Friday, October 28, 2011

10/28 to 10/31: Halloween Cheap & Links

A regular Friday post is forthcoming, but I know people like to have Halloween fun more than I do. There is regular cheapness over the weekend. Below are some holiday-related highlights.

For more comprehensive info:
The Boston Phoenix has a rather tight, high-level list of events with hyperlinks to more details. Boston Events Insider has a longer list with event summaries that includes North Shore, South Shore, MetroWest and beyond. I like how Boston Band Crush has listed the Halloween rock (mainly) shows; it's easy to make a choice.

PS: For a creepy, bawdy time (that's over the usual CTB limit), "The Wrathskellar" is playing in East Cambridge every night through Monday.

And isn't nice to have a link to pumpkin patches, etc in Eastern Mass?


FRIDAY 10/28

Though probably not a cheap endeavor overall, there's basically a $5 trolley service to 13 Seaport bars which is also a costume contest. Not a bad deal if you wanted to bar hop in that area -- and the admission fee benefits the Friends of the Fort Point Channel. (6:30pm to 10pm)

Take a spooky walk through Franklin Park with no flashlights. That could be scary on any night...
(7pm / Free)

There's a reception for a Halloween art group show at Fourth Wall Project. Or you can go on Saturday for the costume ball/contest.
(7pm to 9pm / Free)

A quintet plays their original score to a screening of "Nosferatu" at Arts at The Armory.
(8pm / $10)

In a practically hidden room in Brighton, Count Zero & friends are playing a Halloween-themed show.
(8pm / $10 / 21+)

Four solid bands musically masquerade as bands like The Beatles & The Yeah Yeah Yeahs at The Pill's 9th annual Halloween party at Great Scott.
(8pm / $10 / 21+)

I like the mix of The B-52s, INXS, Motley Crue or "Mötley Böö", and The Runaways at Radio/Club Choices.
(9pm / $5 / 21+)

You could see "Rocky Horror Picture Show" at the Harvard Sq Loews on any Saturday midnight. The usual suspects will be unusual all weekend from Friday to Monday.
(Midnight / $10 / 17+ -- 10pm on Sun & Mon)


For price of admission at Cambridge Brewing Company's Great Pumpkin Ale Fest, you get a special glass. Beer lovers can then buy 40 different pumpkin-flavored brews.
(1pm to 12:30am / $10 / 21+)

Does more German silent cinema with the Devil screening at MIT with keyboards and vocals count as Halloweeny?
(7pm / Free)

Should I mention the Halloween art reception/costume party at Fourth Wall Project again? .
(7pm to 9pm / Free)

At The Lights Out's Annual Halloween Extravaganza, 4 more good bands do Michael Jackson, Spinal Tap, The Beatles' "Revolver", and Prince at Church.
(9pm / $10 advance / $12 day of show / 18+)

While a disco-themed Halloween at Johnny D's gives me a slight headache at the moment, you might love it.
(10pm / $10 / 21+)

SUNDAY 10/30

For some reason, I don't have a problem with some wholesome fun in Eastie at a Halloween-themed ice skating session. I guess I like the idea of going to the neighborhood to try someplace new to eat. There's always Santarpio's, but...
(12:30pm to 2:20pm / $5 + $4 rental)

Dave Crespo's After Party has cleverly titled the show at TT the Bear's, "Hurray for the After Life" with Danny Ross and my homeboys Somerville Symphony Orkestar.
(8:20pm / $8)

I guess some people might want to see MIT students drop pumpkins off a tall building.
(Midnight / Free)

MONDAY 10/31

Not exactly Halloween, but the crowd at the "Steampunk Form & Function II" exhibit opening in Waltham will wear outfits that look like costumes to me.
(6pm to 9pm / $10 / $5 child, student, senior)

The Halloween Bike Ride that starts in Jamaica Plain is a local tradition of costumed folks on pimped bikes hit the streets that go bump in the night -- and day.
(8pm / Free)

The Klezwoods are having a Halloween dance party at Precinct with Cirkestra and others. (
8pm / $5)

You should dress like your favorite biblical character, if you feel like going to Atwood's Tavern. Musid provided by Eric Royer "and the Sodomites".
(9pm / Free)

Tricky and treatful bands like Darling Pet Munkee and Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band are playing "Revenge of Halloweenies" at the Middle East - Upstairs.
(9pm / $8 advance / $10 day of show / 18+)

Charlie's Kitchen is having a "Riot Grrrl Halloween", and it's a broad definition to include covers from Bratmobile, The Runaways, and Kate Bush
(9:30pm / $5)

Since Halloween is on a Monday, then Earthquake Party! is going to plat a set of Misfits covers at ZuZu.
(10pm / Free)

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