass play a live show. Night owls or partiers who just want to dress up and get weird can opt for just "Just Dance" tickets, good for admission at 11 p.m.
The Odd Ball
Oct. 26, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., $65, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, realartways.org